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9/24/14 12:24 P

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Hi Everyone!

My name is Laura, I am 37 (I'll be 38 next month) and am a Junior at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, majoring in Biological Anthropology. My fella and I spent a number of years living all over the country for his job and just moved back to Madison about 2.5 years ago. Since we bought a house and decided to try to stay around the area for a while, I thought it would be a good time to finally go back to school. I started out at the local community college and just transferred to UW-Madison last January. I started out as a Genetics major before transferring into Anthropology instead. I am hoping to do a month-long field study in South Africa next summer and should be graduating in May of 2016.

I have been a member of SP since the beginning of 2008 and originally lost over 30 lbs. Unfortunately, some depression and several cross-country moves led to me gaining it all back, plus another 10 lbs. I am currently down over 20 lbs since my highest weight and working on losing the rest of it. It really helps that my fella is finally on board with losing weight as well, but it is hard to balance school, a home life (including house and yard work), and exercise. I'm still working on it, but think I am getting better.

I'm looking forward to getting to know other adults who are in college--I feel like I'm basically all alone at my university, especially since I am older than most of the graduate students as well.

Laura

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"
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9/16/14 12:58 A

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Hello everyone!
My name is Jen and I'm new to SP and the team. I'm 31, unmarried, and I have 2 "fur babies" who keep things interesting. I'm attending my local community college part-time while working on an Associates in Business that will help me transfer to a four-year school to pursue a Bachelor in Marketing.
Part of my job requirement is to be a paramedic which I have been for about 12 years now. I worked most of that time on an ambulance which was very physically demanding and now that I'm getting a little older I'm noticing the effects it had on my body. I want to lose weight so I can feel healthier and stronger and have more energy. Other than my eating and exercise habits I have a few more unhealthy habits that I need to either get in hand or quit completely.
I look forward to getting to know the rest of you through this new journey.

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5/23/14 11:54 P

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Hello All,

My name is Ramona, 30 years old and back in a funk. A few years ago I lost 40 pounds and felt great over the years weight has creeped back up on me. Since last year I have had a back and forth with my weight, a lot of life changes and in the last few days I have noticed my belly is bigger than it used to be and it needs to go.

I would love to be less than 200 pounds and get back in a fitter stage of life. I am a full time student, with 2 kids and I am in the process of kicking the coke zero/energy drink habit.

Looking fwd to interacting in this and some other teams.
-Ramona

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4/29/14 12:50 P

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Hi everyone,

I have been a mature student in the past, but the reason that I am coming on this forum is that I now teach adult students and need to learn more of how I can support them. I understand about having commitments, balancing work, family and studies. I try to reach out to my students to support them but there comes a point where they loose interest, and the studies become too difficult. Is there anything else anyone can suggest to me on how I can support them further.

I teach childcare qualifications, which require a practical placement and attending classes in the week. I see them weekly, they have my email, can arrange to see me before and after class, but still I do not seem to be able to do enough for them.



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4/6/14 7:30 A

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Hi,

My name is Callie and I have 50 lbs to lose. I am off to a great start with SP.

I like the official SP challenges. SP Official Healthy Cooking Challenge and SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge

Making changes;-)

1. Planning meals now
2. Drinking 2.2 L of H2O per day
3. Keeping fruit in bowls throughout my house
Lastly, Tracking my food calories with (wow....lots of work there, but gotta do it!) week one of SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge

I am attending Columbus State Community College. I have two more classes and then I am applying the nursing program. Just took my HESI A2 entrance exam and got a 90%. I needed a 75% and I hope that it will be enough for me to get into the program!!!

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1/17/14 11:29 P

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Hi Michelle and Welcome!

The first thing I would do is to see what the licensing requirements for your jurisdiction are, and find out which programs satisfy those requirements. No reason to spend time on a program that won't allow you to do what you want to do.

I wouldn't dismiss the community college. Depending on what you decide, you may be able to satisfy a number of program requirements cheaply and more conveniently, and they may be able to assist you with transferring to a program that will let you reach your goals. Before I started my Masters, I went to my local college for 2 years to get all the prereqs out of the way, test drive some basic classes in the subject I wanted to study, and use the statistics class to prep for the GRE.

Good luck!


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1/17/14 11:18 P

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Hi! I'm Michelle, I 48 and thinking of going back to school to become a substance abuse counselor. I can't decide if I want to go to a traditional college or do the online thing. In my town, we have 1 community college (but most of their classes are geared toward their nursing program) and one 4-year liberal arts college. I have severe test anxiety. I don't want to waste my time or the instructors or the money I don't have on something that I may not be successful at.
This is something I really need to pray about.

"Seven days without laughter makes one weak."

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1/8/14 10:17 P

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Hello, I am Aiden. I am currently attending Kaplan University online working on a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis. I am at the tail end of my first year, and I am at the beginning of my journey here on Sparkpeople. Over the last year I have packed on the pounds, and it is time to make a change. As I work to expand my mind, I would like to work equally hard to deflate my body. I look forward to getting to know you all.

Edited by: THENEW80 at: 1/8/2014 (22:20)
--Aiden--

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Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
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1/4/14 9:59 P

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Hi - I'm Patti, 34, getting my Masters in Industrial and Labor Relations with a concentration in Labor Market Policy (fancy way of saying that I study why and how people work). I'll be 35 at graduation, and I'd like to be back in shape and have pictures I'm not ashamed of by then. Signed up for weightlifting this semester, and hoping that I can lose 20 pounds in the next four months. Or, well, any weight loss would be an improvement.

