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8/29/18 9:10 P

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Location (state) Wisconsin
Is this where you are from? Yes
Single/ divorce
Kids 2 grandchildren 1
Animals? One dog
Hobbies and interest? Shopping, reading, crafts,
How long have you been to Spark member? One month
How many are you cooking for? 1
How can the team help you in supporting and aiding you and meeting your goals? Tips on cooking for one person
Anything else you want us to know about you? Back issues prevent me from doing some exercises.

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7/26/18 8:28 P

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1. Location (State) Ohio

2. Is this where you are from? Yes

3. Married, single, etc. Married 25 years, Single 29

4. Kids ? (have any) 3 grown and 9 grands 6 greats

5. Animals ? (have any) dog.. Mattie 14 years old

6. Hobbies, interests....thrift shopping, garage sales, reading

7. How long a member of spark? MAYBE 4 YEARS

8. How many are you cooking for? 1

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Tips on cooking healthy meals that can be frozened

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I have some physical challenges but I enjoy cooking.

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5/21/18 11:10 P

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1. Location (State) Missouri

2. Is this where you are from? Yes

3. Married, single, etc. Divorced

4. Kids ? (have any) 2 grown and 2 grands

5. Animals ? (have any) Landlord doesn't allow "wandering" pets, But I'm thinking about a gerbil

6. Hobbies, interests crochet, knitting, other crafty stuff, reading

7. How long a member of spark? Joined a while back, but too a break. Just now Just now getting back to it.

8. How many are you cooking for? 1 most of the time plus a grandkid one weekend a month

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Tips on cooking healthy meals that can be fridged and reheated after a ten hour shift

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I work long, boring, sedentary hours and find it hard to do anything more than come home from work and collapse in front of the tv. I enjoy cooking but hate the clean up. Especially when it's just for me.

Rae

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx-


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4/12/18 5:57 P

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1. Location (State)
Bedfordshire, UK 🇬🇧
2. Is this where you are from?
It is.
3. Married, single, etc.
Married
4. Kids ? (have any)
No not been blessed but have 3 lovely nephews
5. Animals ? (have any)
2 dogs
6. Hobbies, interests
Crafts, gardening.
7. How long a member of spark?
Joined ages ago but only just started to use the site.
8. How many are you cooking for?
2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals?
Learning new recipes
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?
Being a carer and a student, I sometimes run out of time and need to be more prepared for these times.

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LAWLI56's Photo LAWLI56 Posts: 1,583
3/31/18 7:59 A

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1. Location (State): Essex, UK
2. Is this where you are from? Born in London
3. Married, single, etc. Divorced
4. Kids ? (have any) No - my only daughter died in 2004
5. Animals ? (have any) Yes, 2 cats
6. Hobbies, interests Reading, table-top wargaming, birdwatching, cooking healthy vegetarian meals
7. How long a member of spark? on and off since 2006
8. How many are you cooking for? One
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Interesting & quick recipes
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I'm disabled and building a regular fitness regime is difficult as my health gets in the way

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CFRAPPE's Photo CFRAPPE Posts: 433
3/22/18 10:28 A

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1. Location- Texas

2. Is this where you are from? ~ Born in Massachusetts

3. Married, single, etc. ~ Single

4. Kids?(have any)~ One grown sons, no grandkids

5. Animals ? (have any)~ My precious Poppy Dog, Bichon Frise

6. Hobbies, interests ~ Painting

7. How long a member of spark? ~ a few years I think.

8. How many are you cooking for? ~ One

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? ~ Motivation, and friendship.

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I love cooking... Just now getting to know all the features Spark offers and looking forward to meeting all of you in internet land.



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1965KAREN's Photo 1965KAREN SparkPoints: (106,369)
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2/18/18 4:49 P

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Tell us 10 things about you.

1. Location- Kansas

2. Is this where you are from? ~ Born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

3. Married, single, etc. ~ Divorced (Married 32 years)

4. Kids?(have any)~ Four grown sons, nine grandkids!

5. Animals ? (have any)~ No, thinking about getting a dog.

6. Hobbies, interests ~ Scrapbooking, grandkids keep me busy!

7. How long a member of spark? ~ A long time, Off and on.

8. How many are you cooking for? ~ One

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? ~ Motivation, and friendship.

