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2/6/14 6:09 P

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Ola! Estou feliz de achar este grupo. Morei no São Paulo por quase um ano e meia quando servindo uma missão pela Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias. Durante aquele tempo eu cresci a amar, nao somente o país do Brasil mas tambem o povo aí.
Isso foi mais de 15 anos atras, então meu portugues é um pouco fraco. Não tenho muitas oportunidades a practicar aqui em Utah.
Estou 37 anos e gostaria muito perder peso (50+ lbs) e acho que este ano vai ser meu ano a fazer exatamente isso! Talvez vai ganhar algums amigos no mesmo tempo. O fato de que eles construíram algumas churrascarias aqui nao esta me ajudando. Especialmente o pão de queijo!
Boa sorte a todos vocês!! Vamos ter um ano ótimo!!

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12/21/13 2:32 P

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I am in the United States, living in Richmond VA the past 22 years, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

"DO NOT CARRY YOUR MISTAKES WITH YOU! INSTEAD PLACE THEM UNDER YOUR FEET AND USE THEM AS STEPPING STONES"---UNKNOWN www.jw.org


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Hi, i'm half nigerian/brazilian and i live in São Paulo.

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Olá a todos! Que surpresa descobrir que tem mais brasileiros por aqui. Moro em Salvador, mas sou de BH/MG. Depois que tive minha filha fiquei acima do peso, perdi e ganhei tudo de volta nas últimas viagens que fiz a minha cidade natal. Estou tendo alguns problemas de saúde e preciso não apenas emagrecer, mas me exercitar e melhorar meus hábitos. Não falo inglês, mas consigo me virar com o pouco que sei e na hora do aperto usar nosso bom amigo google tradutor.
Espero que todos alcancem seus objetivos.

Deus os abençoe!

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11/18/13 6:17 P

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Hi everyone!
I live in Belo Horizonte, I crave for pão de queijo, but I really need to lose some weigh. I'm sure this time I'll do it! Looking forward to being in good shape. Hope to make some friends here

Go ahead!!!


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10/25/13 2:38 P

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Hello, I live in Richmond, VA. I chose Brazil as a Sparkteam because I love Spanish Culture. The Spanish speaking people I know are the kindest most loving people. I love all people and I am happy that more cultures are moving to Richmond.

I am originally from NY, but I have been living here for 20+ years. I have gained and lost over 30lbs since I moved here. My job right now is sitting. But thanks to SparkPeople I am moving more and more each day. Most days I get my 30 minutes in even if I have to break it up.

I work in a teaching hospital on the sixth floor so I walk stairs and all over the hospital.

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7/23/13 8:02 A

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Ahoy, me Hearties !

I am from Iowa...feel like I walked the plank and fell smack dab in the middle of a cornfield.

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Hello all, tudo bem?

I'm from São Paulo and although I've travelled around a bit, I never stpent more than 3 months away from SP. I love to show the city so if you're coming to visit, you can contact me and we can tour.
All the best and success with your goals!

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Mt Obrigada, Willamlc.

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2/26/13 6:27 A

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Ola Lisbeth,

Bem-vinda ao time. Espero que voce pratique seu portugues e que tenha uma viagem otima a Sao Paulo!

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2/25/13 2:31 P

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Olá pessoas -- I live in Chicago and I study Portuguese. I am traveling to São Paulo this year to visit family that is living there. Espero que a prática português aqui.

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Oi, Malia! Nice to meet you here. I've done some ESL work, too. I live in Bahia.

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Ah! chimarrao! LOL It is definitely a "coisa de gaucho". The other day I saw a guy here drinking chimarrao. after a short conversation it was explained. He was from Argentina! LOL



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Well, you are right, Willliam. When I'm living abroad I don't miss my hometown much either. A place is just a place, although some places are certainly very beautiful. If I could take my family with me I suppose anywhere could be home.

To be more specific, I miss my Brazilian FRIENDS. And chimarrão. And speaking Portuguese. And greeting everyone with a kiss or embrace.

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Hi Malia!

I was born in Rio and live in Florida. Curiously, I do not miss Brazil, maybe because I lived there most of my life!

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Feliz Ano Novo pra todos!

Eu sou de California, e o ano passado estava morando en Rio Grando do Sul trabalhando numa escola de idiomas. Eu sinto muito saudades do Brasil.

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Welcome Julianne! I live and work in Northern Bahia!

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Ola JUlianne!

Nordeste? Eu morei em Fortaleza por 3 anos. simplesmente AMO aquela cidade.....

E, devagar e com perseveranca a gente chega la. Eu te desejo boa sorte na sua jornada!

