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HEALTHYONE2008
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9/22/12 7:33 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

FAVORITE HYMNS

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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ANGELBAR54
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9/17/12 9:21 A

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Greetings to you all as well!
I've been on this site since the end of August and it does have more to offer than Body Media. I find this site to be more fun and informative. Spark does have plenty to offer.
I've been with Jenny Craig for the last 2.75 years and I have been stuck on a "plateau" for the past 9 months.
Before that, I was a lifetime member @ WW got to the same stopping point, I started to gain my weight back and then some. Ugh! I am now fighting my way back.
I have not been at a healthy weight for the past 10 years since I won my fight against colon cancer and MRSA.
I am now enrolled in a non surgical barriatric weight loss program. I want to be at a healthy weight.



SHARON632
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9/16/12 8:28 P

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Hi and welcome to the team. SP has lots to offer. Take advantage of all the free tools and enjoy the journey.

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Starting over
Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.


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GENESIS2012
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9/15/12 6:49 P

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Hi 8 and welcome emoticon to Spark and the Team!

Here is my best advice - not complicated and from the heart: 1) Use your Nutrition Tracker faithfully, every single day, and print out the daily report on that page so you can make sure you are getting the proper balance of fats, carbs, and protein. This will keep you honest and accountable for your choices. Checking your report each day is critical - you want to make sure you are getting the right % of nutrients and not just eating empty calories. Remember, it is possible to stay within your calorie range eating "junk" but that isn't going to promote weight loss and it certainly won't maintain it in the long run emoticon .; 2) Find a few exercises/activities you actually ENJOY doing and then do them 3-4X a week. If you like what you are doing the chances are much better that you will stick with it emoticon ; 3) Stay active with your Team(s) because this is the place you will get encouragement, motivation, and support - including hugs on those days when things are especially tough! emoticon and; 4) Try to have fun with this journey to slimness and better health! It's a given that if you enjoy something you will stick with it! emoticon

One last thought: it isn't important how fast or slowly you lose your weight. This is one area where 'slow and steady wins the race' is more then just some old cliche. Spark teaches you a new lifestyle and you need time to re-educate yourself and develop a new relationship with food. emoticon

Carol AZ emoticon

The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 TLSB

Carol
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RSSSLHB
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9/15/12 8:56 A

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MYBULLDOGS
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9/15/12 8:47 A

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my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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GRANNYSUE9
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9/15/12 3:12 A

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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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SHOAPIE
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9/14/12 10:53 P

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8NITELITE
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9/14/12 10:44 P

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After many years of wishful thinking,(wishing it all go away) I'm finally DOING something about my health. I'm looking forward to all the help with the challenges ahead. I haven't seriously dieted since my 20's. It should be interesting to say the least.



 
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