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10/26/12 12:07 P

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Hello everyone! My name is Emily and I'm in York Pa. I'm trying really hard to find some motivation to lose this baby weight. It's been 5 months since my daughter was born and I have yet to lose any weight! but I'm trying and looking for some support! I look forward to hearing from the group!

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10/16/12 3:01 P

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Hi, I am Vyctoria, from se east PA. I am looking for virtual walking buddies emoticon , or someone in the area to walk with.. I will say that hate regular exercise(such as going to a gym, etc.) But love to walk..Today on this fabulous Autumn day, I walked 3.6 miles in 90 minutes.. a few hills but a greeat walk..

...A work in progress...


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9/30/12 10:49 A

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HELLO everyone, just joined yesterday, hoping to make some changes in my eating habits, exercise and just feel better about myself. I live in Cumberland county and just need to get more motivated and committed to do this.

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9/29/12 11:05 P

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Hi all, I am in Chester County. I lost my thyroid this year and have been struggling with an increase of weight, so far I have found it almost impossible to loose even a pound,I am hoping this program will help. I will be following it closely..

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9/28/12 4:59 P

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hello, my name is missy i'm from jefferson county pa just joined spark people, i'm hoping to find my way around this site over the weekend and start the plan monday emoticon

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9/18/12 6:22 P

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Hi Sharon,

I'll be your Spark Buddie for accountability. I need someone to bounce ideas off of and just to hold me to my goals and who expects the same from me.


SoHealthy,

I'll be a pal for you as well.

JJ

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9/17/12 11:51 P

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Hello from central PA! My name is Sharon, and I live in Camp Hill. I joined Spark People a year ago, and am thrilled to finally find a Pennsylvania team! I lost 20+ pounds, then sort of took the summer off. Didn't regain the weight (thanks to the helpful information on this website), but now it's time to pay attention again...before I do. Anyone looking for a Spark buddie, someone to share accountability?

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. --George Bernard Shaw


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9/17/12 9:01 P

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Hello everyone, I am from northeastern PA, and I am mainly here to lose weight. I need motivation to stay on a weight loss plan, and I need someone to talk to when I want to just give up on it. I have quite a bit of weight to lose. I do exercise, mostly cardio, everyday for atleast 30 minutes. I have no problem with the exercise part, but tend to really go overboard when I eat.

hard at work


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9/14/12 9:49 P

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Hi Everyone,

I just signed up with SparkPeople and can't wait to get healthier. I've been feeling rather alone in the weight loss fight and am looking for support and hope to be able to give support as well. I find I'm much better at encouraging others than I am at encouraging myself.

I'm from eastern PA. Thanks for having a team I can join.

Have a great weekend !

JJ

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9/1/12 5:58 P

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Hello, My name is Karyn, mother of 5. Been on Spark people since March 2011 have had some success but I haven't been consistent every month. Have gained some of the weight back (currently 7 lbs above what my ticker says) and I seem to be stuck there. Have been increasing my exercising lately and hope to start losing again soon. Hope to meet some people from this great state that are doing this too.

My friends,
Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who make this earthly pilgrimage with us. So be swift to love, make haste to do kindness, shower abundant hospitality on friend and stranger, walk in justice, that you may follow the path of mercy and love.


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7/29/12 1:43 P

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Hi all. I'm Fran and I'm from a small town outside of York, PA - Red Lion. In the past three months I found myself detouring from a healthy lifestyle - big time! My bloodwork is all over the place, I've regained weight, and my exercise goals have suffered greatly. At my age, there's really not time for do-overs anymore. So, I'm hoping that with some help I can get back on track and stay there. Thanks in advance for your support!

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7/29/12 8:26 A

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Hello everyone, my name is Steve and I live in northeast Pennsylvania in a town called Bloomsburg. I started my weight loss journey almost 2 years ago at 456 lbs and I am down to 355 lbs, looking to get to 250 lbs. I have been using a diet plan that I was setup with by a trainer at my gym but I have hit a plateau and haven't lost any weight for 3 weeks so a friend recommended this site to me.

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7/15/12 3:52 P

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Hi all!

My name's Kat, I'm from bucks county and I just came back on sparkpeople after a 2 year hiatus (ugh). I'm excited to get to know new people and have some inspiration rub off on me!

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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7/8/12 9:58 P

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nice place st marys we go there a good bit and to clearfield and make our stop at dennys beer barrel restaurant

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7/8/12 10:21 A

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I live in St. Marys, PA.


