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Do I know my ABC's in 2012?

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I have done a series of "Alphabet blogs" in 2010, and 2011. The 2010 series didn't have a title, exactly, I was mimicking someone else doing an alphabet series. It had these words:

A - Assimilate, Adapt, Accept
B - Budget
C - Consistency, crazy, compassion, compulsions
D - Diligence
E - Experience
F - Fellowship
G - Genuine
H - Honesty
I - Inspiration
J - Just
K - "kit"
L - listen and learn
M - Mastery living
N - No!
O - Observe
P - Play
Q - Quest
R - restore
S - "should"
T - Time
U - Usable
V - Vitality
W - Wholeness
X - Xenophobia
Y - Yield
Z - Zeitgeist

The 2011 series was called the ABC's of maintenance, and included:
A - Ambition
B - Brain and Body
C - Creativity
D - Distance
E - Evidence
F - Fun
G - Gratitude
H - Heroes
I - Identity and Image
J - Judgement
K - Kindness
L - Life
M - Monday
N - New Normal
O - Occupy
P - Patience
Q - Quiet
R - Recovery
S - Service and Satisfaction
T - Tools
U - Un-doing
V - Vigilence
W - Who
X - X marks the spot
Y - Yo-yo
Z - Zing

The challenge for 2012 is to come up with freshness for each letter of the alphabet. I never know from one day to the next what I'll write, but we start with "A" tomorrow!

Life is good - Spark on! emoticon

P.S. Anybody who wants to blog along your own alphabet, feel free! It's not copyrighted or anything! emoticon emoticon

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DEBRA0818 10/5/2012 6:47AM

    Love it -- it's sometimes hard to think what to write about, but I know it's important (to me) to keep writing. Look forward to your 2012 alphabet!

Go, Barb!


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NEW-CAZ 10/5/2012 3:00AM

    great idea Barb! Looking forward to reading 2012's list! emoticon

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_LINDA 10/5/2012 2:13AM

    No time, I will just enjoy yours ;) As always you keep things interesting around here!

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WATERMELLEN 10/4/2012 9:21PM

    A treat coming up, thank you!

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KARIDIAN1 10/4/2012 9:14PM

    Neat idea. looking forward to what you come up with.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/4/2012 9:06PM

    Great tradition!! Looking forward to the first installment!!

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-STARRYEYED- 10/4/2012 8:56PM

    Fun idea! I think I'll try my hand at it! Look forward to reading the 2012 installment! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 10/4/2012 7:57PM

    That's quite a tradition you have started. Can't wait for 2012's words! -Marsha

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DNRAE1 10/4/2012 7:28PM

    Cool! Great idea!

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Uma goes to play with a friend

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

One of my coworkers recently moved to town, and she was thinking of getting a bike. Brain wave, my knobby tired mountain bike (some of you helped me name her... Uma Vertigo) has been sitting in the garage feeling slightly neglected since Brenda Star Trek (the fitness hybrid bike) gets more use.

So... I offered to lend Uma to my coworker, until she makes a decision about which bike to acquire for herself. Last night after work she stopped by (walked 3 miles from her house to do so) to collect her new exercise buddy. And I got Brenda out, too, so I could show my friend the way from MY house to the bike trail back home.

Funny how good it feels to give someone else a little spark along the way... not just online, but in "meat space", too.

Spark on, my friends! emoticon emoticon

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-SHOREIDO- 10/4/2012 9:04PM

    I'm anxious to see what you'll push out for 2012!! emoticon

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LJCANNON 10/4/2012 10:03AM

    emoticon Nice way to'Spread The Spark!! And, Yes, it really DOES feel good to see the Spark take hold in someone else's Life!!

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LEANJEAN6 10/4/2012 9:47AM

    ---wasn't that so nice of yer friend to come to get yu?--Thanks Barb for the comment about your Dad---not ressembling the Republican--LOL--but that yu miss him--We watched the debate too--Canadians love Obama tho--LOL emoticon -

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EBEAMS 10/4/2012 9:01AM

    Ahhhh ... a fit body AND a generous spirit ... that is quite an attractive package deal!