"Life is like a Sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it." -Hen3ry


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1/4/14 10:11 A

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Hello, I'm Amanda. I'm 30 years old. I attend Kaplan Univeristy online (so no extra exercise walking around a campus). I'm in my second year of an Associates in accounting.

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12/15/13 12:57 A

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Hello I am Roseann, I'm 49 (tomorrow), have 6 kids and 5 grandkids. Last year i started back to school. I am in the para educator program (about halfway through). I am hoping to get in better shape so I can enjoy my time working with all the little ones in my future.

How can you reach a different tomorrow unless you change today.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, your right.


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8/28/13 1:32 P

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Hello, I'm Jess. I am (gulp, saying it out loud) 59 years old and returning to school to change careers from law to nursing. I've completed all my prereqs and will be taking the Nursing Assistant state certification exam on September 21st. (NAC is the first quarter of many nursing school programs and will let me work while in school.)

Nursing is a very physical activity and I want to be in my best shape ever so that I can work in my new field until I die. Or maybe I'll take a few weeks off for this activity. Who knows?

Jess
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8/25/13 9:50 P

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Hello my name is Bobbi. I am 33 years old and getting my Bachelor's Degree in Communication with a minor in English. It took me 12 years to get to college after high school and 3 years to complete my Associate's Degree from Joliet Junior College. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for awhile....but being on a new campus and walking EVERYWHERE has really shown me that I am out of shape and need to get healither...so I am back to try this again. I love school and I couldn't be more proud of where I have come from.

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” ~Earl Nightingale


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Hi, my name is Shikha. I was forced to withdraw last September and have chosen not to continue b/c of my health. I was told I can attend 3 classes now,so I'm going to go back to community college. I have yet to get my degree and get easily discouraged and de-motivated. I'm not even necessarily sure what my desired career is,either. I've been majoring in various versions of Multimedia or Communications,but I hate Graphic Design. It bores me to tears,my teachers were all pretentious and the assignments were extremely frustrating. I had to force myself in order to muster up even the slightest amount of enthusiasm for it.

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6/9/13 1:02 A

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Hello...My name is Lisa, I attend National American University...I take hybrid classes...mainly online....I am 52 yrs old...I care for my grandsons ages 3 and 5 while my daughter works...so I am kinda like a mother again....well folks its midnite time for me to pack up books and go to bed...think I will make it to church tomarrow....

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5/17/13 11:16 P

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Hi all!
I am a perpetual senior at the University of Central Oklahoma, working toward my bachelors in criminal justice. I am a police wife, and mom to a wonderful little boy. With the help of Sparkpeople, I lost over 50 lbs a few years ago. I have since gained about 20 of those pounds back, so here I am again. I want to reach my goal weight and get healthy before I start applying to law enforcement jobs after graduation in May 2014.

-If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough.

-Little by little, a little becomes a lot.


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5/13/13 7:50 P

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Hello everyone. I am a mom, paramedic, and new to college student. I am hoping to get into the EEG tech program. I have about 100lbs to lose and I am helping my son lose 50 lbs. I am looking forward to your stories and your help.

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4/15/13 10:28 A

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I have come together with a couple of my friends to create a blog for real people with real weight problems. We are going to talk about our own trials and tribulations, our own successes, give advice we have learned, share instructions on workout, etc. Eventually there will be blank charts for those of you who like to track food or exercise on paper rather than or in addition to tracking on the computer.

Sometimes we might fall on our faces, yes there is a video on the way of one of us literally doing that, but in the end we are here to support each other and you and to help everyone back onto their feet!

Follow us at fatgirlsonamission.blogspot.com


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3/4/13 1:07 A

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Decided to join this team .. Initially it was Spark People that gave me the confidence to go back to school a few years back and I'm almost done with that degree now.. It has been quite the journey but feeling like I'd like to hear from others on this same journey.

So hello new Spark Friends

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I work full time and go to school part time, but hopefully will finish my Associates this year. Most of my free time is filled with studying more and sleeping, but i'm getting it done.

"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That's what makes you a winner." - Venus Williams

"I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday." -Eleanor Roosevelt


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2/6/13 6:19 P

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I am working full time, going to school part time and it's hard to find time to be fit. I hope to change that and start on this journey to the new me!

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1/8/13 11:15 P

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Yeah!!! I survived my first week of school.
Heavy back pack, lots of walking, I'm down 5 lbs. last weigh in was 12-23.
I'm amazed I lost weight when stressed (and eat) and the holidays (more eating).
Life is going well.


IF YOU DON'T CHANGE TODAY... ALL YOUR TOMARROWS WILL BE JUST LIKE YOUR YESTERDAYS.


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1/3/13 9:41 P

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Hi Everyone! My name is Monique. I am an army vet, army wife, mom to 7 boys (2 of whom are also in college, and 1 is still in diapers!) and currently a nursing student. I homeschool 2 of my boys (pre-k and 6th grade). I have recently been cleared to start exercising again after 5 years off for medical issues/having more babies and I am raring to go and lose weight and get healthy!

