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6/26/17 5:06 P

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My name is Barbara. I have no support at home so that makes it harder to plan healthy meals and stay on track. I appreciate the support from SP. I need to lose about 15 pounds. I'm also hypothyroid which creates its own problems.

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EVIEKT's Photo EVIEKT Posts: 216
5/15/17 11:15 P

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Hi everyone,my name is Evie.I have been a member on SP for many years,but not active.
I need to lose about 150lbs. I put everyone else ahead of myself,but I need to do this for ME.I am 37 yo and have 2 biological children and a stepson I have raised for almost 14 years(we have custody and he has been mine since he was 2 ).My husband and stepson both have issues which are incredibly stressful.I don't have a very good support system for myself,so I have come back to SP in hopes of finally making some much needed changes.

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HUMORPAM's Photo HUMORPAM Posts: 7,932
4/25/17 6:42 P

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Hey everybody. Welcome to you other new people and hello to the rest of you. I have been with sp for a long time, about 9 years. I have been absent for a while, but have come to bless and be blessed. Thank you.

My God Shall Supply All My Needs!

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Sometimes a winner just finishes!


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4/16/17 10:46 P

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My name is Julie. I'm looking for positive support in my weight loss journey. I'm a mother of one beautiful 2 yr old daughter and still working off the baby weight.

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2/4/17 9:35 A

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My name is Eileen. I've been on Sparkpeople for so long and am a leader or co-leader on three teams. Wish I could say I'm a success story, but I'm not. Looking for a team where I can come for accountability and friendship. Need a boot in the seat now and then to keep motivated and would be glad to be that for someone else.
I need to lose about 40 pounds. I have an out of control thyroid right now so struggling to lose weight. I need to start making better choices and am going to try the low carb approach to see if it can budge this weight. I crave carbs like crazy!!
This may seem weird but I"m looking to be part of a Christian group that isn't trying to impress each other with our spiritual highs. I have been a Christian since I was 12 and now am 65 so I've been around a while. Just want people I can discuss life with and not be thrown Bible verses instead of a conversation. I don't have any friends in person--just my on line ones so I look to them for friendship. Hope to find some friends on here. I want to be that to you too.
Looking forward to getting to know others on the team. Thanks for listening!

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

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GREENEYESKIGIRL's Photo GREENEYESKIGIRL Posts: 193
2/2/17 7:00 P

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Hi. I'm B and I'm 49. I've tried this before, but life.... I have six children and I'm married to my best friend for 26 years. I homeschool (only two left) and all of them but one still live with us.

I need to lose somewhere in the neighborhood 50 lbs. emoticon Likely more... Along the way, there has been Hashimotos, steroids, and surgeries. Currently I am working on actually eating and some exercise. I tend to forget to eat so typically have been eating one meal a day. I also have a family that loves me so when they are around, they feed me.

I'm not sure what else I'm supposed to add. I like knitting, I love vintage things....especially glass and bowls.

My family knows what I'm doing and are supportive. I don't have lots of friends because I'm quite shy. So I haven't told anyone outside of my family. So online support and my immediate family are what I'm aiming for. I know I'll need support, but I can't put it out there to everyone I know.

I don't want a "diet" or whatever. Half of my FB friends sell stuff. I just think it's about time to change things and see what happens.

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PAMAPPLE's Photo PAMAPPLE Posts: 10,728
1/8/17 8:23 P

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Hello! My name is Pam, and I have been in SP since 2010. I am 59 years old, and have lost, gained and lost weight again. This time I am going to continue eating healthy and not give up when the holidays roll around and undo everything, including my health, that I have worked so hard to attain. I researched Christian teams with prayer, as I believe that God works to answer those prayers, especially when two or more are praying.

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HI4580's Photo HI4580 Posts: 46
11/18/16 12:54 P

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Just want to introduce myself...

I'm 53, a born again Christian, and I live in the UK.
My goal weight is 10 st 10 (150 pounds)

I guess I'm around 15 st 5 (215 pounds) but I'll find out for sure in the morning.

Tomorrow I'm starting the Lord's Table Course with a "normal" day and a "half day" on Sunday.

I want to blog about it all. Probably not daily, but a couple of times a week at least.

It'll be just me and the course book, as they don't do online support any more. Unless any of you want to join in?

