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9/30/11 12:14 P

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Hi everyone, I have never been so unfit like how I am now in the entire 21 years of my life so I am determined to put a stop to all the emotional eating I have been engaging in these 3 months. All the junk I've been putting into my body has led to a tremendous weight gain of 23kilos. Granted I was severely overweight at 43kg one year ago, I am determined to get my body back, but a healthier-looking and fitter one too. So my aim for now is 50kg. GO FBG! We can do it, alright!

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5/10/11 8:57 A

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My name is Shirley and I live in Georgia (the land of the fried foods). I am STILL trying to find my motivation to get my butt to the gym. I hate working out alone and I don't like being on a class schedule because it never seems to jive with the time I get off work. I live 14 miles from the gym and I don't want to have to go home and drive back, but I don't want to be at the gym for 3 hours either. I always put my needs last so of course, exercise comes last. I have about 60 lbs to lose. Don't want to be skinny. Skinny is ugly to me. Just want to be toned and healthy. I am what I am and I know I will never be a size 2 and don't want to be. Looking forward to being part of the FBG girls.

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5/8/11 8:27 A

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My name is sarah. I am 24 yo and regisitered nurse. Never been a skinny person (well one time in high school I was 140 but that only lasted a week maybe), and been struggling with all the weight I put on in college (221 down to 190 by my best friends wedding in 09 with spark help) and then my first year and a half working as a nurse (up to 250, started spark again at 248 and am at last weigh in 246) and so have come back to spark. I definitely agree with the FBG lifestyle and am trying to work on that for myself and to be a better example for those I care for. I have been on many fad diets over the course of my life (parents been on them so the overweight daughter gets to join in too) but that is not the way I want to do things now. I enjoy dancing (jazz in high school, belly dance in college -which really helps promoting women to love their bodies, and now zumba on wii) and am working my way through the running program on runnersworld.com (week 4) for beginning running 101. Okay I really do not enjoy running but I like the simplicity of it. . . just put on shoes and go. .. . and I am making it more fun with technology (music and a pedometer/sensor from nike) that just encourages me to do more.

What drew me in to FBG was the title of an article that was listed in a daily blog on spark. .. get naked with us. . .lol. I definitely see more negatives than postives when I look in the mirror for now but this will be a good exercise for me and help me change the way I think.

That (food item that is tempting me) is not worth my goal jeans!

Ethnic during the week and Exotic on the weekends - one of my friends describing me belly dancing

Gotta luv the curves, workin' it!


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4/14/11 10:28 P

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Hey! I'm Errica. I am just getting started on my weight loss journey again. I'm not a fit bottomed girl yet, but I will get there. I have over 100 lbs to lose. I found your website yesterday and loved it. Then I found you here on SP. I am almost to my first goal of a 10 lb loss. I'm really excited about this journey ahead of me! emoticon

Life is Good!


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4/8/11 7:43 P

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Kathy here. Stumbled on to your website today and loved it. Then found out you were on SP too so thought I would join you all! Looks like a fun team.

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2/28/11 10:35 A

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Hi! I'm Missy, and I'm not really a FBG yet, but I'm working hard to become one. I love the website, can spend hours checking it out...and I'm psyched to find you here on Spark, as well. I look forward to getting to know everyone.


I'm Missy

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2/4/11 10:05 A

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Hi, my name is Beth. I joined sparkpeople a while ago and have been making some pretty good progress. I just found FBG and absolutely love it! So incredibly motivating!

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2/2/11 1:27 P

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Hi, my name is Joan and I love the FBG web site.....though I had seen it before, I did not realize that you were also on SP........so I signed up....as well as signing up for the FBG emails. I got so intrigued and distracted by one of the articles and checking out all the links that I spent an entire morning, really getting pumped up and motivated....

Joan
Arkansas -- Central Time Zone
"To be "heart healthy' focus on the positive; it's persistence rather than perfection that will create progress."


The difference between success and failure is the effort we put into getting there.


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2/2/11 8:20 A

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Hi, my name is Tracey. I have been overweight for most of my life and when I wasn't overweight, I still so myself that way. I went from one extreme to the other...I was extremely thin, to the point that other kids were afraid to play with me because they were afraid I'd break...to being overweight, to the point that kids made fun of me because I was fat. I am not fond of change so it's taken me awhile to get to where I am mentally. It make take me a little longer to make it work from my head to my body, but I am doing things now that I NEVER thought I'd be doing...like running! I swore I'd never run and then this year I've decided I'm going to run...I WANT to run. I feel good when I run.