Monique
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12/30/12 12:04 A

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Hello,
My name is Roseann and I will start back to school in 4 days. OMG!!! 4 DAYS!!!
I'm a little freaked out (if you couldn't tell).
I have been away from school for quite a while. Everything is on computer now. last time I was in school the only computer was in the office..maybe. All of my classes are web enhanced or completely on the computer. challenges everywhere.
For my first trick I will attempt to juggle school, homework, 2 kids at home, 3 grandkids we provide daycare for, a part time job and a sweetheart.
My family is being extremely supportive. My grown kids bought me a laptop for school. My teenage daughter has offered to help show me how to do things on it. My middle school son (who struggles with homework)says we can work at the same time and help each other. And Sweety is willing to take on everything so I can focus on school. He is out of work right now so this should workout.
Wish me luck.

IF YOU DON'T CHANGE TODAY... ALL YOUR TOMARROWS WILL BE JUST LIKE YOUR YESTERDAYS.


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I Carmen from San Juan, PR. I am back to college to reinvent myself. I am in the Alternative Justice, specializing in mediating conflict. I am very excited, but scared.

I am married, but living the empty nest phase, that is very hard on us, believe me. There are days of intense sorrow and sadness, those days are the hardest. I have 3 grown up girls, Laura, that lives in San Antonio, TX, Maria, that lives in Lebanon, PA, and Angelica that lives in Woodlands, TX. Laura and Angelica are married and Laura had my first grandchild, my Sofia little, littel that is 3 years old. Maria is nit married, she keeps on studying, she is making her residence as a Family Physician.

Noel, my DH has retired. I have had him at home for 6 months now, and sometimes he drives me crazy. He retired early in a government plan.

I joined Sparkpeople in March 2010, and I weighted 279, pounds. It has been a very slow journey, but in all this time I have lost 30 pounds and I have like 109 pounds to go. I am an slow looser cause the hypothyroidism and diabetes, but these conditions are not going to stop me or defeat me. I love water aerobics and I do it twice a week for 60 minutes each session. I am also planning on joining the YMCA gym to start a ST program twice a week too. I will do whatever it takes to get in my healthy weight, no matter how long it takes.

I am here for all of you and to make new friends with all you.


Carmen
From lovely San Juan, Puerto Rico and loving the beach!!!

There's nothing wrong with using the word "diet". It comes from the Greek word "diaita", meaning way of life. So to lose weight and keep it off we need to change our way of life.



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Good Morning Everyone! I am Amanda. I am a 33 year old, married mother of 2 girls. I joined spakpeople back in April and have lost 27 pounds, about 84 to go! I will be starting back to ACTUAL college in January after a 15 year vacation. Yikes! I earned an online graphic design certificate 9 years ago, but was not required to take all of those BASIC math, english, science, etc classes.... So I am starting from scratch! I'm even changing my career path from Graphic Design to Accounting! I am nervous about it but very excited to start a new chapter in my life!

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
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Welcome to the team Jean and Kayla!

Jean, that is a great idea to get in walking on campus. I usually try to park as close as I can to my first class because I'm usually running late, but I definitely am going to try parking further away so I can get some more exercise.

Kayla, I'm so glad you've joined this team and I wish you the best on your goal to lose over a hundred pounds. Keep believing in yourself!

Our lives can change with every breath we take.


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Hi I'm Kayla. I'm finishing up my bachelors in May and plan to attend a physical therapy program afterwards. I'm a 29 y/o single mom with one child. In my spare time I love writing, photography, and I'm trying to learn to cook (doesn't always go so well). I have always been overweight, since childhood, and most of that time I was obese. My goal is to lose over 100lbs. It's a long journey but I know it can be done. emoticon

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My name is Jean - I am 49 working on my bachelor in Psychology. I just finished my degree with a major in Sociology.

I am working on my goal to lose 40 pounds - my favorite activity while on campus is walking to all of my classes. I park outside the building of my last class in the morning. I get about 50 minutes of walking in per day by doing this.

Jean

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But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble;soon they disappear, and we are gone."(Psalms 90:10)

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Welcome to the team everyone! emoticon

Our lives can change with every breath we take.


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Hi my name is Pam. I am 36. I recently moved to Sioux Falls, SD from Plano, Texas. I started college last August taking on campus class at a community college in Texas. I had to withdraw my second semester because of my move. I started taking online classes in May and just finished my first block of classes and I am a week into my second block.

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Hello! I'm Cris. emoticon I'm almost 29 and I just started my freshman year at a semi-local community college. I ended up working right after high school and kept putting off going to college, but finally decided that I needed to do this. I didn't want to turn 30 and still be in exactly the same situation, the same soul-sucking retail job, that I'd been in at 20, you know? I'm majoring in Liberal Arts for now, intending to transfer to a four year school at some point- where, I don't know yet- probably majoring in English. But who knows, I might change my mind on that.

As far as weight is concerned, I lost about 50 pounds a couple of years ago (about half of what I need to lose), but have gained back 15-20 since with all the stress of dealing with getting my ducks in a row for school and financial aid and all of that, so definitely looking to get back on the wagon and start again, once school isn't quite so overwhelming.

Nice to meet you all!

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Hi, new here! My name is CJ, and I'm 30, majoring in Studio Art and planning to combine it with Digital Media studies. I was in college straight out of high school years ago, but it wasn't time for me to go yet--I had no idea what I wanted to do and absolutely hated having to slog through classes that seemed like a repeat of high school. I left and started working, and returned to school (community college) about three years ago. I'm now about to start year 2 at 4-year school. :) I'm still not exactly sure what I want to do yet.... I love working with my hands, which is where the art thing comes in (I worked with clay this year--it was awesome!), but I also took a class in Digital Video Production and enjoyed it so much I'm going to be working at the school's digital media studio this fall. Right now I'm keeping my options open!

