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1/11/15 5:31 P

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I work at ISU and am ready to work out again more at the rec.Hope to see you there!


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12/14/14 5:19 P

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Hello! I just moved to Champaign from the Madison, WI area at the end of September. I joined The Refinery fitness club in Champaign yesterday and I'm beginning the long haul to lose 90 pounds. I'm looking for Sparkbuddies!

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9/25/14 3:11 P

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Hi everyone! Somehow I was not getting notifications on this forum and i apologize.

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the cooler temps :)

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8/4/14 7:39 A

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Hello my name is Bobbi and I currently live in the Bloomington-Normal area. I am a full time student at ISU. I am 34 years old looking to meet new people.

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7/9/14 3:31 P

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Hi, I live in Pontiac.

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6/29/14 8:07 P

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Hello, I'm in Springfield

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6/28/14 8:48 P

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HI, I am in Hoopeston Il, anyone else or close by?

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6/7/14 3:56 P

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I am a born and bread Central Illinoisan..... I live in Florida full time however, I live in Central IL from June - August. I hope that you allow me to stay in this group.



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4/23/13 2:17 P

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Hi NIKEIT2011
yes it is! I have been busy in the garden and just saw this - I am really enjoying this SP site!

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11/24/12 4:43 P

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Hi Cheryl! Ah, Decatur...Soybean Capital of the world and original home of the Chicago Bears emoticon

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11/15/12 9:43 P

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Hi everyone. I am Cheryl. I Live in Decatur, Grew up in Clinton. I am trying to lose 40 lbs. It is really slow going. I am in remission from cancer and have a slowed lymph issue that came from the radiation. I work out daily. Mostly in the therapy pool and walking. I also use an elliptical and recumbent bike 3 times week So glad to see so many from my area!

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7/15/12 12:41 A

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Welcome weightfight!! Tell us about what its like to work out in a smaller town??

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7/2/12 4:38 P

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Hi, my name is Lori and I live in Neoga, IL. I am new to SP. I am working on losing 30 pounds so I can have surgery on my hip. Looking forward to meeting new people here.

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6/10/12 8:41 A

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Hi Julie!!! Sounds as though you are on your way!!! And the cruise is a wonderful reason to reach your goals and keep them!! You can do it!!
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6/6/12 4:03 P

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Hi! My name is Julie Colby. I am from Danville,Illinois. I have been a SP member for awhile but inactive due to back pain. Prior to my back issues I was a 3rd degree black belt in tae kwon do, and very active in cycling, not good or great at either but efficient enough to have fun. I am post 2nd back surgery now and FINALLY feeling better. I lost a few lbs in April, gained some back in May and kicking it into high gear in June. I am hoping to get down into a dress for a cruise hubby and I are taking next year and STAY down!!! I am psyched! emoticon



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11/12/11 7:57 P

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Hi Michelle and Julia!!! Sorry it took me so long to respond but somehow the notification never reached the inbox :( Welcome to the Team and welcome to IL :)
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11/4/11 4:18 P

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Hi!
I've been a spark member for a while, but just moved to Illinois for school this fall. I'm living in Urbana. The move has changed my lifestyle a bit (I no longer own a bike), so I am trying to get back on track and find new ways to exercise! Just wanted to introduce myself and say happy Friday!
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11/1/11 9:52 P

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Hi! My name is Michelle. I am not new to SP...been Co leader of the Christian Missionary Womens' team for a few years. We relocated to Washington, IL last year. Yesterday I had a doctor appt. and learned I have hit my highest weight ever. Today my sweet hubby took the day off for us to go hiking, we took pictures and those pics confirmed what the doc's scale said! So...time to kick it in high gear...and I know myself well enough to know I can't do it alone.



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9/22/11 7:50 P

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Hi, I am a new member looking for others around the Coles County area. I am in Mattoon.

