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11/21/12 6:02 P

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Name: Karla

Age: 49

Bed size: queen

Chore you hate: scrubbing the floor

Have any pets? 1 cat

Essential start your day item: coffee

Favorite color: black

Gold or Silver: both

Height: 5 feet 2

Instruments you play(ed): guitar but haven't played in over 15 years

Job title: office manager

Have any kids? If so, how old? 1 son - 30, 1 daughter - 26, 2 grandsons - 5 and 3 and 1 grand daughter - 2

What is your favorite exercise to do? Walking outdoors

What hobbies are you into? Don't know if you would consider it a hobby as such, but I love to camp!

Nicknames: None

Overnight hospital stay other than birth: tonsils out at 16

Pet Peeve: Inconsiderate smokers.

Favorite Movie: Shining

Favorite Quote from a Movie:

Right or left handed: Right

Siblings: 1 sister and 1 brother

Time you wake up: 5:30am

Vegetable you dislike: fiddle heads

Why do you use Spark People? For all the tools made available, and I find it makes me accountable to ME.

What are some of the foods that you make that are out of this world? Mexican Lasagna, stir fries, lemon tarts, butter tarts and cheese cake.

What are your favorite type of foods? There isn't much I don't like. Just no olives, anchovies or liver please!

Something about you that we don't know that you would like to share. I collect mice (figurines, not real ones :) ) and according to my boyfriend, I have WAY too many pairs of earrings! (120+ pairs)


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10/27/12 11:21 P

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Name: Amy
Age: 45

Bed size: queen

Chore you hate: Putting the Laundry away

Have any pets? 2 dogs rescued from strays, 4 birds

Essential start your day item: Thyroid meds, coffee

Favorite color: black and white

Gold or Silver: both

Height: 5 feet 9

Instruments you play(ed): none

Job title: currently homemaker

Have any kids? If so, how old? 2 Daughters (17-20), 3 step daughters(33-30-28), 1 step son(29). 9 grand kids(2 mths-5-5-5-6-6-13-16-19), and 2 great grand babies on the way.

What is your favorite exercise to do? Walking outdoors, hiking

What hobbies are you into? Decorating cakes, working with wood, crafts, just being creative!

Nicknames: mom, aims

Overnight hospital stay other than birth: none

Pet Peeve: People that smack their food when chewing.

Favorite Movie: Sweet Home Alabama / Pretty Woman

Favorite Quote from a Movie:

Right or left handed: Right

Siblings: 2 sisters 1 brother

Time you wake up: 6:30am

Vegetable you dislike: collard greens

Why do you use Spark People? For all the tools made available, meeting new friends and the support from all to keep me motivated.

What are some of the foods that you make that are out of this world? I love to cook so It depends on who you ask..My husband would say country fried steak with mashed potatoes, or a t-bone steak, my youngest daughter would say anything pasta with chicken, And my oldest daughter said that's a tough question.
5 spice Chinese style chicken wings, Ribs, Pasta salad
Now my mouth is watering lol...

What are your favorite type of foods? American, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, I don't think there is anything I don't like.

Something about you that we don't know that you would like to share. I am afraid of bugs, but love spiders and snakes.


Changing My Life One Day At A Time....

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10/27/12 9:22 P

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Name: Katy

Age: 29

Bed size: ermmm well.. I have a Frankenstein bed so I am guessing all the pieces put together might come up to a king! lol

Chore you hate: Dusting too!! Arrgh D:

Have any pets? 4 dogs!!

Essential start your day item: Water

Favorite color: Black

Gold or Silver: Silver

Height: 5 feet 5

Instruments you play(ed): Had a guitar period that is long gone and forgotten

Job title: Attorney

Have any kids? If so, how old? No.

What is your favorite exercise to do? Zumba!

What hobbies are you into? Cooking and movies/tv shows!