My college friends don't know I'm 30 until I tell them, LOL. It's fun to see their reactions. XD Nice to meet you all!

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Hello all..
I'm 48 years old and started back to school again last September. After taking care of my parents for 4 years, I decided to change careers from teaching to nursing. Of course with all the sitting and studying, and the stress of losing my dad, I gained back 25 of the 35 pounds I originally lost with spark. I'm determined more than ever to lose what I gained and more!
I'm looking forward to getting to know you all :)

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Welcome everyone!!

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Good morning all,
My name is Leslie and I am a 47-year-old mom, mimi and full time student at Penn State Harrisburg. I will be graduating in December and then hopefully on for my Master's in ABA. When completed I will be a BCBA, board certified behavior analyst. Much of what SP does is very behaviorally based and you would think I could do this...and I can, but I had joined a couple years ago, (about the time I got laid off and decided to go back to school) lost 25 pounds then gained it back and here I am.

I have a whole knew outlook and attitude and with all the tools on the site I can be successful and get these 50 pounds off once and for all.

I look forward and hope to meet many of you so that we can support each other on this journey of education and weightloss!
Have a great day! And I just bought the cookbook. Can't wait to get it!
Leslie

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Hello everyone. I am 34 attending Everest University Online. I am studying for a degree in Business Management with an emphasis on Human Resource Management. I am in my second semester. I have a lot of weight to lose wish me luck

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Hi everyone emoticon My name is Sandra and I am attending Central New Mexico Community College. Working on AAS degree office technology with a medical office concentration. I know it is a mouth full. Maybe after that I will work on my HIT (health information tech) degree. I am 46 and trying real hard to lose weight and keep it off.
Good to meet everyone and look forward to hanging out with all of you. emoticon

Sandra New Mexico

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Hi everyone! My name is Michelle. I'm a 40 year old mother of 3 boys. I started with Spark People in 2006 and was doing very well. And then I decided to go back to school. I am taking on line courses through Dakota State University to obtain my degree in Health Information Management. Since going back to school, I have struggled finding a new routine and eventually began falling back into the old lifestyle. Thankfully, I've only gained about 20 lbs back of the 50 that I originally lost.

So, I decided to join this group and see if I can get any pointers from those going through the same thing!

Looking forward to getting to know you all.


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Welcome to all the newbies!! I am going to start mini-challenges if anyone is interested in doing them. They are completely optional but I know school seems to get in the way to eat healthy and exercise. Hopefully this will help!

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Hello :D

My name is Kimberly. I am 41 and going back to school. I start a phlebotomy certification course on Jan 18 and I'm taking one class this semester at the community college. I'll take more in the next few semesters, but I'm working on getting my financial aid reinstated. I'm getting my Associates of Science degree and then transferring to the university as a junior to work on my Bachelors of Science in Medical Technology.

I had thought about doing the nursing programs, but my favorite part of working as a veterinary technician was drawing blood and working in the lab, setting up and examining samples and tests.

I have a 15 year old son who is in band, he's on the drumline at his school and he ROCKS. We live with my mother, which isn't the most idea situation as we don't get along very well, but it's what I have to do for now :)

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Hello. I am Nicole a single mom to a wonderful little boy. So that I can go to school we are living with my mother. I go to school full time and stay at home with my son full time. He starts school next year so I am looking forward to the quiet daytime study hours, but until then I have to work my schedule around him. He is the light of my life so it is alright. :-) Anyway, I am an art major and have about 3 years left until I get my bachelors. After I get there, get a job, move out, and start supporting myself and my son without burdening my mother I will look into getting my masters.

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Hello! My name is Stephani and I haven't had much time to keep up with this site! I am currently in the Radiologic Technologist program at Salt Lake Community College (UT). I have 3 kids and a fiance. I feel like I have ZERO time for myself anymore. I have gained about 15 lbs since starting school and that is adding onto the 20 I've gained over the last 2 years. My trouble with finding time to work out is that I live about an hour from school and from my clinicals. So I am traveling about 2 hours a day. I wake up between 5-5:30 am and am home around 6-6:30pm. Anyone feel my pain yet? LOL The nearest gym is about 15 min away and during the warmer months I was jogging outside. I sure could use some advice on how to incorporate exercise with my schedule. It seems like my kids have so much homework I need to try and keep up with as well as my own. I feel so worn down that when I get home I just want to go to sleep. This has been so tough on me as I haven't weighed this much since I was married (over 5 years ago!). Any ideas on how to eat better, quick meals or something to help me survive? I am supposed to go to Spain this summer for a week and I would LOVE to be 20 lbs lighter! :)

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I havent had time to introduce myself....i am not new to sp or this team but i am a new co-leader to this team. I have been really busy with school, work and family so I am making the time now. My name is Karissa. I am going to school for social work and am only going part time however I am taking 10 credit hours. I work full time and have a 2 yr old daughter so I am a very busy person. Since i am only part time in school i still have another 4 semesters just to get my AA. I need my bachelors to become a social worker so I am not close to being done. If you have any questions please ask!

