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1/27/14 12:44 A

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MOTHERBAGGINS - my heart goes out to you. What an unfortunate situation. I will definitely offer up many prayers on your behalf. It sounds like your husband's addictions are talking when he speaks to you, not the "real" him. Have you ever considered attending an Al-Anon meeting in your area? I wonder if that may help you in your situation (and 12-Step programs are all spiritually based so you will feel right at home with that aspect of it).

All the best to you and your family.

I pray that the good Lord will guide and support you.

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1/8/14 12:10 P

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This is my first time on this forum. I have been married to my husband for almost 17 years. We have three teens ages 17, 15, and 13. I am a believer in Christ Jesus, ever so grateful for my salvation. I want to be able to honor Christ in my marriage and I seem to fail at every turn. My husband believes I tricked him with my first pregnancy, pushed him into marriage, am the cause of his unfaithfulness and his alcohol and drug addiction. He says if I valued myself he would value me, and he fails to see how his actions over the years have leveled me. I know I am loved by Christ, but I yearn to be loved, protected, and cherished by my husband as well, but I don't believe that will ever happen. Please pray that I keep my eyes on the Lord and a cheerful countenance for my children. I want a better marriage, but things have been so bad for so long that I don't even know what to do or say anymore.

"What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn to do with diligence." - Samuel Johnson


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11/9/13 9:54 A

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Hi Gary!
Personally, I am thrilled that you are male, and have joined the Team, and I am sure the others will feel the same.

We have a few men who are members, but they tend to read the posts, and not always post themselves.

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11/8/13 10:15 P

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G'day team ,
lm taking part in this group as l think it is s great place to learn new ways and things to do to make my wife Glendas happiness our marriage happier and stronger than it already is , l hope its ok joining our team being a male if not let me know snd lll leave the team if its ok , lll do
my best to be an active team member and looking forward to taking part in and learning from
our team . Takecare Sparkfriend and team mate Gary .

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10/30/13 8:07 P

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10/30/13 12:32 P

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Than you CJBAGGINS! :)


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10/28/13 9:31 P

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Welcome, Christy!
emoticon on the almost 10 years!

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10/28/13 10:22 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Christy, my husband and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary on March 3! emoticon

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10/14/13 1:14 P

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Congratulations on your 9 years together!

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10/14/13 12:44 P

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Hello everyone! My name is Crissy and I have been married to my handsome husband for 9 years, will be 10 on May 1. :)

"Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn." C.S. Lewis


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10/4/13 12:13 A

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Thank you

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10/3/13 11:19 P

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And emoticon on the 8 years!

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Hello everyone. My name is Joanna and my husband and I have been married for 8 years

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9/7/13 2:31 P

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9/6/13 11:15 A

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Thank you CJ. I read your comment on leaders team. In my heart I just knew I needed to help out, plus I have such a sincere, deep desire to encourage married couples. So here I am. With the help of the Holy Spirit and my deep desire to help, I am committed to this team.

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9/5/13 10:53 P

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Sharon - you are a such a dear to offer to lead this team. I was unable to leave the team as a leader as there was no other person to take over. I would have to sparkmail Coach Jen.

This way - you can just step in to the leader role.

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This is a great team, with some wonderful sparkers. I am sure you will enjoy getting to know them

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9/5/13 9:31 P

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Hi my name is Sharon. I have been with Sparks for 4 years, plus a friend of CJ's. Today I joined the team because CJ said she was looking for a leader. I have offered to lead this team.

I am married and have gone through some difficult years in my marriage. Now I realize how much my buying into what the world tells to you to do, I caused many of my problems. It is my hope that you will welcome me as your new leader. I would very much like to share the beauty of marriage as well as living a healthy-life style too.

Let us work together and reap the joys of married life and good health.

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CJBAGGINS's Photo CJBAGGINS Posts: 31,771
11/24/12 1:18 A

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emoticon to both of you!
Sorry for my delay in posting, but my main computer is on the blink, so only have my mini laptop to get on-line, so don't even get email notifications of postings anymore.

All the best to both of you.
Check out our new winter challenge if you enjoy a little friendly competition to spur on your weightloss or healthy goals.


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11/8/12 11:08 A

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Good luck to you! Stick with it! You've stuck with school...Stick with this! Everyone here is going through the same struggle. Everyone is here to help..... emoticon

STAY ON TRACK! YOU CAN DO IT!


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11/8/12 10:29 A

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Hello! I have been married for about a year! I am 24 and I am a full time grad student tryig to lose 100 pounds.

Gastric sleeve procedure on 02/20/2014
90 pounds lost since starting pre op diet on 2/14/2014


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10/23/12 4:26 P

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Hi! Just got married in May! Since then, I've been ALREADY feeling settled and gaining weight! Need to be married and slim! LOL! That's my GOAL! emoticon

STAY ON TRACK! YOU CAN DO IT!


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5/21/12 9:39 P

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No worries, Jenna.
There are no "forum police". We just like to read people's introductions, no matter where they are posted. Glad you were able to figure out all about the threads, though. I remember when I first started posting, I got very mixed up!

Like many of us, you have had your share of unhealthy strategies. All the best to you as you learn to incorporate exercise into your life, and to eat in a healthier way.

