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5/22/11 9:27 A

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Name: Jay Jay

Location: Erie, PA

Date Joined SP: April 2011

Goal Weight: 150

Weight Loss Goal: 100+ pounds

Overall Goal: To get healthy, become happy with myself! Also I do NOT want to be a "fat" bride again (married before) and a "main" goal is I want to become an "older adult" lifeguard :0) I REALLY want to STOP making up excuses for overeating or eating so much junk and start taking control of my life! I quit smoking almost 5 years ago and I have gained a TON of weight......if I can quit smoking I can lose weight!

2 Random, Fun Facts About You: I LOVE to camp even though I am scared to death of SPIDERS!!! :0) I am getting married in October 2012 and we are having a Pittsburgh sports team themed wedding!!!

Anything Else You Want To Share: I just graduated from Penn State as a nurse!! It took me 20 years to FINALLY accomplished this goal!!! I LOVE sports, especially hockey and football, but I really want to lose enough weight where I would feel comfortable playing volleyball because it is something I have always wanted to play :0)


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5/20/11 11:50 A

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Name: Karri
Location: North Carolina
Date Joined SP: 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 120
Overall Goal: Become an example for my daughter and actually feel good about myself. Inside and out.
2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I am scared of clowns! And I have been with my hubby since I was 14!! Happily married for almost 11 years and together for almost 14! We are more in love today than ever!
Anything else you want to share: I am the world's worst procrastinator and my goal with SP is to overcome this and be more punctual!

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5/18/11 11:26 P

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Name: Julie

Location: Boston

Date Joined SP: May 2011

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: at my goal weight, maintaining

Overall Goal: stay motivated to life a healthy lifestyle and help encourage others

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I get so excited when I see other people reach their goals! Even happier than those people are themselves. :) And if it wasn't for wanting the free Tshirt from a New Years Day 10K that said "Hangover Classic" I wouldn't have ended up running and finishing the Boston Marathon this year.

Anything else you want to share: Still trying to figure out everything with SP but like it so far. I love the ideas with the motivation and the teams.


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5/18/11 10:29 A

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cdine here, Im in fulton, ny, started two weeks ago,my goal is to lose 100lbs. my overall goal is to get fit and to live a more healthy lifestyle, my fun facts are fishing, and spendi ng time with grandchildren. Hi all, going to lean on you when I need to.put me on your friends list.

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5/16/11 8:23 A

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Name: ~AppLe

Location: ~ NC

Date Joined SP: May 13, 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 140*ish

Overall Goal: to have a thin belly and Less FLabby arms

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: Enjoy Sewing and Could SLeep for Days



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5/14/11 4:44 P

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Name: Elizabeth

Location: Denver, Colorado

Date Joined SP: 1/3/2011

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 125

Overall Goal: To be healthy and fit, able to run, bike and hike in beautiful Colorado



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5/12/11 7:57 A

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Name: Martha

Location: Vermont

Date Joined SP: I joined last fall, but really got serious about it this spring, so I consider March 17, 2011 as my official start date.

Goal Weight: 128

Overall Goal: ~ Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle!
~ Run the Bridge of Flowers Race in August 2011.
~ Lose 60+/- pounds (9 down so far!).

2 Random, Fun Facts: I am fascinated by tornadoes and all extreme weather phenomena. My favorite vacations are cruises with the family.

I am married to a great guy - we have two young teenagers and I spend a whole lot of time driving Mom's taxi to their various destinations.



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5/3/11 6:59 P

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Name: Sarah

Location: Seattle Area, Washington

Date Joined SP: for the second time - TODAY

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: My First Goal is to make it 100 lbs down from where I am right now.

Overall Goal: To be able to go and be the active outdoorsy person that I have always wanted to be.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I love to baby sit for friends and family - my cousins call me the "Baby Whisperer"

Anything else you want to share:


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5/3/11 4:35 P

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5/2/11 2:30 P

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Name: Shanna

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date Joined SP: 4-23-11

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 135/16

Overall Goal: to lose the weight once and for all!

