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1/30/11 3:28 A

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Hi :)

What is your FIRST name? Daniel :-/

Do you have a nickname? Danny :)

Birthday? Feb 10, 1992

What is your homestate? Mexico City emoticon

Marital Status? Single

How many siblings do you have? 2, one brother and one sister :)

How many children do you have? none

Occupation? Student :O

Favorite part of your job? ...

Favorite Season? Winter :D

Movie- Lola rennt, The machinist, Ma Vie en Rose...

TV Show- Glee xD

Food- Sushiiii!!

Sports team- Uhmm :-/

Holiday- Halloween :D!

Band/Singer- Muse, Skillet, Black Veil Brides, The Strokes...

Quote-
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?" -Sun Tzu

I found SP by- youtube

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? Everything :D

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? To lose 15-20lb before july

Who is your biggest supporter? I'm not sure :S

How do you gain motivation? Joining challenges :)

What was your wake-up call? :( my ex-boyfriend said I was chubby... I don't know why but that REALLY hurt me u_u

Who are your hero(s) and why? My dad :D he's amazing, there's nothing he can't do ^^ I love him even though he doesn't love me back.. lol

What people, past or present, would you like to meet?
Bill Kaulitz emoticon .... jk :) I don't know...

What is a random fact about you? I'm terrified of umbrellas... :S

- Danny :)
Mexico City (CDT)


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8/31/10 9:03 A

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What is your FIRST name? Kristin

Do you have a nickname? Nope

Birthday? Dec. 24, 1981

What is your homestate? Minnesota

Marital Status? Single/dating

How many siblings do you have? 2

How many children do you have? 0 (and two doggies :)

Occupation? Student and sales rep.

Favorite part of your job? Learning

Favorite Season? Fall

Movie- "My Name is Khan"

TV Show- Xena, True Blood, Naruto

Food- Indian Food

Sports team- Minnesota Vikings

Holiday- Halloween

Band/Singer- Can't pick just one.

Quote-
"We shall not cease from exploring
And at the end of our exploration
We will return to where we started
...And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot

I found SP by- random search

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? It keeps me motivated.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I lost 40, and now stuck on the last 10. My goal is to get rid of them once and for all by Halloween.

Who is your biggest supporter? My boyfriend.

How do you gain motivation? Reading articles on Spark People, team challenges, nutrition and fitness tracker.

What was your wake-up call? Depression (which I don't have anymore)

Who are your hero(s) and why? My friends, because it is what they do and say and experience that inspires me.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Anne Frank, Vladmir Lenin, and Caesar Milan- "the Dog Whisperer."

What is a random fact about you? My boyfriend is Indian and has made me more in love with India than he is!
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8/22/10 7:25 A

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What is your FIRST name? Heidi

Do you have a nickname? Twinkle

Birthday? 12/16/64

What is your homestate? Michigan

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 7

How many children do you have? 2

Occupation? Lab Tech

Favorite part of your job? the people/ tech stuff!!

Favorite Season? All I live in Michigan

Movie- Footloose

TV Show- psych, rizzoli & isles

Food- All.

Sports team- Softball and soccer

Holiday- all of them

Band/Singer- Creed

Quote- If there is no wind row.

I found SP by- googled food tracker

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? it makes it so easy to keep track of what I'm eating. I want points for fitness I am now obsessed.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I want to be fitter.

Who is your biggest supporter? my husband, my family and my friends.

How do you gain motivation? reading quotes. giving myself affirmations and positive self talk. reading others blogs

What was your wake-up call? finding out I was not reverting back from gestional diabetes.

Who are your hero(s) and why? My friend Sue who took in her in-laws despite how they had treated her since she married their son.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Jeremy's grand child (that will be my great grandchild)

What is a random fact about you? I whate filling these out! I run barefoot! I am a backpacker!



