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12/19/12 10:25 P

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My name comes from my obsession with the colour pink, alicious is to represent how delicious I will be when I've reached my goal of being healthy and happy; think "fergalicious" LOL! 86 is just my birth year :)

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12/15/12 10:00 A

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My name comes from the motto of the Canadian Air Force, Per ardua ad astra, which means "Through Adversity To The Stars". I really liked the sound of coming through struggles and succeeding beyond wildest dreams that the motto expresses. That you can do anything and get through any struggle if the goal is worthy.

The 58 is a number I stuck on the end.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
-Tao Te Ching

Do or Do Not - there is no try.
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Per Ardua Ad Astra - Through Adversity To The Stars


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I drive an 08 Escape and I needed a name I could easily remember. But the word escape means so much more to me than my car. It's one of those words that follows you around and pops up everywhere in your life. Escape: the act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm.... Escaping to a better life. Also I love Calvin Klein Escape. :)

Mary-Ann :)

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We find by losing. We hold fast by letting go. We become something new by ceasing to be something old.

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My name comes from my grandmother. She always called my Cricky or Kricket. She never called me Chris as everyone else did or Christine as is my name. I enjoyed that this made me special to her. It is a name that has stuck through the years even though she has been gone for many years and no one else remembers where it came from. To me it is a daily reminder of how much she loved me. The 57 is for year I was born.

I think this is a great thread. It is so neat reading how everyone got their names,

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8/1/12 1:41 P

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My name is Christine, so tatine is not a big stretch. It is what my dad used to call me. He passed away when I was 12, so it is a great way to always remember that I was his "tatine bebe fine" as he would call me.

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my name has nothing to do with anything. back in 2006 I used a similar name for a different forum... and it just stuck. I don't really like mashed potatoes that much, I just like the way it sounds... :P

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Great stories, it's nice to see where some of the names come from.

Mine is simply the title of a New Order song (Everything's Gone Green), however on several places I cannot use everythingsgonegreen as it is too long, so I strip the vowels other than the first.

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12/29/11 4:45 P

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What a neat discussion topic! I just joined this group and this seems like it's going to be a great way to remember people's names.

This is basically my handle all over the internet. I've loved Beatrix Potter's "Squirrel Nutkin" since I was a child, having read the stories & owned a wooden Nutkin puzzle. One day when I was trying to think of a handle that would be unique, I decided upon Nutkin. Since then, many other people have also decided it's a great handle, so to ensure I could still use it & remember it, I added on my province. I was raised in rural NB and will always identify with the province. Since I moved away a couple years ago, it's been a nice reminder when I log on.

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12/26/11 12:42 P

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Years ago when the internet was new, I could usually just use my first name to sign on--few enough people were on forums and listservs at that time. Then shock of shocks, came the day that I had to add something to it to be unique! I think it was Netscape that twigged to the fact that my addy was Canadian so their machine's suggestion was christinecan with the last 3 letters representing Canada,(Yeah okay it was STILL in internet infancy if I could get away with just Canada as an identifier. I'm old already!) I delighted in the fact that it also meant that Christine CAN do. I have used it for many private and semi-private forums since then, but it isn't unique enough for the world wide web anymore. It has special relevance for me here at Spark because it represents my attitude toward fitness and healthy lifestyle. And that, as they say, is the rest of the story.

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I love reading this thread! Great way of learning about new friends.

Mine is what my French Canadian husband calls me. It reminds me to be me and not pretend I am someone I am not here because the only one I cheat is me.

Alicia aka Cocottes

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9/13/11 8:52 A

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Good morning! Great question. My name is Lesley.

GypsyMedea was my first horse. She was a standardbred with a quirky demeanor, suffered anxiety, was stubborn and she kicked anyone she didn't like. I knew several people who owned her before me and they all had issues with her on and off the track. However, to everyone's amazement, when I was around, she was gentle, calm and did well on and off the track. So, I bought her in 1995, then took her off the track circuit and she became my pet. Due to all of her racing years, she ended up having bowed tendons and arthritis so I massaged her every day and I would ride her around the farm. I treasured her company, her gentleness, she was very affectionate - to me. In 2008, I had to go away one weekend and placed her at a boarding stable only find, by email, that I was coming back to a dead horse. The owner of the stable had tied her in her pen because she was kicking the walls. Sadly, she slipped during the night, being still tied, her head fell into her water bucket causing her to drown. I have not owned another horse since that time. To this day, I have always felt very connected to her and I use GypsyMedea as my sign-on name for many forums.

So, there you have it. The story behind my SP name.

For more information about my coaching and where to reach me, I invite you to my website Coaching With Les! Living With More! www.coachingwithles.com
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Hello. My real name is Cheryl. I chose this name FREE2BNEW as it represented for me a new beginning....new journey to venture on. Too much stress was becoming my closest friend and I decided I needed a change - to break FREE from everything old and onto something NEW. I'm new to SPARK so its great to read all these messages.

what lies behind us & what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.


