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SEWKOOLMOM2
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4/7/14 8:04 P

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1. Oklahoma
2. No, New Jersey, routed through Texas, then to OK
3. married 30 years
4. two beautiful daughters and two grandsons
5. two cats, Max and Lili
6. praise team at my congregation, scrap booking, sewing, camping, couponing
7. Two years with spark people
8. I cook during the week for just myself and on the weekend for 2 (adding my husband)
9. I like challenges, that's how I lost my weight. Change my eating habits and regular regimen of exercise. Spark people is helping me to maintain.
10. Work full time at an international ministry. Own our home. Eat biblical kosher. Lost 55 pounds on my journey to being healthy and fit.



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LESSCUPCAKES
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4/7/14 11:12 A

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1. Oklahoma
2.No ,born and raised in Ca
3. Single
4. I have 2 , both over 18
5. Dog - Bizkit
6. Cooking, lake, karaoke, live music
7. 3 Months
8. 1
9. Any tips and ideas for fast easy , healthy meals
10. Wow no idea what to say here :)


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KRIS_TEA
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4/1/14 10:30 A

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1. Location? Corinth, TX (small town about 45 min drive north from Dallas/Ft. Worth)
2. Is this where you are from? Not really. I grew up in east Texas in a very small town (about 300 people) about a 45 min drive west of Texarkana. I also lived in Fayetteville, AR for 2 years while in college.
3. Married? Yep, just celebrated our 2 year anniversary last Monday.
4. Kids? Not yet. Been trying for about 6-9 months (depending on your definition of "trying"). Found out I have hypothyroidism and I really just need to get healthier before getting pregnant. Got a nephew due in May, though, so I'm super excited about that!
5. Animals? Not anymore. We had a sweet Jack Russell named Shiloh but she was hit by a car in December and we had to put her down. One of the hardest and most traumatic things I have gone through as an adult. It was so much harder on my poor husband though. He isn't ready for a new dog just yet. His parents had to put their dog down that had originally been his dog just a couple of weeks later too, so it wasn't a good winter for us.
6. Hobbies, interests? Baking, cooking, studying Christian theology/apologetics, writing, learning to crochet/knit, reading, board gaming, SciFi movies/tv/books
7. How long a member of spark? I can't really remember. I use to be super active and lost 70 lbs at one time. I was even asked to be profiled in the SparkPeople book they put out a few years ago but after changing jobs, moving, and a knee injury I got lazy and gained it all back. :(
8. How many are you cooking for? 2 mainly but we like to have people over as often as possible so occasionally more. :)
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Not really sure. I've never been one to do a "group thing" much but I just enjoy talking with others who are going through the same thing. I would say motivation because that has been my biggest problem the last few years but, really, I have to have the motivation come from me rather than someone else. I have had success from others challenging me in the past, however. :)
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? AS you can probably tell by my "hobbies/interests" I am a pretty strong Christian. I am also a major geek. I'm talking seen every Star Trek, fairly obsessed with Doctor Who, goes to board game conventions, kind of geek. :) Also, I just recently became a stay at home wife. I am working on getting our house organized and cleaned, starting an online restaurant review site, starting a home baking business, and writing. Busy, busy, busy. :)



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NOKOMIS57
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3/22/14 1:32 P

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1. Location: Vermont
2. Is this where you are from?Yes native American Vermonter
3. Married, single, etc.:Divorced
4. Kids ? :Two grown up
5. Animals ?: No
6. Hobbies, interests:Hiking, Powwow, Reading, History
7. How long a member of spark?:Not sure,.Restarted a while back, several years
8. How many are you cooking for: 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Motivation is the key for me. Just need to keep being reminded not to let things slip.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?
I am a grandmother and work at a sedentary job




Carollee

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddah


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RGPATTON54
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3/22/14 12:01 A

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Seems we have a portion control problem and need creative menus, on numerous diets but end of day need to eat more healthy.


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BUDDY01*
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3/20/14 9:32 A

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Hi my name is Mary and I live in WI. It is just me and my husband now that the kids are all gone from home, it is hard to cook for 2 people now. I am used to cooking for big eaters. I have 2 Labs one yellow and one brown. I love to garden and can when in season. I have 5 grandchildren and I love them all dearly. I am sick of the snow this year because we have had more than usual. I love to cook and that is my problem because i love to eat what I cook. It will be good to be with a groupe to cheer me on.



CELTIA51
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3/19/14 11:47 A

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Hello Sam.
Avocados can be used in lots of ways besides guacamole.
There's the regular mushy guacamole and also chunky style. You mix chopped avocado, finely diced onion, tomato (seeded) and salt, pepper, and lime juice.
I chop them into my salads, slice them into sandwiches i.e. chicken, cheese or ham, just as a side with a low-fat meal and they add good fats and great texture to smoothies .emoticon
I'm sure there are lots of other recipes you add them to but these came to mind right now. Hope you enjoy trying them.
Simone emoticon

I believe absolutely in my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
My personal motto is that a day without learning something new or finding something to laugh about or be grateful for is 24 hours wasted.


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CELTIA51
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3/19/14 11:37 A

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Hi, my name is Simone and am so glad I discovered this group. I've be searching for resources on this subject and it's been an exercise in frustration. I've had little luck on the internet, in the library or in bookstores.

1. Location (Province) British Columbia, Canada
2. Is this where you are from? Hometown is Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
3. Married, single, etc. widowed
4. Kids ? (have any) three, all grown up
5. Animals ? (have any) not allowed in my building
6. Hobbies, interests genealogy, quilting, reading (I almost always get my reading material from the library, except for a large box of mysteries and suspense novels that were given to me. Books are just too expensive unless it's a reference that I need to have on my shelf for my research.)
7. How long a member of spark? Not sure. I joined when the site was brand new, left for several years, returned last July.
8. How many are you cooking for? One and I need my plan to be uncooked or uncultured milk free.
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I really need recipes that don't need to be adjusted in quantities of ingredients. I need to learn how to shop for one person so I'm not wasting a lot of food, especially produce. I've spent over 30 years shopping for a family from 5-8 people and the adjustment is still in process.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I also would like to make some friends in the group for mutual encouragement .

After a visit to the doctor's office on Monday I have to go for blood tests today for glucose levels and cholesterol as well the regular tests. It's frustrating because I did these tests in October and my doctor was away in Ireland so although someone noted problems on the report, no one notified me. The normal procedure is that you only hear anything if there's a problem so I thought all was as usual but no, my thyroid was low and I need higher meds, And sugar levels were HIGH so that means I need monitoring and treatment for diabetes.
So I guess I'll also need to be sure all my recipes are suitable for diabetic diets.

I believe absolutely in my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
My personal motto is that a day without learning something new or finding something to laugh about or be grateful for is 24 hours wasted.


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WATCHMECANCAN
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3/14/14 7:25 P

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Hi. I'm Sam and I am returning after almost 2 years. My first go-around, I lost 60lbs but then I let life get in my way. I hope to repeat positive results again and this time STICK WITH IT.

1. I live in Ohio (South-Central)
2. I was born in MI, lived in IL as a kid but have been in Ohio most of my life.
3. My Fiance and I have been together 11 years. We just haven't got around to making it official.
4. Animals? Does 3 horses, 1 goat, 3 cats and 3 dogs count? Most of my babies are rescues.
5. My hobbies are showing horses, swimming, camping and taking care of the farm. Oh, and I read a lot of historical romance novels. (I scour thrift stores & yard sales for them)
6. I joined Spark in 2011. I just passed a one month streak since returning.
7. Mainly I'm just cooking for myself. Other half is hard to please as he would rather exist on mac & cheese from a box, McDonalds and ice-cream. He hates most veggies so it is hard to find things we will both eat.
8. Most of my issues have to do with meal planning. Breakfast is not a problem as I have a few tried & true things that work for me and keep well. Part of the problem is I seldom stick to what I have planned for dinner because I either get in the house to late or what is planned does not sound good that day. The other issue is coming up with a plan for the week that will use up the fresh ingredients I buy. I'm really OK with eating the same thing a couple days in a row if I really like it or taking leftovers for lunch. Currently, I have an avocado I need to cut but I don't want to eat it all at once and I know they get gross if you don't eat them right away. Need some ideas because the only way I've tried it is guacamole.
9. My goal is to make some friends on here that I can check in with from time to time to encourage each other.
10. I am sure I will have more to share once I get to know you all.


