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8/9/16 3:09 P

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Congratulations on the upcoming marriage of your daughter! I know the 'bored eating' feeling. I run so much during the week that once my day off comes I'm not sure WHAT to do. It is a REAL fight to stop from stuffing my face out of sheer boredom.

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors!

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8/9/16 10:04 A

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I tried Spark People about 4 years ago and ended up leaving within the first couple weeks because of nasty comments sent to me by others. I am a 45 year old mother of 2 girls and grandma of 2 boys. I am married to my best friend and we have been together for 11 years. I was diagnosed last December with liver function issues and I am currently at 35% liver function and metabolic syndrome. I am an emotional eater, only I eat when I get bored. My goal weight is 145. My husband and I joined a gym back in May but it has been one emergency after another that has kept us with only going once or twice a week. My diet is awful right now and I am trying to work on that and I will do good during the work week (I work full time as a contracts administrator and executive assistant for a survey company) then the weekend come along and we are on the go and all my hard work goes down the drain. My original goal was to be at my goal weight by my birthday but that passed last week. I have only lost 5 pounds since I started this at the beginning of the year. Now my goal is to be at 145 by the time my daughter gets married on November 19th

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7/28/16 5:10 A

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emoticon to all the new members

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7/27/16 4:23 P

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Hello everyone. I am 48 and working on getting in shape and losing weight.

I am not sure exactly how much I weigh. I think about 150, but I am only 5'3." I do not own a scale. I mostly go by what size I am. My goal is to get down to a size medium. I have lost 3 inches from each of my main 3 measurements this past year. I am not sure exactly how much weight that corresponds to.

My weight fluctuates a lot depending on what time of the month it is, so scales do not feel real accurate to me. Also, I am trying to build a little muscle in addition to losing fat. That really is not reflected on the scale.

My thing currently is working out at work. I have an office job, but I have a standing desk. I have a little stepper machine that I use in the morning. I am actually working when I use this. I have read e-mail, done on-line training, approved claims and reviewed reports while I am on my stepper.

I suppose my co-workers think I am a little odd, but they probably thought that before the stepper machine. I feel like most people around me are not into healthy eating or exercise, so I wanted to join some people on line who fit with my goals.

My husband joins me in eating healthy. However, he can only do very light exercise because of his healthy problems.

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7/21/16 9:37 A

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Hi, I am new to this team but not Spark. I started my journey in April, 2008 and lost quite a bit of weight, felt good, and looked good. I fell off about 2.5 to 3 years ago. I'm not even close to my beginning weight, but have gained about 15 pounds back, as well as fat (ugh). My mood is not near as good as it was when I was eating right and exercising. I feel tired all the time as well. So, I am back, and as of 7/11/16, I have been eating right, counting my calories, and have stopped drinking on weekdays and limit myself on the weekends. I plan on incorperating exercise next week, (baby steps). I FINALLY feel motivated again, and my pants are already feeling a little looser. I am looking forward to living the healthy, happy life that I know I deserve!!!!

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DLWHATLEY70's Photo DLWHATLEY70 Posts: 177
7/20/16 10:56 A

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Good morning! I just turned 46. Like one other post I read, I'm not really new, but I've gotten back to tracking food and exercising. I'd been tracking for more than a month and was staying at the same weight. I did some research and found that since I've lost weight since I started the program four years ago I needed to cut my calories. LOL! I tracked for a few days and found I wasn't eating even a thousand calories in a day. No wonder I could lose weight. So, I increased my calories and stayed at the same place. Then. . . .well, see above. I tend to be a bit redundant . . .and a chatterbox. Have a great day.

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7/6/16 9:24 P

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Hi! I'm not really "new" as I joined a long time ago, but I haven't been active in AGES, so I'm finally introducing myself. I'm 46 and I've got about 20 lbs to lose. I'll be happy if I can get 10 off, honestly, as I've been losing and gaining the same 5-8 lbs over and over again for 2 years. :(

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6/26/16 3:49 P

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Hi! I've never done any sort of formal weight loss plan before and but I've been trying to lose the 15 lbs I gained after a tough time in my life, for the last 2 years on my own. And it's so hard! mostly I want to be able to turn to people going through the same thing. I am really excited about this group, because a lot of people say to me "you look great, you don't need to lose weight," but I know I do. I have diabetes in my family, and the extra weight gives me knee and foot pain, and, let's be honest, I don't think the way I look now. 10-20 pounds makes a HUGE difference.I am really looking forward to this supportive community!

