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@A_NEW_JAN Here is an invite for our Discord team discord.gg/rzZwEY6q

They don't always work. You need to create your own Discord account and can add me as a Friend, and we can work from there, also. My Discord name is Blessed Being #5304 (case sensitive; best to copy and paste over there).

Oops--I think I put an extra space. Should be Blessed Being#5304 (I hope; haven't done this in a while!)
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Edited by: BLESSEDBEING at: 7/17/2021 (12:26)
Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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7/17/21 12:16 P

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I think I've heard people mention Fit Pal, though I haven't looked at it.

I've been saving my own blogs, but realized I'll also have to save any SP blogs or articles I want to keep--and there have been some great ones! Just one month left to do it! emoticon Ack! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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7/16/21 11:08 A

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a diet or weight app/tracker to replace SP? There are so many that I can’t decide which to try. Looking for one that is easy and free.

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7/11/21 12:44 A

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Got it! The link still didn’t work, but when I copied/pasted it did! I have a bookmarked now.

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7/10/21 10:52 P

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Weird! I just clicked the link from before, and it took me right there. blessedbeingsblogpage.blogsp
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Or you could copy this and paste in your address bar: https://blessedbeingsblogpage.blogspot.com
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I started with the oldest--from 10 years ago when I just got involved in Spark Teams and started the BBs!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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7/10/21 6:12 P

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I can’t seem to access your blogspot page.
It just says that the server cannot be found.

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Amanda! Way to go on setting up new blog spot that includes old blogs. Great idea. I have been reading through mine and I have decided that I won't be keeping them. They're like a journal and reading some have made me sad and discouraged. I have always enjoyed your blogs. I look forward to reading them.

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7/6/21 6:07 P

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good for you, sister!! emoticon emoticon emoticon (looks like I'm all thumbs today!) emoticon

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7/6/21 12:21 A

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I have finally learned to create blogs on blogspot.com! emoticon I have all of 3 so far, including one that has the content from my Spark Page. Here is my web address
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I'm now going to being transferring a bunch of my 150+ SP blogs with labels to put them in categories. I may transfer some that I will later edit or delete, but then some pretty emoticon ideas and sharing won't be lost forever.
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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7/1/21 12:14 A

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Please post another invite. emoticon

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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7/1/21 12:02 A

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I downloaded Discord. My name is:

beccaboo127#9366

I haven't found the team or Amanda. Please help.

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Gluten free is working for me!

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6/24/21 11:32 P

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Looks like you were able to join the Discord team. Do you see us (same team pic) on your page? Plus I can post another invite here (I think they expire after 7 days).

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/24/21 3:43 P

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I just downloaded Discord app.

My ID (or whatever it is...lol I'm a bit lost ) is
HLTHAPPINESS4C#0076

I sent Amanda a friend request. I couldn't find our group. I got a error saying the invitation has expired. Hmmm. I'm sure I'll figure this out. Lol.

Love y'all! I'll be checking SP more often than I have been. My tablet died so I have limited access to stuff. I cannot figure out goodies here on app. Can't see or find any on my page. I did hop on friend's computer last night ...maybe can do that again soon.

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6/23/21 2:27 P

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Jineane shared today "I have joined My Fitness Pal and Discord so have been working on finding my way around them. They are not the same as SP, but I am sure that with time and practice they will become easier to use. There is always a learning curve to everything that is new."
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/19/21 9:04 P

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And a lot in the Other category, too! I copied 43 out of the 65 there. I now have 112 goodie pix, though a couple came from team images. Next up is reviewing my blogs.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/18/21 10:59 P

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There were a LOT of goodie pix of foods to copy! I didn't get them all, but many. Only have a number under the Other tab yet to copy, then it's on to blogs!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/16/21 5:03 P

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Mary and Jineane have joined me there so far. I just heard from my GG coleader that she knows a good place for blogs, for items that won't fit easily on Discord (that has a text limit & maybe attachments). After I've checked it out, I'll pass on more info.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/14/21 9:38 P

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Discord.com is a website. I think I chose the 'open in your browser' option, but you can choose to download also.

Once there, you can search for me with my Discord ID: Blessed Being#5304, which is case sensitive and needs the space.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/14/21 10:05 A

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Is discord an app I need to download or is it a website?
(I couldn’t get these links to work, but it could just be my terrible internet connection)

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6/13/21 8:33 P

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Mary joined the new BB group on Discord. If anyone else wants to try, this is what she wrote: I had to set up an ID before I could join. So I established my ID and then clicked on the link in the email you sent me. Just had to accept the invite, and here I am!!

