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joined Spark Community and became leader of team

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I'm so thrilled. First I reached stage 4 of my spark journey and was invited to join Spark Community team. I felt so honored to do this and then this morning was asked to become a spark team leader for Arkansas Ladies group. (Thanks Gail and can't wait to work with you).
I feel so much healthier and am able to do so much more now. My clothes are becoming looser every day and can't wait until I get down where I can buy new clothes.
Thanks everyone for such prompting and such support. Sparks is terrific.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MYMISSY 8/28/2008 8:39AM

    Well done Barbara, your really working hard to get where you are, keep it up. Congratulations on your new role, you also join the leaders team. Mymissy. emoticon

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AMELDA1 8/27/2008 8:25PM

  WAY TO GO, YOU'VE DONE SO WELL! I'VE LOST 27 ALSO, BUT HAVE 53 MORE TO GO, CAN'T WAIT TO GET IT ALL OFF! LOVED YOUR PICS, LOVELY FAMILY. YOUR CROSS STITCH IS BEAUTIFUL, A LOT OF WORK WENT INTO THAT I BET!

JUST WANTED TO POP IN TO SAY HELLO, AND COMMEND YOU ON ALL YOUR HARD WORK, YOU LOOK GREAT!

YOUR SPARK FRIEND,

ELAINE

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BGGARDEN 8/27/2008 6:08PM

    This is a great blog - very uplifting! You are truly a motivator.
Keep up your success and continue to reach for the stars!

Your friend -Bren

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27 pound loss

Saturday, August 23, 2008


I have been with Sparks since the end of April and am down by 27 pounds. I'm posting a photo of me today with my son. You can see the difference from my starting photo on my page. I still have a ways to go but know I will eventually get there. It didn't take me overnight to gain this and know it will take some time and effort on my part. I'm with my youngest son. He and his new wife are expecting a baby which will be my 7th and probably last grandbaby. I'm so excited. I found out today that if it is a girl, they plan to name ner Amalia Belle and call her Molly Belle. Amalia (Molly) was my mother's name and Belle was my grandmother's name. I'm so thrilled by this and am truly hoping it is a girl. If a boy they will name him Cassidy Lane. They have sutures put in on Monday which is just an extra precaution since Carmen has an incontinent cervix. Football season starts this weekend coming so we will be attending her son's games this year. We will be filming him for her as she will be complete bedrest starting Monday as well.

We had a great time with my sister and her family and then Jackie and the girls and Sean, Carmen and Johnny. We had a total of 12 here. It rained so we moved everything indoors. It was a good day overall.

  
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AK_MOM 8/25/2008 1:15PM

    Congrats on the weight loss!!! What a great attitude (ie...Rome wasn't built in a day). Double congrats on your new grandbaby too!! What a beautiful name if it's a girl and what a marvelous sentiment!



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3rd day

Friday, April 25, 2008

Well this is the 3rd day and I'm progressing slowly. It is an achey day for me today with a front blowing in. Uncle Arthur is giving me fits and so it seems I have slowed to a crawl today. I've started out ok on the nutrition part and hopefully tomorrow I can add the exercise part.

  
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BJUMPINGFORJOY 4/25/2008 9:02PM

    It is a journey of one day at a time and with all of us working together we will reach our goals and I glad you are working on the food.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

First day here and kind of overwhelmed by it all. I will jump in feet first tomorrow morning. Don't know really what to expect here. I've tried diets before and they haven't worked for me. I have trouble sticking to it for the long haul.

  
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BJUMPINGFORJOY 4/25/2008 9:00PM

    Welcome to SP and that is right just jump in feet first. SP is not a diet it is a life style change that you are making for yourself.

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