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7/18/19 3:49 P

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Hello all, I have been here for over 6 years, And I have been up and down throughout my life, and now the heaviest I have ever been. I am looking for a consistent motivator. I am trying self help and trying to get as much knowledge as ever. I work in a nutrition program for pete sakes and still cannot get a handle on anything. I am ready, tired of all the same problems that everyone has so I will save you the reading. Hoping to get my butt moving!

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to our team Lily. It's great to have you here and sparking. Chemo and Radiation can do a number on us for sure. I'm still going through Chemo but have finished my radiation treatments. Now it is time to take care of ourselves and our surroundings.

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Hi, I am new to the team. I have been using SP since last year. I felt like I needed a fresh start. I fell twice in the last month, no permanent injuries. I have a fear of falling again. I have fallen down on my house work as well as keeping up with all my SP work. So I am here to take some baby steps to get me back to were i was a year ago, after Cancer surgery and Radiation.

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to our team AMINAHRAE. It's great to have you on board. All the best to you on reaching your goals. emoticon emoticon

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Hi, new here. I'm on SP because I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes on 5/15/19 and that's what it took for me to make some major changes. I've lost some weight and dropped my a1c from 9.8 to 7.8 in the first month... so I'm on the right track. I need all the support I can get. I don't get a lot from my mother, and I haven't been open about my health on FB, so SP is my "go to". Hello everyone!

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6/19/19 12:05 P

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6/19/19 7:45 A

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Homebody4ever I love your little welcome signs. Very nice touch :)




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to our group NANLTHOMPSON. It's great to have you on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts on the team and getting to know you better.

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6/18/19 6:52 A

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Thanks for the welcome. I love with my wife and 4 of our collective children in a much too small cottage on the edge of a village in SE London ,England.

Things can get very cluttered, very quickly and I have been thinking about moving back to Flying. The invite to join this group has been a nice incentive.

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to our team FROLICINFLORIDA. It's great to have you on board. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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6/16/19 1:34 A

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Hi all :) thank you for inviting me to join your group. I liked the idea of baby steps, plus the sparkle and shine LOL great team name :) So about me: I am 50 years old and still not used to saying that number. I am a single mom, I have a son who is 23 and a daughter who turns 10 next month, though I am trying to change her mind about that LOL I have been an RN for 21 years. I live about 10 miles away from all the Orlando area theme parks, so my daughter and I are often at one of them. Seems people keep talking about their cleaning habits, so I will add mine. I don't clean!!! I tidy up, I straighten, I make things neat, but never ever clean. There is a good reason for this though. When I was a kid my mom said "clean your room and we will go to the movies" naïve me cleaned my room and my reward? JAWS on the big screen. That was traumatizing to a 6 year old. So nope no cleaning ever again LOL I just had my home completed last year, so it is still shiny and new. I am hoping to keep it that way. I love that it is all mine. Making sure it looks nice is one of my favorite ways to burn calories.

Anything else you want to know? I am at work so doing this quickly :)




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to our team CHAR46SUE. It's great to have you here.

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6/11/19 8:04 P

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Now that my CHAOS is better after decluttering this past year, I feel like using FLYlady to keep it this way. It worked in the past when I stuck to it.

Off to go shine my sink!!!

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Just wanted to introduce myself - have always struggled with keeping my home clean - really want to try and get in a routine - and thought joining this team would help - although I have joined two others - they all looked so good I couldn't choose between them!...
Looking forward to getting to know you all
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to our team THERESEEZ. It's great to have you on board. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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Hi! Day 2 here so brand new to this system. I've been a member here on SP for years but just recently returned after a long break.

I really need to learn to take care of myself and my home so I decided to give this a try. It sure was GREAT to wake up today to a shiny sink. It really was a gift to myself. emoticon

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new members. It's great to have you on board and sparking.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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7/1/18 9:54 P

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emoticon all. Cathe from Ohio here. Nice to meet you!

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I'm Kira, I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I have 1 one adult man/child living at home, 1 teenage daughter who is starting high school in the fall and 1 very special 12 year old girl who will forever be a young child.

