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1/25/13 1:25 P

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Hi,

I'm Simone. I have one 13 yr old daughter and I live in the Northeast. I work full time and I'm here to give and get support as I try to live a healthier lifestyle. I've recently started blogging on the site and I hope you will visit my blog and hopefully, what I have to say is of interest to you.

Simone

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
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1/17/13 11:53 A

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Hi Ladies! My name is Ginny. I have four daughters and two grandsons. Three of the girls are grown-- one is on her own working etc, two are in college. I have a 17 year old still at home. I have been divorced almost 4 years. I live in Kentucky. I am trying hard to set a good example and work hard and still have time for my kiddos. DId I mention that I live in Kentucky and the two middle girls live in Texas and Arizona...

In the end it will all be fine, if it isn't fine.... It's not the end!


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1/2/13 4:08 P

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My name is Christi! I am 35 years old. I will be 36 in February. I have four kids ages dd16, dd13, ds12, and ds9. My girls live with their father full time, he has custody of them and I have custody of the boys. Divorce can be hard on everyone.
I am currently in school for Medical Assistant. I should be finished with that in September 2013. I also take care of my mentally disabled mother.
I am looking to lose at least 100 lbs by February 2014. I am tired of being unhappy and I believe if I can get back down to my ideal weight then I will be happy about myself. I am not very active but I want to change that.

Trying to stay motivated one day at a time!


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VSTREIS2002 Posts: 10
10/19/12 2:27 P

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Hi, I am Vici. I am a single mom to four ages 21 (lives with us and her son), 16, 12, 10 and grandma to one 10 month old. I currently work a fulltime and a parttime job and am looking for ways to work family time and me time back into my schedule. Have a very active family who are always on the go, want to find a way to center and connect us all. Also interested in losing the weight I have gained so I have a chance at catching up eith them.

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JESSINAZ84's Photo JESSINAZ84 Posts: 5
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Hello! I'm Jessica and I'm a single mom of one (awesome) 6 year old boy. I can't believe that he's starting first grade. In addition to being a single mom I'm working full time and going to school part time. I have very much enjoyed my work outs in the past and hope to continue it in the future.

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TRYINGMYBEST5's Photo TRYINGMYBEST5 Posts: 14
5/10/12 10:22 A

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Hey Teri!Welcome to the single mothers group. Every single one of us knows the struggles of juggling(more like balancing)the daily life! I hope your able to find support here. Blog, vent, share, etc....We're here for you!!!

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5/9/12 2:35 P

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hello my name is Teri. I have 2 boys, Jason is 16, logan is 10. i am getting ready to file for divorce. he is an addict and is being not so nice about me filling. he said he's not ready so he will contest it and drag it out as long as possible. Big sigh... He might be going to prison soon, so that is when i will file. Anyway, I started on this sight at 242 lbs, and have lost 11 lbs so far. 80 more to go lol

~Teri~


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TRYINGMYBEST5's Photo TRYINGMYBEST5 Posts: 14
5/1/12 5:17 P

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Hey girl!!! You have been through a lot, but this too shall pass! I completely feel you about the "present" father. They are there physically, but not emotionally (and sometimes not financially :-(,. Just remember that you are not alone, although sometimes it feels like it. Your baby needs you and that's all the more reason to take care of yourself, so log your exercise and food daily. Up until recently I use to cry myself to sleep EVERY night thinking this isn't fair, i'm tired, is my child going to be a statistic etc. Until one day I couldn't cry anymore. Someone told me look at every tear I shed as a burden leaving my soul. Now you take everythings that happen to and use that power to conquer the world!!!And I know I can't take the place of your family but I'm sending you a big hug from me and my daughter.She's 7 with a mouth like a 17 yr old***sigh***. She's the freakin' reason I already have gray hair! Love ya' girl and hold on!!!

