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7/28/13 7:26 P

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Hello Ladies. My name is Victoria. I am a English Major From Sacramento. I am hoping to transfer to either Mills College or to UC-Davis in two years. I will be 23 yrs old in 5 days.After putting my wants and desire to the side I have finally found the niche that I've been looking for since I began taking classes part-time 3 years ago education wise. I plan on being a Book Editor, seeing as how I am known as the Grammar Nazi within my family. emoticon
I joined Spark people because when I look at my family I see either Big and Thick women on my Fathers side or small and slim women on my mothers. Well I tried to emulate Pops side of the family so that I could fit in, and that didn't work at all.... So now I am back to being healthy and comfortable in my own body. I want to be back at 125-135 which will be the middle range between the women on both sides of my family. Especially since I favor my moms family more in both height and weight. I do not want to look back on my college years and feel regret and remorse. So now I'm stepping out. It's my turn to live.

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6/30/13 12:22 A

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Hello!
My name is Jasmine and I'm a rising junior at Princeton studying psychology and french. i'm also a pre-med who was just accepted into mount sinai medical school. I've been so blessed and I'm excited to become a doctor....there is just one problem: i cannot possibly advocate health if I myself am 50 pounds overweight! I want to be a positive role model for my patients, get healthy for those who love me, and most importantly give myself the time and dedication I deserve for my health. College is stressful, but that doesn't mean I should let my health deteriorate! I am so excited about getting back to my healthy peak and vanquishing the freshman and sophomore 45+ (haha is that even a thing? not sure... but it is for me :P)
at any rate I'm here to focus on health first and foremost, not weight, just health. I've tried diets, they don't work for me, and I realized I need a lifestyle adjustment. For me that means more sleep, healthier food choices (no more starbucks pastries and coffee at 2am while I write that paper), and a more active lifestyle (instead of watching tv with my boyfriend, perhaps a romantic walk?), at any rate I'm here to take my life back and I'm looking for some encouragement and support for women like me! Please feel free to add me as a friend or message me! i love this site and have been on it every day since I started! It's wonderful! i'm excited to meet all of you and cannot wait to encourage each other on our way to better health!
Let's get healthy together!

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7/19/12 8:56 P

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Hi! My name is Jesica, Im 24 years old, and Im from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I live in a tiny but cozy apartment with my fiance and our cute puppy (who's first birthday is tomorrow!!). I currently work 3 times a week in an office, but probably will be leaving soon because I want to focus in finishing my studies. Im a biology major, and if everything goes well, I would be graduating in 2 years.
Im currently 178 lb.
When I was a little kid I didn't had a weight problem. I always liked to eat, but I was active so I didn't struggle too much during middle school. In high school I started to gain weight, but then started to play a dancing game in the video game place near my house, so I was really fit (I was 108 lb!!). But a couple of years later the place closed, and I started a really sedentary life. At the end of high school I was at 130 lb (my ideal weight would be between 121 and 130 lb). I didn't realize how much weight I was gaining. After 5 years, I was at 149 lb, and even if I was a overweight, I still felt comfortable with my body (I just was a little chubby). And then I met my fiance, and we started dating. He also has a weight problem, and loves to eat like me. Besides, I love baking and cooking, so Im always trying new recipes and making my boyfriend happy with yummy things. 3 years later, Ive gain 30 lbs and I feel like there is no turning back. Ive tried diet, exercise, etc but cant keep it up at the long run, because I always quit when I dont see any results. But now Im scared for my health, and I want to change things. So this time, no quitting!
Well, that was a long story! Basically, I really need people to talk to, that are going through them same things so we can support each other. Im really hoping to find friends!!
Sorry for my bad english!!

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6/6/12 9:35 A

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Hello my name is Shay and I'm a 36 year young freshman in college studying Hospitality Management/Travel and Tourism. I attend Chemeketa Community College online (campus located in Salem, OR) but I live in Mississippi. (I was born and raised in California) I decided to go back to school last year because I was bored. I really didn't have a whole lot to do and I'm a seasonal employee and it is currently layoff season.