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? ~ I have an enlarged heart, and other medical problems, including uncontrolled diabetes. Just made it through multiple blood clots in both lungs. I am ready to live and not give into life. I've never stuck to weight loss plans for long. I have never had an exercise program. Starting slow. Here for the support and friendship from this great site. Thanks everyone!


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What you eat in private will show up in public. ~Unknown
Dont dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~English Proverb
Dont eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldnt recognize as food. ~Michael Pollan
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JUSTFURKIDS's Photo JUSTFURKIDS SparkPoints: (119,748)
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2/17/18 5:01 P

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10 Things For New Members (I also posted this on Welcome New Members)

1. Location: Tennessee

2. Is this where you are from? Honolulu Hawaii

3.Married,single,divorced etc. Married

4. Kids? (have any) No Just FUR Kids

5. Animals? (have any) currently 6 German Shepherds all beloved house dogs

6. Hobbies: I run a German Shepherd Rescue. I'm a Master Gardener. Renewed interest in cooking for healthy low carb Keto diet.

7. How long have you been a member of Spark? a couple weeks

8. How many are you cooking for? Two tho husband is not, officially eating Keto with me, he usually eats more of whatever I've cooked than I do!

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? inspiration and new recipes are great on Spark so more of that I suppose

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I am trying to get more exercise. I live on 45 acres so when the weather breaks there will be too much physical activity (mowing and garden upkeep etc) but for now, forcing myself to stay active.

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2/17/18 11:27 A

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1. Location (State): Maryland, specifically the Eastern Shore
2. From: No, Im originally from below Philly in southeastern PA
3. Status: Divorcing, but happy
4. Kids: None
5. Pets: one cat, Sassy, but I love all animals
6. Hobbies: currently just reading, but Im hoping to get back into my other interests, I.e. hiking, gardening, photography, drawing, cooking... my interests are vast and varied
7. Was a member years ago and was successful until an accident. Joined again yesterday!
8. Cooking for?: 2
9. Help: support, accountability, and cooking ideas
10: Anything Else: Im well educated but have not lived up to my potential, which Im hoping to change. Visit my page, I posted a lot about myself and my specific challenges. Id like to make friends!

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2/8/18 7:23 A

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1. Location (State) Texas
2. Is this where you are from? Yes
3. Married, single, etc.: Divorced for many years (I'd rather spend the rest of my life alone than 5 minutes with the wrong person)
4. Kids ? (have any) 1
5. Animals ? (have any) not at the moment
6. Hobbies, interests: Reading, Walking/Hiking, Writing
7. How long a member of spark? just joined
8. How many are you cooking for? 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? the possibilities are endless
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Hard to believe I was ever shy!

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1/24/18 8:02 P

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1. Location (State) Ohio
2. Is this where you are from? Yes
3. Married, single, etc Single
4. Kids ? (have any) 0
5. Animals ? (have any) 1
6. Hobbies, interests: Reading, Walking and playing with my dog, being active in Church,
meeting new people
7. How long a member of spark? many years, just restarting after a long absence. a week.
8. How many are you cooking for? 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? share recipes
and ideas.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I am a retired widow. I was a very active member for years. Then after my hubby died I gave up on things and just didn't care. The past is the past...I am now looking forward to the future. My name is Cathe, it's nice to meet you!

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1/7/18 11:26 A

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1. Location (State) Illinois
2. Is this where you are from. Yes but I have lived in different cities
3. Married, single, etc. Married
4. Kids ? 0
5. Animals ? (have any) 2 cats
6. Hobbies, interests Art-drawing, painting, Crafts-bead weaving, Reading-news and literary fiction
7. How long a member of spark? a long time, but re-starting after a long absence
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Tips for making a decent shopping list, doing meal prep for the week on Sundays
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I work full time, that plus my commute puts me out of the home for almost 12 hours a day M-F.


You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don't give up. -Chuck Yeager


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JUDYM18229's Photo JUDYM18229 Posts: 407
1/3/18 2:12 P

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1. Location (State) Pa
2. Is this where you are from. I was raised in Phila but moved to the mountains after I was widowed.
3. Married, single, etc. Widowed but have a companion.
4. Kids ? 5 Children, 6 grands and two great grands
5. Animals ? (have any) 1 dog and 1 cat
6. Hobbies, interests Quilting, sewing, crocheting, embroidering,,reading, healping at church dinners.
7. How long a member of spark? 1 yr
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Just looking for ideas and tips for cooking for 2..
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I work at a senior center.



