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6/18/14 10:43 P

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Hi there and WELCOME! As you can see, Steph who joined our team just ahead of you is also from Oregon and we have a former Oregonian, Annie, on the team as well. Come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted! We have a great bunch of gals!!

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6/18/14 7:42 P

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Hi! I'm new here. I live in Oregon and turned 62 in May. I have two daughters ages 43 and 40 who gave me two grandsons ages 17 and 13 and a granddaughter 11. My youngest daughter is getting married for the first time in August. So now I have her wedding pictures to get thinner for. Tee!Hee!
So I'm glad to be here.
Joyce, you are amazing!!! What a party!! Your GS a lucky guy.

Building my bucket list and enjoying the ones I've accomplished!!!
I quit smoking and have visited 34 out of 50 states, went to Disneyland in 2014 for the first time, had African lobster in 2014, and went to second hand stores in Laguna Beach Cal.
Enjoyed a Thanksgiving Dinner in 80 degree weather in Cal. For the first time.

Six weeks during March and April of 2015, I completed four times a week with a trainer. Wow! at the age of 63!



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6/11/14 8:56 A

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Hi Stephanie! Happy to meet you! Please come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted! I'll post the link here for you!

I'm Joyce from NE Ohio, have been on Spark for 7 years and have made so many wonderful friends. Have met 14 in person from all over the country and even one from Australia! Such fun!

I have 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren with number 15 due in August. They keep me busy. Just had GS's graduation party here last weekend with around 300 people during the day! Whew!

Here's the link:

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6/11/14 5:14 A

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Hi, Everyone ... I'm Stephanie (Steph) from Oregon, 65 as of 7 days ago, an SP member since 2011 and am truly enjoying it all. My bestest friend and walking partner, Mickey (Mick for short), is a 7-year old Schitzu/something mix. (My husband doesn't want anything to do with "exercise") Have recently been inundated with weeds in our back yard and have spent multiple hours out there beating them out of the dirt. Am, as of today, ALMOST DONE!!!!! Oh is THAT going to be a good feeling!!!

You all sound wonderful and I'm really looking forward to getting to know each and every one.

Have a grand day, Everyone!

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5/12/14 1:33 P

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Welcome Sue. I'm Phyllis and live in AL. I have two cats that live with me, and my two adult children are in other states. I sometimes wish they lived closer. It's nice to meet you. I'm still learning the ropes to get around SP since I'm still fairly new also.

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5/12/14 1:30 P

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Hi Luise- I'm fairly new still and I welcome you to the group. I live in AL... But I didn't come with a banjo on my knee( As the song goes LOL) I have two cats that keep me busy, along with my house. I got the cleaning fever since I used to work in Motels and as a Janitor. Nice to meet you.



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5/12/14 9:31 A

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Hi Sue - nice to meet you!!

I'm Joyce from NE Ohio. Come join us on the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted, we do have a great group of ladies there.

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5/12/14 8:58 A

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Hi - I'm Sue and recently turned 60. You folks look like you're having a lot of fun so I thought I'd join you!

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4/27/14 1:07 P

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Hi Luise! Nice to have you here with us. I'm 73 and live in NE Ohio. Keep myself active with all my grandkids and great grandkids! One granddaughter and her year old son live with us and I babysit when she works, so he keeps me hopping!

Come join us on the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted!!

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4/27/14 1:03 P

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Hi there! My name is Luise, I am 62 yrs old I am German and living in the lovely county of Devon in the UK. I am with SP for 2 years now, but took 9 month out inbetween. That's when my little ladybird tracker made that giant jump backwards.
I found the daily fun/joke page.
I read through some of the jokes and they are hilarious. Now I hope I can get my husband interested in SP a little - hopefully in the exercise part emoticon

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4/22/14 2:00 P

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Hi Phyllis and welcome to the Fun Lover's team!!! Come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted. There's a great core group of us who chat there daily. A good place for friendship and support.

Lots of luck with your weight loss journey - there are so many good tools available on Spark! Sorry to hear about your fall! :-(

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4/22/14 11:47 A

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Hi, My name is Phyllis and I'm 65 years young. I live in Alabama, and I've been on SP several times trying to lose weight, only getting discouraged because I did it wrong, or just gave up trying to lose weight. I'm going forward to lose the weight I want. I am a person that has become obsessed with losing weight as my sister has told me many times. I am not going to be concerned about the scales anymore or if I have a gain. All I can do is the best I can do for that day or week. I am focusing on losing now, to eat healthy and not make any more excuses. I lost my weight loss support when I quit the last time and I'd sure love to make more friends to keep me motivated, as I will help keep them motivated also.