My first term I was doing great! My exercise and workout schedule was really working, term two everything went downhill. I started a part-time job which left me so tired that I couldn't find the energy to exercise. The few pounds I lost, I put back on and I did notice that my snacking habits started to get out of control. Now I'm back at SparkPeople because I need to get my healthy diet and exercise back in my daily routine.

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5/31/12 1:41 A

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Hey, my name is Capricia. I'm a rising Senior and a Social Work Major. I am somewhat new to SparkPeople. I started using the Android app, and now I actually created a page as a way to get support and encouragement on this journey. I want to be in shape by the time I graduate next year. I really wanna look good for my graduation trip lol! It's going to be hard, but I'm excited about the end result!!! :)

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5/21/12 12:41 P

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Hey my name is Kiya, i am a junior in college with a major in Communications, I will be 20 this May 28th. iam trying to lose between 20-30 pounds before September 1st when school starts back up again, nice to meet youn all! ia m done with excuses, i have to take control!

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3/31/12 11:15 P

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HELLO EVERY1, I'M SEMI NEW TO SP, BUT I'M IN IT TO WIN IT THIS TIME AROUND, STARTING WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY THIS SUMMER TO FINISH MY MASTERS IN SPECIAL ED. A PARENT TO TWO DAUGHTERS 13 AND 23, ONE SON 25 AND GRANDS, INCLUDING SO STEP. WE CAN DO ANYTHING WE PUT OUR MINDS TO.

CLEAR YOUR MIND OF CAN'T. - SAMUEL JOHNSON


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3/1/12 7:11 A

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Hello Everyone!!! I'm new to sparkpeople, and trying my hardest to stick to my diet and fitness program. The hardest part is the fact that im a full time senior in college and i work full time, and cooking is really hard due to the fact its so time consuming and i dont know any really healthy recipies that me and my family will enjoy! Any suggestions are welcomed!

Trying isnt good enough, I will succeed!!


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1/4/12 2:04 P

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Hi All,

My name is Angel. I am new to spark people and I am currently in my senior year at UMUC, as a Psych major. I am starting my weight loss journey because I'm ready now. In the past I had tried but not with the determination and focus I have now. Weight Loss Goal is 84lbs. Baby steps. More imprtant than the weight is that I see an overall improvement in my health and energy level.

I Can DO
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6/24/11 8:35 A

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Hello Everyone!!!
My name is Adjoa and I am 20 years old. This fall I will be entering my senior year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. My short term goal is to lose 50 pounds for my 21st birthday in December emoticon and my long term goal is to live an overall healthier lifestyle.

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6/22/11 6:34 P

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hello all...
im semi new to spark and just joined the team... im a nursing major (currently a senior i think with 3 semesters left until graduation) at prairieview a&m university in houston.

i have always maintained my weight at 170 (highest was 178 in may due to stress and finals) but i am working my way down the scale. i would like to weigh less and pick up better eating habits as well as learn how to cook!!

thanks and good luck to everyone! glad to be here!

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Hello and welcome to the team Lauren glad to have you join us

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

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"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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6/20/11 11:56 A

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Lauren. I am 20 years old and a Junior @ Duke University. My goal is to get down to my pre college weight!

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6/13/11 5:50 P

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Thank you

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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6/13/11 3:38 P

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Hey Tema,

Welcome to the group. Good-luck with your education and continue to push yourself beyond your mental limitations.

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Remember that you can accomplish anything you set out to accomplish...

Peace, Love & Blessings

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6/13/11 3:36 P

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Happy Birthday Megan!

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Much Success to you in all areas in your life. Continue to push your self and remember that this journey comes with a lot of ups and downs. It is not always easy but the end result is always worth the trials and the tribulations. Push Yourself to be the best you that you can be.