Nicknames: K, Kat, Kay

Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Just once for a simple surgery

Pet Peeve: Rudeness, usually in the form of people who dont greet, reply to a greeting or dont say thank you.. grrr lol

Favorite Movie: Moulin Rouge

Favorite Quote from a Movie: "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." ... many more from many movies.. too much to write here! :D

Right or left handed: Right

Siblings: Two sisters, a brother

Time you wake up: As I get older I seem to be getting up later! So it goes anywhere from 6am to 8am

U- Underwear: I have no idea what this means! lol Do I wear underwear??? Yes! lol

Vegetable you dislike: Corn! Its so .. yellow and tiny and creepy.. D:

Why do you use Spark People? Love the useful resources here, the motivation and most of all the wonderful community and amazing supportive friends we make here.

What are some of the foods that you make that are out of this world? I am pretty ok with italian, pasta sauces in general and ossobuco.

What are your favorite type of foods? Japanese, Italian, Thai!

Something about you that we don't know that you would like to share. I secretly watch cheesy reality shows like the bachelor/bachelorette and love them!!! ... now I go hide forever in shame! hahaha :)

Awesome thread!

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10/26/12 9:26 P

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Name: Shannon

Age: 34

Bed size: queen

Chore you hate: dusting

Have any pets? a fabulous Rottie named Lexie

Essential start your day item: a glass of water

Favorite color: blue

Gold or Silver: silver

Height: 5 feet

Instruments you play(ed): I think I have a wonderful voice, others will disagree

Job title: Business Analyst

Have any kids? please see "have any pets?"

What is your favorite exercise to do? jogging and hiking

What hobbies are you into? Hiking, traveling

Nicknames: sunshine, s-ball

Overnight hospital stay other than birth: fractured skull

Pet Peeve: conversation fillers "you know what I mean…" and "like..."

Favorite Movie: Best in Show

Favorite Quote from a Movie: To infinity and beyond!

Right or left handed: right

Siblings: a younger sister and brother

Time you wake up: 6 a.m.

U- Underwear: no thanks

Vegetable you dislike: broccoli

Why do you use Spark People? tracking food and community support

What are some of the foods that you make that are out of this world? brie and blue cheese quesadillas, Sriracha macaroni and cheese

What are your favorite type of foods? Thai, Mexican, hamburgers

Something about you that we don't know that you would like to share. I’ve done a tandem skydive


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10/16/12 9:32 P

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I LOVE this thread and thank you for participating!

“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” John Burroughs

~Kelly


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10/16/12 8:09 A

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Name: Cheryl

Age: 45.5

Bed size: queen

Chore you hate: cleaning the bathroom and the litter box

Have any pets? Shih tzu dog named Lacey and a tiger cat named Freemont

Essential start your day item: Yoga, watching the news and hot green tea.

Favorite color: pink or red

Gold or Silver: gold

Height: 5 feet 6

Instruments you play(ed): I had a life time of drum lesson but quit playing when I got married in 1988.

Job title: Electronic Engineering Technician

Have any kids? If so, how old? Son 20, daughter 18

What is your favorite exercise to do? Running

What hobbies are you into? I read when I can but my daughter keeps me busy.

Nicknames: Sis or Sissy

Overnight hospital stay other than birth: hystorectomy

Pet Peeve: Phoney people

Favorite Movie: Footloose (1984 version)

Favorite Quote from a Movie:

Right or left handed: Right

Siblings: 1 older brother

Time you wake up: 4 a.m.

U- Underwear: bikini

Vegetable you dislike: brussel sprouts

Why do you use Spark People? Logging and blogging

What are some of the foods that you make that are out of this world? Stuffed peppers and chili

What are your favorite type of foods? American, Mexican, Italian

Something about you that we don't know that you would like to share. I hate cold weather.

