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12/8/14 3:06 P

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Hi all... I am Tina and once again I am back it!!! Figured now is as good a time as any to get back on the band wagon....... I lost 50 pounds 2 years ago and found 30 of it again.... Now I need to lose another 50 pounds to reach my goal! I recently went back to work and this job is pretty much a desk job so to keep from gaining more, I am here for motivation and support.... Look forward to joining yall in loosing....
I am located in the Columbia area....

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12/5/14 5:53 P

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Hello everyone. .my name is Kathy and i live in Upstate, SC emoticon

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5/21/14 1:32 A

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Hi Tonya! How old are your girls? I have 2 girls 5 & 6 years old. I actually just moved here from Illinois 3 weeks ago :) I know how you feel about being away from family, ours is not very supportive and it is hard not having any help in the area, but there is so much to do out here and tons of fun!

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5/19/14 3:33 P

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"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going"
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"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."
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5/18/14 11:56 A

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Glad to have you on board! Good luck!

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5/18/14 11:27 A

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Im from NE Columbia. I have about 70lbs to lose. Ive already lost 80 on my own and in combination with weight watchers. I am still new to the site, and learning a lot! Hi!

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5/14/14 8:39 A

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Hey, I'm Stephen and live in the Upstate. I try to run two days a week for 30 minutes, combined with light weightlifting or power yoga on the days I don't run. Hopefully through the stretching I can improve my balance and get into better shape. Good luck to everyone else too.

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5/9/14 11:25 A

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I am Cindy and live in Ware Shoals. Anyone out there that lives in this area? I am new to SparkPeople and still learning how to navigate the site. I am looking forward to and am excited about using it as a tool on my getting healthy journey. There seems to be a tremendous amount of support out there. I am trying to go wheat free and am following the Wheat Belly plan. So far it (about three weeks) it is working for me. Also walking more and getting more exercise.

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MINDYWINN Posts: 6
5/7/14 6:06 A

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Hi, I'm Mindy. I live in Bluffton with my husband (a chef) and my 10 year old son. I've been a member of SparkPeople for a few years but logged back on in January. I realized I was at my pregnancy weighIt and was REALLY irritated! We cook from scratch at our house and believe in whole foods without a lot of processed crap. I'm learning new ways to cook and SparkPeople is helping me figure out portions size. I'm down by 13 pounds since I started in January and am down a dress size as well (I'm very short with a small frame so a little weight makes a big difference). My goal is to be in a bikini as much as possible this summer. I've hit a bit of a plateau in recent weeks though with no weight loss or a one pound weight gain. So I'm kicking it up and running a LOT more (the Nike app for your iPhone is REALLY good - using the "coach" function). I hope to be down by another 10-15 pounds by the end of July. Thanks for your support!

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4/21/14 5:04 P

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Hi, I am Patricia and I am 50 years old. I recently quit smoking cigarettes ( 51 days ago ) plus middle age spread has found it's way to my stomach.. I really want to not only lose the weight but get healthy in doing so. Even though there are two perfectly good exercise machines in my office I fail to use them. However I dust them daily .. lol.. I look forward to helpful motivation and being held accountable for my eating habits.

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4/7/14 4:57 P

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I started back on sparkpeople last fall. I've been a member for 8 years and never even realized how much information and support is on this site. My sister turned me back on a month ago after I told her I was a member. She has motivated me so much since she joined. We are there to support each other. I've been on and on and off again exercise regimen most of my adult life but always fall off the bandwagon. My husband is always encouraging as he's always been more conscious to take good care of his health. I've lived in South Carolina for 29 years. Man I'll never get used to the hot summers! emoticon

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1/13/14 12:03 A

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I'm Shane from Pageland S.C, I started last year on my diet and used pills from the doctor also and lost right at 40lbs but after vacation I stopped going to the gym and starting eating more lol so I'm 10lbs from where I started from now and trying to lose 50LBS, I bought a treadmill the other day and me and the wife plan on doing this together. I plan on posting updates and getting on daily to stay on track. emoticon

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1/8/14 9:14 A

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I'm Richard and live in Florence. I've been a member for a while, but have not been active. I orginally lost 84lbs, but in the last year plus, I found 30 of them back! Ugh....

