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2/8/16 3:06 P
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Hello Marilyn. You can do this! You've lived through a lot of adversity and have so much strength.

How far that little candle throws his beams. So shines a good deed and weary world. ~Shakespeare


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2/7/16 3:05 P
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Welcome, Julie. I'm also a cancer survivor. We can lose weight together!

How far that little candle throws his beams. So shines a good deed and weary world. ~Shakespeare


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1/23/16 6:14 P

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I'm Julie. Mother of 2 daughters. Nanna to 2 with a third on the way in August. I'm 53 years young. I have about 5kgs or 10lbs to go. While it doesn't seem a lot, my back and knees are suffering. I'm a breast cancer survivor of 4.5 years now and have managed to keep the weight down. But after healing my body, my mind had a breakdown leaving me tired, depressed and lethargic. Everyday cancer free is fantastic. I have been reading SP blogs for awhile and decided to join instead of being on the edge!

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1/23/16 4:02 P

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Hi, My name is ilene, 64yr young woman married with 2 grown children, 2 grown grandchildren.
Granddaughter graduated college with a Bachelors cum laude. Very proud of her, Grandson is working, not sure where. Anyway I've been here before SP has always more fun than any other site I've been on. Starting the 10 minute exercise challenge.I know I can do that. Glad to be back.

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1/6/16 9:35 A

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I think that's a good plan....taking a break in between your goals.


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1/1/16 8:24 A

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I have used SparkPeople before so I am familiar with the site. I just need to start following a plan that will see real results.
My Name is Marilyn. I am 61 years old. I am single. My husband died in December of 2010. My oldest son died in March 2014. I have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2006 when I had a heart attack. The tiny capillaries that feed the heart are blocked so unable to do surgery. I have an implantable defibrillator in my chest just in case I have another heart attack. I just say the cardiologist and he is pleased that we have finally got my medications doing what they are supposed to do to help me avoid complications from different issues I have had. My goal is to start getting the exercise I need to get stronger and to start eating a heart healthy diet. I don't have anyone to hold me accountable and that is what I really need.

Marilyn Kay

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12/14/15 11:52 A

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PATH1140, I wish you the best with not creeping back up again. 200 is my current target, too. I am losing 20 pounds right now. Then I will pause for a while before losing another 20, then pause, then another twenty. At least that is my plan at the moment.

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12/14/15 11:38 A

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55 year old male. Started on SP at 230 lbs with a target of 200. Down to 213 at last weigh in so I thought I'd move teams.

200 lbs is still a little overweight for me so I'll probably want to lose a bit more eventually. I would just like to pause and reassess at 200.

Last time I counted calories I got down to my current weight, stopped counting calories, and then slowly added the weight back on. Hopefully I won't bounce up again.

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11/28/15 4:42 P

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Mike, I,m there with you. Keep with it!!

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11/23/15 8:35 P

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Hi I am catlover26 I am 60 years old my mom and I live together she has had 5 strokes I take care of her and work part time. Sometimes I just need a friend it is difficult sometimes I just get overwhelmed sometimes by all of it. You wouldn't think I would be after 5 years I should be used to it anyone else in the same position

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11/13/15 8:29 A

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Hello, It is refreshing to belong to a group of +50 healthy minded persons. My name if Claire and I am finally ready to get my weight and health under control after years and years of procrastination and distorted self image. I am coming from the fashion industry and as we all know magazines and general public opinion of beauty encourage extra slim and young =beautiful and if you over 50 then we are almost dead. My mind is young but my body looks old and I want to do the right thing towards healthy fitness and eating. I also want to encourage more +50 to break this image of being obsolete, we are not. If only society could accept us for what we bring will us in valuable information and experience and not just external appearances emoticon . Take care and hope to get feedback. My biggest ? now is where do I begin. Claire

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11/2/15 8:27 P

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Hi - I'm Stephanie and I am back to Spark after years of being away. Now, I get to join the 50+ teams emoticon Thanks ok - life is good and I'm looking forward to shredding these unwanted pounds and getting back to my healthy weight. I look forward to meeting you and hope we all reach our goals!!!

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10/30/15 10:08 P

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53 year old man with 60 pounds to lose, but right now I only care about 20 of those pounds. That is about 10% of my weight, and when I get there I will stop trying to lose for a little while, I think, before I taken the next chunk of weight. -- Does anybody have any experience doing it that way?

I'm glad that the internet makes it possible to talk with people in the same boat as me. Best of luck to all of you!

