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8/25/15 11:37 A

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Hi! I'm Angel and I'm joining this challenge to lose weight for motivation because I want to look and feel better.

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8/25/15 7:24 A

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Hi, I'm Elizabeth. I'm 64 yo and in desperate need if loosing 60+ pounds. I joined the challenge today and hope and pray that it is the jump start I need to get the ball rolling! emoticon

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8/24/15 9:45 A

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I'm Becca and I just moved back to the US from Canada. I decided to make the move a fresh start for a fit and healthy lifestyle, so here I am! I'm starting at 192 pounds, which is the heaviest I've ever been. My eventual goal is to lose 50 pounds, but for this challenge, I'd like to lose 10.

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8/22/15 12:31 P

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Did the Home work out challenge and wanted to tr another challenge group so decided to give this a go!

Vicky
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Buffalo, NY (EST)

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8/17/15 1:38 P

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My name is Joanna. Joined this challenge to get into the habit of exercising

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8/14/15 11:40 A

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Happy Friday everyone, my name is Debbie and I need this village to encourage and support me through this. My goal is to learn to love or atleast like exercise and just do it. I am overweight and short and all my weight is in my belly. If I were still in child bearing years, folks may think I'm ready to give birth to a very big baby. emoticon
I also have type 2 diabetes, It's this belly....
I've got to do this...I will do this..... emoticon


Success in not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

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8/11/15 8:37 P

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Hi everyone - My name is Wendy and I have about 90 pounds to lose. I'm 7 pounds less than when I started, but really need to start exercising. Hope to get a good foundation started with this challenge!

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8/11/15 5:53 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Jana and I am 34 with 2 kids and very little time to work out. I am hoping this challenge will help me not only get on track but stay on it!

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8/11/15 11:22 A

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Welcome Everyone!!!
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SW: 169 GW: 140
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8/11/15 11:10 A

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Hi everyone emoticon
I'm 24 years old, over 200 pounds, looking for a good first step to get back into a healthy lifestyle and this challenge seems perfect! I'm so excited! We can totally rock this! emoticon

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8/11/15 6:17 A

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Hi everyone.

I'm Debbie and it's time for me to start this journey properly with the right support and motivation.

Best wishes to all of you in achieving your goals emoticon emoticon

DEBBIE


Just For Today I let go of anger.

Just For Today I do not Worry.

Just For Today I have the attitude of Gratitude

Just For Today I have love and respect for every living thing.

Just For Today I will do my work honestly.

Namaste. Love and Light.



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8/10/15 11:56 P

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My name is Gina and I'm in my late 30's with 4 kids. I decided a few months ago that I was tired of being sick and was in need of some serious lifestyle changes. I have type1 diabetes, systemic lupus, and a leaking heart valve with some other minor health issues. I started this journey 3mths ago weighing 152 and now wieghing 137 but I still would like to lose another 12lbs. I'm tired of being sick and tired and truthfully I'm not ready to die.

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8/6/15 12:30 P

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My name is Joanna and I am 28 years old. I have PCOS and hypothyroidism and was just diagnosed with diabetes. I am joining this challenge to get into the habit of working out and want to get my health under control.

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8/1/15 3:14 P

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Hi, I am Ophelie. I have been with SP off and on since 2009. I was doing pretty well last fall, but then, we just moved back to the US after spending 6 years in Germany, and the whole process threw me off track. I was used to walking, biking, and barely drove anywhere, and here in Idaho, the car is a must. I will have to readjust.
I want to refocus on me, and get healthier.

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8/1/15 2:19 P

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Hi. I'm LaFreida. I'm here to encourage and receive encouragement to meet our health/fitness goals. I recognize that at my age of 56 it is not an option but an urgent need to reach and maintain my health. Besides, I really want to be a Hot Senior Citizen.

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7/27/15 10:33 A

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Welcome everyone!

Years ago I was inspired by Biggest Loser to finally tackle my weight problem. I was about at the weight I am today :-( and lost about 30 pounds. I kept it off for some time, but moving back to the US after 5 years in Europe wrecked me. Instead of walking everywhere, I now commute. Instead of eating relatively healthy food (my hubby stayed home and cooked nearly every day) I started to eat junk and grab fast food.

The time has come. I am ready to do it all over again.

I did a 2 week plan that cut out all the crap and made me eat lots of veg and lean protein and got 5 pounds off. Here's to continuing the trend!

