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LINDAJ577 Posts: 6
2/21/17 12:32 P

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Hello I'm not totally new to spark. I've been an infrequent user under a different account for 10ish years. I eventually always found it too time consuming. BUT I've moved up in phone technology and now have a smart phone. I'm hoping this is the tool makes all the difference. So I'm starting fresh with a new account. One and a half years ago I enrolled in a National Diabetic Prevention Program. I lost 75 lbs and dropped my A1C from 6.1 to 5.5. Since I finished the program I've regained 11 lbs. The plan is to use Spark to improve tracking myself. As well as find and provide inspiration and support.

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2/9/17 12:38 P

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Hi all, new here! Lost weight in 2016, 60 pounds. Holidays hit and gained back a few. Time to lose last 20. Daughters wedding in December, I want to look GOOD! Here to support and be supportive!

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1/25/17 8:14 P

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Hi!
I tried fit bit last year. Without the group support, it didn't go so well. So here I am...It's been a long time since I have posted here. My new year's resolution is to get on to Spark People, network, find support, and lose some serious weight.
My children are both away at college. So I have the extra time to devote to eating right and exercising. That is my plan. Good luck to everyone!

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1/22/17 1:30 P

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Hi everyone.

Just joined this team. I'm 55 and trying to get back into taking fitness seriously - again. Seems to get harder and harder every time I try but I refuse to give up.

Looking to give and receive support.
All the best to you all.

Put on some upbeat music.
If you find yourself dancing in your seat, take it a step further. Get up and start dancing on your feet.
You'll burn more calories that way.

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1/20/17 10:27 P

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Welcome to the team Bella we are glad you are here ! I hope with the help of the Spark teams and a healthy life style changes your journey will be successful ! I am in the same club but I refuse to wave the flag of defeat I hit the club very early 45 and it has been 11 years since that time ended for me ! You can do it emoticon

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1/16/17 9:12 A

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Hello all: I'm new to this Team but not new to SP; I've been with Spark for almost 7 years. I initally lost 30 pounds and maintained the loss for several years. Over the past 3 years, I've gone through some personal loss AND am a card carrying member of the Menopause Club. Through the stress, I've managed to gain the weight back.

It's been hard to loose the weight but I haven't been taking the process very seriously. I've had a long talk with myself and am addressing some personal issues and am getting serious about getting healthy again.

I'm a grandmother (Memaw); I have 2 grandchildren and two more on the way. I know I won't live forever but I'd like to play with the little ones without feeling like I'm going to fall over and pass out.

I already feel like this team will inspire me and help me along the way. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all. Cheers, Bella emoticon

I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.


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1/10/17 11:43 A

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Hi, I'm 53, married with three children. I'm trying to lose at least 20 lbs. My goal is to start walking regularly and eventually to start jogging. I'm also cutting carbs and trying to limit my daily calories to 1200. Any suggestions for success are greatly appreciated!

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1/7/17 7:36 P

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Hi

This is my first day starting this journey. Im really hoping tracking and having some support from others going through the same thing will help me. My goal is to lose 20 lbs. Im going on a trip with my daughter in February, hope to lose at least something by then.

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12/28/16 6:16 P

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Hello everyone,

I'm new as well. I also questioned whether this is the best time of year to begin a new health regiment but like some of you, I am the heaviest I have been in my life and am anxious to shed some of this weight. I was approximately 170 lbs when I began this journey on Dec. 13 and I'm pleased to now be under the 165 mark.I hope to continue my progress and to work toward my goal of losing 20 pounds by mid April when I travel to Italy with a group of friends. I enjoy getting out and walking but have been finding it hard to fit in more consistent exercise.

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12/28/16 5:10 P

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Hi, I'm new too. I'm a 50 year old stay at home mom. I have two boys 21 yrs. and 14 yrs. I love canning, gardening, sewing and I'm a new beekeeper. I am the heaviest I've ever been at 175 lbs and want to lose 30 lbs.

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12/28/16 10:26 A

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Hi!

I'm new as well, 54, married for 25+ years, with 2 daughters, no grandkids, but a very faithful and lovable golden retriever named Annabelle. I hope to lose 24 pounds by the end of March and look forward to getting healthier and joining you all on this incredible journey.

We CAN DO IT!!!

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12/27/16 1:00 P

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Hi my name is Pam. I am 53 and just rejoined spark. I like some others have noticed how big I am getting in photos. My goal is to lose 23 pounds an if I get there maybe 5 or 10 more. I have not had much luck in losing more than a couple of pounds , so I am really going to try this time.