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10/27/15 11:16 A

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Mike here, just turned 50... All the beer over the years has finally caught up with me. Found this site simply looking for a source to educate me on eating right and loosing the beer gut. Appears to be a decent site with some good peeps giving some good advice and support.
Remember the day you finally said enough?...that was two days ago for me. Mama always said I was a slow learner ;)

Cheers.

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10/27/15 8:46 A

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Hello My Name Is Patty and I have been struggling with weight for a long time .. I am now the most I have ever weighed , and need to loose at least 30 pounds to feel better. I recently had some changes in my life that led me to overeating and I gained 10 pounds over the summer. I am having a very hard time to get rid of these extra pounds. I have been on SP a few times but have not stayed on the program long enough to make a difference. I hope to change this around and loose some of this excess weight .. I am 57 years old and stand at 5'1" and am at 164 currently and on that smaller frame body type that is a lot of extra weight.
I look forward to using this board to the fullest and may we all succeed in what seems to be a
"forever" battle ... emoticon

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10/8/15 8:06 A

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Hi all, I am LInda, 54. I've never had problems with my weight, as I used to stay very active. About a year ago, I was diagnosed with Malignant Hypertensive Disorder, and suffered some heart damage, due to how high my blood pressure rose. I'm currently at 152 lbs. I've recently lost 16 pounds, and am looking to lose another 20. I've turned to Spark as a way to hold myself accountable. I would welcome anyone who would like to "buddy up", for support and accountability. Definitely seems that it's harder to drop the weight as we get older, but I am committed. I got married nine months ago, and my husband is working in Afghanistan. I need to stay busy to keep from going crazy, and getting fit seems to be a good way to go!

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10/6/15 2:33 P

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Hi, everyone. I turned 50 over the summer and I just joined this team. I am a SP "old timer" - since 2007 - and I reached my goal weight a few times since then. I also regained a few times. In fact, this is my problem; the "yoyo syndrome" some call it. I don't seem to be able to maintain... emoticon
Fortunately, SP helps me every time to get back to a 'normal' BMI. emoticon
I lost 80 lbs last year but I regained some, so here I am again... emoticon As I am sure you must know, getting older makes it more difficult to drop the pounds though so I need to find a way to succeed a MAINTENANCE!

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9/30/15 12:19 P
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Hello Everyone,
I am not happy I NEED to be here but boy oh boy am I happy to be here! Does that make sense? Sparkpeople works for me but I've been MIA for too, too long. So with 50 literally right around the corner, a marriage proposal also right around the corner, I needed and wanted to make some changes to feel better and, vainly, to LOOK better. So, here I am Ladies emoticon

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Hi, I am just one week in on this journey. I need to lose 10 kilos and have struggled to lose this weight now for a few years. I eat a really healthy diet anyway, due to a lot of food intolerances, particularly to wheat, corn and processed food in general. I have found it really frustrating as there is very little food to cut out. And wondering if it is all a lot harder now that I am in my mid 50's. But.....I am determined to win this battle this time! Walking and exercising more and tracking all my food and water! I will win!!

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9/22/15 7:31 A

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Good morning! I am giving spark people another try. A few years back I embraced a healthy lifestyle - lost weight, got fit, even ran 2 half marathons. I felt and looked good. The past few years have been stressful. I recently moved and started a new job. In the process my eating habits are terrible and my activity is almost nonexistent. I reach for my best buddy - food to help me distress. I know what I have to do I just cant seem to get motivated to do it. Hoping today is THE DAY for my new start. I am looking forward to support from others to help me through.

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9/21/15 8:36 A

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Hi, all. My name is Susan and I'm 61 and live in Virginia. I've been on Spark People for a few years, since my trainer recommended it to me. In 2010 I was 260 lbs (I'm 5' 2"). Since then I've lost approximately 110 lbs. But I've been unable to lose those last 20-25 lbs. I do strength training 2-3 days a week and cardio 5-6 days a week, but have been unable to get the weight down. I am finding it very hard now to lose even 1 pound. I also have developed arthritis and a knee issue, preventing me from running or doing high impact, so it's a little harder now to do cardio as well.

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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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9/11/15 9:11 A

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I have been an SP subscriber for a while for the exercise videos, but am looking for the right support group to keep me on track to actually lose the weight. I'm out of work right now and the summer has been scattered--no routine and not much time to myself. I got enough exercise and lost a little, but I'm hoping to speed it up a little bit. Now at 170 (as of Monday morning) and hoping to get to 154 or so. 148 would be ideal, but we'll see how hard 154 is first!

