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Welcome ladies and it is never to late to get started. I won't give up on anyone in this team. Please feel free to add me to your spark page if you would like, because I do like to give out goodies to acknowledge your hardwork and even completing challenges. I am looking forward to 2012, and I am also going to be joining a gym right across from where I work. I figure if I am paying for the gym I am going to work out a lot more(at least I hope).
Congratulations Micki!!! I'm so happy for you! I also joined a gym this year and have a person trainer..only way to do it, I couldn't do it by myself. I just wish i had a personal trainer for when I am in the kitchen!!!
I haven't lost that much weight yet but am very determined!! How did you do it?
Nice to hear about you, keep in touch.
Hello everyone and I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and happy New year!!! My name is Micki Ward, I', 52 and I live in Texas. I'm just learning on how this works so please bear with me LOL! I am very excited to get a fresh start on my weight loss. I joined a gym and have a personal Trainer until Saturday. This was a really great way to get started for me. I started this on Nov 8, 2011 and my weight was 205.0 lbs, and I am 5 ft tall so kind of round. I weighed in yesterday after getting back to Texas from the Holiday with my parents and my weight is 200.0 lbs!!! I just want to say Thank You to Nicole for sending me all the emails and not giving up on me. I will try to stay in touch and hope to contribute with to the team. Thanks again and I am looking forward to the New Year!!!
NAME: Jaime Chandler
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: 80 pounds
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: Rosepetala has been an online alias of mine for a while. 87 Was year I was born
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE:
MARRIED/SINGLE: living with boyfriend
KIDS: no children although I wish to some day soon!
STATE/COUNTRY: wisconsin usa
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: at least 75 lbs
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: an old email name that I had for a long time...I love jazz!
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: I have struggled with my weight since the day I was born. At the age of 1 yo, I weighed 30 lbs. I big baby rolls on my inner thighs. I was always embarassed to get on the scale in grade school because I didn't want any of the other kids to see that number. I started on Weight Watchers in 4th grade. I've always been in sports (volleyball and soccer) and my parents aren't significantly over-weight, yet I always struggled significantly. I joined Jenny Craig at the age of 19 and lost 54 lbs. A year later I started to gain it back. I then worked as a consultant at Jenny Craig, but I still couldn't manage to keep it off. Over the years, I've gained it all back plus 30! In the past 2 years I've been diagnosed with PCOS and a thyroid condition which have provided me with some answers about my metabolism. Low and behold, my hormones are out of whack! But my endocrinologist had also bore the bad news that I 'just have a sluggish metabolism' meaning I don't necessarily have to eat even the 1200 calories per day and I can get by. She also stated that I need to really focus on moving. It's been a trip and Sparkpeople is where I am now at in my journey. I will SURVIVE! I will be healthy!
KIDS: No (three cats we treat like kids though)
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: 20#
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: My husband is a Geek of all Trades. I'm his Mrs.
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: I joined the gym at work on June 1 and restarted my activity here shortly thereafter. I may not see a lot of change in my numbers, but I moved 7 yards of mulch and compost over my sloped yard the past couple of weekends and I can still move. That says a lot to me!
NAME: JC ( short for Jacquelline Christina )
KIDS: Yep....ONE beautiful baby girl. Well she's 17 now... LOL
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: I would like to start off with 30 and see where to go from there.
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: EASY....Life is too short I just wanna have fun!
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: It's taken me a while but I'm trying to ge the hang of this site! I'm getting serious about my weight loss and health now that I have registered for a 1/2 Marathon in December. No better time than the present to start!
KIDS: Not yet, maybe someday
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: I would like to start off with 50 and see where to go from there.
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: first,middle initial and last name, then the day of my birthday.
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: When I started this site a year ago it was more on a whim of what a friend had told me about this and then I sort of lost track and didn't come on. I'm hoping to push myself this year and actually do something about my weight. Some times I'll be really active on the forums but there are also times I may just wanna sit back and do my own thing. So fee free to message me whenever, I'm always here to help if I can.
total amt. to loose:35
name chosen: initials, and weight i liked and dress size
other information: I can't believe it has been 1 year since I started and I really lost track of everything and actually gained 5 pounds!!! I never really posted on these boards and was always hoping I would find some inspiration that would help me persevere. I am very determined this time not to let another year go by like I have in the past without loosing weight.
This was in my inbox from 22Chunky, stop by her page:
MARRIED/SINGLE: Married(forty-one years)
KIDS: 2 grown married sons, one GRANDson, one GRANDdaughter
STATE/COUNTRY: Mississippi(the hospitality state!)
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: sixty pounds
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: too,too chunky...22Chunky
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: I have TOTALLY lost my focus. :( After losing some much needed weight, I have "found" it again. Seems to be the story of my life.
Chrissy you are never to late to post. Welcome to the team again, and we should all want to live life.
Sorry this is a little late...
NAME: Chrissy Sanchez
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: 100+
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: It's what I want to do. I don't want to settle for just being alive. I want to LIVE LIFE!
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: I don't have kids but I have a cat and both her and my husband mean the world to me.
BIRTHDAY: June 11, 1967 (44 yrs old)
MARRIED/SINGLE: married for over 17 yrs
KIDS: son 15 & daughter 13
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOSE: I am at my goal range.
