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10/17/08 9:17 P

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hello lets see 10 things bout me;

10- been on the same job for 15 years
09- take care of elderly father
08- told that i am a good listener
07- play in my church orchestra (bass clarinet)
06- like to hang on to good friends
05- love to read
04- computer nut
03- spend a little to much time on the internet
02- luv my BF
01- maybe expecting my 1st at age 41
00- I love GOD, and Life

can i add one more... can't spell worth a darn..love that spell check... lol ...

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10/17/08 1:17 P

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Welcome to the team, I love your list!

As far as paragraphs indents, can't do it. But you can hit enter after you finish a line to do a line/paragragh break, then post your message.

Wishing you great success!

Edited by: L.I.L.MOMMY at: 10/18/2008 (05:22)
L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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10/17/08 11:57 A

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Hey, can anyome help. I know this shows how out of touch I am with technology but I couldn't get my message to have paragraph or line breaks. Is there a special way to do it?

You can't control how old you are but you can control how fat your are.


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10/17/08 11:53 A

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Hi,I'm new here and glad to find a group of older moms.

Sometimes, I get a shock like when I realized that my son's friend's GRANDMOTHER was much closer in age to me than his MOTHER.  AAAH!!!!!

Of course, I handled it maturely.  I just calmly walked to the kid's goodie drawer and stuffed my face with Little Debbie frosted brownies.

As a therapist, I have found Dr. Little Debbie's rates are quite reasonble and makes me feel good for a little while but, I always hate myself in the morning. Anyway, after coming down from multiple sugar highs, I decided that I can't control my age but I can control being fat.

So here I am trying to eat better, exercise a little, and, finally, look and feel better.  It gets a little hard to blame your weight on baby fat when your youngest is almost 7 years old.

10 Things about me

1.  I am almost 47 years old (for some reason the odd years birthdays are always a little more shocking)I have a 10 year old son "Brainy-Boy" who started to read by himself when he was 18 months old.  Since he was our first, I didn't quite realize how unusual it was to have a kid read his own cards at his 2nd birthday party. He's intense, funny, and best of all he likes himself.  He does what he loves and doesn't seek other's approval.  I'm trying to learn that from him.

2 I have an almost 7 year old girl, "Fashion-Princess".  She's like a ray of sunshine, fills a room with joy and love, but, she's very expensive.(Ha!)  Loves to shop and tries to give Mommy makeovers.  I fully expect for her to turn me in to one of those shows on cable.

3 I LOVE politics,  I have been in politics heaven since the beginning of the primaries in January.  I had to go through a week of mourning when Tim Russert died.

4 I can't get food hot and spicy enough. Especially love all Asian foods.

5 Target is the best store to go browsing through.  Always lots of interesting things and tons of clearance.

6 I spent most of my life in Virginia and Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C.  but have lived in Tulsa, Seattle, now in suburbs of St. Louis. 

7 My husband LOVES bookstores. A hot date for us is to go to Borders.  (How sad is that? We gotta get out more)

8 I used to get 3 newspapers a day but am down to 2 and transitioning to the web more. I am addicted to news podcasts on my IPOD.

9 I am a SAHM, mostly, because I was sick for several years and couldn't work.  It wasn't really a good fit because I am totally undomestic, can't cook, hate to clean, etc. Now trying to figure out what I'm going to do when I grow up. HELP, a little scary.

10 I used to love to do practical jokes, now try to channel that into fun stuff for kids, like our giant inflatable Haunted House.  I had an I Love Lucy moment when I inflated it inside our house not realizing it was bigger than it looked on the box picture.  I turned it on and it completely filled the whole living room as I desperately tried to find the electrical cord before I couldn't move anymore. 

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You can't control how old you are but you can control how fat your are.


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10/14/08 12:28 P

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Whoa, I like this team. I usually feel like the odd mom. Most of the moms I meet are young 20 something moms. I feel so old. I'm glad someone else likes the Simpsons. I wouldn't admit that to most of my friends because they think the Simpsons are gross.

