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12/15/14 7:05 P

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Hi Ladies

Just turned 50 this year - live in Kitchener Ontario with my DH and a teenager - two older daughters one at uni and one at college - and three cats and a dog .. phew busy house. I am an accountant by trade working for an education institution at a very senior level.

Have lost a bunch of weight in the past using Sparks and some WW tips but then something happened with my hormones and changed jobs (=stress) and bam uncontrolled weight gain but not quite back to where I was and a different shape to boot. I HATE exercise and avoid it at all costs which is something I need to fix in my brain.

Looking forward to being part of a group that understands these stressors and which I can feel at home in.

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Hello Ladies. My name is Heather although I also go by Heather Dawn. \im not quite 50 will be jan. 13th, but wanted to get with the group I want to see me through the next year as \I try with all my might to get back to goal. Truth is I feel like crying but I'm trying not to get down on myself. In Oct. 2009 I lost 54 lbs to goal here on sparkpeople. and \I did a pretty good job maintaining until this past year. I quit smoking in Jan. and had some female issues, hormones definitely amuck and despite eating right and exercising the weight just kept coming. In the last 3 months \I pretty much just gave up and thought what difference does it make even when I'm eating right walking and swimming the scale just keeps climbing and so I just started eating whatever whenever...well that has to stop because the weight is now coming on me at an absolutely alarming rate. Today I decided I had to stop hiding from the scale and the measuring tape and get real. My lowest weight was 154 pounds I'm now 194 pounds and my measurements are super high, sporting the lovely double chin again. I do not know what to do. I even did a juice cleanse in August...Veggie juice for 10 days and still managed to gain 5 pounds that week.

At this point I don't know if I can lose weight but one thing for sure I have to get real serious about trying to prevent more weight gain. Jan 2 it will be a year since \I stopped smoking I want to feel good about it, but as I look at my body now, I almost wish I never quit.

Anyway that's my sob story...and \i'm not going to tell it again. From here on out..its moving on up with a positive outlook.

I look forward to getting to know you and sharing in your journeys to wellness.

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11/16/14 7:37 A

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Hi All
I haven't posted here for a long time. I am hovering over my goal and really want to get to it. I joined the 5 by Christmas contest and hopefully that will spur me on to get there and then I will stay there!

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11/6/14 7:02 A

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Welcome to our little team, Beth. You've picked a great group. The ladies on here are so helpful and encouraging that I'm sure you'll reach your goal in no time at all!

Come join us in the Chit Chat Lounge where we talk about our day. We'd love to get to know you better.

Valerie

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11/5/14 4:42 P

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Hello ladies,

I am Beth from Nova Scotia...a teacher and a goalie mom!

I am looking forward to getting back on track to lose weight and gain more energy!

Looking forward to being an active member of this team!

Go Team Go!

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11/4/14 9:39 A

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Hi Aunt B,
glad to have you on the team. We have a challenge going right now which is to lose 5 pounds or more by Christmas.
Please feel o join that so you will be motivated to keep going.

All the best to you.

Susan from
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10/23/14 5:17 A

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Welcome AuntB62 , very nice to have you on the team look forward to meeting you here ! Congratulations on your weight loss!!

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AUNTB62 Posts: 16
10/22/14 1:55 P
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Hello Everyone;

I have been using Spark for about 2 1/2 months now, and have lost 15 pounds. I would like to lose 35 more.... Looking for friends and encouragement, and can't wait to get to chat with people in this group.... Keep on sparking

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10/19/14 8:07 P

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Thank you for the welcome !! I have set my page to public if anyone would like to stop in and say hello .

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10/19/14 11:13 A

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Welcome to our Spark Team.
It's so nice to have you with us and I wish you all the best in reaching your goals.

If you change your Spark Page to public, members can all welcome and support you by putting nice messages on your page as well as give you Spark Goodies.

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Hello everyone, I'm new to sparkpeople !