And I'm 54 years old. I used to run, at least for months at a time. Never a marathoner, just 5K's upon occasion. But I broke my ankle in May, and am still working on getting it completely healed. I can walk for miles, but running seems like a bad idea. I'm a member of the Y these days, so that's helpful. But the food is by far the bigger issue!

Is Monday the weigh-in day for this group?



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9/6/15 7:40 A

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welcome....my story similar....very active and then BAM....all came to hault.....weight piled on. Now on the healthy track and nearly back to normal. SP exercise videos has been very helpful for me. Writing down what you eat in a day is also key....you find out lots when doing that...LOL. If you are able to walk....good for you physically, and mentally. Oh, and drinking the dreaded water is very important, too. I go to dr very soon and will let you know if the above is working for me. I feel it is. That darn weight is SO much easier to pile on than take off. Good luck on your venture. stay in touch.

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

I have had shingles since mid July. Being single, I have not eaten appropriately as cooking just seemed like too much trouble, and being unable to exercise, I have gained 17 pounds. Evidently food was my comfort thru this period of time. emoticon I am determined to get back to my previous weight and rebuild the strength that I have lost.

So happy to have some support here!

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Hello fabulous Sparkers! My name is Debra, I've been a member since Sept of 2008, been distracted & away for a while. 15 pounds snuck up on me 😳 I am back and determined to be a loser 😀

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8/30/15 7:27 P

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I too have been on SP for a while. I had been sick and lost A LOT of weight. Before getting sick, I was very over weight. I had decided that I was going to be that weight the rest of my life. After losing so much, I had hoped not to gain it back. Slowly it came back on. I am now 24 lbs over what I consider my ideal weight. I have held where I am for a few months now. I want to lose the 24 lbs and hold there. I know I can't do it myself. I think your tools will help. I just hope I won't loose where and how to use them.

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8/30/15 9:02 A

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I've been getting emails from SP for a year or more, but never created a profile or connections until today. Although I lost 15 lbs a year ago (slowly, through portion control), I need a little more accountability to tackle the next hurdle. I planned to lose another 5 -- but this summer I developed A-fib, and the cardiologist said, "I want you to weigh what you did 40 years ago (after college)." Um - no! I was underweight! So we compromised with 145 lbs. I am 5'9" so that sounded healthy... and it's what I weighed between my two babies. So - that gives me a target loss of 25 pounds. Frankly, I'll be happy with 15 -- but my "fighting spirit" has been awakened and there is a piece of me that says, "I'll show you!" Step one: start tracking food and see what I'm eating.

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8/26/15 8:30 P

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Hi....Sorry for your loss. I too, am caregiver for my husband in w/c with MS. I know all too well the demands that caregiving takes. My situation is slightly different in that I don't work outside the home but must stay in close contact with the house in case of emergency. In meantime, my knee wore out and as result all exercise came to screeching halt for many months until surgery. Needless to say.....depression set in, all kinds of mindless eating and no way to burn off the added calories. However, things looking brighter.....now 7 weeks post op and although stamina is still slow going I decided to make efforts with SP to connect with others in same boat trying to get into shape. A helpful tool is the exercise videos. I'm not cleared yet to return to gym. I'll bet you can find a few you can work up a sweat doing. So, guess what I am saying is checking in every morning with SP and reading some motivation articles have been very helpful. Best advise? Just keep moving.....good luck to you

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8/26/15 6:01 P

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Hello everyone. I have been on SparkPeople off and on for several years. Unfortunately, in 2011, I became a caregiver for my husband after he suffered a stroke. This was in addition to working fulltime. My husband subsequently passed away this past September and I have been trying so hard to get back into exercising. I've been told that it really helps in the grieving process. Thankfully, I eat pretty good most of the time, so I haven't really gained a lot of weight since my husband's death. The scale hasn't moved much, but some of the clothes that I was able to wear previously are too tight now. I really need to get some kind of consistency because on the few days that I have worked out since last September, I felt good after the workout. Compounding everything is the fact that where I live is very isolated. I live on 8.17 acres and am the only house on a 3.5 mile stretch of road. I don't like to walk on the road because of the isolation. I work 86 miles from where I live so doing stuff after work is out of the question if I want to get home at a reasonable hour. I guess I am hoping that maybe some accountability here with help give me the consistent desire to actually exercise.

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Hi all,

I heard about SparkPeople from an acquaintance at work. I've been looking for a tool to assist me with my current battle! My doctor recommended a tool, but to get the most out of it, I'd have to buy an iPhone, and that isn't happening!