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12/12/16 2:42 P

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Hi I'm Monique and hoping to lose 25 pounds by March.

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11/27/16 6:16 P

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11/27/16 4:50 P

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Hi all - I've had it. You know that feeling when you see photos of yourself and you finally realize how big you've become -- and you feel like you aren't that bad? Just went through that with Thanksgiving photos- oh my Lord, so depressing.

So I am going to get back to exercising and eating right - and try and lose 20 lbs. I just can't keep going like this. I know it's a bad time of the year to do a diet, but I hope to at least get in the groove and get going and be ready right after the holidays.
Nice to meet you all!

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11/20/16 10:51 A

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Hi Everyone. I have been on and off Spark for a while, but I am ready to reach my goals..I lost 3 lbs last week and am now 203....One of the "Big Ones" is in sight...to be under 200

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11/11/16 10:27 A

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Hi Everyone, I'm new and although this isn't the best time of year to start on a healthy adventure. I just can't wait anymore. So let the adventure begin !!!

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11/10/16 11:32 P

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11/10/16 7:14 P

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Hi everyone I'm new here and I'm hoping to loose 10 lbs. I would like to loose a little bit more than that but I don't want to aim too high and let myself down. Good luck to everyone!

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11/6/16 4:18 P

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Hi all, I'm new to SparkPeople, and liking it a lot so far. I have some weight to lose, but mainly am trying to get back into shape as part of my recovery from health crisis this past year. I have quite a ways to go, but I am determined!

"Never too old, never too sick, never too late to ... start from scratch once again." ~ Bikram Choudhury


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10/29/16 2:45 P

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I have about 5 pounds left to reach my goal weight this year. If it works out I would like to lose a total of 10 pounds. I have lost 50 pounds since February 1. I eat my lunch and supper later in the day and use part of my meals for a snack, every 3 hours I eat something,so I eat 5-6 times a day. My last snack is 1-2 hours before bed or I will wake up 3 hours after bedtime and eat.

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Linda. I live in Canada. My time zone is Pacific Standard Time,daylight savings time. I have chronic kidney disease. I am 54 years old on January 12.


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10/27/16 5:21 P

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Hi. Sometimes it's those last 10 or 15 lbs. thatget to us. Doesn't seem like a lot but can make a huge idfference in health and fitness. How about sipping tea or other beverages instad of snacking while watching TV.IOr standing up and using light weights while wattching insgtead of eaating?

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10/26/16 9:03 A

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Ran 30 minutes!! That's great!! I would love to be a runner! I'm not gifted in any way athletically but i would love to be a runner! I would settle for 20 minutes a day!! I admire your tinacity!! I was also on WW...did not work for me. Hope this will do it for all of us! Good Luck!

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10/25/16 11:05 P

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Welcome Chickywoo1 and everyone!
I just joined Spark people today. I'd like to lose 15 pounds, but really at this point I'd be satisfied with just 5 so I can feel a little more in control. I gained 15 pounds since the summer of 2015. I'm re-dedicating myself today - right before the holidays, which may seem crazy, but I think it will help keep me on top of things. I tried weight watchers this summer but i didn't last on it very long although i've been succesful on it in the past. I used to run a lot and am trying to go to the gym more. 4 times a week is my goal. I went today, and ran on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I used to run a lot more! I'm 53 and would like to get my weight under control! Am aiming to log all my food each day too. emoticon

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10/23/16 7:23 P

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I am new to SP, so thrilled to find this sight. I have 20+ ponds to lose and I'm finding that it's extreamly difficult. I need a change...to shake things up a bit. When I saw that this sight had so many challenges I thought that it might work for me! I need the accountability! Also, the doctor says a whole foods diet so here we go! 😀🙃

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10/22/16 4:00 P

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Hi, Been gone from this site for some time. But here I am again, still working to lose 10-12 lbs to get down to 140 lbs.Just got bloodwork report and my glucose levels went up for the second time, LDL high also. So even more reason to get back on that horse by eating better and exercising.

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10/19/16 6:30 P

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10/19/16 4:31 P

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Hi everyone,

I am looking to lose 15 pounds and I seem to keep gaining instead of losing. This is much harder in my fifties than it has ever been before. My biggest downfall is snacking at night time. I want to build new behaviors of things to do in the evening instead of snacking in front of the television.

