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JRBKLB Posts: 16
3/8/14 2:13 P

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Hi, my name is Jenny I am not new to sp but am new to this team. I am from Peoria area and am open to working out with anyone who is interested. I have recommitted myself to getting healthy. I just joined the YMCA and I am ready to get started. I plan on using all the tools and trackers to better help me.

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2/13/14 11:46 P

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Thank you, Jane!


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2/13/14 10:08 P

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Welcome to Peoria Sparkers, Nana!



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1/9/14 10:51 A

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Hi! I am new to this team but not to Sparkpeople.

Moved here to Washinton, IL about three years ago. Like the area but not really met many people.

I have lost 25# this year by tracking my food and getting on the treadmill for a 3 mile a day walk.

Survived the f4 tornado that went through, no damage to our place...have done some of the community serve to help those who were hit.

Recently joined a Meet Ups book club and met a few gals that way, and now trying to learn a little about photography.

Looking forward to being a part of the Peoria Sparkers!!

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1/4/14 10:58 A

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Hi! My name is Karen and I live in the Peoria area. I am in my forties and had a lot of success with SparkPeople. But I let some stress and life get in my way, forgetting some of my lessons learned on the initial journey. So, I am continuing my healthy journey by refocusing on what has worked for me before! It is nice to know there are others folks in the area with similar goals.

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11/18/13 10:09 P

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Hi ! I'm not sure how active this group is or who is in it. I'm kinda new to the area. I did join the YMCA in Peoria. I'm not going as often as I had planned. Looking at getting on a regular schedule with that. mostly I need to redefine my eating habits. I'm currently reading up on the 40-30-30 or the zone diet.

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6/13/13 7:36 P

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Welcome and good luck!!!!!

"The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good." -Ann Landers

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6/13/13 7:12 P

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Just beginning my journey with spark, but I like it better than anything that I have tried before

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9/6/12 1:46 P

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Welcome new members! My name is Lucinda and I live in Macomb where the university Western IL is. Drop by my Spage and we can talk. Take care and good luck on your journeys.

I will do my best to meet and surpass my goal. Never stop learning or trying to achieve success. Never give up keep plugging away. If it is to be it's up to me. .


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9/6/12 12:05 P

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Hello my name is Kimberly and I live in Peoria Heights. I am 43 years old. I joined this site back in February and was totally gun hoe about it. For the past several months I have been trying to lose weight and get my figure back on my own and have failed. I have proven that I need support on a daily basis from others with the same goals and motivations. I workout on a regular basis, in fact I just opened a fitness studio. The weight that I have is not moving but turning into muscle. My weight fluxes between 150 & 155 daily. I am about 30 lbs overweight that I want to shed. Another problem that I have is eating, and the correct thing to be eating. Is there anyone in the group willing to take on a buddy to work with? emoticon Looking forward to talk to you all in this group.

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9/5/12 11:45 A

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Welcome!!!! I am a member of Riverplex n a gym in Morton. I used to workout a lot but have slacked with personal issues. But get ahold of me and can maybe do something together. Good luck on your journey!!!!

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9/4/12 9:26 P

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Hello Peoria Sparkers! I am new to the site and hope this can help me gain support and loose the large amount of weight I put on while at SIU Carbondale! I am 24 years old I love to go out and have a good time (now watching what I drink). I love to do sports such as volleyball or racket ball! I currently belong to Charter Fitness in Sheridan and would love to find a work out buddy!

"The toughest lift of all, is your butt off the couch!!"


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4/12/12 7:53 P

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Welcome to sparkpeople and welcome to central illinois!

"The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good." -Ann Landers

The power of Fruitloops!

Proud Leader of PAWC!!!!
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4/12/12 6:57 P

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Hi, I'm Jen. I'm 21 and live in Washington, currently going to ICC. I've only lived in this area a couple years and am still getting used to it.

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2/26/12 2:04 A

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Welcome! Macomb is quite a change! Good luck with your goals!

"The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good." -Ann Landers

The power of Fruitloops!

Proud Leader of PAWC!!!!
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2/25/12 9:08 A

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Hi! I'm Caren. I lived in Macomb 5 years, after moving from NY. Boy, it's different! I have 3 boys: 24, 19 & 13. The youngest is still at home. I work at WIU and go to the rec center after work. Very convenient & low cost.

I intend to lose 40 lbs in 2012. I work out regularly and stay within my calorie range about half the time. I'm steadily improving.