" A body achieves what the mind believes "


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9/23/14 12:12 P

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SRONNIEH

Welcome to our team of lovely ladies. You will be very happy here so make yourself at home and join in the chit chat group any time. You will soon learn the members who post regularly and enjoy being with us.
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9/23/14 11:00 A

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Good morning everyone!
I have been lurking for a day, and decided that I should take a moment and introduce myself. I live up in Alberta, Canada. My journey began (again) on July 7th. However, this time is really different. I'm in the right state of mind and so far the work I am doing is a joy not a chore! I'm feeling so good and would love to connect with other like-minded women.
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Welcome back, KEEPITUP62. It's great to have you back.

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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Hello Ladies, when I was with Spark People before, I belonged to this team. Such a wonderful group of ladies.
I hope you don't mind me returning.
I will be turning 62 years young on the fist day of August but still feel like I am 25 (with more Wisdom)
Glad to be back at Spark People and happy to see all the lovely faces and new ones since I've been gone.
My last nickname was ONMYWEIGH but the new one reflects who I am now and who I intend to be forever...........I might have to change the number from 62 a few times but the name stays.


Susan from
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I WILL fight for it!
I WILL NOT give up!
NOTHING will STOP me!


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5/15/14 8:03 P

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Thanks for the invite Valerie. I will have to check the chit chat room out sometime soon. emoticon

Do something today that your future self will thank you for!


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Hi, Vicki,
Welcome to a great team of fabulous ladies. I went overseas last fall and it is just beautiful there. I know you'll have a great time. I plan on going back in a couple of years and I'd sure like to be able to go at a smaller size, too.

If you'd like to get to know us better, drop by the Chit Chat lounge for a chat, or join one of the challenges we have going on right now. There's the "Hunger Games" where you give $1 to a charity of your choice for every pound you lose but $5 for every pound you gain, or there's the "Change a Habit a Month" challenge where you try to change only one habit every month. They are both popular challenges.

Anyway, glad to see you aboard.

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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Hi everyone,
My name is Vicki and I will be 52 in a couple of months. I'm originally from Ontario but have called New Brunswick home for the past 20 years.

I used to be underweight until I hit 30, then the weight slowly started piling on. By the time I turned 40, I was overweight. I managed to lose the weight and got to a nice weight that I was able to keep off for 3 years. Then it started piling back on again.

Well, now I'm over 50 and planning to go to Norway next year to visit a friend. I imagine we will be doing some hiking there and at the moment I am in no condition to be doing that.

I want to be in better physical condition and weigh about 50 pounds less than I am now before I go there 14 months from now.

Looking forward to getting to know you all. I appreciate any encouragement and support I can get. It's what keeps me moving forward toward my goals.

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VALBOY2010's Photo VALBOY2010 Posts: 6,329
3/12/14 8:31 P

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Hi, Wendy. Welcome to our little club. You'll find lots of support here to help you on your healthy living journey. There are a lot of very lovely ladies here who will be more than happy to help you- all you need to do is ask.

Drop by the Chit Chat Lounge when you get a chance to get to know us. That's where we all meet to just chat and let everyone know how our day has been.

Take care!

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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3/12/14 7:01 P

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Hello everyone, I am 52 and live in the Hamilton, Ontario area. I have been trying to lose weight most of my life lol and I think I am finally getting it right. I have lost 35 lbs so far but I still have 45 to go. I sort of fell of the track for a few months but I am back on again. I know I need to make time for me to exercise properly and regularly. I need to drink more water and go back to measuring my food so that I don't use portions that are too large. Now saying I know these things doesn't mean I always do them but I am trying harder now than I ever have. I want to be around for many years to keep loving my husband, 4 children and 6 grandchildren. I think joining Spark will really help me going forward.

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Way to go on your loss, Sandy. That's great news.

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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Great strategy, Good Luck

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Hello ladies. I'm from the Wiarton Ontario area. I just turned fifty and am working towards a total weight loss of 20 pounds by summer. I am setting up four mini goals of 5 pounds. My first mini goal has been meant an now working towards my second by March 31st. Looking forward to getting to know you and hoping we can help each other reach our goals!