Karissa

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Hi, I'm Mandi. I am 32 and a sophomore at local state college. I will have my AA in May for Education, then go on for my bachelor's so I can teach middle or high school science and/or history.

I have 2 kids, 6 and 11. I am engaged to an amazing man who loves every pound of me! I share a house with my mother, we just got the place together a couple months ago and it is helping my stress level in some ways, but stressful in others. I haven't worked in over 6 months, but now I'm looking for p/t work since I have another person at home to help with my kids.

I will be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa in November which is a really big deal to me b/c I've kept up my gpa even though two kids, was working full time until March and school is hard when you have been out for over a decade!!!

So, I'm also finally truly trying to concentrate on weight loss. 4lbs down in the first week! I gained 40 this year after I stopped working. Finals do it to me! But I'm trying to take back control of my body!!!

Progress....Not Perfection!!!

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Hello! My name is Chris and I would like to tell you a bit about myself. I am 36 years old, the mother of two teenagers, and I have been married for 16 years. I am in the second year of an associates program for becoming a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT). This is my 2nd degree. I have a degree in Marketing but all that did was get me a job that I was laid off from two years ago. I (like many other people) decided to go into the medical field for job security. I mean, everyone needs tests run even when they are healthy. I have been overweight since I had my first child at 20. I was never heavy as a child. In fact I was always really thin. I think that might be why I have a problem with trying to lose weight. I have only lost weight once and that was because I stopped eating for a month when I got really depressed. Course, I gained it all back when I started feeling better. :/
What I am hoping to take from this group is support and similar stories that let me know I am not alone. I want to hear how others deal with trying to eat a good meal between classes. How does everyone else handle snacking and studying ( which for me has also gone hand and hand)? I look forward to hearing from everyone else. Take care. :)

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Hello, all! I'm Jessica and I'm a newbie to Spark. I joined this team because I, too, am an adult student. I'm an English major with a minor in Secondary Education. I joined SP because I want to feel good in my own skin, and love myself as my husband loves me.

Good luck to all, and I promise I won't judge your grammar or usage (that's usually an English joke that's not always funny =) ).

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Hello everyone, my name is Denise and I am 44, soon to be 45 . emoticon I am working on my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education. My specialties is as a Paraprofessional as well as in, program management, and school age and adolescent care.

When I earn my degree in August of 2012, my husband and I will be moving to Texas. There I will be going to a Bible college to earn my my Bachelors in Children and Family Ministries. My ultimate goal is to be a Children's Pastor!

I've been doing sparkpeople for a little over a month now and enjoying it very much. I just discovered this group and am so happy to have found it! I am really needing support right now. I am feeling so overwhelmed with homework and my weight loss battle that I am afraid the food is going to win!

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What are stumbling blocks and defeat before you, can be stepping stones to victory if you remain determined.




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Hello everyone, my name is Corrie and I am a new Sparker. I am also a full time college student, mom, wife, and everything else!

Right now I am working towards my A.S. in Paralegal Studies. I am 2 terms away from graduation. After that I will be working towards my AA in humanities and will be moving on from there to get a B.A. in humanities and a Masters in Liberal Arts.

My ultimate goal is to be a part time paralegal and a part time humanities professor.

So I have a lot of school ahead of me but that's ok, I am up for the challenge. I am looking forward to meeting other college students like me for support, tips, and more for our busy life. emoticon

"All of life is a journey; which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there." ~From A Little Book of Happiness



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8/12/11 2:53 A

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Hello Everyone Here at 'Adults in College' my name is Jane and this is actually my second round with Spark People. My first time around is actually one of the main things that got me motivated to go back to school. I lost over 20Lbs the first time around but because college was so much, with working full time I chucked Spark People for awhile. Now I'm back & I've decided that for now that the 'Adults in College team' will be my one and only! I have recently joined a Gym (just this month) and have hired a personal trainer. I am feeling that I can put more back on my plate since I'm moving onto my 3rd semester this Fall going back to College. Thank you for the Welcome..

I am working on a Degree in Special Education

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Hello, all. 33 year old accounting student checking in. I returned to school after over a decade, and also work full time. Trying to stabilize my eating between everything and hopefully avoid some health problems I foresee if I don't change.

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7/13/11 11:41 A

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Hi! I found this page when I signed up but have been really bad about checking in.I am soo sorry. A friend that found you on my page let me know I was part of this team. :)

I am a 38 year old that is in college to get my BA in Business Management.
I am a single mom of two teen boys and one out of teen girl. ages. 21, 18 and 15. I also work two jobs while in school full time so its challenging to find time to fit everything in, but somehow, so far I have been able to. Definitely has helped fine tune my organizational skills.

@Theshelbster - Youll be fine. Its funny how we adapt to our schedules. 2 years ago, I never thought I could manage a schedule that I do now. and being a single mom rocks! :)

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How cool! A team for adults in college. I found this team on one of my friend's page. I am 38 and just got my AS degree in elementary education on May 13th. I was a part time student so it took me 4 years to get that 2 year degree. But this fall I begin the teaching program and I have to take a mandatory class load of 18 hours. I am terrified. I am a single mom and my whole life is going to be school, school, school. I could use support from people like you guys who can understand how scary that is. I am scared of not having the time to fit in my fitness. I am scared of the changes being gone for 10 hours a day will effect my eating habits. I am scared I won't be able to drink all my water because I can't leave class to pee every 45 minutes. Sorry for the rant. I just have a lot of fears. The biggest class load I ever took was 9 hours and I usually took 6. 18 hours is insane.

