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6/29/15 11:38 P

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Welcome! Jessica and Amanda!
We are glad you joined us.
Jump right in and get active on our threads.
Cindy

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6/28/15 8:41 P

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Hi! My name is Amanda and I am from a little town about 50 miles north of Birmingham called Cullman. Any Cullman-ites here besides me?

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6/16/15 11:01 P

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Hi my name is Jessica and I am the mom to teenage boys who keep me busy. I am new on here and hope that this will serve as a motivator to keep me on track. I am looking forward to the many different things that I can learn and apply to my life to help me reach the goals that I have set for myself!!

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6/13/15 5:34 P

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Welcome RUNNERGAL70

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6/13/15 5:00 P

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New here! Born and raised in South Alabama. Single, divorced mom of three teenagers. Yes, it is never boring at my house. Love running, outdoors, photography, and the water. I have lived in Auburn and just outside of Birmingham before moving back to South Alabama.

No goal or distance is too small. What matters is that you started, you are doing it, and you will conquer that goal and distance in the future!


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6/10/15 1:20 P

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6/10/15 1:00 P

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I am new here. On Saturday I married my best friend. Getting healthy is important to me. I knew I was a plus sized girl but wedding pictures were a wake up call. I know he loves me for me. I want to spend many years with him. I am also a mom and teacher.

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6/8/15 9:45 A

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I'm Patty. I grew up in Michigan, lived in Alabama for 12 years, went back to Michigan for a couple and now I am back here - hopefully for good. I graduated from UAH in 2007; my oldest also graduated from here. I now have both my daughters and my granddaughter living near me again.

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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5/28/15 11:08 A

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Thanks.CKAYTHOMAS

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5/27/15 12:14 A

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Welcome Back!

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5/25/15 2:38 P

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I've been gone for years, but I'm back. Hi ya'll.

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4/27/15 12:25 P

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I joined a while back but haven't been active!! So hello ALABAMA!

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4/9/15 4:39 P

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Welcome back!
You can do it! Make sensible weekly goals and take steps each day to reach those goals!
We all support one another and encourage each other.
Cindy

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4/8/15 10:00 P

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Hello everyone. I am an oldie but newbie to SP. I have decided last year it was time to change the way I fill and the way I look. I was doing good until May when my dad fell and broke his hip. He had surgery the next day but the day after surgery he started going down hill. He turned 81 in ICU in very bad condition. Unfortunately he never got any better and went home to be with our Lord on June 20th. One month and a day after he fell. I changed my focus to help my mom deal with losing her husband of 48 years. Starting last month I decided it was time to focus on me again. So here I am today. I would like to lose about 50 - 60 lbs. Could use all the support I can.

God will not put more on you than you can handle.

Slow and steady wins the race (even in losing weight).

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4/8/15 8:27 A

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Hi there.. I am a newb to SP I have only used MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness apps before .. there is a lot to take in here on SP .. My goals are a healthier state of mind, reduced stress and to loose about 50-60 lbs in the process... we all know those things are easier said than done... As a mother of 5 sons ages 18 yrs- 22 months... and over 40 I should be so busy that the weight falls off... but I think its the stress and sleeplessness that keeps it going.. I have a decent eating style .. Im sure it could be tweaked but implementing a more regular exercise lifestyle is more important for me now.. and with saying that I battle my brains ability to talk me out of working out vs laundry or meal planning or....SO Im here... and ready to get this done..

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4/7/15 12:25 A

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Hey Ladies,
I am so glad you joined our team. Use the trackers, set small realistic goals. Celebrate each small success. You can do it.
If you have specific questions be sure to ask - we all support one another.
Welcome,
Cindy

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your srength and all your might. Love your neighbor as yourself.


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4/6/15 9:15 P

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Hi Ya'll
Hope everyone is doing well after this beautiful spring day! Back to SP and trying hard to loose at least 50 pounds and get healthier. Trying to get back on the wagon and loose these extra pounds before I develop health issues. Suggestions as to how to reach this goal are more than welcome.
Have a great night!