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MADYANKEE's Photo MADYANKEE Posts: 531
11/20/17 1:32 P

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Ok I will try here. Almost 72,. Live in Ga. but originally from NYC, NY. Have lived all over the US. Originally joined SP in '08, had to lose 100 pounds, I did and have maintained the same weight since. Come back on and off according to circumstances. I have food allergies and GI system problems that severely limit what I can eat. I also have arthritis (diagnosed 50 years ago) and osteoporosis for 34 years which cripples me up sometimes worse than other times. So exercise is a big must and a problem as well. Sometimes I hurt to much to move or so I tell myself. However, I have to walk or I won't be able to. So I come here when I get too lazy, for motivation and cheerleaders. Also looking for new ideas for excersise and meal planning. Hobbies, reading, computer games, geneology , cooking, baking painting and for the past two years coming up with quick, easy, economical recipes for 1 or 2, like beef stew, various soups, need to be healthy and appetizing. No pets. No TV , I have one but don't watch it. Have 4 children, 13 grandchildren, 1 great and one great on the way. 2 daughters out of state, 1 daughter and 1 son live nearby. 1 granddaughter nearby. Rest all over. Have 5 meals delivered each week, 3 fresh, 2 frozen dinners. Most of which I can't eat, so end up giving them away. Need motivation and cheerleaders to get moving again. Long very hot summer, too hot to walk, got dehydrated regularly and gave up. Always looking for new meal ideas. SP is always the best for this, so here I am again. Oh forgot, I am retired after almost 50 years in construction, ending up as projects manager for multi million dollar contracts. I am single, having been divorced 36 years ago and love being single, and I am a woman.

Edited by: MADYANKEE at: 11/20/2017 (13:38)
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly, Do not mistake activity for achievement (Mabel Newcomer)

The saddest thing of all my friend, what might have been.

I am not in this world to live up to your expectations or you to mine.

Lead, follow or get out of the way, but do SOMETHING!



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10/16/17 1:50 P

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Just to make it fun, tell us 10 things about you.

1. Location (State) California
2. Is this where you are from? I was born in TX, grew up in NM, moved back to TX and married and had four children. Moved to California in 2000
3. Married, single, etc. Happily married to my best friend.
4. Kids ? (have any) 4 kids, 4 grand kids.
5. Animals ? (have any) 3 dogs and 1 cat
6. Hobbies, interests Quilting, sewing, crocheting, embroidering, Cowboy Action Shooting (SASS) cooking, church and camping.
7. How long a member of spark? 2010
8. How many are you cooking for? 2 now. 3 people living here, but daughter is rarely home for meals.
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Just looking for ideas and tips for cooking for 2, am used to cooking for 6. Friendship.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I am diabetic and daycare for youngest grand baby who we are trying to make healthy food choices for as well.


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KNYAGENYA's Photo KNYAGENYA Posts: 23,439
9/21/17 7:59 A

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1. Location Ohio

2. Is this where you are from? I've lived the bulk of my life in Ohio but I was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL

3. Married, single, etc. Married

4. Kids ? None

5. Animals ? 4 cats

6. Hobbies, interests ? Reading, knitting, making cards.

7. How long a member of spark? 4 years

8. How many are you cooking for? 2

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Support and help with motivation,

10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Feel free to ask me

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SUNSETINAZ's Photo SUNSETINAZ Posts: 1,624
8/13/17 11:04 P

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1. Location: I live in Phoenix, AZ
2. Is this where you are from? No. I was born in Chicago and have lived in the suburbs and downtown. I have also lived in Connecticut and Topeka, KS.
3. Married etc.? Single
4. Kids? No
5. Animals? 2 Chihuahuas who think they are sisters and 1 rescue long-haired blond
6. Hobbies, interests: Computer, reading, TV, going to the gym, trying to cook reasonably healthy most of the time, fusing glass. I am surviving ovarian cancer, getting my blood checked monthly.
7. How long have you been a member of Spark? I don't remember... maybe 3 years
8. How many are you cooking for? 1 and 2
9. How can the team help in supporting & aiding you in meeting your goals? I have almost reached my weight goal, but I'm still used to cooking for 4-6 people. I want to learn how to scale down recipes, portion-wise.
10. Anything else you want us to know? I'm a widow of almost three years, found out I had ovarian cancer, the same week, my brother died one year later to the day, and my teacher of almost 10 years is moving on (definitely Great for her). Too much loss in too short a time! The good news... the world goes on and so do I