Take Care and God bless,

Tracey W.

From: Dallas, TX and in Central Standard Time



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2/1/11 6:25 P

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Hi FBGs, been following ur tweets for a while and didn't realize you were on SP til u tweeted it. Thx for that. I'm Angie and I'm from Houston, TX. I have lost 50 lbs. but I just have those pesky 2-3 that just come and go. I love my new healthy lifestyle that I've been living since August 2009, and I just got my boyfriend on board and signed up today. He quit smoking just over a month ago and is already seeing the pounds going up on the scale and I am so happy that he's asked me for guidance.

Looking forward to chatting it up with yall, and following the tweets during Heavy & TBL. See 'ya soon.

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1/30/11 10:27 P

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Hello! I just came across this team and then looked up the website. GREAT place! :)

- Louisa
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1/10/11 5:22 P

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Hi Everyone!

I just found the FBG website LOVE it. I just started with SparkPeople for the third time last week, but am really looking to get as much out of the website this time as possible. This should be a great group!

- Amy


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1/3/11 7:24 A

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Hi everyone! I have been here on Spark for about 2 years now, and I am still struggling to meet my goals. The good news is that I have not given up and I have not gained back what I lost. My plan is to finally reach my goals in 2011 Good luck everyone!

~~~~Jennifer~~~~

"Never eat more than you can lift" -- Miss Piggy


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1/2/11 9:04 P

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My name is Melissa. I am reconnecting with SP and discovered FBG website today and saw this challenge. It is the perfect jump start for me....

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1/2/11 9:58 A

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emoticon Everyone,

Since I enjoy the Fit Bottomed Girls website, it seemed only natural to join the FBG Team when I became a SparkPeople member. I really like FBG Jenn's introductory comment regarding the Fit Bottom Girls lifestyle: "which is to enjoy all foods in moderation and exercise regularly with activities I love." I am looking forward to sharing thoughts and ideas with other team members as I continue to focus on my goal of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.



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1/1/11 7:31 P

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Been a Sparker for over a year, a FBG reader for a while, but just found this team today from the FBG GB page. Married 25 years, 4 kids (2 grown boys, 1 14 yo boy & a 12yo girl), and 2 grandsons. Right now I am focusing on strengthening my core to reduce back pain and to make healthy choices to be around for my grandkids.

Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start.

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12/21/10 4:12 P

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Yeah!!!

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9/30/10 11:19 A

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Good morning, FBGs. emoticon I'm Amber, and I'm an avid FBG blog reader. I'm re-starting my journey with SparkPeople and am happy to team up with y'all. emoticon

It is better to do something and regret it than to never do something and wonder what life would have been like if you tried.
I'm not scared of the scale... I'm scared FOR the woman on it.


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7/29/10 1:27 P

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Hello FBGs!

My name is Lisa and I actually found your site from Tosca Reno's site. I'm a new convert to Clean Eating and trying to get back into a fitness routine so I am happy to find you!

I look forward to meeting you and joining in your challenges.

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7/13/10 3:11 P

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I'm with you Lisa I enjoy healthy foods and do exercise, but ate too much. I have found encouragement here at sparkpeople, but the most helpful thing I've found is the nutrition tracker. I was eating very high calorie snacks without realizing it, in between my healthy meals.

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LISADOZ Posts: 14
7/12/10 10:29 A

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Hi everyone, my name is Lisa and I am from Houston, Texas. I have a pretty good exercise habit, but my problem is with my diet. I eat pretty healthy, just too much. I am ready to concur this problem once and for all. So I am hoping to find some motivation to stick to my goals.

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7/11/10 4:10 P

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Hi!
My name's Ephy and I live in Greece, Europe. I discovered FBG last night and it seemed like a fun team to adhere to! Best of luck to everyone in this common goal of ours!

Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing...


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7/6/10 3:20 P

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Hi Everyone!