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4/5/15 8:47 P

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Hello all! I'm currently living in Northwest Alabama, moved here from Huntsville. This popped up on my Facebook page and I joined! My goals are to lose weight and feel better. I have Systemic Lupus and Fibromyalgia, and with that, a considerable amount of pain. I'm hoping that losing this 50 extra pounds I'm carrying will help with that. :-) Nice to be here!

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I am Beth from the Birmingham area.... specifically Clay,Pinson, Trussville. I have been on SP before, but fell way off the wagon and gained ALL my weight back. Now I need to not just lose for my physical health, but my mental health.... my oldest son is getting married in a little less than a year. I NEED to lose 90 pounds in that time, but a sensible friend suggested 50. Any suggestions on Fast and Healthy weight loss is appreciated. I am exercising daily and at least monitoring my caloric intake although I have not stayed within caloric range yet.... I have many health issues including diabetes. I would love to find locals as a support group and maybe get together and walk at the local lake/park. I hope to hear from somebody soon.

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Welcome to the team and Welcome back to Spark People.
Set realistic goals and celebrate each small victory.
WE are glad you joined us!

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your srength and all your might. Love your neighbor as yourself.


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4/1/15 2:42 P

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I am not new, but I am a returning backslider. I'm Kathy from the southern part of the state. I was doing so well and was on my way to a healthy weight when the shingles struck. I know that others have suffered from shingles, but they totally derailed my efforts. I had never had them before and when they hit to be honest I thought I had some exotic illness that was going to kill me. I had them on my right side from my belly button to my spine and I have some deep scars that will remain with me. For three months I had the lesions and another three the extreme pain that would shoot through the nerves if I got up and moved about. That pretty much took away any desire to exercise and get up and about and rather than getting up and cooking there was a lot of fast/convenience foods. Not only did I put back on all the weight I had lost I picked up another six or seven pounds as hitchhikers. Through the winter months it didn't bother me so much. I was comfortable in sweatpants and sweat shirts, but then came the spring and time to get out the tee shirts and capris. Well the capris weren't budging and the tee shirts were stretched to the max so the choices were to either get back on a diet and exercise program and loose some weight or a major shopping trip to the outlets for a whole new wardrobe. Well anyone with grandkids and kids know that grandmas will spend very little money on themselves. There are just too many cute clothes that little girls and little boys need and every adult daughter can always use a new pair of shoes - so nix the clothes shopping and start the diet. Well I actually began on March 1 and as of today, April 1, I have lost 11 pounds. The first couple of weeks I lost three pounds each week and since then it has leveled off to about two pounds per week. Truthfully I would love to lose about 5 pounds per week but we all know that isn't happening except on the Biggerst Loser and I am not into that kind of pain and abuse - so I am happily plugging along with my two pound losses and realistically that could drop down to even less -but I need to stick with this. Since my diet began in March, my blood pressure is doing brilliantly and if I continue walking, I should be good to make a return trip to Disney with my grandchildren and not be too worn out to enjoy it with them. So I am back and I am lurking around, even if I don't say anything. I do check in to see what is going on and since it is the beginning of April I might even join in on a challenge or two. It's good to be back and I wish everyone well on their journey to a happy and healthy weight and lifestyle.

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3/11/15 1:41 P

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Hello new to spark, hope to lose over 100 pounds, and feel good about myself

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Good afternoon everybody. I am Kelly from central Alabama. I have over one hundren fifty pounds to loose. Which is like a whole another person. I have been overweight since I started elementary school. I have lost and gain so many times I have lost count. I usually start a diet but never stay on longer than 3 months. My will power and resistance is not very strong. In January a group of us at work started Scale Back Alabama. I work with others who have also dieted off and on over the years. This time I am doing Low Carb/High Fat diet. For some reason it is really working well. I have not been hungry and for the most part I have not had any cravings. I have lost 25 pounds in the last six weeks. I really want to start exercising more but have a hard time getting motivated. Would love any encouragement and support I can get from this site. Also I am always looking for low carb recipes that people have tried and liked. Hope this finds everyone having a great day. It is a beautiful day outside.

