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KATHYINILLINOIS Posts: 13
8/8/13 6:31 P

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Hi everyone! I am in the south suburbs of Chicago, I am on a low carb, low fat way of living now. I don't go overboard on it tho, but try to live it in my day to day life. Lost 15 pounds this time and would love to lose about 10 more.

When we count our many blessings, it isn't hard to see, that life's most valued treasures are the treasures that are free. For it isn't what we own or buy that signifies our wealth.It's the special gifts that have no price: our family, friends and health. -Author Unknown


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8/7/13 2:02 A

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Hi everyone. My name is Patti. I have recently started fresh at SP, and thought I would check out the Illinois team. I am married with two grown children. Wishing you all much success with your weight loss goals. emoticon


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8/2/13 12:28 P

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Good for you Misty. The rewards from your efforts and determination will pay off. emoticon Ready to get myself back in the game. I am 62 years young! Feeling inspired by all of the wonderful success stories on here. Happy that I only have 25-30 lbs. to lose. I forgot how wonderful and exhilarating exercise can be. I have always felt so much better about myself and life when I feel in control of my emotions and my weight. Like so many others, I tend to use food as a medication when life gets crazy. I am feeling extremely optimistic about things this time around. Good luck to all on your journey for a better you

Keep the faith


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7/26/13 1:03 P

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I am Misty. I am 35 and I live in Toledo. Been needing to change my eating habits for a LONG time! Finally decided to make the change and stick with it! I know I have a serious food addiction, but I'm working at changing my habits and making better choices - not only for me but for my four beautiful children. They need their Momma around for a LONG LONG time!

Every day is a new day!


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7/26/13 2:36 A

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hi im krista im new here

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7/18/13 8:33 P

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Hi. My name is Sue and I am back again to try to lose weight and become healthier. I am from Southern suburb of Chicago and an nurse.

@Diana my daughter will be at EIU this year also (sophomore).
Best of Luck to everyone on their journeys!


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7/16/13 11:44 P

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Hi Gang,
I am Diana and from Dalton City, IL near Decatur where I actually grew up. I have two daughters one is in her Jr. yr. of college and will transfer to EIU in the fall and one who goes to Mt. Zion in 7th grade in the fall. I am a SAHM and am married. I was a pre-school teacher for 20 yrs. My hubby runs a grain elevator in Stonington, IL. I am returning here to Spark after a long absence. I have been on many programs and have about 20 pounds more to lose. I am struggling though because I have osteoarthritis and it has been really flaring up lately. I have been to the dr. recently and waiting on results from the blood work. Hopefully this will be my year and the weight will come off for good!


~Diana~

"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be." ~Ken Venturi


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7/16/13 1:51 P

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Hi my name is Teresa and I am from Taylorville, Illinois. I am here for the 2nd time to try this. I have now gained even more weight since the last time. I am a stress eater which is one of my problems. Then I am also paralyzed from waist down so my exercise is limited. I do know that with first and foremost God's help and with the support of you all, I will get through this. I look forward to talking with you all. God bless you all!

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7/16/13 11:18 A

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Hi, l would like to introduce myself. My name is Lisa Stritzel. Dealing with some health issues and wanted to change my life to become an healthier individual by losing weight and doing more things in a positive outlook. Just started started on this 20 day workout, where you exercise for 15 minutes for 4 days straight then take 1 day of rest and exercise for 4 more and continue the process until you have reached your 20 day of exercise. Each week gets harder as intense muscles are worked to help with your diet and exercise plan. So far, after 4 days of beginning this program and watching my diet. I have lost 4 pounds. I think that is a good start. Have 2 young adult son's between the ages of 19 and 22. The oldest is Type 1 diabetic since age 2 1/2, and youngest son is healthy as a horse. Husband is a disabled vet from the Gulf war, and I just graduated from SIU-C with BS in Human Service/Rehab Services and looking for a job. In addition, I interpret ASL at my church for a hobby. I look forward to hearing from my team and getting to know all of you. You all have a great day.

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7/13/13 3:54 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Kim and I'm from Bolingbrook. I was just diagnosed as pre-diabetic (but within diabetic range). So I'm totally embracing a healthy life-style. This program has been a huge help and inspiration!

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7/10/13 6:07 P

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Welcome new members! We are glad you are here!

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out!"
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"
"Life is a grindstone, weather it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on you!"