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LIVEINALIGNMENT's Photo LIVEINALIGNMENT Posts: 9
6/16/10 8:37 P

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What is your FIRST name? Sara

Do you have a nickname? Snoop

Birthday? 10/24/75

What is your homestate? louisville,ky, usa

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 9! Five brothers/four sisters

How many children do you have? none

Occupation? student in nursing school/cna in an assisted living facility

Favorite part of your job? the old folks!

Favorite Season? Autumn

Movie- Crazy Heart, The Blind Side

TV Show- Six Feet Under, True Blood, Oprah,

Food- Chicken Tikki Masala with basmati rice and a cool mango lassi on the side.

Sports team- none

Holiday- Thanksgiving
Band/Singer- Cat Stevens

Quote- Success is a journey, not a destination.

I found SP by- hearing about it on youtube

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? it makes it so easy to keep track of what I'm eating.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I want to lose 20 pounds by october 24, 2010, my birthday :)

Who is your biggest supporter? my husband, my friends.

How do you gain motivation? bouncing ideas off of other people. reading quotes. giving myself affirmations and positive self talk.

What was your wake-up call? I got pancreatitis :(

Who are your hero(s) and why? My husband who is just a wonderful person.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? I'm obsessed with Cat Stevens/Yusuf. Would also like to meet Jesus, but not too soon!

What is a random fact about you? I want to be a hospice nurse.


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1/31/10 4:37 A

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What is your FIRST name? Jackie

Do you have a nickname? Jack

Birthday? June 20th, 1961

What is your homestate? Eastbourne, England

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 1 brother

How many children do you have? 3 - 2 boys (Liam 20 & Craig 19) and 1 girl (Megan 13)

Occupation? Civil Servant

Favorite part of your job? Working in central London

Favorite Season? Springtime when it starts to get warmer/lighter

Movie- Brief Encounter, Wuthering Heights, Gone with the Wind

TV Show- English soaps - Emmerdale/Eastenders/Coronation Street

Food- Indian

Sports team- Crystal Palace (soccer)

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- Squeeze, Robbie Williams

Quote- "Its hard to beat a person that never gives up" Babe Ruth

I found SP by- stumbling across it when searching the internet for a free diet support group

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? !The support you can always rely on

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I want to lose 38 pounds, eat sensibly, run more 5k's and generally exercise more

Who is your biggest supporter? friends on here, and a colleague

How do you gain motivation? by blogging and reading motivating Spark articles

What was your wake-up call? The pain I get in my knees, which I only seem to get when overweight. Plus my clothes becoming too small and my body generally losing definition

Who are your hero(s) and why? My colleague who is also my trainer/shoulder to cry on

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Robbie Williams, Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook

What is a random fact about you? I can't believe I now compete in 5 & 6k's - a dream I never believed I could achieve

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1/14/10 3:00 P

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What is your FIRST name? Lynette

Do you have a nickname? Lynn

Birthday? March 17, 1952

What is your homestate? Pennsylvania

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 1 brother, 1 sister

How many children do you have? 2, son Randy - 32 & daughter Jenise - 28

Occupation? President and General Manager of Lehigh-Pocono Warehouse

Favorite part of your job? The interesting people I meet & the weird products customers want us to store

Favorite Season? Definitely summer!

Movie- Hope Floats, Notting Hill, oh, so many more!

TV Show- Bones, The Closer

Food- Italian

Sports team- Philadelphia Phillies (baseball)

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- Country - George Strait, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney....

Quote- "Life itself is the proper binge." Julia Child

I found SP by- talking to a customer and mentioning that WW was not doing it for me. She said her daughter liked SparkPeople...and voila! Here I am, 2years later!

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? Certainly the support from friends and teammates, great articles, those short, effective workouts of Coach Nicoles!

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I wanted to lose 75 pounds, lower my blood pressure, cholestrol, stop being pre-diabetic. I have lost 60 pounds, did lower bp, cholestrol, and no longer pre-diabetic.

Who is your biggest supporter? friends on here, and daughter

How do you gain motivation? by making small goals and reaching them with the help of family and teammates.

