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8/5/14 8:20 P

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Hi,

My name is Amber. I started this group a while ago and then I quit Sparkpeople for reasons I won't get in to. I have to admit that I am really happy that there are still people in this group. I thought it was a good idea. It's just at the time, I wasn't feeling very positive. Luckily, we don't just get second chances but lots ... and lots ... and lots ... of chances. So, I'm back, ready to love the journey again, and ready to tackle whatever issues come up as I get healthier.

I still work in tech support. I've been writing a lot.

Have a great day!

Amber

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye." ~ Antoine de St Exupery

"Once you label me, you negate me." Kierkegaard


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7/4/14 7:29 P

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Popping in to say hello and introduce myself...I'm Ame, 55 yo and living in Las Vegas, NV. I am a Rennie, a Trekkie, geek goddess, animal lover, annoyingly cheerful morning person, tree hugger, flower child, and Sparker! (Not necessarily in that order! )*Grins*

I'm thrilled to find a team dedicated to positivity! I look forwarding to meeting new friends and sharing this wonderful journey!

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Love, Light and Laughter,
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Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.

Who says Goddesses have to be anorexic?

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. (Marianne Williamson)

You can't get to a place that you don't believe exists. ~Unknown~


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2/15/14 12:52 P

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UPDATED 5/18/14

I'm 57 years old and have about 60 lbs. total to lose to get to a point where I'll feel I'm at a healthier weight. Once I reach that weight, then I'll decide if I want to go lower.
On April 30th of this year I cut out 98% of regular sugars and 100% of diet sugar/diet foods.
I feel this is what I need to do to help my over all health. I've gone thru the withdrawal period already, which wasn't a lot of fun, but it could have been worse. And since the 1st of this month I am now down 6 lbs., 4 lbs. of it just this past week, so I know what I am doing is working.

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2/5/14 10:41 P

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I'm team mate #117, more another time! It is time to rest!!!!!

My new motto: (AS OF 1-23-2014)
"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"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker


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1/8/14 3:57 P

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Hello, my name is Heidi. I am excited to be back on Sparkpeople. I hope everyone has a nice week. emoticon

"In the midst of winter, I finally learned...
That there was in me an INVINCIBLE summer"
~Albert Camus


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1/7/14 10:42 P

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I thought I introduced myself here but maybe I didn't. Hello, my name is Jodi and I am working on my Lifestyle change. I need to lose weight to have reversal surgery on my eliostomy, but also for myself to be in better health. I think this site is going to be my saving grace. I have really been using this site for three days now and I have really learned so much already.

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Hi Patty! Great to see you here. emoticon

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what is essential is invisible to the eye."
~Antoine de St Exupery

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12/10/13 8:07 P

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Hi! I'm Patty and have been on SP for 3 years. I live in suburban Detroit. I have 2 daughters and a grandbaby on the way.

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


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11/16/13 10:43 A

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Hello Everyone,
I am Joanna, 20 years old. I live in Greece and I think of myself as an artist, though it's been quite some time since I've actually created anything at all. It has to do mostly with how I see the world and take it inside me.
I'm trying to fight my way out of (childhood?) depression; sometimes i got it, sometimes i don't.
i could certainly use 1 or 2 doses of positivity every now and then...
I wish you all the best. :)

Joanna

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10/10/13 11:50 A

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hi! My name is Carolyn. Due to depression I tend to think very negatively about myself and situations I find myself in, but lately I've been trying to think more positively and viewing life as more of a journey. I'm trying to focus more on the present, and enjoy the ride.

"For a glorious future you must first transform the present"
Zen saying

"give up, give in, or give it all you've got" author unkown


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Hi, my name is Lenella. I am 58 yrs old, I have four living children, and 7 grandchildren, I also have a Blue Brindle Pit Bull named "Sugar".

I love life and all that it has to offer. I have learned to enjoy the journey.

