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4/11/08 7:36 A

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I picked my name because I am truly ready to go! Even though sometimes I don't feel energetic, when I see that name it motivates me to get up off my butt and do something positive.

I also picked it because I am a redhead!

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ANEWATTITUDE_'s Photo ANEWATTITUDE_ Posts: 2,085
4/10/08 9:19 P

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Happy early birthday! On other sites, my login nick is starr60, which is my birth year..My son just turned 25, I keep telling him he's getting old, and I'm going backwards on my birthday, til we meet, then I'll start forward, again, for awhile lol I'm 47 going on 30, or younger, sometimes, I think lol

Joy aka Star

Dont take life too seriously; No one makes it out alive, anyway... Anon

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Never be ashamed to admit you're wrong. You're only saying that you're wiser today than you were yesterday... Dave Gilpin

"Some people, no matter how old they get, never lost their beauty-they merely move it from their faces into their hearts" Martin Buxbaum



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LYNNE5767 Posts: 134
4/10/08 12:34 P

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Mine is easy, My name and my bithday May 7th 1967
and no I am not ashamed of my age to be 41 in a few weeks!
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And He said unto me, My Grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the Porwer of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmites, in reporoaches, in necessitites, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10


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4/10/08 12:21 P

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My name is one I have had forever, I love MMORPG's. May is my last name, so I turned it into a girls name by adding gen to the end for a game, pronounced Megan. The 1063 is from my birthday and year. My online friends usually call my Mayg. I guess Maygen is my alter ego.

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4/9/08 8:52 P

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My name came from a chat friend in a chatroom I used to co-run..It was flowerchild, but decided I wanted a change, but couldn't come up with anything; He, for whatever reason, decided "Starfish" was a good one..lol Most usually shorten it to Star, and I've even met some online friends, offline, and the nickname Star stuck in the real world too..My son uses his name backwards for a nick, which would be Eel..We didn't even think about it, until one day, we were both in the chatroom and someone remarked how cute it was that mother/son had nicknames that coincided with each other lol I've wanted to change mine for awhile, but I can never think a new one up, plus, so many know me by this or some variation of star, I'd just wind up confusing everyone.. lol

Joy aka Star

Dont take life too seriously; No one makes it out alive, anyway... Anon

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Never be ashamed to admit you're wrong. You're only saying that you're wiser today than you were yesterday... Dave Gilpin

"Some people, no matter how old they get, never lost their beauty-they merely move it from their faces into their hearts" Martin Buxbaum



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4/9/08 2:44 P

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My user name came by what I believe.I have Faith like a musturd seed, I can move mountains and song is my love of music and lady is what I try to be. When I was a young girl I was the biggest tomboy there was and always admired women that who were so lady like. They always were pulled together, kind and beautiful. I wanted to be just like them.

Blessings to ALL who are on this weight loss journey. Weight does not define your selfworth you do. Love who you are now and be excited about who you are going to become~!


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4/8/08 10:53 A

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I have a long last name so the kids always call me Mrs. C. My hubby was known as mr cplus9 at work and I just adapted that. If I were to do it again I would choose hopechest because I have so many dreams I reach for and love to save the wonderful memories.


Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.

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LANAAUSTIN's Photo LANAAUSTIN Posts: 30
4/7/08 7:17 P

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I use a name that I've always imagined as a beautiful name that sounds like what I feel like on the inside, not what I look like on the outside. My real name is boring and reflective of my outer appearance. Lana is the woman I want to become, who is giving me the key to a new me, so that my inside can come out. I'm looking forward to seeing Lana in the mirror. emoticon

"If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you always got."


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4/7/08 7:17 P

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I use a name that I've always imagined as a beautiful name that sounds like what I feel like on the inside, not what I look like on the outside. My real name is boring and reflective of my outer appearance. Lana is the woman I want to become, who is giving me the key to a new me, so that my inside can come out. I'm looking forward to seeing Lana in the mirror. emoticon

"If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you always got."


