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8/31/14 6:37 P

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Welcome Sarah!

Earnie - Monteagle, TN
“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” -John O'Donohue

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If something is holding us back, today is the day to begin to push back. Today is always the best day to end the fears and begin being the best you.

At the end of every road there is something worth seeing.


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8/31/14 1:04 P

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What is your FIRST name? Sarah
Do you have a nickname? Sometimes people call me Sar Bear (like care bear)

Birthday? Feb. 27th

What is your homestate? Missouri

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 1 sister

How many children do you have? No children, have 5 cats and a dog.

Occupation? Secretary

Favorite part of your job? It's close to home and my husband works there too so we can have lunch together.

Favorite Season? Fall! Soo happy it's almost that time!

Movie- Waking Ned Devine

TV Show- Doctor Who/Supernatural/Master Chef/Sleepy Hollow/ Face Off

Food-lasagna or pepper steak

Sports team- Saint Louis Cardinals

Holiday- Christmas/Halloween

Band/Singer- The Beatles/Mat Kearney/Grace Potter/ZZ Ward

Quote - To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


I found SP by- Googling weight loss programs after getting fed up with WW. It's great! I met one of my best friends through this site!

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? The challenges, workouts, articles

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
Weight Loss: I want to lose 120 lbs, but right now I'm just focusing on getting down another 50 by my birthday next year. That will put me almost under 200 lbs. for the first time in a long time!

Health: I just want to be stronger, feel like I can keep up with everyone when I'm walking with a group, not to feel so tired and run down all the time.

Who is your biggest supporter? My husband and my friends

How do you gain motivation? Message boards, fitness tracking, motivational articles, listening to upbeat music while working out. Connecting with friends and checking in with them on their goals and mine.

What was your wake-up call? A few years ago when I realized I was 12 lbs. away from being 300 lbs. It was the heaviest I've ever been and I didn't want to get higher than that.

Who are your hero(s) and why? My grandparents, they've bee through a lot in their lives but they always perservere.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Neil Gaiman, Paul McCartney, would've loved to have met Robin Williams.

What is a random fact about you? I love crafts, books, music and my pets. I read consistently and am always looking for a new book. Would love to join another book club! (Have one in real life, would like an online one as well!)

I'm not losing weight, I'm getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again.


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6/5/14 8:29 P

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I just read people's surveys about themselves; it was great! I feel so 'YOU ARE NOT ALONE"!! I LOVE SPARKPEOPLE!

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2/7/14 9:21 A

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Welcome to all the new people. NickeyH and Kelly! Come join us in the Chat topic.

Earnie - Monteagle, TN
“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” -John O'Donohue

www.flickr.com/photos/8894287@N06/

If something is holding us back, today is the day to begin to push back. Today is always the best day to end the fears and begin being the best you.

At the end of every road there is something worth seeing.


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1/27/14 10:25 A

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What is your FIRST name? Nickey

Birthday? April 10

What is your Province? Born in Montreal Quebec

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 1 sister who lives in Australia :(

How many children do you have? 2 daughters (ages 1 and 3)

Occupation? I am self employed! I have a Norwex business and LOVE it!!!!

Favorite part of your job? Being self employed and sharing with people how they can rid their homes of chemicals

Favorite Season? Fall

Food- Sushi

Quote- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? The motivation it offers!

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? Be at goal weight of 125 by end of year

Who is your biggest supporter? Husband

How do you gain motivation? By being with other people

What is a random fact about you? I can sing

Edited by: NICKEYH at: 1/27/2014 (10:27)
Back at this! Doing it for my health and my family!







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1/21/14 2:00 P

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What is your FIRST name? Kelly
Do you have a nickname? Don't have one

Birthday? April 27th
What is your homestate? Michigan

Marital Status? Married to the love of my life.

How many siblings do you have? 1 sister, 1 sister in law and 2 brothers in law

How many children do you have? 2 cats who are like kids to me and 2 nephews and 3 nieces.
Occupation? Freelance tutor/housewife.
Favorite part of your job? Getting to set my own schedule for the most part.
Favorite Season? Winter.

Movie- The LOTR series.

TV Show- Doctor Who

Food-sushi

Sports team- Detroit Red Wings

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- Ellis Paul

Quote - What lies before us and what lies behind us is nothing compared to what lies within us.

I found SP by- I don't recall. It was a long time ago. Probably searching for a food tracker - ironic because I don't really track food anymore.

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? The motivational articles.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
Weight Loss: 124 by next April.

Health:To become stronger and have more endurance. I'd like to be able to comfortably walk for hours a day when on vacation (we explore cities as our vacation quite often).

Who is your biggest supporter? My husband.

How do you gain motivation? Message boards, fitness tracking, motivational articles.

What was your wake-up call? Realizing I was in my late 20s (a couple of years ago) and hurting all the time.

Who are your hero(s) and why? My grandmother. She was always true to herself and did her best every day.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Terry Prachett.

What is a random fact about you? I am an obsessive reader. If this had asked about books vs TV shows the list would have went on forever.


~Kelly~

Time is EST - US/Michigan

"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."

Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.

Fall 5% Challenge, Team Cloverleafs,
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7/14/13 9:06 A

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Welcome Hannah and Mary! We're glad to have you join us.

Earnie - Monteagle, TN
“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” -John O'Donohue

www.flickr.com/photos/8894287@N06/

If something is holding us back, today is the day to begin to push back. Today is always the best day to end the fears and begin being the best you.

At the end of every road there is something worth seeing.


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7/14/13 7:11 A

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What is your FIRST name? Mary

Do you have a nickname? Don't have one

Birthday? July 8th

What is your homestate? IL

Marital Status? Happily co-habitating

How many siblings do you have? 3 sisters

How many children do you have? 0 but I have 7 nieces and 2 nephews!!!

Occupation? Administrative Project Specialist

Favorite part of your job? Great non-profit organization and wide variety of facilities acquisition, design, renovation and maintenance projects - always learning something new!

Favorite Season? Autumn

Movie- The Philadelphia Story

TV Show-Big Bang Theory & Downton Abbey

Food-Like too many different things to pick an absolute favorite!

Sports team-Green Bay Packers

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the list goes on and on ...

Quote-The only stupid question is the one that you didn't ask.

