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STARVING_POET Posts: 750
6/4/12 8:41 P

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Thanks so much for the warm welcome!

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6/4/12 4:56 P

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Hey Stephanie,

Sounds like you are well on your way! Welcome to our SparkFamily! Stick with the SPARK and we'll ALL reach our health and wellness goals TOGETHER! :-)

Don

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Tell Me What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild & Precious Life? ---Mary Oliver

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha


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MARIANNELK's Photo MARIANNELK Posts: 82
6/4/12 3:01 P

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Hi, Stephanie. I'm an over 60 retired teacher. Happily married to a super hubby. My weight goes up & my weight goes down. But as my age went over 40s, I have a figure reminiscent of my Momma, i.e. high boobs, large waist & big hips. Since I'm only a "statuesque" 5'3" , I really can't carry the 152-155 lbs. that I was carrying. Since I no longer have a high stress, stand all the time job, it was too easy to put on the weight. And I did! I no longer weigh the original 122. I definitely want to get back to a healthy 135-138!.

So when I found this wonderful website, I knew it could be the "saving grace." I'm still fairly active but not as much as I was when I taught. Sooo I'm planning my meals, adding exercise, and reading almost any information that will help me succeed.

Please feel free to add me as a SP friend. I found that it really helps to have the encouragement of others in the same fiasco. emoticon emoticon

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6/4/12 2:05 P

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Welcome!

Rhonda, Simpsonville, SC

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Apple Blossom 10K 4/30/11: 59:27 (PR)


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6/4/12 12:44 P

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Welcome. Remember to explore new activities regularly to change things up and prevent boredom. Good for you to start at your own pace. Keep going and increase slowly time or intensity but not both at the same time.

You can do this.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
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You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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6/4/12 12:16 P

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emoticon Welcome!

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6/4/12 10:24 A

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Welcome to the team!

It looks like you're off to a great start!

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6/4/12 9:21 A

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6/4/12 9:12 A

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Welcome to Spark and the Team!





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STARVING_POET Posts: 750
6/4/12 9:04 A

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Hello, Sparkfriends! My name is Stephanie, and I'm a 41-year old work-at-home-Mom living in the south with my husband of eighteen years and our two children. I recently reached my highest weight of 325 pounds, and I am now on my way to losing the weight and getting my life back. I joined a local gym last week and I'm starting out slow by walking on the treadmill for only twenty minutes at a time, but I've really enjoyed it. My husband and children deserve a happy, healthy wife and mother, and that's what I'm going to give them. I would love to add some new friends so we can help support each other! Good luck to you all!

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