I have returned to the gym and back to tracking my intake. Gotta make it a habit once again.



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1/6/14 5:52 P

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Hi everyone so glad I found you all. I am Jill and I am 53 yrs old. My goal is to lose 50 lbs. I live in beautiful Charleston. I love it here!!! I started on the treadmill last week and walked 1 mile at 1.9 it took me 37 mins. Today I walked 2 miles at 2.5 and it took me 45 mins. I found if I just start and get past the first 15 mins. I can do it. My problem is my calorie intake. I am hungry all the time!

I would like to know where I can get the tracker on my profile page.

Thanks everyone and good luck!



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1/2/14 11:16 A

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Moved to Dorchester County with the hubby and our 3 kids almost a year ago and we love it here! :)

~Ciara~

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
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1/1/14 12:54 P

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12/31/13 8:00 P

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Hi all i'm new to this site. With it being new years, my new year resolution is to lose weight (50 lbs) and I will be starting my exercising and dieting tomorrow. I am from the Pickens area and need all the help/support that I can get

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12/29/13 12:06 P

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Hi all! My name is April. I am from Greenville, SC. I joined to help me lose weight to become healthier in order to have a baby. Good luck to all! emoticon

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12/14/13 11:23 A

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Greetings, I'm bob living in Bluffton. Moved here from pa when I retired. Looking forward to making new friends her. Have a great day

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11/26/13 5:01 P

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Hi! Where at in the Upstate? I live in Easley.

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11/26/13 4:43 P

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Hi! My name is Jackie. I'm a 32 and a wife and mommy to a 4 yr old little boy, Nicholas. I live in Easley South Carolina. I'm starting my weight loss journey again and I am always looking for support in any way I can get it.

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11/13/13 5:48 P

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I'm Ashley. From Darlington SC. I'm 29 new mom and a night shift nurse

Ashes the mom in scrubs, Darlington, SC
3/24/14 Today is the first day of the rest of my life


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9/26/13 6:27 P

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Welcome to our new members. I've been away for awhile.

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9/23/13 12:46 A

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Hello
My name is Donna and I live in the Charleston area. I have done this before and I will do this again.
Divorced, 1 daughter, and two grandchildren.
If anyone is looking for a walking partner let me know. Sure would like to walk the BRIDGE!!!

Life is GOOD!!!


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9/9/13 7:14 A

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Hi! :) Happily married, homeschooling mom to 4 (technically 3 - our oldest attends Mayo HS for science and mathmatics - lol), great kids and 4 gsd's (we have a small family breeding program).

I'd been on SP a long time ago, but fell off that wagon when life hit. The past several years have been a challenge, and rather difficult for our family. Moved to Hartsville from NC almost 2 years ago. My husband was offered a job which enabled me to stay home with our children (our youngest has health issues related to a micropreemie birth). A few interviews, some prayers, and SC.. here we are! :) (God provides! :) ) Now that the dust has seemed to have settled, I'm ready to make those permanent changes - for my husband, my kids, and myself. :)

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9/5/13 11:11 P

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Hi everyone!

I'm Amy!! I live in Kershaw which is in Lancaster County. I moved here in 01 from PA and totally fell in love with southern living!!

I am wondering if there is anyone close to me to be an exercise buddy or a walk partner....

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8/27/13 7:32 P

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Hi All! I'm new to the site. I'm 51 years old and currently 180 lbs. overweight. I have had both hips replaced and a knee replaced. I have a bulging disc in my back. I have a 7 year old son who lives with me, my other 3 children are grown and living with families of their own. I have 3 grand children so far. I would like to be around to see my 7 year old and my grand babies grow up. It is very difficult for me to exercise. I am starting slow and hopefully I will get this weight off me.

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8/25/13 11:25 P

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Hi! My name is Charity. I'm in the Upstate of South Carolina and ready to begin this journey to lose this weight. I'm in the process of getting rid of baggage in my life and this weight is just something else to get rid of. Always looking to make new friends and be a support to those who need it.

