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Pauline & Will Cook, age 81, July 2006. My wonderful parents!


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I teach high school students with emotional & behavioral disorders. I have a mother who has Alzheimer's, and is now in a nursing home. 2009 is a year of new beginnings for me. Last April, my dog Fred was poisoned with antifreeze and died a horrific death. I now have a new dog, Holly Noel, who was rescued from a puppy mill. She is a Papillon. I haven't tried to force my attentions on her, allowing her to trust me when she was ready. It was three long months, but she now trusts that I will protect her and not hurt her. Persistence pays off! Why do I share all this? Because with persistence, SparkPeople pays off, too!

Member Since: 7/13/2006

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My goal is to lose weight and become more physically fit.

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New Program Change: I'm back to reading labels and eating at home more often. I am exercising every day now, thanks to Holly.

PRGRAM CHANGE: My program is to continue reading labels and preparing healthy foods, and to exercise more. I also need to maintain the good sleep habits I have built during my first couple months on SparkPeople.

ORIGINAL PROGRAM: My program is to start preparing food again (yuck!), and to start exercising more (simple things like clean the house). I hope to walk 5 miles each day just in my daily routine of work and chores.

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My name is Carol. I am currently from Wapakoneta, Ohio (exactly at the half-way point of I-75 on the western side of the state).

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I love Jesus! I really like history & historical fiction. I am a fan of movies (especially musicals).

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  • v ISMECA
    Hello! Very nice to hear from you. You have been in my thoughts but I have not been on this site for a while... a long while. I started Jenny Craig in December and have lost 30 pounds. I am a bit stuck and have decided to get back to SP. What is nice to see is that there is more about Jenny Craig on this site than there was before. I have been busy with school, teaching French Immersion Kindergarten for the first time in 20 years. Not really my choice to move but I am enjoying it. What I will be doing next year is up in the air... once again. I am too old for this!!!! emoticon
    2742 days ago
    Well it has been ages, but it was so cool to log on and see some old friends! I have missed being on here (and so has my poor body!) and keeping motivated by friends walking the same walk. What a blessing it is to see you are still here and well! Hugs Deb
    2768 days ago
    Hello...I stumbled upon your page...congrats on your success thus far..good luck on the rest of your journey!
    2989 days ago
    WOW, I see your progress and say to you, GREAT WORK!
    I have slid off the "spark wagon" and tried to avoid even getting on the scale and as a result of those three months of rebellion, have gained back 10 pounds I lost out of my original 20.....I have a long way to go and to see your progress, I am encouraged!
    May the Lord bless and keep you today and always and know you INSPIRE me,
    In Jesus,
    3516 days ago
  • v HTG_ZOO
    I saw your page on the spotlight and couldn't help but notice what lovely pets you have.
    3542 days ago
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