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8/12/12 2:16 A

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Welcome to the team. Hopefully we can help you reach your goal.

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8/12/12 12:04 A

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Hi all,
I am hoping to lose 30 lbs. by December. I look forward to chatting with you and motivating each other!
Thanks in advance for any encouragement!

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SASIKHASI1's Photo SASIKHASI1 Posts: 5,014
8/6/12 11:58 P

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Welcome to the group. We have a thread called Daily Check In, and that is a good place for chatting. Remember, the first step is the beginning of 10,000 steps.

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8/6/12 4:50 P

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42 years old in Roseburg. First day on SparkPeople. I am waaay overweight and committed to loosing it and lowering my blood sugar. 7 years of marriage and zero children. My wonderful hubby and I enjoy camping, vacations, 4-wheelers, good food, good company and walking our dogs.
I am looking for SparkPeople friends to banter back and forth with about our weightloss journey and life in general. Team Oregon sounded like a good place to start. emoticon

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7/26/12 12:47 A

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Glad to have you.

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7/25/12 9:40 P

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Hi everyone! I joined spark about a year ago but haven't really used it until now! I am on track and exercising like crazy!! Excited to be successful this time!!

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Vegan-esque diet, lots of veggies and fruits; beans and legumes

Bootcamp: 3 Days Per Week

P90X: 6 Days Per Week


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SASIKHASI1's Photo SASIKHASI1 Posts: 5,014
7/24/12 12:53 P

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Welcome back

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FROGMONKEYS Posts: 17
7/24/12 7:12 A

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Hi everyone!

I actually joined the site and this group like 2 years ago, but have finally decided to actually use it! No more slacking!

I've lived in Oregon my whole life, born in southern Oregon and raised up in the northwest! Right now my goal is just to feel better about myself! Any weight lost or muscles toned will be very welcome too though!

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7/24/12 1:38 A

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Welcome back to the group.

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7/23/12 3:39 P

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Hi Eneida,

Very familiar with Ann Arbor as I lived in Novi and Livonia most of the 28 years I was there. One of my daughters graduated from U of M Dearborn and is now doing her doctoral work at Indiana U in Bloomington. I was born and raised in Ohio but spent 3 years in Santa Barbara, CA, and another of my daughters lives in Arroyo Grande (by San Luis Obispo).

I was on Spark about 6 or 7 years ago, I think, and liked the features so I thought I'd give it a try, especially with doing the whole vegetarian thing. Need some help with that and I have no patience with reading all about it and the cookbook thing. Bleh!

You are so close to your goal! Well done, you!! emoticon

See you on the 'round the boards, I'm sure, or in another message!



Veggin' Out : )
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7/23/12 2:28 P

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Welcome Cynthia,

My daughter lives in Ann Arbor MI, spring, and fall are beautiful there.
I am also a transplant to Oregon from California. I like the changes in season here and the milder climate from the midwest and east coast. I am originally from New York.
As you have gathered this program helps keep us on track.

Live well,
Eneida

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7/23/12 3:11 A

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Hello,

I was on this site some years back and found it helpful, but I am going vegetarian for health reasons and needed help creating the meals I needed to ensure optimum nourishment. What's the point of changing a whole eating style and doing it wrong?!

Spark creates the menus for me and I can substitute if I want, so it makes it so much easier.

I live in Hillsboro and have been in Oregon only a little over 2 years (from Michigan where I lived for 28 years). Good to be out of 6 months of snow! emoticon

Hang in there, everyone!

Veggin' Out : )
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“If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” Isaiah 7:9b


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SASIKHASI1's Photo SASIKHASI1 Posts: 5,014
7/19/12 1:34 A

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Welcome back.

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7/17/12 11:39 P

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Hi! I am new to this group but on my second time around with spark. I am in Eugene. It is great to be back on the site.

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7/15/12 8:54 P

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Welcome and good choice to start using the site. I did the same thing as you and I am now losing weight.

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MINDLESSAUTUMNS's Photo MINDLESSAUTUMNS Posts: 10
7/15/12 1:04 A

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Hi! Im Autumn I live in Portland metro area and I am Starting week 2 here tommorow. Ive been on this site for years but never really used it until last week. Still learning how to use it. :)

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7/12/12 11:42 P

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Welcome to the group.

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7/12/12 11:40 P

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Hi to everyone,
This is day 2 for me, I'm just getting started. I will eventually get the hang of things.

