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5/21/14 7:52 A

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Hi and welcome to each of the new members! emoticon

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4/30/14 4:38 P

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hi all,

how's u'r day so far?mine is gud and am looking fwd to exercise after work today.. we can do it!!


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4/30/14 9:30 A

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Hi everyone. I am new at this so bare with me. I am trying to lose 60 lbs. I am not very active since I've had my knees replaced a few years ago. I am trying to be healthier in my lifestyle. I am watching my calories and have lost 9 lbs so far. I started riding my stationary bike again. When the weather warms up I want to start walking my dog.
I have a very hard time motivating myself to do any exercises. This makes me feel bad about myself, and then I think @ eating. Does anyone have any ideas?
I wish losing weight was as easy as putting the pounds on! Any help is appreciated
Thank you

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4/6/14 7:25 A

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Hi,

My name is Callie and I have 50 lbs to lose. I am off to a great start with SP.

I like the official SP challenges. SP Official Healthy Cooking Challenge and SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge

Making changes;-)

1. Planning meals now
2. Drinking 2.2 L of H2O per day
3. Keeping fruit in bowls throughout my house
Lastly, Tracking my food calories with (wow....lots of work there, but gotta do it!) week one of SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge

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3/23/14 10:44 A

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Hi All,

My name is Maria, but my nickname is ReRe (it's pronouned Reeeee Reeeee). It's been my nickname since I was a toddler, thanks to a cousin my age, who couldn't say my name.

I'm looking forward to the daily challenges, as I've had a difficult time developing any type of exercise plan. I'm a caregiver to my adult daughter, who is chronically ill, and my dad, who is 90 and has dementia. We all live together and a lot of my time is taken up with their needs. My biggest challenge is making time for myself. I'm hoping, by committing to 5 minutes daily, I'll manage some type of consistency.

But, how does it work? Where do I find the daily challenges?

ReRe

Edited by: REREBIGMAMA at: 3/23/2014 (10:45)
They call me ReRe.....

The only way you fail.....
Is if you quit!

Life is too short not to be happy and have a good time!!



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3/17/14 3:46 P

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Hi my name is Brandi and I'm new to the group! Just starting back at SparkPeople.

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3/13/14 12:57 P

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Hello My name is Mary, and new to this group... looking forward to lose it!!!! emoticon

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3/10/14 9:59 A

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My name is Brenda and I'm new to team and looking forward to the 5 minute challenge each day !

I ♡ walking every day !


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3/3/14 5:08 P

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My name is Christina and I am hoping that these 5 minutes challenges will get me out of this rut.



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2/19/14 2:27 P

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Hi,

I am new to the team and am looking forward to the 5 minute daily challenges.

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2/12/14 2:57 P

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Hi,
Im joy and I am new to this team!!. :0 )

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2/12/14 4:12 A

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emoticon RCAROLINA! You're going to really enjoy this team! There's nothing but positive and darned good input from the members whenever you have a question or query.

Again, welcome to the team! Have a wonderful day, Everyone!

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2/11/14 9:58 A

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Im new in this team
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First week on Spark! Loving all the support I can find here! emoticon

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1/28/14 5:23 A

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Welcome to the team. Check out the daily challenge thread :)

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1/28/14 3:19 A

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emoticon and enjoy the team. It's really fun!

Stephanie



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1/27/14 9:08 P

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SAVANNAH & BECCA315 - - emoticon to the team. So glad you could join us!!!

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Not looking at how many # to go but back and how many #s I've already lost!!!




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1/27/14 7:04 A

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Good morning! New here...

Highest weight ever: 247#
12/26/11 ~ joined Sparkpeople
08/06/12 ~ lost 10% of body weight
08/20/12 ~ joined my first Biggest Loser challenge
09/12/14 ~ co-cappie BLC27

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1/12/14 3:52 A

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Welcome, LIMBOSTICK! You're going to really enjoy this team. Every member seems to have a great personality and is ready for fun. The daily challenges aren't intimidating at all so it's really easy to keep up AND it's a great feeling when you know you did!

Have fun and enjoy! We're all here to help and support each other. It's great!

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1/11/14 8:35 P

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I'm new iam from savannah

god is good all the time


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CIARA - - Welcome to the team. Glad to have you on board with us. Enjoy your journey.

