SPARKLINGME176
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Lovely Egret at the nature Preserve! 3-2021



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1-1-2021 LUCY pup, says Happy New Year!


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I am a 3rd generation performing marionette artist. I am learning to live life to it's fullest, no matter what comes my way. My childhood sweetheart & I are still loving each other & the world, since High school! I am Blessed!!!!! I have found Walking our beautiful doggie; & hiking in nature is SO fun! I crave it! Also; Sheppard Pilates & Zumba DVD's OR SP Nicole's 12 minute seated core workout; Swimming, I garden in our paradise pool area! Bringing in the fairy's & angels & unicorns! I 'play' in our park, on the swings, in the sprinklers, etc. My body now REQUIRES movement! I try for 200 exercise minutes, daily AND 200 Spark points. I am a better performer because of Spark People! I thank God, the Angels, AND Spark People, daily for my amazing life! My new quote: "BE THE HEALTH YOU WANT WITH WHAT YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH, & I WILL, TOO!" My new song: GOOD VIBRATIONS, by the Beach Boys. Helps me when I'm 'down'.

My life is taking a new lovely turn! Chris of Spark People suggests we volunteer! (with the pandemic, I haven't performed since 2-1-2020) As of 2-2018 I am doing that, it is SO special & rewarding, I am performing my marionettes for a local nature center! I love it, so inspiring for me & the amazing audiences! A perfect place for me to grow & focus on goals. They happen about every other month @ my favorite hiking spot using my marionettes to teach about nature! It IS magical! I am so Blessed & grateful for these experiences. I am enjoying watching my life unfold in this way! Meeting new friends & playing with like minded people!

My 'regular' job is helping my DH with his lovely small business. I am learning SO many new things & thrive because of it! His business is BLOOMING!!! Yeah! I love him so much! He is doing much better, as far as walking. Has the perfect PT doctor!


Member Since: 3/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 369,476

My Goals:
I reached my goal weight (3-16-2013 1 year exactly since I joined SP)! NOW, I am learning how maintain my weight & (almost) doing it, with Spark People!! I am stronger & more vibrant! I am thriving & Chris Downie is helping me be my most beautiful, healthiest, energized, whole self! I want to continue to learn to maintain my weight AND my health, easily & with lot's of FUN!! I choose to be an example of what good health looks like! I have been yo-yoing with about 20# now for almost 3 years, I am sort of ok with it & once I am not, I KNOW I will get back to goal & stay there! As of 3-16-21 (my 9th SPaversary, I am reignited!) But I am SO healthy & confident, I am jumping for joy!


My Program:
Following SparkPeople & my own inner good judgement! I have learned to keep my healthy lifestyle, together, EVEN under the MOST stress! I love moving & creating fun & joy where ever I go! Green drinks & energizing foods! I find stress happens in our worlds, all the time. It appears when we least expect it! It is how we handle every single decission, 1 at a time, that creates the out come that is our life. SP has helped me create & share the world I want to live in!



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I am SO blessed to be alive & living in a world with my Spiritual support, DH, my family & friends & my Sparkling friends! I am still Sparking to help support other "Sparkers"! I have found my healing, physically, spiritually & emotionally, here & want to share it with you, if I can! SP is my ONLY social network. Being an example is the ONLY way I can help anyone, else! It is up to each of us to find our own way. SP offers us the tools! Choose what works for you & share your findings with the world!


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"YOUR NEW BEGININGS ARRIVE WITH HOPES & DREAMS, THE BEST OF INTENTIONS, & THE RUFFLE OF WINGS." from An Angel by Your Side, daily calendar.
Happy, healthy life everyone! Together we can do ANYTHING!!!!




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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    the season of Christmas continues until 1/6/2013 so the saying continue as we enter the 12 days of Christmas
    12/26 May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
    The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
    The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
    ~Author Unknown

    3030 days ago
  • v FLORIDASUN
    Merry merry Christmas to my dear sparkling friend! I hope all your Christmas dreams come true! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3033 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Decisions:
    D - Decide on an action plan.
    E - Every thing is possible if you believe and work at it.
    C - Consider your choices carefully.
    I - Invite others to join you on you quest to become healthy.
    S - Savor the feeling of each victory, big or small.
    I - Invaluable lessons sometimes hurt, but are necessary for growth.
    O - Optimism over pessimism,
    N - Never quit trying or you will fail.
    S - Say to yourself every day, "I AM WORTH IT!" because you are.
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    Just stopping by to wish you a very merry Christmas, Sparkfriend! Thank you for the gift of your friendship, it means so much to me!
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    Pixie
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    3033 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Have family here so here are my quotes for 12/ 23 to 12/ 26 enjoy and Merry Christmas Everyone



    12/23
    One of the most Glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day ! Don’t be in such a rush to clean it up too quickly Andy Rooney



    12/24
    The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other

    12/25 Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. Joan Winmill Brown

    12/26 Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round. ~Jessica Archmint




    3034 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age. ~Terri Guillemets

    Christmas is a time to open our hearts to God and his gifts. Just like the rest of the year. ~Author Unknown
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    3035 days ago