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8/25/14 12:52 P

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Welcome! I don't know that diet.

 
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8/25/14 10:09 A

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Hi!
I'm joining this team today. I live in South Florida since 2002.
Doing The Fast Metabolism Diet. A lot of pounds to lose, but seeing results, little by little.
I hope you all have a great day!

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8/23/14 8:25 P

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Welcome! Sorry to hear of your losses. We have some friends here from Maine.

 
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8/23/14 7:31 P

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Hi Spark Florida Team. My name is Lucinda and I have been with Spark off and on for years. My husband and I recently completed our transition to a home in Lake County Florida last November and it's certainly been a huge change! We came here from Maine, where we had both grown up, met, married, the whole enchilada. We have an adult handicapped child who remains in Maine. My mom and older sister used to live in Florida, but the sister died just after we spent our first winter here (was glad I'd at least had that winter to see her a bit), and my mom died a couple of years ago less than a year after she had moved up to Virginia to live with my younger sister. So, wish I had made my move earlier, but we can only do what we can do after all. I rededicated myself to my journey almost 2 months ago now and decided to join this team as the odds of it being active are WAY better than on the pretty much defunct Central Florida Team!

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Sorry the last few years have been so hard but I know you're glad you came back and got to spend time with both moms before they were gone, Laurie.

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7/31/14 5:54 P

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Hi everyone! I'm a newbie. I have struggled with my weight since I had my daughter and have tried many diets since then. I'm tired of the ups and downs with dieting so I need to change my way of life. My goal is to lose 50lbs.

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7/22/14 7:59 A

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Hi Everyone. Native Floridian who finally got to come back. Been in Virginia for probably 20 years and husband finally agreed it was getting to be too much, plus all our family was here. Mine had finally made it back and his folks had moved down. Wish it could have been in happier conditions. Since we've been here my Mom lasted about 8 months and 2nd Mom lasted 7 years but the last 3 have been god awful watching her fight the big C. Sorry to be such a downer. Mom-in-law i.e. 2nd Mom has really hit me much harder than I thought it would. I really, really miss her and wish we could have found the miracle cure hell I would have even taken her place. emoticon

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"If someone doesn't want you for who YOU ARE, there are plenty of others that will love you for you." DONT FORCE YOURSELF ON SOMEONE who truly doesn't want to be with you. YOU ARE ENOUGH! YOU ARE ENOUGH! YOU ARE ENOUGH! Envision what you want your life to be like and chase after that...but don't change who you are for anyone but yourself!



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Hello all-

I am completely new to this kind of thing and found SparkPeople just surfing the web. I am a nurse, mom to 2 boys (18 & 14) and wife to a wonderful man who, unfortunately, has a neuromuscular disease. It's hard to find time but I know I need to get healthy for myself and my family. So, here I am and I am sure I'll need lots of help and support!

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Hi Everyone!
I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful boys, and I am trying to live a healthier, more active lifestyle

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Hi Aly,welcome to the team. emoticon

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7/16/14 12:43 A

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Hi, I'm Aly!

Nice to meet you all! I'm looking to get back in shape like I was before I had my little boys. I want to have the most energy possible for them. :)

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


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welcome to the team , both of you. emoticon

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7/3/14 10:58 P

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Hello im Netsay. Not new a returnee. Looking forward to meeting other's commited to a better health.

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6/18/14 9:15 A

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I'm a single dad to three wonderful kids and live in Central Florida. I first joined SparkPeople back in 2009, but have not done a good job of staying active over the past five years. My lowest weight during this period was 205 lbs., and my highest weight during the same period was 230 lbs. My current weight is 214 lbs. and my goal is to get down to 185 lbs. and then tone and maintain. I hope to stay active and focused on my goals this time around!

