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I want a simple life.
I want to help others, support my friends, make my children proud, teach my children well, and what I want in return is to be loved, thought of, respected and have friends that accept me for who I am, will laugh with me until we both cry or pee our pants, and will always be honest with me.
My life has changed a lot since I first started Spark. I have plenty of blogs that go through all of that. My Sparking is not as 24/7 as it used to be. I don't track my food or exercise....heck I don't even weigh myself. I eat healthy, but I enjoy my treats and as long as the jeans I want to fit into fit.....I'm happy. I'm not going to sweat the numbers, they don't matter. I feel great! I like how I look in clothes and I try to keep a positive attitude. That's really all that matters!!

Member Since: 5/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 8,811

My Goals:
Number of books read in 2011: 15
2012: 2...ugh...
2013: zero... so far... :(

My Program:
Being open minded to trying different ways to nourish my body so that it is happy.

Personal Information:
Originally from the far NW suburbs of Chicago, I've been living in sunny Arizona for 19 yrs now. I have a great hubby, 3 teenage girls, an Australian Shepherd, and a rottweiler/shepherd/pit mix puppy.

Other Information:
I've spent the last 27 yrs battling digestive issues...bloating, swelling, gas, diarhhea etc. FINALLY, I have it pretty much under control after learning about my food intolerances and changing my eating to let my body heal and eliminating those foods that still are not tolerated.
It's been difficult & frustrating but it is worth it if I feel better!
AND I have the most amazing husband that has supported me when I whine and have melt downs because I miss eating the foods I love.

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    2692 days ago
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    Thanks for that Monday greeting & wish. The very best to you this week. May sparky success be yours as well.

    2695 days ago
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    Thanks Melissa for the applause goodie.

    The very best to you!

    2722 days ago
    Miss you too! emoticon I really am trying to catch up. So sorry! I just don't know what's sucking up ALL my time! emoticon
    2730 days ago
    Hi Melissa! Man, sorry I missed your post on my page LAST WEEK! I'm sorry you were in a funk and I was too late to help! I probbaly was in one of my own and would have just amplified yours anyway. emoticon I just CANNOT seem to catch up lately, and my grazing hunger and therefore the scale are making me insane. Aanyway, I am really trying to get back into the Sparky game here. Being stuck at work late just waiting for something to get to me kinda helps. LOL

    Oh, it was 60 freakin' degrees here in Chicago yesetrday. That's right, in JANUARY! I bet Phoenix was cooler! LOLAnd I got caught in a HUGE thunderstorm on my bike ride home. YUCK. But atl east it was home, and not on the way to work! emoticon
    2860 days ago
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