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8/19/08 12:33 A

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Good luck Nanech! I was a stay at home mom for years & thought that chasing the children around all day would be enough exercise but, unfortunately, it was not. I've gotten back n2 school after 12 years of marriage & finally starting 2 lose weight once more. I've found that the best thing that u can do 4 yourself is get tough & be committed to this weightloss thing. So far I've lost 5 lbs. I know that's not much at the beginning but I came 2 a conclusion that it had 2 b my weight that changed in order 4 me 2 enjoy my life & children. Hang tough & GOOD LUCK to you!!!

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I am from Las Vegas. I joined because I want to make some fabulous hikes in Mt. next year without feeling like my head/heart is going to explode. Oh, and I want to lug my 20 lbs of camera equipment too.

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8/13/08 10:38 P

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Welcome all!!! Good luck on the weight loss!!!

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8/13/08 8:44 P

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Hi everyone! I just figured out how to navigate around! I am looking forward to this journey and I hope to be a great supporter as well as receive support.

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Welcome and good luck!



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NANECH Posts: 6
8/13/08 9:34 A

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emoticon HI I JOINED A FEW WEEKS AGO,1ST TIME TO THIS PAGE. I'M NANCY, NOW A STAY AT HOME MOM OF 3.
WORKED 25 YEARS PRIOR IN HEALTHCARE UP TO LAST YEAR.
I WAS ALREADY OVERWEIGHT,BUT GAINED MORE NOT WORKING.I THOUGHT RUNNING AFTER THE KIDS WOULD BE EXERCISE ENOUGH,WRONG. FINDING THIS SITE VERY HELPFUL AND INSPIRING.IN PAST WEEK BY JUST DRINKING WATER- WHICH I HATE- EVERYDAY,LOST 1.5 LBS.
BEFORE I GOT MARRIED 11 1/2 YEARS AGO,I LOST ON MY OWN 45 LBS BY JUST EATING FROZEN DINNERS AND LUNCHES;LEAN CUISENE AND WEIGHT WATCHERS ETC. THAT WAS EASIER TO DO WHEN YOUR SINGLE AND WORKING,NO ONE ELSE TO FEED. GAINED THAT BACK PLUS SOME.USE TO DO AEROBICS,MY AUNT TEACHES DANCE AND ALL AT HER OWN STUDIO. WE MOVED OVER AN HOUR AWAY AND HAVEN'T HAD THE MOTIVATION TO FIND SOMETHING CLOSER TO HOME.BOUGHT AN ELLIPTCAL TRAINER ANDSO FAR THE 1 WHO USES IT THE MOST IS MY 5 YEAR OLD SON NATE. JUST GOING TO TAKE 1 THING AT A TIME.

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8/12/08 10:20 A

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hi i am new here. my name is colleen and i am from upstate, ny. i have lived there my whole life. i am 42 yrs old and i have a 17 yr. old son who lives with his dad. i am in a committed relationship. He has 2 children--a son 3yr. old, a daughter 6 yr. old. we are going to get married we hope only GOD knows when that will be. i want to be able to lose 50 pounds and be able to keep it off. i ended up with all this extra weight after my son was born in 1990. the weight i gained i did lose and kept it off for a little bit but then put it back on and then i kept gaining weight. i found out the hard way that it is harder as you get older to shed the pounds. but this time by the grace of GOD that i will be able to shed all the weight i need to shed and then keep it off. i know that since i have GOD in my life He will make it happen. all things are possible through JESUS CHRIST and He doesn't put anything in our lives that we can't do. He makes it happen on his time not ours. my goal is to lose 50 pounds for now and once i meet that goal then i will set a new goal. i started at 190 and i lost 2 pounds but i think i put it back on and then some because i went on vacation and wasn't able top eat as i wanted to but now since i am back i am able to get back on track. but when i was on vacation i did at least drink 8 servings of water and eat like 6-8 servings of the fruits and vegetable group. which that made me feel good. i exercised everyday when i was on vacation.

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Hi All,

I joined about a week ago. I'm so enjoying this site better than others I have tried. I am currently 40 and have at least 60 to 70 pounds I would like to loss and keep off this time. While I have not lost anything yet. I have managed to keep my blood sugar regulated and I feel better. I'm looking forward to feeling better in my own skin and making new friends.