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Hello from Burlington On. Have been a member off and on for a few years, lost 30Ibs @ 5years ago but slowly putting it back on before it all becomes part of me again, I am back with Spark looking for help, inspiration, fun, laughter & friendship! I am 58 yrs young have some health issues one being have been told will need double knee replacement, torn rotators in both shoulders from 2 different falls on ice....Life has thrown me a few curve balls in the past 4 years but now need to pick myself up dust myself off and get back onto the road of being healthy. Looking forward to chit chatting with you and hoping we can help each other on our road to being the healthiest we can! emoticon

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Welcome back to Sparks, Michelle! That sweet thing is SO hard to kick, isn't it? Congrats on reaching your goal weight before and I'm sure you will do it again. I'm still working on the first time around. I love to walk also but have an elliptical in the basement for times when it is too inclement for outside exercise. With 2 teens, I'm sure you don't have a problem keeping busy!
AJ

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Hello everyone, I just turned 50 and am ready to continue on my journey. I've been a sparks member off and on for a few years now. I reach my goal two years ago but now I am struggling to stay within a proper weight. I love sweets and it is my downfall as once I start I cannot stop. Being in Northern Ontario it is really hard to walk outside, which is one of my favorite exercises. I do a lot of The Firm work outs to substitute the walking when it is really cold. I have two teenagers that keep me busy with there sports when I am not at work. Thanks for letting my join your group.
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Alicia! It' YOU!! I didn't realize that! It is so nice to see you back again.

Valerie

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Thank you AJ and Valerie. Although I don't think we shall be walking the downtown of Ottawa anymore Val, not sure if you ever thought of visiting Simcoe emoticon if you do we can take a walk again. They don't have a big silver stick here - LOL.

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Welcome back, Alicia. It's nice to meet you.

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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Welcome back Alicia! Hope retired life is all you could wish for. Resuming Sparks is a great move. AJ

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Hi Everyone -
I am back. I left on a spark break and team break for awhile but now that my DH and I are retired and settled in our new small home town I am ready to catch up with friends here that I have missed awhile.
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Wow, AJ - you're doing really well. And welcome to this group. You'll enjoy the people here - their great.

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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Hi Ladies. I'm from Eastern Ontario and have been with SparkPeople for almost three years off and on. I have a 23 day sign-in streak going, I've filled out food and exercise data every day and this time feels different. I AM going to reach my weight loss goals. Also, this is the first time I've joined any teams and taken part in the forums and discussions. I am looking forward to this part of my Spark experience as well. AJ

"If you don't want to end up where you are headed, change direction"

Mantra for 2014 - "The key to success is long, slow distance."


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It is a 24/7 challenge

It is what is
We are fools to think we got any control over anything
your destiny is already written....


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Welcome!
I know what you mean about life getting in the way, but I'm trying to realize that THIS is my life and my weight is getting in the way! You can do it! Stay motivated!

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Hey girls :)
I am from Calgary, Alberta.
I have been struggling with this weight for so long it's shameful to admit.
if you read my spark page you will see my challenges - and I am not saying that to make excuses - I just find it challenging to stay on focus... life gets in the way work gets in the way - my frustrations get in my way ha ha
I hope i can loose this 120 lbs i gotta lose would love to be 130 lbs self again but that was in 82


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Hi ladies,

I live in Ottawa, teach in the Ottawa Valley, but grew up in North Vancouver. I'm looking forward to "meeting" all of you!

I am 50, have been married for 31 years, have three grown daughters and three wonderful grandchildren.

I am confident that this time around I will lose weight and stay on track.

“The music echoes in the emptiness. It reminds us where we came from and where we’re bound.”
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Beverly and Judy, I just saw both of your posts. Welcome to our team. It's a wonderful team and very supportive. It's full of women over 50 from all across Canada. I am out in the lower mainland of BC.

Do pop into our chit chat forum -that is where most of the activity goes on.

Irene in BC

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Good morning! Since I'm Canadian and I just turned 50... I can join this group! emoticon

So, I'm looking for a buddy! I have been with Sparkpeople for a while and have yet to follow through with any consistency, so I thought if I had a buddy maybe we could encourage each other.

So, a bit about me: I've been married for 20 years and have 3 daughters (14, 17, and 18). I'm a happy elementary supply teacher. I am a Christian.

I have the best dog on the planet. emoticon I'm an emotional eater and a night muncher.