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4/23/11 10:35 A

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4/22/11 2:44 P

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Hello! I'm Nicole and I live in Fulton County. I have a goal of toning up my body and losing the 25 lbs that I gained in the last 3 years. I want to look like I did at 18 before I got pregnant with my son! I have since graduated college and that hectic schedule helped me pack the pounds on. Now that I have my degree and dream job, it's time to take some time to get myself healthy again.

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3/15/11 8:55 A

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Welcome to the Central Illinois team!



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3/14/11 6:08 P

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Hi everyone, I'm not new to Spark but new to this team. I love morning exercise, but the eating part has been hard for me. I hope that joining in some team goals will help keep me on track! :)

Jennifer P., Central IL


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2/10/11 12:09 P

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hey team, my name is Keena & although I've been a member of SP for a little over 3 years, I've never actively thought about meeting other sparkers - until now. So I sought out a team in my area that may help me connect w/ other local sparkers.

I've lost a few pounds so far & I'm hoping to lose another 30 by summer. (meaning I'm kicking it into HIGH gear w/ my fitness program)

btw: I'm in the Quad Cities - Rock Island county

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1/9/11 9:33 P

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Hi Andrea, welcome to the team! I love your picture, you're quite a beauty. If you look towards the bottom of the main team page you can view a map that shows where all of our members are located. It's a pretty widespread team, which is why we don't get together often, but I'm hoping we can do so in the future.

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1/9/11 9:31 P

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Hi Julie! I absolutely love the picture of your cat, he's gorgeous! Welcome to SparkPeople and to the team! If you ever have any questions about how things work on the site, please let me know, I'm always happy to help.

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1/9/11 9:27 P

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Welcome to the team, LANNAHGIRL6, we're glad to have you! We do have a few other members in the Bloomington-Normal area. She doesn't usually post on the message boards, but if you get a chance, check out CONFUSEDGIRL, her journey towards weight loss and fitness is incredible, and she writes great blogs.

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1/9/11 4:41 P

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Hello Everyone! This is a new year = new me. Hoping to make healthy choices for me and my family. My personal goal is to look my best when I turn 40. I have a couple of years but this will be a lifestyle not a "diet". I am in the Iroquois area...anyone else?

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1/5/11 1:04 A

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Hello. My name is Julie. I'm brand new to SparkPeople and to this group. Due to a recent health diagnosis on top of some other things, I am looking to be happier and healthier both inside and out. I am from Bloomington, IL and have lived here for about 4 years now. I look forward to talking with you more in the future. :)

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
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12/28/10 11:16 A

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Hello everyone, we moved here from Summit, IL (small suburb outside of Chicago) to Normal, IL last year, we had to get away due to my 9 yr old cousin been shot and killed while washing her dog, we have 4 kids and I refuse to go through what my cousin went through so me and my husband packed up and left for a more peaceful place to raise our kids.....been a year now, still no friends yet but hope that changes soon!

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12/19/10 7:52 A

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Jennifer, welcome to the team. I wish you the very best in your weight lose journey. emoticon

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12/19/10 6:28 A

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Good morning! I joined this team last week but haven't had time to say hello until now. I've been on SP since 2008, I have about 40 more lbs. I want to lose. Thank you for having me on the team. :)

Jennifer P.
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10/20/10 10:23 A

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Hi Becky and welcome to the team, I'm so glad you introduced yourself! I really admire your workout schedule, I wish I was so dedicated. I think it's great that you've overcome the medical obstacles and found something that you really like.

You've come so far on your weight loss journey, that's wonderful! I have no doubt that you'll be able to reach your goal.

Thanks so much for introducing yourself, I look forward to getting to know you!

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10/19/10 2:52 P

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Hi, I'm Becky from Quincy...the belly button of Illinois. I have a lot of weight to lose but have already lost over 50 pounds. I lead an Adaptive Water Exercise class for the Red Cross 3 days a week which is followed by Water Zumba for 45 minutes then I swim at least a half mile but usually try to get in 1500 meters. Before going to the pool I work out in the University's weight room and do a 45 minute circuit of strength training. By the time I get home, I am pretty tired. On my off days, I usually do some strength training with a band. I have Peripheral Neuropathy which makes walking very difficult for me, so I don't run or walk much at all. I started my journey the first of this year (2010) and hope to see my idea weight by the end of 2012.