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Hello, just stopping by to (officially) say I'm new(ish) to the team! I joined last week, I think, but life got busy and hectic, as it does, and I didn't have time to actually spend any time in here, so I'm introducing myself now. My name is Ciara and I thought that this team looked like a good place to find some challenges and inspirations in the new year.

Hugs, Ciara
"What should you do to put your body to good use? Most people have no idea. A craftsman who borrows some tools will try to make the best possible use of them while they are available. Your body, too, is actually on loan to you for the time being, for the brief period left before it is taken back from you by death. Had you better not use it to practice the dharma while you can?" --The Day After You Die


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1/7/14 4:07 A

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Welcome Taralunn! This is a fun team ... and motivating too. You'll meet a lot of really great people as well.

Have a wonderful day!

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1/6/14 8:10 P

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TARALUNN - Welcome to the team. Jump right on in and have some fun. emoticon Get some exercise in emoticon and jump start that metabolism!!

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1/6/14 5:25 P

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Hi I'm new to the team and sparks. I am hoping the challenge helps keep me motivated.

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12/18/13 4:52 P

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I am new to the 5 min challenge but not to SP. I was reading some of the post and I stopped at this one asking for help to get unstuck by SandyJean. Well Sandy I was were you were a few months ago. I and I needed the motivation to get off the couch/out the bed to get this thing working. Well I am going into my third month of physical fitness and eating right. It has been a hard transition but I have been on track and I like what I am seeing.

I am a 53 yr old woman and I my metabolism is really slow but I have lost about 10 lbs just by thinking about what goes in my body and becoming active. One thing that I love to do now is workout. I have found workout videos on YouTube that are great. If you just start with 10 minutes a day ( in the morning) for about 2-3 weeks it will become a habit instead of a chore. I would suggest just walking a mile with the videos featuring Leslie Sandron. She does low impact walking that is not hard on the joints or the body. I love her. I do her daily along with some others. I just do 3 miles walking and then 10 minutes strength training or something like that.

I know that I am new here but I want to help when there is a need. You can get off the couch.. I know that you can. If you like we can become friends and be accountable for each other.

Hope that you are doing fine at this point and I hope that we can talk soon.
Good Luck...

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12/11/13 2:07 P

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emoticon Glad to have you on the team.

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12/11/13 4:54 A

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Hi all. I am new to this team and so far I am enjoying the daily challenges. I hope to get to know some of you better as time passes.

Jenny

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12/7/13 8:45 A

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emoticon I'm not new to SP but I am to this team. I thought maybe I'd check things out and see what's going on around the block. I do need an exercise challenge to keep me motivated. This one seems easy enough yet is also enough to make sure that I don't slack off and just stay on SP and FB all day. I do get 2 walks in a day with our two toy poodles which are 0.9 miles around our park for each walk.

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One Day At A Time Dear Jesus!!!

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11/23/13 7:15 P

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Hi Amberbeads! I feel the same way! Keep on moving..even if it takes a minute at a time!

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11/23/13 11:10 A

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Hello! I'm just hopping in to say hi, and that I'm hoping that some 5 minute challenges will help me get in and do something every day. Hope to talk to some of you soon!

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11/20/13 8:16 P

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Well I thought to get myself unstuck that 5 minute challenges would do the trick. I have the desire, but can't seem to find my motivation to get off my butt at the end of the day...please dont give up on us yet!

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SANDYJEAN125, LOVE2MY3, SPARKLERDEB and others. I have been looking for a team that would motivate and encourage me throughout the process. Sadly, this team does not do it for me.

I enjoy the 5 minute challenges. But if you look at some of the posts...some are months old.
I am not sure why people join a team and do not particpate. It makes me very sad. I will do my best to encourage you where I can. But I do not expect a lot out of this team based on experience.


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11/20/13 2:14 P

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Hello from Iowa! I am struggling to stay motivated, and am hoping to get some inspiration and ideas here. I want to inspire and be inspired! emoticon

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Looking for motivation. Haven't been on Sparks in along time and thought I would try again. I am hoping a 5 minute challenge would get me started!

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11/14/13 6:33 P

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Hi, hoping to get some daily motivation from the team to get on track. Lost some of my weight but need to loose more.