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10/3/16 7:31 A

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Hello! I'm a long time Sparker and still working at losing weight. Good thing is I haven't gained a lot over the years! I'm 15 pounds for where I was in 2003 when I ran my last marathon. Sadly, I was not thin then, probably never will be, but I'll be happy with less weight, a smaller size and hopefully not hurt as much!

I'm 56, married for almost 35, I have 2 grown sons and 5 wonderful grands! My husband and I are in the midst of downsizing out lives. Our biggest goal is keeping God in the center. Not jumping out ahead of him either!



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PAIGE2017's Photo PAIGE2017 Posts: 272
9/19/16 11:39 A

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Hi, my name is Tarah. I've been active on SP since December and decided to find some new groups as many of mine have become inactive. I'm looking for more godly woman to help influence my priorities and to help me in living healthy, spiritually and physically. Glad to find this group and look forward to getting to you know everyone!

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8/11/16 9:41 P

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Hi, my name is Karen and this is my first time on SparkPeople. I am 57 years old and have been married to my loving husband for 36 years. Although I could not have chiLoren of my own we have shared in watching our friends children and children I have taught in Sunday School grow up. I am a Deacon in my church and am one of the first women allowed to be a Deacon in the church. I enjoy crocheting, singing, worship activities and Bible Studies as well as reading my Bible and daily devotionals as well as Christian History and Fiction. Please see my spark page. I could use some Christian Ladies as friends and fellow travelers on this path. I need to lose 50+
Pounds. I am a type one diabetic, am Gluten intolerant and have had lower back and neck spinal surgeries and am limited in my movements and travel. Thank you for this group!

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FIT4HISGLORY79's Photo FIT4HISGLORY79 Posts: 11
3/12/16 5:44 P

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This is my 3rd attempt at sparkpeople. My name is Candy and I am a Christian wife and mom of two amazing boys. My husband and I have been happily married for fourteen wonderful years. We live in a small country town in North Carolina. I enjoy exercising, going to church and reading my bible

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2/17/16 5:15 A

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Hello Everyone! 3rd time on SP. My goal is to be fit and lose weight. I really want to focus on being fit and healthy and not worry too much about the number on the scale. I do photography part time and I'm a wife and mother of 1 teenage son. I originally lost over 60 pounds in 2005-6 and gained and lost a couple of times about 30 of it and stayed about 195 for a few years. However, due to some life difficulties I am back up over 200 and I'm quite miserable about it. :-( My Mom was diagnosed with diabetes and my Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law and Uncle all passed away from illnesses this last Spring that were mostly brought on by bad lifestyle/health choices. I want better for myself and my family and I'm seeking to break the cycle. I'm glad to have found a group of Christian women here. :-)

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AMY-MIMI77's Photo AMY-MIMI77 Posts: 4,631
2/14/16 1:33 P

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Hello all
I'm Amy (I know kind of obvious with my spark name). I'm from South Louisiana. I have been married to my husband for 15 years & we have 2 teenage boys. My family is very active in Boy Scouts and it has strengthened the bond between my husband and his sons.

I started my fitness journey 4 years ago. Had gotten to 18 lbs from goal (losing 60 lbs) and returned to old habits.
Rededicated myself and was back on the right track then developed a foot injury (planter fasciitis). Couldn't do any weight bearing activities so gained back 40ish lbs.
I am now cleared and back on track. I joined Planet Fitness in December. I have lost 8 lbs and 2.5 total inches. I just got a FitBit ChargeHR and love it.

I have just started reading the bible and do a daily devotional through the You Version app.
Look forward to meeting like-minded women/mothers

Hugs & Well Wishes -- Amy

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BOOZILLA39's Photo BOOZILLA39 Posts: 11
2/4/16 6:20 P

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Hi there,
I am a returned Sparker as well. I have gained 24 pounds emoticon since November due to stresses and lots of changes in my career and my family. I am currently reading Prism weight loss book and was lucky enough to find a copy of the work books on ebay. I have been put on anti depressants and BP medications. I am turning 40 in April and having a tough ti me with that so here't to getting myself back on track. Please check out my spark page. I could use some Christian buddies.