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10/14/08 9:02 A

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We have a few things in common. I am 44 and have a 6 and 4 year old. I also have a 25 and 22 year old. My husband is the closet artist. We watch the Simpsons almost everynight at bedtime and we get about the same amount of sun, no beaches though. We have a lot of lakes.

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L.I.L.MOMMY's Photo L.I.L.MOMMY Posts: 9,318
10/14/08 4:23 A

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Wooooo, sunshine 325 days a year, but wait no ocean....nope guess I'll stay put!

Welcome to the team!

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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10/14/08 12:54 A

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Ten Things About Me
1. I am a 45 yr old SAHM by day and a teacher by night.
2. I never thought I was going to get married let alone have kids and now I have a 6yr old and a 4yr old! Even the way we got pregnant was amazing.
3. I am a closet watercolor artist.
4. I hate to exercise and love chocolate (Is that two?)
5. I have an extremely sarcastic sense of humor.
6. I love the beach but live in a landlocked state. The sun does shine here 325 days a year though.
7. I love watching the Simpson's with my husband.
8. My son belongs to a club at school that is concerned with the environment so he nags me to go green.
9. I love to take long drives at night with the moon roof open (even if its cold) by myself.
10. I love to learn new things.

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10/6/08 9:14 A

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emoticon emoticon I agree. Would love to learn more about going green.

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10/6/08 4:34 A

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Welcome, I think with the economy the way it is, many of us are going to be doing much more going back to mother earth, perhaps you'll share some of your tips n tricks with us.

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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Hi I am new. Ten things about me:

1. Became a Mommy at 53 years old.

2. Work a full-time job and love my job.

3. Live in an old farm house built in the 1800's and really enjoy fixing it up and decorating it.

4. Mommy of a beautiful Chinese daughter (whom I adopted). She is missing a left hand--she has taught me so much about children and people with special needs. They are so strong and flexible.

5. Love to cook and make our meals from scratch and love my daughter helping out.

6. Enjoy gardening and canning all our homegrown veggies with my husband and daughter.

7. Starting to go green by making my own cleaning products and finding a new use for things that we would have thrown out before.

8. Know a lot about cats and love them.

9. Have gone through much pain in my marriage and have worked very hard at accepting and learning how to live with a spouse that has a chemical inbalance when things are out of balance. (mentioned this only because I had no one to talk about this with. If someone needs to vent I am here)

10. Want to be healthy and lose weight so I can live longer and share more years with my daughter and husband.

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10/3/08 9:47 A

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Thanks for the tips...I think I might like to try Yoga. It may be just the thing for me. emoticon

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FLORIDAMARIE Posts: 393
10/3/08 9:43 A

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Joanne, I have asthma too. Sometimes it's barely there, sometimes I really struggle. You do have to find an exercise that you like, but one thing I did when my asthma was particularly bad was lift weights aerobically. You move from station to station with no more than 30 seconds between. You don't have to lift quickly or anything, just don't rest too long between sets.
Also, I think any activity, however small, is an improvement.
One last thing - I also did yoga a while back. The breathing exercises felt really good and I did feel like I was getting a good workout just holding poses.

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10/3/08 9:36 A

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She is part saint part insane! LOL...she had all 7 of us by the age of 35! I dont know how she did it but she has got the gray hair to prove it was not easy.

I'm still trying to find something I enjoy for an exercise...tried treadmill, stationary bike and elliptical...I can barely do the elliptical for 2 minutes! Cant do aerobics due to my asthma. I will keep on looking.

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Joanne, my hubby is the youngest of eight, your mother must have been either a saint or insane...tee hee.

Exercise, find something you enjoy, it really does make a difference.