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DOGLADY13 10/4/2012 7:16AM

    Great names for the bikes.

Your co-worker definitely got some exercise, too!

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WATERMELLEN 10/3/2012 8:43PM

    You are such a sweetie! That was a very kind thing to do!

Loved your comments on my fat kids blog. It's great when our kids turn around and inspire us, right?

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KARIDIAN1 10/3/2012 7:32PM

    What a wonderful thing to do for someone. I hope she enjoys riding and can join you for rides.

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    That's awesome to help someone in that way! I bet your inspired her to get on this track too. Good for you and her!!

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-SHOREIDO- 10/3/2012 5:34PM

    Lucky girl!! to be able to do a 3mile and then pump her way back home!! : : )

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SLENDERELLA61 10/3/2012 2:03PM

    How generous!! Hope you both benefit from shared fitness activities. Fitness buddies are worth their weight in gold!! -Marsha

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NIKKICOLE83 10/3/2012 1:47PM

    Paying it forward is great. Plus it was just taking up space in your garage. And good for your friend to walk three miles and then bike back!

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LINDAKAY228 10/3/2012 1:45PM

    Oh how wonderful that you get to help her start a new journey! I really need to think about biking.

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IRONBLOSSOM 10/3/2012 1:18PM

    That's so great! You're awesome! emoticon

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RONNIEHUEY 10/3/2012 12:18PM

    I'm thinking about a bike!

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DALID414 10/3/2012 11:30AM

    I wish I had room for a bike

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DEBRITA01 10/3/2012 11:03AM

    Uma is probably glad for the chance to get back on the trail.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBRA0818 10/3/2012 10:54AM

    Pay it forward and Spark On!!!!

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LDRICHEL 10/3/2012 10:32AM

    It's so uplifting...people always say I'm an inspiration to them, but I don't think they realize the inspiration they are to me. You know?

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1CRAZYDOG 10/3/2012 9:47AM

    How wonderful . . . Uma gets to feel the love from someone else!! HUGS

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ANDI571 10/3/2012 8:26AM

    emoticon What are friends for.

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DNRAE1 10/3/2012 8:20AM

    Fantastic, Barb!! That is Sparking at its best! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 10/3/2012 8:17AM

    love it Barb!

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MSLZZY 10/3/2012 8:04AM

    You have such a kind heart! Have a great day!
"Meat space"-I like that!

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LMATTHEWS12111 10/3/2012 7:55AM

    Love it!

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Wellness coaches and empowerment

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Last night after work I got my every so often "coaching call" sponsored by my workplace wellness program. I've had the same "wellness" coach for ... well, we're going into the third year now. At first I did it just to get the break on the health insurance rates. But, being me, I had to tell her exactly what I needed from her: be a cheerleader. Don't give me a bunch of "suggestions" unless I ask for them... listen and give me the positives. Buck me up if I'm having a tough time, and maybe, just maybe, I'll be open to advice THEN.

Since that first call, now years in the past, she's called me four or five times a year, and kept in touch via their site's message board system. I've shared with her the journey, too... pretty much the same stuff y'all hear here on Spark: the desire to train, the training itself, the first 5K (2010), on up through the first (2011) and second (2012) half marathon... and now, as I approach the third.

We talk strategy. I've told her about and the teams and blogs and all that. I've revealed that there is a method to my madness in signing up for events... having an event to look forward to... wanting to feel good, not just finish... and using this to get past the de-motivating parts of life.

Between talking with her, starting the new 5% challenge, and having a couple of "good days" under my belt... I'm feeling recharged and ready to take on the next couple of months... the tough season of increasing darkness!

Together, fellow Sparkers... we can do this! We can find those personal motivators... they don't all have to be the same. We can encourage one another to be active, to eat well, to sleep soundly... to be healthy! Because we're worth it. Nobody can stop us from treating ourselves well!

