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2/13/20 6:39 P

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Log points and streaks. People on team. Miss chat among members.....

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Spark streaks! Today is 2,886 days of SP EVERYDAY!

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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2/9/20 1:07 P

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Sparking every day is a form of SELF CARE for me!


Jesus take my life and lead me on.

Have fun and no regrets. Make memories and love without fear. Enjoy life because in the end, the journey is the destination.

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer


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It keeps me accountable by tracking my food. I also try very hard to maintain my streaks. Two in particular. Log in and the 90 minute exercise per week minimum.



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2/7/20 5:07 P

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Fun connecting to like minded people!

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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2/7/20 9:53 A

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I know what will happen if I do not track and limit my food.



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2/3/20 4:43 P

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emoticon 2-3-2020 My performance on Saturday, was SO fun! The audience was amazing, the weather perfect (70 degrees, unusual for us) & I just had a wonderful time volunteering. 300 minutes of moving! Have fun EVERYONE!!!!!

(the audience performs, too!)

(performing JANii)

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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2/2/20 9:05 A

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The teams I join in keep me coming back every day!
This is an amazing website.

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Indiana - Eastern Time

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1/31/20 2:41 P

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The fact that I can MOVE so much better with all the help on this AMAZING site!!!!

emoticon emoticon January! 1-31-2020= my thoughts for this day. I've been packing up my marionettes to perform at Nature Preserve, tomorrow. Should be a lovely group! I'm trying out a new number. I'm sure the audience will love it!

My Forever Friend's daughter is about to have a baby. First new born in years, for our 'family' I'm so excited! Sending them a present of stuffed Owls. That is the theme for baby Abigail emoticon emoticon Life is pretty exciting, now! I am VERY blessed! Have a great weekend, be save & healthy! ! GO San Francisco 49ers.





"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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1/31/20 8:13 A

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I just came across this board and question - I have been checking in everyday with SP for over 7 years. I may stray from my goal weight but I always come back because of the inspiration I receive from others on this site. I have always written down what I eat and how much water I drink a day so that I know what is going on with my diet - (not the losing weight kind of diet but what I eat diet). SP has obviously worked for me or I wouldn't be so devoted. Checking in now is not even an option, it is a lifestyle. It is just part of what I do in my life.

Carolyn

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1/28/20 6:54 P

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YOU!

emoticon 1-28-2020 I've been doing a bit of clean up today & found a cd (LOL) of photos I submitted for a camera club, I use to belong to. Fun seeing awards from my past! 2010 Here are a few of them:

ARCHITECTURE, Las Vegas

MACRO

NIGHT

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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1/28/20 10:05 A

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The more time I spend on SP, the less time I spend on thinking about what I can eat,
Hence, 7 lbs so far. emoticon

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1."NOTHING taste as good as being THIN feels"
2. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -"
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Perhaps someday you will be thankful
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1/26/20 4:49 P

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I agree with SHOREVIEW!

My sharing: 1-26-2020 Yesterday I went to an awards show for the volunteers the Nature Preserve. I've been there doing my performances for 4 yrs, now! Over 500 hours, LOVE it! It feels so GREAT to give, in this way. The awards are just a way of feeling apart of the group. There are 145 volunteers, now!! When I started 4 years ago there were only 60 of us. The Preserve is growing quickly, & beautifully!

On my hike before awards. The sky was SO pretty!!!! 65 degrees!

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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1/25/20 10:01 P

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I find checking in helps keeps me focused and mindful of the task at hand. I have found tracking food and fitness helps me balance out my meals with the nutrition reports...i.e: oops...too many cabs, not enough protein...OR...geez why are my fats so high in the report. Ahhhh hidden fats. Also it's a great reminder to think and drink water! I feel actually logging on the computer unleashes more benefits than the phone app allows AND it keeps me from binging at night while I track my progress. Go for the premium....it's a small price to pay and it's well worth it.



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1/18/20 3:25 P

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Sparkpoints, upgrading my trophy, spark streaks, and lots of "good job" comments on the spark feed.



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1/18/20 1:46 P

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Same as below!

emoticon 1-18-2020 emoticon emoticon emoticon AND emoticon to my Fairy God Daughter! She is 9 years old today!

(with her Dad)

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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1/17/20 4:39 A

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Sparkpoints, streaks, updating my status, staying in touch with groups, logging my food and fitness. A little bit of everything about Sparkpeople keeps me coming back. I just enjoy the site.

Sheri

Spark for God, for Me, for Life,
I believe in you!!!
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1/16/20 4:08 P

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Keeping my streak going and getting points.