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: my hubby's initials and my initials :)
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: I lost 120 lbs between June 2009 and December 2010. I have been maintaining my weight within a 10 lb range since then. I continue to set nutrition and fitness goals for myself to keep me working to becoming healthier and more fit. I became a member of the National Weight Control Registry to provide ongoing accountability and incentive to keep maintaining this healthy weight. In March of this year I started the SparkPeople Rookie to 5K training program and since then have become a runner and participated in six 5K events over the summer.
I have a photo journal of the weight loss at this link...
BIRTHDAY: June 15
KIDS: I have two boys three and five years old.
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: I think I have 75 left. The bmi says I should be 150, but I can not visualize that. I might end up around 175.
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: My user name is my first and last name put together with a y taken out of my first name. They fit together perfectly.
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE:I have started a Paleo plan, but I still use spark people to track my diet when I have questions about my macro nutrients.
This was sent to me in my inbox from MARJES82:
NAME: marjes galea
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: 10kg
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: own name
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE:
BIRTHDAY: 29th January 1981, I am 30
MARRIED/SINGLE: Getting married in June 2012 :)
KIDS: Nope, still learning how to look after myself first
STATE/COUNTRY: Sheffield, England (yep, I'm a Brit)
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: 55lbs when I started, 30lbs now
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: It's my main character's name from World of Warcraft. Did I mention I'm a geek?
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: Although I have lost 25lbs so far I have been very much on-again-off-again this year. I want to become more consistant and have the strength to keep on track even when there's other stuff happening. I'm moving house in 4 weeks so this is particularly important! Once we've moved it's all steam ahead on planning the wedding and honeymoon but I'll have more time for me too.
I get a lot of my exercise through working on my garden and allotment. I am a VERY keen gardener and enjoy eating what we grow immensely :)
BIRTHDAY: July 2, 1958, I am 53
MARRIED/SINGLE: Married for 26 years to my best friend who helps me stabilize myself when life throws me curve-balls....
KIDS: I have two children. Lisa went through a dual degree program and has a BS in Math from Elon and a BS in Engineering from Columbia. She works in NYC (Broadway) as an engineer. She is a runner and a wonderful young lady. My son is 20 and a junior at RPI. He is working in the freshmen dorms helping them adjust to learning in the college setting. His major is IT and business. He spent the summer in San Jose working for Cisco... He is passionate about many things in life... I am so proud of both of them...
STATE/COUNTRY: I was born and raised in Scituate, Massachusetts. I live in western Mass now.
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: I have neared my goal and am now 25-28 pounds lighter than when I joined a year ago. I may choose to lose another 5 at some time, but for now I am trying to stay in that 3 pound range...
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: I am a logical, practical person... and even my creativity comes from what makes sense. My name is from the first three letters of my first name and the first four letters of my last. Because I have taught reading to students with disabilities, I consider /ch/ to be one since it makes one sound... so my name is the first three sounds of my first and last name... lol
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: I see my place in Spark as permanent. It is the only way I will remain healthy... in my opinion. I need what this program offers. As I look back, I realize I am now much more active and generally more happy. I am not an athlete, but I have found ways to be active and well... and I love that. I come from a large family and enjoy family ties. I have also spent a good deal of time on facebook, where I mostly enjoy reconnecting with childhood friends... I like to bike ride, swim, walk, read, do Soduko, chat with my family and friends and help others. My greatest joy comes from helping others... I am Irish Catholic and tend to lean towards being a democrat... but am registered as an independent. I tend to keep religion and politics to myself, unless directly asked...
Wishing you well, Sheila
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and pray continuously. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain....
KIDS: 2 biological [20-somethings] , 2 steps [40-somethings]
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: 90+ when I started, now for the last 20 after talking to my doctor and making it 100
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: Our motorhome is a Damon Challenger; 75 pounds is what I thought I should lose until I did the BMI calculation...
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: I have enjoyed the past year on Sparkpeople tremendously.
My name is Tammy and I live in SW Missouri.
BLC27: Determined Desert Tortoises
BLC21-24, 26: Ivory Falcons
BIRTHDAY: June 16, 1976
MARRIED/SINGLE: Living with my boyfriend
KIDS: We have 3 girls(13,11,9) and 1 son (13)
TOTAL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOOSE: I would like to lose between 100-110 pounds
HOW YOU CHOSE YOUR USER NAME: At the time I joined I was 34 and I want to lose it big
OTHER INFORMATION YOU WISH TO SHARE: I have been on this journey for a while. I will start and when I don't see changes right away I just stop working at it. I have learned losing the weight is not going to happen over night, and sometimes you are going to see a gain. Because muscle weighs more than fat, but still I know just how frustrating that can be. I know I have the misconception that I should see a loss every week, because I have watched Biggest Loser and that is what happens on that show. Well if I was stuck on a ranch, with limited food choices and able to work out 6 hours a day...then I would see a loss every week as well. But I am working Mother, and sometimes it is hard to even find 30 minutes to work out a day. Plus I love food and I don't want to have to give up food I love, just have to eat it in moderation. I know eventually I will reach my goal, but I am going to struggle along the way and that is ok. Just take it day by day, and don't let a bad choice keep you from finishing.
Please complete the following information so the team can get to know you. I am hoping we can find some common ground and start supporting each other.
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