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11/12/13 12:29 P

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Hi I'm SETTIMIA

I am looking for challenge

Look forward to finding out more

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Hi! I'm MaryAnn. This sounds like a team that can work for me. I mean, 5 minutes doesn't seem like a lot. It also will encourage me to do strength training every day. I also like the links for the videos. emoticon emoticon

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10/29/13 9:41 A

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Good morning! I am a soon-to-be 29 year old married lady. I've been steadily gaining weight for the past 7 years, and am ready to turn that around and go in the opposite direction. I found this page and it looks like fun. I love the videos and am looking forward to doing the daily challenge. emoticon

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Hello. I'm new to the team here, but not new to Spark. I'm 22, single (as in unmarried, but I do have a boyfriend) unemployed and trying to get to a life where I feel good more often than not. I should have all the time in the world, but it seems like it slips by me so easily, so 5 minutes will be a small, but doable start for me!

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Hi I'am Superme925(carrie) from Houston I'm 46 . ,mother and a hard worker.

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10/5/13 5:47 P

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Hi my name is April and i am new to this so hopefully i will have fun with everyone through this journey.

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Hi I am new to the team I am 55 y.o. and have 2 adult children and 2 grandsons and a grandbaby on the way.I got interested in your team through sparkcoach. hope to meet some new friends along my journey.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!! whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life!!!
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Hi new to the team but not new to Spark been on here two years have lost 37 pounds. Have been off track this week need some thing new to get me back on track. I live in CA and am married and in my 50's. I take lots of walks and do push ups most every day.

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9/8/13 9:47 P

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Hi ! My name is Marie and I just joined. I don't want to loose weight, I just want to live a healtier life ! It's too often that I don't have the time to exercice, that's why I love the idea of the "5 minutes challenge". Hope it will help in a way or another !

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Hi my name is simone Renee I'm new here looking forward to our journey

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Hi,

My name is rita and I just joined. I lost 78 pounds originally, but recently gained 15. Now is the time to stop! Just looking for support and some new exercise routines.


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Hi I am Cheryl and have been on and off of SP since 2011, most of my fitness revolves around walking; I am looking forward to other challenges.

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Hi , I'm helen mother of 3...nana of 11 ages 16-1month new to sparks and was really interested in what I could di in 5min.that would help me.can't wait!

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7/24/13 1:47 A

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Hi. My name's Rosa and I'm from the UK. I've been fighting the battle of the bulge for more than 40 years and want to finally get it beat before I'm 65 and my knees collapse under the pressure!

GMT London


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Hi I am new to this team.. my name is Barbie .. I am a very busy mom of two active boys.. want to be physically fit.. not huffing and puffing when doing something.. thought about 5 mins can be fit into my busy schedule.. this is going to be fun....

Taking one day at a time.
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Hi everyone I am new to the team. My name is Lori. I am intrigued by the thought of doing something for 5 minutes. Smart idea and very doable. Good for the psyche to be able to complete something that you commit to doing.

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Hi everyone. My name is Anita I am not new to spark but new to the team, in the Summer time I put my Y membership on hold because I like to get my fitness in by walking/jogging out side and of course my love of biking.. I also row 2x a week with my woman's crew club and bike with my woman's riding group.. thought I would join this team for extra motivation and a challenge
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7/4/13 3:52 P

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Hi Team!

I'm new to this team and have been with SP for a while. I have already lost 25 pounds, a lot of it with this site's help...and motivation. However, I have found myself lacking the go go lately as I was getting bored with my normal. I am looking forward to getting back to it and this team sounded like a great way to do it.
I turned 50 this year, changed my career about a year and a half ago and started the journey to losing weight. It's all good, and it's all moving forward.
I look forward to the challenge, I look forward to the motivation. I'm going to go back to the "how to use this team" string and see what is up for this week. I'll try to catch up,
Looking forward to knowing you all!
Cathy


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~Winston Churchill


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7/1/13 12:35 P

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I'm in my 50's also and it is a lot harder to lose but it is doable. Things like The 5 minute challenge are what I'm hoping will keep my motivation up.

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6/17/13 5:45 P

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i'm 'kinda new'. i've been using spark for 2 yrs. to keep up with my eating/ calories, tracking my exercise and just reading for encouragement.
until now, i haven't really joined or gotten involved in any team or blog or anything.

i want to commit to the 5 min challenge to start with! and who knows what else!

i'm at a plateau and need to do something different and this team sounds like a great place to start!
thank you to whoever comes up the daily challenges. i know that must be hard sometimes.

take care & God bless ya'll!:)

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6/16/13 4:00 P

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New around here, or at least learning this time. I joined some time ago but just could not give the time I needed to really get the feel of things, or get them going. I just graduated with a bachelors degree and decided that it was time to get back to me.
I am single with a wonderful son who is helping me stay on top of things and get I into shape.
Still trying to figure how everything works and how to make me time during the day to do what I need.
I enjoy doing crafts, reading, and spending as much time as I can with my son.
Any ways nice to meet everyone.