Peace, Love & Blessings

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5/28/11 12:01 A

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Hello all I'm a newbie to the team but not to sparks just wanted to introduce myself to the team my name is Tema and I've been a sparker for 5yrs now and yes I'm addicted to this site I think it's awesome and I get so much from it....I love helping ppl here and encouraging them as well....

I'm a mother of 5 and as of next week I will be a college student returning after 26 yrs boy I'm excited and nervous at the same time....I currently run a few teams here feel free to check them out if you like...anyways I'm looking foward to getting to know everyone




If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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5/12/11 10:19 P

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Hey everyone. I'm Megan and I'm a rising freshman at NYU majoring in chemistry. I just started on this and looking forward to some good times. My birthday is coming up in a few months and that's my goal date. emoticon

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4/3/11 12:03 A

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Hey There!
Welcome to the spark. I love refreshed beginnings; moving into a positive direction. It feels so good and I know you feel accomplished. This journey is truly a process and Spark helps a lot with easing the more complicated times. I'm sure you will love the motivation and be inspired by all of the success stories. Much success and peace.

Peace, Love & Blessings
Brittanie

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4/2/11 11:44 P

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Hi
I am new to SparkPeople and still trying to find my way around the site. I am a sophomore at FSU in Maryland. I double majoring in Social Science and History and I minor in Psychology. I want to be a high school history teacher so Iím probably going to be in school for a while haha. I am excited to start getting healthy and to lose some weight! :)

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3/31/11 8:57 A

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Hey Lady!
Yes I would have to agree that spark is a great support community. It gives you that extra push that you need and it also helps with giving you a place to vent and receive some positive feedback from it. And balancing school, work, weight-loss, family and friends can be very hard but it can be done. So continued success to you.

Peace, Love & Blessings
Brittanie

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3/31/11 7:53 A

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hey all,

i am in the uk so we call college uni! (lol)
i am loving spark @ the monment but i need to get off the site and start doing some uni work...lol

have a great day

Anything is possible, even the impossible but you have to believe that it is possible.

I will start this fight with everything i got, i know i will fall, i know it will be hard, i know i will think about giving up but i wont, i may even lose the fight but i will win the battle.


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3/23/11 8:58 A

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Hey Lady!

We are truly excited you stopped by and joined the team. Spark is a really great site and you will definitely find the support throughout your journey from the wonderful people here. My prayer is for much success for you in your weight-loss and career journey. Stay focused and know that you can achieve anything you set out to do. You've already taken the first step of starting NOW!
Mark Victor Hansen once wrote; ďDon't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.Ē

Much Success to you!
Peace, Love & Blessings
Brittanie

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3/22/11 7:01 P

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Hi. I'm brand new to SparkPeople. I'm currently a sophomore in college majoring in psychology and sociology. I'm so happy I found this site and I'm excited to begin losing weight and getting healthy.

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2/6/11 9:25 P

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WELCOME!
I can totally agree with you about that. I was on SparkPeople years before I began utilizing all that Spark had to offer as well. It is a great network of people and I think my favorite thing is the Phone App. I believe that you will love the support that you get from everyone on Spark. =) I think it's awesome!
On that Note...
Good-Luck with all your future success and if you have any questions feel free to email me at bmichaele@gmail.com

Peace, Love & Blessings


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2/6/11 3:54 P

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Hey everyone,
I've been on SP for years but never really utilized it. I'm a psych major, graduating in May 2011. Can't wait!

