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3/22/14 11:10 A

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Hello everyone. I will turn 65 in a couple of months, and am just now getting used to being 60something. I have been at goal for a very long time, but it's harder these days. I just can't eat like I used to and still maintain. I'll take all the reminders I can get. I look forward to meeting you all.

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3/20/14 6:44 A

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Good morning from wintry maine.I'm 60 and need to lose 25 pounds I've had great luck with w w what does everyone do here for weight loss

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3/11/14 3:39 P

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emoticon to our team MRCSL5. It's great to have you on board. We are here to help support and encourage you on your new lifestyle journey. All the best to you on reaching your goals. emoticon emoticon together.

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3/10/14 1:04 P

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Hello to 60's and beyond!!
I'm very happy to be on the Spark website and working on myself for a change!! I am a 62yr old married Mom to 5 beautiful children ages 25 to 17. I still work FT as a RN on a busy med/surg/psych unit in a large medical center. I am very eager to start to focus on ME for a change, I am desperate to feel healthy and lose weight!!! I need to get rid of 72lbs. and I am sure with the advice and tips from all you "seasoned loser" I will reach my goal.
In my limited spare time I enjoy reading, gardening, quilting and embroidery.
My favorite is family and fun!!!
Looking forward to being a part of the team!! I will have to have one of my children help me to load up a photo emoticon

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emoticon to the team Mary. It's great to have you on board here and the WORLD'S BEST GRANDMAS AND GRANDPAS TEAM. We are here to support and encourage you along your new lifestyle journey. emoticon emoticon together emoticon

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I joined the team a couple of weeks ago.
My name is Mary and I live in Michigan. The weather here has been BRUTAL so I go outside only when I have to. emoticon

I hope to retire at the end of this year and have a goal to not be this overweight when it happens. A 50-60 pound loss would be ideal, as my BMI is in the stratosphere. That is an unrealistic goal for just 10 months so I am focusing on 10 pounds at a time. emoticon

I have 3 grown children and 8 grands...all of them geniuses! emoticon

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3/8/14 9:32 A

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Hi I'm Elizabeth from currently living in Vermont and looking forward to retirement in 2 years, give or take. My goal is an ultimate 50 pounds but I am focusing on 10 pound goals at a time.
I love to read, knit, listen to good music, hike, take long walks and most important spend time with my family. DH & I have 4 grown children and 6 grands.
Looking forward to being part of this team.

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3/2/14 9:14 P

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Thanks for the e-mail welcoming me to the team.

I'm 62 and I retired from secondary education 4 years ago, now I'm my top priority. I'm on a journey to a healthy lifestyle, so I'm avoiding diets and trying out what works for who I am. I'm becoming a more healthy eater and I'm working at exercising every day--even if just walking.

I look forward to being a part of the team.

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emoticon to the team, Sam!

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2/9/14 9:02 A

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emoticon to the team Sam. It's great to have you on board. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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2/8/14 7:17 P

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emoticon Sam!! Good luck in your journey!!

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2/8/14 5:19 P

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Hi, everyone! Hmm... let's see. I turned 64 this past week, no longer work, am long-time divorced, live in upstate NY (meaning above Albany not close to NY City),...and in case my user name seems 'male-ish', I'm a mom and grandmom. "Sam" has been my real-life nickname since around 1951.

While the motivation to join SP in '07 was to get healthy, and I've met many goals; my goals continue to grow. As long as I have goals, I know I'm alive! Weight? Well, I've got it, all right. And losing some of it is among my goals. But living a healthy lifestyle and increasing my activity level remain topmost in my goals.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

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emoticon to the team Seven. It's great to have you on board.

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Hi! Welcome to a great, supportive, and very encouraging team! Happy to have you on the team!

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emoticon to the team! Glad to have you join us!

Judy From NW Iowa

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1/22/14 12:01 A

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Hello, I'm Seven and just turned 66! I look forward to sharing encouragement and goals. I live life with passion and am determined to lose weight and get fit again. I look forward to getting to know new members. I live in Texas and enjoy sun, sand, and swimming!

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1/15/14 11:45 A

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Welcome, RODYANNE..it's great having you on the team.

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1/15/14 7:33 A

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Hi I am 66 years old. I live in the Hudson Valley NY near Bear Mountain Bridge and across from West Point. I keep yo-yoing with my weight. It has been a long battle for me. I was always thin growing up. Since I am under five feet tall the weight really shows on me. I am determined to take this one meal and day at a time and make the necessary changes in my life.

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emoticon Glad to have you join the team!

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12/2/13 5:13 P

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Hi, I am a newbie. I am 66 and retired. I want to loose weight and get healthy so that I can enjoy life and my grandchildren. emoticon

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11/2/13 7:43 A

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Hi I'm new here.Will be 60 this month.was a skinny kid and very thin adult until menopause and I quit smoking.I have about 20-25 pounds I would love to lose.having the hardest time staying on task I used ww before and it was successful but can't seem to stay with it.I used to exercise daily now I just don't guess I'm looking for success stories for encouragement with either your plans or what's working for you.anxiously to hear.I'm as also a nana of 4 I have a home based daycare with my daughter and I have a small business knitsbyireneetsy .can't wait to get some feedback thank u

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10/31/13 4:33 P

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Hi new members. This is a great team...I love it!!

