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9/26/16 3:31 P

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Hi - Im new to this team so I guess I will start with my age. I am 70 years young and I live with my cat, Tiger, I am going to start my exercise plan tomorrow, My Dr wants me to do leg exercises for my edema and my physical therapist wants me to do exercises for my rotar in my right upper arm. It is very weak, I guess that is a good way to start,

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9/25/16 11:09 A

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Hi Tim, and welcome! One thing you do get from this sight is lots of support! Good luck on your journey. There are so many great resources on this site to help you out. Learn to have fun and enjoy and you will be successful.

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Hi, I am Tim. I was a single dad forever and somehow put on quite a bit of excess weight over the years. Kids are grown, and I am now 52, retired 4 years ago and emigrated to the Philippines. I live on a rice field 20 Km from the city :)

My wife cooks so well I put on more weight ha ha... So, now my back hurts all the time. I decided it was time to lose some weight. I got up to 115 kilo! (260 pounds?)

Been tracking my food for 3 weeks and lost about 4 kilos already! I try and walk at least 3 Km a day, hopefully 5 Km. Due to my seizures (an unexplained gift from the Navy) I cannot do strenuous exercise. Right now I walk and sometimes swim. It is monsoon season so sometimes the beach is not so friendly.

Only been back on SparkPeople about a week. I was using 'another site' and there was zero customer support and the community had a lot of "gym snobs". A shame really, as the site is attached to my favorite cyclist. :)

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9/21/16 12:06 P

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Hi everyone. I'm Karen and I hate to exercise! I've been working out in the pool, which I love, but we will be closing it this weekend. (I live in Vermont and the nights are getting chilly and the keaves are falling.). Hopefully I can get some ideas and encouragement from everyone.

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8/17/16 8:04 P

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Hello Everyone - My name is Loretta and I live in Westbrook, Me with my cat Tiger. I am 70 yrs young. I know I need to exercize and I hope all of you can give me a push in that direction.

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Taking back my life. I am 42 and I have a ton of health issues. My mom passed in Oct. and it has been hard, but this time I will lose this weight. I have the support of my dad and all my friends here and in my groups. Would love to get to know people and have them on my journey with me.

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7/5/16 6:19 P

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New to the group; 5 month post Scoliosis surgery, difficult to exercise with rods the entire length of back and 80lbs overweight. Yeah and that's after losing 14lbs. I know it's going to take a lot of effort and time, its just so frustrating not to be able to do the normal exercises that many do without even thinking,...like just doing simple side to side stretching... me nope not happening with screws in pelvic bone. So please bare with me, I am not a wimpy whiny type person, but I am not normal either. So with that out of the way, what method of exercise should we explore next... water aerobics?

The pain of being overweight is soothed by the effort of exercise and eating healthy.

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6/17/16 8:38 P

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Roxi - Welcome to the team. Bev


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Good Morning !!! So glad it's Friday !!!! I'm Roxi - trying to get into being a healthier me since I'm heading towards my 60's !!!! Have a great day !!

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6/16/16 6:50 P

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Welcome to the team


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6/16/16 1:53 P

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Hello! I'm Sam. 5' 4" and 215



This is me post workout this morning. As you can see, I have pretty good upper body strength, lower body is the issue.
Running :P noooo.
But, I'm starting to jump rope. The jiggle just gets me feeling so bad. I'm happy to be in the group

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Welcome to the team. One day at a time gets the journey done. Bev


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5/15/16 9:57 A

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Welcome, There is so much you can learn here and also challenges you can join for diabetic weight lose. One day at a time and you will get there.

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5/15/16 12:52 A

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Hello, I've been on Spark People before, but then I got pregnant and had to leave and abandon weight loss for a while. I am now 7 weeks postpartum and have been cleared at my 6 week checkup. I had my daughter by C Section, so I had to wait until my incision is cleared for exercise to restart my Spark People program.
So, here I am. I stumbled across this group when I was browsing to get myself motivated to restart my weight loss.
The picture below is of me when I was pregnant. I was about 28 weeks or so pregnant. I was 296 when I got pregnant. And now at 7 weeks postpartum I am 286 and that's been pretty much my weight since about a week after I gave birth. I'm wanting to get down at least to 250 here pretty soon. And then go from there.
I have Type 2 Diabetes and kept my diabetes well controlled through pregnancy. She weighed 5 lbs 11.1 oz when she was born. She was born early at 36 weeks because my numbers did start going up pretty good around then and doctors just wanted to go ahead and deliver me rather than uping my medications more.
I had got my A1C down to 5.9 though right before that. Which is the lowest I'd ever had since having diabetes.
Anyway, I'm here to exercise to lower my blood sugars without as much medication and to loose inches mostly and hopefully therefore some weight.