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Hi y'all! I live in Bibb county and love Alabama! Over the past couple years my weight has gone up along with blood pressure. I'm determined to lose weight so I don't have to stay on bp meds and face other possible weight related issues. I'm new to spark people and appreciate any encouragement. Have a blessed day!

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hi allie

God loves me for me.
I can do this.
May each step we take get us to our goal.


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second day ,,,,,,hi from tuscumbia,,,,,,names Shannon emoticon

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God loves me for me.
I can do this.
May each step we take get us to our goal.


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Valerie,
I'm glad you joined us. I hope your surgery goes well and you have a quick recovery. Remember to take baby steps. You can achieve your goals.
Welcome,
Cindy

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Hi. I just got started the last few days of December. I've been on SP before - many years ago, but I was injured while doing just mild activity a couple of times and that derailed everything. I'm starting again...just with diet this time. Once I have that under control, then I'm going to add some gentle exercise - Yoga and walking.

Is anyone doing ScaleBack Alabama? My 18 year old son is going to partner with me. We're going to weigh in at the wellness center at Marshall Medical on Monday. I'm having surgery on Wednesday, so I'm going to be off to a rough start. I have lost 10lbs since December 28th, just by dieting, though, so I can lose 10 over 10 weeks - even with surgery.

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12/30/14 8:11 A

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Morning, folks... my name is Joel, and though I'm stuck in NY at the moment, I consider myself a 'Bama boy. My goals don't revolve around my weight so much as they do my functioning. I suffer from severe cervical spinal stenosis, which interferes with everything from walking to my concentration (due to the pain, which can be excruciating). I'm in physical therapy, which is working on getting my strength back, but some days it feels like a herculean effort just to get out of bed. Lord willing, I'll be back home in B'ham some time in 2015. God bless you all. ROLL TIDE!

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Welcome Becky! We are glad you joined. Set small, measurable goals and make healthy choices each day. You will see results!
Cindy

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Hi,my name is Becky,I live in North Alabama and I'm trying to..gonna...be healthier and at least 75% pain free in 2015. From 02/2013 - 03/2014,I've had 3 surgeries,1 on my left foot & 2 on my back. With all that,my oldest joining the Army & being stationed in South Korea (in Fort Lee now) and my youngest graduating,I've done a lot of emotional eating,gained 30 pounds! I can never stay motivated so I'm hoping joining SparkPeople will help.

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12/21/14 10:44 P

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Welcome !!
You have come to the right spot for support, info and free tools so you can achieve your goals.
Cindy

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Hi! My name is Whitney. I'm 24 and a stay at home mom trying to get healthy and set a good example for my daughter. In the last 18 months I have lost 55 pounds, but still need to lose about 50 more. Check out my SparkPage, add me as a friend, and let's help motivate one another!! :)

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Hi all, I'm Allie, and I'm from Henagar, AL. It's a teeny tiny town in the northeast corner of the state. I always find it funny, because I live in a tri-state area, which makes me think of Dr. Doofenshmirtz, which reminds me that I watch entirely too much Phineas and Ferb.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

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Hi all, I am Alison and I live in Valley Head Alabama.

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Welcome Micheleroden! We're glad you're here!

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Hey Micheleroden, Welcome. I've been here about a month. Glad you're here!

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Hey!! I'm New to spark people!! I'm from the Gadsden area!

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Thanks. I will check them out.

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Welcome WatkinsMD,
Glad you joined the Alabama Team! I eat a modified Paleo diet. My d-i-l and son are really on it and stick to it - so I've picked up tips from them.
I started the Daniel Plan (similar) in January and lost 21 pounds. No sugar, no artificial junk, no preservatives.
Mostly fresh when I can get it.
Check it there is a Paleo Spark Team. I joined a Daniel Plan spark team.
Welcome again,
Cindy

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Hey Gottaloose0122. Glad to be on team Alabama. Paleo is the caveman way of life. No I'm not a caveman but eat foods they ate. Like meats, berries, and vegetables. Just no sugar or grains. After being on it for 2 months, had the best doctor visit ever. Lowered my cholesterol, brought my A1C down to 5.4, and my blood pressure is lower. I am eating more food than ever and not counting calories. Love it!