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Oi gente! Sou do Brasil mesmo, do Nordeste. Tenho 18 anos, e estou muito acima do peso. Minha família por parte de pai já tem uma pré-disposição pra isso, e eu fui a escolhida entre eu e meu irmão pra puxar a esse lado. Me sinto incomodada com meu peso, sabe, acho que quando vou em algum lugar todos me julgam por isso e tal. Já tinha tentado por algumas vezes dietas sem muito resultado, mas agora estou confiante que vai dar certo!!!
Dessa vez vou me esforçar e não cair na tentação haha Estou começando hoje, e espero contar com a ajuda e o apoio de vocês. Que todos nós possamos chegar onde desejamos! Com força e garra, vamos conseguir! Abraço a todos :) emoticon

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Hi Pati!

Bem vinda ao time! E sucesso na sua jornada!

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11/20/12 6:29 A

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Olá sou brasileira e moro em Campinas/SP. Sou professora, tenho uma princesinha de 8 anos e pratico capoeira. Estou entrando na terceira semana da minha re-educação alimentar, rs, e estou bem empolgada. Gostaria de ter uma destas tirinhas bonitinhas que mostram quanto peso eu perdi. Alguém sabe me dizer como consigo uma?
Sucesso a todos e um grande abraço.
Ops! o nome da tirinha é Ticker, já consegui a minha. :o)

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10/25/12 1:18 A

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Olá!

Sou Tamna, e moro no norte do Brasil.

Recentemente li diversos depoimentos de perda de peso no Huffington Post e boa parte deles mencionavam a ajuda do SparkPeople. Aqui estou, então, e na sincera esperança de que em breve possa compartilhar minha história de sucesso também. :)

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10/20/12 10:46 P

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Ananda, Hi Brazilian friend. That's my first day here. I'd like to lose weight and get health. I have high blood pression and need be a little thinner. I would be helpful.

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10/20/12 10:43 P

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Ellen, boa noite. I from Belo Horizonte too. That's my first day. Estou conhecendo o site e tentando keep in touch with someone. Help me and I think I'll be helpful for you too.

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10/20/12 10:38 P

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Oi, compatriota. Que bom conhecê-la, acabei de me inscrever, estou aprendendo/conhecendo os recursos do site. Já dei umas boas risadas pq não consigo keep in touch with nobody. Meu inglês está recuperando hoje. Obrigada pela receptividade. Quero perder peso para controlar a saúde, sou hipertensa.

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10/20/12 10:34 P

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Hello. I have no many problems with my English but that's my first day. I'm affaid to give up early. HELP that's all I can say for now. Thanks for your attention. Mariana Hum

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Ola! E, o nosso time e um grupo de gente legal. Mas nem todos sao brasileiros. Tem gente de outros paises com diferentes vinculos com o Brasil. A grande maioria dos membros e bilingue, entao portugues ou ingles nao importa muito....

Eu tambem moro Nos EUA, na Florida. E sou carioca. Bem vinda!

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Ola, que legal achar um grupo de brasileiros aqui. Eu sou paulista, mas moro nos EUA ha 13 anos. Estou tentando perder 25kg que ganhei na minha primeira gravidez 10 anos atras e acho que com toda informacao e suporte que esse site oferece, finalmente me sinto motivada mesmo que demore um tempinho.
Obrigada pelo time e o que precisar estamos ai.
Um abraco a todos!

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Ola Ellen!

Bem-vinda ao nosso time. Aqui a maioria de nos e bilingual, ou seja, portugues/ingles nao importa muito. Portanto, fique a vontade...

De uma olhada no time e eu espero te ver pelas threads....


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Hi! Eu gosto muito de São Paulo, sempre viajo para aí!

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Hi! I can write very well in Portuguese and I can help you with that, if you want!

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Thank you!

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Obrigada!
Na verdade, sou só uma pessoa.

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Oi e bem-vindos! Pode escrever em qualquer um! Espero k ache tudo k precisa aqui no SP p/ ajudar no seu caminho!

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Eu moro em Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais e prefiro escrever em português, but, if someone wants to chat in english, I can do my best...

I´m looking for support about eating well and be healthier.

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Many welcomes to all!

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Hello you new people!!!! LOL

Welcome to our team!

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HIIIII :)

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Hello all! I'm from and live in Campinas - São Paulo emoticon

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Obrigado!!! Nice to meet everyone. beijos :)

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Many Welcomes to you!

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HI there!

WElcome to our team!

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Oi minha amigas!! Hi I am from Denver Colorado USA but I met a really great friend from Brazil named Gardenia this year. I am really interested now in the language and going to hang out with her some day. I thought I would join this group and learn about Brazil and the people and foods and culture. bijos!

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Oh my goodness! I missed greeting you, GMOREIRA! So sorry. Hope you are finding things alright on SP!