Karen

Remember - it's very difficult to keep momentum when it's you that you are following - Evita
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10/8/16 5:08 P

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Hi, I have joined Spark people April 30 and lost 18 pounds. From Feb. 1 to April 30 I lost 30 pounds on my own,total lost 48 pounds. 4 pounds to goal. I had a blood clot 2 years a go for 8 months and gained weigh of 35 pounds because of lack of exercise and proper diet till I improved and got rid of clot in 8 months. Since high school, about 30 years I gained 13 pounds only. I have lost all weight gained since high school and because of my health. I have lost 10 inches from my waist and body fat was 52% and has stayed at 28% for 3 months now. I now take the same size clothes as high school. I have never had a weight problem. I have chronic kidney disease stage 2 as of last year,got 100 blood tests last week and get results Tuesday. Dr. suspects I need a biopsy in the hospital for possible kidney growth.

Linda. I live in Canada. My time zone is Pacific Standard Time,daylight savings time. I have chronic kidney disease. I am 54 years old on January 12.


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9/26/16 8:33 A

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Welcome to the team everyone let's do this !

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9/24/16 2:06 P

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Hi, everyone,

My name is Jeannette. I am 68, Norwegian and Irish. I was my Mom's primary caregiver for 15 years. She died of Alzheimer's at the age of 95 on August 1, a long productive life except for the last five years which no one should have to go through. She is now at rest.

During the time I cared for her I was able to lose 30 pounds and maintain that loss for several years. But during her last five years is when I regained the 30 pounds plus. I've have tried several times to lose and would lose a few only to regain. So now that the stress is over, I joined SparkPeople to take care of myself. I will need encouragement and hope after a while will be able to do the same for others. This sounds like a good group to join. I welcome you into my life!

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9/21/16 2:06 P

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Have to be brief, as I'm at work at the moment.

I'm 56 and have been around Sparks a looooong time. I hit my goal weight once. Have struggled ever since. Especially now with a fulltime desk job. Glad to be employed now, but have so little time. I've been trying really hard the last couple of months, but probably due to lack of consistency I guess, can't get more than a couple of pounds to budge, and then boom, it's right back.

I even tried a whack at low-carb, high protein dieting recently. It was going ok, until I went on a short vacation. Took me forever to get back on track. I guess some of this belongs on another thread.

Anyway - I live in Texas, married, 3 kids, 3 grandkids. all for now.

_Made it back to add what I forgot. In the past I've joined teams but didn't stay as I didn't have much time to post and keep up. I'll do my best here, but that's my history.

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emoticon Hi, I've been a SparkPeople member for a year and a half, and am moving through the teams as I make my way to being healthy. I started losing in December 2014,and in 20 months have lost and maintained 120 pounds. I did not have weight loss surgery, but I did just recently have abdominal skin pannus removed for health reasons. Now that I no longer have that problem holding me back, I'm on my way to the 150-155 range.
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9/21/16 1:08 A

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I m bot sure if i introduced myself before, i joined the program a couple of weeks back, I'm on my 50+ and its really hard to loose weight and fat especially in the middle section .i would like to get some support for this group, may be we cam al ldo it. Thank you emoticon emoticon

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9/16/16 2:52 P

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Congratulations on your weight loss victory and welcome to our team !! emoticon

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9/15/16 5:31 P

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Hi!
I'm Heather, 55, and so happy to leave the 50+with 25 to 50 pounds to lose and join this one instead!
I am greatly enjoying being 25 pounds lighter, thanks to Sparkpeople!

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8/17/16 7:19 A

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Hi my name is Ann.., i have been a member of Sp for many years and thoroughly believe in it..,. but having recently hit my 50's i am finding maintaining my weight is harder and harder... so now I am at a point I need to lose 10# .. just paid for premium mainly because I believe in supporting SP for allthey have done for me... ( 110# weight loss in 7 years) but also to motivate me to get back on track...


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5-31 Kalamazoo run or dye 5k
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Hi all I am a retired nurse or is it TIRED nurse I enjoy retirement and being my own boss. I have been in sparkpeople off and on.....I have to remember to log in daily....I like my rebounder for exercise and I am working with an exercise weighted hula hoop, I am not as good on it as when I was a child but improving a little at a time .....

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Hi! Well, I've been a member for a while, but I too have been on and off. So here I go again, this time I paid for Premium, so that I would commit more.

I was a WW leader/member and have managed to keep 20 pounds off of my original 34.5 pounds, since I retired 4 years ago, due to an auto immune disease.

The biggest problem since achieving that in 2002, I have gone from 5'6.5" to 5'5" so now I would like to get down 15-20 pounds and drop at least 3 BMI points. Shrinking as you age! Really not fair! Ahhhhh!



