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7/15/14 10:19 P

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Hi everyone!

My names Jo and I've decided at 24 years old it's time to get healthy! I've made a couple of new years resolutions to get healthy, but of course that never happens. I figured there's no time like the present, so I'm jumping into this. I've used Sparkpeople before but nothing serious, and it took less than a day to familiarize myself with it. I'm not looking to get skinny, I'm mainly trying to get my BMI to around 25, which is about a 40lbs weight loss.
I've been juicing raw fruits and veggies for probably about a week now, throughout the day (with the occasional healthy muching) and having a healthy meal at night. I'm so lucky that my fiance has been so supportive and "on-board" with this. I'm hoping to lose 40lbs (maybe 50lbs) by Christmas. (A little over a pound a week)
This is my first post so far, so I don't know what more to say! I figured this would be a good group to start seeing as though my Friance and I are quite the hippes lol! Fingers crossed for me emoticon

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7/6/14 7:28 A

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emoticon Everyone!

I am new here but not to SparkPeople. I am coming up on my 3rd year sparking and although I had some successes I also did some falling back. Now I have my DH on board with me and we are sharing the journey, planning and cooking so I am feeling much more confident about reaching my goals finally. I try to visit one team per day so hope to be here often and get to know some members.

Other stuff, my DH and I retired about a year ago and moved from the capital of Canada to a small town in Southern Ontario. We are just loving it but haven't been too healthy or doing what is best for us. We are changing that now.

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6/23/14 11:20 A

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Hi ya
I've been a member of this team for a while but I can't ever remember if I introduced myself so here goes (if I have then just ignore me ;) )

Im Shaz, Im 41 years old and mum to 4 very hyper kids 2 boys and 2 girls. Im originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland but Ive been living on the Isle of Man in the middle of the Irish Sea since 1998 I worked as a trolley dolly on the ferries (where I met my other half) for a few years before going into sales and then opening my own craft shop which we ran for 8yrs.

Ive always been over weight, though at times probably not as much as I thought and for the past 12 years I've been (trying) to follow a low-carb plan as thats always worked for me Id come off it when I got pregnant and then go back on it when the littlies were around 6 months old. With my last one I even made it down to just 2lbs off my first goal of 154lbs but then my mum passed away and I sort of stuck my head down and tried to get through each day. I did actually keep up with it all - tracking everything I ate etc but a combination of not being able to get near a computer thanks to the kids and then learning to drive on top of it (I practically lived in my car then) didn't help and the weight crept back on so here I am again.

This time though I'm being totally selfish - this is for me and no-one else and if I want to do my workouts in the sitting room then everyone else will either have to join in or leave the room. :D I need to get this weight off - I think we've fought each other long enough, but I want to take my time at it and make sure it stays away and not just for the fact that I have a few old hippy/patchwork skirts hanging up in my wardrobe that are begging to be worn again emoticon