I found SP by- web search for a good food tracker with nutritional and fitness support tools

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? The depth of tools available for daily reflection and tracking

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
Weight Loss: 120 lbs by my 1-year anniversary with SP on June 25, 2014 (yep, it's an aggressive goal!)

Health: To change up my sedentary lifestyle to an active one where fitness and working out is as routine as eating or sleeping. To use nutrition and fitness to keep me off high blood pressure, diabetes and other medications associated with obesity, poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. To stave off the effects of osteoarthritis on my joints (especially knees and wrists/hands) and be in the best shape possible for future right knee full joint replacement.
OVERALL: TO LOOK AND FEEL 100% BETTER THAN I DID ON 6/25/2013 WHEN I JOINED SPARKPEOPLE!!!

Who is your biggest supporter? My Significant Other & Best Friend

How do you gain motivation? Daily visualizations, daily SparkCoach work, daily nutrition tracking, weekly fitness tracking and using all the SP members sharing to keep me on target! Every day is a clean slate and a new opportunity!

What was your wake-up call? Looking at pictures of myself at niece's graduations and other significant events and finally realizing that I was out of control and that only I, with the help and support of so many others, could bring myself back into control.

Who are your hero(s) and why? My sisters and one brother-in-law - all of whom have lost significant weight. Another brother-in-law who quit smoking - period, done! A third brother-in-law who has always worked on his own fitness and that of his 2 kids - both of whom are pretty darn amazing athletes in their own right. My best friend (single & with major health issues) who, in her 50's,took on the permanent guardianship of her young nieces and nephew when their mother and their grandparents all died within a very short time, leaving these 3 kids orphaned and without other surviving family. Note: Kids father is a total loser, deadbeat dad who does not provide for the support of his children and rarely visits them unless my BF pays his way to do so (such a loser - I can barely stand to think about him).

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Abraham Lincoln, JFK, Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, and Malala

What is a random fact about you? "I once was lost but now I'm found"



Edited by: CALLIEZMOM at: 7/14/2013 (07:18)
Life is NOT a dress rehearsal!


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7/11/13 2:56 P

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What is your FIRST name? Hannah

Birthday? June 10

What is your homestate? Kentucky

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 2

Occupation? Musician

Favorite Season? Fall

Food- Filet mignon

Quote- Walking at any speed beats sitting on the couch.

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? It's free.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? To get to Onederland.

Who is your biggest supporter? Husband

How do you gain motivation? Any way I can.

What is a random fact about you? I like to read.

Hannah

I only fail if I do not try.
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5/30/13 8:03 P

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Welcome Chaya!

Earnie - Monteagle, TN
“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” -John O'Donohue

www.flickr.com/photos/8894287@N06/

If something is holding us back, today is the day to begin to push back. Today is always the best day to end the fears and begin being the best you.

At the end of every road there is something worth seeing.


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5/30/13 7:41 P

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What is your FIRST name? Chaya

Birthday? July 10

What is your homestate? New York

Marital Status? Single

How many siblings do you have? 5

Occupation? Psychology student

Favorite Season? Spring, obviously...

Food- Ice-cream...and grapes!

Quote- "I really regret that workout" - No one ever

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? the tracker has almost EVERYTHING and the articles

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? To continue to work toward a healthy weight.

Who is your biggest supporter? Husband

How do you gain motivation? A little lost on that right now...

What is a random fact about you? I love people.

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What is your FIRST name?Sandra

Do you have a nickname? Sandy

Birthday? July 19, 1959

What is your homeland? Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Marital Status? Married (31 years on August 6)

How many siblings do you have? 1 brother

How many children do you have? 1 daughter, 1 step son

Occupation? Administrative Assistant

Favorite part of your job? I love all of it

Favorite Season? SUMMER

Movie- Sabrina and Bed of Roses

TV Show- The Voice, Mentalist

Food- Chocolate

Sports team- UofL--GO CARDS--2013 NCAA CHAMPIONS

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- Procol Harum

Quote- "If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?"

Chuck Palahniuk


Edited by: HENDRIX881 at: 4/9/2013 (08:58)
“If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?”

¯ Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


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3/25/13 3:59 P

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What is your FIRST name? Dove

Do you have a nickname? Dovie

Birthday? June 10

What is your homestate? Kentucky, USA

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 2 sisters

How many children do you have?1 son

Occupation? Homemaker

Favorite part of your job? Cooking for my husband. Growing flowers.

Favorite Season? I like them all.

Movie? Sound of Music, Witness, Where Eagles Dare, just to name a few.

TV Show- Castle, Survivor, Bachelor, American Idol, SYTYCD, DWTS

Food- Mexican

Sports team- USA Olympic Team

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- Chicago and Bread

Quote- Don't give up!

I found SP when a friend mentioned it.

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? It's free

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? To continue to work toward a healthy weight.

Who is your biggest supporter? Husband

How do you gain motivation? Reading about other's success, seeing my own success.

What was your wake-up call? Health

Who are your hero(s) and why? I don't really have any heros. I love my family and friends.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Paul of Tarsus, my ancestors.

What is a random fact about you? I like clocks and animals.



Dove

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3/3/13 12:00 A

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What is your FIRST name? Geneviève

Do you have a nickname? Genou, Gensa, young lady

Birthday? September 17, 1993

What is your homestate? I'm actually from Canada - so my home-province is Québec.

Marital Status? Single

How many siblings do you have? 2 older brothers and one older sister, whom respectively have 8, 6 and 4 years older than me.

How many children do you have? None

Occupation? I am an university student in Literature

Favorite part of your job? Analyzing and seeing the different theories

Favorite Season? End of the summer/begging of the Fall (so august-september here) because it's just enough warm to stay with light clothes on the day without melting under the sun.

Movie- I really like psychologic movies, dramas, sad or bad endings. By example, I watch "Requiem for a Dream" to cheer myself up.

TV Show- America's Next Top Model ! That's my "brain-to-off" TV show. Otherwise, I love Grey's Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, Vampire Diaries, The Big C...

Food- I love all gluten-related food and we have lately discover I am sensible to this, so I can't eat it. Otherwise, I am really addict to sugar (which gives me terrible headache !) and I hate meat :/. Tacos and pancakes are my favorites meals.