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TEN THINGS ABOUT ME

1. Location I live in White Rock, B.C. Canada, a smaller city
2. Is this where you are from? I was born in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, a large city about 2 hours drive away!
3. Married etc.? I am single
4. Kids? No
5. Animals? No
6. Hobbies, interests! I do a lot of free online studying from many schools, called MOOC course, I do surveys online that do not pay much! I like walking & watching old family shows on T.V.
I have minor kidney disease and 3 blood clots in 1 lung. I am on Warfarin and get my blood tested 2 times a week to prove I eat the exact same amount of vitamin K daily so they will work. This will likely be for life!
7. How long have you been a member of Spark? 1 year
8. How many are you cooking for? 1
9. How can the team help in supporting & aiding you in meeting your goals. Support and encourage to help continue to reach my goal. I have lost over 40 pounds in 18 months.
10. Anything else you want us to know? See #6

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3/19/17 8:29 P

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Location. Lakeland fl. But born and raised in Fairfield illinois
I'm married to a wonderful man
We have two beautiful God daughters 22 and 11
We have 2 dogs and 1 cat 17 yr old yorkie and 3 yr old Pomerania cats just a short haired cat
Hobbies or interest:reading my bible, church,singing and playing my bass guitar. Playing games with family and family time
I've been on spark off and on for yrs but January 1st 2017 got dedicated
I'm cooking for 2 but on weekends 3
Help me to cook healthy meals and recipes and some meal planning
I'm a born again Christian try to live the best I can and try treating other people like I want to be treated, I was a private duty nurse for yrs for brain injury person and as of February 26 last yr I had to give it up because of my knees and neck I need surgery on both but Drs refuse to operate until I lose weight I've lost 34 since January 1 st this yr I've got a 50 goal to lose by June 12th so I need encouragement. My name is Becky

Edited by: ZOIESMOM3 at: 3/19/2017 (20:30)
I can do all things thru Christ . I'm leaning on Psalms 23. I'm taking one day at a time. And God is bringing me thru


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1. Location (State): Delaware
2. Is this where you are from? Yes
3. Married, single, etc.Single
4. Kids ? (have any) No
5. Animals ? (have any) No
6. Hobbies, interests Journaling, reading, bible studying, walking, exercise dvd's surfing the net
7. How long a member of spark? on and off for 6 years
8. How many are you cooking for? One
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Inspiration for cooking for one and motivation
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I am a christian, I spend a lot of my time at church with activities and bible studies. I am also doing weight watchers, so far lost 30 pounds with weight watchers. My name is Tammy





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9/13/16 10:07 A

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Ten things about me.

1. I am in Maryland
2. I grew up in MD, but in the city ( have lived in 4 other states)
3. I am recently widowed
4. I have 2 sons and 5. Grandchildren
5. No pets for a long while now.
6. I like to read and knit, two sendatary activities. I also enjoy walking but not running.
7. Having trouble adjust to cooking for one person after 43 yrs.
8. I have kept off over 55 lbs lost on WW , but need to kick these last 20 or so.
9. I am newly retired
10. I love to travel

Robin from Maryland EST
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EVELYN_G's Photo EVELYN_G Posts: 82
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Ten things about me

1. I'm in Washington State
2. I grew up in California, lived in Oregon for 12 years, and have been in WA for about ten years now.
3. I'm single.
4. I don't have kids.
5. I do have a cat (that's her in my avatar).
6. I'm interested in all sorts of different things, but right now I'm mostly doing gardening, plus crochet & other craftsy stuff.
7. This is my SparkPeople Day 7.
8. I'm just cooking for me.
9. I'm hoping the group can offer support, encouragement, and especially inspiration.
10. Without anyone else to answer to, it's a little too easy for me to just have breakfast cereal for dinner or to do what my mother calls "snacking around." (It does give me a spurious little thrill to have been "snacking around," because it sounds so vaguely promiscuous; but it's not really my best nutrition strategy.)

