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My life, today: 3-14-16 Zumba & work, today! I'm flying! My Zumba teacher gave me a Zumba top I thought would be too small, & it fits perfectly!!!! emoticon


"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
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3/10/16 8:57 A

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Hi everyone! It's neat that there's a California board. There are so many of us! Here goes...
1.) Rachel
2.) 39
3.) Single
4.) 2 kids, 5 and 7
5.) One obnoxious cat named Sam
6.) I live in Auburn (halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe) but am originally from Mobile, Alabama.
7.) I love cooking, baking and hiking
8.) Cheese and bread? Anything savory. Often with tomatoes.
9.) I love going to places on the water like Monterey or Fort Bragg
10.) Anywhere and everywhere in the UK
11.) I'd totally be that guy that forgets and has the ticket on top of the bookshelf.
12.) I want to be healthy and keep up with my kids...plus, I want to have fun getting dressed again.

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3/10/16 6:21 A

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Hey Y'all. I'm Teri, from Northern California. Husband and I are stationed in Italy currently.

1. Teri
2. 30
3. Married
4. None
5. My girl Bella (bulldog/boxer mix) that lives with the ex :(
6. Placerville
7. Music, wine, food, my husband, travelling, and so much more!
8. Guacamole, Mexican
9. Is my living in Italy considered a vacation?
10. Alaska
11. Peace of mind
12. I just want to be more healthy and active.

Teri :]
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MCORDS Posts: 303
2/26/16 4:35 A

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Hello ,
1. Mary-Ann
2. Vinton, CA really small Northern Ca. Town located by Truckee.
3. Happily newlywed.
4. 45 years old
5. Three grown children, a nine year old at home. One grandchild,one due in two months.
6, I joined this site looking to learn lifestyle changes,and meet people on the same journey.
7. I have two dogs,one cat.
8. Last vacation was a cruise to Alaska with my father and sister.
9. Dream vacation Minnesota ice festival.
10. I enjoy going to lakes, being with my husband and kids, plus extended family.
11. Wishing I could remember all the questions.
12. Not sure how to Add pictures. emoticon

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SPARKLINGME176's Photo SPARKLINGME176 Posts: 11,001
2/25/16 12:16 P

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I joined this team today, I am member #512,494! I was born & raised in CA & have lived ALL over the state. I love it! I live in a different state, right now, but my part of heart still belongs, here! emoticon I travel here a LOT!!!!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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2/2/16 1:09 P

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New to this forum. I've lived in CA since 1995. Originally from the east coast. I moved to be near some family out here. I am an artist, teacher, and loved to travel when I had time, energy, and money. Hope to again. Loved to paint in the south of France! Now is the time to regain some health!

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1/24/16 2:59 A

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Hi I'm new! I live in Riverside county. Married 30 years and both children grown and married. 2 grandchildren. Love to walk in our beautiful weather.




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KKKAREN's Photo KKKAREN Posts: 12,405
10/28/15 10:19 A

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Hi just moved to California from Florida to live by my Grandkids. Still getting the feel of things so I thought I'd join the CA team to see how you west coast Sparker's operate!

Preferred Name: Karen
Age: 61
Single
1 Grown child, 2 Grandkids
Love my black Cat
Hometown: Davis
Enjoy: Walking, Quilting, reading
Always vacationed in CA
Dream Destination: CA
If I won the lottery I'd give it to my child and grandchildren with the caveat they would have to take care of me for life!
Working on change to get healthier

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10/24/15 10:14 P

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Hi, I am back because when I journal..I lose..I am tired of losing and gaining the same pounds. I joined the over 50 with 50-100 lbs to lose..I would love to find a local CA buddy.

1) Preferred Name: JUDY
2) Age: 72
3) Married or Single: WIDOW
4) Kids:5 ALL ARE GROWN
5) Pet's:SADLY, NONE..BUT HAVE ALWAYS HAD A DOG
6) Hometown:SANTA BARBARA
7) I Enjoy: GARDENING, BAKING, WINE, COFFEE
8) Favorite Food:ICE CREAM
9) Where Did You Vacation: NEW HAMPSHIRE
10)Your Dream Destination:ITALY
11)If You Won The Lottery:THINGS FOR THE KIDS AND GRANDKIDS, AND START A CHARITY
12) Working On Change Because: I WILL FEEL BETTER, HAVE MORE ENERGY AND BE ABLE TO BUY CLOTHES THAT LOOK GOOD.
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PHATMOMMA33's Photo PHATMOMMA33 Posts: 14
9/28/15 10:51 P

