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10/30/12 9:29 A

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Watching the news about the storm and just hoping that all are safe.

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10/28/12 10:54 A

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Janis, I hope you had some fog free driving. Your meeting goal is fantastic but even better is your improved overall health. Like you, I found that after losing wt and becoming more fit, I rarely have to take my alleve anymore. I can still tell you when the weather is going to change but it used to be daily pain and stiffness. This site has been such a great boost to our health!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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10/24/12 10:12 A

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It's very foggy in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this morning too. My husband thinks it will hang around all day. I have a 35 mile trip to make shortly. On Wednesday mornings, I meet with a group of women. I hope the fog isn't an all day thing.
I reached my goal yesterday morning. I hate the fact that every scale I get on has me at a different weight. My Family Doctor told me yesterday to just stick with the one scale. All my bloodwork, blood pressure and all over health is very good. Can you imagine some one who needed to take Alieve, or some other over the counter med. for pain relief from arthritis, and also would be stiff after sitting down, I no longer have those discomforts, and rarely need to take Alieve? I exercise usuallt "every day". I rarely miss a day. It has made the biggest difference in my life. I can't convey enough how Spark People and Team Leaders and Team Mates have blest my life. I'm very grateful. Most of all, I'm grateful to God who makes all things possible.
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Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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10/24/12 9:41 A

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So foggy here! I should take a run and outside is so much better than anything I can do inside...sure wish it would clear up!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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10/22/12 10:38 A

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Oops, you can tell the weather here has been nice, I see it's been a week since I've checked in! My feet seem to be doing ok and I am progressing my rehab to include a little bit of running so all is good!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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10/15/12 11:13 A

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Well, our weather here is looking up so i am going to get out today no matter what else happens. I really NEED it!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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10/11/12 11:11 A

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Morning all and hope you're doing well in your journey. I have been dealing with my not being able to run by working hard to keep focusing on the good things in life...things that make me smile. I had a couple of days where I was giving in to my pouting mood but kept pulling myself back up and think I'm gonna make it! And...for the most part my eating is ok and I'm getting exercise...not as good as running when it comes to the burn but I needed this wake up call to get some BALANCE and I am so there! LOL

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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10/7/12 10:05 A

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Got out to do some garden clean up yesterday but it's going to take more than one session like that to get it all done so guess I need to do it again today.

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10/5/12 11:08 A

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It got really chilly here so I would welcome some HOT weather LOL but hey it is what it is and I think it has really put me in the mood to plant bulbs and clean up the flower beds and veg garden. All good exercise and then I can come in for some hot chocolate and dreams of spring flowers!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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9/30/12 1:50 A

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Glad you enjoyed your ride!! I did 5 miles of outdoor fitness today...felt pretty good!! It's going to be H O T here tomorrow...will still do outdoor fitness and drink lots of extra water.

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9/28/12 9:29 A

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Wonderful ride yesterday! I think today I should do one with hills just to really challenge the legs! When I get the exercise in I don't have so much boredom eating...DUH!

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9/26/12 10:10 A

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Busy day yesterday...I need to get out for a bike ride today! PF is still a pain (literally) but getting better maybe? Anyway, stretching like my life depends on it and haven't even taken a long walk for a few days...driving me crazy.

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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9/22/12 9:39 A

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Well our summer is over...autumn is one of my favorite seasons so going to make the most of it even though my plantar fasciitis is going to require biking instead of running...it's still all good!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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9/21/12 10:00 A

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I typed a whole reply and then it stalled and disappeared right before my eyes!

Now, I'll just say that you have identified the culprits in the slight fluctuation of wt and you will get it under control!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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9/19/12 11:56 P

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Maintenance is tough!!! I am about 4 pounds over and determined to lose them and maintain my 50+ pound weight loss. New job, long commute and little time for fitness has derailed me a bit. I will NOT put those pounds back on. For fall...tracking my nutrition religiously, drinking a minimum of 80 ounces of water daily, and putting effort into working my fitness into my new/crazy busy schedule.

