me tan and fat.... a friend told me tan fat looks better than pasty fat.... real motivator there

me in my skinnier days

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Purge The Pudge!!!

I'm 30 yrs old, I went from weighing 189 in my single life to 266.4 in my relationship of 5 years. As my relationship grows so does my waist line. :(
I'm 30 yrs old, I went from weighing 189 in my single life to 266.4 in my relationship of 5 years. As my relationship grows so does my waist line. :(



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 current weight: 266.0 

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Member Since: 4/4/2011

SparkPoints: 0

Fitness Minutes: 193

My Goals:
I want to be motivated, again. I want to lose this weight that I have packed on and be happy in my own body.

My Program:
CUTTING OUT POP! walking/running and joining the gym!

Personal Information:
I live in Huron, OH. In a condo with no excercise area, I live close to sheldons marsh, osbourne park and 3 gyms.

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4/6/2011 9:30:51 PM

Welcome to Ohio Buckeye Beauties Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.



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4/5/2011 12:48:35 PM

emoticon Hello and Welcome to Spark People! You’ve come to a really great place for support and assistance on your journey.

I’m Gayle. I’ve been a member of SP since February 2010. Please feel free to contact me any time if you have any questions or concerns.

Good luck! You can do it!!!


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4/5/2011 12:34:41 AM

Hi emoticon and emoticon to spark people! Let me roll out the emoticon
Let today be the 1st emoticon of the Rest of your life!

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I am here to help!

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4/5/2011 12:04:12 AM

emoticon Greetings and emoticon

Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.


If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.


Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


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4/4/2011 11:39:35 PM

emoticon to SparkPeople! Best wishes to you along your journey to a healthier you!

Be sure to use all the tools available to you. I know there is a lot to this site, but take your time and check every nook and cranny. The extra motivation of interacting with SparkFriends is invaluable. SparkPages, SparkTeams, and community message boards play a significant role. The site's articles on health, fitness, and motivation are extremely helpful. The Success Stories inspire!

Your ‘my SparkPoints’ page is a page worth visiting every day. It’s a quick link to many of the areas you should familiarize yourself with. Accessing the links will help you navigate the site, communicate with other members, and earn SparkPoints.

Be active and be well!

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