I am glad to have found this team. I think it is wonderful to talk about positive things. I look forward to reading your thoughts and ideas, and sharing some of my own. :-)

"Life is a journey back to God." [Lenella]

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience".
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9/28/13 7:22 P

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Hi my name is Katie! I am a single mom of a 11 year old daughter. I live in beautiful NWA. I want to fill myself with positive and kick negativity in the trash


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9/17/13 11:50 A

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Hi, my name is Angel, I'm 43 years old and been a Spark Member since 3/26/2011. I'd taken a leave of absence for several months due to life's interferences, but back again to get back into the swing of things. I've always had an on going roller coaster affect w/my weight. It's been hard to keep it off when I lose, then even harder when I gain. Staying positive about it, well that gets even harder at times also. So, I'm here to keep my mind out of the negativity of the possibilities and go w/the flow of knowing it is what I make of it and POSITIVE is where I wanna be! Joining this Team I see as a good sign that I'm sure to find that here, amongst all of you. Always good to make new friends along the way, and I could use the Motivation/Support/Encouragement/Inspirati
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8/20/13 10:15 P

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Hello, all!

How nice to find this team! I certainly belong here! I am truly one of the most positive people I know. Every day, my life is filled with gratitude and joy! I love living, love my life, find infinite beauty around me every day.

I often find myself, perhaps lying in bed when I am waking up or at other times, enumerating all the WONDERFUL THINGS IN MY LIFE THAT I HAVE TO BE GRATEFUL FOR!

So glad to be here, and look forward to getting to know you.



"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling" - Margaret Lee Runbeck

Yesterday is the Past,
Tomorrow is the Future,
But to Today is a GIFT--
That is why it is called the PRESENT!


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8/1/13 8:55 A

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You look a lot younger than 60. I agree, never too late to catch some of the things we missed out on in childhood. :)

I WALKED RIGHT OUT OF THE MACHINERY - Solsbury Park

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what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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7/26/13 4:24 P

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Hi ...My name is Sheryl
I am single and I will be 60 this August......OMG OMG OMG
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
I was a workaholic and lost track of time.
Now I'm trying to make up for lost time by taking care of ME.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

Happy to join your team on this journey.
Please take care of me...It takes a village to raise a child emoticon emoticon

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7/3/13 6:22 P

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Hi, I'm Linda but my nickname is Mundy. Most boards have several Linda's so I find it easier to use my old nickname.
I'm a widow, mother of 2 grown children and Grammy to 3.
In April this year I had the flu, and had an awful time getting over it. I realized that it was because of my unhealthy habits and way too much stress in my life. I decided that I would try very very hard to change my priorities Work used to come first and I averaged 50 hours per week the first four months of this year. Now I'm committing to placing my family and my health first. Its time to have more fun in my life, more relaxation, and more time to be creative.

TODAY I will eat and exercise to become healthier. I won't worry about yesterday or tomorrow.
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6/24/13 9:44 A

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Hi! my name is Katie. I am a single mom of a 11 year old daughter. I am so glad to find this team. one of my goals is to become a positive person. I know I can do that by surrounding myself with positive people.

I work at home for a paid survey company and am also a part time bible college student. I began my weight loss journey in 1996 weighing 250 pounds. I am currently 175 pounds.
my journey has been one where I never stopped trying and always picked myself back up.

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6/23/13 8:07 A

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Good morning and welcome Sara and Monica!
You've come to a good place and I'm positive emoticon that we are all here together to help and support one another as we move to our next levels of healthy choices. I'm only two weeks older than you on this team and everyone here has made it a great landing place for me. Read through the old posts, read our blogs, make some posts, blog, have fun and set your intentions to success if that feels right for you.
Even though this is the land of purposeful positivity, sometimes things go screwy, like having just written this post only to have it disappear in a flash to somewhere unknown. Grrrrr.. if I wasn't a one or two finger typist it wouldn't be such an issue, but I'm so darn slow. The other 11 fingers seldom participate in my keyboarding activities.. it's just not their thing ! They're like me with exercise.. no way, no how, NO.. please!
I'm off for a road trip to a wedding shower.. and once there I will make good food choices. Yes, I will!

Monica.. you are filled with positive energy, thanks for joining us.
Sara.. welcome back, you will find good thoughts here, just like I have found them! So, fill up here with the positive that you are looking for emoticon

Enjoy the day!


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6/23/13 7:17 A

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Good Morning! My name is Monica and I live in NJ. I need more positive people in my life and this team showed up! I have sparked off and on but am looking to do so consistently. I am so happy to be here! Yeah us! Celebrating TODAY. Not worrying about yesterday or tomorrow. Forgiving myself, being enthusiastically my authentic self, living in the moment and giving my praise as well as concerns to God are my priorities.

Have a great day everyone. It is beautiful in NJ. I am going to enjoy it!