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emoticon Welcome to the team Bev


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4/22/16 8:37 P

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hey everyone

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Welcome to the team. In the morning and evening when I brush my teeth, I do squats and then at the closed door I do 15 wall pushups.


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Looks like everyone is getting an exercise plan in place. With the weather becoming nicer, it seems to encourage us to come out and smell the fresh air. I been working on getting my stretches and legs toned up so I can walk better distances. It will come just not the moment I want it to happen.

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3/25/16 9:32 P

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RSROS - Welcome to the team. Exercise is not easy, I know when I go to the gym, I am the oldest and largest, but I don't care, I just do my exercises and go home. Bev


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3/25/16 1:51 A

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Hi, everyone! I'm new to the group. I'm 41 years old, and a mom to two lovely girls, ages 11 and 7. I want to be a better role model for them, starting with exercise. I may feel self-conscious moving my big body in public, but for their sake I can hide that, and move anyway. Eventually, I won't be faking it.

At least, that's my hope.

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3/17/16 3:46 P

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Hi Candy and welcome to the team.


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Hi! My name is Candy and I am a Christian wife and mom of two boys. My husband and I have been happily married for fourteen wonderful years. We live in North Carolina. I enjoy exercising, going to church and reading my bible. I am a plus sized woman ready to make some changes

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Nola welcome. You have taken the first step in losing weight by joining SP. I was on WW for 12 years and lost and gained many lbs. You have to adopt a plan and stick to it and maybe try the chair exercise that are here on SP Videos. They are really helpful to me because I have OA in both my knees and some days just getting up is a challenge. So stick with it and I am sure you will do well. One thing I gave up and never regretted was soda of any kind. Water is my friend. One good thing I got out of WW was to watch my sodium intake, when I did I lost weight. Bev


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2/13/16 10:32 P

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Hello all!

My name is Nola, I am a 38 year old mother of two teen boys!

I have been overweight my whole life, or at least since the age of 6. I've tried countless times to lose the weight and countless times I have failed. I decided that giving up isn't an option, I have to keep trying!

Now that my boys are older and more active it really has me needing to be in better shape for them. I also am looking at just a few short years before they are older and out of the house and Mom is all alone. My hope is that its during that time that I will get to really travel and see the world; but I have to lose weight first.

Really need some communications with people who know what it feels like and who want to make a difference in their lives as well as others.

I have a bad back, nerve damage in my legs and feet so excercise is really difficult right now. But I want to move more, I want to get healthier.

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emoticon Azola - Welcome back, when is your reunion? I went to my 50th and had an awesome time.


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Hi my name is Alzola, I am 57 and Ihave six kids. I lost my husband last year and have been a member for a few years but not fully taking advantage of the plan, but this is my year and I am doing some of the challenges and working on losing the weight before my 40th high school reunion.

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Christina, Welcome to the team. Goodness you have sure had your share of bad luck. But just think, now up is the only way to go now. This is my year too. I plan on sticking to the basics and when I go shopping for one item, don't buy out the store. When I have all that food in my house, I feel obligated to eat it. Silly me. I am proud of myself, went shopping on Friday for 2 items and only bought those two and one more.

I have 3 grown children, two live in other states with 4 of my grandchildren and one son lives with me and alas, there are no children. I live in a Senior Mobile Home Park and have a big doublewide with a pellet stove. Best move I could have every made. Bev


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Hi, my name is Christina, I live in Sydney Australia, am 55 years old have three grown up children and two grandkids with one on the way. I have struggled with my weight since given birth to my youngest, when I was 30 years old. Since then I have gone through menopause, so my hormones have changed. Looking forward and making 2016 my year to shine. As the last few months have been traumatic with my husband leaving me, my mum going into hospital and a nursing home and 2 of my very best friends, my dogs, Tyson and Bella being put to sleep because of old age and having health issues.