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DELUDINGMYSELF Posts: 8
7/10/13 3:51 P

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Hello everyone I am living in the northwest burbs farm country Hampshire Illinois, near Huntley, Elgin and Marango. I moved out here from the northwest side of Chicago- 15years ago. emoticon

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emoticon Jessica! We are glad you are here! I hope you find this journey to be as encouraging as I have! The people on this site are amazingly supportive! So ask away and we will do our best to help you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out!"
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"
"Life is a grindstone, weather it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on you!"


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DYNAMOMOM87 Posts: 5
7/10/13 7:39 A

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Hello! My name is Jessica and I am from Waterloo (Monroe County), now living in Collinsville (Madison County). My journey is a long one, as I have 100+ pounds to lose. Having been overweight for as long as I can remember, I want to finally get down to a healthier weight and and have the self-confidence I know I can have.

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7/9/13 11:06 A

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emoticon Kazmira! We are glad you are here to join us on this journey to good health! emoticon emoticon

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out!"
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"
"Life is a grindstone, weather it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on you!"


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emoticon Kazmira! We are glad you are here to join us on this journey to good health! emoticon emoticon

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out!"
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"
"Life is a grindstone, weather it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on you!"


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7/9/13 10:43 A

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emoticon Kazzie here...short for my Polish name Kazmira. New @ SP, lived in Chicago until 1987 and moved to the Northern Suburbs (Lake County, Illinois). Looking forward to making some friends here in our journey to weight loss, healthy eating, and exercise. emoticon Kazzie

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emoticon Kerry! Glad that you joined the team! I am sure it isn't easy being a single Mother and having a child with special needs, but you have come to the right place to get healthier! If you have any questions, let me know and I would be glad to help! emoticon emoticon

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out!"
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"
"Life is a grindstone, weather it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on you!"


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7/7/13 2:21 P

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Hi, all,

My name is Kerry and I am known in some circles as Trouble. I am a widow with a 17 y.o. son who is ASD. I have tried to lose weight before and when the going is good, I forget to track and then - boom! Pretty soon I'm back where I was or heading that way. I managed to get it off once, and I am determined to do it again.

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6/30/13 6:53 P

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emoticon Linda, Mindy, Terry, Kim and Bubbles and all the new members of the team! emoticon glad you are here! emoticon emoticon emoticon

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out!"
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"
"Life is a grindstone, weather it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on you!"


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6/28/13 9:26 P

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Hi I'm Linda!

I'm new here. I've lived in Illinois all my life. I've been married to my wonderful husband 27 years. We weren't blessed with any children which makes us sad. We do however have our "Spice Girls" which are our 10 month old kittens named Sage, Nutmeg, and Pepper.

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone! emoticon for now!!


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6/27/13 9:43 P

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My name is Terry, and I am a single mother with 4 grown kids. My youngest (the only boy) is currently in Africa with the Army. I have been driving a school bus for over 20 years, so of course that means I do a lot of sitting. I am currently off work for a few weeks, so maybe now I can find some time to get down to business and start exercising again and change my diet.
I recently found out I have an aneurism in my aorta, so I have to watch my sodium intake.
My goal is to lose about 35 lbs.
I cannot be out in the sun, so i either have to use my treadmill, or wait till the sun goes down and then walk in the evening (which is great, except for the mosquitos).
At one point about 4 years ago, I had a membership at a health club and was going 3 times a week on a regular basis, going around the whole room and using all of the machines, plus doing 30 minutes on the treadmill. My weight was down to 175, and I looked and felt like a million dollars, and was never tired. I would like to get back to that great feeling again, but now I have to start all over again.
I wish you all the very best in your endeavors of eating healthy and exercising!

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6/24/13 10:23 P

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My name is Kim and I am here on Sparkpeople for additional support along my journey to fitness. My goal is to lose over 50 pounds. I've started and stopped exercise and eating changes many times, but I've never really stuck to a plan more than a week or two. I need help! emoticon

"What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it."

"The part can never be well unless the whole is well."