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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10/1/08 1:49 P

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Ten things about me...
1. I'm 39
2. Married 20 years
3. one son age 8
4. working mom
5. love to cook & bake from scratch
6. grew up on a farm in NJ
7. youngest of 7 children
8. live in Florida
9. I dont like to exercise..need help in this area..please
10. Have asthma
11. I added number 11...I have made some great friends on sparks and I am sooo glad I joined.


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9/30/08 6:19 A

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Welcome, I really love this thread, you get to learn so much about each other!

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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9/29/08 3:15 P

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1. I am 44.
2. I live in the Phoenix, AZ area.
3. We moved here 2 1/2 years ago from New Mexico.
4. I've been with my husband off and on for 28 years, together the last 8 and married the last 7.
5. We have three sons, 25, 22, and 6 and a daughter who is 4.
6. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling and Psychology but have been a stay at home mom for over 5 years.
7. I plan on returning to work when my daughter goes to school full time.
8. I love to cook.
9. I love to watch TV and movies.
10. I love music, most kinds.


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9/29/08 2:22 P

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Hi all, I joined SP 6 weeks ago. I just found your team and joined.

1. I'm 44 yrs old.

2. Live in rural Wisconsin on a hobby farm, moved here 4 yrs. ago from outside Minneapolis, MN.

3. We have 7 horses (I don't ride, just their caretaker, they are my husbands third love), 4 dogs, and 7 cats (I'm a cat lover).

4. I've been married to my wonderful husband for 11- 1/2 yrs.

5. We have three beautiful children, 7 yrs. old girl, 5 yr. old girl, and 2 yr. old boy.

6. My son just weened off breast feeding two weeks ago. Now I've been loosing 2 lb. a week instead of 1/2 lb. a week. Yeah!!!

7. We have our own small trucking company, I run it from home.

8. I'm a movie buff. I like to watch a movie and work out on my elliptical machine and free weights.

9. My biggest weekness to control is the craving for pizza, and not to pull into Starbucks for mocha lattes. Luckily, I can't stand fast food!

10. My biggest goal is to go into old age and look great and feel great. I'd like to be one of the 70+ women who run 5Ks and look like they are in their 50's.
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9/29/08 7:07 A

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Welcome Mommies, so glad to be able to share this journey with you!

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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9/28/08 7:27 A

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Hi I am 40 years old
I have a little boy Daniel who is 14 months old
My partner is called Simon and has a perfect BMI!
I live in England
I have Fibromyalgia and struggle with day to day life
I enjoy reading, mostly crime and horror
I enjoy cooking although I can't bake to save my life!
I enjoy puzzle magazines and once won a thousand pounds!
I have a degree in forensic science
I have recently moved into a new house which has a garden for our son to play in. We never had one before and I am delighted.

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Hi everyone!
Let's see...ten things...
1. I'm 40
2. I'm married for the second time (will be two years in Oct.)
3. I have three boys, two from my first marriage ages 11 and 10 and my miracle baby with my current husband who is 14 months.
4. Didnt think I could have babies of my own...tried for many many MANY years in my first marriage, had a babygirl who was premature and lived just three weeks...adopted my two oldest boys. Then when I got married again surprise! Found myself getting pregnant on my own and now we have our son.
5. I love to read..mystery books mostly. Haven't had the time as of late tho.
6. I'm the 'baby' of five in my family.
7. I live in Nevada...it's crazy hot here in the summers.
8. I bite my nails...awful nasty habit!
9. I watch way too much tv...hooked on Days of our Lives and Survivor (yay it started again last night)
10. I'm totally thrilled I found this site!

Melissa



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9/23/08 4:30 P

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Welcome all, don't be shy, just jump into the post &/or challenges

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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Welcome to all the new mommies!

