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the love of my life and our dog, Mickey, as of today APR28,2013 :)



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never thought I would be a homemaker, but with various medical issues I am blessed with, it hasn't really been an optional thing. I do get out to volunteer several times a week at a school helping do data entry for their library and then the rest of my weekdays are taken by appointments.

I live in Washington State, USA with a significant other, my dog, and a large collection of stuffed animals.

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never thought I would be a homemaker, but with various medical issues I am blessed with, it hasn't really been an optional thing. I do get out to volunteer several times a week at a school helping do data entry for their library and then the rest of my weekdays are taken by appointments.

I live in Washington State, USA with a significant other, my dog, and a large collection of stuffed animals.

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Member Since: 8/26/2007

My Goals:
Ultimate Goal - 116 lbs

Milestones:
1/4-way mark
(down 30 pounds)
1/2-way mark
(down 60 pounds)
3/4-way mark
(down 90 pounds)
Almost there!
(down 120 pounds)

Mini-Goals & Rewards:
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134#GOAL!

My Program:
I'm slowly implementing the ideas that came to me as inspiration for my SuuuuperGoals blog post.

Area 1: Devotions
Area 2: Appearance
Area 3: Nutrition and Fitness
Area 4: Housekeeping
Area 5: Reading and Vocabulary building

They were in a different order in the post, but they've seemed to reprioritize themselves recently and I'm not complaining.

Personal Information:
I live in Auburn, WA. Feel free to friend, SparkMail, comment or send me notes! I turn 39 on April 22nd and I've been living with my man of choice for about 10 years this April/May!

I'm still trying to get him on SparkPeople, but he says it reminds him too much of facebook. Still I haven't given up hope.

Other Information:
Favorite Books:

The 7 Minute Solution by Allyson Lewis

Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Recipe for Life by Graham and Treena Kerr

A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh Demoss

Favorite Quotes:

Greatness takes more than desire. It takes action.
--Pastor Ricardo Quintana

Make a M.A.D.D.I.N.
Make a Difference-Do It Now!
==unknown Flybaby

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BARBIEE52
6/13/2014 1:02:27 AM

Smiling is my favorite exercise.
~Author Unknown
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Smile! It increases your face value.
~Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias
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Wear a smile one size fits all
~Author Unknown
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6/5/2014 12:52:13 PM

THERESA,
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ HAVE A THANKFUL THURSDAY ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Take time to be thankful
for everything you have.
You can always have more,
But you can always have less.
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We better live this life the best we can,
and be grateful for everything we have.
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I am Thankful for today,
From sunrise to sunset
spending time with family, friends,
to live, laugh, make mistakes,
learning from whatever this day brings me.
But,most of all,
being able to live another day.
- Barb -
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What are you "THANKFUL" for today?
Sending lots & lots of ((((((((((((((HUG)))))))))))))))
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6/4/2014 12:54:14 AM

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Wake up to a Wonderful Wednesday!!
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6/1/2014 11:52:55 PM

Theresa,
Sometimes I forget to thank
the people who make my life
So happy in so many ways.

Sometimes I forget to tell
them how much I really do
appreciate them for being an
important part of my life.

Today is just another day
Nothing special is going on

So thank you, my friend
just for being here for ME!!
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Thank you so very much for making my days brighter, and putting many smiles on my face!!!!
Lots & lots of ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))
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5/24/2014 1:06:33 PM

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When I look at the flag, I see more
than stars and stripes, red, white and blue.
I see the red and white stripes
as the unity of this country from end to end,
fighting for our freedom.
I see sacrifices, and struggles, and fear.
I also see strength, determination, and courage.
The blue is the sky of patriotism
that spreads over our nation.
As for the stars, they are the men and women
who make it possible to fly our flag
with dignity and honor.
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By Jane G.,
Senior Poet., Laureate, Maryland
2012-2013
Have a meaningful Memorial Day.
Spending the day with family and friends.
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