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7/22/12 11:45 A

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Hi Ethel...
Welcome to our London Sparkers...we are an awesome little group....I contribute when I can & always blog on Tuesdays so comment whenever you want....I really enjoy this group of ladies...hope you do too!!!

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CHANGE "I CAN'T" INTO "I CAN" AND PRETTY SOON, YOU WILL SAY "I DID."











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emoticon Ethel , emoticon back!

Come join in on our Discussions thread - that's where all the chit chat goes on.

Kathy
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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!

"Aim small, miss small"
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It is Ethel from Chatham, and I am back after being away for two years. My weight has stayed the same, but my health has not been good. I spent a week in the hospital, and if I don't change my eating habits, I might get sick again. I am committed to staying and get well.
Ethel

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Welcome Paula!!!

LONDON SPARKERS ROCK!!! emoticon

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7/5/12 12:08 P

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Glad to have you back Paula, and here with us!

Kathy
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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!

"Aim small, miss small"
Mel Gibson, in the movie "The Patriot"


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7/4/12 10:19 A

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Welcome back Paula! Mai

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7/3/12 2:19 P

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Hi everyone. I am not new to SP but left a few years ago as I was very happy with my weight loss of 70 lb. and was at an ideal weight according to my doctor. However as lifes hurdles happen I slowly slipped back into my old ways some what. I also discovered when I was here before that I am an emotional eater, and reach for a pick me up/feel good treat--namely chocolate! Recently my doctor discovered my LDL Cholesterol is too high and wants to put me on meds, which I do not want to take, and hoping that by coming here I can prove to him that good health does not always come in a pill bottle! I love to garden and also do Scrapbooking with the focus now on my 5 grandchildren. I have 2 dogs a chihuahua and a shi t zu. Live in the Niagara Region now with my husband of 37 yrs. I hate to exercise and struggle with this LOL, I look forward to meeting all the members of this team and sharing our hopes and encouragement with each other so we may all reach our goals. Have a super day

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, Instead of being the second.

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5/4/12 4:52 P

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emoticon Mavis

Come join us on the chat feed.


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5/4/12 1:50 P

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emoticon Mai

emoticon to our fun little group of Londoners( and surrounding area).

We are a small but friendly bunch, and love hearing about each others' "doings" . We get together every so often, some times at one of our homes, others at a restaurant for 'brekki'.

Come join us on our "DISCUSSIONS" thread - that's where all the chit chat goes on.

Edited by: KATHYSCOLLIES at: 5/4/2012 (18:00)
Kathy
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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!

"Aim small, miss small"
Mel Gibson, in the movie "The Patriot"


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My real name is Mavis, though I often go by Mai.
I am 64 years old and will get my OAS in November of this year.
I have one son, two granddaughters, 2 step children & 4 step grandchildren.
My husband and I have been married for over 30 years.
My late husband and I were married for 11 years.
I have been a sales clerk, cashier, JK teacher, worked in personal lines insurance, bookkeeper, office manager, job cost accountant and mother - the last was the most difficult job of all. Being a gran is the easiest.
I joined Sparks at the beginning of April and so far have not lost a pound despite staying within the 1200 - 1350 calorie goal that the dietician at this site has me on; however, I have increased my cardio to between 50 and 80 minutes daily which might help soon.
I have a disability which limits my physical activities somewhat, but I do what I can.
I was told this morning that I have a "wonderful, bright smile" which made my morning even brighter!
I am engaged in many crafts and am also a JOATMON "Jill of all trades, master of none."

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4/28/12 8:03 P

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emoticon Miranda, and emoticon to our very friendly little group.

Nice to meet you and have you on board here with us!

Kathy
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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!

"Aim small, miss small"
Mel Gibson, in the movie "The Patriot"


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4/28/12 3:39 P

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Welcome Miranda,

You have joined a great group of SUPPORTIVE sparkers...good luck on your journey!!! emoticon

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CHANGE "I CAN'T" INTO "I CAN" AND PRETTY SOON, YOU WILL SAY "I DID."











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4/27/12 5:52 P

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Hi everyone, my name is Miranda and I'm back on Spark People. The first time I didn't really give it a go. I'm really enjoying the site so far! So 10 things about me....

1.) I'm a huge Elvis Presley fan

2.) I've recently become a lacto, ovo, vegetarian. I'm also very committed to following a clean diet and eating as organic as possible.

3.) I look forward to my workouts. The time I set aside for me is so therapeutic and I feel so empowered afterwards knowing that I pushed myself.

4.) I want to be a better runner and have joined the 5K challenge. I haven't been running this week as I'm suffering from a throat infection that has kicked my butt!

5.) I have two cats that my roommate and I at the time adopted and now I have full custody as we have gone our separate ways. Still awesome friends to this day!

