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2/12/16 8:47 P

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Welcome, Maria!!

We can do this!

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2/12/16 4:00 P

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I'm Maria and I'm 48 in desperate need of losing 30 lbs. I used to be very lean and athletic but after some set-backs, wound up where I am now. Looking to give and receive motivation, tips and support. Happy I found this team!

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"And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?"
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2/9/16 8:12 A

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Hey guys,

I'm Heather and I'm 42. I am looking to get those 30 pounds I lost a decade ago off again. I lived in Europe for 5 years and my move back to the US was awful for my eating/exercising habits. Time to get moving again! I hope to get to know all of you over time.

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2/8/16 11:35 A

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hello my name is Huney. living on Shaw AFB, SC looking for motivation and some one to work out with

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2/5/16 4:28 P

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New to spark and the whole weight loss program. Had never had an issue with weight while serving in the Army and even in the first few years after retiring but after hitting 45 and deciding to quit smokeless tobacco at about the same time - I found a bunch of weight that I now want to lose.

A friend recommended this site as a good source to track my intake and progress. So far, after a week and 5 pounds of weight shed it has helped. I have found that my self control and the amount (portions) I was eating had much to do with my problem.

In all, I am hoping to lose a total of 35 pounds.

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2/3/16 1:52 P

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Hi, I'm new to this team but not to the Spark. I've been in and out since 2009 and I'm hoping that interacting a little more will give me the push that I need. I entered my 40's last fall and all this weight loss stuff feels like its getting harder and harder. I don't enjoy exercising but have recently discovered that I am extremely motivated by a challenge, hopefully that will last through the 30 pounds I've set as my goal. I have two weddings to attend in September and I hope to be near my goal by then!

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2/1/16 9:50 A

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Hi,

I've been a member of this group for a long time but I've never posted, I am doing it now because I'm hoping all the research is right and community involvement helps keep me on track.

I've been off the Sparkpeople wagon for a while and it's time to get back on. My biggest challenge is staying focused on the tracking. When I see the scale drop I think 'ok, I get it now' and stop tracking - we all know how that creeps up!

I used to be a runner but due to back issues I am no longer allowed to do that so I'm struggling to find exercises I enjoy and can do pain free. Walking and Pilates have been my go to's lately. I was doing 21 day fix workouts and meal plan back in September and they worked until it triggered my back. I was really bummed because it was making a big difference. I felt GREAT and I LOVED the workouts - I am hopeful that dropping some weight will help with the back and allow me to return to some more challenging activities.

February 1st seems like a great day to get this party started.

My goal is to drop 25 pounds by Memorial Day, we all want it faster but I'm trying to be patient - not my best thing! emoticon

Happy Monday!

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1/30/16 6:49 A

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Hi everyone! I'm Laura, and am completely new to SP. I'm a 47 yr old mom to two - a 22 yr old and a 7 yr old who has more energy than a power plant. I've fought this battle a few times over the years, and have decided I'm mostly happy with my weight - though losing 30 (or maybe a little more than that) would be great for me health-wise. What I'm not happy with is how my weight is making my knees feel. I've had bad knees for years, and my current weight is just making them worse. So here's hoping that paying attention to what I'm eating, and making sure I'm getting out and moving will help add a few years to my knees and some ability to keep up with my younger child.

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1/28/16 11:16 A

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Hi, This is the third time for me on Sparkpeople and I can honestly say that I am ready for the journey this time. I am losing weight and getting fit for the right reasons. It isn't to please my husband or just to look better, I am doing this to get healthier. I had a couple of health scares last year and it just hit home that I have to do this to live a long life so that I can see my kids grow-up. I have been doing this now for 3 weeks. I wanted to wait to post here until I knew I could follow through. I have been tracking my food, water and exercise. I can see that I need to eat more fruit and veggies, eat less fat and get up and move more. I wish you all well on this journey that we are on.

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1/27/16 1:16 P

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Hello. I'm not technically "new" but have been an inactive member and am back and wanting to give it my all! I just turned 47 and have been having issues with my blood pressure and was recently put on high blood pressure meds. My doctor also sent me for a physical, after which I found out that in addition to having high blood pressure,I'm prediabetic, have high cholesterol, and my carotid arteries are hardening. Needless to say, that was a horrific wake up call. I have since improved my diet and have become more active. I've lost 5 lbs since January 15. I'm not here just to lose weight anymore. I want to change my lifestyle, improve my health, and get off of medication. I want to be around for my children for many years to come.

