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1/28/14 11:44 A

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Back in 2008, Yahoo chat room on weight loss. I had so many questions that someone recommended I try sparkpeople. So grateful for it!



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1/28/14 11:05 A

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My mother found it by doing an internet search for dieting. She told me about it and I joined



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1/28/14 10:07 A

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On accident! It came up in a search and I was hooked.

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1/28/14 9:42 A

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Well, yesterday I said I couldn't remember
Then I said it was on Channel 7 news...
neither...
apparently, on my Spark Page I claim it was my daughter who told me about it!
Who knew?!

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"No temptation has overtaken me but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO BE TEMPTED BEYOND WHAT I AM ABLE; but with temptation will provide a way of escape also, that I may be able to endure it."

1 Corinthians 10:13


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1/28/14 9:36 A

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My Dr. recommended it

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2014 Fall 5% Challenge
2014 Summer 5% Challenge

MAKE THE HEALTHY CHOICES:
I am capable. I am worth it.

Allow every moment in your life to be an opportunity to be present – to revive, to grow, to thrive.

“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” ~ Maya Angelou
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1/28/14 9:33 A

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googling "diet plans"



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1/28/14 9:22 A

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A couple women on another weight-loss forum mentioned it.



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1/28/14 9:10 A

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My doctor actually recommended it to me- wrote it on a prescription pad! Also my friend lost 80 lbs using sparkpeople as her guide.

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1/28/14 8:50 A

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A friend of mine kept telling me about it and I didn't write it down. This kept up for a couple of months until one day, I got so disgusted with the way I looked that I asked her to write it down for me. She did and I went home and looked it up on my computer and joined. The rest is history!



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My husband was using it with his clients.



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1/28/14 5:41 A

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By accident, looking for another site

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Google search



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While looking for healthy recipes



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Googled food tracker

Life is for living!


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1/27/14 8:18 P

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My wife, who got involved first.

Tom

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."- Henry David Thoreau

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Oppenheim, short-story writer, novelist, poet

We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
- Nietzsche, philosopher


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1/27/14 3:34 P

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A co-worker told me about it when she learned I was trying to lose wt. She had used it in the pass w/ Weight Watchers but liked SP better because its not prepared foods w/ all the chemicals. WE eat better !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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A friend told me about it.

Like Gold to Aery Thinness Beat. ~John Donne


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1/27/14 2:58 P

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Our health coach at work told me about it

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1/27/14 1:49 P

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I use to belong My-Calorie-Counter website (kinda like this one but with a way more awkward
message board). I saw some folks making posts about SparkPeople there and tried it out, haven't left since.
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USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
sTOP TRYING TO CONSUME A MAGIC WEIGHTLOSS PILL, OY!
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1/27/14 1:19 P

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It was so long ago, I absolutely don't remember....
Possibly channel 7 news, or Good Morning America?

Edited by: RACEWIFE at: 1/27/2014 (13:22)
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"No temptation has overtaken me but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO BE TEMPTED BEYOND WHAT I AM ABLE; but with temptation will provide a way of escape also, that I may be able to endure it."

1 Corinthians 10:13


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1/27/14 1:16 P

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My husband recommended it, back when he was still my boyfriend.

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My mom told my sister and I about it and now all three of us are on the site



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1/27/14 12:56 P

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emoticon Everyone!

Leader Of * READY * SET * SPARK!!
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I'm okay and on my way! I'm not where I need to be, but thank gosh I'm NOT where I USED to be!


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1/26/14 4:05 A

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I have been a member of SparkPeople since May of 2009 and I love it!!!!! I found out about it from a Woman's World magazine!!!


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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thru work



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1/25/14 11:28 P

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I was doing a Google search for weight loss websites.

Heather

With my feet on the ground and my heart attuned, I will reach for the stars (Camp Motto from Camp Crestridge for Girls in NC).

The sovereign Lord is my strength. He makes my feet like the feet of the deer and enables me to go on the hike. Hab 3:19


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1/25/14 7:24 P

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A friend of mine told me about it.

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!


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1/25/14 7:16 P

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My daughter introduced SP to me.

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1/25/14 6:39 P

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google

"It does not matter how slowly you go up, so long as you don't stop."- Confucius


Never. Lose. Hope

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In a magazine article. I checked it out right away.