What was your wake-up call? I saw a picture taken of me at my 50th birthday party and didn't know who the obese woman was! Daughter was also gaining weight and we decided to lose weight together!

Who are your hero(s) and why? My dad, who continued to be very active in the community even while undergoing kidney dialysis 3 days a week, cancer treatments, and heart problems. He went the extra mile, and was a shining example of a true, down-to-earth hero.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? past - Queen Victoria, present - too many people!

What is a random fact about you? I love to read! Last year I read 113 books (and that was a slow year)!


"Life itself is the proper binge" - Julia Child

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1/12/10 8:58 A

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What is your FIRST name: Erica

Do you have a nickname: no

Birthday: June 22

What is your home state: North Carolina, USA. Currently living in Prato, Italia with my beautiful husband.

Marital Status: Married

How many siblings do you have: 2 super cuties!

How many children do you have: 1 super duper cutie!

Occupation: Ex-snowboard instructor, for now stay at home mom, not at all sure what next!

Favorite part of your job: Current job: Playing outside, crafts, all the quality time with the little man. Old job: all of it.

Favorite Season: Fall and Winter

Movie: Amici Miei

TV Show: Don't watch TV

Food: All of them. Or at least too many to list here.

Sports team: One that I'm on (even if it's been a while)

Holiday: All of them!!!!!!! Camping, snowboarding, at the beach, sea kayaking, anywhere and everywhere!

Band/Singer: Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Jimi Hendrix...

Quote: Don't currently really have one

I found SP by: New York Times article

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com: Support and awesome reports!

What are your weightloss and/or health goals: Lose 15-20 lbs, and finally find a way to eat healthily and be at a healthy weight without feeling deprived. Fix my knees so I can start snowboarding and running and doing yoga again.

Who is your biggest supporter: My husband

How do you gain motivation: My little boy

What was your wake-up call: Moving to Italy.

Who are your hero(s) and why: My husband because he is unflappable.

What people past or present, would you like to meet: A babysitter/housecleaner/personal trainer and yoga instructor

What is a random fact about you: I am not one of those people who says "if I didn't work I wouldn't know what to do with myself." I have way too many things I want to do, most of which spend instead of earn money.


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12/30/09 9:33 P

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What is your FIRST name: Mon

Do you have a nickname: no

Birthday: September 1st

What is your home state: Victoria, Australia

Marital Status: Married

How many siblings do you have: none

How many children do you have: 2 kids, 4 step-kids.

Occupation: Librarian, but retraining as a mind-body medicine practitioner.

Favorite part of your job: Stuffing my head full of bits of trivia; lots of second-hand books.

Favorite Season: Spring

Movie: None

TV Show: Don't watch TV

Food: Asparagus, noodles, broccoli, Indian cuisine.

Sports team: None

Holiday: In the mountains (even though I live in the mountains), or in the bush by a river. Anywhere I can walk and connect with nature.

Band/Singer: Tory Amos, Cyndi Lauper, Deva Premal.

Quote: "...anyone working to change the axis of the world must be prepared for the fact that her neighbours won't always be happy. " ~ Paolo Coelho: The witch of Portobello

I found SP by: stumbled upon it 3 years ago

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com: Sound nutritional advice

What are your weightloss and/or health goals: Want to get down to 65 kg (started at 100), and complete the C25K programme. After that – consider myself a runner!

Who is your biggest supporter: My partner

How do you gain motivation: Looking back at what I have done

What was your wake-up call: Realising I was too fat to dance comfortably and without swollen knees the next day.

Who are your hero(s) and why: Ian Gawler, for teaching people that they can take their health and cancer survival into their own hands, and for providing simple and workable alternatives to conventional medicine.

What people past or present, would you like to meet: Hildegard of Bingen

What is a random fact about you: I have never learned to ride a bike.


Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them ~ Anon

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12/27/09 8:11 P

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Awesome Denise, I am certainly going to check out this mivie, as I love french and italian movies too... and Johnnny Deppp!!!! Mmmmmmmm Johnny Depp ;0)


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12/25/09 5:50 P

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What is your FIRST name? Denise

Do you have a nickname? no

Birthday? October 20 1946

What is your homestate?New South Wales, Australia

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 1 sister, 1 stepsister

How many children do you have? 2 amazing daughters.

Occupation? Retired. Previously, Fitness leader/ personal trainer. Before that Restaurant owner.

Favorite part of your job? People, definitely the people.

Favorite Season? Winter

Movie- La Cage aux Folles and almost any French or Italian movie but I also love Johnny Depp

TV Show- Dr Who

Food- No favourites but I don't like coriander in fact I hate it!

Sports team- Socceroos!

Holiday- I am retired! Life is a holiday!

Band/Singer- Luciano Pavarotti

Quote Just do it!

I found SP by? BEEJAY told me!

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? The support of friends

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I am at a bit of a loss here as I have met all my goals. I do want to move onwards and upwards but just to where I haven't worked out.

Who is your biggest supporter? My daughter Bethany.

How do you gain motivation? Looking back at what I have done

What was your wake-up call? An Australian government weight loss campaign concerning waist measurements.

Who are your hero(s) and why? I don't really have any

What people past or present, would you like to meet?
Indira Ghandi

What is a random fact about you? I do not deal well with failure and I absolutely hate being lost.


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12/21/09 9:54 P

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What is your FIRST name? Maggie

Do you have a nickname? Magnum

Birthday? Jan. 17, 1981

What is your homestate? Colorado, USA

Marital Status? Single

How many siblings do you have? one older bro, 2 younger bros

How many children do you have? 0

Occupation? Student, PT retail

Favorite part of your job? Helping customers find what they need - giving them a pleasant shopping experience.

Favorite Season? Spring

Movie- Crimson Tide, Glory

TV Show- Law & Order, C-span
Food- Is there bad food? Ugh, working on this.

Sports team- I like watching Pro Football occasionally... don't care what team, as long as they have pretty colors :)

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer-Jay-Z, Matchbox 20

Quote- "Here's what we know: If we stop, we will surely fail - so, regardless of what the scale says, the only thing we can do to succeed is keep going." StephanieIL

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? The Support and challenges

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
To become active and enjoy it. I have a lot of weight to lose, and struggle with thyroid issues, but want to continue to make progress.


How do you gain motivation? Challenges

What was your wake-up call? Thyroid issues.

Who are your hero(s) and why? My father - genuinely decent, kind man who wishes only for goodness and happiness of others.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Denzel Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King

What is a random fact about you? I will work endless hours at work without hesitation, but struggle to put myself first.


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DEUSMACHINA's Photo DEUSMACHINA Posts: 2,099
12/20/09 11:26 P

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Sorry Dutchie, haven't been on in a few days!

What is your FIRST name? Bethany

Do you have a nickname? BJ or Beej (two syllables is a syllable too many here in Oz ;))

Birthday? 16th March, 1976

What is your homestate? In ACT now, but originally a New South Welshman.

Marital Status? De facto

How many siblings do you have? 2 sisters

How many children do you have? 2. A 4yo girl and a 2yo girl.

Occupation? Full-time Mum, part-time student, part-time athlete ;)

Favorite part of your job? Mum bit: laughing when my kids do kid things. Student bit: thinking. *bliss*. Athlete bit: feeling of achievement and confidence I get from being able to run, lift etc.

Favorite Season? Autumn and Spring. We have autumn and spring here! I know I keep going on about it, but I'm so excited to have FOUR seasons. What a luxury!

Movie- Anything by Tim Burton. Anything with Johnny Depp or Cate Blanchett. Most things French.

TV Show- Catalyst (a science program - geek), Dr Who, Top Gear.

Food- Yes, please.

