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9/3/16 6:10 A

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Welcome "home" Janet!

~Nancy~



You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. -Fred Rogers


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9/1/16 1:12 P

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I've been away from Sparkpeople for quite some time. I just figured out how to access some of it from my phone. So the first team I searched for was this one. When I saw that Namcy, Wanda, and Shirl were still here it felt like coming home. Janet

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8/25/16 8:01 A

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Welcome Michelle and Wendy.

Stop in to the Chit Chat lounge at any time. We would love to get to know you and be there for support however you might need it.

Michelle, I'm sorry about your Dad...it is very hard to have to say goodbye to a loved one, especially one' parent. Some of us on this team have navigated this same road, so please call on us for support. Hugs.


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8/24/16 10:07 P

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Welcome Wendy. It looks like I am going to learn a new language of kilograms and icms. Not sure how that translates, but welcome welcome!

~Nancy~



You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. -Fred Rogers


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8/24/16 9:27 P

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Hi! My name is Wendy and I live in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I am really loving Sparkpeople and decided to join this team after hearing about it from Coach Nicole on SparkCoach! I have lost 8kg so far but have been on a plateau for the last couple of months!
I am still losing icms so am not too concerned but would still like the scales to go down as well!

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8/21/16 9:06 A

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Hi Michelle. I saw you over on the realistic goals challenge. Welcome. My father passed in March. It's a rough time. But my siblings, Mom and I were all with him. He had been in the hospital and we got him hospice care and brought him home so that he could be comfortable as he made his transition. It is not an easy thing to maneuver through, but I hope it is a peaceful transition for your dad.

I am just getting back into sparking after being with my dad and getting my daughter's wedding taken care of. Now I am back hanging around the positive people to get my program back in order. Welcome to those new folks that I was not here for as well. I hope to get to now you and share in your journey as well!

Have an awesome day!

~Nancy~



You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. -Fred Rogers


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8/20/16 1:39 P

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Hi fellow sparkers! I am new to the team and looking forward to being a part of things. I have a very sad thing happening in my life right now, my dear father is dying in the hospital, so I need all the positivity I can get to combat depression and be what my dad would want, happy, not that he is dying but happy that he will soon be in heaven and no longer be in pain.
Anyway, I am very glad to get to know you all!
Keep on sparking,
Michelle

"Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams.."
Henry David Thoreau

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8/19/16 8:59 A

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Welcome to the team Kimmie.

Way to go after your dreams, congratulations on all your successes to date. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you. Stop by the Chit Chat lounge.



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8/17/16 4:15 P

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New to team...happy to be here!

I am 47 years old and married to a wonderful man. He has three daughters and I have two daughters = 5 beautiful girls! I have one cutie granddaughter, now 4 months old! We have only one daughter living with us and she is a senior in high school.

I work as a contractor on a State project and love my job!

I love going to see the Giants play baseball in SF ... GO GIANTS!!

I have join Kaiser Weight Loss Support group on Oct 7, 2015 and I have less than 10 lbs more to go before I hit my goal weight!

I went back to school in 2012 and got my bachelors degree in January 2016!

This is the year I reached some of my long term goals and I'm crossing things off my list! I feel very good about this!

Next on my long term goal list is getting my Project Management Professional (PMP)Certification. My application was just approved yesterday, and now I need to send PMP some money and sign-up to take the PMP test.

Looking forward to meeting everyone and getting to know you better!

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Victory is not won in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later win a little more. ~Louis L'Amour





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8/6/16 10:43 A

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Hello! I'm Angie and I'm happy to be here. emoticon

"Be - Do - Have! BE committed. DO what it takes. And you will HAVE success." -- Dr. Phil McGraw, Ultimate Weight Solution


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3/30/16 5:35 P

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Hello positive Sparkers:

I try to write a positive blog every single day, so this is just where i want to be. I also look forward to READING positive blogs.

My name is Jane, I live in Minneapolis, and since May, 2015, I have lost 121 pounds.

