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3/26/20 4:36 P

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I don't really see anyone out and about here either. The playgrounds and places like basketball and tennis courts are roped off - they don't want kids congregating (or adults either) so access is off the table. Shame, really, as it's turning into a beautiful spring.

I don't really see many kids out. As far as I know, at least one parent is home with them (or is supposed to be). If both parents have "essential work" (such as both are nurses, or one is a doctor, one is a firefighter, etc.) the government is ensuring that one parent can be home with any children.

Occasionally I see a parent out walking with a child or two in tow, sometimes with a dog they're walking, but other than that, not really. Kids are indoors watching television, playing with computers, whatever they're doing. Adults may be the same.

But I don't mind a solitary walk around the park and so forth, especially in this weather when everything's in bloom. (I do envy you your DH a tad though. Mine loved springtime, and he would gladly walk twice the distances I do!)



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3/26/20 3:12 P

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I'm safe in the woods in the Ozarks. I can walk 3 miles in our subdivision that didn't make and sometimes see one person, most of the time non. DH and I went for a walk on the walking trail around the library for an hour and didn't see a single person. This is normal, not just this mess

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3/26/20 3:01 P

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Almost April! Stay safe!

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3/1/20 5:25 P

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We officially am--! emoticon



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Well everybody, we are now in our 12th year here!

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2/15/20 4:16 A

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Linda, I just love it that we have all connected from distant points - it's so great that Spark goes beyond the practical and enables us to make friends from everywhere and anywhere. You are so right: SP was my first experience with "social media," and still my favorite, by far. :-D



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I joined through MyPoints.com and got points for joining free of charge. That was 12 years ago. I have made countless friends, many have since died, but some of the best people I have ever met from all over the world. Linda in MIchigan

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2/12/20 7:21 P

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What a great story, MaryAlice! It's like you were meant to be here! :-)



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2/12/20 5:47 P

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I was on another website, one that cost money. One lady left to come here, but I didn't think a free site could be that good. Then Ike happened. Nothing was open, no one could work there was no electricity for 2 weeks. When I could work I discovered the roof had blown off our building and the company found a new place too far from the house, so I was unemployed. Left the other weight loss site and came here and loved it. Found another job, but why change back.

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Less than a week away - twelve years ago, did you think you'd be where you are?

Most of us probably already have posted this somewhere, but in case you don't: what prompted you to join SparkPeople? How'd you hear of it? What's your history with the site?

I first heard of it - and joined - because of my daughter. I knew there were pay-plan diet and health sites* online but I didn't know there were still any free ones. She had joined, and since she asked, I thought the buddy-plan was a good idea. She has long since left the group, but I'm still here. Mostly, lol...

*I'll tell you how far back I go with this, eDiets! Anyone here remember eDiets? Like SparkPeople, they started out free. Like SP, they started a payment plan, but unlike SP, there was no free option: if you wanted to follow them, you had to buy a subscription. They're apparently gone now. Gee. Wonder how that happened? But I digress. ;-)

So I joined way back in February 2008... lost over half my then body weight... gained back about half of what I had lost... and here I am. I'm maintaining, after a fashion, but not at an especially healthy place.

Maybe I'll use this Sparkiversary as a springboard to a new journey to health. What've I got to lose? lol!



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