6.) I'm Dutch Canadian and am going to Holland May 13th. I'm excited as this will be my first time in Europe :)

7.) I love 80's music

8.) I love action movies and all the greats like Van Damme, Norris, Schwarzenegger, Stallone...

9.) I like to read and enjoy when I can read for pleasure and not just when I'm taking courses at work. Currently I'm reading "Quiet, The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking". It's very interesting so far.

10.) I love to laugh and have been told that I'm quite unique...I'll take that as a compliment! ha ha

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2/29/12 3:10 P

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Welcome TruRoots,
You have joined a GREAT support system...it's so much fun to get healthy together... emoticon
congrats on your 1st post...

Edited by: BABYBARNEY at: 2/29/2012 (15:10)
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2/29/12 2:57 P

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Hello London Sparkers! Hope you're all keeping warm and dry today! ;)

1. I went to UWO and returned to live here 6 years ago.
2. My three cats are awesome.
3. Most of my weight was put on after my dad died almost 17 years ago and I've been battling to lose it ever since.
4. I have the most supportive, loving husband in the world.
5. We are childfree by choice and I love being a Saavy Auntie.
6. In the summer you'll find me landscaping my garden, enjoying well deserved rests with a cold beer in hand.
7. In the winter you'll find me renovating my house - I seem to be a natural at drywalling!
8. By day I'm an environmental planner and am known for our region's first species-at-risk turtle ecopassage.
9. By night I love to cook and the challenge of finding amazing healthy recipes that actually taste amazing.
10. I have a dimple in my left cheek ;)

Hahaha - sorta ran out of things to tell you! I'm looking forward to meeting you all and sharing this journey of health with you.

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6/9/11 10:42 P

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Welcome Baby--- like Kathy said, come meet us on the chat forum.


Hugs Mary
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6/9/11 4:02 P

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Hi Kathyscollies,
Thanks for the response. I'm lovin all the sparky support & will definitely join in the discussion board. I'm up to my eyeballs in emails but will tune in tomorrow. See you then emoticon

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CHANGE "I CAN'T" INTO "I CAN" AND PRETTY SOON, YOU WILL SAY "I DID."











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6/8/11 11:56 P

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emoticon and emoticon to our small, but fun group of Londoners!

Come join us on our DISCUSSIONS thread - that's where all the 'chit chat and action' happens.

Kathy
Eastern Standard Time Zone
Southwestern Ontario
Canada

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!

"Aim small, miss small"
Mel Gibson, in the movie "The Patriot"


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BABYBARNEY's Photo BABYBARNEY SparkPoints: (243,762)
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A HOT Hi from St. Thomas,
1. I joined sparks officially in Nov 2010, referred by my sister, babysox. I began using the trackers in earnest in May 2011.
2. Since starting I've lost 11 lbs in 5 weeks. My goal is to be 41 lbs lighter by Dec 2012.
3. I believe that slow but SURE wins the race!
4. I LOVE to travel...specifically islands..have a very specific BUCKET list.
5. I LOVE to garden. Most of my physical activity recently has been home oriented getting my flowers in shape.
6. Trying to garden with a knee tear is tricky from an upright position.
7. Hence the luck & help from my WONDERFUL husband, married for 35 yrs.
8. I'm almost 55 but seem to have been menopausal forever.
9. I love colour red & orange being my favourites...I work in the home decor field.
10. I have a grown daughter (who is an RN) & had a llasa apso named Barney for 18 yrs. before he passed. emoticon

SANDI
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CHANGE "I CAN'T" INTO "I CAN" AND PRETTY SOON, YOU WILL SAY "I DID."











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11/13/10 8:47 P

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Hi Zara, glad to meet you! Welcome to the group!

Kathy
Eastern Standard Time Zone
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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!

"Aim small, miss small"
Mel Gibson, in the movie "The Patriot"


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11/13/10 3:35 A

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Zara thanks for sharing ! Welcome to our little group.


Hugs Mary
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Hello Everybody! So happy to have found fellow London Sparkers!
1. My name is Zara
2. I was born in Bangladesh, grew up in the Philippines, went to University in Boston and have lived in the GTA for the past nine years. I moved here permanently at the begining of 2010 because my husband found a great job here.
3. I am a business analyst and I generally love what I do.
4. I have two munchkins, my son will be three at the end of this month and my daughter will be 1. I love them but am very sleep deprived because of them
5. I love to read a lot, mostly women's lit ( I didn't want to say trashy romances =)
6. I believe that everything happens for a reason and see a lot of things in my life as small miracles for happening the way they did..
7. I watch 4 tv shows religiously, Gossip Girl, Glee, Medium and Supernatural.
8. My fitness/health goal is to be able to run 3 miles in less than 1/2 hour on the treadmill.
9. I am an avid photographer and have my own photography business that I run on the side, check me out www.liciousarts.com
10. I am surprised to find that being a good wife and mother is a lot of work and that it doesn't come naturally to me, I thought I was born to be both.