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3/27/14 3:10 P

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My copy and past intro - THIRTEEN THINGS ABOUT ME!
1) My nickname is Reya because I can't stand my birthname. It reminds me too much of my bizarro bio-parents and all of their drama. I'm in the middle of processing a lot of that pain into a beautiful understanding of my "personal mythology."
2) I love to blog and do so almost every day (or getting back to that) - I tend to post LONG messages (can you tell?) and GRATITUDE LISTS. I blog here and have two different Wordpress accounts.
3) I'm a SAHM of one brilliant almost 3 year old home/unschooled preschool boy. We named him after Nikola Tesla. He loves Transformers Rescue Bots, Yo Gabba Gabba, LeapFrog, Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger, Pocoyo, Pororo, Animal Mechanicals, ParaNorman, Lala-Oopsie and Super Why. We allow him to enjoy what he likes no matter what the target gender happens to be.
4) My hair is AMAZING - the color, cut, style, etc gets changed on a regular basis because I love being adventurous - if my hair is freshly colored, my mental state is positive and I'm taking time for self-care. I can always improve my mood by coloring my hair. It's been pink, purple, red, black, brown, blonde, green, teal and blue. Most recently, I've been sticking with n Voodoo Blue.
5) I've been an Early Childhood Development Educator, Residential Cottage Manager for Behaviorally interesting teen-girls, kinda sorta sex educator/coach with specialization on LGBTQ+/alternative/non-traditional sexuality & at risk-youth and am now working on becoming a Transpersonal Psychologist and Counselor.
6) I relate everything to music - I have a song for every blog post, quote, message, etc. I post LOTS of music and sometimes title my blog posts with lyrics.
7) I'm in the process of trying to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of Cushing's Disease. I write about that a bunch at one of my other blogs. I've been so sick over the last few years that I've not wanted to do anything and hurt so badly I didn't care. With the help of my doctor I won't see 400 pounds - at my last appointment - I was close. I have a specialists appointment in July, so I feel like I'm just treading water. I'm about half way to my goal of 50 pounds released to the universe by my 34th birthday.
8) I love some of the most amazing people in the universe and consider myself a genderqueer polyromantic pansexual. Crazy kind of world where labels like that say everything yet nothing at the same time. LOL.
9) I live in a beautiful section of the Virginia Highlands, raising our son in the house that my husband was raised in, as was his mother - but I dream of living in the high desert again. When I was 19, I hitchhiked across the US and spend some time in the Southwest. I absolutely fell in love. I'd love to see our family in Arizona within 10 years.
10) My husband works 2nd shift so we don't normally wake up before 11am. As a family we live a 2nd shift life, so even our toddler stays up late (so he can see Dada before bed) and sleeps late. People seem to have an issue with this but since we're home/unschooling - it's not that he needs to be up early for school. We can do school anytime of the day or night.
11) I'm currently engaged in the resurrection of a mythical deity of personal worship created by a 19th century French author, studying Pronoia (Rob Brezsny), focusing on living Metta, chanting a bunch of kirtan, and watching my way through a ton of Anime - all of these relate directly to my religious practices. LOL.
12) My grandmother told me that wearing all of this black, getting piercing, tattoos, heavy black makeup and being a goth was just a "phase" - I've recently figure out that she was correct, tho my "phase" lasted 16 years. I'm currently moving into a lighter more bohemian current but still very much love my goth roots.
13) SACRED ADVERTISEMENT - ISO the part of me and others that crave bigger, better and more interesting problems. The old way just isnt cutting it anymore. Im willing to laugh more, love harder, dance longer, sing louder, take things to new heights with collaborative partnerships. Im willing to provide decent investment rate of return, explore new alternatives, create new worlds, and co-navigate what any of this means. Im done with boring battles. Willing to bring picnic lunches on the river or cemetery (with wine, cheese, bread and cold chicken), participate in absinthe benders where I wake up on the living room floor arms covered in poetry because I couldnt stand to find a notebook, the realization that as much as I love the idea of having a cool organic garden I really f*&(#%^ hate doing it (kinda like yoga and becoming a vegan), messy bedsheets, incense smoke, a decent taste in music and lots and lots and lots of books. The things that make me feel at home in this world: starlight, the sound of the trains on the mountain, long drives, beautiful sunsets, spring storms, candles, studies, long conversations, autumn mornings that are cold, orgasms, tattoos, comfy chairs, cozy blankets, kid laughter, piercings, funny haircuts & color, thunder, morning snuggles in the big bed, kisses, cats, the ocean, good art, nail polish, distracting wonderful smells, good pens, messages saying I love you, fun socks, cute underwear and orgasms (LOL).

Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with and love shouldn't be one of them. Tiffanie DeBartolo

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3/18/14 3:32 P

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Hiya! I'm Karelle, single mom of 3 school-age boys, engaged to the most amazing woman on the planet, loving life in San Diego. I love music, trees, rain, and being barefoot. I'm currently an office manager for a small company in Pacific Beach, but I'm working on my Masters in School Psychology so I can get back to working with the little humans. :) I worked 10 years as an infant/toddler teacher and was very active, but that stopped when I took this desk job 18 months ago, which is why I'm back to SP.