Sports team- I don't watch sports

Holiday- Christmas, because it's the only moment when all my siblings are reunited !

Band/Singer- 30 Seconds to Mars, City & Colour, Indochine... I like songs with deep lyrics, I absolutely hate most of what's on the radio (except for working out). I am very folk and rock.

Quote- « On est libre de survivre à nos vies » which I got tattooed on my back, meaning "We are free to survive to our lives" and "Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better"

I found SP by- A review of Weight Watchers' online services and in the comments, one person was talking about how she/he likes SP better and that it was free so... Here am I !

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? I am only here since today, but so far I love how it put emphasis on the team, the people, the support. I don't have anyone here that really support me with my weight loss so it feels really good to have all that organization, teams, groups, challenge to help out!

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I want weight max. 120 lbs, I want to improve my cardio, I want to feel confortable in my own body. It's the only one we got, so I want to be proud of it and feel pretty. I have struggled with my weight for a very long time and I want to be a healthy and beautiful grown up woman. I want to tone myself, I want a flat belly, a body that can move as I want and I want to improve my flexibility.

Who is your biggest supporter? Well, people around me are happy when I'm glad I've lost weight and my mom is always happy when I lose weight but nobody really supports me or help me out.

How do you gain motivation? By looking at myself in the mirror and remember how I was before and how proud of me I will be.

What was your wake-up call? Crying in front of the mirror just by looking at myself and how disgust I felt about myself. I could spend hours in my bed, too terrified to get out and see me. I wasn't able to let guys approach me, I was feeling terrible in my own body and I didn't dare to wear the clothes I wanted to wear.

Who are your hero(s) and why? My mom, because she has been through a lot of things in her life and she's still fighting anorexia and depression right now, and she's just an amazing mom. She sometimes has troubles because she's not as "strong" as she would like to be, but she'll always be my model and I'll always be amazed of how she figured out things and how she makes everybody happy. She is the strongest woman I've ever met.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? I would like to meet Jennifer Lawrence and hug her because things are beginning to change and she's part of that change ! Haha, otherwise I would like to meet Hubert Aquin (a french canadian author), Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare... The great authors of the past, I'd like to have a chat with them.

What is a random fact about you? I'm bibliophile - I can't stop buying old books. I never buy my books new, I want them to have history, to have a past, to have been through someone's hands. In one summer my mom and I got me over a hundred books, I don't even have enough room in my apartment for them !

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2/2/13 6:02 A

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My first name is Jennifer
I have many nicknames (see spark page) most of the time it's Jenn.
Birthday is Oct 14
My birth state is Michigan but now I call 3 states home when I'm in the US
I am Married. Got married this past July.
I have one half sister I do not have contact with.
No children yet.....the husband's not happy with that lol
Occupation- I'm in the music industry with a lot of different jobs dealing in it.
My favorite part of my job is singing and performing.
My fav season. ..any time of year that's good convertible weather.
Fav movie...at the moment The invention of lying.
Tv show...watch very little tv but I love House and Dexter.alltime fav sex and the city.
Fav food....anything vegetarian that tastes awesome and choc mouse cheesecake.
Sports team...depends on the sport. 49ers, Yankees, pistons, Michigan, red wings, team England and Manchester United.
Holiday. ....don't really have one but Valentines would be closest.
FAV band or singer. ...James McCartney. ..then the artists I work with.
Quote. .And in the End the Love you take is equal to the love you make. ...Of all the words that I know Love is is the best.
I discovered Spark just searching the web randomly.
To lose the rest of the weight to reach goal and then keep toning and sculpting.
My biggest supporter is probably me lol and then my best friend.
I gain motivation from any sources I can but I love challenges and supporting others in their journeys.
My original wake up call was when I was my heaviest and met my ex online I was so embarrassed to show him a pic.....this time it was work related. .I have the chance to tour again and need to be pretty ripped.
My hero. ..wow that's hard I think I have different ones for different reasons. ..my father in law is definitely one of them. And my good friend Alecia.
A random fact about me ..most things about me are random lol. But let's see...I am a tomboy who hates dresses but loves super high killer heels.
Who would I like to meet. ..John Lennon, Buddha, Linda McCartney, Stephen King, Marilyn Monroe, Da Vinci, Dali Lama, Cleopatra, so many more.....

And in the end you'll see.YOU WONT STOP ME!
Nothing=Nothing
Sarcasm is MY Super power, what's yours?
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(¸.•´ .•´1MILLDOLLARBABY -Jenn


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My first name is Jennifer
I have many nicknames (see spark page) most of the time it's Jenn.
Birthday is Oct 14
My birth state is Michigan but now I call 3 states home when I'm in the US
I am Married. Got married this past July.
I have one half sister I do not have contact with.
No children yet.....the husband's not happy with that lol
Occupation- I'm in the music industry with a lot of different jobs dealing in it.
My favorite part of my job is singing and performing.
My fav season. ..any time of year that's good convertible weather.
Fav movie...at the moment The invention of lying.
Tv show...watch very little tv but I love House and Dexter.alltime fav sex and the city.
Fav food....anything vegetarian that tastes awesome and choc mouse cheesecake.
Sports team...depends on the sport. 49ers, Yankees, pistons, Michigan, red wings, team England and Manchester United.
Holiday. ....don't really have one but Valentines would be closest.
FAV band or singer. ...James McCartney. ..then the artists I work with.
Quote. .And in the End the Love you take is equal to the love you make. ...Of all the words that I know Love is is the best.
I discovered Spark just searching the web randomly.
To lose the rest of the weight to reach goal and then keep toning and sculpting.
My biggest supporter is probably me lol and then my best friend.
I gain motivation from any sources I can but I love challenges and supporting others in their journeys.
My original wake up call was when I was my heaviest and met my ex online I was so embarrassed to show him a pic.....this time it was work related. .I have the chance to tour again and need to be pretty ripped.
My hero. ..wow that's hard I think I have different ones for different reasons. ..my father in law is definitely one of them. And my good friend Alecia.
A random fact about me ..most things about me are random lol. But let's see...I am a tomboy who hates dresses but loves super high killer heels.
Who would I like to meet. ..John Lennon, Buddha, Linda McCartney, Stephen King, Marilyn Monroe, Da Vinci, Dali Lama, Cleopatra, so many more.....