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Welcome, Watkinsmd. We're so glad to have you on our team. Jump right in on the chat thread & challenges. OK, I'm a little ole country girl, I've never heard of paleo. What exactly is that? I guess I can Google it. May be something new to try.

Anna
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Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily
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20 minutes of cardio 5 days a week
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Making excuses
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Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

I can do all things through Christ which strengthe


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Hello everyone! Great to be part of Team Alabama ? I've used Spark Receipes for years but never used Sparkpeople. I love Paleo receipes. Eating Paleo seems to work for me. I lost 15 pounds but have been traveling a lot to different countries where bread is a staple food. That's means I've gained 3 pounds back. So if you've got good Paleo receipes let me know. Glad to be here.

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Thank you, CKTHOMAS! I am slowly figuring this out! I am still trying to work out a routine that works! It may involve getting up a little earlier! It is hard as I worked nights for so long! If I get up at 8 or 8:30 I seem always behind! I am going to get it though! Glad to hear from you! emoticon
Anna,I am so happy it has worked out for you! I had hoped it would for us, but my husband had already made his new commitment. I had hoped God would soften his heart. It has not happened. I am still trying to understand, free will I guess. But my relationship has strengthed with God, and I know he has a plan for me! emoticon

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Great to have you Col-Pea33! I hope you will get active with our threads and we can all support each other!

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emoticon everyone. emoticon . Remember to jump over to the chat thread. !et us know what's going on with you, ask questions, give & get support.

Col33- I'm sorry to hear about your divorce. My husband & I almost went through the same thing back in 2009. For the same reason. He had been having an affair with someone who was supposed to be my best friend. With help of God, we've worked through it & we're still together. Closer & stronger than ever. It's been a hard road for me to truly forgive him & to learn to trust him again. He had to chose, her or me.

Good luck with SparkPeople, your weight loss journey & a new you.

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I just joined too! I have empathetically laughed when I read your post! I am having trouble too! I have tried to fix my ticker 3x now and it just refuses to change! I WISHED I lost 102 lbs! I haven't yet! I keep losing my posts, threads, boards, people! BUT! I love the spark trackers for food and fitness and love the sparkpoint boards, and spinning the wheels! I am sticking to the fact I am in my 60's and can be confounded by technology. emoticon I also think I did not get this where I meant for it to go!

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Hi! I have just found and joined Sparkpeople. I love it! I especially like the tracker system! I live in central Alabama and have for about 25 years now. It is just me and all my animals; two very spoiled dogs ( I have recently lost another two due to old age) and my horse. I have retired, I hope, after working in a hospital setting for 20 years. I have just lost a husband who left me for his other woman after I learned he was having an affair. It has been rough. I have always had trouble with my weight and it has really gotten out of control while I worked and due to the stress of a divorce. I bet I have lost 2,000 lbs in my life! If I would just keep it off! emoticon I am working to change my habits! emoticon

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We are so glad you joined us!

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your srength and all your might. Love your neighbor as yourself.


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Hello for the heart of the Bible belt here in LA ( lower Alabama) I am new to the Spark family but am on my way in the weigh loss life change again. I can and will do this for me!

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Welcome, Sam!
We are glad to have you! You have come to the right place for support and encouragement.
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Hello, My name is Sam. I am a new resident to Alabama and new to Spark People. I just moved to Alabama back in the beginning of October. I have been very inconsistent with trying to lose weight over the past few years. At one point I was doing very well and lost 30 lbs in two months, but once depression hit me hard I gained it all back plus more. My goal now is to lose weight and get into shape so I feel better and healthier. I am only 24 years old and want to be able to enjoy my life instead of watching it pass me by because I am too tired or do not have the energy to do anything to fix it.

