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2/18/10 11:19 A

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You can do it - use all the resources available here, find a friend (or a few) who will help you stay accountable, and go for it! Hang a picture of the dress you will be wearing on your bathroom mirror for some extra motivation every morning :)

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2/18/10 9:42 A

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Ive actually been on here since Sept of 07. Ive only lost 6 lbs and it sucks. I have about 75 lbs to go and I really need to kick myself to stay on track. It is hard and Im trying to make it my number one goal for now. Im going to be in my cousins wedding come July 2nd so I REALLY need to stick to it.

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Thanks Jaudon! It means a lot. Especially when it comes to my sweet tooth, and all the calories that come with it. lol

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JAUDON's Photo JAUDON Posts: 1,881
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Welcome (back) Amanda!! We are glad to have you on board! Let me know if you ever need any support, have questions, or just want to vent!!
Sarah

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PANDA87's Photo PANDA87 Posts: 46
6/3/09 8:28 P

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Hi! My name is Amanda. I've been out of college for a few years now and am trying to get back into the shape that i was. The past few years of sitting behind a desk really killed my figure. I need to get into a more active lifestyle. I joined in September, but never really used the sight to it's full potential. However, i stepped on the scale the other day and realized that i need to start!!

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KHAKIMOOSE's Photo KHAKIMOOSE Posts: 15
11/4/08 3:02 P

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Well I joined in Sept but it took me forever to actually come and check the site out. I'm starting way too slow for my liking but I hope I will be more successful this way, although I do want to just go crazy and take huge steps. My husband is getting ready to deploy and I'm using this time apart as a time to focus on me in hopes of when he returns I will be healthier and hopefully able to get pg. I've let this weight creep on and now it's finally trying to control me... it's a battle and I'm ready to fight it!! I look forward to seeing you all on the battle field! Together I think we can all obtain our goals!! :)

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Hi everyone! I've been looking for a picture to post of myself ever since I joined SP. I finally found one of myself taken at Christmas 2007. I have very few pictures of myself, either by myself or with my family. How sad! I weigh about 175ish in this picture. Over the past 6-8 months, I put on weight helping take care of a sick parent, and working full time, all on top of taking care of kids, house, etc.

For Christmas, my present to myself will be to have a family photo taken! No more hiding from the camera.

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MCKNIGHTJENN's Photo MCKNIGHTJENN Posts: 102
10/19/08 4:01 A

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Hello all,

I'm Jenn - a woman, wife, mother, friend, and busy worker of an airline. I love volleyball and outdoor activities. I have been apart of SP for over a month now and it is addicting. I love the idea of SP points they keep you focused on a goal. Which he more you surround your self with weight loss and support the likely you are to succeed.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and I will be hitting it hard tomorrow.

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JAUDON's Photo JAUDON Posts: 1,881
10/17/08 5:35 P

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Welcome to all the newbies! We are all glad to have you on the team!
Sarah

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10/16/08 2:55 P

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My name is Sarah. I am 29. I am married. Hubby and I have been married for 10 years. We have two little boys ages 7 and 4. I am a stay at home mom. I love to go fishing, spending time with family and friends. In my spare time I like to cross stitch. If you want to know more, just ask...


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. -Philippians 3:19

The biggest lie you'll ever hear is the one saying you're not good enough, smart enough, or worth enough, and anyone who tries to tell you that is not worth your time.


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MILIE2 Posts: 5
10/16/08 1:44 P

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Hi my name is Rosalie and I'm 30 yrs old. I've been married for two years to a wonderful man. We've been trying to have a baby but I need to lose the weight first. I'm glad to be here!

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10/8/08 4:29 P

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Hello. I'm Lisa, I'm 40, I'm a teacher, wife, mother, coach, runner, biker, and obvious multi-tasker. I have always exercised enough to maintain my weight, but my husband's deployment and return, a new job, and some health problems made me want to eat hamburgers every night. For two years!

So, I've lost 8 pounds already, 2 with sparkpeople, and I have about 12 more to go to get to my fighting weight. It's very slow going...about 1/2 pound a week, or fewer. Well, I'm off to the gym...I try to run six miles a day.

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MRSSTONER's Photo MRSSTONER Posts: 27
10/2/08 1:38 P

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Hi All, I haven't posted yet but I have been a member for a while. I am hoping to get the extra encouragement/motivation I need from these message boards. I am kind of stuck in a rut.