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9/19/12 10:58 A

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How are we doing? What are your challenges? Do you have a plan for fall?

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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9/16/12 9:27 A

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Going for a run today...it's been no runs for a little bit...new flooring in the dining room and that project used a lot of muscles....squats and lifting LOL but now it's time to get back to normal!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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9/13/12 9:47 A

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Kind of a dark riny day here this morning, thinking the elliptical is going to get my attention today.

Stay strong team!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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9/12/12 9:05 A

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Still getting my ST in though often I have to quick do it in the evening as the day seems to get away from me...LOL but the good thing is it has reignited my metabolism or something since I am inching the scale back down to pre work trip level...now that I'm there, I need to get back to my low point on my wt tracker then shoot for the moon...my newer goal!

Hope you all are hanging in there!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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9/7/12 11:24 A

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Happy to say I'm still streaking the ST with a bit of an increase in the exercises, reps etc. Keep on keeping on!!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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9/5/12 10:00 A

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Well it's only Sept 5 so I won't crow but I have been logging some ST every day...not a lot mind you but 3 ST exercises a day....hitting different muscle groups so my body doesn't know what's coming and I actually dropped another 0.2 lb....small potatoes but hey...a loss is a loss and a streak is a streak...no matter how small!!

Hoping things are going well for you all too! Stay strong and September will see us meeting goals!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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9/2/12 10:40 A

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How's everyone doing? I have committed myself to doing ST every day for the month of Sept...kind of doing caoch Nicole's challenge only I'm making my own exercise index cards and will be choosing from those...element of surprise should stir things up each day!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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8/25/12 10:17 A

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I've just been feeling so blah lately...hate that...I think I have to sign up for something to give me that spark...perhaps I need to go look at the challenge page. Anyway, we struggle and still we keep going...we're strong and we're committed...right?!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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8/21/12 9:24 A

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Of course today those tenths are back but I know that's just the daily fluctuations so not to worry...it's still going in the right direction.

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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8/17/12 9:40 A

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WooHoo! it's a small victory but the number on the scale has actually inched down...could it possibly be the start of a trend?

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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8/15/12 9:54 A

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Hi everyone! My goal for this week is to not eat ANY desserts or chocolate because I was finding myself eating too many...you know how it is first it's one then another then several each and every day...ugh...so...made it Monday and Tuesday without those kinds of treats, I have had fruit to finish off a meal so I'm not deprived. Monday I really missed the chocolate especially since my husband announced he was going to have some choc mousse cake...Oooo it is so delish! But yesterday was easier and I am counting on today being even better. Wish me strength...I won't say luck cause we all know it isn't luck it's our strength and hard work!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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8/8/12 2:46 P

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Thank You all for checking in and sharing what's going on with you! Reading your posts is so motivating partly because you are all telling the stories of real life! Bottom line for all of us is that it is not a straight line from A to B and it isn't even a straight line to the start!

I guess that one of the biggest reasons SP can help so many is that it's here for us to use at our speed with the help of so many. Team leaders, other team members and the coaches of course but often for us it's the "real" person we relate to who makes the difference.

Keep up the good work and let's keep encouraging each other!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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There are so many things I need to learn yet on Spark People. but I really began learning on February 4th of this year. Yes, it took me that long to get really serious and into setting healthy goals for me. A very sweet Team Leader from another team, taught me on that day how to use the nutrition tracker, and she's taught me about the other trackers and other fine points to know about SP. On that day, 2/4/12, I had a motivational awakening. God has truely blest me. I still have that motivation. When this Team Leader taught me, she really got my enthiausiasm going. I use the nutrition tracker every day (except when I was on a 10 day vacation in May), and I exercise every day. I do 30 minutes of exercise. I use the nutrition, fitness & weight trackers. Since I began this journey, I have lost 21 pounds. I have not yo-yoed in dieting since I began. When I was going to the TOPS weight loss program, I was losing or gaining from week to week. I love Spark People so much. I'm only a few pounds from my goal, and I may reset my goal weight; it will depend on how I feel with my weight. I'm 4' 10" and 66 1/2 years old. I want to just be healthy. I feel good about my body image now. I feel very comfortable in all my clothes. I began my weight at 146 pounds, and now I'm 125. When I began my journey with TOPS in June of 2007, I weighed 146 pounds. I was 143 when I left the program in November of 2011. I now know this is a lifetime commitment. I feel so good healthwise. I have arthritis, and since I exercise daily, I have not had arthritic pain or stiffness since. On other weightloss programs, after I reached my goal, I was feeling it was a program complete. I did not stay with a maintenance. Now I know and I want to maintain and stay healthy.
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Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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8/7/12 1:14 P