Edited by: RBILLE at: 7/8/2012 (10:24)
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7/7/12 10:24 P

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great that u took ur docs recommendation nice people on here where are u from rita

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7/6/12 4:51 P

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Hi, I am Rita. I'm new to SparkPeople. I want to get healthier and my doctor recommended this site to me.

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7/2/12 1:49 P

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Hi, I am Andrea. I have just joined SparkPeople again to try and get back into shape.

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6/28/12 4:18 P

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Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am 29. I'm not new to this website or to losing weight, but its been a long while since I've tracked and am ready to get back into shape. :)

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6/27/12 9:42 A

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hello and welcome

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6/26/12 11:13 P

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Hi fellow Pennsylvanians! My name is Michelle and I am 23 years old. I am in the process of getting a divorce and I decided that it was time to focus on me!

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6/12/12 7:37 P

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Hi, Stephanie! Welcome to the team!



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6/12/12 12:28 P

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HI all, my name is Stephanie~
Gotta luv the rain in June..good excuse to pop in a dvd and sweat! I went to the Dr.'s last week because i've been feeling fatigue & my weight's been stuck in the 200's, my blood work came back perfect. No excuses to fall on, my diet orders....good old fashion calorie counting & exercise above what I do at work. I work in in the ER & can easily walk 12000-17000 steps any given day. My challenge for june is to stick to my exercise routine.
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6/3/12 11:43 A

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Welcome to the team, Brittany!



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6/2/12 2:43 P

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Hi Everyone!!!

My name is Brittany and I am a newbie to the site! I'm about an hour from Pittsburgh so I'm a western PA girl!!
I'm currently a student studying Commercial Music Technology, and am feature twirler for my University Marching Band. I also am involved in the choir and in the acapella singing group as well! I am also involved in pageants, and just recently competed in the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship pageant.
My goal is to become fit and healthy for life and to lose about 20 lbs!!! I hope to help others on their journeys to weight loss as well!

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5/31/12 9:12 P

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Hello, Team!

My name's Kathy and I live in PA, near Philadelphia, but not in the city. I have been here before, but after having tremendous success, I left SP and fell off the old SparkWagon. HARD!

I'm now almost back to where I started a couple of years ago and pretty mad at myself for letting this happen. Now I'm back and ready to rock again! This is my first full day back and so far, so good.

Some mind-numbing info about me: I'm married with an adult son who as Autism. I'm an amateur photographer and an avid dog lover. I work full time at an agency who provides services to people with intellectual disabilities and my goal is to retire as soon as possible, but not later than age 62. I love to read and carry my Kindle with me everywhere (Yes, even there!) emoticon

Biggest challenges: making healthy changes permanent and learning to love exercise.

My motto for this trip down the scale (and my last!):

It's never too late to live the life you love!!!!!!

I look forward to getting to know you and wish all of you success with your healthy lifestyle changes!

Spark and Sparkle, Team!




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5/16/12 9:58 P

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Hi All! I am 56 and am 5' 1"....I need support to help me get down to my goal weight. I joined SparkPeople yesterday and working towards building some goals and accomplishing them. I have tried many diets but I go up and down. I don't want to think of this as another Diet Plan, I would like to be able to express myself and in the same time as I conquer my goals I can help others with theirs!

Taking each Day at a Time!


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5/14/12 3:37 A

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I am a 27 year old woman, living in Pa, in need of friends and support to help me in this journey. Please read my blog post (Me) and send me a message if you would like to. I would love to help support others as well. I am new here and trying to “be involved”. Thank you

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5/10/12 9:18 P

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Hello all,
I'm new to the team. I live in the BuxMont area of PA. I am a wife and mother of two (10-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy) and work fulltime as a school counselor. I'm thrilled to have found a PA team and am looking forward to connecting with some great people!

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4/10/12 12:22 P

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hi Keystone slimdowner's . My name is Mary and i live with my husband of 24 yrs (yesterday) in Honesdale Pa I drive school bus and have 1 daughter (22) and one niece (24) that is like a daughter she lived with us for many years before she got married (and about a year after she got married) my daughter has a beautiful little girl who just turned 1 in February and my niece also has a little girl that turned 3 in February I am Ama to both , My daughters family also includes 2 boys 12 & 11 , and another girl 8 who we grandparent to also (love my kids LOL) up until last year my parents lived with my husband and myself also but my father got sick and passed away in October of 2010 and Mom followed him in June of 2011, this has taken a lot of adjusting on my part because i was never alone i always had some one home with me or ready to go when i went some where now i'm doing a lot of things by my self and it is taking some getting use to it is also hard losing both mom and dad so close together , one of the reasons that i want to loss the 100 pounds or so is because both my parents really died because of weight issues -dad had type 2 sugar and mom had Parkinson among other problems (her main problem was a broken heart )

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3/29/12 7:52 P

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Hi ALL new members,
In answer to your question about finding a fitness partner,Yes, you can look for a fitness partner within this group.Simply state what you are looking for and where you are located and hopefully you will all connect with someone locally!
If not at first, keep trying!
Good Luck on your Spark Journey!
and a very big

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Co-Leader -Philadelphia is on The Move

If you live in the PA. area,Please come join us!! All are welcomed!!