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4/7/08 7:15 P

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I use a name that I've always imagined as a beautiful name that sounds like what I feel like on the inside, not what I look like on the outside. My real name is boring and reflective of my outer appearance. Lana is the woman I want to become, who is giving me the key to a new me, so that my inside can come out. I'm looking forward to seeing Lana in the mirror. emoticon
Oh and my picture, that's a picture of my dog, who loves me or Lana, or whoever feeds him.

Edited by: LANAAUSTIN at: 4/7/2008 (19:15)
"If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you always got."


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4/7/08 6:38 P

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I graduated in 83 too, Shadow! And we are not suggesting that anyone HAS to change their names. We just wanted to explain how our names can actually help us reach our goals.

But, for anyone who uses their full name...please be aware that these threads are searchable from the internet and someone on the web can get your ID...so please be careful about using your real name.

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4/7/08 5:38 P

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My username is just my cat's name and the year I graduted plus the 3. I have used this forever and could never change.

Shadow

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4/7/08 9:01 A

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good morning everyone my username is my first name, and middle initial, and my last name. 34 is just a number I picked out of the air, it has no meaning. I too have a lot of other usernames in different places. On pogo it's either oddball3458 or ZZyyggy. I may decide to go for Zzyyggy here. I love that name. emoticon

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4/6/08 7:49 P

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My username is very simple: my first initial, the first three letters of my last name and the last 2 digits of the year I was born. I too have many user names to remember at work and at home and this is the one I use the most. I really like reading about how many of you created your usernames or selected your pictures. Very inspirational!

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4/6/08 6:47 P

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Mine is my initials and I like to sew and I am here 4 my health.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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4/6/08 6:03 P

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I agree with so many of you. What we call ourselves is a reflection of how we feel. I came up with this user name a while ago. I have another (not on Spark)that I use a lot, but I wanted something different. I wanted to create a different image. I thought of using Plushious because it describes how i feel when i feel good about myself. It is a cross between plump and luscious. In my mind, (the warped place that it is) plump is not a bad word.. fat is.. obese is.. chubby eh, borderline.. so there ya go.
Now I think I need to change the M... although green M&m's are supposed to be aphrodisiacs emoticon

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Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans!

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4/6/08 2:11 P

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I know that you inspire me! You're doing a wonderful job at changing your life. I know you will be successful, too!

-:¦:-¸.•*¨)♥Shari Lu♥(`*•,-:¦:-

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4/6/08 12:10 P

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I thought long and hard about my user name when I started SP this past January. For years I have read inspirational stories of weight loss and wondered, could that be me? I am on a journey to become the same type of inspiration to others.

This is THE time for me, I KNOW I am going to succeed. I have made an unwavering commitment to myself to treat this process like a new job. Day in, day out - planning, hard work and organization. I also have a blog called The Art of Becoming an Inspiration. http://artofinspiration wanda.blogspot.com

I WILL become a member of the 5% Club! emoticon

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4/5/08 7:00 P

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I like my user name it is my nickname and last name and the #4 is how many children I have.

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4/5/08 2:01 P

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I like my user name too. It actually reflects my claim to good self-esteem.

Since I was 15 I wanted to learn to bellydance. But I was too afraid, self-concious, felt like I might be too fat (and I wasn't fat when I was 15).

Finally, a little over 10 years ago I could stand it no longer. I met a woman who was bigger, yet she had been dancing all her life. I asked her to show me a few moves. Since that day I have been hooked. Not only did I start taking lessons, but I am pretty damn good at it, and started teaching myself! My students always tell me how empowering my classes are, that I make it clear that age, size, looks don't matter. The Dance is about love, movement, femininity, joy and expressing who we are.

My username reflects that empowerment I've felt and have tried to share. It reminds me of so much that I've learned, and that while my size can limit me (if I let it), that it does not have to limit me when it comes to what I really love.

