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WELCOME and BLESSINGS!

Let's always be the SPARK that ignites the lives of one another!

We CAN Turn Our Goals Into Extraordinary Results!

Join me as we create an enjoyable journey that is individually designed to fit our lifestyle goals! Set Daily Goals! Break Old Habits! Compete Against Self!

Promote healthy nutrition! Expand fitness activities! Thrive for emotional wellness! Achieve optimum health!

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Let's always be the SPARK that ignites the lives of one another!

We CAN Turn Our Goals Into Extraordinary Results!

Join me as we create an enjoyable journey that is individually designed to fit our lifestyle goals! Set Daily Goals! Break Old Habits! Compete Against Self!

Promote healthy nutrition! Expand fitness activities! Thrive for emotional wellness! Achieve optimum health!

Get Motivated! Keep Focused! Be Productive! Make Progress! See Results!

You are among an SP friend. You are NEVER alone in this journey of ours or any obstacle that you may face. I am right by your side, embracing you in friendship, support and hugs. Have a beautiful and blessed day.


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May the Spirits of the Earth guide you always and keep you safe.

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We each are given the gift of free will and choices. It is our responsibility to choose wisely, how we share this gift toward the world and to realize that ultimately every action and choice we make touch something outside of ourselves. In the end it all comes back to us. I choose the path of love, compassion and understanding which is the path of the "warrior" and brings me closer to the Creator. It creates in my world a place of inner peace.

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A strong woman knows she has strength for the journey, but a woman of strength, knows it is in the journey where she will be strong.

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~ Quero Apache Prayer ~

Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude.
Looking forward, I am filled with vision.
Looking upwards, I am filled with strength.
Looking within, I discover peace.

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~ Cherokee Prayer Blessing ~

May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.

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~ Chief Dan George ~

May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.

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~ Cherokee Prayer ~

O' GREAT SPIRIT
help me always to speak the truth quietly,
to listen with an open mind when others speak,
and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.

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~ Native American Prayer ~

Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold
the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things
you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may come to you without shame.

(translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887)

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~ Native American Serenity Prayer ~

God, grant me the serenity of eagles wings,
the faith & courage to fly to new heights,
and the wisdom to rely on Your spirit to carry me there.

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~ Native American Ten Commandments ~

~ Treat the Earth and all that dwell therein with respect.
~ Remain close to the Great Spirit.
~ Show great respect for your fellow beings.
~ Work together for the benefit of all Mankind.
~ Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
~ Do what you know to be right.
~ Look after the well-being of Mind and Body.
~ Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater Good.
~ Be truthful and honest at all times.
~ Take full responsibility for your actions.

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Member Since: 8/21/2012

SparkPoints: 177,029

Fitness Minutes: 117,710

My Goals:
Start Wt = 198 lbs.
LOST 58 lbs.
MAINTAINING Goal Wt at 140 lbs.

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Pledge to myself: I WILL SUCCEED by making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes on my combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being!

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~ To achieve a permanent weight loss by making small, incremental lifestyle changes with my thoughts, feelings and actions.

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My Program:
~ Live life to the fullest with a postive CAN DO attitude, I WILL actions and Results-Oriented spiritual mind.
~ Start each day with Spark!
~ Think It and Ink It! Written short and long-term goals.
~ Keep track of daily nutrition and fitness minutes.
~ Remain within calorie, fats, carbs and protein ranges.
~ Increase mobility towards daily 5-mile power walks, hiking and swimming for the outdoors.
~ Increase balance, strength and endurance with indoor fitness DVDs and home-gym equipment.

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Permanent Lifestyle Changes = Permanent Results!

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Personal Information:
My name is Monika and I live in the "Show-Me" State of Missouri. I'm a proud widowed mom of (3) children and (2) grandsons.

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Other Information:
I volunteer my services by advocating for parents with special needs' children.

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5/4/2016 12:16:59 PM


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NESSA626
5/4/2016 8:38:27 AM

Thank you so much for adding me too!!! Your energy is amazing 😍😍😍



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CRISSYRR
5/3/2016 8:08:31 PM

Thank you for the goodies!! And the celebration!!! emoticon



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BARBIEE52
5/3/2016 7:00:01 PM

Monika,
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Thank you being part of my SP Anniversary, and the comment you sent. You have made my journey here a wonderful, fulfilling experience, and I am very grateful for that.
Thanks again so much.

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SURVIVOR61
5/3/2016 6:21:55 PM

Finally it's Summer! We've all been waiting for it. Some fun in the Sun....but, what are we to do if the cold is still hanging around?

It doesn't mean that we should jump off the wagon, stop exercising and start eating whatever we want. A healthy, calorie-moderated diet and regular physical activity are essential for physical and mental health. We can still practice self-acceptance while continuing to work toward our goals.

We can exercise in the house, use Spark People's exercise video's, dance our way to fitness and so much more. Just don't give up and let the blues slide in and up set your balance.

I have faith in you. emoticon Let's get creative!



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