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1) Preferred Name: Naomi
2) Age: 30
3) Married or Single: Single
4) Kids: 1, 10 year old daughter
5) Pet's: do gold fish count?!
6) Hometown: Hamilton City (about 10 miles west of Chico)
7) I Enjoy: baking, cooking and reading
8) Favorite Food: Anything with cheese in it!
9) Where Did You Vacation: My last vacation was a day trip to San Francisco. My favorite place to vacation is Minnesota (my baby sister lives there!)
10)Your Dream Destination: Alaska (I LOVE the cold!)
11)If You Won The Lottery: Oh the things I would do, the places I would see...too much to list here!! :)
12) Working On Change Because: I have a 10 year old daughter that I want to be a good role model for, I would like to have more children and know I need to be at a healthy weight for that, and because I want to love myself again!! :)


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JMAHNKEN's Photo JMAHNKEN Posts: 11,000
9/15/15 2:26 P

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Welcome Angie!

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9/15/15 12:32 P

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Hello! I just joined a few days ago and am trying to get into the swing of things!

1) Preferred Name? Angie
2) Age? 46
3) Married or Single? Happily married-together 26 years
4) Kids? None
5) Pet's? Two cats, Chihuahua, and Sengal parrot
6) Hometown? Military brat. I consider Houston, TX home most of my family lives there.
7) I Enjoy? Coloring, movies, art festivals
8) Favorite Food? Sushi
9) Where Did You Vacation? Houston....but going to Cabo in Oct.
10)Your Dream Destination? Japan, Venice, Kenya
11)If You Won The Lottery? Call a tax attorney, hide from everyone for a year and travel with my husband.
12) Working On Change Because? I am worth it.....I don't want to go back to where I was. Fear of failure....


You are worth it! You are enough!


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JMAHNKEN's Photo JMAHNKEN Posts: 11,000
8/20/15 1:04 A

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Mel, Welcome to SP and the California team! So glad to have you join us. So many that join SP are not aware that when you start this site, most of your pages will be set so the security is so high that we can not see your page, we can not send you friend request, or see that you sent us any, or send you spark goodies, until you make changes to your settings. All we can do is see if you posted in here, and if so then click to reply to your post, or click to send you a personal msg from your post. Others know it, and leave it that way for security purposes, or because they are shy, or what ever. So I never know if the people joining up know about their security settings and how it effects others communicating with them or not? If you so choose to change your settings, you go to your profile page, and on the top right hand side click to edit your page. From the next page that comes up, again on the top right hand side there will be some check box options. You will want to be sure that your page is not set up so that only friends can see it, because then we can not try to be your friend. You will also want to be sure that your page is set for online, not off line. Also make it so that we can comment on your page so that we can leave you encouraging comments and give you Spark Goodies too. In this same area you have the choice to keep you trackers for you food and exercise hidden or not, this is totally up to you and does not stop us from being friends in any way. I hope this info helps you. If you so choose to make changes to your settings, feel free to send me a friend invite, or let me know that you have done it and I can send you a friend invite. Janette

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JMAHNKEN's Photo JMAHNKEN Posts: 11,000
8/20/15 1:02 A

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Welcome Mel! All the best to you. Janette

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MEL759's Photo MEL759 Posts: 14
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Mel here! Back after seven years..........with all of my weight gained back. Want my life back and I know I can get the support I need here.

2) Age? 56

3) Married or Single? Divorced

4) Kids? None at home

5) Pet's? my dog Sadie

6) Hometown? Grew up on east coast. Now living in Northern CA.

7) I Enjoy? Cooking, reading, hiking

8) Favorite Food? Anything..(sad but true)

9) Where Did You Vacation? House on the coast in Yachats Oregon for a week.

10)Your Dream Destination? Northern Capitols of Europe.

11)If You Won The Lottery? I would travel

12) Working On Change Because? I don't want to be the fat gramma or fat friend. I want my life back.


Edited by: MEL759 at: 8/17/2015 (15:23)
Anything is possible!


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JMAHNKEN's Photo JMAHNKEN Posts: 11,000
8/2/15 9:33 P

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Welcome to you too Starr! Janette

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Hello, Im Starr, I justed started sparks yesterday and Im very excited

JMAHNKEN's Photo JMAHNKEN Posts: 11,000
7/25/15 11:06 P

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Catherine, Welcome! all my best to you.

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7/25/15 11:46 A

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Hi:
Starting over
I'm Catherine
I live in Central California
married
2 dogs
Working on getting healthy

thank!

Cathy

Now is the time to get moving


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JMAHNKEN's Photo JMAHNKEN Posts: 11,000
6/25/15 4:02 P

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Welcome and all my best to you always.