I used to FLY daily, I started it all way back in 1999 when I first found the message group on Yahoo. I have been trying on and off since then.

Today is a new day

Have a great Day
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Hi Everyone!

I'm new to the group and I'm ready to start baby stepping again. On the surface level, the house is okay, but it sure could use some intense zone cleaning. I also need to start decluttering since I will be retiring in 3, 5, or 7 years, depending on how long I can talk myself into working. My goal is to retire and live full-time in a RV Van, so I need to downsize a lot! lol

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to our team Jody. It's great to have you on board.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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My name is Jody and I live in a very small town in West Virginia. Trying to improve my health, bring down blood pressure and cholesterol & get in better shape.I love to garden and am a camera buff. emoticon emoticon

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to our team Amy. It's great to have you here.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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I'm Amy, I live in Denver, Colorado. Plenty on open space trails to walk here.

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My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me!

Do what you LOVE....LOVE what you do!

The BODY achieves what the MIND believes!

If it doesn't CHALLENGE you, it won't CHANGE you!

LEARN something new EVERYDAY!

Be BETTER than you were yesterd


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to our team Nikki. We are so happy that you have come to join our group of wonderful sparkers. All the best to you on reaching your goals. We are here to help cheer you on.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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Hello Everyone!

My name is Nikki, some call me Kolie. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for quite a few years but only really got serious last year when I joined a 5% challenge, everything was going great and then on a vacation last September I fell and injured myself a great deal. (details on my page) Its been downhill since then. Recently I decided to try to take back what control I can in my life. I can control what I eat, most days the exercise I can do and hopefully with this group control some clutter.


Nikki from Sunny South Florida /Eastern time zone
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MERMAIDLIFE. It's great to have you here.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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Hello, and thank you for the invite! You can call me Mermaid. I'm 34, and I live in Texas with my fiance and dog. I am really looking forward to participating in the team and getting to know everyone. The timing is fantastic; I've been feeling really rudderless lately. Thanks!

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PERRYBABE. It's great to have you o board. Congrats on all your weight loss. Hope you can forgo surgery for quite some time

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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6/2/18 9:56 A

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Hi everyone! I belong to quite a few teams here. I "rejoined" SP 6 years ago (this coming August). I had been here before that, but was discouraged when I couldn't access it at work. Now I can. This place has literally been a lifesaver for me. I've lost 120+ pounds here, and reached my final goal 2 1/2 years ago (the Saturday before Thanksgiving).

A few months ago, I learned I have a leaky aortic valve but no arterial blockages. My heart problem is literally genetic. My father had it. At this time, I don't need surgery, but I'm not sure how quickly it will digress to that point. Therefore, I am exploring other options than the open-chest method. At first, I was really discouraged about this, especially after losing weight to avoid heart problems and related issues. Then, I just realized that I am much lower risk now going into whatever needs to be done about it. God gave me that window of time to get this off because He knew this was going to happen. I will be much easier to care for during my recovery too. So, I know I'll get through this, one way or another.

Right now, I'm working on cutting down sugar consumption, and it seems to be helping already. Looking forward to being on this team.


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to our newest members....Cyndi, Wendy and Teresa. It's great to have you on our team. Come check out the FORUMS and join in for some fun, inspiration and challenges. All the best to all of you on your new lifestyle journeys.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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5/29/18 9:32 P

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Hello and thank you for the invite. My name is Teresa, I'm 53 years young. My daughter, Jamie and I live as 2 bachorlettes in Lancaster, CA. I work as a Para Educator for the Lancaster School District and I love working with kids. I have battled obesity all my life and been with Sparkpeople since 2006 and now I believe I have finally found a healthy way to rid myself of all this unnecessary burden (fat). Jamie and I are working together eating a low carb diet and now the scale has begun to move. She has lost 20lbs and I have lost 16lbs within the last 3 months. It is my goal to hit 150lbs. I'm excited to be apart of this group however I am a very busy lady and I will do my best to be as active as I can.
Keep Spark'n on!