Living the life of the fit & healthy person I want to become.

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1/20/12 11:18 A

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Hello Peoria! I have been on this team for awhile but, with in the last few weeks I started using sparkpeople.com on a regular basis. I would like to become an active member of this team. I too go to the riverplex when ever I can get a ride beings my car is always broke down. I have also found some good work out videos on spark people and on the comcast on demand in the sports and fitness section to be able to work out on days that I miss at the gym. I look forward to chatting with all of you. I am also looking for someone around my weight to partner up with so we can motivate each other to fight obesity. So let me know if any of you are interested I prefer someone that is extremely motivated as I am too.

I thank God every day for the will power to fight this terrible thing called OBESITY!!


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8/9/11 11:16 A

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Hi!! I go to the riverplex as often as I can.....hope to see you around sometime. Congrats on loss so far......you can do it!!

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8/9/11 7:54 A

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Hello all,

I am new and joined the Riverplex, so far I am loving it! I have lost 6.2 lobs and feel great.! I cannot wait to lost more. I don't think that I have ever been this motivated before. If anyone ever wants to get together and work out let me know!

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8/4/11 6:43 P

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Hi!! emoticon I commend you for going back to school......I am hopefully going to soon. I live in Pekin, and have several ladies that walk n talk with me on and off all week. And I go to the RiverPlex.....hit me up if you ever want to join up! Good luck on all your goals!

"The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good." -Ann Landers

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8/2/11 12:44 P

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ya'll still chattin?? dont see too many recent posts. :/ i am new to sparkpeople and this community, but i live in peo am a single mom of two teens and am back in school (at age 41) to earn my teaching degree. i LOVE to teach and hope to put my BA's to use in a jr high someday soon! would love a buddy, like many of you, to walk, talk and connect. anyone still interested, let me know! d

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7/18/11 9:49 P

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Hi, I am Phyllis, I am 48 and I am rejoining. I have tracked for one week now and hope to keep it up when school starts (I am a teacher in Dist. #150). I do like walking as an exercise but can't fit it in everyday but hope to do it as often as I can. Anyone walk the mall in the evenings?

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"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."
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5/23/11 12:31 P

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Thanks Becca your stats are admirable I hope I will do as well I love the weight loss bar at the bottom of the posts Where did you find it?


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5/23/11 9:04 A

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Great job!!! Welcome to the team!

"The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good." -Ann Landers

The power of Fruitloops!

Proud Leader of PAWC!!!!
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5/22/11 11:59 A

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Hey All ! I've been using sparkpeople in conjunction with Weight Watchers .I live in the Peoria area and wanted to join this team.I've lost 100lbs since 2007.25 on my own and 75 w WW.Its been a long hard struggle and I have a long way to go so I'm arming myself with as many tools as possible for the road ahead. I will look forward to "meeting " you all.

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3/26/11 11:32 P

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i could meet u at the mall anytime im free pretty much everyday. just let me know and i can start anytime


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3/26/11 11:31 P

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hi everyone im new to SP. im just trying to get on track and start losing some of this weight. i am looking for a spark buddy here in town so that maybe we can start going out to the mall and doing some walking or maybe just to be accountable to each other. emoticon

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1/11/11 2:49 A

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Hey everyone! I have been on SparkPeople before but have yet to succeed at my weight loss goals. So this year I thought - new year, new spark page, new resolve. I have about 70-80 lbs to lose and am hoping I can do this by next January. It's nice to meet you all and I hope we all help each other reach our healthy goals! :)

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NO9BBQ Posts: 13
9/24/10 11:40 A

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I live in the east buff. I was thinking that if I could find someone to walk with me. I could meet them at the mail. I have to drop my kids off for school at 9 in the morning on most weekdays. :)

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9/24/10 11:35 A

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Welcome to Peoria Sparkers, NO9BBQ! Do you live in Peoria or in one of the surrounding areas? I moved to Fulton County last year, but I'm sure there are others near you who would love to have a workout buddy.



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NO9BBQ Posts: 13
9/23/10 1:14 P

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Hello I am new to this group. I am looking for someone to workout with or walk. That we can push each other when we don't feel like it.

I am a single mother of 3. Currently looking for work.

Please let me know if you are interested.

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9/2/10 10:25 A

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Welcome Megan! This is a great place to reach your goals. I wish I had had a place like this when my kids were born, but that was 18 years ago. The world has changed since then.