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Good Evening!! I am new to the group, and do well with little challenges. The five minute challenge is right up my alley. Do hope that you all have a had a great day.

~~ Cryssy ~~
Just Breathe.
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Failure is not fatal:
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Hi Everyone! I am new to SparkPeople and look forward to learning a new exercise every day!

I still am having some difficulty in navigating the site. Where will we find the daily exercises?

Good luck to you all on your working towards your goals! :)

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Hi! I'm Jenny, and I've developed a pretty good habit of daily walking. I'm joining the team in hopes of adding a strength training habit to my daily routine, as well. Five minutes a day seems like a doable goal, so here I am. The hope is that I can start with that and grow from there.

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Hi everyone, I,m Lorna and I need to lose approx 40lbs. i,m doing ok with the occasional blip. I live on Zakynthos in Greece and it,s getting hotter by the day but I,m determined to try and keep up my walking regime.
I want to be able to play with our Grandchildren (2 and one on the way) and enjoy what little time I spend with them,they live in England, so this is why I,ve decided to get a grip of things.

I have 3 beautiful Grandchildren and I dont want to be the Grannie who cant join in the fun !!

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6/4/13 1:53 A

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hi! I am 55 and married . I have 2 daughters and 2 grandsons.I am a retire RN . I have a total of 122 pounds to lose and I need help with my motivation. I am looking forward to meeting new friends on this team.

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I have 101 lbs to lose and could use some support along the way. Since reaching my 50's it's been a real challenge to get any weight off. But I know with hard work and determination, I will lose all I need to lose to get back the body I know I have under all this fat.


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5/15/13 3:18 P

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Hello all!!! My name is Jodie. I just signed up to sparks and this team I am looking to stay motivated and stick with this. I have had trouble in the past with that. I always just gave up. I do not want to do that this time.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!


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5/13/13 6:42 P

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Hi Jackie,
I just signed up for Spark yesterday and am learning to navigate. I"m 50, have two kids and used to be a professional but am now not good for much.
I passed 200 for the first time since I was pregnant, and it's gotten me freaked out.
I have arthritis and other orthopaedic issues that prevent lots of walking until I'm more fit.
I also have ear problems that make swimming problematic --
And getting to a gym or pool? I've been working with depression for most of my life, and if I could just get out the door to the gym every day, I wouldn't need spark people.


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3/26/13 12:44 P

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Great for you YOU CAN DO IT!

On my way


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Hi I'm Dany and just joined this Challenge today, should there be challenges listed daily? I have been looking over the site and it seems kind of sporadic....just want to make sure I'm not missing anything!!!

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3/13/13 9:32 P

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Hi I'm Kelly.
I've been looking for something to challenge me, that will keep things moving and different. I am hoping that I have come to the right place. I need to be held accountable.

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2/27/13 4:30 P

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Hi I am Jackie

Looking for a team with this type of approach and here you are! I have mobility issues and long cardio exercises (i.e. walking) are a no no right now. Also, I finally have given up on gym memberships. It is a complete waste of money as I simply do not like going to the gym. And what happens is I just don't exercise because I do not like going to the gym. emoticon

So, it is great to have a team that utilizes online resources.

Oh, I am from Southern California, divorced and no children. My weight goal is not clearly defined in terms of pounds. My goal is to say good by forever to plus size clothing and to wear a size with one digit (i.e. 9, 8, 6).

I have been overweight so long, that it takes pictures to remind me of my thin days. I do know that the accountability to others (Spark People) has renewed by efforts to reach my goal.

I look forward to getting know everyone.



Jackie - Southern CA

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2/25/13 11:53 A

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Hi I'm Nancy and I just started here yesterday. I'm always looking for a little something extra in addition to my morning workouts after sitting at the laptop all day. emoticon

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Welcome Newbies, I joined this team a bit ago but wasn't applying myself to it. Tomorrow will be emoticon for me again!

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Getting healthier one day at a time - one less pound at a time!