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Hi All,

Joined on August 1st. Just amazing all that Spark has to offer. I'm 42 and have about 75 pounds to loose. Looking forward to the support.

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8/11/08 5:10 P

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I found Spark People on the 30th and am so excited. I have been back and forth to WW for 25 years and lost and gained more weight than I care to admit. I know what I am supposed to do, but never have found this kind of support, EVER! I am ready to use this wonderful approach and know that I have a huge amount of support and hopefully I can also offer support too.

Making changes one day at a time!


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INFINITI7 Posts: 142
8/10/08 11:24 P

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Hi everyone! My name's Lisa, and I joined two weeks ago, but hadn't investigated the SparkTeams until now.

I'm ready to lose the 40-ish pounds I've gained over the 2 years since my husband and I moved in together. He's one of those lucky people who can eat ANYTHING and remain slim, and I fell into the same eating habits as him. I finally took a good look at my eating habits, and am excited about losing approx. 50 pounds.

My husband's really supportive, and even surprised me by bring home the Nike+ system to motivate me!

I also share my home with 2 dogs and 2 rabbits. Honor is a 1-year old Alaskan Klee Kai, and Nike is a 7 month old Shetland Sheepdog. Honor will be starting agility soon, and I want to be healthy so I can run the courses with her. They both give me a great reason to walk everyday!

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone, and to lose weight with this supportive community!

All about the dogs!
Home to BISS/BIMBS/ABISS Alaskan Klee Kai: Summer, Nikki, Honor
Home to UKC Total Dog: Shiva (Siberian Husky)
Multi-titled in conformation and performance: where structure and beauty meet intelligence and drive.


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LAREINADEL210's Photo LAREINADEL210 Posts: 253
8/8/08 5:20 P

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i'm addicted to Sparkpeople... this is a great site!!! I just love it!!!

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8/8/08 5:17 P

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hello all!!! I'm new here... joined on the 29th and on the same mission as everyone --- READY TO BEGIN THE LIFESTYLE CHANGE!!! :)

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This is my second day and I am addicted as well!!! Gotta lose that baby weight!!! emoticon


~Carmen~

"Failure is only a fact when you give up. Everyone gets knocked down, the question is: Will you get back up?'~Unknown

I BLEED BLUE!!!! GO BLUE TEAM!!!!!



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PRAZEHM81's Photo PRAZEHM81 Posts: 47
8/6/08 9:38 P

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This is a great place to reach those goals! Welcome! I have been in about a week and I am loving it. I am so addicted to it. Good luck to you!

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Hi! I am from Taiwan. I am living in the states.

I was trying to lose my weight last year. The reason was that I couldn¡¦t fit my pants. I need to buy a bigger size pants. I went back to visit my folks in Taiwan last year. One thing was really hit me to lose weight. When I took my 4 yrs old son out, people thought I was my son¡¦s grandma. I was very sad!!! I would like to have a better figure and life. I

When I was back to the States, I was pregnant. Now, my baby is about 4 months now. I decided to start my weight loss plan. When I decided to do this, a friend gave me the website to let me join the SPARKPEOPLE. I hope I can get my goal successfully.
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8/6/08 3:29 P

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Hi everybody. My name is Heather and I have been in denial about my weight gain for the last couple of years. "I'm just thick." Well, after seeing some pictures that were taking of me this summer those blinders have come off! Now it's time to get down to business.

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MISSBNG Posts: 8
8/6/08 7:45 A

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Hi, I'm Doreen from Africa and this is my second week here. I heard about SP on a TV program on E! I had been stuck on the same weight for a couple of months so I decided to try it out. With all the motivation and inspiration that I have already gotten from this place, I am looking forward to dropping all the 60lb that I ultimately have to lose.

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8/5/08 10:17 P

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hello all
my name is felisha. i need to lose almost half a person. i recently purchased the wii fit and love it. i think this is my second week using sparkpeople website. i need to improve my eating habits and increase my activity level.

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FRYCHICKENISHA's Photo FRYCHICKENISHA Posts: 136
8/5/08 10:07 P

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Hi,
I have become addicted to spark people already!!!! I just love it!

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Just saying hello to fellow SPers. :) Im Amy. This is my second week. I have never really tried anything that has worked.. but SP seems to motivate me... at least to change my eating, at the moment. :)Anyway... just thought I would say hello.