My name is Kate. I live in Southern California, and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl 9 months ago. I recently found FBG on the web and love it. I've read that it should take the same amount of time to lose what you put on during pregnancy, but with my daughter nine months now and still weight to lose, I've fallen far behind that. I want to lose the baby weight and then some because I wasn't my fittest before pregnancy either. I've got about 66 pounds to lose, but so far my boyfriend and I have been great at changing our lifestyle to health-conscious.

My biggest issue has always been impatience. I want the weight off now, but it doesn't work that way. It does help seeing a steady decline in weight and feeling my clothes fit looser.

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7/6/10 10:13 A

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Hi Everyone --
My name is Xoe. I'm in Lawrence, KS and have been following the FBG blog in my reader. I was glad to learn there is a Spark team.

My biggest fitness problem is procrastination. ... Any excuse to not start working out on any given day is a good excuse to me. .. But I'm getting better about it. As long as I start, I do ok.

"go, go, go beyond, go thoroughly beyond, and establish yourself in enlightenment" - 14th Dalai Lama


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7/5/10 4:48 P

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Hello! I was happy to see this team. I emoticon FBG!

Jennifer:)

Getting started is only part of the journey, the rest is never giving up, no matter what!!! -JH

The five keys to success are Passion, Perseverance, Balance, Giving back, and Faith.
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7/5/10 3:24 P

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Hi. I'm Heather, I've been following FBGs for about a year. So excited to find today that you have a Sparkteam.


Heather!

Dayton, OH

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"But those that hope in the Lord will renew their strength,. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will RUN and not be weary, they will WALK and not faint" Is 40:31


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Hi All! I joined the team in the hope of it becoming true! I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

Susan

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Hi I am from Rhode Island and my bottom is not FIT yet change the vowel and that would describe me. I am using Sparks and Wii fit to get there.

Patricia

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7/5/10 6:47 A

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Hi, I'm another newbie!
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My name is Jennifer, and I live in Oregon. I am 41, I have two kids (ages 18 & 24) and live with my long-time/live-in boyfriend and two old-lady kitties.
I have a LOT of weight to lose, but I'm already on my way, and more than committed on reaching my goals. I am always glad to chat & make new friends, and frankly, I could use the support, so I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all!

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7/4/10 7:54 P

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Hi everyone! Happy 4th of July!!!
My name is Robin, and I live in Colorado. I am a huge walking fan, and I love to play golf. Part of my peace comes from walking a golf course (and hopefully shooting a low score, though that very seldom happens... oh well).
I'm new to SparkPeople and to the teams, but I'm having a ball exploring the site. This looks like a really fun team. I'm excited to get to know all of you.

HUGS from Robin


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ANDREA1876 Posts: 54
7/4/10 3:39 P

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Hi all! I'm Andrea. I'm a 34 year old wife and mommy of three. I rejoined SP yesterday and just discovered FBG this afternoon - what an awesome site!

I've struggled with my eating and body image issues for too long and am finally at a point where I am ready to do the right thing and take care of my body so it is at its best. I can't wait to get to know all of you!

You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north. ~ Deuteronomy 2:3


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7/4/10 12:47 P

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Hi! I'm Dorie, a 37 yo, happily married, mom to 2 kids, 12 and 7. I am a teacher, and have some time off in the summer, which I'm trying to use to get back on the fitness bandwagon. I love FBG! I eat pretty well, but I have fallen out of the habit of working out and let stress get in the way (excuses, excuses!), so I'm actively trying to reverse that. I ran with my ds (12) today, and we only went a mile, but it was better than nothing!

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7/2/10 11:58 P

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I receive FBG in my email daily. I have learned so much from the girls and had many a laugh, at their expense! Been on Spark for a while and at this point in time I am maintaining my goal weight. Welcome to everyone! emoticon emoticon

DIET IS A FOUR LETTER WORD!!!!

We are constantly creating our "karma" or destiny through our intentions, thoughts and deeds in this moment. It is achieved through countless deliberate acts of selflessness.

It's hard to be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves.

Just keep on moving and you'll get there.


If you ever want to feel good about yourself, go out and help someone else!


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hello, I'm Terri and follow FBG's on Facebook! Just found out there was a team out there so here I am. I am 44 and have been over weight my whole life. But have managed to loose 25 pounds so far. Looking to loose another 10-20 depending. But mainly want to be healthy. Very excited to do my first race tomorrow! It's a 2 mile walk race but it's a start for me!! You all have a great day!