Since mid-June, I've lost about 14 pounds, and have 18 more to go on my current plan. I actually am hoping to lose more, but I believe in setting smaller goals that are a little easier to attain.

Look forward to seeing you all here.

Eric

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8/25/15 6:04 A

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I couldn't help but notice your age weight relationship. I have done such a similar thing. It seems each decade my weight has gone up to the same minus 10! I am now pushing 60 and my weight is pushing 150! I have made the decision it will stop that nonsense now!! I am determined to get it back down at the very least to the low 140's and better yet into the 130's.
Good luck to you, good luck to me!!

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New here. Did Nutrisystem with my husband last year. He lost 20 pounds, I lost 10. I have put 5 of them back on and would like them to go away...plus a few more. I have a son getting married in June and another son graduating from high school in June. Would like to look nice in the pictures.
When I turned 20, I weighed 120...30, I weighed 130...40, I weighed 140...50, I weighed 150..My goal is to turn 60 and weigh in the 120s or 130s...I have 5 years to get there...I can do it!

TrishP115..My one day goal..


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8/17/15 6:39 A

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Hi to all I'm a Newbie around here and just sort of poking around to see what's what. I'm 58 years young and want to continue to maintain my good health. I have allowed my weight to creep up and muscle tone to creep down a bit too much over the last several years. It is time to rectify that situation! I'm hoping by joining here I will be more motivated and play into accountability. I'm looking to lose at least 10 of these extra 20 pounds I'm carrying and hopefully get a little less jiggle in my body! Wishing me and all of you well!

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8/14/15 12:28 P

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emoticon ~Waving hi~

hi everyone... My name is Deby ....I am back...
I have rejoined a few teams... getting ready for fall...
It seems I will be having a Little more time.... so I thought I would rejoin the team


Wishing Everyone a ~ FUNtastic Friday ~&~ a SPARKtacular Weekend ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~


~*~ LOVE ~&~ BLESSings ~*~ ALLways ~*~Deby~*~

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8/1/15 3:24 P

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Hi JSMITH165....I also have been on SP several years and didn't do anything seriously until about a week ago. In same boat as you, at my all time highest weight.....and also so easily discouraged to fall back into same ole pitfalls. 21 days to make something new become a habit.....I have been told. Am making a special effort to sign in every day and do the free spin on the start page. Still learning how to record and keep track of nutrition and exercise. Another thing I have found which has been helpful for me......I clicked on Videos for sit down exercises. (11 minute sit down cardio and 11 minute core strength) I am recovering from TKR surgery three weeks ago and moving about is slow going at this point. Came to the conclusion I need to stick with more age appropriate exercises ......elliptical, recumbent biking and rowing.....not boot camp stuff!.... and not try to do what the 30 yr olds do at the gym (although I know I can do it the aging joints don't seem to like that). Concentrating on drinking 8 glasses of water each day is extremely helpful in curbing the appetite......as well as keeping your mind busy not munching. Squeezing lemon in the water makes it taste better, too. I am also trying to make a habit of walking outdoors twice a day. Last night I finally made it the 1/2 mile around our circle....YAY. Again, walking too slow to burn many calories but something about walking clears my head. No music.....just talk to myself...problem solve, etc. Next week moving up to next level and going to make use of our community salt water pool. If you need encouragement I'll be here. good luck

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8/1/15 12:20 P

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Hello

I'm looking for inspiration and encouragement to lose 20 plus pounds that are slowing me down and hurting my back and knees. Joined Sparkpeople years ago but have never maintained tracking for more than two weeks. I really need to get serious or my pain will only get worse and I know it will be so easy for me to just give up and sit in front of the TV and stuff my face. So here I am.

Have an Awesome Day!


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7/30/15 2:13 P

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Thanks so much for the words of advice! I definitely need to concentrate on drinking more water! It is such an easy thing to do, but for some reason I forget. Since I started tracking my calories this week, I also am shocked as to how many I was eating. Making healthier choices this week has definitely helped keep me fuller without adding all the calories.
Best of luck with your TKR recovery. I used to be an x-ray tech for an orthopedic surgeon and have seen many many patients in your situation! Keep up the therapy and you will be well on your way!!

