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7/29/14 10:32 A

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Hi Everyone. I'm Catrina and I enjoy cooking a wide variety of meals. Excited to have found a dedicated group for cooking light.

1. I am so happy that I found SparkPeople. The resource has really helped me to change my lifestyle. I've lost 41 pounds over the past 18 months.

2. I have a Belgian Sheepdog name Blazer. I love him dearly and we walk/hike almost daily together.

3. I have subscribed to cooking light magazine for many years. Problem is they were filling up shelves on the bookshelf. I'm actually reading them now. Tearing out recipes that are interesting and giving them a try.

4. I have many hobbies. Knitting, sewing, photography, mixed media art, cooking, gardening... I jump from craft to craft a bit too often.

5. I live in Southern California.



Being overweight is hard.
Losing weight is hard.
Maintaining your weight is hard.

Choose your hard.


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REALLYRETIRED's Photo REALLYRETIRED Posts: 26
6/10/13 11:53 P

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Hi! I'm Phyllis and I'm so glad I found you.

1. I have been with SP off and on for 4 years. A knee operation cut into my walking and I lost my enthusiasm. But I am back now and fully jazzed to plan and follow through on the daily things I need to do to lose the extra pounds.

2. We retired to Northern California mountains 14 years ago and I ran the local volunteer library for 11 of those years. I first discovered CL magazines there with lots of past issues being donated for our sales. I think I bought them all! I started marking the recipes that I wanted to try but it got difficult to manage so I started cutting and pasting and placing pages in 3 ring binders. Eek and I didn't think that I had a compulsive disorder problem! I have stopped collecting the recipes and now I want to get to those binders and try some if them.

3. My husband and I created a blended family 28 years ago and those kids have given us 6 super grand kids, all living in Ca . Our log home acts like a rally point for fun get togethers with them. Fun times. I would love to make all the meals using my CL recipes but one if those families would starve. (-:

4. I am really looking forward to participating in this group. Thanks for being here.




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ILAGIRL's Photo ILAGIRL Posts: 225
6/22/11 3:16 P

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Andrea I wish I had your improv skills when it comes to cooking. I love the calm and peace that comes from a recipe and knowing exactly what to do ☺
Susan Congrats on getting married! In 6 days Ill have been married for 8 years and Im loving it! I wish you every happiness! I grew up outside of Philly do you know the Limerick/Royersford area by chance?
MaryAnn Im a fellow geocacher too!! Congrats on your weight loss!! ☺
Erin Wish I could dance soo cool. My hubby and I spent a month in Kenya and part of that was a week long Safari. I would highly recommend it! If you end up going and need any pointers, info., etc. let me know.

Hello to a very interesting group! My name is Ali.

1. Got bored in the corporate world and so quit. Went back to school for patisserie and baking. So much more fun!
2. Started running a little over a year ago and have done 2 half marathons. Im signed up for my first full marathon which will take place this October.
3. I have a shih-tzu poodle mix named Bells who I am absolutely in love with.
4. I love being organized and having everything in order but Im not compulsive about it.
5. I live in Alexandria, VA which is right outside DC.


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3/2/11 4:41 P

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Ha, time step! That takes me back! My tap dance teacher died a couple years ago and we had a big memorial for her that turned out to be more like a reunion - brought back so many great memories! I'd love to get my daughter into tap, but she's addicted to karate. :-)

Erin

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark, that creates extraordinary results. "
-- Source Unknown


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AMSHARK's Photo AMSHARK Posts: 739
3/1/11 6:21 P

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Hi Erin,

I tap danced until I was 18 too.. but I'm going to bet that you were better than me. (I never had Broadway aspirations).

... but I do still catch myself doing a time step while I'm waiting for my popcorn to pop. When I where high heeled Mary Janes, I can't help but do drawbacks.
Is that odd?

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AMSHARK's Photo AMSHARK Posts: 739
3/1/11 6:18 P

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Wow! Half-way to losing 25 pounds.

Congratulations, Mary Ann!

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And congratulations with your progress on your Iditarod Trail goal.
When you're done, will you say, "Boy, are my dogs tired!"?
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ERIN1128's Photo ERIN1128 Posts: 877
2/23/11 4:48 P

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Hi, I'm Erin. :-)

1. CL is one of my favorite magazines - we get most of our dinners from it, though hubby is really starting to get into Cooks Magazine now too, and I discovered Clean Eating mag last summer which has some interesting ideas.

2. I took tap dance classes all the way up till I went to college. Had dreams of becoming a Broadway star...instead I'm a policy analyst, LOL!

3. I love yoga.

4. My 6-year-old daughter is hugely into karate.

5. I want to go on an African safari before I die.



Erin

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark, that creates extraordinary results. "
-- Source Unknown


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2/23/11 4:11 P

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Hi everyone, I'm Mary Ann

1- I fell in love with Cooking Light Magazine with the new Healthy Habits that came out in January.

2- I'm halfway to my goal of losing 50 pounds!

3- I am really excited because I am less than 20 miles from having "walked" the Iditarod Trail. I started in June and wanted to finish it before the dogs left the starting line on March 5th. I should finish in the next couple days because I'm so close. I have to pace myself because my brother and some friends want to walk the last couple miles with me and celebrate.

4- I live in Rochester, NY and moved back here after 12 years of living in Texas.

5- I love the snow, but I can't wait for it to melt so we can get back out and start geocaching again. Everything is buried right now!


You can't have results and excuses at the same time!

I am stronger than the donut!!


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AMSHARK's Photo AMSHARK Posts: 739
8/11/10 8:50 A

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"Chainsaw"?! There *must* be an interesting story behind that.

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8/10/10 6:05 P

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Hello! I'm Susan. Let's see...

1. I also love trying new recipes, but I tend not to stray too far from the directions. I want to start branching out and being more creative, but that can get expensive especially if whatever I make doesn't turn out well. (Like my batch of ham and cheese muffins I made last night emoticon )

2. I lived in Japan once for a short while and still speak some Japanese (mostly only in restaurants though).

3. I have a few nicknames. Some of my friends still call me "Chainsaw"

4. I'm getting married in October!

5. I live in Southern California but I'm originally from Philadelphia.

My rewards:
210 - pedicure MET 209 on 8/17/13
205 - new bracelet MET 203 on 9/21/13
200 - new cookbook
195 - spa day!
190 - new workout clothes
185 - overnight at fancy hotel
180 - day trip, hiking
175 - new bathing suit
170 - vacation!


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AMSHARK's Photo AMSHARK Posts: 739
8/10/10 10:05 A

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Hi, I'm Andrea...

emoticon 1. I'm the new team co-leader (& I'm hoping to get some activity going on this page).

emoticon 2. I love trying new recipes - as a cook, I'm not a good improviser - I like directions!

emoticon 3. I've completed 2 full marathons.

emoticon 4. I was a volunteer firefighter for 9 years

emoticon 5. I have 5 cats - all rescues (but I'm "not allowed" to have anymore, for fear they'll put me on "Animal Hoarders"


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AMSHARK's Photo AMSHARK Posts: 739
8/10/10 9:56 A

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Welcome to the Cooking Light Team.
Introduce yourself, new & old members alike & share something about yourself - anything at all.

.... Here, I'll go first emoticon

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