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3/15/16 8:48 P

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1. Location (state) Texas
2. Is this where your from? I was a Military Brat. Born in Oklahoma, lived in Germany for 9 years, back to Oklahoma for 3 years and then to Albuquerque NM where my parents retired. I call home wherever they are, but my home for the past 12 years has been DFW, Texas
3. Married single etc. SIngle
4. Kids? None
5. Animals? 1 Chihuahua/Pomeranian named Lizzie
6. Hobbies? Papercrafting, gardening, Baseball, Love to play all types of card/board games, Reading
7. How long a member of Spark? returned in 12 days ago
8. How many are you cooking for? 1, but I welcome leftovers and usually cook for two meals.
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Help me with new healthy easy recipes for 1
10. Anything else you want the team to know about you? I love to cook and I am willing to try new things.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." --Eleanor Roosevelt

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." --Winston Churchill


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KBS2344's Photo KBS2344 Posts: 197
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1. Location (state) - Currently living in San Antonio, TX
2. Is this where your from? No, originally from Upstate NY
3. Married single etc. Boyfriend of 3 years
4. Kids? Not yet
5. Animals? 4 puppies - Papillon and 3 mixed breeds
6. Hobbies? New adventures, walking the dogs
7. How long a member of Spark? Appx 5 years - on and off
8. How many are you cooking for? 1-2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Recipes! Tips on fresh foods
10. Anything else you want the team to know about you? Ready to do this - let's cook!

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Where are you in Hawaii? I'm from Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. I don't find too many of us on Spark People, and I'm always looking for someone to walk/run with me, or at least the joy of knowing there is another Sparky over here.
Lucy

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1. Location (State) Delaware
2. Is this where you are from? yes
3. Married, single, etc. single
4. Kids ? (have any) no
5. Animals ? (have any no)
6. Hobbies, interests reading, journaling, cooking, watching comedy movies
7. How long a member of spark? just joined last night
8. How many are you cooking for? one
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Motivation
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I am a christian. I attend bible study weekly and I volunteer at my church weekly. I am a very caring and positive person.

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1. Location (State)------ Hawaii
2. Is this where you are from? -----Yes
3. Married, single, etc.--- Single
4. Kids? (have any)---- 1 boy 16 yo
5. Animals ? (have any)---- 2 fur kids - terrier mix dogs
6. Hobbies, interests----- Reading, going back to school to earn my bachelor's degree
7. How long a member of spark?----- returning member
8. How many are you cooking for? ---- 1.6 - for me & my son on my "days". He spends 2 days/week and every other weekend with his dad
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Simple [not too many ingredient] meals that can freeze well or make enough for 2
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?

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1. Location (State)------ Oklahoma
2. Is this where you are from? -----Yes
3. Married, single, etc.--- Married
4. Kids? (have any)---- No
5. Animals ? (have any)----dogs 2, Lab mix and Other?? I don't know what he is but he's kinda crazy
6. Hobbies, interests----- Cross stitch, Crochet
7. How long a member of spark?-----several years
8. How many are you cooking for? ---- 2 and 1/2 My mother lives with my husband and I, but she doesn't eat with us most of the time
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals?------ Meal Ideas and portion solutions
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?------- I have over 200 lbs. to lose and I'm just starting out. I have diabetes,lupus and fibromyalgia. I want to learn all I can and help in any way I can. Thanks for letting me join.

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1. Location (State)------ Louisiana
2. Is this where you are from? -----Yes, although I have also lived in Texas
3. Married, single, etc.--- Married
4. Kids? (have any)---- 3 children - all over the age of 21
5. Animals ? (have any)----dog and a cat (both outdoor animals)
6. Hobbies, interests-----Computers & books
7. How long a member of spark?-----several years
8. How many are you cooking for? ----It depends on what I'm cooking. If it is anything with vegetables in it, one. My husband refuses to eat vegetables.
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals?------ Good, simple recipes that can be made quickly and easily.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?------- I have almost 200 lbs. to lose and I'm just starting out. I have narcolepsy, diabetes, hypothyroid, high blood pressure and lipedema. I need all the help and encouragement I can get.