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6/26/16 12:42 A

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Hi, i am back to Sparkpeople after 9 years off. I am here to improve my eating habits and shed the extra pounds that have crept back on. looking forward to getting back into shape and sharing my wins and loses with you, as well as cheering fellow 40 somethings on!




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6/24/16 3:46 P

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Hi all - Like many of you I am ready to drop some weight and be more accountable. I have done SP before and found success. Looking forward to getting started and seeing some progress!! emoticon

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5/11/16 9:06 P

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Hi,
I am a 48 year old mom of three, married and work full time. Just recently had to stop full time work from home and go back to a desk job. It's hard to manage work, the family, juggling everything and still cook and eat healthy.
Have 20 pounds to lose. I think I have lost and gained the same 3 pounds about a hundred times over the last few years. I need to stop the cycle.
Nice to see a few others posting here recently. Hope to get to know you all better.


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5/7/16 1:13 P

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Hi! Totally new to Spark. I've been doing this for a few weeks, and started off strong as far as my diet, but it's hard to keep it up. My problem isn't eating too much, it's not eating enough. Not anorexic or anything, I just get so busy I forget to eat, and it's put my body into starvation mode, so my metabolism is shot. Four kids and being 40 hasn't helped that either ;-) Plus it's really hard to find the time or motivation to do any kind of exercise, especially with a desk job. Hoping this will help me restart my life into something healthier, so I can feel good, and have the energy and desire to enjoy life.

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5/5/16 10:41 A

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Hello everyone. Now that I'm 41 I have to join this team! I've been with the 30 somethings for many years now but I have officially aged out. I'm sure there must be a few of you here from our old team! Well I'm working on getting down to 150 again and I'm here at 166. My biggest thing is I am a total pig when it comes to eating. I live alone so I don't have anyone to hide my bad habits from. I can indulge whenever I want. I'm not eating 'bad' actually I'm just eating too much. With the balance of extra exercise it's going to be harder to reach my goals. Reaching out for more support and I'll be here for everyone as we work toward our goals together!

Jenn

I'm 5'8" and determined to make a change now. Ten minutes of fitness daily. Too many times I've fallen off the wagon, time to make long lasting positive habits stick. Can I do it?!

Please check out my adventure blog, I'm working on increasing my audience. http://diverhiker.blogspot.com/
Follow me on Twitter @DiverHiker24 and Instagram @DiverHiker24 as well.

Check out my Spark Team! Everyone is invited to join!
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5/1/16 7:56 A

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Hi Team,

I'm Norma and I am in Ireland. I am a recently separated Mom of two Teenagers, DS16 & DD14. I have put on about 1st (14lbs) since my separation and don't want to turn into thaat sad depressed person who piles on the weight and stops looking after herself after her marriage breaks up - I wanna be the Hot Chick everyone is envious of even though I am in my 40s!

I have been on SparkPeople before but opened a new account as I feel like I need a totally fresh start.

I started watching my food intake a week ago and am doing well so fat. I am currently 9st 6.2lbs (132.2lbs) and want to get down to 8st (112lbs). My plan is to stick to 1200cal per day and so a min of 30mins exercise per day which will be a challenge on the days I am working as I work 12 hour shifts, hopefully it will be easier now with the bright evenings.



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4/21/16 7:19 P

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Hi All,

I am 40 now. I want to reduce 16lbs. I am looking for someone to motivate me.
I am open to friend request.

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4/15/16 8:34 A

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Hi, I'm Jane. I am ashamed to admit that this "ain't my first rodeo" with Spark! But I have to do something! I have trouble staying motivated.... And with a family, I find it hard to stay on track! emoticon I am open to friend requests and any help!

Edited by: JANE24382 at: 4/15/2016 (08:35)
I am open to friend / follow requests, as I need all the support and motivation I can get!

my.sparkpeople.com/JANE24382


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4/13/16 9:12 P

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Hi, I am Sonia and I just created this profile hoping to get some real results with my healthier lifestyle. I have about 45 pounds I would like to get rid of and NEVER get back.
I am open to friend requests.

Thank you,
Sonia

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4/11/16 10:12 A

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Hello I'll be 41 next month and getting back into working out on a regular schedule and eating better.

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4/9/16 6:06 P

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I stopped smoking cigerates over 6 weeks ago and l'm tring to create a positive new lifestyle. Hopefully I can be helpful meeting our goals. I just installed the app today so I'm still learning, if you have any advice I am very grateful if you were to share with me.