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BSTAKINGACTION's Photo BSTAKINGACTION Posts: 5,837
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Good Afternoon! I'm Becky from WI. Started Sept. 9 and have spent the last few weeks feeling my way around the Spark site. Having a ball and am excited about the opportunities and support I've found. Looking forward to getting to know you and watching your successes.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

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9/30/08 1:41 P

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welcome to all the new peoples, from all walks of life, with many different reasons to become healthy. with one common goal!

this is inspiring to see and encouraging at the same time. we know we are not alone in our goals and it is wonderful to be able to voice opinions and questions!

be safe

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CPNSH89's Photo CPNSH89 Posts: 439
9/29/08 10:36 P

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Welcome to both of you.
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KIMMIEKINS76's Photo KIMMIEKINS76 Posts: 1,051
9/29/08 9:18 P

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Hi, I'm Kim. I joined Sept 11. I read about it on some website and thought I'd give it a try.

Kim from KC

God has changed my standards, not my tastes.

Failure is not an option so choose something else.

You can't win without stepping into the game.


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MRSDMK's Photo MRSDMK Posts: 29
9/28/08 9:27 A

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Hi! I'm Devon and I joined September 13 after hearing a bunch of good stuff about this site on theNest. I'm getting married in March so I want to get really toned to look good in my dress and on the beach in St. Lucia for the Honeymoon. I'm looking to lose about 15-16 lbs, but mostly just lose the little bit of fat on my tummy, and tone up all over.

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CPNSH89's Photo CPNSH89 Posts: 439
9/28/08 2:27 A

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Hi Josie!
I started Sept. 10 and have been doing pretty well until today. I had too much going on and made a few bad choices. That's one of the things I like about SP. I'm only accountable to myself, but I get encouragement to do well so I don't want to ever give up. Nice meeting you Josie. Best wishes on meeting your goals!
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Hi everyone,

I'm Josie. I joined on the 13th. I had heard of Sparkpeople before but never explored it and forgot about it until I was searching the internet for inspiration to get my eating back on track (after many months of eating with abandon!) and I came across the site. I am so glad I found it. I have tried tons of other online weightloss websites and none can compare to this one. I can't believe it's free.

Anyway, I'm 41, single with no kids and I have workaholic tendancies that I'm trying to cure myself of (devoting more time to work than to my health is a significant factor in my weight problems). I think I'd like to lose about 95 pounds, but I'm going to start with 55 and see how I feel. That will bring me to a weight that I have not been for about 20 years.

Anyway, I've had a very good first two weeks. So I'm looking to keep up the momentum and I'm feeling very positive. Looking forward to getting to know the rest of you and to inspiring each other to meet our goals.

Josie :o)

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9/26/08 12:33 P

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Hello! I'm Francis and I'm 21 years old. I am a Senior at Arizona State University! Go Sun Devils! I joined Spark again to restart what I had began before... a healthy lifestyle!

~*~*~Frannie~*~*~
No food good tastes as good as thin feels
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i am valeree..i joined spet 7 ,2008..i am enjoying all the help we give each other...it is nice to knew there are people out there that like to help people like them..who are also trying to lose weight and feel better about themselves..that are try to life a healthier life sytle..

to belive in yourself...be true to yourself..to belive in god and his son...to be true to god and his son..to havd faith in god and all he does for us...
the leader of people living for Christ..co-leader of
sister supporting sister through life,survivors of divorce,christian single parents,good eats,walking for Jesus,first place 4 heath new and old families with new babies.we all are here to be healthier so lets work together to help each other with that.to support each other when we ne


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Hello,
I'm Julie and joined on Sept. 12th. I'm married to a wonderful man and we have a gorgeous 3 year old son. I have about 40 lbs to loose! You can find more about me on my sparkpage! I'm loving sp so far, there is so much support and information on here, finally I think I can actually accomplish my goal!! emoticon

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DANIA224 Posts: 9
9/25/08 3:34 P

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Hi Juju,

Are you still looking for a buddy?
I am 32, married. I live outside of NYC & I have a 26 month old son.
I have type 1 diabetes and use an insulin pump I am trying to drop about 75 lbs. and I am also looking for a buddy....

Daniela
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DORANEI8's Photo DORANEI8 Posts: 2,451
9/23/08 7:42 P

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Hello everyone - My name is Dora and I joined SP on the 9th. Didn't initially join this team, but I am now! Better late than never right?

I started at 206 lbs when I joined and in the last 2 weeks have gotten downto 201. The support on the message boards has been great, so I find myself joining tons of them!

