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3/5/15 10:47 A

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Hola! Hi everyone, I'm totally new to Sparkpeople, just trying to establish some good habits moving forward. What a cool social media tool!

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3/4/15 12:14 A

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Hi DAWNASCHEDA!

Welcome to our team!

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 傍homas Edison

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3/4/15 12:13 A

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Welcome to the team JAL3P3NO!

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3/1/15 6:44 P

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HI,
I just graduated from the 40 somethings with 50-99 pound to lose group. I would like to lose between 34-44 more pounds. I lose weight very slow and have a hard time with motivation.. Thank you in advance for lifting me up!!

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2/28/15 6:02 P

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Becoming New. Shedding Winters Skin. Waking up to my next evolution which is all about valuing and loving myself and consciously choosing health. What would love do? What would the healthy choice be? Being inspired by and being inspirational to my kids. Feeling fresh, fit and sexy.

I am integrating more movement into my everyday life. Tracking my calories, while tedious, really helps me make good choices. Ready for a new way!

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2/27/15 2:17 P

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Welcome PDR7419

Consistency happens with time. Make something a habit and you become consistent. It takes about 30 days for that habit to fully form.

SP recommends starting with at least a 10 minute exercise commitment per day. Everyone can commit to at least 10 minutes. Then build up more time and consistency from there.

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 傍homas Edison

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2/27/15 2:15 P

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Welcome LOVEFITNESS775

SP has sooo many exercise videos, check out the exercise library.

Even though you want something different than walking, they even have routines to add life back to walking, increasing your distance, changing things up.

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 傍homas Edison

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2/27/15 2:14 P

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Welcome back Laura!

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2/26/15 3:09 P

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Hi Everyone, I am looking for some motivation and accountability on nutrition and different exercising than walking.

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2/25/15 2:49 P

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Hi Everyone,
I am new to this site and would like to lose 50lbs.Looking for some motivation and accountability as I am not consistent in exercising

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2/23/15 2:50 P

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Hi everyone.

My name is Laura. I was on Spark People a few years ago, but didn't have the right mindset for change at the time. I am back with renewed motivation and a more positive attitude. I am 44 years old, mom of 3 and I live in Illinois. I know my husband and kids love me, but I don't feel they support me at all. It would be great to not feel like I am alone in my quest for a healthier lifestyle.

I have lost and gained back the same 10 pounds probably 50 times in the past 5 years. That all changes now. My goal is to lose 30 pounds by this summer.

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2/22/15 2:09 P

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Welcome to the team and SP!!! Lots of accountability and support available here.

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 傍homas Edison

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2/21/15 1:00 P

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I had never heard of SP until today. I was searching the web to find an alternative to weight watchers and I ran across this program. I am the type of person to be highly motivated when I have an accountability partner so I am hoping to find one here. I am a 45 y.o. wife and mom and I need to lose 40#.

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2/19/15 12:13 A

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Anyone who has the my spark page tab (which you can click on to go to their page) can be added as a friend. We can't add anyone as friends until there's a spark page. Wish it were different. Doesn't mean we can't all be team buddies and email buddies though. But the spark page is important. And you can set privacy controls to limit what's shared or public.

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 傍homas Edison

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2/19/15 12:10 A

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Right now you have no spark page. Go to Today on SparkPeople and then go to the Quick Links tab and go through the getting started steps to learn more about SP.

To set up your spark page, go to My Trackers, Spark Points and at the bottom under One Time Challenges is a link to setting up your page.

Once that's done, you should see a tab that says "my spark page" under your profile pic any time you post anything. Right now it says only send private message and reply, which tells me you haven't set up a spark page yet.



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2/16/15 11:57 P

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How do we know if our profile is complete to add buddies?

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Hi Susan and welcome to the team!

Feel free to add me as a friend/buddy! The more support we have the better!

I sabotage myself, have trouble with stress, emotional eater at times, etc. All of these things make it harder to lose weight--but I'm still determined.