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4/5/08 12:07 P

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thanks for sharing everyone

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4/5/08 10:26 A

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Thanks Frogstyr for posting this. My username, Emryld, reflects my love of my Irish heritage and I have used it for years! emoticon It's the only way I found to spell it where I didn't have to add a bazillion numbers after it,LOL! I'll get my affirmation posted later today. Thanks again! emoticon

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4/5/08 10:15 A

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Thanks everyone for sharing. I love hearing about why you chose the name that you did. Mine is just my initial with an x in the middle. I have too many passwords to remember with work and I have used it for 16 years. I too love the wolf. I have southwest things in my house and a beautiful dream catcher with a wolf in it. It is about 24 inches in circumference and I love it the most.

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4/5/08 6:22 A

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My username here has no meaning. Just a random name and number snatched out of the air when I signed up. I don't think it's negative though. Maybe choosing it like that reflects that I have the freedom to do what I want.

Postive affirmations about myself? I think I'm very determined, and have a lot of will power. There are a lot of things in life which I have no control over, but my weight and the size of my body is something that I CAN control. Not reaching my weight loss goal is NOT on my agenda this year.

Right now I feel very positive, motivated and enthusiastic about changes I'm making to my life. emoticon

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4/4/08 10:27 P

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Thank you. I'm trying not to get too hung up on pounds lost because I can take 2 or 3 pounds and easily yo-yo throughout the month. But what I'm going by is how many inches I lose and how my clothes fit. And I keep repeating "I'm building muscle. I'm building muscle."

Edited by: SUNNIRIPPLES at: 4/4/2008 (22:26)
The Phoenix is the symbol of hope and rebirth. Often alluded to as the Bird of Paradise, this mythical bird was the only one of it's kind. And because of this, the gods vowed that as long as The Phoenix lives, there is hope for mankind.



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Slow is a good thing! It gives your body time to adjust to your new healthy lifestyle and maximizes the likelihood of this being a permanent change.

You may be losing it "slow"...but, it looks like steady progress to me. Look how far you've come. You're doing awesome.

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4/4/08 8:39 P

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I wanted a name that would make me smile. And shortly after I joined last year I saw a quote on someone's signature that said "If you can't make waves, make ripples". I have balance problems and can't do the exercises I would like so losing weight is really slow going for me. When I saw that quote, I thought, that fit me so well and that I was in the right place.

The Phoenix is the symbol of hope and rebirth. Often alluded to as the Bird of Paradise, this mythical bird was the only one of it's kind. And because of this, the gods vowed that as long as The Phoenix lives, there is hope for mankind.



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Dawn I just notice your work phone number. Too cool! I would not make a good dispatcher...I would get way too emotional.

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Thank you guys. I really love reading these posts about our names. LADYREDWOLF...you can add me to your list of wolf lovers. They are so beautiful and intelligent...you can see that in their eyes. The are also loving and family oriented. I've been on walks in the woods and never worried about running into one because I feel very safe with them (I've read they will not attack unless you threaten them, or if they are rabid)...bears on the other hand scare the tar out of me.

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I'm boring compared to all of you. Mine is my name, Dawn Opfer. I use my avatar to express myself. Right now I'm the black panther - just about to jump on something I want - also keep looking at that pic thinking it would be a cool tattoo! I tend to associate everyone's pic with them more-so than their user name.

Dawn

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Thank you AspenJules.
I enjoyed reading your post & learning that you love wolves as well!
Jules is a very pretty nickname. I must admit I thought you came from Aspen Colorado before this post was started!

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Mine is just my first initial, with last name and year I was born. But after reading these I am going to think of something to reflect on myself.

You will never become who you want to be by remaining who you are.



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I believe that the pictures of people probably have more significants than the names. Sometimes I don't even look at the name, but I can always see the picture. I like me with a very skinny waist! emoticon

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LadyRedWolf - what a great story! And I love wolves as well, always have.