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1BOSSMOMMY
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3/9/14 1:24 A

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Hi...I just rejoined after being away for almost 10 years and looking forward to learning new recipes I can enjoy and about your experiences in cooking for 1 or 2.

1. Location: Alberta, Canada
2. Is this where you are from: Raised in the Airforce so was from many different bases throughout Canada and France and Germany
3. Married, single: long time married
4. Kids: I have 2 married and 4 grand kids
5. Animals: My husband belongs to my only dog who thinks she is a person..
6. Hobbies, interests: oil painting, gardening, reading, poetry, music, dancing, cooking
7. How long a member of spark: lapsed past member and glad to be back!
8. How many are you cooking for: 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals: I'm always browsing recipes sites am looking for smaller portion recipes. Husband doesn't like freezer foods and I get tired of eating left over meals for the rest of the week.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? My secret desire is to become an amazing at-home cook.


Edited by: 1BOSSMOMMY at: 3/9/2014 (01:31)
To me HEALTH means Energy. Stamina. Flexibilty. A relatively pain free body. Enjoying healthy food.


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JOANPEARL1
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3/6/14 8:23 P

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1. Location (State) - Missouri
2. Is this where you are from? - No, originally from Kansas
3. Married, single, etc. - I'm divorced
4. Kids ? (have any) - none
5. Animals ? (have any) - Cat (Fiona)
6. Hobbies, interests -reading, cooking and country drives
7. How long a member of spark? - off and on
8. How many are you cooking for? -Just 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? -I enjoy cooking, but not fond of left-overs unless it is soup. I make lots of soup!
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? -I am 62 and 10 years post-op gastric by-pass. Everyday is still a struggle

Joan: Missouri

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VWATERS56
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3/6/14 8:08 A

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1. Location (State) - North Alabama
2. Is this where you are from? - Yes
3. Married, single, etc. - I'm divorced
4. Kids ? (have any) - 1 Adult son and 1 grandson
5. Animals ? (have any) - Boston Terrier (Betty Boop)
6. Hobbies, interests -reading, movies, gardening, cooking and quilting
7. How long a member of spark? - new
8. How many are you cooking for? -Just 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? -I enjoy cooking, but I am working 12 hour swing shif, makes it hard to do what I need to
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? -I am 58 & it seems that my get up and go has got up and went


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CHIPOMP1
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3/1/14 6:35 P

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1. Location (State) - Florida

2. Is this where you are from? - No. Originally from PA

3. Married, single, etc. - I'm divorced... 8+ years

4. Kids ? (have any) - 2 Adult daughters in their 40's and 3 grandchildren

5. Animals ? (have any) - Just a granddog.

6. Hobbies, interests -reading, movies, cooking and crocheting. I want to take up water color

7. How long a member of spark? - I was here a few years ago. Just joined again in Feb

8. How many are you cooking for? -Just 1

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? -I enjoy cooking, but I am looking for quick and simple meals and salads

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? -I have LUPUS and it has an effect on my mobility, strength and energy.

April Goal: I feel that I need another month at the same goals.
5000 steps a day
Chair exercises twice a day


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SAMMIE-I-AM
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2/21/14 5:49 P

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Hi I'm Samantha but everyone calls me Sammie or Sam

1. Location (State): Florida
2. Is this where you are from? Born & raised, moved away and came back
3. Married, single, etc.: Married
4. Kids ? None, no plans for any
5. Animals ? 1 dog & 1 cat
6. Hobbies, interests: I love to read, write, and hang out with my friends
7. How long a member of spark? Oh boy, I joined back in 2008 or 2009 under a different name/page but a few years ago I made a new one to start fresh
8. How many are you cooking for? My husband travels a lot for work so normally one, but sometimes two
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I look forward to seeing meal ideas for 1 & 2
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I'm a big nerd lol

Hi I'm Sammie-I-Am (used to be SGKAYLOR) and I'm here to change myself for the better!


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CHARCATS
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2/21/14 5:37 P

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1. Location: Nashville area, TN
2. Is this where you are from? no, Salinas, CA
3. Married? yes
4. Kids? 1 & he's grown
5. Animals? yes- 2 dogs, 3 cats (I foster 2 of the cats right now)
6. Hobbies, interests: Scrapbooking, teaching, reading, loom knitting, crafting, ....
7. How long a member of spark? joined over a year ago but didn't do anything with it- just started getting involved & really serious 3 weeks ago.
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I have some diet restrictions & also cooking for 2 now has been challenging (son moved out a year ago) without creating way too many leftovers
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? doc told me to cut back on fats- that's been challenging for me from my nutrition analysis here on the site- I had no clue I was taking in so many calories from fats (help)

Char


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BLICKABLOC
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2/12/14 12:50 P

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1. Location (State) - Indiana (northwest, 20 minutes from Chicago, Illinois)
2. Is this where you are from? Yes
3. Married, single, etc.? In a serious relationship
4. Kids ? (have any) No, and don't really want any
5. Animals ? (have any) No... had a cat and it didn't work out. I'm too busy to take care of animals.
6. Hobbies, interests. Knitting, video games, writing (but that's my career path)
7. How long a member of spark? since the beginning of 2012, but I actually started using Spark at the beginning of 2014
8. How many are you cooking for? 1 during the week, and usually 2 on the weekends
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I went from eating out almost every day for years to trying to cook as much as possible. I know how to cook (I used to be a chef) but I need to learn how to cook healthy, good recipes in smaller batches.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Ask and I'm an open book.


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MOMYEROM
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2/2/14 6:34 P

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Hello - I'm new here.
1. Location (State)-- Wisconsin
2. Is this where you are from? -- Originally from CA, moved to the Midwest in 1998
3. Married, Single, etc? -- Single
4. Kids? -- 4 kids, the youngest in his first year of college
5. Animals?-- A cat
6. Hobbies, interests-- Knit, read, learning to bake gluten free, Pinterest
7. How long a member of Spark?-- Long-time member but back in January after more than a year away.
8. How many are you cooking for?-- Just me
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? -- I spent most of my life cooking for a crowd --the kids and all their friends-- and it has been a challenge learning to cook for one. I tend to still cook big meals and freeze individual portions. I'd like to find more recipes that are actually single sized.
10. Anything else you want us to know?-- I'm trying to stay engaged in the SparkPeople community. I'd love to add more people to my friend list for encouragement and motivation.


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SHIRLOCKS
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1/28/14 10:30 A

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Hello - I'm new here.
1. Location (State)--I live in Oklahoma
2. Is this where you are from? --I grew up in Colorado but have been in Oklahoma for over 30 years.
3. Married, Single, etc? -- I am married.
4. Kids? --I have 2 grown daughters and 1 grown son (step). Six grandkids.
5. Animals?-- I have one min pin dog
6. Hobbies, interests--I love to cook, travel, read, camp and find ways to spoil grandkids.
7. How long a member of Spark?--Joined Spark in November 2013
8. How many are you cooking for?--My husband and I both cook, it's just us.
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? --Trying to find new ideas for quick meals. Sometimes we spend a Saturday or Sunday cooking a gourmet meal, or just experimenting.
10. Anything else you want us to know?--Working on getting into the good habit of exercising for the rest of my life.