Welcome to the Team!

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5/21/12 12:19 P

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Hi I'm Jenna,
First off I wanted to apologize for posting in the wrong thread twice, I am new. I thought that I was posting in this thread, and re-posted twice not understanding why I wasn't showing up. Then I realized that the reason why is I had posted incorrectly.

I am in my late 20's, and like many young people I ended up getting married after age 25. Having gotten engaged in my late 20's, I had time gained a considerable amount of experience with dating. I was especially good at the "Pre-date crash diet". The pre-date crash diet is especially popular with the online dating crowd, because you understand in advance that you have exactly 1-3 weeks to look nice as you possibly can.

I crash dieted my way through my dating life, and when dating a man consistently I remained on my diet to stay trim and lean. Of course when the relationship ended I went back to my old ways of eating. Once I was even a bit gleeful that a particular relationship was over, because it meant I could eat whatever I wanted again. This of course wasn't healthy, but I wasn't thinking at the time.

I ended up meeting a wonderful man in person without having had time to go on my crash diet. He saw me at my normal weight (155-160 pounds), and he fell in-love with me as-is. I never once crash dieted our entire relationship, and I am not starting now. What I have decided though is that I would like to eat healthy and exercise. I want for us to have a long healthy life together, to be a fit bride, and in the future (few years, maybe) be a fit mom-to-be.

My previous best weight was 129 pounds, so I am looking to reach that the healthy way. This isn't just a "Wedding Diet", this is a healthy lifestyle that I am starting meant to be maintained for the rest of my life.

Follow my journey in my blog, which I will be updating daily. Any comments would be greatly appreciated! I'll try my best to keep it exciting.

- Jenna

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3/26/12 11:50 A

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Welcome to the site, and the team, Chawanda!

I am so glad that you and your husband are working out together, and motivate each other. I Think we all slip sometimes. Perhaps you need to find something to motivate you when your husband can't join you? Can you work out with the kids? Playing together at the playground? Walking? Running? I'm not sure how old they are, but I know people combine parenting and working out in interesting ways.

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3/22/12 2:40 A

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Hello my name is Chawanda This is my 1st day on the site and i love everything about it so far. I'm a newlywed I married my husband 2-14-12. We have four beautiful children two boys and two girls. My past attempts at diets and exercise plans has not been successful. It is very hard to stick to plans without constant motivitation. My husband is my workout buddy/motivation coach but he works 40hrs a week its easy for me to get off track. Along with the chaotic lifestyle of being of mother....I slip a lot. Im ready to make a serious change i just need positive reinforcements.

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1/13/12 12:06 A

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Hello!
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So, what costumes did you wear at your wedding?

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1/10/12 1:50 P

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hello team :)
my name is donna and this is my 3rd day on sparkpeople and i am loving it! I am happily married to a wonderful accepting man. We got married Oct 31st 2010 and we had a costume wedding. I have two awesome boys from a previous relationship whom I share 50/50 with thier biological father. we get along better now than when we were together...funny how that works
My username is my real name and year i became a Harris:)
looking forward to spending this next year working on myself and dropping the pounds!!

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11/28/11 1:30 A

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Nice to meet you, Corinne! Welcome to the Team.
Congrats on your 9.5 years of marriage.

Why do you regret it? Big debts now? Or not a very good college?

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My name is Corinne and I am happily married to Chad since June 29, 2002. We have two beautiful and loving children, Clay and Courtney.

We met in college and so we are still working off our college debts, raise our kids and support each other. Unfortunately we went to a private college...and it is something we both regret.

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10/29/11 12:54 P

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Nice to meet you!
No problem about not telling us your name - that is simply a suggestion for those who are comfortable. Some use a nickname, others their first name, or you can simply be called by your username.

I wish you well on your healthy journey. I am almost at the beginning of my journey again, as I have gained back a lot of weight I had lost when I first started with sp. I am going to blog about it this weekend. It is scary starting again, but my health is a worry. I am healthy now. I know it will not stay such if I don't get working on this.

We can do this!

I hope I, and the team, can be a motivation to you, as you will be to us, I am sure!

cj
eta (edited to add) - feel free to use the metric system if it is more convenient for you. I am Canadian, so am used to kilometres, litres, etc. I also use grams and kilograms when purchasing food, but my scale is in pounds!

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What is your name?
For now i dont want to inclose my name,

How did you get your username?
Its a mix of names that are closest to me and my inspiration to loose weight

Why are you here?
I am a married woman, with kids, wanting to loose weight

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a young woman needing to loose 45% of my current weight as adviced by my doctor to be in the range of my healthy BMI. I gained alot of this weight during the time i have been married and pregnancies. Its about time i did something about it and started sheding those kilos off. I use the metric system but if you want me to use the imperial i will try and convert my numbers to it. I tried almost everything to loose weight, alot had little to no effect in loosing weight so i thought i would give sparkpeople a try , reading so many success stories this might be the way for me. In life i guess i do lack the motivation to go on with just about anything. I hope this will lead me in the right track.

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8/23/11 9:13 P

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Introduce yourself to the Team in this thread.

What is your name?
How did you get your username?
Why are you here?
Tell us a bit about yourself.

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