I picked my User name because I have always had one person during my life since I was a teen who has called me Jules, and I always loved that nickname. For some reason it made me feel special, not sure why. Anyway, I used it online a lot in one form or another, but it was becoming more and more popular, and hard to get it without adding a number, which I just didn't want to do.

I decided to add the Aspen on, because I LOVE aspens, and I love the mountains where aspens are usually found, and I love hiking and getting out in nature. As I lose weight and gain fitness, I am moving more towards being able to do the things I love and want to do.

As a side note (I had this discussion in another team I'm in) I use the user picture I do because that pic of Kate, from Lost, reminds me of what I'm working toward. I am not built like her, and never will be, being built more short and compact, but that picture reminds me of what is possible for ME to achieve, and keeps me focused everytime I post something. Another user told me that picture does the same for her everytime she sees my posts, which made me feel good.

"I am strong and fit. I am an athlete, capable of doing anything I set my mind to. I am a good example to my family and those around me. My positive additude blesses my life and and the lives of everyone I come in contact with. I will try to be a positive influence in the life of everyone I meet."

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4/4/08 2:20 P

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My username has great significance in my life for many reasons.
Most importantly, the Red Wolf Navy Squadron my husband was attached to many years ago is the one he served with during Desert Storm. It was, before being decommissioned, a TAR Helicopter Search & Rescue Squadron. The wives & GF's of the men were known as Lady Red Wolves!
Secondly, I am a redhead & even though I have a fiery spirit at times, I am also a quiet lady.
To me a wolf is a very beautiful creature & very majestic. My daughter & I adopted a wolf through a program to support them as they live in a protected environment.
My living room walls have wolf paintings or photographs, & other Indian collectibles. My husband gave me a gift of a Mandella that was hand painted by an artist in Texas that shows a wolf peering into a pool of water with an indian maiden's reflection in the water.
Lastly, my licence plates bear the name of Red Wolf..each with a number. The one my son drives bears the number 3 as he is named after his father & grandfather. The plates on my SUV bear the #4 as there are 4 in our family.
Just the other day I ran into a man at the gas station who served in the squadron with my husband. We had conversation all because of my licence plates!
DO I LOVE WOLVES? MOST definitely, & proud to be Lady Red Wolf!


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I wrote about my name on my blog if anyone would like to check it out!

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Thanks for sharing that Ramona!

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"I am a child of God.... I am shining as I did when I was a child. As the fit, healthy, svelte woman I am, I live the Glory of God that is within me, daily. I am a living example of victory and the power of positive choices."

GREAT POST, Shari Lu and Karen! I have been saddened many times since joining Spark People as I run across exactly the sorts of usernames you are talking about - the ones that identify the user with the low opinion they currently hold of themselves. I hope your gentle challenge will get people thinking and growing!

My husband has taken to calling me 'Skinny Minny' every chance he gets and I am pleasantly surprised at the shot of pure joy I feel every time he says it and how I immediately see myself at my goal weight! It's a great feeling!

Names are VERY powerful! I myself chose to use my first name, precisely because beginning and continuing on this journey is, for me, about remembering who I AM, having the courage to BE who I am without apology, and about leaving shame behind forever. Granted, my name's not very inspiring unless you understand my reasons, but I'm an 'as real as it gets' kind of gal!

'Ramona' means mighty and wise protector.

Edited by: _RAMONA at: 4/4/2008 (13:59)

Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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Snorkle your a inspiration, and so is your mom. There are many things that I have overcome, the water issue is still on my list. We'll see what this summer brings.
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Boxer- I know how you feel because my mom is the same way. She is terrified of the water but wanted to experience snorkeling so much She is 68 years old and she did it! We actually just went to a spot where she could stand knee deep and bend over and look. after a while that wasn't enough for her, I gave her an inner tube to hold on to and a way she went. she was in a different world and forgot all about her fears. I remember the look on her face everytime she came up. Pure happiness. Something she thought she would never do in her life and she did it. Got to say, I hope I'm am just like her when I grow up! I don't ever want to regret the what if's, the chance to experience things I read about, a chance to enjoy life!. That's why I am determined to lose this weight so I can have the energy to do it all!!!!