And in the end you'll see.YOU WONT STOP ME!
Nothing=Nothing
Sarcasm is MY Super power, what's yours?
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(¸.•´ .•´1MILLDOLLARBABY -Jenn


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What is your FIRST name? Tamara

Do you have a nickname? Tam
Birthday? Aug 28

What is your homestate?Kentucky

Marital Status?married

How many siblings do you have? 4, 3 sisters and a brother ( I am dead center).

How many children do you have? 6

Occupation? Manager and mother extraordinaire

Favorite part of your job? Being in charge

Favorite Season? Fall.

Movie- I don't have a favorite

TV Show- The Mentalist is enjoyable and I have a guilty pleasure " Revenge"

Food- Mexican

Sports team-None

Holiday- Thanksgiving

Band/Singer- Suicide Machines for fun

Quote- "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes."


I found SP by-seraching the internet for something similar to ediets but without the price.
What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? Well I am hoping my favorite thing is going to be the support I find but I have yet to really find it in a consistent form. Aside from that I love the trackers.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?I want to forgo this fat girl attitude I have allowed and find my physical strength, stamina and , yeah I will say it, sexiness, again.

Who is your biggest supporter? My husband and kids

How do you gain motivation? Once I work out, I have motivation to eat well, but constant motivation is hard most days

What was your wake-up call? Thinking I was having a heart attack at Christmas, it wasn't and my heart seems fine, but it was scary to even think it was possible at 35.

Who are your hero(s) and why? I don't use the word hero lightly, so I can't really answer this. I look up to several people though.
What people, past or present, would you like to meet? not sure

What is a random fact about you? I can change accents quickly and with ease ( mostly).


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emoticon Stasha!

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What is your FIRST name? Stasha

Do you have a nickname? not really some of my family shorten my name to Stash

Birthday? June 26, 1988

What is your homestate? Missouri

Marital Status? In a relationship

How many siblings do you have? one brother that's 4 years younger than me.

How many children do you have? none yet

Occupation? I am a teacher.

Favorite part of your job? working with kids and seeing them grow.

Favorite Season? Love the Spring because of the flowers and Fall because of the leaves but Summer is my fav because of my birthday.

Movie- anything comedy.

TV Show- Survivor, American Idol, Mike and Molly, Two Broke Girls, New Girl, etc. Way too many.

Food- Mexican, which is hard because it's so fattening. I really like fruit though.

Sports team- St. Louis Cardinals!!

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- anything hip hop and stuff that is easy to sing to.

Quote-I don't really have one just basically do the best you can and live life to the fullest.



I found SP by- I can't even remember. I used it like 5 years ago and really liked it but got off track so I decided to start using it again a couple of months ago.

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? Just the organization of everything. I can find most foods to enter and there are so many exercising ideas. I like being able to have support.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I want to make sure I don't become diabetic and strength my heart and muscles. My ultimate weightloss goal is about 90lbs. Right now I am trying to lose 20.

Who is your biggest supporter? My parents.

How do you gain motivation? Gaining support through the message boards and feeling great after working out. I also have noticed little changes that makes me feel good.

What was your wake-up call? Just feeling bad. I started walking my dog when we moved and I slowly started feeling better from doing that so I knew it was time.

Who are your hero(s) and why? My parents for working so hard to make my childhood great.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? umm honestly I don't really know. Probably someone like Mother Teresa.

What is a random fact about you? I love to read. So far this year I have read over 30 books.

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I know I've been here for a few weeks now, but I somehow missed this, and it looked like fun. :)

What is your FIRST name? Heather

Do you have a nickname? My sister calls me "Seester", and my husband calls me "Gorgeous", but that's about it, unless "Mommy" counts. :)

Birthday? Feb 26, 1979

What is your homestate? Washington

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? One sister, 10 years older than me (actually a half sister, but I NEVER think of her as anything other than my sister), and one brother, 18 months younger. Besides my husband, my siblings are my very best friends.

How many children do you have? One little girl, 9 years old, and one little boy, 4 years old. We'd like to try to have another one soon. :)

Occupation? I have my B.S. in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, and eventually want to get my masters in either Marriage and Family Therapy or in Creative Writing (to teach on a college level), but for right now I am mostly a stay-at-home mom, and I LOVE it. Since my husband is a full-time student right now, I've also started working as a nanny for a high-maintenance 7-month-old little boy four days a week, and I work one day a week as a personal assistant to a friend of mine. Basically running errands, doing some office work, some cooking, some cleaning, etc.

Favorite part of your job? Belly laughs and kisses from my kids.

Favorite Season? Fall or Spring. Not a fan of extreme weather. I like it to be in the 60's or 70's. :)

Movie- Wow, way too many to list. I love Pride and Prejudice, the BBC's North and South, and pretty much anything else with romantic elements, though I avoid R rated movies. I am a HOPELESS romantic.

TV Show- The Voice, American Idol (kind of getting tired of this one, though), Biggest Loser, Nikita, Vampire Diaries (don't judge...I know, it's a teenage vampire show...it's my guilty pleasure!)

Food- Umm, all of it?? Some of my favorites are hamburgers, french fries, pizza, cheesecake, a good steak (medium or medium rare), and sauteed veggies.

Sports team- I think I married the one American man who doesn't like watching sports. He'll play them, but hates to watch. So I'm not really up on my sports teams.

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- Again, far too many to choose from. I like a wide range of music, but some of my favorites are Adele, Keith Urban, Coldplay, Florence and the Machine, Lady Antebellum, Muse, Boyce Avenue, Sarah McLachlan, and Explosions in the Sky.

Quote- I am a quote junkie, so it's hard to narrow it down to one, but I love the three I use on my Sparkpeople signature and these two:

"Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation." - Elizabeth Gilbert

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that. Shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass. - Fahrenheit 451

I found SP by- I can't even remember. I found it back in 2009 and then left for a long time and found my way back again a few weeks ago.

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? Definitely checking in with this community. I love the accountability and the support. That was a big mistake of mine last time...not joining a community where I felt like I knew people. Now I feel like if I went a couple of weeks without checking in, someone would e-mail me and check up on me.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I want to get my blood sugars in a healthy range and to do that, I need to lose weight. I'm shooting for 150 lbs, but honestly, it's more important for me to feel good, have energy, and be healthy.