Sports team- Australian Cricket Team

Holiday- Probably Christmas, I think. Although my extreme stress levels atm wouldn't attest to that!

Band/Singer- Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Clash, The Rumjacks, The Cure, The Herd, Machine Gun Fellatio, Sam Cooke, Beethoven (particularly piano concertos). OK, just stop me there, I could go on and on.

Quote- How hard can it be?

I found SP by- Through a link on coolrunning.com

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? What I have learned, and who I have met. Thanks you awesome peeps!

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
I would rather like to lose a little more fat, but my goal is to run a marathon next year, a few 10Ks and three duathlons. WOOHOO!!

Who is your biggest supporter? Spark friends. MWAH!!

How do you gain motivation? Numbers. I just love numbers. Faster, harder, heavier, longer.....

What was your wake-up call? Ages ago I was fat and when I went to the dr my blood pressure was 120/80. That's high for me. I completely freaked out.

Who are your hero(s) and why? I can't really name any names, but I am eternally grateful to the women who came before me and fought for what I take for granted. I am grateful every time I go to uni, and go to vote. I am grateful that I can go to work, that I don't have to marry. I am grateful that I can earn equal pay and can have maternity leave. Thank you to those amazing women!

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? My Spark peeps!

What is a random fact about you? When I was a girl, I variously wanted to be (in no particular order): Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, concert pianist, barrister, foreign correspondent, researcher, psychologist, neuropsychologist, paleontologist, and a paleoanthropologist. But I never wanted to be married with children lol!

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12/20/09 12:02 A

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Great to see you're all getting into it, and lovely to get to know you all better!

Keep it going...
Still waiting for BEEJAY's entry... ;0)

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What is your FIRST name? Ann
Do you have a nickname? No

Birthday? 1944

What is your homestate? Queensland Australia

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 0

How many children do you have? 0

Occupation? Rural domestic economy teacher, now retired

Favorite part of your job? being able to do what I want when I want

Favorite Season? Winter

Movie- Don't watch any

TV Show- Sky racing - greyhounds
Food- any

Sports team- Holden V8's

Holiday- None

Band/Singer- Michael Crawford

Quote- 0

I found SP by- a friend suggested I look at it!!

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? The support, the friends

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
lose weight, improve health, mobility, flexibility

Who is your biggest supporter? friends on here, and husband

How do you gain motivation? By support from others on SP, by losing weight!!

What was your wake-up call? No one particular thing.

Who are your hero(s) and why?

What people, past or present, would you like to meet?

What is a random fact about you? I hate storms!!

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What is your FIRST name? Susan

Do you have a nickname? Wendall

Birthday? Feb 14 1960

What is your home state? born in Phila. PA. have lived in California for 25 yrs

Marital Status? happily divorced

How many siblings do you have? 2 brothers

How many children do you have? 2 boys 18 and 20

Occupation? Teacher Librarian in a middle school (ages 11-14)

Favorite part of your job? kids and coworkers

Favorite Season? Summer!

Movie- no single fave

TV Show-don’t watch TV

Food- Avocado. Chocolate.

Sports team- San Francisco Giants (baseball)

Holiday- Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentines Day, New Year’s Day, Passover, and Christmas. I love holidays!!

Band/Singer- Beatles, Elvis Costello, David Bowie

Favorite Quote- “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” - Helen Keller

I found SP by- a coworker

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? – the support of people who have similar issues with food an health

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? -short terms: lose 20 lbs, long term:to continue doing triathlons into my 70s and to maintain my weight in a range where i have 5 lb fluctuations not 30 lb fluctuations.

Who is your biggest supporter?- friends (both sparkies and other)

How do you gain motivation? – ah.. motivation. if i really understood what motivated me, i think i would not still be wrestling with my weight.

What was your wake-up call? –

Who are your hero(s) and why? - A women I know who has been a foster parent and adopted a number of kids with a variety of challenges. she works miracles.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? – Richard Feynman, Helen Keller

What is a random fact about you? – i believe in bigfoot.


