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8/16/12 12:53 A

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Hi Elaine and WELCOME to you!!! Thank you so much for being a part of our team! You are DEF at the right place....I think it is GREAT that you have the desire to lose the weight AND that you are exercising with your buddy!!!!! You are off to a wonderful start! Let us know how we can help...there are so many cool people here to help!
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8/15/12 9:10 P

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emoticon Elaine emoticon from MN. Once you get use to using the trackers, you will find what you need to do to change your eating & exercise routines. Best wishes to you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

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8/15/12 6:34 P

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I do want to change. I stayed small for so long that it is hard to believe that I have gained so much weight. The weight gain has been in the last 8 years. I did lose down to 168, but I have gained over 100 pounds now and it is so hard to lose it now. I walk, I cut back on what I what eat and still I put on weight. I am unemployed and I know that the stress of not having a job works on the weight gain.

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8/15/12 5:08 P

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Our fur-babies can be big motivators!! emoticon emoticon

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8/15/12 3:59 P

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emoticon to Spark and to the team, Elaine! Good luck with your weight loss! This is definitely the site to be if you want to change your life.

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Welcome Elaine to this wonderful team and to SP. We are so glad you found this site and this team! We all love our pups!! I have a rescued Jack Russell named Zoey who I walk all through the day. She definitely makes me exercise!!!!

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8/15/12 1:46 P

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I agree dogs are a great motivator.

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I have to agree dogs make it fun. I have a yorkie named Benjamin, "Benji" for short and I take him out twice a day and I get my exercise that way. If I try to dance in the house he wants to dance with me.

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Welcome aboard!

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Welcome to the team! Sometimes a dog can be a great motivator to get up and moving. They are some of the best inspiration.

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emoticon Elaine and emoticon to the team. Dogs always make it more fun.
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8/15/12 9:00 A

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Hi to everyone!! My name is Elaine and I found this website in Women's World magazine and thought I would try it. Reading this article gave hope to me that I can lose weight. It seems that everything that I eat lately puts on the weight. I have started a journal to keep track of calories and hope to see a loss at the end of the week even if just a few pounds. Not much for exercising but I do walk with my dog at least twice a day.

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