A good way to buddy up--is to finish creating your spark page. This allows you to add friends and for friends to add you. We can also leave comments on your page and send you goodies. Without the spark page, we can only interact through emails or postings on the team forums.

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Hi Wendy! Yes, I would love to buddy up......this is a difficult journey and would love all the encouragement I can get! I hope I can do the same for you! Pretty good first day so far.....food choices and tracking, but I wont be able to go to y for spinning class until my husband gets home from a trip on Thursday. I find if I am not both exercising and eating healthy....I do not see success or able to keep motivation for long. Planning has always been important for me and allows me to feel like I am in control!

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2/16/15 11:03 A

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Hi Susan! Sounds like you could have written my intro! I would love to buddy up with you to encourage one another. I recently joined this group and am looking for people to partner with on this difficult journey. I also joined the y and have been at it since the beginning of the year. So far I've only lost 2 lbs. Slow and steady right?!

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Hi, my name is Susan. I joined Spark years ago but have never utilized it to its fullest extent. I am recommitting myself (once again) in hopes of reaching my goals. I am 44 years old, a wife, a mother, a busy professional and I am overweight by 50 pounds. I gained the weight 8 years ago when I had my daughter and it continued to stay on after the birth of my son 4 years ago. I have 'started' again and again only to fail. My goal is to lose this weight by August and to be kinder to myself......to realize I eat when I am stressed and to find different ways of handling this stress. I have been in a self-sabotage mode for many years and I need to change for myself and my family. I plan to reach my goals by exercising at a minimum 3x per week (joined a local YMCA!), eat 'clean' and within allotted calorie limits, and be accountable by logging in my tracker every day, participating in this Team and also weighing in each week. Wish me luck!

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2/11/15 9:43 P

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Hello ladies!! We can do this!

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2/11/15 3:01 P

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Bellingham is a fun town for sure!

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Welcome to the team Wendy!

I love it up there! A long time ago I contemplated moving to Bellingham.



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2/11/15 11:34 A

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Hi! My name is Wendy, and I live in Everett. Just stumbled upon Sparkpeople a week ago and love it! Zumba is my favorite indoor workout and when the weather is decent hiking this beautiful state is the best! I am a mom of five (two bonus children), a self employed hairstylist, and have many hobbies that I don't seem to have much time for! lol


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2/10/15 9:35 P

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Hi Lyn,

Welcome to the team!

Love your mantra!

You, Chrystal and I are all very similar. I'm also 46 and periodically succumb to emotional eating.

The health of those around me as well as my own are some of my motivators.

As you get familiar with the team and site, please feel free to email me if you have questions or post on our board.

Thanks

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2/10/15 9:30 P

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Hi Chrystal!


Welcome to the team. There is a lot of information on the site. And we are a great team and have tons of support here. Spark People has all kinds of motivational articles too.

I struggle with emotional eating from time to time. Right now is one of those times. You'll find helpful resources on this topic.

Feel free to ask questions or email me if you need any help!

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 傍homas Edison

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2/10/15 9:17 P

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Hi Chrystal, we sound like two peas in a pod. I'm an emotional eater as well and that's how I gained my weight. I just signed up yesterday so maybe we can do this together! My name is Lyn (screen name is Granva). Good luck! I don't know if you're a religious person or not but my mantra is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".

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Hi I am new to the site. I am 41 my name is Chrystal. I want to loose 46lbs. I am hoping this site will help me stay inspired and motivated. I tend to be an emotional eater which is difficult to overcome. I do well for a week or so then something triggers me to fall off. So wish me luck

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Hi! Welcome to the team. So glad you found us.

There is so much information on the site that it can be overwhelming. Feel free to ask questions.