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5/20/14 2:48 A

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Just wanted to pop in and welcome all the new members. SP is THE best place to come and get healthy. Not a quick fix but a lasting fix. Good luck to all. emoticon
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Welcome, All New Sunshine Stay Sparkers!
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Please know we are all here on the journey together! We all go or have gone through a lot of the same experiences on this Life Journey! We help each other!
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Make it part of your daily education. It will stop you from listening to out-of-date info and so-called expert$!
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You've taken an amazing step forward! No matter what, keep moving forward! I wish you a glorious journey and a fantastic Healthy Life! THAT's what it's all about!
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Hello everyone! New here (with this name, anyway). Decided to start anew with a new account (the old one was, well, old). Started anew with the diet plan the doctor gave me this January. I did good for like two and a half months, but since then ... after losing 25 pounds, at least I haven't gained it all back after all the junk I've been eating. I've been maintaining it within a 5 pound range, which is good. I know that I will be able to maintain my goal weight, at least. Looking forward to the NEW new me lol ... and getting to know everyone here.

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4/28/14 11:18 A

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I never had a weigh problem, except for being too thin, until I turned 40. I put on 20 pounds. I finally got back down to a size 10 right before I turned 50. Then I blew my knee out. Since then I have gained over 50 pounds (in 3 years). Time to get it off and feel better. For the past year I have tried exercise and diet on my own to no lasting success. I am hoping with encouragement and advice I will be able to do this.

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4/22/14 9:46 A

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Hello everyone! I joined Spark last week and just found this team. I am on a mission to drop 60 pounds. I had success of just under 3 pound weight-loss in my first week. I am hoping to keep it up.

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hi, you will love florida. we came from the cold of ohio in 1978, we love it here, the summers are hot when you are running around town shopping, but dress according and believe me you won't miss the cold, its easier to make a nice glass of ice tea. i have 2 kids, 4 grand kids and 3 great grands. they all take it for granted living here because they have never known anything else, but i know i made the right decision to leave, i miss my family in ohio but they love to come here for a visit. we live in bonita springs, love the sunsets everyday

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Hey fellow same boaters! Sunday night means Monday morning means time to start fresh! Lost 80 on quick weight loss and regained almost 30.. Stopping the insanity now! Want to feel great, look better and have my 4 year old have a mom for a long time! Scared to fail but looking for support and hope I've found the right place!

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4/12/14 8:35 A

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Hello,
I am looking forward to moving to Florida in just 34 days. I currently live overseas with my family, we are a proud Army family , in Germany. It has been 3 years since we have been back to the states and we are all excited to be in the sunshine state. My goal is to be be in better shape and do 5ks with my hubby and kids. emoticon

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3/30/14 12:28 P

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Hi, just joined yesterday on a recommendation of a WW friend. I have lost 100 with WW and just need little boost to my motivation. Like dating someone for a while, you just need to add something to the working relationship.

Anyway, I live in Central Florida and teach Medical Assisting at a local Technical Center.



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Hi, Everyone!!

I am not at all new to SP, but I am a newbie Floridian! We moved to The Villages in central Florida in late November for our retirement years, after living in southeastern PA my whole life!! Loved missing out on the hard winter and all the snow up north and being outside and active! Now I'm looking forward to seeing a different kind of spring than I'm used to. We have a beautiful pond in the back of our property and my husband and I thoroughly enjoy watching all the water birds every day!

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3/26/14 11:22 A

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Hi Everyone. I am Linda. I am not new to Spark but I have recently rejoined. I used it very successfully last time and then I threw it all away. emoticon I'm back again with new determination, new knowledge and a new support system. I live in Lee County and have only lived in Florida for 14 months. I love it here! Are there any other Lee County people? emoticon

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emoticon Hello Michael ,welcome to the team. emoticon

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My name is Michael and I live in Polk County, Florida. I am a low-carb dieter sticking to 20-35 carbs per day max until I make my goal weight of 225 from 330. I've been here about 5 days and lost in the neighborhood of 4 pounds. Slowly but surely I'm getting there!

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Hello and welcome to all the new members. emoticon emoticon

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2/19/14 7:00 A

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Welcome to SP!!! We are here for each other!!! :)
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My name is Darlene. I live in New Port Richey, in Pasco County, Florida. I'm new to Spark. I work a lot of hours every day and find it challenging to fit in time for healthy eating and exercise, but I'm working on it!

