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My goals are to stay positive by being an enthusiastic SparkPlug. I have been an unfortunate self-saboteur who is now learning to face herself squarely and to throw her energy behind herself.
My goals are to stay positive by being an enthusiastic SparkPlug. I have been an unfortunate self-saboteur who is now learning to face herself squarely and to throw her energy behind herself.



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 current weight: 128.4 


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Member Since: 3/9/2014

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My Goals:
My goals involve looking at myself realistically and promoting positivity, so I can create real change for the better.

My Program:
Daily exercise, good food, no lack or recrimination, and, finally, self-love.

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5/24/2014 7:21:39 AM

Happy Saturday! Have a great weekend.

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5/12/2014 5:28:53 PM

Dear Claire, That is incredibly humble of you to say that you look forward to learning from my friend's blog, as you are a homebred Parisian and she is just a transplant, albeit a Francophone! She is really a delightful person IN person, and I hope that you can meet her one day. I learn so much about Paris--and French arts and culture--from her that it's hard not to want to come there to see it all in person! You look like your life is quite charmed and I wish I had such an international life! The important thing is to love what you do, and it looks like you do. Thanks for sharing the countryside with us, and thanks for the tip about the TGV train!! I'll be in touch!

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5/10/2014 9:59:39 PM

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog about Parisian passages. Wow, your grandmother's story is fascinating! Of course, in 'good society', in the early part of the 20th century, Russians learned French and spoke it beautifully (a friend of my parents was Russian and always told me so with pride!).

I looked for your friend's blog and it looks fascinating. Thank you so much for telling me about it! I'll read it and I am sure I'll learn a lot.

I am sure you would love the South of France. Travelling by train is the best indeed, it is fast (TGV train) but you get to see the countryside well... I haven't been to the South for many years, I don't have any opportunities nowadays, and I miss it a little! :)

Have a lovely weekend, and thank you for stopping by! emoticon

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5/3/2014 5:49:20 PM

Me too, and thank you! I too don't eat the same way since beginning two months ago, and I track all of my food, even when I overeat, because I don't want to lie to myself! In fact, that is one of my goals-- to track everything. I don't want to make myself feel worse by hiding the truth from myself! And despite eating at the very top of my allotment or even more a lot of days, I am still going down! I have always loved to speed walk. so that is what I end up doing when I go for my long walks.

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5/3/2014 3:08:49 PM

Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting on my blog. I have been thinking about this the last couple of days and the fact that this site works for me because of the community. I can't see leaving and I really can't see gaining the weight back because I have learned so much and eat so differently than I did 2 years ago. I don't necessarily eat different foods, just much less, I weigh, I measure and I look at labels before I buy. I have always been a fruit and vegetable eater, love them so much and I have to have a green salad almost every day or I feel like I am having withdrawals. I may be part rabbit these days. I continue to learn from all of my friends and find everybody's approaches to this so interesting. I appreciate your friendship and support and am so glad to have you as part of my village!

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