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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.

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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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Welcome, Manoly! emoticon

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12/16/14 11:54 P

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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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12/7/14 1:43 P
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Congratulations on that success, Mama Judy! Wow! Happy you're here.

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12/7/14 11:11 A

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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.

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12/7/14 9:41 A

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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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11/26/14 6:56 A

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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.

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11/23/14 12:04 P
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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.

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11/7/14 2:38 P

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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. :)

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11/4/14 11:27 P

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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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11/4/14 1:17 P

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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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10/14/14 9:59 A

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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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10/2/14 7:42 A

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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.

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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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9/10/14 5:59 P

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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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7/29/14 3:10 P

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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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7/28/14 1:43 P

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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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7/11/14 12:17 A

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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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Hi,
I re-joined SP less than a month ago and am so inspired by the positive people and encouraging words. I'm grateful for all the wisdom you can offer.

I am a recently single, mother of three and in my late 40s, living outside of Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in sunny southern California. About 20-30 pounds overweight. Not terribly bad at food choices but am looking to improve my mental well-being. The weight is secondary and temporary, I'm comfortable with that fact. Glad to be here.

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I am not new to this team but it's been so long since I have posted here, many may not know me.
Hi Wanda and all, just wanted to say hi to everyone and will continue to try to stop by every day.
Blessings, smiles and hugs,
Helen

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"If you planted hope in a heart today in any hopeless heart, If someone's burden was lighter because you did your part, If you caused a laugh that chased a tear away, If tonight your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray, Then your day was well spent.


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6/14/14 9:33 A

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Hi Moni...drop on in to the Chit Chat lounge anytime and help us to get to know you too. Have a great day...always nice to see a new face.

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6/13/14 4:25 P

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Hi Thomas, I'm new to this team, too. I've been on SP for many years but just got more active this past year. I live in FL, but lived in the DFW area for about 8 years in the 90s. I LOVE your neck of the woods. It's were the best and BIGGEST Renaissance Festival in the country is located!!!!! Very happy place to forget about the "real world" for a day or a weekend emoticon
I look forward to getting to know you and the rest of the folks on this team....exchange interesting perspectives and get a little happiness boost when the day hasn't been so ideal.

Hope your weekend is spectacular!
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5/12/14 10:26 A

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Greetings World,

My name is Thomas and I call Houston/Katy Texas my home. I have been a very negative person for most of my life. I am told that I never used to worry before my mother got sick and succumbed to cancer by the time I was 13. I do not say this for sympathy, I am 45 now and I live with a very negative attitude and I am changing that. I joined with you all because I know this world needs more positive people and more positive information and stories out there. I have had enough of all the negative this worlds people have put out there and i want to be one to take part in a change. A change in my life for better health and a change in the world by getting away form the negative attitude and expressing an attitude of hope, joy and positivism. I hope to make some great friends here. After-all, Iron sharpens Iron!


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5/3/14 5:25 A

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good luck with your challenges SHELTER-PETS

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4/30/14 2:01 P

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I am currently doing two official SP challenges.
SP Official Stress Busting Challenge (in week TWO), and SP Official Better Sleep Challenge (in week TWO)

Here are the changes I have made so far:
1. Planning meals on weekly basis
2. Drinking 2.2 L of H2O per day
3. Keeping fruit in bowls throughout my house
4. Tracking my food calories
5. Working out every day
6. Eating 5 fruits or vegetables each day

I am working on new workouts and I have a 1200 calorie a day diet. TIME TO DO THIS!


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4/18/14 9:01 A

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Hi Wanda,

I am only very new to blogging so most of the time find it difficult to know what to write about, and end up rattling on about things in my life. My main aim is to produce inspiring blogs which give a message.

I look forward to reading yours too

Hugs back to you and the rest of the team

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4/18/14 8:45 A

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Welcome Settima...looking forward to reading your posts and being a support for you. Jump right in and if you have any questions, we will try and answer them for you.