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Hi My name is Barbie I am a busy mom of two wonderful boys.
I live in Dade County Miami, I moved down here when I was a little girl lived here most of my life. I work in public school I am a food service manager. I have gained weight slowly and steady over the years.. dealing with depression..I used to be skinny and always was active in exercise now I am always making excuses to not do them.. I am looking for friends to keep me motivated to exercise. I want to be able to play with my boys when I take the to the park not sitting there on the side line cheering them on.. I want to have fun with them.. I want to build memories of mom having fun with them as I remember my fun times with my father..want to get involve within this community

Taking one day at a time.
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Hi there!
I'm Virginia, and I live in Pinellas County (Clearwater.) I have lived in or around Clearwater for all of my life.
I am happily married - 6 years last October - and am Stay at Home Mommy to three little boys. I am also caretaker to my 87 year old Grandmother with late stage Alzheimers, who lives with us.
My oldest son is 5 now and my youngest was just born in August. My husband and I have slowly but steadily gained pounds since we got married and are now miserably overweight and lazy. We have finally decided to get ourselves into a healthy lifestyle for ourselves and our boys.
So! Here I am, ready to work hard for my family. I'm looking forward to meeting some friends and finding some motivation in the community. :D

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Hi CoolRain! Welcome back. I am a 3rd generation native as well. Born and raised in Sarasota. Your determination is very inspiring :o) I have a lot to lose, and incorporating exercise is my biggest hurdle. You GO Girl!!

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Hi, I'm Marilyn. I live in Pinellas County and am at least a five generation native of Florida. My family moved from north Florida to Pinellas in 1868. I've struggled with my weight off and on in my adult life. I joined Sparkpeople years ago, but dropped out. But I'm back now and determined to make serious changes in my life--mainly getting serious about exercising. I've started walking 30 minutes/2 miles five times a week. I'm also doing some strength training. I'm terribly out of shape, so this is hard work right now. But I'm determined.

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Hi! New to the group! Jacque - 40 yrs old - weight loss goal, 50 lbs + - Okaloosa County, Florida emoticon

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1/22/14 8:33 A

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Hello everyone, I'm Little, I just joined yesterday afternoon. I came across SparkPeople and thought i would give it a chance. Seems like a very good website overall. I have tried many ways to lose weight, have had success, but then I stop everything and go back to my usually habits and then some. This year, will be my year, to make changes and to keep them. This is not my New Years Resolution, I didn't make any. This is just something I need to do. I am willing to take my time and do this right. I do lack some motivation and drive, but hopefully with the motivation from a site like this and the people on here, working towards the same goals, will make this easier for me and accountable as well. Hope everyone has a great day. Take care.

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1/18/14 3:25 P

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Welcome! So sorry about all of your setbacks recently….we all have them at times. I think you came to the right place - all the tools are here for you. So much information and encouragement.
I am here only one week so far. Not much weight loss but It is going in gut right direction…and I feel better just having some sort of control. Good luck, to us both :o) One day at a time

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hello,my name is ann I just joined today.i thought I would try something new instead of all the diet pills I did have gastric bypass in 2004 and loss 200 pounds,but I started getting all kinds of medical problems.breast cancer,diabetic foot ulcer.not being able to walk and thanks giving,christmas came along.i was so depressed I started eating unhealthy again. today I found this site and i'm back to fight.i will not let this keep me down.i will put myself first.

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1/16/14 10:17 A

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Hi Kel - I started this week too. I have as much to lose…but I am going to tackle it in small chunks. Best of luck! there are lots of tools, inspiration and support to be found here. emoticon

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Hello everyone, my name is Kel, I'm new to Spark, I have 99 lbs to lose. It's a tough mountain to climb but I'm ready. I hope to get to know all of you.