Sue - IL (Central Time)
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Failure is only an opportunity to begin again more intelligently. - Henry Ford

Any idea seriously entertained tends to bring about the realization of itself. - From a fortune cookie


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Hi everyone, let's see if I can come up with 10 things about me:
1. I'm 40 y.o.
2. I have a 19-month-old son
3. We tried 3 1/2 years to get pg, then after failed fertility treatments, conceived naturally!
4. Our son was conceived and born in Puerto Rico (I was there for work)
5. We now live in sunny Florida!
6. I'm taking 7-Keto DHEA (25 mg daily) to improve my chances of conceiving a second child
7. I'm a working mommy while hubby is a SAHD
8. I love literature
9. My hubby is 1/2 Thai
10. My Thai mom-in-law stays with us every Weds through Fri and cooks us dinner! (she also teaches our son Thai, so he's being raised bilingually)


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Hi, thank you for the welcome. I was absent most of the summer so getting Sparkmail was a real treat again!
10 things about me??? hmmm
1. I am 42, mother of 1 20 month old girl.
2. Trying for #2, not having any luck, so going to the doctor for referral next week.
3. Married to my friend of 24 years, we only got together 3 years ago after leaving respective 9 year relationships on the other side of the world from one another and then ending up in the same city!!!
4. I am a flight attendant for 13 years now!
5. I have asthma but have been a runner for the last 5 years! It actually helps.
6. I can quilt and bake a bit, but I also skateboard(for transportation) roller blade, wake board and ski! weird huh
7. At age 40, I had serious fibroids, the doctors told me I was too old for children and that I should just have a hysterectomy! so I moved to another place,got together with my friend/husband, found a better doctor, had surgery, then had a baby!!!!
8. I love the beach!
9. I love my family!
10. Want to have another baby!!!






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9/21/08 9:58 P

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Welcome Lisa & Jennifer!! Nice to meet you both!



Rita

Unless we take a chance or two in order to begin,
There's nothing we can hope to gain, no prize that we can win,
We must accept uncertainty, must set our doubts aside,
Be brave enough to risk a loss or setback to our pride,
We should not be afraid of change, nor be afraid to dare--
If we just take a chance, life holds rewards beyond compare.
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Welcome Jennifer, happy anniversary!

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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9/18/08 1:52 P

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hi everyone!
ten things about me....
1. my name is Jennifer
2. i'm married - today is my anniversary!
3. i have 2 children: almost 3 years,and 3 months
and i have 2 step children 22 and 25
4. i love horses
5. i love to read (not that i get much time for that)
6. i gained AT LEAST 60 pounds during my last preg.
and now i need to loose 43 more pounds
7. i am 38
8. i live in NY
9. i love to garden
10.i am getting healthy for me and my kids!

Edited by: JKPONYGIRL at: 9/18/2008 (13:54)
☀ ☀ Jennifer ☀ ☀



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Welcome to the team, I know I certainly can use all the help I can get! LOL

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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Hi all,
Just joined now.
10 things about me...
1. I'M 46
2. I'm married (14 years)
3. Have three kids ...12,10 and 7
4. I teach full day kindergarten
5. I love to read
6. I am learning to exercise, like it or not
7. Live in Michigan, what you hear about our economy is true...
8. Hubby is an engineer, looking for that type of work and back in school (again)
9. My mom is 68, volunteers once a week in my classroom, just had RK surgery so she can golf better, and baby sits for my sisters (also late in life mommies) she is a role model.
10. Love to travel, wish I had more time/$ to do so

Would love to participate in this team, we are all in the same situation... and it takes a village to support a mom, as well as raise a child!

Lynn
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"There's no such thing as coincidence." Fr. Leo Sabourin

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Teddy Roosevelt


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9/16/08 10:15 P

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Hi! I joined this team about a week ago and just haven't had time to write. Ten things....

1. I was a single mom for about 10 years, having adopted one of my students when she was 8 years old.

2. I married my best friend in December of 2005.

3. I have two step-sons - a 13 year old and an almost 11 year old.

4. My 11 year old step-son is autistic.

5. I found out I was pregnant at the age of 40 and was 41 by the time I delivered. She is 16 months now and I am 42!

6. I LOST weight during my pregnancy. I was 194 in the begining, delivered at 186, came home at 196 and then lost to 163 in two weeks. I GAINED 44 pounds in the next 5-6 months - UGH!