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7/30/15 1:08 P

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Hi Carolyn....I can relate to your goal. I too struggle with weight loss. In the past going to the gym knocking myself out why I wonder are the pounds not falling off me. And, then I begin writing down what I put into my mouth.....holey smokes!! No wonder I fail....by nights end I have mindlessly consumed a boat load of calories. A bite here, a handful there and it all adds up. So what helps me is to write it down or click on food intake on SP which I am trying to get used to doing. Another thing that helps me in the past with weight loss......the dreaded water drinking. I know that is a challenge for many of us but if you squeeze some lemon juice into it that makes it better to consume. I also think it helps the interior "plumbing" in some way. I am recouperating from knee replacement surgery and so eager to get into gear to shed these unwanted pounds and begin to feel better. Someone brought to my attention about watching the fitness videos and I intend to work with this as best as I can until I have better movement in my knee. Another thing that helped me in the passed was to walk 4 miles a day in one hour. good luck

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Hi! I'm Carolyn. I am 52 years old and live in Alaska. I am a grandmother of one, with one on the way. I have yo-yo dieted my entire adult life, and finding it a real struggle to lose any weight since I turned 50. My goal is to develop better habits of eating healthy and exercising daily. Hopefully these habits will produce some results of weight loss, better mood, more energy and less aching.

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Hi everyone! My name is Mary....I'm 55 yrs old and would love to lose another 20 pounds.
I have lost 15 lbs so far since February after my total right knee replacement. I exercise
every day but need little more of a push to exercise harder.
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good words and actions to live by. nancy keeping the faith

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Hi Grace, I am 73, when I turned 72 I began to lost my final weight through a program www.foodaddictsinrecovery.org

I went from 186 down to 158 in 90 days, after that I kept losing til within a year I was 135 and wearing a size 10 petite down from xlarge when I began.

I had been with the TOPS program and used sparkpeople.com for years (2009-2013) to record date. Kept yo yoing. Finally had to admit I was a food addict using the flour and sugar products to calm me and reward me. I was walking two miles/day, took trips, gained lost. Now I am maintaining my weight loss and want to lose 10 more lbs to weigh 125. I have shrunk from 5'6" to 5'3" have osteopenia for which I take Vit D3 2000 iu/day; my anxiety pill has been eliminated, my thyroid pill is down to 100 mcg where it used to be higher, my cholesterol med has been reduced, my blood pressure pill has been reduced, I do take supplements and found that Biotin has kept my hair from falling out plus it strengthened my nails, I take a multivitamin for women 50+, and I do take a diuretic. So far blood work every 6 mos is good. So, it can be done even though we hit menopause, get fragile, etc. Very glad to have found this special blog. Thanks to you and all the others for posting. Nancy emoticon

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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Hi everyone! My name is Grace....just turned 52 and would love to lose 20 pounds. But losing just one pound is a struggle for me and I need help and motivation! I've been on SP for years. Leaving, returning...you all know that feeling I'm sure. Hoping this team will give me the motivation I need ūüėÉ

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Hi Mary
In 48 hours I will be in for TKR and am looking forward to getting back to "normal" and can begin moving around with ease. Already got my walking odometer ready to count my 10,000 steps. Encouraging to hear positive results from having new knee. Good luck on your journey

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My name is Mary. Had a total knee replacement-right knee. Before surgery it was difficult for me to walk and workout. It's been 5 months since my knee surgery and getting better
every day.

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Hello - I noticed info about this team on another message - so glad I found you. Been a member of SP for several years, love the information I garner from this site, it is awesome and a blessing..

I have been battling releasing 15-20 lbs for the past few years. I follow W/W in my points+ amount and yet the scale does not move. Exercise has been sporadic - daily accountability would be welcome...

Thanks.

Irene -- (aka "Richlady39)

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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Hola, I'm Maria. I'm so happy and excited to join. I have never been this heavy in my life so I don't have a lot energy so I really need y'all's support and I'm trying to figure out how this app works at the same time. Help. Lol

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Me too...been trying to lose 20 more...my thyroid is not functioning so that is what makes it difficult...but we can work at it together.. emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Hi My name is Teresa. I hope to get motivated and lose the 20 pounds i have put on, eat healthier and start exercising again .

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My name is Donna. Living with Fibromyalgia has made it difficult for me to make a significant change in my weight, but I'm looking forward to making small changes every day with SparkPeople.