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NAILSONTHEBOARD Posts: 11
8/5/08 11:46 A

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Hello everyone! I love this place. I've been here for 4 complete days - today's #5, and it's the best thing I've done in ages. I know, this time, I'll stick with it. It's so comforting and inspiring to be with people who are working towards the same thing. I'm 48, live close to Toronto, and have 2 great kids and a very supportive husband. They love me being here since I'm trying all these new recipes. Last night was Shish Tawoork Marinated chicken. They LOVED it and best of all - I stayed on plan. That makes my life so much easier! Love this place. Have a great day, everyone.

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Hi everyone, I'm a 39 y/o nurse in Louisiana, soon to be 40 and was just about at the end of my rope. I have tried some of everything, from fasting to prescription and OTC diet pills...of course none of that works for long and is also dangerous. Although I had decided to not do anymore of that foolish stuff, I had also decided to just stop trying to lose weight. I am so thankful to have found this site, and realize that eating less and moving more is the only sensible solution! Good luck to you all and may God bless all your efforts!

Don't talk about it, Be about it"


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LISUHMAREE's Photo LISUHMAREE Posts: 103
8/5/08 7:57 A

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Hello from China!

I am 23 years old and I am currently studying Mandarin Chinese at a University here. I joined this website because I have heard only great things about it from several different friends....

So here are my goals: Run a half marathon the beginning of November around our city wall and lose about 25lbs by the end of November when i get go back to the States for a visit, I would love to buy a whole new wardrobe:) I am looking forward to the amazing weeks ahead! Good Luck Everyone!

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8/5/08 6:22 A

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It's so good to see how many other people are here all trying to do the same as me. I feel so much more motivated knowing you're all going through the same things and the support here is fantastic. I'm convinced that I'm going to see this through, and be fitter, healthier and slimmer.

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NIKOSH Posts: 2
8/5/08 2:29 A

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Hello from faraway Greece!

I want to wish to all of you the best luck in reaching your goals!

Im a 33 years old Network Engineer, and my work includes zero exercise (except finger tips) and lots of overtime and delivery food.

It took me 5 years to reach 80 kg and i was feeling bad for my outside image and for my health.

Last year i lost my mother and i decided, that i will never be sick and leave my children alone at least from reasons that i can control like beeing overweight.

3 months ago i stopped drinking cola, and that slowly brought me down to 77 kg. Last week i joined a program we have here in greece, that they prepare all the food for you and deliver it everyday. That was very helpfull because of my work i didnt have time or energy to cook although i like it. Or maybe im just bored :)

In one week i lost 1,5 kg and im really happy and motivated.


Best luck to all

Nick

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8/5/08 2:03 A

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Hey as we say here in Texas! I have just joined and I'm still trying to figure out this site too. I decided I had to do something and NOW! My doctor just prescribed my 7th RX and I weigh more than I ever have before. I'm 55 yrs. old and a teacher so I need to be able to get around more easily than I am able to do now. I have a handicapped adult child & I have to make sure I'm here for a long while to help her in her life. I'm fixing to go back to school so my posting and logging may slow down but I'm still here. I have a lot of questions and a lot of need for encouragement on this journey! Thanks for the messages I've received so far. I have to do this! No failures accepted! emoticon

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Hi! I just joined this weekend and am trying to learn how to use all of the tools of this site. I ate healthier today, drank 8 glasses of water, and exercised for 20 minutes! Gotta start somewhere.........one day at a time. I need to lose over 100 pounds, so this is a lifetime commitment for me. I'm looking forward to the message boards and the motivational support we can provide each other.

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Hello everyone, I am a 33 year old homeschooler from Kansas. Wanting to loose 39lbs the healthy way! Look forward to meeting you all. Keep with it everyone, we can be big loosers together!

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KELLYGREEN514's Photo KELLYGREEN514 Posts: 5
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Hi everyone! I just started this program last week and was feeling kind of down because I had already missed a bunch of goals and over ate during the weekend but then I weighted myself and despite all the mess ups I lost a few pounds! So it just goes to show every little bit helps even if you don't stay on track 100% of the time. I am much more encouraged now to make sure I DO keep up with my goals. It's nice to feel I might be able to do this after all!

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Hi my name is Tiffany, and I started on this site a week after starting a sensible diet and excercise routine. I started out at 230.2, and today (just 15 days later) I weigh 221.6!