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TOPPERMOMB
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1/24/14 12:06 P

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Hi!

My name is Nyla and I am learning (or trying to) about cooking for one. So here is my story:

1. Location (State)--I live in Texas (Houston area)
2. Is this where you are from? --I grew up in Minnesota but have been in Texas for a LONG time
3. Married, Single, etc? -- I am recently widowed
4. Kids? --I have 4 kids (2 are biologically mine and 2 are biologically DH's) 6 grandkids (soon to be 7)
5. Animals?-- I have one dog
6. Hobbies, interests--I love to cook, travel, read (well--audio books) and spend time with family and friends
7. How long a member of Spark?--Joined Spark in 2013 but only recently became active
8. How many are you cooking for?--I am cooking for just me unless one or more of the kids and grandkids are here.
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? --Trying to learn to be motivated enough to care about cooking for one.
10. Anything else you want us to know?--Working on regaining my equilibrium and figuring out the next part of my life.

I love to cook and am a cookbook collector and also scour the internet to find interesting and healthy recipes. Previously I belonged to a CSA and found that to be very inspiring to find ways to use what showed up in my share each week. I am debating about trying that again, but not sure now that I am only one…

Look forward to getting to know you all better.

Nyla


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BETHICAS
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1/20/14 6:26 P

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Greetings All! Hope you are having a good day.
1. Location (State) - New Hampshire until June, then Lesotho Africa!
2. Is this where you are from? - Close enough, I grew up in Maine.
3. Married, Single etc.? Definitely single!
4. Kids? - No, but working at a boarding school, I feel like it!
5. Animals - No
6. Hobbies, interests - Knitting, Sailing, Hiking, Canoeing, Swimming, Reading, Games, Coffee, Red Sox, Patriots
7.How long a member of spark? Sporadically for six years or so.
8. How many are you cooking for? Just me most of the time.
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Pretty excited to find new enthusiasm for healthy meals that don't require lots of trips to the grocery store (it's 35 minutes away!)
10. Anything else you want us to know - I'm busy...you probably are too emoticon

Beth

"You should choose for your life's work whatever feels most like play."
-Harvey Oxenhorn


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KRAZYKAT3232
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1/20/14 12:57 P

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1. Location (State) - I live in Iowa
2. Is this where you are from? - yes
3. Married, Single etc.? Been with my Guy for 12 years
4. Kids? - 2 sons 28 and 21. empty nest
5. Animals - No
6. Hobbies, interests - health
7.How long a member of spark? just started two weeks ago
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? new ideas
10. Anything else you want us to know - Just want to focus on eating healthy.

Kat from Iowa
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TMA1913
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1/12/14 10:32 P

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1. Location (State) - I live in Maryland
2. Is this where you are from? - North Carolina
3. Married, Single etc.? -single
4. Kids? - No
5. Animals - No
6. Hobbies, interests - bowling, movies, traveling
7.How long a member of spark? 2007 (on and off)
8. How many are you cooking for? 1 (sometimes my roommate)
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? offering tips on shopping
10. Anything else you want us to know - Just want to focus on eating healthy and reducing stress.

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Keep positive people in your life! Everyone else get rid of them, keep smiling, and move forward. And allow God to do the rest!

Stepping into My Promise!

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ROX2013
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1/8/14 12:55 P

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1. Location (State) - I live in TN
2. Is this where you are from? - originally from northern IL
3. Married, Single etc.? -single
4. Kids? - None
5. Animals? - 2 cats Vader and Nimtz and 4 dogs, Jade, Bo, Gigit and Tao.
6. Hobbies, interests - I love dogs, walking, reading, quilting and painting
. How long a member of spark? 3 years
How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Lots of ideas & tips please! Also ideas for meals that can be frozen.
10. Anything else you want us to know

Roxanne Keller


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JES0RKAH
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1/7/14 2:26 P

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1. Location (State) - I live in the UK
2. Is this where you are from? - Yes
3. Married, Single etc.? - Engaged (for a very long time)
4. Kids? - None
5. Animals? - Jack Russell Terrier called Maya.
6. Hobbies, interests - I love dogs, walking, reading, eating & watching films/TV
7. How long a member of spark? Joined today! emoticon
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Lots of ideas & tips please!
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I'm a moderately good cook! emoticon

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SDLOV3R
SDLOV3R's Photo SparkPoints: (13,961)
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1/5/14 7:25 P

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1. Location (State) - California

2. Is this where you are from? - It's where I claim to be from.

3. Married, single, etc. - committed partnership (4 years)

4. Kids ? (have any) - I have one son (9) and 3 step-sons (17, 10, 10 - yes, twins)

5. Animals ? (have any) - Greyhound (Sadie), turtle (Rock), and 2 leopard geckos (Roxie and Nathan)

6. Hobbies, interests - I'm a full-time graduate student so not much free time. I love to run, hike, and co-lead a mud runners and obstacle racers team here on Spark (AVID mud runner/obstacle racer here!)

7. How long a member of spark? - 4 years? 3 years?

8. How many are you cooking for? - 2

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? - I joined because of the "What's for dinner tonight" thread that'll ensure I'm cooking. My challenge is not eating and it's especially easy for me to not cook when I'm ONLY cooking for me and my son.

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? - My partner is active duty Navy and deployed until May. We only have his kids on the weekends when he's home. Hence the cooking for 2, even though it sounds like we have a full house, lol.

ALSO! Please to Team Goodies. I have a stalker on here and I'm trying to keep a low profile. Thank you!

Edited by: SDLOV3R at: 1/5/2014 (19:28)
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SUGARFREEBIE
Posts: 139
1/5/14 3:32 P

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Location: West suburban Kansas City
From here: No, grew up in Ozarks, also lived in PA a long time ago plus 10 yrs recently in OH
Married: Separated, husband lives in OH
Kids: Daughter age 29, best roommate ever.
Animals: Two retired show cats; red Somali (look up Mittsnpaws Miromax--Max for short) and a blue-eyed white hearing Norwegian Forest Cat Snow (14 lb boy). Both spoiled rotten. Other 2 cats (black smoke Turkish Angora girl and Chartreux boy) live w/ husband. Daughter has 2 large female black and white broken-color rabbits, get along fine w/ the cats
Occupation: Disabled Registered Respiratory Therapist--unable to work on feet any more so trying to learn new skills (would rather work then collect disability)
Education: Gazillion assorted college hours (kept changing majors/schools) actual degree is a Associates in Respiratory Therapy
Hobbies: Sewing, knitting, crochet, reading (non-fiction usually), recipe collecting and inventing.
Member of Spark: 5 yrs
Cooking for how many: usually one; occasionally make family dinners for 3 (daughter and her boyfriend)--they eat completely differently than I do but I know what they like so planning is simple
Help/support from team: recipe inspiration and encouragement
Anything else: learning how to deal w/ chronic pain / illnesses and needing to lose about 95 more lbs while job-hunting for something in a new field--after 35 yrs of health care I don't know how to do anything else, have to work off feet and am no good at office work. Marital estrangement on back burner for now.

Edited by: SUGARFREEBIE at: 1/5/2014 (15:47)
Peace out,
Mary S.


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OBRYNH
OBRYNH's Photo Posts: 120
1/5/14 12:22 P

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1. Location: Idaho
2. Is this where you are from? No
3. Married? Yes
4. Kids? They're adults.
5. Animals? Yes....a much-loved Maine Coon....
6. Hobbies, interests: Walking, hiking, geology, music, reading, ancient history, volunteer work, cooking
7. How long a member of spark? About 5 weeks
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Interested in healthy recipes for two..
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Not right now, thanks.



