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5/13/15 9:01 P

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Hi Danae, we're glad to have you with us. We'll do whatever we can to help you on your journey to lose those 30 lbs. We have a monthly Buddy Support Group (BSG) Challenge that is going on if you'd like to join it just let me know. Challenges can help you keep on track. If you do though, you would need to set up your own page so that other team members can encourage you, send you goodies, etc... If you think joining the challenge sounds interesting here is some more information about it www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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Just scroll to my original post. Then if you want to join, send me or Barbie (BARBIE176) a spark mail saying you'd like to join and we'll put you on a team. Either way, we wish you the best of luck in reaching your goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/13/15 3:11 P

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hi guys my name is danae and i am new to this group I am 32 gonna turn 33 in august.I live in missoula mt but from Condon mt. I have two wonderfull kids. my daughter Arianna is 3 1/2 turning four on october 6 and a son luca who just turned one yesterday. i would like to have some support to loose all the baby weight i gained after my pregnacy. I am currently at 194 want to loose 30 lbs.

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emoticon Susan, it's good to see you back here on SP and on the A&I team. Best of luck to you in achieving your goals.

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4/2/15 12:35 P

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Hi, I'm Susan. Many of you knew me by Krazy4Katz. I closed my account and opened a new one. My page is private to friends only for now. I'll be adding friends here that I was close to but, if you knew me then and want to add me as a friend, feel free to do so.

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3/13/15 9:39 P

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emoticon to the team Amy! We're happy to have you on our team!

We have a monthly challenge going on called the Buddy Support Group Challenge (BSG Challenge for short). Here is a link to a post I made a long time ago that explains what they are www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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. If you think this is something you'd like to do just let me know and I'll put you on a team.

Have a great weekend and best of luck to you in reaching your goals!

Cathy
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Hey team! Happy TGIF! I'm Amy and I just joined your wonderful inspiring team!

Amy from south Louisiana

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emoticon to the team Eileen. We're glad to have you and glad that Laura invited you to join our team. Many of us have known each other for many years and we feel like the team is a family. emoticon We're always happy to welcome new members into the family though. Looking forward to seeing you in the challenges next month. Best of luck in reaching your goals! emoticon emoticon

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Hi! My name is Eileen and my good SparkFriend Laura, suggested that I join this SparkTeam.
It looks like a great team and I will be joining in on the next set of challenges.

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Welcome to the team SASHAY40! We really are glad to have you with us on the team. Many of us have known each other for several years and we feel like a family but we always welcome new members. Great job with the exercising. Good luck in achieving your goals! If there is anything we can do to help or of if you have a question don't hesitate to ask. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2/14/15 4:09 A

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Hello Everyone! Thank you for urging me to introduce myself! I am doing quite well with exercising, but I am having difficulty with my meals and snacking, so I have decided to start tracking today (Valentine's Day). I know- I know I should have tracked a time ago- but I thought if I could just cut down then all would be good.... I was wrong. So here I go with day 1, I CAN DO IT!!

emoticon Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!! emoticon

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1/26/15 8:14 A

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Thank you for the warm welcome Cathy! The first thing I did after joining Aspire and Inspire was to sign up for the February challenge! Can't wait to get started!

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emoticon and emoticon to the team Laura! We will be starting a month long challenge next month called a Buddy Support Group or BSG for short. If you think you'd like to participate we'd love to have you join us. The sign up is under the announcements forum near the bottom of the main team page. Good luck in achieving your goals! If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to ask. emoticon

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1/25/15 7:56 A

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Hi everyone, I'm Laura. I've been looking for a new challenge team to re-ignite my Spark and keep me moving towards my health and fitness goals. This team seems like it would be a good fit for me. I can't wait to participate!

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emoticon Angela! Be sure to let us know if there's anything we can do to help you.


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Hello my name is Angela. This teams sounds like something I really need in life to help me on my journey to a healthy lifestyle. Just been struggling to get myself back on the weight loss/ exercise wagon.

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emoticon to the team DAVENPLK! So glad you joined our team! It can be hard to get back into exercising once you get out of it. Wishing you the best of luck in your goals!

