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Hi!!Cherrie Thanks alot for your sweet comment.
Other goals for 2010?
beside my w8 loss goal I want to finish my french language courses and be able to run a 5k race
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1/14/10 6:50 A

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Morning Noha ~~ you have been great at answering all the questions. What goals, other than your weight loss goal, have you set for 2010?

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Hi Bobbi:
emoticon for your sweet comment and lovely invitation I hope so !My brother loves it! he stayed 1 year overthere and says it is heaven!
I am a big fan of your gorgeous creations just love your necklaces What an art!!!!
I have 2 kids aboy and a girl: Omar is 16 years old and Farrah is 12.
I think that they were very upset cause of the huge w8 i gained over the years and losing it slowly made them feel more better so I guess they learned the lesson and they are living a healthy lifestyle,playing sports on daily basis and they hate the idea of getting fat.
I hope that they remain like this I dont want anyone of them to suffer as I did!
I love everything here on SP esp the social part ,message boards and you my sparkers emoticon emoticon

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Hi TX.PATRICIA:
Yes I love to collect antiques I love old stuff and I love to put it in my house esp handmade silver or crystal vases anything beautiful!!! Love beautiful things.
As for reading It is my favourite hobby just love it! I like to read classics esp for Charles Dickens i keep reading them over and over,Emily Bronte and of course Shakespeare!!
Also I love scientific books and historical ones!

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Hi Noha! What a lovely name...I love the meaning of it too. How old are your children? Have you motivated them to live healthier now that you are? If you ever come to the States..be sure to come visit us in Florida..if you come in August..you will think you are still right at home...it's HOT, HOT, HOT! What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople? So happy to be able to know you better! Hugs! emoticon

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Great questions . . . . do you collect anything?

Do you like to read, and if so what types of literature?

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1/13/10 7:19 A

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Hi Laura thank you for your sweet compliment and I am really enjoying being on the poduim emoticon
Yes my name is arabic Noha means MIND or thoughtful mind ! I hope so emoticon

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It is fascinating to get to know you better Noha. Does your name have an English meaning?

Congratulations on your weight loss so far!

Life is a series of one person touching another, learning and sharing what we have been taught.


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Thank you for your sweet comments I am really enjoying it and excited that we are getting to know each other better emoticon emoticon
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Gotta thank TXPATRICIA for implementing these threads. We are getting to know each other and getting a lot of support and advice, what a wonderful tool! I'm really enjoying these "talks"

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Thanks for responding to my question. You are such an inspiring person. Long may your success continue!

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Hi Tammy :
Great question! I think that I have accomplished alot during my w8 loss journey first I never thought in a million years that I could be so active not stuck to my sofa.I am addicted to exercise not just for losing w8 but to stay healthy.
Second,living a healthy lifestyle interms of eating better choices of food.
Third ,regaining my confidence and selfesteem.
i just love this site and you my sparkfriends I am very grateful for all the support and motivation I get here emoticon

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Hi Noha! Congrats on being on the podium!

What is something that you have accomplished since starting this journey, that you didn't think you could do?

It's great getting to know you better!

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You are more than welcome Lisa I wish that you come and visit these wonderful sites emoticon

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It's so great getting to know you better! I had no idea that you lived in Egypt. You've made me want to add it to my list of places to visit!

Thanks for answering my earlier questions about your favorite foods--I love your answers.

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Hi Donna:
Great questions emoticon
No I dont have any fitness buddies apart from SP but my closest friend Dolly sometimes walks or goes to the gym with me but she doesnt like strength training or doing more cardio like me !
my sparkfamily and persistant friends like you really motivate me when I see the motivational sparkpages and great fitness min like yours Donna I say to myself Girl you can do it just push a little harder!!
Last year i was 90 pounds overw8 now I am 50 pounds overw8 this means i lost 40 and I am motivated more than ever to lose these extra pounds and my family really supports me.
Donna you must visit SHARM ELSHEIKH it is the most magnificant place ever esp in winter where it is very warm and sunny and it lies on the Red Sea all the tourists go there It is Heaven on earth Just come and I can see u there!!Also Luxor and Asswan south of Egypt where there are pharonic temples and monuments and the River Nile Great place but u have to come also in winter cause it is hot in the summer really very hot but womderful in winter my parents are going there on 20 Jan!!
My favourite food : Salads!! all sorts of salads and homemade burgers.
As for egyptian food I love Falafel emoticon

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Hi Noha
Do you have any fitness buddies apart from your Sparkfamily? Someone who gives you motivation and encouragement and perhaps a little competition?

And I must ask, as I am particularly interested since you live in Egypt (which is one of the places to visit on my bucket list), What is/are your favorite foods/meal?

