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11/23/14 12:46 A

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Welcome to the Team.

There are a lot of women on this team, so maybe you can get some of your female fix in here, lol!


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11/22/14 9:19 P

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Hi everyone! I'm a mom to two toddlers and a 7 month old (all boys. send help! lol), as well as a wife to my husband and a student of, well, anything I can get my hands on. I'm looking into going back to school and getting an associates in computer programming so I can find a work from home job, and when we find a new parish (need one more geared towards young families, our current one has nothing for little ones) I'll be starting the process to become a catechist in our diocese. I'm in the absolute worst shape of my life, and that coupled with depression/anxiety has made me a wreck. I'm tired of it and ready for a change. I'm looking forward to connecting with everyone! Thanks! :D

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9/14/14 7:22 P

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Welcome to the Team, Angela!

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9/14/14 5:42 P

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Welome to the team Angela, however we can help you in your weightloss journey or your faith journey, we are here for you. Have a great week!

FAITH is not believing that GOD CAN, it is knowing that He WILL.

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9/14/14 4:39 P

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I am new to the group, but not to SP. I taught Catholic day school in Cleveland for 3 years, and have started my 6th year of teaching PSR at our church. I am a graduate of 13 years of a Catholic education (K-12), so I know the basics. Sometimes it is the faith in God's plan that is much more difficult to comprehend. I have started a 90 day Fitness Challenge based on a book I saw (and bought) sitting on the bookshelf in the back of the church while pick my kid up from choir. I have looked at that case dozens of times and this time this book jumped out at me, so I am taking it as a sign. If anyone ever has any questions or suggestions please send me an email, I love sharing our faith to the best of my ability.

God Bless!!!

May you have success on your journey because it is going to take a lot more than luck to succeed.

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9/3/14 12:28 A

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Good idea, Bob!


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You might want to sign up for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) at your local parish. This will get you back involved with the church and refresh your knowledge of the Catholic faith as well. If you know someone that belongs, they could be your sponsor.

FAITH is not believing that GOD CAN, it is knowing that He WILL.

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9/1/14 2:20 A

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Welcome to the Team, Janelen!

Do you have a church in mind that is nearby? Have you ever been to that church? Do you know anyone there? Know the Mass times? Do you feel you could go and introduce yourself to the priest? Perhaps make plans to avail yourself of the sacrament of confession?

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Hello all,

My name is Janelen. I have been married for twenty five years and I have four grown sons. I would like to get back to my Catholic roots. It is my heritage and I want to be a part of it again. I have missed practicing my faith. My hope is that you all will guide me on how to do that.

Peace be with you all,


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8/14/14 10:34 A

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Welcome to the team. Hope to get to know you and share motivation and support.

FAITH is not believing that GOD CAN, it is knowing that He WILL.

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8/13/14 1:03 P

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Hello all! I am a 27 year old married mom of 2 toddler boys. Trying to get active again in my community, both online and in person!

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8/1/14 12:26 A

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Welcome to the Team, Debbie!

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Hi Debbie, Toni and Emily! Welcome to a great sight for support, motivation and good Catholic discussions. Jump in and get active and again welcome.

FAITH is not believing that GOD CAN, it is knowing that He WILL.

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Hi,
My name is Debbie and I'm happy to be part of this group. I have just started tracking my food and exercise again with sparkpeople. I'm loving all the information available and the wonderful people on this site. I have gained about 10 pounds since starting menopause and it is soooo hard to lose. I really want to get it off.
God bless all of you and success to us all.
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emoticon Emily! Good to have you join us.

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Welcome to the Team Toni and Emily. THis is a great group of folks on this team and I know you will be a great addition!

FAITH is not believing that GOD CAN, it is knowing that He WILL.

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I don't know if I introduced myself yet, so I figure now is as good of time as any!

I'm Emily. I'm now a junior at the University of Mary in North Dakota. I am a cradle Catholic and hail from the Diocese of Helena (which I hope to return to).

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Welcome to the Team, Toni!

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Hello everyone. My name is Toni and I started my Spark People journey a little over 2 wks. ago. I'm loving it! I'm definitely not new to weight loss but have found so many great resources here, especially the support from other members. Looking forward to being a part of this team.

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22


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Hello, Kathleen and Kristine!
Welcome to the team!

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emoticon Glad that God led you back. There is great support and motivation and tools to help you get back on track with your weight loss journey. Again. Welcome back!

FAITH is not believing that GOD CAN, it is knowing that He WILL.

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HI I'm Kristine. I have been a Sparkpeople member off an on for years. I have struggled with my weight most of my life. It has gotten out of control as I have put myself on the backburner in recent years. My husband and I have two daughters Maria Faustina (age 7), and Grace Therese (age 3.5). I am a SAHM/home schooling mom, and I also teach a hybrid (half online half in person) physics class at local community college. (Oh yeah, and my husband and I are a Couple to Couple League NFP teaching couple as well.)