I have been eating sensible sized means, and I have broken away from my sedentary lifestyle. I feel so much better, more energized, and happy, and optimistic.

It is nice to be in a perpetual good mood.



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Hi all, my name is Ellen and I joined sparkpeople a couple days ago :) I'm from Florida and I'm looking to lose around 20 or so pounds. I'm a college dance major and trying to get in much better shape for my career!
Welcome to everyone else who's just joining too!

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PRAZEHM81's Photo PRAZEHM81 Posts: 47
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Hi Everyone! I have been on here for about a week and I love it. My sister has been doing this site for over a year and I am so proud of her. Nothing else worked for her until she found this. I recently got married and put on a lot of weight. It was hard to juggle new job, new husband, and new town. I ate what I wanted and hardly exercised anymore. I am ready to take off the weight I put on and then some! Great to meet you guys and I look forward to a lot of weight loss with you all!!

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CARR00 Posts: 1
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Hello all.

I learned about this site from a member at mamasource.com, so I thought that I would check it out, and then I joined. Eight years ago I lost ALOT of weight, 78lbs in a little over 4 months. I did not do it in a healthy way. Metabolife 356 was my best friend. My husband tossed out the pills and I kept most of the weight off for a year, until I got pregnant with our first child. Our 2nd child was born 19 months later. My youngest going on 5, I really can't say it is baby weight that I am carrying anymore. I would like to drop 58 lbs by my 34th birthday in Jan, but I have given myself a whole year to reach that goal.

Best of luck to all!!!

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Hi everyone, I joined about 5 days ago and I am really into this site already. I am a 24 year old grad student and looking forward to finishing what I started. I gained about 30 lbs due to life issues and getting lazy. I lost 30 lbs and kept it off for about 2 years. Now I have about 20 lbs left to go until my goal weight. I am excited about FINALLY getting to where I want to be with SP.

Kristin
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"I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me." - Tracee Ellis Ross


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Hi everybody! I'm Elissa, a recent college grad working a dream job (well, my dream job, anyway) for a year at an amazing museum in Washington, DC. I lost a lot of weight last summer, but the stresses and celebrations of my senior year threw me off track and I'm back to where I started. Thank goodness SparkPeople is here! Looking forward to making the journey to a healthier lifestyle with all of you!

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Hi everyone!! I'm Brittany from Louisiana!! Last year I lost 35 lbs. which was just the weight I've gained in college over the years. I've maintained my weight this year, but still haven't met my goal. I wanna lose about 35 more pounds, but their isn't much motivation & it makes it even harder b/c all my friends are smaller and they can eat whatever they want whenever!!! I've also kinda hit a plateau but just don't know how to get past it??? HELP!!!!

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Hi All. I'm Wendy. I quit smoking 86 days ago. I'm looking to loose the weight that I've put on.

BJ 7 years that's Awesome! :)

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BJBEAR5902 Posts: 6
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I would say I'm new here, but, we all are, aren't we? I am tired of being overweight, out of shape, and sad....

I need to change my outlook to improve the attitude, my diet to improve the look, and my exercise regime for the third.

I found a website (and many friends!) when I quit smoking. I am proud to say that experience was successful - almost 7 years ago! - and, hopefully, I will find the same success here with the diet-scene.



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emoticon my name is Dee. I'm from So.Ca. I am 66 years young I have a few diseases plus Diabetes so I am trying to get off my meds. and get healthy.
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7:7-11 pp—Lk 11:9-13

Mt 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; q seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Mt 7:8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; r and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Mt 7:9 “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
Mt 7:10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
Mt 7:11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how


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Hey, my name is Beth, I'm 24 and married to the love of my life. No kids as of yet, just the furbaby. :0) She's great and brings so much joy to my life. My goal is to lose weight that has slowly creeped up on over the past few years. Recently, I've noticed how out of shape I am and how unhealthy I feel. It's time to change that!


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Hello Everybody, I am Jennifer from Cleveland. I just signed up this morning, and am slowly learning the ins and outs of the site. I am very excited and am hopeful that I can lose the extra weight I am carrying. I am hoping the site will give me the extra motivation. I have a 25 pound goal. Thanks to the team leaders.

Edited by: JKAT24 at: 8/2/2008 (19:15)
Have a happy, healthy day!