Who is your biggest supporter? My friends in this community and my husband

How do you gain motivation? I love reading success stories and looking at before and after pics. I also love reading health-related books.

What was your wake-up call? Realizing that my blood sugars were consistently registering in the pre-diabetic range. I also was watching the Biggest Loser a few weeks ago and realized that some of the women weighed less than I do. My sweet husband tried to make me feel better by telling me that they are probably shorter than me, that a lot of my weight is probably muscle, etc, etc. I didn't care...all I could think was, "I could actually qualify for this show."

Who are your hero(s) and why? My mother-in-law because she has raised 11 wonderful children and is one of the most selfless people I know.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith

What is a random fact about you? I LOVE reading and writing. I have over 900 books on my "to-read" list on goodreads.com, and finished a rough draft of my first novel earlier this year. I'm still working on revisions and the submission process.

-Heather

"To be mediocre when application and diligence would have netted superiority is an error akin to sin." – Spencer W. Kimball

"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise; risking more than others think is safe; dreaming more than others think is practical; and expecting more than others think is possible." – Anonymous

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


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Nice to have you with us, Barbara Jo. I love that you did the walks. I always think I could do that but 60 miles emoticon

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emoticon Barbara Jo! So glad you shared a little about yourself.

p.s. YOU HAVE SUPPORTERS NOW! emoticon

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What is your FIRST name? Barbara Jo

Do you have a nickname? Not anymore

Birthday? March 7 1952

What is your homestate? Born in New York, live in Colorado

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? Older Brother, Younger Sister

How many children do you have? NONE!!!!

Occupation? Co-Owner of S.E.W., Inc. a Contract sewing Company. Our biggest Client sells veterinary Supplies..We Sew for them Dog Muzzles, Cat Muzzles, Cat restraint Bags, Surgical drapes, Oxy Hoods, ETC.

Favorite part of your job? Everything, I'm the Purchaser, Production Manager, Bookkeeper, Batcher, etc.

Favorite Season? SUMMER

TV Show- Currently - Shameless,Californication, Chopped,E news,

Food- EVERYTHING!!! O.K. Not Organ Meats...

Sports team- I like to play Volley Ball

Holiday- St, Patricks Day

Quote- "You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
- James Allen

I found SP by- Being Invited by several Ladies who I used to Hang with on E-diets.com... It's FREE Here!!!!

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com?

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? TO Weigh 165 Pounds! and Learn How to MAINTAIN That... Then LOSE 10 More pounds!!!!

Who is your biggest supporter? I have No One but ME!!!!

How do you gain motivation? Look in the Mirror!

What was your wake-up call? Scale going UP,UP,Up!!!

Who are your hero(s) and why?

What people, past or present, would you like to meet?

What is a random fact about you? In 2005 I did the 3 day Susan koman 60 Mile Breast Cancer walk...In 2009 I did the AVON 2 Day Walk 39 Mile walk....I'll be 60 this Year I want to DO Another walk.................


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HI I'M BARBARA JO FROM COLORADO-MST



ONE IS ONE TOO MANY,ONE MORE IS NEVER ENOUGH!!!

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
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It beats the alternative, Sally!

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lol, don't remind me

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Sally, So glad to learn more about you! You will be having a birthday soon!

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What is your FIRST name? Sally

Do you have a nickname? Not really

Birthday? 2/13

What is your homestate? Michigan

Marital Status? Married, 20 years

How many siblings do you have? 3 - 2 sisters & a brother

How many children do you have? 2 boys (13 & 14)

Occupation? Part/time temp help at MCCollege Bookstore

Favorite part of your job? Working with my younger sister (she's the manager)

Favorite Season? Summer

TV Show- Currently - American Horror Story

Food- Pizza


Holiday- Memorial Day

Quote- Life is not a stage rehearsal, this is it ---unknown

I found SP by- poking around on the internet

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? Being able to track what you eat

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I would love to drop 100 pounds

Who is your biggest supporter? My husband

How do you gain motivation? I'm still trying to figure that out

What was your wake-up call? Recent pictures taken of me, I don't recognize me in all that fat.

Who are your hero(s) and why? My husband because no matter what happens he is always on my side.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? I'll love to have my Grandmother back.

What is a random fact about you? I used to be thin and I miss that girl.

Sally (EST)
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Thanks for sharing, Amanda! It is great to learn some things about you!

Jen

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What is your FIRST name? Amanda

Do you have a nickname? People used to call me Friday, though I'm not sure how I earned that nickname

Birthday? Sept, 25, 1984

What is your homestate? Waterloo, ON

Marital Status? Common law

How many siblings do you have? 1 brother

How many children do you have? None yet

Occupation? Unemployed, got laid off in July :(

Favorite part of your job? N/A

Favorite Season? Fall

TV Show- Currently - Breaking bad

Food- Pizza


Holiday-Christmas

Quote- "It is only you who stops yourself"

I found SP by- poking around on the internet

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? Being able to track what you eat

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
Realistically lose about 15-20 lbs. and to quit smoking

Who is your biggest supporter? Myself

How do you gain motivation? I just really want it, I motivate myself to try and look and feel great!

What was your wake-up call? Rolls that I never had appearing on my favorite parts of my body

Who are your hero(s) and why?My mom, because she's brave and wise

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? My mom's dad

What is a random fact about you?I am a twin

~Amanda~

It's only you that makes excuses! If you want it, you have to really want it to see results.


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Welcome, Kathy, and good luck with that 1/2 marathon! emoticon

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What is your FIRST name? Kathy

Do you have a nickname? No

Birthday? January 7, 1953

What is your homestate? Florida

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 2 brothers

How many children do you have? 2 stepdaughters

Occupation? Graphic designer

Favorite part of your job? Creating

Favorite Season? Fall

TV Show- Currently - Terra Nova, Cooking Challenge shows

Food- Italian

Sports team- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Ok they are not doing well this year but they are still my team

Holiday- Thanksgiving

Quote- "Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate."

I found SP by- poking around on the internet

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? It fits in with my schedule for being as involved as I have time for or not. (Currently not much)

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
Realistically lose about 15-20 lbs.