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6/21/13 4:31 P

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Hello everyone I'm Renee from Southern Illinois. I've been married for almost 30 years to my fabulous husband Chuck, we have 3 grown daughters and 4 grandchildren. I joined Sparkpeople to get back on track. In 2011 I lost 25lbs and felt relly great but now 15lbs have come back (magically) and I need to get back in shape. I just started walking and will begin a yoga class soon. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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6/21/13 8:34 A

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Hi everyone, I have been on Spark People since January, But I am new to Spark Illinois. I have lived in Illinois all my life (Chicago). Spark People has motivated me so much to watch what I eat and to exercise regularly
. I have lost 23 lbs since joining and a combined total of 6 inches, I feel great and alot more energetic. I am in my late 50's and want to loose 45-50 lbs. I had high blood pressure but since I lost some weight and watch everything I eat my doc is going to take me off my blood pressure meds cause I am doing great. I have a loving caring husband that supports all I do and 2 daughters, as a matter of fact my youngest daughter joined with me and has also lost about 23 lbs, we motivate each other. I have 3 dogs that are my life and soul.
Well that's me in a nutshell, glad to be a part of Spark Illinois.. emoticon

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LMA0610 Posts: 3
6/19/13 12:24 P

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I've been on SP for just over a year but just started back up again. My name is Lisa and I live in Huntley, IL. I really like all the little bells and whistles on this site. I don't know why earning spark points makes me happy but it does. I'm currently doing Insanity and am entering the 3rd week. I've had about a 4 day break because my son is home from the Army before he ships out to his first duty station and the break in routine is wreaking slight havoc on my ability to stay focused and committed to finding the time to exercise. I was consistently doing my DVDs almost every day and now since he came home on the 14th, I'm struggling to keep with it. I want to spend every waking hour that I'm not at work with my family in whole and as hard as I try to get up early, i'm really not a morning person.

I am married for almost 24 years and have a 19 year old son and a 7 year old daughter. They all keep me busy and distracted! :)

Lisa

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6/19/13 10:32 A

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heyy everyone, im mindy- new to this site, as well as illinois. i moved here (great lakes) recently from california.. since then ive been watching my weight & lost 9lbs. hopfully spark will help me stay motivated, especially with the food tracker i can see how much im taking in, it helps alot! =] im on twtter: @itszMindy www.twitter.com/itszMiNdy also i would not mind meeting up and doing workout or social activities. i do not own a bike, but i have rollerblades & a jump rope in my trunk lol emoticon

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6/14/13 8:34 A

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Jeana,
Glad to see you on the team!

1/10/14: 167 lbs
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"There are man eating sharks in every ocean, but we still swim. Every second someone in the world lightening strikes, but we still play in the rain. Because bad things can't stop us from making our lives good."


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6/13/13 12:14 P

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Been on this site for about a week now but finally getting a chance to get on here to post and do more with the site before (I was using my kindle fire to track, and it's a bit harder to post on there than it is on a regular computer).

Anyway, my name's Jeana. I'm 30, from Pontiac, IL. Mother to one (10 year old boy), and been in long term relationship for 5 1/2 years. I work in collections. Overall busy life and lots of stress. Thats why I wanted to join this site to hope for more accountablity and the community to help me lose the weight I want as well as get healthier.

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6/9/13 7:36 P

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Welcome to the team!!!

1/10/14: 167 lbs
1/21/14: 160 lbs
1/31/15: 158 lbs
"There are man eating sharks in every ocean, but we still swim. Every second someone in the world lightening strikes, but we still play in the rain. Because bad things can't stop us from making our lives good."


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6/7/13 10:45 A

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Hello all, I'm Erika. Back after a long hiatus. I'm in Lyons, IL

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6/6/13 2:34 P

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Hi
My name is Mary - I currently live in Georgia, but am relocating to Illinois September 1st.
Joining the team early!
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5/30/13 7:33 P

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My name is Kimberly, and I live in White Hall, IL.

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1/21/14: 160 lbs
1/31/15: 158 lbs
"There are man eating sharks in every ocean, but we still swim. Every second someone in the world lightening strikes, but we still play in the rain. Because bad things can't stop us from making our lives good."


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emoticon April, Kim and all the new team members! We are glad you are here! If there is anything I can do to help, let me know! I hope you find the resources and the people to be very encouraging! Have a blessed day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out!"
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"
"Life is a grindstone, weather it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on you!"


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5/27/13 11:00 P

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Hello... I actually opened my Spark People page at the end of Feb but haven't really been on as much as I should and well not being as dedicated as I could be. I am 24 years old and weight about 265, of course my weight is always up and down. I recently went to the doctor and told I was borderline diabetic, so no I know for my health (mentally and physically) I need to do this. I need motivation and a tight knit support group. I hope I can find it on this site. My goal would be by the beginning of August I would like to be in the 230s and for 2014 I would like to be in "one-der land" (in the 100lbs mark).