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5/1/12 11:10 A

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HI!!!
I am newly a single mother... well, my daughter is 9 months old and I pretty much raised her on my own without her father but he was still "there" in our lives. He left us in January and soon after got another woman pregnant and said he's starting a new family... I only found all of this out in April. I am still dealing with this all but Last night I finally Let GO and Let GOD. I hope I can find some support here I am a full time student, I have no family in this country so no real support and it's daunting sometimes. So happy I found this group. The past few weeks have messed my weight loss journey up! It's funny how you work so hard for so long to have it destroyed in a matter of weeks!!!

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2/28/12 8:09 P

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Hey there!I read your post and went through the exact same thing,especially when she went over her fathers house :-(. I play a sloooow classical song, Maid with the Flaxen Hair by Richard Stoltzman and give her a massage with olive oil with lavender scent. I get the lavender scent from an aromatherapy store. I really focus on the feet during the massage. I put on a only a nightlight. After 30-45 minutes she's knocked out! I hope this helps. Stay strong girl!

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1/27/12 8:14 A

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Hello everyone!! I'm Christina a 25 year old mom to 4 year old girl Saundra. I work everyday, Saundra goes to P-K. It works great my hours that i work are the hours Saundra is in school so i don't feel like i'm neglecting her. When i'm with her i try to make sure not to mention work at all because i want it to be just Saundra and I. I don't want her to feel like when i'm with her i'm still working. So i try not to do that. Both of us are doing alright. She goes to her dads on weekends if he comes and gets her. Both of us don't go to bed on time. Saundra has been going to bed at 3am for the past few months. i don't know how that started but i'm trying to fix it i know how its gonna be tho i got her going to bed before midnight for the past 3 days but she goes to her dads today so i know she will come back home an not go to bed until about 3am again. Anyways, I do have a sleep problem i've always had a sleep problem but we're trying to fix it. After i get off work and i pick Saundra up from school we have dinner then we play for an hr then she does her home work then we have family time where we set down and color an play with dolls and she tells me about her day and what the school tried making her eat..lol then we have bath time and bed time. which bedtime is the thing that is killing me. I will go set in her room with no lights on and she sets there and crys for about an hr before going to bed. I don't know what else i can do to make her tired. When we play after dinner we are outside running around and everything. So i don't know why shes not ready for bed by 10pm. Well i think i've talked enough lol sorry so long

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1/6/12 9:50 A

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Hi, I'm Nicole a 28 y/o mom to 4 y/o Tristan. I stay at home with him and go to school full time. We have to live with my mother so that I can afford to get my education. I love SparkPeople and have had success in the past with it but I let myself get in my own way. That was a bad time in life, but this time I am going to succeed and keep it up! I want to lose 105lbs. This year my goal is to lose and average of 1-2 lbs a week which will put me reaching my goal sometime between Jan1, 2013 and Jan 12, 2014. I hope it is soon rather than later so I can hit my goal before I am 30. :-)

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1/4/12 9:53 A

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Hi! I'm Sarah. 26, single stay-at-home mom to J (age 6, cerebral palsy, non-verbal, non-mobile) and C (age 9 months, mostly average baby). I have about 30 pounds to lose and I'm hoping to get the majority of it lost by my baby girl's first birthday in April!



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12/25/11 10:41 P

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Hi, my name is Kayleigh. I'm a 23 y/o single mom to a beautiful 1 y/o named Liam. I actually joined sparkpeople right after he was born but I was so overwhelmed with being a new mom, I just couldn't do it. But I have vowed to change for him and myself. New year, new me. :)

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10/23/11 2:39 P

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HI - new to spark here but it's pretty cool so far! I have a 9 year old boy and he's the greatest blessing in my world! He was diagnosed with a brain tumor (benign) in June 2010 and we went through hell for a while but he is doing incredibly well, and it's really miraculous! I'm so proud of him all the time. He's polite and kind and funny... I'm biased I know but he's the best kid in the world! :)

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9/24/11 9:27 P

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Welcome Brandy and I am glad you joined this group. It takes a little while to get used to the site but once you figure it out things will become second nature. If you have any quesions or just want to talk just post.