"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

~ John Adams, 1775


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1/16/20 3:39 P

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Sparkpoints!

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1/16/20 7:42 A

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Teammates and trophies

HermiEme (Emmy) ᕙ(`▽�)ᕗ

Head Girl Hufflepuff House
Winter Term 2013
Spring Term 2014

BLC 42 - FBI Top Grade Agent First Class Supervisory
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Turquoise Titans BL Winter Warmup
Violet Virtuosos - BLC 24
Orchid Oasis BTS - Spotted Tiger Orchid Hut
Leader of Montreal & QC Sparkers - The Official Team
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Tracking and Teams

Kate (or Kathy on BAB), Joppa, MD, USA EST
BAB (Beautiful Amethyst Butterfly)
Azure Destinations
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Healthy Weight reached 12.10.09 -- reached again on 10.08.14!

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BLC 42 Winter 1/08/20: 153.4
Winter 2020 5% Challenge 1/11/20: 151.2

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Points, tracking & Teams

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1/14/20 12:23 P

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Ditto MAMAGWEN1

emoticon 1-14-2020 emoticon emoticon Making crock pot turkey, today! I have butcher cut a frozen turkey up into 1/4, defrost & cook each section, when I'm in the mood. It is in strange shapes, but so yummy. I'll bake yams, too. Salad & broccoli tops it off! I LOVE our crock pot & toaster oven, I can cook complete meals with those 2 items. Although we have a full kitchen. Great for sandwiches & soup, later! Try it, hassle free! Have a healthy day & I will too!

(photo by sp friend RUITIEBEAR)

(more from hike on Saturday)

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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I love to read what everyone is up to, and check out new ideas and recipes. Seeing others struggle and keep going gives me motivation. I have belonged to Sparks for years and only succeed when I am totally involved in the whole community. Good work Sparks!!

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All of the below!

1-11-2020 Yesterdays hike (2 hours) at the Nature Preserve, was so fun! I watched an Egret take flight!!!!





"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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1/11/20 3:45 P

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1, 2, 3) Tracking food
4) Tracking Movement
5) Tracking Water
6) Points
7) Articles
8) Teams
9) Videos of exercises
10) Tracking weight
BUT the Totality of it all is great!
ALSO FREEEEEEEEE emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


Looking forward to make the Roaring 20's the best decade!! Making it happen!!! Motivation into momentum.
My words-of-the-year: *SMART* (goals) & *evolve* (2018 was persist, 2019 was: *eMbody KIND(/ness) &/ =balance= )

My 2020 goal is TRACKING FOOD to result in a loss of 100 pounds (so 111.20 on ticker, started year 11.2 down from summer 2019)
Jan-Feb fitness goal = PUSH-UPS! Starting with my age (56) wall push-ups....


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Spark friends, motivation, accountability!

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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to stay committed daily to tracking food, exercise and to check in with my Spark Friends.



Jackie
Northern Ky.


"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."



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I'm always excited to see who has answered a comment on their page or blog or SP mail and excited to Spark some more and do my Tracking. Accountability!!!


((Hugs))) Bobbie

Bobbie from ~ North Texas
There is no Finish Line in NO MORE SUGAR and a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

I'm Type-2 Diabetic, Medication Free
I 'm a Stage 4 Breast Cancer Survivor of 27 years.
I Quit Smoking 11/10/17


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Miller
"Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life."

"Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it." ~unknown

"Let me not miss all that I am by punishing myself for what I am not." - unknown

"The rest of your life is being shaped right now by the dreams you have, the choices you make, & the person you decide to be."~unknown

"Growth is becoming comfortable with discomfort." - John Dowd, Jr.


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1-1-2020 I've been pretty good for the holidays.... gained & lost it! Even with stress of DH. Made us Veggie, turkey soup to 'live on' for a few days. emoticon Let's start the New Year the way we ended it! On a possitive note about our health & goals for that health! Are you in?



(last photo I took of myself for 2019, after hike & hair cut!)

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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To stay on track with food and motivation.


"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

~ John Adams, 1775


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motivation, accountability

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I check in with SparkPeople to stay motivated and stay on track and distract myself from eating or other bad habits.



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SP helps me remember who I am!

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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I like reading the helpful information everyone shares. You never stop learning no matter how old you are. Thank you all.

If nothing changes, nothing changes.