Life IS good. Spark on. emoticon

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STEADFASTNSEE 10/14/2012 5:55AM

  I think I need a "wellness coach". Wonder where you'd find one here.... HUGS!

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COMETER 10/3/2012 9:46PM

    I'll bet that you're actually a coach for your coach! I wonder how often she encounters people who are walking the walk (and running the run....) like you are!

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DLDMIL 10/2/2012 7:30PM

    Great blog, thank for the information. I think I will look into the one at my employer. emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 10/2/2012 6:41PM

    Great blog! I should sign up for one of our coaching programs though my work too and lay out the rules. I've done a couple in the past just for the insurance breaks too, but it's been a while. Maybe I'm missing out on a valuable resource.

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DEBRA0818 10/2/2012 3:23PM

    There's nothing better than someone who states clearly what he or she wants -- cuts through a lot of painful missed signals and bad communication. Good for you, Barb! Hopefully, your trip to sunny Florida will perk you up too, though you could probably use a repeat of it round about February!

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SUNNYLIFE72 10/2/2012 2:23PM

  Wonderful to hear some of the programs offered by your employers and glad to hear that people are using them.

I love this last line of your blog entry:
"Nobody can stop us from treating ourselves well!"

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SLENDERELLA61 10/2/2012 1:38PM

    That's great that your wellness coach has been with you for years now! So good of you to tell her how she could help you. Yes, we can stay active even with fewer hours of daylight!! I know you will and I will, too! -Marsha

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CASEYTALK 10/2/2012 1:16PM

    You are definitely one of my motivator/cheerleaders! I LOVE the photo of you sliding down the mud. That looks like fun and it's the fun that is keeping you coming back more than anything else.

Keep smiling!


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MSLZZY 10/2/2012 12:54PM

    Wanting to have a cheerleader on your side is a
big plus. Positive feedback is much better than
suggestions. We all need someone in our corner.
You talked strategy and that is great. You have
someone to bounce ideas off of and then go on.
You are one great motivator and I admire your
spirit and dedication. YOU ROCK! HUGS!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/2/2012 11:29AM

    You got the power! Glad you've had your battery re-charged and ready to tackle whatever lies ahead. HUGS!

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SWEDE_SU 10/2/2012 10:02AM

    we all have our own methods, and reading about them helps us to redefine our own. you have a good approach and i think it is going to help me to define my own, in a similar way, to stay on this path and not slip down the slippery slope... spark on!

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-SHOREIDO- 10/2/2012 9:47AM

    You go girl! You've got us all charged up for Oct! Ready to roll on the green,the pavement,my neighbors yards trying to avoid those poor fenced in pooches that they be : )
Again, your enthusianm is my motivation. Thank You!
Go green!

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KARIDIAN1 10/2/2012 9:22AM

    Wish we had something like that where I work.

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WATERMELLEN 10/2/2012 8:09AM

    So key for you to tell her how she can motivate YOU! You don't need to be "berated" or "shamed", but celebrated . . . I'm betting she could use your story as the poster child for the whole wellness coaching project!! Maybe she needs to post some success stories???

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DNRAE1 10/2/2012 8:06AM

    Positive influences and cheerleaders! We all need them in our lives. Aren't they amazingly motivating? Great blog, Barb. emoticon

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EBEAMS 10/2/2012 8:04AM

    Love it! Love it most that you are confident telling her what YOU need for her to do as a support person for you AND that you are sharing the Spark with her so she can share it to others! It works ... and she can see it working! That is awesome!

PS That made me giggle a little cuz I go in for my wellness check annually cuz my work pays employees and our spouses $75 to do it! Very worth my while in addition to the information it provides!

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ROXYZMOM 10/2/2012 7:53AM

    Looking forward to cheering you on and conversing this winter! You are going to rock this next HM and we are going to do awesome with this 5% challenge!