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XANCU2314
XANCU2314's Photo SparkPoints: (1,311)
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1/4/14 10:33 A

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1. Location- Ohio
2. Is this where you are from?- Yes
3. Married, single, ect? - divorced
4. Kids ? (have any)- 21 year old boy
5. Animals ? - none
6. Hobbies, interest ?- scrap booking, art, music, and reading
7. How long a member of spark? Just joined a week ago
8. How many are you cooking for? 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Ideas on healthy meals to make for one
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I work EMS so meals are hard. I often get stuck eating on the go in between calls

Thanks, Paula



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LINREVETTE
LINREVETTE's Photo Posts: 89
1/1/14 9:53 A

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1. Location - Upstate NY

2. Yes I grew up here and never left.

3. Married

4. We have 5 Children between us .. Son in his 30's, Two Daughters almost 30 !, Son 23 and Daughter 18yr. We have two grandsons 4yr and 1yr.

5. Yes animals ... one yellow lab (Angel) and one cat (Misty)

6. Love to read, past few years I mostly listen to books and read a little on the kindle. Hooked to my computer games ... We go to the gym to swim, not a hobby but gets us off the couch. Work Full time.

7. Been a member of Sparkpeople since 2009. So 4 years. Wow time flies !

8. Cooking for 2 (sometimes the youngest shows up .. then it's 3)

9. So bored of figuring out what to fix for dinner or eat in general ... always looking for ideas

10. I need a diet - eat healthy buddy ..


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FITNESSFOODIE
FITNESSFOODIE's Photo Posts: 3,340
12/27/13 4:51 P

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1. Location (State) - New Hampshire

2. Is this where you are from? - No. Upstate New York

3. Married, single, etc. - married 23 years

4. Kids ? (have any) - I have a daughter 27 and a son 21 who both live in Manchester, NH. My son is still in school and works full time also. We lost another daughter to a battle with cancer last Thanksgiving, she was 21 when she passed away after a long illness.

5. Animals ? (have any) - Two year old Frenglish bulldog named Lord Stanley, and two male cats Salem and King, although I call him "crazy eye"

6. Hobbies, interests - I work full time +++, I like to read, travel, cook, photography. Love to eat out. Now that it's just the two of us we are getting ready to downsize and get a smaller place.

7. How long a member of spark? - 7+ years

8. How many are you cooking for? - 2

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? - I am looking to still eat well and deliciously but spend less time in the kitchen. I want to do other things with my time.

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? - My Dr handed me some bad news 2 weeks ago, I have metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, and need to get serious about a balanced diet OR ELSE! It's a super big wake up call, that while I was off taking care of other people I wasn't taking care of myself.



Karen - Seacoast New Hampshire

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KNEPPERLADY
KNEPPERLADY's Photo Posts: 121
12/20/13 6:22 A

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1. Location (state) PA
2. Is this where your from? South central almost Maryland boarder and born and raised :)
3. Married single etc. Married 23yrs together 24&1/2 yrs
4. Kids? 1 daughter she is 23 and out of college
5. Animals? 2 dachshunds Tucker and Millie
6. Hobbies? Love football Go Steelers! Reading Walking hanging out with friends and riding motorcycle
7. How long a member of Spark? Almost 2 yrs in February
8. How many are you cooking for? 2 unless our daughter shows up
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Help me with new healthy easy recipes for 2 and grocery list to go with recipe cause usual I don't have something lol
10. Anything else you want the team to know about you? Um let's see I don't really like to cook but somebody has to do it :)


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WONDEROONA
WONDEROONA's Photo Posts: 3,256
12/19/13 6:57 P

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1. Location (State)PA
2. Is this where you are from? yes, moved from the western side of the state to the southern central part now, but yes
3. Married, single, etc. widowed emoticon
4. Kids ? (have any) none
5. Animals ? (have any)2 pugs, Coco Kai (male) and Kia Kaitlyn (female)
6. Hobbies, interests NASCAR, Playstation 3, The Sims 3, Candy Crush
7. How long a member of spark? about 5 years-I think emoticon
8. How many are you cooking for?1 (unless you count me feeding the pugs, too...lol)
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? giving me ideas on what to cook as far as healthy meals go, how to cook for one, what to buy for one
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?not at this point and time, I have to keep some mystery about me.... emoticon emoticon

"The reason that people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they have to go instead of how far they have gotten."~Unknown


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LONGLIFE7
LONGLIFE7's Photo Posts: 431
11/30/13 1:48 P

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1. ARKANSAS
2. lived here all my life. Moved all over the state except North eastern side.
3. Happily Married 19 years and counting
4. No kids (humans)
5. after the recent death of our beloved little cat of 17+ years we are squeezing all the love out of our big ole tom cat of 3 years.
6. Cooking, quilting, reading, feeding the birds and watching the wildlife at the feeders.
7. off and on for a while
8. Cooking for me and hubby.
9. new recipe ideas. Leftovers are not a bad thing but hubby sometimes wont eat the "weird" things. Translate that to healthy stuff that uses grains or veggies.
10. Not a seafood fan. Not a fan of the Indian spice palette.


Every day is a GIFT!


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FYRWRKS
FYRWRKS's Photo SparkPoints: (21,838)
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11/18/13 5:07 P

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1. Location (State):
British Columbia
2. Is this where you are from?
I was born and raised in Alberta, migrated to BC 5 years ago
3. Married, single, etc.
Single
4. Kids ? (have any)
No, but have 10 nieces and nephews to keep me entertained.
5. Animals ? (have any)
No, but LOVE THEM.
6. Hobbies, interests
Cooking, baking, the outdoors
7. How long a member of spark?
3 maybe 4 years now
8. How many are you cooking for?
1 - Me, myself and I
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals?
Tips, tricks and recipe ideas for one, that don't result in a lot of leftovers.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?
I coach for Special Olympics. I love to try different types of food and enjoy experimenting in the kitchen, some of my favorite meals have been created with nothing but my imagination and the ingredients that inspire me.


Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday.


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LORALISOPHIA
LORALISOPHIA's Photo SparkPoints: (4,716)
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11/18/13 11:06 A

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1. Location (State):
California
2. Is this where you are from?
I was born in California, but grew up on the East Coast.
3. Married, single, etc.
Married
4. Kids ? (have any)
None, yet.
5. Animals ? (have any)
None, yet.
6. Hobbies, interests
Writing stories, Cooking, Baking, History
7. How long a member of spark?
Off and on for about 2 years.
8. How many are you cooking for?
2 - just my husband and I.
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals?
Sharing recipes, I guess. I'm all for trying new foods, but I also have to feed my DH, who likes his meat and potatoes.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?
I love Asian food, the more authentic the better. I've moved 5 times in 2013. I am a librarian.

~Keep Moving Forward~ ~From Failing, You Learn, Success - Not So Much~ (Meet The Robinsons)


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FALLENSHORT2013
FALLENSHORT2013's Photo SparkPoints: (14,356)
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11/18/13 10:16 A

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1. Location (State) Montana
2. Is this where you are from? yes
3. Married, single, etc. Married
4. Kids ? (have any) 1 daughter, 23, who does not live with us
5. Animals ? (have any) 3 cats, 4 fish (the Philosophish)
6. Hobbies, interests Cooking, Reading, Crafts, Sewing
7. How long a member of spark? off and on for about 10 years
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? weight loss and lots of support!!!!
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I am not afraid to try new recipes, I love to try new recipes for game, especially when my husband gets a deer or an elk or something! I love to put together huge feasts for lots of people. I usually overdo it, it's not enough for me to have ENOUGH food, I go for variety!! Thanksgiving is fun most years...

