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5-7-2020 Today I learned how to use panorama on my phone. Here is our paradise back yard! I've been working Many hours on it, as well as the front & sides. Can't wait to swim! It will go up to 100 today, almost time!

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Our wonderful 15 year old LUCY. Love the sticking out tongue! 6-6-2020

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I am a 3rd generation performing marionette artist. I am learning to live life to it's fullest, no matter what comes my way. My childhood sweetheart & I are still loving each other & the world, since High school! I am Blessed!!!!! I have found Walking our beautiful doggie; & hiking in nature is SO fun! I crave it! Also; Sheppard Pilates DVD OR SP Nicole's 12 minute seated core workout; Swimming; & now with pandemic, I garden in our paradise pool area! Bringing in the fairy's & angels & unicorns! Also joined the gym, in January 2018, my PLAY place, just like a kid, again! It is still closed, so I 'play' in our park, on the swings, in the sprinklers, etc. My body now REQUIRES movement! I am a better performer because of Spark People! I thank God, the Angels, AND Spark People, daily for my amazing life! My new quote: "BE THE HEALTH YOU WANT WITH WHAT YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH, & I WILL, TOO!" My new song: GOOD VIBRATIONS, by the Beach Boys. Helps me when I'm 'down'.

My life is taking a new lovely turn! Chris of Spark People suggests we volunteer! As of 2-2018 I am doing that, it is SO special & rewarding, I am performing my marionettes for a local nature center! I love it, so inspiring for me & the amazing audiences! A perfect place for me to grow & focus on goals. They happen about every other month @ my favorite hiking spot using my marionettes to teach about nature! It IS magical! I am so Blessed & grateful for these experiences. I am enjoying watching my life unfold in this way! Meeting new friends & playing with like minded people!

My 'regular' job is helping my DH with his lovely small business. I am learning SO many new things & thrive because of it! His business is BLOOMING!!! Yeah! I love him so much! He is doing much better, as far as walking. Has the perfect PT doctor!

Member Since: 3/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 344,756

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I reached my goal weight (3-16-2013 1 year exactly since I joined SP)! NOW, I am learning how maintain my weight & (almost) doing it, with Spark People!! I am stronger & more vibrant! I am thriving & Chris Downie is helping me be my most beautiful, healthiest, energized, whole self! I want to continue to learn to maintain my weight AND my health, easily & with lot's of FUN!! I choose to be an example of what good health looks like! I have been yo-yoing with about 20# now for almost 3 years, I am sort of ok with it & once I am not, I KNOW I will get back to goal & stay there! (Body stresses made it impossible to keep up my paces) But I am SO healthy & confident, I am jumping for joy!

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Following SparkPeople & my own inner good judgement! I have learned to keep my healthy lifestyle, together, EVEN under the MOST stress! I love moving & creating fun & joy where ever I go! Green drinks & energizing foods! I find stress happens in our worlds, all the time. It appears when we least expect it! It is how we handle every single decission, 1 at a time, that creates the out come that is our life. SP has helped me create & share the world I want to live in!

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I am SO blessed to be alive & living in a world with my Spiritual support, DH, my family & friends & my Sparkling friends! I am still Sparking to help support other "Sparkers"! I have found my healing, physically, spiritually & emotionally, here & want to share it with you, if I can! SP is my ONLY social network. Being an example is the ONLY way I can help anyone, else! It is up to each of us to find our own way. SP offers us the tools! Choose what works for you & share your findings with the world!

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Happy, healthy life everyone! Together we can do ANYTHING!!!!

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    Thank you so much for the tiara! If it were real, I would be wearing it every day just to feel good, so maybe I have to put it on in the spirit.

    I have been very down and the attacks made things even worse almost to the point of feeling suicidal. I have been talking with my pastor, my husband and my doctor.

    Again, thank you so much for making me feel special!
    2941 days ago
    Hey there my dear have you been? Finally got most of my paperwork caught up so I'm in a much happier less stressed mood.

    WHY oh WHY does book work bum me out so much? I need a bookkeeper...yes I do. always no budget to hire someone so I guess that it's all up to me. Oh well...keeps me out of trouble that's for sure. I've been pretty consistent on my daily need to add in some ST emoticon I am SO happy about BOA and the forgiveness on our equity line mortgage. I guess the new CSPB really IS working for homeowners that got shafted on their modification agreements.

    Now we have to keep on fighting the monster 1st mortgage with GMAC. They did EVERY rotten thing in the book..foreclosed after we had made agreed modified payments for NINE months perfectly and ON TIME each month. This was in spite of the fact that we called them as soon as the housing industry tanked here in SW FL and told them our savings was fast being depleted and we needed their help to continue our payments.

    They used robo signers to manufacture and churn out false docs and fraudulent assignments of mortgage.

    Conveniently LOST our modification request packet for about 6 months before we were finally GRANTED lower payments. I called them every SINGLE day of my life and the recording would give our loan balance at the beginning of my call. Then 15 minutes later it would give the balance sometimes adding as much as $500 to the amount...what the? $500 in 15 minutes...that's insanity!

    Whilst we were promised that if we made three perfect payments we would get a permanent modification GMAC counted all of these agreed new payments as late without notating that we had been granted this payment schedule by them!

    So in spite of the NINE perfect payments made to the letter of the agreement they pushed us into foreclosure anyhow. This isn't the half of it...the fraud, lies and criminal activity goes on and that's what our 'save our home' fight is all about...we are hoping and praying that we will be able to keep our house, we aren't the crooks in this scenario...THEY are!

    Fingers and toes crossed!
    2941 days ago

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    Thank u for watching our awsum video. We work hard to look this good. Pigz rul! 
    Chubbs n Pudding 
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    Go Canada! 
    PS: Yes, that iz relly Coach Nicole. She's owr biggest fan.
    2941 days ago
  • v MIPALADY23
    Sometimes I'm organized!!

    Thanks for the Blogment ~ It can be all about goal, tracking and celebrating your success!

    Sweet Success!! Goals & Planning are everything!
    Don’t be a gingerbread woman, be a ROCKSTAR!

    2942 days ago
  • v MOSTMOM1
    Howdy! Thanks for the add; I added you too. (I'm kinda catching up here...) Hope your day is Sparktacular!
    2942 days ago