*~* If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you *~*


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Hi Cody & Jane,

Welcome to the Alabama Team. Jump right in on the chats & challenges.

Cody, I know about inconsistency, I'm the Queen. Don't give up. Each day is a new day to start over. I need to remember that myself.

Jane, I left Alabama myself right after high school. I joined the Army & was in for only 7 years. When I got out, I came back home. Glad to you have on board.

Anna
Mobile AL

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20 minutes of cardio 5 days a week
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Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

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Howdy and I am happy to have found this huge team.. I was born and raised in Alabama and left after I finished High School.. I was moved all over the pale but was born in Bessemer and went to McCadory for about 5 years.. I lived in the Methodist Children's Home for about three years and then went to Wooldawn and Banks..Freshmen year at Woodlawn then Banks for two and then back to Woodlawn to graduate.. My family and cousin still live there but I live in South Jersey now.. I am still South of the Mason Dixon Line so love my Grits Shirts..and it is no surprise I still get called on the accent.. I became a Pre-K Teacher after subbing for the School System but have retired.. I found out I had a bone disease so early retirement but I do sneak down and read to the kids.. and enjoy the Grand's.. I still order my Syrup from Golden Eagle and my pecans from Alabama.. No one can touch my Pecan Pie and Cornbread.. So come on and lets get to know each other.. I am sure someone can use a friend.. In His Love and with Much Grace Just Me Jane

He is still working on me,, To Him I give any Glory to all those who have Prayed and helped.. The sweetest thing to receive is Friendship.. a famous man of God Once said.. Faith is taking the first step without seeing the whole stair case.. Anyone..? Know..? MLK
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Hi! I'm Cody! I've been a member of SparkPeople for a while, but I've become inconsistent. I reset my goals, so here I am! I've been maintaining a 30+ pound weight loss for a year, but I still have a ways to go before I meet my goal. One of my short-term action steps is being more active in my SparkTeams, so you'll be hearing more from me!

Call me Cody!

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius


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Welcome! I live in Oxford also. glad to have you.
Cindy

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Hello all! Just joining in from Oxford! Trying to stick with my lifestyle change this go round and looking for all the support and motivation I can get. emoticon

You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.
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Julie,

Welcome to the Alabama team. Jump right in on the chats & challenges.

Anna
Mobile AL

BLC23 - Mighty Mocha Hunters
BLC24 - Mighty Mocha Hunters
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BLC28 - Resolute Renegades

I Resolute to:
Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily
30 minutes of intentional fitness 5 days a week
20 minutes of cardio 5 days a week
Track EVERYTHING

I Renegade against:
Making excuses
Laziness
Eating after 9:00pm

Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

I can do all things through Christ which strengthe


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hello everybody my name is Julie. Been on Spark People for a while but so your team listed yesterday and thought I would join in with everyone here. I live close to the Alabama Georgia line near Lake Eufaula. I work at a hospital and volunteer at the local fire department when I can with my husband. We have only four legged babies two big babies each about a hundred pounds in weight and stays on the go one is a Heinz 57 male fro the shelter and the other is a female lab/ bulldog mix. Yes I have two big lap dogs to help keep me busy. Glad to meet everyone here

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New to Spark People!!! I am from Northeast Alabama!! Hello everyone!!! Any hikers or kayakers out there?

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I think I may have to start fresh tomorrow using the Nutrition to see how many calories I eat.I think today I went over the charts. I went to a neighbors Birthday Lunch. Her husband made BBQ ribs, french fries and the youngest daughter made Cole slaw. It was sooo good! I ended up having 6 ribs, a few fries and 2 small servings of Cole slaw. Had a lovely afternoon with them talking about what they like to do. All the zoo's they've been too. I love animals and so do they. I stayed over there 3 hours. Time flew so fast when you have fun. I don't get out much, and one of my neighbors gripe about the neighborhood too much, and my other friend is visiting her sister. So it was nice to be with my new friends. I'm friends with their Mom.She can't live alone anymore.

They brought over a small cookie cake from the Birthday tonight. Oh my goodness, that was so good. So it was a really fun and enjoyable day today.

