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6/17/15 3:06 P

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Hello and welcome to the team.

Congrats on losing 40 pounds!! Great job!

Laura. Mio, Michigan

Lord help me remember that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can't handle together.

If ignorance is bliss why aren’t more people happy?



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6/17/15 11:54 A

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Hello,

I have been with Spark for quite sometime and have lost about 40lbs. I had stumbled upon this team and I am happy that I have found an active team.

I am going back to tracking my food each day and planning. I have found in the past that planning is always a safe bet for me as well as tracking my food.


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LAKENDAL's Photo LAKENDAL Posts: 6,451
5/30/15 9:31 A

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Hopefully you can get that flame going strong again. Welcome to the team!! We are glad to have you here.

Laura. Mio, Michigan

Lord help me remember that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can't handle together.

If ignorance is bliss why aren’t more people happy?



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5/29/15 12:57 P

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Trying something new..... Haven't left spark, but the spark is very dim! Not quitting, trying something different!

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LAKENDAL's Photo LAKENDAL Posts: 6,451
5/7/15 4:09 P

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You can do this! Welcome aboard!!

Laura. Mio, Michigan

Lord help me remember that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can't handle together.

If ignorance is bliss why aren’t more people happy?



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5/7/15 2:04 P

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Silly me I posted on the wall...

Hi there. I just joined the team. I lost 40lbs with SparkPeople 3 years ago. I recently had a baby (he is 2 months old) and now I am 10lbs shy of my highest weight. Since his birth, I've been making bad choice one after the other and it is time to stop. I want to get fit and healthy, not only for myself but for him. I want to be a good example for him, be able to keep up with him and to live a long healthy life to watch him grow... and I want to look good naked. My spark has been re-lit.


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LAKENDAL's Photo LAKENDAL Posts: 6,451
5/4/15 4:31 P

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Hello and welcome to the team. Good luck to you on your journey!

Laura. Mio, Michigan

Lord help me remember that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can't handle together.

If ignorance is bliss why aren’t more people happy?



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BCHARIE's Photo BCHARIE Posts: 2,064
5/4/15 1:20 P

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Hi, I am back on spark and thought this would be a good team to join. I have wandered around eating, eating, eating. I tried Jenny Craig, lost well enough but gained back, weight watchers, same thing. So I am going with consistency this time. Spark away the pounds. I love SparkPeople's resources. I eat really healthy for the most part just tend to eat too much at times. Need to up the veggies and fruits a little. Less meat. I fractured my spine a year ago and that destroyed my core, rehab a little and now I'm in full swing developing my core and want to get in better shape all around and lose about 60 lbs. I also work night shift and have gone part time, 2-12 hour shifts a week, pick up a 3rd on occasion but nights wipes out the metabolism, on top of being 65, I have a slow, slow, slow metabolism. Gooooo Girl!

Edited by: BCHARIE at: 5/4/2015 (13:23)
You may not think you can reach it.
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You may not think you'll be heard.
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Try anyway.

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TIME4ME2BEME's Photo TIME4ME2BEME Posts: 136
3/19/15 11:33 A

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LAKENDAL's Photo LAKENDAL Posts: 6,451
3/18/15 9:09 A

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It's great to have you back!

Laura. Mio, Michigan

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J_FOLI's Photo J_FOLI Posts: 27
3/18/15 7:50 A

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Hello team, I'm Jenifer and I'm back on SparkPeeps, relighting my fire, lose a few pounds, assess my weight loss goal and develop a maintenance plan. I'm looking forward to being here. Have a good day!!

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LAKENDAL's Photo LAKENDAL Posts: 6,451
3/17/15 4:14 P

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Welcome back!

Laura. Mio, Michigan

Lord help me remember that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can't handle together.

If ignorance is bliss why aren’t more people happy?



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TIME4ME2BEME's Photo TIME4ME2BEME Posts: 136
3/17/15 2:42 P

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It has been so long that I have been on here that I created "new topic titled hi :0)" and I don't know how to get rid of it!!!! Hi :O) My name is Katherine. I have been a member since 2010 also on and off. When I started I was at my highest weight of 175 and lost 25 pounds on Spark. Things happen, as they do, and I have gained 8 of those pounds back. Scary when I started thinking about it because I still didn't even make it to my goal weight yet. So here I am again. I look forward to all the pounds we are going to lose together!!! :)


God gave me this body and it is time for me to take care of it.