I'm so happy to have found this group - it's hard being crunchy all by myself. emoticon

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3/3/14 6:27 P

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3/2/14 7:01 P

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Howdy! Im Gina and happy to be here. I wish i was more athletic and worked out more, but i really enjoy walking and gardening... i dont ever see myself becoming a fitness model, but if i can grow some of my own organic food then that will make me pretty happy. Infact, had a big pot of collards from the garden with dinner tonight!

Peace!
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Start saying "I will!!!"

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1/20/14 11:38 P

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Hi, I'm Amy. I'm a separated mother of 2, I just went back to school so I can be a pre-school teacher (I love the littlest kids! They are so much fun...and they take naps!). I like making art dolls, though I haven't progressed to a level where I feel comfortable sharing them with the world. I'm very committed to recycling and upcycling, and to supporting the local food movement, and eating organically. I joined Sparkpeople about 2 weeks ago, and I'm so glad to find a group where I might fit in! I love the recycle challenge!

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1/18/14 4:11 P

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My name is Lori I live in the Chicago area. I have been doing spark since August of last year. I have made some positive changes. I still take a few steps back more often than I'd like but always am determined to step forward more than I went back. I have finally came to realize that it doesn't happen overnight! Beiing involved in the teams and challenges really has been helping me.

Blessings,
~Lori

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Be the change you wish to see in the world - Gandhi

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Whether you think you can or whether you think you cant, youre right! Henry Ford


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12/28/13 9:19 A

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Hi! Glad to have found the group (and thank you for the cool peace sign goodie!!)
Restarting my SP journey for the new year - very committed, but coming from a very lazy sedentary lifestyle.
I was attracted to this group because of the words "natural practices". I would rather use natural remedies instead of prescription if at all possible.
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No one can stop ME from being amazing faster than ME.


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12/23/13 10:20 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Kathryn and I just rejoined SP after about 3 years. I am currently living in New Orleans after having lived in Austin, TX for some time. I am interested in making this journey as holistic as possible and hearing tips on how to do so! emoticon

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12/8/13 12:12 P

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Hi all, my name is Jenny and I joined this team because I'd like to make this journey to greater health as happy and holistic as possible.

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Hey you beautiful people ~*Hugs* Came across this great SP team as I am researching the hideous GMOs and seeking alternative food choices. One of your members had a great blog on GMOs so here I am. Look forward to making new friends and giving support. All the best, BonnieBlue~ emoticon

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Hello everyone! My name is Kris and I am from Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm really happy to be here and look forward to meeting my fellow team mates!
Cheers!

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Hi, everyone. Thank you for the peace sign.

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7/2/13 4:51 P

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Hi everyone,
Just want to say hello. So yeah....it's HOT in California. emoticon
Doing OK with food today, fresh watermelon and mangoes are sooooooo good!
Take care everyone.
Sandy

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7/2/13 9:43 A

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Hi guys! Welcome to the team! It's really nice to have new people to share the journey with.
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6/27/13 10:33 P

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Hello everyone,
I am Sandy and like Phyllis, I was also 16 in the summer of '69. I live in Northern California (hippy central!) I live off the grid, very simply and happily. I love art, music, sewing and decorating my house on the cheap. I recycle and reuse like crazy. My favorite shopping is yard sales and thrift stores.
I have been a member of Spark People for awhile but not very active. I have lost 80 pounds since Jan. 2012 but still have about 80 to lose and have kind of lost my motivation. I am hoping that connecting with this group will give me a whole new perspective and some new motivation to get on with my healthy life. I love lots of fruits and veggies and eat very little processed food. My problem is the amounts I eat. Too much of a good thing!
Looking forward to meeting the group.
Sandy

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6/13/13 10:54 A

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Just wanted to stop by and give a quick Hello
I joined the team last weekend it's been crazy busy starting in the massage clinic this week, spreading love to all my new clients :)
I hope everyone is well and that i get to know you soon

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6/4/13 10:45 A

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emoticon So glad you found us!

