Group photo
Author:
RUNNINGVEGANMOM's Photo RUNNINGVEGANMOM Posts: 212
11/15/13 8:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This has been awesome! It's fun getting to know all of you a bit better! Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

emoticon

Tammy - Vegan runner for 4 years!


 current weight: 151.0 
170
163.75
157.5
151.25
145
BONIDALE's Photo BONIDALE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (25,983)
Posts: 4,174
11/14/13 10:58 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Oh yes, how could I forget that character. Monk is another favourite. Amazing acting.

Boni
Co-Leader Vegan Fitness and Nutrition

"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going." Anon
"Finishing is winning."
"Treat everone you meet as if they have a sign around their neck, "Make me feel important."


 current weight: 124.8 
127
123.25
119.5
115.75
112
WILLBOYWONDER's Photo WILLBOYWONDER SparkPoints: (33,951)
Fitness Minutes: (17,317)
Posts: 6,526
11/14/13 4:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Boni and Beth, Iove you TV picks. I'd also add Monk. He's one of a kind. lol

Edited by: WILLBOYWONDER at: 11/14/2013 (16:11)
~~ Will ~~

~~~~If you're looking for a blessing, try being a blessing to others! ~~~~


www.webmd.com/


 current weight: 166.0 
200
191
182
173
164
BONIDALE's Photo BONIDALE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (25,983)
Posts: 4,174
11/14/13 4:09 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Shiva. I too am a cat person. And I forgot to add Arrow as a favourite t.v. show. And anything on HGTV. I especially like the Ice Road Truckers. They are crazy, talented people. You so would not get me on a frozen lake with an eighteen-wheeler. Not that I could get one out of first gear. Another thing about me - I have no idea how use a gear shift.

Boni
Co-Leader Vegan Fitness and Nutrition

"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going." Anon
"Finishing is winning."
"Treat everone you meet as if they have a sign around their neck, "Make me feel important."


 current weight: 124.8 
127
123.25
119.5
115.75
112
BETHS60's Photo BETHS60 Posts: 631
11/14/13 2:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey, Boni, you may be a procrastinator, but you replied very promptly to posting random facts about yourself! (It still counts, even though it may not be on your to-do list.)

I like your list of TV shows. Several years ago, I listed my favorite tv shows. They were ALL about smart people with questionable social skills. Numbers and House went off the air, so I thought maybe I had branched out. But then there's Elementary and Sherlock, so I'm back where I started. :-)

"There's treasure everywhere." Hobbes, in Calvin and Hobbes
SHIVAMOON Posts: 3,588
11/14/13 2:07 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Kelly, I'm just here to be with my buds, too.

 current weight: 128.0 
153
146.75
140.5
134.25
128
WILLBOYWONDER's Photo WILLBOYWONDER SparkPoints: (33,951)
Fitness Minutes: (17,317)
Posts: 6,526
11/14/13 10:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Shiva, that's funny (re: your musical instrument).

Kelly, I like cats too. And I always describe myself exactly the same way ("I'm a cat person."). I haven't had one since my last one passed away a few years ago, but I'll take a cat over a dog any day.



~~ Will ~~

~~~~If you're looking for a blessing, try being a blessing to others! ~~~~


www.webmd.com/


 current weight: 166.0 
200
191
182
173
164
LIV2RIDE's Photo LIV2RIDE Posts: 6,230
11/14/13 9:44 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
about me
1. I'm enrolled in the home study yoga teacher program at the Temple of Kriya yoga. It is one of the best decisions I've made in my life.
2. I'm a cat person. Dogs are cute and all but I really love cats.
3. 2007 was a year of big change in my life. I decided to get healthy, quit smoking and started eating vegan.
4. 2013 was another huge shift in my life. I decided to stop making excuses and become a yoga teacher. I decided that making excuses was me living in fear and I'm tired of being afraid of being awesome.
5. I never thought I had that many friends. I know now that I have quite a few and they are pretty awesome. They might not be in the same city but I have some pretty cool places to visit.
6. I married the best man ever. He supports everything I do. He loves me for me and not what I can do for him. He is the first person that treated me with respect and didn't care about my past.
7. I drive fast. I try to slow down but something just happens and I go faster and faster and faster especially the closer I get to my destination.
8. I love big jewelry, earrings, rings, necklaces, bangles etc. I like big, chunky stuff.
9. It's no secret but I love Harley Davidson motorcycles, the louder the better. I love the rumble going down the road. I love the wind in my hair, sun on my face, arms wrapped around Paul, listening to music, cruising down the empty country roads, spending our whole Saturday out and about with no particular place to go.
10. I love yoga, all forms. I love Bikram even though most people don't think of it as a valid form of yoga. I love challenging classes doing funky arm balances and inversions. I can't do them well but it's fun to try even if I fall over.
11. I've been on Spark since 2005 and use it only for the social interaction.
12. I recently reached out to my little sister and rekindled our relationship and it's stronger than ever. She is my biggest cheerleader.