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!" Philippians 4:13



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3NEWBEGINNINGS
3NEWBEGINNINGS's Photo SparkPoints: (4,087)
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11/18/13 9:56 A

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1. Location (State): Minnesota
2. Is this where you are from? You Betcha ;)
3. Married, single, etc.? Single
4. Kids ? (have any) Yes. 2 but combined they eat like one adult :P
5. Animals ? (have any) We have a pet crayfish, ewww!
6. Hobbies, interests: The cabin, sports, music, scrapbooking, photography, and anything to do with my kiddos.
7. How long a member of spark? I've been actively a member since August 12th
8. How many are you cooking for? Let's go with 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I'm looking for smaller healthy meals for myself and my two kiddos. They need to be easy too.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I'm addicted to Pinterest ;) Otherwise, feel free to ask!

"It isn't going to suck any less to get out of bed after 5 snoozes, so get up now, and get it over with!"
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ANN478
ANN478's Photo SparkPoints: (9,615)
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11/10/13 11:03 A

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1. Location (Province) - British Columbia Canada
2. Is this where you are from? Yes born and raised
3. Married, single, etc. - Widowed
4. Kids ? (have any) - 1 grown and 1 grandchild
5. Animals ? (have any) - 1 rescued cat from Animal Shelter
6. Hobbies, interests - Sewing, crafts, Writer, acrylic painter
7. How long a member of spark? Several years
8. How many are you cooking for? One
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Maintenance is my priority.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I am a very active Retiree.

Edited by: ANN478 at: 11/10/2013 (11:04)
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THINMAMAWARD
THINMAMAWARD's Photo Posts: 1,949
10/30/13 7:02 A

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1. Location (State) - Cali
2. Is this where you are from? Yes born and raised
3. Married, single, etc. - married
4. Kids ? (have any) - 3 grown and 4 grandchildren
5. Animals ? (have any) - 3 small lovable pooches
6. Hobbies, interests - searching since I just became an empty nester.
7. How long a member of spark? 7 years with no progress
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Learning to plan and shop for 2
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I work full time and find it hard to always cook from scratch during the week.


In a prebariatric program hoping to get approval for weight loss surgery.

Be Blessed!

Kathy



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COSMICWATCHER
COSMICWATCHER's Photo Posts: 633
10/29/13 8:09 P

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1. Location (State) - Athens
2. Is this where you are from? - No I was born and raised at the Aegean Sea :)
3. Married, single, etc. - Single
4. Kids ? (have any) - Nope
5. Animals ? (have any) - 1 cat-daughter
6. Hobbies, interests - Music, Art, Writing, Animals, Veganism,Cooking,Reading,Philosophy,Psychology,Travelling
7. How long a member of spark? - 2-3 years
8. How many are you cooking for? - 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? -vegan, fast, healthy,cheap and lazy-friendly. :D I'm a university student. :DD
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? If you need any kind of help, please feel free to e-mail me. I'd love to help you, not matter what you;re dealing with right now.


Joanna

~Running to stand still~

'If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.'

:This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!:

{I am not afraid... I was born to do this.}

_Run if you can, walk if you must, crawl if you have to, but don't give up._

#No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, SHOW UP and never give up!!!#


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TH1123
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10/29/13 7:17 A

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1. Location (State) - Houston
2. Is this where you are from? - No I'm originally from Idaho
3. Married, single, etc. - Living with partner
4. Kids ? (have any) - Nope
5. Animals ? (have any) - 2 dogs
6. Hobbies, interests - Music, Fantasy Novels... sadly work.
7. How long a member of spark? - Since April of this year.
8. How many are you cooking for? - 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? - Just information, ideas and inspiration on how to make this work. I'm spending a lot more then I should on 2 people, and it's weird because just cooking for myself was so much easier.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Can't think of anything at the present time!




FRESH_START10
FRESH_START10's Photo Posts: 88
10/22/13 10:54 P

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1. Location: Iowa

2. Is this where you are from? Born and raised.

3. Married, single, etc? Single but trying to beat the odds of a long distance relationship

4. Kids? No

5. Animals? No. My apartment doesn't allow animals.

6. Hobbies, interests: Reading, writing, listening to music, playing piano, photography

7. How long a member of spark? oh geez, several years I guess.

8. How many are you cooking for? 1, and it sucks

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I am not a good cook, and it's hard for me to not a) eat it all the first time b) let the leftovers go to waste.

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Hmm, not that I can think of. I'm excited to get to know you all :)


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GRACIEGOES
GRACIEGOES's Photo Posts: 183
10/10/13 12:58 A

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1. Location: Wisconsin
2. Is this where you are from? No, I'm originally from the Philippines
3. Married, single, etc. Single, but getting married end of this year :)
4. Kids ? (have any) I will have a 3 year old stepson soon
5. Animals ? No. Our apartment doesn't allow pets. Blah
6. Hobbies, interests: Reading, cooking (it's what I went to school for and I love it)
7. How long a member of spark? 1 week
8. How many are you cooking for? 2 and a half, lol
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Hoping for a few ideas to shake things up. I love to cook and I love finding new recipes
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Nothing off the top of my head but looking forward to meeting more of the great people on here :)


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LIZBETHJAYNE
LIZBETHJAYNE's Photo Posts: 107
10/4/13 9:04 P

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1. Location (State): Wisconsin
2. Is this where you are from? Yes
3. Married, single, etc. Married (30 years!)
4. Kids ? (have any) Yes, one 27year old daughter
5. Animals ? (have any) Two bearded dragons, one veiled chameleon, two toad headed agama's
6. Hobbies, interests: Crocheting, want to learn to knit, just surviving everyday
7. How long a member of spark? Two years? Went MIA for awhile, been back a few months.
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I'm hoping to learn from other people how to feed my picky husband
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I don't really like to cook (too many let downs with my picky husband). I've been in a funk while I struggle to recover from a spinal tumor removal.


Elizabeth Jayne
West Bend, WI

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV


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PEAKSKINZFAN
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9/29/13 1:57 A

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I posted this incorrectly the first time. So here it goes.

Hi everyone, here is my info.

1. Location (State): Colorado
2. Is this where you are from? No I am from Virginia
3. Married, single, etc. Single
4. Kids ? (have any) Yes, one teenage girl
5. Animals ? (have any) Yes, two dogs (Cocker and a Golden Retriever)
6. Hobbies, interests: Fishing, Backpacking, Photography, Golf, movies, helping people, mountain biking
7. How long a member of spark? About a month this time around. First time was six months
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I'm hoping to learn from other people that have a good system for cooking for two
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I love to cook and like to experiment with food.


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV)

"Even if you fall on your face you are still moving forward." Victor Kiam

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." Ralph Marston

"Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds." Gordon B Hinckley


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COLOR-BLUE
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9/19/13 4:25 P

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Klassy,

emoticon to one of my homes. This is a great place to be, and it's also a happening place to be!!!

I know cooking for one or two can sometimes give you left overs for weeks on end, but I've chosen to make a half of a recipe of whatever I'm make, as it's just me, and then I put them in little individual containers for a single serving. That way, if I forget to the meat out or something trivial like that, I can reach in the freezer and grab either fajitas, chicken fried rice, chili, and cabbage soup. It's worked really well for me, and I enjoy the variety. I'm going to try spaghetti sauce later next month, when I get some of the other things out of the freezer.
If you need any help, just Holler and somebody will come running to give you a hand.

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -

Philippians 4:13
1 Corinthians 10:31
Our job is just to show up and do our best, leaving the outcome to GOD!!!