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What is your FIRST name? Cheryl

Do you have a nickname? G-Ma or some call me G-Mama

Birthday? March 25th

What is your home state? Oregon USA

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 1 brother & 1 sister

How many children do you have? 3 – 2 girls ages 31 & 28 and a son age 29

Occupation? Life Enrichment Coordinator (Activity Director) at an Assisted Living Community

Favorite part of your job? To see the residents light up and be happy

Favorite Season? Spring

Movie- The Notebook

TV Show- Grey's Anatomy, Dancing With The Stars

Food- Cheese

Sports team- Oregon Ducks

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Bob Segar

Favorite Quote- “How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." -Trina Paulus”

I found SP by- A weight loss contest at work

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? – The wonderful friends I have made all over the world.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? - I would like to lose another 20 pounds and do some strength training to tighten up my muscles.

Who is your biggest supporter?- My friends here on SP

How do you gain motivation? – By staying current on SP and getting encouragement from others wanting to do the same thing

What was your wake-up call? – My doctor telling me I was borderline diabetic.

Who are your hero(s) and why? - Anyone that maintains a positive attitude in this tough world.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? – Amelia Earhart, Jesus, Anyone that has lived life to the fullest and lived life the way they wanted to live it instead of doing what others thought they should do.

What is a random fact about you? – I love to sew and like Dutchie,I am never late.


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What is your FIRST name?
Samantha

Do you have a nickname?
Sam

Birthday?
3/5/83

What is your homestate?
Texas

Marital Status?
Married

How many siblings do you have?
1 sister

How many children do you have?
1 son-2 yrs

Occupation?
full time student at the moment, working on becoming a RD

Favorite part of your job?
not having to get dressed everyday to go to work :)

Favorite Season?
Spring/Fall

Movie?
The Mummy

TV Show?
The Drs

Food?
right now, fruit w/ cottage cheese

Sports team?
ughhh hate sports

Holiday?
spent traveling to my in-laws


Band/Singer?
right now the multiple...I get bored of the same thing over and over
Quote?
quite a few

I found SP by....
joining cafemom

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? knowlege, ability to track exercise and nutrition, support system

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
be down to 110 and be super-tone. 6 pack abs here I come :)

Who is your biggest supporter?
me :) My husband doesn't like me thin :( I've lost a good 35 lbs since we've been together and he like me before.

How do you gain motivation?
reading others' inspiring stories

What was your wake-up call?
I don't remember exactly

Who are your hero(s)and why?
I don't really have one

What people, past or present, would you like to meet?
?

What is a random fact about you?
I can lick my elbow! I know...really weird, people say it can't be done, but they're wrong

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.




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Ja, Karin. Dankie, dis 'n baie goeie idee!
Ek hoop die ander mense sal ook saam speel.
Geniet jou aand!
Groete van Suid Afrika.

Hee hee, can't do Dutch, but can do Afrikaans.
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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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Awesome Sam, I hope it will keep going! ;0)

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Great idea Karin!


What is your FIRST name?
Samantha

Do you have a nickname?
Sam

Birthday?
9 Sept 1974

What is your homestate?
Gauteng (where the gold comes from), South Africa

Marital Status?
Married

How many siblings do you have?
1 sister, 1 brother

How many children do you have?
2 sons - 6 yrs and 4yrs

Occupation?
Semi self employed as a graphic designer and botanical artist - my boys keep me busy most of the time! (Now that it's summer hols I am a full time caterer, activity co-ordinator and damage controller, not to mention mess cleaner-upper!)

Favorite part of your job?
To see my boys NOT fighting continually. Fun hey...!!!

Favorite Season?
Spring

Movie?
Amelie

TV Show?
Don't have one, although I enjoy BBC shows

Food?
Good Italian and sushi, and red wine ;)

Sports team?
Huh??? Springboks/Proteas of course! And I'll support Bafana Bafana for the Football World Cup 2010!