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Hello Everyone!
I'm Jamie and I just joined today. Best Wishes to everyone, since we are all on the same journey. :)

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Welcome to everyone.

Melissa

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"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." --Edward Hickson, "Moral Song"





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Hi everyone! I'm from Texas and this site was mentioned by a nutritionist. I'm here to lose some weight, keep my two Boston Terriers in shape, and get back to running 5Ks with hubby and, if/when my foot heals, sand volleyball. I'm excited to be here and looking forward to this experience.

Every morning you wake up is another chance to get it right.


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Hello everyone! My baby turns 1 on Monday, so I've officially lost my "baby weight" excuses. I'm here to get healthy for my daughter and myself.

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Hi all. This is the beginning of great journey to feel better. I'm Isa and look forward to losing these extra pounds. emoticon

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Hi, Sue!

Isn't it great there is a group for those of us who joined this week?

Have fun!
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8/2/08 12:21 A

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Hi! I am Sue. I joined a few days ago, and found this group this evening.




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8/1/08 11:40 P

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Thank you! I'm already having a lot of fun.
Nancy

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8/1/08 9:52 P

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Hi- I'm new to the site as of 30 minutes ago! Have slowly lost about 15 pounds since last year (5 pounds in the past 6 months)and have about 40-50 more to go. (combination of calorie counting, journaling, CalorieKing/Weight Watchers/and participation in a GWU clinical trial on obesity that I just finished today.) I've been looking at old pictures of myself in my 20's & 30's and want to regain some of the energy and shape that I once had. I'm not being unrealistic (menopause DOES change the shape that we're all in!)but I'm ready to become "Sixty & Sensational." My husband tells me I'm beautiful and makes me believe it, but I still want these 40+pounds to go so I can weigh less then him. My biggest challenge is not getting enough (any!) exercise. I have a home-office and spend much too much time in front of the computer. Let's see how things progress as I navigate my way through SparkPeople's informative & interactive website. Until tomorrow... emoticon



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LKOKSALA's Photo LKOKSALA Posts: 13
8/1/08 8:21 P

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Hi!
My name is Lisa and I live in DC. I have been slowly gaining a pound ere and there since I got married 4 1/2 years ago. I lost my first baby at 18 weeks about a month ago, so I've set a goal to lose the 15 lbs or so I've gained between those experiences, but to do it through conscious healthy commitment and not irrational starvation. Looking forward to getting to know all of you and best of luck!

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KRAZYANGEL143 Posts: 2
8/1/08 2:27 P

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Hi all,

I am here to make myself healthy again. My wieght loss goal is to lose 40 pounds. No rush.

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ACEHIGH76's Photo ACEHIGH76 Posts: 594
8/1/08 1:00 P

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Hi to our newest members! We are so happy you are here!

Edited by: ACEHIGH76 at: 8/1/2008 (12:58)
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8/1/08 9:24 A

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Dear Team:

Thank you for the invitation and welcome emails from our team leaders. I'm Michele and have lost a considerable amount of weight over the past year as a result of being diagnosed with type II diabetes in July 2007 and then having gastric bypass in December 2007. I am now just 20lbs away from my goal weight of 145lbs. I'll turn 50 on September 10 and because I have a dismal family history (health wise), I want to defy the odds and age gracefully (or in reverse!). I'm already much more healthy than I was a year ago, however, my major concern is with the future. So far my efforts seem foolproof (not easy or effortless, but success has been steady) and I want and need support from others who can relate to the same issues to ensure my commitment to a successful permanent lifestyle change. I look forward to sharing and learning from the team and have already benefited greatly from reading all the articles and information on the sparkpeople site.

You’ll hear from me again soon, when I have a little more time, to pick your brains on issues that plague me such as evening snacking and midnight eating and carb cravings and……….well, you know.

Thank you


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7/31/08 9:43 P

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Hi I am new and need to lose 50 lbs. Need find my way around and learn what to do. I will be married 47 years in Oct.(same man) So need to get on the right track.
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7/31/08 8:31 P

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Hey - I'm new to Spark. I've been yo-yo'ing with 25 extra pounds for the last 6 years and I am done!! I am ready to get healthy, fit, and trim!

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ILUVBODYJAM's Photo ILUVBODYJAM Posts: 16
7/31/08 5:19 P

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Hi Kate! Good luck - we're all here for each other, right? I did WW too for a while but couldn't stay motivated...maybe we can find that extra push on Spark!