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BRANDYPUSEY Posts: 4
9/20/11 3:26 P

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Hi, My name is Brandy and I am a single mom of a 9 and a 7 year old. I am so busy running around for cheer and baseball, I lost myself in the process. I'm feeling my weight getting out of control and I don't know what to do as this point to manage it anymore. I thought I would give spark a real effort this time. I'm still learning to navigate through the message boards. Would love any helpful hints!

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8/18/11 5:26 A

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Hello all wonderful & beautiful single mothers out there. I love my job - as a mom, but it's really, really hard. My boys are now 15 & 12 & I've been doing this solo for the past 13 years, but to be totally honest, it's more like 15yrs. I don't regret it & wouldn't change it if I could. However, a little help along the way would be nice. So I am here & doing what I should be doing (posting & being active online) & hoping this will transgress into my non-virtual world as well. Let's hope it works!!!

Live with no regrets as each 'mistake' is nothing but a learning experience.


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5/28/11 12:04 A

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Hi my name is Sally ,I am 42 living in Australia ,trying to get fit and lose weight .I have 2 beautiful children 5 and 7 yo.I am finding it hard to stay motivated especially with exercise would love to find a diet buddy for support and encouragement currently 102 kilos and want to get to 70 kilos, my first mini goal is 95 kilos

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1/24/11 11:49 A

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Hidy do all! I am a single mother to a beautiful 14 months old son that is getting into everything now!! I joined this group just to get a bit more motivation to drop this last 7 pounds!! YAY for single moms!!

~~Smart, Sexy and Independent~~


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1/24/11 11:20 A

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Hi everyone! I am a 32 yr old single mom of a 12 yr old. I want to be a good example for my daughter in eating healthy and exercising regularly. I need to lose about 40lbs. She needs me to be a good example as I have noticed she is becoming more likely to just sit and watch tv. and do anything.

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1/4/11 2:41 P

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My name is Sandra. I live in Lubbock, Texas. I'm a single mom with a beautiful 17 month old baby girl. In less than a month I will turn 40. I don't want to be the weight I was in my 30's. My goal is to be fit and fabulous in my 40's.

In August I was laid off after working for a nationwide bank for 12 years. I quickly decided I needed to do something to not only become physically fit as I was already doing, but I needed to become financially fit too.

I have lost 25lbs with Turbo Jam, Shakeology and P90X. After seeing the results I've had with those products I decided to become a Team Beachbody Coach. Team Beachbody has been a blessing to me! I have met so many wonderful people who share the same passion of becoming fit and healthy. This team has helped to keep me motivated and accountable for reaching my weight loss goals. I have 56lbs more to lose and I know I will get there with determination, support, and motivation.



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12/30/10 11:41 A

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Hi, I am a 40 something year old mother of two wonderful daughters. One in college and one still in high school. I am excited to join the Sparks site and hope it yields some support in my quest for better health. I never think of myself and it is time to start!

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny. - Carl Schurz


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Hi Im Kay. I am mother to a 3 year old princess. I am hoping to gain motivation and tips from other mums who are trying to loose 20lbs or more. Especially to gain tips to make the little me time I get as a busy working mum count when tryna loose weight. I'm from London, UK so ocassional I'll will say stone which equals 14lbs!

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10/31/10 1:12 P

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Hey I'm a single mom of soon to be 11 yrs old and I'm 35lbs over weight. Truly I'm just not motivated. I know how to lose weight. But I don't have the time I did before. Anyway...any suggestions?

Edited by: LUCIANDIVA at: 10/31/2010 (13:12)
Starting over for the 50th time!


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10/11/10 2:37 P

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Hello mommas! I just turned 33, I am a single mom to an amaing 18 month old little drama queen! Just looking for some support from some other single moms. Finding the time to work out with my girl around is hard, but I'm determined to drop the weight so I can get happy, healthy and more energetic for HER!



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COLEMARIE05's Photo COLEMARIE05 SparkPoints: (9,174)
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9/26/10 5:36 P

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Welcome to the team NaeNae1974... good luck with your goals... and i hope the surgery goes fine emoticon
I do the weight watchers points as well, but I still enter the food into the nutrition tracker here, because it shows me exactly how many calories I'm eating within the points range... hope to see you on the boards a lot..