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Welcome Carol,
I am glad you joined the Alabama team! Hope to see you get active with the team chats and the threads!
Cindy

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live in foley al. retired from Honda of America in ohio but I have to be honest there still a lot of ohio state buckeye in me Cleveland browns a son was killed 1994 on motorcycle and he loved the browns, but love al also is my permanent home god bless .

my weight needs to improve please pray for this.


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Welcome back, Phyllis,
You have come to the right place for success! Use the nutrition tracker and it will add up your calories and nutrients for you!
Let us know how we can support you.
Cindy

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Good Morning, My name is Phyllis and I live in Alabama, Morgan County. I used to belong to this group years ago maybe even months ago, and have come back to get the support I need to lose weight. I have Fibromyalgia and hypertension. I have two adult children, Son is married and daughter has a boyfriend that treats her like a queen. Saying that she used to be married to a woman abuser hitting her all the time.. he's just garbage in my eyes. She so happy now and I'm happy for her. I have two cats one is Sprite as in my user name and Frisky. Maybe a lot of you might remember me as my user name as FriskyBoy. :)

I have lost in the past 57 lbs, but after leaving WW and Curves due to meeting issues with the leader for WW and injury in Curves I decided to lose weight on my own. That did well up to a point then all the non healthy food starting taking control and I've gained some weight back. I'm, still going to lose weight on my own and do the best I can by journaling and counting calories.

I hope to make a lot of new friends here and we all can be on this weight loss journey together, whether we are new or have been losing all along and have been losing for years. Good Luck to everyone. You all have my support.

I have to learn not to be obsessed in losing, and if the scales show a gain, not to fret over it. I fell Palm Sunday on the cement concrete while walking with a friend and have irritated my muscles in my entire body. Monday May 1st I'm going in to get the results to my Physical and will tell the Dr. about my fall. The friend I was walking with did say something to make us both laugh, and in a way I am think this saved me from more serious injuries. I fell down so quickly that when I did, he said I bounced. I am glad that I still have some kind of padding on my right side. I'm sore, but that's all. No broken bones or hip. I just turned 65 in January. So I am really lucky.

Everyone have a good day.





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Welcome 413Phil! I, too, work at my desk all day. I work from home and put in 10-12 hours 5-6 days a week. Spark has so many helpful tools. The one that has helped me the most is the food tracker. I have found many exercises I can do at my desk while waiting for my work to load.

Baby steps has been the common success story I have encountered. Make small healthy changes so that they may stick as a lifestyle change. emoticon



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You are welcome! Best of luck to you!

Today is the best day to begin making changes for yourself and others both inside and out!

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Frances Lucas, thanks for the encouraging words.

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Hello Susan! Spark is a great (and free) place to be! Welcome! I live near Birmingham and have a desk job as well. I get my work out done before I get to work because I am usually too tired at the end of the day. When do you plan to do your workouts??

Today is the best day to begin making changes for yourself and others both inside and out!

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Hello. My name is Susan. I joined today. I live in north Alabama. I need to lose 80 pounds. Well, I probably need to lose more than that but I want to start with that. I am married with 3 kids ages 25 to 18. I love to crochet and read. I work at a desk so I do not get a lot of exercise. My goal is to lose weight, exercise 3 times a week, and eat healthier. Thanks for all the encouragement.

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Hello Julie and Dawn,
We are glad that you joined. Make small healthy choices each day and you will see results. don't get discouraged if it is slow, you didn't put on the weight over night and it will take time to take it off and get healthy. The good news is that you will start to feel better and it will be easier as you get healthier.
I know personally; it has worked for me!
Cindy

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Hello Dawn and Julie! Welcome! Keep on sparking and you will soon be surprised how much healthier you will be!! I love to help and support...call on me or add me as a friend!!

Today is the best day to begin making changes for yourself and others both inside and out!

Want motivational cards you can leave behind and make a difference in the lives of others? You can order a free sample at: www.leaveabreadcrumb.com

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