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LAKENDAL's Photo LAKENDAL Posts: 6,451
3/12/15 3:32 P

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Welcome to all our new members

Laura. Mio, Michigan

Lord help me remember that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can't handle together.

If ignorance is bliss why aren’t more people happy?



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2/22/15 11:27 P

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Hi! I've finally decided that now is the time to really get things together. I am restarting everything here...my goals, my wishes...everything. Cant wait to meet ya all and hope we can all support each other

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2/5/15 1:27 P

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Hi !! I am Danetta . I have been off and on since 2008 . I have gained some of my weight back and need to shed it . I really need all the support I can get ! Thanks everyone !

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5,6


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KALANTHA's Photo KALANTHA Posts: 8,505
1/30/15 9:09 P

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Hi, Melissa! Happy to have you with us!



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1/28/15 7:54 P

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Hey Team! My name is Melissa. I've been on and off of Sparks since 2009. I made a lot of progress in 2009 and was within a few pounds of my goal. Then life got tough between 2010-2014 and I preceded to put on even more weight. 2014 wasn't the year, but I decided that 2015 would be the year that I would start making some real progress and take good care of me emoticon Happy to have this team with people that understand the need to relight the Spark. Looking forward to getting to know you all. emoticon

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emoticon to the team, Dottie. We're all here fighting the same demons and supporting each other long the way. I know we'll benefit from your knowledge and positive energy and look forward to winning this battle with you.

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1/11/15 9:46 P

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Hey there new team mates! I've had more than my fair share of starts and stops, made more excuses that necessary and finally faced the fact that if I eat mindlessly and never exercise I will gain and gain and gain. I'll never be one of those girls that can eat what ever they want and never gain an ounce. So I'm back. I'm changing my life slowly but surely one work out and one meal at a time. That's all I can handle. I get too overwhelmed when I think farther down the road than that. I'm a friend of the new co-leader Kalantha (Kathy) and I'm blessed as are all of you to have her support.

Let's get this weight off and keep it off!

We can do it!

Take care,
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KALANTHA's Photo KALANTHA Posts: 8,505
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Welcome to the team, MMCraig! I hope you find the inspiration you need to make 2015 your best year yet!



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12/24/14 1:22 P

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I started Sparks back in Sept and have gone nowhere. Will just have to force myself to track from now on. Going to make 2015 my year!! Looking forward to your support and to giving support to all of you. I plan on not only relighting the Spark but starting a bonfire under myself. emoticon

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KALANTHA's Photo KALANTHA Posts: 8,505
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Welcome Back, LorieGirl!



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12/6/14 10:22 A

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Hello I am back.......Things went off the deep end and I put back all I lost and then some. I am back to try again. Hope this helps.

The journey to weight loss is measured in baby steps. Lorie


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KALANTHA's Photo KALANTHA Posts: 8,505
12/6/14 9:38 A

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Hi, Cathy, and WELCOME! Happy to have another "repeat customer" taking this slide down the scale with me!



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12/5/14 7:50 P

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Hello! So glad to have found this team! I am back on spark again for the 3rd or 4th time. I think I reached my goal at least once but in the past five years, have slowly put back on about 16 pounds. Before it got totally away from me, I came back, because I feel like it sometimes has gotten totally away from me. Really bad food choices and lack of exercise. I know life has gotten in the way several times but that's life right?! Anyways, I decided to get in my own way and get back to it.
Started Monday and lost 3 pounds this week. I am sure it will be tougher next week, so I need to find many, many ways to stay motivated!!


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11/18/14 9:24 A

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emoticon MParker321! I just returned, too, so I'm happy to have a partner to slide down the scale with me. We can do this!

Spark on!



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11/18/14 8:59 A

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Welcome back, MPARKER321! What will you do today to get closer to your goals?

Jo-Ann
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11/18/14 8:34 A

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Hi there! I'm back again! I've never given Sparkpeople my full attention and really done anything with it. I'm here to start again! I'm a 45 year old mom of 3 and I've recently gone back to college. Life is BUSY! lol I have about 40 lbs to lose. I hope to find lots of motivation and support here with an occasional kick in the pants if needed!

Thank you!


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Welcome, KALANTHA! You sound like a very busy, fun person! emoticon

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emoticon I'm a third time SP Weight Loss Professional (which doesn't mean I've made it to goal yet). I've lost lots of weight on both of my previous SP incarnations, but here I am right back where I started again. I REALLY want and NEED to make it "stick" this time because I'm 57 years old and starting to feel the effects of all this extra weight and it's frightening.