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7/3/10 11:43 A

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Hi Tina! Welcome to the Central IL Team, we're glad to have you! Check out CONFUSEDBIRD's SparkPage and blogs, she's another member from your town, and she's a great inspiration.

Welcome, and I look forward to getting to know you!

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6/27/10 10:04 A

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Hi all. I'm Tina from Bloomington. New to the site in the last few days. Glad to find a local group. Still exploring the site but really liking what I see so far. It was fun to find the fitness maps where you can map your local streets to calculate thw distance. I'm bad about staying focused with diet and exercise but hopefully I can stay on track with by using this site.

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4/6/10 8:46 A

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Hi Cindi! Welcome to the team! I'm so glad you stopped by and introduced yourself!

The team isn't very active, but I encourage you to stop by and post as often as you want. I'm always here to answer any questions or offer assistance with anything you need.

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4/1/10 8:10 P

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Hello everyone! I am Cindi. I live in Sullivan. I have been on and off SP for a couple of years. I need to get the motivation. I finally am ready I think. LOL I have seen some family health issues because of the weight and I dont' want to be "there" ya know. I am pushing the 40 year mark and want to be in better shape before that birthday rolls around. I have 3 kids and a husband that travels for work. We are all doing this together. My husband was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago and we have all struggled with helping him. So now we are doing it! We are! I'm determined! lol

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3/6/10 9:22 A

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Hi Larry, welcome to the team! Congratulations on taking on the challenge of a 5k, that's great! I checked on the city of Peoria's website and didn't see a 5k listed on their community calendar for the 27th. Do you know who's sponsoring it?

If you have any questions or need anything, please let me know, I'm always happy to help!

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3/4/10 8:44 P

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Hi! I am Larry from Knoxville. I have been with SparkPeople since the first of the year. Its exciting to join a team from Central Illinois. I look forward to meeting members of the team.

Question: I'd like to walk/run my first 5K race this spring. How do I sign up for the March 27 walk/run in Peoria?

Larry
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3/2/10 8:50 A

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Hi Lisa and welcome to the team! We have at least one member from the Bloomington/Normal area, CONFUSEDBIRD. She is great, she writes wonderful blogs, has lost over 100 lbs, and is a total inspiration.

If you go to the bottom of the team's main page, underneath the pics of all of our members, there's a button marked View Team Map, you can check that out to see who else is in your area.

I'm from Jacksonville, which is maybe an hour and a half away, but I'd be willing to make the trek if we got together at least three or four people for a get together.

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3/2/10 2:58 A

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I am Lisa from Normal! So how many of us are in Normal or close by? I thought I heard there was a meetup close around here. If there are a few of us interested, we could meet up and inspire and motivate eachother! I fell off the wagon but I am back on it again! The whole house was sick off and on for 2 weeks. Ugh! I can't wait for spring!

P.S Anyone by Peoria, I am thinking of participating in the walk/run on March 27th. I am so not in that good of shape but I am just going to go for it. If I come in last at least I tried and at least I did more than sitting at home!

Look forward to meeting other Illinois Sparkers!!

Lisa

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2/11/10 11:57 A

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Hi and welcome to SparkPeople! Believe it or not, Rock Falls is my hometown!! I'm so excited that you've joined the team!

If you have any questions or need anything please let me know, I'm always happy to help!

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Hi everyone I'm from Rock Falls a little bit North but didn't find a team that was around my area.
Lookin foward to gettin you know you all.
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Hi Kass! Welcome to SparkPeople and to the Central IL team, we're so glad to have you!

Unfortunately this team isn't very active right now, but I'm trying my hardest as leader to get more action. Please feel free to jump in and post wherever you feel like.

I look forward to getting to know you and help you achieve your goals! If you ever have any questions, need support, or just want to chat, feel free to send me a message, I love to help and I love making new spark buddies, especially in the Central IL area.