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KLASSY813
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9/19/13 3:32 P

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1. Kerrville, Texas with a few stops in other places...most importantly was South Carolina to marry my wonderful husband.
2. Married -- 20 years
3. 5 children: Son-Raymond, Daughter-Elizabeth, Daughter-Alicia, Daughter-Kelly, and Son-Joseph. 5 grandchildren w/one on the way
4. 5 Munchkins breed cats: Rosie & daughter Feather, Lady and son Dracula, and Lady Krissy and one outside cat that was a dropped off kitty that I am working on making a part of our family...Red. We spent 4 years breeding, raising and showing our Munchkins cats and won many ribbons and trophies with them.
5. I have worked at a dental technician lab, a pain & stress clinic, a dentist office doing collections and have been a stay-at-home mother and wife since 1993.
6. I never made it to college.
7. I love to cook and bake.
8. I love to read, do crafts and just be with my family and cats.
9. In 1997 my husband moved me back to my hometown and we found a great country place. Though I am out here alone most of the day and get lonely, I love the quiet and open space.
10. I am 49 years old.
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I will not give up on myself!!

When you feel like quitting: Think about why you started.

It does not matter how slow you go...So long as you do not stop.
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1. Louisville, Kentucky
2. Married--31 years
3. daughter 26 years old, my son of another mother 41 years old (my husband's son) He has given us two beautiful granddaughters (12 and 13)
4. 2 dogs, yellow white lab and boxer mix, 2 cats, Mane coon and my little gray cat with Attitude. ( she is a joy)
5. Work at the University of Louisville
6. I have a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Justice Administration and a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration.
7. I love to cook and bake
8. I love to read and exercise ( I have a home gym and I do Zumba a couple days a week)
9. We are in the process of moving into the house I grew up in, my Dad passed away Jan 29, 2012 and he left me the house. I love it. We are building a fence and doing some painting and then of course we have to sell our home. I miss my Dad everyday.
10. I am 54 years old
Well that is 10 things. Sandy

Edited by: HENDRIX881 at: 9/16/2013 (09:15)
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emoticon Canyon Country Calif for 30 years. born is So. Illinois in a small town called Cobden. Schools in Marion Ill and SUI university. Moved to Calif in 1962, hated the winters and wanted to use my Ford Convertible all the time. Retired in 2011, active in church, Red Hat;s and other groups. Live with my 3 cats, hubby died in 1998. Stopped driving in 2011, but get around with the help from my friends. Daughter in Nev. Daughter in New York and Son here in Canyon Country with his wife and 2 sons. It's hard to cook healthy for one. I do a lot of crockpot cooking and freeze the rest of the food. Then its defrost and heat. Does get boring at times.

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Weshakat,

Welcome to our comfy home!!! It's good to meet new people.

You said that you were looking for meals to split up and if I'm reading your post correctly, you don't want microwave meals. Well, I have a very simple chili recipe, and it makes 7 - 1 cup servings, as that's all I can eat, at a time. I have individual containers and I just put them in the freezer. If I'm having chili, or any other meal that I do that way, I get one out the night before, and leave it in the fridge. It works out really great. Nice healthy home cooked meals.

I've frozen chili, fajitas, and cabbage soup. I'm going to try chicken fried rice next and see how that goes. I just finished up my fajitas this evening, and all that's left as far as frozen dinners is cabbage soup and chili. Now I do freeze my meats too. I also cut them up into individual portions before I freeze them, and that's really great too. If you would like some recipes, just sparkmail me.

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1. Location (State) North Carolina
2. Is this where you are from? Yes, with a swing through Colorado in childhood
3. Married, single, etc. Recently (July) Separated
4. Kids ? (have any) Just sent her to College
5. Animals ? (have any) 2 cats: Cleopatra and Wesha (Wesha is the Cherokee word for "Cat"
6. Hobbies, interests: Getting healthy, web design
7. How long a member of spark? Long time. Slowly working
8. How many are you cooking for? 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Going back to school (evening). Need things I can split up among no microwave meals.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Deeply Spiritual. Member of Unity.

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Jody,

I don't envy you, as I use to work rotating shift work for 6 years. My body never adjusted to any shift, as the shift was always changed, just when my body was becoming adjusted to the time frame, I was in.

You're absolutely correct, that it definitely is a challenge trying to get yourself healthy, while working odd hours. Your breakfast could be someone else's dinner, etc. Not a good thing!!!

Well, we're here to try and help you, as much as we can. That's what we do here, we help each other out, and I LOVE IT!!! You never know if something you're going through, or even something you've eaten will help somebody else. I have welcomed new changes in my lifestyle change, by looking at other people's food diaries, on another site. They've eaten some things, and I had no idea existed, and I've tried, or there have been some tried and true items, that I thought I could no longer eat, but when I saw that the other person had it on their menu, and the nutritional stats, I imbibed, as well.

Welcome to our family, and just feel free to ask whatever's on your mind. If we're at all able to help, we'll be right there, or give you an idea of where you can go to get some help.

Be blessed,

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Hi! Just joined this group today.

