SPARKLINGME176
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3-29-21 This is another "AT GOAL" photo, taken 9-27-14. Helping me 'get real' again! 15#'s to it!



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5-31-21 Yesterdays swim! Our pool. It will be 102! Today! Spring where did you go?



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To say I am sorry SP is closing is an understatement! After going through MANY emotions, I have decided I am treating it like graduation. I've been on Sparks for 9.5 years. (as of 6-18-21 3,381 days) I KNOW how to take care of myself. I am grateful to Chris for giving us a place to feel & be 'safe' on this journey. I have many projects I can not afford to continue, so I don't blame him for having to change. I feel it is now up to me & I am running with it. I will miss being able to visit the 'community', that is why I am still here. PLEASE KNOW, I am thankful to all of you who 'played' with me on this journey! YOU are the best. Maybe we will meet in another way, another day. I am not on FB & don't plan on joining a new group.It will be kind of a relief not to log in everyday. I can go camping again, not worrying about internet access! LOL! I'll be here till they close! Then, as the song says: "Schools Out For Summer!"

I am a 3rd generation performing marionette artist. I am learning to live life to it's fullest, no matter what comes my way. My childhood sweetheart & I are still loving each other & the world, since High school! I am Blessed!!!!! My body now REQUIRES movement! I try for 200 exercise minutes, daily AND 200 Spark points. I am a better performer because of Spark People! I thank God, the Angels, AND Spark People, daily for my amazing life! My new quote: "BE THE HEALTH YOU WANT WITH WHAT YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH, & I WILL, TOO!" My new song: GOOD VIBRATIONS, by the Beach Boys. Helps me when I'm 'down'.

My 'regular' job is helping my DH with his small business & our health. I am learning SO many new things & thrive because of it! His business is BLOOMING!!! Yeah! I love him so much!


Member Since: 3/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 381,461

My Goals:
I reached my goal weight (3-16-2013 1 year exactly since I joined SP)! NOW, I am learning how maintain my weight & (almost) doing it, with Spark People!! I am stronger & more vibrant! I am thriving & Chris Downie is helping me be my most beautiful, healthiest, energized, whole self! I want to continue to learn to maintain my weight AND my health, easily & with lot's of FUN!! I choose to be an example of what good health looks like! I have been yo-yoing with about 20# now for almost 3 years, I am sort of ok with it & once I am not, I KNOW I will get back to goal & stay there! As of 3-16-21 (my 9th SPaversary, I am reignited!) But I am SO healthy & confident, I am jumping for joy!


My Program:
Following my own inner good judgement! I have learned to keep my healthy lifestyle, together, EVEN under the MOST stress! I love moving & creating fun & joy where ever I go! Green drinks & energizing foods! I find stress happens in our worlds, all the time. It appears when we least expect it! It is how we handle every single decision, 1 at a time, that creates the out come that is our life.



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I am SO blessed to be alive & living in a world with my Spiritual support, DH, my family & friends & my Sparkling friends! I am still Sparking to help support other "Sparkers"! I have found my healing, physically, spiritually & emotionally, here & want to share it with you, if I can! SP is my ONLY social network. Being an example is the ONLY way I can help anyone, else! It is up to each of us to find our own way. SP offers us the tools! Choose what works for you & share your findings with the world!


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"YOUR NEW BEGININGS ARRIVE WITH HOPES & DREAMS, THE BEST OF INTENTIONS, & THE RUFFLE OF WINGS." from An Angel by Your Side, daily calendar.
Happy, healthy life everyone! Together we can do ANYTHING!!!!




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  • v LINDA!
    BELIEVE you will reach your goals!

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    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨)♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    During the midst of chaos and sadness, I have witnessed first-hand the power of true belief.
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨)♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    1 day ago
  • v OSHEONA
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    Graduation is a good way to think about it! Congratulations on all of your success here!
    1 day ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    I'll go out there and make my mistakes. I'll fall down,
    get hurt, cry, laugh, love, and get back up.
    I'll stand on the highest mountaintop and go into the deepest caverns.
    I'll roam across the world, visit the moon and swim in outer space.
    I'll let my imagination run wild and let my spirit soar.
    Why?
    Because when my life flashes before my eyes in those final moments,
    I want to have something worthwhile to watch, with plenty of
    love and laughter, good times and bad.
    I don't want to regret a thing and I plan not to.
    Remember, it's not usually the things you do that you regret,
    it's the things you don't do and leave unsaid. Laugh out loud.
    Cry in the rain. Love with all your heart and soul. Get hurt.
    Tell the truth. Go crazy. But never forget that you only get one shot.
    One shot at this day, one shot at this minute.
    One shot at this age. One shot at life.
    So make sure your life is one you will enjoy watching in your final moments.
    ~Anna Floyd~
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    emoticon emoticon Make sure you love the life you're living emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    There is power in purposeful positiveness: find the gems buried in the dirt of the situation and move down the road you choose. Dr.Erica Kosal
    2 days ago
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