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BLACK741
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1/3/12 1:52 P

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welcome to the team, so glad you decided to join us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle!


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DIXYGAL1
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1/2/12 7:25 P

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Thanks, Sharon


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SHARON632
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1/2/12 5:23 P

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hi and welcome to the team.

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Starting over
Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.


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CORKYTHEMOM
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1/2/12 11:23 A

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DIXYGAL1, Welcome to SparkPeople and joining our team!

You're never alone in this journey of healthy living. You are among SP friends that will support and encourage you in the most positive ways.

Sending YOU CAN DO IT hugs from Missouri Have a Sparktacular New Year!


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Welcome to the "Show-Me" State! You are among friends!
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SUPERGRAN55
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1/2/12 10:30 A

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GRANNYSUE9
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1/2/12 9:53 A

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emoticon and emoticon to the team! emoticon and we will be here to help support you and motivate you.

Joined SP 4/10/08
Goal weight 130
Western Tennessee
I love SP
Central Time Zone 1 hour behind Eastern Time
Weight loss with SP:40 lbs


You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

Zig Ziglar


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DIXYGAL1
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1/1/12 9:46 P

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Thanks so much Kayelene.


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SHOAPIE
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1/1/12 9:35 P

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MYBULLDOGS
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1/1/12 8:51 P

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find foods that work with YOUR body chemistry.

i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 34 pounds .

i cook 4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages. find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.



it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.

i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.

you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.

I have gone from 198 to 164 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.

one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's worth

i went to the doctor. for the first time in a long time i was not ashamed to get on the scale. i did not have to get beet red because doctor said i was over weight. it felt GREAT.


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RSSSLHB
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1/1/12 8:06 P

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HEALTHYONE2008
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1/1/12 7:45 P

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Nancy in Columbia,SC

"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up"...and I intend to be that person

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Jesus loves me
Amazing Grace
Rock of Ages
No, not one
Some things never change
You are God alone/how great is our God
Move mountain, move
When the rocks cry out
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POPSY190
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1/1/12 7:42 P

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Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

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The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better.


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SHER143
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1/1/12 7:11 P

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You have found a great place to support and encouragement...best of luck in your journey to better health!


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MARTY19
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1/1/12 6:55 P

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There are two options regarding committment - your either IN or your OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.

A person who wants something will find a way..
A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



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KAYELENE
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1/1/12 5:57 P

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emoticon and emoticon to the team. Wishing you all the best with your weight loss with reaching your goals and with your journey to a new youemoticon

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“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” ~James Gordon

I've got faith to believe, I can do anything.


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DIXYGAL1
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1/1/12 5:56 P

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I've been fighting the battle of the bulge for as long as I can remember. Even when I weighed 113 lbs. in college, I felt fat. So I came to realize that weight gain is a psychological problem for me. I do the yo-yo thing---gain it and lose it and gain it and lose it. But as the years kept passing, I began to realize that I wasn't loosing as much as I was gaining. When I turned 60, my metabolism seemed to shut down all together, I am now 35 lbs over my healthy weight and believe me I can tell it. My blood pressure has been affected and I am finding it difficult to breath when I exert myself. For a person who is active and enjoys sports, that is a real handicap. My weight gain is no longer just in my mind--it's on my body and hard to miss. I am hoping that being a member of this group can help me stay on track and do what I need to do to get the weight back under control.


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