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I just found this team on a friend's sparkpage. It sounded great to me. I have lots of teams on my page that need to be deleted because they no longer exist. I am trying to get back into the exercise mode after a health scare. Hopefully, I can continue to make great progress while on this team.

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12/1/14 2:28 P

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You're welcome emoticon

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12/1/14 12:05 P

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Thank you Cathy


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Hi MiMi, sorry I didn't see your post until now. I understand about how hard it is to lose when you have a disability and health problems. You have come to the right place though for encouragement and support! Many of us have known each other for a long time and are like a family here but always welcome new members to the family. :)

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Hi all MiMi here just found your team needing motivation and support to reach my 30 or so pounds to lose hard road when you have disability and health problems look likes a great group hope to get to know and share in this with you all




With God all things are possible
Slow and steady wins the race
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emoticon Desiree! Glad you joined the team. There are so many supportive members here. Hope you can join in the next BSG (Buddy Support Group) challenge!


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Hello! My name is Desiree I was just browsing sparkpeople to find new and exciting teams to join for inspiration! Looks like I may have found one! emoticon

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9/27/14 5:55 P

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So glad to see you back with us Sheila!

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Not new - just returning after some difficulties. Glad to be back.
Sheila

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�Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.� ~ Doug Firebaugh


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Welcome to team CDNALTA. We're glad to have you here with us. We really are like a family here. Many of us have known each other for years.

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9/21/14 10:39 P

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Hi I joined SP ab out a month ago after getting a fitbit which I'm totally addicted to now. Just have a quiet little life with my hubby and 2 fur babies.

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Hi! I'm Risa, I am 47 yrs old...I survived a stroke in February...and kinda plugging along...so happy to find this group.... ready to be aspired & inspired! Yay!

Risa

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emoticon Katie! emoticon on your upcoming wedding emoticon !

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Hi everyone:) Katie here!! I am back. I had been on here quite awhile back. missed you all. a lot of big changes since I last heard from all of you. I am live in northwest Arkansas but will soon be moving to a different city in Arkansas with my daughter and in 8 months my new husband. I am doing k 12 with my daughter she is in her 2nd year of school.

I am working on my last goal weight so I can fit into a smaller size wedding dress for my wedding in April. really need the motivation. would love to be friends with my gang. dancinganne, kraxy4 cats etc. new friends too.

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Glad to have you both wish us!

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Hi, i am Colleen and i am 50ish .. LOL i joined Spark in Jan of this year .. it was my New Years' intention (stopped saying resolution because resolutions are too "concrete" and therefore, scarier, LOL) to get healthy and fit and lose some weight .. i am well on my way .. been doing my fitness and eating lifestyle changes .. mostly doing really well with a few, what the heck was i thinking" moments. . LOL i started out with about 75 lbs to lose, although i have changed my original goal weight from 125 to 135 .. i WILL make it to 135 .. but 125 may be unrealistic for my age .. but i am going to TRY and still make that my secondary goal .. i am married, have 4 grown children and a beautiful grand daughter ..i am a currently unemployed medical assistant .. i love the water, waterfalls, lighthouses, nature and the outdoors, camping, (and all sorts of crafts, like crochet, knitting, beading/jewelry making, drawing, want to learn watercolor and pottery, and my DH got me a wonderful digital full 82 (or is it 84, LOL) keyboard. . it is awesome and i am trying to find some good programs on line to learn to play until i can afford some lessons .. LOL i have 3 beautiful rescue kitties (full grown kitties .. LOL) .. and i talk to much .. that is about it i guess .. can't wait to get to know everyone !!

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Hi, I still fairly new to SP and still trying to learn the ropes to get around. My name is Phyllis. I am retired from being a Janitor/Motel/ House cleaning and last but not least a Demo girl from Costco in WA ST. I moved back to AL in 2005. I have two adult children and 3 grand children. I love animals and have two cats. I read books by Mary Higgins Clark and Joyce Meyer. I do believe in Miracles and one day a miracle will come and I'll be thin again. I'm working toward 170. I have a long way to go yet, and it's going slow and may not be too steady yet, but I'm getting there.