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8/24/13 6:43 A

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You live near me! My boys play baseball in Jefferson. Howdy!

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7/27/13 7:17 P

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Hi! I'm Gal, I'm 23 and live in Jefferson. I am a trucker wife with two kids. I have custody of my daughter, age 2, and we are fighting for custody of our son, my husband's from a previous marriage, age 6. I live with my brother, who will only eat pizza, ramen and hotdogs. And my Dad who is addicted to soda. Great weight loss environment there right? Oh well. ANYWAY! Hi. That's it.

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7/15/13 8:33 A

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Welcome to new SC members!

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7/10/13 12:10 P

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Please pray for and support our troops.....They are the very reason we live in the land of the free......let us give thanks to our BRAVE.
GOD is AWESOME.....PRAISE HIM.



Run 1/2 marathon..goal met!


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7/7/13 7:44 P

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Hello everybody! my name is jason and I live around the lake wylie area. Just trying to get motivated to lose alot of this extra muscle that I have gained... lol jk. Really tho I need find a way to get motivated and get up andget it done. Need to lose around thirty pounds for my small goal and then move on to the next. Feel free friend me... talk to y'all soon

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7/1/13 7:44 P

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Hello and welcome to the team. I am new o being team leader and excited to have you all join.

Hoping for Success Without Hard work is Like Trying to Harvest Without Planting.
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Hi, I'm Cindy. I'm in the Laurens area. Looking for spark friends.

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6/30/13 1:53 P

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Happy Sunday everyone! I have not been very social in the community but really am gonna try. I really need some inspiration, motivation, and someone not afraid to call me out on my bad choices. Feel free to friend request me. I live in the Bluffton area I would love to find a walking partner/group. emoticon

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Checking in from Ballentine SC (Columbia/Irmo area) I've been out of town and haven't been on here much lately. Getting some medical tests done on Monday and then I can get back on track again. Hope you're all having a nice summer!!

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It's ok Jennifer! Congrats on the first steps! I'm Tammara and I'm in Florence

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6/26/13 8:54 P

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Hello everyone, my name is Jennifer, I live in Sumter. I am a wife and mother to three children who always puts others before myself. I have completely let myself go and need to get back in shape not only for my family but for myself.

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6/15/13 10:55 A

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Good morning, everyone. I'm Rita, age 52, caregiver to my mother, currently living in SC, originally from DC. My reasons for losing weight are so that I can successfully complete God's plan for my life, continue to help my mother reverse type 2 diabetes, hypertension and arthritis and just have a greater quality of life. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by the end of November 2013. My mother had a gall bladder attack and since that time, we've started eating low and no fat foods with more vegetables. We are seeing results in that she doesn't even have to take her insulin every day, as she doesn't always need it. Her blood pressure meds have been spaced further apart and her weight is slowly decreasing. Living with her has inspired me to care more about my health and I believe networks like this one are a God send. I'm wishing you all the best success in reaching your goals!

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Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. ~Matthew 7:12/NLT
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5/23/13 4:24 P

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Hello. I am Luke. I am 29 from the Greenville Spartanburg area. I would like to hit my weight goal before I turn 30. I have been doing 9Round fitness since Feburary, though I am toning up, I havent lost a single pound :(. I really need to have a simple eating plan that
I can stick to everyday. I like variety but I think something simple and the same every day would be the best plan. any suggestions?

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5/13/13 11:16 A

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Hey all! My name is Tre' and I recently moved back into the Columbia area. I'm looking to find buddies who would be interested in exercising with me to help motivate me to stay fit. I'm hoping to start walking/jogging the Lake Murray Dam or would consider going to the River Walk in Columbia with a friend or two. I grew up in Chapin, lived & worked overseas for a while and have come home for a little while to rest from cross-cultural living/working and practice my Southern English! Anyway, if you would like to join me or invite me to join what you are already doing in the Columbia area, I'd appreciate it!!! :-D Blessings to all of you!