I love our faith and know that I need to focus on turning to God instead of to food to release stress, and find comfort especially after long and trying days. I have had some success in the past with The Light Way, and eating "Core" with weight watchers. But with my current health issues I really need to work on exercise and less fast food/comfort food/carbs - what I really need is accountability and encouragement.

I hope to become more involved with this group.

God Bless you all!
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Welcome, Kathleen. Glad you joined us on this journey with us.

FAITH is not believing that GOD CAN, it is knowing that He WILL.

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5/26/14 2:13 P

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Hi, I'm Kathleen! I'm new to SP and to this group. I have been battle my weight for many years and now that I'm in my early 50's I realize that I need to, for my health, get some of the weight of me. I was so happy to find a Catholic Team in the SparkTeam Forums.
I look forward to going through this journey of weigh loss with all of you.
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Glad you have returned, Deb! emoticon

Step into the unknown with confidence! Trust that in the darkness of that first step there will either be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly!


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5/22/14 9:35 P

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emoticon Deb!


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Welcome Deb, there are many of us returnee to Sparkpeople. This is a great site with a wealth of information and support. Just ask if you have any questions and welcome back!

FAITH is not believing that GOD CAN, it is knowing that He WILL.

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Hello!

My name is Deb. I am living in Montana after being a Southern military gypsy for 50 years with my Hunky-Hubby & our last child of our brood of 4, the Sassy Teen who will graduated HS next May. We have 4 grand children who are, of course, the most intelligent, witty, charming, & beautiful children on the face of God's green earth.

I Was raised as a roaming Prot. -- was a very bad Southern Baptist and "Came Home" Christmas 1989 in Turkey, where I was Baptized & Confirmed. Becoming Catholic was the best gift I have ever received.

I have MS (dx Jan 2001) and have severely limited mobility, basically the R side of my body ignores my requests to do anything. Montana is a blessing for me as the weather cooperates with me 80% of the time, (not too hot & fairly mild winters).

I first gained weight during my first pregnancy (1984), and was able to keep a fairly stable, yet chubby, 170# until MS took away my normal activities and I became a "Mary" instead of a "Martha". My weight has steadily crept up and now I am trying to lug these 250+ pounds around basically on my arms. It isn't working well.

I "joined" SparkPeople first back in 2007(?) -- the Physical "Terrorist" signed me up, and I quickly dismissed it.

Well, I am at a point now I am taking charge. ( emoticon )

This is my Day 2 and I am looking forward to being stronger & leaner!


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emoticon Lauralyn!

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Hello Lauralyn and welcome back. This is a neat site and has been helping me immensely!

FAITH is not believing that GOD CAN, it is knowing that He WILL.

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Hi everyone! My name is Lauralyn, and I'm back on SparkPeople after a rather long hiatus, ready to battle my gluttonous tendencies and overcome them. I'm 26, about to graduate college, and then figure out what it is I'm supposed to do with my life. :) My main health goals are to eat clean and whole foods, exercise regularly, and get down to a healthy weight. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and working toward our goals together! God bless!

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Welcome Creativehearts and good luck on your weight loss journey. emoticon

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life.

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Welcome, CREATIVEHEART!

I remember watching a home video of our family at the beach. I thought to myself, "Who is that woman with the big bottom?" It was me, of course!

But, with God's help, I am now down over 60 lbs!

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Amanda,

I will say some prayers for your entry into our Church family. Holy Saturday Mass is the most beautiful of services in our church. I am a cantor at our church and I love singing at that Mass. It is also the longest Mass you will attend! Welcome to our Church family and to our little Spark group!!

Edited by: RHOOK20047 at: 3/26/2014 (16:04)
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I am New to Sparkspeople about three months. About six months I was looking at myself on camera footage and I was like who is that ( That is not me) I am a 100 pounds overweight.I dont want anyone to think I am Vain becuse my real goal is to be healthier. I am just tired of being unhealthy and I want a new start for my life. I have Severly premature RA. My highschool track teacher wanted me to look at getting my knees done when they found it. I want to be healthy and not feel so much pain and fatigue all the time. I started cutting things out that were unhealthy and then joined this place.

I am married to my highschool/ college sweetheart since I was nineteen. I had just graduated from highschool he was in his second yr at college. I have no regrets! Well I wish i hd finished college but that I can still do. I have three daughters Bethany 21almost 22 ( married and expecting our first Grandchildren...... Twins please pray for her she has had two misscarriages since she married : ( ) I have Laura who is 20 and studing to be a pharmacist and Juliete who is 17 and a gymnist/ ballerina. I love to say that about her because she was born to do those things. I always wanted to but my parents could not afford it.So I did band and track and cross country. We have ..... Three dogs a cat and I work with small children and help my husband with his various jobs and intrests.
This is me ..... I am not so hot with the computer or there would be a picture sorry.
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Welcome back Peppe. Its not long since I came back to Spark and am really glad I did. Good luck on journey.