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Hi everyone, my name is Deborah. I am currently going to Pikes Peak Community College and going for my RN. This will be my second degree and third round of going to college, if I had just did my RN in my early 20's I think it would've been easier. But no regrets I'm glad I'm going now because I'm more disciplined and grounded. I look forward to meeting folks here and giving some support back along the way!

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Welcome Dorothy

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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Glad to be here... emoticon

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pretty good. busy between work and trying to get through finals..lol be glad when its over


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Hello Rose how are you.....nice to meet you....

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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hi every one, im Rose and i am 25 yrs old. i am currently attending Butte community college and working on 2 business degrees and working on transfering to Bastyr university in Washington state to get my masters in science as a midwife. trying to deal with hypothyroidism and school and the stress that goes with it. along with trying to keep my motivation for losing this weight.

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Hello and welcome to all the recent newbies......glad to have you join us....good luck to you all on meeting your fitness goals

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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My name is Sarah. I am 24 years old. I have been married since 2008 to a lovely Colombian from South America. We live in North Carolina. I will be graduating UNCC in December and going to Colombia July 19th. I am hoping to get down to 155 pounds by then. I am currently 173 pounds and 5 foot 6.5 inches. I just signed up on this website tonight and I hope it helps me out a lot to lose weight! If you have any FAST tips to lose weight, please mail me or add a comment on my page, thank you! emoticon

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Hi! emoticon My name is Lisa and I am working on earning a BA in Elementary Education with dual certification in Early Childhood. I have two grown daughters, a 6-year-old grandson, a loving husband, a Sheltie, and a busy life with school. I have 100 pounds to get rid of and some big changes in life style to make to accomplish it.
I am looking for others who have similar goals and want to offer and recieve support.
I am a follower of Christ. To me, Jesus is more than a subject of a lesson, he is my Lord and Savior, he is my dearest friend. If we have that in common, let me know. If you are wondering what I am talking about, let me know that too. emoticon
Lisa

No matter how a day turns out, no matter what trials were faced, God gives strength enough to face the day and grace to keep the pace.

Be blessed, Sparks!

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

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Be down 50+ pounds by the end of the year
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Hello All! I am 44 and starting to work on my BS in project management. I also have 2 kids (ages 12 and 15) and work full time in the IT industry. I know this is going to be tough, but professionally, I am "stuck" unless I do this. Hoping to meet some buddies for mutual support. I am taking online classes and hoping I have the self discipline to make this work.....

"Never trade what you want the most for what you want at the moment"


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Hi, everyone. I'm Jesse and I'm a 34 year old woman who has 160 pounds to lose (at least) to get back down to a healthy weight. I'm transferring to a 4 year school to work on my Bachelor's of English as well. It's going to be rough to work on both these things at once, but that's why I'm here. To stay motivated and have people to lean on for support.
Looking forward to getting to know you.
Jesse

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Hi! My name is Molly and I am 22 years old. I live in Overland Park, Kansas, and I am attending school at UMKC to get a BA in psychology. I will graduate next semester, and then in a few more years I would like to go back to school to get a masters degree in counseling psychology. I am also getting married this July! emoticon One of my main motivations to lose weight is to look good in my wedding dress... and we are also going to the Bahamas for our honeymoon so I want to look good in a bathing suit... something I feel like I have never achieved. I also want to lose weight for health reasons too. My fiance is 26 and has type 2 diabetes, and that type of diabetes runs in my family as well. No doctor has told me, but I know I am at a risk for diabetes. I also have severe depression and a thyroid disorder, so that combined with all the meds I have to take makes it hard to lose weight. I am a huge emotional/ stress eater... food is what comforts me unfortunately. emoticon I also have a huge sweet tooth, so I find it hard to stay away from sweets... my weakness is the frosted sugar cookies from the grocery store... yum!

Gastric sleeve procedure on 02/20/2014
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Hello :D I'm Leslie and I'm a 30 year old military wife living in Wyoming. I'm starting school in June for my degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management. It's something that was not available at our last base, where we were for ten years O_o I'm really excited to be finally going to school for something that interests me! I tried a Vet Tech program in New Mexico and while I do love my domestics I just want to work with and for something more wild :)



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Hello. My name is Charity. I am a Air Force wife with two children. We are living in South Korea right now. I am finishing my last 3 classes this term and will finally have my BS in psychology. Woo Hoo! I want to get a Master's Degree in Social Work or Psychology and become a counselor with children and families. It has taken me 20 years to actually complete my BS so I am hoping that I can get my Master's a little faster. emoticon

It's not what happens to you, It's what you do about it.- W. Mitchell


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My name is Michelle. I am back in school after taking a year off. I am a mother of 3 and I work full time. I have another 1.5 years before I finish my BA in Operations managment. This has proven to be somewhat overwhelming but it has to be done for a lot of reasons. I finished one degree, but I want more :) One thing I can say is once I start something I will finish it! I am looking forward to meeting new people on this site. Good luck to everyone

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Hi everyone, I'm Tammy and I'm 45 and I returned to school this semester. I'm working on getting a BA in Finance to do financial planning. I also have a 20 yr old daughter who is college at the same time. My 17 yr old is a junior in high school. I've been married for 21 years. I don't get a lot of support from my husband he is too busy working 7 days a week but my 20 yr old gives me a lot of encouragement. My 17 yr old has health issues which keep me worried and busy too. I am currently going to school part time and looking for another job to do while I'm in school. I just recently joined Spark but I'm really hopeful about succeeding.