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: absolutely terrified of snakes; I have the worst eye sight of everybody I've ever met, yet see perfectly fine with contacts



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5/1/11 8:55 P

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Name: Amanda (Amanda-Rae3)

Location: Kentucky

Date Joined SP: 4/13/11

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 145/19lbs total loss

Overall Goal: Fit into my wedding dress, and be able to go to Rocky Horror in costume!

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I LOVE to fish. I have a shopping addiction.

Anything else you want to share: I'm very outdoorsy so my retail job often leaves me dissatisfied but I plan on fixing this (as well as my health) by becoming a wildlife conservation educator or field biologist after I graduate. I'm getting married in two months so I'm really focusing on fitness as a stress relief.

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4/27/11 9:59 P

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Name: Jill

Location: Richmond, VA

Date Joined SP: not exactly sure - been around for a couple months, but really started keeping up more in the last couple weeks

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 195 / 100 lbs.

Overall Goal: to generally feel better physically and emotionally; hoping to start a family in the very very near future (within a few months), so it's time to find my willpower and value myself more

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I'm adopted (at birth - my parents have always celebrated my adoption day as a "second" birthday; I love to cook and have a husband (we're newlyweds) that's also an awesome cook, which does not help my waistline ;o)

Anything else you want to share: I did nutrisystem a couple years ago and lost 35 pounds, but got tired of the food and once I went off the "food", i've gained all the weight back, except 35 pounds; however, I went through planning my wedding in 8 months and getting married in the time since quitting NS, so I can't totally blame NS - it works well if you stick with the program, I just didn't want to have to eat NS food for the rest of my life and decided that it's time to do this as a lifestyle change rather than a diet...it's the only way that's going to work for me, especially in the long run.

So, I'm looking forward to being a part of this group and becoming a happier healthier person (and hopefully mommy)

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4/25/11 11:58 A

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Name: RetroVix

Location: Central Arizona mountains

Date Joined SP: I can't recall - on and off for at least two years

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 138, 60 pounds

Overall Goal: to have my outer athlete match my inner athlete emoticon

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: Love to cook - hate to grocery shop!!!

Anything else you want to share: I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian, 1 sport coach, 3 sport athlete, avid hiker. How on earth did I get this size? (smart-aleck answer - potato chips, the worst of my trigger foods).

KC
Proud member of the Blue Bears
2012 BLC Turn up the Heat Summer Challenge

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
John Wooden


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4/24/11 9:43 P

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I am looking for motivation and buddies to keep me accountable and to inspire me to go on when I stumble. Am 36 and looking to lose 40 lbs. Am struggling with lack of motivation. Right now am starting by walking/running 10-20 minutes daily. And drinking green smoothie daily and am a vegetarian.

Edited by: SPRECKLES1 at: 4/24/2011 (21:54)
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4/24/11 10:32 A

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Name: Laurie

Location: Wisconsin

Date Joined SP: Originally a couple years ago but stopped. Back since Feb 2011 due to a couple bouts of diverticulitis. Now I have to track everything I eat and SP is the best website out there to do it!! I LOVE THIS SITE!! :)

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: I'd like to stay at a solid 135 but get more tone

Overall Goal: To NEVER have diverticulitis again!!! Stay active & fit

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:

--I write upside down. Everythng, always.
--I am a music-a-holic

Anything else you want to share:

I have 2 cats & 2 cockatiels that I adore and my husband is an exerminator so we have a bed-bug detecting dog that lives with us too.


--Laurie
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4/24/11 7:24 A

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Name: Elaine -- Gesneramor

Location: Denver, Colorado

Date Joined SP: Early January 2011 started weight loss 12/25/2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: Goal weight 150

Overall Goal: Not sure what the weight number is, but I want to wear a (US) size 10 again, like I did most of my life.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: 1. I own and ride two Harleys. 2. I have over 200 houseplants.

Anything else you want to share: Life is awesome!

