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Hi Vita here, check out my sparkpage.

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1/13/08 11:44 A

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Welcome Becky! SP is a terrific site! You're going to love it! So glad you joined!


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1/13/08 9:07 A

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Hi Becky! I always think it's cool when someone joined because of seeing Tina and I on E! I know this site will help you more than anything else on that show.

Kristina
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1/12/08 11:58 P

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Hi my name's Becky, I live in Lockport. I heard about this website on E. I'm 25 years old, and looking to lose about 20 pounds.

 
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Welcome to the team! I checked out your sparkpage and it looks like you've really been busy on the site! Good for you! Hope your doing well with your goals - let us know if there's anything you need help with. See you around!


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Hello group! I am from South Central part of IL. I live a small hicktown of 600 people!!!

Take Care

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Welcome Wendy! There's room for PLENTY more! Jump right in - we're so glad you found us!


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Hi, everybody! Got room for another Illinoisan? I just found the site last week, and stumbled across Daisy Duck's link to this team just now. I'm from central Illinois, a town called Washington, between Bloomington and Peoria.

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Welcome to the team Garin! Looks like you joined SP around the same time I did last spring. I stopped by your page and Love it! Especially the pictures of the little toddler - CUTE!


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Hello everybody. My name is Garin and I've been on spark since May of last year. I stumbled upon sparkpeople looking for a free online personal trainer. Glad i found sparkpeople. I'm on here as much as myspace and facebook.

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Time to start training for my next Mixed Martial Arts fight!!

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1/8/08 2:50 P

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I'm so glad you joined us BUTTERFLIE! Ditto to what everyone has said so far about sparkpeople! You will love it here, I have no doubt!


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thanks Andi, I love the diversity as well, everyone is friendly. It's all good! I watch the excercise I do as I had a hernia repair in early 07, other than that I'm on my way to a new shape and toned body!


BE BLESSED!

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Hi to all our new members! SP is great community and I've met some really wonderful supportive people since I've been here. Good luck with all your goals in 2008!

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Good morning, Butterflie21 and welcome to the Illinois Team! I also have a love affair with SP and it's huge network of supporters. It's a great site; one I think I'll always be part of, even after obtaining my goals. Everyone here is so supportive and diverse! Every day I'm meeting new people, trying new workouts and making new recipes. Good luck with everything :).

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Good Morning Illinois Sparkers,

I live in the west suburbs. I love to travel although I didn't get a chance to travel much last year. I plan to make up for lost time in 2008.

I am so excited about the road ahead of me. I have a long way to go but I will get there. I've fallen in love with SP and it's members. I just joined this team this morning and I already feel welcome. Thanks for the invite and encouragement!

BE BLESSED!

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Welcome Kelly! Glad you joined in! We have a very chatty team here and extremely motivating people!
I've lived in IL my whole life and am embarrassed to say I've never been to visit the state capital. I live in a suburb northwest of Chicago - in Crystal Lake.


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Hello...I'm Kelly and live in the big capital city...sorry not Chicago, Springfield! I haven't done so well since college living a "healthy" lifestyle but until I had kids it didn't really catch up. I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old and never quite lost the "baby weight" from the first. Anyway, it is nice to hear that there are people "locally" out there working toward their goals.

 
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Hi Kristina! Welcome to the team! You and Tina did such a terrific job on the tv show promoting SP! I'm sure the site received many new members after the airings!
Looking forward to getting to know you!
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Hi all! I'm Kristina...the other half of Team 150.

I'm a wife, mother of 3 and a full-time special needs preschool teacher.

I look forward to getting to know all of you.

Kristina
I can do it because I am WORTH it!!

EX Streak: days

Personal Birthday Challenge: Be down to 180 or less. (Watch my ticker to see how my challenge is going.)

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"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."

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1/6/08 9:39 P

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Welcome Tea!

I am in the same boat, sahm. I know exactly how you feel about the 24/7 food deal!