Best to all of you!

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7/23/15 2:27 P

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Hi everyone!
I'm Anna and I literally just joined the site an hour ago. This is my first time at anything like this although my 100 000 x try to get my diet and exercise levels on track in the past 6 months! It's crazy I used to be so good at this but for a couple of years I have just really let myself go.
So I figured I could need some support and some healthy challenges/competition to keep me motivated! I am determined to start into my 30s feeling fit, strong and looking svelte. Fingers crossed ;)

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7/3/15 3:01 P

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I am Kat, I was on SP several years ago and have just been busy with kids and a career. I recently saw pictures of myself after an event and couldn't believe what I saw! Here because I am motivated and time to pay attention to my body!

Look forward to this next 28 days!

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7/3/15 2:35 A

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Attempt #3, with no excuses available.

This time:
I work from home.
I have my chronic conditions managed so they are not causing me daily pain.
I'm highly motivated.
I have the space, the equipment, and the support.

I posted on my blog a picture the newspaper in my local town posted of me and my kid marching to the courthouse on the day marriage was legalized for all couples. Next year, when we are celebrating its 1-year anniversary, I don't want to worry how the Tribune's photo is going to look with me in it.

Go me. Go us.

Rawr.



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BLUEROSE00 SparkPoints: (2,841)
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7/2/15 10:31 A

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I just started on Sparkpeople 3 days ago and started this challenged yesterday. I want to get healthy and stay that way. I am excited about this challenge! emoticon

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7/2/15 1:02 A

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emoticon July 2, let's get this started, not sure where to begin tho so a little help pls... I am a 20 something in Greenville South Carolina, a buddy ol pal wud also be great bcuz I am very inconsistent and have difficulty sticking with anything, we cud exchange contact info and do pic trades or video chats, excited to start this challenge with u, looking forward to hearing from u soon emoticon

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6/25/15 5:52 P

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Hi, I'm Catherine & I've been a member on and off for some time. I injured my hip running 3 years ago and have not been able to exercise on a regular schedule since then. I'm trying now to focus on strength training, but will also try the treadmill if it doesn't start to increase the pain too much.

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
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6/25/15 12:08 P

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Hi My name is Krystle. I had a baby almost 4 months ago. My cousins wedding is in September and I would like to lose 15-20 lbs by then. I'm hoping this challenge will give me the kick the butt that I need to get moving. emoticon

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6/19/15 11:28 P

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Hi, I just joined and need to lose about 60 pounds

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6/19/15 9:04 P

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I'm Mary Jo and I had a baby 5 months ago and I think this is the challenge to get me going again. :)

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6/19/15 7:41 P

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Hi! I'm Valerie! I've been a member of Sparkpeople since 2011, got 3/4 of the way to the top and then slid almost all the way back down! Now, I recently turned 50, have had Congestive Heart Failure and high blood pressure that I struggle with even with meds, and it is in the best interest of my health and well being to charge back up that mountain! So here's to the kick in the bootie to get me started!
Hi, Alisha! emoticon

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6/19/15 5:59 P

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Hi there - I'm Alisha. Trying for the millionth time to lose some weight and keep it off, but as I'm getting older, I know it's more than a little important to incorporate strength training into my routine.
Hoping this will be just the challenge to help establish a habit!

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6/17/15 12:23 P

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Hi . Im Debra. I am 60 years young and weigh 209. I want to lose 50 pounds and get fit for me.

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6/16/15 7:26 A

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H. I'm Susan. I'om 43. I plan to make the workouts in this challenge part of my morning routine. Starting tomorrow because if I do one right now I'll be late to work. emoticon

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6/14/15 9:58 P

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Hi! My name is Dea. I am 38 years old and recently married the love of my life last November. I have struggled with my weight (too low/ too high) since I was 16. My goals for this challenge are:
1- To tone muscles and lose weight at a healthy pace.
2- To complete all recommended action steps
3- Honor 1 low impact/ light exercise (or rest) day to allow my body to recover
4- Drink at least 8 cups of water each day
5- Get involved with the community every day to support others and gain support from others.