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Wanda

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Hi my name is SETTIMIA

before I joined SP about 7/8 months ago, I had not written a blog, I am trying to now

I am interested in meeting like minded positive bloggers

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Wanted to welcome all of you to our team. I'm sorry it's taken so long to get here and say WELCOME, but welcome you are. We meet everyday in the Chit Chat lounge, so do drop in there and join in the posts. It's how we get to know each other and offer the support and encouragement that we all need.

You will find that we are from all over. I'm from Alberta Canada but many are from California all the way across the states to the Eastern seaboard.

We are happy to have you here and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Someone will always take the time to help you out.

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Hi - I'm from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canadal. I stumbled on SparkPeople by accident and decided that it was the tool for me. I love the resources, the coaches, the ease of use, and the program. I joined SparkCoach and I highly recommend it as the daily interaction is very beneficial. While I need to lose weight - probably about 50 to 75 pounds, my real struggle has always been exercise. I'm just one of those people who doesn't get much thrill out of activity. So I decided that exercise would be my number one focus in the program. While I signed up for SP about a year ago, I've really given it my full attention since November. I'm happy to report that I go to the Fieldhouse (walking track) about 3 times a week, and walk around 45 minutes each time. AND the biggest thing is that I'm starting to enjoy it. I certainly enjoy the positive feelings swirling in my head. I listen to Podcasts while I'm walking - interviews with some of the world's most interesting people and that fills my major passion - life long learning. I purchased the Activity Tracker and love it too.

All in all, it's a great tool, and is helping me stay focussed and committed.

I'm strong, capable and ready to face the sun.


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1/21/14 12:17 P

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Hi everyone!

I noticed the name of this team and just had to come check it out. Last year, I joined SparkPeople and it has helped me change some habits. Haven't tried blogging yet, but it's on my to-do list for this new year, so why not start by joining this team?

I live in Florida with my husband and our four kids, just finished my Bachelor's degree yesterday, and I am very active with our oldest daughter's Girl Scout troop.

Life is made up of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad, but the bad things don't spoil the good things or make them unimportant.
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1/19/14 11:54 A

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Hello, I live in sunny Southern California and I am a sunny person who is upbeat most of the time. I am really glad that SP let me know about this team because it will help reinforce the positives in my life. I am new to blogging, and I am enjoying the process. My first blog was done because SparkGuy told me to, and I have done several in the last month.

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Good day! I am here from blustery west Michigan. Where the polar vortex has brought beauty over the last weeks, and a broken treadmill has reduced my exercise to merely strength training and a few attempts at cardio. It's warming up though, so today I will begin my daily walks through my neighborhood. How exciting is that!?

Let's see, sorry about the little "tangent" there. I'm mom to five amazing children, two of which are grown now. My husband is the most supportive person I know, though he is no fan of exercise he is very encouraging to me.

I am also a writer and the family historian, which means my desk and I are great friends ... I'm working on severing or at least taming that relationship by regular exercise and better self-esteem. I'm slowly working on getting out in the real world where I can shine, rather than hiding behind my computer.

Anyway, I was directed here by a suggestion on Spark Coach and having read through some threads I am thrilled to have found all of you! I'm looking forward to an encouraging future with you.

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I joined the team a week or so ago and haven't really been on the message boards yet, so I thought it was time to introduce myself. I have been on SP for almost 7 months and even though I haven't reached as many goals as I would like to have reached by this time, I remain positive and committed to the program and philosophy.
I joined this team because I believe in blogging as a way to work through your own issues and to see what others are going through. The idea of "positive blogging" interests me because I am committed to making 2014 a year to "CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE" in my life as well as to hopefully inspire others to do the same. You must purposely choose to be positive in this world where we are overwhelmed with the negative attitudes and opinions and messages.

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Welcome new members.

So nice to see your posts and hoping to see more of them as the new year unfolds. Drop by the chit chat lounge and jump right in. We gather there pretty much every day. It's a great way to get to know each other and if you have questions, someone will answer them for you.

Looking forward to sharing this journey with you.

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New to the team! I love the Advent challenge.