My name is actually Cat...LOL So far I'm having fun, there is alot to read and do on this sight.

Just beginning Life at 50! Yippie Skippie


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SASIKHASI1's Photo SASIKHASI1 Posts: 5,014
7/3/12 5:30 P

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You will not hinder anybody, you will encourage them for fear of letting them down, and that is turn encourages you. The more you do for others comes back to bless you twofold.

The best thing for the inside of a woman is the outside of a horse. SADDLE UP AND RIDE!!!


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7/3/12 3:13 P

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Hi, I'm in Corvallis! I learned about SparkPeople a few years ago and have been back and forth through the years. I would really like to be successful with weight loss. I think it might help to have a buddy but part of me is afraid to commit to a buddy for fear of if I fail I will hinder someone's progress.

Any suggestions?

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7/2/12 12:17 A

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Thank you!!

Happiness is a choice!!


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7/1/12 1:35 A

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Welcome to the group.

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6/30/12 1:29 P

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Hi there. I am just starting on my getting fit journey. Just about to turn 42 and I think it is time to get back in shape. Thankfully I am very healthy and I would really like to keep it that way!!


Happiness is a choice!!


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SASIKHASI1's Photo SASIKHASI1 Posts: 5,014
6/29/12 5:36 P

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Hello and welcome to the group!!!!!

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6/29/12 4:47 P

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Hi, I'm from Lebanon, OR and just got started with the SparkTeam. Been on an off the site for a year or two but mainly for the food tracker and recipes. This is my first step into meeting people online!! So hello everyone!

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6/25/12 6:20 P

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Good luck with your surgery. My cousin had the lap band put in and had a lot of success with it. He lost over 100 pounds in six months.

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6/25/12 1:40 A

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I am having gastric by pass surgery.... I know it is drastic but I have tried all the diets and nothing seems to work for me.

Thailand is exotic. My son has lived there for 20 years, so we have been many times. But this is our last trip. The long flights are too hard on my husband.

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6/24/12 10:22 P

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Welcome Colleen. What kind of surgery are you having? I hope you have fun in Thailand. I have always thought that it sounded so exotic and I would love to go there, but my hubby who was in the Navy has been all over the world and refuses to travel anywhere outside the USA. And, I do not want to go by myself. Have fun.

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6/24/12 6:43 P

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Hello,
My name is Colleen. I live in Turner, Oregon. Turner is SE of Salem. I have been on this journey for quite some time now. I have lost 60lbs. I need to lose another 100lbs. I have a surgery date set for August 28th. My original surgery date was April but as I am going to Thailand to visit my son, in July, they said it could not be done until I got back emoticon I am a little nervous but mostly I just want it over and done with. I am really tired of being fat. I just found out about Sparks People mfrom the support group I go to. This is an awesome site. Good luck to all

Colleen

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6/24/12 6:00 P

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TY for the kind Welcome.

Yeah Sugar. It's an addictive substance. White sugar especially. Took me about 3 months to give it up.

I still eat sweets but I stick to low or no white sugar items. Like fruit and extremely dark chocolate. 5+ years later to much sugar will give me a stomach ache. I am okay with that.

There are lots of low sugar yummies out there.

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6/24/12 12:49 A

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Welcome to the group. It sounds like you are on the right track. Sugar is a biggie for me. Love the stuff, especially when it involves chocolate. Or ice cream, or the two together.

The best thing for the inside of a woman is the outside of a horse. SADDLE UP AND RIDE!!!


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6/23/12 3:00 P

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Howdy ya’ll

I just joined though I have been hearing about Spark for a year now. My SIL is dearly loves it. And after hearing all the success she’s been having I thought I’d give SP a try.

I stopped “fighting” my weigh about 5 years ago. Since that time I have lost over 70lbs. Walking everywhere and going off white sugar is what turned the tide for me. When you don’t have a car and you have to “pack” your food home it really changes your approach to food. Healthy living works so much better than restrictive dieting. Well for me anyway.

My current goal is to:
Add CORE training to my weekly exercise and drop down to 180lbs by June 2013

I reside in NW PDX.

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6/22/12 6:06 P

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Hi Cathy, welcome to the group. We are here to help, so feel free to ask any questions..