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1/29/11 12:23 P

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Hey Ravin,

Welcome to the team. We are really happy to have you apart of the team. I wish you more than success; I hope for you, a total mind-body transformation.
Some quick advice:
Life is not as complicated as we think. We struggle but we should not be so quick to internalize that struggle. With hard work and much dedication you can accomplish anything that you set out to accomplish.
I can totally relate to your situation with your school. When I was a freshman in college my school also did not have a gym for students and the food selection was not always the best. I would suggest that for exercise you could get a room in the school; maybe a common area with a television (maybe you have them in your dorms) and post some flyer around the school to get the other students involved and host exercise classes using exercise DVDs. You could have a Billy Blanks Tae Bo night, a Biggest Loser Evening, a Jillian Michaels special and the list is endless. As far as the food goes; if you have a refrigerator in your dorm room you could go weekly shopping and purchase simple foods such as milk, cereal, lunch meat, bread, and frozen entrees from lean cuisine, or lean pockets. These foods tend to be very inexpensive. As for me, Iím not much of a cook so I tend to purchase these foods all the time and it has been working rather well; it is easy and keeps you very structured. Just know that most things are not always as hard as they seem. Most of the time the mind is what causes us to believe that the possible is impossible. You can succeed in this weight-loss journey; you just have to believe it. Donít let it take control of you, you have to control it.
Feel free to ask any questions and if you just need someone to vent to I am always available by email; with technology now days itís easy to get in touch with anyone because everything comes directly to your cell phone. My personal email is bmichaele@gmail.com

Much Success
Peace, Love & Blessings
Brittanie


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1/20/11 1:42 P

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Hi! My name is Ravin and this is my third day on Spark People. I joined this site looking for support and motivation. Since my early teens i have struggled with my weight and now that i am in college my weight is at an all time high, a whopping 207 lbs and I'm only 5'2"! I am not happy with the way i look and this has caused me to fall into a deep depression that is affecting many aspects of my life including my schoolwork. I no longer look into mirrors or take pictures because i literally don't recognize myself. I'm disgusted by not only what i see but also the knowledge that i have the ability to lose weight. When i was 16 i weighed 135 on a heavy day. Now only three short years later i am 70 pounds heavier.
My 2011 resolution is to lose at least 35 pounds by the end of the year. But i have no idea where to start. My school does not have workout equipment, and every student is forced to get a meal plan unless they have doctor's note. The meals are fried or greasy and the vegetables float in grease. As you probably know i cant cook my own meals since i live in a dorm so it makes it hard to follow a diet plan.
Can anyone give me some tips or advice when it come to meal planning in college on a budget? And quick yet efficient workouts with out a gym? And as always all motivation is welcome! :)


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Howdy y'all
I'm a sophomore history major in Texas with about 150 pounds to lose. I'm looking forward to being healthy again.

Monique

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Hello beautiful ladies!!!
hi my name is Kiki im 20 years old im a college student in nursing school. i graduate in May 2011, i joined sparkpeople last january but lost track of things so im back again and ready to get this on the road!!! emoticon

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11/11/10 9:49 A

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Hello BBQs!
I am a senior in Education at FSU, massachusetts.I am at the same time nervous and excited to start this journey. I wnat to loose 60 pounds but I am setting 10 pound goals at a time so I don't get discouraged along the way. I pray it'll be one of the greatest achievements in my life.

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hi everyone! i have been a member for a while but this is my first forum. i work as a telemetry tech 12 hr shift been at the same hospital for 21 years, i am also a full time RN nursing student all while getting healthy this leaves very little time for other things but its ok love spark people and the spark teams everyone is so nice and helpful. emoticon

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Hey everyone.I'm Tiffani. I'm 19 I go to the College of Southern Maryland, hopefully I'll be transferring back to Morgan State or to Towson within a year. I'm trying to lose 40 pounds and I've finally started going to the gym :D I'm hoping to make new friends with similar goals because all my friends just want abs lol well nice to meet everyone.

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Hey everyone my name is Iesha and im 19 years old. Im a sophmore at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. My major is Dental Assisting and i hope to gain new friends on here while on my journey to lose 20 lbs.

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Hi my name is Mercedes and i am a freshman at Georia Gwinnett College majoring in biology. I want to lose 70+ pounds in the next 4-6 months for better health and increased energy and I hate being the only thick person in the house (my boyfriend and my daughter are both in very good shape) I am hoping you ladies can help me with my weight loss goals!

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Hello ladies im Key from Nashville, Tn 23. I have 1yr left on an Associate degree in Healthcare Management. I look forward to meeting everyone and dropping this weight!