You haven't failed until you quit trying,


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1/22/16 5:50 P

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Hello everyone! I am a returned Sparker. I was just beginning to be active again when we were blessed with our little girl. I just had her December 9th and have been cleared to work out again so I'm back! I would love to incorporate my faith with fitness this time so I am really looking forward to this group. I have been married for 2 years (been together almost 7). I have a wonderful little boy who is 9 from a previous marriage. I really look forward to meeting everyone!

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1/20/16 7:49 A

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Good morning, my name is Catherine and I am a Christian married mother of one son who will be 16 in April. My husband and I are struggling mightily with him regarding our choice of high school. He is currently attending a Catholic All boy College Prep high school which we think is awesome, but he hates, or so he says. He is doing very well academically but is failing to bond with the boys there to the point of wanting to stay. However, he makes friends easily and has friends there, they are just not his 'home boys.'

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
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8HIJOS's Photo 8HIJOS Posts: 5
1/4/16 4:47 P

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Hi my name is Samaria, I am a 30 year old Christian wife and mother. I have been married to my best friend/husband going on 14 years and we have 8 amazing children, ages ranging from 8 weeks to 14 years. I am looking to loose some weight, but mostly to get healthy so I can take care of my family, especially my 10 year old daughter who has cerebral palsy and has decided she is giving up. I'm getting strength to carry her on! May God bless you all this year and may we all be a light for the world to see!

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1/2/16 5:18 P

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I am a wife and a mom of four girls and one foster daughter.
I live in Saskatchewan Canada.
I would like to loose 25 pounds by July.
In July we are doing a missions trip to British Columbia for a month. I would like to have hit my goal weight by that time.


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RUBYWIFE31's Photo RUBYWIFE31 Posts: 22
12/4/15 11:52 A

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Hi! My name is Candy and I am a Christian wife and mom of two boys. My husband and I have been happily married for fourteen wonderful years. We live in North Carolina. I enjoy going to church and reading my bible. I am on a journey to get healthy and lose weight.

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11/5/15 3:47 P

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Hi my name is Mandy. My husband and I have been married for almost 20 years. We have 3 children a daughter (19 years old) and 2 sons (9 years old and 3 years old). I am new to this team. My goal is to no longer be obese by January 2017.

Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


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JOURNEYBOUND's Photo JOURNEYBOUND Posts: 127
10/14/15 9:59 A

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Hello my name is Jaclyn. I'm new to this group. I'm trying to lose about 40 pounds so I can be medication free and healthier for Jesus! I'm trying to be more aware of what I eat and when and why and adding more physical activity into each day. Looking forward to getting to know people in the team....

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ELDERBBROWN's Photo ELDERBBROWN Posts: 60
10/9/15 8:09 A

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Greetings, I am Barbara. I am loving sparkpeople and am new to this group. I KNOW God has better plans for my body than I have been doing with it. I am glad to be part of this group of Like-minded people that know We can do all things through Christ!
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10/6/15 12:43 P

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Hi! My name is Candy and I am a Christian wife and mom of two amazing boys, ages 13 and 10. My husband and I have been happily married for fourteen wonderful years. We live in a small country town in North Carolina. I enjoy exercising, going to church, reading my bible and spending time with my family. I am hoping to make some new friends.

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HISTORYGYPSY's Photo HISTORYGYPSY SparkPoints: (1,099)
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9/14/15 3:09 P

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Hi, I'm Stephanie! I'm new here, and also new to SparkPeople. I just moved back to the US after four years in China; owing to conditions over there, I got really unhealthy and also packed on lots of weight. Now I'm in a PhD program that I love and working to get myself healthy, balanced, and about 60 pounds lighter!

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Hi! I'm Delcie. I'm new around here, too. emoticon

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6/5/15 4:29 P

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Hi I am shawna a christian woman and am new to this team but not new to sparkpeople. Look forward to being on this team

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6/4/15 3:30 P

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Hi, I'm Amy. I am a mom to 4 kids, ages 15, 13, 12 and 10. I was on Spark years and years ago but got busy with life and kids and just stopped coming by. But I'm back. I lost 40 pounds about 2.5-3 years ago but am stuck. I need some encouragement and motivation and am looking forward to making friends here.