Terri
South Texas

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7/1/10 5:36 P

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Just saying hi. I'm new here on Sparkpeople and recently discovered FBG.

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I've followed FBG for a while, but I'm more of a quiet stalked. (*shhhhh*) However, I love joining active teams as so many on here don't have a lot of participation. I can't wait to see what this team does! :) Whoohooooooo!

Every day is *the day.* Dream it. Live it. Love it.....with all your heart & soul.

2014 GOALS:
~ Tough Mudder Nashville: June 2014 - DONE!
~RnR Savannah Marathon: Nov 2014 - DONE!

(Please always feel free to add me & I will return the favor. My page is private for reasons beyond my control.) :)


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i've been following FBG for about a year now and i love them!!! i am so happy to see a FBG team on sparkpeople!!!

~jessica


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I've been following FBG since their inception.. happy to find them on Spark.. I've been a member of spark on and off for years but have finally decided within the last month to utilize this as an avenue to keep me accountable and keep the weight off.

you can follow my journey at http://fitlounge.wordpress.com or @thefitlounge on twitter

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Hello Everyone:

My name is Brooks. I am new the group. Over the last 9 months I have managed to lose 116 pounds but I still have 50 pounds to lose by my 30th birthday. I've been a member of Spark since 2007 but have not been active - I am determined more now than ever to not only lose the 50 pounds but stay active and motivated to maintain a healthier eating habits and regular exercise routine.

Follow me on Twitter @FitnFabulicioustwitter.com/fitnfabuliciou
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5/27/10 3:40 P

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Hello All,

I'm new to the group. I've been following on Twitter for awhile and just saw that there is a SparkPeople group!

I WILL Succeed!


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MISSRISSE Posts: 18
5/25/10 6:08 P

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Looks like you have quite the hurdle to jump - but you can do it! You already lost 10lbs! Woohoo!!

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5/25/10 10:02 A

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HI! I new here - invited to join by FBG Jenn :)
My Name is Emma and I'm turning 31 this year. I am overweight at 187 and trying to lose it but there are complications caused by the many chronic illnesses I currently live with day to day. I have Rhuematoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, IBS, and PCOS. These cause me to often be so fatigued that even the thought of going for a walk is tiring. I try to exercise when I feel well, but it is during those times that I end up catching up on the things I can't do when I hurt - i.e. Chores (which, I guess, could be considered exercise ;) ).
I am happy to say that my time on Titter & SP with the Stand Up & Lose It team has helped me lose 10 pounds this year :)

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


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5/21/10 6:29 P

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Love it FBGTISH - can you give me some pointers on training for a 1/2? thats my goal!

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Hey! Hey! Hey!

I'm Tish, the newbie FBG on the block. I got serious about my health a year and some change ago. I was walking a small flight of stairs and got dizzy and decided that was it. I started training for a half marathon and I've never looked back.

Working out is my wonder drug of choice. I still have many, many moments where the gym makes my butt twitch, but overall I love what a good workout does to my sanity and bawd.

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5/19/10 12:32 P

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Good for you!!! You can do it! We'll encourage you through!!!

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Saw a shoutout on Twitter from Fit Bottomed Girls. So I joined spark people.com today and the group. I'm a 37 yr old deaf single mom who is morbidly obese at the moment. Been heavy all my life. I need to lose weight and get healthy for myself and most of all, for my son. He needs me to be around for as long as I can. I'm trying to work hard at taking back my life. Working on walking up to 10,000 steps a day. At moment, it ranges from 5000 - 6000 steps a day. I need to move more! Looking forward to trying this out and making it!

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Hi Everyone!

I'm Risse, 27 years old from Vancouver, BC, CANADA! I've been married 5 years and have identical twin boys who just turned 3. I have owned/operated my own daycare for 7 years now but will be ending that at the end of this month due to my husband traveling ... they are 10 hour days plus I have to keep up with my 3 year olds ... time for a break! I also work part-time for a non-profit radio ministry doing design and I love it but doesnt help me move like I'm used to with the daycare!

I have always been a healthy eater but never very active. Once I had the twins I had little time to eat so at the end of the day I would eat whatever was fasted around me, never a well balanced meal. I started at I've already lost 17 lbs in 12 weeks but am finding myself stuck right now. I am finding lots of inspiration from following fitbottomedgirls on twitter, love you guys! Glad you started this team!!