Elaine

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4/21/11 11:35 A

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Name: Dawn (A.K.A Ladybug07

Location: Boston Ma

Date Joined SP: May 2009

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 135 (6lbs down so far)

Overall Goal: to be healthy active and look cute in a pair of jeans =)

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I am a mom of 4 ages 9,4,2,and 9 months I love working out once i start

Anything else you want to share: I need a few spark friends =)




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JESSIJESS8058 Posts: 158
4/21/11 9:36 A

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Name: Jess

Location: Hudson Valley NY

Date Joined SP: Years ago, but just became active this week

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: down to 175 by my wedding (10/1/11)

Overall Goal: down to 150 at some point and to just be healthy!

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I'm a Xmas baby, I work at home

Anything else you want to share:


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4/18/11 4:46 A

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Name: Matthew

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Date Joined SP: 3/21/2008

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: To be down 161 pounds with a final weight of 209 (I am 53 lbs. down as of this post).

Overall Goal: My plan (beginning Jan. 8, 2011): To lose 13 lbs. per month in 12 months!

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I am constantly changing and shedding "limiting" beliefs, and I am a fan of The Monkees, Green Day, John Mayer, Nickelback, and Pearl Jam (among others). :)

Anything else you want to share: I don't believe it takes 30 days to create a habit. Habits are created "instantly," the moment you and your plan are "aligned!" :)

I look forward to becoming involved with this group!

Matthew

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Random quote:
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

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4/17/11 11:26 P

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Name:musicfreak911

Location:Ontario Canada

Date Joined SP: it's been awhile ...but after a long hiatus I'm back

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss:145

Overall Goal:lose 75-ish lbs

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:

Anything else you want to share:

There is a remarkable difference between a commitment of 99% and 100%. - Vic Conant

"Decide what you want; decide what you're willing to exchange for it; establish your priorities, and go to work." --H.L. Hunt

NOTHING will work----unless YOU do.

I do it because I can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn't.



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4/15/11 1:20 P

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Name: -Morningmoon- Mm, usually

Location: Woodinville, Washington

Date Joined SP: March 29, 2011

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 140-145 lbs 70lbs from start of weight loss, 50 lbs from coming to SP

Overall Goal: I am shooting for good health, a strong, mobile body, and to weigh less than my skinny butt spouse. :)

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: Random, fun facts...hmmm.

My hair is mostly white and has been for many years, I STOPPED coloring my hair at age 35 and it was largely white then.

I was married on December 21, 2010 in Victoria, BC. My spouse is a Canadian citizen and he wants me to eventually become at minimum a legal resident of Canada, more likely a citizen.

Anything else you want to share: I AM determined and it is HARD. I can use all the encouragement and people to be accountable to as possible!

Edited by: PRIMALSPARK at: 4/15/2011 (13:23)
Mm

"Life begins where your comfort zone ends." ~Neale Donald Walsh


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4/14/11 2:10 P

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Name: Emily

Location: Minnesota

Date Joined SP: 4/12

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: My goal weight is 125lbs. But if i dont get to that weight its fine as long as i see results in inches. I really just want to have a beach body.

Overall Goal: I would like to be confident in my body, and not feel self conscious in every outfit. I want to be freed from my fat!

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I love old run down buildings, i have climbed mnt washburn in a hail storm.

Anything else you want to share: I'm hoping to make some good friends on here that will hold me accountable to my weight loss goal.

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4/14/11 11:41 A

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Hi there~
this is my very 1st post, this is my very 1st team/group I've joined, I've absolutely no idea what I'm doing so bear with me please while I get the hang of this!
Name: Dain

Location:Wisconsin

Date Joined SP: 4/14/11

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: goal weight is 145 so I need to lose about 55 lbs. I'd probably be overjoyed with even 45 tho.

Overall Goal: To lose weight so I can go into my 2nd 1/2 of life as healthy and pain free as I possibly can be! As I'm hitting middle age and the twinges and creaks are beginning, I can already see down that road and I don't like what I see! Carrying this extra weight is just a vicious cycle that causes it!

