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2/4/14 10:30 P

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New to SparkPeople. I've lived in the Bloomington/Normal area most of my life. I just got a Fitbit Flex and would to have friends here and/or on Fitbit. emoticon

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1/12/13 6:03 P

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Welcome to SP. I don't know very much about the bootcamp video. I'm sure it's good though.

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1/8/12 7:20 A

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Can someone how to puts pics in my gallery to have on my spark page?

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1/8/12 6:40 A

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Hello! I'm new to SP too. I joined last week and really just learning what to do. I love to cycle and run. I was thinking about buying the SP 28 day boot camp video. Anyone tried it? I belong to four seasons but I haven't been in a long while. I was thinking about attending the meeting tonight. Anyone else going?

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1/16/11 2:03 P

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Welcome to the group!

"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit." - George E. Allen
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1/4/11 10:37 P

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Hi All! Happy to find a BN sparkteam. I lost a fair amount of weight with spark a few years ago, but had baby #2 and gained it all back. She's 2 years old now, so it's time to stopping making excuses and lose the weight!

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12/29/10 10:33 P

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Hi, I'm Pam and SP is new to me too. I've been working out now for about a month. It's slow going and still not my favorite thing but making progress. I have met new friends at the gym so that is helping me stay focused and accountable. I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you.

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12/29/10 4:45 A

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So glad there's a group in B-N, Hi i'm Yohannah moved to Normal, IL last year, just start SP and was hoping to find a local group, my journey has been hard, after having my gall bladder removed in August i've gained some weight, trying my best to lose it but doing this alone is no fun but I hope that will change soon!!

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8/19/10 12:09 A

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Thank you for the welcome.


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8/17/10 10:49 A

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Welcome to the team Elaine! My husband went to 4 Seasons for awhile. It's a nice gym. I hope you stop by the team here often! :)

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8/17/10 8:45 A

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Hi, I'm Elaine and I am beginning this journey again. I hope with the support of others it will be a little easier. I recently joined Four Seasons and so far have really enjoyed it.

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7/30/10 8:24 A

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Welcome to the team, Tina and Heather! So happy you're here! We moved here from Kankakee (Bourbonnais) about a year ago. :)

We have been getting together once a month and we'd love for you to come. Last Tuesday of the month so the next one will be 8/31 at 6pm. It seems a long way off but they do tend to creep up out of nowhere. ;) I liked being outside for our last one so we should do that again. Rosa Parks Commons in Normal, Raab & Linden.

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7/23/10 9:44 A

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Hi, my name is Heather. I live in Chatsworth, IL. So, I'm out in the middle of nowhere! Halfway between Kankakee, Joliet, Champaign, and Bloomington. I recently started using Spark People to see what kind of resources and support were available online to help me in my weight loss journey.

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7/17/10 11:43 P

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Hi Everyone. I'm Tina in Bloomington. It's nice to find a local group. I've been on the website for almost a month now. Weightloss doesn't come easy for me, but I find that it helps when I track what I eat. Also liking that I can map out my walks and calculate mileage. Have walked more this past month than I have for a long time. So it's been a matter of building up how far I can go. The walks are getting longer and the dogs are happy to be out and about on a daily basis!

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4/23/10 9:40 A

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Hello B-N Sparkers! I lived in Normal for five years 20 plus years ago, then moved to Peoria. I'm currently in Little America, overlooking the beautiful Emiquon Preserve. I've been on Spark since July 2007. Glad to see Bloomington-Normal with its own team!



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4/19/10 9:13 A

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Hey, Shawna.

Welcome to the group! It's a great way to get support and encouragement and also to share ideas. You should try to come to the coffeehouse on the 27th to meet everyone!

Jessica

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4/17/10 7:25 P

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Welcome to everyone new! We're getting quite a group going here! I still think we should name ourselves. My suggestion is the Bloomington/Normal Sparklers emoticon

Elizabeth

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4/16/10 9:24 A

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Hello,

I am new to the group. I live right outside Bloomington in Carlock, but I am excited to get to know all of the people that are also on a journey to weightloss.

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3/24/10 11:31 A

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Welcome to the group, TY. You've found a really great support system here.

Jessica

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3/24/10 8:58 A

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Yay! I am so happy your back on spark!

"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit." - George E. Allen
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3/24/10 6:01 A

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Welcome TY! I'm so glad you're here! We have a wonderful group. I hope we can meet up with you soon for a workout! :)

Jennifer P.
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3/23/10 11:52 P

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Hello! I'm new to this team...thanks Julie better known as confused bird for inviting me to the B/N Team...

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3/19/10 9:13 P

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Welcome! You don't have to have a big goal, it's just great to have a bunch of us in one place together. I hope you can come and join us at the Coffeehouse in Normal this coming Tuesday! We're meeting up at 6pm. :)

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3/19/10 2:18 P

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Hey I'm new to both spark and relatively new to Bloomington. I'm not looking to lose much weight, 20 lbs or so, but need to get into better shape for my health. Happy to see people close to me are so supportive! Have a great weekend.



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2/22/10 11:04 P

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Welcome Welcome! Glad you found us! Probably see you tomorrow...

