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9/4/16 2:45 P

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Thank you:)

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9/2/16 4:12 P

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Welcome back. Looks like you and I are looking at the same goals. My weight has been steady for way too long and needs to start dropping.

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9/2/16 12:44 P

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Hi all Floridians. Hope all made it safe through the storm.
I have been on Spark in the past, and is back again now.
Moved back to Florida from northern Europe a month ago. And with a lot of stress with waiting for my work permit, and living with three kids with husbands parents I refuse to put on a ton more weight, as I have more than enough to get of as is:)
Weighed in as 216 today, goal is 140.
Typical emotional eater is me.

Looking foreward to being on Spark again, this site has helped me a lot in the past.


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9/1/16 10:37 A

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Mountaindreams - Kelly - great to have you here - and back to SP - I've been back about 7 weeks and having Great Success - I KNOW you will too. This really is such an important GIFT we give ourselves. Praying your support team is as strong at home as it is here. Have a great healthy day

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9/1/16 10:34 A

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Beachinit - what a great goal -- and I know you can do it - Vegas would be fun - will you actually go there with your friends without a broken leg? LOL It will be exciting to see your progress - welcome to the team

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9/1/16 9:37 A

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Hello! I'm Kelly and i just joined the team! I've recently joined SP after some time (years) away and am ready to do whatever it takes to reach my goals! I can't wait to jump in!

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8/23/16 11:03 A

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Welcome back! I (we) moved here in '85 from Nebraska.

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8/23/16 8:36 A

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I am not new but have been gone for almost a year. I'm not sure where I got off track. I had set a new years resolution in 2015 with a 'run home' campaign. basically a goal. when I moved to florida 4 years ago I am 1005 miles from my home town in iowa and the thing was I needed that many miles tracked walking by my birthday in October. I made that goal. I lost a lot of weight but not as much as I needed. I did loose my way after I reached my goal. I thought I was ok. I thought I had learned enough to be ok. I thought I could just keep doing it. I did keep walking and I did keep up with the healthy eating. thing is I had no focus, no goal, no support. I didn't gain a lot back but I also didn't progress forward. I am back because I need tracking, I need goals and I need support. my sister in Nebraska and some ppl in Missouri and a few in iowa are all on a new goal to run/walk to 'vegasorbustmyleg' lol we have until july 4, 2017 to get there. so I have a new goal and I am tracking again and I am back.

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8/11/16 1:47 P

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Welcome to all the new members! For the most part we are a bunch of nice friendly folks here to be helped and to help others. The daily thread is a good place to learn who's who. I've been living in Orange Park since June of 1985 when we moved from Nebraska.

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8/11/16 9:32 A

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Welcome Virginia. If you read the articles and stick to the plan, no better place that SparkPeople.com to help keep you on track and get you there. Good luck.
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8/10/16 8:02 P

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Hello,
Trying to get back into shape after a back injury. Right now feels like a long way to go but just taking one step at a time. My main goal is feel more healthy! I have a couple of fitness goals I'd like to reach within the next five years: try out mountain biking; start hiking; and rock a swimsuit!! Hoping to meet like minded people who are also striving to make some healthy lifestyle changes.

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7/27/16 10:54 A

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Welcome, Marianne!
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I remember when I was at the exact place you are in the journey! I crushed my last 54 pounds! Oh, I was coming up to my 61st birthday at the time!
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There is no reason in the world to be scared at your age! You are getting physically and mentally stronger! Embrace Challenge and Go For It!
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Great to have you join us on this lifestyle journey!
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7/27/16 9:45 A

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Hi there, I'm new to Orlando and loving it. I'm focussed on losing about 10 pounds as a short term goal and getting my PMP certification in Project Management through the end of the year.

I've lost 40 already with SP and overall have another 40 to go. I'm focussed on getting proper support in both of my goals. My long term career goal is to be an IT project manager.

So these are the two goals I'm working on at present. I joined the YMCA and am liking that very much. They have great support. I'll be taking a course for my PMP certificate at UCF next month. Though scared because I'm 55 soon to be 56, I'm doing it anyway.

God Bless All of you.

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7/18/16 9:31 A

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As Team Leader, I want to welcome everyone! In Oct, I will have been here 6 years. I found SparkPeople to be a major resource for me on my journey. I achieved my weight goal and have maintained it for over 5 years. A key Secret to my Success has been Support! It's important to have support on this journey! You will always get that here.

