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I want a simple life.
I want to help others, support my friends, make my children proud, teach my children well, and what I want in return is to be loved, thought of, respected and have friends that accept me for who I am, will laugh with me until we both cry or pee our pants, and will always be honest with me.
My life has changed a lot since I first started Spark. I have plenty of blogs that go through all of that. My Sparking is not as 24/7 as it used to be. I don't track my food or exercise....heck I don't even weigh myself. I eat healthy, but I enjoy my treats and as long as the jeans I want to fit into fit.....I'm happy. I'm not going to sweat the numbers, they don't matter. I feel great! I like how I look in clothes and I try to keep a positive attitude. That's really all that matters!!

Member Since: 5/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 8,811

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Number of books read in 2011: 15
2012: 2...ugh...
2013: zero... so far... :(

My Program:
Being open minded to trying different ways to nourish my body so that it is happy.

Personal Information:
Originally from the far NW suburbs of Chicago, I've been living in sunny Arizona for 19 yrs now. I have a great hubby, 3 teenage girls, an Australian Shepherd, and a rottweiler/shepherd/pit mix puppy.

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I've spent the last 27 yrs battling digestive issues...bloating, swelling, gas, diarhhea etc. FINALLY, I have it pretty much under control after learning about my food intolerances and changing my eating to let my body heal and eliminating those foods that still are not tolerated.
It's been difficult & frustrating but it is worth it if I feel better!
AND I have the most amazing husband that has supported me when I whine and have melt downs because I miss eating the foods I love.

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    Thanks, Melissa!! I know - 15 weeks HAS felt like forever!! And yet, when someone mentioned having only 6 months to go, it felt like a blink! LOL

    One of your famous baby quilts -- get OUT! I would feel so honored!

    So far we think we won't find out the sex, but if we break down emoticon I will definitely let you know.

    What's going on with YOU? Has your husband really been deployed? Update, please! emoticon emoticon
    808 days ago
    Ack! Did you email me or Spark Mail?! I can't seem to find it. :(
    936 days ago
    Hi Melissa! I'm trying -- reeeeaaally trying -- to get my act together around here again and just want you to know I miss you! I hope all is well in food intoelrance land and job land and ... ALL the Melissa Lands! emoticon
    956 days ago
    Hello, hello! Long time no see! I just returned to Sparkpeople, not sure if you're still sparking or not, but if so you should give me a shout and come leave a comment on my wall! I'm trying to reconnect with all my old sparkfriends...I also want to get back into shape again since I gained back some of the weight I lost and I'm really sad about that...it's been a chaotic few years since I've been on. How're you doing now? Hope you're well! emoticon

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    972 days ago
    Leave the past behind and start fresh again. Let JOY, PEACE and HAPPINESS remain.

    My wish for you, dear Spark Friend:
    Great beginnings for January
    Lots of love for February
    Peace for March
    No worries for April
    Motivation for May
    Joy for June and July
    Achievements for August
    Sparkling Autumn Fun for September
    Focus for October
    No Excuses for November and
    Dedication for December!
    May 2014 be your best year yet!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1026 days ago
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