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Edited by: IMELECTRIC at: 10/19/2012 (08:07)
Cheryl

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10/15/12 5:30 P

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Name: Tina

Age: 29

Bed size: queen

Chore you hate: doing dishes

Have any pets? my dog-he is the best

Essential start your day item: Wishing my dog a 'Good Morning'

Favorite color: blue

Gold or Silver: silver

Height: 5 feet 5

Instruments you play(ed): Does playing drums on pots and pans count?

Job title: unemployed and hating it

Have any kids? my dog is like my kid

What is your favorite exercise to do? Anything outside

What hobbies are you into? Being outside, travelling, spending time with friends and family, reading, watching documentaries

Nicknames: too many

Overnight hospital stay other than birth: eye surgery

Pet Peeve: People who whistle all the time-makes me want to throw stuff at them LOL sorry

Favorite Movie: The Bourne Trilogy with Matt Damon

Favorite Quote from a Movie: Can't really think of a good one right now, but 'my precious' is a very good one

Right or left handed: Right

Siblings: 2 sisters

Time you wake up: 5-6am

Vegetable you dislike: I can't really think of vegetables I don't like. I dislike bananas-I can't stand the smell, even though I loved eating them as a kid

Why do you use Spark People? Because it is so awesome,positive and helps me to live a healthier life

What are some of the foods that you make that are out of this world? Anything in my TM31

What are your favorite type of foods? Depends on my mood

Something about you that we don't know that you would like to share. I love the show 'Little House in the Prairie' emoticon

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10/15/12 4:06 P

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Name: Lora

Age: 41

Bed size: queen

Chore you hate: Cleaning.

Have any pets? 2 dogs (Chinese Shar-Pei) Ginger & Gumbo

Essential start your day item: COFFEE!

Favorite color: Green, most shades

Gold or Silver: Silver

Height: 5'2"

Instruments you play(ed): iPod & radio (I have 0 musical talent)

Job title: Donor Specialist I Step 3 (sounds impressive, right? I am a phlebotomist)

Have any kids? If so, how old?: Are we counting the dogs? I have no children, and my step-son is an adult who we almost never see.

What is your favorite exercise to do? Walking on the treadmill.

What hobbies are you into? I read. A lot. I also knit when I remember and I can sew, though I don't do that much either.

Nicknames: Not really, but I'll answer to almost anything

Overnight hospital stay other than birth: tonsils, one metatarsal repair

Pet Peeve: Too many to list.

Favorite Movie: I can watch Steel Magnolias once a month and still cry.

Favorite Quote from a Movie: "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball".

Right or left handed: Right

Siblings:2 sisters (technically one is a half-sister)

Time you wake up: Around 430 AM most days.

U- Underwear: Most definitely!

Vegetable you dislike: Cooked carrots, Broccoli Rabe, & sugared up sweet potatoes (serve them plain and I love them, though)

Why do you use Spark People? I joined because I was too cheap to pay for WW online. I stayed because SP works and my teammates make me happy.

What are some of the foods that you make that are out of this world? My family's favorites are my Spanikopita (Greek spinach pie) and Haupia (Hawaiian coconut pudding) My personal favorite is Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

What are your favorite type of foods? Greek, Cajun, Mexican, Chinese

Something about you that we don't know that you would like to share: I have over 1400 books on my e-reader right now and the last 4 books I've read have been re-reads.

Edited by: HAWAII5YEARS at: 10/15/2012 (16:11)
-Lora
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10/15/12 3:25 P

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Name: Christine

Age: 52

Bed size: queen

Chore you hate: cleaning the bathroom

Have any pets? 2 dogs- Sophie & Foxy, and 2 cats - Michael & Jackson

Essential start your day item: Glass of Diet Dr. Pepper during the week. (I'm trying to break this habit.)

Favorite color: pink

Gold or Silver: Silver

Height: 5 feet 6

Instruments you play(ed): None

Job title: Corporate Benefits Manager

Have any kids? No.

What is your favorite exercise to do? Work with exercise ball.