There ya go! Anyone want to buddy up?! emoticon

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Beverly


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Hello everyone! My name is Judy and I am just starting out! I am so glad for this forum because it's good to know of other 'over 50' that are also changing their eating habits. We all need encouragement in this matter - wouldn't you agree?! A bit about myself ... I have 2 grown children and 1 adorable grandson who will be 1 year at the end of the month (sept.)! I have been married to my best friend for 33 years and still loving him. He runs his own construction company and I am is "admin assistant"! Life is full at the moment. I am honored to be in this forum and hope to contribute even a little bit! Hope you all have a lovely sort of day!

Live for today - don't worry about tomorrow, you cannot change the past. Each day is new! Live each day to the fullest and have a lovely day!


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No problem, Marie. In case you didn't know - there is a way to change your user name without having to create a whole new one, but I'm not sure exactly where that is. I know - I've done it once myself. LOL

Later...

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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I changed my user from mjones156 to this one livfragrance. When you see my page you will see why. ****PLEASE RESPOND TO ONLY livfragrance. i shall see how I can shut the emoticon old on down once I retrieve my friends.

I am in a fibro flare...I plan to go to site everyday until I get on track and shop for healthy foods and work on sleep. emoticon Marie

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Welcome to our little team, Marie. You've joined a great one! Everyone here is very supportive and encouraging. Come join us in the Chit Chat lounge so we can get to know you.

Good luck on everything you have planned, but you have the right attitude to get there with.

And congrats on the little girl.

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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emoticon I am impressed we seem to have alot in common I think we can work together as a team emoticon

I want to work on my sleep habits by aloting time to wind down and make sure I take herbal tea...


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emoticon I am next door to you - in New Brunswick! I just moved from Nova Scotia last year after 30+ years in one place! I know it is a little intimidating, but life is short and family matters! I wish you much wisdom as you make those decisions! And you are so right..........slow & steady wins the race! emoticon Full speed ahead! emoticon

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emoticon Hi, I am new to this SPARK program as I found this site yesterday and I have decided to change my lifestyle "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired! ". emoticon It is going to a lllllllllllong road and slow at that, I am like the engine that could.

I currently live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, hoping to move to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, next year when I hit 65. My youngest son want me close to him. Plus, he just had his first baby which was a GIRL. The first girl in our family. My knitting needles are clicking away. emoticon I live alone both my sons live far from me. My oldest lives in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

I am haveing tons of anxiety about moveing from the city I was born. Give up all that I have and no fund to replace it with. I have fibromalgia and slightly enlarged heart so I need to move SLOWLY on everything. I am indeed a TURTLE but hay, he did beat the hare!!! emoticon emoticon

I want to work on my sleep habits by aloting time to wind down and make sure I take herbal tea...


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9/1/13 9:27 A

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Hi, Gypsy Rover. You've come to the right place. This team is great. Everyone here is very friendly and supportive - all you need to do is ask. Come join us in the Chit Chat lounge where we like to get together to chat and get to know each other. emoticon emoticon

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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Hi, Everyone! I joined Sparkpeople full of best intentions in May! I lost 12 pounds quite quickly, but have since fizzled out & need to re-ignite my Spark! Tomorrow is the start of a new month and hopefully a new focus toward my goals! Looking forward to some success!

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Hi, Tanya, welcome to our little group. Congrats on shedding so much of your weight! That is fantastic. I'm sure, now that you've found something that works, you'll get rid of the rest of it.

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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7/7/13 7:32 A

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Tanya, and I have been with Spark People 2 1/2 years now. I initially lost 25 pounds in the first 6 months and then got stuck and have been stuck ever since. I only have another 25 pounds to go, but as I am sure you know it can get frustrating when the scale isn't moving much.

I am currently trying something new, and the scale has moved down a little bit, so will keep at it. I am fortunate enough to work from my home, so that helps with scheduling workouts, however I do suffer from COPD, so I have to be careful not to overdo it.

I am a wife and mother of 2 young adult sons and live in Southern Ontario, originally from Sydney, Australia.

The Lord has blessed me in so many ways, I couldn't even count them all.
Feel free to drop by my page and say Hi, it would be lovely to have more sisters!