I just turned 60, and had a goal of hitting my goal by my birthday and made it. I just had a knee replacement...my third one, long story, and have my DD, her boyfriend and her cat living with me for a little while. It was quite an adjustment, since I have been alone in the house since she left for college, but I am really enjoying my DD as an adult. They are moving out soon, and I will miss the lively banter in the house.

I love me some Spark!!

Spark on.

JJMPLSMN Minneapolis, MN

"When I ask you about your first love I am always secretly hoping that you will say your own name. Now wouldn't that be beautiful - to above all else, have a heart that was proud of itself." - Bianca Sparacino

I have a dream... that someday, people will be measured, not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character. MLK

Spark on.


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1/26/16 3:49 P

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Hello all,
my name is Ute, I am German born in 1969, and have lived in Upstate NY with my hubby since 2002. We have twin daughters, who are in college. I work 4 days per week in a very busy veterinary practice as a Receptionist. I am a very happy and positive person, and always have been, and I can use every ounce of seeing the good in the ugly at the front desk. It has made all the difference for me. Otherwise, I am certain, I could not continue doing this job. So instead of screaming "Who the heck RAISED you?" at customers, I take a deep breath and vow to send everyone away happier, better, calmer, more loved than when I met them. And it works like a charm. :) I have been sparking since 2006 with huge breaks in between, that I used successfully for filling up the fat depots on my body. Since last September, I recommitted, and with the help of the 5% Challenges, I have lost 20some pounds, and am getting stronger, healthier, fitter, not necessarily happier, because that's a default of mine, and never went away.I still have about 25-40 pounds to lose, depending on how I feel when I get there. I am looking forward to getting to know you all.

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1/12/16 5:06 P

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Hi. I just joined this team. I have several blogs outside of SparkPeople in addition to my SP blog. Positivity is where it's at, in my opinion! I'm a 58 year-old grandma who has struggled with weight for a long time, but am otherwise healthy and work at being happy and joyful. Life is good. Hope to get to know some of you and that we can all make a difference in each others' lives.

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12/11/15 1:59 P

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Greetings all 👋 How is everyone today? My name is Edith, I am drawn to positive, people, conversations, places and things. Very interested in being an active member to this awesome team. Be Encouraged! Edith

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12/6/15 9:28 A

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Welcome to the all that have recently joined the team. Please jump right in and join the challenges and if you can stop on over to the Chit Chat lounge. We gather there everyday just to touch base and get to know each other.

Have an awesome day,
Hugs,
Wanda

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12/5/15 8:38 P

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My name is Latisha and I just joined your team - I love to spread positive energy around everywhere I go! I look forward to learning and growing with you!

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10/28/15 6:03 P

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Hello! Thank you for allowing me to join you!

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9/14/15 7:17 A

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Welcome to the team Angela and Tax123Girl. Jump right into the challenges and do drop by the Chit Chat lounge for a visit each day. We would love to support and encourage you as well as get to know each other.

Wanda

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9/12/15 1:01 A

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Hello everyone... I'm new to the team and have lost 31 pounds. Looking forward to being part of a POSITIVE group. Been with sparks now a little over 3 weeks. Just love the accountability and articles. Angela
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8/24/15 1:25 P

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Welcome to the team! Looking at your ID name, is it TAXI 23 or TAX 123 -- are you an accountant? Numbers are always fascinating.

Hugs, Eve

Trying to find the silver lining in all the clouds!

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8/24/15 11:26 A

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I am so happy to be getting reconnected here at SparkPeople! I have been doing well tracking food and fitness and a few goals this month and now I am moving forward with more new fun and healthy habits!

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7/6/15 7:18 A

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Welcome to all the new members...looking forward to sharing this journey with you. Stop on by the Chit Chat lounges each day and say hello. It's a great way to get involved and know what is happening with the team.
A positive attitude is a huge key element in your journey.

Hugs,
Wanda

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7/5/15 8:57 A

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Hi! I'm Susan. Just joining to try to be more positive.

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7/1/15 3:40 P

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Hi All

My name is Carol and I have lost 55 pounds with a few more to go. One of the reasons for my success this time is my positive attitude! I joined this team because everyone is so encouraging and positive.