Good luck everyone, I wish you well


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2/5/16 2:35 P

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Hey all,

I just joined and I am all in! I am excited to become active in the group. I have a lot of energy and love to motivate others. Let's do this!

I'm positive I can do this
I'm positive I'm making progress
I'm positive because I'm sure of myself
I'm positive because I have a goal!
I'm positive because I know where I am going
I'm positive I'll get there.

Worrying does not empty tomorrow of it's troubles.....it empties today of it's strength...


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1/26/16 10:27 P

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Hello! I've let bad habits get the best of me, and now I just don't recognize my body anymore. It doesn't help that I'm getting older, but I know that I still have the ability to feel like myself again. I could really use some help with motivation, so I thought that I'd give this site another try! It's nice to meet everyone. :)

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1/26/16 7:40 A

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Hi- I'm 43 and have been letting weight creep on since I started working 100% from home 2 years ago. I can't let the awesome blessing of working from home ruin my health so here I am! Let's do this!

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1/18/16 4:32 P

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Hi I am new to the team. I am looking for accountability and motivational buddies. Here is to keeping my goals and losing a little bit of weight that I need to lose and keep off.

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1/12/16 12:39 P

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Hi, I'm Amanda and really looking forward to the journey with the team. Here's to losing the weight and keeping it off!

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1/6/16 10:24 P

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Hi, I am Danielle and I just turned 41 on Jan. 4. I am once again on this weight loss journey. I am currently 202 and I would like to be 185 and healthy.

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1/1/16 11:18 A

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Hi everyone, I'm Barb. I'm 48 and over the past 5 years I've gained 25 pounds. I'm determined not to buy a new wardrobe in a larger size!

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12/28/15 11:33 P

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Hi everyone - I've used spark people before but it's been awhile, and I can't remember the log in info to my old account. Either way, a new start is always good. My husband and I are starting a whole 30 challenge this week. I'm relatively excited, but a bit scared too. I really LOVE my cheese and crackers. Anyway nice to meet you all!

Even a tiny success is a good success. Never give up!

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10/28/15 4:47 P

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Welcome, Kim and Jennie! Best of luck to you in meeting your goals! There are lots of great articles and people around here to help keep you motivated and give you a good laugh too! :)

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10/28/15 11:50 A

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Hi! I'm new here and I'm trying to get support. I'm 42, work full time at a seat at your desk job. I have two kids, 10 and soon to be 8. At 40, I had a hysterectomy and have gained weight since...20+ pounds so far. The weight gain needs to stop but I love food. I'm amazed at what others have done and wonder why can't I have that motivation? I want to be healthy and get in shape!!

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10/28/15 11:49 A

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Hi I am Jennifer, I am a 42 year old mom of 3 kids ages 16, 14, and 11, and live in Florida. I used Sparkpeople a few years ago and got to my goal weight (lost 15 lbs) and was successful at keeping it off for a while, but you know how life seems to get in the way....my mom passed away, I got remarried, moved, etc. etc. Anyway, 10 lbs came back and I am determined to get them off!! I have been excercising but unless I consistently keep track of what I'm eating it seems like a no win battle. Especially now being over 40 it seems SO much harder to lose weight and the weight seems to stick to my middle!! I need all the support and encouragement I can get!

Nice to meet you all!

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10/22/15 6:28 P

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Welcome, Mocastj! You'll find lots of support and great ideas around this site. It can even give you tips and tricks for the kiddos! Spark Recipes has some really great family-friendly recipes too! Good luck to you! Let us know if you need encouragement, a shoulder, or a recommendation! We're all in this together!

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10/21/15 10:01 P

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Hi. I'm trying SP to try and get my health and weight back on track. I'm unhappy with what the scale says, how my clothes fit, and how I feel and hope to learn new habits and skills to change that. My biggest challenge is that I love junk food and sweets. I also have two boys in the house who love those things as well. I'm going to need all the help and patience I can get to lose the first 20 lbs I need to lose!

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10/21/15 1:07 A

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Hi Willowcat, thanks for the encouragement. Regards

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10/20/15 7:07 P

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Knowing where you are and why is definitely the KEY to re-setting goals that are actually DO-able and will be successful! Go as fast or slow as you want, just stick with it! Good Luck To you!! You CAN Do This! :)

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10/20/15 3:24 A

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Hello, my weights been yo-yoing over the past couple of years and its my fault basically. I setup an exercise / diet routine, lose weight, feel happy and start partying again. This time however im going to do it slow and steady to drop down to my ideal weight. Need to lose 14 kgs i.e 31 pounds.