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6/24/15 9:08 P

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Hello! I just joined a few days ago and am trying to get into the swing of things!

1) Preferred Name? wildfennel

2) Age? 38, about to be 39

3) Married or Single? Divorced

4) Kids? None

5) Pet's? Two cats

6) Hometown? Grew up in suburban Chicago, now living in Northern California

7) I Enjoy? Cooking, reading, hiking

8) Favorite Food? Pasta

9) Where Did You Vacation? Last trip was to Austin, TX, to visit family

10)Your Dream Destination? Thailand, Morocco, Spain

11)If You Won The Lottery? I would travel

12) Working On Change Because? I did it before, then gained back all the weight when I went back to work. I want to figure out how to work and still take care of myself.

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JMAHNKEN's Photo JMAHNKEN Posts: 11,000
6/18/15 8:12 P

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You are welcome and yes, it worked. All my best to you always. Janette

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6/18/15 4:53 P

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Thank you for the welcome. I did as you advise but am unsure if it worked

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JMAHNKEN's Photo JMAHNKEN Posts: 11,000
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Welcome back Megan!

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Hi, all--

I've been away from SparkPeople for over a year, and I'm recommitting now because that year was a disaster health-improvement-wise. I thought I'd take this opportunity to re-introduce myself since I'm basically starting over:

1) Preferred Name: Megan
2) Age: 46
3) Married or Single: Engaged
4) Kids: None
5) Pets: Two cats
6) Hometown: Born in Springfield, Massachusetts; living in La Honda, California (near Palo Alto)
7) I Enjoy: Writing, reading, baking, doing yoga, crafting, watching baseball and basketball
8) Favorite Food: Sushi
9) Where did you Vacation: Venice, Italy in October 2014
10) Dream Destination: Thailand
11) If you won the lottery? I wouldn't change a thing about my life situation--I love where I live, what I do, where I go...money ultimately wouldn't buy me the health I crave.
12) Working On Change Because: I'm at my heaviest weight ever, and I just don't feel well.

Thanks!
Megan

Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?
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JMAHNKEN's Photo JMAHNKEN Posts: 11,000
6/7/15 9:12 P

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Felicia, Welcome to the team! So glad to have you join us. So many that join SP are not aware that when you start this site, most of your pages will be set so the security is so high that we can not see your page, we can not send you friend request, or see that you sent us any, or send you spark goodies, until you make changes to your settings. All we can do is see if you posted in here, and if so then click to reply to your post, or click to send you a personal msg from your post. Others know it, and leave it that way for security purposes, or because they are shy, or what ever. So I never know if the people joining up know about their security settings and how it effects others communicating with them or not?

If you so choose to change your settings, you go to your profile page, and on the top right hand side click to edit your page. From the next page that comes up, again on the top right hand side there will be some check box options. You will want to be sure that your page is not set up so that only friends can see it, because then we can not try to be your friend.
You will also want to be sure that your page is set for online, not off line. Also make it so that we can comment on your page so that we can leave you encouraging comments and give you Spark Goodies too. In this same area you have the choice to keep you trackers for you food and exercise hidden or not, this is totally up to you and does not stop us from being friends in any way.

I hope this info helps you. If you so choose to make changes to your settings, feel free to send me a friend invite, or let me know that you have done it and I can send you a friend invite. I had received notice that you joined the team before you posted this msg and wanted to welcome you and send you a spark goodie, but had no way of doing that until you posted in here. So again welcome and all my best to you always. emoticon
Janette

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6/7/15 8:19 P

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Well hello yall. Name's Felicia. Im 27 and a single mother. Not sure what all to put here...

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4/6/15 4:09 P

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You are so welcome! Have a great day and week. Janette

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4/6/15 3:21 P

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Thank you & best to you as well :)

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Michi, Welcome and all my best to you always. Janette

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Hi :)

1) Preferred Name? Michi
2) Age? 35
3) Married or Single? Single
4) Kids? No
5) Pets? At my place in Europe, but as I'm mostly in California I guess no? A jackdaw, can't keep him here.
6) Hometown? At the moment/ past 10 years L.A., grew up in Rheinberg, Germany
7) I Enjoy? Making music, painting, traveling
8) Favorite Food? Chocolate! Vegetarian mostly vegan anything that's good really... Italian, Mexican...
9) Where Did You Vacation? Currently "just" flying back & forth between Germany & U.S., I'm back in school, not much time, expensive
10)Your Dream Destination? I like Paris & Amsterdam a lot, but something I haven't seen yet 'd be great, maybe Galapagos?
11)If You Won The Lottery? Did, 2 citizenships are better than money :)
12) Working On Change Because? Why do I want to lose weight? Had an accident gained some. Feeling fit enough to start losing it.