In order to get proper support and enhance communications is to tell your story, and get feedback. Telling your story and sharing what you need in support, and getting guidance from the SparkPeople Community is through your SparkPage. Share with others, embrace accountability, and allow others to help you.

One thing is to allow your SparkPage to be seen by others and to share their support to you. In order to do this;

Go to Your SparkPage...
On the Right, you see a Box "My SparkPage Actions:"
Click on the "SparkPage Settings" Box...
You will see an Options Box open above where you can personalize your SparkPage...
Make sure the boxes for -
"Only allow my SparkFriends to see my page"
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"Turn my page offline"
are NOT CHECKED...

Now, you can get GOODIES and also receive encouragement and comments from your Team and your SparkFriends! This enhances the Spark support! I've been motivates, inspired, and encouraged to stay focused on my goals.

You have a lot of resources here to achieve success. The rest is up to you in real life. I learned to change my habits in healthier food, regular exercise, positive thinking, and prioritize my life. I've also eliminated EXCUSE! This is huge. All these changes are aided by the support I've received in SparkPeople.

The bottom line? SparkPeople is what you make of it in the end result! The resources are here. You need to make the decision to want it bad enough to do what it takes. It won't happen over night. Embrace a healthy lifestyle! Plan for success, work the plan, and you will realize your goals!

This is why I continue on SparkPeople. I share my life with everyone. I am on this healthy journey for life. I can enjoy my life here on the beach with my wife & watch my Granddaughter grow up! THAT's my primary motivation and inspiration!

As Team Leader, I want you to know you can always SparkMail me if you have any questions at any time!

"Stay healthy, my friends!"
Monty
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~Chilly Willy Duathlon 012917 Ft De Soto, FL
~Best Damn Race Half Marathon 020417 Safety Harbor, FL
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7/18/16 8:36 A

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Welcome to the team Motivated! I lived in Orlando during the 90s when it was a much smaller town and have lots of great memories from my time there. Wish you much success with your weight loss!

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.-- Babe Ruth


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7/16/16 12:13 A

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Welcome!

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7/15/16 11:20 A

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Hello, I'm new to this team. I live in Orlando. I like to run, bike and walk on off days. I am part of a running group that meets on Saturday mornings in east Orlando. It's been a great support.

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Just wanted to shout out to everyone! I live in Dunedin where I swim, bike, and run. "It's a good life" My Granddaughter is keeping me on the run this summer and that's a good thing!
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Just wanted to emphasize that it's never to late to get healthy! Stay strong, focused, and be well!
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~East Lake Fire Rescue 5K 102216 Palm Harbor, FL
~Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot, 112416 Clearwater, FL
~Santa & Suds 5K 121116 Clearwater, FL
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6/27/16 11:59 P

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Welcome! I live in Orange Park.

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6/26/16 6:31 P

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Hi, I live in Davie Fl. I am trying to change the amount of exercise I get, I hate exercise but I am determined to learn to love it. I joined the 33 challenge for a 5 k walk and so far so good. I walked a mile today, which FL was brutal. It was early but still so hot. But I did it and I am so proud of myself emoticon

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5/9/16 3:47 P

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Welcome back! I'm just north of there and it's about time to make another trip to see the sights.

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Hi fellow Floridians! I'm fortunate enough to live in beautiful St. Augustine. I'm a transplanted Yankee from New York but I've been in Florida for so long that I feel like a native.

I re-joined SparkPeople about a week ago but this time, I am participating in all the community support options because I need all the help I can get and in turn, I love to chat and encourage others too so if anybody needs a friend, I'm here!

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4/19/16 10:25 P

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Welcome to all the newcomers! I see someone from Delaware-living in Florida will be a shock! I know it was for us moving from Nebraska 30 years ago.

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4/15/16 4:30 P

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Just joined today. Hopefully I can get motivated enough to get lose this weight. Daughter is getting married in 1 year and I don't want to embarrass her as I walk her down the aisle and in pictures. I live in Levy county.

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Hello, I rejoined Sparkpeople today. Live in the Pensacola area.

~Angela

I have learned that I must love myself where I am at rather than some unattainable concept placed in my head by distorted media social norms. And guess what? I kinda like who I am.