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Hello everyone my name is Cortney, I am a 24 year old full-time college senior at Norfolk State. I am a brand new mommy, having gained 60 pounds throughout my pregnancy. I am very excited and anxious to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, I just need some help, motivation and guidance; can't wait to meet everyone.


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Hey, I'm Crystal and I am a new member to Spark People. I am a an aspiring mathematician at a university in NC. I hope to achieve some weightloss before I graduate in 2012. My main reason for weightloss is because I want to look on the outside the way I feel on the inside. I enjoy clothing and dresses and looking nice and sometimes It's hard to look good when you don't feel it. So I hope to change that! I wish you all major success! emoticon

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Hi! Welcome to BBQ!! I gained a bit of weight during my studies on my doctorate so I'm here to lose also. We are all here for support and glad you are here.

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Hello All,

My name is kiki and I am a junior in college. I have gained 30 pounds since my freshman year and I am so upset with myself. I am here because I am ready to finally loose this weight once and for all. Hopefully you all can serve as a support system for me and I hope that I can do the same for you.

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Hi Carmen,

God bless you for getting your life in order. You know you can do it, He knows you can do it, and we know you can do it!! We are here to support you in any way we can. Got fo the Gold! emoticon

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Hi all my name is Kim. I am a Human Resource Management major at University of Maryland University College (UMUC). I take my classes online. I live in Maryland in the DC metropolitian area. I work full time, married, a mother of 2, step mother of 4 (5 boys 1 girl) and almost 40.

I look forward to communicating and leaning on each of you for support.



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"Be the change you want to see."

"You can't resolve a problem with the same mind that created it."


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Hi, I'm Tan in Arizona. I am a doctoral student working on my dissertation. My goal is to have the proposal done by the end of this week; I have been working on it all year. I hope to be done with research and discussion by April or May. I'm excited to meet others who are trying to balance work, school, and family without losing it!

I was thin for most of my life, and then I moved to Arizona and got lazy. I went from 170 to over 200 lbs in a year! Now I'm down to 205, trying to get back down to 170. I did it once on the Atkins diet, but then my sweet tooth caught up with me. I am 53 with fibromyalgia, so I know its not going to be easy. My husband, loving as he is, is not very supportive. He likes being big and eats any and everything in sight and always wants me to join him. I gave up most alcohols except for the occasional glass of wine after a long study haul, but cannot get off the Hershey's chocolate and Coca Cola! I know my sistas can help me out! I'll be happy to share my life experiences with all of you. emoticon

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HEllO.. My name is Latosha and I am a super Senior at the University of North Carolina at chapel hill. I had lost a significant amount of weight but gained it back during this last semester of studying and no gym activity. I ready to take it off for good and looking for support from my sistas!!!!

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My name is Shawnie, I'm from Detroit, and I'm a freshman at Ferris State majoring in early childhood education. Working 26 hours a week and 13 credit hours is alot of work. I'm not blaming being overweight on that though. I'm a very lazy person but if I'm motivated enough I believe I can lose the weight. My fiance' says I'm fine but something inside of me is screaming "LOOK GOOD 4 U"..so thats what my goal is

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Hello, my name is carmen, i am a new member to this team. anyway, i am a 22 year old female in michigan weighing in at 334lbs, i am a student at washtenaw community college in ann arbor michigan, in the culinary arts and nursing program..i want to learn to cook healthy foods with a great taste, and i am taking up that major while iam waiting to get into nursing program. i am also a recovering heroin addict and i am moving on in life with 29 days clean today. and now i am ready to attack my biggest problem, my weight. and i am attacking it with a force. and i know with the motivation and support of all you beautiful sistas on here that life doing this will be much brighter. i look forward to taking this journey with all of you. and God bless you all for taking your own steps to become a better woman.. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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Hey Everyone!

My name is Marly and I'm a third year bio major in NJ. I want to go on to medical school (crosses fingers). I just joined SP three days ago, and so far I'm glad I did!