Edited by: MICHIJUNG at: 4/5/2015 (20:52)
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All my best to you always Karen! Welcome!

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Hi Everyone! I've been on Sparkpeople for many years, just getting back on the saddle!


1) Preferred Name: Karen
2) Age: 36
3) Married or Single: Married
4) Kids: Three. 14,12 & 4
5) Pets: A dog, cat & bird
6) Hometown: Home state is Florida
7) I Enjoy: Spending time with my family
8) Favorite Food:Mushrooms
9) Where did you Vacation: Last vacation was to Disneyland in 2014
10) Dream Destination: Disney cruise to Jamaica
11) If you won the lottery? Build our dream house and have my husband retire from the military
12) Working On Change Because: I have a ton of bad family health histories and I want to be around for my kids.

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Welcome! I am in the old down town part of town. Lately I have been really busy, so most of my exercise is being done in our home, or running errands. We have two dogs. A 2 yr old black Lab/Boxer that walks pretty well on a leash, and I like to take her for walks around Grand Ave area and can easily walk a mile or two with her. And then we have a 1 yr old Dutch Shepherd mix dog that doesn't really like to walk on leash yet and is a bit nippy. So I don't take her into town yet. So I have been staying closer to my own neighbor hood since getting the new dog the end of last yr. There are a few others on here from Escondido too. So glad to met you. Janette

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2/10/15 10:23 P

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Hi.I joined last week.Just took my first look at the teams. I am from Escondido, CA so was excited to see your entry. Aren't we lucky? So many places to walk and enjoy the outdoors here. Has anyone gone to Angel Island? Hear its a great biking place. Thinking of going on spring break. Would love to hear some comments on that. Thanks!

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Welcome, glad to have you join us! I am in Escondido, CA. Janette

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1/25/15 10:42 P

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Hello I'm Regina from Santa Barbara County. I joined SP a few days ago and I love it! There sure are a lot of CA Sparkies here!

Blessings in Christ,
Regina
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Thanks a bunch, Janette! It's nice meeting you, too! emoticon

Reminder to self: Stay in the moment!


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NEKOCHARM, Welcome! I have been in SP, and the Calif team, and other teams for over a yr now. Great to meet you! All my best to you always. Janette

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Hello, fellow Californians! I joined SP in June, but only just started getting active and committed around here recently. I'm looking forward to getting to know the team better. Well, at least some of the team. SP's official California team is HUGE!! emoticon

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Hello to all the new members and welcome! All my best to you always. Janette

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Hello to all out there. I want to start by saying that my name is Felicia and I am 26 years old. About a little over 7 months ago I had become a mother for the first time. I had lost around almost 50 lbs previous to finding out I was pregnant. Needless to say I had gained 40 lbs of that back while I was pregnant. After I had my daughter I had lost 20 of those pounds. But I have found out that since I have stopped with my daily walking to take on the "easier" life of staying home and being with my daughter, I have gained almost all I have lost back. I am wanting to get motivated once more and finally loose the 100+ lbs that I need to to be at my goal. So here I am getting ready to share my Back To Health journey with you all.

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Hi fellow Californians,

I'm on track to lose all the weight I need to, and I'm keeping it off for good this time. I am mostly vegan. I'm learning to make vegan specialties like nut cheez. Yum. I'm single and like nature, movies, music, and cats.

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3/31/14 11:38 P

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Hi I'm Sandy and this is my second time here on spark. I am married and a mom to 7 kids from ages 5 to 21. I had a rough couple of years and gain some weight since my journey here on spark. I first came to spark in 2009 and was 280 lbs and did lose to 184 lbs in 2013. I left spark and somewhere lost focus and hit a rough patch. I was dealing with family problems and stuff just got in the way. It feels good to be back again and this time I plan on losing the weight that I gained. I sure could use all the support and motivation. My plan is to eat healthier and to walk as much as I can and come on here for support.

I am a Beautiful Woman in side and out, I don't have a weight problem "I have a problem with my weight"

I love making new spark friends, so please feel free to drop me a line and say hello. Keep the spark going..