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I CANT BELIEVE ITS BEEN 2 YRS. WELL I DID NOT MEET MY GOALS. I HAD ALOT OF THINGS GOING ON. MY MOM HAD A MAJOR STROKE WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH THE TWINS (WHICH TOTALLY DEVASTATED ME) THEN A YEAR LATER SHE HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY. SO BETWEEN TAKING CARE OF HER AND MY 4 KIDS I NEVER HAD TIME FOR MYSELF. I WAS GETTING SO STRESSED AND I REMEMBERED HOW GOOD I WOULD FEEL WHEN I WAS WORKING OUT AND THEN IT CLICKED JUST LIKE YOU. I DECIDED TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO MYSELF TO GO TO THE GYM AT LEAST 2X A WEEK. I WAS DOING IT SINCE JANUARY. I WAS FEELING LESS STRESSED AND ENJOYING MYSELF WHILE THE BABIES WERE IN THE KID CLUB. I HADN'T LOST ALOT OF WEIGHT BUT I FELT HEALTHIER. THEN IN MAY I WAS ABLE TO INCREASE IT TO 3X A WEEK. I STARTED TO SEE THE SCALE MOVE BUT THEN I BROKE MY TOE ON VACATION AND NOW CANNOT DO ANY CARDIO. I WAS JUST STARTING TO SEE THE SCALE MOVE DOWN AND THIS HAPPENED. I TRY NOT TO GET TO DOWN ABOUT IT BUT I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT WORKING OUT AND NOW IM STUCK WAITING FOR IT TO HEAL. DR SAID 8-10 WEEKS BEFORE I COULD RETURN TO THE GYM. I JUST HAVE TO TRY AND STAY WITHIN MY CALORIE RANGE SO I DONT GAIN ANYTHING BACK. I JUST GET DOWN ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO EXERCISE AND GO TO THE GYM. IT WAS MY OUTLET. OH WELL I JUST HAVE TO DEAL WITH ANOTHER OBSTACLE AND PUSH FORWARD WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT.

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Interesting to realize it has been 2 years since I started on SP! My first year I browsed and was a stealth visitor to SP. I never interacted. Partly out of intimidation not understanding how to use any tools on SP and out of a fear of admitting all my past failures of yo yoing and finding myself up 30+ pounds ... Again.

It was very hard to weigh myself or even get motivated to do anything for that first year of occasional SP visits. In Oct. of 2011 something clicked as I read similar stories to my own on SP. I joined WW online and found the emotional support I needed on SP.

My first goal was 157. I visit SP almost daily and recently changed to using the SP tracker which has really helped me refocus. I am now close to my present goal of 152.

I realize that diets do not work for me and that permanent weight loss comes from maintain- ing (as much as possible) a healthy and fit lifestyle. Japanese saying: "Fall down 7 times, get up 8". It's not easy, but I never want to go back to my old behaviors This journey has been about baby steps, mini goals, my wonderful Spark Buddy, streaks of every imaginable kind and Never quitting.

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Well I am back after a little over a year hiatus...mainly because I was banned from exercise by my doctor. But, my 9 month old little girl was well worth torment of watching my body go through chaos again.

Thankfully I learned enough from Spark to only gain about 20lbs during pregnancy, but now I'm actively trying to lose that plus the rest of the weight I need to get rid of.