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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Hello, my name is Joyce, I joined the team yesterday. I am married for over 51 years, we have 3 adult children, David, Denyse and Joell. 10 grandchildren 2 step grandchildren, 2-1/2 great grandchildren (3rd is due in Sept) and 2 step great grandchildren. I am active in Red Hats, chruch and lead an ecumemical Bible study. I am also a team leader of Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Just took that on, the one leader left and the other asked for help. We have one dog Kelie (she is going blind and that upsets us but it taking it one day at a time), and 2 birds, Robbie(African gray) and Candy (a Caique). The pets run our lives. I have been on sparks since 2103 but not active until Sept of 2014. so far I just seem to gain lb, then lose a lb. I am hoping to break that cycle. I had lost 27 lbs over the past 8 years and in the past 3 years gain 20 back some of that was due to stress (my mom lived with us and she had dementia) but some is just me . Glad to be part of this team. Have a great day,

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Blessings, Joyce

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Good morning all! I have been on SparkPeople for awhile, but usually don't use the message boards. For this next part of my journey, I have decided to delve into the spark teams and meet some new people!

I am a 30+ year veteran teacher - I am married and have two children. Our youngest graduates from high school on Thursday. In less than 90 days, we will be without children in the house for the first time in 25 years. I don't know if I am excited or sad.

We live in Western North Carolina. I love to kayak, walk and hike. But I would rather sit and read or craft.

If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane! - JB



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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Hello!

I am new to SP, but not a stranger to diet plans. I have had great success with low carb plans. I'm getting back on the wagon and my husband is getting on board too. I'm looking forward to getting to learn my way around the site and maybe even getting involved in some of the exercise routines suggested. Being 50+ makes the weight loss a bit more challenging than in the past! I wish everyone success on their weight loss journey, and I'm hoping to stay motivated by all the success stories!

Brindlefred

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Hello!

I'm happy to be part of the team! My journey toward health started back in October when I had the flu. I was sick for a few days and did not eat and decided it would be a great time to begin moving toward healthy! I lost about 25 lbs. on my own from October to the end of December. I joined SP on December 28 to continue my journey. I've lost another 28 lbs. since then. I now have about 15 lbs. to lose.

I'm looking forward to being part of this team and giving and receiving support! Go out and make this a great weekend!

Zingie825 (Bev)

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Hi Everyone! I Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Andrea and I am 50 years old. I live in Virginia with my husband and youngest daughter. Iíve never been overweight and most people wouldnít consider me overweight now, but Iím trying to be a healthier me so Iím starting this journey with a clear mind and an open heart. I was recently placed on cholesterol medication to get my cholesterol down. Type II diabetes runs on both sides of my family and I donít want to have to deal with that. Currently I weigh in at 165 and I would like to get down to 150. I have already made some changes to my diet and have joined a gym. If anyone has a great workout routine or some great vegetarian dishes I would love to hear from you.

Iím looking forward to getting to know everyone in the group and I will be checking in often.



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I'm Raffie. I was a member of the 50+ with 40-25lbs to lose, but I lost a load of weight and now have 15lbs to lose so thought that I would join here.

I cycle a lot, walk my dogs a lot too and am generally finally shifting the accumulated timber.

What else?
I work part-time as a dog groomer. Used to be full time but I smashed my wrist to smithereenies 5 years ago so I just like to keep my hand in nowadays.
I work part-time as an office manager for a Guitar Academy
I listen to music all the time too and dance about the house when I think that nobody is looking. I dance about the place when they are looking too. It's my house and I can dance if I want to emoticon
I am looking forward to joining in the chit-chat.

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Hello everyone; my name is Ella. I'm glad to be a part of this team and looking forward to getting fit and improving my diet with the help of Spark People tools and resources.
Have a great day.

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I completely understand that problem. My mantra which I write in my journal every day is "This is a new day". Somehow that keeps me from giving up. Good luck! Dot😍

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Hi I am new to the spark people community but looking forward to getting to know everyone and win this battle of the bulge! I have found being 60 the weight just doesn't come off like it used to. I also have hypothyroidism and seems my body has gone in to crawl mode. emoticon This has affected my metabolism greatly. Looking for some great tips on how to shed the pounds!

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Hi, I'm hoping we can do this journey together.not sure what we do now! My name is Dot and I'm looking for a kindred spirit who needs motivation to exercise and lose 18 pounds.

Edited by: DOTSNUTS at: 4/15/2015 (21:26)
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Hi,
Just found you and was looking for a team of fellow positive, happy, and goal oriented people to encourage, fight battles, and succeed with. Hope you'll have me.

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Just joined. Many attempts to just lose these few pounds. Hoping community support will be the factor that leads to success.