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"No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all." Geneen Roth

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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6/22/13 10:16 P

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Hello! My name is Sara. I have just recently rejoined Sparks. I was looking through one of my comments on my blog and found this group through a kindly's page. I was attracted by the name and curiosity has lead me here. I really do need more positive thinking in my life so I thought why not! So here I am :)

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6/22/13 12:33 A

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Thank you so much ETLNOW! :)


"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
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6/21/13 6:28 A

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Welcome GeminiGem6! Congratulations on finding your way here, we're glad you joined us. Applause, applause, applause on your weight loss. Many good thoughts are found in this group, in the short time I've been here I've felt welcomed and am passing it on. Looking forward to your posts.

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6/21/13 1:21 A

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Hello. I'm Holland and I live in NC. I have been on and off SP since 08'. I have been back for a few months now and I started a new way of eating on May 21st and have lost (as of this morning, but my official weigh in days are Friday mornings) 17 lbs. I found this team on a 'Just Do It!' team thread. I'm all about being positive. It's the only way to win. 'Change your thoughts, change your life.' Wayne Dyer. :)

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6/20/13 10:44 P

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Welcome Beth. Congratulations on your weight loss. I've only been around for a couple of weeks and can tell you that this has been a nice landing spot during my time here. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Hi. I recently joined this team because I LOVE the name and concept. Being positive about life and enjoying life's journey has been a big change for me. My name is Beth. I live in Michigan with my husband, two sons, and our cat.

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6/12/13 9:07 A

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Amber,
I have never been called berly until I got with my fiancée. He is the first person. My name is kimBERLY. Pets can make a big difference in your life. Sheba has made mine more positive.

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"There are man eating sharks in every ocean, but we still swim. Every second someone in the world lightening strikes, but we still play in the rain. Because bad things can't stop us from making our lives good."


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6/10/13 11:33 A

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Hello-Katie here, from Maine....I LOVE the name of this team!! I am happy to say I have lost (and kept off) well over 180 pounds at this point-positive thinking and changing the way I was looking at things helped a lot-in fact, I honestly think it made all the difference---I have lost over 100 pounds twice before, NEVER maintained my weight loss. This time is totally different-I enjoy eating well, exercising, feeling great. I appreciate it too----
Can't wait to be part of this team!!!!

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Great to have you here Regi!!

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what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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Great to meet you Berly! That's such a cute name!!!

I am in school as well - I am working on finishing my psychology degree. I have a 20 year old son who is in school as well. He may finish before me. LOL

I also have a dog named Brownie and a cat named Khaleesi - they are my constant companions since I work at home.

I'm so glad you're here.

I WALKED RIGHT OUT OF THE MACHINERY - Solsbury Park

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what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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Hi Mike - I think it took me 10 years to quit smoking. I'd stop and then start. Quit and start again. What I learned is that these attempts aren't failures. I think we learn something every time we start towards a goal and run into a snag or even just give up temporarily.

What REALLY helped me is Chantix. When you start smoking there are neuroreceptors in your brain that are activated called - nicotinergic receptors. These receptors expect, want, and yes CRAVE nicotine. Chantix will satisfy these receptors and help you quit.

Great to have you here!

I WALKED RIGHT OUT OF THE MACHINERY - Solsbury Park

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what is essential is invisible to the eye."
~Antoine de St Exupery

A Sparkteam I started called Purposeful Positivity - PLEASE JOIN!

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Welcome, Mike! Just shout as you need help! There's not a regular chat thread for this group, but you can always start a new conversation, ask, etc. There's another group that many of us are part of called "Positive Bloggers" and that group does have an active chat thread and might help, too. It sounds like you have ALL the right motivations!

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Nice to meet you, Mike :))


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"There are man eating sharks in every ocean, but we still swim. Every second someone in the world lightening strikes, but we still play in the rain. Because bad things can't stop us from making our lives good."


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Hello to all my fellow Positive Thinking Sparkers I pray that this posting finds everyone doing well on this beautiful day. So let me introduce myself...My name is Michael Smith, I am 33 years young and currently reside in Chesapeake. I have been married to my beautiful wife Kristie for 13 years and we have two amazing boys Austin 12 and Aden 9. I joined the Sparks people online community after picking up the book at the local library and it seems like something that I should give a try. The reason that I joined this community is because I am looking to make a change, I currently weight 178 pounds and I want to get down to the 160-165 range. I have actually lost about 10 pounds in the last two months thanks to cutting out the beer and fast foods and having a renew desire to live a healthy lifestyle. This isn't about dieting for me, this is about getting healthy. Instilling Healthy habits to my boys, I am tired of feeling tired, I am tired of not succeeding when I join a program, I am REALLY tired of being a smoker. I know it seems kinda funny that I want to live a healthy lifestyle but I just can't seem to kick the habit. I have tried a couple of times but almost always I find myself starting right back up because of some stressor that triggers the need. One of my goals that I have set up for myself is to be accountable to this program and the people in it. I have the desire and the want, now all I need to do is put this into action. I am asking that this group help me as much as I want to cheer on and help others. I look forward to starting this new part of my life with each and everyone of you. Until next time....