Thank you for inviting me to join your team.

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Glad to have you with us Pastel! Best of luck in your journey.

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Hello everyone.

I am Pastel and I am new to SparkPeople. I have a goal to lose 120-130 lbs. I am starting small though and aiming for 10 lbs at a time. I am new to the active lifestyle, but I plan on starting to increase my activity level with daily walks.

I look forward to meeting everyone and making friends who share similar goals and to develop a support and motivation team to help me along the way.

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Glad to have you with us Sarah!

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emoticon My name is Sarah and I am a 37 year old wife and mother of two. I have a daughter who is 13 and a son who is 17. I am fairly new to SparkPeople, and my friend/boss invited me to join this group. I just started my fitness journey. I am not only in it to lose weight, but in it to get healthy. I have about 50 lbs to lose, but am taking it slow so that it will stay off I hope. I have a tendency of losing weight and then gaining it all right back. So I am hoping by joining this group I will be inspired by you, and hopefully I can inspire a few of you! Thanks for letting me join, and feel free to add me as a friend if you like.
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Welcome Lesley and so glad you joined!

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Hi, I am Lesley. I joined Spark about 4 years ago, and last year was really good with working out. Due to injuries, I haven't worked out in almost a year and am trying to get back on track. Looking forward to being a part of your Challenges!

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomfort.

Lesley - Boston, MA

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Hi Jes and welcome! Congrats on the weight you've lost already and best of luck on your goal. Maddox is so cute and you have a lot of good reasons to be healthy.

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Hello Everybody:)

I'm Jes! I joined SparkPeople on September 3rd of this last year & have lost 56.6lbs since then! I am a Stay At Home Mama to my gorgeous little man, Maddox! I joined this site after experiencing many health scares after having my son & my main goal is to become a role model of health & strength for my family! I don't want to be thought of as the fat, sick, tired Mom, Significant Other, Daughter, Sister or Friend ever again! I am taking my life back & I am running with it because I am WORTH fighting for! My current goal that I'm working towards is to have lost a total of 80lbs my son's 2nd birthday on August 8th & I know I demolish my goal because I have TOO much to live for to ever stop fighting for my health!

Stay Positive Friends, Change IS Coming,

Jes

I hope you see things that STARTLE you. I hope you feel things you've never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you LIVE a life you're proud of, & if you find that you're not, I hope you have the COURAGE to start all over again. - - F. Scott Fitzgerald - -

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Cathy's right that we're more of a family who truly care for each other. Best wishes to you!


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emoticon to the team! Many of us have known each other for a long time and we're like a family here. We're glad to have as a new member to our team/family. It's good that you're ready now to really lose the weight. If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to ask. Good luck on your weight loss journey!

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emoticon I have been a member of SparkPeople for a long time but never really stuck with it! I am ready to get healthy! I have just turned 50 in December and I am ready! Thanks for allowing me to join your team!

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Welcome to the team/family Pam! I can empathize with you as I reached my goal back in 2010, and then fell off the wagon and haven't been working out. As you, I've got to do start doing something myself.
Best of luck to you and so glad you joined!

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Hi Im Pam. I am 50
I first joined sparkpeople in 2007.
Reached my goal and disappered. But I have gained and lost over the years and now Im back after gaining again.
I pulled out my old pictures the other day and said I gotta do something or I will be right back where I was at one point so here I am back at spark again.

I work full time on my feet all day and I love making jewelry in my spare time.

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emoticon Jillian! I sent you a private spark mail. So glad you're here with us!

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Thanks Cathy for the tip! I'm excited to be here emoticon

-Jillian-

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Hello Jill! Glad to have you join our team. I think you'll really like the team. It's a very supportive team and many of us have known each other for several years. We're all in a different place in respect to losing weight. I look forward to getting to know you. Feel free to post a new topic or if you need help. You might be interested in joining the February BSG (Buddy Support Group) Challenge. The sign-up is on the main team page under the Announcements Forum. Good luck in achieving all of your goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello everyone,

My name is Jillian (or Jill, I go by both!). I'm both new to Spark People and this team :) I'm 25 (I'll be 26 on Feb 12th). I'm a new mom. My daughter, Perynn Jane, turned 5 months yesterday. She is my inspiration for everything. I want to get healthy for her.