I think the worst time for me is Mid morning, after the kids have all gone to school, and i am out doing errands, fast food joints every where, and the smell of fries burgers tacos and all those other horrid things for our bodies, waffing through the air.

Hopefully, over time, abstinence from those things will turn me against them all together, I can only hope!

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Glad you joined us Teanaz! I just want to say once again, you did a great job on the show. Is your friend Kristina from Illinois also? I wasn't sure.

You do have your hands full with 3 young boys at home. I would imagine it takes a lot of energy to get through each day!

Looking forward to chatting with you!



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I Thank Daisey for the Invitation!

I do live in illinois. I moved to Illinois from Connecticut bout 15 years ago. I met my husband. I weighed 180 when we met. I gained over 100 pounds.
I am in the 260 range now. Highest was 294.

I am a stay at home mom and that is such a challenge......food calls to me 24-7.

My 3 kids are all boys if you saw my page...lol. They are a handfull. 7, 5 and almost 3 year old.

I cant wait to get to know you all...this is soooo overwhelming but just sooo awsome!

Tina :,)
IF you belong to TOPS join my TOPS SPARKLERS BOARD!
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Welcome to the team!

Wow, Suzanne, you're family is quite spread out! My brother went to school in Macomb, so I'm just a tiny bit familiar with that area (I think I may have visited him there two or three times.) My family is a bit closer to me, for the most part anyways. I grew up in Cary, my parents now live in Belvidere. I have a sis in Barrington, and another in Palatine. My baby sis just moved down to Florida from WI - I'm still trying to get used to that! And my brother is out in CA. So I guess we're a bit spread out too,LOL!

Hi Jackie! So glad you found us and jumped right in! Looking forward to chatting with you too!


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Hi everyone! My name is Jackie, and I am from Sparta Illinois. Its a small town about an hour East of St Louis Missouri.

Hope to get a chance to chat with you all soon!

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OK - I will jump in too. I live in Mount Prospect (Northwest Suburb) and work in Deerfield.

My story. I joined Sparks back in July/August as an invite to a friend but was still doing the WW thing. I decided to quit WW because I need something new and just started up with Spark this week.

As for IL, I grew up in western IL (Macomb) and graduated from WIU. Dying to get out of my home town, I moved to Chicago area and have been here since. I have family all over IL, (4 sibs) one in Fairview Heights (near St. Louis), one in Pekin (near Peoria), one in Lombard (West Suburb) and the other left the state and went to Kenosha WI..but works in North Chicago.

Jen: My cousin lives in Canton. We went on the Spoon River Drive this year...I love that time of year.

So..there you have it. Look forward to getting to know everyone!

BBL - Suzanne (Leftie626)



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Welcome to the team Jenni and Jen! I love that you share a name!

Jenni: My parents live in Belvidere - I think that's close to where you are? What kind of music/books are you into? I've been trying to add a bit more reading time into my daily schedule. I wish I could read while I'm working out- it would be a great way to multi-task, and I see so many people reading while they're on the treadmills, ets. But I just can't do it!

Jen: You'll find that people are VERY supportive here on SP. What led you to the site? I'm sorry you're not finding the support within your own family, but maybe they'll change their tune when they see you progress! Good luck with all your goals!


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Hello all I live in Canton Illinois. I am hoping to find a good support system here or maybe some close friends to help me along this journey of my life my health is gettign really bad so I really have to lose this weight and for some reason my family just don't see where I am coming from.

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Hello everyone! I'm 23 and living in a small town south of Rockford called Byron, ya know, the one with the power plant. I work as a Graphic Designer / Programmer full time and enjoy listening to music and reading in my spare time.

~Jen

"If you feel yourself starting to get antsy, take a patience pill by simply reminding yourself that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and whatever you are involved in is worth the time you are investing."

"To make it really happen, you have to want to change."


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Welcome to the team and to SP! So glad you found us! See you around!


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Hi all!

I'm new to SP as you can see. I'm a new mom living in Downers Grove (in the western burbs of Chicago). I grew up on the Northwest side of Chicago, so I'm really a city girl at heart.