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2/22/10 2:40 P

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Hey thanks for starting this team! I'm so excited that Bloomington-Normal finally has its own. I moved here from FL about a year and a half ago. My husband works at Corporate South. And I substitute teach in Unit 5 and District 87. We belong to Four Seasons, and I'm completely addicted to Zumba classes. I also just started training for a 5K (my husband is running a marathon in June and I'll run the 5K). Can't wait to get to know all of you better!

Jessica

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2/4/10 8:48 A

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Hi, I joined SP about a year ago, I have lived in Normal all my life. I also worked at Country Financial for 32 years (hope to retire in 2 more)

I basically use SP to Log my food but not every day. and I read up & post on the forums. I've been very active over the past 7 years. Though being active and watch your diet, still doesn't always help keep the weight off. so all my life my weight has gone up and down.

Peggy


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2/4/10 12:24 A

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Thanks Kelly for joining!! I get so excited when I see new people in our group!


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2/2/10 2:09 P

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Julia,

Thanks for getting us cranked up! This is a great idea. I've dabbled at SparkPeople for over a year but got serious within the last couple of months. I have a new Spark weightloss buddy and we meet weekly which is helping too. I too am at The Farm (Corporate North) and am so thankful for the atrium walking program. I hope to hear from more BN Sparkers!

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2/1/10 10:16 A

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My dad works at Corporate Headquarters and he's overweight... he's lost a lot of weight in the last year or so. He likes to take our dog for walks in the afternoons, but the trail in his neighborhood has been iced over for the better part of six weeks. So for Christmas, my mom and I got him a Garmin Forerunner (I was kind of jealous... I'm the runner in the family!). Now he uses it to find out how far he walks during the day. It works in his building and tells him exactly how far he walked even when he's just at work. He aims for 5 miles in his day... he figures he does two miles in his regular routine and is missing out on his 3 mile walks = 5 miles. So he just walks around the building in his downtime, uses the farthest bathroom, and takes the stairs. It's worked well for him so far! Maybe an idea for all you Farmers?

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1/30/10 11:54 P

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During the winters at Corporate South, I walk the tunnels between K and N. I figure that it's close to about 1.5 miles if I make two complete laps. It takes me about 25 minutes to complete.

Ya get what ya get ... and ya don't throw a fit!


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1/29/10 11:55 P

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I'm lucky to have the Constitution Trail just one block from my house! I plan to get into the habit of using it more often...

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1/29/10 6:35 P

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So excited to see so many new friends! I would love to connect with some of you for some cardio and conversation. I'm at the YWCA at Hershey & Empire, Mondays I'm more flexible because hubby can stay home with the little people.

My hubby also works at the Farm and he's quite overweight...I've been telling him with that awesome walking trail just outside his building, he should be out there every day at lunchtime! I'm so jealous of that and one of these days you might find me out on that pretty trail by Corporate South. ;)

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1/29/10 3:20 P

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Hello to all the new members! Welcome and I hope we can hear from all of you often!

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1/29/10 3:02 P

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Hi, I'm Kara and I've been on Spark for a while now. I just recently joined Weight Watchers again but I use this site as an extra resource and tool to keep me on track and for some much needed motivation. I live in Normal and am married with 2 little boys, ages 3 and 8. Hope to talk to some of you soon!

“The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.”


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1/28/10 2:18 P

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Hi, very cool to start a group! Thanks
I have been doing this for a few months at this point, but I'm still just getting used to it all. I have a lot of weight to lose so I'm starting slow. I have a membership at Four Seasons and would like to get out there more often, I just keep coming up with excuses. If there's someone out there who wants to kick my butt, feel free. I'll take any motivation I can get!

I work in Champaign and make the drive daily, so being away from the house for 12 hours a day cuts into workout time. If anyone has any great ideas I'd love to hear them.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

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1/28/10 1:10 P

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Hi, I live in Clinton, but I'm in Bloomington five days a week at the Farm. I've been using SparkPeople for a few years, and I lost a lot of weight, but I realized that I needed to recommit myself. I've started slow by making myself get back into exercising.

Ya get what ya get ... and ya don't throw a fit!


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1/26/10 9:21 P

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Julia, thanks so much for starting this group! I live in Heyworth, so I'm just 10 minutes away from Bloomington. I started on SparkPeople over a year ago and fell off the wagon. I've gained a lot of weight, and decided it's time to get serious about losing it, so I've begun updating my profile. I'm looking forward to getting to know other Spark members and encouraging one another!

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1/26/10 9:05 P

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I agree, I saw Peoria had a group too! I've been looking for a buddy to exercise with ever since I moved here. I go to the YWCA when I can, the weather has kept me at home lately though. Anyone who wants to work out with me, I would love it. 5am weekdays, and I like to use the pool and the weight room. :)

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1/26/10 8:10 P

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Hi everyone! Welcome to the Bloomington-Normal SparkTeam! Introduce yourself here! I'll start since I started this home away from home...

My name is Julia and I'm 23, I live just over the border into Bloomington and just joined SparkPeople this month. I was sad to see that while Peoria had it's own group, Bloomington-Normal did not so I decided to create one! I searched for anyone within 25 miles of 61701 and invited them all (which took forever)! I can't wait to see who all joins. SO welcome, and I hope you'll share a bit about yourself here!

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