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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9/26/10 3:57 P

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Hello, my name is Kim, I am a 36 yr old single mom of a 12yr old boy. I have severe sleep apnea and now a few female issues.I also suffer from depression. I am so tired of being overweight Ive decided to take charge and get rid of it. I want to be able to sleep without a machine (how romantic is that) and not be so tired all the time. I've got to start setting a good example for my son since I see him following down my bad road.
I have started weight watchers but its and up and down battle with the meds Ive been on. So hopefully after my surgery on Oct 5 I can be on the down hill slopes from now on.

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Welcome to the team Kimmed & Aimeeinsf emoticon

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


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Hi All!
I'm a single mom of an almost 9yr daughter. I work full time, and during the school year I even work a couple of weekends a month. This makes for a CRAZY hectic life. And lends it's self to not the best eating habits and little time for exercise. Not that I'm complaining - I actually really enjoy the hustle and bustle of my life. It's just hard to do the right things for my health. As such, I've gained like 70 #s in the last 8 years. I hate it! So I'm making it a priority to change. But it's not always easy. Eating well isn't always budget friendly. And certainly exercise classes aren't' cheap (if I had the time). I joined this group to see what other gals to with these same roadblocks. Also - my daughter is tiny - how do you balance the low calorie plans with complete nutrition for your kids with out adding the temptations of their food? This has been a long intro - sorry...

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Hello Everyone, I am a recently single mom of 2 girls a 4 and 5 year old. What a handful it is too. I am here to be more fit. I am sick of looking at myself and thinking "how gross." My kids need me when they grow up and if i keep going like i am i wont be here.

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Hi everyone! I am a single mother of a 14 year old daughter. My journey to a healthier me also includes learning to love myself on the inside and out.

Here's to getting know others like me.





God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I can not change.
Courage to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference.


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Hello! I am a single mother to a 13 year old going on 30! I have a huge belly, but am working to get rid of it. Its great to be somewhere where there is so much support for people on the same journey..thanks!

Live your life Off the Wall!


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Hi All
I was previously at a happy weight but now I am pregnant and eating non-stop. I am 10 weeks and have already put on about 4kg! I am not with the father anymore and am sick of him pressuring me to get an abortion or trying to tell me the exact date I should be getting my scans and going to the doctor. I am in Australia, have just moved state and have a new job. It gets a bit lonely sometimes so would be nice to chat to others.


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2/21/10 4:57 P

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would love to be friends emoticon

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hi unibok and welcome i no the feeling. we can do this together would love to be friends i need all the friends i can get emoticon

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Welcome msreddy we are all in this together i am trying to do the same be encouraged and hope you will encourage me and others have a blessed day emoticon

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2/21/10 3:22 P

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Hi everyone i'm a single mom I have one son and he keeps me busy my goal is to lose weight and work more and try to eat healthier i really need support and i'm willing to give support in return.

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Hi everyone ... just joining today.

I'm a single working mom with a 12 yo daughter. We've been on our own for about 5 years, and have a nice rhythm to our lives. So, now I'm ready to focus on taking better care of my own health.

This looks like a great program!

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hi im beverly and im a single mother that is divorced with no support from my kids day. Our marriage ended because of his alcohol and drug addiction horrible situation to be in. I am a hard working mother of 3 a 24y/o,17y/o who will be graduating in may that is doing really well inspite of the situation,and a 11y/o that just had a birthday jan. 29., I have found it hard to take care of my family and work on taking care of me but i no with God all things are possible and i am now trying to do that need all the encouragement i can get. I hope to get some buddies. emoticon

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Hey ladies!

I'm Nichole, 32, and mama to Mahri Elizabeth who will be (OMG, already?) 5 in May. My marriage ended in a very abusive manner after 6+ years (he developed a drinking and online-porn/cyber problem) and was final on November 19th.