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HI Gmoreira. Welcome to the team! BTW, I am carioca. :)

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11/14/11 1:43 P

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I'm Brazilian and have lived in the US for 5 years. Now I'm back to Brazil, in Rio.. and still a lot of weight to lose after having my baby girl :)

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I'm way too far away! I live up in northern Bahia!

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Hi Susan!

Welcome to the team!

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My name is Susan and I live in Sao Paulo, SP with my Brazilian husband and 3 children. I am American. We are members at Esporte Clube Pinheiros. I would love to find someone else in this city who is part of the SparkTeam and goes to Clube Pinheiros. I have a trainer and work out faithfully 5 days a week. I'm in my 40's now so it's more difficult to drop a few pounds, but I'm determined to lose these 5-7 pounds!

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Hello! I live in Bahia!

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HI my name is Clayton and I from Campinas - Sao Paulo.

Huge objective to achieve.. but I am commited to it! :)

Anyone from Campinas, here?

Rgds,

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Welcome, Marianna! It is hard, but easy, simple things are not worth as much as complicated, difficult things! No one wants a piece of plain rock for a ring, people want diamonds that are hard to come by! Keep at it! It will be worth it!

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Welcome Marianna!

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Hi, my name is Marianna. I am 37 years old and I live in Brazil. I using IPad to lost some pounds since April. Is not so easy...

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Yes, many welcomes to the both of you!

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Ola!

Sejam bem vindas!

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Oi!! Sou Brasileira, mas moro nos EUA ja faz mais de 13 anos. Estou tentando perder uns kilinhos que nao me deixam em paz. Eu estava indo tao bem uns meses atras, mas ultimamente tenho comido mto!! Mas estou tentando de novo...se Deus quiser consigo chegar no meu peso desejado.
**bjs a abs a tds meus companheiros que estao na msm missao que eu**
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Hello!! Im Gabrielle and I live in Ohio in the US. I am not brazilian but because of a facebook friend of the past two years I have truly fallen in love with the culture of Brazil, the pride brazilians have is something I don't think we have yet to match here in the states. I have convinced myself to learn portugese because the language is beautiful (after watching carnaval 2011 live and hearing the samba schools songs how could you not find the language beautiful?! lol)

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Bem Vindo!



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Hi jUlia.

O teu portugues da pra enteder muito bem. Bem vinda e espero que voce participe no time a beca!

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Ola Julia! Eu sou contrario - eu escreve melhor do que eu falo. Bem vindo no time Brazil! Onde voce mora na Canada? Gostoso - eu fui no Halifax, New Foundland, Mt Tremblant - que beleeza. Agora moro no Sao Paulo. Eu fui no Rio tres vezes - esse cidade e incrivel.
Obrigada - preciso practicar meu portuguese. Trabalho no escola inglese, entao falo inglese sempre as horas.
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Boa noite!
Que legal encontrarlos! Pergunta perdon por meu portuguese esteu canadience francêsa...falo mais portugnol que puedo escribirlo. Moro em Canada e gosteria volver a Rio umas messes por trabaliar e dançar Samba e Forroh! Agora gosteria também dar aulas de inglês e francês o Brazil. Para benz a tudos os Brazileros hoy!
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Stormy, I totally understand. Once upon a time (in college like 25 years ago0 I was fluent in Spanish (lots of students from other countries in South America). Nowadays, if I have to speak the language is a disgrace! I still can understand it quite well, but the speaking part is completely gone...

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I've had a few opportunities over the intervening 40+ years to use my Portuguese. Twice I had students from Brazil who knew almost no English when they came to the U.S. But both times were within about 5 years of my returning from Brazil. Later, a friend who fathered a daughter when he worked in Brazil, invited his daughter and her mother to spend a year here to learn English. The daughter was in high school, but the mother was left pretty much alone all day. I had retired from teaching, but took another job and had Tuesdays off, so I often took her to local sights on Tuesdays. She helped me remember some of the Portuguese I forgot, but that was 8 years ago --and most of that left my head when she returned to Brazil.

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Wow, so many interesting people on our team!
Born in Ohio, moved to NYC at 19, Chicago at 28, Springfield Illinois at 34, Nashville TN at 38, Sao Paulo Brazil at 49 and have been here for 3.5 years. My Portuguese is getting better I started with no languages (shame!) and I like Rosetta Stone for personal practice but my private teacher is awesome.

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HI stormy...
You lived in Brazil in the 60s and says you forgot lots of Portuguese? Well, I was born in brazil and lived the for almost 40 years. 10 years of US and My Portuguese sucks! LOL It happens. believe me, but there is hope!

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Olá!