Who is your biggest supporter? Myself & ladies I'm training with for 1/2 marathon.

How do you gain motivation? Reading inspirational, educational articles and when I see progress in my personal growth and goals.

What was your wake-up call? Seeing a photo (Whoa who is that fat lady?)

Who are your hero(s) and why? Sally Ride, she had to be brave, smart, and persistent to become the first woman astronaut in a man's world.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Mother Teresa

What is a random fact about you? At 58 years of age I am training for my 1st half marathon.

Kathy - Florida

"Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate"

"Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

"Make every choice a positive one"


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What is your FIRST name? Stephanie

Do you have a nickname? Stephy

Birthday? August 13

What is your homestate? Currently living in Missouri, but I grew up in Kansas

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 1 brother

How many children do you have? no

Occupation? Customer service rep for a pharmacutical company

Favorite part of your job? never a dull moment

Favorite Season? Fall

Movie? Hmm, not sure I have a lot of movies I really enjoy not sure I have one favorite movie

TV Show? Grey's Anatomy

Food- Mexican

Sports team- Dallas Cowboys, and University of Kansas Jayhawks :)

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- tie between Beatles, Dave Matthews and Jason Murz

Quote- " A Journey of Thousand Miles Begins with a single step"

I found SP by- searching internet

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? all the support from people who are trying to accomplish the same thing

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? 80 pounds. I want to be healthy so my husband and I can start our family

Who is your biggest supporter? my mom

How do you gain motivation? from seeing my nieces and nephews knowing that I want to one day have a little one of my own.

What was your wake-up call? When my father-in-law passed away at 58, I didn't want to make my husband have to go through the pain of seeing a loved one suffer again.

~Stephanie~


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What is your FIRST name? Sherry

Birthday? August 13th 48 on Friday!

What is your .Florida

Marital Status? single!

How many siblings do you have 0

How many children do you have? 2

Occupation? Hairdresser but disabled

Favorite part of your job?

Favorite Season? Spring

Movie- Garfield,Babe,Oz,ET,Narnia,Action,romance

TV Show- Dexter! X Factor, Idol,Law and order,Cold Case Files

Food- Used to love wings,now I love my biggest loser turkey chili

Sports team- I'm not a sports person, not even a little...

Holiday- Halloween! We have a party every year and decorate the whole yard and were 63

Band/Singer- Blake Lewis,Cas Haley, Glen Miller, Michael impersonators, Crystal Bowersox,Past Idols,Adam Lambert

Quote- Your here for a good time! Not a Long time!

I found SP by chance It has helped me unbelievably

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? New friends

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I need to get to 160 I started 196

Who is your biggest supporter? Spark friends no relatives here

How do you gain motivation? by changing the food I can eat

What was your wake-up call? My Dr sending me to a insulin Dr My sugar is now 81 every day instead of 300 and I can feel my feet better

Who are your hero(s) and why? My boyfriend who"s still working 11 hours a day because he can"t afford to retire

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Adam Lambert.JohnnyDepp,Morgan Freeman,Blake Lewis,Matlock

What is a random fact about you? I make people laugh



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emoticon Katie

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What is your FIRST name? Kathleen

Do you have a nickname? Katie

Birthday? December 28

What is your homestate? It was New Jersey, but I just moved to North Carolina

Marital Status? Married

How many siblings do you have? 1 sister, 1 brother

How many children do you have? no :-( my husband and I are trying to conceive

Occupation? early childhood education teacher

Favorite part of your job? watching how much my infants grow and learn throughout their first year of life

Favorite Season? definitely Fall!

Movie- I really don't have one...I love comedies, romances and spence movies

TV Show- Sister Wives, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, rookie blue (I watch a lot of reality TV)

Food- Italian

Sports team- because of my husband Philadelphia Eagles and New York Yankees (otherwise I really don't watch sports)

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- I don't have a favorite

Quote- "Create of life you love to look at"

I found SP by- by searching for a cheap weight loss website.

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? all the knowledge, supportive and encouragement I have gained so far.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
to lose a total of 82 lbs., to help me to lower my blood pressure and to help me conceive my first child.

Who is your biggest supporter? my husband and the buddies I have gained on SP

How do you gain motivation? my determination to be a mother and to life a long healthy life

What was your wake-up call? being diagnosed with PCOS and have high blood pressure.


"Create a life you love to look at"


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emoticon Jonelle

Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself with us!

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What is your FIRST name? Jonelle

Do you have a nickname? jo, joey, yon

Birthday? june 30th 1986

What is your homeland? Manitoba, Canada

Marital Status? Newlywed :)

How many siblings do you have? 1 brother

How many children do you have? None so far

Occupation? Applied Behavioural Analysis Therapist

Favorite part of your job? Seeing the positive impact the therapy is having on the family

Favorite Season? Spring

Movie- Drama, Documentar

TV Show- Heros, Biggest Loser

Food- Spicy Chicken Wraps

Sports team- Montreal Canadians and Winnipeg Jets

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer- Adele

Quote- Don`t have one off hand

I found SP by- looking for a calorie counter online

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? tracking my food - I need it!

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? Lose 40-50 lbs in a year. Feel better about myself and comfortable in my body

Who is your biggest supporter? My husband

How do you gain motivation? Checking into spark people daily

What was your wake-up call? When my dad got sick. I want to be healthy for my children

Who are your hero(s) and why? My dad - in the way that he lived and the way that he died. He was also positive, funny and loving. And he is the reason why I want to be healthy and enjoy my life to the fullest

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? Marilyn Monroe

What is a random fact about you? I am not scared or snakes or bugs but birds and fish terrify me!


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Your energy and enthusiasm are infectious!