Here I come "Slender, Supple and Sixty"


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HI! I have been on Spark for five years and on this team for awhile but I have not been good at posting regularly. I do track my food and exercise but I will try to be more active on this team. I had lost weight but now it is all back due in part to thyroid problems that I am experiencing and waiting on more blood work before they start me on meds.
I am a 2nd grade teacher and believe it or not we start school again on Aug. 10th. so I am a little exhausted from working late to get my room ready.
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I've been on Sparkpeople for a while (with varying success and failures) and am hoping that I can learn from this group and move forward in what has been a bit of a frustrating journey so far.

Hadn't ever had weight issues prior to my mid-forties but as soon as I quit smoking the pounds slowly began to creep on.

I've set myself a goal of losing the 15kg and am now using the 5:2 plan along with exercise - and am committed to making this work!

Nothing tastes as good as being stupendous at sixty is going to look and feel!


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7/28/16 5:53 P

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Me too -- testing the waters! You Go Girl!

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7/28/16 5:44 P

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I'm Patsy!

I joined SP this month & am still finding my way around the site (choosing not to live on the PC but instead enjoying the great weather & outdoors). I just signed up for a 10K walk in three weeks so it's important that I continue my local "walk-abouts" and at home treadmill steppin' so I can enjoy the walk (will take 2 to 2-l/2 hours).

I gained weight when I quit smoking (my 4 years smobriety was July 3rd!) because I substituted my nicotine with a food addiction. Addictions love to do that; get one under control & another "bulges" to the front.

I'm losing the last 15 lbs (maybe 20 lbs!) & it has been challenging for me (I'm on NS & am also a FitBit'er). Age DOES matter. I am not social security eligible yet but getting there (another birthday is coming in August)!

Bit by bit I am reaching my weight goal! I WILL get there again (& then maintain it)!



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I have been a member of Sparkpeople for a few years and a member of this team for over a year, just not active. I am doing the 21 day new member challenge trying to use all the tools os Sparkpeople. Community has been one area I have shied away from. So putting my foot in the water, testing this out.

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Hi - I'm Diane. I am 57 and live in the Boston area. I have been on SP for a long time. Initially I lost 20 lbs but some of it has creeped back on. Looking for some support and motivators to keep me on track.

Diane
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Hi - My name is Karie and I am 52. I work as the Coordinator of Senior Ministries for our church (assisting elderly and homebound) and as a result I know first hand that if we aren't healthy in our 50s we WILL be sick in our 60s and beyond.

I have 10-12 pounds to lose but can only do very low impact exercises due to a neck injury from a fall while running (who says exercise is good for you?? haha). The neck injury causes intermittent pain and exercise induced migraines if I do anything too strenuous. The doctor says "no" every time I ask if I can if run. So, alas...I walk. It's just not burning the same as running was - I just seem to stay steady - not losing or gaining. To add to the difficulties, I live in Alabama which is just south of Hell in the summertime. emoticon

Any suggestions on some low impact - high return exercises would be much appreciated!

Karie Helms
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HI Diane,
you're really smart to nip the gain while its still single digit. Good to keep busy, active. I plan on trying "paddle-board" with a buddy in July. Cant be too hard. I see older women on the ad's and they look fine, One had a dog in the back of the board emoticon
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Hi, my name is Diane. I am a 76 year old retired senior. I started SP in 2014 and had lost 68 pounds. I did very good my first year with SP. In my second year I started snacking. Since February of this year the snacking has gotten out of control. I dont know why I am sabotaging myself but I need to stop. Ive regained 8 of the 68 pounds I lost. This means I now have 15 pounds to reach goal (150).
I find myself with too much time on my hands. I am learning to quilt. I also crochet/knit and do cross stitch. I am hoping the quilting will work to keep me busier.


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Hi, Everyone- I have been on Spark before and came back today because I am finding these last 15 lbs. really hard to lose. I do pretty good all day but I find it really hard to stop the late night snacks. I am hoping that with the support of others and by tracking what I eat, I'll finally get to my goals. It's getting hot here in AZ - just about 115 degrees today. You would think the heat would diminish the appetite - not so I'm afraid emoticon Anyway, I'm glad to be part of this team and look forward to sharing with all of you.