We either make ourselves miserable or make ourselves strong...the amount of work is the same.


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1. Location (State)------ Ohio for the last 50 years
2. Is this where you are from? -----No, I was born in California.
3. Married, single, etc.--- Single. I'm too old to take care of anyone but myself.
4. Kids? (have any)---- a boy 45 and a girl 37 and a son in law.
5. Animals ? (have any)----No, couldn't handle losing another one.
6. Hobbies, interests-----Card making for 2 years, cooking for 50 years and eating for 73 years.
7. How long a member of spark?-----8 days
8. How many are you cooking for? ----One.
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals?------ I find that cooking for one is so hard. I'm hoping to find out how others are dealing with it. I would love to also find out the secrets of getting foods to taste good without fats and sugar.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?------- I retired in 2003 and I love setting around and doing nothing. So I need lots of encouragement to get me to change my ways and move more and eat less. Being accountable is another struggle. I'm going to try to encourage and be encouraged but I don't yet have the confidence that I can do it.


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1. Location - New York (Long Island)
2. Is this where you are from? Yes
3. Married, single, etc. - Separated; divorce in process
4. Kids - 3 (teens)
5. Animals - 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 rabbit
6. Hobbies, interests - swim, walk, read, photography
7. How long a member of spark? a few years on and off
8. How many are you cooking for? 4
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Friendship
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Just ask me


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1. Location Pennsylvania
2. Is this where you are from? Yes
3. Married, single, etc. Married for 44 years
4. Kids ? (have any) 2 grown kids and 3 grandkids
5. Animals ? (have any) chickens
6. Hobbies, interests Quilting, knitting, card making, cooking, reading, one stroke painting
7. How long a member of spark? on and off for a couple of years
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? with recipes and menu ideas
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?

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Location -Hermitage, TN

2. Is this where you are from? No, originally from upstate NY

3. Married, single, etc. - married for 25 years

4. Kids? Yes, 3 kids, all 20+ years old, 2 in college, 1 is living home.

5. Animals? Yes 2 furbabies (pomapoo and havashu)

6. Hobbies, interests - never had time to develop any hobbies

7. How long a member of spark? technically since 2010, but really got back into it last week.

8. How many are you cooking for? 2

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I need ideas, support, motivation, ect. Hubby and I usually eat out, easier with just two of us. I'm not much of a cook, he is, but he's usually too tired to make anything. He gets home about 3 hours before I do every day but waits for me to get something to eat. He also needs to lose weight, but I can't count on him to be supportive of me or to help himself. I've tried to get his support in the past, but I given up on that idea and am just doing my thing in spite of him.

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1. Location: Washington

2. Is this where you are from: Nope. I moved to Washington from Michigan with a 10 year stop-over in Montana.

3. Married, single, etc.: Married :)

4. Kids: Two adult stepdaughters

5. Animals: Two of the best naughty dogs anyone could ask for.

6. Hobbies, interests: Cooking, knitting, reading and writing.

7. How long a member of spark: While this account is new, I have been a member of Spark People off and on since 2008.

8. How many are you cooking for: 2

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals: Really, I'm here for community, motivation, commiseration and celebration.

10. Anything else you want us to know about you: I am way more laid back than I probably should be and I definitely have a touch of the wanderlust spirit. Thankfully, I have a husband who puts up with my crazy notions and shenanigans and a GPS that keeps me from getting so lost I cannot find my way back home at night. When I am not up to no good you can generally find me working on my next manuscript, with my nose in a book or experimenting in the kitchen.

I have spent a lot of time in the past few years educating myself on nutrition and I have come to believe that a lot of the problems that plague our society (various cancers and neurological disorders as well as an increased rate of obesity), directly correlate to the quality of the food that we put into our bodies. For that reason, I have really started to focus on organic, non-gmo, fresh ingredients in my cooking.

Bijou

One day at a time. One pound at a time. Because I am worth it. I can do it because I say I can do it!

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WCLOVEIT's Photo WCLOVEIT Posts: 421
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1. Location -Hamilton, Ontario Canada

2. Is this where you are from? No up the province a bit in Kingston

3. Married, single, etc. - married

4. Kids? Yes 4, 2 which have passed away, and two more fully grown up and on their own.

5. Animals? Yes 2 Yorkshire Terriers

6. Hobbies, interests - Sewing, and Machine Embroidery

7. How long a member of spark? Been a member for years, at least 7, in and out, but this time both Hubby and I are really working on living a healthier lifestyle including eating healthy.