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1/15/16 7:56 P

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It is very difficult to monitor sodium outside of the home, unless they actually input the sodium content on the package. As an example, Progresso Soups in the can serves 2, at 100 calories per cup and 960 sodium. I could eat the whole can, so I know not to buy them. I usually make my soups from scratch, so I can control the sodium.


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Wow....you are right how does one moister the sodium in foods outside our kitchens?

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Sarah - It is so difficult to write down sodium when I sometimes have absolutely no idea how much it is. When I went out with the girls last night, we went for Mexican food and the restaurant had no idea when I asked for the nutritional value of their foods. I had a wet vegetarian burrito, a few chips and salsa. Took 1/2 home and have it for lunch today, still no idea how much sodium. I am sure it is high. Once I went to KFC and ordered a chicken pot pie, asked for the nutritional value and the gal supplied it but asked me not to read it till I got home. LOL The pie alone was 1530 mg of sodium. I have never gone back. Thank you for the advice, it was well noted. Bev


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1/14/16 2:33 P

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It sounds like you are on the right track. If it helps you keep track of your sodium then write it down. Then you have written proof to show your doctor. Then between the two of you, a plan can be craved out for your specific needs.

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Howdee - My name is Bev and I am 74 living in Sacramento CA, have 3 children and retired. Since I retired I gained weight that I am having a difficult time to lose. I have OA in both my knees and the extra weight hasn't helped. I was a WW for 12 years and my leader told me I am sodium sensitive, so I watch my sodium. 0-50 years you should keep the sodium at 1500mg and once you hit 70 it drops to 1200mg. I did it for a week and lost 7 lbs. But it is very difficult. Everything has sodium. I mainly do chair exercises and when at my computer and the ads pop up, I do my exercises, same as when commercials come on TV. I have 9lb dumb bells that I use all the time. I am open for any suggestions. Bev


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Well it is easy to get locked into the sedentary mode. I have to try to remember to keep the timer close to the computer. I tried to set it for 45 minutes sitting and get up and walk around and do something more than the trip to the bathroom. There are days I'm not so good at.

It is something I try to do, every step and minutes added helps us in the long run. emoticon

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Hello all,
I am an online teacher working 3 very sedentary jobs. I am seated in front of a computer 15-16 hours a day, 6 days a week average. I work from home. I love it but lament the lac of physical activity,
I am paying the price. So I need help in getting off the chair and doing something. That's why I am here.
Hope I can help others, too.



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I'm Bonnie from central KY. I have challenged myself this year to loose 1 lb a week if I do that I will have lost 50 lbs which will put at the weight my doctor wants me to be at. I have been overweight for years and its time to stop blaming the elves for unplugging my big toe and blowing me up

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Hi all, my name is Sarah. I am from north central Wisconsin.
I have a lot of weight to loose. deep breath I'll just put it out there. I have 140 pounds to loose. I have gained back 30 pounds. I have a high stress life with my special needs sons so although I have posted no return the weight crept back up on me. Well there is always more but since we just met....look forward to positive outcomes.

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Hi my name is Amie I have about . . . 75 pounds to lose to be happy with myself. I am doing this for me, to feel better and be happier. I try to workout about 3 times a week and I walk as much as I can. Everywhere. I have had a hard time because all the home workout dvd's are already thin people and I can't always do the moves (even the modified ones). So I am making it up as I go and hopeful to get to my goal.

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Welcome, one day at a time that's all any of us can do. Keep trying and don't give up!

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Hi, I'm Flo. I'm a married mother of 7 (3 biological and 4 bonus) and a CNA/HHA currently residing in Camden NJ. I've been with sparkpeople off & on for about 6 years now. I'm almost at my heaviest weight since I first started. Exercise isn't like it once was for me. I can't do things like I used to. But I digress...I look forward to learning and moving forward in my goal to be healthy.