***Be the change you wish to see in this world***


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6/13/15 3:27 P

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Hi my name is Alexis, I am 44 years old have two young sons aged 4 & 5 years old and a lovely husband. We all live in the middle of nowhere North Wales surrounded by cows & sheep. I have had some medical issues in the past 10 years and after much morphine they have finally changed my meds and I have discovered that I feel very well and I can move again. I have been doing lots of cardio and I now I need to start strength training to help my bone density. I have so far lost 10kg in total and 3.5 kg in the past two weeks since joining SP. It will be nice to take this journey with you all and maybe make a few friends along the way!
Alexis emoticon

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6/10/15 8:24 A

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Hi, my name is Natasha and I am an at home mother of 2 teenage boys(15/16 soon to be 16/17) and a military wife to a wonderful husband and own 2 businesses. I have been on this lifestyle change since 29 Dec 2014, currently lost 40lbs and taking it 5-10lbs at a time so that I don't get overwhelmed. I do a women's only self defence class 3x week and I do Goodlife fitness 2/3 times a week as well as starting to walk outdoors more.
I am committed and wanting this more than I have ever wanted something in my life, I am no longer using excuses or life get in my way-I am doing this for me and I love SparkPeople and the support and friends I have made. Oh and I am saying hello from the East Coast of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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6/10/15 7:38 A

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Hi All! I'm joining for more accountability from others. I am currently maintaining my weight (after losing 90 pounds), though my battle is the "last 4 pounds"-are they ego? Anyway, I look forward to the support from others and to others, through this forum!

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6/9/15 4:11 P

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Hippiechick your enthusiasm and desire is felt. Well done at 54 for giving it all you got and when that finds an end you went looking for extra help. I too got a fitbit and came on SparkPeople for the extra boost or push. I am 47 and just coming into menopause, so understand the energy drop off and the general fogginess that can get n the way of goals. Like you I am not giving up or throwing in the towel EVER. I want to live a long life with great health. No point living long if you're a wreck. I have 10 pounds or so to lose. Every day is a day to work on getting that number lower. All the best to you!

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6/9/15 2:45 P

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I am excited to join this group. I am 55 years old and I currently do 5 days of Karate class with my grandson. Going the extra mile for my health is the best motivation I can give myself.
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6/9/15 12:14 A

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My name is Deb, I am 54 years old, I am married. I am a nurse at a rehabilitation hospital and I had totally let myself believe that I was no longer interested in weight loss, exercise, and getting healthier until I got to the point that I was short of breath walking from my car into the hospital to go to work. I was always tired. I couldn't sleep, I was miserable. When I stepped on the scales I couldn't believe how much weight I had gained. I have been heavy for quite a while but had never been this heavy and out of shape. I had always been able to do everything that I needed to do then it seemed that suddenly everything I did was a chore.

I started to change in a big way. I took all the junk food that I had been eating out of the house. I went to the store and purchased low calorie/fat food and I came back to SparkPeople. Since I started I have lost 20 pounds since April 28, 2015. I bought a FitBit, pulled my walking videos out of the closet and have been aiming at doing a cardio activity 3 times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes.

I know that I have made a lot of changes in a very short time but I felt desperate due to my declining endurance and health. I am interested in learning new recipes, new low-impact cardio, as well as strength training exercises for toning. I am looking forward to starting this challenge and continuing to improve my health. I have a lot of weight to lose so I'm ready to get to work!

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6/8/15 12:13 A

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Hi I will begin the 28 days tomorrow. I joined for extra accountability and motivation. My goal is to lose 10lbs.

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6/4/15 4:01 P

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Hi my name is maria and planning to start the challenge tomorrow June 5th,It's my first time time that I join a group challenge, I've been trying to lose weight for a while and due to stress, etc. it's just feels so hard to go down to the desire weight. I need to get back into a fitness routine so that I can look and feel better.


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5/31/15 3:21 P

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New to this team, and planning to start the challenge tomorrow (June 1 seemed like the perfect start date). I've been on SP before and lost 85 pounds, but life, depression, etc. got in the way of maintaining and now I'm back to square one. I need a solid challenge to force me to do strength / toning work, as I HATE it, so here I am! Trying to get back into a fitness routine during the summer before school starts and I start my new teaching position.

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5K time 8/2/15: 52 min (16:44 / mile)

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5/30/15 8:19 A

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Hi my name is Amy. I am married and have 3 children. I joined this workout challenge to challenge myself and to add to my exercise regimen.