All the time God is GOOD and God is GOOD all the time!


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3/25/12 2:03 P

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Hello! I am Breanne. I joined spark on 2/2/12, but just found this team! I live in NW PA. I am on a journey to lose 121 lbs. I am getting married in 2 years. I live with my fiance & our 13 year old daughter. My daughter is all about eating right & exercising with me. My fiance on the other hand, is not. That makes it hard sometimes.

Good Luck to everyone! Looking forward to supporting & being supported.

Edited by: BREEBUGG77 at: 3/25/2012 (14:04)
~*Bree*~


"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
-Thomas A. Edison

"Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip."
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3/23/12 1:32 P

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Hi Manda! Good luck on your journey- it makes life so much easier when everyone in the house is on board!

"Changes in attitudes, changes in latitudes, nothing remains quite the same... If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane... If we weren't all crazy we would go insane!" J. Buffett


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3/23/12 1:19 P

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Hello all! I am a previous Spark user but sort of let it slide for quite a while. I am finally back and determined to reach the goals I have set for myself :)

I live in Enola, PA ( Harrisburg Area ) with my 12 year old daughter and also my boyfriend of 4 years..both of whom have made noises about joining me on my journey. We could all stand to lose quite a few pounds lol.

Wish us luck, please!! I hope to hear from locals and anyone else who would like to share ideas, advice, or just BS a little.


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3/22/12 4:14 P

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Hi everyone. I'm returning to Spark- signed up a few years ago but never followed through with it. I'm in my late 30's, live in Quakertown and am married.

I'm not setting any number specific health/weight goals yet, because I'm trying to take things slowly. I am trying to make it a habit to check in on the site daily & keep up on a food & exercise log. Once I'm comfortable that doing that stuff is ingrained as a habit, I'll look at measurable goals. I do have a pretty substantial amount of weight that needs to go away, but I know that just by tracking everything, I tend to make healthier choices.

"Changes in attitudes, changes in latitudes, nothing remains quite the same... If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane... If we weren't all crazy we would go insane!" J. Buffett


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3/19/12 4:16 P

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welcome aboard!!

I wish you luck with your Zumba class.

One day at a time...

I am thankful everyday for the support system that I have.

Keep up the great work everyone!


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3/18/12 10:53 A

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Hi Everyone !!
Day 1 for me here - looking forward to the support and info here .
I am from Northampton, Pa - looking to lose around 30-40 pounds. I am down 13 on my own, but wanted some interaction with it - so here I am !
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Recently diagnosed with Fibro,Arthritis and Very high Cholesterol - at 46 - so, I am in a bit of a funk from all the news.
I have a treadmill at home and started Zumba last week - WOW- THAT was fun!
I just hope the medical issues wont keep me from that ....
Anyway - thank you for having this page and the input.
Enjoy your day !!


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3/14/12 2:29 P

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Hi! My name is Lugina, I am just starting today. I am from NE PA, I just started working as a Sous Chef at a local Bed and Breakfast. Cooking is something I always wanted to do and I found someone to give me a chance at it! I am so happy there. I would like to make a difference in my life, I have had a couple of bad few years, the loss of my mother, went thru a divorce, lost a couple of jobs, having financial problems due to lack of work, addictions, bad relationships, horrible self esteem...
Today I am making a change and starting here! I am so glad I found this site. I am 252 lbs and my goal is 150. I know I can do this I just need strength, focus and encouragement and I hope I can find that here! Nice to meet you all!

I WILL LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE!


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3/12/12 12:31 P

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Hello and welcome to all the newbies :) I'm just a baby on here myself but I can say it really helps you stay on track if you work the system. I get off track a lot as a mother of a CRAZY 13 month older running clumbing monster, so I forget to eat, I forget to log, and I have my own sick days or hers when I don't work out. Just remember, don't get down on yourself, don't blame, just move forward and do better. No one can make you feel inferior without your permission! That includes yourself! Anyone feel free to visit my page or contact me for for motivation or a cyber hug. None of us are perfect, we are all perfectly imperfect...