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5/12/15 12:45 A

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Hi I'm Natalie. I'm a mother of three and a Military spouse. I just joined and was hoping I would find a christian team to be on! I have over a 100lbs to lose and this will be a long journey but I am so ready for this!!! I am looking to make friends on here that will keep me motivated and uplifted emoticon

"Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it."
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5/9/15 1:50 A

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Hi, I'm Cathy, a Christian missionary wife and mother living in Nara, Japan. I am 51 and my children are grown. So I have decided to complete my college education and to finish my weight loss journey. I started at 225 pounds and got all the way down to 178 pounds. But I slacked off during the fall and winter. And now I am at 198 pounds. I joined Spark People looking for friends and support to walk my weight loss journey with.


I live in the spirit of prayer. I pray as I walk about, when I lie down and when I rise up. And the answers are always coming. Thousands and tens of thousands of times have my prayers been answered. When once I am persuaded that a thing is right and for the glory of God, I go on praying for it until the answer comes. George Mueller never gives up! George Mueller
I too will never give up.


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4/6/15 2:24 P

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Hi, I'm Chelsea, a Christian, happily married and we have grown children. I need to lose 40 pounds and have recently been diagnosed with diabetes which frightens me. I'm looking forward to being part of this group.

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2/1/15 3:23 P

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Hello! My name is Marilyn. I am 60 years old and a widow. I raised 4 children and now have 7 grandchildren. I lost my oldest son in March 2014. I am back to reading the Bible and enjoying it. I also have several Bible studies sent to my email that I am doing. I am using the Prof. Grant Horner's Bible Reading System so reading 10 chapters per day plus I have the KJV Bible on CD and I listen to 1 CD per day. Each Cd has at least 15 chapters of one book of the Bible. I do not work anymore so I spend most of the day Reading and Listening to the Bible and reading articles about God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christian living.
I am unable to attend church because I don't have transportation. I am wanting to get healthy so that I can get back to church. If I am healthy I would be able to walk to church. I have a fallen arch and arthritis in my knees so walking very far is very difficult.

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1/30/15 2:56 P

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I'm Regina from CA. I'm married with three daughters ages 20, 19 and 14. I'm grateful for this Spark Team and especially grateful there are Christian Teams.

Blessings in Christ,
Regina
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1/11/15 10:13 P

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I'm Robyn,married.no kids,stugle with compulsive/binge eating.yo-yo dieting,Are there any others stuggling like me?

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I came into Spark 11/2 years ago. I came because I had just recently found out I had a heart condition. It was due to fragments from hitting a stirring wheel where my new car was totaled on the third day I owned it in 1993. I was going 35 miles an hour then hit by someone going 95 at 9:30 in the morning. I stepped out of my demolished car to go on and become the walking disabled with 8 illnesses that were constantly with me. After 12 years feeling like the victim, God helped me to cure myself in two days, and I stepped out older, yet healthy. Yet this recent illness was from bone eating prescriptions given to me that released fragments in my chest. I went on to be laid off with everyone from my work, searching for work for nearly 5 years. Now 2 years later, I am now retired but stress never ends. I have put on 65 pounds, and have taken off only 10 recently. I just want to get back to living, and being healthy. I think I am a secret closet writer, because I really enjoy blogging here, and ministering to people. I am a born again Christian 8 years now.eva

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12/30/14 10:37 A

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am happy to be here. My goals with SP include reaching my target weight of 115 lbs this year and maintaining it and working out every day even on days I hurt. (gentle workouts)

I have had fibromyalgia for the past 7 years now and have gained a lot of weight but I am determined to take most of it off this year.

I love our Father and His Son who is the King of of all Kings. Just recently my oldest son who is disabled and lives a couple states away from us with a roommate had his rent unexpectantly canceled my the landlords. They had to be out by January 11 and were unable to find anything available. (They live in a small town on the Oregon coast) I kept praying and worrying , and then just last night I received a phone call from my son who told me they were accepted into the only current available apartment in their area! Praise the Lord!

I am looking forward to growing and learning and sharing with you ladies.

Angela

I love the Lord, King of all Kings who without, I would not be able to get through the day.


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Hi, I'm starting over again here... and hope to become more involved in the community support aspects so I can keep on track.

I would like to lose 70 pounds, but have to say I have some bad habits that will need to change for me to do that. I expect it will be a long journey... so if there are others who also have that type of journey ahead and would like to use this medium to walk with me, I'd be interested in that too!

Like a few of the other folks here, I'm excited to see a team for Christians! I would very much like to incorporate Christ into these activities.

