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Joey Is ten years old but still acts like a puppy.

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I'm here today to make some changes and learn to live right. I will overcome my food obsessions and lose forty pounds. I will improve my relationships with my family and friends in the "real" world, and I will enjoy the companionship of my SparkFriends in my Spark Neighborhood. I love it here.
I'm here today to make some changes and learn to live right. I will overcome my food obsessions and lose forty pounds. I will improve my relationships with my family and friends in the "real" world, and I will enjoy the companionship of my SparkFriends in my Spark Neighborhood. I love it here.

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BUTTONPOPPER1 is very grateful for all you people who tell me part of your stories and make me smile, LAUGH, cry, and think deeply about what really matters. Thank you so much.
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Member Since: 5/25/2010

SparkPoints: 14,775

Fitness Minutes: 395

My Goals:
My main goal is to be healthy in body and spirit so that I can live the right kind of life.

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I'm looking for inspiration on everybody's SparkPage. It's fun and educational and takes my mind off food! I really love reading other people's stories.

Personal Information:
I'm from a tiny town in Georgia (with no traffic lights), but now I live in Japan. I'm happy to have become active in the SparkPeople community, which feels a lot like home.

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9/16/2014 3:37:05 AM

Oh, P.S. Joey is adorable! :)

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9/16/2014 3:35:19 AM

I was very happy to see my mom in better shape than I expected - I was so scared I'd show up and she'd be on her deathbed (and I can say that online because I said it to her face, we talked for a long time about the changes she's going to have to make and what it means for the rest of the family) - I was absolutely TERRIFIED! That's something I've been trying to work on with my sponsor and with my church group, making the "chatterbox" shut up because things are RARELY as bad as I expect them to be but once the hamster wheel starts going it gets really insane up there...I had a very good time with my family, esp. my mom and aunt Bonnie - those two crack me up, Bonnie is not my "actual" aunt she's one of my mom's friends from way, way back, but she's family, she is one of the few people I know who still sends letters, actual letters, in the mail! It's nice to get one when everything has gone so much online and there's little personal interaction anymore. Glad I could share part of my world with you! I'll make sure to post more pictures soon, I take them all the time. I may even make a collection one day when I'm bored to share just so I can show people my favorite parts of Kansas (at least the parts I've seen, which is mainly Wichita, Lawrence, Eudora, and Kansas City/Overland Park - I used to live in Hutchinson, but that place is bad news for me, I won't go back).

Thanks for the well wishes and good luck on your journey - you can do this! I have to tell myself that, too, it's about choices and action!

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9/15/2014 11:29:36 PM

Thank you so much for always making my day so bright with your supportive and inspiring comments on my BLOGS. You always give me motivation to keep on doing my best so I can be successful in reaching my goals.

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9/15/2014 11:24:11 AM

i hope you enjoyed your Gospel Concert. it sounded like a fun time. i was to a local community picnic for the area churches earlier this summer and there were gospel songs and unfortunately i didn't recognize to many of them. i guess my Catholic upbringing and now my Lutheran back ground leaves me with not recognizing to many songs, but i did have a good time at the picnic. it was a wonderful fellowship.

i sat the other night and read a few of your blogs. they are wonderfully written and i enjoyed reading them. i had a hard time stopping with reading your blogs, but i was falling asleep at the computer as it was very late for me and i needed to get some sleep.

i love spark people as you have friends and can interact with so much. i have been much of a loner all my life and have been dependent upon my husband. also i am finally coming to realization of growing up and being abused by my dad according to today's standards. my dad beat me and would leave welts on my butt in the shape of his hand. i had been beaten for things i didn't do and i have no idea who did the misdeeds i got punished for. i have 2 brothers one older and one younger. my older brother is very protective of me even to this day. i suspect it was my younger brother who may have done the misdeeds i got punished for. i hold no bad feelings towards him, it has been so many years ago. life has moved on. one thing though he is the black sheep of the family.

now i deal with mental abuse and stress from my husband. i sneak on the computer in the morning at times and today is one of them, because he gets attitudes when i'm on the computer anytime during the day. it's ok if i'm on the computer after 10 pm, but not before as the attitude comes out. when i mention this to him he denies it. my friend has even seen his attitudes he has with me. so this stresses me out. i am very involved with the church i belong to. i'm the secretary and treasurer. there are very few in church to fill the pews or to do the work unless it is a paying position. my position right now is all voluntary and that is just fine with me. i honestly enjoy doing the work. it is a challenge for me as i did very well in english in high school, but never went on to college. i did start a writing class as a college credit at night school once a week at the local vocation school in Pgh. years ago. never finished that as we moved in the middle of that time. soo....i do so much enjoy writing. i also write a newsletter for the church and one person who wants the newsletter just keeps after me to work on it. she is the council president , but doesn't want to be to much involved in the physical work other than just going to church and sitting there in the pew. had a council meeting and i was the one who had items to bring up to the councils attention. she didn't have anything to bring up.

must get moving and get to work. i'm making wreaths for a fall craft show and i also sell them to one wholesale shop and she will take all that i make her as they sell very fast for her.

i wanted to let you know i like you have stayed to myself.

emoticon emoticon sue

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9/14/2014 11:47:58 PM

emoticon As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good ol' way
And who shall wear the starry crown?
Good Lord show me the way!

O sisters let's go down
Let's go down, come on down
O sisters let's go down
Down in the river to pray

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