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Hi all, I am Linda. I'm returning to sparks weighing 313, its a little less then before. But like many on here I have decided that I can't do another diet. I have been big since I was 16 and now I'm 46. It has to be a lifestyle change, and so 3days ago I changed my eating habits and yesterday I started a cardio and strengthening video.😃

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Hello I am new to the team. Feel free to add me as a friend. I exercise daily and have a goal to stay in Spark recommended calories.

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

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Welcome new members, hope to get to know you and maybe do some challenges together. Happy New Year.
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Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
My name is Karen and I live in Minneapolis, MN. I have been using Spark People on and off for years. My journey has taken me in many directions. I have years when I was quite active walking or hiking nearly everyday. Then health issues got in the way and I am at the place where I am today. That place is living in the past of wanting to be able to walk around my favorite lake and attend yoga classes. I have plenty of activities I want to do but can't bring myself to do the yoga or the walking or the swimming more than one day. I thought a group of like minded individuals could provide the support and accountability that I believe will help me with motivation. I do have issues of pain from arthritis which is difficult to overcome and also the anger and despair at being 100 pounds overweight and 59 years old.

If I can dream it I can do it.


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Hi! My name is Jan and I live in Coalfield, TN. I am overweight, over stressed, and trying to get into a healthier lifestyle in spite of my size. It is not easy when you are overweight to do all the exercises that others do. I like yoga, but can't do many of the poses due to my weight.

I like the idea by Tracy to a lifestyle, not a diet. This is the mentality that I need to have. 2016 is the year I begin to like myself at whatever size and give myself the ok to be me.

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Hi, my name is Tracy. I live in north central Washington state (about 30 miles SE from the tourist own of Leavenworth). My husband & I just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary last month. I started my journey with SP a year ago October. I started at 351 and am down to 296 (well, I haven't weighed since before Christmas goodies). My journey is slow and steady, it is NOT a diet, but a lifestyle for the first time in my life. I am living and loving the changes that I have made so far with my eating choices and exercise choices. My husband was inspired by my success and since June he has lost 86# with exercise and healthier food choices. Exercises are so hard when you are large. At first everything hurt. I do have very bad left knee - arthritis. I started with walking. Slow and worked up to being able to do 2 miles at a time. Winter has hit me hard. Not able to go for my walks due to snow or very cold. I don't have fancy cold weather work out gear like some folks. Just before Christmas we got an old Apline Tracker cross country skiing exercise machine for free. That certainly works some different muscles than walking! But it doesn't hurt my knee at all. We got rid of our sofa to make room for the exercise equipment in our living room. Very limited space in older single wide mobile home. Yesterday our new exercise bike arrived. Hoping to put that together tonight. Then it won't matter what the weather is doing! I do miss my walks though because that was my "zen" time on my lunch breaks.
Anyways, sorry to ramble.. I am very happy to have found this team!

Edited by: TRACY6659 at: 12/30/2015 (13:56)
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12/27/15 6:29 P

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Welcome, we laugh,cry and encourage all the time, I am happy to have another Grandmother on the site.
Tammy

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HI! I'm Vivian.
I live in central Virginia (USA).
I have been married to the same amazing gentleman since 1980.
Born in 1959, I have two grown sons and am "grammie" to two amazing grand daughters.
As I (re) begin my weight loss travels walk with me, encourage me, laugh with me, and together we will make our goals happen.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale



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12/9/15 12:55 P

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I recently returned to spark and at 222.2 pounds it is hard to find exercises . I hope to get some good suggestions . I really want to make this a life change not just another diet. I am 65 years old and I have been sick for the past 8 years, now I want to make permanent changes so I can be as active as possible.

Still learning, still living!


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Hey my name is Nichole. I'm 26 years old and live in North Carolina with my boyfriend of 10 years & our 9 year old daughter. I've wanted to lose weight for so long but always got sidetracked. This time I'm NOT giving up! I have 100 pounds to lose & I am determined to do so! I want to be a good example & be around a long time for my daughter. emoticon

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My name is Candy and I am a Christian wife and mom of two amazing boys. My husband and I have been happily married for fourteen wonderful years. We live in North Carolina. I enjoy baking, cooking, exercising, going to church and reading my bible. I am on a journey to get healthy and lose weight.