I look forward to getting to know all of you. Now I am going to go join a team challenge for July!

Spark On

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6/30/15 8:52 A

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Hi! My name is Dea and I am working on becoming more positive in my thinking as I have found, if practiced consistently, the positive thoughts become more of a reality and are a real motivator to continue my healthy journey through this thing called life. I joined SP back on 5/23/15 and in this short time span, I am impressed with all the community forums, support, encouragement, and feedback that I have received. I truly believe I am to be successful this time around. This site is a wonderful place to gain inspiration, motivation, support, encouragement and tips to keep you going strong, and I have recommended to anyone I have come across where healthy lifestyle changes becomes the topic of conversation-- I completely support this site and think it is a wonderful resource. I look forward to participating in this group on a regular basis.

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6/29/15 5:45 A

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Hello, I'm Alice and I am trying to become a positive thinker. I joined this team because I am sure it will help. Thinking positive in general is not that hard for me, but thinking good things about and for myself is a real challenge. I am two months into my new lifestyle and I have lost 18 pounds so far --I am really proud of myself and all the changes I have made. I hope to be able to encourage others with my blogs.

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6/28/15 10:02 A

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Hi all!

I am miamirn and I'm excited to be a member of this forum. Yeah!! emoticon I am a positive minded sort by nature and really like the idea of this forum emoticon

I'm religious and Jesus said something that has been repeated over the centuries. It still is relevant today. He said something like this. Your words follow you around or what you say is what you become or well you get what I'm saying. You don't have to believe in Jesus to believe in that. You can be a complete atheist and realize what Jesus had to say rings true to today. He was a pretty smart man. Don't you think? I am careful in what I say to myself, because I know my words are powerful. So therein lies my positive attitude. Even when I'm sad, I try to do my best and think at the good things. Sort of like the glass is half full.

This forum will be not only uplifting, but fun, too! emoticon

As far as my program goes. I love this place! I've been a member for three years. I haven't lost a whole lot. I have a lot to go to reach my goal. I consider this place my second home. It gives me strength, friends, support, education and information. This is a great place to keep track of my life and how I'm doing. This is certainly the key to success here.

If you would like to know more about me, please do visit my page. I welcome everyone. Just friend me and you're in! emoticon

Have a great Sunday!

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I am Elona from FLorida .

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Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense
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-- Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny
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5/11/15 7:20 P

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Hello! I'm Elizabeth and I'm very new to Spark. I'm so impressed by the size and strength of the community here. emoticon I really like the idea of being more positive daily and I'm looking forward to taking part and meeting more of you lovely people.

I've battled some chronic health issues lately which has left me pretty tired, both physically and emotionally. Hopefully Spark can keep me on track to focus on getting better, rather than on what I can't currently do.

Weight loss is nice, but I'm really keen to regain my health!


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5/10/15 10:41 P

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Hi Suzanne: I too have started and stopped several times. I am being much more consistent now with both healthy eating and exercise. I slip occasionally usually because I am in a crowd with plenty of food available that is hard to pass up; so I am trying to avoid or be sensible on these occasions. I have found that I have to make the decisions to eat properly, etc. but it does help to have friends who understand. I'll do my best to keep up with you and give support where I can and hope you will do the same for me. In the meantime, keep eating healthy, exercising and blogging along. emoticon

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4/24/15 11:06 P

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Hey I have more than a 100 lb to lose, so no wonder I need to stay positive.
I thought it would be gone by now! I made some major changes in my life a couple of years ago and thought the weight gained from some years of hurting knees and other life stresses would just fall away. Alas it has not. I lost 65 lbs on a low low carb routine with some shots--and gained by 85 imagine--starved and deprived. So, now I'm trying to learn to eat healthy work with the dietician and lose it in a sensible way.

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Hi new members! I hope y'all will pop in to the Chit Chat Lounge from time to time. We have some pretty great discussions about all kinds of things over there and we'd LOVE to hear from you! This is my favorite SP team, filled with positive, encouraging, warm, and friendly people. Welcome!