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LOOK2LOVELIFE 10/2/2012 7:41AM

    Great blog! Love the positivity!! emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 10/2/2012 7:40AM

    Glad you are back on track---Happy to see your blog th emoticon is AM-Lynda

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KANOE10 10/2/2012 7:21AM

    Great blog. No one can stop us from treating ourselves well!!!!!

You have accomplished a great deal in your health. I am glad you have a supportive wellness coach.

You sound ready for October and the dark mornings!


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LAURIE5658 10/2/2012 7:19AM

    Life is giddylicious, Barb!!! Live it like you mean it!


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Spark Nebraska GREEN!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Kick off for participating in the Spark Nebraska 5% Challenge that starts today.

With a shout out to my other Spark Teams that evoke the color green: the Turtles over 50 reaching our goals, of course... and the Military Mamas and Papas and the Blue Star Moms (for Army Green, with a nod to my son, currently serving).

Spark on through another 8 weeks of challenge! emoticon

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CASEYTALK 10/2/2012 1:21PM

    Life's good; Spark on!

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CICELY360 10/1/2012 9:41PM

  Good blog

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SLENDERELLA61 10/1/2012 6:03PM

    Life's good. Spark on!! You are SO right!!

Loved seeing your animated face move and hearing your cheerful voic,e as well as the inspiring message of the challenge you are undertaking and the races you are preparing for! Thanks for posting a vblog. Very cool!!

Go Green!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/1/2012 12:17PM

  Good for you supporting the fellow military moms. emoticon

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RONALANA 10/1/2012 11:10AM

    Good luck! Sounds like a great and fun challenge!

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DJSHIP46 10/1/2012 9:30AM

    Nice vlog style:) Good luck!

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MIMIDOT 10/1/2012 9:04AM

    Great video! I;m waiting to start a challenge myself. They are great fun!

Good luck in yours! Spark on!

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HEARTS116 10/1/2012 8:56AM

    Good luck!! emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 10/1/2012 8:37AM

    Great challenge.

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KALIGIRL 10/1/2012 8:21AM

    10 cups a day! Wow - fun challenge - love your 'form' of communication!

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LEANJEAN6 10/1/2012 8:20AM

    Wow--Wonder if I could do it---Lynda

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JIBBIE49 10/1/2012 7:43AM

    emoticon Wonderful to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 10/1/2012 7:34AM

    thanks for the wonderful video blog your plan is great and to see your smile and enthusiasm just made me smile too. best of luck and I'll be looking forward to your updates

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GRAMPIAN 10/1/2012 6:11AM

  Good luck! emoticon

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NCSUE0514 10/1/2012 5:57AM

    Good luck!

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TRYINGHARD54 10/1/2012 5:34AM

    yippy !!!!

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BETSYBEACH 10/1/2012 5:32AM

    okay now!

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LJCANNON 10/1/2012 12:01AM

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The Green Team has a SERIOUS Advantage with you on their side!! I know you will blow those Challenges out of the Park!! I am looking forward to reading all about it - And maybe hearing it, too? I loved putting a Voice with your Photo.

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MAGGIE805 9/30/2012 7:48PM

    Go, Green!!! emoticon emoticon What a great challenge! Good luck emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 9/30/2012 4:41PM

    SOunds like an awesome challenge! Great way to get your training in. I enjoyed watching your Vlog. I have yet to do one. The laptop I bought 2 years ago came with a built in camera and I have never ever used it LOL. Good luck with all the goals!

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MNTWINSGAL 9/30/2012 4:16PM

    Great Vlog, Barb! It's always so nice to hear the voice that goes with the face and the written words. You are a very good speaker...should do this more often.

Your accent reminds me of my Nebraska relatives!

Good luck on the Nebraska Green challenge!

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NIKKICOLE83 9/30/2012 2:43PM

    GO BIG GREEN!!!! I am happy to be part of the team and I commit to getting 400 activity minutes minimum each week. Can't wait for us to DOMINATE! I am already 3 servings of water in and I will chug until I hit that 10. Now out to encourage our other members. By the way, I love your page background!