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5/17/10 8:29 A

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Hi everyone! I'm Jaclyn, 28 years old and currently living in northern VA and working in Washington, DC. I put in long hours at work and just bought a house at a distance outside the city that requires me driving in (no more walking to and from the metro), so I'm doing my best to integrate activity into my life in other ways! I've always been a fairly healthy eater (except for a brief time in college) but I've spent more time studying and working in sedentary jobs than running around and playing. I'm trying to improve my fitness level so that I can meet some of my fitness goals, including picking up cycling and getting back into running road races because I've been inspired by FBG Jenn! Fav ways to work out include hiking, kayaking, running (yes, I'm an outdoorsy girl) and yoga. I'm looking forward to seeing what challenges this team brings!

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5/17/10 7:51 A

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Hey! I'm Jen, 32yo married with a dog, no kids, in Charlottesville, VA. I am the Director of Education for a company that manages nonprofit membership organizations, and I run a freelance editing business on the side in all my spare time. My husband is an editor for LexisNexis, and he writes comic books in his spare time (all for fun and not profit so far, though he's making slow progress toward possibly being published for actual money).

My goals are pretty simple: get fit in a healthy manner. I want to feel good about myself, feel energetic and active, eat well (but not give up my favorite foods because I really do enjoy eating good food; it's almost a hobby!). And because of that, my weight loss progress is REALLY slow - and I'm OK with that. It's been almost a year now since I started over on SP, and I've lost almost 35 lbs in a year. I've got about 50 more I'd like to lose, but I'm not in a hurry; I'm OK with going about it slow and doing what makes me happy to get there.

I struggle the most with reducing my sodium intake - there is just too much sodium in processed food, and unfortunately, I'm too busy to NOT eat processed food. My other big struggle is making myself do strength training because it's SO BORING and takes an additional 30 minutes that I'd rather use for cardio, but I have recently developed a new plan of action to fit in 2 weight sessions and 1 yoga class every week to get in some strenth training.



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5/15/10 9:42 A

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Hi, I'm Andrea and I joined this team because I follow FBG on twitter. I recently began my weightloss journey and am slowly but surely making progress. I have a very busy life with my husband and 4 chidren and teaching. I am learning to develop healthy habits and focus on getting health rather than quick fixes.

Take care

Andrea--BSG HEARTBREAKERS TEAM


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5/13/10 2:56 P

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Hi everyone! I'm 25, vegan, work in for a women's health organization & foster cats/dogs. I've always been obese/overweight (I was close to 220 in high school) and have ever-so-slowly developing better habits.

My life is very busy, but when I actually go to the gym and am not stressed out, I lose the weight pretty quickly. It's the making time for everything that's tricky. I'm almost ready to dip below 180, which was the least I weighed in my adult life (when I could barely afford to eat and biked everywhere... it was a good/bad thing).

I've been doing the C25K program (w2!) & am forcing myself to do more strength training, along with the ol' cardio standbys.

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5/10/10 8:55 P

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Hi everyone! I'm Kira from Nashville, and I've been following FBG on Twitter based on recommendations from Coach Nicole. I was so glad to see that y'all have a team.

I lost 20 lbs two years ago for my wedding, and it has slowly crept back on, so I'm trying to keep it under control until I can go off hormonal birth control and really start to lose again. I love cooking healthy (and indulgent) meals and hitting the gym.

Kira
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5/10/10 8:33 P

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Hi everyone! I'm Courtney and I am from Pennsylvania. I havebeen following FBG on Twitter and saw a shout-out about the team on SparkPeople...how could I not join?!

I have been a Spark member for three years now, and am still travelling on my weight loss journey. I took some time away from Spark last year and I am glad to be back in the full swing. I am working with a trainer every week and am training with the couch to 5k program. I may not be seeing the numbers on the scale, but I am definitely stronger and happier than I have been in a very long time! No more girly push-ups for me! ;)

Looking forward to chatting with you all!

~*Courtney*~

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"It's not about how to achieve your dreams. It's about how to lead your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you." -- Randy Pausch


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5/10/10 3:26 P

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Hi, I'm Jenni, SAHM of 2 munchkins and DF to Adamm9 here on SparkPeople & Twitter.

