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The pups December 2013.

Elsie helping with the laundry

Great picture of "Happy Finnegan"...looks like he's saying "wheeeee!!!" LOL!!

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Learning to do the important things before the urgent things.
Learning to do the important things before the urgent things.



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Member Since: 1/1/2007

SparkPoints: 43,321

Fitness Minutes: 37,695

My Goals:
Exercise a minimum of 3 days a week with cardio and strength training.

Drink minimum 10 glasses of water a day.

Increase protein and fiber in my food plan.

My Program:
Alternate between cardio and strength training videos.

Follow a food plan that includes 3 meals a day and nothing in between, one day at a time.

Daily reading to maintain abstinence and to learn more about myself and ability to change.

Personal Information:
I live in Northwest Illinois in a more rural area than the city or suburbs and absolutely love it. I've been married to my hubby for 16 years and have two dogs, both of which were rescues, named Finnegan and Elsie. I belong to OA and that has been life-changing in all aspects of my life. The group is the most accepting and welcoming people I have ever met in my life.

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I'm a huge football and hockey fan, so I'm thrilled when autumn season rolls around. I also love to read and almost always have a book or magazine in my purse. I'm a pretty quiet person, but am learning to be more comfortable in my skin instead of trying to conform to others' expectations. I'm growing and changing and I love the peace and serenity that comes with that. Hard, painful work sometimes for sure, but worth the self-confidence and peace that comes from it.

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5/13/2015 7:13:08 AM

Good morning Shannon! Hope your doing okay as I know your mom is not doing well. Sending hugs to you! I'm looking forward to the sunshine and 70 degree weather today. Last week my daughter graduated with her Masters degree in Special Education. This weekend we head to Southern IL for my daughter-in-laws graduation from SIU. She got her Masters degree in Work Force Education. My grandson is sitting up now and says dada about a thousand times a day. He is such a sweetheart! He's growing up so fast. Have a great week and know I'm thinking about you and your family! Take care and keep in touch when you can! :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/5/2015 1:16:04 AM

Thanks for the spark goodie and your note. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you hugs and stay strong during this difficult time. You are a great sparkfriend and I always enjoy your notes! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3/23/2015 5:18:28 PM

Dear Shannon, so good to hear from you! Sorry about the snow! We may get some later this week, but right now we are basking in sunshine that calls me to do some more yard work. I am plodding along getting lots of exercise which makes me so very happy! Hope you're doing well too! Hugs, Rita

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1/27/2015 7:12:51 PM

Hi Girl! How are you? I Love your doggies!
My daughter asked if I had been on here lately and if I had talked to you specifically, and I said It had been forever, so I made a mental note and said I was going to say Hi!
I don't have internet at home right now so I don't get on here much.
Do you still attend Heartland?
Well, just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you emoticon

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11/25/2014 7:53:20 AM

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