Value yourself. Treat yourself respectfully and compliment yourself on what you do well just the same as you would compliment another. When you disappoint yourself, tell yourself you are not a perfect person, which makes you no different from anyone else. You will not


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3/19/14 2:45 P

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I walk the kids to school this morning and came home had breakfast. Made some phones calls and paid some bills. I swear you get money only to spend it all on bills lol. Got a call from my daughters school as well. Seem like my daughter Jennifer who 10 hasn't been eating her lunch. When they ask her about it she said she is dieting cause she think she too fat. They are worry cause she too skinny and I said well she eats at home so I really don't know what going on. I told my hubby and he blow up at me. Saying it is my fault cause she see me trying to lose weight and she following what I am doing. So we got into a fight over the whole mess. He wants me to stop dieting and going on diet sites as he blames me for what she doing. I just don't know what to do. I am obese and need to lose the weight you know. I just want to be healthy and fit. I want to see my kids grow up and get married and have their own children. But if I want to save my marriage I need to stop dieting all together. I am so stress right now. He doesn't want to see me on any sites what so ever. Right now he not home and I feel that I have to sneak just to come on here and it isn't right you know. I just don't know what to do. I sure hope my day get better. Any advice??

Edited by: SANDY92301 at: 3/19/2014 (14:49)
Always hug your kids and tell them you love them
Always make time for your kids and hubby
Always wake up with a smile
Always look into the mirror and tell yourself you are worth it
Always thank god for keeping you and your family safe
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3/19/14 12:26 A

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Thanks! I get most of my exercise from walking and house work too. Glad you had a good day, sounded similar to my day.
Janette

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3/18/14 9:25 P

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Hi Everyone, Today was a good day so far as I walked the kids to school. I been watching what I eat all day. Did some cleaning and laundry too. Now I am just making dinner and relaxing. Figure I stop by and say hi to all. I need to make up all the points that I once had on here lol. Well hope everyone had a good day as well. Sandy

Always hug your kids and tell them you love them
Always make time for your kids and hubby
Always wake up with a smile
Always look into the mirror and tell yourself you are worth it
Always thank god for keeping you and your family safe
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3/17/14 9:39 P

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SANDY92301, Welcome back! Sorry to hear you had problems with hacking. Congrats on the weight loss, that is great!
Janette

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Happy St. Patrick's Day all. I had a great weekend keeping my kids we all went and played miniature golf and road bumper cars. Sorry for the new screen name as I use to be sandy92308 but somehow I got hack and had to redo everything on my laptop and close up all old sites. So I am starting fresh here on spark. I hate hackers you know. Husband took all day Sunday fixing my laptop as he had to reset from factory setting. It was a mess thank god he knows what to do. But I ended up losing all my pics and everything. The good news is I went from 235.8 down to 229.6. I lost 6.2 lbs since last Monday I am so proud of myself.. Well hope everyone had a great week and weekend. Sandy

Always hug your kids and tell them you love them
Always make time for your kids and hubby
Always wake up with a smile
Always look into the mirror and tell yourself you are worth it
Always thank god for keeping you and your family safe
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3/15/14 12:39 A

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Welcome all! Feel free to send me friend invites if you would like.
Janette

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3/14/14 2:10 P

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Hey all :) This is my 4th day with Spark and I'm still learning the site :p

1) Preferred Name? Liz
2) Age? 32
3) Married or Single? engaged (4/23/15 is the big day :)
4) Kids? not yet
5) Pet's? 1 cat, Abygail
6) Hometown? Rochester, NY
7) I Enjoy? reading, music, computer games, walking
8) Favorite Food? Freschetta GF pizza with mushrooms
9) Where Did You Vacation? Old Sac, a B and B near it
10)Your Dream Destination? New Zealand
11)If You Won The Lottery? Pay school bills, pay other bills, pay parent's/gparents bills, use whatever is left over for charity/house/comfort
12) Working On Change Because? getting married :) and I want to live a long and healthy life with the love of my life :)

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."


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Greetings, fellow Golden Staters! emoticon
10 Preferred Name: KAT
2) Age: 45
3) Married or Single: HAPPILY MARRIED TO A CHEF (it's a blessing AND a curse! lol)
4) Kids: 2
5) Pets: 2 dogs, 2 CATS
6) Hometown: Born: QUEENS, NY Currrent: SAN LEANDRO, CA
7) I Enjoy: MOVIES, MUSIC, PETS, FOOD, TRAVEL
8) Favorite Food: GRILLED ASPARAGUS
9) Where Did You Vacation: MOST RECENTLY, VEGAS
10) Your Dream Destination: BORA BORA
11) If You Won the Lottery: I'D SET UP A CHARITABLE FOUNDATION OR TWO; BANK THE MONEY AND ISSUE MYSELF AND FAMILY MEMBERS A WEEKLY ALLOWANCE
12) Working On Change Because: I'D LIKE TO LIVE AS LONG AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS


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