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Hi everyone! Im Ally, and i am 19 years old. I have always been extremely fit and the scale wouldn't budge past 120! Now, it wont leave 160. I recently started gaining weight because I started college. I have been really stressed, and Ive been eating whatever I can in whatever time I have. It really hit me that I gained weight when my BMI was considered overweight. I really want to do this bootcamp, and lose some of my unwanted weight. I would appreciate some motivation! Thanks everyone!

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5/21/15 6:19 A

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Hello everyone I am Linda, I have 2 babies one 5 Serenity and one 5 months Isabelle. My daughter bless her heart has kind of brought me into this with the most honest earth shaking way. After I had Isabelle, I was walking around the house and Serenity asks me if I was going to have another baby. When I told her not right now she said well then why is your tummy still fat. I was crushed! I know she was not trying to hurt me and I know chances are she doesn't understand why I was so upset about it but it still killed me lol! So I have been working on everything for just under a month, tracking the foods, and work outs and writing a daily blog on wordpress about everything.
I am always opened for accountability buddies so if anyone needs help! or if anyone wants to help me!

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5/13/15 10:53 A

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Hello, My name is Wendy and i am 25 years old. I have 2 children ages 5 and 7. I recently joined spark people because over the last 5 years ive slowly gained about 90 pounds with about 20 pounds from last year alone, Had some deep depression last year after having 2 miscarriages and I am ready to get back to a healthy me to be here for my children. This challenge will help me be in better shape to enjoy the summer with my kids, playing outside and having loads of fun all around. I am super excited to be here.

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5/9/15 7:17 P

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Hi my name is Sheila. I am married and have 2 kids.I am 58 years old. I have been with sparks since 2012, left for awhile and then came back in FEB,2015.When I came back I weighed 155 now I weigh 143 and my goeal is to get to 120 pounds.

Yay only 30 days til spring


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5/9/15 11:41 A

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Hi, My name is Shanon and I've been on Sparks before but my computer died and I had no way of maintaining my Sparks regiment, but now I'm back on and the new phone apps are a big help. I've lost, a total of 18lbs, (I started loosing before I joined Sparks but I needed Sparks to help me continue.) I'm very proud of that. I didn't have the best support system at home either, but they are coming around to my way of thinking.
I too have a child that is fixing to get married and I want to look good in those wedding photos, luckily I have 3 years until the wedding date. Actually she's getting married in August but over in Australia. When she gets back they plan on having a ceremonial wedding. She is the oldest of four, so ....
I am also a caregiver, have been most of my life, a homeschool mom, and a quilter who is learning to make her own clothes. Need some while I loose this weight. I don't want to invest too much in new clothes when I'll be loosing, and I am loosing. emoticon

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5/7/15 12:35 P

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Hi, my name is Gill and I've been around Spark for a few years' now. I'm 60 yrs old, not overweight, but want to keep fit & healthy. I'm doing a 5k programme at the moment, and quite enjoy doing that sort of active exercise, but am quite allergic to words like 'boot camp', 'shred' and 'burn' and dislike that feeling of having a hot head when working out hard. So I go for running, swimming, yoga - have ventured into a little bit of strength training.

However, today I'm feeling a bit low - and I need something to kick it up a bit. My son is getting married in 4 weeks' time and I want to feel/look my best!

So - here goes!

Gill

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Co-Leader-- 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle team
Small bite-sized daily motivation lessons from Linda Spangle to help you succeed with any weight loss plan and help overcome emotional eating.
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Hi Everyone!! My name is Amber. I'm trying to get back on track with exercise and eating right. I just went to the doctor and my a1c was not good. I am getting back to exercising at lunchtime at work, and trying to be more active. This challenge comes at a great time because in 4 weeks, I will be going to Smokey Mountains for my 5th anniversary with my hubby. Plus in November we are going to Dominican Replubic.
From my heaviest weight of 389...I am now down to 330. I really want to break the 300's and get into the 200's.

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Chicago, IL
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Hi y'all.. sylvie here. 42 year old bulimic/compulsive overeater on a journey to a healthier, happier me. Joined SparkPeople some time back, and hopped onto this challenge. Almost completed it, but unfortuneately gave up before earning my trophy. Decided tonight I could use the motivation to add new things to my program to make it fun again.

Started at 317 lbs, and am currently at 241 - 76 lbs lost total so far.
My most exciting accomplishment in this journey, is that I can run now.
I'm not experienced, but remember a day I couldn't barely walk - so happy to be able to run now.. It feels great!