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6/2/13 9:20 A

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hi!
i'm desiree.
i can't believe that in six years on spark it never occurred to me to search "hippie" in teams :)

i'm 34, in boston, mom of a teenage boy, longing to move to eugene oregon (hopefully he'll go to college on the west coast!) where my brother is. i love country fair, festing, hawaii, the beach, animals, books, music, and beauty.

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4/15/13 3:18 P

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Whose dog is that? I love him (or her)!!!!

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!


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4/15/13 11:15 A

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Welcome to the tribe!

May all sentient beings be happy!


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4/14/13 10:10 P

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Welcome!

Jeanette
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4/14/13 3:09 P

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Hi! I'm female, almost 60, and here to represent the not-terribly-progressive state of Nath Carolina. I love all y'all!

All good photons to ya!
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3/30/13 11:28 A

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The Eastern Shore? My mom lives in MD! THAT Eastern Shore?!

emoticon WooHoo! Glad you joined the team!

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3/27/13 6:32 P

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Hello from the Eastern Shore!!!


"At The End Of The Day Your Health Is YOUR Responsibility." (jillian michaels)
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2/18/13 12:43 P

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Welcome to the team! Did you bring your certification?
Beads, check.
Hair, check.
Indian bedspread, check.
Be Here Now, check...

Any way you got here (I hitched in on the back of a lard truck) any way you want to classify yourself, you are welcome here!

May all sentient beings be happy!


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2/18/13 9:08 A

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So many types of hippies....I'm more the Moosewood variety than Woodstock, but I have been tear-gassed.
Welcome to the team!

Jeanette
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2/18/13 9:04 A

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Howdy folks, found this group referenced in the Sparkdown Street group, thought I'd jump in. Just wanted to say hey hey. While I don't consider myself a true hippie, I guess I'm there in spirit. I've seen five of the performers that performed at Woodstock, been to over 30 dead shows, fraternized with rainbow family people, participated in drum circles and pot rallies, own copies of the Moosewood Cookbook and Be Here Now, along with almost everything Timothy Leary wrote, spent a weekend at a buddhist retreat, and got married barefoot. Oh, and I drive a Prius. ;-) Happy President's day all!

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2/16/13 6:42 P

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Welcome!

Jeanette
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2/16/13 1:53 P

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Don't ask me how I found this team while looking for Nia teams but I did!!

While I don't wear the long dresses very often anymore I am wearing my lavender fairy shirt on with stars and roses.

I still have long hair although my kids tell me for my age (56) I should cut it! lol

Never worn makeup all my life, try to eat organic, recycle and into ecology.

Is that hippie? Not sureI still believe in peace and love, peace and love! emoticon

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2/1/13 12:44 P

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Welcome, Fran! (beware of killer rabbits)

May all sentient beings be happy!


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Hi! New to the team, and if I'm not mistaken, I think there was a Monty Python reference down a few posts, so I think I am in the right place!

I married my high school sweetie 26 years ago and have been loving our life with all of its ups and downs. Definitely more ups, BTW. :) We have one adult son and 2 dopey dogs who are a constant source of amusement. I just started my 14th year as a licensed massage therapist, and I'm an ordained Episcopal deacon. Hence the screen name.

Love the pooch picture for the team and hope to add to the smiles as we roll along.

Peace,
fran

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ROFL!!!!!!

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Whew!

Jeanette
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What? You left??? Bring out the consequence box (patters off stage right to return with big, heavy black box). For your punishment (reaches in and pulls out a crisply folded paper and clears throat)...You shall be whacked upside the head with a halibut!

"Reprieve, reprieve! We are out of halibut, but instead (heavy sigh from all) you shall get a great big hug because I'm so happy to see you! emoticon Glad you're back!

May all sentient beings be happy!


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Hi, I am Jeanette from Madison, WI, just turned 60 in December, and still believe we can make the world a better place. I was on this lovely team once before, and then cut back on a few teams. This was one I should not have left. Thanks for still being here!