~Teresa Mae~
"STRENGTH...A river cuts through a rock, not because of its power but its persistence".
Jim Watkins
He are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
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Hi everyone! Thank you for the invite.
My name is Wendy and I live with my two sons and son-in-law and granddaughter. Yes, a lot of people, and a dog and a cat. I get overwhelmed with decluttering and organizing. Just not enough time in my day. I work 3 jobs- teaching during the day to high schoolers, teaching at night to adults, and then on the weekend teaching English on-line to students in China. My spare time is in front of the computer, TV or gym.
I look forward to getting to know everyone on the team
Have a great day everyone.

Wendy
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5/29/18 6:58 P

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Hi everyone! Thanks Marj for the invite.

I'm Cyndi and I am a mostly homebody but that doesn't mean I like cleaning and clutter has taken over the home; especially cardboard boxes. My husband is addicted to Amazon (and yes it really is him as I don't know the Amazon password). We have probably at least 30 boxes throughout the house. Today's project will be starting to clear some of these from the living room.

I live with my husband of 27 years and our cat Mahou Neko (meaning magic cat in Japanese). I *hate* all housework, but cannot afford a maid so I'm trying to convince myself it is blessing my family and home rather than work with limited success.

We just replaced our 3 yr old water heater that broke with a tankless system and so far we are loving the system although it doesn't heat quite as quickly as I thought it would (not instant).

Have a great day all and I look forward to getting to know everyone.

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to our team Christine and Crystal. It's great to have you both here. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know all our new members better.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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Homebody4ever1, thanks for the invite! It's refreshing to find an active team!

I'm Crystal, 57 year old wife and mother to 2 grown daughters. I'm trying to lose weight to avoid back issues and to feel better all over. I'm hoping to get off some of my medication as well.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart... " Helen Keller

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Hi everyone! My name is Christine and I am a clutter butt! Looking forward to getting to know everyone.

Today I am helping my fence guy take out my OLD fence, I am doing the easy stuff, Hahaha!

Christine, Boise Idaho

*Sparkling* since January 23, 2014
2019 Motto "Self-esteem strives on excellence".
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emoticon To all our new members. It’s great to have you all on board and sparking.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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Hello All!
I am 30 years old & have been overweight since I was 3 believe it or not :( After giving birth to my second baby last year I was at my heaviest weight ever & am deteremined to get things under control & become a good role model for them so they don't have the same struggles I have during their lives with weight. A friend in the Biggest Looser Challenge group I am in recommended The Beck Diet Solution & I am two weeks into the book & loving it. It helps you really get your mind on board. Any other good reads out there you'd like to recommend?
Thanks!

~Lindsay - Central Illinois
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Hi! I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the invite to the group! I really appreciate it. My name is Christa, and I am a wife of 15 years, and a mother to 8. I work as the treasurer for our township. I homeschool my kids, and two of them have graduated already. My son has autism, and receives daily therapies, so I do spend a lot of time running him around for those things. I just turned 40 at the beginning of May, and haven't had the most stellar 2018, but I am so determined to turn it around...your message was perfectly timed. Thanks for the invite, I am so glad to be here! :-)

~ Christa :-)
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I will be RENEGADE against negative thinking, setting myself up for failure, and feeling the weight of perfection. I am fighting the biggest battle - against myself!



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to our team Monica. I'm glad that you got the SparkMail and you joined us. Remember just 15 mins. a day is all it takes. It will get easier for you. do check out our LAUNCH PAD FORUM and join in. Babysteps is all it takes.

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Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

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Homebody4ever1, thanks for the SparkMail. I'm sorry I am only just now getting it. I've been using the app instead of the website. I see I've missed out on a lot lol.
My name is Monica and I'm 33, stay at home mother of 5, trying to get life and health on track. I don't feel like I'm sinking anymore with my health now that I have a goal that I can't NOT do. But i still get overwhelmed with the housework and kiddos and well...life.
Super glad to find this group! Thanks for the invite

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to our team Sheri. The daily missions and focus are on the LAUNCH PAD FORUM. Click on the topic and the daily challenges are posted there. Let us know how you are doing.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hello,

I am new here and just wanted t introduce myslef. My name is Sheri and I am a 53 year old Nurse with 50 lbs to lose and a house and finances to get in control. I am married with three grown children all finally out of the house and feeling the empty nest isn't helping. I also had a major ankle fracture in July last year which I am still recovering from (three plates and nine screws). I lost 2 inches of muscle from the affected leg and have only gained half of it back so far. I have to say this site is a little overwhelming so I am slowly working on navigating my way around. I also work 3 days a week 12 hour night sifts which will also be a challange for me to get enogh exercise and eat right on my work days.