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Hey everyone, my name is Tabitha and I am 37 and will finish my BS in Information Technology in Dec. 2011. I would like to go on and get my Masters but not sure if I will do that right away or not. I have a 17 yr old son who graduates high school this year. I have lost about 40 lbs since joining spark and still have about 40-50 more to go.

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Hello! I'm Heather, I'll be 24 in August and I also graduate in August :) I attend Everest college to get my certificate for Medical Insurance Billing & Coding. I'm pretty excited to be about halfway done. It's hard trying to find time to work out between school, cleaning and homework..


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4/14/11 7:11 P

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Hi! I'm 25 years old and will graduate next spring. I am going to get my masters in genetic counseling after I finish my undergrad. I have a pug who I consider to be my furry pug child. I live with my boyfriend of almost 3 years. I joined spark people in hopes of having a way to track my progress on my road to become healthy and in shape.

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4/14/11 11:11 A

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Hello everyone! My name is Keriena, I am 34 years young and am a mother of 3 and a wife of 14 years. I am working on my Bachelor's degree. I have 3 classes left and I will be finished. I am here looking for support and encouragement because now that I am at the end of my classes I am getting lazy. Its like, ok I am almost done I can slack now. In reality I sure cannot slack. These last classes are the most important. I am also looking for advise on weight loss. I am just starting my journey to get healthier and need support to stay on track!

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4/5/11 1:28 P

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Hello my name is Nikki and I am 37 yr old mother of 5. I live in Wisconsin and recently started back to school working toward my BS degree. Looking to meet new people and find support and encouragement through the discussions here. Also tips on weightloss.


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4/4/11 5:57 P

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Hello my name is Becca and I am 37. I am the mother of two boys (1 and 3 years old) and I have recently decided what I want to do with my (as of now) useless Associates of Art. At the time that I achieved my AA I had plans on working in animation with Disney then the computer animation craze caught and my desired career became obsolete. That was 14 years ago...and it has taken me this long to decide what I want to do with this degree and my financial life.
I decided that I would apply my AA toward achieving a Bachelors in Early Education. As of the later part of this month I will enter college as a Junior and work toward getting my teaching degree! I have decided, in the meantime, that I'll try my hand at substitute teacher and have already passed the background check and am waiting on certification. Wish me luck!

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hello, i'm a 21 year old student from europe and am struggling with emotional eating. last year i reached my goal and lost all my excessive wight but then i moved and everything pilled up, school, stress, moey issues, ... so i started binging and gained more than a half back. i'm trying to go back and loose again and hopefully more sucessfully this time. school is a huge part of my daily stress, and i just can't coordinate my study and excersize because i study non stop and i feel like is taking over my life and i want to enyoj while i'm young. i don't go out, but i plan to do that now and after moving away my social life is at risk. i'm often depressive, i even had some suicidal thoughs but i think collesge is not worth of my life. the problem is that my future depends wheter i finish this college or not.
i found a few great advice here and sure will use them next them.
good luck everyone!!

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3/21/11 4:26 P

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I am really going to give this a shot. Since I just went back to school this year I am struggling with fidning time to work, do homework/school, take care of the family and new husband (just got remarried last summer and my husband and I have a gang of kids), and squeeze my workouts and healthy meal planning in! I am here asking for a prayer, a blessing and some inspiration! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Looking for friends and I enjoy friendly competition as well! I thought this group would be really helpful since I have had a really hard time learning to balance/priortize my time this year.

Krista

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3/19/11 10:34 P

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Hello everyone! My name is Sharona (Rona for short). I am 30 years old. I am a stay at home mom of 3 boys. Twins that are 6 and the other is 2. My twins were born very premature and the one has major medical problems. I am currently attending college online to be a teacher. Doing great at it. I am sick of being overweight and being judged, therefore I am now dieting. I dont get much support so I turned to this site. A friend and I are trying our hardest to lose as much as possible. I am trying to lose 100-150 pounds. So I am looking forward to maybe making some great new friends and getting the weight off. Thanks for those who sent me welcoming emails!
Rona

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3/18/11 7:21 P

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Hello Everyone! I'm brand new to all this sparks stuff...but, I must admit, it looks pretty wonderful. I have just lost 18 pounds (on a different weigh loss plan - lost all that weight PLUS 12-1/2 lbs in only a month!!!), but I know that this is about the point in which I start to loose steam. What I need is a forum like this to keep me accountable, motivated, and give me ideas.

I'm a 44-yr old mother of two active kiddos and the wife of an AMAZING husband...PLUS, I'm in college full-time, work as a professor assistant and tutor, AND have my own business! - Whew! My issues are making time for myself to relax and scheduling time to exercise. Another challenge for me is meal planning -- but that's another discussion!

Hope you all are having a beautiful day. Looking forward to connecting. Bright Blessings! :o)

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3/14/11 1:22 P

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HI All! I am Izzy, I'm 27, go to school full time and work part time! I am dedicated to reaching my weight loss goals and excited to be a part of the team!

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Hi Everyone :) I'm Melyssa ~ aka MDACRN.

This is my second time on Spark...but really my first as far as dedication and commitment goes. I'm 35 and at my all time weight max of 310. I work full-time ( Three 12 hr night shifts/week) as a labor & delivery nurse.