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Hi Fauve:
Egypt is great if you are looking for a warm friendly society I used to live in Cairo first then I moved to Alexandria.
Tell you stories about Egypt? I guess the pyramids ,sphinx,museums and the Nile say everything about it.A cruise in the Nile at the sunset is so romantic also the mosques and Khan el Khalili where you buy antiques and traditional clothes so exciting !
Now living in Alaexandria by the seaside I usually walk along the seashore 3-4 times aweek so refreshing!
I am a pharmacist but I am not working at the moment I am staying at home but next year i am planning to return to work.I am living in a 10 storeys building and 90% of the neighbours are close friends of mine we gather around every week and talk on the phone on daily basis a real close true relationship but my closest friend Dolly she is the one who is active and walks with me or goes with me to the Gym I am really lucky for living in such warm loving atmosphere.
As for my family my daughter,my son and my hubby they all love sports so sometimes I accompany them to the Country Club where I go to the gym ,walk or drink coffee with some friends.
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Hi Noha_Alex!!!! I am so glad that you are a part of this team! And I am fascinated that you live in Egypt and can tell us stories about it. I would like to know how is a regular weekend for you and your family there? What do you do? Stay at home? Gather with members of your extended family? Shop? Go outdoors? All of the above??
Hugs from Miami, Florida!!!
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Hi Frank:
Thanks alot for your sweet compliment
yes Sometimes I listen to music during my w.o. I love music!!I listen to different kind of music pop,RnB and rock any song that rocks me and keeps me going and burning extra calories emoticon

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Hi there Noah...

Do you use music to workout to and if so. What is your favourite?

Congrats on the continued weight loss.

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Hi MORNING_NOONAN:Thank you for your sweet comment
The toughest thing I faced during my w8 loss was how to begin first as I reached a BMI of 40 or more and I was obese it was really tough and I had no hope at all decide to lock myself and never go out but I made small baby steps by walking for a short time then going to the gym and the first 7 lbs gave me the push to go on.
My second obstacle was the people around me No one motivated me except my best friend who always supported me No one believed that I could lose w8 but this site and you my spark friends made me believe in me and that i can do it emoticon for the support and motivation emoticon

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Hi NEWFLABULESS:
yes i live in Egypt and it is great in winter the sun is shining all morning and it is a little bit chilly at night.
No I havent been to USA although most of my relatives live there but i am planning to as my brother is moving there.
yes I love to travel but not alot as I have a terrible air sickness and the pressure during flying affects my ears badly .My favourite spots are Istanbul in Turkey it is wonderful and spain.In egypt I love going to Sharm El Sheikh it is the most charming place ever. emoticon

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Hi LIGHTNINGRUNNER:
What`s my favourite cardio?
My favourite cardio is walking in open air cause I feel so refreshed and forget about all my troubles I just clear my mind .My next one is kickboxing cause it really burns alot of calories and increases my fitness level.
Strength training?
I love it I play it 5 times a week it is good for the bones and reshaping of the body emoticon

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What have you found exceptionally tough since deciding to lose weight? (Just want to congratulate you on doing so well so far!!)

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Hello Noha--I see that you live in Egypt.

Have you ever been to the US?

DO you like to travel? If so, where are your favorite spots?



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What is your favorite cardio exercise and why? What about strength training?

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Also i love to make tuna melt when I am busy as it is so easy and quick you get 1 can of drained tuna and put it on a slice of toast with some chopped celery and green peppers then put on top of it a slice of your favourite cheese then another slice of toast and grill it !!Yummy

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Hi Lisa
my favourite breakfast?
Well I dont eat much at breakfast so i usually have whole wheat toast with low calorie jam or fat free cream cheese .Sometimes cereal and skimmed milk and once a week eggs.
heathy dishes?
I love veggies!! so mainly my dishes contain all sorts of veggies my favourite dish is my homemade chicken fajhita it is so easy I cut the chicken breast into thin strips then fry it into non-sticking pan with little olive oil until it is brown then you add slices of onions ,green peppers,eggplants,red peppers,squash,broccoli and garlic seaason it and it is fantastic!!
Of course I love to make all sorts of salads as green salad,potato salad ,beets ,green beans and salad de russe.

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Hi everyone I am honoured to be on the poduim this week.Hi TX.Patricia
How did I find SP?
Well I found it by chance while I was searching in the internet for diets but I didnt know how to use this wonderful site at first then I gradually did and i am addicted to it.
My SP I.D well Noha is my name and Alex is abbreviation for my lovely city Alexandria and I picked this I.D to be unforgettable.
My Goals for 2010?
mainly lose more w8 and become healthier,working out more and getting rid of my baggy clothes!!!

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Hi Noha_Alex

It will be fun getting to know you better this week!
My questions have to do w/ food.
What is your favorite breakfast?
What are some of your favorite healthy, easy-to-cook meals?

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This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . .


NOHA_ALEX

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Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking:

How did you find SparkPeople?

How did you choose your SparkPeople ID?

What are your goals for 2010?

If you would like to sign up for “On the Podium” see this thread:
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