Looking forward to figuring out the FLYbaby daily challanges.

Sheri

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Donna and to the SparkPeople Community.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hi,
My name is Donna and I am from Pa. I actually am a returning member.
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to our team STEEPERSLOUNGE. It's great to have you on board. You sound like a very busy lady.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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My name is Karen and I reside in Chicago with my husband. I am a grandmother of five and another to born in June. I Garden at the Botanic Gardens as a Volunteer I also Volunteer at the VA with " No Veteran Dies Alone" in Hospice.
I am retired early due to Cancer that I survived Four times.
I sew garments, create stained glass and scrapbook. I need to downsize as in a couple of years my husband I plan to sell our close 100-year-old home and purchase a Condo/Townhome in a fifty-five an older community.
Thank-you for the Invite!


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to our team Chris. It's great to have you on board. How nice for your mom to have the both of you sharing home care with your mom. Don't forget to take time for yourself.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hi, I'm Chris from central Virginia.

I am split between two homes, as my sister and I each care for our 93 year old mother and stay with her half of each week.
I also work full time.

Looking forward to simple tricks to manage two homes.

IMPROVISE,OVERCOME AND ADAPT!

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to our team Carol and Mary Ann. It's great to have you both on board. Looking forward to seeing your posts on the Forums. Join in wherever you feel most comfortable.

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If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Thank you for the invitation Marj. I am Mary Ann, and I live in East Tennessee. My husband and I will celebrate our 10th anniversary this year. I retired early due to health issues. My autoimmune disease causes fatigue. So making taking care of our home easier will make my life easier. I have been a cancer survivor for 3 years. I am glad to be here.

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Hi my name is Carol and I am from Oregon!

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to our team Toni. It's great to have you on board. It's great to see you posting on the Forums. Come join us on the LAUNCH PAD FORUM for some daily motivation.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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Hello My name is Toni! And I'm from Illlinois.

My name is Toni


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to our team Pat. Being retired does take some adjusting. It's great to have you on board and posting.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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Howdy. Pat from Michigan - day 33 as a sparky. Getting adjusted to my husband who recently joined the retirement ranks with me. I worked for the state 35 years. My daughter is almost 34 moved into her own apartment 2 years ago 1 mile from our house. She is mentally impaired and every week she gives me a situation I need to fix. Keeps life challenging in its own way My retirement lifestyle is helping others and being there when they need someone

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Siona. It's great to have you on board. Congrats on being a Cancer Survivor. I have added you to my friends.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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Hello! My name is Siona, and I live in Arkansas. I suffer from bipolar, panic disorder, and autism spectrum. I am a four year cancer survivor. I have 2 beautiful kids. The youngest one just turned one in April, so I decided it's time to get serious about losing that baby weight (30 pounds) plus the chemo weight I never lost from 4 years ago (about 20 pounds). I work fulltime, which has been stressing me out since my little one was born, but being a stay at home mom isn't in the cards for me.

My goal is to be able to take a picture of myself and my husband's faces next to each other and not cringe at how fat my face looks! I used to do this all the time. I've got to get back there!

Please feel free to add me as a spark friend so we can help encourage each other on this journey!

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Mari. It's great to have you on board. I too love classic vehicles. I don't own any but do have a calendar with all sorts of classic vehicles. Come join us on the threads for some fun and challenges.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hello to my team mates, My name is Mari and I'm happy to be here. I live in southern CA, married for almost 36 years(June). 2 children, 2 grand kids, 3 dogs. I love being outside, animals and classic vehicles to name a few. I love finding new ideas to make my home neat and organized.

The moment you're ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens......Don't give up!