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I think all of you have positive names! My name doesn't scream positive unless you know me well enough to know that I just ADORE frogs. For me to take on a "frog" name indicates that I am learning to FINALLY love myself.

And yes, if you are willing to share your positive affirmations, please feel to post them here. Alternatively, maybe you might want to post them as a blog on your page so that people from other teams can benefit from your positive affirmations.

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SNORKELFAN I love it. You make being in the water sound wonderful. The truth is I'm afraid of the water and don't swim a stroke. If the water is over my knees I'm nervous.
I feel foolish at my age to even consider learning now. But than I think again.... Maybe.

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snorkelfan represents this new stage in my life. i am vibrant, young enough to still do the things that i love (although I have only snorkeled a few times) and i deserve to do things for me. snorkelfan reminds me daily what i am working for and reminds me of the absolute serenity I feel when I snorkel. I am WOMAN and I am going to snorkel again!!!!

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I, too, have used my user name for years. It's Paintboxgirl because I love to paint. I'm not all that great at it (although you can look at something I've painted and tell what it is supposed to be), but it gives me great pleasure and satisfaction.

If this were the 1500's, I'd be a Goddess. Unfortunately, this isn't the sixteenth century.


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My user name is one I have used for years. I think it reflects the creative fun loving side of me. My given name is Karen and I always thought it was too boring and too safe of a name. Sometimes when I play things safe I think well that was a Karen kind of move. The only thing is I have not gotten brave enough to tell people off line that Nera is my name. I had to make it Neraus on sparks because nera was too short.

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I love my user name....an the attitude that I have is a positive one! A great attitude has really helped me through some difficult times - I always want to believe the best and hope for the best - So I will always be ---Addy:)

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I'm with RAVON27 if I changed my name I would forget it. I have used mine for years now. It is who I am, a lover of boxer dogs with 3 of my own, the number is my birth date. Most importantly I must take care of myself in order to take care of my energetic pups. They are depending on me just like my children dis when they were little. These fur-babies just never grow up and leave the nest.

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I picked my name a long time ago when I lived in Avon, MA and my favorite number is 27! I think I would forget what my name was if I changed it at this point! Should we post our positive affirmations or keep them to ourselves? I know, I'm all about the question?????? Sorry!

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That is exactly so! I have admired many a name and creativity. :) I am pink to live for the cure and to follow my path to good health!

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There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning."


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More than we might think. Especially when it comes to our usernames. Many of us, including FROGSTYR, have come to SP with low self-esteem issues. When people see our username they begin to form an opinion, right or wrong, about us.

More importantly, our choice of our username can actually influence our success here and in our daily lives. How? Because we see that name everytime we log in or post. What we see in front of us is going to reinforce, either positively or negatively, our image of ourselves; which is ultimately more important than the image we project to others.

If we chose a name that reflects who and where we WANT to be, that positive thinking (and the positive self-talk it will generate within us) will help carry us to our goals.

Following are links to several articles that highlight the importance of positive thinking:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health-
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We encourage everyone to consider our usernames and whether they will help us reach our goals. If anyone decides they need/want to change their username to reflect their new healthy/positive attitude here's what to do:

Click on MY TOOLS
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Click on Acccount/Email Preference (in red and underlined under the big black START)
Enter new username is the box for it (about halfway down the page)
Click on SAVE & SUBMIT

And we'd like to challenge each and every 40 something here to write a positive affirmation about ourselves and our goals and put is in the PRESENT tense (the here and now).

Here's to our continued succes!

Your team leaders:
FROGSTYR (Shari Lu)
EMRYLD
KXW561 (Karen)


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