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2/9/15 9:10 P

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Hi, I am new to this site and trying to figure things out. I'm a middle-aged mom trying to take better care of herself. I've always put everyone else's needs before mine. I lost my dad last month to cancer and my mom six years prior. It's got me thinking of my own mortality. I saw a dietician today and she recommended this website so here I am! haha I'm ready to make some changes in my life and put my own needs up there with everyone else's. emoticon

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Hi Jody,

Welcome back to SP and to the team! Glad you're here and taking charge!

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 傍homas Edison

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Hi everyone! My name is Jody and I'm 43. I have been away from SP for a few years. But after a close family member found out they have diabetes and high cholesterol last month, I was reminded that I need to do more to lower my risk of having health problems down the road.

My immediate goals are to be more consistent with exercise and more mindful of what I eat.

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2/3/15 8:00 A

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emoticon to the team Andra!!! Hope you find friends and motivation here!

Remember when things get overwhelming, take baby steps. There is a lot of information here, so pick and choose what works for you NOW, and work on other things later as your new habits get easier.

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Hi Andra

Welcome to the team! emoticon

Feel free to look around at all our different topics and boards, ask questions, email me if you need any help!

Spark People can be overwhelming at first, but there is a ton of information and support here for you!

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 傍homas Edison

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Hi, I am Andra and I will be 46 in a few days - decided if I am ever going to get into the shape I want to be in - I need to do it now! The older I get the harder it is to fight off fat and cellulite. Need to get better at eating healthier and excising on a regular basis. I joined this group hoping for the motivation to keep me on track with my goals. emoticon

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Hi Kim emoticon

Welcome to the team!

I've heard about the storms you are getting back east. I'm originally from PA and have family there and in NY--I do not envy you guys.


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Hi Sandra emoticon

Welcome back to SP and to the team! So happy to have you here!

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I'm Kim & I've joined at the end of October. To begin with I lost 10 lbs by Thanksgiving hoping for another 10 by Christmas but it's only been another 7 till now. Tracking food & avoiding sweets are my problem areas I'm working on overcoming. Exercise I'm good with and do plenty of. I'm in central CT where we've just had our second major snowstorm in a week but snow shoveling burns as much calories as Zumba so that is a high point. My favorite season is the fall though.

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I am Sandra. I joined SP in 2008 and now I am back. I lost 50 pounds then, but it has all come back plus 10 more. I am hoping to lose about 50 pounds again and maintain it this time. Most of the friends I had on SP before are all gone, so I am hoping to find some new ones here.

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Hi Steffani emoticon

Welcome to the team! I think we all feel like we recycle the same pounds every now and then. I know you'll find lots of support and encouragement here on the team!

Feel free to add me as a friend, if you want, and we can help support each other!

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 傍homas Edison

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Hi, Steffani! I am just getting started, too, and I've got at least 30 pounds to lose. I would love to be in a size 8 as well!!! Let's do it! Keep me posted - this is Day 2 for me and I am running late for my appointment with a treadmill...

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My name is Steffani. I'm 44 years old. I am happily married with 4 boys (ages 10,11,15 and 16. I have been a Spark People member for 7 or 8 years and lost a lot of weight when I was consistent with it. Unfortunately, I fell off the wagon and I've gained everything back. I'm aggravated at myself for letting that happen, but I guess it is what it is. I'm trying to get back on track by logging my food each day and exercising for at least 30 minutes at least 4 times a week and taking at least 10,000 steps a day.
I would love to be an encouragement to others who are on the weight loss journey and would like to make some new friends in the process. I could definitely use some encouragement to stay on track too. I have Hashimotos and sometimes losing weight is a battle and very slow. Sometimes I feel like I am just "recycling the same few pounds over and over again. That's when I get discouraged and want to throw in the towel.

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal."



Goals: to lose 40 pounds and to wear a size 8 dress like I did when I got married 19 years ago!


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Thanks, Kris! Looking forward to all - in fact, I just found the Leader Boards for points - very motivating on its own!