Will need the encouragement to go on.

Im Lino and in IT. spend a lot of time in a desk chair or on a couch in front of the tv.

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10/19/15 7:26 P

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I'm glad I'm not the only 2nd-time-around-er! Hi, friends! May we re-learn what we forgot last time around! LOL! Let me know if I can help support you! - Willow

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10/13/15 3:46 P

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Good afternoon! I'm technically not a new member, but I've been away from Sparkpeople for a while now. My scale and fit of my clothes have been reminding me that I need to get back here. There has been some work stress, home stress, college-shopping stress, and financial stress going on, so it's time to make some changes where I can. This is one of them!

My name is Kelli and I live in Northern Illinois (near the WI border) with my husband and three kids (almost 18 yrs, 13 years and almost 12 yrs).

I'm starting again with the small changes and look forward to stopping in here frequently.

I hope you're all doing well. Talk to you again soon!

Take care,

Kelli


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10/3/15 10:01 A

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Hi team mates, starting sp again. I started a new job last December and they eat a lot. I got suck in😩 gain weight. I am 48 raising my 2yr granddaughter. I am ready to get healthy and get some weight off.

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Hi I am Deepika dk from India.New at spark.Have been struggling to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle.Since one year i have completely given up on moi caffine sugar and sweet addiction .lost a drastic amount of weight through various sensible diet plans.Now i am making exercises a part of moi daily routine which i had totally never given a thought through moi overweight years.Would love to get connected and learn from the team

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9/23/15 4:46 P

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My name is Dawn. I am new to SparkPeople. I am looking for friends to help motivate me and I hope I can motivate others as well.
I am trying to lose 20 pounds.

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9/2/15 11:49 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Mary. I will be 42 in November. I have lost 50 lbs over the past 5 years. I still have about 15 to go. I need lots of help and motivation.

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9/1/15 10:07 P

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Hi everyone,
I am back on SP for the third try. I am taking a year off work and with my 3 kids back in school this week I am feeling motivated and focused to get back on track. I really want to be able to get back into my clothes as most of my wardrobe is feeling pretty snug right now. My struggles have always been emotional eating. I know all the tricks, I just never put them into practice, hoping instead that the urges would just go away. Wishing all of you success on your journey! If anyone wants to connect to be a buddy, let me know. I could use the encouragement as well!

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8/27/15 6:26 P

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Hello,My name is Angie 48Yrs young want to lose 24lbs already down 2.Been on sparkpeople a few times always fell off.Not this time.Much Success to us all.

Change is on the way!!!


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8/24/15 5:03 P

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Hello!, I am a newbie here, looking so lose my belly flab and learn some recipes and to help my hubby and myself, lose some weight with the right foods. My problems are mostly portion control and dont know what carbs are. We are wanting to lose weight so we do not go into diabetes... Hope everyone has a blessed day

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Hi! I'm 47 and i've been on and off SparkPeople for the last many years and have never seemed to stick with it for one reason or another....

Although I am not majorly overweight (BMI=26), I have entered the Pre-Hypertension category for my Blood Pressure. So I am making myself exercise and lose some weight. My diet is pretty good, so hoping these other two things will help me bring my BP down and managed.

Here's to my 4th try on SparkPeople!


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8/17/15 10:04 A

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Hi my name is Karen and I want to get serious about losing this last 15 - 20 pounds. I hit a serious plateau after losing 15 pounds a year ago and I just kind of gave up for awhile. I want to feel better in my own skin and not run and hide from cameras anymore!

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Hello All!
My name is Janyra and I am looking to lose about 20 lbs. I need to follow a low histamine diet. Does anyone follow this? I suffer from chronic hives.

looking forward to getting started!

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Hi i am 45. Want to lose about 10 lbs. I do a ketogenic diet. Which is low carb high protein and moderate fat. Was wondering if anyone else does this woe. Ive lost 8lbs in the last month. Usually ttrack w MFP just looking for some support and to be support for others w same goals. I lift weights 3x/week. Want to lose fat and build muscle

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Hello. I am 43 years old, a wife and mother of 3 children ages 22, 16 and 3. I am working on losing the same 20 pounds I regained in the last two years. I know where I went wrong (this is not a diet it is a new way of eating,way of life). This mental attitude has been helping me to achieve my goals.