- No one can put you down without your consent


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Hello All ... I'm Tee from Brooklyn. I work and recently went back to school. Ive been on the site since 2007 but became active in June of this year and have lost 40lbs since.I love the posts keep them coming :)

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LPRINCESS90's Photo LPRINCESS90 Posts: 196
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Hi, My name is Latisha and I'm from New York. I have lupus, go to school, work, and have frequent doctors' appointments. So I been on sparkpeople since the summer to try to balance my life more. I attend St. Joseph's College in NY

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A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. - Bob Dylan


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Hello all! My name is Airelle and I attend the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I am excited about SparkPeople and this team. emoticon

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Hi I'm a new to SparkPeople and I'm a fine arts major at Cornell University. I'm interesting in slimming down before I graduate next year and just getting healthier in general.

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Hello, I'm a nursing student in Dayton Ohio and I need support with school, weight loss and I just quit smoking, today is 11 days cig free.

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-Hey everyone, I'm recently attending UNT in Denton, Texas; and ready for new lifestyle that is surround by being health, feeling health and looking good. Today marks my 2nd month of weight lose and everything is going great. Just remember to belive in yourself and never give up.

I'm looking for a buddy so if anyone wants to join me in my challenge, and me to theirs check out my page and add me as a buddy.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one foot step


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Hello All I just graduated with my AA from NYC and I will be attending a Four yr UNi. in Sept. I would like to lose atleast 20-25 lbs by my birthday which is the end of November. Would any one like to be Buddies to help in this weight lost challenge?

"For the step of a godly man are ordered by God and he delights in every detail of their lives. though they stumble, they will not fail for the Lord holds them by the hand" Psalm37:23-24


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Hey I'm Danielle and I attend Calvin College In Grand Rapids looking to lose alot of weight before my 21st. birthday in January!!!!! I need a weight loss buddy because I keep falling off track :(

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CAKESBYRENEE Posts: 1
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Hello everyone I'm 18 years old and I attend the university of south carolina. I'm a double major business management and restaurant management and I'm looking to loose 50lbs by my birthday in january and I'm just trying to find time in my busy schedule

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Hi Im 21 years old and attend a four year university in South Ga. I'm a sociology major and I want to lose about 50lbs before I graduate next year in May. Just looking for a little motivation and to give motivation as well :)

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Hi guys,

This is my first day on this site. I'm currently 237lbs living in Birmingham,UK. My aim is to lose about 100lbs with the support of everyone.

Can't wait to see the changes in my body.

I hope you guys are cool!!!!!!!!

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my name is lerato...im a medical student from south africa. i have alredy lost 30 pounds prior to joining sparkpeople but am losing my stamina as i have 88 more pounds to go...

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Hi everyone! This is my first day on the site. I graduate in a couple weeks. While at home I went to the dr for my annual check up. Of course I was put thru the torture of being made to step on the scale in the not so private hallway of the office. I realized just how much I had let myself go, just from the previous year's check up. I had gained about 15-20 lbs that year. At the end of this month another one of my siblings is undergoing gastric by-pass surgery. If I don't start now and lose these 40-50 lbs I'm afraid of what the consequences may be.

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Hi. Just joined today. I'm a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. My major is Air Traffic Management. I'm thinking about double majoring in Aerospace Engineering also, but I can't make up my mind right now. I have a 3.9 GPA and it has cost me almost 23 pounds. I'm a great person and now am looking to get my body into the same shape as my brain and my personality. This is going to be a long journey but I'm gonna stick with it til the end!

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AMBELLANGER's Photo AMBELLANGER Posts: 3
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Hi! im allora. i go to school at pepperdine university in california and i have about 20 lbs to lose. im at 181 right now so ive lost about 5 lbs since 2 weeks ago. im looking for ppl to keep me motivated and to vent to! im talkin 16hrs as a sports med major so i need to the motivation! thanks

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Hi all,

I'm a first year doctoral student who has completely fallen off tracks ince school started. Looking for others who have successfully figured out how to juggle it all, and still have the will power to eat right and exercise.