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hello. I enjoy my teams and hearing from others. have a good day. I am 61 and am disabled female. I like going to the library and visiting with others. I live in southern Illinois. emoticon

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10/20/13 10:47 A

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I'm Elizabeth from Vermont, and as my user name suggest have 6 wonderful grandchildren. Am semi-retired & DH and I hope to do some traveling after he retires in 2 yrs. I enjoy reading, music, knitting, climbing my family tree and shaking out the nuts, hiking when I can.
My goal here is to loose another 15-25 lbs, and hone in on better eating and exercising habits.

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Hi Robin! emoticon to our team! We're glad to have you join us! I look forward to meeting you on the threads. Good luck to you on your journey!

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Hi, I am Robin...I'm new, but I'm not. I had stopped using SP for awhile because life got in the way, but now am back. We live in DuBois, PA, and today it is a cool 52 after being 80 yesterday. I retired a year ago after having some health issues. I had worked as a secretary for over 40 years in various Mental Health clinics and medical offices.
I am really serious about losing those pounds this time!!

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emoticon to the team,Sheila! Wishing you all the best on your journey. I am also a retired elementary teacher from NW Iowa.

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Hi ~
I'm Sheila, a retired elementary teacher in NE Ohio. I've been on Spark for several years under different usernames. I lost 100 pounds at one time but have gained most of it back. I'm striving to return to my previous "mindset" and level of activity. I am disabled with knee injuries and arthritis so pain sometimes limits what I can do. I know that losing weight will lessen the knee pain so it's a MUST DO at this time in my life.
I'm 63, will be 64 in March. I live about 10 minutes from my 85 year old mother and spend a lot of time taking her places and just being together. She has experienced some serious health problems in the past year so I know how precious the time we have together is.
I have two "geriatric" cats. Jake and Nellie are brother and sister, 16 years old, and I have had them since they were 8 weeks old. Mom has "custody" of Peaches (bearded collie) and Boots and MamaCat (cats) but I pay "support." (vet bills, etc.) Peaches is usually my walking buddy in the local park system.
I am working hard to get back on track and to forgive myself when I don't do the best that I can.
Sheila

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emoticon Nancy! Glad to have you join the team!

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hi, I am Nancy from Salem, Oregon,,,,I just retired from working in mental health field with dementia clients,,,,,,I am looking forward to getting to do more things that I enjoy; and also get my health back, lose a lot of weight; and could use some daily support, So glad to be here, I am adjusting to being home every day; and recently had some issues dealing with family that were very unpleasant when I went to visit home which is NY city...so I am feeling stressed lately,,thanks for listening,

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emoticon to the team, Janet! Glad to have you join us!

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9/2/13 3:30 A

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Hi everyone

I'm Janet from the UK - this time next week I'll be 66!

I'm determined to keep active for as long as I can - sometimes it's an effort and I'd much rather sit down in front of the telly with a piece of cake, but I know if I do that all the time I'll be able to do less and less. I reckon that at the age I am now I've a good chance of getting fit - if I wait ten years before I start, it will be much harder!

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emoticon to the team! Glad to have you join us Diane, Sue and Mia! I look forward to meeting you all on the threads! Good luck to you on your journeys!

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emoticon hello team!! emoticon

I'm Mia, I'm on Day 5 and whenever I'm on here, I spend most of my time reading such a vast array of info. It will all come in very useful for all of us.

Hope all of you are enjoying your journey on SP. Looking forward to seeing you around.

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Good morning. I'm Sue from Central New Jersey. I just turned 66 in May. I have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and a wonderful husband of 1 year. Last year I semi-retired - I work 2 days a week now - and it seems that all I've done in that time is lounge around. I need help with getting back on track so I can lose 23 lbs and feel better.

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Hi I'm Diane just turned 61 recently and want to get into better shape. I have a goal (from July) to loose 10 pounds and decrease inches. I have to date lost 5lbs. and 1/2 inch from some areas. I am looking forward to joining this group and keeping motivated.

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emoticon to the team Krystyl. it's great to have you on board.

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Hi team my name is Krystyl I am excited about my new lifestyle and the fun I will have with all of you achieving my goal. I am a certified medical coder by day and a musician, photographer and knitter when I have a free moment. I need help with motivation as I am mentally exhausted from my job and travel 55 minutes each way to work. I tend to get home feed our two cats make dinner and plop on the couch. My husband plops too so you get the picture. Peace

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emoticon to the team Mary Lynn. It's great to have you on board. I hope you will come and join us on our GET UP AND GO CHALLENGE in the TEAM CHALLENGES FORUM. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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Hi! I'm Mary Lynne. Thank you for inviting me to this team. It looks like a great group!

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A BIG emoticon to all our new members. It's great to have you on board. All the best to all of you on reaching your goals. emoticon emoticon

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I am just so fed up with not doing well -- my commitment for this journey is to post everyday! I am a grandmother of 10 and married for just over 47 years -- I live at the shore in CT and love the beach as well as gardening and reading -- but I must get healthier!

Being fat is hard -- dieting is hard -- choose your hard!!


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Thanks, Gaby and Barb! I feel at home already!

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Hi and Welcome to this great team. You sure have come to the right team emoticon
Naturally, I am 61, and I very much want to be active and healthy. I am doing good so far. Glad you are with the team. Have a great day!! emoticon
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Hi, all. I was looking for a more active team and found this one. I like what I see!

I'm working back to my maintenance weight after slipping this past winter. Almost there. I tend to only check in on weekends since my work week days run long but I look forward to interacting with an exciting group of people that are 60+ and who want to be active and healthy!

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emoticon to the team, Barb!

Judy From NW Iowa

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