I have two grown adult children, 3 grand children who I love dearly and rarely see. But I do talk to them occasionally. I have two loving furry babies Sprite and Frisky. I have a lovely townhouse, new patio which I love sitting on now since it was put in properly. Yes, I had some troubles in the past with landscapers not knowing how to put patios in. I found a winner, and have a beautiful patio I designed myself. It's simple and usable.

I love playing my exercise games on my Wii system. I strictly get exercise and dancing games. I have been unable for about two weeks to use them though. I was walking around the block with a friend and a rock caught my foot and down to the concrete I went. So I'm taking it easy for about two weeks. Then hopefully I can get back to exercising.

I want this weight loss to work this time. I'm going to try my hardest, but still not getting obsessed on how much I need to lose for weigh in. I am doing this myself, I don't want to pay for any weight loss program anymore. Before I started gaining, I had lost 57 lbs, but have gained some back now. BUT this gal is going to lost the weight I gained plus take off more. I will do it this time. And I know I CAN!!

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3/29/14 9:09 P

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Welcome Shirley!! Where are you in TN? That is our absolute favorite place to visit, try to get there several times a year. We have granddaughters in Crossvile, cousins in Elizabethton, Shelbyville and Johnson City. We LOVE the Smoky Mts. and if I had my way, we'd be living in TN!

OH - sorry, got sidetracked. LOL I'm Joyce from NE Ohio where it's snowing again tonight! SO tired of the winter. I'm 73 have been on Sparks since I retired and have met so many wonderful people and have had great success with their program.

Join us on the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted with the gals. Lots of luck with your weight loss journey!

Joyce - formerly from NE Ohio, now from Rock Hill SC
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3/29/14 8:42 P

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Hello my name is Shirley and I am 60 years old with a birthday coming up. I love life and all the wonderful people that are a part of it. I own 2 Used furniture stores in Tn called Squirley
Shirleys Used Furniture and appliances. I am very determined to get this weight off and keep it off. Really excited about Spark People

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3/13/14 4:06 P

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BONNIE AND WELCOME!!!!! Happy to have you on the team. As you saw below, my name is Joyce. I won't repeat all the other stuff, but please do come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted with the other great gals who chat daily. And lots of luck on your journey to better health and taking care of YOU!


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3/10/14 1:16 P

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WELCOME!!!!! Happy to have you on the team. As you saw below, my name is Joyce. I won't repeat all the other stuff, but please do come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted with the other great gals who chat daily. And lots of luck on your journey to better health and taking care of YOU!

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3/10/14 12:53 P

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Hello To all you Fun Loving People over 60yrs!!

I am a 62 yr. old Married Mom. I still work FT on a busy med/surg/psych unit in a medical center in Upstate NY. I have 5 beautiful children ages range from 25 yrs. to 17 yrs. I have taken care of everyone but ME. So now I am ready to tackle the 72 lbs. that I need to lose to get and feel healthy!! I welcome any support and tips that all the "seasoned loser" have to offer. Thanks for the tips I have already received.

I pray for success and am grateful to have found this website!!! God Bless Your Day!!

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1/26/14 5:57 P

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Hi Diane and WELCOME! So happy to have you join us! How's your winter so far? Most of us are experiencing too much snow and bitter cold, that's for sure!!

Come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted. We have a core group of great friends who get together daily for support and chatting. We have others who knit, some who crochet (like me) and some who do both.

I live in NE Ohio, retired after 30 years as a school sec. I'm 73 years young, have been on this team for six years - lost 30 pounds. I've met seven of the gals on this team in person and they are just as great as they seem!

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Hi Everyone, I am 63 years old, divorced, with 2 lovely adult children and 1 grandson (Matthew) and 2 grandpuppies(Border Collies). I also work 40 hours. I am new to SP. I am from Wisconsin and I love being outside in the summer and working in my flower beds. I have 2 herniated discs so I can not do alot of exercising like I use to. During my divorce I lost 70 lbs but over the years I have put a few lbs back on. Last year on Feb. 14th I quit smoking and gained 30 lbs. I am still smoke free and I have my cravings licked so now I need to get back down in my weight. I am not happy at the weight I am at. Clothes don't fit well and I hate to go shopping for clothes and I hate to go anywhere. My self esteem is very low but today my motivations is at a 10 and I know that I can do this. In the winter I knit prayer shawls for the church and this year I am hiding alot under a blanket for warmth.