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PST.. Sunny Southern CA High Desert
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to our team Annie. It's great to have you here. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Good morning everyone! My name is Annie. I am a single mom to a smart,beautiful 13 year old daughter. My birthday is on August 15th. I like to dance, read, do arts and crafts, play tennis, go for long walks and to learn new things.

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TO our team Valerie. You and I share the same Birthday but many years apart. It's great to have you on board and sparking with us. Come check out the LAUNCH PAD FORUM on this team and join in with us.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Good Morning All! My name is Valerie and I responded to a sparks mail invite to check out the team. Thank you! I've been looking for a team that is active :-). I am 54, 55 on the 20th of this month (woohoo!) and I'm the mother of two grown daughters. I've been married for 29 years- don't ask me how? lol I love to crochet, sing, and ride my bike when the weather permits. I love fur babies of any kind.
I was once a very active member of SP, to the point I co-leadered a group. I fell off for a bit but I'm back full force now, hoping to get my health in tip top shape and keep moving long into my older years. (I have a grandmother who is nearing 103 so I thought I better get this thing together :-P )
Anywho, looking forward to sparkling with you all and getting to know you better. Have an awesome day. emoticon

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to our team Shelley. That would be me that invited you to join us. Glad you took me up on the offer of joining our team. Hope to see you on the threads. I will be posting a daily Mission. Post there and let us know how it goes. LAUNCH PAD

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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Hello! Obviously new here. First day! I got an email to join and I thought - this is right up my alley!!

Thanks for letting me join all of you!

ShellyMcShelly :D

Oh - about me: I am happily married to my husband of 25 years. We have three kids - two are in college - well, ONE is graduating next week. She'll be off on her own soon. We have one child at home - he's in 8th grade.

I have a very rare autoimmune disease that has caused me to gain a good 50 pounds. It needs to come off. I also have a very unorganized and messy home due to my exhaustion, so I'm hoping that I can get some good tips from all of you to stay on top of the clutter.

Thank you to whomever that sent me an invite email. I so appreciate it!!

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I want to start with Baby steps toward forming cleaning routines for our home, declutter nd in the process develop a guest room out of the clutter/junk room t the end of the hall. SIgning in now so will be ready to "get down to business" the first of January.

We are retired [68, former nurse and then in-home-day-care provider for 25+ years and 74 - former truck driver] and DH does huge market garden through the spring and summer and we supply three farmer's Markets - so very busy 6 months a year and then very quiet 6 months. In the last couple years I have had some major health set-backs and can no longer do much physical stuff - walk with cane, lifting max of 10-15 pounds, fight for balance and fear falling due to peripheral neuropathy - meaning I have no normal feeling in feet and legs. But I have a strong faith in Jesus and feel he has work for me to do in this world and time.

We raised two children but sadly are not in communication with eldest, son in Alaska. Daughter is 36, lives 2.5 hours away and is a joy - thrilling to a new special fella in her life.

Looking forward to guidance and encouragement in cleaning routines, challenges and success!

Linda in WA state ***John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
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emoticon Karen. It's great to have you here. My goodness you are one busy lady.

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Hi my name is Karen and I live in Iowa! I work full time as a nurse. I have 9 children and 5 grandchildren. I'm happily married and we have 3 of our kids still at home. I have a high school senior who will be off to college this fall. I have a son who is in 10th grade and my youngest is in 7th grade. I want to develop a routine to keep my house cleaner and I need to declutter a lot of junk.

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Thank you so much!!!!!!

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emoticon to our team Margarita Sierra. It's great to have you on board. All the best to you on your goals. YOU CAN DO IT. We are here to help in anyway we can.

Marj. (British Columbia, Canada)

"The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're not willing to stay where you are."

"Your body hears everything your mind says....stay positive"

"The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape."
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Hi My name is Margarita Sierra,I'm married with 3 kids,I work as a live-in geriactric care,I'm trying to lose 60lbs which is really tough because there's so much contradiction out there,so it hard to know which way to go,I live in Illinois and I could use the help of my spark sisters and brothers...

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We are so glad to have you here. Please tell us a bit about yourself so that we can get to know you better. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

Marj. (British Columbia, Canada)

"The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're not willing to stay where you are."

"Your body hears everything your mind says....stay positive"

"The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape."
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