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life.

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So good to see you again!

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Hi Everyone! It has been a while. I as on SP for so long but then had so many family and personal issue I was off for a while. Some of you know me as -resamarie.
I have a new profile so I can begin again.

I live in Florida. It is a perfect day today (about 80°) but soon it will be in the 30's again at night. Crazy, huh?

† I wish everyone well.
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emoticon Marie! All the best to you in this new beginning to your journey.

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Hi Eliza, very pleased to know you. I am looking forward to this journey very much and feel very positive.

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life.

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Hi Marie.... emoticon emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be friendly, laugh,give and do charity.....IT is the key to heaven.
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Hello, its a while since I was here and so much has happened and effected my life. Its good to be back at Spark and glad to be back on the team. This means that I am taking this step very seriously and want very much the support of my faith and the Church.

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life.

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Welcome to the Team! I am very excited for you. I remember my own profession of Faith and Communion, and Confirmation years and years ago now (I was already a baptized Christian, so didn't get baptized again).

That was very loving of your husband not to pressure you. He is very wise! And, one cannot become Catholic simply because someone else wants them to. Our free will has to freely choose that path.

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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be friendly, laugh,give and do charity.....IT is the key to heaven.
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Hello everyone! I decided to go ahead and join this team because I am currently in the process of becoming Catholic through RCIA. My husband was born Catholic and we have been married for almost 2 years. We were married in his church but at the time I didn't feel ready to convert because there was so much going on in my life. My husband was very respectful and promised not to pressure me to join unless I decided to. I have been going to mass every Sunday with him except for the weekends I had to work and last fall decided that I was ready to convert. The classes with our priest have been very enlightening and I feel like the entire congregation are very supportive and welcoming. During Easter vigil I will be baptized, be confirmed and receive my first communion and I'm really excited!

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Hello Margo....... emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be friendly, laugh,give and do charity.....IT is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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2/15/14 10:36 P

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Welcome to the Team, Margo!

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Hi all! My name is Margo. I converted from Southern Baptist to Catholic in 1986. I married a cradle catholic in 1988. I have been teaching third grade in a catholic school for the last 10 years. I am really trying to be committed to my health. I have a habit of giving up so I am recommitting to a healthier lifestyle. God bless!

We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays.

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2/12/14 8:22 A

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Yep, saying we have 7 kids gets quite the reaction sometimes! But in some Catholic circles, we're average! One of my friends is on 11!

Thank you for the welcome!

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I like to welcome you....I had only one but I know families with 16 or more.... emoticon emoticon emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
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Be friendly, laugh,give and do charity.....IT is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Welcome to the Team!
emoticon on the 7 children! I don't get to hear that very often. My good friend has 8, and another friend has 7. Whenever I mention that fact to others, they give me a weird look. Actually, my teeny family of 3 gets raised eyebrows in some circles. Apparently, that's a "large family". *giggle*

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Hello! I joined about 9 months ago, but am finally read to forge ahead! I'm a Catholic homeschooling mom of 7 amazing kids. Hubby is currently unemployed and attending school. I am working part-time. Unemployment will run out before he's done with schooling, so prayers are appreciated for us to make it through! I need to take control of my health and say good-bye to this "second person" I'm carrying around. 2014 is my year!

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emoticon to the Team!

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Hello, I have been with spark for almost three years this March, I found this group and wanted to join. I was baptized Catholic and confirmed, married also in the Catholic church 23 years ago.
I finished homeschooling my only child, with Seton Catholic Homeschooling, he is in the Junior college now, his third semester,
I like to pray, usually the rosary and divine mercy at home, I do attend the Traditional Latin Mass too. Looking forward to losing at least 10 more lbs. by March 26th 2014....I hope. emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be friendly, laugh,give and do charity.....IT is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Wonderful that you are going to be a deacon, DBLEZE!So glad to have all of you for Sparkfriends and motivators! CORGI, loved your story about how you were baptized!

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Wonderful!


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2/2/14 10:06 P

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CJ

God Willing, my ordination would be in June 2016, just about half way through the program.

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emoticon Larry!
Bene, I have to LOL! I live in North Carolina, and until the last 20 years or so, we Catholics were considered heathens, I believe! But now, we have been lovingly "infiltrated" by Northerners, and St. Matthews in Charlotte is one of the largest and fastest growing Churches in the USA. My parish is in SC, and on the small side, which I like. The more we educate people, the better they understand. I'm glad Pope Francis is reaching so many people who would normally not be reached...
DBEAU57, neither of my parents were Catholic, but they had me baptized Catholic because my mother was High Episcopalian and there were no High churches here when she moved from Mississippi to NC in 1954. They raised me Catholic, but neither converted. Sort of strange, but I just figure God and Our lady had plans beyond what my folks did...
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