I've struggled with weight and food issues since I was 16 years old. I've been underweight, healthy, overweight, and am now in the morbidly obese category (even though I hate those words). I'm determined to get down to a healthy weight over the next year through diet and exercise, you know the healthy way, not exactly how I've dealt with it in the past.

My self esteem over the years has gotten worse and worse to the point where I don't even go out of the house and I'm afraid to make new friends in my area. I honestly have no idea how to even make friends anymore actually, pretty depressing to admit.

I'm here on spark people at the recommendation of my doctor. I just recently joined a medical weight loss program to help me deal with my weight loss and food problems. Since joining, I have found it is so much more than I expected it to be and I love the amount of support I can find on here.

I'm hoping some of you can help support me and I'd love to help support you too!
So hello everyone! I'm excited to be a part of this team emoticon emoticon emoticon

-Jillian-

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Welcome to team Changing-Turtle and Joanna. We're glad to have you here with us. We really are like a family here. Many of us have known each other for years.

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First Name: joanna
Birthday: feb 5
When did you join Spark People? it was summer of 2011.
Where are you from? greece. originally an islander, now off living in athens
What are your aspirations/goals? i want to write. and solve the soulmate riddle. find a place dark and peaceful and just be (free).
How can we help inspire you to reach those goals? how you can help me? i don't think you can. emoticon i love being part of a community. in real life i don't feel i belong anywhere. i love helping others. i could have pursuited a psychiatrist's career; if it weren't for the pain. i feel in place when i'm useful to others. i love seeing people doing their best, getting the best and be happy; especially if i know i've somehow helped them get there. so that's why i'm here i guess, to do some good without having to go out there where it's so hateful and lonely.
Add anything else you would like to share (pets, hobbies, what work you do, etc.):i'm 21 years old (almost) and i study economics. and i'm always looking for buds, so add me! :D

I'm doing a 21 days no binge streak. FOR ME, it's been TREMENDOUSLY helpful to be accountable to other people and to compete against myself. Please join us if you think it'll work for you too: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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Hi just joined the team I am not new to Spark am in my 3 year. I have lost over 30 pounds and have about 30 to go. I love to exercise and do it most every day. I like the challenge this team has each day and have done today, felt good to feel the muscle burn.
I am married and in my 50's. I live in Sacramento CA but have travel a bit around the US.
I love to do push ups and am currently doing 50 a day most every day.

Edited by: CHANGING-TURTLE at: 1/12/2014 (17:24)
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Amy, you'll be so glad you joined this team which, to me, is a family. Many of us have known each other for years and we all (team leaders) do our best to keep it active and especially positive. That's why we have so many leaders so we can all take on different tasks.

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That's wonderful news Amanda! I'm sure it's not easy having to adjust your nutrition and wish you the best of luck.

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Hello .My name is Amy, and I look forward to making friends here and chatting with people. I just want to say thank you to everyone for the warm welcomes that I got on my spark page for joining. This looks like a nice & positive and active team.

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Thanks for the welcome Krazy4katz and Havasujules (and the prayers!). I'm happy to report that even though my weight only went down 2 lbs (which is a little bit of a bummer, but at least it's DOWN and not UP!) my A1C (which measures your average blood glucose level for the last 3 months went from a 12.7 (extremely high) to a 7.6 emoticon
I was quite nervous to l find out the result this morning but I am so beyond happy with this number. It shows me that all the work and effort I put in (even with not being as diligent over the last month) that good things happen when you work for them!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Welcome Amanda!

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Hi Mary...Welcome to the team. It looks like we joined this team about the same time.

Commitment issues concerning weight can be a challenge. Boy do I know. I ended up changing that to just wanting to get healthy and make small changes. How old are your daughters? Could you and the girls and Mom start by committing to a "Girls Night Out - Walk" one night/afternoon a week?

