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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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    My secret to success is being your friend. Awwww.... lol

    2860 days ago
    Hey, thanks for the messages on my blog. I live about an hour or so from Chicago.. so if you ever come visit...!!! emoticon

    I had a hard time taking my vitamins consistently too. I've just developed a morning routine for myself, that I take them before I eat anything (I take isotonix liquid multi, so easy on the stomach). I know how differently I feel on them, and especially having the energy from them to exercise, makes a huge difference. I'm the same with recipes, never seem to have the time! Once I take my massage exam, I'm going to MAKE time! Right now it's study study study until the end of this week.
    2867 days ago
    Just wanted to say hi and hope you are doing well! I'm back at this SP thing again. I've missed it here.
    2878 days ago
    Looking forward to meeting you, we're doing a practice walk/run this Sunday at Dreamy Draw park, checkout the team info under the Phoenix team page
    2885 days ago
  • v NEVERMIND2010
    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let's make it a great one! emoticon emoticon
    2889 days ago
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