Holiday?
When my husband takes a rare moment off from work and we manage to get away for a bit as a family!


Band/Singer? South African music rocks!!! Parlotones at the moment but also like Coldplay etc etc....quite eclectic

Quote?
"Just do it!!!!"
Need I say more? (I'm a terrible procrastinator by the way...)

I found SP by....
searching the web for weight loss tips and ...voila...found SP mentioned on a weight loss forum! As my husband says, SP is the best thing I have EVER found on the internet!

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? Definitely all the knowledge I have gained!
I now know what Cals are all about! And of course all the support and motivation from Spark friends!

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
I would like to lose a bit more after reaching my initial goal (which I plan to do by Christmas) so that I am comfortably in the middle of my healthy weight range. And then get STRONG - tone my muscles and hopefully bust my cellulite!!

Who is your biggest supporter?
My husband!!! He has literally supported me through thick and thin...;) and all my athletic endeavors.

How do you gain motivation? By browsing through all the amazing success stories, and inspirational Spark pages on Spark People.

What was your wake-up call?
Being chronically sick with bronchitis during winter 2009, was severely ill with the flu 9 times! Decided enough was enough!

Who are your hero(s)and why?
Ordinary people who accomplish the extraordinary through courage, hard work and determination. They are all around us...
Zimbabwean human rights activists who bravely and tirelessly work for the emancipation of their people and country. www.zimbabwesituation.com/

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu

What is a random fact about you?
I love veggie gardening.


Edited by: AFRISAM at: 12/17/2009 (02:50)

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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Here it is.... ;0)





What is your FIRST name? Karin

Do you have a nickname? Dutchie ( dutchiekiwi )

Birthday? 14 07 1969

What is your homestate? Queensland Australia

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 4 brothers, 2 sisters.

How many children do you have? 2, my two and a half year old twin boy/girl

Occupation? Used to be self employed, now mother to my rascalls... ;0)

Favorite part of your job? To see the twins happy, smiling, and being affectionate

Favorite Season? Used to be summer (In Holland) but here in Queensland it is winter!!

Movie- Chocolat, Saving Grace ( Is not what you think it is ;0), it's a comedy), La Vita et Bella.

TV Show- Masterchef Australia, Grey's anatomy, Biggest Loser

Food- Italian. and wine ;0)

Sports team- Dutch national voetbal (soccer) team.

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- Queen, Keith Urban, Creed, nickleback, coldplay, etc ( mostly rock with a wee bit of counrty)

Quote- "Een dag niet gelachen is een dag niet geleefd"
translate: " a day without laughter is a day without life"

I found SP by- me looking for web sited to loose weight that don't cost the earth... Soooooooooo pleased I found SPARK!!!!!!

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? The friedns I made, the knowledge I gained, the advise that is available etc etc... even receiving the great goodies hehe ;0)

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
lose about 26 kilo's, get fit,gain strength, and learn to love myself again ( Have lost 20 kilo's as I am writing this)

Who is your biggest supporter? friends on here, and husband

How do you gain motivation? by spark friends challenging me, and checking up on me. By reading sucess stories, and seeing before and after pics!

What was your wake-up call? My asthma getting really bad, I was always looking for the closest car park, getting so so unfit and uncomfortable with myself. My twins make me wat to be a better person!!

Who are your hero(s) and why? Richard Branson, a man that worked hard for his success and fortune, but always stayed true to himself. Someone that lives a good life, and always helps others. I've never met him, but hope one day I will.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Richard Branson, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey alone without camara's!

What is a random fact about you? I will never ever be late.

Nice to meet you all,


Dutchie




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Where's the survey?


It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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I saw this thread in another team and thought what a fantastic idea!
A chance to get to know eachother a bit more.
A great opportunity to look back at eachothers surveys in the future...

I hope you guys will take some time to write the answers.

Just copy and Paste, and change only the answers.... as simple as that.

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Good luck!

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