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Hi! I'm Amy, 32. Mother of two beautiful girls. I've always loved making my own natural skin care and beauty products. But what's the point of taking care of the outside if you're putting garbage inside your body? So, my goal is to eat 100% raw vegan. And I'm getting there too......if it weren't for that darn cheese! emoticon

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Hi there! Loved your pictures; they are absolutely great! Welcome to the team!

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Hello, peeps! Old woman from the sixties here. You can see some of my vintage pics in my photo album on my page if you like. You can take the hippie out of Height Ashbury but you can't take it out of the girl. Trust me, the military really tried, but gave up after over five years trying

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'Sme again! I just decided today (when I couldn't zip up my coat) that it's time to get back to healthy. I was so successful with SP that I celebrated by sitting down in my recliner and packing all the weight back on...and then some. Not a good idea as the high cholesterol and blood pressure meds I was able to kick after losing some weight are back in my medicine cabinet.

I'm about halfway through Day 1, and I've been a very good sparker: drinking my water, haven't been in the cookie jar, and I even took a walk! Stay with me on my journey; I can't do it without you guys!

May all sentient beings be happy!


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Hello everyone! My name is Kris! I am 24, mom of a fantastic three year old who runs me off my feet constantly, married to my best friend and a full-time student! I also have three furry babies, two cats (Tesla and Lilith) and a dog (Ember).
I am really working on turning my life from average joe type of life to being more self sufficient, environmentally friendly and focusing heavily on personal wellness.
Glad to be here and look forward to getting to know everyone!

Life is so uncertain; eat dessert first!


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10/23/12 4:52 P

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Hi! Always say that I was born at the wrong time. I woulda been a cool hippie! LOL! More toward the conservative/oh so creative side. But if I'd had the chance....Hello! It's GROOVY being here with you all! Peace! emoticon

STAY ON TRACK! YOU CAN DO IT!


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Definitely old and a Hippie but , never felt Younger! Very Organic - would love to hook up and chat with some fellow Hippies. Peace

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Hi guys, I'm Shannon! I'm 27 years old. I am married and have 2 kiddos. I am in school for holistic nutrition, which I love (well, nutrition in general). My goal is to have my family eat as clean as possible. I love tattoos and piercings, my two adorable miniature daschunds (Jack & Jill), shoes and anything pin-up girl/1950's housewife related =] I have a few pounds to lose and would like to get toned as well.

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Hi everyone! I am not exactly "new" as I joined awhile ago, but got away from check-ins here. I am refocusing on my health and trying to stay away from processed foods, so I'm getting excited for farmers' markets and fresh produce! If anyone has good tips for container gardening, let me know!

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Hi all, old hippie here. Hubby plays guitar and sings. We garden in a greenhouse in AZ.
I eat only meat because of my love for plants. LOL.
I have been eating non-processed lately. I feel good. Reading the happiness diet. Cool. We go for a walk each day with the dogs. Trying to make good habits.

Hugs,
Dayle
"The body as physical form is an incredible misperception of your true nature." Tolle www.eckharttolle.com
Mountain time zone


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Hey folks!
My name is Emily and I am so glad to have found you all! Wish me luck on my journey! I am hoping to lose 40 lbs by June 10th.
About me:
I am a music lover like no other. I love dancing and hula hooping. I like making jewelry, gardening and cooking too! I like to hike and bike. I love camping and sitting with my butt int he creek. I want to travel and see the world! I am a proud mom of a beautiful little soul, Madeline Layne. She lights up my life and I want nothing more than for her grow up in a family where people are moving, making healthy choices and most of all HAPPY! I want her to know that she controls her happiness. I don't want her to worry about her weight when she starts getting older. I want her to love and love deeply. I know she can't do this unless she loves herself first. I want her to see that mommy loves herself, and therefor can spread the love to everyone around her! I am looking for all the encouragement and good vibes I can get and something tells me I am in the right place. Wishing everyone a great day!