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1/24/14 12:18 P

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Hello there and WELCOME! Sounds like you lead a very active life - good for you! I retired when I was 67 and probably wouldn't have then except my husband was retiring and I wasn't going to let him sit home while I worked. LOL We have a nice core group of gals who post daily on the chat thread and are very caring, supportive gals. Look forward to getting to know you!

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1/24/14 8:37 A

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Hi there. I am new to this team but not to SP. I have been involved in two very active teams for a couple years and they have just died out to the point that there are only 2 of us posting and no chatting. I realized how important the support had been to my own program so I went searching for a new active team to get involved in.
I am 61 as of last week. I am not at all near retirement and just got my independent clinical license in social work. I resigned from my hospital emergency room midnight job effective Feb 3rd and will be working on call until I get a final permanent offer from one of two VA hospitals I have preliminary offers from. So, I am starting a new career and will be relocating to a new area after living over 20 yrs on an island.
I am single and very active. My interests include hiking, skiing, diving, travel, dogs and my horse. I have 3 grown daughters and one grandson

I am Serena. I now live most of the time at a lodge on the western side of Washington state. I was ready to retire this past July but decided to transfer and stick around for another couple years. I don't think I will last another couple years. The ranch just sold and will close shortly and that will be my opportunity to pay off my new truck and my barn and finally leave the workforce behind! We are opening a destination airbnb and I will be working full time with that and training my new Gypsy


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1/16/14 11:36 P

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Wow Ann, congrats on both the marriage and the retirement!! That's awesome! Great to have you here with us - come to the daily chit chat thread (sticky topic in the forums) and get acquainted with some of the gals who post regularly.

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Hi everyone. New to the team. I'm not new to SP but I've been "away" for awhile. I live in Kentucky. I'm a knitter and I've recently gotten into genealogy.

Two things I've said I never do - remarry and retire - I did both last year. After 21 years as an independent single woman I married a wonderful man March 2013. After working most of my adult life I retired December 31, 2013. And I'm loving every minute of being married and retired!

Ann

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1/12/14 7:54 P

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Oh how I remember that last year before I retired!!! Yaaaay for you!

Congrats on the impending grandchild. I have 16 of them and 14 great grandchildren. One granddaughter and her 10 month old son live with us! :-)

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Howdy. I am in my last full year of full time employment…YEA! Looking forward to retirement, travel, & grand baby (the 1st) in March.

Life is good. emoticon

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1/8/14 2:24 P

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Hi Laura! Welcome to the group. There's so much good information on Spark, I'm sure you'll be able to start reaching your goals! Join us on the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted. Just click on the team name and all the topics come up.....Daily Chit Chat is one of the "sticky topics".

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1/8/14 12:14 P

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Hi. I am not sure if I was supposed to hit reply or how to introduce myself! Obviously I am new to Sparks.
I am 63 and live in Maine. I weigh more than I ever have and want to feel better and fit in my clothes better! I work part time from home, love gardening and Houseplants, and reading. Too bad I can't add exercising to that list but it would be a lie.
I hope I can keep motivated and accomplish my goals.

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1/2/14 9:11 A

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Hi Cheri!!! How funny - that expression is the very same I used when I retired and joined Spark.......I want to dance at all my grandkids' weddings!

Welcome to the team - come to the daily chit chat thread and get acquainted!!! Good luck with your goals!

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Good (snowy) morning from Long Island, New York. I am new to this team but not new to Spark. I turned 60 in March and am enjoying this chapter of my life so far.

My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 38 years. I have retired from the insurance industry and now am a yoga teacher. I teach women over 50 and prenatal yoga. Two ends of the spectrum.

My son and daughter-in-law have blessed us with two beautiful grandsons. They are 2 years old and 8 months old. My boys get dropped off here every morning and I watch them while my DIL teaches high school English at a local private girls school. They are what keep me feeling young and the reason I want to get healthier. I want to dance at their weddings.

Looking forward to chatting with all of you.



Cheri

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11/30/13 9:02 P

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Been to the DC area a few times, took all our grandkids there at one time or another. Had cousins who lived in Fairfax for awhile. We have granddaughters in TN that we try to visit as often as we can, plus a cousin we would visit often, but we lost her to lung cancer in September. Love the Smoky Mts., we kinda got hooked on that area.

I'll be watching for you on the chat thread.

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Hey there, Joyce! We're in northern VA, in the D.C. 'burbs (congested, sprawling - you have the picture :) You must enjoy those travels to TN - that's one of the most beautiful states in the U.S. Haven't been there for decades, since we passed through there one snowy, beautiful January on the way to Mexico City when I was a teenager.

