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After looking at the other profile pic last week, I realized how drained I looked with that dark hair. I am going to brighten my look, and my attitude. So far, this new hair color is giving me lift!

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I am really going to try and do this the right way!

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George Edward Woodberry

Rosemary Conley was right when she said, "Nothing tastes as good as being slim feels!" Yet??? I think I remember slim?

Whatever you're thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you're worrying, you are planning. When you're appreciating you are planning...What are you planning?

--- Abraham

(6 months on Spark, down 12 lbs) happy!

I joined Spark April 2008. But, it was literally months before I even looked at the site. I made a minimal effort and then forgot all about the site. Fortunately, the emails kept coming, and for a long time I would just delete them, but the persistence finally paid off, because one day I was feeling so bummed out about the extra pounds I was adding each month, and I thought, 'that Spark site keeps sending me emails, maybe I should check it out'.

So off I went, I came back here and started up again. That was in March of 2009. I have been involving myself more and more each month. (well, minus the 2 months I was off-line) but otherwise I keep plugging away.

I set a long term goal to loose 20lbs. I had in mind that I would easily accomplish this by loosing 1 lb a week. I found a group of women in my age bracket (50+) who had the same goal in mind, and I am so glad that I found them, because I immediately realized that losing 1 lb a week was not as easy as it had been when I was in my 30's. I have had great support from that group and I hope I have been helpful also.

Anyway, I began to do pilates for 20 minutes a day and doing that 3x a week. I don't mind the exercises, but for some weird reason, I just lost my momentum, and finally I quit. I am going to try again, same goal and same easy to do dvd (that I actually like). Thanks for all of my friends here, you all mean alot!

Member Since: 5/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,009

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To stick with it!!!

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The longer I am affiliated with Spark.com, the more excited I get about coming here. I just watched the Inspiration Video on here and learned how and why this site was created. I recommend everyone view that!

As far as a program, I think for me the main part is me just showing up here, and allowing the gentleness of this site, the members, and the awesome staff who run this site to do its magic. The rest will fall into place for me. Sort of like me getting out of my own way.

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    Thanks for the great comment, I appreciate it - have fun reaching your goals!


    Chris (SparkGuy)
    4273 days ago
    That is very interesting about the raw milk yogurt. I have always thought that a good yogurt couldn't actually be made from raw milk because the (wonderful) bacteria that is naturally occurring in the milk interrupted the growth of the bacteria needed for the yogurt to develop. Could be there's been some improvement in yogurt cultures since I've had my information. I do love a well made yogurt. The best brand out here is Straus. It's better in flavor and texture than what I have made for myself.
    Glad to know that you love raw milk!!
    4274 days ago
    Thanks for the comment. I used to have a dairy goat but because of other lifestyle issues she just didn't fit in. I really tried to make it work and we absolutely LOVED the fresh, raw milk. I finally had to give her to a homeschooling family that really needed her 'cuz a couple of their kids (human, that is) were sensitive to cow's milk. I suspect, as is the case most of the time that it isn't really cow's , milk that is the culprit but PASTEURIZED cow's milk that is the problem.

    I now have 2 sources for my raw milk in our neighborhood; one cow and one goat and I use both. Raw milk is the only way to go as far as I know. Are you familiar with the p milk/r milk controversy? If you don't and are interested I have lots of sources for you to look at.

    I still have 2 caprine pets that are so, so sweet.
    4274 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/7/2009 1:15:46 PM
    thanks for the goodie and the note.
    To answer your question?
    My name is Annie.
    I had a baby goat once that I named "Thistle" from a character in a George McDonald book. (Actually it was twin baby girl goats that I named "Thistle 1" and "Thistle 2" cause I knew when they were born that I would sell at least one of them and their new owners would re-name them anyway...one of them is presently owned by a friend and her name is still "Thistle") I've always loved that name for some reason. The other one was bought by a stranger.
    When I was choosing my ticker icon my eyes just landed on that cute little duck and, well, the whole silly thing just came together
    4275 days ago
    Thank you so much for the spark goodie and encouraging words...I appreciate it..and I am taking it one day at a time...thanks again...
    4289 days ago
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