Be sure to sign up for SparkAmerica so your fitness minutes will help our team move up the leaderboards!
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8/31/10 5:19 P

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Hi all, I'm Megan. I run a playgroup in town and am trying to get rid of some baby weight and just get that BMI down in general after having my second in July. My biggest obstacle is just having energy at the end of the day, but I just started working out so I'm excited to see results!

Glad to be here!

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4/16/10 10:29 A

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That is the key to it all, I think, making better decisions. Way to go!



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CINTHINY Posts: 10
4/15/10 11:15 P

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So far so good! One week in and no amazing weight loss, but have been logging food and working out consistently and making WAY better decisions, so... that's something right?

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4/8/10 11:44 A

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Welcome to Peoria Sparkers, Cyn! You sound very busy! Good job with the running, I do good to go walking. Let us know how you are doing with Spark!



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4/7/10 10:07 P

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Hi everyone. My name is Cyn, I'm a 35 year old juggling being a busy mom with owning a consignment shop that is busy busy busy! I am working hard to make time to eat right and run four or five times a week, but MAN is it tough! So I joined Spark People for some motivation. I'm from Spring Bay, but my shop is in Washington and I'm in Peoria several times a week, so HOW COOL to find a Peoria group on Spark People! emoticon emoticon

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2/16/10 8:24 P

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Konaturtle05, you are doing it right!



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2/9/10 4:55 P

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Hello! I am new to the Spark program, and I am reading The Spark now. I love all the help and encouragement. I am not really sure how to do all the posting, and not sure how to use all the tools, but I know I will be able to learn as I go along. I have gotten up for the last 6 mornings and have done some sort of exercise for at least 10 minutes, even if I haven't posted it as I should. My Mom is in a nursing home and has been sick, I work full and part time, but I am taking time to track my food, and I did the 10 minutes of exercise, so, that is some progress, more to come!

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2/3/10 12:45 P

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Okay, I've found some local people committed to fitness. Anyone attend Morton Curves around 5:30 PM? I'd love to work out with you.

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12/9/09 3:19 P

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Welcome to Peoria Sparkers!



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My husband and I have been using this site for the last week and we just LOVE it! I was born and raised in the Peoria area and currently reside in Pekin.

Chris Walsh
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11/27/09 12:14 P

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Hey!! This is my second day on the site. I have lived in the Peoria area most of my life. Grew up in Pekin. Nice to meet you all emoticon

Grace, peace and love.


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10/18/09 8:48 A

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Welcome to Peoria Sparkers, RiorioGirl! And welcome back to Peoria after your long hiatus!

I keep coming back to Spark People, because it really works for me. Hope to see you posting on the discussion board.



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Hello, I was born and raised in Central Illinois, graduated from EPCHS in the ice age...left in 1977 and moved to So. California...but return to visit my parents..

rioriogirl

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


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9/16/09 11:43 A

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Hi Sarah! Welcome to Peoria Sparkers! I keep coming back to SP because it works!



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9/8/09 10:39 P

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Hey everyone! I'm new to SparkPeople but have been hearing rave reviews on another online forum I belong to and decided to check it out. So far so good! What a great way to keep track of everything and to find support.

I'm originally from Bloomington but have lived here in the Peoria area for the last 10 1/2 years (hubby is from Peoria). My main motivation for losing weight is to get ready for an IVF cycle in December. Losing the first 30 lbs will give me a great chance at being successful with the cycle. :)

I'm excited to get to know you all!
Happy weightloss!

Sarah

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Hi Auryn309! Welcome to Peoria Sparkers. You can start any way you want, what ever you are comfortable with. Doing the workouts is the important thing. You can do it! Glad to have to on our team. emoticon



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Hi all. I am new to sparkpeople... had it a week or two. I have lived in Peoria on and off for about 5 years now. I am 26, married and we have 2 small boys. Robbie - 23 mos, and Bennie - 8 mos. I have a lot of weight to lose (80lbs or more) and am not yet comfortable walking around outside so I do my workouts at home with 3 lbs weights.

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Isn't it great we can always come back.



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Hi and welcome back. I have dropped off also but now I understand I need people around me who understand and can help motivate me. I love the people here and I use the tools. Good Luck and have a great week.



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Hi Jillian. I keep dropping out of sight and then coming back to SP. I love that Peoria has a vibrant local theater community. I briefly joined the community back in the 90s, working on Lend Me a Tenor with Eldon Beever directing. It was fun! I've gone to several local productions, and they are always well done, with a professional look and feel. We have some amazingly talented people in this area!

