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10/31/10 9:58 A

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Welcome to the world of maintenance-the best stage of the Spark program! The best advice I can give is to stick with the program, keep exercising and enjoying good healthy food in moderation, and check your weight often. Congratulations!


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SLENDERELLA61's Photo SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (148,237)
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10/28/10 10:56 A

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Congratulations and welcome to the team!! The most important thing is not to give up. As long as you keep trying, you will learn to live at the weight you truly want to be. Again, congrats! -Marsha

Central Florida, Eastern Standard Time Zone

Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!


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MOONCHILD17's Photo MOONCHILD17 Posts: 3,058
10/25/10 1:50 P

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Hi, congrats & emoticon to the best support group for keeping it off & staying in shape!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS's Photo RAYLINSTEPHENS SparkPoints: (176,635)
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10/24/10 7:11 P

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WTG on reaching your goal weight!

Welcome to the team!!

Central Time Zone
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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!! (backslid without internet but still within normal range!)

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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10/24/10 4:41 P

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Hi went to the DR this week and he told me it is time to stop losing weight. I did have my goal at 120 but he said no for my age. I will be 60 in Dec. I am 132 I was 214 when I started here on Spark over a year ago. So now I am in the maintenance stage. So I am from NY I have 3 teams here on spark. I am a motivator and you can all check out my blogs and page. I lost 93 pounds with the help of Spark and many people here.

http://facebook.com/posey440

All in good time...and with the help of my friends.


 
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10/23/10 7:45 P

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~ Tanya ~

"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward..."

"All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them."

(quotes: Walter Elias Disney)


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10/23/10 5:10 P

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Hi Anne, congratulations and welcome.

Sandy



"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis de Sales


 
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ANNEMAC5's Photo ANNEMAC5 SparkPoints: (97,389)
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10/23/10 12:08 P

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Thank you all for the lovely welcome to the team.
Anne emoticon emoticon


Anne from
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ONEKIDSMOM's Photo ONEKIDSMOM Posts: 6,909
10/22/10 6:45 P

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Welcome, Annie, and congratulations on reaching your goal.

As we know, that as hard as losing may be, it's only the first part of the journey... now it's keep on keeping on... and this team is where it's at for that! emoticon

Here's to your health!

- Barb

Defeat is temporary: giving up makes it permanent! Never give up!

Max lifetime weight 224.5

Maintaining with 122 marked as "goal" since October 2010


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CAROLJEAN64's Photo CAROLJEAN64 Posts: 11,323
10/22/10 1:22 P

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Annie, congratulations and welcome. The best things that help me keep my weight where I want it (have been at goal for over 5 years with one 15 lb. slip-up when I broke my leg) is to continue to use the nutrition and fitness trackers. I really think about what I put in my mouth when i know I am going to put it in the tracker. It also helps me keep track of what I can eat for dinner and if I have some room for a treat. I love it.

Lost 65 lbs and maintained since 2006.


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RISSASPIECES's Photo RISSASPIECES SparkPoints: (92,952)
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10/22/10 10:31 A

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Welcome to the team Anne!

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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DONNAEDA's Photo DONNAEDA SparkPoints: (97,809)
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10/22/10 10:19 A

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hello and welcome to the team We are so glad you joined us.

Donna
Brown Deer, WI
leader of Weight Watchers Support team - leader
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NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (203,420)
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10/22/10 9:58 A

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Welcome Anne and emoticon

Nell

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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10/22/10 9:53 A

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"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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NEW-CAZ's Photo NEW-CAZ SparkPoints: (216,138)
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10/22/10 9:35 A

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A line in a Robbie Williams song I try to live by.....
"I know I'm going to die so my revenge is living well, Oh Lord...make me pure....but not yet!"
and fav quote
"You only live once...but if you live it right, once is enough"



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ANNEMAC5's Photo ANNEMAC5 SparkPoints: (97,389)
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10/22/10 9:24 A

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My name is Anne and I reached my goal weight this week. This week is also my 1year SP anniversary but never really used the site till April. I have lost almost 2 stone and now want to keep it off. Feel a bit lost and uncertain NEVER want to let the weight creep on again. I live in Essex in England I will be 52 next week,I am married with two grown up children who have left home.I work as a nurse so do shifts, so I have to plan meals and exercise or it is easy to slip. I read, garden, enjoy housework and my home.


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