I am working hard at sticking to my calorie count and logging everything. I do 30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week and strength training 3 times a week.

My motivation is still there, though I will admit it waned a great deal while on forced bed rest. But the worst is over and I'm ready to go again!

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Looking at the date and I am seeing that it is just about an anniversary for this team...Are we on track? How our motivation?

I struggle with some things but as the saying goes...I've come a long way baby! and I know I can continue to change...all I need to do is take it one day at a time!

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I have my running goals for this month and I really need to cut back on he special indulgences...so this month, only one indulgence a say...this can become a habit!

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8/1/12 9:50 A

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Let's set some goals.....and make them happen!!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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7/31/12 9:43 A

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Checking in and able to report I've been hanging in there...no spectacular results but I guess that's just the way it's going to be for me right now.

Tday is the end of July...coming up on another Sparkaversary...are you ready?

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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7/18/12 8:10 A

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The heat has been so de-motivating...that being said, it's cooler today and I am going to get out for a run...gonna happen!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Slow but sure....drip drip drip...got to keep adding those drops to the bucket! LOL

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Well....maybe resetting my goal was a trick for success since I FINALLY dropped another of those stubborn pounds...just a drop in the bucket but hey...a pound is a pound and I'll celebrate it!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Hey guys, it's only one month to another sparkaversary for us! Time flies etc etc...LOL

I found that my goal was not getting met so I bit the bullet and reset my goal and gulp...got honest with myself and reset my wt ticker...sigh...back to the drawing board but then I need to remind myself that it's a jouney and this is just a detour.

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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So far so good but I think this extra wt has set in deep roots...like a weed it's hard to pull out!! LOL

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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My July goal is to lose the rest of this wt I picked up on the last trip and also to run on my scheduled run days no matter what the weather...maybe shorter distance, slower, but I will do it!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Got the wt going in the right direction...sure takes time but again, I remind myself...give it the same amount of time it took to add them to see them gone...I feel like I should be clicking my red jeweled slippers together as I say that! LOL

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Needing to give myself a pep talk today as a reminder to be patient. I am finding myself wanting instant results to being back on track but of course that isn't happening....now reminder to self....3wks to gain 4 pounds...not going to come off in 3 days! Relax, give myself a break and let time (and good habits) do what is needed. There I've said it! Now I need to live it!

Donna, NE Wisconsin, CST

Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Hi again! Well, I've been home long enough to see the "real" damage on the scale from my last work trip....4 pounds up from the last reading pre-trip which was 4 pounds up from the previous trip....NOT a trend that can continue! I'm putting my attention back into really watching what I eat and do so I can get back to what my ticker says. I WILL do this!

How bout all of you? Hope you're enjoying summer while maintaining your commitment.

Donna, NE Wisconsin, CST

Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Good morning all! I am sitting in my living room while typing this and just looked up to see one of our loons on the lake....a beautiful reminder that I need/want to get outside to enjoy what I've got. Hope you all can do the same!

Donna, NE Wisconsin, CST

Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Well, I'm back and have to admit I didn't do too well while I was gone...How bout you?

I am getting back to "normal" though.....Hey, isn't that something? Normal is now drinking the water, eating a rainbow of colorful foods and exercising to feel good!

Donna, NE Wisconsin, CST

Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Taking off for another 3 week work trip...when I get back, we'll all have lots of success to report! Make it Happen!

Donna, NE Wisconsin, CST

Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Today as I check in here I am reminded that it is again approaching August when we all first came together. It would be interesting to know all the things that have happened in these many months.

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Yikes! One month later and I can say the same thing....sigh...getting ready to leave again for another 3 weeks and guess I will work again to at least say the same...but wait...I think I should set a goal to actually do better!

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Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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Good morning team! I just got back from a work trip and I'm slowly catching up before we leave again in a bit over a week.
Have I done well while I was gone? Well, I did ok....it's always a struggle isn't it? But I'm hanging in there and I guess that's what it's all about...persistance.

Donna, NE Wisconsin, CST

Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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