Thanks for the reminder about the Chit Chat thread! I'm still getting reacquainted with Spark right now - seems the exercise tracker changed while I was gone :) - but I'll be sure to catch up with you :)

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11/30/13 7:16 P

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Oh Lola, I think your absolutely right that we will ALWAYS have to pay attention to our weight or it will get ahead of us again. I have to get serious again - for sure!!

What part of VA are you in? We drive down that way to TN three or four times a year and I know a couple others on the team make several trips a year from NY to FL. Peggy stops at Staunton on her trips through. We just drive straight through - only 9 hrs for us.

Did you find the Daily Chit Chat thread? If you can't, I can post a link here for you.

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Thanks so much for the lovely "welcome home," Joyce - with your happy, warm and radiant smile! And hearty CONGRATULATIONS! on your weight loss! I wonder if all of us who really appreciate food and eating won't always have to really watch our weight - I know that's certainly been true for me. Losing weight didn't make a single dent in my own voracious appetite - that's for sure! But we can do it, and in some ways, I think our love of food can even serve us well in the efforts we're making along those lines.

And yep, my name really is Lola! We're in Virginia...so howdy, neighbor-to-the-north! emoticon

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11/30/13 12:26 A

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Hi there! Is your name Lola??? Hate to "assume" ya know! :-) Welcome back! This is a great group of friends here - join us on the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted. My name is Joyce and I'm from NE Ohio. I lost 40 pounds using this plan. Have to admit some of that has crept back on in recent months so I need to buckle down again!

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11/29/13 11:42 P

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Hi! I'm no newcomer to Spark, since I lost 75 lbs. here a few years back and have kept it off, but when things got busy around here, I had to free up some time so closed down my old account. But there is nothing like the support of others who are losing or maintaining their weight, and I think there's a lot of truth in that old adage about there being strength in numbers. I'm 62 now, and keeping that weight off is, for health reasons, more important than ever. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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Hello MJ and welcome!!! Sorry to hear about your accident! I've been really lucky - have had three head on's in my lifetime and so far no serious injury and none was my fault. Definitely had a guardian angel watching over me!

Aren't grandchildren the greatest? We have 16, and now 14 great grandchildren. One GGC lives with us, so he keeps us busy - he's just 8 months old and we watch him when Mom works.

Come to the Daily Chit Chat thread. There's a small group of us that meet daily to chat about all sorts of things. Good luck with Spark - it's a wonderful, very informative site!

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11/17/13 1:03 P

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Hello,

I'm MJ and I'm so glad to be here! emoticon I just turned sixty and retired, but I didn't get a chance to celebrate either one because, my one year granddaughter was just diagnosed with diabetes and we spent nights at the hospital. Then, I had a terrible car accident, when I was hit head on by an Expedition! But I'm not complaining! I'm still counting my blessings! I'm using Spark People for my "Celebration" for myself. I'm in physical therapy right now, but otherwise okay!

I'm divorced, I have two grown daughters and three little granddaughters! I love life and most everything and everybody! I look forward to chatting with you all! I'm still finding my way around this site. doing the exercises, reading the articles, blogging, taking the quizzes. As I said before I love it! Sometimes, I don't feel like typing, though (the airbag damaged my hands) but I will keep in touch! emoticon emoticon

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11/12/13 11:48 A

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Nice to meet you and WELCOME!! We have a great bunch of gals on this team, lots of support for weight loss and life in general. There's a small group who meets daily on the Daily Chit Chat thread to talk about whatever might come up. They're always willing to listen, share, advise and in general just be there for you. Come get acquainted!

I'm Joyce from NE Ohio. I have two daughters, two stepsons, sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. One granddaughter and her baby boy live with us, so it keeps us on our toes! But we love it.

Just got back from TN where we visited two of our granddaughters and their babies. We try to get down there a few times a year - we love the Smoky Mts.

Good luck with your weight loss journey - there's so much great information on this site!

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Hi Everyone
I am fairly new to this but very excited to join your team. I live in Vancouver, Canada emoticon and have been here for 26 years - originally from the UK. emoticon

I am retired and a widow. I have 3 adult children and 2 (soon to be 3) grandchildren. emoticon Two of my kids live close by and one lives in Boston. I am off to Boston and Maine at the end of the month to spend Thanksgiving with my east coast family.

I am really motivated to lose this weight as I am waiting for knee replacement surgery early in the New Year and my surgeon said that 1 extra pound is like 4lbs on the knee.