I myself concentrate on photography of the Illinois River valley's remaining habitat (not farmed or city).

Plesas check out my blog to see some of my photographs:
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8/18/09 11:54 P

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Hey, all!
My name's Jillian, and I'm returning to Sparkpeople after a prolonged absence.
I'm hugely involved in local theatre, and I'm also teaching myself to jog. If anybody wants to get together and play baseball, swim, or jog with me (slowly!!), I'm more than excited to do so.
I'd love to have a workout buddy in the area. :-)

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8/12/09 10:31 A

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My name is Brandi and I just recently moved back to Peoria in Sept 2008 from Washington, Il (which is only 10 minutes away). After gaining 30 pounds while pregnant with my daughter I've realized it's time to lose the weight plus some! When me in my boyfriend first started dating I was 140 lbs and I didn't realize how much I've actually gained because it was gradual. When I started SP I weighed in at 195 (my heaviest was while I was pregnant with my daughter and that was 210 pounds). I am going into my 3rd week with SP and I'm down to 188 pounds.

Short term goal- 180 pounds by 8/31/09.

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MCCLAIN11323 Posts: 14
8/4/09 3:02 P

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Hello, everyone! I'm new to SparkPeople, and I really think it's going to help me lose those 20 pounds! I'm starting school in Milwaukee in the fall, so it will be difficult, but I think if I have enough support and self-discipline, it will happen:)

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7/28/09 9:46 A

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Welcome to Peoria Sparkers, PILL0801! I have not been online as often as usual and I missed your introduction. Good for you on getting out and walking and jogging! setting goals really helps. I am about to go out for my morning walk with the dogs. It has become my habit!

Keep up the good work, and post in the general discussion area about your successes and struggles. We have a great (but quiet) group of Sparkers here in Peoria.



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7/3/09 10:02 A

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I read about Spark People in People magazine yesterday nd thougt I would check it out. I have been working hard to change my health habits and lose weight since early April and have lost 44 pounds so far. I have about 130 more pounds to lose to meet my goal. I am 40 years old and live in Peoria. I walk every night in my neighborhood and am trying to work into jogging. I walk about 1.5 miles right now and was able to jog about a 4th of the route this week. My goal is to eventually jog daily. I would love to particpate in the Jingle Bell Run this year... I have great support of my husband, but would like to meet people who can really understand what it is like to be severely overweight and all the emotional ties that go along with it. I have been overweight since about 12 years old. I would like to encourage others and be encouraged.

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7/1/09 5:36 P

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I have have noticed that we have some new members. Please post an introduction to let us better know you.

I am a semi-retired, 54 year old amateur nature photographer struggling with weight gained over a twenty year period. I weigh less and am more fit than I have been in a long time because of SparkPeople.com.

My current workout consists of walking my son's 6 month old pitbull and my huge black dog every week day morning. I also try to do strengthening exercises, like the Boot Camp videos or videos I have on tape or dvd.

You can get lots of support here from your fellow Peoria sparkers.



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6/1/09 11:35 A

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Thanks for the words of encouragement and the invitation. I will have to walk in the evenings and weekends, and I am really hoping to find someone to start and make this journey with me, but thanks so much. Carla


“The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.”


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6/1/09 8:59 A

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Welcome, Carla. Walking is a great way to lose weight. I walk my son's puppy most week days at Springdale Cemetery, and you are welcome to join us. He is five month old pit bull puppy and just a delight to walk! He keeps me moving! I usually park at the pet cemetery across from the creek around 9:00 or 9:30.

Glad you joined SparkPeople. It is a great way to change your lifestyle to be a healthier you.



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5/30/09 11:19 P

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I am in my first week on SP and love it. I am looking for some others who also have quite a large weight to lose for starting to walk. I have 200 lbs to lose, so I am really starting out slow with the walking. If there are others who would like a buddy to take the first steps with, please let me know. Carla


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5/13/09 5:42 P

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We have three dogs and a cat . . . which is a big brood . . . but fun!



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5/13/09 5:27 P

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Hi Desi, Welcome to Peoria Sparkers. It sounds like you have a pretty big brood. I have 4 cats and a husband. I am also an at workout lover. My best investments have been my bicycle and treadmill. I wish you luck in all of your goals. Stop by my page sometime.