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1/6/14 10:51 A

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congratulations on your weight loss

the truth will set you free


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1/6/14 10:49 A

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amen

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wow, you went trough that surgery and still gained weight back. a family member told me once to remember FIME (food is my enemy) i think she was right, good luck

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best of luck in 2014, we can do it

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i need to start being serious also, one problem i have is a cupboard and fridge full of left overs from entertaining over the holidays. ill have to finish all this before i can buy the proper foods.
for now i'm just counting calories, but that is a start, then i will try to start eating healthier and cleaner

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thank you, best of luck to you also

the truth will set you free


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You can do it one day at a time emoticon

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beach -dreamer,
looks like we are stuck in the same quick sand. i need to lose 100lbs, i got on the scale today to see 295lbs, up 6 since before thanksgiving. i cant even walk on the beach right now, its one of my goals, I'm having to walk with a cane or a walker, its sad because i live in bonita springs, fl. I'm only enjoying the sunsets at this weight

the truth will set you free


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Wishing you the best of luck in our endeavors


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I begin again. Not only do we begin a new year, but it also is another natal anniversary reminding me of how fast time goes. I want to become healthier and one of these times I will succeed.

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Hi, my name is Terri and like everyone else am trying to lose weight and be healthier. I signed up for Spark about 6 weeks ago, but with the holidays and all, I never really got started. Gonna do better now. I have been going to a fit camp since May, and have lost about 18 lbs, although I have not gone the last month and am afraid to get on the scale to see how much I gained back. I am starting again in a few days and am looking forward to it. Even though my weight and inches loss have not been what I had hoped for, I definately feel stronger and have more stamina. I live in Vero Beach and would love to meet anyone in the area for moral support.

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Hello everyone, I am a newbie, I just got started on here yesterday. I currently weigh 205 and my goal is 160. I am 54 years young, and have been married for 32 years to a wonderful man who has been through all of life's ups and downs with me. Thank goodness he did not run with hands flailing in the air, although there were times I am sure he wanted to. About 15 years ago I weighed 285 lbs. I had gastric by-pass and lost down to 150. I have since gained back to 205 and do not want to get any higher. So glad there is SparkPeople to help me through this. I had thought about joining Weight Watchers, but could not afford it since my husband is retired and I work solely for the insurance... So praying this is the place I need to be. Looking forward to meeting everyone and getting to know you all. And as you can tell, I like to run my mouth. Have a great and successful day.


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Hi Kathleen. I hear a lot about the Paleo diet, but I know I couldn't behave myself doing that. I have incorporated a LOT of vegetation and eliminated much carne and processed foods. . . as a matter of fact NO processed foods for me. I am cooking every day and actually in spite of the extra work, I am loving it. I was sort of bad last night -- my downfall -- Ice Cream -- and lots of it. As soon as it is gone, I will NOT be buying any more. If it is not in the house, I do not miss it. I won't be weighing in until Sunday, and I'm hoping for a decent loss (being the first week and all the water weight gone).

Well, I'm going to go wander around the site and get familiar with the new stuff and reacquaint myself with the old. How appropriate with the new year looming.
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Thank you for the welcome and encouragement!

I am surprised that the site has changed since my last visit! lots of new things and lots of things I had forgotten. LOL

The scale is up a little this morning because yesterday was my carb load day --so that is okay. I am doing a Paleo diet as that always works for me--l lost 4 pounds in December so far.

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Hi Kathleen! Glad to see your determination. If it is of any help, you are not alone. I've been gone well over a year and vowed this morning to get back on track. I am pleased to say I made it through the first day! emoticon

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Good Morning everyone! I have been gone for over a year and come back as determined to make 2014 my year! I tend to start strong and loose my way and quit. I am determined not to do that again this year and get my ---- together!
I will be checking in weekly to keep on track!
I am in Inverness- Citrus county.

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Hi, I have been on and off the SP site for a number of years. I get lazy and drift away. I'm hoping that this time I will see it through tutil I reach all goals and beyond.

A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.

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Hello! My name is Karen and I've lived in Florida about eight years. I've been overweight since forever it seems. I found sp through my brother and sister in law. I'm excited to lose weight and look great at our beautiful Florida beaches this summer. I wish everyone good luck and a blessed holiday season! emoticon

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Hey! I'm 27, a newlywed and I live in two places- boca during the week and lake mary on the weekends. My job keeps my in boca (tallehassee soon) and my husband keeps my in lake mary. I want to loose abut 10 moer pounds but have recently put a few on :(.