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
I'm a bit of a sci fi geek -love movies, books, especially if they might involve a zombie or 2 and I'm addicted to knitting and yummy yarn.

Anything else you want to share: I'm hoping to make some real connections with people and find some help with motivation and accountability!

Edited by: FRISBY0 at: 4/19/2011 (11:44)
"One of the great discoveries a man* makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he* can do what he was afraid he couldn't do." ~Henry Ford

*I'm making the assumption for Henry that the above pronouns are universally accepting of all humankind...:-)


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4/11/11 3:53 P

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Name: Jennifer

Location: Indiana

Date Joined SP: Well, I joined in June of 2010, but wasn't active, and didn't really do much as I was sticking to a low-carb diet at the time. It's just been this week that I've really looked at the plan and been tracking my nutrition and exercise and gotten serious.

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: I'd like to get to 130 by Labor Day. That will be 35 lbs. from April 6, 2011.

Overall Goal: To be healthier and more fit look better and feel better about myself.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I am a Gemini. I have 2 daughters, 2 cats and a Doberman.

Anything else you want to share: I'm just really looking for a group to keep me motivated and accountable. My husband does a pretty good job, but he is a hard core gym rat who loves it (even when it kicks his butt), so I'd like to find people who struggle to keep motivated like I do to help keep me accountable.

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 4/11/2011 (16:07)
I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!


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4/6/11 9:41 A

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Name: Shannon

Location: western NY

Date Joined SP: feb 20 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 135 lbs

Overall Goal: to find myself again!!!

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: The "c"s of my life: my critters, coffee, and chocolate.
my favorite time of year is finally here: SPRING!!!!


Anything else you want to share: Would love to partner up with someone to be more accountable and finally lose this flab for once and for all!!!


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4/6/11 9:34 A

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Name: Marly F

Location: NJ

Date Joined SP: Nov. 2009

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 145/70 lbs

Overall Goal: To finally have a healthy relationship with food and view exercise as an integral part of my day and not just a means to an end

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: 1) I love watching cartoons and animated films 2) I like to pretend I'm on a reality television show...lol

Anything else you want to share: I love SP!

- No one can put you down without your consent


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4/6/11 8:07 A

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Name: Stacey

Location: Currently in Georgia (wants to be back in Austin, TX)

Date Joined SP: Rejoined Jan 2011

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: Goal weight; to be under 200 pounds

Overall Goal: To be healthy. My grandmother passed away due to being morbidly obese (her health was compromised from being overweight; diabetes, lung problems, couldn't stand or move, heart diasese, dementia, etc) I am classified as morbidly obese but I hate that terminology. I don't feel morbid and the word obese makes me think whale and I am not one of those either. I am also pre-diabetic. My goal is to be more active, make healthier food choices and to live a long happy healthy drug-free life.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
1. I own a pair of dark purple boxing gloves, which I need to dust off
2. I have 11 chickens. 7 babies and 4 that lay eggs.

Anything else you want to share:
I joined spark people because I really need friends that have similar goals that I do. I really need support and accountability. I have tried doing it alone, and have failed miserably. Message me, if you want to be accountable to one another.

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4/4/11 11:33 P

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Name: Amanda C. (soon to be Amanda S.)

Location: Eastern KY, USA

Date Joined SP: March 16th, 2011

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: The vicinity of 135

Overall Goal: Physical and superficial fitness (I want to hike Half Dome while wearing a sports bra, basically...)

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
I am VERY outdoorsy. I am also extremely ambitious.

Anything else you want to share: I'm tired of making the most obvious screw ups and wondering why I'm not making progress. Ready to hold myself responsible to reach my goals.



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3/31/11 2:40 P

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Name: Michelle

Location: Ohio

Date Joined SP: 2/5/06 (quit quickly and came back in 2008 but really got down to business last winter.)

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 43 lbs.