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Hi Outbound15

Welcome to the team. We offers lots of support here. For the competition--I have a team challenge set up (see the separate category). It's really a challenge for you against you rather than competing against each other.

I am always eager to hear what members suggest or want to see. If you have an idea about a team challenge or competition, let me know and we can pursue that as an option too!

Thanks

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Same here! Looking to meet Buddies - I'd love a bit of friendly competition and supportive "atta-girls" along this road - 30 pounds by May 14...

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Hi there @Sixfoot1--welcome back to SP and to the team.

We do try to be pretty active on this team, so hopefully you won't find us to be too slow. I had that problem with a few teams too. I'm actively looking for support and friendship and to interact with people, so I try and make sure the team stays as active as we can!

Glad you're here and will be adding to our team!

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Hello all! I've been on SP off and on since 2009. I've discovered most of the sparkteams that I have belonged to have don't get much activity online any more. Hoping this will be an active page and I can meet some new sparkfriends!


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Hi Denise emoticon

emoticon to SP And to our team! So glad you're here. Congrats on the 2lbs lost so far!

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Hi, I'm Denise. I first joined SP in 2010 and am back. I am a mom of two active boys, recently returned to the workforce. 2009 I weighed 245 (my heaviest), in 2010 my weight was 230 when I discovered SP, 2011-2012 lost 50lbs. BUT past 2 years have been rough, gained 30 back. Welcome to the Forty's emoticon
Starting over at 210, lost 2lbs this week. Looking forward to making new Buddies. Need help staying focused and on track with all these life changes going because my health is paying the price for the weight gain. emoticon

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Hi and welcome Outbound15! emoticon

You are definitely not alone with struggles. And we have tons of support here for you!

I use a combo of paper tracking and electronic. I track my exercise through here but my nutrition is tracked on paper--it's easier for me.

Looking forward to getting to know you better and provide support, friendship and/or help whenever I can!

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Same here, CHELENE1970!

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Hi, Gang! I just joined yesterday (1/22/15) and am using this weekend to get organized - starting the Dr. Oz Ten Program on Monday as a kick start to my weight loss goal - clean eating, veggies, protein - primarily, I want to use Spark for the community/message boards - I'm not a major fan of electronic tracking (I'm pulling out an old fashioned spiral notebook for that) but I want to know that there are buddies out there with similar goals and struggles

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Hi ClynnP--Congrats on the weight loss so far! Welcome to the team!

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Hello KrazyF!

Happy belated birthday and welcome to the team!

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Hi and welcome Chelene1970!



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Hi! Just joined yesterday. I would like to lose 35 lbs and so far I love this sparkpeople. Looking forward to sharing the weight loss journey!

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Just joined this group today. Turned 40 last Tuesday. Would like to lose 35 to 40 pounds.

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Hi. Joining today and really hoping for additional motivation & support. I've lost 27lbs but have 30 ,ore to go.

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Welcome Michemu--glad you're giving it another try! Welcome to the team!

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Welcome CM--love the profile pic!

No worries on redundancy....we just get to read more about you and know you that much better!

I am NOT a fan of the menopause fairy...she can take her fairy dust and go away...hehehehe

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Hi Mike,

Glad you're doing well post kidney transplant. Welcome to the team!

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Oops - I originally stuck this in the wrong place and started a new topic, so sorry for the redundancy!

Hi! New here . . . 40-something and trying to drop 35 lbs that I've found in the last 3 years. I can't even believe that's where I am - I was always the one with high metabolism who could eat whatever I wanted. No more. I guess it's a gift from the Menopause Fairy.

I'm so glad to find the site and I just wanted to say thank you to the leaders who seem very committed to being here for people.

I have four kids - two in college, two in high school, and like a lot of people, my job is very stressful. I met with a trainer to work on my upper body I've taken up running; one of my girls and I are signed up for her first half marathon this spring.