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12/17/14 10:23 P

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Hi! My name is Cindy. I'm new to Sparkpeople as well as this team. I have a friend that had much success here so I'm going to give it a try. I've been obese my whole life. I have been active but am learning activity is not the same as exercise.

I am married and have one adult child. I love nature, reading, crafting and friends but most of all I love the Lord! I'm so excited that there is a team for Christians (looks like more than one!).

Thank you for letting me be a part of this team.

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12/11/14 11:25 A

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Hi everyone! Today is day 2 to a healthier ME! :) I am so glad I found this team.

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11/14/14 9:23 P

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Hi! My name is Dawn and I am a Christian. I went from knowing who Jesus was to knowing Jesus in January of this year and He has done miraculous things in my life since. For six years I prayed for a baby and at my first ultrasound my doctor told me I shouldn't be pregnant because I had enlarged blood vessels in my uterus. For five weeks he gently reminded me I could lose the baby at any time. I went to a specialist he recommended and the blood vessels completely disappeared, which three doctors told me can not happen unless God intervenes. For the last twelve weeks of my pregnancy I had Gestational Diabetes which usually causes the baby to be very large. My daughter was born at 37 weeks with no health problems and weighed 6lb 14oz. Only Jesus could do all of that. Now I am trusting Him to help me stay motivated and to get my blood pressure down.

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11/6/14 3:36 P

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Hi my name is Margo. I live in Leicester UK. I'm married to Bill and have four adult children (all living at home) I also have two small dogs and two goldfish.
I love visiting lots of churches to learn and encourage other Christians Our main place of worship is a very large church in Leicester city centre and I am part of a prophecy team there. I also spend two weeks at a scripture union beach mission each summer where a co lead the adult group with bill.

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10/27/14 8:08 A

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My husband died two years ago after an illness. I thought I was doing ok, but clearly wasn't. I recently came to realize that I needed to deal with these issues that I've suppressed for so long. I am a Christian and my faith is a huge part of my life, so it would be wonderful to have the support of other believers, and to see what God is doing in your lives as well.

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My name is Katie and I am a 25 year old student. My goal is to be a physical therapist. I want to lose 50 lbs and have always wanted to but never done anything about it but wish. So now I have decided that I want to stop wishing and make things happen. I want to put God first in all things and know that with God all things are possible.



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8/24/14 5:30 P

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Hey y'all. My name is Courtney. I'm 28 , nurse practitioner, from Mississippi. My weight has slowly crept up since high school. And now I'm finally getting it off for good. My relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing in my life & the ONLY reason I've had any success with this weight loss journey I'm on.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13


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8/18/14 10:19 P

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Hi! My name is Tina, and I just went for a 2.5 mile bike ride. I'm 131 lbs overweight (boy that's scary in print!). I'm a mom, a wife, and a child of the one true King! I have type 2 diabetes, but my doctor thinks it may be weight induced. I (re)began my weight-loss journey on July 15, and I've lose 12lb so far. A trip to NYC showed me I'm capable of being more active than I believed and I've stopped giving myself a pass. I have an accountability partner through my small group at church, and she checks up on me a couple of times a week. I work as a personal banker, which can be pretty sedentary.

Well, anyway, no need to give you my whole life's history at once. I was overjoyed to find this group and hope we can help each other on our journey.

oh, it appears I've ordered the spark tracker... funny, I don't remember doing so. I hope it arrives soon and is free. ;)

Edited by: NKTLBOYD at: 8/18/2014 (22:20)
Let's try this thing again

and again

and again

as many times as it takes to get it right

***Tina


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Good evening. I am Judy. I live in Mt. Juliet, TN. I have lost 240 pounds and am in maintenance. Please feel free to visit my Sparkpage to learn more about me. I am 66 years and have been a christian since I was 11 years old and yes I am a Singing Lady and I was born and raised in Nashville. I have been on Spark twice and now am also Leader of one of the other Christian teams. I love music. DUH! Any way, I see there are new members here today and I would like to say welcome.. I hope you have a wonderful evening and Friday. God bless. Hugs, Judy

Team Leader & Founder of Keep Walking With Jesus

Team Leader of Prayer and Encouragement In Christ

Team Leader of Motivational Members Team (Private Team)

Team Leader of SparkCoach Consistency & Motivation Program (Private Team)

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I love you. Thats what Jesus said. I love you written in red. (Written in Red-Gaither Vocal Band)


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Hi! I am a 50 year old English born again Christian lady, married, no kids, wanting to lose at least 62 pounds to get down to a healthy weight. I am going on holiday Saturday and will be starting to count calories and walk for exercise when I get back on Sunday 3rd August. Please sparkmail me if you’d like to buddy up.