I went from being a stay-at-home-mom to a single, working mama, but have the ability so far to be working part time and home with Mar 3 days a week. This won't always be the case, but so far, I'm hanging on financially so I can stay with her.

We've both done awesome through this actually ~ and I even managed to unite with a former HS crush and fall in love with my soulmate during it all. emoticon (whom adores Mahri as much as she adores him.)

I have a hard time knowing what to do with myself when she's with her dad on weekends, but thankful (most times) she has her daddy around still. (grumble, grumble.)

I reactivated my Sparkplug emoticon a few weeks ago and am SO happy I did! Time to drop these last 20+ pounds and be my healthiest ever!

So excited to have found a team that really may be the right fit ~ nice to meetcha! (sorry so long!)

~ Nichole ~
*single mommy to Princess Mahri*

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Welcome back to Sparkpeople Lady420.

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Lady420.. welcome to the gang! Sounds like you must have a system in place to juggle all of that! It is so hard to meet everyone else's needs and your own but it is important not to forget yourself. I know I'm bad about that sometimes. I'm glad you seem to have a balance. Maybe you can share your secrets with us?



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Hi, I am just starting back at sparkpeople...
I live in Minneapolis and I am a single mom. I find it hard to balance taking care of my kid, my home, working full time and finding time to work on myself... but I am trying... and doing great so far!!
I have a work out buddy that I love, she is also my co-worker, and fun to workout with. I see much less fat in our futures!! :) ♥ emoticon

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Bunyspal it's good to see you! Thanks for chiming in!



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Welcome Blkgrl25! Feel free to join in and contribute anything you want! We are all doing it on our own too. I've been a single mom for most of the time I've been a mom (20 years) and for the last 12 years without a break. We're more than willing to share war stories and cheer you on when you need it!



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Hi all new members. Hope everyone is doing great and getting familiar with everything.

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hello my name is sharika and im 25 years old i have a 6 month old son and although i have lost most the wieght there is still about 7-10 pounds that just wont go away so here i am ! im also mother doing it all by myself it gets hard sometimes but i love love love my son im looking forward to being apart of the spark people community and getting healthy and fit yaaay!!

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Welcome Formyreds! Love the screen name btw! We would be glad to help you along your weight loss journey any way we can even if it's just to listen to you vent... about that or that issues of being a single parent because we are all in that boat too! Feel free to stop by and say hello. Keep us posted on how things are going with you!

I'm a single of mom of many years to two girls now ages 20 and 14. So far we have all lived to tell about it so hang in there!



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hi all. i've been with spark people on and off for a few years but i've never really stuck with it. i think i'm ready.

my husband and i separated this year and if all goes well we'll be divorced by the end of march. i have custody of our two children (ages 7 and 2 - both red heads). they see their dad one night every other weekend so for all intents and purposes i'm their parent.

i've been overweight all my life. i've done weight watchers twice and did well, but i don't have the money to keep up with it.

i'm excited to get going and lose the weight and i'm looking forward to journeying with all of you.

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Wee wicked - I agree with Mosier. There are lots of resources in here that will help. Start off slow and change a little here and there and don't expect to be a skinny minnie overnight because you didn't get more of you to love overnight! lol Come and chat with us now and then to vent. It does help to know someone else has been there done that! Remember nothing is foverever as far as the misery of divorce goes and this too shall pass. Hang in there! emoticon



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Weewicked and any others I may have missed. Jump into our little team and share, vent, suggest or what ever you feel like.
You are special here and we support each other.

Weewicked,
As far as advice, just follow the program! It works.
It doesn't happen over night, but we didn't gain over night did we? It takes work and participaton. Good luck on your journey. I'll be there for you!

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Welcome to all the new Single Mom's who have joined in the last little while! I apologize for not chiming in with the warm welcome but look forward to getting to know each of you more in the coming year! Please don't be shy! Jump right into the conversation and let us know how we can help you reach your goals!