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HI I'm 55 and need to get to 157lbs. I was in the spring challenge (team emerald) and lost a bit but want to branch out. Days right now include the veggie garden, outside stuff (we live on 10 acres), my grandkids and daughter. They live nearby and work PT. I do plan most meals but boredom or procrastinating leads me to eat.
My goal is to be at 170 b4 Hawaii end of the year emoticon

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Greetings to all you inspiring people! I am in Canada where beautiful weather has finally arrived, needing to get back on the straight and narrow. I lost 35 pounds four years ago, and 8 have crept back on just recently. Hoping to lose 13 to make the total 40 and then try to stay there. Love the feeling of being fit and strong, and YES it is possible after 50. I'm now 62 and need some swift kicks in what I hope will be a re-shrinking derriere. Too much sitting sitting sitting over the past year...

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Hi my name is Iris, i'm a newbie to this site. I'm excited to have found this site and I hope to find motivation in the many post. I love chuck food mostly sweets, which I've stayed away from for the past 2 weeks "hooray" ! , now I just have to find the inner strength to incorporate exercise in my daily routine.

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My name is Pam. I am 52 have 33 year old twin boys and 6 grand children . I need to loose 24 pounds.

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Hi, I'm Dorthy. I'm about halfway through this journey to lose the first 17 pounds. When I complete this step I will try to lose another 15 pounds.

I've been married to my college sweetheart for 40 years and have 2 sons. I love walking and hate exercise. Love pasta and prefer to ignore most vegetables.

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5/6/16 1:38 P

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I have decided to give Spark People another try. I lost 20 pounds using Spark People about five years ago...Unfortunately, they are now back plus 10...Would be happy losing 5 pounds a year instead of gaining 10...I am on prednisone until tomorrow...so I will start focusing on eating right Sunday...

I joined a gym and have been doing weighlifting one day along with 30 minutes of cardio and then 60 minutes of cardio another day since January and have lost only 3 pounds. I am very frustrated...Maybe logging food here will help.

TrishP115..My one day goal..


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Hi I'm a newbie. I have lost 75 pounds, but this last ten is giving me grief. At 5'8" I got a range of 122-164 as optimal. My BMI is good. I hate to exercise but am working toward 10,000 steps with FitBit Alta. I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia so have been a coach potato for too long.

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5/5/16 10:44 A

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You're right that media, fashion and our culture bends toward "young, thin = beautiful". But I think we need to not care what others say is beautiful. We need to define that for ourselves. I completely understand how difficult that is - I've spent much of my life fighting the battle. But at 64 I think I've defined beauty for myself and it rarely has to do with looks.
Not to say I don't still struggle. But when I take a breath in the middle of all the noise I know that I'm the one that determines whether I'm good enough or not.

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I'm 64 and pretty healthy. My weight has been creeping back up over the last 2 years. I've got 25 pounds to lose and I'm overwhelmed at having to do this yet again in my life. But I'm willing to try. I've never used message boards before but after reading an article today and realizing that doing this without support isn't very pleasant. I'm diving in.


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Hey there
My name is Gigi.
I am going to lose 25+ lbs.
I am already enjoying Spark ing!
Thank you all for your support and encouragement.
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Hello
I turned 50 in September and didn't realize that your body will start doing its own thing at this age!! I joined SparkPeople in '09 and with it lost 100 lbs! But in the past 2 years, because of injuries and body changes, I have gained back 30 of those pounds! So I am here trying to stay/regain my motivation and lose those pounds and more. I'm at 208 now, but my long term goal is to be under 170. I'm having to learn to eat differently and in different quantities now that I am older. I eat pretty clean 80% of the time. But my portions are way off. I exercise roughly 4-6 times a week, but am not able to have the intensity I once had because of some injuries to my shoulder, hand and knee. I know it will take time. Unfortunately, I'm not good at waiting or changing! Thank you in advance for any and all help you guys can give.
Thank you for being here :)
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Resolute about working on becoming a better me than I was yesterday.
Renegade about being as healthy as I can be!!

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emoticon emoticon are here to encourage and keep you focused.

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Hello Everyone! I'm Monique aka (Meaux). I'm 54 and looking to work off 20-25lbs. Working with getting back to healthy eating again, and finding my muscle. I found my bicep, cowering somewhere beneath my armpit! Winters here in Indiana are not only cold.....but long. I come from the South!!!! So I think it's extra cold! To everyone who is new...good luck and stay motivated. To those who have lost...awesome work peeps! Keep On "Sparking"!!!! 🙌 yes...we all have goals! Have a most wondermous day/eve!!!

