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5/22/11 8:35 P

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Hi Marilyn, Nice to meet you!

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Hey Melissa! We're not far away from each other! I'm in Effort!

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Hi everyone.

My name is Melissa and i am from E. Stroudsburg. Nice to meet all of you!

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Hello Everyone,

I'm Crystal, been a member to Spark and this team for a few years now, but I haven't been on this site in over a year. I live in Swoyersville. Been on a diet for years, I have my ups and downs. I used to get disappinted with the downs, but now I just accept it as part of life and try to do better the next day. The last time I logged into Spark I was 184, I am now 169 been struggling to get out of 169 for awhile now.

Been so busy working. Although I am working at home, the boss has me working 10hrs/day. So when do I find time to excerise.

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I'm Jean from Berwick .. Kind of new to SP .. nice to meet you all

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4/16/11 9:50 P

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Hi Everyone!

I'm from Scranton! I just moved here last september from Tennessee! I love it here. I've been working out for awhile here, and I'm a member of UNO fitness! I think sometimes we spend half of our life there between myself and my husband!

If anyone is interested in a walking/running meetup that would be fantastic!

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3/29/11 2:27 P

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Hi JudyAMK. You know a lot about the area. Do you live near the Riverlands?

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Hello, The Riverlands have been there since August 1980 ,it was put there by PPL because of the Power Plant built across the road from. They had it done for a community service project. There are also rails to trails path to walk. The interesting thing I have found is the canal is still there , that was built in 1826 by hand. Folks traveled up & down the canals selling there wares, My great great grandparents were one of them on the barge selling there wares. The barges were pulled by mules at the time & young boys at the age of 12 from morning to dark had to walk by the mules .They generally walked 30 miles a day.I walked the Riverlands Sunday.. The air was cold & crisp I stood on the snowy wooden bridge & watched the fish swimming in cold waters, saw empty birds nest hanging from the bare branches although the tips of branches had buds forming like the nest new life will be coming soon ,the branches will be clusters of green leafs, I saw patches of snow encircling a tree trunk it reminded me of my mother's lacy table cloth when I was a kid. The many birds that were tweeting there song of Hurry up warm weather I need some good worms from the warm earth below.!!!! I saw little shards of ice formed on the edges of a water pool. As the sun was setting it cast various shadows among the trees. I left that evening knowing it would not be long before a whole new picture would soon emerge.

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3/28/11 7:06 P

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Sounds good Dee. It might be awhile. Did you hear the weather report? It has to get better in April. I hope.Maybe other people would like to go too.
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3/28/11 6:20 P

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Maybe we could have group walk there sometime soon! I can only get there on weekends right now.

What do you think?
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3/27/11 5:57 P

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I love to watch the geese. The babies are so cute. Did you see the big bird that stays along the lake? It is some kind of heron I think. He is cool too. I hope to start walking the Riverlands soon. It is to cold for me now.

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3/27/11 5:37 P

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I am not sure how long the Riverlands have been there. Not long after the Nuclear Plant was built. I did not go myself down there until a few years ago.

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3/27/11 11:04 A

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I've not heard of the Riverlands but it sounds wonderful. How long has this area been there? Sounds like a place I would love to see.



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3/27/11 9:31 A

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Oh, I love the Riverlands! They are awesome and spring is a great time to go there. I love the waterfowl and frogs and turtles and birds and beavers. Great place to view nature.

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3/27/11 9:16 A

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Hi, I am from Berwick . I love to walk at the Riverlands. The area that PPL made for the public. Has anyone been there? I also go to the YMCA. It is a great place to get exercise.I do Zumba, low impact aerobics, and swim.

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3/26/11 10:49 A

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Welcome Changinghorses!
I'm from the Scranton area.



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Schuylkill County, PA
Anyone else???

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3/24/11 12:23 P

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I am new to the group, I am from the Tri State Area (Dingmans Ferry, to be exact!)

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3/6/11 8:33 P

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Orangeville here (Closer to Bloomsburg)

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3/4/11 11:10 A

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Welcome to NEPA! I know how tough this journey is and it is so important to have a team of friends surround you to help you and join you in the same struggles. That is what is so great about Sparks. There are so many wonderful teams that you can find to fit you perfectly. And then from there you will find people of like mind that will encourage you and help you.

Just being committed to being on Sparks daily and recording your food will be such a big help. It will open your eyes to what you are eating and there are tons of articles to guide you in making changes.

I've lost 100 lbs and for me I had to change my mindset - my lifestyle. There just was no other way to lose the weight. Diets just did not work for me because when the diet was over I went back to my old habits - the ones that made me heavy.

So my best advice is get rid of all the unhealthy foods in your house and replace it with all the great stuff your body craves and needs to operate properly. Your body is a machine and just like you have to treat your car in a particular way, you have to treat your body correctly. If there aren't any unhealthy options in the house, you'll HAVE to reach for the healthy foods and if you give yourself enough time you will actually crave these foods and not the other.

Hope this helps. I really feel for you and totally understand where you are. Give yourself a hug and love you for who you are right now and love yourself enough to make some changes. I try to be on Sparks consistantly so you can reach out to me if you want but sometimes I don't get to respond for a day or two. Trying to balance out my schedule as best as possible.