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Hello All...was on SP in 2010 but did not have access to reliable cpu so wasn't able to keep on Keepin On!!! I am not and never have been a person to exercise or eat right but have been diagnosed with Diabetes type 2 Hi blood pressure and Hi cholesterol figured I better at least try!I have lost my sight in my right eye and trying to keep my left eye functioning! I am 51 married for the first time one year this month and LOVING IT! I weigh 168.8 and would Love to get down to 125 but have set 150 as my goal for now. I am from MN but am living in TX...have Scandinativan descent....Miss From Oslo!!! going to try to do this right and am Wide Open to any and ALL Advice tips etc....! Oh my name is Jean
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Hi all, it's time! I want to get back into shape and I need to loose 23 lbs. I did this 10 years ago. How does this work for new people here?..

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emoticon Hi Everyone,

Joined a few years ago - but I tend to be inconsistent with these gadgets, etc. I am trying to maintain some support and connection to others trying to loose weight, etc. So I am back and trying to stay in touch.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life :0) - I am a runner - currently sidelined from knee surgery so having to change my workout regimen - will be back to running for cardio soon but want to add some muscle training and loose this weight!
Goals: log in and participate daily!
Keep my calorie intake w/in goal
Exercise as planned

Looking forward to this! emoticon

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emoticon and emoticon

-- Steve, Clearlake, California

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Hi everyone - I actually have about 20 to lose, but will be happy with 10 - 15. So here's hoping we all make our goals!

I started a cleanse 5 days ago, doing pretty well, and getting good exercise - Snowshoed yesterday several miles with hubby, and today we went back and hiked it (no snowshoes) and went further and uphill to beautiful views, probably at least 5 miles, so I'm really happy with my energy level (shakes!) and my legs hanging in there for me. Whoo hoooo!



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Welcome! I am still learning about this site too.

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Welcome!

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With just 11 pounds left to reach my goal weight, I thought it was time to join this team. I've been in the 25-49 pounds to lose team since I joined SP in November. I'm 57 and gained a lot of weight after an accident that put me in a wheelchair for 3 months. I've lost 25 pounds on SP so far, and I couldn't be happier!

I hope to inspire others with my success, and encourage everyone to work hard to reach your own goals!

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Hi everyone. My name is Cathie. I'm 53 and a new Grammie. I like to do my yin yoga, walking my 4 dogs and biking along a scenic route. I'm here to lose 21 lbs. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone.

My name is Cathie


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Welcome everyone
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My name is Pam. I am new to the group. Have rejoined spark for a fresh start.

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New to spark people and this group. I am just getting started, but have let this 20 lbsa go on for far to long. Time to get serious. Glad to join this team. Still learning how to get around and do things on this site. Have a super day

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Hi team. My name is Elaine. Been poking around SP for about a month and realized I didn't really introduce myself to the team. Looking to drop 20 pesky pounds and looking for all the motivation I can get!

I cannot exercise my way out of a bad diet.

Elaine


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Welcome to the team Gloria.


Live every day as if it were your last.


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Hi my name is Gloria and very excited to join the team

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Feeling very motivated for a new start...HOORAY for today!
So far so good! I plan to aim for 8 glasses of water, 8 fruits and vegetables and 8000 steps each and every day!
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Another day. Had breakfast. Still trying to exercise. Doing extra chores to get started.

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Hello! Looking forward to being part of your team! Hope to lose some weight, learn some things and become healthier! Have a great day!

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Feeling a bit discouraged as had lost 30 ponds a few years ago and have gained 20 lbs back
Know it will be more difficult as am 8 yrs older.

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Hello my name is Rose nice to meet you all emoticon Looking forward to being a part of this team and; taking this last 20lbs off for the last time!!!!!




emoticon Rose

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Ask for what I need.

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emoticon emoticon It is good to be back and already I have made changes and lost some weight. Spark People really works and it is the people on here and all the encouragement that makes the difference.
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Edited by: GOLFLADY11 at: 2/2/2015 (16:47)
"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" - Japanese Proverb;
The journey is the reward"
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!!!



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Hi Everyone new! It seems like many of you are "rejoining" SP for a lot of the same reasons that I have. I want to tell y'all that it feels SO good to not be alone in this journey! Welcome aboard! It seems like I've really joined the right group finally! emoticon emoticon

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2/1/15 3:20 P

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Hi all. I've been on SparkPeople on and off for several years. I just noticed I was still with the 40's group emoticon Had to move up. Happy to meet all of you. I hope to get to know you.

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GOLFLADY11's Photo GOLFLADY11 SparkPoints: (44,540)
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1/26/15 7:17 P

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emoticon with setting small goals, ie. Next 2 weeks 2-3 lbs. Make realistic goals so you feel good about success. If you lose more, Bonus! Or at least 10mintes a day exercise first week, 15 min week 2 and 3. You can always do more but at least you feel on track.