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Hello, my name is Lisa. I am 41 and taking Pharmacy Technician at John A. Logan. This is only a single class, but if things work out, I may think of taking on Pharmacy classes to be a pharmacist.
I am trying to lose 35-40 more pounds; I've lost a total of 45 so far. I work full time, married, have a son, and now am taking this class. I am having a time trying to organize my life just to make it work.
Is there any suggestions.

LET'S GO FOR IT!!!


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My name is Melanie and I go to Chico! I'm an exercise Physiology major so this is a fun website for me. I want to just get my lifestyle to be a healthy one and get fit while going to school and working. tough stuff but i can do it! feel free to befriend me on my page, i would love a diet buddy for encouragement. good luck everyone!

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hi i am a full time student and i work full time. i am working on my bachelors in health care administration.

With enough determination, no goal is out of reach.


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Hello BBQ College Students,

My name is Iris, and I am a soon to be 28 year old (Sept 4) DeVry University online college student majoring in Technical Management from Detroit, Michigan. I am new to Sparkpeople...so far I have found this site to be a really great benefit for me...My health is a major concern for me, whereas I am too thick emoticon (hence my login name) for my height of 5'1" and I am a pre-diabetic. So..lifestyle changes are a must for me! So far..due to a change in my eating habits I have lost about 40 pounds emoticon and have about another 90-100 to go. I've joined a gym to help increase my activity..but rarely go...due to school and managing my online ebay business and since I sit in front of a computer all day, I tend to snack alot emoticon . I know I can see what is out here to help me; which is why I decided to join Sparkpeople. I am in a wedding next year and want to look my best! emoticon Any and all support emoticon or recommendations is certainly appreciated.

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My Motto: Anything that the mind can CONCEIVE can be ACHIEVED!

Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me".

"Faith is not knowing that GOD CAN...it's knowing that HE WILL!"

~Iris~


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Good Evening, I was a member of spark before and quit for a stupid reason. (A man). I'm back now. Other than that. I'm Tammy from Brooklyn Ny, 30 years old, and pursuing my BA in psychology this year. I want to look good at graduation. emoticon

"With God, all is possible..."


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Hi Everyone!

I've been in school for a few years pursuing my Bachelors degree - but my major has changed from English to Psychology to Graphic Art to Paralegal, and back to English. Sigh. Never give up!

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

BARACK OBAMA, speech, Feb. 5, 2008


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Good Morning, My name is Tammy and I'm 30 years old. I am a full time Para by day and a full time student by evening. I am going for my BA in Psychology.

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Hi i am 23 years old and i work full time doing billing and collections.I am currently going to school to be a vet tech and then a veterinarian. My major has changed many, many, many times. Im still confused!!!! i know its a shame!!!! lol

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Hello everyone Just thought I would say hello and hope everyone is reaching their goals! I am a newbie and I am really excited and motiviated! talk to yall soon

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Welcome to BBQ College students. This is a great team with lots of support. Take a look around and jump in and start posting.

Amber

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Co-leader of BBQ College students, SP class of October 7-13 and February 10-16 . Team Leader of Los Angeles Sparkers.


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Hello. I'm April. I'm in college at Sinclair Community College in OH. I'm majoring in Dental Hygiene. I have two little boys at home. One is 13 months and the other is 8 weeks old. I work full time at a near by hospital in the ER. I joined spark pages to help me lose the baby weight I gained during my pregnancies.

April Keister


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Hi! My name is Aimee and I am a 27 year old college student at University of California San Diego. I am majoring in sociology with a minor in economics, my favorite research area is globalization and development, specifically in Africa. I also work part-time as a teacher's assistant. I have been married for almost 6 years and during that time have somehow managed to gain almost 40 lbs that I need to lose. I have tried spark people before, but have never been successful. I have decided that this time I am going to post on the message boards and not go it alone. I look forward to getting to know some of you!!

Edited by: BLUEMANGO_3 at: 6/18/2008 (17:23)
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.


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