Kelly

A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.
- Stephen Dolley Jr.

SHIVAMOON Posts: 3,588
11/14/13 4:33 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Will, when I was a little kid I found my father's gun (he was a policeman.) It was on top of a dresser in the basement. I was going to touch it. I reached my hand out, extended my right index finger and almost...almost...just a hair's breadth away. But then I didn't. Could possibly have something to do with my xx chromosomes?

 current weight: 128.0 
153
146.75
140.5
134.25
128
SHIVAMOON Posts: 3,588
11/14/13 4:21 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hey Will, you're hilarious. I feel like I know you a bit now.

 current weight: 128.0 
153
146.75
140.5
134.25
128
SHIVAMOON Posts: 3,588
11/14/13 4:20 A

Send Private Message
Reply
About me:
1) of musical instruments, the one I play best is the radio.
2) I’m a distant cousin of Frank and Jesse James of the notorious James Gang.
3) I can do the most macabre, creepy, spine-chilling witch cackle, but hardly ever do. Besides Halloween it’s just so inappropriate.
4) Have you ever taken those personality tests at a work conference? I always test out as a shy extrovert. It means I gain inspiration and pleasure from interacting with others, but that it can be hard for me, because I’m shy. I've mostly grown out of that, yet there are still vestiges of shyness. I might take a little time to get to know you before I show my true self. But it’s all good.
5) When I was 7 years old, I announced I was going to be a vegetarian when I grew up…repeated it at 10…and again at 17. That last time I thought “that’s stupid, I am grown up!” By then it was evening – I would start the next day. But I’d agreed to go to a cookout the next day. How could I show up and say ‘I can’t eat your hamburgers -- today I became a vegetarian?’ (it was still considered freaky in the 70's.) So at dinnertime then. Gahh! At the cookout they invited me to dinner - a fish restaurant where there was nothing but fish. Big Sighhhh…tomorrow? Yes in fact, that tomorrow was the day, and I’ve never looked back.
6) In 2009 I called a vegetarian friend and told her to bring over her cooler. I loaded her up with all my vegetarian/non vegan foods. That’s when I went vegan.
7) I was 23 on my first trip out of the country. I spent two weeks living in a houseboat on Dal Lake in Kashmir, a bit of time in Delhi and Bombay, and two weeks climbing and camping in the Himalayas. One night far above the treeline, following a day of cold rain and steep hills, I was so out of it…couldn’t figure out what to do. I just stood there in the rain. An Indian man came and led me to a tent set up by someone from my group. He wrapped me up in blankets and brought me a warm dinner. I slept for a long time that night and was fine the next day. My aunt, a nurse, said without a doubt it was hypothermia. And I never forgot the kindness or the name of Suriendra Choudry.
8) last year, I held my little black cat for 7 hours while she was dying. I only put her down to go to the bathroom. For the last couple of hours we lay in my bed, she on my chest, her head snuggled under my chin. We comforted each other. I buried her in my back yard.
9) I make an amazing dip/spread out of fresh basil, mint, cilantro (or fresh sage and/or rosemary from my garden), a whole handful of fresh garlic, lime juice, lime pulp, lime zest, soy sauce, pecans, and a shake of turmeric and pepper…sometimes nutritional yeast, just because it’s good for me. It’s thick; I don’t add any liquid, but blend it up smooth in my super dooper Vitamix. Sometimes I chop up raw broccoli so I can dip it in my green dip. I like to eat greens with my greens.
10) I’ll be starting a countdown soon. I’m retiring in about 7 weeks. Some people tell me it’s too early. I don’t care. Time to start a new life.

 current weight: 128.0 
153
146.75
140.5
134.25
128
BONIDALE's Photo BONIDALE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (25,983)
Posts: 4,174
11/13/13 3:50 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Random Facts About Me...
1. I am a terrible procastinator. If I can put it off, I will.
2. As a retirement present to myself, I spent two summers driving across Canada by myself. One summer I drove to the west coast. The next summer to the east coast.
3. I am writing a book which may or may not be published.
4. I can mess up math faster than anyone I know which is ironic because I am the treasurer of our Ladies Auxiliary.
5. I support our local museum even though I am not much of a history buff.
6. I am an omnivorous reader but I like thrillers the best.
7. I have been vegan for 5 years but fall off the wagon now and then for an ice cream binge.
8. I hate tea even herbal tea. Just can't get a taste for it.
9. I am a Christmas nut and have already decorated my house.
10.I collect Impressionist prints and love Monet.
11.My favourite colour is blue.
12.I am a thrift store junkie.
13. My favourite t.v. shows are Covert Affairs, Castel, Bones, White collar and Elementary.