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Mine is pretty straightforward. My first name is Catherine and my middle name is Elizabeth...

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8/5/11 6:59 P

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When I first started with SP about 5 years ago, I used my summer camp name Chuckybb. Things have changed and I wanted a fresh start with SP. Which lead me to my new name. Since the age of 15, I dream of whitewater canoeing the Nahanni River in the North West Territories, Canada. It is the most beautiful and powerful river in North America. Even after my back surgery in 1994, the dream still lives on. I would love to prepare this adventure for when I turn 50. And if I cannot paddle my own canoe, well then, they will have to strap me on a raft and let me whitewater it down. I'm not joking! MAN, what a ride it will be! Plus I though it woulb be a funny catchy name for the old ones that remember a tv dectective show called Hawaii 50.
So those are all the reasons I chose the name Nahanni50

My real name is Chantal and I live close to the St-Laurent Shopping Centre.
CIAO :)
p.s. I enjoyed reading the stories behind the choice of you names...it'a great idea to have this in our forum

I have two speed...slow and stop. I never give-up and I'm reeping exactly what I've sowed from the day I was born.

I found the secret fountain of youth...walk! For 15 years I have walked a minimum of 10 000 steps everyday and now my heart is 3 years younger then my actual age


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8/4/11 9:53 A

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I try to see things from the sunny side, my name is Susan and 58 is the year I was born.
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My name was supposed to be SarcasticKlicker but there was one letter too many, therefore SarcastiKlicker.

I am addicted to knitting and therefore my needles click a lot and I am a very sarcastic person.

There you have it, the reason behind my SP name. :o)

Kim

You can't punish yourself into change. You can't whip yourself into shape. But you can love yourself into well-being.

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There's some story to my name. I've always had many nicknames, at one point in high school just about every person I knew called me by a different name. My real name is Michelle, and because it's such a common name, it was just easier to use anything else that was kinda similar. One night I had a dream and everyone was calling me Miki, which was not one of my nicknames ever before. I mentioned it sometime over the next few days, and my friends liked it and they ALL started calling me by it! over 10 years later and now even my co-workers and my sister call me Miki!

Kitti (and the combination of the 2 parts) is from a friend... I've always loved cats, but couldn't have one when I lived at home b/c we had a dog that would've tried to kill it. One of my good friends, decided that we should have special names for each other (we were super close like that), she picked Kitti as one of the 2 names she used on a regular basis, and she got the name 'tina. At some point my two names naturally came together and it just kinda stuck.

'tina died in a motorcycle accident 5 years ago this past May, but I still think about and love her every single day, and her nickname for me lives on. =]

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This is an awesome topic and I love reading all of the interesting and touching stories.

My username comes from my fiancÚ. When we were dating and getting to know each other, I told him how I used to work for Lone Star Catering and had the 'call name' of Buttercup (everyone who has ever been to Lone Star knows the staff ALL have cowboy/girl themed names). He thought this was too cute and started calling me cute n' sassy...so there it is!
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Well mine is my name, Justyna and the 7 is because I was one of 7 growing up. We were the 7 seas... or "c's because my last name started with c. We even got a branding iron when on holiday with C7 on it.

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna

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5/31/11 11:05 P

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Mine is swahili for dreamweaver or dreamer

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5/26/11 8:24 A

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Mine's just my real name backwards. :)

"Anima sana in corpore sano." = "Sound mind in a sound body."


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5/25/11 2:27 P

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Mine is from a lyric. Let Love In by the Goo Goo Dolls, my favourite band.

"I wish, wishing for you to find your way."

Stuck with me and I thought it worked well for SP.

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5/11/11 3:23 P

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My username is very uninspired but reminds me of my childhood and my mom. My first name is Adrienne and my middle name is Leigh, my entire family called me Ady growing up, but my mom always called me Adyleigh (and she still often does now).

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My name came from my three oldest kids names: TYler, BRandon and AInsley.

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5/4/11 9:22 P

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I guess mine is pretty simple... I'm Vero... so Vero is me (Veroisme)



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4/19/11 10:09 P

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Mine is a nickname someone gave me at work because I was always happy and smiling. It reminds me that even when the sky is grey, a smile can make a difference. And if you don't feel like smiling...fake it till you convince yourself.

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4/14/11 5:19 P

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Well, the "bunny" is easy - I love bunnies! And the "plastic" is actually kinda funny...I know that when I get to my final goal weight, I'll be flat as a board! So my reward for reaching that goal is a beautiful, modest boob job, lol. *blush* Seeing it in my name reminds me of my ultimate goal of 125lbs.

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3/11/11 3:53 P

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It's so cool finding out what's behind people's usernames! Mine is from the Lady Gaga song "Bad Romance" and I chose it partially because I love the song but also becausevat least one small part of my desire to get healthy is to show people who said I couldn't, that they were WRONG!