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4/14/16 3:26 P

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Hi, my name is Kathy and I am 71 and looking to lose 21 lbs. and get fit again. emoticon

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Good morining everyone. My name is Patti and I am 56 years old. I live in Fredericksburg, VA and I work in DC. I am trying to lose at 10 pounds but a little more than that would be great as well. I work out in the gym at work every day except on Thursdays.

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I'm looking for accountability partners... Live in Virginia near Culpeper. I work in Woodbridge. Back AGAIN!




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Hi,

I'm Nancy from cold and still snowy Michigan. I'm 59 years old, happily married for 39 years and grandmother to 10 wonderful grandchildren.

I'm a late in life runner, very active and watch what I eat. This past year, I've put on 15 lbs, which is a lot on my small frame. I'm trying to change things around and hopefully get back into my summer clothing before it warms up here.

Hoping to jump my slow metabolism back into gear!

~Nancy

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Hi all! This is my second go round at SP. Last time was 10 years ago when I was a new mom! The weight has crept back up over the years and although I have stayed more active than before (I am running 3-5 miles 4x a week) I feel like my metabolism has changed at 50 and I once more need to count my calories. It was so successful for me last time around. I would like to loose 10-12 pounds.

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Thanks for the warm welcomes! I live in Florida, 61 with 20 pounds to lose. Struggle with exercise due to needing a hip replacement that I hope to put off for another 4 years. If I exercise a lot, I will pay in pain the next few days. I know SparkPeople works, I'm coming back after a few years.

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Hello, John. I hope you can find physical activity that is good for you, not hurtful, and that you enjoy. Make a goo choice today, and just keep plugging away.

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Hello, Susan. Welcome to this group and No More Excuses! Yay!

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Welcome, Jerry. Disasters happen, but there are always good decisions possible afterwards to change things round. I wish you all the best.

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Hi, This is a first for me - both joining a weight loss program and sharing it. I'm 65, retired early ten years ago and weight has gone up by at least a kilo a year. I got to 100kg, had a pulmonary embolism a year ago and now trying to avoid a repeat. Need meds to control high blood pressure so weight loss should help too. Now 94.5kg. and first goal is to get down to retirement weight 85kg. Used to run regularly until wear and tear of calf muscles resulted in severe cramps after just ten mins. Haven't found an exercise routine to replace running so sort of gave up and just dipped in and out with occasional burst of enthusiasm for gym or cycling but didn't change my eating habits. Result is where I am now, which I am trying to put right. I've uploaded "before" photos to my Sparkpage so I know I have to keep this going.

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Hi. My name is Susan. I am not new to SP but new to the group and trying to back on course. I've had hip problems for the past 5 years which has made exercise sporadic but had it replaced a year ago. No more excuses.

Only those who attempt the absurd...will achieve the impossible.

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Greetings and palpitations, everyone! I'm Jerry. My 60th birthday is coming up later this year. None of us know how many of those landmarks we have left, and I would like to make the most of however many are allotted to me. Until about 8 years ago, I was in decent physical condition: I could run (super slowly) 4 or 5 miles, was lifting weights regularly, etc. A series of disastrous personal situations and choices really did a number on me - emotionally and physically. I'm committed to recovery in both those areas.

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"Hi ladies."
um...
"... and gentleman." ?

All the best with your second shot at Sparkpeople. Good luck!


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Hi ladies. I'm what we call a re-tread in the Corp. (been here, done this before & back) I am prob not the only sparkler who sizzled out & had to relight! This food mind game is baffling. Today feelin good! Busy with a great life of fam, friends & tennis matches. Happy to be sparkin again. It's the only way to stay on track for me. My own efforts make a mess of it all! Thank you spark sistas for being here for us all!🤗maci

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I'm Martha in the Pacific Northwest. After a couple of rounds of cancer (breast, cervical), I want to get in as good shape as possible to prevent or fight off whatever comes at me next. Let's do this!

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2/26/16 11:41 A

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Hi, Anita! I lived in Alabama for 20 years, and know it is very hard to lose weight with all that amazing food and a culture that doesn't emphasize exercise. Good for you!

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Hi, I'm Anita from Alabama. After being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in August 2014, I changed my lifestyle and began getting healthy. I currently control my diabetes with exercise and "diet" only - no meds! I've actually lost 110 lbs. but I am down to losing that last pesky 18 to reach my goal of 150 (from the starting point of 273).

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Welcome back, Pam. Just keep trudging along and you will make it.

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Hi my name is Pam. I am a returning spark member. I am determined this time to stick with it this time and reach my goal.


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