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4/26/13 9:47 P

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emoticon I am a 51 year old grandmother of 7 I got hurt well over 2 years ago and my life has not been the same .hurt my neck and back. I have gain over 100 pounds being out of work I have RA Fibrin and 1 other type of arthritis's in my knees and hips. I am told by different doctors that if I don't get weight of I won't be around too many more years It is a struggle to exercise but I try. I have got to learn a better way to cook eat better foods I am very greatful for any tips on not always being hungry Thankyou

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Hey Polar... I'm in Florence, good luck w your goals. You can do it!

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3/30/13 5:23 P

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Hi! I live about 20 miles from Florence, and about hour and half from Myrtle Beach! I love living in SC, and have been here long enough to claim it as home. I am married with 3 kids, and have been on a long weight roller coaster. I am determined to drop the weight, and my husband is trying to get healthier as well! My kids eat anything they want and never gain a pound. LOL I look forward to talking with all of you!

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Welcome to the group Heather!

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Welcome to all the new members!!

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3/15/13 9:45 P

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I my name is Heather Harriss and I live in Ladson, SC just off of Ladson Rd and would love to find a walking partner. My goal is to loose about 55 lbs by the end of the year. My closer goal is to loose between 15 and 20 lbs before september. Sparkpeople.com has really been helping the few days I've been back on it. I was on before but didn't stick with it due to medical problems. Now there doesn't seem to be anything stopping me!

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3/12/13 3:49 P

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Hi Jennifer! Welcome. Hopefully we can all encourage each other and reach our goals!

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My name is Jennifer I live in Greenville SC and I am back using Sparkpeople after a long break. I was doing Weight Watchers for a few years but could no longer afford the monthly cost and when my husband and I joined the YMCA I decided to come back to Sparkpeople which has helped me in the past.

I have decided this time around I am not on a diet and not out to lose weight this is lifestyle change and I want to be healthy. Sure the weightloss will come with the lifestyle change but not going to live or die by the scale.

This past year I was told I have metabolic syndrome and currently on the trifector of medications for, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and insulin resistance.

Sometimes you are the bug and sometimes you are the windshield

Bye Bye 23o's


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3/2/13 11:36 P

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It definitely can change! Begin each day with one goal in mind.... A healthier you! You can do it, spark has all you need!


Take care,

Tamm

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3/1/13 12:10 P

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Hello my name is Kelly, I live outside of Charleston. I work at a middle school and I am a director of a local food pantry. I am a wife and mother of 2 (5 year old and 13 year old). I feel like I am always helping everyone else around me and never take time for myself. So I am hoping to change that.

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HI I'm Jenn! I have been gone for a year or more. My family/career got very hectic and I was not able to get on here like I would have liked. Life is still hectic but, I have to make this a piority. I will try my best to post daily so that we can encourage one another!

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I'm Tanya I live in North Augusta, SC. Many factors contributed to my weight gain and now I am ready to push pass the excuses and get healthy. I joined for the accountability and the motivation. I look forward to encouraging one another on this journey to a healthier life! emoticon


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Welcome new members!!

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2/19/13 1:49 P

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I'm Tammara but most people just call me Tamm. I moved to south carolina in Sept 2011. I did well with my healthy eating and restraint until Feb 2012. My life and I got out of touch, you can say. I had more stress and responsibility and forgot to put me and my health first. In 2008, I ended Dental school and I started on a journey to remove weight I gained that last semester, by Mid 2009 I had removed 55 lbs. I never thought I would gain that weight back but here I am in 2013 walking down that road again. I've always kept fitness first but nutrition is were I struggle. I joke and say that Lard is in the water in SC. I'm originally from Va.... went to high school in Ga, college in TN.... so around. Well in Feb 2012 I started eating some of the more southern food here and I liked it.... Guessing a little too much. Oh and I have a boyfriend who is from here and loves to cook great country meals.... :) I dodge them mostly but once a week I give in. I can't have fried foods bc when I indulge I gain quickly and I should eat my meals at home... working on that too. :)

I'm positive I can get the weight off. Since Dec I had a check up last week and I've removed 6 lbs. :) I wish for a steady pace..... I am keeping a journal with my food info and trying to hold myself accountable.

WHEW.... enough talk.