7. I lost 5 pounds before finding Spark in July and have lost an additional 17 since - 52 to go!

8. I am a music teacher, K-5 in Ohio. I was a percussionist throughout school, specializing in mallet instruments (xylophone types).

9. I collect rocking horses. I own TONS of stamping and scrapbooking stuff and never find time to use it!

10. Spending time with baby is my favorite thing to do!


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9/12/08 8:48 P

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Most of the time I don't miss the work. But, believe me, when all three kids were in diapers and DH was working 60 - 70 hrs/week, there were days I wanted to be back in the woods.


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L.I.L.MOMMY's Photo L.I.L.MOMMY Posts: 9,318
9/12/08 10:52 A

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Foresty is no easy job...wow! I used to whine about lugging firewood for a season.....geesh!

Funny how life circumstances change isn't it.

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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Ten things about me.......

1. I'm 46 years old.
2. Been married to the same wonderful man for 20 years.
3. We have a 10 year old and TWO 7 year olds.
4. I was born in Arkansas but have lived in Alabama since 1982.(26 years?!)
5. I was a forester until 2 weeks before our first was born.
6. I used to have to eat alot to keep from losing weight when I was working. (Yep. It's true!)
7. I'm an avid reader. (Hooked on historical romances)
8. I quilt when I have the time.
9. I volunteer at the elementary school and my church each one day a week.
10. I'm tired of the mommy bus Suburban. I want a Mini Cooper. (I have to wait until the house is paid off next year)




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9/8/08 7:29 P

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Welcome to the team, you know now that Michael is in preschool part time, I've considered going back to work part time and the thought scares me and it's only been four years for me.

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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9/7/08 11:04 A

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I am so excited to meet you all this way through this thread. I am getting the feeling that this isn't just a late in life mommies group, but an late in life young married group as well. I see that the longest running marriage from what I was able to read is about 15 years. Here are 10 things about me.

1. I married my highschool sweetheart. We have known each other 24 years, married 20. We have been through some major rocky times over the years, but our marriage is stronger than ever now.

2. I have 3 beautiful children that thrill me, and drive me absolutly insane at the same time. DS - 12, DD- 10, DS -4.

3. I am 40 and have ADHD, and went back on ritalin after my 3rd son was born. I seemed to be pretty grounded until after he was born, and then everything went haywire as I think it does for many woman after a few years of marriage and parenting lol.

4. I was into bodybuilding pretty seriously until after my 1st baby was born, then I was serioiusly into nutrition, fasting, juicing, raw food eating. My weight has always been between 120-130 until my 3rd child was born (I was 35). Afterwards I got down to 139 once, but have been around 158-164. I am only 5'1". My 2 older kids are taller than I am.

5. I have not worked since I was 8mo preg with my 12 yr old. I have been a stay at home mom for 13 years, and just sent my youngest to Kindergarten. Now the thought of what comes next is making me nervous.

6. I am the middle child of 5, and have lived in MI my whole life. We moved back to the town I grew up in almost 3 years ago so I am only 1 mile from my parents.

7. I can go from extream laziness to mass productive in 5.5 min lol.

8. Gardening is my greatest hobby.

9. My husband started a job that takes him away about every other week, 5 days at a time about 4 years ago. This has allowed me to grow up and take on more responsibility.

10. I am very emotional at times, and this week is the week, but I'm not PMSing.

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9/6/08 7:07 A

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Welcome, wow sounds like you have your hands full with a child and all those pets...when do you find time for you????

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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9/4/08 9:55 A

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10 Things about me....

1. I'm orginally from Texas buut have lived in Alabama since I was 4
2. I'm the oldest of 3 children
3. I'm a scrapbooker
4. I married for the first time when I was in my late thirties
5. I have 5 cats and 3 dogs
6. I'm the proud mommy to a 2 1/2 year old son
7. We suffered two miscarriages before our son was born.
8. I do Human Resource type work
9. I'm an emotional eater most times but I also don't THINK before I eat
10. I love mexican food (too much)

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9/3/08 8:42 A

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Welcome mommies!