A stationary bike could be a great thing....I wouldn't mind saving to buy one myself.
Welcome and Good Luck

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Welcome to the team AMANDAKP84! I am also new to the team. I understand the weight issues from my own personal experience as well as the diabetes issue as my husband received his diagnosis a few years back. One thing he is just learning, is that when you find a plan that works -- Plan your work and then work your plan. What has worked for him is cutting the carbs and upping the protein.

I will be praying for you and your visit to the doctor today. I am not a team leader or anything, but if you need something - let me know.

Julie

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Hello all! I just joined this team and am excited to meet you all! I have a very significant amount of weight to lose, as well as dealing with a fairly new diagnosis of diabetes. I'm finding that I'm struggling with all of my weight loss/fitness goals recently (maybe it's just the holidays) so I'm looking for a little encouragement and accountability. I'm heading to the doctor for my first official post diagnosis checkup this afternoon and once I see where I am sitting health wise I'll be setting my goals for the coming months/year. Have a GREAT day everyone!

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emoticon Julie, Sandra and Mary! Glad you joined! I also have added your birthdays to the list.
Best of luck with your goals!

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Hello! My name is Mary, my bday is June 5th, and I am from Maryland. I, really, really want to and have to lose weight. I want to for myself, for my health, for my daughters, for my mom. I am having or have had commitment issues concerning losing weight. Things I like are reading, animals, I want to get back into sewing and crochet. I like movies and new things (ideas, etc). I like walking, should do more, going to fix my stationary bike. Any and all inspiration will be greatly appreciated! Thank you! emoticon

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Sandra,

I understand very well the accountability and getting to know your team aspect. I have dropped several teams because of in activity or lack of support. Hang in there and don't get discouraged. It has taken me a year to find a couple of good teams.

Julie

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Hi everyone,

here is a little about me!

First Name: Sandra
Birthday: October 5
When did you join Spark People? Joined last week!
Where are you from? Alberta, Canada
What are your aspirations/goals? to once and for all lose all the weight (45lbs) and keep it off.
How can we help inspire you to reach those goals? Accountability, maybe small team challenges, getting to know each other so I dont ditcjh out of here in a few months

I have a kitty and a hubby,both very much like children! We are vegetarian (well, not the cat). We enojoy travelling and have visited many places and are planning our next big European vacation.

I look forward to getting to know everyone!

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Accidentally posted twice. emoticon

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Julie

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Hi! I am Julie. New to the team but not to sparkpeople. In 2013 I lost nearly 30#. I am so much healthier now. But I have about 20 to go. I gained 4 between. Christmas and New Years and have been nursing an injured foot for the last 3 weeks....so need Lots of encouragement and motivation.

Also WAY over ate tonight (see my blog about no excuses).

I am glad to have found this team.

I am 48 yrs. old and my husband and I are Salvation Army Officers currently appointed to Lake Havasu City AZ.

Julie

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emoticon Patti! Be sure to let us know if there's anything we can do to help you.

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Hi! I'm Patti, age 63, and I've been with SP for five years. Married, retired, live in San Diego County and am looking for better nutrition AND exercise to focus and get this weight off.
I am eager to join in and support you all too! This is our year to get it done!

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emoticon to the team JESUISPRET! So glad you joined our team! Wishing you the best of luck in your goals!

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emoticon emoticon to the team! We're glad to have you on our team! Stop in the daily chat thread and chat with us if you want.

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Hi, I'm new. I love the idea of this Sparkteam. Hope everyone is looking forward to a great weekend.


First Name: Prefer not to say
Birthday: January 26th.
When did you join Spark People? Around 2007, but I hadn't logged in for a really long time until recently.
Where are you from? Near Seattle WA.
What are your aspirations/goals? To get back to a weight where I can race in Triathlons and run longer distances.
How can we help inspire you to reach those goals? Conversation, tips, and/or positivity.
Add anything else you would like to share (pets, hobbies, what work you do, etc.)

~Nicole~
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