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3/20/16 6:14 P

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Hello team:

My name is Mayra and I am from Homestead, Florida. I have been living in Florida since 1994. I am a Native New Yorker born and raised. I have gotten used to this great Florida sunshine! I will be 52 this summer and I am just plain 'ole tired. I have rejoined Sparkpeople with the hopes of upping my motivation and actually doing something about my need to lose weight instead of just thinking about it. Yea...I think about it alot but I have not done anything to improve my health except for being compliant with my CPAP. Looking for friends who are like minded and looking for motivation to lose over 60 pounds. Have a great day all! :)



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Hello new to this site and fairly new to Florida, just moved down here in October from Delaware. I'm a stay at home mother of a 6 year old boy. I'm in the Daytona Beach area, and looking for friends who are going through the same struggles I am. I have tried losing weight many times, with many different options. I am 37, 5'3" and 280 lbs and just got told today I was morbidly obese with a BMI of 50. I find it very hard to get motivated but have the desire to lose weight for my son. Feel free to add me if you like, would love to have some friends.

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Hello. I'm from Highlands County. Proud to be part of this FL SparkTeam. 60 and started to snooze and lose so SparkPeople is getting me back on track. I have to lose some weight and get in better shape because I'm slowing my little toy poodle Danni emoticon at agility trials. Went to a trial today in Ft Pierce and I was so much better at running with lots of energy. We even had a clean run earned some great MACH points. WooHoo.

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1/29/16 9:46 A

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Good morning. I am the Tampa Bay area of FL, not a native but have been here longer than where I was born. My weight loss journey started in 2007 when I realized I did not want to go to my 20th high school reunion carry 35+ extra lbs. I lost the weight and kept it off for over 5 years then I quit working and quit moving. I started my new weight loss journey after gaining almost 25 lbs back and feeling sluggish.

After two years of on and off with SparkPeople, I went back to Weight Watchers thinking the meetings would help again. I was doing great with that then they rolled out the new points plan and I HATE it. I know there are unhealthy foods that I should avoid but I do not want to be punished for having a brownie or a burger. I want to plan for it, track it and not feel guilty for living in the real world. Anyway, I am still going to meetings at WWers but tracking here.

I also like the message boards here so much more than the WWers ones.


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1/22/16 5:47 A

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Hi everyone Florida native but haven't been back to live in 18 years but now am here to stay! I moved from DC - finding it hard to make friends in Tampa - I have been a yo yo dieter most of my 30's started gaining during my divorce and realized I am an emotional eater so I gained 40 lost 40 and now gained again.... Never have I been big and I am frustrated I have tried every diet but am hoping this is a good place for encouragement

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Hi, I'm re-joining since we made our residence here this year. emoticon

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Hi. I've lived in Florida for 30 years; the last 19 in Fernandina Beach. Before joining SP, I have lost 100 pounds. But, then I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Between not exercising as much, 3 surgeries, and all the delicious meals that everyone cooked for us, I regained 25 pounds. I am determined to get rid of it!! I am also training to WALK my 11st half marathon (for breast cancer) with my son. I look forward to helping each other in this journey.

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Hello, I as well am looking for some motivation and accountability. I am not to sure where to go on Sparkpeople to find a group for that. Maybe we can form one or find one. Thanks!

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New to Spark, looking for accountability, motivation and support. I've been using MFP to track food and exercise but I don't really have any support or motivation.

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Getting off my duff in Ocoee! We can do this

Plan your work, work your plan....God is in control!

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Hi my name is Carol and I live in Charlotte County. We have been here almost 7 years and I really enjoy living in the Sunshine State. I have lost 20 lbs. since I joined in September and would like to lose over 140 lbs. My biggest goal is health. I love Spark because it keeps me accountable and it helps you not feel alone in this struggle. If anyone needs a friend I'm always available.

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10/27/15 12:26 P

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Hello Sassy!

I've only been in FL for a year now! I totally understand your feeling lost.....me too! It's not easy to gain the kind of support from people who you don't know all that well yet! I live on the gulf coast area!

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Thanks Lee!

SassySwtheart: The Big Fat Wannabe Loser


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Welcome Sassy. I wish you good luck with SP. Read the articles and stick with the plan and you will do just fine. I spent 6 years in Logan Utah while and after my ex was attending Utah State on a football scholarship. Beautiful country (many years ago) emoticon
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10/15/15 1:54 P

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Hi All!

Just moved to Central Florida about a month ago and thought your team would be a great way to meet people and try to stay healthy at the same time!

I am originally from Utah and moved here because of my husbands job. He previously lived in FL for 12 years so he feels right at home, while I feel a little lost. I dont have as much support here as I did back in Utah so its going to be hard to stay on track with my goals. As a sufferer of PCOS and asthma I find it difficult to lose weight, move enough, and stay positive when I work my butt of and nothing changes. Hoping to find some inspiration and understanding from my fellow SparkPeople in Florida!