Hope this helps!
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3/2/11 6:45 A

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Hi I am brand new to sparkpeople as of 2 days ago. I live about an hour north of pittsburgh and would love to have even a chat buddy here to join with me on my weight loss journey...I have been overweight for so long..I am 31 years old and have a ton of health issues and I know this will be a very slow process. If there is anyone out there who is in a similar situation and is looking for someone to join them in their journey...please let me know. I am only looking for a female friend I am happily married and just want someone who is going through the same things...I am 5'5 and 250lbs.

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2/23/11 10:08 A

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Welcome.

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hello all new to this group I'm from the Hummelstown,Hershey area hoping to meet some new fitness friends in the area :)

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2/23/11 9:26 A

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Hi, I'm coming back again after a long absence. My name is Kim and I live in Old Forge. Right now I'm still going through some things but happy to say that I've actually more than succeeded in my weight loss goal. I am actually almost 3 lbs less. Now I have to get the energy to try and start working out to tone up so I can feel good when I go buy that bikini and not a tankini for the summer lol!!!!! I will be 38 in April. Still alot going on here. After finding out about my father and it is definite that it is extensive stage lung cancer which has spread with 100 metastes on the liver, cancer also in the spine, pelvis and lymph nodes. The chemo is really beginning to get to him. He really can't eat anything anymore but not losing weight so you know it is fluid. Lost my job at the accounting firm in June. I've been on unemployment since then and trying to find a job. I am working for a local law firm as a secretary part time to help supplement the unemployment. My daughter who is 10 and will be 11 in June is now in Catholic school and she seems to be doing well and keeping me busy between her chess club, drama club, children's choir and bowling and the spring will be cross country. Also all her birthday parties, next week she has another one for a set of triplets. Help!!!!!!!! lol!!!!!!! But I am back again and going to try for the toning and also for some support. I've started on Paxil for anxiety and depression and hope to be able to deal with everything that is starting. It's hard watching my father get weaker. I mean he's my dad always strong and always there. Anyway I'm happy to be back. Oh we also still have our min pin Lucky and now a new pet name Spirit. He is a blond and white guinea pig. I'll have to post all new pictures on my sparkpage as the pictures there are so old.

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2/14/11 6:23 A

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SCRANTON, PA...HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL THE SWEET LADIES IN NEPA

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Welcome everyone. Please feel free to use the boards for motivation, posting of workout logs, success stories (or I need to get back on the wagon stories). Let's get this group active again!

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Hi! I'm Marilyn and I'm in Effort. I sent a big bunch of e-mails awhile back to lots of SPARK folks within 25 miles of my zip code, and have a small group that meet up at the free walking track in the Western Pocono Library. I love to walk. I'm looking forward to better temperatures to get outdoors again, but between the library and local malls, we're getting many miles walked.

"A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

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2/8/11 2:59 P

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Hello! I'm from Berwick.

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Welcome everyone. Sorry I've been AWOL - just got back into the gym myself today (Wilkes-Barre Y, if anyone's interested in lifting sometime, let me know.) How many have made/are keeping their New Year's Resolutions?

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Hi all! I just joined the team! I'm living in Factoryville and I go to Brown's gym in Clarks Summit! Let me know if anyone else is in the area!

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Hi All!

My name is Melissa and I am from Effort in NEPA. Would love to get some walking in with anyone who lives close by.

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Welcome Heatherlynnie83! I'm familiar w/Bloosmburg as my parents used to live there but have sinced moved. I'm from the Scranton area. Wishing you continued success on your healthy journey!



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Newish to Bloomsburg...so the fringes of Nepa?

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Hi Wiskygirl, I live in Brodheadsville too :)

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Hi Donna, I'm from the Clarks Summit area -Welcome!!!
Our team can be a little sleepy but still it's good to have a place to find other people in our various areas.

Good luck on your journey and give a holler if I can help you at all.
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Hi! Waving to all of you from Tunkhannock.

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Hi Kygell. I live just about 3 miles from Sullivan County

just for today, I will stay on my plan!!

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Welcome Rosie and Wiskygrl! Glad you're here. You're both a bit far from me but it's great to have people from all over NEPA. Good luck on your healthy journey!



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Hi everyone!! I am brand new to the group... I live in Brodheadsville.. looks like some of you live kinda near!!

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Good morning my name is Rosie. I live in Hanover Township what used to be called lower askam. I was here a long time ago and now I need to get back. I have custody of 2 small children and I need to be here for them. I love to walk but there isn't any where to walk at my house. I have to go to the levy to do that. You all have a blessed day and weeks ahead

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Looks like we're all quite a ways from each other. Glad we have Sparks to connect.



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I'm from East Smithfield, in Bradford County.

Jodi


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i am from the plymouth area

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Welcome! Glad you are here on the NEPA team.
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Hi Cheryl, nice to "meet" you! =)

Hope you can get on track for the strength training. Congrats on getting to your goal! The snacking thing is tough - My trouble is evenings when I'm winding down... not easy!

Glad you're back on Sparks - Good luck with your healthy journey!





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