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Hi all, I'm new to this group, to no longer being a stay at home mom, and to being a single mom. My husband and I are divorcing, just waiting for the judges signature. I have custody of our two youngest boys who I love to pieces. Our older two stayed with my husband as they didn't want to move out of the state they grew up in. I miss them terribly. I have decided to lose weight....I really never cared about my size...other then not being able to find anything good to wear at the stores....but now that I am all my younger boys have....I feel like I really need to be there for them in every way I can....and they are very active with ADD/ADHD. (my soon to be x husband has decided that he doesn't want to speak to me anymore because after many many years of marriage, he's finally decided he might love me after all... cute huh?) Well anyway, I have no idea what to do first as far as weight loss goes. There are so many programs and diets out there...I don't know where to start. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Welcome Natalie. Glad you joined the team. Jump right in and join the fun. Good luck on your journey.

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Hi. My name is Natalie and I have been divorced for almost a year. I have a beautiful 3 year old daughter that came to my now ex husband and I through adoption. I have gained some weight post divorce and am really wanting to lose it to have more energy for my daughter and to feel good for me! :) Good luck everyone!

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Welcome, welcome all the newbies. Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Our team leaders seem to be MIA lately, so I will step up with welcomes and good wishes to each of you!

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hi there...

I'm Mum to a 12 (going on 25 sometimes 5) yr old boy. We live in NZ. Just joined this group as I thought it would be a good idea to talk to people in similar situations as me!

Hope everyone is having a good day!

Anna

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Hey, I'm Nicole and I have a daughter that just turned one. I'm 25 and I just started dating someone, but it's still been difficult starting over after my divorce and I've had a problem with emotional eating lately. Just looking for support and motivation!

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my name is samantha, sam for short. i had my first baby on september 11th. his name is cayden and he is my world. i am 20 years old and live with my mom. i have a bf but he lives at his mom's as well. and hes only here for about 2 days a week. im home alone from 9am-7:30pm. and my son is a handful, though i wouldnt trade him for the world!

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Hi I'm Bunnyspal. I was a single mom until after my daughter grew up, got married, and had two beautiful daughters of her own. Then I got married. Joined the team to give some support to those struggling along. It is not easy being a single parent but it has some great rewards. My daughter and I are very close and I love her to pieces. I pat myself on the back when I see how strong and loving a person she is. I can't share the blame of wrong choices and I don't have to split the praise of things done right.

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Hi all! I'm Violette. I'm single mom to 3 silly gals; ages 3, 4 and 10. Don't have much time to post but I just wanted to say hi!! emoticon

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Hello, I'm a single mom of a one month old daughter and I'm trying to lose the last 15 pounds of baby weight. I'm a full time online student and a part time worker. I have little time for myself so SP's philosophy of small changes is perfect for me. I hope to make some friends and I can't wait to get to know you.

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Hello! Just joined Spark, and looking to get to know some people and steal some tips on how to get in shape with a 2 year old! How do you find the time, energy and money?? lol

Hoping to reach my goals so I have much more energy and happy days ahead to spend time with the new love of my life, my little son Jacob!

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Hello from south Florida! I'm a single mom of a fabulous 14 year old daughter (yes I did write fabulous & 14 year old in the same sentence!) I want to be a good example for her by getting in shape and losing weight (she is in shape and doesn't need to lose any weight thankfully.)

I'm happy to find a group of single mothers. I was married when she was born but he hardly had anything to do with her when she was a baby & left when she was 1 year old. She had a close relationship with him until the past few months and now it's horrendous and she doesn't want to spend much time with him. Also he was abusive to me and she found that out which made her lose all respect for him.

Looking forward to getting to know you all. Single moms are AWESOME! We're strong so we can certainly reach our goals.

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
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Hello i'm a single mother, my son is 5 years old,i'm just trying to exercise more and eat healthier this has really been a challange for me. I have my good days and my not so good days, I really need some support and i'm willing to give support as well.

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Well, I hope I'm in the right bit for this...

Hello, my name is astrothsknot or Heather, which ever. I'm a single mum to Stewart, 14. I work in a consumer advice agency.