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My name is Christie, I am in Orlando. I have lost over 20 lbs this year and have hit a plateau. Although I eat fairly healthy I have come to the conclusion that I am eating the wrong way or overeating so, I am here to get on track and be more accountable for what goes in my mouth. I first goal is to lose one dress size, about 20 lbs.

All the best to everyone!

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9/2/15 8:57 A

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I joined this team a few months back and then forgot about it :p
My name is Kiki and I've lost 35 pounds last year, took a breather, now want to get back
at it and need to lose another 25! I have no doubt that I'll make it!
Oh, and I feel SO MUCH better since I've been exercising! Start slow, and small steps, before you know it, you're fit and back in shape! Now, I walk really fast for an hour. I can even run without getting winded, I can also hula hoop now for 45 minutes without stopping!
And dance most of the night :)
I don't mean to sound like I'm bragging, but I'm just so happy that I can do this now! At 57!

I'm not sure I'm posting in the right place.. I started a new thread at first, sorry didn't mean to do that!
I'm from little Oldsmar Florida at the top of the Tampa Bay!
Happy September to everyone!

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Hello, my name is Monica. I use to be a part of SP years ago. Now I am back and this time going to do things smart and right not fast and wrong!



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I forgot to introduce myself the other day. I am Debby, and I am going to be 63 in 2 more weeks. Since somewhere around 35- 40, I began gaining weight. My highest was 270 lbs. I have lost over 350 lbs in my adult lifetime, only to gain most of it back(not all at once ...thankfully). I retired (for the second time) last September, and have been working on my weight issues since then. I lost about 25 lbs from Sept. to January, and another 44 pounds since then. I am about 34 lbs from my goal weight, and on a real mission. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 years ago (no family history) and subsequently developed high blood pressure. With the weight loss, I have returned to a prediabetic state, been taken off my diabetes and blood pressure medication, and feel better than I have in years. I am determined not to fall back again, and that this time is my last time to lose weight. My plan is to reach goal, and keep it off this time. I have issues with arthritis, and need both knees replaced, but I push myself through the pain and walk most days. I have only made 10,000 daily steps about 5 times since February, but I do ride my exercise bike, and swim. Living in Florida makes it easy most of the year to exercise, unless it is too hot, but mall walking is good on those days. I am wishing us all the best with whatever our endeavors are...weight loss, better general health and the like. emoticon emoticon

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Thank you Mirage...You are so right about surrounding yourself with Positive...I surely will not hesitate when and if I get stuck or in trouble...

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world."
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Welcome, Missie!
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Forget the past. I had to! I surrounded myself with positive, started changing my habits, and started challenging myself. Focus on yourself, short term goals, and embrace all that is a healthy lifestyle. Slowly, you will become one! Know SparkPeople is a support group! Ask every question you need to be successful! You are not alone!
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Upcoming Races:
~Brain Cancer Alliance 50K Cycle 091716 Clearwater Beach, Fl
~East Lake Fire Rescue 5K 102216 Palm Harbor, FL
~Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot, 112416 Clearwater, FL
~Santa & Suds 5K 121116 Clearwater, FL
~Chilly Willy Duathlon 012917 Ft De Soto, FL
~Best Damn Race Half Marathon 020417 Safety Harbor, FL
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Hello...My name is Missie...Residing in Clay County within the sunshiny state of Florida...I am so glad to have been talked into joining SparkPeople...The last two weeks I have been hopping around getting to know the site...by doing so, I have created a routine...

I have created my spark page, set some long term goals and some short goals, been learning about foods, tracking my foods, learning about streaks and setting some up, and created favorite fitness exercises I know I can handle and tracking fitness holding myself accountable for at least 10 minutes a day...

Now is the time to buckle down and start with right choices with food, more exercise, and hydrating with water....I am choosing to do this not only to lose the weight for good, but because I choose to live the rest of my life healthier...I am blessed with so much, it is so sad that I have wasted so many years, not able to give back...deciding to live a more fulfilling life will be one of the best decisions I have ever made...

If anyone would like to add me as a friend by all means please do...I intend to be here for life cause I am all about changes for the better...this site to me is a gift from GOD...

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Hello Team and Mirage!! Just stopping by. Still on SP but this summer has been so hard to get a significant weight loss.However, Im still trying. I find that I get into little habits along the way that are positive. I don't want to give up.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.� ~Theodore Roosevelt www.fitnessforweightloss.com/helpful
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Thank you Mirage. I made those changes on my page! Rock on!