"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" - Japanese Proverb;
The journey is the reward"
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!!!



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1/26/15 7:08 P

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Welcome I take it one day at a time. Iexercise every day and walk outside when weather allows don't give up you will have good days and bad set small goals. emoticon

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1/26/15 5:03 P

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Hi, I'm new to this team. I am 51 (closer to 52) and am having an awful time with menopausal weight gain, mostly in my belly though I also seem to have lost my cheekbones and my round face makes me feel fatter than I am. Its all very frustrating, as are hot flashes and lack of libido.

I'm hoping that this team will help me battle these problems and help me feel not so alone in this wicked phase of life! My name is Kelly and any advice you can offer will be much appreciated!

Edited by: GUNNSGIRL91303 at: 1/26/2015 (17:04)
Kelly

"You can't control your destiny but you can control your density!" ~ me

"It's not having what you want...it's wanting what you've got!" ~ Sheryl Crow

My blog:
www.theherbnhousewife.blogspot.com

Check out the team I lead, Natural Remedies for Healthy Living!


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1/26/15 5:03 P

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Hi everyone! I"ve just come back to SP after I took an extended vacation (read relapse) last spring. Everything was going so well but I got lazy from posting and tracking and now I'm not exactly starting over but I have lost a lot of ground. That's ok, I'm not beating myself up about it. Just trying to get back on track. Feel free to read my blog on starting the week out right. It's taken me til the end of January to get going but I feel like I'm ready to knuckle down again. Would welcome any encouragement and wish you all success in meeting your goals here on SP. emoticon emoticon emoticon

"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" - Japanese Proverb;
The journey is the reward"
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!!!



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LINDA19802 Posts: 36
1/18/15 7:03 P

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Hi just joined a few days a go but been watching what I eat and have been exercising since Nov. I have already lost 21 lbs but need motivation to keep going. I'M recovering from shoulder surgery so still not real active, I donot work, so I Stay home,so I like interaction with other people, love to talk, the beach, my kida and 2yr old grandson.

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LESLIEKEAR's Photo LESLIEKEAR SparkPoints: (5,944)
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1/18/15 5:47 P

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Hi everyone emoticon
Just joined yesterday with hope that sharing my ups and downs of weight loss with all you great people will keep me motivated making this alittle easier. So I am just going to thank everyone now because emoticon ! emoticon

baby steps,slow and steady..


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GIGGIN's Photo GIGGIN SparkPoints: (8,135)
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1/16/15 6:45 A

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Hi
I was in the other Group: 50+ members With 25-49 pounds to lose. Today was my weigh in day and now I can join this group :-)

I am 51 years old living i Oslo, Norway, 156 cm and today 70,6 kg want to be 59 kg and intend to make it happen in 2015.

Go visit my spark page for more information and hopefully inspiration - and maybe friend emoticon request

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JAMIELEARA's Photo JAMIELEARA SparkPoints: (5,729)
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1/15/15 9:42 P

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Hi, I'm Jeanne and I live in Arizona. Glad to join the team-- not sure how it works, though; how do we add points to the team? Are they added automatically from our personal points or is there something additional to do?

I just turned 50, but I've done Weight Watchers more times than I can count and SP a couple of times before. Haven't had much success with weight loss since I got married 24 years ago. Ha. This time I'm a retired empty-nester... so maybe it will be easier? :-D Kids are off to college, so now I only have to plan meals with my low-carbing husband in mind. In fact, all my "favorite" weight-loss obstacles are gone: I'm not teaching anymore, so my stress level is low and I am not too tired or busy to exercise. I am years past cancer surgeries, chemo and radiation, so my energy level is not compromised. I have recently rediscovered sewing as a hobby, so maybe that will keep me out of the fridge. I have two dogs that love to walk, chickens that lay eggs, and organic veggies growing in my garden. Surely I can keep up with this for more than the three or four weeks I usually last?

Great to "meet" all of you!

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Life is a blessing!


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1/10/15 6:59 P

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Hello, My name is Donna and I come from Northern Wisconsin. I first came across SparkPeople a few years back but my life started in a crazy spin so I never kept up.
I have lost and gained many times in my life but cant seem to keep it off. I really need to lose 15 - 20 lbs. so I am hoping that this year is my year. I love to walk, ride my bike, cross-country ski, fish and camp. I have participated in the Warrior Dash for 2 years now and need to get in shape for this year.

With God all things are possible


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