I've been heavy for the majority of my life due to poor eating habits & a sedentary lifestyle. I lost about 75lbs back in 1999-2001 and gained it all PLUS some when I had our DD in Aug '04. I lost about 55lbs, hovering at 195 for a few years until I got pregnant with our DS. The last numbers I saw on the scale in my midwife's office were 240lbs and that was 3 weeks before giving birth, so I know I weighed even more than that when I gave birth. I made a commitment to losing weight & getting healthier in Jan '08 when I joined Sparkpeople. I was 197.5 then and now hover between 144-147 most days. It took 2 years to lose the weight but I did it in a sensible manner that is conducive to a healthy lifestyle for ME and my family.

Jenni, mama to:
Chloe 8/04
Mason 03/07

Working on staying active & healthy for myself & my family

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5/6/10 10:34 P

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Hiya! I'm Ashley, 25 living in Michigan, but I am from Virginia. Went to Virginia Tech - Go Hokies! I lost some weight a few years ago by cutting down on certain food groups (bad idea for me) and gained it all back...plus some! Now I'm working on learning and creating a healthy lifestyle :)



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5/6/10 10:11 P

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I'm Ruth! I've lost and gained a bunch of weight over the past couple of years, and I'm back in gain territory. However, I'm not giving up and I'm trying to be as healthy and happy as possible!

I'm going for a lifestyle, not a diet: dietprocrastinator.blogspot.c
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5/6/10 9:12 P

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Hi! I am Rose, 35 yr old mother of 3. I have lost almost 30 lbs in the last 3 years and am working to get the last 10 off by July 1. I have been actually hanging on to these last 10 for about 2 years - so it is time to push myself to go that extra mile!!



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5/6/10 1:06 P

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Hi everyone! I'm Sarah, 28, getting married in 5 months. =) I finally got my motivation this year realizing my wedding is less than a year away, and I've lost 25 lbs. so far! I want to lose at least another 25 by the wedding, and 80 overall. It won't stop when we say "I do," I'm in this for life! My fiance is also trying to lose weight and is down about 20 lbs. so far. I'm so proud of him!

My last day at my sedentary desk cube job is May 14, then I'll be working from home selling jewelry, studying to become a wedding planner, and being a housewife. ;-) I'll have a lot more time to cook and exercise, and hope to kick my weight loss into the next level.

I'm also on Twitter, my account is private till my job ends but add me and I'll add you! Take care everyone!

~Sarah Proto (soon to be Nelson!)

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."
Mark Twain

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5/6/10 12:36 P

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Hi, everyone! WTG on the goal and Happy Birthday, Rekeesha!

I'm Christie a 47yo wife and mom who is trying to get herself back in shape after a few tumultuous years of backsliding. I've lost 53 pounds so far, with about 30 to go.

I have a 21yo son, a 21yo stepson and a 14yo stepdaughter. I'm a CPA, so I'm sedentary, which doesn't help matters.

I work out with The FIRM mostly. The exercise has made almost as big a difference as the weight loss in how I feel.

Thanks for forming the FBG team!

~Christie in NC

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Hi Team,

I'm Rekeesha. I'm 30 y/o (as of today), SNK and live in Orlando, FL.

As of my May 1st weigh in I reached my first goal of losing 30 pounds! I will be setting new goals early next week. Although I still have pounds to lose, I'm thinking that my new set of goals will be fitness-related, rather than focusing on weightloss.

Can't wait to get to know you all!

This day will never come again. Make it count!


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5/6/10 11:57 A

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belfastbiker, 40yo, formerly 327lbs, now 281. Only about 114 to go. :)

Longer, fuller life is my goal. Was seriously worried about dying much too young last year. Mum's had two recentish heart attacks, heart issues run in the family. I had a heart scare early last year.

Got lots of short-term, medium-term, long-term goals. They're on my fitness blog at www.belfastbiker.me.

Also losing weight for Cancer Research UK now, 150 donated so dar, 850 to go! :) (www.justgiving.com/belfastbiker)


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5/3/10 9:39 A

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I'm FBG Erin, co-founder of www.fitbottomedgirls.com. I'm currently pregnant, due in September, and am trying to stay active and eat well throughout my pregnancy. I'm trying to balance cravings with healthy eats and exercise with plenty of sleep!

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3/20/10 3:18 P

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Please use this forum to introduce yourself and share your goals with other Fit Bottomed Girls readers. I'm FBG Jenn and am the co-founder of www.fitbottomedgirls.com . I embrace the FBG lifestyle, which is to enjoy all foods in moderation and exercise regularly with activities I love.

There is power and support in numbers, and we hope that this community will supplement the posts on FBG!

FBG Jenn

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