Occasionally limited by my health, but never by my heart


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3/12/12 11:41 A

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Hello message board! I'm JC and a first-timer that joined on 3/4/12. Haven't lost that first pound yet but I did get rid of the 2 pounds I gained right after weigh-in. My wife and I live in SW PA near Pittsburgh and intend on losing about 40 pounds. Any help or support greatly appreciated.

I do like the tracking methodism of both nutrition and exercise and seem to be staying on target so far. Have also learned how to add foods and their related nutrition labels and this helps me know more precisely what my daily intact is.

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3/9/12 11:19 P

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Hi! I'm a Amanda, I'm 26 years old. My goal is to lose 63 pounds in the next year.
I usually rush to lose weight, so this is the first time I'm going to take it slow and healthy! :)

My big goal is to get in 10000 step/day (with my trusty pedometer), LOL. :)

It's nice to be here!

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3/7/12 8:22 A

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Hello, I am from Camp Hill, PA. I am married with 2 kids; a 17 year old and a 7 year old. The 7 year old keeps me very busy. I gained the weight during my second pregnancy due to the death of dad and being put on bed rest. I have been having trouble losing it because I had started back to school because I felt that was more important at the time. I worked full-time and any free time I had was spending with my baby, child and doing homework. I started looking at this site back in December 2011 and haven't been using it, but now that spring is here and have baseball and soccer starting my son; I thought now would be the time to start. I have no motivation and really need to get some. So any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I don't have the time to join a gym because of all the running I will be doing for my son. So, thank you in advance.

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3/4/12 6:39 P

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Hi,
I live near Scranton,PA and am very glad to have found this site.I am a newbie and have a long way to go-0ver 150lbs. I have a 21 month old grandson and I want to live to see him become an adult.I will do it day by day and the support here is overwhelming. http:\\www.micheleajones.com

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2/28/12 8:07 P

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Hi, I'm a new member from the Poconos, almost 40 but feel like I'm 80. I'm hoping to lose a few pounds and relive some lower back pain, as well as having more energy and maybe meeting someone from my area to be a walk buddy!

It's not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
– Anon


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2/26/12 1:18 A

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Hello, I see I am not the only returning member. I currently live in Fairchance, PA and since I am now 54 years old. I am trying to get my weight uner control again. I am a over the road truckdriver and dont have much time to exercise. It is pretty hard to lose weight sitting behind the steering wheel all the time.

Remember you can't shake hands with a closed fist.


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2/18/12 8:04 A

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Hello. Brand new here, after seeing alot of positive feedback about this site I decided what the heck! I am a single mom, 2 kids ages 21 and 11. Live in the little town of Baden, PA, which is about 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh. Have bounced between 180-200lbs for the last way too many years. This time for me, this is a lifestyle and lifelong change. Don't get me wrong, I would love to be 110 lbs, but I am more focused on exercise, portion control, and healthy eating. I think everything else will kinda fall into place.

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2/16/12 11:53 P

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Hello I just moved back to PA with a daughter and a lot of extra weight. I used to use spark people but have not since it has changed. I am excited to start losing the weight and to get healthy enough to play with my daughter and not be worn out.

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2/12/12 3:54 P

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Hi All, Starting up with SparkPeople again. I just turned 60 in October and am so out of shape and overweight I don't enjoy doing anything anymore,. I need to get serious about this and hope to find some buddies and support on here. I live in Mechanicsburg, just west of Harrisburg.. Work off of 83 in Harrisburg. Would love to find a walking buddy; maybe tennis but a slow tennis partner as it has been years and as I said I am out of shape. Look foward to talking with everyone and having partners in this journey and challenge.
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2/5/12 6:59 P

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Hi my name is Nancy and I'm 27 in Northeast PA. I'm new to the site and just started implementing healthy changes. I joined the ymca and stopped eating junk. I'm a single mom, my daughter is 6 and she is a huge motivation. Hoping to make some new friends and support.

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1/26/12 2:29 P

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Hi All new Member

Just want to welcome you to our team. To CHERY1960

I understand your frustration with your weight. I have been overweight for a long time too. I have a condition called hypothyroidism which not only causes weight gain, but the medication used to control it causes weight gain as well. But, I am doing the best I can, by exercising and trying a controlled meal plan. I wish you lots of luck.You will find plenty of support on SP. Welcome ALL!!!!




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