So go to the Discord site: discord.com/ & Open or Download

Create an account--your choice if you want to use your old SP name or something new. You can use your old SP profile pic (as long as you've saved it) or something new. You don't have to create your own server unless you want your own team.

Use this invitation: https://discord.gg/RJ2pU6C4 or start with the link below, but you'll probably get a message "Invitation Invalid" if you don't have an account yet.
discord.gg/RJ2pU6C4

And please, let me know if any of this doesn't work for you! If you would note the steps you too, I'm setting up a thread (called a text channel in Discord lingo) for how to do things. That was Mary's brilliant idea!
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Oh, and she sent an email "don't forget to tell folks they'll get a confirmation email after setting up their login."

Edited by: BLESSEDBEING at: 6/13/2021 (20:40)
Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/13/21 2:44 P

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It's my pleasure, Jineane. I need my community of support, too! emoticon

I've been posting developments on the chat thread, but will try to remember to post here as well. And when i have things more organized, will send a newsletter to all members.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/7/21 7:02 P

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Very sad about the change and shut down. I will miss my spark friends and teams dearly. As others have expressed so beautifully, they are the heart of SP.

Thanks Amanda for researching other possibilities for us.
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I replied to Denise in our Emoticon thread:

emoticon That's exactly how I expressed it in one of my comments--that teams and friends are the emoticon of the site. So I'll figure out how to stay connected to the people I feel closest to here. It won't be as easy, or have as many frills, like the cool emoticons & goodies, but we'll find a way to support ourselves and each other.
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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emoticon Janice. And emoticon Good to hear from you. I'm thinking I'll send Spark Mails to some inactive emoticon s so they won't be blindsided if they try to drop by months from now.

As a digital immigrant, it'll take me a while to figure out if I can create a private group on FB--I'm one of the few who has never visited there--or some other platform. I've asked friends to tutor me, but haven't read their replies yet, except for my more tech savvy GG coleader who is exploring options for continuing to provide support for that group. We'll find new ways to cope that will include our international friends.

Keep breathing and reminding yourselves we can find ways to keep babystepping our way toward our goals.
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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I must admit that I haven’t been using SP much over the past year or so, but I’m anxious to hear if it will be shut down or take on a new life.
I tried using a few of the apps that SP produced, but none of them gave the “SP experience”. Meaning, none of them encompassed the groups and comradery found in the teams.
I can download a hundred diet apps with nutrition info and activity tracking, but none of them can compare to the compassion and connection I feel from my teams, and this team in particular.

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emoticon sister!! Thanks for doing some checking for us on options!! You ROCK!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: WATREKKIE at: 6/7/2021 (10:05)
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Bless you, Amanda.

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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Copied from the chat thread (added to through the day) Sunday June 6:

I'm trying to learn more in order to make decisions and discuss with members on this and other teams. I read a blog on Team Leaders team "Spark People is coming to an end - eek!," but the link she provided to an article goes to "Page not found." So I posted a Team Leaders thread asking if it's true:

I heard that from one member this morning, and read a blog about it, though the article they linked doesn't exist (anymore). I hope we will be advised early from Spark People, so we can help members navigate major changes. A pay-only format will be an option for some, but not all, and I want to support all our members in supporting their well-being.
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An hour and a half later (after reading to relax, then exercising) I had a lot more comments on my Team Leader post, with links to the official blog: This Isn't Goodbye, SparkFriends--It's A New Beginning
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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articles.asp?id=2659

This was the comment I left there: What I have loved best on Spark People is teams--encouraging each other, celebrating victories, getting to know other members, asking for help. If that isn't part of the new format--where people can gather in smaller groups around their interests, their spirituality, their challenges (health conditions, organizing, financial)--then the site would be missing its heart and have little to set it apart from others out there. For many of us it's the nurturing we give and receive here--not competition--that has kept us loyal and motivated.

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As I told Mary when we spoke this afternoon, it took me a while to shut off my brain when I laid down for my nap. I know I will be OK, and I have some options to explore, but I will grieve the loss of a big part of my life for over a decade. I think I'll start a new thread here and on the GGs for members to ask questions and share their ideas and decisions.
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So share your questions, what you've learned about alternatives, how you see yourself getting the support you need to continue making progress on your journey to wellness. And start copying and saving or printing blogs, recipes, posts you don't want to lose, since they won't be available later!

Edited by: BLESSEDBEING at: 6/6/2021 (22:51)
Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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