Tanya in Southern Ontario

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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7/4/13 8:27 P

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Hi, Kathy. Welcome to the team! That sounds like a very interesting course. And it's great that it's helping you with the healthy lifestyle. Come join us in the Chit Chat lounge anytime and pass along some of the things you've learned. Or just drop by for a chat. We'd love to hear from you and get to know you better.

Oh yeah - I'm Valerie. I'll be 60 in just over a week and still have a few years of working to do before I'll be ready to retire, so you're really lucky to be there already...

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Hi,

I'm Kathy from Ottawa, ON. I'm 51. I retired very recently and now have a little more time to spend on SP. I have been taking on-line University courses in Nutrition which are really helping me with my healthy lifestyle challenge.

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Hi there Puglover. I'm Valerie and I'm from Winnipeg. Welcome to our little group. Reading everything you do shows that you're well on your way to your goal. Tracking your food intake on here is a great way to watch that you don't over eat.

Come join us in the Chit Chat Lounge when you get a chance. We'd love to get to know you.

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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Hi there
I am over 60 and am excited to join this group. I am very concerned over my health, love to do what exercise I can as I have arthritis in my left knee that prevents me from doing some walking etc. Probably I will need a new knee. Yes, I love to eat and am overweight but I am trying to watch what I "put in my mouth". I am also trying to do upper body exercises in the gym three times a week and am trying to be in the pool at least four times a week along with doing exercises assigned by my Physiotherapist. I am from Nova Scotia, have a wonderful husband of 38 years and have had five children -all in their thirties and one grandchild....Happy to be with you all!!!!

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Hi, Beach Barb. You've found a really great group of ladies who will be there to support you whenever you want it.

Come join us in the lounge. We'd really like to get to know you.

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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Hi there. I just found this forum today. I'm in NE Alberta and I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.

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emoticon This is a great team. emoticon

'Di' NW ON.
Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent.
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Hi, Sara, Welcome to the team. If you would like to, please come and join us in the Chit Chat lounge to get to know us better. This is a great group of ladies. I'm sure you'll enjoy your journey with us.

Valerie

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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'Di' NW ON.
Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent.
-Marilyn von Savant

There's a difference
between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
-Kenneth Blanchard

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, and try to follow where th
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Hi, new to this team. It has been a few years since I was on SparkPeople, and have had to over come some medical issues and injuries. So now I have a clean bill of health, and am able to get back into exercising and am determined to reach my goal.

Looking forward to joining in on the challenges, and know that with the help and support of my SP friends, I will reach my goal.

I live in Guelph, Ontario, and have been married for 31yrs to an amazing man who has been there for me thru all my ups and downs and is my biggest supporter ever. I have a 28yr old son who is married and he has blessed me with 3 wonderful grandchildren - Logan, Zoe, & Lukas. I also have a 25yr old son, who is the chef in our family, and I am going to have to urge him to experiment with more healthy foods !!



There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.

You have not failed until you quit trying!!


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emoticon to the team. Best of success. emoticon

'Di' NW ON.
Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent.
-Marilyn von Savant

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between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
-Kenneth Blanchard

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, and try to follow where th
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Welcome to this team - I hope that you find us a friendly and supportive place. Do drop by the chit chat lounge - that's where most of us hang out.

Irene in BC

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Just discovered this team and thought I should join seeing how I meant the criteria - over 50, a women and Canadian. I really liked the team goal for creative endeavors as I knit, sew and quilt so meeting this goal should be no problem.

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Brand new from Edmonton. I'm closing in on 60 and need to get my act together NOW!!
This will be a success!!

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Welcome Lilbet and Suzzy

Irene in BC

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hi I am from near the Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia , and hope to get back on my weight lost journey. emoticon

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Hi, Suzzy. Welcome to our team! It's great that you could join us.

A bunch of us get together in the Chit Chat lounge to talk about our day. Come join us so we can get to know you better.

Valerie

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
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emoticon Suzzy, great to meet you. Hope to see you on the daily chitchat thread and be able to get to know you better.



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Big emoticon LILBET1, Mariam and Suzy to the team. Glad you joined us. emoticon

'Di' NW ON.
Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent.
-Marilyn von Savant

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-Kenneth Blanchard

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