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RUBYEAGLE134
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8/5/12 11:05 P

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Welcome!

Only those who risk going too far can find out how far they can go.

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours. ~ Noela Evans.

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LYNMEINDERS
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7/25/12 5:56 A

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Welcome to the team....you are in for an awesome journey

LYN
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FIFTYFUN315
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7/24/12 10:20 P

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I spent some time at the Army's National Training Center there in the Mojave - uniquely beautiful but very rough!

Welcome to the team - I look forward to sharing the journey with you!

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Each day is a chance to make new choices *hugs*


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7/24/12 9:29 P

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It would be interesting to hear about how you survive so far away from everything how often do you travel to shop and how much you buy at once like enough for a month just general stuff what its like where you live I can't imagine living that far away from everyone else. I work shop go to the library within 3 miles from my house. I grew up in an area that I thought was "the sticks" It was about 10 miles to town and 50 miles to major shopping seems like the city compared to where you live keep us posted.


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SPARKLISE
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7/24/12 9:06 P

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You sure are a brave woman and you sound really optimistic even if you have lots of challenges.
I'm sure you will reach your goals even if it takes a little longer.
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7/24/12 8:49 P

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Hello andemoticon to a emoticonteam.

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

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The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better.


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7/24/12 5:27 P

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Hello and welcome to the team. I am new to the team as well!! emoticon

"One of the greatest moments in life is realizing that two weeks ago your body couldn't do what it just did!" - Unknown

"You don't have to go fast. You just have to go!" - Unknown


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7/24/12 3:00 P

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Welcome to the team!emoticonemoticonemoticonemoticon




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LUNCHMOM1
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7/24/12 2:47 P

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emoticonemoticonemoticonI live in the rural high desert of northern nevada, but we have more of a town here. our closest towns are reno and carson city, 45 min away.

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IVANASLURPEE
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7/24/12 2:27 P

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Thank you for the 'slurpee' gift...hahaha

Ya know, I am blessed to have a few 'online' friends...living out this far in the boonies, I don't have very many actual 'friends' that I hang out with. Actually zip...
You may here me mention my 'rambling' friends though from time to time. I actually met these gals 2 years ago while I was homeschooling my boys...this was prior to my strokes and my diagnoses of MS. Over this past few years they have helped me through some very emotional times...and are a huge support especially on those days where I'm unable to get around without assistance...and need to 'vent' (which I try not to do very often)
I had started a 'rambling' group for us 'learning coaches' on the schools message board so we could hang out together, support each other..but mostly just ramble about this that and the other...we mostly talked about silly stuff and our favorite SLURPEE flavors.....our thread was always getting deleted because we would 'ramble' off topic, (outside of school topics/guidelines) lol....it was hilarious, and it never stopped us. We would just make another one..haha

Anyways...since the 1st stroke, my oldest son has since graduated school, and my youngest (age 16) went back to public school because I really don't have the energy to home school anymore.
I still 'ramble' with my rambling friends EVERY day via Facebook but being that I'm somewhat of a private person, I go by the name Ivana Slurpee on my Facebook account...and well, the name just kinda follows me where ever I go.

I'm somewhat limited in my ability to physically move around partly & mostly because of the strokes...and during certain times, because of the MS...
I can only walk a 100 feet or so because my legs give way so that;s why I decided to 'bike' my way to Onederland....
So far, touch wood, using my bike hasn't caused any problems.
I'm going to be using my spark blog to simply celebrate ALL of my accomplishments during this journey...whether it's losing inches, pounds, or one day being able to walk to my front gate without my legs going from under me...
this is going to be a great journey!!
*smile*



Edited by: IVANASLURPEE at: 7/24/2012 (14:30)
*~*Ivana Slurpee*~*




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7/24/12 2:18 P

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Welcome Lisa and much luck. I checked out you Website and just love it. emoticon

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it empties today of its strength."


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SPEEDY143
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7/24/12 1:58 P

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emoticonemoticonemoticonemoticonI so admire your resolveemoticonemoticonemoticon

You are a desert tortoise and we have desert tortoisesemoticonemoticonLisa

emoticonLinda

Exercise 1st... Spark 2nd. Works for me!

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't I give myself reasons why I can.

Tired of starting over? Stop giving up!!

NEVER QUIT =]


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IVANASLURPEE
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7/24/12 1:54 P

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Thank you everyone for welcoming me into your team.
I very much look forward to being a 'loser' emoticon

*~*Ivana Slurpee*~*




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7/24/12 1:45 P

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emoticonemoticonGlad to hear you are working this out.emoticon



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7/24/12 1:37 P

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emoticon The First Step Is Always The Hardest. Glad You Took It. emoticon


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EMILYULM1
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7/24/12 12:12 P

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Good for you! I'm excited for your journey across America. Welcome to the team. So happy you joined us.

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles…. it empties today of its strength.”


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IVANASLURPEE
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7/24/12 11:52 A

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MoniBelly, we live right smack in the middle of the Mojave National Preserve, in the Cima, CA area....so not too far from Baker. We do all of our shopping in Las Vegas (96 miles away) because it's actually about 10 miles closer to us than Barstow, (106 miles away) if we cut through the preserve and there isn't too much in the way of shopping there anyways and very occasionally get gas from Baker, CA...

*~*Ivana Slurpee*~*




MONIBELLY
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7/24/12 11:38 A

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Welcome!!! Where exactly are you at, if you're willing to share. As a former desert tortise myself (Baker, the Gateway to Death Valley), I always am curious about where other desert dwellers are from.


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MARYSUNSHINE4
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7/24/12 11:37 A

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Good for you! Glad to have you on the team. emoticonemoticon


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IVANASLURPEE
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7/24/12 10:53 A

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I forgot to mention that I just LOVE the name of this team...emoticon

*~*Ivana Slurpee*~*




YELLOWDAHLIA
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7/24/12 10:53 A

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Welcome!

**LINDA**

Weight loss is accomplished with the mind.


A person who wants something WILL find a way....a person who doesn't will find an excuse.

Which do you prefer?
The pain of self discipline?....or...the pain of self regret?






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IVANASLURPEE
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7/24/12 10:51 A

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Hi Everyone, emoticon

I'm 40 years old, married and have two boys (16 and 20 years old).
I live out in the middle of nowhere..a very rural location within the Mojave National Preserve here in CA... Population, 12 people...and 100 miles from any type of grocery store, in any direction....but it's home and I love it.

I actually joined SparkPeople on December 28th, 2011. It was one of my 'new years resolutions' that come January 1st, I was going to start my journey to 'Onederland'....well, January 1st came and went..and so did February, March, April, May & June. emoticon

Thankfully I came to my senses before letting another year pass me by, lol...
July 19th, 2012....just a few days ago, this was the day that I 'officially' started my 'Journey To Onederland'

I have MS (multiple sclerosis), stage II hypertension, and this past April, I had a stroke (my 2nd one in two years). I also had emergency surgery last year to remove 3 discs in my neck that were severing my spinal cord....so you could say I have my share of health problems...
but I'm not going to allow any of these 'problems' prevent me from accomplishing my goals.

The week prior to starting I took some time to set up some 'mini' goals including my own little 'virtual' Bike Across America challenge.

I left the 'Mojave National Preserve' on Thursday morning (19th) and so far I've gone 25 miles on my bike...virtually, of course..
I also started a website for my 'Bike Across America' challenge and will be using that, along with Spark People as a motivational tool to help me stay on track.

I've got a long road ahead of me, but taking this first step was probably the hardest part of my journey.
Looking forward to chatting with you all soon :)

*~*Ivana Slurpee*~*




 
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