In terms of my life, I'm working in higher education and for fun, I scrapbook, read, dance, romp with my greyhound and hang out with my husband and friends. I like to do creative stuff whenever I can.

For my goals, I'd like to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight (135) and then go beyond that to 130 pounds. I'd like to get fit and healthier. I admit my diet needs a bit of an overhaul, so I'm journaling and using the SP tools.

It's nice to meet everyone. I look forward to chatting.

 
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Welcome to the team Kath!
You've had quite a year. So sorry about the tough times. You sound pretty committed though. Let us know if there's anything you need to help you along your journey.


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Hi Kath and welcome!! It's great to have you here.
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Hi,
I just joined this group today but have been a member of SP for awhile now. Started the final weightloss journey over 1 year ago and managed to lose over 30 pounds then hit a brick wall and back slid. I went back to working 12 hour shifts, started back to school, took care of my mom while she was ill, my ex-MIL passed away ( who I kept contact with), lost a co-worker to Cancer and then Dec. 1st my father passed away. YES, I am the first to admit, I am a TOTAL stress eater! I have gained 15 pounds back! I am back on track and back on the treadmill.

I am 42, mother of 4 (18,20,21,23), step mom of 2 (20,22). I have lived in Illinois all my life in several towns. I currently live in Lockport, southwest suburb of Chicago. I work full time as a registered nurse and have been back in school since last semester.

I never was a jogger until 1 year ago. Although I am the worlds slowest jogger, my goal is to always just cross the finish line when doing a 5k. I have been off of the treadmill for about 3 months now and getting back on for the first time last night, I certainly can tell how long its been.

Ok, sorry that I am long winded too! :) Nice to meet everyone.

Kath

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Welcome, Liz!

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Welcome Liz! Glad you joined in! You're right - your puppy is ADORABLE! No contest!

Which No Suburb were you raised in?


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Hi!

My names Liz and I live in Chicago...our team is pretty quiet lately though, so this should be a lot more fun. :) Anyway, I think I might be the youngin' of the group...I'm nineteen, go to Loyola University, I was born in Europe and raised in the Northern Suburbs, and I have the most adorable puppy in the world. :) I will argue his adorableness to no end.

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12/9/07 10:21 P

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Welcomes all around!


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Hi everyone! I've also lived in Illinois my whole life. I grew up in Chicago then moved to the suburbs (Niles) when I was in high school.

Now I live in a very small town (population 600) in Northwest IL called Leaf River. It's about a half hour west of Rockford.
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Hey everyone - I just joined this team today!

I've lived in IL my whole life - mostly western suburbs and have been with Spark for over a year.



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11/30/07 9:07 A

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Babygirl, I'm exactly where you are right now! I also had lost quite a bit of weight (84 pounds), kept it off for awhile and regained 70 of it back. I am having an extreme problem with motivation right now. I am trying to find the core reason, but so far, haven't been able to. BUT, I am determined to get back down. I don't like the extra weight.

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11/30/07 9:00 A

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Welcome Michele! Long winded is ok! It's so nice to have support and info sharing on these threads, by all means, share away!

Welcome Christa! Thanks for sharing where Patoka is - I had never heard of it before. Is it a very large town, city-ish, or is it a small one? It's wonderful that your ticker is moving in the right direction during this holiday season. You must be showing a good amount of restraint! Good for you!


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11/30/07 8:54 A

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Welcome Michele, Christa & Babygirl! emoticon emoticon

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is no better appetite suppressant than FOOD.

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Hello I am christa, I live in Patoka IL. About a hour or so east of st Louis.
I am here to loose the weight I gained from my 3rd pregnancy. I have allways lost the weight from each pregnancy but I gained more this time around and I wanted to make sure this time I did it while getting fit as well.
lately the fit part has not been happening and I have only lost 2lbs this month. its been a stressfull month. But I read that the average weight gain for the holidays is 7lbs well I plan on loosing this holiday not gaining. so I will be checking in more often and keeping focused during this time of good food and yummy treats :)
i am only 8lbs away from my prepregnancy weight but I had a few extra pounds before I got pregnant so i am hoping to loose what was extra and be my skinnny self again.