I am retired, a mom to an adult son who has Autism, amateur photographer, and dog lover. I also play the guitar, sing in a community chorus, and am taking piano lessons. Thank God I was able to retire and have so much time to dabble in so many fun things!

I look forward to meeting you and supporting each other on this, our final weight loss adventure!

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11/3/14 1:56 P

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Thank you so much!

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Welcome, MELYSSAMALLONEE! We can do this!

Jo-Ann
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YAKIRA, like you, I can't walk much on dry land (bad ankles and knees), but water exercise makes a big difference in my life. It is hard to gain weight back, but it sounds like you are making the necessary changes to get back on track!

Jo-Ann
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11/3/14 1:42 P

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Hi there, I've been on and off of spark people since 2008, and when I use it consistently to track caories and exercise IT WORKS! I lost about 90 pounds back in 2008-2009 and have kept most of it off, but have creeped up about 25-30 pounds...so just wanting to get things in balance again. I really need help being consistent, tracking food and staying on track with my goals for healthy eating...

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I've been in and out of Spark since 2008. At one time, I was even in Onederland,, I want to get there again, so I have been back for about a month now. It's difficult because I now have Lupus. I have to break up my walks into 10 minute segments to keep from aching afterwards from the lower back and down. When I am in the water is the only time I don't break things up and can keep at it until I'm done. I've been changing my eating habits and am now trying to lean in a Paleo direction. It's a process.

Yakira AKA THELADYINRED


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To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."
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I feel your pain. Lets do this together. WE are worth it.

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Hi all

I am MiMi. BEEN on spark for a few months and in need of motivation encouragement and loss the will power and its the last time. I need to lose 30 or so pounds




With God all things are possible
Slow and steady wins the race
Train like a beast look like a beauty

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10/22/14 2:54 A

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Hi Everyone! Like many others on this team, I lost my motivation, gained weight, and find time is passing me by with no results towards losing the excess weight I've been carrying. Sick of having no energy and being tired. Just started back exercising and journaling my food this week. Hope to help get inspired here.

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Hi Everyone! Like many others on this team, I lost my motivation, gained weight, and find time is passing me by with no results towards losing the excess weight I've been carrying. Sick of having no energy and being tired. Just started back exercising and journaling my food this week. Hope to help get inspired here.

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Hi everyone! Newish to the team, not new to SP. I've "misplaced" my mojo and I came to this team to find it. If you've seen it, kindly point me in the right direction emoticon If I can help you find yours I'll be happy to help!
After reading some of the other posts on this thread, it seems we have a lot in common.
There is comfort in knowing that we share many of the same struggles and its not just me.
Have a peaceful weekend!
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-Jackie-


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When your mind says give up, hope whispers one more try



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Hi everyone - I'm Katie. I was pretty successful a couple years ago and then fell off the wagon and gained everything back and more - I had been feeling so good before, it's SO frustrating!!! I don't care how long it takes, I'm doing this. I'm starting with baby steps and I'm feeling positive - today anyway :)

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Hi I am Roz...I almost get to my goal and then something happens and I never quite get there. Then I start gaining and get worried that I will gain it all back...I dont know why I cant reach my goal. emoticon

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emoticon to the team. Great to have you with us!

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I THINK I INTRODUCED MYSELF OR NOT. I AM GRANDMAFRANNY. BEEN W SPARKPEOPLE SINCE AUG. 3, 2012. STARTED WEIGHT WAS 162.
MEASUREMENTS WERE 40-38-40.
I WILL BE 74 JULY 26, W/ 2 emoticon ATTACK'S. AND I DON'T WANT #3.
SINCE JOINING I'VE LOST 70 LBS. W/ MEASUREMENT'S NOW
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I'VE LOST ENOUGH BUT NOW TO MAINTAIN. I AM A SPARK MOTIVATOR AND I ALWAY'S END MY POST BY emoticon ING IT, KIDS.



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Hi I'm Rena. Trying to make some good changes and hoping to find some like minded people in the process. I have lost some weight through sparkpeople in the past and have maintained. Now its time for me to start it up again. I'm excited. I hope to share this journey with all of you.

-Rena

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emoticon As you know, one step at a time....and you CAN do it....because you have! If I can be of any help, please let me know.