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1/24/11 9:41 A

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What a great topic and what amazing stories..
Things have not always been easy in my life... I won't go into a lot of detail because I would like to put those difficult times behind me... Which is the reason I chose the name 70s Chick... I loved the 70s - loved, loved, loved.. I was very young back then, but they represented being carefree and just loving life... I still love 70s music - takes me back... I chose the name because it just reminded me that there are better days ahead and I plan on finally living life again!!

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When I signed up for Spark in '07, I was pretty unmotivated to even come up with a creative user name. amohame2 was the email username I was given at work so I stuck with that! When I actually started using my account in November '09 I honestly didn't think I was going to stick with it so I never bothered to change my name. Now it's how people know me so I'm keeping it.

Because TODAY sounds so much better than SOMEDAY


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1/16/11 2:54 P

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Well... mine was my initial goal weight.
I later reached it then put on 10 pounds and have since been sitting around 155 for over a year...
It's all good.
I feel strong, fit and healthy... and my 'handle' will remain 148wannabe even if I don't need to be. :)
Great stories everyone.

Diane

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Luv it, Ms Pris! I also like the two dog quotes you've selected. So true.

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MsPris3 - My first name is Priscilla, and when I was young, my family called me Priscy, it has now "matured" to Pris. I'm not married, hence the Ms part, and I had to add the 3 cause that's what Spark said (lol)

Plus, I've always said that if I ever got a personalized license plate, I'd have it "Ms Pris"

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk. ~O.A. Battista

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My "handle" is a combination of my Chinese astrological sign (and also a nickname to some of my friends), and my last name. And lucky me, 2011 is going to be the year of the rabbit!

Robyn from Ottawa, ON (EST)

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~ Marcel Proust


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1/12/11 8:39 P

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Hi there,
When I joined SP a year and a half ago, I did not really want to join yet another diet thingy. I really wasn't in the mood. (Good thing I listened to a friend!) So, I figured that I might as well give it a go. In an attempt to associate the experience to fun, pleasure and, yes, even a 'party'-I looked around the room and saw my bottle of Tequila 'Cazadores'. Yes, I brought it back from Mexico. When I think of my new, healthy lifestyle, if I want it to stick, it may as well be fun and enjoyable! Caza/dores = house/deer

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1/12/11 2:41 P

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I just used my real name. Going all out emoticon

Before I chose to use my real name I had to ask myself: What's in a name?
My online name is Mellie and has been for years, plenty of my friends has seen me or met me but I let everyone imagine me the way they wished. I felt like using my real name, would make everyone see me for me. No hiding behind a virtual world.

~Julz~


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That's a great visual motivator to be a one slim lady. I'm trying to visualize buzz the ol' bat ... no wonder I feel a little ruffled, upside down and blind sometimes! Any suggestions? hee hee ... have a super day.

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I love this thread idea! Mine is simple ... as is my wish . To be one slim lady! I'm working toward that goal!

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Great idea! Being the mature, professional woman that I am, I use my name and DOB (cough, cough, ahum and please do sit up straight). But if the truth be told, my nickname is still Buzz'd (buzz'd on life) Since I was about 16, people asked what I was high on and I was simply high on life. Now though, my wonderful friends of 30+ years have the nerve of calling me 'buzz'd the ol' bat'. Gotta love them.

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Mine is simple, my name plus 7 which is not particularly lucky for me, but is for my DH and since my journey is as much for him as me I chose that number. I love the Krazy legs story though. And Helen you definitely represent your name!

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna

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What a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing the special meaning of your name!

Real Name: Helene
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In 2001 I was visiting my Mom on the West Coast. My husband and I had decided to set her up with Internet so we could easily keep in touch. While showing her the wonders of e-mail I had to find her an address and she chose 'Crazy Legs' as that is what she was called when younger (Crazy=Amazing, gorgeous, goes on forever etc)
After multiple variations the e-mail provider accepted Krazzyleggs.
While I was still on that same visit my Mom learned she had terminal cancer and passed away 3 months later.
So now I use her 'handle' to remind me of the amazing, courageous woman she was.

Cheers Elizabeth

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I sent out a note to all team members about Anne and accidentally put her wrong name and then I wondered - why ANNE7X7 and thought it might be an interesting thread.

For me SEPTEMBERSPIRIT is to represent the month I was born in and perhaps how I am keen on my spiritual practices lately, including reading, meditating and simply enjoying the beauty of nature and all that surrounds us.

When I think of health, I think of all aspects and this includes: mind, body and spirit.

What's in YOUR SP name? Won't you share with us so we can learn a bit more about you? Some are simply your actual name, but many are more creative (and at times it's to ensure privacy which is understandable). Share what you feel comfortable sharing here...

Learning more about your SP name may also help us ('me') remember so we don't have'typos' when sending out notes (d'oh emoticon )

Have a superb day everyone!

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