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What is your FIRST name? micaela

Do you have a nickname? caela

Birthday? April 14th

What is your homeland? USofA

Marital Status? Living w/partner emoticon

How many siblings do you have? 2 older and 3 younger

How many children do you have? none yet

Occupation? Actress (and temp agent. haha)

Favorite part of your job? When I actually get hired to do it! hahahahaha

Favorite Season? This beautiful summer. emoticon

Movie- probably Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog right now... pretty darn amazing in every way

TV Show- I'm fairly addicted to True Blood, but i would say 30 Rock or So You Think You Can Dance... emoticon

Food- Popcorn!!! emoticon

Sports team- ummm.... uh... well... yeah i got nothing emoticon

Holiday- Thanksgiving. oh man... i can already smell the turkey.. and the.. healthy portions. hehe emoticon

Band/Singer- Pretty & Nice, Mates of State... so so many more

Quote- "Quit/ don't quit. Noodles/ don't noodles. You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the 'present'."-writers of KungFoo Panda
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I found SP by- looking... online. haha

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? Everything! I rave about it to everyone!!
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What are your weightloss and/or health goals? Get down to 128 by Autumn

Who is your biggest supporter? My mom is my biggest fan, and my boyfriend is my biggest support in my health

How do you gain motivation? Through this site and by keeping a daily/weekly checklist for all my goals. It makes the success easy to see!

What was your wake-up call? When i saw my BMI inch closer and closer to the overweight mark and i realized i didn't fit quite so compactly when snuggling with my love on our couch. But I'm back down 5lbs already and plan on watching that BMI inch closer and closer to that lower healthy range!
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emoticon Lindsay! We hope to see lots of you around here!

---Jen , Maryland

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
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What is your FIRST name? Lindsay

Do you have a nickname? Linds

Birthday? June 22

What is your homeland? Canada

Marital Status? Single

How many siblings do you have? 1 Brother

How many children do you have? 0

Occupation? accountant

Favorite part of your job? When a client loves me for finding money for them....haha

Favorite Season? Spring!

Movie- Horror/action

TV Show- Holmes on homes, criminal minds

Food- pizza, icecream, chocolate, pretty much anything that's bad for you

Sports team- Edmonton Oilers

Holiday- Christmas

Band/Singer-

Quote- "Be the change you want to see in the world" Gandhi

I found SP by- ummmm I can't remember that long ago...lol

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? the support! Love it!

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
Lose between 140-180lbs. And learn how to run....without dying. lol.

Who is your biggest supporter? My parents!

How do you gain motivation? I'm trying to keep a consistent food/exercise journal so I can see what it took to get where I am. Plus i have a motivation wall in my room!

What was your wake-up call? Oh walking all over Europe for 3 weeks. My hips hurt....a lot. But I just kept on going!


--Lindsay
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Aug 31, 2012 - 344.4
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Welcome, Simone! And congratulations on losing 19 pounds! That is fabulous!

I'm glad to see you finding your way around the team. I look forward to seeing more of you.

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---Jen , Maryland

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― Vivian Greene


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Welcome Simone! emoticon

Cheryl aka G-Ma

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
~Helen Keller

"How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." ~Trina Paulus
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What is your FIRST name? Simone

Do you have a nickname? SiSi or Simonette

Birthday? 15 June 1987

What is your homeland? Barbados (in the Caribbean)

Marital Status? Single

How many siblings do you have? 3 sisters.

How many children do you have? 0

Occupation? Sales Clerk and starving artist lol

Favorite part of your job? when work is done I can come home and draw

Favorite Season? We don't really have seasons just hot hot hot (I would love to experience winter)

Movie- Action/Comedy

TV Show- NCIS

Food- Macaroni pie, bake chicken, rice and peas, pizza... see why I need SP?

Sports team- none

Holiday- Christmas (I wish my birthday was a holiday as well)

Band/Singer- Rihanna (Bajan princess)

Quote- "You have to try something you've never done, to get somewhere you've never been"

I found SP by- I was looking for a fitness/health app for blackberry. I downloaded SP Tracker and I had to sign up for an account. So I decided to come on the computer to see what it was all about. and I fell in love.

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? everything... SP is even better than facebook. I just can't describe it.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
lose 80 lbs. Get healthy. Feel better about my body (so far I've lost 19 lbs)

Who is your biggest supporter? My mum.

How do you gain motivation? I journal daily. I think of where I want to be in 1 year. If I fail at times, I forgive myself and move on. I realized that in the past I would dwell on what I did wrong and I wouldn't be able to move on.

What was your wake-up call? I don't even know. I was just tired of giving up.

Who are your hero(s) and why? My mum

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? I can't think of anyone

What is a random fact about you? I am VERY scornful... everything grosses me out.



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Barbados

BLC 22, NA
BLC 21, Silver Spy
BLC 20, N/A
BLC 19, Amber Amazon Warrior
BLC 18 Amber Amazon Warrior

To get something you never had, you've got to try something you never did. I'm DONE with the old stuff, I'm doing things differently.

I'm going to be a mummy.


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emoticon Terri!!

---Jen , Maryland

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Welcome to the team, Terri! So happy to have you join us!

Cheryl aka G-Ma

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
~Helen Keller

"How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." ~Trina Paulus
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What is your FIRST name? Terri

Do you have a nickname? Mamma, Gish

Birthday? May 16

What is your home country? U.S.

Marital Status? married

How many siblings do you have? 5 bros & 4 sisters

How many children do you have? 2

Occupation? Psych RN & SAFE Nurse

Favorite part of your job? never the same

Favorite Season? Winter

Movie? Don Juan DeMarco, Godfather, Fisher King, A Star is Born

TV? I watch too much - CSI, Law & Order & Criminal Minds


Food? Cheeseburgers

Sports team? Chicago Bears-die hard!

Holiday? Christmas Eve, followed very closely by Thanksgiving

Band/Singer? Maroon Five, Metallica, Prince

Quote? A Psalm from the Bible: My Peace I Give to You

I found SP by? an e-mail from a friend

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? A place to relax and take a moment to think about why I do what I do.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? Lose weight and become healthier (broad goal) Lose 75 pounds and be able to run with my son who will be going into the Marines (specific goal)

Who is your biggest supporter? Spark People

How do you gain motivation? I have absolutely none. I look to Spark for motivation.

What was your wake-up call? Chest pain

Who are your hero(s) and why? My late Grandma and my husband, two of the strongest and kindest people I've ever known.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? My Grandfather who died in WW2

What is a random fact about you? I joined a roller derby team and paintball for fun (I have my own gun and gear).






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emoticon Jessica!

I'm glad you are here and that you are getting involved! That helps keep you coming back and coming back helps you succeed! emoticon

Jen

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Welcome to the team, Jessica!

Danced with an almost Mongolian President?! How very interesting!!