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I joined several years ago and dropped from 217 to 120. Then, life intervened and the weight kept creeping back as I let food become my solace. I am trying to get back into reality at nearly 184, but am having a heck of a time getting my body to accept the exercise.

But, I will persevere. I feel miserable this way.

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I have been on and off sparkpeople for years. I lose a few, get tired of tracking. Promised myself as long as I never gain another 5 or another 10. Then as long as I do not go over 200 pounds. I stepped on the scale and I am now over 200. I feel so ashamed. I cannot believe it. Such strong denial. Not wanting to give up certain emoticon emoticon foods or quantity.

I am back and really back. I need a lot of support and encouragement. And a few kicks, too.

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Hi to everyone. I joined SP in July 2007. It took about 3-4 years to reach my target weight. In the process I adapted better, healthier eating habits and I also became a runner. I've now done several 5k runs, a few 10k's and 2 half-marathons. 2013 ended up being a year full transitions and lots of stress. It was much harder to continue my WO routine and my healthy eating habits gave way to whatever was convenient. The result was gaining 30 lb. back.

I have been reconnecting with SP however some of my teams are much less active now. This team appears to have good involvement, accountability, and challenges. I look forward to becoming better acquainted with many of you.

We are temporarily living in west central IL. We have 4 children, all married, with 15 grandchildren and first great-grandchild due this fall.

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What feels like a sacrifice now will feel like an investment later on. -Andy Stanley "The Principle of the Path"

Healthy eating and exercise are my refuge, my sacrifice in an investment.

Unless our heart gets a passion for the new lifestyle we have created, it won't change who we are, just what we do. - Judy Brower


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Hi I am Jenny, I have been a spark member since last May. My first 6 mos were pretty successful, I increased my fitness and dropped around 15 lbs, but an extremely cold, icy winter, going back to work full time, and anankle/knee injury in March has really cut into my running and cycling. Add to it the fear I would fail my "assessment" for our health insurance and I am floundering again.

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My name is Robyn. I have been back and forth with sparkpeople for some time now, including a baby break. My current journey started back in June last year when I returned to running. In September I began the fast diet, I lost 14 lbs regained 4 at Christmas. After the holiday I could not get back into the rhythm of fasting. I realised that I am now running 12-15 km per week and need more consistent nutrition, especially as I am training for a 10K this summer. So here I am doing what I always should have been doing.

Robyn, making wiser choices.
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This is the perfect place for me! I get so depressed in the winter months and this winter has been especially terrible and lack of exercise hasn't helped. Right now, I am basically maintaining my Weight Watcher weight and want to lose 20 lbs by August 1st for a much needed long vacation I am going on and to finally get serious about the 20 lbs I have put back on these back few years. I have my snack demon that rears it's ugly head and I have gotten better at squishing it, but this week has been challenging. I am going to buy an ActiveLink at my W.W. meeting tomorrow to start tracking my steps. I have thought about this for a long time and am going to make the splurge tomorrow. I have heard good things about tracking 10,000 steps a day. I shudder to think of what I am getting now, which isn't much. I battle with getting alone time, and enjoying winding down at home with much needed alone time, since I am gone so much from home. I am glad to be back on Spark and hope to make some much needed friends. emoticon emoticon

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I am Connie, I am 49 (turning 50 in July). I have been on SP for almost 4 years. I had already reached my goal weight before joining and was using SP to help me maintain. About a year or so ago I started slipping and just couldn't find traction no matter what motivation I tried to use for myself. In the process I've gained 20 pounds back. emoticon
I have been using a Fitbit to keep track of my steps and exercise but it didn't seem to be enough (I was eating the wrong things). So today I bought the Aria scale to link with Fitbit and I have reset my goals. I have high hopes of this helping to keep me accountable, no more lying to myself. I am ready to reach my goal weight again. emoticon

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Hi,
I'm Lori. I've been on spark (well off and on) for about a year. I went off partly because i found i was spending TOO MUCH TIME on the computer. This time around i am hoping to be able to use the tools appropriately and make sure that my SP time doesnt interfere with other areas of my life.
~ I have Type II Diabetes and am looking to make my blood sugar numbers better.
~ Hopefully get off of some medications (or reduce dosages).
~ And lose weight. At my highest i was 160. Then I made it down to 125, and then (due to meds) i lost more weight. I was at 116 and that was TOO SMALL. But, then i went back up to 139. That is too hight for me. I am most comfortable between 120-125. I am hoping to get there again, by APRIL 1, 2014.