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6/21/12 7:54 A

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Hi My name is Cathy and I am new to spark people. My journey here has been an exciting journey. Back in March I went to the hospital for severe headaches. Was having trouble staying hydrated and having problems with chronic pain and headaches. I thought it was just from my car accident. Well turns out that I turned into a diabetic. Type 2. When I was at the hospital I weighed my all time highest of 335. Never in my life had I been that heavy. So now I am on a variety of pills and Byetta to help with bringing everything back down. The begging of May I managed to loose 35 pounds, I was bound and determined to be under 300 when I went to see my mom. I weighed in at 298 the day I left to see my mom. Since then I have been doing everything possible to bring my life back together. I am now weighing 275-280 which is still not where I want to be but at least that is 50 plus pounds that I have already shed. I look forward to hearing from others and I will do my best to give you positive support on your journey.

Cathy from Salem, Oregon

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6/20/12 11:53 A

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Welcome Bluerocks to our team. About your yoga question. I go to a class and also have a dvd. I prefer the class since so many of the stretches require proper form. If your form is off, you can over stretch a muscle causing pain. My instructor will come around and correct your form, showing you how to do it right. It is a big help. You also have the fun of working with others in your class.

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6/19/12 11:24 A

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I just logged in yesterday. My goal is to lose 50 pounds. I look forward to learning from all of you.

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6/19/12 11:18 A

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Do you do yoga from a video or live class? I am interested in adding yoga to my workouts but don't know how to start. Thanks in advance for your help.

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6/15/12 3:17 P

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Hi, I'm Janet, a transplanted Ohioan by way of a few years in Northern California. I'm a grandma of 8 and Great-grandma of 1. My goal is a healthy weight for the first time since I was about 5 and a healthy lifestyle. Hope we can help each other. emoticon

Janet Pacific Time

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If you think and train like an athlete, you are an athlete.

I want to treat each day as the only day I have to work my plan. If I don't work my plan today, then tomorrow I will be one day behind.


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Keep up the good work, and get out and move. I have simply walked most of my weight off, and the first ten are the easy ones, you have to work at the rest. Good luck, we are here for you, and welcome to the team.

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6/15/12 2:53 A

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Hi! My name is Linda and I'm trying to lose 30 more pounds. I have lost 10 so far, but it has drastically slowed down since I started. I'm looking for motivation and encouragement. Thanks!

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6/5/12 1:23 A

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Welcome to the group, and to Oregon!

The best thing for the inside of a woman is the outside of a horse. SADDLE UP AND RIDE!!!


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Hello! My name is Cherryl, I live in Waldport, a small town along the central coast. Just retired a year ago. We are transplants for So. California. It was the best move we ever made. We love it here. Hope to get my eating and exercising back on track and make a lifestyle change for the better.

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5/25/12 7:17 P

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Hello all,
I live in Beaverton and have 5yr old twin girls. I just turned 40 and this will be the turning point in my life. I do yoga everyday and eat organically yet I'm still 236 lbs. My goal it to loses 65 lbs or more and keep it off for good. No diets for me! This my life and I'm going to live it!

Hope to share with you all on my journey!

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5/6/12 12:02 A

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Welcome to the group. My advice? Track your food and do it each time you eat. That way you do not forget what you consumed, and if you can't get to the computer, write it down so you can put it into the nutrition tracker later. Same with your fitness, keep track of what you are doing so you can see how far you have come. Walking is a great way to start, and if you can get with a walking buddy. You are more apt to keep up the walking if you have somebody to motivate you or needs you to motivate them. Any questions just ask.

The best thing for the inside of a woman is the outside of a horse. SADDLE UP AND RIDE!!!


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5/5/12 1:30 A

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Hi everyone,

I just started tonight so hoping I can take off the weight I want to. Any help and support you can give would be wonderful.

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Welcome to the group. When is your baby due? My doctor always told me to walk daily while pregnant, she said it strengthened the muscles you need to give birth, so get out and walk!!! I think it makes losing the weight after the birth easier as well.

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5/3/12 2:03 A

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Hi, I am new to Spark. I live in Southern Oregon, I am 32 years old and I am 6 months pregnant. I joined Spark People because I am looking for healthy inspiration. I currently do have quite a bit of weight I want to lose, but am not looking to start a serious work out plan and diet until after my baby is born.

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Welcome, I hope you find a job soon. I know it is tough, but there is something out there just for you.

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4/29/12 12:20 A

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Hi, I'm Cynthia from Medford. I have a lot of weight to lose. I lost my job of 20 years in January and have really been struggling. Thank you all for your positive outlook. It is inspiring


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Welcome to the group. My granddaughter lives in Coos Bay, but she is only three.

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