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Hi. Welcome to my page. My name is Laura.

I'm 51 years young, single, no children, one female mixed mutt (2 years old) and two exotic parrots (each 17 years old). I rescue unwanted, abandoned and abused animals from dogs and cats to birds and reptiles and everything in between. I also rehab birds found in distress in the wild. Every one of God's creatures is precious and unique!

I am described as compassionate--reaching out to the homeless by visiting and touching those who no one else wants to touch. I also champion for the rights of children who had been written off or forgotten. I am involved in countless charitable works and encourage everyone to be part of the change. Identify a tool you possess and use it to make a difference in someone's life today.

I only tell you the above because that's how others describe me. You know the saying, you can't love others until you love yourself. Well, I don't love myself. I am not good to me. It's time to change that. On 3/8/2010, I asked God to help me with ordinary, small and simple things to make me live longer. First, I had to admit that I need help. This is difficult for me to do. To prove that I do, here's my beginning stats.

5'6", 230 lbs.
37.1 BMI

MEASUREMENTS:
Ankle 10.5, 10.25
Calf 17.25, 17.5
Knee 17.5, 17.25
Above Knee 20.25, 20.0
Thigh 27.25, 27.5
Hip 46.5
Waist 44.5
Under chest 40.0
Chest 47.5
Above chest 40.0
Wrist 6.75, 6.5
Below elbow 11.5, 11.5
Above elbow 13.25, 13.5
Upper arm 15.5, 15.5
Neck 16.0
Hairline to chin 8.0
Double chin 2.0

So, I hope to get to know some people here. I know there are way too many people to get to talk with everyone. I look forward to sharing life with you. I need your help. Please.


Member Since: 3/7/2010

My Goals:
Todaysagift's goal is to remember -- just for today -- that Life Is a Gift



My Program:
Today, before you say an unkind word,
Think of someone who can't speak.
Before you complain about the taste of your food,
Think of someone who has nothing to eat.
Before you complain about your husband or wife,
Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.
Today, before you complain about life,
Think of someone who died too early on this earth.
Before you complain about your children,
Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.
Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep,
Think of the people who are living in the streets.
Before whining about the distance you drive,
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
And when you are tired and complain about your job,
Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.
But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another,
Remember that not one of us is without sin.



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Faith makes all things possible...

Hope makes all things bright...

Love makes all things easy...

With God, I hope know my success is a Journey and not a Destination.


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Today is truly a gift.

May God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change all the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.




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  • v HAPPY0408
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    Wishing you a Healthy Holiday Season! The New Year is among us, so enjoy these last weeks of December. Once the New Year begins it will be time to push ourselves once again and to set new goals. Take time to Reflect back on the year 2010! Give yourself a great big Hug and pat on the back as you did emoticon committing yourself to a Healthy Lifestyle!!! emoticon emoticon


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    2074 days ago
  • v HONEYBEE56
    Sharing a Holiday side dish for any special occasion; enjoy:

    GLAZED CARROTS W/PECANS
    Ingredients
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    6 cups diagonally sliced (1/4 in.) peeled carrots
    1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1 1/2 cups toasted pecan halves
    Preparation
    Heat oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add carrots and cook, stirring frequently, 4 minutes. Stir in ginger and sugar and cook, stirring, until sugar melts, about 2 minutes. Add pecans and cook until carrots are tender when pierced and mixture is glazed in sugar, 3 to 5 minutes.
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    2090 days ago
  • v HONEYBEE56
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    ✲SNOWBALL FIGHT!! KEEP IT GOING! (((( Sending SKINNY Vibes! )))) :)

    1 hour of Snowball fighting ....319 calories burned; plus another 400 calories in retaliation, so be sure to retaliate! LOL
    Don't hide from those scales; ...burn those calories!

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    2093 days ago
  • v HONEYBEE56
    emoticon Hi !
    It's December already; can you believe it? November and December are the busiest months for me (besides July and August and September!) It seems the Holidays bring our friends and families closer and we spend more time visiting, and entertaining during these two months than any others; lots of Holiday preparation going too!

    I find that I don't often get an opportunity to get around to Sparkpeople as much, but I try to stay focused as much as possible. Sometimes my good friend Will Power (who is always a welcome guest) doesn't show up until 'after' dinner, but I'm working on that as well.

    I hope things are going well for you and you don't find yourself too busy to take care of yourself. You are the most important person in your life!

    Keep in touch!
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    2097 days ago
  • v MUSHCAT
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    The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince. - Vince Lombardi

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    2125 days ago
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