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1/8/10 10:33 P

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Hello...I'm a new member! Out looking to reach some goals I have set with myself. I'm hoping I can be supportive to everyone and well, hmm probably look for some at times also. :)

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you first must be prepared to change."

"In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired."

"If you care at all,you'll get some results.If you care enough, you'll get incredible results."


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Welcome to the team! Looks like there are some people joining from my neck of the woods. Woohoo! Let me know if I can be of any help. Sparkpeople are great.

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Welcome to the team, we're so glad to have you! We have at least one other member who lives in Bloomington. I hope that you find the support and encouragement that you need from the team, and I look forward to getting to know you! If there's anything I can do to help you reach your goals please let me know, I'm always here!

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Hi. I live in Normal and was real excited to see there's a Central Illinios team. Hope I can be supportive to all my neighbors! emoticon

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A big hello to you both! I'm so glad that you've joined our team! I'm sorry that I haven't been around to welcome you earlier, but I'm so glad to see that you've both been posting on the message boards.

Good luck with your journey and I look forward to getting to know you both!

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11/30/09 5:40 P

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HI, IM JOHN AND IM HEAR TO LOSE WEIGHT AND BE A HEALTHIER HUSBAND,FATHER AND A BETTER ME,I LIVE IN PEKIN IL.I GO TO A GYM NOW THAT I JUST JOINED,AND LOOKING FOR A BUDDY TO WORK OUT WITH AND MAKE FRIENDS ON HEAR AS WELL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND HOPE TO BE FRIENDS SOON.

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11/22/09 11:14 A

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Hello all! I am from Livingston County and looking for spark buddies. My days are spent as a wife, mother, grandma, social worker. The older I get the less I enjoy cooking so I am looking for easy healthy ways to prepare food. Turning 50 and celebrating 30 years of marriage to my best friend. The spark community is awesome. If there is anyone out there closeby send me a sparkmail so we can connect. Go team! Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hi Padraigha! What a beautiful celtic name! Welcome to the team, we're glad to have you!

You may want to post under the thread "Looking for a fitness buddy?" with what type of activities you currently do and what you want out of your buddy. We have members spread out all over central IL, so hopefully you'll find someone.

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Hi! I am Padraigha in Knox County, looking for a buddy.

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Welcome back to SP, Diana! We're so glad to have you! I hope you can come to our Decatur get together or that we can meet sometime in Springfield, maybe at Washington Park, for a walk!

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Hello everyone!

My name is Diana and I am from the Springfield area. I am recommitting to Spark once again. I have many great friends out here and it truly is a great support system. Currently most of my activities include walking...I try to walk at least 4 miles a day...this past week hasn't been so good, but I am ready to get back on track. My journey has been a long one with weightloss...but I am not ready to give up! Every day is a new day and every day you must live your life to the fullest. I look forward to meeting everyone.

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back to discover they were the big things!!!!

"When it comes to losing weight, you will take out of it whatever you choose to put into it. If you work out half an hour a day, a few days a week, you can't expect the same results you'd get from 1 hour a day, 6 days a week. If you put in half-hearted work, you will get half-hearted results."
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Hi, my name is Sally. I was born and raised in Decatur but now spend a lot of time in Alabama.

I would have loved having some Spark friends in & around Decatur while I was there the last time. Just came back to Alabama Sunday.

Anybody on the team have the last name of, or know anybody with the last name of Wallis? The reason I ask is because I have a great niece on Spark and wondered if she was on the team. LOL

Ok, about me... I am a 63 year old at goal and maintaining after losing 67 lbs. on Spark. I hope you all are having the great success I have had with Spark!.