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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9/2/08 8:17 P

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This is such a great thread!
Ten things about me
1) I just joined spark today, and I love it already!
2) I am mommy to one amazing little guy...he's 3
3) I would really really love to give my son a brother or sister
4) before I had my son, I couldn't imagine being a parent, since I had my son, I couldn't imagine anything else!
5) I am very grateful that I was in my thirties when I became a mom, I am a better mom than I would have been in my twenties, I had a chance to really get the party animal in me tamed and don't miss it.
6) I was 32 when I had my son and his daddy was 44, we were both so scared and are still learning everyday, and falling more in love everyday with our son.
7) I am the oldest of 5 children.
8) I left my professional life to be a full time mommy and I have enjoyed it so much more than I ever could have imagined, recently our financial situation has become stressful and I am looking to go to work.
9) My son has all boy cousins on both sides of his family--and he is the youngest, hand-me-downs are a great thing!
10) I am not a very outgoing person, I am shy and quiet and don't have a lot of friends, I love my sisters and sister-in-law, they are my best friends!

The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself. ~Garth Brooks


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9/2/08 1:43 P

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Welcome to all the new members!

Sue - IL (Central Time)
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Failure is only an opportunity to begin again more intelligently. - Henry Ford

Any idea seriously entertained tends to bring about the realization of itself. - From a fortune cookie


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8/30/08 12:19 P

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Hi my name is Kathy and just turned 43 in Aug.

10 things about me

1. I have 5 children DS 21, DD 20, DS 17, and DS 16 from a previous marriage. A DD 15 months with my DF, this is his first child at 47.

2. Worked till I was 36 and had a severe asthma attack that put me into respiratory arrest twice and a coma for 2 wks. I had to learn how to walk, talk, eat and cognitive skills all over again. You may think I'm crazy for this comment, but I'll believe it till the day I die, my mom passed away in 1997, my attack 2001 and while in coma, she came to me and told me to go back she didn't want me. Of course, I wanted to be with her, but I believe that is the reason I am alive today. I went back to wk in May of 2002 in a wheelchair for my boss to fire me in Sept of 2002 because he said I couldn't do the job that I was teaching my co worker over the phone while I was in rehab. (Funny huh) He didn't like the idea of me being in a wheelchair, it was embarrassing for him.

3. I left my Former husband in 2003 because he was very insecure after being with him 19 yrs, 17 married, he thought I was cheating on him, but it was the opposite.

4. Met my fiancée on match.com, in 2005. He's a great guy. He doesn't want me to work, even though I would love to part time. But I spend my time with my 15 mo old daughter.

5. I have made a very good recovery even though the drs all thought I was going to die, they are amazed every time I go to see them.

6. I went to OC, MD and walked on the beach and the boardwalk for the 1st time since 2001.

7. I am very shy until I get to know you.

8. I just really started to get into SP a short time ago even though I joined in May.

9. I am the baby of 6 children. We were like the Brady Bunch growing up we were boy, girl, boy, girl, boy, girl. Had 2 dogs (even though they had 1) but we didn't have an Alice. lol My mom passed away a wk after her b-day at the age of 68 and my dad turned 83 in April and is getting Altzheimers.

10. I have never had a weight problem until being pregnant with my last daughter. I gained 35 lbs and just can't seem to lose any weight. But I am trying. I just have to get my eating under control and eat the right things. But I do exercise almost daily.

Kathy

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8/30/08 6:50 A

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Welcome ladies, I hope you'll drop by often.

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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8/29/08 3:03 P

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Hi, My name is Rita. I just turned 43. Joined SP last fall. Didn't really get into it until about a month ago...now I am a sparker through and through!

