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SPERRIN2012
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11/26/13 4:34 P

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To track food and exercise



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SHKIRK
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11/26/13 4:17 P

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I needed to talk to and be able to get the opinions of people in my boat.



TINA8605
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11/26/13 1:33 P

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To get motivation to loose weight in the responsible way. And to get the encouragement to keep it off.

ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT SOMETHING WONDERFUL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN


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PLATINUM755
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11/26/13 1:21 P

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free access to tool to make my healthy journey

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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CAMEOSUN
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11/26/13 1:15 P

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Track calories & stay fit. Great community support system .


~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~



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MANDIETERRIER1
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11/26/13 10:35 A

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I wanted to lose weight and I was having a hard time doing it on my own.

Made it to my maintenance weight of 125 pounds.

Even though I have reached goal. I still don't know everything about weight loss.

Please read my blog

erinwroteablogyall.blogspot.com/2014
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RENATA144
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11/26/13 10:34 A

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Inspiration & advice. emoticon

I Love to collect SPARKPOINTS !!!


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CPRCINDYC
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11/26/13 10:12 A

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My doctor actually wrote the website on a prescription pad and told me to try it.



SKYLARGREY
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11/25/13 5:30 P

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I want to learn control and about eating a balanced diet.



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HAPPYCPA1965
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11/25/13 11:30 A

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Because my friends joined but none of them are on Spark any longer.



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TIG123GER
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11/25/13 11:28 A

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Because I needed the motivation and the accountability.

Lay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.


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EMPRESSAMQ
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11/25/13 8:59 A

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Just happened upon it long ago and created a team here, been on and off the site ever since.

Moving in new directions.


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SUNSHINE99999
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11/24/13 5:39 P

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it all started with a challenge at work and low and behold it is great.



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PENNYSAVER2
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11/24/13 5:24 P

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To lose weight and improve my health



I CAN do this ONE day at a time.


LOLA_LALA
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11/24/13 5:05 P

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Because I was substantially overweight and suffering a number of health problems as a direct consequence of the extra pounds.

The most valuable skill I learned here - and one that continues to serve me well in maintenance - has been careful tracking.



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MISSJANE55
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11/24/13 1:24 P

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I think it's one of the greatest used of the internet there are. I've been hanging around SP for at least six years: it's not about loosing weight for me, it's more about being conscious of my diet, my actions, my life.... it's about being accountable and eating well. I can go for long long periods of time and then discover that I'm thinking of pretzels as nutrition, and I'm unaware and I BS myself a lot without really thinking I am. So, I have been getting off that train and moving slowly into more nutritious ways of feeding myself, both body and mind. I don't really have a lot of friends on the sight, I'm not really 'out there' but I'm open to everything and doing my best.



BUNNYKICKS
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11/24/13 12:54 P

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all i wanted was an "online nutrition journal" - after reading a few reviews and poking around a couple different sites, I thought I liked the look of this one best.

Turns out I got a whole lot more than "just" an online nutrition journal out of this place!!!!

Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)


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AGITATOR1
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11/24/13 12:31 P

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I originally joined b/c SP seemed to have the motivation I needed to succeed with my goals. I'm thankful for that. Things changed when I found that there is a certain limit or line not to cross at SP. I thought SP intent was to motivate and elevate others, not discourage them from their healthy active choice of exercise. With all of the dangers and consequences of running I would not try to discourage any one from running. I, for one like running, but their comes a time when running does it's damage,
Roller blades, ice skating, skate boards among other activities comes with the consequences but I'm not going to try and discourage others from using them.
Exchanging positive energy levels with others raises the bar

Life has many doors that lead to SUCCESS that many people fail to open


ROXYCARIN
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11/21/13 11:03 A

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Been a member forever, love it



SHERYLDS
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11/21/13 10:57 A

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a co-worker recommended it.....(I wasn't at all offended)
and I liked all the tools and programs it offered.
Once I got into making Spark Friends and saw how supportive everyone was,
I was hooked.

USA EST


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WRFTAZ
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11/21/13 10:06 A

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Initially to get a friend 10 pts, but I have been hooked ever since.



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TENNISJIM
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11/21/13 6:09 A

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To lose weight at first then to live a healthy lifestyle



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TCANNO
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11/21/13 6:07 A

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Because I wanted to lose weight, I didn't think about health until after I joined


How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.