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1/27/16 10:28 A

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Hi COOSEYOURHARDD, I found your reply. You actually made me feel better knowing there are more of me out there! :-) It's funny, but my introductory rant last week was incredibly cathartic, and I have been positive and upbeat this whole last week just for having gotten all that out "in the universe." It feels GREAT to get started here, feels GREAT to have a sense of belonging without having to constantly deplete what little in-person interaction my introversion can handle, and it ESPECIALLY felt great this morning when I weighed in and had dropped almost 2 pounds since last week's Wednesday Weigh-In. :-)

So, I hope your rant was therapeutic for you, and I hope you are motivated to "grab it and growl" (my hubby's favorite thing to say). There are tons of resources here and everyone is so supportive it just really makes me smile to experience it.

Have a wonderful and successful day, and keep checking in!

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I apologize, I thought I was replying directly to Jessica0140, but I see that's not the case. So, in case I have lost you with my rant, refer to her previously listed post and it will all make sense! Have a great day everyone!!

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Hello twin, although I'd be the larger one. I just wrote my first blog in which my sentiments ran parallel to yours. I'm actually beyond tears about the shape that I am in. I saw a photo of myself that was taken today, and all I wanted to do was delete it. My clothes don't fit, my bras suck, and if I could live in elastic waist pants, I would. But I really can't, not dress code approved, you know, and I really don't want to have to. I really appreciate your honesty, so let's pull out those fitness gadgets gathering dust, and get this done! As for being an introvert, I am with you on that as well. I considered joining weight watchers, but I would have to face a real live person and let them record my weight. Yeah, no thanks, I'll see you later. But I am really missing the support element as well. I work with people who all weigh 100 pounds and eat everything in sight so I need to seek support elsewhere. Hope I didn't bum you out, but maybe it's a good day to be honest!

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1/26/16 1:08 A

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Welcome to the team!

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1/26/16 1:00 A

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Hi and welcome everyone!!!



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1/24/16 5:16 P

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Hello Mary, I also just joined up today. I'm 48 and married, mother of 5 my youngest is 23. I'm also now deciding to take time for myself. I want to get healthy. Based on my height and age, I'm considered to be border line obese. My goal is to lose 45lbs. Hoping to find supportive and motivation help in joining this group. Looking forward to making new friends as well. I wish you lots of success on your journey to a new you.

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1/24/16 1:11 P

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Hi everyone! I just joined today - was a member 4 years ago but never followed through. I'm 47 and would like to lose about 30 pounds. My children are getting older now (oldest is 18) and I feel that I need to take the time now to focus on my health a bit more. I'm looking forward to exploring the site and getting to know everyone!

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1/21/16 7:13 A

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Hi everyone, I'm still learning the ropes around here, I posted on the wrong board- whoops
Here's my original post copied from main board.

Hi all, I think the stars must have aligned or something, because I've decided to get my fitness on. I quit smoking a year ago Nov 1st, which also happens to be my rebirthday. I'm a 10 year Colorectal cancer SURVIVOR or have been in remission for 10 years. Some people say you're never cancer free, I like my rose colored glasses :)
Anyway, between surgery and quitting smoking AND turning 40 something my frame has a few unwanted pounds. So, I'm here.



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1/21/16 1:00 A

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Hello and welcome to the team EINI417!

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1/20/16 7:10 P

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Hello team! I'm 42 and looking to get fit, stay fit. And look and feel good for the second half of my life. I'm pretty good at starting diets and losing weight, then I stop only telling myself it's a short break and I end up putting it all back on. I'm an avid reader.

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1/19/16 10:06 P

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Hi Shar037

Welcome to the team! So glad you've joined us!

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1/19/16 10:05 P

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Hi Jessica

Welcome to the team. We've all tried going it alone at one time ir another. Studies show having a good support system is needed. And I promise (and I'm sure the rest ot the team does too) to be here to support you, be a friend, and help however I can.

It's not about how bad you want it...it's about how hard you're willing to work for it

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1/19/16 7:03 P

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Hi Everyone,

I just joined Spark and am still figuring out the website. But priority is to find some accountability buddies! I'm 47 yrs old. I'm 5 ft tall and weigh 170 (short and round emoticon
My doctor wants be to be at 130 but I'd be happy with 140. Look forward to getting to know everyone!

Edited by: SHAR037 at: 1/19/2016 (19:04)
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Hi, team. I posted this introduction in the main Message Board, then found this team board so...here I am. :) Original post pasted in below:

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Hi, everyone. I'm Jessica, and I joined SparkPeople a couple days ago but have been stalling on writing this post to introduce myself. Couldn't figure out why until this morning, when I realized I had been wanting to post an upbeat introduction so I didn't bum anybody out and so I could convince you all I am excited and motivated about this...but, in truth, I'm not.