I took a picture on my birthday - heavier than ever, but with a big smile on my face because this is going to be a great year and I can't wait to see next year's picture.

Cheers! CM

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I am giving this another try now that others in my house also want to get fit. Going it on my own was too hard.

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hi im mike may 20th received a kidney transplant and had got myself down to 195lbs and now im at 230 want to lose the weight again

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Hi Christel

Welcome to the team. SP has articles on how to work out in the cold as well as lots of videos and things you can do indoors!

My job requires prolonged amounts of sitting, so I try to get up and move at least once per hour. Some members do mini workouts in their cubicles. You can beat the inactivity by setting small goals to move.

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Hi Anamchara

Welcome to the team and back to SP.

Good for you starting with small steps and starting healthy habits!

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Hi JPike44

Sorry an injury set you back. You're right on target by setting realistic goals to avoid setting yourself up for failure. When our goals are unachievable or require so much effort that we don't see we're reaching mini goals, we tend to give up.

So you gained back your weight plus...set a realistic goal for 5% weight loss during first month back at this. Or set a 3 month goal for 10% of total body weight. For instance, you weigh 250lbs. 5% weight loss would be 12.5lbs putting your new weight at 237.5. A 10% weight loss is 25lbs which drops your weight down to 225lbs.

Setting a goal with an anticipated end date or target date helps you set a timeline to that goal. Also set up a reward (non food) for that first goal. Such as new shoes or new work out clothes.

If you want to set exercise goals--set a 10 minute per day goal and gradually increase. Don't just do an open ended, I will exercise 5 days per week. Set how long each exercise session will be, how many days and at the end of X number of days reward yourself again for achieving that goal.

Example--I will work out 30 minutes per day 5 days per week minimum. I will do this for the next 30 days. If you achieve this goal--give yourself another reward.

Good luck!

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Hi Fitandlovely--welcome back!

Tackle each together. We can use a 10minute (minimum) workout per day to ease into working out again. In the meantime, you should evaluate your food intake and make adjustments as needed. You don't want to continue eating high fat, high calorie foods while working out.

If a lot of change is too much initially, try to make one healthy adjustment for nutrition per day or per week. For instance, if you use whole milk, drop down to 2% or 1%. If you eat 4 pieces of cheese per day, try dropping it down to 2 per day. These small adjustments do add up without overwhelming you or making you feel deprived.



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Hi, I'm Christel. I turned 40 December of 2013. I lost about 10 lbs early last year, but due to stress, distractions, and inactivity, I gained it back starting late summer. I'm hoping to get active again, though the bitter cold temps have me staying in most of the day and wanting to hibernate and make comfort food. The only good thing is that most of the comfort food is whole/clean foods at this point! I especially love to make soups in the crock pot.

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Hi. I turned 40 last August and I've decided this is the year of my life that I'm going to change my health habits. I've been a member of SP since 2010, but hadn't logged in for a couple of years. Now I'm here with new goals to lose some weight, tone up, become stronger physically and allow myself to be encouraged by small steps, as well as hopefully encouraging others in the same way.

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I was making a lot of progress last summer but then injured myself and gained all the weight back plus 10 lbs. I'm finally healed and trying to get back on track with my weight loss. It is a struggle and the cold weather does not help. It leaves me feeling unmotivated after work when it's dark and I'm tired. I'm hoping to gain some momentum and not set outrageous goals that just leave me frustrated.

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Hi everyone, I'm returning after a two year absence with 30 lbs to lose. I have to get control over my eating and move my body more. I'm working out a plan to work on both of those things or should I focus on one goal at a time??

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Welcome to the team Audsmi85! Glad you're here with us!

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Hi, I'm new to SP. Excited to be here, but definitely need support and accountability. Here's to 2015! emoticon

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@Tinatinic---I'm recovering from bronchitis, so I feel for you.

Since exercise might be hard while sick, just spend this time setting up your goals, organizing your plan and looking at recipes. If you're up to it, do some small walks.