Boni
Co-Leader Vegan Fitness and Nutrition

"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going." Anon
"Finishing is winning."
"Treat everone you meet as if they have a sign around their neck, "Make me feel important."


 current weight: 124.8 
127
123.25
119.5
115.75
112
COSMICWATCHER's Photo COSMICWATCHER Posts: 1,018
11/13/13 2:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
beth you sound like a very interesting person. i wish there was a way to meet you in real life but...

oh, so here comes the 6th fact about me:

6.i'm greek.originally an islander of the aegean sea.

I'm doing a 21 days no binge streak. FOR ME, it's been TREMENDOUSLY helpful to be accountable to other people and to compete against myself. Please join us if you think it'll work for you too: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1323x5901356



Joanne


'If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.'

Happiness is a form of courage.



COSMICWATCHER's Photo COSMICWATCHER Posts: 1,018
11/13/13 2:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
let's try 5 emoticon

1. I absolutely love teas.
2. I've wanted to become a writer since forever, when my father told me that fairytales were invented by humans and didn't exist on their own (yeah, i was super young).
3.lately i'm feeling nostalgic of meat taste, though i had absolutely no cravings since i became vegan (20 months ago) but nonetheless the thought of actually eating meat makes me sick to my everything. weird thing is, i stopped thinking of meat as something edible a long time ago.
4.i think i believe in soulmates
5. i may never had been born due to a car accident my parents had when i was still an embryo. mum says i was meant to be born, i say i was never meant to be born. go figure.

Edited by: COSMICWATCHER at: 11/13/2013 (14:41)
I'm doing a 21 days no binge streak. FOR ME, it's been TREMENDOUSLY helpful to be accountable to other people and to compete against myself. Please join us if you think it'll work for you too: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1323x5901356



Joanne


'If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.'

Happiness is a form of courage.



RUNNINGVEGANMOM's Photo RUNNINGVEGANMOM Posts: 212
11/13/13 2:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Beth- Your facts about yourself made me smile! I'm still trying to form a picture in my head of what Burt and Ernie would look like waltzing to humpback whale sounds! LOL You must live somewhere with mild temps if you're able to grow veggies all year long! How nice! I've tried gardening for 4 years and decided after another year of horrible crops that I'm just not a gardening person! Instead, I'll just support our local farmers!

Tammy - Vegan runner for 4 years!


 current weight: 151.0 
170
163.75
157.5
151.25
145
BETHS60's Photo BETHS60 Posts: 631
11/13/13 2:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Random Facts about Me:

1. I have a farm. I grow lots and lots of vegetables all year long. Currently, we have lettuce, radishes, carrots, sweet potatoes, collards, kale, garlic, leeks, shallots, parsley and dill.
2. I drink hot chocolate all year long. I probably have 325 cups of hot chocolate a year. I've started using the 45 calorie a cup almond milk or coconut milk, so I no longer think of it as a substance abuse problem.
3. I did improv comedy for 4 years. I once had to convey, using nothing but mime and gibberish, that I was waltzing with Ernie and Burt to the music of humpback whales.
4. Before we were married, my husband and I bicycled around New Hampshire for 8 days, with all of our camping gear on the back of our bikes.
5. I have a second place ribbon from my first 5K race. My kids tell me that it's not that big of a deal because there were only 2 women running in my age group, but I am absurdly proud of that ribbon.
6. The first time I googled myself, the only thing listed for me was race times for some 5K races I had run. One of Life's Little Ironies. I am so not an athlete.
7. I have no idea how to organize things. Stuff confuses me. Clutter surrounds me.
8. Among the crafts I have done are: sewing, weaving, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, macrame, candle making, lapidary, origami, stained glass.
9. I sewed my own wedding dress.
10. I can drive a skid steer.
11. I used to live down the street from the conductor of the Boston Pops.
12. I like to read young adult literature (as well as many other types of literature)
13. I used to play French horn.
14. My favorite color is green, too.