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Hi, I'm Tammy. I have been married for 35 years. I have two grown sons, one is married and I have a granddaughter that's three and a grandson that is two. I work at a sedentary job and last year I was hit by a pick-up truck when walking across the street and have been having many problems since, but continue to work. I have been losing some weight and want to continue to do so. I would love to see my grandchildren grow up. I have been on spark people for awhile but I didn't know this group existed. I can't wait to get started.

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Hi I'm Heidi. I'm back on SP again. This time I have made the time to exercise at least 5 days a week. I use a combination of the SP videos and YouTube videos. I get up at 5:30 am and grab a glass of water and plug in my Chromecast on my TV and start exercising. It's the first thing I do in the morning that way I get it out of the way.



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Hi everyone!

My name is Bekah. I've been on Spark for about 5 years now, but I just found this team yesterday. I'm working hard to get fit. I need to find some exercises I can do in a small space. I need to find my jump rope and resistance bands. I think they're in storage. I did a chair exercise with one of the videos on Spark yesterday. It was actually difficult! And, it was only 11 minutes long! But, I plan on trying to do it every day for the next couple weeks to see if it will get any easier.

Bekah

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"Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: Give careful thought to your ways"


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Hi! My name is Candy and I am a Christian wife and mom of two amazing boys, ages 13 and 10. My husband and I have been happily married for fourteen wonderful years. We live in North Carolina. I am so happy to find this group

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Hi I am Becky from Fla and I am fairly new to Spark People but so far I love it I had my aha moment when I ha to have heart surgey and I couldnt walk up a ramp to et in a store without having to stop and rest. so now i am walking and doing a little cardio and eating better but I have a long way to go hope we can do it together

quit smoking and soda and it is a blessing to have spark friends


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Hello all! I am Donna and I am from Michigan. I have been a spark member for a while and I am just now finding this group. I am a mom to 5 wonderful kids and I am trying to loose weight to make myself healthy.

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Hello! I'm Susan from Kansas! I've been a member of Spark People since 2008 and was really gung ho at first but work and life have taken my time lately. I'm the heaviest I've ever been at 217 and would really like to be around 145.

I was changing my winter clothes for my summer clothes and was appalled at how HUGE my shorts are! I thought, "I'm not really THIS size, am I?!" For some reason, I'm on the mailing list for the Victoria's Secret catalog and I would eventually like to be able to purchase something from there.

I'm going to start walking on my lunch hour tomorrow and strive to hit my step goal on my Vivofit every day. Going to see family in Philadelphia in July, many of whom I haven't seen in 7 years. I want to look my best, especially since I'll be attending a wedding when I'm there.

emoticon and so can you!!!

I can do this, with God's help!!!

With God, ALL things are possible!!

Now all glory to GOD, who is able, through HIS might power at work within us, to accomplish INFINITELY more than we might ask or think!
-- Ephesians 3:20


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Its been a couple of years but I'm back. I'm a single mommy of one and hope to include her in my exercises and be a role model also. She needs to lose weight also. I do not want her to think just because she is overweight that she is limited in doing things or that she is any less of a person. emoticon

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Hi I'm Mandy. I've been on Spark for about 2 months. I'm 27 with over 100lbs to lose. I've joined the YMCA and been trying out new forms of exercise, mostly classes. My favourite so far has been aquafit and group zumba/dance. Love that I found this group! Always looking for new friends on Spark:) i love following others progress and blogs!

Mandy
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Hello, I joined SP over a year ago, did really good for awhile and then just got derailed and have tried numerous times to get back on track. I was injured in an accident a couple of years ago and struggle with chronic pain in my back and hips which has made exercise difficult. I am excited about finding this team

Nesta, Wyoming

"I firmly believe that in every situation, no matter how difficult, God extends grace greater than the hardship and strength and peace of mind that can lead us to a place higher than where we were before" Andy Griffith


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ITSASUNNYDAY Seated core and seated resistance (band or towel) upper body to waist is what I do for I have edma in leg, I'm not on the floor yet.I hope this helps.

Edited by: 2009GETINLINE at: 4/26/2015 (15:15)
Yo ticker! Thank you for moving down:)
Turtle take 2 steps down...ugh! ugh!


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