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7/17/14 7:52 A

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I'm DeAnna but most people call me Dee or Dee Dee. I'm a Christian, a daughter, a wife and a mother. I've been on Spark for sometime but about a year and a half ago rejoined. I lost 40 pounds in 2013 and fell sick in November which put weight loss on hold. Before this happened, I felt like God was calling for a something deeper from me with my lifestyle change (I don't like the word diet haha). I haven't really gained weight since my illness but I haven't lost any either. With His guidance, I know I can break my plateau but more so I can be what He wants me to be.
I found this group today because what better support than others similar to you in faith and possibly with the same weight loss struggles and triumphs.
Thanks Everyone!

Christian, Daughter, Wife, Mom.

I'm ready for a lifestyle change to better health. I have a long way to go but am ready to get there.


Philippians 4:13 "I can do all this through him who gives me strength." (NIV)




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6/28/14 11:19 P

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Hi . My name is Debbie. I used to be on this site a few years ago after my dad passed on, then stopped for quite a while. I am back here as I am starting/reflecting/creating/finding my journey, my passion, what is meaningful and how do I truly make a difference. So, I am using this site as a tool for my journey as I explore, uncover these in and for my life. At this time, I am keeping a lot of personal information/story to myself until I feel it is the right time, avenue, in which to share. I look forward to getting to know people here. Thanks,

BE YOURSELF! BE YOU! You can do it!

Debbie
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Hello everyone! I am 32 year old wife and mother of 3 wonderful kids. Currently I live in SC where I was born and raised. I homeschool our children, serve as a board member for Operation Rudolph (a local non-profit organization that provides Christmas for needy children and families), volunteer with the Be a Voice Network, and serve as a bi-monthly contributor to a year round homeschooling site.

I grew up very active always at a healthy weight, indulging as most kids/teenagers do on occasion. After three pregnancies and three c-sections and a lack of self concern for the future and what "not" watching how much I gained during pregnancy or trying to get it back off, I gained back up to almost my end pregnancy weight.

I want to lose this weight for more than the superficial reasons. I want to lose it because I know my body is a temple and I can't possibly be the disciple God calls me to be if I am not physically able. I also know that I cannot be the wife and mother I should be if I am overweight and unhealthy.

Therefore, I look to change my outlook. I know what foods are good and bad for me, I think most of us do. My will power is where I falter. My choice is to rely on Philippians 4:13 and trust that God will provide the strength I need to be the woman I am meant to be for Him and His kingdom.

I am looking for others to communicate with and help hold me accountable and vice versa. People I can be honest with and not feel ashamed when I falter. People who will lift me up with the same outlook on life and know they are relying on the same loving God I am.

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Hi Everyone,

I am Michelle. I am 48 and have been married to a wonderful Christian man for 15 years. We do not have any children - it was not in God's plan for us. Although it was hard to accept at first, I realized that if the One who loves me knows what is best for me, then who am I to disagree. And God has always proven faithful. In the past year, my husband and I have really looked at our stewardship in different areas and found that we fell way short. The first area we focused on was our finances. We were spending as we pleased and living pretty much paycheck to paycheck. Now that we have made changes there, we want to focus on being better stewards of our bodies. I know my weight is nowhere near where it is meant to be and want to honor God there as well. I recently started using SparkPeople and love it! I look forward to getting to know all of you.

~~ Michelle ~~

Don't waste your time with "could've," "would've" or "should've." Focus on "can," "will," and "do."

Time will pass no matter what .... will I be closer to or farther from my goals

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. Finally, I am ready to change!


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Hi Bauslady

Sounds like you've been through a really tough time and, you're right, your dad wouldn't want you to go through what he's been through. I find Spark People brilliant. I go in the café a lot as well, and some of the other forums like the nutrition one are brilliant if you need advice about food. The dieticians get back with answers really quickly.

Hope to see you all over the site!!

I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6


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