"There's treasure everywhere." Hobbes, in Calvin and Hobbes
WILLBOYWONDER's Photo WILLBOYWONDER SparkPoints: (33,951)
Fitness Minutes: (17,317)
Posts: 6,526
11/13/13 2:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tammy,
I was stuck on your #6. As a big fan of Law & Order, I've gotten into Law & Order: UK.

~~ Will ~~

~~~~If you're looking for a blessing, try being a blessing to others! ~~~~


www.webmd.com/


 current weight: 166.0 
200
191
182
173
164
RUNNINGVEGANMOM's Photo RUNNINGVEGANMOM Posts: 212
11/13/13 11:23 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Will- I laughed out loud at #3! #4 is awesome! I share your obsession with peanut butter! emoticon

Tammy - Vegan runner for 4 years!


 current weight: 151.0 
170
163.75
157.5
151.25
145
WILLBOYWONDER's Photo WILLBOYWONDER SparkPoints: (33,951)
Fitness Minutes: (17,317)
Posts: 6,526
11/13/13 11:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'll do 10:

1. I collect old coins and currency, as a hobby more than as an investment.
2. When I was around 13 years old, people at my grandfather’s church used to pay me to bake cakes for them.
3. When I was 7, I went on vacation with my parents to The Bahamas and the natives thought I was Michael Jackson and they didn’t believe it when I told them I wasn’t him, so I gave them autographs, but I signed my own name. lol
4. I went to a baseball game about 8 years ago and had seats near the actor, Steve Martin. He’s such a cool person.
5. I’m deathly afraid of snakes
6. I have an obsession with peanut butter. I can eat it all day as a dip, as a spread, a sandwich, mixed in sauces, or just plain by itself eaten out of a bowl. I sure am glad nobody close to me has ever had an allergy.
7. When I kicked the meat habit, the hardest thing to give up was BBQ pork ribs.
8. Around the 1st or 2nd grade, I found my parents gun and thought it was a toy and shot a hole in the floorboard. Thank goodness nobody was hurt.
9. I’m a big connoisseur of music. I love all types and genres and eras depending on my mood.
10. I hate the state of prime time television these days. There are very few shows that keep my attention, whereas in years past, I couldn’t get home fast enough to watch my favorite shows.


~~ Will ~~

~~~~If you're looking for a blessing, try being a blessing to others! ~~~~


www.webmd.com/


 current weight: 166.0 
200
191
182
173
164
RUNNINGVEGANMOM's Photo RUNNINGVEGANMOM Posts: 212
11/13/13 10:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yesterday on Facebook, people posted random facts about themselves. I love learning things about people, and so I thought it would be fun if we could do it here with our SparkTeam.

The task is to name random facts about yourself, any number of facts ranging from 1-25. I listed 18:

1. I've been a vegan for almost 4 years. I do it for moral reasons, and for my health.
2. I started running over 3 years ago and have run five 5Ks and plan on running a half-marathon next year. Running a marathon is on my to-do list, too!
3. My favorite color is green.
4. I have a Master's degree in Psychology, but don't use it. If I could do it all over again, I would have become an English teacher or librarian.
5. I am a huge nerd and love books, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, and superhero movies.
6. I love all of the TV shows on the BBC.
7. I'm addicted to blogs. There are about a dozen that I read every morning. These blogs give me recipe ideas, inspire me to run more, and encourage me to be happy and enjoy my life.
8. I enjoy all types of music, except for country.
9. I lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia for 8 years. I loved it there.
10. I was diagnosed with Meniere's disease (an inner ear disorder), but since eating vegan, I have been virtually symptom-free.
11. My husband and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this year. I can't imagine my life without him!
12. I hate shopping, though I could spend hours browsing in a book store.
13. I would prefer to cook at home than eat at a restaurant.
14. My food weaknesses are mashed potatoes, potato chips, french fries, tator tots (do you see a pattern here?)
15. If I won the lottery, I'd pay off all of our bills, share some of the money with family & friends, and start an animal sanctuary and open a vegan cafe.
16. I'm one of those annoying people who falls asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow and I sleep until the alarm goes off in the morning.
17. I have two tattoos and I plan on getting more.
18. I'm one of the happiest people I know. I have a wonderful husband, two beautiful daughters, awesome friends, a house full of animals, a job that I don't hate, and I'm the healthiest I've ever been. My cup runneth over!

emoticon

Tammy - Vegan runner for 4 years!


 current weight: 151.0 
170
163.75
157.5
151.25
145
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other The Vegan, Plant-Based Life General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
7/8/2019 7:18:36 PM
6/7/2019 2:56:28 PM



Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x486x55620318

Review our Community Guidelines