Cheryl aka G-Ma

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
~Helen Keller

"How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." ~Trina Paulus
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What is your FIRST name? Jessica

Do you have a nickname? Lots - Golo, goloptious, Jess, and my dad calls me Red since I dyed my hair.

Birthday? August 17th

What is your home country? U.S.

Marital Status? single

How many siblings do you have? I sister, 5 brothers, and 2 in-laws.

How many children do you have? none

Occupation? Secretary

Favorite part of your job? Organizing things

Favorite Season? Summer. I like to walk barefoot in the grass.

Movie? I have to pick just one??? Equilibrium, Prince of Persia, Grease 2

TV? I watch too much - Sons of Anarchy, Doctor Who, TORCHWOOD, Veronica Mars, Buffy, Angel, The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Bones, and a ton of others

Food? My mom's meatloaf

Sports team? Soccer - Real Salt Lake & West Ham, Baseball - Atlanta Braves, NASCAR - Jeff Gordon & Kasey Kahne, and sometimes I watch Basketball and Football, but I don't have favorite teams

Holiday? Christmas Eve

Band/Singer? Hmmm.......I don't really have a favorite group. I like oldies most, though. REO, CCR, Styx, Journey, Toto, etc.

Quote? My favorite changes with my mood.

I found SP by? A google search, actually. It was all luck.

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? Getting support and encouragement from people who don't judge me for my weight.

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I want to lose 20 lbs by August and overall I want to lose 100 lbs.

Who is your biggest supporter? My trainer, I guess.

How do you gain motivation? By having energy and feeling that ache in my muscles that lets me know I've been working hard.

What was your wake-up call? My mom's health problems.

Who are your hero(s) and why? My dad, my mom, and a friend of my who passed away.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet?

What is a random fact about you? I've danced with a man who was in line to be a Mongolian President.



~Jessica~


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Thanks for letting us get to know you better, Rosie. Our birthday's are very close. Mine is March 25th. However, I am 30 years older than you. LOL

Cheryl aka G-Ma

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
~Helen Keller

"How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." ~Trina Paulus
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Rosie,

We are so glad you are here as part of our team!

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---Jen , Maryland

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Just discovered this thread! Seems about time I filled it out...

What is your FIRST name? Rosie

Birthday? March 23 (just turned 23)

What is your homestate? IL

Marital Status? single!

How many siblings do you have? 1 brother

How many children do you have? none

Occupation? cake decorator

Favorite part of your job? making art that people enjoy

Favorite Season? fall...nothing prettier than leaves changing colors!

Movie- Chicago (I could watch it nonstop!)...and most Tarantino movies.

TV Show- Dexter! the best show I've ever seen. But when I want something more lighthearted, 30 Rock or How I Met Your Mother, hands down.

Food- don't get me started. ;)

Sports team- I'm not a sports person, not even a little...

Holiday- Halloween! it's the best excuse to live vicariously.

Band/Singer- I'm a huge Lady Gaga fan, not just for her music but for her positive energy and big heart. I also love Bruce Springsteen and Regina Spektor. Pretty eclectic :)

Quote- "Love all. Trust few. Do wrong to no one." --Shakespeare
(Another good one, relevant to this team, is a Regina Spektor song lyric: "I've got a perfect body, but sometimes I forget / I've got a perfect body, 'cause my eyelashes catch my sweat.")

I found SP by- stumbling upon it! How lucky!

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? the invaluable tools like the Nutrition Tracker and the Fitness Tracker, which take all the number-crunching and guesswork out of weight loss...as well as the amazing support I find in my teams!

What are your weightloss and/or health goals? I'm aiming to lose 20 pounds, at least to begin with. The goal behind that is to really love my body for the first time and gain some much-needed self-confidence.

Who is your biggest supporter? my mom, my best friends, and my SparkBuddies

How do you gain motivation? by imagining how amazing I'll feel when I achieve my goals; by trying to imitate people whose health, willpower, and/or self-confidence I admire; by surrounding myself with positive images and ideas

What was your wake-up call? I realized that I'm afraid to put myself out there (in terms of dating, friendships, even just being in public) largely because I'm uncomfortable in my body. I also looked up my BMI a while ago and learned I was officially "overweight." I decided it was time to take charge.

Who are your hero(s) and why? My mom, for her selflessness; my dad, for his work ethic and his new commitment to fitness; my friends, for their unwavering support.

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? I've got to say Lady Gaga tops the list...but there are too many others on that list to name!

What is a random fact about you? I became a vegetarian when I was about 15 for no particular reason, but since then, I've found tons of reasons (environmental, health-related, personal) to stay a vegetarian.


So nice to meet you all!

"If it is to be, it is up to me."

Rosie


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Hi Amanda,

Welcome to our wonderful team!
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~Helen Keller

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Welcome, Amanda! I hope you find great support and motivation with our group.

p.s. I will watch tv with you anytime! Love those shows, too.

---Jen , Maryland

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What is your FIRST name? amanda

Do you have a nickname? red

Birthday? christmas day

What is your home country? usa

Marital Status? married

How many siblings do you have? 2 sisters and 2 brothers 3 brother in laws and 1 sister inlaw

How many children do you have? 2

Occupation? unit clerk on the cancer ward at a local hospital

Favorite part of your job? seeing the strength and courage of the patients

Favorite Season? spring for the storms, fall for the colors,winter for the snow and summer for the fun in the sun

Movie? i love most movies i love to watch movies

TV? love big bag theory, mike and molly, criminal minds

Food? popcorn,string cheese, and my weakness cereal

Sports team? don't really have a favorite i like nascar

Holiday? don't really have a favorite

Band/Singer? i love all music

Quote- be the reason behind someone's smile

I found SP by? Chance. I really don’t remember how I stumbled upon them. Maybe I googled weight loss or something.

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com? Everything!

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
i want to be comfortable in my own skin and lose about 50 lbs

Who is your biggest supporter?my family, sister in law and husband

How do you gain motivation? seeing reults

What was your wake-up call? not fitting into my summer clothes from last year

Who are your hero(s) and why? i don't really have heros i think most people have a greatness in them somewhere

What people, past or present, would you like to meet? my dads mom and my family from way back in time to learn their strength

What is a random fact about you? i love to sing


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emoticon to the group, Malin!

---Jen , Maryland

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