Looking forward to getting to know you all. emoticon




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10/31/13 12:00 P

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Hi Faith and welcome!! Sounds like you'll fit right in with this bunch of gals! This is my original Spark team and I've made some dear friends here.

I worked as adm. asst. to the supt. of a school district for 30 years - so many of my favorite people are teachers. :-) Also love to walk! DH and I were doing 2 miles every day but we've been lagging lately. Our granddaughter and her baby live with us so I babysit when she works and it's hard to sneak in the time for the walks. Have to get back to that!

Come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted. We chat there every day about all sorts of things................great to have you on board!

Joyce - formerly from NE Ohio, now from Rock Hill SC
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Hi everyone

I'm Faith from Halesowen in the West Midlands in England. I've just left the team for people over 50 with 50-100lb to lose because I realised I only need to lose 42lb now (only!! - but the very good news is that I'm only overweight now, not obese!)

Anyway I like fun - haven't grown up yet, so thought this group looked good. I'm a nearly retired teacher (just do 2 hours a week now), a Christian who loves Jesus a lot, and I also enjoy going for walks, especially when the weather's nice.

Look forward to 'meeting' some of you. Mostly I hang out in the Spark café.

I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6


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Hi Cheryl - how awesome to see you here! Naw, I'm not the official anything, just like to make sure new people feel welcome and ready to make new friends! I know you know some of the gals already - be great fun getting re-acquainted!! We chat daily on the Daily Chit Chat thread......come on over.

Joyce - formerly from NE Ohio, now from Rock Hill SC
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Hi! I've been a member of Sparks for several years and find it hard to believe I qualify for the 60's team already!! Where has the time gone? I know my weight sure has fluctuated over those years and sadly at the upper range again. I traveled the country for most of 5 months in a row which played a part in the gain. While traveling, we did get some walking in, but obviously not enough and no formal exercise. Gosh, it is easy to get out of shape!!

Anyhoo, just wanted to say hi and thank Grace for sending me the link to the team. I had a dilly of time trying to find it. Joyce, it looks like you might be the official greeter? I enjoy seeing your pictures on Facebook!

Cheryl from North Dakota CST
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Oh how I can relate to those thoughts! I let myself get to just short of 200# when I found Spark. I retired at 67 and was lost! Then my daughter directed me to Spark and I took her advice. Lost 40#, learned so much good information, and have made great friends along the way - many of whom I've met in person over the years. My goal is to dance at all my grandkids' weddings (16 of them) and may even expand that to the great grandkids. LOL But at 73 now - that might be pushing it. But I do feel so much better!

Come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted there. We have a core group there that chats about anything you can imagine and we all care about and support each other daily. Good luck with your goals!!

Joyce - formerly from NE Ohio, now from Rock Hill SC
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65! I can't possibly be 65! 65 is old!
Nearly 190 pounds, I can't possibly be that heavy.
Hey, where has my waist gone?
Have airline seats gotten smaller?
Why can't I stand up when I use a squat toilet here in China?
Why do I avoid sitting on the floor to play with my granddaughter?
Where has my joy gone?

Just a few questions from an American born Canadian living and working in China. Next year we return to Canada ... to where? to what?

Victoria Morris-Ott (aka Vmom)
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WELCOME!!! I laughed at your shaking your head at being 60 - I'm past 70 now and wondering what happened! LOL I should move on to an Over 70 team I suppose, but I have some really dear friends on this time - many of whom I met in person over the years. A great bunch of ladies and lots of support! Come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted with the "regulars".

Joyce - formerly from NE Ohio, now from Rock Hill SC
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Hello to all,
I had my 60th birthday earlier this year and my head is still whirling in disbelief! Wasn't I just 30 yesterday? I live in Southern California, love the sunshine, love outdoor activiites, have an indoor kitty and several, uh, outdoor kitties. The area I live in is somewhere semi-rural semi-suburban and geographically located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. There's lots to do. I'm a caregiver, homemaker, part time retail worker and student. I'm here to continue with my progress of a healthier version of me as I "age gracefully." Nice to be here!
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Hi Trish - another Buckeye here. What part of Ohio are you from? I'm from NE Ohio in Portage County - near Hiram College. I love to read, but I don't knit, I crochet.

Come join us on the daily chit chat thread and get acquainted with a great bunch of gals.

Joyce - formerly from NE Ohio, now from Rock Hill SC
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Hi! I'm Trish from Ohio. I'm a reader and a knitter, still working full time, working hard to meet my health goals and hoping I can encourage others too.


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