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Hi everyone,

I just joined and I'm wanting to blog, but just haven't done it yet.

I joined SP a year ago, and was only on it for a few weeks, before getting overwhelmed. I've been back since last month, and I'm finally getting it together. I feel like blogging, but I think I just don't know what to talk about first. I'm making some notes to myself to organize my thoughts for the first one. Then I know after that it should be a lot easier. I just have so much to talk about, and just need a good place to start. I'm thinking if I just 'introduce myself' that should be a good one to start with.

Anyway, I'm glad I found this team. I look forward to learning a lot, and getting inspired along the way!

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Welcome Miamirn...so nice to have you stop by and let us know you are here. Drop by the Chit chat lounge forum. Jump right in and help us to support and get to know you. We are always happy to help you out in any way that we can. If you have questions just ask and someone will help you out.
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Hi all!

Happy to be here via Spark Coach program.

emoticon emoticon This looks like a place I would like to be! I like to be positive. Of course, I have my moments, but by and large I am an optimist. I might be in the minority. Most of my life, I've been stubbornly optimistic! Lol. I hope to be motivated and inspired by you all! This will be a nice change for me. Although, there it's important to let go of negativity, sadness, frustration and even anger, there is always room for being positive, loving the world, happiness, joy and of course. even being funny! Lol. emoticon

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Good Morning Deby and Chriamaria...welcome to the Positive Bloggers team. I encourage you to stop by the Chit Chat lounge as that is where we all gather each day to say a hello and encourage each other. Looking forward to getting to know you and reading your blogs.

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I've been with SP for quite awhile now. I love blogging and reading blogs. I joined this team to find some encouraging blogs and learn how to be a better encourager.

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Hi Everyone...

My name is Deby... I was on SPARKpeople a few years ago... came back to finish up this last 20 lbs... I blog daily... definitely Positively... so thought I would join the team...

I look forward to participating with the team...

~Wishing~Everyone a ~TRYumphant~ Tuesday ~

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Thanks for the lovely welcome ladies. I did not realise you were new as well Kathi, so a warm welcome to you as well.

Your daily posts always lift my spirits. :)

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Welcome Wispy and Kathi...so glad to have you join us. Feel free to stop by the Chit Chat lounge as most of us gather there everyday. Looking forward to getting to know you both.

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emoticon Wispy!!

(for the rest of you, I'm the friend she referred to. Wispy will be an emoticon addition to the team!!)

KATHI from Wisconsin

In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. ~David Steinal-Rast

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Hi there, I'm Wispy, a friend of mine is blogging with your team and it sounded like such a great challenge I just wanted to join in the uplifting thoughts and words.



"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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Hello Team Members! I'm Stephanie (Steph) and, though terribly shy, I truly enjoy sharing with and encouraging anyone (or anything, for that matter) who might be looking for some up-beat backup. I joined the team last week but haven't gathered up the courage to "talk" to anyone before now. Oh! Also am totally NON-computer savy, so it does take me a while to figure out where everything is AND remember how the heck I got there! Bear with me and I WILL get better at all of the above. Am truly looking forward to getting to know you all. GOOD GRIEF! I feel as though I know you all already! Will work on the Chit Chat Lounge "challenge" first!

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Welcome to the positive bloggers team. Visit us daily in the Chit Chat lounge as that is where we gather. Ask if you have questions, we will do what we can to help you out. Your positive journey will be a personal journey of learning to seek and find your positives in every situation. As you continue to work towards the goal of being positive it becomes easier and easier. The Law of Attraction at work...what you focus on is what you draw to yourself. Looking forward to getting to know you.
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Hi my name is Katie. I am a single mom of a 11 year old daughter. Like the lady above me I need to be positive as well. this is one of my goals to be a positive upbeat person. would love lots of positive friends


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Hi I'm Risa...I need to be positive! I always thought that I was, but actually I tend to go over unimportant negative things - usually at work, and that gets me to over eat or eat off plan.

If I can tackle this..I think I can finally lose weight.

I'm trying to release all that so I can finally lose weight..look forward to learning with this team.