1. Location- Milwaukee, WI
2. Is this where you are from?- Yep
3. Married, single, etc. -Single for a loooooong time! LOL!
4. Kids ? (have any)- 2 kids (21 & 23 yrs old), one still at home
5. Animals ? - 2 dogs (Mr. Magoo & Gilligan) both Shih-Tzu's
6. Hobbies, interests reading, gardening, games, wood carving, travel
7. How long a member of spark? since 2010
8. How many are you cooking for? 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? ideas for fast easy meals/ freezer meals/ and general support with nutrition.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I work night shift, so eating right & sleeping are always a challenge!

~~~~~~~~~~Jody~~~~~~~~~~

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Because those who mind don't matter...
And those who matter don't mind.
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Thank you Nancy Jean for your welcome. I am so excited to be involved in SP and these teams because it is really motivating. I do freeze meals and they come in handy when we are too busy to cook. It is just my DH and I and we are trying to eat at home most of the time. A lot of couples who are retired in FL go out for meals but we both like to cook and so we only eat out when we have to because of community (church or family) obligations. Thanks for your welcome - I really appreciate it.

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Welcome Geri!!!

This is a good team to be involved with. I'm still cooking for an army, and making individual servings and freezing them. It's easier for me to do that than to make one serving of something and probably end of throwing the can that was opened away, before it's empty. There are some dishes that I do make one serving at a time, and it works out okay.

I look forward to learning more about you.

Be blessed,

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Hi! I'm Geri from Florida. I was born and raised in central PA but spent most of my life in New England. I have been married to my best friend for 49 years and we have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. I love to cook and bake and eat! For years I have been trying to cook healthy but portion control seems to be my problem.. The 1st of August I discovered SP and I just love it. I never thought I would count calories again but with SP it is so easy. emoticon


I have been able to log all my food this whole month and I didn't miss a day! Thank You SP
I thought this Team would be good for us because we are only two and I always cooked for an army! Only the army never showed up so we had to eat all of it.... This should also help keep grocery bills down.

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Thank you colorblu glad to have a newbie around. This looks like a good forum.

Mary
Chicago, Illinois

A favorite poem:
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That makes it harder to plan the day." by E.B. White


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Mary,

I've only been with SP since mid June, so we're both newbies!!! It can be frustrating sometimes, as I can't get what I want done, because of all the different entities. It's just down right crazy, sometimes. But, little by little, I'm learning. I'm just taking baby steps, and eventually, all will work out, as everything is in DIVINE ORDER!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -

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Thank you Nancy Jean. I don't mind cooking, it is the cleaning up I am not fond of. I do want to eat at home -- it is much better for my health than eating out. Am looking forward to the group. I'm new at SP and not to clear as to how it works -- so bear with me.

Mary
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A favorite poem:
"I rise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world.
That makes it harder to plan the day." by E.B. White


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Welcome, Mary!!!

I'm also cooking for one. It's taking some time, but I'm starting to finally figure out some of the ins and outs of cooking for one. I usually make a big pot of something, and put the servings in a single container and have TONS of them in my freezer!!! It's no fun, when you're cooking it, and wondering if you have the room, to do this.

There are a lot of good people here, and we're all eager to help, so just HOLLER, when you need something.

Be blessed,

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What a great way to introduce new member to your team.
1. I live in a suburb of Chicago
2. No, Was raised in Connecticut and lived in New York City
3. Recent widow
4. 2 adult sons and 1 grandson
5. Am a dog lover, but now own a cat
6. Many interests, cooking, food, paint, bridge, people, it could go on
7. Joined in June of this year
8. Learning to cook for one
9. I think support for projects is very important and my goal is to live a healthy life
10. I did join SP because I had heard that Lyn Genet's The Plan was a good place to lose some weight. I was eating out too much and although I like to cook, cooking along was not much fun. The Plan gave me specific menus to follow, but it is complicated and almost a full time job. So am looking for a group for support and motivation.

Mary (abbiecharlie) were the names of our two dogs.

Mary
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Geez - I was the only one in a domestic partnership
1. Location (State) - Phoenix, AZ
since 1978 - Wow 35 years - who knew?
2. Is this where you are from? - No,
I was born in Chicago, IL
3. Married, single, etc. - civil union
(if it were my choice, I'd be married) for 11 of 13 years
4. Kids ? (have any) -none
oh, do my 3 chihuahuas count?
5. Animals ? (have any) - see above
6. Hobbies, interests -
fusing glass, reading (mostly mysteries and biographies), food and cooking, spades and bridge, attempting to grow herbs, tomatoes, and peppers
7. How long a member of spark? two years or so
8. How many are you cooking for? 2 -
my partner (spouse) and me
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals?
Learning to cook and buying for 2 and not 6 - 8, staying motivated, exercising, being
accountable (no shame or denial) - working on not procrastinating
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?
I am the team leader for Hoarding - More Than Simple Clutter, I am generally healthy
despite being an insomniac, my ADD makes it a challenge to stay focused, but enables
me to see life as an adventure.

The future depends on what we do in the present.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Check out our SparkTeam: Hoarding - More Than Simple Clutter
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8/16/13 6:44 A

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1. Location
Singapore

2. Is this where you are from?
Yes

3. Married, single, etc.
Single..just went through a breakup..oh well, another one bites the dust..haha

4. Kids ? (have any)
Nope but hopefully one day =)

5. Animals ? (have any)
One black cat - Ms Chichi

6. Hobbies, interests
I love baking and ever since I have been introduced to healthy eating, I like trying out healthy baking recipes

7. How long a member of spark?
I joined in 2012 but wasn't really hands-on at all. Now that I am more determined in my journey, I rediscovered spark now.

8. How many are you cooking for?
1

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals?
I'm kinda doing this alone. My family - God bless their beautiful hearts - love me as I am but I have yet to love myself. My friends are mostly getting married and moving on. Going back to the question, ppl to talk to and have support from would be wonderful!!

10. Anything else you want us to know about you?
I love the color purple..haha
And I'm a good listener so please feel free to get in touch with me =)

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I live in central Ohio.
Yes, I was borned and raised in the same county as I live now.
I am married to second husband. Married 14 mos. first. Soon to be married 51 yrs. with second husband!
We have three grown kids. 46;49 and 51 yrs.
We have one Yorkie girl. [I am co-leader of Yorkie Lovers]. Lexie is 10 yrs. old. We lost her companion soon to be 11 mos. ago to Inoperative Terminal Cancer at 9 yrs. of age.
I scrapebook, card making, jewelry making. Want to resume my sewing, also.
I have been a SP member since May, 2010?
Cooking for two; unless special occasions.
I'd like easy recipes, with values, [calories, fat, etc.]
I am a Daughter of God; also a Lifetime Weight Watchers Member.


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Thank you for the welcome.
I raised 3 boys and this is my husbands second marriage so we have 3 a piece. The ages are 37...33....30....27....24...18. I can say if had to raise 6 boys I would be crazy.

I am glad to be back and yes I know what it takes to stay with this site. When I was here the first time I was going to school while being unemployed and it worked for me. Then the second time I was trying to spark, work, go to school, and it became too much because if you try to hit all the groups, make friends, update your spark page while trying to find good recipes it all can be overwhelming. So now I am here hitting the important parts of it all while trying not to be a superspark. What really helps me out are the meal plans so if I can follow them I think that I will achieve my goal this time. I know this. The support system here is great too.



Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
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Take risks, if you win, you will be happy, if you lose. you will be wise.
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Just to make it fun, tell us 10 things about you.

1. Location Canada, Alberta
2. Is this where you are from? No
3. Married, single, etc. with boyfriend
4. Kids ? (have any) not at home, one son 20 years old
5. Animals ? (have any) no
6. Hobbies, interests reading, movie
7. How long a member of spark? for few years but stop being active, been back for a few months
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? motivation, I am struggling with not losing weight due to medication, new to gluten free diet, having health issue, and physical injury
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?


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Brenda,

emoticon to my home away from home!!! WOW, 6 BOYS!!! Okay fess up, how was it, raising all boys?

I'm happy to read that you're a past member, coming back to join us. Then you have a heads up on a bunch of other people. You know what we're all about, and you also know that we're here to help you in any way we can.

emoticon and with all of us working together it turns into emoticon . We're here to help each other, and the more the merrier!!!

Be blessed,

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1. Location (State) - Louisville, KY

2. Is this where you are from? - San Diego, Calif

3. Married, single, etc. - Married (5 years)

4. Kids ? (have any) - Between me and my husband we have 6 (all boys ) New Brady Bunch, They are not at in the home, all grown.

5. Animals ? (have any) - Nope

6. Hobbies, interests - Singing, reading, sewing .

7. How long a member of spark? - Returning past member.

8. How many are you cooking for? - 2

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? - Just need to be motivated to keep it up. I tend to loose focus.

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? - I an a fan of any tattoo show, I like to read suspense books, I would love to have a dog again but since I work two jobs I don't have the time to take care of it. Also I am a workaholic. I stay moving doing something til after dinner then I am dead to the world usually.



Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
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Jaleemn,

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!!! It's always great to have another member added to our family!!! We're all here for the same reasons, and we're all ready to jump in and help!!!

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Ok here goes ....