8. How many are you cooking for? 2

9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? All the help I can get. Since the children grew up and moved out, we really got into the habit of fast or processed ready to eat food, and eating out. We are trying to follow the guidelines for a healthy lifestyle, fruits vegetables small portions. So far so good, about 6 weeks now, but really need to have variety.



Lynne



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Take twice as long to eat half as much.



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All Creatures Great and Small

All things Wise and Wonderful

The Lord God Made Them All


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1. Vestal, New York
2. No I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3. Divorced
4. 2 daughters that I love very much ages almost 10 and almost 7
5. I have a cat named Blueberry and I live with my mom who has a cat named Sophie
6. Reading and spending time on the computer and watching my "shows" on the computer
7. 2009 but wasn't using it properly until this year really and didn't have a smart phone before
8. cooking for 2; me and my mom
9. I don't know how the team can help I'm just looking for ideas on recipes or such I eat a lot of frozen dinners

That's it.

Sarah

Sarah
EST Owego, New York
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"The thought God holds of you is like a star, unchangeable in an external sky." from A Course in Miracles

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Now: 3/12/2021 172 lbs
Aiming for 164 lbs


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1. Location; Cornwall, UK
2. Is this where you are from? I was born near London - have lived in SW for over 40 yrs
3. Married, single, etc: I am a single person
4. Kids ? (have any) One son, 28, who's getting married this June - he lives in Bath
5. Animals ? (have any) no pets
6. Hobbies, interests: I learn Cornish, play the recorder, Buddhist (keeps me very busy)
7. How long a member of spark? since 2012 I think - 3 yrs?
8. How many are you cooking for? One
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? sharing ideas
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I'm aiming to eat mainly vegan, and as low-carb as possible

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1. Location - NC
2. Is this where you are from - No, originally from the midwest - born in Iowa, but lived in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas before heading east.
3. Married
4. Kids - two, oldest is married with 3 children and youngest is in college
5. Animals - one dog and one cat
6. Hobbies, interests - Quilting, knitting, reading
7. How long a member of spark - just joined
8. How many are you cooking for - Two
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals - Menu planning for two is a challenge for me.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? - My husband and I have shifted to a Mediterranean diet (he says once we get good at it we can move to Italy).

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1. Location (State) Brooklyn, NY
2. Is this where you are from? Nope, from Suffolk County, NY
3. Married, single, etc. Single
4. Kids ? (have any) None
5. Animals ? (have any) None
6. Hobbies, interests - watching hockey, skiing, volunteering, writing
7. How long a member of spark? on and off for about 3 years I think
8. How many are you cooking for? 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? Staying interactive, new recipes, new exercises and success stories!
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I'm trying to eat clean and low carb, but not "doing" any diet.

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1. Location (State)- OK
2. Is this where you are from? Mostly, born in Oklahoma
3. Married, single, etc. Single
4. Kids ? (have any) - No
5. Animals ? (have any) - one dog
6. Hobbies, interests -Fishing, Camping
7. How long a member of spark? - I just restarted after no success probably not enough tracking accountability
8. How many are you cooking for? - 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I need accountablity on staying active and eating right
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Was dignoised with Pre-Congestive Heart Failure and Pre-Diabetes

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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"Just trust. I cannot and will not fail you."


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1. Location (State)- IN
2. Is this where you are from? Mostly, born in Seattle
3. Married, single, etc. Single
4. Kids ? (have any) - No
5. Animals ? (have any) - one cat
6. Hobbies, interests - learning harmonica, some genealogy on wikitree, some fiction, twitter,
7. How long a member of spark? - I just restarted after no success probably not enough tracking accountability
8. How many are you cooking for? - 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? I need new ideas of interesting meals
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? Just turned 70

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Hi everyone!

1. Location (State) Georgia
2. Is this where you are from? Yes
3. Married, single, etc. Divorcing...
4. Kids ? (have any) 2 (grown)
5. Animals ? (have any) 1 cat
6. Hobbies, interests cross-stitch, crochet, all things cooking
7. How long a member of spark? about 4 years
8. How many are you cooking for? 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals?