I have lived in western PA most of my life, but I lived in Brazil for several years in the late 1960's ---and I have forgotten SO MUCH Portuguese. I taught English in a ginásio in the sertão in Sergipe.

I am planning a trip to return later this year to visit friends and former students in the small interior town where I lived and also to Aracajú where many of my former students live now, with a side trip to Salvador, one of my favorite cities in Brazil.

Another American woman lived and taught in that town. She is from CA ---so we are planning our trip together. She has had several family situations that have postponed our trip twice, but I am hoping we can travel in August. Her husband will travel with her, but my husband decided he wants to travel elsewhere while I am in Brazil.

'I still have an insane drive to create and express myself and it'll never stop because I don't know how to stop it.' ---Graham Nash

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Yes, it is. I met an American her ein the US that had lived in Porto Alegre for 3 years. His Portuguese was perfect, but what really surprised me was his Gaucho accent! LOL

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hahaha, it's amazing how quickly you adopt words when you hear them 8 million times a day ;)

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Hello new people! It is so nice to see you posting here! Welcome to the team!

Creaoleem, You are going to have a blast in Salvador. Those people know how to have fun!

And you Emily, are you already saying "bah che"? LOL



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I think I've posted here already but it would've been last year, so I'll do it again :) My name is Emily and I'm American and have been living near Porto Alegre for about 2 years.

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Hi,
My name is Lee and i live in San Antonio, TX. I am not Brazilian, but I have been in capoeira regional for 5 years now, so I have been exposed to quite a bit of Brazilian culture. My family is creole from Louisiana so French/English is my family's first language but because of capoeria and Brazilian friends my Portuguese is so-so. I do know quite a few Brazilians, mostly from Bahia, and plan on making the pilgrimage next year to Salvador. Looking forward to good things.

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Ola Mariana!

Bem vinda a Sp e ao nosso time. De uma olhada, passe nos boards e eu espero te ver muito por aqui!

Um otimo ano pra ti e sucesso nos seus objetivos!

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Oops... now I noticed I´ve introduced myself on the wrong space...

Hey you all! I´m Mariana, I am 24 years old and from Rio. I found out about Spark at Youtube, while I was looking for exercises to be done on the fitball!

I confess I didn´t read all the posts, but I will do it soon!

Um beijo a todos os que moram longe ou ainda moram aqui... bom ter um espacinho nosso no site!
Lembrem-se... WE CAN DO IT! Never give up!

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Hi Michelle!

Welcome back to the team!

I was born in Rio de Janeiro, but now I live in Tampa Bay Area in Florida!

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Hy Guys,
My name is Michele, I was born in Rio Grande do Sul, but I live with my husband, kids and pets right outside Philadelphia. I just rejoining Sparkpeople, and would love to get to know you! emoticon

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emoticon so glad to see new members on the team. You'll enjoy this diverse group!

I was raised all over the US as my dad was in the military. Then I married and we came to Brazil to live! I call the midwest home (Illinois or Michigan where I lived the longest # of yrs), but I have love the US south. I've lived interior Ceara for 25 yrs and feel like a real nordestina--lol, but folks around town think I'm from south Brazil or even Italy!! I love the sing-song accent of Rio Grande do Sul, but I can't quite master it. The last time stateside a friend told me I was more Brazilian than American! I'd like to think I can fit in anywhere....

FRIENDS ARE ANGELS WHO LIFT US TO OUR FEET WHEN OUR WINGS HAVE TROUBLE REMEMBERING HOW TO FLY! -copied



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Hi JOana!

WElcome to the team! I am from Rio Originally, but moved a lot and now I live in Florida. about 3 years ago we almost moved to Sterling in Virginia, quite close huh? I hope you enjoy our team and become a very active member!

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Oi Gente!
Hello everyone!
It's so nice to find a Brazilian group here!
My name is Joana. I am originally from Sao Paulo State (tiny little town on the border with Mato Grosso!), but I've been living in Virginia/USA for the past 20 years. And I just love it here!
I was born in a small town in the Sao Paulo countryside, but also lived in Curitiba/PR, which still is my favorite city in Brazil.
I live now in Fairfax/VA with my husband, daughter and my 3 cats.
My whole family lives here, so I hardly go to Brazil. By chance we'll be going this year for New Years, to visit friends in Sao Paulo.
Hope to see everybody around!
Tchau!

"If there is no wind, row!"



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Hi Valdineia!

welcome to the team!

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Hi there! I'm from São Paulo, but actually i live in Slovenia with my family. I Just discouvered Sparkpeople about one week. I enjoy it a lot!

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English, Portuguese! Take your pick!



"God demonstrates his own love for us in this... Christ died for us."
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No problem! So English it is. I do not know if there is much that I can help you with English. It seems to me that you do prety good....

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