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A Writer's Journey

I've been on SparkPeople previously but for some reason my account was lost. Maybe because I didn't use it that often after I lost my motivation.
Now, I'm back and hopefully stronger than ever. Having recently obtained health insurance after many years without it, I'm taking this body and turning it into something I can be proud of and show off. But as much as this is about change for me, it is also about acceptance. I'm a plus size person. I've always been plus sized and I don't believe ...
I've been on SparkPeople previously but for some reason my account was lost. Maybe because I didn't use it that often after I lost my motivation.
Now, I'm back and hopefully stronger than ever. Having recently obtained health insurance after many years without it, I'm taking this body and turning it into something I can be proud of and show off. But as much as this is about change for me, it is also about acceptance. I'm a plus size person. I've always been plus sized and I don't believe that I will ever end up being a size 2. So, this is also about becoming comfortable in my own skin. That means getting fit more so than about a shape or 10 pounds to get into a size smaller for the numbers sake.
I hope that I can help other people in my position with motivation as much as they might motivate me. So, here's to a bright and bold future.




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Member Since: 6/24/2012

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My Goals:
Stay hydrated, eat healthier, control portions, find my social side again, exercise more by walking the dog and eventually taking a zumba class, and getting through the holidays without gaining and maybe even losing a few pounds in the process.
Most of all, I'm all about getting me back. I recently found myself ending a 5 year marriage and am back to being single.

My Program:
Focus right now is on drinking enough water, cutting back on portions, and trying to make better choices in what food I am eating on a daily basis.
However, I am going to allow myself one day a week to eat what I want without guilt so that I'm more likely to stick to it the rest of the week.

Personal Information:
Yes, Samantha is my real name.
Yes, I am an author. My first book ( The Secret of the Storm ) was released in September and you can find it over on Amazon.
Yes, I have a blog:
http://samanthatiner.wordpress.com
Yes, I am on facebook:
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And yes, you can email me at Gmail using my name: samanthatiner

Other Information:
Aside from my book, I also write a webfiction series at www.martiuscatalyst.com and I am a contributor on various writing-related networks like SheWrites.com and www.thesteampunkempire.com.
My Twitter handle is @samanthatiner

I also enjoy crafting, scrapbooking, cooking, art, music, and yes, I sing. I even cut a CD with a band once and I miss it terribly.

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NIXY72
1/3/2014 11:43:06 PM

Wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy New Year! I'm finally back (it's been soooo long!) and just wanted to let you know that I've missed you and that I look forward to reconnecting. Hope you are doing well and that 2014 will be your best year yet!

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NIXY72
1/27/2013 7:43:36 PM

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I just wanted to say hi and tell you that even though I've been away from SP for the past several months (bogged down with work and stress) I am looking forward to ending the mighty-year-of-challenges that has plagued me this past year and start fresh soon... I may be still a bit scarce around here for the next little while but I did want to let you know that I've been thinking of you and hope you are doing well in life, in happiness, and in your journey.





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10/30/2012 10:19:42 AM

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Just cruising through leaving everyone with some motivational thoughts for today:

“You’re alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.” ~ Barbara Hall

“You can gain more friends by being yourself than you can by putting up a front. You can gain more friends by building people up than you can by tearing them down. And you can gain more friends by taking a few minutes from each day to do something king for someone, whether it be a friend or a complete stranger. What a difference one person can make!” ~ Sasha Azevedo

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SHRINK_U
10/5/2012 12:51:14 AM

Hope all is well!!!!!!



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DRKEYEZ820
8/9/2012 12:51:29 PM

Coming by to check up on u! Hope your doing good girly :)



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