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5/25/13 7:30 A

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I'm 53, live in Tinley Park and am in desperate need of nutritional revamping. I started doing the C25K last summer but when winter reared it's ugly head, I plopped down on the couch and ditched the 25K part! I would clean out the fridge and cabinets while watching my guilty pleasure shows. I would like to start back on the C25K program. I also used to ride my bicycle a lot but that has fallen by the wayside as well.
I found this site via Pinterest and thought that I'd give it a go. So far, I like what it has to offer. I look forward to learning many new things and possibly helping someone else.

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4/18/13 4:14 P

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Hello, my name is Kim and I am obese! I have been sick for 3 1/2 years and not able to do any kind of working out. I have lupus, fibro, myasthenia gravis and some other health issues. I recently had my thymus removed which they did by opening my chest like open heart surgery. This has made me feel better. I started working out in the pool yesterday. I was tired after 15 minutes but pushed myself to do 30 minutes. Today I returned and was able to do 38 minutes in my pool workout. Hoping to increase my time daily and or weekly. I am not setting any monthly or weekly goals of weight loss I am just going to try to do it one pound at a time and not get discouraged.

Taking back my life!!


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4/1/13 12:11 P

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Hi I am Mindy and I joined yesterday. I started the 5:2 diet and thought this would be a good way to track my calorie intake. I need to loose some weight and have not been very successful. I would like to loose 30 pounds.

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3/7/13 11:59 A

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Hello! I joined SP yesterday, and it seems to be a terrific site. I am obese since I'm only 5'2" and need to lose 85 pounds. It seems overwhelming, but I've told myself just "1 pound at a time". I look forward to meeting you!!

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emoticon to all the new members on our team! I am so glad you joined us! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out!"
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"
"Life is a grindstone, weather it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on you!"


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3/3/13 3:38 P

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I am trying to lose about 50lbs....I need to be more healthy for my son!!

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2/27/13 2:16 P

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emoticon New here......hoping to get motivated and get rid of some unwanted baggage. Like 50 lbs of it!

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2/15/13 10:08 A

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From Tinley Park! Day 1 and ready to get started

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2/11/13 8:59 P

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I started sparks last week and hoping to lose 30 lbs. Last year I started a new job and gained 20lbs because it is more of a desk job and stressful. So I thought it was time to get back into shape. Any motivation any one can give is always appreciated.

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emoticon Vikki and DFREITAG4! emoticon to the team! I am glad you have joined us! emoticon emoticon

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out!"
"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"
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Hi! My name is Vikki I am new to this site! I am going to school for policing and I am almost done with college. So I need to shape up before i start applying for jobs. Wish me luck!

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1/28/13 1:44 P

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Hi Team, I'm a returning Spark member. I lost about 32 lbs last year and gained most of it back! I'm not giving up, I'm back to try again. This time I'm looking to get more fit and try to run a 5k. I'm working on a the Couch to 5K program on my iphone. Tracking all my calories on my iphone app and looking to Sparkpeople for motivation.

Good luck to all the Spark Illinois members on your weight loss journey!

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1/26/13 9:43 P

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Dawn~ Hi fellow central IL sparker! I just saw that you are close to Bloomington. Small world ( I guess not since this is the IL group). I saw that you were talking about diet rite and I just have to say " I LOVE DIET RITE" That is what my parents had at their house growing up and it was the only diet soda I liked.

Jamie~ I am with you on giving up soda. I went completely soda free when I was pregnant but after she was born I started drinking a lot more again (soda only) now I have switched to tea with the doctor wants me to limit but I plan on making the switch to green tea.

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1/26/13 7:21 P

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emoticon Jamie! I am glad you are here! I know all to well how hard it is to give up soda. I know you can do this, but it never hurts to have help! The way I did it is I started off by drinking two cans a day and then I was down to one can a day and then finally I gave it up all together. However, I found this soda called diet rite. It has absolutely nothing in it to harm you except I realize they say that soda can take the enamel off your teeth. I am not sure how much truth there is in that, but I still only drink one can if I am going to have any on a particular day. I wish you the best with your goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1/26/13 5:04 P

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Hi, y'all! My name is Jamie. While I'm new here, I've been on this journey for about 6 months, and decided I needed a little extra support. I've lost 20 lbs so far and I have about 30 more to go! My biggest weakness is soda :(. I can't wait to get started!

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