1. Location - Rochester, Mn

2. Yes I grew up here and never left. Rochester is still a pretty good place to raise a family.

3. I've been wedded to my bride15 years this year.

4. 4 grown children between us. We each have a girl and a boy. 2 married, 2 not. And 8 grandchildren !

5. No animals, we like to travel and are just too busy to have any pets.

6. Lets see fitness is first, after that fishing, travel, geocaching, history, computers(my life's work). Probably more I can't think of.

7. Been a member of Sparkpeople since 2009. So 4 years. Wow time flies !

8. Cooking for 2

9. I'm pretty mush at my goal weight, within a couple stubborn pounds. But buth my wife and I struggle with weekly meal planning and coming up with things that are relatively easy, tasty and portioned for two. We lead really busy lives and aren't real big on having leftovers.

10. I'm a Systems Admin / IT Tech for IBM, for now, soon to be retired as my job will be going away. It's a good thing, I've put in enough years with this company watching it go from a great place to work to a lousy place to work. My days start early, I'm up at 2:30 or 3:00 am depending on my workout for the day. I get my workout in first, then coffee and a little TV news and weather. Get ready for work, at work by 6:15. Home generally by 3:30 pm. Errands or whatever is going on that particular day after work. Supper by 5:30 and in bed by 7:30, 8 : pm at the latest most nights.


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Lizana,

emoticon to my second home!!! This is a great place to be, and you'll find that you have lots of cheerleaders, well wishers, and those who give some advice, as to how they committed and maintained. Let's play some hop scotch together, and get ourselves revved, up for the days to come!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -

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Our job is just to show up and do our best, leaving the outcome to GOD!!!

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1. Location (State) - Kansas City, Kansas... soon to be Oregon

2. Is this where you are from? - Oh goodness, no. I was born in California and lived there for a while, then Colorado for 9ish years, and now Kansas.

3. Married, single, etc. - Engaged

4. Kids ? (have any) - Nope and no plans to (I love kids... but I much prefer sending them BACK to mom'n'dad when they get fussy ;) )

5. Animals ? (have any) - Currently 2 rats and 3 tarantulas (2 of which are babies). Previously we had 8 corn snakes, 1 boa constrictor, and 2 bearded dragons... conventional? Naaa ;)

6. Hobbies, interests - Drawing, Painting, Sketching, Reading, Video Games, and Coffee

7. How long a member of spark? Roughly a week, but this is my 3rd time on Spark

8. How many are you cooking for? My fiance' and I. Honestly, he does most of the cooking, but he's on board to help me with my goals and loves new recipes. :)

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? New recipes! We don't get very fancy, but we love new easy recipes that aren't high in calories. Our biggest challenge is eating well, but not feeling like we're "depriving" ourselves of fun stuff.

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I can be a bit random at times... wait... was that a monkey? ;)

Getting back into my Art and back into Shape!

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COLOR-BLUE
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7/14/13 8:00 A

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Lisajo,

First off, emoticon to our family. I've been with SP for almost a month, and once you start learning your way around, you'll do just fine. I have confidence in you!!!

As far as learning the different weight conversions for foods and liquids, I had a horrid time with that, and sometimes I still do. I just type in grams vs. calories, or what ever the measurement I want to convert, and it's all right there. I'm not sure, I'll check it again, but there is one site, where all you have to do, is type the grams or the calories in and it will automatically give you what the equivalent is. When I figure out which one it is, I'll send you a sparkmail.

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -

Philippians 4:13
1 Corinthians 10:31
Our job is just to show up and do our best, leaving the outcome to GOD!!!

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SADIEANDMISSY
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7/14/13 7:39 A

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1. Location (State) - Guidepost, England
2. Is this where you are from? - No, I was born in Maryland and raised in Colorado
3. Married, single, etc. - Married (an English man)
4. Kids ? (have any) - 2 boys and 5 grandchildren
5. Animals ? (have any) - 1 cat
6. Hobbies, interests - Community involvement, reading
7. How long a member of spark? 4-5 weeks
8. How many are you cooking for? just me as my husband's work means we cannot have dinner together.
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Help with weight conversions for food and liquids
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I am shy so may not post much until I get used to it.


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If you do not love what you have... you don't deserve what you want .....


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COLOR-BLUE
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7/9/13 2:29 P

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emoticon Lizbethjayne!!!

I see that you live in Wisconsin. Well, many years ago I lived in Osceola, and I hated the snow!!! We (my family and I) lived on a little Air Force Station, where only 27 families lived. I hated the ride into town on the bus, for school. The driver Mr. Milky was really great!!! He owned all the property around where we lived, and we use to go to a place that we called the Valley, during the winter to sled down the hill. It was about 1 mile, from where we lived.

I'm the same as you, as far as the cooking part. I need to do quick things, but I'm the one that's the picky eater!!! I just cook for me, and sometimes I enjoy it, but then I have my days, when I just get something out of the freezer, that I cooked quite a bit of, like soup or something, because, let's face it, I'M JUST TOO LAZY THAT DAY TO COOK A MEAL!!! I have my tried and true recipes that I use most everyday and I don't get tired of them. If I can be of any help, just let me know!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -

Philippians 4:13
1 Corinthians 10:31
Our job is just to show up and do our best, leaving the outcome to GOD!!!

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LIZBETHJAYNE
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7/9/13 12:54 A

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1. Location: WI
2. Is this where you are from? yes
3. Married? yes
4. Kids? One, who had the nerve to grow up and move out on me :{
5. Animals? two bearded dragons, a Russian tortoise, a Red Earred Slider (aquatic turtle) and a veiled chameleon.
6. Hobbies, interests: SparkPeople, Scrabble, Nursing, Crocheting, (trying to learn to knit)
7. How long a member of spark? a few years but not consistently
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I need to learn how to cook more of a variety of speedy foods w/few ingredients for a picky hubby.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I really don't know how to cook, for years I've been buying packaged convenience foods or eating out. Now I need help learning to cook and trying to feed a picky man (who is why I didn't learn thirty years ago.)


Elizabeth Jayne
West Bend, WI

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV


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COLOR-BLUE
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7/1/13 12:20 P

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Hello everybody!!!

It's so good to see so many people, who have joined this SparkTeam!!! The more, the merrier!!! Not only that, we have so many fantastic people, that can give us some tips, and share recipes, too!!!

God bless all of you,

- Nancy Jean -

Philippians 4:13
1 Corinthians 10:31
Our job is just to show up and do our best, leaving the outcome to GOD!!!

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WHOVIAN10
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7/1/13 11:57 A

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1. Location (State) - Florida

2. Is this where you are from? - No. Originally from the UK.

3. Married, single, etc. - I'm divorced... 2 years now.

4. Kids ? (have any) - I have one son and he is 6.

5. Animals ? (have any) - Does my son count? ;) hehe No animals.

6. Hobbies, interests - Family and friends come first, but I also enjoy cross stitch, reading, playing guitar, and watching the sunset at the beach.

7. How long a member of spark? - Returning past member.

8. How many are you cooking for? - 2. My son and I

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? - I am hoping to find some fresh meal ideas and make more use of my crockpot.

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? - I am a HUGE Doctor Who Fan!!!



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6/30/13 1:26 P

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Hi Everyone! Just joined and looking forward to hearing about your experiences in cooking for 1 or 2. It's an adventure for sure!

1. Location: CA
2. Is this where you are from: Originally from TX
3. Married, single: long time single mom
4. Kids: one teenage boy - am I still cooking for 2 :)
5. Animals: one shelter dog and one rescue cat who are learning to get along.
6. Hobbies, interests: Looking for a job! I'm also an eBay seller and enjoy working on my photography skills
7. How long a member of spark: lapsed past member and glad to be back!
8. How many are you cooking for: 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals: I'm always looking for new recipes and I like making up batches of soup and chili to freeze. Feel like I'm in a recipe rut and need to try some new things!
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? We eat mostly organic and grass-fed. I prefer recipes without processed foods and that gets even more challenging when cooking in smaller quantities. Lately I have been on a vinaigrette-making binge!




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LIBERTYGIRLFLA
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6/21/13 3:33 P

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1. Location: Brevard County, Florida
2. Is this where you are from? I'm a military brat and a military wife, so I've moved a LOT!
3. Married? Yes
4. Kids? 29 year old daughter and 27 year old son
5. Animals? Two kitties; Raven and Sienna
6. Hobbies, interests: Clean eating, boating, knitting, Munchkin, gardening.
7. How long a member of spark? I've been on My Fitness Pal for about 6 months and have lost 5 lbs, but have been on SP off and on for years.
8. How many are you cooking for? Just myself. Hubby does his own thing with food
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I am just looking for online friends to support and who can support me with similar goals and interests.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Please "friend" me if you are very active on SP. I try to log in every day.

Lib


Lib

I used to say, It is what it is, but now I say, "If you don't like it, change it!!"


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1. Location: SC
2. Is this where you are from? no, DC
3. Married? no
4. Kids? no
5. Animals? no...i wish, but don't want to leave him alone
6. Hobbies, interests: Church, singing, cooking, decorating, reading....
7. How long a member of spark? returned last week after being away about year or so
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I need to learn how to cook more of a variety of speedy foods w/few ingredients.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Not right now, thanks.

Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. ~Matthew 7:12/NLT


 
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