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Welcome PoolMermaid!
As a new member, your SparkPage is set to be private. If you go to it, select to edit your SparkPage, look at the SparkPage Options, and insure the top three boxes under More Options are not checked, then all can read your SparkPage, and support you on the journey.
I literally changed my lifestyle and realized I could accomplish my goals. Know that you are not alone on this journey! Don't hesitate to holla if you have any questions. Let's rock!
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Upcoming Races:
~Brain Cancer Alliance 50K Cycle 091716 Clearwater Beach, Fl
~East Lake Fire Rescue 5K 102216 Palm Harbor, FL
~Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot, 112416 Clearwater, FL
~Santa & Suds 5K 121116 Clearwater, FL
~Chilly Willy Duathlon 012917 Ft De Soto, FL
~Best Damn Race Half Marathon 020417 Safety Harbor, FL
~Gasparilla Distance


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Hi my name is PoolMermaid. I just joined. Hope to make some friends here.

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Thank you!

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Hello Ivana!
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Welcome to Tampa. I live in Dunedin in Pinellas County. My Tri Team is sponsored by Outspokin Bicycles. They have a store in Tampa on Dale Mabry. They also do weekend bike training rides. You might want to check that out. Tampa Bay is a Bike rich area! Enjoy!
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*Spark Triathlon Team
*Spark Florida - The Official Team

Upcoming Races:
~Brain Cancer Alliance 50K Cycle 091716 Clearwater Beach, Fl
~East Lake Fire Rescue 5K 102216 Palm Harbor, FL
~Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot, 112416 Clearwater, FL
~Santa & Suds 5K 121116 Clearwater, FL
~Chilly Willy Duathlon 012917 Ft De Soto, FL
~Best Damn Race Half Marathon 020417 Safety Harbor, FL
~Gasparilla Distance


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Welcome to Paradise, Cori!
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*Spark Triathlon Team
*Spark Florida - The Official Team

Upcoming Races:
~Brain Cancer Alliance 50K Cycle 091716 Clearwater Beach, Fl
~East Lake Fire Rescue 5K 102216 Palm Harbor, FL
~Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot, 112416 Clearwater, FL
~Santa & Suds 5K 121116 Clearwater, FL
~Chilly Willy Duathlon 012917 Ft De Soto, FL
~Best Damn Race Half Marathon 020417 Safety Harbor, FL
~Gasparilla Distance


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6/22/15 10:35 A

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Hi everyone. I am Cori and I am new to Florida and this team. I have been active on Spark for 8 years and had been successful in my weightloss journey. But last year I fell on the ice (we lived in Indiana then) and hurt my knee. Long story short, over the past 18 months I couldn't do any physical activities and gained an additional 25 lbs on top of what I had already gained back. I ended up having to have partial knee replacement surgery this past March and am just now able to start working out again. My husband and I are starting a new chapter in our lives here and we are ready to get back to being fit and healthy. I look forward to interacting with all of you!

~Cori~

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emoticon GATORMA1968!!

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*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon
*11/06/16 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon



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Your Welcome Isness. Look forward in seeing you!

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*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon
*11/06/16 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon



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ISNESS Posts: 106
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Thank you, SharonSunshine :)) I'll write. I know where now :))) thanks foor posting the plan for runners AND HAPPY WEEKEND!

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Hi, I'm a newbie to Spark! Have lost 40 lbs thru Treasure Coast Wellness in Stuart. Need to continue my goal is more! Feel so much better and getting healthier! That is the the most important! Am addicted to sugar! Hope to learn more heathy eating with creative recipes. NOT GIVING UP!

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ISNESS, there is a daily thread on the FL team where people have been interacting and sharing about their day.. You might want to check it out too.

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*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon
*11/06/16 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon



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Thank you, Sunshine! Yes, 'getting lost' - regularly! :))) it's great here...

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Welcome ISNESS.. And welcome to Tampa.. I think you will love the area. When we first moved to Safety Harbor I had so much fun exploring and getting lost. I was on Pinellas side and they have so many bike/ running trails you might want to check out..

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*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon
*11/06/16 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon



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Hello, I am Ivana in Tampa and new here in Florida, I relocated from Heidelberg Germany. I don't know anyone yet in person here but do road cycling every day. I look forward to you guys, and to read what is happening here.
I love this sparkwebsite!

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