Feel better!!! emoticon emoticon

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I love what you said KMPR... and I think it's true!

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hi, I am new... got a flue now... maybe it's a good way to start... ;) Anyone?

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Welcome WJourney! Glad to have you on the team! Set small and attainable goals and you'll have that 50lbs off in no time!

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Thank you ☺Kristen

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Hi everyone! I have over 50 lbs to lose but ill be happy with losing 50 for 2015.

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LRAPPS1 thank you for mentioning Do Yoga With Me online. I will try it this week.
Have good week.

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Hi there Eroomom, welcome!

I, too, sit behind a computer for long hours. Being sedentary is really hard on my back (I have serious back problems), so I set an alarm clock for once an hour. Each hour, I get up, stretch, take a quick walk or stand for a few minutes. By quick walk, I mean, get up and go get water, go to the bathroom. On days where I'm able to take a break or those days where I'm working at home, I make those walks a bit longer. Amazingly just getting up for 5 minutes each hour and moving a bit, helps the muscles in my back not spasm so badly and keeps them and my hips from getting too tight. Plus, it's movement and in my book, all movement is good! Keeps me awake during long days of reading long, boring charts.

I frequently fall back on the I'm too busy excuse. But that's just what it is, an excuse. I don't have kids--but I have 7 pets and a husband. Close enough in my book as they all require feeding, care, etc. I work 3 jobs, 50% of it at home. I've come to realize that my excuses of being too busy or too tired are just lame. If I don't take care of myself and put ME on the top of the priority pile--no one else will and eventually, my health will deteriorate to the point where I can no longer do what I want to do. That may seem bleak, but that's the reality of it. If we don't take care of ourselves, no one else will. We will continue to gain weight, continue to have poor health and ultimately decline to the point of no return.

My spine will never be normal. But being overweight is not helping it. I have to do this for me and to help my spine. Taking weight off will only help my pain. Thankfully, I have no other complications of being overweight--but the risk is still there.

Commit to yourself. Put yourself on the very top of that priority list. Do this for YOU first and foremost and then for your family.

I see posts and articles all the time about exercising while watching TV and always thought it was 'silly'. But guess what, watching TV, while relaxing, is a bit like being a lump on the couch (to me) nowadays. Unless I'm sick, I try to always move. I now do exercises while watching TV. Lunges, squats, stretch, jog in place. Some people use the commercial breaks and work out. Others walk a treadmill while watching. The important lesson is they move.

I'm so glad you've found this site and you've found short videos. That's a great thing. Try adding a bit more movement into your long days. Even using a bathroom break as a chance to get in a few squats will help.

Logging your food is good--log everything, even the stuff you want to pretend you didn't eat. After the 1st week of this, you'll see (as you already are) that your choices are not always the best, but you'll learn what your weaknesses are, where you need to make some changes. It's hard--but worth it.

I'm so happy you've found the site and our team! Welcome!!!

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Hello - I am new to this site. I just started January 1st. My goal is to lose 35 pounds by the end of May. Long work hours have been a big excuse for me, but I sit behind a computer 10-13 hours a day and then have family responsibilities and then would "treat" myself by laying around until bed time. That must change. The short exercise videos are exactly what I need to establish a habit and logging food bring real awareness to how much I really do eat. I especially like the pie chart that shows the protein, carb, fat ratio. I have known I was carb heavy but this REALLY shows me what my choices are doing to my diet. I am really looking forward to improving my health habits and getting support from the Spark communities!

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I am not a new member, but have not been here for a long time, so I thought I would say hello again. I have been on a weight loss journey my whole life, but after re-focusing again last year, I was able to lose some weight and maintain a consistent fitness routine. However, without tracking my food, my weight has crept back up a bit, so I'm back to what I know has worked for me.

Can't wait to meet my goals (trying to lose 35 lbs by January of 2016), and am excited to help others do the same!

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