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Hi! My name is Moni and welcome to my SparkPage!!! After my second son was born, my weight was out of control. One day reading an article in a Woman's magazine there was a write-up on SparkPeople. I logged on but did not really work the program. Well one day I was fed up with being fed-up and started working the program. My heaviest weight was well over 275 lbs. At first I would drink water. Then I worked on eating fruits and veggies. I would do 10 mins of exercise daily and now I am up to 60 mins. plus of activity. I also sign up for 5K races during the season!!! From a Couch Potato to Walk/Jogging 5Ks!!! I know I still have more work to do but I love the way I feel!! I love that I have energy and I love that I have a smile on my face from ear to ear. If I can do it - so can you. I am working on the new me one baby step at a time. So join me on this awesome journey. You won't regret it!! Take care of yourself, Hugs, Moni :-)

Member Since: 3/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 224,903

My Goals:
My goals are: to eat at least five serviings of fruits and veggies daily; drink 8 glasses of water, keep jogging/walking daily and get 8 hours of sleep.

I am staying active on a daily basis and being positive about all of my achievements. I log in my exercise, food and water.

My Program:
I, Moni, Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, to forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

Personal Information:
I live in the Northwestern part of New Jersey. Hubby and I are married 27 years. I have two boys ages 24 and 21. I am a self-taught Paralegal working with my husband.

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  • v SHARON10002
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    Happy Friday! Love is in the air! They say "love is a many splendored thing", and so I thought it might be a-propose for some Valentine giggles about marriage to get ourselves in the right frame of mind for the weekend ahead. Believe me, this was no half-hearted project for me; I put my whole heart into it! I know you're getting excited, and can heartly wait, so let's get pumpin' . . .

    emoticon After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, 'You know, I was a fool when I married you.”
    The husband replied, 'Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn't even notice.”

    emoticon A man inserted an ad in the classifieds: It read: “Wife wanted”.
    The next day he received hundreds of letters.
    They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.”

    emoticon If a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

    emoticon "I married Miss Right. I just didn't realize her first name was Always."

    emoticon A husband said to his wife, "No, I don't hate your relatives. In fact, I like your mother-in-law better than I like mine."

    emoticon A woman turns to her husband on their silver wedding anniversary and says, Honey, will you still love me when my hair turns grey?"
    Her husband replies, "Why not? I stuck with you through the other six shades."

    emoticon After finishing our Chinese food, my husband and I cracked open our fortune cookies.
    "You go first", he said.
    Mine read, “Be quiet for a little while.”
    "Now it's your turn", I said.
    His read, “Talk while you have a chance.”

    emoticon My wife just nudged me and said, "You weren't even listening, were you?".
    I thought, That's a strange way to start a conversation. . .

    emoticon An interviewer asked a married couple what their secret was to their long and happy marriage.
    The husband chimed in, "My wife and I always compromise."
    "I admit I'm wrong, and she agrees with me."

    emoticon Shortly before our 25th wedding anniversary, my husband sent 25 long-stemmed yellow roses to me at my office.
    A few days later, I plucked all the petals and dried them. On the night of our anniversary, I spread the petals over the bed and lay on top of them, wearing only a negligee.
    As I’d hoped, I got a reaction from my husband.
    When he saw me, he shouted, “Are those potato chips?”

    I hope some of these made you laugh wholeheartedly! emoticon

    I heartily wish each of you a very Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy your weekend!
    21 days ago
  • v KATIE5668
    Just dropping by to say are missed !! Sounds like you been a busy gal ..I wish I could say the same..just haven't got both feet under me yet since having Covid.
    But doing ok..I think all of us have a bit of Covid fever...but need to hang on and hang in there!!
    Check on ya again soon...
    22 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    emoticon F - Forgive yourself for your mistakes, and take the next step.
    emoticon E - Eat like you love yourself.
    emoticon B - Believe you are beautiful - inside and out.
    emoticon R - Rise each morning with a positive attitude that it's a new day with new opportunities.
    emoticon U - Unless you move, the place where you are is the place you will stay.
    emoticon A - Accept your flaws - everyone has them, and be gentle with yourself in spite of them.
    emoticon R - Remember you are loved by many others.
    emoticon Y - You deserve your own love more than anyone else.

    emoticon F – Focus on the present moment for that is really all there is.
    emoticon O - Only when you are kind to yourself, can you show kindness to others.
    emoticon C – Calm your mind, breathe, go within, and discover your true beauty.
    emoticon U – Under every circumstance, do your best – for that is ALL you can do.
    emoticon S – Self love is not selfish.

    Happy February! Let this month's focus on LOVE begin with YOU!
    Be kind and gentle with yourself.
    Remember to do this by getting into your heart, and follow your heart more when it concerns you.

    Thanks for stopping by!
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    29 days ago
    OHHH GF!! you KNOW I AM A SMILING!! SNOW!! SNOW!! SNOW!! It's timing isn't that great for me, but that is what it is. STILL WOOHOO SNOW!!

    It's not going to hit our area really until slightly at 4, but by 6 PM it'll be going on. YEAH YEAH I work 12:30 to 7!! By 7 it'll slow down at work. Likely by 5 it'll slow down. We'll be seeing the ones who moved up here from your area and NY, MASS (though many in MA are used to this) who do the PANIC buying, and some here ALWAYS do it from days long gone. PLUS the comfort foods. LOL Water will go FLYING off the shelf, milk (many do NOT have generators, about 75% don't) so why they buy milk, unless they're putting outside, I have NO CLUE!! Batteries are now mostly purchased by older people, most of us will just charge up our devices "just in case" we lose electricity though I do not expect us too. I didn't expect that Sat AM either, but a squirrel had other ideas. As you know we do have a generator, though it doesn't do anything in my unit other than heat (Which I am EXTREMELY grateful for!). But I can charge my devices in the hallway.

    I am still getting chest pains when I do to much, which includes work. But,, but but,, well if I really need to leave work, I will. I'm learning to accept the pain and HOPE when I have the heart catherization on the 19th it'll show what's up. I've asked work to be off though for a week "just in case" he ends putting in a stent. He's not sure.
    32 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/31/2021 11:40:12 PM
  • v SHARON10002
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    It's Friday, and with much of the country having snow this week, I thought you might appreciate some winter jokes. For those of you who live in the Northern states, I know that winter is snow problem for you.
    By now, all of you snow how this works - You read . . . you laugh. However, if you don't like them, please don't give me the cold shoulder.

    Why do bees stay in their hives during the winter months?

    A wife texts her husband at work on a very cold and icy morning. . .
    "Windows frozen, won't open."
    Her husband types back:
    "Gently pour some lukewarm water over it."
    Wife texts back five minutes later:
    "Computer is really screwed up now."

    What do you call a hacker stuck in his house during a winter blizzard?
    Edward Snowed-in

    Yup, ol' man winter paid us a visit. This morning I had to scrape the ice and snow off my windshield. I used my supermarket's loyalty card. I only got 10% off.

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Icy who?
    Icy another snowstorm coming!

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Accordion who?
    Accordion to the weather report it's going to snow again tomorrow.

    How do snowmen get their email?
    On the winternet.

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Noah who?
    Noah good joke about snow?

    And finally . . . Thought for today
    East or West, home is best.
    There's snow place like home . . .
    Especially when it's snowing!

    Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend, and stay cool!
    35 days ago
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