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7/31/08 5:16 P

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Hi,

I'm a 40-year-old mom of 2 boys and wife to my superhubby. I'm ready to be skinny. I also used to do WW etools. This is much better--it's free. Woohoo!

I have about 62 pounds to lose.

Edited by: TXMOM2BOYS at: 7/31/2008 (17:15)
~~Pam

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7/31/08 4:35 P

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Hi Everyone!
I'm Kate, from MA. I'm a working mom of a 13 month old beautiful baby girl. This might just be my new fav. site. It's like WW e-tools, without the $$$!!!! And goodness knows that I need all the help I can get if I'm ever going to lose the 50 lbs I'd like to lose!

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ILUVBODYJAM's Photo ILUVBODYJAM Posts: 16
7/31/08 2:30 P

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Hi all!! I'm Elizabeth from VA and I'm super stoked to have found this site. It's a little overwhelming to start, but I'm having fun so far! emoticon

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INFIDELIS Posts: 1
7/31/08 12:58 P

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Hi everyone
I am Deniz from Cyprus(it's an island in Mediterranean Sea) and I'm 20 yo. I'm a new member and trying to figure out what is going on:))

NOTHIRTEEN's Photo NOTHIRTEEN Posts: 9
7/31/08 12:31 P

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Jami and I am a returning member. I know that this is the most sensible and healthiest way to lose weight and I'm excited to be back.

I have struggled with my weight since grade school and I have been a chronic dieter for my whole adult life. I did an exercise from a book I was reading last week and was shocked to realize that I've lost more than 280 pounds in my life -- I just haven't been able to keep it up/keep it off. So, this time around I'm really focusing on the mental and emotional aspect of why eating and/or not eating is such a struggle for me in my life.

I am 39 years old and live in the Phoenix area. I have a 2 year old daughter and it is very important to me to be a good role model for her and be the best person I can be. I am also a RN and supervise a busy cardiac unit at a trauma center.

I need to lose between 60 and 80 pounds, but I'm dividing it into smaller chunks so my goals aren't so intimidating.
Welcome to everyone else -- I'm looking forward to sharing the journey with you!

Jami


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MIRANDASMOM's Photo MIRANDASMOM Posts: 62
7/31/08 9:33 A

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Hi everyone. My name is Mary. I'm from Fargo, ND. I have 2 goofy kids who are my world and my reason for making the commitment to lose weight. I need to be around to watch them grow up.



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7/31/08 8:49 A

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Welcome everyone. I am so happy to see you all posting

Melissa

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7/30/08 11:18 P

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Hi! My name is Faith, and I am 23 years old. I have been struggling with my weight ever since I was like..13 and now have finally decided to do something about it. I will really need help sticking with my goals, seeing as I usually only stay with something for about 2 weeks. I'm about 100 lbs. away from my ideal weight, but I'm hoping to lose at least 20 by Christmas. Good luck to you all and God bless!

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7/30/08 11:16 P

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Hello, after browsing many teams, decided this one is the best to learn the ropes. Main goal is overall fitness and health -- life creeps up on you, pounds, inches and years.... time to gain control over what I can control...looking forward to learning about SP! Sharon from Michigan emoticon

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!



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7/30/08 9:45 P

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Hiya,
I am new(ish) just having re-joined after taking a year off... hopefully this is my time to stick with it.

My name is Shaina, obviously... hah
Good luck and hello to everyone else.



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7/30/08 7:48 P

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Hi everyone,

I am new as well, just joined today (July 30). I am from Ontario Canada and am really excited about getting going on my fitness and weight loss goals.

Good Luck everyone, I am sure we will all be a great support to one another.

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7/30/08 7:37 P

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Hi!
I'm Brenda from Texas, and like the others just found this site and joined this week. Someone on one of my yahoo groups had mentioned this site, so I checked it out and WOW, I'm so impressed and motivated already.

Good luck to everyone.

Brenda from Tx. www.scentsy.com/bglomb


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CURVYMOMMA2004 Posts: 23
7/30/08 6:50 P

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Just wanted to say Hi and I am glad to be here.. emoticon

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7/30/08 6:15 P

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hi everyone, just poking my head in to introduce myself.
Good luck to everyone

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