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Hi my name is joy,
I am new to this challenge. I am hoping to lose 50-100 lbs before 12/2014, my wedding. I have also joined weightwatchers. I need all the support I can get. :0 )

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My name is Rebecca, I am 39yo and returning to Spark. Well..I returned a couple of months ago. I am at the highest weight that I will ever allow(297) and am relighting my Spark that will get me thru! I originally joined with Spark on 10/11, leaving in 5/12 and returning for some great motivation, shared and enjoyed successes and for some ideas that I know will be ideas that I just haven't come up with on my own. I am disabled with a Traumatic Brain Injury since 6/95 with only some mobility issues. By the Grace of God, I am not still confined to a wheel chair and am able to, most days, get in some walking for my cardio and light aerobics while with physical therapy. I live with my mother, Anita, who is also my care giver. I look forward to sharing and getting support from all of you as we navigate our journeys and become fitter, healthier and more trim!

Yours Because His,
Rebecca/Becci

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"If you keep looking over your shoulder at your past-it WILL become your future".
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Hi, my name is Becky, and I've been successful in the past with SP. But I have been a bit less than motivated for the last few years.
I need to get myself healthy, to enjoy my life and my family.
I just turned 65, and perhaps the time should be now.
I live in San Jose with my husband and a new cat.
I still work in a school library, part-time, and I enjoy my job everyday. (except when on vacation, and then I enjoy those days, too)
I am looking forward to finding some new SP friends, and a joining a supportive team.


The best way to get something done is to begin.

ENERGY and persistence conquer all things.


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emoticon Hello my name is Jennifer. Joined spark in 2012, was going strong for the first 8 months, then it waned. Want to get back and motivated. The weight is taking a toll on me, have a lot of health issues because of it. I am currently around 185, started around 215-220, but still have a long ways to go, doctor told me I need to be around 125. I figure if I can gain my confidence and determination back, and stick with socializing with everyone here on sparkpeople I can get my mojo back. Looking forward to be a part of this team. I just got to remember :
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Jen, Michigan (Eastern Time Zone)

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emoticon My name is Monica and I also have been a Sparker since 09. I'm returning after about a six month break. I'll be turning 60 next year and I really need to get into better shape. Losing weight is what the doctor is recommending to deal with my ailments. I weigh 155-160 lbs. and this is wreaking havoc with my health. I know I can do it but I just need to be consistent and I believe that logging onto Sparkpeople daily will be the best thing I can do for myself.
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emoticon My name is Diana. I have been a SP member since 2007. Originally, I lost 35 pounds with CalorieKing which put me at my goal weight. When I started to regain weight I joined SP. I had some success but never got to goal. I left SP about two years ago and just gave up after I worked hard and stayed the same weight for months. Now I have 55 pounds to lose.

I am ready to get to goal and just tired of not liking the way I look and feel. I returned in September of this year. I bought a Jillian Michaels Jumpstart your Weightloss 14 Day Cleanse and Burn program and found a recipe on Dr. Oz for a fat burning water. I am back to tracking food and regular exercise. I also joined a Spark Challenge group "Eat Up and Slim Down" which really reviewed the basics for me. It has been really good for me. Now I think that my wieghtloss plateau was due to portion distortion and I was really consuming more than I realized. Best wishes to all.


Blessings, Diana

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Exercise Daily

Lose and keep off a minimum of 2 pounds per month

Track food & exercise

Pray & read the Bible daily


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Hi everyone! I'm Sue and this sounds like the perfect team! I used Sparkpeople a few years ago and lost almost 50 pounds.. but I drifted away and had to deal with a hip injury and ended up gaining it all back! ugh! Now I have to lose that same weight again so I am back! I just need a little motivation and support because I just can't seem to stay focused on my own! I have to take a look around.. does this team do challenges?



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Kathy I know what you mean. When I stop logging and do not have a group that is active I get off track.

Here's to staying on!!!

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Hi! My name is Terri. I am type I diabetic. I have been with Sparkpeople for a number of years. I had great success and lost 20 pounds! I was a type II that was rediagnosed a year ago and went on insulin in October of last year. I have gained my 20 pounds back, eating horribly, and not exercising regularly! I am recommitting to lose my 20 pounds and maybe a little more than that!

