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I want to lose weight and become more healthy! AND I want to have fun with all the wonderful friends I've made here on SparkPeople. I love my Spark neighborhood. Thanks, guys, for helping me love my life!
I want to lose weight and become more healthy! AND I want to have fun with all the wonderful friends I've made here on SparkPeople. I love my Spark neighborhood. Thanks, guys, for helping me love my life!

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 current weight: 164.0 

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Member Since: 5/25/2010

SparkPoints: 37,733

Fitness Minutes: 2,965

My Goals:
My main goal is to be healthy in body and spirit so that I can live the right kind of life.

My Program:
Eat properly. Forget about food at the end of every meal. Weigh once a month. Do not obsess. Do not limit life in any way because of body size.

Personal Information:
I'm from a tiny town in Georgia (with no traffic lights), but now I live in Kobe, Japan. I'm married to a Japanese and have three bilingual, bicultural children--a son, 26, a daughter, 24, and a daughter, 19. I teach English to Japanese company workers, 99% of whom are men. I like my job.

Other Information:
I love reading. One of my favorite books is Fred Chappell's novel "Brighten the Corner Where You Are." And if I could state my philosophy, the title of that book would be IT!

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Member Comments:
9/2/2015 7:50:15 AM

God speed and safe travels...enjoy your time with family! Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog, my poor brother! Ha, he has the best deal...baby of the fam almost five years after the sister trio. With four mamas, he was mild...hence he wasn't mentioned as the young prince in no way prepared me to mother my three darlings! I love being a mom, and I am thankful to have found you as a spark friend. Adding friends and being friends are vastly different in Sparkdom, you are the real deal! Thanks, Carolyn! emoticon emoticon

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9/1/2015 8:47:57 AM

Safe voyage dear friend as you fly away home to visit family. Wish we had time to see each other this visit but definitely next one you must come and stay for a visit.
You will be in my thoughts and my heart as you always are and my wish for you is that you enjoy yourself to the fullest.
God Bless you and keep you safe.

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9/1/2015 5:23:26 AM

Hi there - adding you as a Spark Friend! One of my co-workers is from the country of Georgia (she is in New Mexico now) and I live in NH (saw you have a daughter in school here) and I notice we have some SparkFriends in common and I ...so I thought I would reach out and say Hi! Hope you enjoy your trip to the States!


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8/31/2015 8:48:47 PM

Hi Button, Homer loves to pose for the camera and will do it on command. Rosie was just being a good girl and sitting on command so I was able to snap a couple pics. I liked the one with her one ear up and one down. She is only 9 months old and looks like Homer's sister. She is a hoot but today she was q real pest during the day with a lot of barking and then chasing our Sassy around the kitchen table. In spite of her stressing me out, I felt she could use a good walk and glad I took her.

p.s. take some light clothes for your trip to NH because the days can still be fairly warm up until the end of october.

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8/31/2015 7:52:37 AM

So wonderful the way that this mission has come about for you....
the clearing of the haze of alcohol and excess food and then becoming aware of your mission. That is definitely a lesson/example for me to retain in my mental file labelled " spiritual development".

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