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MKELLY72
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12/10/12 10:28 A

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Welcome and congrats on reaching the goal, Krystal!

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
1/29/14-Gained back 20-peeling it off!



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KTISFOCUSED
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12/10/12 8:36 A

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Krystal,
I joined this team a few weeks ago at the suggestion of a member from another team and so far it's been great. I also am close to goal and those last pounds are killer to get off and so I too have really appreciated the support. We can do it but I guess we have to just be patient but that isn't easy. So we'll work together to get there ok?

KT from Erie, PA

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

"To get something different, you have to do something different."


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BLUE42DOWN
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12/9/12 10:24 P

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emoticon on reaching your goal and emoticon to this Team!

Blue, Lethie, or Jennifer May - I answer to them all
(aka Astraxialus in NaNoWriMo)
San Jose, CA
BLC#20 & BLC#21 - ONYX OUTLAW

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GREENGENES
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12/9/12 2:25 P

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Welcome and congratulations. This is the right place to be. Reaching goal weight is only the first step. Maintenance is hard but not as hard as losing weight over and over again. Teams like this one can make a huge difference. It already has for me.

Dave

Research is what I am doing when I don�t know what I am doing.

- Werner von Braun


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MJREIMERS
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12/9/12 12:13 P

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emoticon on your weight loss. You are in the right place. Maintenance has its own set of challenges and this group is a great place to get advice and support. I'm glad you are here and look forward to getting to know you better.

~Mako~


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CATMAGNET
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12/9/12 8:16 A

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Congrats, Krystal!

I will say that this team is AMAZING. I've gotten a lot of great information from this group as well as a great sense of camaraderie and support as we all continue in this long chapter of healthy living that we call maintenance.

Looking forward to hearing from you on the boards, and don't forget about the daily check-ins! I find them very useful as they help me with accountability.

Welcome! :)

Jane

Camp Good Grief 5k 2012 - 31:50
Gobble Wobble 5k 2012 - 30:00
Turkey Trot 4 Mile Race 2012 - 38:38
Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run 2012 - 27:19
Move-It Memphis 10K 2013 - 55:36
Germantown Half Marathon - 2:08:53
FedEx St. Jude Classic Fairway 5k - 4/13/2013
Pittsburgh Half-Marathon - 5/5/2013




TINAJANE76
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12/9/12 7:13 A

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Hi Krystal, it's great to see you here! Please have a look around our threads and links (which you can find under the Team Stream on the right side of the page) and let me or one of the other leaders know if you have any questions. If you have a specific question or area that you're struggling with, please also feel free to start up a new discussion thread. You'll be sure to receive lots of helpful responses. There's also a Daily Accountability thread that you might be interested in checking out and our Mardi Gras Maintenance Challenge will be starting up in just over a week if that's up your alley.

Welcome to the team and hope to see you around these pages!
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My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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LOGOULD
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12/8/12 10:16 P

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emoticon emoticon job on meeting your goal, but the fun doesn't stop there!!! I am finding that there is even more to learn about maintaining! Well, of course. How many of us have lost weight time and time again, only to gain it back and more. That's what makes this team of sparkemoticon so special. They have "tons" (no pun intended) of insight on how to KEEP the weight off and to make this a lifestyle that doesn't end but keeps on getting better. So glad you decided to join us! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin



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POPSY190
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12/8/12 9:59 P

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emoticon on reaching goal. You're right - it is hard to keep going in maintenance, but there IS the excitement and fun as well. emoticon

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

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Genealogists live in the past lane.
The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better.


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SKIRNIR
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12/8/12 9:31 P

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Congrats on reaching goal and welcome to the maintenance team. Hope you can find some of the maintainers a bit of an inspiration, in that it can be kept off.

3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)


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KRYSTALGEM85
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12/8/12 9:12 P

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My name is Krystal and i set a goal last winter to lose 60 lbs and did it! I am very excited and it has completely changed my life. With that though i have had times it is has not been so easy. I wanted to say hello and i am very excited to be in a place that i can talk to people that know the struggles i am going through and the excitements also

You are beautiful. Everything about you, makes you a amazing treasured child of god. Don't let anyone make you feel like less.


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