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Hello,
My name is Kathy. I have been with SP for almost a year. So far I have 40 lbs. but have been under a lot of stress lately and gained 10 back. This is more than I want to. I was doing so well when I was recording all my food and exercise and then I quit. When I quit my weight started going back up again. Therefore, I am trying to get back to SP. I have changed my groups hoping that a little change will get me motivated again. I only have 30 more lbs to lose (10 extra, it was 20) I am very close but if I keep going the way I am, I am going to need to lose 30 + the 40 that I have already lost. that would be tragic. I really need to relight my spark.



Kathy
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Hello,
I'm 53 and I have been with Sparks for 6yrs. I have lost and gained over and over.
NOT because Sparks quit me. But I Fall Off of Sparks.
Here I am again knowing that my health can't get any better if I'm not willing to Stop this life game. I know I had to stay in the game. I'm proud of myself when I do.
Now I don't understand Why, this is So Hard for Me.
STARTING OVER! emoticon emoticon Life should not be This FULL.
Have a Blessed Day!

When you have a problem, drop to your knee. God will guided you though.


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Hello, beginning back in 2007, I went from 340 to 180 pounds. I have since gained back 100 of those because I quit logging into the site. I'm back and ready to rip these pounds off again!

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I'm a 54 year old married mom of 4 (21f, 19f, 17f and 15m). I live in NY, am a one to one aide in the school system and exercise moderately. I love the name of this team and it is exactly what I need to do. I have about 10 lbs to lose (which I jokingly refer to as "baby weight" ). I am looking forward to being part of this team. Thanks for being here !

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Hi All!
I've been on Spark for almost 5 years- my first year and a half here I lost over 90 pounds and maintained the loss for a few years until pregnancy. I had planned on working out and eating right while pregnant but a wrench was thrown in that plan when I started having complications and was told by my doc that I couldn't be on my feet any more then 4 hours a day- no exercise, not even walking or swimming. So I spent 9 months sitting on my rear and slipped quickly into old eating habits. My baby just turned one and I'm finally getting back to feeling good and healthy again. now I just need to find the motivation to get back down where I was!

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I like the team name. That is why I am here, to start over. About 5 years ago I lost 80 lbs and kept it off for about 3 years. I have gained 50 of it back. I have been a yoyo every since. I am trying to learn to stop and keep it off for good with the help of several sources through work. I am determined to do it but having a had time.

I will succeed


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Hi! I've been with SP for over three years now. I just feel lately like I need a push back in the right direction. My motivation isn't what it used to be. I'm hoping to get it back soon.

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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Welcome Positive!

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Son, that has to be devistating, my daughter had cancer 9 years ago and got it back recently and we are dealing with that so I can understand a little what you are going through. I think your son would love it if you now took time for your health?

Hope to see you posting a lot!

JoAnn

"Time will go by one way or the other. You can choose to accomplish your goal or continue to wish you had." -Annette Gross


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Hi there,
I'm new to the team, have been on spark for a while. I lost some weight, but gained some of it back. From a family loss, I lost my son ,was the hardest thing for a parent to go through.
so now I'm trying to get back on track

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Hi

We welcome you warming and I feel that you will get the support you want here.

Welcome Bwm

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Hello everybody! I've struggled with my weight all of my life and I've lost and regained too many pounds to mention. This time I want to permanently change my life instead of working really hard for a short period of time only to relapse because it's not sustainable. I used spark people a few years ago but fell off the wagon once I achieved my goal. I resumed my weight loss journey on April 27th of this year and I've been using weight watchers for the nutrition side of my weightloss plan. I've lost a little over 27lbs. in 3 months, but I have a long way to go. I'm returning to spark people for the motivation and support I need to make my lifestyle changes stick. emoticon

“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep...that have taken hold.” J.R.R. Tolkien.


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Hi all,

My name is Sandy. I have lost 28 pounds but I have gotten off track with exercise and eating due to some family issues and my fibro symptoms getting worse. I am happy to be part of a group that is also working on relighting my Spark. I pray that I will be a support for others.

sandy

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My name is Mary, and I've gotten way off track, so much so that I just took my SparkPage offline because it isn't the least bit accurate. I'll edit it and put it back online sometime soon. In the meantime, I've set three FastBreak goals to get me going again, and one is to post a message on SparkPeople daily. I look forward to getting to know people on this team as I work toward relighting my Spark.

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I had such great aspiration when I first joined SP. My personal health got in the way and I went off the deep end. It's been over 2 months now and I so sincerely need to get my spark back. I really don't want to hang in the towel and give up on myself. I really want to see the scale going in the right direction...not in the wrong direction.

Debbie

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