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Well Gloria , welcome to the team and to Florida. emoticon

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Hi Everyone!
Hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm 64 years old. I've been with SP on and off for years. But I am brand new to Florida. My DH and I moved recently from NYC. I felt stuck with my weight for a long while. I was losing so slowly and was feeling very discouraged. But since moving to FL, I have been a lot more active and am eating better. So I am happy to say that the weight is finally beginning to come off again. emoticon
And I'm so glad I found this team!
And Happy Chanukah too! or as one of my neighbor put it, Happy Thanksgivikah! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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emoticon A warm welcome to Lisa and Jessica,

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Hi everyone! My name is Lisa, NY girl at heart, but recently moved to Cape Coral with my boyfriend of 14 years. We have a beautiful six month old daughter named Ava, and two fur babies- Lola the dog and Woody the cat :-) Have about 20 more pounds to lose to get to my pre-pregnancy weight!

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Hello everyone! My name is Jessica. I'm a 25 year old premed student from Port Saint Lucie. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle y6has always been a goal of mine. As a child I was overweight. Throughout the years I've lost most of the weight, so now I'd like to gain more muscle. I look forward to getting to know everyone and hope to help motivate and spread positivity whenever I can.



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emoticon . Glad you are with us and glad you discovered teams on here. Take a good look around the site. There a many teams to choose from.

Elayne from
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" My goal is to live the truly religious life, and express it in my music. If you live it, when you play, there's no problem because the music is part of the whole thing. To be a musician is really something. It goes very,very deep. My music is the spiritual expression of what I am--my faith, my knowledge, my being." by John Coltrane

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life!.-Annonymous

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Hi. I am excited to be part of Team Spark Florida. I've been using this site on and off for a couple of years now and really didn't know about joining a team. I just logged on for the trackers. I do need the motivation. Thanks guys. This is awesome.

I know I can !!!


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emoticon to everyone that has joined Spark and or this team. You'll find lots of support here. Best to all.

Elayne from
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" My goal is to live the truly religious life, and express it in my music. If you live it, when you play, there's no problem because the music is part of the whole thing. To be a musician is really something. It goes very,very deep. My music is the spiritual expression of what I am--my faith, my knowledge, my being." by John Coltrane

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life!.-Annonymous

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Hi, I am new to Spark and it really looks like a great site to join. I need to get my weight down not only for health but to also keep up with my grandkids. Looking forward to being a part of Spark!

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Hello Everyone! I have been on and off Spark over the years. I had already decided to make some serious lifestyle changes when I was hospitalized for high BP. It was such a wonderful 58th birthday present - NOT! Well maybe it was. Maybe the universe was saying my life is a gift and I have to take care of it so I can enjoy many more birthdays to come!
Wishing you all great health and happiness!
Caryn
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Wishing everyone great health and happiness!
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Hi everyone!
I joined Spark at the beginning of the year. I am overweight, bordering on obesity and really need to lose weight. I joined because I am trying to make healthier choices and this program supports a mindful healthy lifestyle. I live in the Panhandle and love surfing and sailing. I now walk at least 3 miles every day.

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Hi all!
So saying “Hi” to ya’ll. I’ve been on Spark on and off for a few years. This has been my longest and most successful stint so far. I’ve come a long way from January and still have a very long way to go. I think at this time I need to stop just looking at everyone’s posts, but to also say “Hi.”
I live in Deltona, FL and am a mom to one most wonderful 12 year old boy. I work from my house, so I get cabin fever a lot, so we try to go and do fun things on the weekend as much as possible, within reason and budget.
I have been on the path of changing my lifestyle. I refuse to call it a diet, as having dieted most of my adult life, I finally realize, habits have to change and things have to happen.
I am not good at anything, but I enjoy a great many things. I mostly enjoy running and riding my bike. As a form of exercise.
I really would love to meet some people in this area to train or run races together. I used to have a regular running partner, but she is having some health issues right now and I am struggling to be accountable to myself. I am training for the Space Coast ½ Marathon now and would love to meet people who are running it. Other then that, I am open to any distance races. I really like to run and would like to be successful at it.