Take care,

Tamm

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2/11/13 4:40 P

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My name is Pat, and I am turning 59 next month. I live just outside of Columbia, SC. I have been overweight all my life, but after I reached a new high of 362, I knew it was time to turn things around. I have some special challenges to deal with. I live alone (not by choice) and do not drive. Since I have to have my food delivered, it's been way easier to find fattening food than healthy food.

I had made a little progress before joining SparkPeople, but I quickly realized that I needed some help.

I have set my first weight loss goal here at SparkPeople at 19 pounds. That brings me to a nice round number (I weighed 359 when I joined) and is a little more than 5% of that SP starting weight. I have so much to lose, that I know I will get depressed if I think too much about that, so I plan to set goals of about 20 pounds at a time.



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Glad you have joined us. Welcome, new members and best wishes for your progress!

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My name is Amanda and I am 22 years old. I will be 23 next month. I live in Spartanburg and I am trying to lose between 20-30 pounds. I just joined this site after hearing a lot of good thing about it. If you would like to talk or anything, feel free to message me. I love talking to others about their goals.

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1/5/13 12:24 P

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Hi Ashley! My name is Monica, let me first say congratulations! I quit smoking 2 years ago and it is a great accomplishment. Please don't be too hard on yourself it sounds like you have been through a lot. Don't try to make too many changes all at once, it can be overwelming. Start with 1 goal at a time and when you feel confident you are making progress add another small goal, before you know it you will be well on your way.

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1/4/13 5:42 A

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Hey I am new to this and hope I am doing this right. My name is Ashley I live in Spartanburg and recently quit smoking. I have ben smoking for about 3 years and am going on my third week, it doesn't seem like much but it means alot to me. Before i quit smoking i gained 30pounds in about 3-4 months. Back in August I had a miscarriage and ever sense then it went down hill and the pounds came on. Now I am determined to get my body and abs back. But it is hard I am not good at keeping up with calories or watching what I eat and I love sodas, but just mainly diet mt.dew ;p still a soda though. I don't really know what I am asking for maybe some good tips specially sense I quit smoking I find myself always snacking now.

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11/17/12 10:34 A

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Welcome!

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11/8/12 8:39 P

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Hi guys - I am in Florence. I am very happily married to a wonderful, supportive husband. We have 5 kids between us but only one at home full time. I hope to get to know you guys better!

Do or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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10/22/12 10:12 P

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Welcome, Carie !!

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10/21/12 1:03 P

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Hi all! My name is Carie. I am a stay at home mom and just recently started homeschooling my kids. I have 5 children, 2 living at home. I live in Greenville, near downtown. We have lived here for almost 2 years. I am originally from Ohio and my husband is originally from Oregon. We absolutely love living here!

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10/10/12 7:40 P

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Welcome, Tim. I live in Ballentine-Irmo area.

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10/10/12 5:51 P

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Hi Y'all! I'm Tim. I was born in Columbia but grew up in Florence. I love SC! I am also a USC graduate and Gamecock fan. God bless you South Carolina folks!!!

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9/26/12 12:21 A

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Hi all! My name is Kim and I have lived in SC for 25 years. I have 3 kids and am anxiously awaiting grand baby number 3! I grew up in Alabama and love my Crimson Tide but I always pull for the Gamecocks in all their other games. I hope to get to know some of you as we achieve our weight loss goals! I have a goal to lose 45 pounds and live healtier.

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Nice to meet y'all.

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9/19/12 8:37 P

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Hi there! I am a 26 year old mother of 3. I have lived in SC for 6 years now. I live in Horry County. I have about 120 pounds to loose to be at my goal weight & need a healthier lifestyle with more energy to keep up with my children. I'm looking forward to getting to know one another & supporting each other toward their goals

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9/11/12 12:42 P

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HI everyone!!! My name is Diana,Im 21, I live in the spartanburg area i moved here from oregon state about 5 years ago, and i absolutly love it here:) im looking to lose 40 pounds, im very excited about making some awesome friends on here that have similar goals as me:) I just want to be healthy again, im just lacking motivation,I think it would be so fun if we could make a little group that lives nearby and find a place to walk or jog or run, and meet up a few times a week and help motivate eachother!! let me know if anyone likes that idea:)hope everyone has a wonderful day:)

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Hi everyone. I live out here in Townville in Anderson county. Mom of two fabulous teens.
I moved out to South Carolina from Oregon State in 2006. I do not know a lot of people here.