What hobbies are you into? Gardening, computer, ornament collecting

Nicknames: Chrissy

Overnight hospital stay other than birth: 3

Pet Peeve: Junk on the counter

Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing

Favorite Quote from a Movie: You had me at Hello.

Right or left handed: Right

Siblings: None

Time you wake up: During the week around 6:15 a.m., on weekends around 7 a.m.

Vegetable you dislike: Lima beans

Why do you use Spark People? For inspiration. Also to track food and exercise.

What are some of the foods that you make that are out of this world? Pasta salad, Swiss vegetable casserole.

What are your favorite type of foods? Chinese, Mexican, Italian

Something about you that we don't know that you would like to share. I love professional wresting. Yes, I know it's fake. It's my guilty pleasure. It's just like a male soap opera.

Chris - St. Louis


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10/15/12 8:23 A

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Name: Tereasa

Age: 48

Bed size: queen

Chore you hate: cleaning the bathroom (ditto :D)

Have any pets? a dog "Blue"

Essential start your day item: 1 - 2 cups of black coffee

Favorite color: green

Gold or Silver: It depends on what I'm doing with it :)

Height: 5 feet 8 1/4

Instruments you play(ed): Piano in High School

Job title: Disabled Paramedic

Have any kids? Stepson 32 y/o and 2 grandchildren 6 and 8

What is your favorite exercise to do? Elliptical

What hobbies are you into? Computer, reading, decorating, organizing

Nicknames: "T", Aunt T, Sweet T, Porter

Overnight hospital stay other than birth: several :(.

Pet Peeve: dirty dishes in the sink

Favorite Movie: Steel Magnolias

Favorite Quote from a Movie: "My precious." From the Lord of the Rings trilogy. (haha SAME)

Right or left handed: Right

Siblings: 1 brother and 1 sister

Time you wake up: when ever my body lets me, I do not have a regular time, Last month it was like 7am to 3 pm last couple of days it has been 7 pm to 2 am :P

Vegetable you dislike: I can't think of none

Why do you use Spark People? To utilize the tools to monitor food intake, weight, exercise, progress and hold myself accountable.

What are some of the foods that you make that are out of this world? Crispy cornbread, oven "fried chicken", brocolli casserole.

What are your favorite type of foods? Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Greek.....I don't know if there is a type I don't like :D

Something about you that we don't know that you would like to share. Everyday is geared toward good health and well being.


~Tereasa~


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10/15/12 7:54 A

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Name: Kelly

Age: 41

Bed size: queen

Chore you hate: cleaning the bathroom, oy vay!

Have any pets? No, but I wish I had a dog.

Essential start your day item: I know it's unhealthy but it's drinking coffee. :(

Favorite color: hunter green

Gold or Silver: Silver

Height: 5 feet 8

Instruments you play(ed): Played the drums in high school.

Job title: laid off

Have any kids? If so, how old?

What is your favorite exercise to do? Strength training with dumbbells.

What hobbies are you into? I love to edit home movies and create inspirational slideshows.

Nicknames: Kel, The Kelmeister

Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Too many to list.

Pet Peeve: People who don't hold the door open for you.

Favorite Movie: The Hours

Favorite Quote from a Movie: "My precious." From the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Right or left handed: Right

Siblings: 3 half-brothers and 2 half-sisters

Time you wake up: My sleep patterns aren't the best. Either I wake up in the wee hours of the morning and try to go back to sleep to around 6-7 ish.
U- Underwear: boyshorts

Vegetable you dislike: brussel sprouts

Why do you use Spark People? To meet and make new friends and to learn the tools to lead a healthier life.

What are some of the foods that you make that are out of this world? Being from the south, I'm pretty good at southern cooking, baking potatoes in a cast iron skillet to where the skin is nice and crispy and I love my grill.

What are your favorite type of foods? American, Mexican, Italian, Southern

Something about you that we don't know that you would like to share. I'm a movie soundtrack collector.

“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” John Burroughs

~Kelly


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