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Hello...Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. I singed up with SP back in 2008 but was not following along very much. I live in St Augustine. I'm pretty much on this path by myself. I'm single, no children and my family is long distance. I've kept pretty much to myself because of my weight. I'm becoming a hermit, which is scaring the crap out of me. Unfortunately i'm letting my weight limit me and my social activities. I work twelve hour shifts on night shift as a 911 dispatcher, so my stress levels are high. This is not a good thing for a stress eater. Anyway, I have decided to make some changes and I really want to use SP to help me. I need a support system to keep me accountable. So, hello to everyone out there. Any help and ideas would be greatly appreciated. I definitely NEED the help.



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My name is Candice and I live in Orlando. I have been a spark member just under a month and am still looking for a place that I fit in. I am finding the nutrition and fitness tracker VERY helpful. I am following my plan closely, but seem to be stuck for weight loss the last week, sigh. But I can say I feel a lot better and am in this for the long haul. I have made a lifestyle change I am NOT on a diet. I would love to find others who belong to the downtown YMCA, and even better if they do aquatics.

Currently I am doing physical therapy two days a week and getting into the pool for water fitness 3-4 days a week. My first personal goal is to get my walking strong enough to walk from my van to the pool and back after a class.Right now my legs are like jello when I get out of the pool. Its funny how much gravity or the buoyancy of the water effects you. I can walk forever in the water, but not so on land.



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Morning! Happy Labor Day! So, once again I'm on my weight loss journey. I haven't done anything for 5 months and tend to have great lapse in time like that, but for some reason this time feels different. So ready to shed these pounds. So, here I go.....

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Hi All, I am Kristi and I live in Volusia county. I have lived here for 8 years. I have had a spark account since 08 and gained back what i started and brought along some firends with those pounds UGH! Trying to start over AGAIN!

Kristi

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I love your post, fact is I have been a member since 05 lol. I probably have 3 SP accounts. Thanks for the honesty...I'm in the same boat!!

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Jen, Looking to get fit and active in Florida. I live on the beach so being overweight is a huge issue for me...but number one I am going to my daughters graduation next June and I do not want to humiliate her. I am looking for support and friendship, and really just good people to go through this journey with.

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Hello all.
I am Summer, on the beach in Florida.
I have a lot of lbs to loose. I gained a lot when pregnant with my third child. She is 1 1/2 now, and I am have not lost a lot. Have been a member here for a while, but today was the first day I logged food and exercise. I really hope this will help, since I really need to get this weight of. My husband is military and is deployed right now. He is back in late October and I want to be at least two sizes down by then.
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Hello fellow Floridians! Just moved here from Colorado. Husband is Active Duty AF but we aren't planning on leaving Florida. We've lived in California, Montana, New Mexico, and back to Colorado where I was born and raised. I'm working towards being a runner and would love to run some of the WDW events. I did the Princess half marathon and then the Disneyland in CA in 2011 for the coast to coast challenge. Then I didn't run much...then I didn't run at all... 20 pounds later I'm back on SP to help track my calories and keep me motivated. So far everyone I've met here in Brevard County has been very nice and welcoming so I think we made the right choice to put our roots down here.

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Hello Fellow Floridians,

My name is Lea Ann. I am not new to SP, however after starting over again and again,and let's be honest AGAIN, I deactivated my old account that I started back in 2009 and truly started fresh! This is a new beginning for me and I am mentally ready this time. I have a huge weight loss goal, but I am gonna take it 10 pounds at a time. Focusing on a healthy lifestyle and the ability to be the best grandmother my future grandkids (in like 5 years or more) can have!

Let the journey begin!

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Hi Team Florida :)! I'm not technically new to SP, but haven't been consistently using site since 2009. Back then, I was super commited but I allowed changes in my life to take priority over my health. I started my journey again on 7/5/13 and have been super consistent and commited ever since...this makes 8 weeks so far WOOHOO! I came back to SP to be accountable for my food tracking. I now love working out again (5-6x a week) but realize that if I'm not understanding the impact of what I put in my mouth, it could hender my progress. My goal is to lose 90 lbs. Here's be to healthier!

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