Overall Goal: Maintain once I hit goal weight and to feel better about myself

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:

1) I became a grandma at 31 yrs old (I now have 4 grandbabies)
2) I am a Girl Scout Leader

Anything else you want to share:
I am 37 years old and can't wait to hit my goal weight. I am joing this team for accountability. I can be a major procrastinator. I have found out that my hubby enjoys running also. However he wants to run more than I can at the time and I feel like I'm holding him back. That would be the only thing really we have in common in the exercise part of my life. I have been gaining and losing all month and I so hoped I'd have made my goal weight by the end of May. It doesn't look good for me. So I'm moving my date out a few more months. I'm GOING to be at my goal weight by end of summer.

"Michelle"
Baby boy born 1/31/12
SW 189#
GW 125#

NEOhio(Eastern Timezone) USA


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3/30/11 5:11 P

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Name: Tiffany

Location: Kansas

Date Joined SP: March 21, 2011

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 130 to 150 (162-182 lb loss)

Overall Goal: Get to a maintain a healthy weight through adopting a healthy lifestyle

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I like hockey and cats

Anything else you want to share: I tend to start a new thing very strong, but if I am not careful I will lose steam. I want to avoid that this time and finally accomplish my goals.

"Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself." Pythagoras


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3/30/11 1:30 P

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Name: Paula

Location: Arkansas

Date Joined SP: 3/30/2011

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 55 lbs.

Overall Goal: MAINTAIN goal weight.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:

1) I just got married 15 days ago - so I am doing this backwards!
2) I was born in the same hospital as our current president.

Anything else you want to share: I am 36 years old and ready to finally obtain and maintain that goal weight I have been chasing all these years. I guess starting AFTER I got married is a different approach and am ready to be held accountable! I can be a great cheerleader too!!!!


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3/30/11 1:18 P

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Name: Jennifer or Jen (just not Jenny)

Location: Leesburg, FL

Date Joined SP: 3/25/11

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 130 lbs

Overall Goal: Becoming a better person and loving myself. Be fit and toned

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I coach cheerleading and weight loss challenges; I am a mom of 3, 14yr old daughter, 7 & 4 yr old sons.

Anything else you want to share: I once weighed over 225 lbs, lost 90 lbs in 7.5 months, kept it off for 2 years but endulged a little too much this past winter (I told myself I needed an extra layer of fat to keep me warm anyways lol) and put on 18 lbs. Want to take that off plus an additional 5

Edited by: JENP5678 at: 3/30/2011 (13:19)
Jennifer
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3/27/11 1:13 P

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Name: Jess

Location: Montana

Date Joined SP: 06Apr2008

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 140 lbs / ~ 15 lbs to go

Overall Goal: I want to get to a weight/size where what I choose to do doesn't depend on if I will feel comfortable in the clothes I have to wear and if I'll be able to keep up and not embarass myself (Hiking, fishing, etc.)

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: My ideal job would be a professional organizer and I'm a huge Raiders fan!.

Anything else you want to share: I'm doing Weight Watchers right now and trying to stick to a program for my 1st 10K in 3 weeks

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3/25/11 1:52 P

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Name: Mary Ann
Location: Metro Detroit
Date Joined: 3/15/11

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 140/ 16 lbs.

Overall Goal: have exercise and activity incorporated as a normal part of my lifestyle. Whole-body health

2 Random Fun Facts about you: Lost 80 lbs over the past several years. On my way to a complete 100!


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3/24/11 11:54 A

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Name: Mary

Location: Central IL

Date Joined SP: Fall of 2010 - I need accountability

Goal Weight / Goal Weight Loss: 246-199 (for now that is my goal, it might change when I get there)

Overall Goal: To be healthy inside and out.

2 Random, Fun Facts about you: I work from home full time, and I have Wii fit that never gets used :(


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
~~Unknown


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BRANNENCONNELLY Posts: 4
3/22/11 7:30 A

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Name: Brannen

Location: DC Area

Date Joined SP: Sometime in 2009, I believe. I tend to be active for a couple of months, fall off, come back six months later, start over again...

Goal Weight / Goal Weight Loss: 280lbs / 140lbs

Overall Goal: To get healthy enough, enduring enough, strong enough to take back up activities that I deeply miss (like hiking, fencing, distance swimming, etc.)