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Hi, I'm Beni and new to the team.
I read an article and joined SP in Aug. 2012 but didn't do anything with it.
Sept. 17th I decided to get busy. I lost 19 lbs but early Dec. my M-I-L broke her hip. I would go to the hospital first thing in the morning and come home late at night. Eating was just grab and go. Then the holidays came, still being at the hospital my eating stayed the same only gaining 5 pounds. So I am at 14 lbs lost.
Poor excuses? Yes. Could have stayed on track? Yes. Point is I didn't so I'm back to getting busy. Mom is home and doing well.
I look forward to the challenges on the team but mostly in myself!

"Be careful who you open up to, only a few care. The rest are just curious."

"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition." -Abraham Lincoln


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2/4/13 11:42 P

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Hi I am also new to Spark People. I have lost approximately 40 pounds but just have hit a plateau and thought this would be a good way to jump start my enthusiasm.

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2/1/13 3:27 P

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Yes I'm new also to the team- I think I just did all of January's. Was there just 3 or 4? I'm at home for the day- also doing a number on cleaning my house.

Hey-We all need help!


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1/30/13 8:28 P

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Hi, I'm new to SparkPeople and thought this would be a great way to start. Hope I can stick with it!

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1/29/13 9:22 P

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Welcome newbies!

KarenLeigh


Getting healthier one day at a time - one less pound at a time!

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1/29/13 3:14 P

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Well, today's my first day at SP. I've got a lot of weight to lose. It's taken a long time to get to the weight I am, and it will take a long time to lose it. I'm up for the challenge. emoticon

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Hi!
I am new to this team and looking forward to the challenge each day!

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1/21/13 10:15 A

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Hi -

My weight is climbing. I just returned from a cruise....

Randi

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1/17/13 3:53 P

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Hi! I'm new to the team but not SP, which I joined in Sept 2012. Another Spark Friend did an Spark Advent calendar in December, it was fun to do the exercise everyday that was in the calendar. Unfortunately I got sick about 1/2 way through and wasn't able to finish it, hoping nothing happens that I can't meet the challenge here.

KarenLeigh


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1/15/13 9:47 A

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New here. With Spark successfully reached a weight loss goal last year but have gotten very lax with my steps and daily exercise. Hope this team gets me back on track.

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1/10/13 10:51 P

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hi all i'm new here

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Hello everyone! I've been an active member since August of 2012. I also use SparkCoach for motivation each day. Todays challenge was 50 lunches and it referred current members to this team for daily challenge. How fun!

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1/9/13 6:23 P

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I'm new to sparkpeople! Our stories are very similar, I hope your goals are going well. I'm in the process of getting my husband motivated to be my partner in weight loss as well.

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I'm in.

My strength is in the LORD, Maker of Heaven and Earth.

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1/3/13 7:45 P

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Hello All,

I am new to SparkPeople and I was trying to find a team with challenge's I felt I could do. With a lot of weight to loss and a lot of things to work on I felt small steps were the way to go. After all they say, slow and steady - right?

So 5 minute's a day - with stuff for beginners - surely even I can do this I thought to myself. So here I am!



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Been a member of Sparkpeople for 4 years...on and off....but never totally left. This Team 'sparked' my interest. I can always make time for a 5 minute challenge and this year 2013....I've decided it's all about small changes adding up to equal big change!
I need something new to add to my routine which is very doable!
I'm on the eastern shore of North Carolina....looking forward to a banner year!

50+ Team Challenge 2014


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I'm new to sparkppl and I thought I could handle this goal. I hope this adds fun to my life emoticon

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My name is Teresa. I am recovering from a fall, and am ready to begin to slowly rebuild my activity level. I love challenges and I believe having the added motivation will help me to get myself moving again. emoticon

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Hi! My name is Holly. I am always looking to do something different. I don't like routine with fitness as I get very bored. I think this group will be great to "tell" me what to do. LOL.

Holly/Texas. Time Zone: CST; Don't do anything today you can't maintain for the rest of your life; Studies show a mere 11 minutes of weight training 3 times a week is enough to reduce your body fat and raise your metabolism.


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I'm 56 years old and carried an extra 80-100 pounds around for about 20 years (since having kids). I lost 40 and have kept it off for over a year, but I'm having a hard time getting any further. I don't expect to ever lose all of it at my age, but I'd like to drop another 30, at least. I'm excited about this team and especially like that there are 2 challenges. I plan to do the easier one and try the harder each day.

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