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A place I can be 'me'

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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accountability, support, encouragement

Jeanne
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Max Lifetime Weight, 211
SP Start Weight, 206.8
Maintaining since June 2014
Initial Goal Weight, 144
Current Goal Weight, 120

"Believe me, your body has the ability to restore itself to perfect health, once you eliminate the foods and other forces that prevent it from healing." ~ Steven R. Gundry, MD

"I'd like to dispel once and for all the myth that any single diet approach works for every individual." ~ Peter J. D'Adamo, ND


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I eat a Whole foods plant based diet that is very low in fat. I come here to share and learn how others are preparing delicious dishes to replace the unhealthy, artery-clogging recipes they used to make.

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It's not about perfect, it's about effort. Jillian Michaels


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for good advice and encouragement!!!

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My Sparkfriends and teams motivates me plus there is alot of accountability on here such as the trackers. I also love the articles and recipes. Too much to name.

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The connections I've made with spark friends who get what I deal with daily being a foodaholic.

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It's the only way I can stay on track and not start slipping into old bad habits. Seeing the progress people are making in their weight loss journey keeps me inspired.



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it has at least 1 hint or reminder of how i can make better choices

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Love your points on how SP helps you!

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Staying on focus with like minded people!

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The support and friendship

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I just returned to SP after 3 years. I love the group-goal mindset: everyone here is working for the same thing, a healthy life. I love the food and fitness trackers, and communtity forums, and all the on-point articles. Spending time on SP makes me feel like I'm not alone in this health journey!

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11/15/19 7:14 P

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I love the positivity and such universal wisdom SP members impart in their posts. I also like to spend time within the platform to build a mindset for the day to sustain momentum in my personal goals. I turn to SP now in favor of the most popular social media platforms. SP is the overall healthier choice!



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11/13/19 9:45 P

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For the positive support
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accountability. and real people doing this healthy lifestyle struggle together.

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This website is my 'me' time! 2,797 days of SP everyday!!!!! emoticon

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
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11/12/19 9:48 A

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Helping me stay on track



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Started doing it because it helped make me accountable to myself, tracking works! Now I do it to keep my streak going.. currently at 1777 days!

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I stay charged when I log onto sparks each morning. Am task oriented--therefore am motivated and it is just plain fun! emoticon

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Being able to do the following, because of SP:
emoticon 11-9-19 It is a beautiful Saturday!!!! Sunny & 75 degrees. I'm off to walk with friends in nature preserve,with friends! Starting to get ready to do the LV Santa 5K, Dec. 7. I received a promo from the group & I'm in the photo, fun! 15,000 Santa's. We are in the world book of records 9 years in a row, for MOST Santa's in 1 spot, world wide, LOVE it! I 'train' for it all year! I usually walk it. Not into running. Fun entertainment all morning long AND it is for charity!



"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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11/7/19 5:51 P

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being accountable to me

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My SP friends!

11-7-19 hI!
OUR WEATHER HAS BEEN WEIRD TO SAY THE LEAST, TOO! down to 40 emoticon or less at night & highs of 78 to 80! emoticon Too cold to swim, though, REALLY miss it! Last week was VERY cold. My plants & palm trees haven't a clue what to do. We can only water 1 day a week. So I've been hand watering here & there! My Eyes, great again! We've been working on our wills & DH trust. Strange to do & think about, but I don't want others to have to deal with all these things! THX! Love you all! emoticon emoticon

(this is a top I'm thinking of buying, I REALLY like it, but it is 100% pollyester. Don't like that plastic fabric!)

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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I have lost 50# over the past two years. What motivates me to check in everyday is that I don't want to gain the weight back. I need accountability. Reading the inspirational and motivational blogs/articles helps keep me on track. I don't ever want to go back there. I am also competitive (with myself mostly) and love streaking!



My name is Nola
I live in Chiefland, FL - EST

God Bless America
Pray Hard, Work Hard, Track Everything, and Keep Moving.

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emoticon for you! Today is my 2,787 days of sparking, EVERYDAY!

11-2-19 Our 44th anniversary, emoticon yesterday was SO special. We had dinner on top of the world. It was perfect, (except I over ate) Lot's of walking & sight seeing. DH gave me 44 gas car fill ups. I gave him a detailed car cleaning for his car. It came out beautifully! We REALLY take good care of our cars, AND each other. We are still on our Honeymoon. Met in High school. Yes, we have our ups & downs, but try really hard at keeping our romance alive. Lot's of work, but worth it!



"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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This is my longest streak 236 days spinning the wheel every morning before 7:00 a.m. I like taking time for myself reading some of the daily blogs of my friends. It is a reminder at one time I had lost 70 lbs and have managed to keep 60 lbs off more or less! emoticon

Nancy - 5'7.5" tall
72 years old
Lives in Dedham, MA

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1/30/07 - 199 one-der-land!
5/22/12 - 183.5 lowest weight
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I love the points, too! emoticon

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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First of all, I need to track my food and exercise to keep my in line! If I don't pay good attention, I could easily go overboard. Secondly, and it's a little silly I think, but I really enjoy getting points! They are fun and make the whole process enjoyable, like a game.