2 Random, Fun Facts about you: 1) I used to write obituaries for a living. And yet, somehow, that never inspired me to get healthier. 2) I have a knack for creating foods and drinks that friends rave about that I, personally, don't like.

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LIBNICH Posts: 2
3/21/11 12:39 A

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Name: Liberty

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Date Joined SP: 4/8/2010 (but inactive till about March 6, 2011)

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 120/72

Overall Goal: To be healthy and more self-confident

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I'll be 30 on my next birthday and still can't decide what I want to be "when I grow up." One of my friends and I once came in second in a Harry Potter "Geeks Who Drink" trivia test -- it was a proud day.


For more Liberty, check out Liberty Corner: liberty-corner.blogspot.com


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LEIRIA's Photo LEIRIA Posts: 5,185
3/20/11 11:11 A

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Name: Leiria

Location: Texas

Date Joined SP: March 2008

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 125/12

Overall Goal: Lose the weight and keep it off

2 Random facts about You: I am hopeful this team will keep me accountable; since my goal is to lose approximately ten pounds, I keep putting off getting serious about it.






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STILLOUT2LUNCH's Photo STILLOUT2LUNCH SparkPoints: (37,613)
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3/18/11 1:43 P

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Name: Cheryl
Location: Central Florida
Joined SP: January, 2011
Goal to Lose: 130 lbs

Overall Goal: To be an active, energetic, positive, healthy person. To embrace life instead of hiding from it.

Random Fun Facts: Lived on a boat for 10 years and cruised the Eastern US and Bahamas.
Am an acupuncturist, English teacher, RN and Deli associate. I am an avid reader and l
love to cook and try new recipes. Never follow recipe exactly, have to add my own
touch.

This is the first I have actually interacted on this site. I have had my hands full getting the journaling and eating at least understandable and achievable. Struggling to become an active participant rather than just an observer in life. I am genuinely looking forward to the rest of my life and I don't want to spend it sitting on the couch watching others have all the fun.

~ Cheryl ~ Eastern Standard Time

"If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. "- Dan Sullivan, business coach

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. -
Chinese Proverb

"Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the hell with sugar and spice." - Bethany Hamilton


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SHAWNAPE SparkPoints: (68)
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3/15/11 11:10 A

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Name: Shawna

Location: Little Rock, AR

Date joined SP: 3/15/11

Goal Weight Loss: 35 lbs

Overall Goal: To wear a monikini or bikini and not feel embarrassed. To feel confident in myself and clothes and not have back fat! :-)

2 Random Fun Facts: I love to read, some of ANYTHING and I am obsessed with shoes!

I am really interested in how others use their experiences to motivate others to lose weight. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

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3/13/11 11:23 P

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Name: Ariel

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba (I know random lol)

Date Joined SP: Sometime in 2008

Goal Weight Loss: 53

Overall Goal: To get a belly button ring, to wear a bikini, to be able to fit into really nice sundresses this summer without looking bloated, and to donate my eggs to a couple who needs them (apparently your BMI has to be 27 for them to consider you a donor and mine is 34 right now).

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I love to read and write fanfiction (I know, I'm a dork) and I'm obsessed with cartoons (both kitty cartoons and adult swim type of cartoons).

Anything else you want to share: I've actually been working hard to lose weight since September of 2009. So far (if you count the two months I lazed around because of the holidays), I've lost 15LBS.

At this point, I would generally quit and go back into my old habits. But no longer! I will not let my laziness get the best of me. I have to keep going and I will keep going. Hopefully, with some support from the community, I will be able to get past this rough patch that I'm at right now.

Can't wait to hear some motivation from everyone!

Until then!

Ariel

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3/13/11 5:25 P

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Name: Bob
Number of lbs. to lose 100
Joined: 3/13/11

Been a Spark member since, August had a great start, but there is only one problem with Spark, ME.

Oh, and if I do have any problem with Spark, it would be people are too nice, that is fine with most, many, but I know "Bob" all too well, and if there is a way to connive, wiggle, cheat, or in any way manipulate it, my base or lower self will find a way to play the game or system.