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3/31/15 5:16 P

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I wouldn't say "ignored" - especially since I was hiding everything unknowingly!

I'm just looking for engaged members that will help me stay on track!

Have a great day!

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3/31/15 4:19 P

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emoticon Suzanne! I hope you don't get ignored on here. I'll try to watch out for a blog by you!

Hugs, Eve

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Hi all! My name is Suzanne and I live in Colorado (hence the JeffCo name...).

Anyway, I've been a Sparker for quite some time but two things have happened: 1) I've fallen off the wagon so many times, I've started wearing body pads (ha!) and 2) I haven't found the right team to keep me active yet. Something changed about a month ago that lit a fire under my bum and I've more or less been on the wagon since. I am trying to blog regularly, which helps, but I've felt like I'm blogging in a bubble...no one reads or sees my posts. So I joined this team!

I also noticed today that my SparkPage was set to friends only...whoops! So I've fixed that and am hoping to encourage and be encouraged by other Sparkers who are making positive changes in their lives.

Happy Tuesday!
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3/18/15 2:22 P

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emoticon Susan! I know the winter can hang on for a long time in Canada, but for me here in Arizona spring is already here, and it's going full blast toward summer. Be patient, it will arrive in all it's glory one of these days.

Looking forward to seeing a blog from you, that's what this team is all about.
(((Hugs))) Eve

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3/18/15 11:36 A

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Hello. My name is Susan. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Our winters are long and hard and often negatively affect my mood. I like the idea of seeing things from a positive light and being grateful for what I have. I look forward to getting to know you all better.

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3/11/15 7:18 A

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Welcome Tamara to the team. Pop in to the Chit chat lounge anytime as that is where we all touch base with each other. Looking forward to seeing you and to being there to support and encourage you.


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Welcome to the team, ZM, Success345, Taxi23Girl, Tamara, and Eve! I love seeing this team grow and seeing positive, inspiring, and motivated people join us!
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2/24/15 11:58 A

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I posted my first blog a week or so ago about walking away from the scale. thanks.

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emoticon Tamara! It's always nice to surround yourself with positivity! And we are all after the same thing, really -- a Healthy Lifestyle. I no longer use the word "diet" instead I simply say I am adhering to a Healthy Lifestyle, and I feel so much better for it.

Hope to see a blog by you soon!

Hugs, Eve

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I'm glad I happened upon this team! I joined SparkPeople a couple of weeks ago and have enjoyed exploring the site and learning to use the tools. I would say the teams appeal to me most. Thank you for providing a forum for promoting positive living. I appreciate the open invitation to join in.
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Welcome to all our new members. We are looking forward to getting to know you and help you along on your journey. Drop in to the Chit Chat lounge (under General forums) and have a visit. We gather there each day to just touch base, ask for help, offer each other encouragement etc.
Have a wonderful day...remember it's your choice!

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Wanda

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To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~Proverb
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I am new to the team. I know that positive thinking can help me with my goals and I want to surround myself with positive thinking people to help me on my way!

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I'm new to the team. This team is for me. I love happy and positive people.
A quick update on me.
I have been with spark people since 2011.
I lost 45lbs. I was 10lbs from my goal
I got breast cancer and diabetes a month apart.
I'm happy to say I'm breast cancer free, through diabetes & insulin and picking up some old habits. I have gained back 35lbs.
So I'm working my way back to good health.
It's going slow but I have the rest of my life to get it right.
One day at a time.. You might as smile and enjoy the ride.



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12/24/14 1:56 A

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Hi! Lest you think you have let in someone who is in constant emo mode, "let me explain, no let me sum up" the profile pic. I am an indie author of horror and paranormal suspense fiction. The shadows are my stock and trade. However, I recently started a blog devoted to this journey, to losing weight and all the thoughts, feelings, snippets of info, etc. I come across while taking this journey. I am learning to approach losing weight in a positive relaxed manner and I hope that being here can help me learn to chill out and enjoy the changes to my body and my mindset as I get healthier.