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Oh yeah, that's just training by myself. Thats not even tapping into training at the dojo here in town when somebody is trying to make u tap out and/or punch you. We only hit about 10-20% of our power. But all ground moves and submissions are in your face to the max! And thats just me as an amatuer. If I was a pro, all of this and what i posted before, times 20! Difference is, pro's get paid, ammys dont. We're lucky if the promotor pays for gas and/or hotel. I try and fight as close to home as I can. With my job (delivering newspapers 3rd shift everyday but christmas) can't really go anywhere and another reason for lack of training, gotta sleep when I can! But looking to get a new job soon since they keep messing with my paycheck. Ok I'm done talking now, thats probably more about mma than any of u ever wanted to know. Just be glad it wasnt pro wrestling, its worse when I get going about that if u can believe it! lol



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Yup, know about Rock Falls/Sterling and Lena. Did u know that the race car driver Danica Patrick grew up not that far from either of us lol?

Yes it is brutal and thats with me not taking it as "seriously" as some do. By that I mean I'm not going to basicially say "the heck with you" to my wife and kids, grab dang near all the money we have, and move to train with on of the higher ups in mma. I'm a family man first. So if I never make it to the big time, I can live with that. Sure I want to make it, but not at the expense of my family! But just for me when I train, here's how it goes. 3, 3 minute rounds on the heavybag, punching, kicking, knees, and elbows. Then, 3, 3 minute rounds on the bag i have on the ground, thats for what they call "ground and pound" basiclly hitting on the ground. Then I lift weights for 30 minutes to an hour. Lighter weights, more reps is how I do it. Then its on to the total gym for 30 minutes to a hour. If you've seen any of the commerials, heres a real life person who isnt famous or being paid to say this, it actually works and u can do 100's of exercises like they say on the commerial. After that I go running/walking either around the track or around the water pond. Oh and to mix it up sometimes I use the ab wheel and/or kettlebells!



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Welcome back, Garin! We're so glad to have you! Congratulations on your weight loss so far, it sounds like you're on the right track!

I would love to know more about your MMA training. I have a friend who was also into the sport, and it seemed like his training was brutal! Are you able to compete locally?

By the way, I know exactly where Freeport is, I grew up in Rock Falls/Sterling and my mom lives in Lena, which is about 30 miles west of Freeport.

Thanks for posting, I look forward to getting to know you!

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Hello everybody, my name is Garin. I'm not new to spark or the team, decided to start over completely after some drama on here with other "friends" went down. Got all the way up to 300 lbs but now I'm down to 288. I'm originally from Freeport, IL which is northwest IL but now I live in Rantoul, IL. My primary form of exercise is mma (mixed martial arts.) Besides exercising I also compete.



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Hi Tybee, welcome to the team! I went to school in Champaign, so I'm very familiar with Savoy. It sounds like you lead a very busy life, I think it's great that you're trying to get healthier. You'll have more energy to chase around those babies!

Welcome!

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Hi y'all. I'm fairly new to SparkPeople, and am venturing out into the message boards. I'm originally from the Danville area, and now live in Savoy (Champaign Co). I'm married with two little girls. I'm trying to work off the weight I gained from my last pregnancy and just get into better shape in general. Right now I don't have time to join a gym with a 2 yr old and 7 week old at home, plus a husband that works on the road a lot. For now I will be getting out in my local neighborhood for daily walks/runs when my husband is home to watch the kids.

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Hi Sheri, thanks for introducing yourself, we're so glad to have you on the team! Congratulations on quitting smoking, that's been a real struggle for me. And it's great that you've taken up running!

I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

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Hey everyone. Thought I'd better pop in and introduce myself. I am a 42 year young grandma who has recently quit smoking and taken up running. I live in Fulton County in central Illinois. I am a nurse and married to my best friend. I am trying to get healthy for myself.

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Welcome to the team! We're so glad to have you! SP has so many resources and gives you support in so many ways! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. And feel free to jump into any of the threads, or start your own on new topics. We love to have active members!!

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Hello all! I am also new to SP and so far I find it very educational and enjoyable. I am from Central Illinois-Knox County. I am hoping to get a chance to talk to some of you and be an integral part of SP!

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Welcome to the team, SaraLynn and Jen! We're so glad to have you!