All is well; life is good.

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Good Morning Jae, welcome to the team. Stop in at the Chit Chat lounge as that is where we hang out. Looking forward to getting to know you and help you find your positives.

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hi, I am Jae..I need to get more positive in my life...it really is true..change your thoughts to change your life..look forward to getting to know and making new friends here

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Welcome to the team Little Louie, so nice to see another new face. Drop by the Chit Chat lounge as that's usually where all the action is. Have a great day.

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wakeup thanks for the welcome



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Welcome to the team. I have been off the site for awhile but I am back and feel so welcome by all the team members. I will check in each day now that it is fall season and loving it. Take care and I will be back --Betty

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I would like to join this group to remind myself to stay focus on positive things I am good at encouraging others to stay positive but not myself I am retired I live in Indiana I have two cats and I am always busy which I like I have restarted for the upteen time but I am not quitting no matter what I like the sounds of all the encouragement and positive remarks that I am reading Thanks for letting me join



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Wanda, thank you for the welcome. I'm starting the day with a cuppa joe and a great big smile, thinking about a flotilla of wobbly carts heading out together. Happy hunting!



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Welcome Seajess....I think we are all like that bum cart at times...heading here and then over there. The great thing is that we will be all together and somehow we are going to all end up having a lot of fun.

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Hi, I'm Jess. I'm very happy to be on this team! Sometimes I'm like one of those carts you get in a supermarket with the bum wheel that always want to pull off to the right or the left and if you don't keep an eye on it, you'll end up engaging a pile of canned goods or something else. My mind is like that. I know I can chose my thoughts but often I forget to steer and there goes that cart!

Looking forward to cultivating the good with you all.

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Hi, I'm Lauren. I have a positivity Facebook page rather than a blog. I'm hoping to find inspiration and support to keep the positivity going. Some days are easier than others, as you all probably already know. We are trying out a new positivity model at work, though some days it turns into, "I'm positive this will fail." I've decided that I can present as upbeat or as a crab, and I much prefer the world see me as the former.

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Hi..I'm Terry and I've been searching for some positive, motivating teams...Life has enough negative people who just don't get it...I'd like to work with people who have a positive outlook on life and in supporting each other...I'm here for anyone who needs me...
God bless all of you!

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I'm Shannon and I am working on changing my negative self talk to positive self talk. I am a happy person, smart, creative, active, and caring. It takes daily declarations to make this behavioral change and I am doing it! emoticon

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I am Brigette. I want to start trying to focus on the positive, instead of negative.

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Hi. I've been visiting SparkPeople on and off for a few years. Finally decided to get serious about it this summer and have been loving it. The SparkCoach has really helped me stay positive and motivated. I'm a school teacher, so I usually do better during the summer anyway. I'm hoping that by reading and posting more positives, that the goodness will help me through the school year as well. I like thinking happy thoughts, but deal with mild depression and moderate anxiety, so it's good to have some reminders to stay positive. Thanks in advance for all your positiveness. :D

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Hi! I'm Trent.

I've been on SparkPeople for about 4 years now and am finally on the road to meeting my goals of 195 pounds and 15% body fat.

Blogging has been a big part of my journey, so I'm happy to find others who feel the same way. I will very occasionally post blogs that have "The Power of Negative Thinking" in the title or an actual titled "Pity Party" blog when I'm frustrated. I would ask you not to read these, given the nature of the team. The overwhelming majority of my blogs are positive.

Please let me know if my blogs do or don't fit the team's vision. I won't be offended if you ask me to leave.

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Hello!

My name is Rhiannon. I love blogging and this group seemed right up my alley.

I don't use my sparkpeople blog too much. I blog on wordpress and tend to favor that for every type of blog I write.

This summer I'm working through a family summer bucket list that I wrote for my family. Some on the bucket list are for me alone, others are for my daughter, some are for my husband and I together and the rest is meant for us to do as a family (or as much of a family as we can be with my husband working overtime -- which he does a lot in the summer).

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Welcome to all new members. On your worse day, remember stay positive.

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