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DLDMIL 9/30/2012 12:54PM

    Good luck on your challenge. Look forward to hearing about your trip across America. emoticon

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MARATHONDAD 9/30/2012 12:27PM

    good luck I am on the firecrackers

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_LINDA 9/30/2012 11:48AM

    Your green team has an unfair advantage with you on it lol!! You are going to rock this challenge! You go girl!!
Great to see and hear you on Sparks this morning!

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SHARON10002 9/30/2012 10:54AM

    Good luck with this team challenge, Barb. We all know you are going to "rock these next 8 weeks"! Loved seeing you via video! You should do more of the video blogs!

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DNRAE1 9/30/2012 10:47AM

    Go Green! emoticon emoticon emoticon (just a few green things to cheer you on!)

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1CRAZYDOG 9/30/2012 10:30AM

    Spark on Barb. You rock! Good luck w/the challenge.

God boess our soldiers and familis. Prayers and hugs.

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MILLEDGE2 9/30/2012 10:27AM

    I'm not from Nebraska, but I'll be cheering for Nebraska Green!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/30/2012 10:26AM

    wonderful blog! good luck w/the challenge, Barb! you rock for sure!

Hugs and prayers for our soldiers and families!

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    Good luck emoticon emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 9/30/2012 10:01AM

  Thanks for sharing

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30 Blogs Hath September #30

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Last one for me... but one more time, here's the link to the original TanyaP71 list of 30 topics in case anybody wants to start their 30 blog journey NOW! No rule that says we had to all do it on the same collection of dates!

Today's topic, as I say a sad "good-bye" to what's been a very interesting challenge: "What are you most proud of about your journey towards healthy living during the month of September?"

I had a triumph in a personal best in a 5 mile run early in the month. But that's not what I'm most proud of.

As I've said in a couple of "side" blogs, September has not been an easy month for me. I have seen my binge-monster come back. I have been SLOGGING through my workouts. I even took most of one week "off" exercise. The rebel had the bit between her teeth, for sure.

What I'm most proud of in this is that I have not tossed in the towel, as in some years past I might have done. I have a couple of upcoming events that I am still committed to, and while I may question myself, I'm still working toward them. I may be modifying my expectations (I regularly do this)... but I'm still working at it.

I'm most proud that I'm still keeping on keeping on! If you, like I, have had your slips, slides, and demons talking at you... but you're still Sparking? Pat yourself on the back. Be kind to you... reward yourself with something other than food, and Spark on with your head held high.

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DLDMIL 10/1/2012 11:58PM

    Congrats. This has been a very enlightening month reading your blogs. I will miss them, as you have encouraged a lot of Sparkers this past month. Thank you for your blogs and posts and encouragement to all of us, that it is ok to slip backwards, but to get up and continue forward. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 10/1/2012 7:49PM

    Oh, yeah: keeping on keeping on. We can never get complacent about the effort it takes and the potential for derailment . . . .

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SWEDE_SU 9/30/2012 8:40PM

    thanks for a great month of blogs - yours have been among my favorite, very insightful, making me think about what i am doing, why, etc - i have some catching up to do, but this has really been a great exercise!

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EVWINGS 9/30/2012 8:30PM

    These blogs for Sept have been fun and self learning, I found. Yours have been great!!

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KARIDIAN1 9/30/2012 7:22PM

    Great month of blogs Barb.

And you had a great month!

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DOGLADY13 9/30/2012 6:58PM

    Sticking with something as challenging as changing a lifetime of habits is Something To Be Proud Of. Absolutely. I'm so glad I found you through this 30 day challenge. Your positive, persistence is worthy of emulation.

