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7/24/14 5:18 P

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I joined SP in April and finding that it's a wonderful resource with great support system!
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Believe in the power that you have to control your own life day to day..Believe in the strength that you have deep inside and your faith will help show you the way...Believe in tomorrow and what it will bring...Let a hopeful heart carry you through...For things will work out if you trust and believe there is no limit to what you can do.


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7/24/14 3:47 P

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7/24/14 3:23 P

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I'm back again! I tried Sparkpeople years ago but it just wasn't working for me, I needed a diet that is more convenient, less time consuming. I've tried fitpal too but the time consumption of keep track of everything I do on a daily basis is too stressful, I just don't have that time. I lost 40lbs on the Game On diet, which was easier for me due to no diary tracking. But I gained back 30 of those pounds so now I'm starting over again. Although not actually playing game on I will use the basis of the game. So I plan on using both Game On and SparkPeople now to hopefully help take these nasty pounds back off. The one thing about Game On that I miss terribly is the group effort, I talked to someone at least once per week, so if anyone cares to add me please feel free, I would love the team support.

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7/24/14 3:04 P

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Welcome!

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7/24/14 12:27 P

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Hi NOLAHORSERIDER,

My name is Anna and I started Sparkpeople a year ago. I really like your profile picture. I ride horses seldomly, but my fiance's family owns three so they hold a special place in my heart. Your weight loss goal is very similar to the one I had when I first started Sparkpeople. I weighed 156 and my goal was 125 lbs. I know that you can do it because I did! Just stay on point with your water, food, and exercise and you'll get there. I found it extremely motivating to surround myself with images or blogs that were fitness related. So, for example, on my Facebook/Instgram I followed fitness bloggers/competitors. Right now I enjoy watching youtubes/facebook posts/blogs from Truly Jess (she almost always posts a video/pictures daily) and Sarah Dussault.
Another thing I would suggest, if you are attending Dalton State investigate if they have fitness classes. I took a fitness class at my university for course credit and I learned so much about strength training that now I incorporate a lot of it into my workout routines. Strength training was something I knew absolutely nothing about, but many believe it is an important part of weight loss.
Another tip, I love cooking so I tried to incorporate the food I loved into my cooking when I was dieting hardcore. So I looked up recipes on this site and others that were healither versions of what I liked eating. Plus, you run into so many other recipes you want to try! Before long I found myself with so many recipes for food that I wasn't bored with the same old salad for lunch everyday. I hightly recommend simplytaralynn.com. Go to her recipes page and you will find more recipes than you'll know what to do with!
I did reach my goal of 125, incase my profile has reset to my current goal. I want to get back down to 125, my weight balanced out at 130 (which I'm fine with) but I'm trying to maintain the weight I have lost and find a healthy way to 125 lbs that I can keep consistently.
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7/23/14 1:40 P

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Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

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7/23/14 1:02 A

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7/22/14 11:39 A

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Hi there. I am beginning a new adventure in my life...a Gluten Free Diet. I also need to shed about 30 pounds. What better way to become successful than to join with lots of people with the same goals.. I was a WW for many, many years, but just couldn't get back into the swing of it! I was elated when I found this site. I am looking forward to what this site has to offer...

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