I'm getting ready to go back to school in May, and know that I need to regain some energy in order to survive and succeed. I'll be getting my Master's in Healthcare Informatics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

I've got a few issues I deal with ( Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome to name a few) but that's not my focus. I have tricked myself into thinking that I wasn't acting as a victim for a few years now, but I was just floating. I'm ready to fly again.

I'm glad to meet you all! Feel free to "friend" me, send me a note, whatever! I want to be as active and involved here as I can be, to really do this!


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3/9/11 1:44 P

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Hi My name is Chelsea Im 22 and I have been in school for 2 years and could really use some support on getting my homework done and in on time, and maybe some help with it lol any music students on here?

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3/2/11 5:22 P

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Hello ARNOLDN1!

Welcome! I salute you on your decision to work for your BA. I'm so glad you have joined our team and am excited to be here to encourage and support you in any way you need!
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I am here to support whomever I can and to find people to support me as well. Because, if it were easy enough to do it alone, none of us would be here.

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Hi everyone - I'm Nancy, from the Chicagoland area, I'm 50 yrs old and went back to school about one year ago. I have my associates so I'm working on my BA in Bus Admin. I'm going to school at Columbia College of Missouri, Gurnee Branch. I'm still very excited about school and determined to get my BA - should have all classes done in another 2 years. The way the economy is going I thought it would be a good idea for my BA cause I'll be working until I'm at least 80 years old. hahaha - seriously!

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2/22/11 10:45 A

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Again, welcome!

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I love life and all it has to offer. It is a gift.

I am here to support whomever I can and to find people to support me as well. Because, if it were easy enough to do it alone, none of us would be here.

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Hello all newbie here been on sparks for 5 yrs now and just found this team also just started back to school....I start in May....I want to teach....I know I would be a late in life teacher but that's what I want to do....I hope to get to know you all better soon

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

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2/14/11 5:33 P

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Hi FIT_4_LIFE_25! Welcome to our group! Congratulations on your decision to further your education! What will your major be? I am here for you for any support you need, any encouragement I can provide or just someone to talk to. Good luck on your journey! I'm sure it will be incredibly rewarding!

BTW, I used to live in Michigan, Battle Creek to be exact! emoticon

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I am here to support whomever I can and to find people to support me as well. Because, if it were easy enough to do it alone, none of us would be here.

Emily


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2/14/11 10:13 A

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Hi everyone! I'm new to the group and just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a 25 yr old single female from MI. I work part time and am starting back to school full time in March. I'm mainly here to draw inspiration and hopefully support as I attempt to loose this weight while going into a semi-stressful schedule. I look forward to interacting with everyone!! :Good luck to us all!! :D

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2/12/11 2:57 P

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Welcome back, KAELANNA!

I think what you are doing is fantastic and I'll support you in any way that you can! Focus on the future and not the past! Good luck.
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I am here to support whomever I can and to find people to support me as well. Because, if it were easy enough to do it alone, none of us would be here.

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2/12/11 10:56 A

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Heya. I have been on Spark and in this team for a while, but for a few months I didn't do much on here. I started grad school last year and managed to gain back all the weight I had lost :(. So this is take two for me. I am working on a clinical doctorate in audiology. I have about 2 1/2 years to go. I joined another site that pays you if you get your BMI down to the healthy range within a year, so that is my current goal. We will see how that goes. Good luck to everyone here with school and getting healthy!

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2/2/11 1:53 A

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hi!!!

im back in school going for a masters this time. hopefully ill be done by summer! *crosses fingers* im also a substitute teacher looking for her own classroom *more finger crossing*

i wanna lose weight so i can comfortably walk between rows of desks without worrying about my hips bumping every desk i pass :/ embarrassing!! or when my professor brings cookies in on "guest presentation" days, i cant eat one or two and not worry that everyone is looking at me thinking "yeah of course the fat chic went right for the cookies" even though they arent thinking that at all! just to be less neurotic would be nice!! :D

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Hello all! I am from Wisconsin and just completed my first full time semester of school after 6 years of being out of the game. Absoutly loving school but have gained too much weight. Ready to see the new me!

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Hi, I am Angela. I am back in school after 10 years to obtain my BS in Nursing. I have found that I keep adding weight. I am also trying to take my break time and work out the last month. I have two children ages 7 and 3. They make it a challenge to study. Well, My dream is starting to come true. I would like to become a nursing instructor in the future. Many small steps to get there.

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Hello All!
I'm Bonnie from CT. I just graduated my local community college this past May with my associate in General Studies and it was the most amazing thing I ever did. At 37, I was the underdog but graduated as Valedictorian with a 3.93 GPA!! My dream come true!!
Next month I begin at UConn working towards my BA in Human Development and Family Studies. I love being in school and it has encouraged me to look at my weight and tackle that too!

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I'm Dawn from Illinois. Also going to school for nursing. I just received a job offer from a hospital as well. I will be a CNA and finally working doing what I really want. It's gonna be a tough couple years trying to get through the nursing program and working overnight full-time while having a family but I am up for the challange.

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I am Brenda from Wyoming. I am going to college for nursing and I want to lose alot of weight to get healthy. I love spark people.

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Hello and welcome to the Adults in college team. We are happy to have you. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you and your journey. Good luck in your adventure and we will talk to you soon



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