I look at the profile pic and I see a glass that is neither half full nor half empty, but perfectly as it should be. The space in glass offer endless pathways and opportunities. The destination and whether or not the space ends up being positive or negative is up to the holder of the glass. The water offers hope, quenching of thirst, the touch of something cool in your mouth on hot day or after a workout. The water itself is very positive. The amount while it may not be so much as to make you fill overfull, it is not so little as to leave you dying of thirst. The person who filled it to the half way point had reasons and we do not know what they were or if the person drank half and we are looking at what they left behind, then they were sated and that is positive. I have never been able to decide that the glass is anything other than a glass with water in it.

I am working hard on seeing myself as the water in the glass, fluid and capable of change, yet in each moment I am perfectly as I should be in that moment. Stressing out over not being enough (empty) or bending too much (full), makes the water more and less than it is meant to be.

I feel like I should add an "Ommmmmmm!" after this ramble. But the first time someone asked me what I saw when I looked at the glass, my rambling about it being just a glass with some water in it, got my 6 year old self sent to the school counselor and a note sent home. So, I learned to just answer half full. Though I could never see negative or positive attached to either answer. Just to the way you reacted to either answer.

By the way, I am ZM (Zim) my first two initials. I will also answer to my pen names and "hey you"! I am kept by a cat, who is very patient with her human. I think I put my blog addys in my signature, not sure.

ZM

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12/17/14 9:24 A

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Welcome Manoly....always nice to have a positive person join us. Stop in to the chit chat lounge, that is where most of the action is on a daily basis. Looking forward to getting to know you.

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Wanda

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Welcome, Manoly! emoticon

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Check out my favorite musician (AKA my son!), Jake Novak, and his band, Ambrosius:
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Hi Team, I'm new, today is my first day. This look like a GREAT TEAM I love positive people. I live in CA, and I started with SP middle of July, but seriously in August, I lost over 20 lbs. I'm so happy to be here. I'm PRE DIABETIC and doing well with my fitness routine and meals. Spark Coach is wonderful. I am 63, single (widow) having 3 grown boys and 7 grand kids 2 girls and 5 boys, sure they are beautiful. Retired and living happy with my little one and a beauty and smart DIL, and spoiling 2 little cute boys 2 and 5 years old that keep me very busy. I'll try to be in touch as much as I can. Have a SUPER Warm Holidays with family and friends emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Congratulations on that success, Mama Judy! Wow! Happy you're here.

Donna

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Welcome to the team...we meet daily in the chit chat lounge so please jump right in and join the conversations. Happy to have you with you Mama Judy.
Congratulations on your tremendous success to date. You are an inspiration.

Edited by: WANDAH3 at: 12/7/2014 (11:12)
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Hello, they call me Mama Judy. I am from TN and have lost a total of 229 pounds. If I can do that, anyone can. Visit my Sparkpage to learn more about me. Nice to be here.

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Welcome and please join us in the Chit Chat lounge. We gather there each day to touch base with each other. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Hugs,
Wanda

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Happy Sunday from the Texas Panhandle! I have been a member of SparkPeople for several years, with intermittent activity. I can easily say I'm more successful when I'm an active member, so I'm back with a vengeance! I am a generally optimistic person, so this team definitely caught my eye! I have a handful of blogs on my page; feel free to take a gander! I'm excited about offering support and encouragement to others and soaking of the same from y'all.

Have a great week, everyone! emoticon

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Happy Friday! Just want to say that I am so excited to have found this team. I am a 38 year old single mom. I have tended to be a more negative than positive person most of my life. When I started working out and trying to focus on changing my lifestyle almost a year ago, the negative had to go! This group looks like the perfect place to be encouraged. emoticon

I created a new topic somehow in this forum. I'm not exactly sure how to just post on a thread instead of replying....so please feel free to delete that post. :)

You OWN the wagon. You can jump back on it at any time.

You've got three choices in life: Give up, give in, or give it ALL you've got!