Jen, check out the How Are You Doing! thread, that's our daily check-in/chat thread. I post on there everyday because I'm like you, I don't have anyone to spread the spark to! LOL

Welcome to both of you, if you have any questions please let me know.

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Hi, I'm fairly new to SP. I've been working on my weight, health, and fitness for about two months and have seen some results. I'm just looking for someone to chit chat with. I've been driving my friends and family crazy talking about my new lifestyle change, they just don't have the 'spark' I guess!

"If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change!"
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Hi! I am not really new to Sparkpeople but I am re-dedicated I guess you would say. I live in Urbana and would love to have someone to work out with or go for walks with during the day. My fiance is at work all day and by the time he gets home he doesn't want to go.



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Hey there, welcome to the team! I live in Jacksonville too, so we'll have to get together to work out sometime!! How exciting!!

What do you have your master's in? I'm trying to go for mine in the fall at UIS in Legal Studies.

Please feel free to jump into any of the threads, or start your own if you don't see a topic you want to chat about! If there's anything we can do to help or if you have any questions just let us know!

We're so glad to have you!

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Hey, everyone!

I just graduated with my Masters degree, which spurred me to move back to Jacksonville. It's definitely a little weird to be back here after so long. I kind of put this on hold towards the end of school and realized I needed to start it back up. If anyone in my area is looking for someone to work out with, let me know. I could use the support and motivation! I look forward to hearing more about everyone! emoticon

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Welcome to the team! I can imagine that it would be strange to move back here after an 8 year hiatus, even if you did visit. I'm in Jacksonville, which is 30 miles west of Springfield. I've driven through Decatur many times, but I don't think I've ever actually stopped to visit.

Hopefully you can find a walking buddy!

Again, welcome!

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hi everyone!! Moved back to Decatur this past weekend after being gone for 12yrs!! I have visited often these past 8 years but it is a bit strange lol

Anyone walk Fairview Park trails?? Rock Springs??

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Hi Rebecca! Thank you for the warm welcome....I am happy to be back....so far it's feeling good....just gotta keep it up
Let me know if anyone wants to get together for a team workout/walk....
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Hi Cotykins! Welcome back to SparkPeople and to our team! We haven't been too active lately, but I'm hoping that will pick up as it gets warmer.

Welcome!

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Hi there! I rejoined SP....I am in the Bloomington/Normal area. Looking to improve my health...meet some people to workout/walk with....motivational buddies....looking to lose 25-30 lbs....

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I live near Springfield. Would like to start with an online buddy. Then maybe meet to walk/bike, whatever.

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Welcome back to SparkPeople, Chad! We're glad to have you! You mentioned you were looking for a workout buddy, where do you live? We have people all across Central Illinois that are looking for buddies too.

Welcome back!

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hello everyone. I am trying to get healthier and have just rejoined Spark. I need to lose 50 pounds and I am looking for a buddy.
A little about myself. I am Chad, and I am 37years old. I have had a difficult time the last year or so with health and personal issues, but now I believe is the time to turn my life around. I have been reading many of your blogs and you are a very motivational group. That's all for now, I look forward to working with all of you on meeting our goals.

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Hi Kathryn, welcome to the team!! It sounds like you have a great plan in place, and aren't going to burn yourself out since you're gradually working up to your five days a week of working out.

Feel free to jump into any of the threads!

Rebecca

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Hello everyone, my name is Kathryn I'm around the Peoria area. I've been with SP about 10 days. I have a 15 year old and my own business.

I started a weight loss/get healthy program on the 13th of March. This includes a 1500 calorie, low fat program and exercise five days a week. I'm only doing two days right now...working into doing that much activity slowly.

I joined a health club and signed up to the water fitness classes. It's fun.

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Hello and welcome to the team!! We're glad to have you! It sounds like you know how to lose the weight the right way to keep it off, so I'm sure you'll do great this time!

Feel free to jump in to any of the threads, or start a new one!