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9/23/08 7:47 A

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Good Morning Veronica, and Welcome! emoticon

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9/23/08 7:26 A

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emoticon My Names Veronica, I'm 42 yrs old.
I've been married almost 25 yrs. I'm the mother of 3 children. I need to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for Life. I have approx. 50 to 80 lbs to lose! I look forward to chatting & getting to know each of you more! God Bless!

"It sounds cheesy, but nothing tastes as good as thin feels." Heather Hansen





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BUCKEYEMAMA's Photo BUCKEYEMAMA Posts: 25
9/22/08 7:51 A

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Welcome to everyone!

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CPNSH89's Photo CPNSH89 Posts: 439
9/21/08 3:55 P

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Hi Nancy and everyone else too!
How about almost 50? I'll be 47 in January. I'm married with one son (16) and one daughter (11). I am a first grade teacher (on medical leave until Oct. 18th) and have just lost a few pounds following surgery (not weight reduction surgery.) It has been a good jumpstart to getting healthier. I'm tired of being on and off diets for most of my life. For the past two years, I pretty much gave up and quit dieting at all. I actually stopped gaining weight when I did that. I didn't lose either, though. I like this program because if I mess up, I don't have to be ashamed to show up for a weigh-in. I quit too many programs because of that. I am accountable only to myself, but I get encouragement when I need it and praise when I do well. That's a pretty good deal. Best wishes to all of you!
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ANJIETRISTINE's Photo ANJIETRISTINE Posts: 181
9/21/08 12:02 A

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welcome to all newcomers!

ITS A NEW WEEK!

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Hi there, I'm Crystal,36 mother of 4 and I have been a member now for a week and a half. I joined so that I could become a healthy person and to lose weight. My goal is to lose 110 pounds, and as of my first week I have 105 to go. I am very motivated because of SP. Iam glad to be here.

Remember to Smile,

Make eye contact everyday, and

Cherish those you love.
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Hey Annbags, welcome. Oh, come on, just jump in, what's the worst that can happen LOL! Seriously. Don't think about 40lbs blah, blah, blah. But tomorrow you can wake up and decide you will log your food and exercise, right? Just do that, for one day. See what happens. Just once, just tomorrow. Heck then maybe you will want to do it the next day. Oh, and then SP gives you these points, that's kind of fun...if I read an article I get some points, but...heh, that article answered a question I'd had, and that one really made sense. Then, you know, if I do just 5 more minutes walking I get...

Laughing. It is addictive, good health is positively addictive. And we're all in it together so we can gloat, whine and share the journey. NOBODY is perfect, we are all going to fall flat at the feet of the cookie monster, or whatever our monster is at some point, but we pick ourselves up, dust off, and get in another five minutes of aerobics!

You can do it.

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Hi all. I'm a 37 yr old SAHM of 3. I joined about 4-5 days ago and have yet to start the program. I just can't find the motivation. I need to lose 40lbs. I just keep saying "tomorrow". HELP!!!!

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GYPSYGODDESS's Photo GYPSYGODDESS Posts: 21
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Hi Everyone! I joined spark on September 10, 2008. I'm a 36 year old, married, mother of 7... 4 his, 1 mine, & 2 ours. Our kids range from 15 to 2 years old. Needless-to-say, I'm always busy, busy, busy! :)

I have struggled with my weight since 1994. I lost some, gained more, lost some, gained even more, and so on. I am sure many of you are all too familiar with the vicious cycle. This time, however, I feel like things are different. I am not doing this for anyone but myself. I really want to be healthy and active again. I want to lose weight, but more importantly, want to adopt a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude.

We all have it in us, we just need a little push from time to time. I am looking for a buddy, if anyone is interested. I have 100 pounds to lose and then keep off forever. I am up to the challenge. :)

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good morning all you wonderful members, old and new *L*
love to hear the stories of why people joined, where they are from and what their reasons are for making this giant leap to change their lives!

it is never easy to lose this weight or their wouldnt be this incredible site. whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 200, it is helpful! it allows for different exercises for 20 year olds to 80 year olds.

we are not alone
YOU are not alone!

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Hi! I'm janet, I just joined Saturday. I'm 29 and I just started a new job last month. It's made keeping good habits harder, so I joined to try and keep better track of myself.

I'm really enjoying all the features here. The sparkpoints are an amazing motivator!

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Hey, all! I'm a newbie too (just joined last week). I can't believe all the information, motivation, and advice we can get from a free website! I love it! Anyway, I'm 28 years old and would love to lose about 40 pounds. It's going to be tough, but I think that logging in EVERYTHING I eat and do, will keep me on track.
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Hi,
I join sp in April after I had my baby, but never did anything with it, so I joined this group because I have decided to start now. I am an emotional eater with an inital goal of 102 pounds, to get under 200... I know I have a long road ahead, I would really like to find a buddy to help me and to be accountable to, if anyone out there is interested please let me know.