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emoticon Hello all you positive people! I am happy to find you and look forward to a shared commitment to all things upbeat and good! Being a former athlete, I know oh so well that a positive mind can propel you forward toward your goals at an unbelievable pace. So...as much as I can, I try to look for the good and stay on the sunny side of life.

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New to this team old to Spark. ;P I love the idea of this team. I tend to be critical of myself and need to turn the negative self talk around. I've got 10 stubborn pounds to go so here's to losing them by Xmas! Looking forward to this team's inspirations.

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10/24/14 11:41 A

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I am new. I have health issues and need to lose weight to stop these issues from getting worse.I also want to lose it for me. I love all the encouragement and prayers shared on spark. I want to be a part of it.

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I might as well introduce myself it has been so long. I am retired, 66 yrs young and once again trying to make my life better. My activities are bowling league twice a week, baby sit my grand daughter Abigail age 4 ,twice a week, belong to TOPS group. I do miss the chats I have had on Spark in the past. I have been working on a better health plan. Part of it I am pleased to say I actually stuck with and actually look forward to.. I cannot believe I am looking forward to exercise. But once I had a few days under my belt -thought I wonder how long I can keep this up and now I actually look forward to each morning riding my recumbent bike for at least 8 miles and wii bowling for 4 games after that. I cannot wrap my head around the thought of myself looking forward to exercise. So my mindset is changing and now I have to work on better food intake and more water each day. I need to drink more which is a lot easier when it is hot outside. I tend to ramble on and I am sorry about that but would appreciate hearing from anyone. THanks Betty

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Hi Deb...I enjoy swimming also as a form of exercise. I'm trying to fit the water exercise classes into my schedule. Unfortunately they are either in the morning when I am at work or they are too late at night. Still working on finding something though. Welcome to the team. Looking forward to seeing you in the Chit Chat lounge.

Wanda

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Hi, my name is Deb. I have been battling the menopause gain and haven't been winning. I lost weight last Spring but was taken off Estrogen, which lead to a weight gain.

I did it once and will do it again.

I need more positive in my life. I am surrounded by family that is soooo negative. I am naturally a positive person, but went over to the dark side. HeHe.

I have recently started taking swim lessons and am very happy with my progress. I need to fit some swim time in at the local pool along with gym time.

I love to laugh. And I'm looking forward to posting with this team.
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Hi, I'm Cathy. I am needing some more positive in my life and am hoping to help others too. I am a farm wife living in Kansas. I have food allergies which present some challenges in my life, but I have learned to deal with this.

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Hi!! My name is Sheron I am Barbadian.I am here to encourage and inspire everyone.Fortunate for me I do not have to loose weight I changed my diet over 10 yrs ago and have no regrets I am happy and full of Life!!Here to to help energize you too.Have a FANTASTIC day!!!

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Hi, I am Wendy. I am new to this team, and I try to remain positive at all times! I am working on losing another 20 lbs, I have lost 10 so far!!! Yay! I love to be in the presence of other positive people, so here I am!

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Positive talk is right down my alley. The tough stuff works out better silently. I lost weight by changing my diet for the past 3 months. Now it is time for exercise! Joined the Y love to swim and determined to make it a strength training in the water using weights and water as resistance. emoticon

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Hi! I have been struggling to get more weight off and lately am feeling quite gloomy and decidedly unmotivated. Don't want to exercise. Do want to eat comfort food. So browsing the spark teams I came across positive blogging and thought it might help me. I have to say I feel slightly less gloomy and slightly more hopeful. I'm going in the right direction! :-)

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I rejoined SP about a week ago and have been wanting to start a blog. I have never done one before and I think that my journey with SP will be a great forum. I like the idea that this team is Positive because, who doesn't need even a little something positive in our life every day?~!

I'm 51, married, 2 kids (16 and 11 - I "positively" have a teenager :) ), a cancer survivor (1 year),
2 cats, 2 dogs and live in Texas - but I'm a Yankee - from NY. I'm almost 100% recovered from the 2 surgeries I had within this year and I am ready to get moving and reclaim my life.

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