I have been playing "Spark" now for the last 3 months, so I am trying this team.

Brutally honest! I looked at this teams numbers and am not impressed!!! No better than most teams, no, I am not sugar coating this. I am looking for one maybe two other people who are going to be brutally honest with me. I need that.

I don't need a 'friend". I don't need analysis, (OK, maybe a bit) if that analysis is telling me like it is, fine.

I am not afraid of the truth, I embrace it. So bring it.

The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse. ~Author Unknown

emoticon I usually post an emoticon with a happy, upbeat, positive face, but this time I have my game face on.

I know full well joining a team does nothing, unless I do it.

If nothing happens here, that is fine, at the end of the day I believe in personal responsibility and I am ultimately responsible for myself, not this team.



Fit not fat is my future

The test of your character is what it takes to stop you.

Oklahoma City Team www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=12354


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VIBEKEROMERO SparkPoints: (30)
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3/13/11 4:35 P

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Name: Vibeke
Number of pounds to lose: 45.
Joined the team: March 13, 2011.
I need supportive and dependable process buddies. I am not afraid to get in touch with people or listening to people's drammas, because to only enjoy other people's company, I think there are other spots. I consider this one one to encourage and give encouragement to.
Personal thought: Life is too short when you are overweight to do nothing about it, even when you have an age to still be supported by your parents.

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3/11/11 2:55 P

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Hello,
My name is Ashely, I am currently trying to lose about 100 pounds. I am new to weight loss and would love to have a buddy to talk to and share struggles with and encourage and get encouragement from. So if you are interested please contact me

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WHENWILLIBEFIT's Photo WHENWILLIBEFIT Posts: 1,078
3/11/11 11:00 A

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3/10/11 2:32 P

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Name: Whitney

Location: Portage, Michigan

Date Joined SP: Uhh like a week or so ago...

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 125 lbs.

Overall Goal: Lose weight and tone up!

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I am a huge artsy type person and I kick butt at filleting fish.

Anything else you want to share: I'm currently following the Couch to 5k training plan and hope to run my first 5k in May!

 current weight: 126.6 
 
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3/8/11 11:18 A

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Name: DC - the user name is named after my dog Rebel

Location: NYC

Date Joined SP: 2008 I think?

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 118

Overall Goal:To tone up and become swimsuit ready for summer and also be healthier

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I am an artist/painter and a freelance designer, I like to look at the hotties in the fitness center..lol

Anything else you want to share: I am single at age 36 and my dog is my only child

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3/7/11 1:37 P

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Name: Mary

Location: Tulsa, OK

Date Joined SP: 8-13-10

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 125

Overall Goal: To dance at my grandchildren's weddings!!

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I am a Ms. Fix it, I love to travel.

Anything else you want to share: I have 5 grown children and 12 (almost 13) grandchildren (8 granddaughters and 4 grandsons). My husband is my best friend.


“Autumn is the perfect time to take account of what we've done, what we didn't do, and what we'd like to do next year."


~Author Unknown


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3/6/11 7:05 A

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Name: Michelle

Location: Greenville, Al.

Date Joined SP: Dec. 31 2008

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 127

Overall Goal: To get healthier and stay that way.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I love to read and really I love to exercise

Anything else you want to share: I have a daughter getting married in may, a beautiful three year old grandson, and a husband that really does support me in all this.

Michelle
Alabama

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll



 current weight: 158.7 
 
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3/4/11 11:31 P

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Name: Kelley

Location: Roswell, GA

Date Joined SP: Oct 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 145. Want to lose 55 lbs

Overall Goal: Live a healthier and happy life.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I love music -- usually hard rock or heavy metal, Just got engaged last month.

Anything else you want to share: Love to hike/walk and I can walk for miles. Usually on my days off I walk up to 8 miles at the local park.




"For every failure, there's an alternative
course of action. You just have to find it.
When you come to a roadblock,
take a detour."
- Mary Kay Ash



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