Rebecca

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Hi Central Illinois! I am from McDonough County and am serious about my weight loss. I have 3 children ages 10, 8, and 6. I lost about 50lbs after having my last son in 2001. I slowly gained back 20lbs. I am here to lose 25lbs or 30lbs. and keep it off this time. I did it the right way last time and then I stopped exercising and I gained 20lbs in 2 years. I just wish it was as easy to take off as it is to gain. LOL!! So here I am!

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Hi Trista! Welcome to the group! Good luck with your weight loss journey, a wedding is a very motivating goal, so I think you'll do well. Feel free to jump in on any of the threads, and if you have any questions, just ask!

Rebecca

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Hi everyone My name is Trista, I'm 23 years old and am from Fulton County. I finally got tired enough of my weight, so here I am. So far I've lost 5 pounds. I'm getting married in April and would love to lose 20 pound by then. My goal weight is 117 (high school weight). I wanted to wish everyone else good luck and say that I am so happy a friend showed me this site. :)


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Hi Jenna, welcome to the team! I used to live in Champaign, but now live in Jacksonville. Otherwise, I would love to be your fitness buddy, those classes sound like a lot of fun!

Good luck finding a workout buddy and, again, welcome!

Rebecca

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Hi! My name is Jenna and I live in Champaign. I love dogs, baking, crafts (like quilting and knitting) and gardening (mainly veggies, I'm vegetarian). I'm looking for workout buddies that belong to the Fitness Center (Champaign location) so we can push each other to attend more classes and spend more minutes at the gym each week! I am 28 years old, married, and work fulltime (so evenings and weekends are my workout time). I'd love to find some (probably female) friends to go to Zumba, Drums Alive, Yoga, Team Strength and Pure Energy with. I am MUCH more likely to actually go if someone will be waiting for me there. :)



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I don't think I've welcomed everyone yet. Welcome to all. It's nice to meet you Katie. Do you have a preferred style of fiction writing? Sci-fi, romance, western, history, faction?

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Interesting major!!! Best of luck with the schooling. My son used to live in Chicago...I'm SO glad he doesn't anymore. Man, gas is expensive there. It's $2.66 here today, and I bet it's a lot more than that in Chicago. Not to mention all of the crazy drivers...I'll be one of them tomorrow. My daughter, my best friend and I are going to go to a Jewelry and Handbag flea market.
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Thanks for the welcome! Rebecca, I'm majoring in Fiction Writing. It's been really fun and I've learned a lot about technique and the publishing world (but I am so ready to be finished and move outta Chicago). I'm hoping to nab a job as an editor, hopefully at one of Central Illinois' University Presses. I started my own online literary magazine, Kaleidoscopic Resonance, for a class last semester, and I'm continuing it this semester with a second issue.
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Shelly, thanks for the invite. I wish I could be there but, unfortunately, I can't make it home this weekend (funds are too low for the gas right now). Maybe next time, though. Hope you guys have fun!

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Hi Katie! What are you going to school for?

Welcome to the team!

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Hi, Katie! Glad you could join in. If you're home this weekend, come on over to our get-together (I'm in Clinton. There will be five or six of us here.)

Looking forward to getting to know you.
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Hi everyone,
I've been a part of this group for a little while now, but haven't got a chance to get on and introduce myself. My name is Katie. I'm from Argenta. I currently live in Chicago for school, but I'm always coming home to visit my parents, brother and sister-in-law and my brand new nephew (nearing 4 months). This is my last semester and I can't wait to move out of Chicago and hopefully move back home to Central Illinois. When I say to people that I'm from the Springfield area (or the Champaign area - its about the same distance), Chicagoans say, "Oh, down south." lol. I guess that's better than, "Where?"
Anyway, I just thought I'd hop on finally and say hi to my fellow Central Illinoisans (or Illinesians as my Hoosier grandpa likes to call us).

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Welcome, everyone that I've missed out on!!! I am now subscribed to this one, so I will be better at my welcomes, I promise!

Please think about joining us for the get-together...it's a BLAST to get to know the people that you Spark with!

shel

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