"I feel the music inside of me!!!!"
-Cas Haley

So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?
― Hunter S. Thompson
"Make way for the positive Day!"
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Hi Hippies -

Just found and joined this team. I have been on SparkPeople for almost a month and am loving it. This team looks more active than some of the others I joined, so hopefully you will see me around!

Trampled by lambs, pecked by the dove.


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Hey ya'll I am SanDee I am 24 years young I have been battling weight loss and currently I am winning haha I am looking for active groups to join and came across this one I am really looking for support I don't have here... I live in FL and my husband is in the military we are thousands of miles away from family..and making friends is not my fav thing to do so I figured this may help!!! I'm covered in tatts and piercings I am currently a stay at home mom of an adorable 3 year old trying to get my body ready for another child so ADD ME I promise I don't bite haha

facebook.com/mofuknsandeeyo


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Hello Everyone! I'm new to this team. Super excited!



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Hi Everyone! I am super excited to be a part of this group. I just started reading "True Foods", a nation geographic book, and have become more and more interested in getting back to nature, eating more whole foods, and growing my own garden. I love being outside, hiking, photography and yoga. I have a small puppy that is my world, and I'm hoping to keep up on sparkpeople and make connections with others who are going through the same. I love Michigan, my home state, for all the resources it offers and want it help preserve these resources! Nice to meet you all, and I look forward to hearing from you!

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."

...Practice Gratefulness....


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Hi everyone!
I am 23! Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada! I wouldn't live anywhere else! I got married three months ago to my best friend! I have a son who will be two this Christmas! I recently started post-secondary school this September! I have a lot of good going on in my life right now (thought it is very stressful at times) so I see this as the perfect time to work on my health goals!
I have been diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic for four years now and am still struggling with that. I am working hard at changing my diet to a more health conscious one and trying to eat more local foods as well as cooking more foods at home.
I look forward to getting to know everyone else here!
Cheers!

"Life's so uncertain, eat dessert first!"


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I am new here too. I am 55 year old grandmother, retire from the AF. I joined the AF because I had a son with medical problems( if I got divorced I did not want to have to depend on him, but I never did get divorced) and he died in 1985. I was also a navy brat. I love nature animal etc. I try to take care of people. I took care of my brother( went to GA for 4 months, took him to chemo and radiation treatments) 7 years ago with neck cancer he is still alive but now has liver cancer. For the last 6 years I take care of my 77 year old mom. I am married to a great guy since becoming a diabetic 15 months ago hubby make me breakfast every weekend. I love my three indoor cats and two stray cats. I love my earth shoes, even the ones with the fringe, still love ty dye and any thing that is different from the norm. I live in a small town in OK. I feel I live in this world to not live up to your expectation or you to mine, to love and bring peace to the world, to make it a better place. Love and Light Carol

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7/30/11 6:42 A

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Hi there. I'm new, too. I was only considered a borderline hippie when I lived in Santa Cruz...but now that I'm back out of California completely again, I might as well wear nothing but hemp and smell like patchulli. lol I am pretty crunchy in a lot of ways. Dh and I are very AP, and prefer a more natural and holistic approach to life.

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A warm welcome to all new Happy Hippies!! Great to have you here!

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Hi everyone! I'm new to spark and always looking for like minded friends and groups to help me stay motivated and vice versa. I'm a hippie at heart and love music, primarily Phish, Dead, Marley & The Band. I just came back from the Phish Superball festival and also completed my first 5K while I was there! I'm in the Boston area and would love to meet a workout buddy or two nearby! Get in touch and good luck to everyone with your goals!

"Life is one big road with lots of signs; so when you're riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, PUT YOUR VISION to REALITY." -Robert Nesta Marley O.M.

"Be the change you want to see in the world." -Mahatma Ghandi

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I'm new to this team and an on-again off-again Spark member. I live in Indiana and try to grow my some of own food. This year, apparently, I am growing food for the bunnies, the deer and the neighbors' escape-artist sheep.
This group looks fun.


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