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!!!

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Another welcome -- you are doing such a terrific job!! I think sometimes we forget we are really an inspiration to other people, even when we are just kind of struggling ourselves.

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Hello everyone! I'm fairly new here too, just joined a couple of weeks ago. Still trying to find my way around everything. I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) about four years ago, which can cause many more problems including high blood pressure (which I have). About two months ago I found out I also have hypothyroidis... fun for me.

It is all a big stumbling block in loosing weight. My dr has put me on Adipex to help jump start the weight loss. It has helped so so much. I think this is the last month I can take it, something about only being able to take the drug for any three months in a one year period. I was still dumbstruck from the numbers on the scale to pay attention.

That was July 2nd I've lost 30 pounds since then. When I joined SP I weighed 241 which is what I put on my ticker. On July 2nd I weighed 266, so I've made a huge amount of progress.

I'll make an effort to post more on the boards. Still trying to find my legs around here.

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Great photo Buckeye! Welcome. And to everyone new.

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BUCKEYEMAMA's Photo BUCKEYEMAMA Posts: 25
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Hey Everyone!
I joined SP a long time ago, but just recently (within the past week) found the motivation to actually do something about this spare tire I'm carrying around! 41, SAHM, married, 4 kids ~ ranging in age from 20 to 5. The kids keep me busy, but not enough to keep me out of the cookie jar..so I need help!
I recently quit smoking too...8 weeks and counting, taking that pill which has worked wonders. Now if only they'd make a pill that blocks the sugar receptors in my brain! emoticon
I look forward to getting to know everyone and thank you in advance for keeping me on track!

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Hi everyone!
I am 22, just graduated from college, and am trying to lose about 15 pounds. I've loved this website so far. It has really helped me stay motivated for the first week. I want to keep that motivation, even when it gets hard, and I think that this team will be great for that. I am looking forward to meeting some fellow 'sparkpeople' and to finally reaching my goals!

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welcome back julia and congrats on your fresh start!

hi melissa! you sure have your hands full and are smart to see that you need to do for yourself as well.

welcome to sparks and i hope you enjoy the ride.

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Hi all.

I'm 24 years old from Ohio. I used to run and be in pretty good shape, but after I got divorced I kind of let myself go. I'm shooting to get back into the shape I was in when I was running, and hopefully start running races. ^_^

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Good afternoon everybody! I'm Julia, and I live in Mississippi. I am married, work outside home (seems like all the time!), and have 3 kids, one on his own, one in Navy boot camp, and one at home in 5th grade.

I've been on sparkpeople before, but messed up over the summer and decided that I needed a fresh start. So here I am again - and hopefully I can participate and keep at it!

I look forward to talking to all of you.

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My name is Melissa. I am thirty one years old. I am married with three children. All of which has their own special need. My old son Issac is 12 and has ASD and MR. My daughter Chelsy is 10 and has ADHD and my son Caden who will be three in December was born deaf and has bilateral cochlear implants. For a very long time I believed that my kids come first and foremost before anyone or anything including myself. I had to do a lot of soul searching to understand that I have to take care of mommy every once in a while too. I started my weight loss journey June 13, 2008. As of today I am down almost fifty pounds and counting. I am working hard. I haven't been to the gym in two weeks, so I went this morning and Caden wouldn't let me leave him in daycare so I had to leave, but I am going back tonight. I would like to try and get down five more pounds by Thursday of next week. I am going out of town for a convention and I will be seeing people that I haven't seen in a year. I have been struggling lately with the late night unhealthy snacking which is one of the reasons I feel like I have hit a plateau. I am determined to get back on track not only for myself but for my kids so they have a healthy mommy that can keep up with them and their busy schedules. Thanks for listening.

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good morning everyone! many more people are stumbling into spark or hearing about it from their doctors and this is a great place to be referred to!

remember to look around and dont be shy to ask any questions you have in the question and answer forum.


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Hi Everyone :) My name is Jessica and this is about my 3rd time with Spark (I had a baby in there). But now my son is 2 1/2 and IT'S TIME TO GET MOVING! I look forward to getting to know everyone and being part of this great group!