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1) I'm Brenda

2) Born and raised in London/Komoka

3) I was abused my my sons father for two years I left him when my son was 1 and have been safe since 2006

4) My son is 4 and is the love of my life

5)My best friend is getting married in july I'm the maid of honour and my dress makes me look like a clown

6) I have only one friend and that my best friend the rest I have never met but only have talked to on ventrillo

7) I'm addicted to world of warcraft since I cant afford a baby sitter to go out I stay home and game

8) I was in the hospital for a week for gull bladder and ended up on oxygen for almost two days.

9) I have been thinking about going for gastric bypass

10) My family is very busy with other medical
problems and dont support me

ps I have been having diabetic indicators but I'm too afraid to go and see the doc since my dad is diabetic and just went blind from complications

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Hey yea.
1) My name is Shann (shannon)

2) I am new to london been here a 1 1/2 years. Born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba (winter gets as cold as -47).

3) I am moving to scotland in 2010 with my husband.

4) I am 29 years old and married for 8 years in 1 day.

5) I don't let anyone tell me I can't do something.
I am a very strong willed person and proud of myself.

6) I love sports and can't wait to play them again.

7) I try everything at least once. (never know what
you might be missing out on)

8) My mom is my best friend and like a sister to me.

9) My biggest dream is to travel everywhere in the world.

10) What I try to do everyday is;
Never regret anything in life
Love yourself every minute
Let yourself come first

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Hi there!

1- my name is Jessica

2- I am 21 years old, almost 22 in Oct!

3- I am a fan-boy...well fan-girl really ( aka I love Star Wars ).

4- I've donated 14 1/2 inches of my own hair to the locks of love foundation

5- I LOVE to read!!!!

6- I love my puppy, he's a golden doodle

7- I'm still dating my high school sweetheart

8- I like to walk the trails at the Pinery

9- I love summer, I hate snow except for at Christmas time

10- the best experience I've had this summer is when I went whale watching in Quebec and a Humpback whale jumped right beside our boat.

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Hey Jo!

1) I'm 56 years old, at least for a few more months, anyway.....sigh

2) I am an avid reader,a movie addict, and can quote most of the movies we own..... I also love most types of music, but NOT rap, hip hop (etc.) at all, and don't really care for most country and western tunes either.

3) I grew up in Willowdale (Toronto) and spent summers at the family cottage in Muskoka - swimming, water skiing, working at riding stable and also at my parents' miniature golf / driving range.

4) I married when I was a toddler...LOL Had 2 kids right away, and finally got smart enough to get out this horrible situation permanently several years later.

5) Tried marriage a 2nd time 29 years ago this coming weekend, moved to Vancouver Island B.C., right after the wedding, and eventually added 2 more kids, before moving back to Ontario in 1984.

6) Bought my first Rough Collie (just like Lassie) while in B.C., and have had them ever since. I have bred them for a number of years, also show in Conformation, & Obedience; do Pet Therapy, demonstrations, herding, lure coursing, carting etc. with the dogs. They are pretty much the most important things in my life.

7) I have 4 great adult children - an elementary teacher, a restaurant manager (for a well known higher end chain), two still at school - one in the States doing a PhD in Biological / Chemical Engineering after completing his B. Eng Sci and Master's here at Western; last, but definitely NOT least, the youngest and only one still at home goes to the U. of Guelph taking Sociology with a minor in Criminology (also plans to be a teacher)

8) I have 4 grandkids, ranging in age from 10 months to 11 years old. All belong to my older son and daughter in law - 2 girls, 2 boys.

9) I love crossword puzzles, enjoy most board / card games; LOVE Harry Potter (books and movies), Lord of the Rings (especially the movies), sitting out on our deck watching the Collies playing in the yard, or reading a good book or just enjoying the fresh air and listening to all the song birds at our feeders.

10) Christmas is my favourite Holiday season of the year, with Halloween a close second. Although, I am thinking that maybe I need a bigger house, just to accommodate all the Christmas decorations.......... LOL



Kathy
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Canada

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!

"Aim small, miss small"
Mel Gibson, in the movie "The Patriot"


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Hi Everyone...
new leader here and new motivator...
I am 55 years old
I love hunting and fishing
My favorite thing to do is go in the wilderness to camp and drive my quad while hunting moose. ( take pictures)
This year (2009) I became a first time grandmother.
I am/was leader for the Biggest Losers at Home Challenge Team..
My name is Joanne but called Jo..
I have my own home that I share with my sister -her husband and 2 dogs and 2 cats..
I had only 1 son and he got married in Hong Kong but now lives in London.
I enjoy word games such as scrabble.. (no one will play with me)-lol
I am retired and enjoy every minute of it!

Now let us know about you..

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