I'm not excited. I'm not motivated. I'm just...I'm staring at myself in the mirror and reading the number on the scale and finally just need to accept the fact that I'm not healthy and not happy. And it's depressing that I've let myself get this way. I'm wearing my husband's track suits because none of my jeans fit anymore, and the elastic in my bras is shot from being forced to wrap around a chest that's probably two sizes bigger than the size on the tag. Oh, and my body feels weak and everything hurts, to boot.

So I'm skipping the upbeat introduction and just being honest. The whole point of joining this community was to both get and give support, and I can't do either if I don't give you all the information. And by the way, joining this community? That's a choice which, for an extreme introvert like myself who typically avoids social situations and is happy spending time alone, speaks loudly of just how ready I am for help and how there's just no lying to myself anymore about what needs to be done.

So here we go. The first lie to crumble to dust in the sunlight is that I can do this by myself. I can't. Ten years, 30 pounds, and a cluttered pile of dozens of briefly used fitness programs and machines proves it.

I'm 5' 5" and weighed in at 170 pounds a few days ago, not coincidentally less than 24 hours before signing up--in tears--for SparkPeople. I live a mostly sedentary life working at a desk or on quiet projects at home, which means I have time to exercise. I can cook, which means I have the skills to be eating healthy, natural foods. And I have Internet access, which means I can learn or buy anything I could possibly need to do this. So why aren't I doing it? Rather, why don't I keep doing it once I start? I'll get motivated and make lists and schedules and dive headfirst into my "new life," only to get thrown off track by something (you know, life) and wonder six months later what happened to my awesome new routine and why I'm still overweight and in crappy shape.

The only reason I can think of is the common denominator in all my previous attempts: I tried to do it alone. Clearly a bad approach, no matter how good my intentions are, so here I am finally admitting I need help. And that REALLY bugs me to do that. I can and do usually handle most things just fine by myself. But my ego is just going to have to take the hit in this case, because I see no other way to make these changes and make them stick.

So, I need help. Please. And I promise to return the favor when I can.

Thanks for listening, you guys. Really. I haven't even posted this yet and I already feel better for writing it.

Okay, maybe I am a teensy bit motivated to get this going now. I guess I'll go work on my SparkPage and stuff.

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1/18/16 7:18 P

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Hi Sandy,

Welcome to the team! You've had an eventful few years. Good for you on quitting the smoking and sticking with that. it's not easy to do from what I hear and glad you survived the heart attack as well.

You're an inspiration! Surviving so much, losing weight and still having such a great attitude!

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1/18/16 11:32 A

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emoticon My name is Sandy and I am from Texas. I have lived here all my life with a few moves to another place but came right back. I am a correctional officer for 20 yrs. and only 4 yrs away from retirement. I have a wonderful husband and in June we will be married 20 yrs. We have one son and 5 grandsons. I have battled with my weight most of my life but the biggest battle is now. 3 yrs ago I had a heart attack and had to quit smoking. I gained 50 pounds over the last 2.5 yrs. Over the last 6 months I have turned thing around I my favor and lost 20 pounds. I still have 30 to go but I know I will do it. I have the best reward waiting. I am cleaning out the closet and buying all new clothes! Might even get my belly button pierced. LOL All I know is I want to have a wonderful Retirement being Health and Happy! emoticon

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Hi Cheryl

Welcome to the team! We're all happy to have you here and support however we can!


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1/16/16 7:14 P

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Hi Eve

Welcome back! Congratulations on the success so far.

You're on the right track so far.

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Hi Jen

Welcome to the team! I understand running out of free time during the day. Not because of kids---just being busy, taking care of an ill parent, running all over town, work, etc.

Sometimes life gets in our way. We just have to find small changes we can make now and when we have those breaks, make larger changes.

It's not about how bad you want it...it's about how hard you're willing to work for it

Kris

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Hi HSHAR1 and welcome back to SP!

Helen, glad you returned to SP and found our team. We hope to be a great place for you to find support and help on your jouney!


It's not about how bad you want it...it's about how hard you're willing to work for it

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1/15/16 8:25 P

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Hi SUPERFIT4LIFE

Welcome to the team. Its awesome you were there for your friend....but I'm happyto hear you're making yourself a priority now.

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1/15/16 8:23 P

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Hi Lynn

Welcome to the team. It IS a new year and you CAN do this!

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1/15/16 8:19 P

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Hi Lisa

Welcome to the team!

SP has a wealth of information for why diets don't work, things to do to overcome hurdles and making changes that last.