I'd joined this group and a few others, but never really posted anything. And I'm missing out on meeting new, like minded people.

So, hello!


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Hello to all my fellow single moms!! My name is Kelly and I have 2 wonderfull girls, 9 & 5. I'm finally ready for a change and to get healthy so I can be around for years to come. I'm all my girls have. Everybody have a great summer!!

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WELCOME!! I am glad to see new moms here!

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Hello to all the Single Moms out there. I am the mom of an awesome 14 year old son. He makes me laugh every single day. I so want to get healthy so that we can have plenty of years to fill with more laughs. emoticon

Be like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath.

The journey is the reward.


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Hey guys, Single mum to a special scrummylicious 8 year old girl. Live in York England x Looking forward to meeting everyonex

Here I am...


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WELCOME NEWBIES!!! I am glad that you all found this group!

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Newbie checking in for duty!

I'm Tayja, 29 and a single mom to a 4 year old boy. He definitely keeps me on my toes! We have pretty much been on our own since I found out I was pregnant aside from my mom. Got officially divorced when my son was 4 months. Honestly don't know where we would be if it wasnt for my mom.

I've struggled with my weight most of my life and officially ballooned up in my early 20's. Its now time to take control and do something about it! I need to set a better example for my son, and I want to be around to enjoy him! I dont want to be watching his highschool graduation from a wheel chair with an oxygen tank, this weight has got to come off!

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I am a single mom in my late forties of a 13 year old girl. She's a great kid and I'm very blessed to have her as a daughter. 13 seems to be the start of the challenging years, but we still have a great relationship and have fun together. I am trying to get myself to a healthy weight and be a good example for her so she eats and stays health.

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JCoder - a late welcome is better than no welcome at all right? emoticon

Evidently we've all been a little busy lately but I'm glad you did pop in and I hope you have found some help towards your goals on SP! Being a single mom is not easy as all of us can attest to and sometimes things like this get pushed to the bottom of the list. I hope you are sticking with it no matter what! Come back and post a bit!



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My name is Jamie, I live in indiana, and my son is Alexander- he is 4 yrs old. He is my pride and joy. I am triple majoring in medical at a local college, and my son will be attending kindergarten this year. I have full custody of my son, his father rarely sees him-like 2 times a year (48 hrs each or less) My son alexander is the 911 chid hero in indiana- he called 911 and sang our addy when I needed help, when we only lived here 1 week! ummm.. I dont know what else to say lol

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Glad you found us HavenMoon! emoticon



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Welcome Newbies! I am sorry for the late welcome!

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thanks for the welcoming

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Welcome, I found sparkpeople filled with support

"It is Better to Have a Body in Shape, than to Obsess about the Shape of Your Body!!"

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hello everyone...I'm a mom of three amazingly wonderful beautifully smart awesome kiddos...(I love them so much)...trying to get healthy for them and myself...been losing weight for 6 months but alone and with little support...but my cousin told me about this site and thought how cool...

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Welcome to the team C! We are small but mighty! If we can be single moms then anything else is a piece of cake(low cal of course!)



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You have came to the write place if you want motivation! We all are strong Single Moms!

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Hey everyone! Im new to the team! Looking for a team thats active cause i need the motivation! I have a 4 year old son, Drew, who's my world! Its been just me and him since day 1! We are quite the team! Im a social worker. Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

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Hi haysmommy! I'm music teacher... in case anyone couldn't decipher. I have two daughters 19 (moved out of state last fall emoticon ) and one 13. It's not nearly the same being the single mom of one teen at home as it was when they were both little but it still has it's moments. My youngest is pretty easy most of the time so I'm lucky. She only just turned 13 so I'm knocking on wood it stays that way! LOL

Of course, in addition to my daughters getting older my weight has gotten bigger. It just sneaks on so now I'm going to sneak it off! It didn't happen overnight so I don't expect it to disappear immediately. I know I can do it though!



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I hope to get to know each and every one of you! We all share something; we are all single moms with amazing children! So introduce yourself and lets get to know each other!


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