Michael

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My name is Kimberly. My fiancée calls me Berly for short hence the user name. We are getting married on the 23rd! I have two children: Alexzandra & Caleb. They are my life. I am a CareGiver & I am going back to school this August to finish my degree & then start working on my Master's. I have two semesters left.

OH! And I have a fantastic dog :) Miss Sheba.

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Hello, My name is Regi, I am 47, married and mom to two wonderful daughters. I am ready to make some positive changes in my life and am very glad i found this awesome group to help me stay focused.

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Hello all
This is the first opportunity I have had to read up on the message board and to take the time to introduce myself.
I am definitely a glass half-full kinda gal and I find it hard on most occasions to wipe the smile off my face.
I am looking forward to sharing the next stage of my journey to a healthier me with you.

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Cargirl and Kylie - welcome!

Cargirl - I think we can learn a lot from dogs in general!

Kylie - this is a great place to feel POSITIVE. I used to have a lot of negative self-talk, too. Learned to turn it round in the past couple of years. SO glad I did! And yay for sons! I have a wonderful one, too.

Jen
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hi everyone glad to be here , I need some positive vibes because i have been slacking ! I have lost 40 pounds need to lose about 25 to 30 more , I have a wonderful son and i am pretty much happy in my life but i have a lot of bad self talking going on in my head and hope this team can help me change that !

"everyone is made out of the same cloth ,its up to you if your the table cloth or the dish rag" Patti LaBelle


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Hi team! I'm so glad I found you :)

I've gone through some rough times over the last 5 years or so, but there have also been many wonderful times too. I've just really learned how to work through something difficult while continuing to see the good that exists at the same time. Just because something negative occurs, that does not mean the day is ruined. That was a super hard lesson to learn, but I think it's finally second nature. My dogs helped me with that one.. If one of them does something bad and get reprimanded, seconds later they're happy again. Accept and move on. :) The other thing I've learned somewhat recently is that if you feel good, there does not have to be a reason for it... it just is, and that's perfectly acceptable!

Have a great day everyone!

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Hi Everyone!
It's so great to see all these POSITIVE voices here! LOVE it!

I'm 53, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and I'm married to a fabulous husband and have a lovely 20-year-old son, who lives most of the year in IA these days. I also have assorted "surrogate" kids via exchange students, friends of those students, etc. My unofficial children are in Japan, Armenia, Sweden, Germany and Denmark and one just returned back to Ann Arbor, so I'm thrilled.

I've been in various forms of education and writing for the past 30+ years. Am switching jobs over the next few weeks - closing out one job now that I've loved, but it was time to try something new.

I also love reading, cooking, family time, friends time, new adventures, travel, walking, hiking and sparkpeople!

- Jen

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Hi Everyone!

I love spark people!!! It is so hard to change habits, but they say when the pain gets great enough the change is welcome. It is so easy for me to make excuses as to why I CAN"T do this - I have soooo many pounds to lose, I have no time to cook, I have no time to exercise, it is too hard, it requires too much planning, it requires me to get out of my comfortable rut! But the rut has become uncomfortable!

This is about changing my life, changing not only my eating habits and exercise habits, but all the emotional stuff that accompanies them.

Somedays I am so in tune to where I want to be and how I am going to get there, somedays the uphill climb is a challenge but I don't have a doubt I will get there ---- and then there are those days when it is all undaunting. My struggle is staying on the path!

I am glad to be sharing this journey with all of you. I will encourage you, hold your hand, maybe even push or pull you along the path and I hope you will do the same for me! I am sure there are some dark valleys along the way but also some breathtaking vistas and I want to share every moment!

It is so easy to be negative. I am glad to find a positive place! No shame, no blame, no guilt - just one foot in front of the other..... WE CAN DO THIS!!!