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SP friends & STREAKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is 2766 days of sparking EVERYDAY!

emoticon 9-12-19 I'm off to hike & play!!! How about you? emoticon emoticon emoticonSTILL getting emoticon emoticon for keeping to my goal of 80-100% days! Includes EVERYTHING, mentally, spiritually & physically! emoticon (My plan is to do it for a month! 9-17~10-17-2019)

(from my SP friend, she actually walks here! WOW!)

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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to keep my weight down

Trev, Medway Towns, Kent Southeast UK

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Join the 10 minute exercising challenge and get exercising.

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What keeps me coming back is the positive attitude that I find here. I love being part of a community where we are all facing that same big challenge. We have good days and bad days but we just keep trying.

I enjoy the blogs - I love people's honesty in the stop-start process of developing a healthy lifestyle. The successful stories are an inspiration and the stories about challenges, problems and setbacks help me to keep going by reminding me that I'm not the only one doing this in a 'three steps forward, one step back' kind of way!

I like the articles about nutrition, exercise and motivation. They are full of useful information which help me tweak my lifestyle so that I can constantly improve it.

Mostly though, it's the friends I've made. I love chatting and swapping ideas with people who are interested in the same things as me. It's great fun!

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My Streaks...! Love the challenge of having a "good streak"...! ! !

My SparkPoints...! Love seeing how many SparkPoints I can get...! ! !

My Tracking: Food, Water, Meds

My SparkPeople Friends keep me coming back so I can give & receive positive ideas, tips & hints...

SparkPeople keeps me coming back ! ! !

Food is not Driving MY Car~I Am the Conductor of MY Train~I Am the Captain of MY Ship...! ! !

"Every Day Is A BONUS"...I Am HAZEL2278...and... I Am Sparking...! ! !



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emoticon

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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I'm motivated to check mainly by the points but in the process I get inspired by all the success stories and valuable information that spark makes available.



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emoticon emoticon 10-8-19 Have a FABULOUS 1 & I will too! Down 6# emoticon since my re-focusing 9-17!!!! Woo Hoo! Performance on Saturday was fun!!!!

(Children participate! )



"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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I have been with Spark People since 2012. At first I thought it was a waste of time but I continued because my weight had skyrocketed due to the medications that I had to take because of an accident that I had in 2011. I did keep with it because Sparking gave me the closest thing to a schedule to keep and made me feel good and when I started to lose some of the weight I had gained, Sparking became my buddy, my friend and my life changed. Still love the stability and will continue. Don't let anything take your Sparkle and have a nice day. The Sparkyflower AKA Carole B

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Friends I am meeting AND NOT breaking my SP streak of 2,758 days!

About me today;
emoticon 10-4-19 I get another emoticon in my goal book for staying between 80-100% a day. Includes exercise, eating, & taking care of me; mentally; emotionally & spiritually. It's been a emoticon week! down 5# since I have 're-focused' on my goals, starting 9-17-19! emoticon Yesterday was a HUGE emoticon day, I had some stress about our dog, LUCY's health from the vet emoticon she's OK, but surly getting older. (She's 15 in November)A new medication for her. DH wanted Burger King on our way home & I DIDN'T GET ANYTHING!!!! I was thinking of an IMPOSSIBLE burger, but can't find the ingredients & won't eat if I don't know, came home & eat my homemade veggie chicken soup & "naked" brand Popcorn. I am down another # today. I always KNOW when I am doing GREAT, because I am excited to weigh in (on Fridays & tell my SP friends) emoticon to EACH of you for supporting me, emoticon Couldn't do it without you!!!! emoticon I'm volunteering, performing my marionette show, tomorrow at Nature Preserve, adding autumn marionettes. Sure to be a blast! emoticon

(THX 2B for photo!)

"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"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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The points emoticon
Also I am hoping by surrounding myself with people and information about losing weight and reaching goals I will work a little harder on my journey.



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Well for the most part it is a way of keeping myself accountable. I have been struggling a bit with checking in on SP lately due to circumstances in my life but I am really really trying to stay focused on ME. I need to make sure I take care of ME.

Life would be much more upbeat if there was just background music no matter when or where you were doing things.

It would also be more fun if people didn't look at you funny when you danced to the music down the sidewalk ha ha~


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The points emoticon

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


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It helps just to connect with others.

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