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9/15/08 10:21 P

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Hi Jenn! Welcome! I too am a SAHM. I have 4 kids and dh and I are about to celebrate anniversary #14. I know what you mean about how hard it is to lose weight after pregnancy. You are strong I know or you wouldn't even be here. I have 60 lbs to lose to get back to where I was when we got married. Holding yourself accountable to others helps tremendously. I've been losing weight for a year now, but just joined SP a week ago. I only lost one pound this week, but 1 1/2 inches in hips and 1/2 inch in my waist. So - don't forget to take your measurements! It helps to keep you motivated to see them drop when the scale doesn't show it! Welcome and good luck!

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9/15/08 10:11 P

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Hi all! I stumbled onto this website and am so glad that I did. I'm Jenn from PA. I'm a sahm of a 2 yr. old & have been married to my dh for almost 8 yrs. I've gained about 110 lbs. since I first met my dh 15 yrs. ago. I am now at my heaviest ever to include pregnancy! I'm tired of being tired and am ready to succeed and reach my goals. I think that the accountability we have here with the team challenges will help me greatly. I've never been this open & honest with others about my weight loss before.

~Jenn~

Co-leader Christians With 100 Pounds to Lose
teams.sparkpeople.com/Christian100


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9/15/08 10:11 P

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Sean and I am new to the team. I have been involved in healthy living and fitness most of my life, however, I have never been able to reach my goals. You could say that I am an on-again/off-again exercise fanatic. I am here as a commitment to myself to give it my all and when that is not enough ... give it some more! It is time to stop dreaming and start doing. I am glad to be a part of a group so supportive and motivated to work together. I look forward to what we will accomplish.

All the best

Sean

Goal: Lose 55lbs

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9/15/08 9:39 P

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welcome TARA! so glad you made it back and so glad you are trying again.
i am a little sad though. i cant imagine thinking that in the time it takes to lose 50-60 pounds, you will not have seen your husband.

you are indeed strong!




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9/15/08 5:09 P

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Well I just signed up Friday evening but I've been dieting for 3 months now. I had lost 28 lbs but due to some hurricane evacuations I managed to put back on some lbs. so i went from 215 back to 220. Bummer right. well my trainer wanted me to start on here so that we could monitor my cal intake and my cals burned. So here I am. I had this thing once before but removed it before starting this one because it was messed up pretty bad lol. So I guess I should tell you my name is Tara I am 23 years old and married to a soldier in the us army. I'm going to be completely transformed before he sees me again! I won't be even close to done losing my weight but I will be hopefully 50 - 60 lbs lighter! Well I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. Best of luck to you all on your weightloss journey!

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9/15/08 1:49 P

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so many new energetic people have arrived! each with a different story, a different reason but all wanting the same outcome. how can we go wrong!

welcome and enjoy the site!

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Jana,

I have been depressed and filled with anxiety which lead to unhappiness and weight gain. I do not know your exact story but I know that you can come out of it. I was on meds for depression for a year and now I am off, feeling great, and loosing weight. It is a process and with the right support you can do it. It has to start between you ears, try to change your thought patterns day by day by gradually replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. This will take practice but with enough, those negative thoughts will have no place in your mind and the transformation will begin. Blessings to you and stay encouraged.

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MSPOTAMUS Posts: 2
9/15/08 10:14 A

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Good morning to All!

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! My name is Kharen, and I am also new to the sparks'community. I am a divorced mother of two daughters, 5 and 6 yrs.old.
My current weight is 217 lbs. My overall goal is to have more energy so I can do more activities with my daughters.


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9/14/08 2:08 P

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Hi All,
I am new to Spark but I am motivated and with support I know I will be successful. I reached a goal landmark that I never thought I would reach so now I have to do something about it. I have tried many things in the past but the motivation was not there to continue. This site appears that the support here is tremendous so I know I can keep going.

Lyn


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RICHTERMOM Posts: 4
9/14/08 1:05 P

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Hi! I just signed in yesterday and already it's wonderful to see how much more accountable I am and how much more I'm thinking about food -- I mean really, what I should or shouldn't eat, if it's worth it, etc. I know a lot of the academic basics, but I've never bothered to apply them, and now my ankles and knees have started to hurt, my face looks heavier and all-in-all, I just need a change. I'm not buying another size up.

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Hello to All
My name is Anne-Marie. I have been struggling with losing weight for the past 10 years. I turned 50 this year and vowed to remove the 40 extra pounds I have put on over the past 10 years.
I am still learning the ins and outs of this site hoping to find some buddies on here so we may help each other in this challenge called weight loss. Good luck to all I look forward to meeting some new friends.
Anne-Marie

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