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Hello and thank you for inviting me. My name is Lisa. I am 53 and again, eating healthy on my way to dropping pounds. I live in W. PA , married and have one grown married daughter, I step son, 1 married step daughter (living in London) and three step grands. I also have a furbaby named Dweezil :)

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Good morning everyone,

I'm Patti. I live in downtown Minneapolis, am semi retired, single, a knitter and determined to get to goal weight.

Stop by and say hi anytime.

Have an awesome day. emoticon

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Hi Everyone!

I learned a long time ago to try and be positive. I don't always succeed but I make the effort. Usually being negative doesn't change anything and probably makes it worse. I'm looking forward to getting more involved with this team in the near future.

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I have been oblivious to all the good things in my life and in the past i focused on the negative and what was wrong instead of all the good. I am reclaiming my inner optimist again!

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Hello, my name is Marcie and I just joined this team today. I was sent an email asking me to join. I have been on Spark for a couple of months. i was here before and left for a couple of years. I am back to stay.

I have to ask what is a POWER CARD. I just joined and I am feeling lost already.

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Hi! Oops~Sorry wrong one.

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I was asked to be a part of this team and I honestly think it is the perfect place for me. I have been on spark for over two years and in that time I have become such a positive person. I look for the best in any situation and more importantly I look for the best in myself. My name is Chris and I split my time between Houston, TX and Honolulu, HI although I am originally from Chicago. I love to live life to the fullest. Glad to be a part of this group.

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Good morning! I'm so happy to find this team. There can never be enough positivity and good vibes in life. My name is Leslie, I'm 48 and battling some health issues. I'm four months into my new lifestyle and have lost 40 lbs and already improved my health tremendously. I see a bright light at the end of the tunnel and I'm full steam ahead. Look forward to making some new spark friends here.

I'm Leslie
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Hi I'm Bob. I live in McLean VA and have been a spark person since 2008. My focus is on eating well and exercising. A positive attitude is key to a healthy mind and body.

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Hello everyone! My name is Amy. I'm 27, and live in Iowa. I am restarting my journey today, May 1st seemed like the time to do it. Anyway, I really like the sound of this team, looks like this is the place to come to for support and good attitudes. I look forward to making some friends here and inspiring others on their journey. Thank you for the invite! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi I'm Kristi. I love the name of this team - Purposeful Positivity - living a positve life is definitely a choice! I let stress and the actions of others that I could not control run my thinking for a long time, but no more! Choosing happiness, health, positivity and gratefulness is the path I want to be on.


Kristi
"Perseverance is not a long race, it is many short races one after another." Walter Elliot

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Hello! This is the place to BE! My name is Debbie & I just joined for Purposeful Positivity!


Be~Happy~!

~HUGS~
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Also not sure why I was invited to this group but I have spent all my life thinking Positive. I was born with a rare disease and they told my mom I would never live a full life. But I refused to let what they told her to stop me. Every obstacle that doctors put in my way I have knocked down. emoticon

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Greetings!

Not sure why I was invited to the team...but I was and what grabbed my attention....PURPOSERLY POSITIVE.....and I like that for I do believe that Life is grand!

I live in Michigan.....

looking forward to meeting you all!



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Hello! Or maybe I should say bienvenue!

I live in New Orleans & stumble on this a few minutes ago. I can so dig the " Life is meant to be good"!

Congratulation Amber for starting this team!

"It takes awhile to build a dream"~Terry McMillian,author.

"All that you are seeking is seeking you"~ Franz Kafla


"Never argue with what is"~Unknown

"Who you are at 20 shiuld not be who you are at 40. If it is, somethings wrong"~ Tyler Perry

"Just because you can means you should"~Terry McMillian

"Do not look for the fault;search for the remedy"~Unknown

 




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Hi..I'm Terry...I just got back from vacation with my son (he lives in Savannah and is always introducing me to a healthier life) and our trip to New Orleans..
I'm starting a new journey..one that is nothing but positive influences and motivations...I'm tired of letting negativity get in my way...so...out it goes...I'm going to be happy, bright, thankful and positive..I know you all with help me along the way emoticon

Fall seven times...get up eight.

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Go ahead and create a new topic to introduce yourself! Don't be shy!

Put your name as the topic so we can all check you out!

Thanks for joining us.

Regards,

Amber

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"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
what is essential is invisible to the eye."
~Antoine de St Exupery

A Sparkteam I started called Purposeful Positivity - PLEASE JOIN!

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