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Relative mentioned it.


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



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1/25/14 3:16 P

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I was looking on line for some tips on how to get healthier and the Sparkpeople website popped up.

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Love reading all the replies! emoticon

It's so interesting to learn how we all came together as part of this wonderful Spark Family!!

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I hope SparkPeople will start commercials soon!

So many more people to help!

I'm a server at Cracker Barrel, so I'm always posting Spark Flyer's and Cards in the Break Room and Handing out cards to guests when the topic comes up about weight loss or fitness. I always hear the same thing....

What did you say? Spark what?

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1/25/14 1:29 P

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It was so long ago, I really don't remember...maybe on tv or in a mag. article

My name is Martha.
My new ticker shows me slow as a bunny and going up and down . I want to level out!

2003 : began WW 47 # heavier than now .


"Which we hope ever to do with ease we must first learn to do with diligence."

Samuel Johnson

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Search section for diet forums.

Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.


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Through a survey.

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." by George Eliot.


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Through work

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Through work

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A friend of mine referred me to SP.



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magazine article

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google searching.



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It's not who you are that keeps you back, it's who you think you're not. So start believing in yourself !


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First magazine



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Health Magazine

Strangers are friends we haven't met yet


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random search for calories burned back in 2008 emoticon



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looking for a game to play



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good

T from NYC.

God created us out of love,on purpose for a purpose."

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Member of BLC back in 2006-08 ... some came over here, and I followed in 2008 I believe.

~ Lala

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SEASONS CHANGE ... And So Can I. 10/2013
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Member since 5/14/2010....

I was looking for a weight loss challenge in Youtube and... a girl was recommending SP on one of her videos.

- Danny :)
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A lady that worked with my sister.

"Happy Autumn Sparkfriends"


"Love"
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I looked for a nutritional tracker, years ago I had a nutritional tracker program then when I found Sparkpeople I discovered so much more than just nutritional tracking.

MAMA_CD...count your blessings!
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”
www.mamaCD.org


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Random search for weight loss.

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a co-worker told me about it. He knew I would not be offended and that I needed help. He was right...I was at my highest weight. It took me a few months to finally try it. He told me he had used it to change to a healthy way of eating.

Sheryl from New Jersey, USA... EST


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Read an article in Women's World or First Magazine.....about someone who lost a lot of weight on Spark People....decided to check it out...so glad I did!!

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending." ~ Maria Robinson


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I joined in 2006; I saw an ad for it in Quick and Simple magazine. The magazine is no longer published, but I've been a loyal member all these years.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, and living with Stage IV breast cancer since 2007.

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A. A. Milne



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I think I googled something like "diet tracker."

My parents have been using a program called Diet Power for many years--I wanted something like that which was online/free.

I have been a member since August of 2011.

Edited by: AZULVIOLETA6 at: 1/25/2014 (14:21)
Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Currently learning: Mexican cumbia, danzón, Cuban rumba

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, ballroom rumba


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I joined for the first time in July or August 2006. A friend referred me.

I have a new user name now, though, because I forgot all the info for the last one.

Erin


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(Share how long you have been a member)

Member Since: 9/28/2011

I Found Spark after my "failed" diet with Atkins (lost 5 lbs) for 8 months. (before that was South Beach Diet Lost 10 lbs..)

Lost and Gained Back in that vicious Diet Circle..

(I'm 5'8) Once I hit my highest weight ever: 197.7 lbs and needed to go shopping for BIGGER clothes and pants bc my size 16's were cutting me in half, I broke down in a dressing room and started balling!

I pulled myself together and REFUSED to buy anything.

I came home and searched for free support groups and found Spark!!

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Within a few weeks I lost an inch or two and some weight where my 16's were not cutting me in half and I moved forward from there.

I have lost 24 lbs and many inches since! In a size 12 and XL shirts/tops now..

I need to lose 24 MORE lbs and more inches to reach my Goal/Maintaining Weight now and I will do it right here with Spark!

My Goal Weight is 148 which should put me in a size 9/10 or maybe even smaller..

I have not been near that size in over 10 years!!

I will never be the skinny size 0 girl before marriage and a baby and I don't want to be that.

I want "meat" on my bones and curves.

Just healthy, tone, fit and feel comfortable in my skin/clothes!

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