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DRAFTLOVER 9/30/2012 12:53PM

    Ha HA "bit in the mouth" Love it! Anyway thanks for sharing the idea for this blog challenge. And thanks for not giving up the fight. You are truly amazing and I am so glad I "happened" upon your blog. I will follow you through your journey as long as you keep posting i will keep reading! emoticon

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Your open honesty and commitment to push on encourages me.

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DEBRITA01 9/30/2012 12:33PM

    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your month with us. Congrats for hanging in there during the tough times. In real life they're always there to try to bring us down, but we are stronger than that. emoticon

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COMETER 9/30/2012 11:55AM

    You ARE an inspiration. And what you said about realizing that in your past, this would have been the start of a long downslide is well worth attention. Clear progress has been made in seeing that difference alone, and in being willing to have that Rebel at your side, not ignoring or denying the Rebel.

Good look with the next challenge! And THANKS.

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DR8561 9/30/2012 11:52AM

    As the saying goes, it isn't how many times you fall that count but how many times you get back up. You inspire me and many others (judging by responses to this blog). It really helps those of us who are still working to get there to know that maintainers have bad days too. You rock!
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_LINDA 9/30/2012 11:07AM

    And that is an acheivement you can be very, very proud of!! That is why you ARE a successful maintainer and a shining light for the rest of us to be encouraged by and follow!
Very well done!!
Spark on!

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BRON42 9/30/2012 9:37AM

    This was a great series! Thanks so much for sharing so much of yourself. I've appreciated getting to know you and hearing your story. Hopefully you'll keep blogging and inspiring us. Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/30/2012 9:32AM

    You are an inspiration . . . keep on keeping on! HUGS!

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-SHOREIDO- 9/30/2012 9:22AM

Another mind tickle and enjoyed every minute. Good Blog!

"The readiness is all" (my favorite) ; )

Look forward to your October thoughts! Have a nice Sunday!

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DNRAE1 9/30/2012 8:45AM

    Your blogs have been inspiring this past month, so thank you. Mostly because of SP I have not let myself STOP slogging! It is a joy to see myself work past days that before would have stopped me in my tracks and had me backsliding Big Time! But I haven't done that once since joining SP, thanks to you and many other inspiring people on this website. Have a great October! emoticon

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LAURIE5658 9/30/2012 8:41AM

    Barb, after enjoying a great fitness routine I ran 2 marathons that ultimately caused me to rest. I am now trying to gget my old routine back and I will get there. Go me and go you!!!


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NEW-CAZ 9/30/2012 8:28AM

    You are an inspiration Barb emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 9/30/2012 8:23AM

    Keep on--keep on -blogging--Sparking---Barb--I enjoy reading aboutcha--and it enco emoticon urages me to keep on too-Lynda

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FALLNTENN 9/30/2012 8:19AM

    Your September series of blogs have been enlightening for me. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and ideas.

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MILLEDGE2 9/30/2012 8:05AM

    An excellent conclusion to this month! We measure ourselves against "perfection", which may be a good motivator, but why is it so hard to remember that when we give up if we don't reach it (and we NEVER reach it!), we were destined to fall short in the first place? If perfection is the goal, failure is assured! Hope your October goes really well! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/30/2012 7:58AM

    You deserve to be very proud of yourself.

Thank you for posting the link to the topics. As newly active on SP, I wondered where they were coming from. Although I completely missed participating in this challenge in Sept (although I did start blogging), I think that answering the questions will give me insight into myself. Good luck on your continuing journey.

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MSLZZY 9/30/2012 7:32AM

    A very strong and positive attitude and one that
will surely carry you forward. You are such a great
inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing 30 days
of reflection and commitment. HUGS!

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KANOE10 9/30/2012 7:20AM

    You know I have also had workout issues where you are slugging on, I think I have reached a plateau where doing the same thing over and over again is not burning the calories as my body is used to it. But like you..all we can do is keep on, keeping on.

You are doing a great job of working through the trials of maintaining and still continuing to exercise and try to eat healthy.

I thought these questions were fun also..but also self reflective.


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    This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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