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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!!!!! I have found Walking our beautiful doggie; & hiking in nature is SO fun! I crave it! Also; ZUMBA; Sheppard Pilates DVD; Swimming;& , Flash Mob..... what a blast! Also joined the gym, in January 2018, my PLAY place, just like a kid, again! My body now REQUIRES movement! 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 life is taking a new lovely turn! Chris of Spark People suggests we volunteer! I am doing that, it is SO special & rewarding, I am performing my marionettes for a local nature center! I love it, so inspiring for me & the amazing audiences! A perfect place for me to grow & focus on goals. They happen about 1 time a month @ my favorite hiking spot using my marionettes to teach about nature! It IS magical! I am so Blessed & grateful for these experiences. I am enjoying watching my life unfold in this new way!

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

Member Since: 3/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 243,262

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 17# now for almost a year, I am sort of ok with it & once I am not, I KNOW I will get back to goal & stay there! I am SO healthy & confident, I am jumping for joy!

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Following SparkPeople & 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 decission, 1 at a time, that creates the out come that is our life. SP has helped me create & share the world I want to live in!

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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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Happy, healthy life everyone! Together we can do ANYTHING!!!!

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    Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain,
    laughter and pleasure, teardrops and rain.
    All days can't be bright, but it's certainly true,
    There was never a cloud the sun didn't shine through.
    And you'll find when you smile, your day will be brighter,
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    For each time you smile, you'll find it's true,
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    If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine.
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    If you don't start out the day with a smile, it's not too late to start practicing for tomorrow.
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    If you would like to spoil the day for a grouch, give him a smile.
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    If you smile at someone, they might smile back.
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    If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.
    ~Andy Rooney~
    It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what
    good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body... the heart.
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    It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown.
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    Keep smiling - it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
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