It's not about how bad you want it...it's about how hard you're willing to work for it

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Hi Scarrias

Welcome to the team. Glad you're starting to get more involved with the team!

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1/15/16 8:05 P

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Hi Lanisha

Welcome to the team!

Your mindset is on point. Health is important. And to lose weight, improve our health and even maintain weightloss, we must be consistent.

There are many articles on consistency on SP. Just search the thru the articles tab.



It's not about how bad you want it...it's about how hard you're willing to work for it

Kris

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40 Somethings with 25-49 pounds to lose
SP Class of January 17-23, 2016
SP Class of February 26-March 4, 2017
Co-Leader Spark People's Social Team for Team Leaders and CT Members


Feel free to add me on fitbit! I love to compete in the challenges and welcome new friends to help me stay motivated and/or challenge me to get in more steps!



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1/15/16 8:01 P

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Hi Wahm922

Welcome to the team. Search for articles in the articles & videos tab. You'll find lots of infirmatin to help keep youmotivated and how to work with various diseases.

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It's not about how bad you want it...it's about how hard you're willing to work for it

Kris

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40 Somethings with 25-49 pounds to lose
SP Class of January 17-23, 2016
SP Class of February 26-March 4, 2017
Co-Leader Spark People's Social Team for Team Leaders and CT Members


Feel free to add me on fitbit! I love to compete in the challenges and welcome new friends to help me stay motivated and/or challenge me to get in more steps!



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1/14/16 7:21 P

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emoticon hello my name is Cheryl I am 44 years old ! I would like to loose 25 pounds this year! It's going to be a stressful year ! I need all the support I can to acheive this goal ! So I decided to join the group! Thanks for the support!

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1/14/16 9:03 A

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Hello All!! I'm Eve....
I've been on Spark before a few years ago, now I'm back and ready to go again!! My start has been very good, 8 weeks in and doing great...just started Spark again 2 days ago. I want to keep track of my eating habits and gain support.

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1/12/16 11:18 A

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Hi Im Jen. I haven't introduced myself yet, but I joined Spark on Dec 20th. Between studies and work, learning how to be healthy and working out and time with kiddo, my time is limited on becoming active in the groups, but eventually that will change.

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1/10/16 5:31 P

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Hi, I am a return user to spark people, I was looking for groups that were applicable to me and came across you, I am 41 and have 49 pounds to loose, so you seem the perfect place for me. Good luck to everyone on your targets, Helen.

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1/8/16 9:56 A

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Hello All! My goal is to be Super FIT from the INside OUT! I've been on SP for awhile. I initially joined to support a friend with their weight loss emergency so I dabbled but I never took the program seriously but now I am unhappy with my weight and shape so I am on here for ME!

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1/8/16 8:51 A

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Hi. My name is Lynn and I'm here to get healthier. I usually yoyo with my weight and I am on a mission to get it under control now that I am 40. Its a new year and I'm ready for a new me.

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1/8/16 8:09 A

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Hi my name is Lisa. I just joined sparkpeople yesterday. When I turned 40 5 years ago I only had 10 pounds to lose now I'm 45 and have 30lbs to lose. I've tried every diet out there and nothing works for me. Hoping a site that holds me accountable will work.

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1/6/16 12:23 P

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Hello, I joined several months back, don't really post. That is one of my goals for this year is to be more involved in the community section SP.

I CAN DO THIS!!


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1/6/16 11:48 A

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hi! I turned 40 two weeks ago and decided to give this healthy lifestyle another go. I want to lose 30 pounds using a realistic approach with consistency. My weight has been up and down but I understand now how important good health is as we age. I hope to give and receive motivation to help all of us achieve our goals.

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1/5/16 10:31 A

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Hi all, I know what I need to do but I get discouraged easily and loose motivation. Fighting against low thyroid, hormone and adrenal issues.

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1/3/16 10:07 P

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Welcome back, glad you rejoined!

It's not about how bad you want it...it's about how hard you're willing to work for it

Kris

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40 Somethings with 25-49 pounds to lose
SP Class of January 17-23, 2016
SP Class of February 26-March 4, 2017
Co-Leader Spark People's Social Team for Team Leaders and CT Members


Feel free to add me on fitbit! I love to compete in the challenges and welcome new friends to help me stay motivated and/or challenge me to get in more steps!



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1/1/16 2:18 P

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Hi, I just rejoined today. I am ready to make a healthy lifestyle change and shed 30-40 pounds. Here's to a healthy New Year!

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1/1/16 10:29 A

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Yay! Good luck!

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1/1/16 10:28 A

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Just joined today, wish me luck.


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