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9/10/12 7:41 P

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Hello everyone. I'm new to the site and to South Carolina. I'm a stay at home mom to three kids, teens and a 20 year old who's in college but living at home. I had gastric bypass in 2004 and I'm gaining my weight back. I would love to lose about 50 pounds to get down to my goal weight. I would love to know if I'm the only bypass patient on the board.

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I'm monique, I live in Charleston just moved here from Charlotte in April. I've tried to loose weight for a long time but never really had any support. I love to cook from scratch but my current schedule has made that hard. Too much eating out and I see the difference. Hope someone can help me get on track. Need to get it together just lost my mother in Feb to a sudden heart attack and 3 generations to heart disease so I know my risk. Appreciate any suggestons

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8/15/12 11:52 A

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I live in the Irmo area (Ballentine). I am retired and struggling with losing weight.

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8/9/12 12:47 A

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Hi all!

I'm a working mom and my family and I just moved to West Columbia from Seattle in 2009. I have a hard time meeting others to work out with due to my work schedule of 4p-1a...I've done okay on my own, but would really like to start meeting others in the area, not only for myself, but for my kids too!

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Hello from Summerville! I joined SP 2 weeks ago, and I'm looking forward to working on and achieving my goals of losing weight and better physical fitness. I've already lost 8 pounds!!!
I'm also looking forward to "meeting" other SP members in SC. Have a great day!

~ *** Sue in SC*** ~

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"If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do it for them."
~ George Orwell

"The bubbling brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks."
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7/27/12 4:28 A

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Hello my name is James. I am in Beaufort. I came here 15 years ago as a marine going through Parris Island for bootcamp. About 1 year later this became my home as I was stationed on the Marine Air station . I served 5 years and civilianized, becoming a permanent resident of the area in 2002. I am an electronics tech working on the airstation now. I joined spark people because it seems to be a good forum for fitness tips, recipes and meeting other people who are like minded in becoming fit. As a marine I weighed 165lbs. A few years later I topped 250 lbs before deciding to do something about my health. I have lost 30 lbs since that time and have plateaued at 220lbs. This site seems to be a good tool for getting past that point.

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7/15/12 1:31 P

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Hi I am a stay at home mom in Branchville SC. I am very overweight and working slow but dilligently to get it off! I am having some keyboard / pc issues so I cannot chat much right now:(

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7/14/12 11:56 A

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Hey there,

I live in Orangeburg, SC. Anyone live close to me?? I am married with three kids. I need help to get on track and stay on track.

I hope to get to know a lot of you along the way. I do have my own personal blog that I write on, but I will probably use the spark people one for the weight loss journey. My personal blog is www.tidbitsofexperience.com .



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Hello everyone. My name is Ray. I live in the Aiken area. I am married with two children. A year ago I had a heart attack and needed a stent. Since then I have changed my eating habits and started walking 2 miles 2 to 3 times a week after my rehab. I am happy to say that I am currently 60 something pounds lighter.

Do or do not, there is no try.


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Hi guys, I'm Vanessa, I live in the Greenville area and have my entire life. I am just looking for a new way to continue my weight loss that started with Weight Watchers, loved the meetings, just didn't love paying for them, so I'm wanting a different type of community to share my weight loss stories and grievances with. Looking to get into a healthier shape in order to start making babies! haha

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Hey Everyone!

I live in the upstate and looking for some ladies who want to run 3-5miles! OR train for a half marathon!! Please let me know!

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Hi, I'm Tania. I live in Rock Hill with my husband, and I am sick and tired of being overweight. I have done well in the past when I'm made to be accountable, and when a friend from another forum suggested SparkPeople I thought it might help me keep on top of my eating as well as exercise. I'm notsomuch dieting as being more aware of my food choices, and my activity level.

“Poetry, for me, is about playing with language, about bringing something new to the arena.” - Me.


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