I'm used to cooking for a crowd. It is a challenge to scale down.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I'm a chef by trade!

Diane

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Location-Michigan
Is this where you are from?-yes
Married, single, etc.-married
Kids-yes-2
Animals-dog-Hudson
Hobbies-camping
How long with Spark?-2013
How many are you cooking for- 2
How can the team help- good healthy recipes


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1. Location (State)- MS
2. Is this where you are from? No
3. Married, single, etc. -Divorced
4. Kids ? (have any) - yes-2
5. Animals ? (have any) -yes
6. Hobbies, interest-knitting, reading
7. How long a member of spark? - on and off 3-4 years
8. How many are you cooking for? -1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? - good recipes for one person (left overs OK as long as only for one extra meal) encouragement
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? - My mother just passed away 6 months ago, gained due to depression, but back on diet/exercise program. have lost 47 pounds in the past, but gained 20 back...need to GET IT OFF!!


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Returning to group--may have already done this but here I go again....
1. Back and forth between west suburban KC and SW OH near Cincinnati...in KC at the moment.
2. Born in Denver but mostly grew up in Springfield, MO--lived in an assortment of places.
3. Separated but slowly reconciling--hubs lives in our modest house in OH.
4. One almost 30-yr-old daughter (living w/ her in KC); 35-yr-old stepson born in/lives in Anchorage.
5. Four different-breed purebred cats--red Somali Max (look up Mittsnpaws Miromax) and white Norwegian Forest Cat Snow live here w/ me; Chartreux Valiant and black smoke Turkish Angora Pixie live w/ husband--I take mine w/ me when we go to OH to visit.
6. Sewing/knitting/crochet; I really love designing my own patterns. Also a big recipe collector; could always use more inspiration.
7. Been on Spark for about 5 yrs w/ MANY restarts.
8. Cooking for one here normally; two in OH. We are both disabled d/t ruined knees or feet so I have to do things w/ minimal cleanup--I want to put what strength and pain tolerance I have into creating and making the food, not KP.
9. Please share your ideas, especially on how to streamline prep--I can't stand and chop or stir for very long at a time. Hubs is morbidly obese but losing slowly (lap band from 2007 is still in there but too loose to do much--he's had problems w/ it for the last 2-3 yrs).
10. Somebody come and slap me when I start in w/ my self-pitying whining.

Peace out,
Mary S.


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1. Wisconsin
2. Yes to the state, not the area.
3. Married
4. Three out of state, one out of the country
5. No pets right now
6. Enjoy entertaining, reading, volunteering, cooking, riding bicycle
7. A little over a year
8. 2
9. Need ideas and ways to be motivated.
10. Not right now

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LANIJB62's Photo LANIJB62 Posts: 47
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1. Location? Iowa
2. Is this where you are from? Yes
3. Married, single, etc.?Single
4. Kid? 1 grown and out of state
5. Animal? Cat
6. Hobbies, interests? Cooking, and singing
7. How long a member of spark? 7 years but haven't been around for 6 years
8. How many are you cooking for? 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? This will sound odd but I am a caregiver so if I can help you it helps me keep focused. I am quite good at the 'science' of cooking.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I work odd hours so makes normal meals more difficult.


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Location (State)- Michigan
2. Is this where you are from? Yes
3. Married, single, etc. - Married
4. Kids ? (have any) - 3 & 1 granddaughter
5. Animals ? (have any) - Cat
6. Hobbies, interests - Computers
7. How long a member of spark? - 2006
8. How many are you cooking for? - 2
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? - Meal planning ideas, recipes, healthy choices
10. Anything else you want us to know about you? I have fibromyalgia and asthma

Stacie

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CW: 192.6(Backslide :( (Time to refocus!)
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Location (State)- BC, Canada
2. Is this where you are from? Yes
3. Married, single, etc. - single
4. Kids ? (have any) - no
5. Animals ? (have any) - Cat
6. Hobbies, interests -Genealogy, Reading, Yoga, Swimming
7. How long a member of spark? - A Year
8. How many are you cooking for? - 1
9. How can the team help in supporting and aiding you in meeting your goals? - Support, Meal planning ideas, recipes.
10. Anything else you want us to know about you?



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