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11/30/07 1:04 A

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Hi all! I'm Michele from Schaumburg, IL. Peggy, thank you so much for starting this team. We have a team for our city, but not one for IL. I think this will be great. Also, I LOVE your name design! emoticon

About me. Married 22+ years, three kids (18-22 yrs), FT job, other family, lots of chaos; that's why I'm here. I've gained back all the weight I lost in '94 plus a lot more (I was 145 then!).

Babygirl. Please check out my SPage and some of my blog entries. I think I've written about some of my experiences with issues similiar to you. I believe some of my first entries had to do w/my real problems. Up until the last few years, I struggled w/attempting to lose weight but got nowhere; I wasn't ready. I am making drastic changes in my entire life at the moment, I am reclaiming and taking charge of my life and putting myself first, and it makes a difference! Before I got there, tho, I needed to get at the reason for my overeating. It's not that you lack motivation or willpower, but you need to get to the root of your problem.

Bob Greene and so many other professionals say that you will not be able to lose weight until you find out the reason for your behaviors. That's the reason why so many bypass patients gain their weight back...they didn't deal with the reason they were overweight.

I'm sorry, I'm a longwinded writer. Babygirl, please SMail me if you ever need anything. I'll be checking in with you as well.

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11/29/07 11:31 P

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Welcome to the team BABYGIRL! I'm sorry you've had such ups and downs. :( Have you ever PRACTICED maintaining? My trainer "prescribed" that for me this past summer. I had lost about 20 pounds when he recommended I stop working to lose and focus on maintaining for 4 to 6 weeks. He said that it takes a good amount of focus and work to maintain, and that by practicing midway through my goal, I'd have a good understanding of how to do it. So I tried it and he was right! The numbers (for calories in and out) were a little different, but I still had to focus and work in order to keep my body at the same weight, give or take 2 pounds, for that period of time. After that experiment, I switched back into "losing" mode and have dropped another 6 pounds. I'm certain that when I reach my final goal, I'll be able to use the knowledge I gained this past summer/fall and apply it to full time maintainance.
Different tricks/techniques work for different people. Give it some thought, it may be just what you need!


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11/29/07 10:10 P

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Hey to all! I too live in Illinois and am here for support. Here's my story........I once lost 115 lns before and have gained quiet a bit of it back due to depression and plain laziness. I've been a member for a while and ahve lost and gained back what I've lost. I do not have the motivation I once had to loss the weight. I don't know what's wrong with me. You would think pictures of me slim and ALL of my slim clothes would be motivation enough, wouldn't you?

I'm very sorry for being so depressing and negative but I truely need some encouragement. Can you all help?

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Hi Andi! Glad to meet you! I started an area-specific team this past summer and love it. Then I started thinking, hmmmmm it sure would be nice to branch out into the rest of the state as well. Glad to meet a need of at least one other member!
I, too, have really enjoyed all this site has to offer. It's hard to believe it's all free!


Peggy

Illinois anyone? www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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We're all chatting it up in McHenry County! Stop by and join in!
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2010 1344
2009 1694

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Hey, Peggy. I'm glad you started this team. I searched for IL teams on SP and only found either university teams or area-specific teams (none of which were my area of Lake County). I've been with SP since September and I'm loving it! All the support, recipes, inspirational stories and convenient food & fitness trackers are a BIG help. I've never had so much fun getting back into shape emoticon .
Looking forward to getting to know yas!

Andi

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I've been with SP for just over 7 months now and wanted to start a team for the state I've lived in for my whole life. There are many different geographic teams within this state, and now here's a place to gather as a whole! I'm looking forward to chatting with you all!


Peggy

Illinois anyone? www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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We're all chatting it up in McHenry County! Stop by and join in!
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ndividual.asp?gid=12135


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2011 (Total TBD) 1217 +
2010 1344
2009 1694

I tweet; do you? twitter.com/PeggyAYork

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