1. I am a wife of 4 years to my 2nd (& final)husband, a mother to three (DD 20, DS 17, & DS 2 1/2) and grandmother to one DGD 15 months & one DSGD 14 yrs. Figure that one out!

2. Will return to working mom status 9/8 as hubby needs help making ends meet. Only stayed home after DS 2 1/2 was 12 weeks early! Weighed in at 2 lbs 7ozs. Needed mommy more and $$ was not an issue.

3. DS #3 was IVF baby. Way cool experience. Had tubes clipped after first 2 DC.

4. I love softball, playing, coaching, watching.

5. Have an Associates degree in Applied Business, acct major.

6. Worked in the fence business for 23 years before becoming SAHM.

7. Enjoy an occassional girl's night out, enjoy reading, traveling and absolutely love being a mom!

8. We enjoy camping in our travel trailer. Rocky Point, Mexico, northern AZ & San Diego have been a few of our stops.

9. Live in Arizona now (year round softball baby!) but moved here from Ohio in 2000 with my two older children. Better job..more $$$.

10. Ready and determined to be in the best shape of my life. Tired of always being the "big" girl.

Rita

Unless we take a chance or two in order to begin,
There's nothing we can hope to gain, no prize that we can win,
We must accept uncertainty, must set our doubts aside,
Be brave enough to risk a loss or setback to our pride,
We should not be afraid of change, nor be afraid to dare--
If we just take a chance, life holds rewards beyond compare.
~Emily Mathews~


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8/28/08 3:15 P

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New here!

I joined SP yesterday, and I was about to say "at the suggestion of a friend" but come to think of it - all she said was that she joined. Perhaps she will join us here... ;)

Anyway - I'm Holly and I'm 43. I have one 7 year old daughter who was blessed with thin genes, from her father's side.

I'd like to lose 40 pounds. I lost 45 vie eDiets (rather easily) 3 years ago. So far, I like this site better.

Here are my ten things you wouldn't be able to figure out about me:

1. I grew up playing piano and I'm pretty good, but not when people are listening
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2. I am a chronic volunteer
3. My mother was a chronic volunteer
4. I named my cat after a breakfast pastry
5. I used to have a cool job in high tech but "retired" shortly after 9/11
6. My daughter took her first steps at day care, just days before my "retirement"
7. I find "retirement" pretty boring
8. I eat a lot when I'm bored
9. My MBTI type is INFP
10. My DH is the funniest guy on the face of the planet. emoticon

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8/28/08 8:53 A

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It's really easy to fall into unhealthy behaviors with all the pressure in the media to be beautiful, agesless creatures......trying to live up to those expectations can really do a number on our self esteem.

Of course what they don't tell you in the media with every photo of a celebrity mom 6 weeks after giving birth, is that these women have nanny's to take care of their children, personal trainers who work them to a trembling pile of muscle every day of the week, personal chefs who cook for them & monitor serving sizes, plastic surgeons to "lift" them when their feeling low and any number of other support personnel that we lack in real life....

OMG, phew that was a lot to get off my chest.....anyhow, by all means, never feel embarrassed admitting your human.....WELCOME!

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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8/27/08 5:30 P

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thanks.

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8/27/08 5:26 P

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IVFMommy - welcome and congrats on your kids! Your #10 is nothing to be ashamed of!

Kriste's weekly goals: ST 3X; cardio 2000 calories burned; eat better


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8/27/08 5:17 P

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1. I became a first time mom at 36 through invitro fertilization.

2. I had my second baby through IVF at age 40.

3. I will be 41 in a week.

4. I have two daughters.

5. My husband is 10 years my junior

6. I had 3 ectopic pregnancies leaving me with no fallopian tubes and almost lost my life on 2 of them. That's why I had to use IVF.

7. I gained 85 lbs with my last duaghter.

8. My oldest daughter is 4 and my baby is 5 months.

9. I love to read. when I find time.

10. I used to struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Yikes I can't believe I told ya that.


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