Take Care and Stay Strong
Katrina

Start little, Think BIG is my motto. Each small goal is in and of it's own a journey. Each small journey leads to BIG reward! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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5/3/09 11:20 A

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Hi Desiderata3, glad you are rejoining Spark. I'm getting back with the program. It is so easy to let it slide as I work on other life issues. I too work out from home with some dvds. I also like some of Coach Nicole's exercise videos here on Spark, especially the New You Bootcamp videos, which use a stability ball and small dumbbells. I have more dvds than I actually use right now. My favorite routine is a 40 minute aerobic routine followed by 15 minutes of strengthening and stretching on a VHS tape I bought in 1988, Kathy Smith's Starting Out. It is a hoot with the big hair from the 80s, but the routine is very good for someone with back problems like me.



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DESIDERATA3 Posts: 5
5/2/09 3:42 P

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Hi there! I am re-joining Spark People after initially joining and then stopping before I even got started 18 months ago. I am a native Peorian except for going away to school and then working in Chicago for awhile and was glad to come home. I'm married, three kids, dog, fish, horse, lizard, etc. I was excited to see a Peoria group. I'm an avid home exerciser and have more dvd workouts than I should. It's my weakness. Glad to meet everyone.

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Peace,

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That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.


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3/3/09 9:06 A

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Hi Julie,
Glad to see you are back with the Sparkpeople! Please post in our Discussion thread. We are a quiet team, but we are here for you!
Jane



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JULIE61525 Posts: 7
3/1/09 9:02 A

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Hi I'm new to this group. I actually started using Sparkpeople a couple of years ago, but quit using it. I am back on track now and ready to lose weight! I was so excited to see a group for Peoria. Good luck to all

 
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2/9/09 10:15 A

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I'm doing the same, coming back to Spark with a new attitude! I want to start losing weight again and getting my strength back!

Welcome to Peoria Sparkers!



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1/2/09 8:30 P

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Hello Team. I am Regina. I have lived in Peoria for 13 years. I have been a member of SP since 2007. In the beginning I didn't do like I was supposed to so I gave up. I am back in the saddle again. I can do it this time. I just need a little motivation.

'If we have learned anything in this life, it is that we should never under estimate what God can do if we just allow him to work.'


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12/5/08 10:28 A

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Welcome HOPEBEWILD - glad to have you on the team!! I think you will find SP very useful and beneficial in your weight loss efforts and the teams are all very supportive!

If I can be of any help just give me a holler!! I look forward to chatting with you and good luck on your journey!

K

"Thought is cause; experience is effect. If you don't like the effects in your life, you have to change the nature of your thinking." Excerpt from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles.


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HOPEBEWILD Posts: 31
12/5/08 2:54 A

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Hi everyone. I just moved back to peoria for nursing school. I want to lose weight for many reasons. I am excited that there is a Peoria group on here. The other groups I got put into when I registered seem so big that they are overwhelming.

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11/25/08 4:22 P

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Welcome Laurel, glad to have you as part of the Peoria Sparkers. Yes getting used to our weather must be a big change for you and we all are having issues with our waist lines and for me several other parts of the body too! LOL!!

Please feel free to let me know if I can be of assistance in any way and I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

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"Thought is cause; experience is effect. If you don't like the effects in your life, you have to change the nature of your thinking." Excerpt from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles.


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11/25/08 3:25 P

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Hi, I am Laurel. I moved to Peoria last Jan. I am originally from NC. I just joined SparkPeople mainly because the move has not been good for my waist! Something about darkness at 4:45 and cold for months made me hibernate! I am married, 2 cats, one dog, no kids.

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10/22/08 10:33 A

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I want to welcome all the new members to Peoria Sparkers. Please reply to this post to introduce yourself, or feel free to create your own post. We are a small group. Let's get to know each other.

I'm Jane. I'm 53 years old and I live in Peoria, near Peoria High School on the Central bluff. I am a nature photographer and free-lance writer. I used to work for a small software company, but they eliminated my product and laid my team off about 6 years ago. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. After I let go of the shock and the anger (we had a great product; it never got a chance!), I took up photography and combined it with the nature walks my husband and I have always enjoyed, and created my own blog. I don't make any money from it (I have to get some technical writing gigs for that!), but I love it.

I've been with Spark People since July 2007; I have lost almost 30 pounds, but I am at a plateau because I let my food plan slip. I keep trying to get back to where I want to be! Today is a new day, and I'm going to get to work on my aerobic exercise, and work on sticking with the food plan, and logging it!

Existing members, please introduce yourself to the new members (and some of us who only recently became active on this group!).




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