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8/2/15 8:09 P

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Dawn1801 I got your message that you added me as a friend but I can't add you back.

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Hi everyone! I am 47 years old. I have worked with Adults with Autism for 23 years. I lost the weight I wanted to years ago, but put it all back on. I was hit with the Bermuda Triangle of weight gain this past year: I broke my foot on SuperBowl Sunday, so that curtailed my Firm workouts and walking tapes that kept the weight at bay, I took a position that is a desk job, and of course, there is the 40's thing. I found out that my blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight were all higher than they'd ever been. I am on SparkPeople as well as attending WW meetings ( I finally found a leader I connect with). The weight is coming off SLOWLY, but I am learning what my triggers are ( weekends), and I appreciate every ounce that comes off, because WW is definately a different experience this time around- no lie- I have been back at WW for 8 weeks, and I've lost 3 pounds. Know what, though? My clothes fit better. I remind myself to ignore the weight loss things where the "pounds are falling off" and the "fat is melting away"- none of this is happening.

LET'S DO THIS!


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8/2/15 8:29 A

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Hi Everyone,

I am a 46 year old Mom of 2 pre-teens kids who keep my DH and I really busy. I work full time but also teach fitness classes 2 to 3 times a week. I have gained and lost the same 20 lbs over the years. I have done Weight Watchers and other stupid things to lose weight. The best experience I have had is with a personal health coach and tracking on My Fitness Pal. I came to Spark People for sometime new and the boards look awesome.

I can tell you as a certified fitness instructor who herself exercises 5 to 6 times a week to some pretty intense workouts at the end of the day it is what goes in your mouth that counts for 80% of it. Exercise is great for toning and just keeping yourself younger.

Now that I am over 40 though it seems like I have to work even harder to lose weight. I don't love that fact but keep at it. Great to see so many active members here to help in the process!

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7/29/15 8:49 P

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Hi all. I'm from northern NY. A happily married mom of two teen boys. I'm looking to get healthy and I would love to lose about 10-15 lbs. I'm hoping that I can meet some online friends to keep me motivated and accountable. emoticon

Have a Beautiful Day!


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Good Evening Everyone!
I'm Lorie and I will be 46 at the beginning of September. I would love to lose 15-20 pounds because I'm short waisted and I feel 99% of those extra pounds are belly fat. Toothpicks stuck into a potato ;) and not fond of a jiggle that's too reminiscent of Santa Claus!
I had real success losing weight 4 years ago doing Jorge Cruise 8 Minutes in the morning as it was also about tracking food intake and building strength. Got to a good weight and then let all the good habits slide.
I got serious about tracking everything and adding workouts into my life once again just this past Tuesday (1 month to a vacation) and have my first real weigh in tomorrow after 5 days (because SparkPeople the weeks start on Sunday?). I don't really know my way around this site yet, as soon as I figure something out it spirals out further! Did manage to post my first blog entry tonight and hopefully I don't have the settings so no one can see it! Talk to you all later...have a great week!

Do they make "Days of the Week" sports bras? ;)


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looking for an accountability buddy?? anyone out there

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Hi. I'm Jackie. I'm 44, hoping to lose about 20 lbs. I'm trying to get fit and be a good influence on my dh. He needs to lose a lot of weight but he has no willpower. He tends to snack at night and never exercises so sometimes that rubs off on to me. Anyway, I'm hoping to do better and maybe that will encourage him some.

Looking forward to get fit with you.

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Just joined tonight! looking forward to meeting others and offering encouragement and support.

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Hi, I just turned 40 this year. I had previously lost 20 pounds a couple years ago and finally reached my ideal weight. I had done really well with keeping it off until I had a medical condition that landed me in the hospital for 9 days. During that time and the month of recovery after I was really nauseated and could only eat comfort foods. It totally threw me off. I have had a hard time getting back into healthy eating ever since and have let about 12 pounds creep back up on me.

Part of the problem is that even when I do try to eat healthy I don't seem to get anywhere. Before it came off really easily as long as I followed my healthy eating plan. Now I eat healthy for a few weeks and nothing seems to happen, I get frustrated and give up. I blame it partly on a IUD I had put in about 1 1/2 years ago and partly because I am now 40. But sometimes wonder if I might have new issues like thyroid disease. I need to get that checked out.

Anyway I decided to try joining some online weight loss communities to see if that helps motivate me. Hope to get to know a few of you better in the coming weeks.

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