Join the 10 minute challenge and get exercising.

See what you are made of by joining the 100 day challenge.

Links on my Spark page.

Don't forget to make your workout fun so as not to get bored with it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wigmore/

See trevcannon.blogspot.co.uk/


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LEDIRETSE
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11/21/13 5:57 A

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out of curiosity as to how it works



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CAMEOSUN
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11/20/13 10:28 P

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tracking foods/calories - - positive atmosphere on SP emoticon


~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~



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MATTHEW0498
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11/19/13 8:26 A

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I first joined years ago when I wanted to lose weight after having my son.



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KIRSTENCO
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11/19/13 7:37 A

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To track myself more acurately...



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IGIVEALL2YAH
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11/19/13 7:22 A

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For the support, friends, and resources.

I can, I can, I can!


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JOYCECAIN
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11/19/13 5:29 A

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For the support.

"Staying Strong"


"Love"
Joycecain




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DEANNA0725
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11/19/13 5:16 A

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Because I left my job and could no longer afford weight watchers. I also had friends encourage me to check the site it because it helped them a lot and I am grateful that i did!



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SUNSHINE99999
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11/18/13 11:14 P

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to lose some weight and get more fit.



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JANIEWWJD
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11/18/13 11:12 P

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I joined to lose a little bit of weight, to stay healthy, and to stay acountable to ME!!!!

Janie Garcia Moreno

"WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE"

"PRAYER CHANGES THINGS"

"NEVER PUT A QUESTION MARK WHERE GOD HAS PUT A PERIOD!"

"WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE!"


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ERINTFG
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11/18/13 10:59 P

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to lose weight.

Erin


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GOALWTIN7
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11/18/13 10:56 P

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A friend told me about it and I visited and fell in love with it. So much information and blogs of Sparkers all help me keep the weight I lost here off.



JBALDWIN29
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11/18/13 10:36 P

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I joined because I needed to change my lifestyle, I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, borderline diabetes and 35 pounds overweight. Last checkup my numbers were all in the normal range. Little changes are making a big difference.



BUSYTXMAMA
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11/18/13 9:51 P

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SP gives me good info on how to get fit, as well as motivation. But most important, it's a terrific way to track my fitness efforts and see my improvements over time.



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MARYGRETHER
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11/18/13 9:39 P

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to be motivated to meet new people. to get tips & pointers



AIDEN487
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11/18/13 9:24 P

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October



BLUEHERON2C
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11/18/13 9:16 P

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The ease of tracking my food intake. I plan my meals each morning and this keeps me 100% accountable. If I don't track I flounder and wind up in a train wreck.





RODGRODMEDFLOD
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11/18/13 4:29 P

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I was in a "Biggest Loser" competition and this site was recommended by someone my DW works with.



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BLUENOSE63
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11/18/13 4:21 P

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It was recommended to me by BogusAnnie as I was looking for some articles .



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POSEY440
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11/18/13 4:16 P

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needed help to lose weight that would not cost anything and could get support too.

http://facebook.com/posey440

All in good time...and with the help of my friends.


 
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WALNUTT1961
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My daughter told me about SP and that it was free (unlike WW). I was tired of carrying around the weight I had gained. I needed to change my lifestyle to become more healthy. I decided to try it for 3 months to see if it worked for me. I am 4 1/2 months in and I love it! It does the calorie counting for me. I have learned a lot from the site and am spreading the spark!



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LOUIE-LILY
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11/18/13 2:59 P

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To help me lose weight and get healthy!

Blessings,
Nancy

Galatians 5:16: I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.


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CAPECODLIGHT
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11/18/13 2:50 P

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I stumbled on the site while reading a magazine at the hairdresser's. The article said it was an excellent site; so I checked it out, and it is. It is the greatest resource I have ever found for achieving a healthy weight/lifestyle.



"This too shall pass."


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KKKAREN
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11/4/13 9:21 A

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I found it accidentally while surfing the web for a calorie counter. I was very impressed with the amount of info on it and loved the nutrition tracker for doing the math for me.

Karen


 
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MJEFFERSON23
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I joined because I wanted accountability. It is so convenient. Plus, I have learned so much!

The only "diet" that works is consistency!

NTAGABSF!



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