Looking forward to completing this challenge, because I know I can!

- sylvie , xo

my blog on my weight loss journey, food/sugar addiction, eating disorder, daily challenges & successes.

a-sylly-journey.blogspot.com


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I'm Marty. I joined this challenge a while ago and quit. I open I can do it this time around!

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Ingrid and I live in Flatrock, Newfoundland, Canada. I work at Memorial University as a lab instructor in computer science.

Recently, I began a healthy living group here on campus. As the leader, I give out lots of support and I have gained confidence in my knowledge of a healthy life style.

I started this journey about 5 weeks ago at 5'0" and 215 lbs. I am aiming to be 185 lbs by my birthday on December 19th, 2015. I think this is a realistic goal ad this would be 30 lbs in 30 weeks.

I will weigh-in with my group on Wednesdays and record my progress here on Thursdays.

I am looking forward to being successful and I know that this group will help me as I find the exercise part of my journey very difficult!

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Hi, My name is Maria, people call me Majo. I am back after almost 2 years of not being active on SP. I believe this challenge will be amazing for my weight loss goals.
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We can motivate each other ruby :) emoticon

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Hello Everyone:
I started the couch to 5 K. I need to work on counting calories and eating right so i have turned to spark people once again.

I am going to start this challenge because i need to do more exercise than the couch to 5k every other day.

I wish everyone the best of luck! emoticon

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Hi, my name is Jennifer, but most of my friends call me Jem. I am returning to SparkPeople after an 18-month break. I lost over 140 pounds with another website, and turned to SP for maintenance. But, life happened, and I've changed jobs to a sedentary desk job from a very active job. In the last 2 and a half years, I've gained back 50 pounds and I want to lose them again. Gotta get back on track in terms of exercise, and I believe this challenge will help.

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Hi I'm Michelle Bell but you guys can call me Bella or Mimi. I use to be a member of Spark people 3 years ago and am returning after a break from it. Really looking to connect with POSITIVE people who aren't going to criticize my weight or goals. Feel free to check out my page and add me. Also I'm on Instragram and will take requests to follow me. Username: bella_lachette

Michelle L Bell



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I'm so happy!! I'm eating healthy for 10 days now, and doing the bootcamp challenge for a week (with a little bit of trouble with the cardio I must say, I guess a lot of people is having the same problem too) and I lost 3.4 kg!!! I'm really happy and exited to start with 2nd week with the challenge!! Even if it isn't that muuuchh weight I feel my clothes gettin loser!!! emoticon

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Hi! My name is Kristen! I'm just starting the boot camp, I've never done one before and I think this'll be a great start to change up my work outs!

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Hello. My name is Carleen. Joined this challenge to motivate myself more each day. I work out each day and like to try different challenges.

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Hi there1 I'm Vicky. I started my journey with 120 lbs to lose. I'm down to 45 pounds left to lose and have hit a plateau. I need something to kick this weight loss back in gear!

Leader of the Forty Somethings with 50-99 Pounds to Lose
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I sure hope you stick with it! I'm rooting for you!

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Hi All :)

I'm Pokey and this is my first time joining a bootcamp on Spark. I've been on (okay... mostly off...) Spark for years but this is my first honest go at it. Today (4/1) is my 9th day logging all of my food and exercise, and I've only lost 1 pound. (I worked SO HARD for that pound!) I am MOTIVATED and looking to kick it in to high gear here. emoticon

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Hi Everyone!!! My name is Betty and I'm from Veracruz, Mexico. I joined Spark a few year ago but I never took seriously enough. Last year I got married, and even if I lost a lot of weight for the weeding, after that day is like everything I ate just got stuck in my body!!! So I decided to loose all that weight and some more Definitely!!! Plus, next year my husband and I want to get pregnant and I don't want my weight to be an issue. The best is yet to come!! emoticon

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3/30/15 4:45 P

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Hi Team! I am here to finally kick my butt in to gear and lose weight. I turn 43 a week from tomorrow and I have decided this is going to be the year of ME. I am hoping that by joining this challenge and posting about my progress regularly it will help to keep my accountable to my goals.

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I joined the team needing help on strengthening my body. I've been working out by walking and having healthy eating habits. I have done really good at achieving my goal of working out . Now I need the help on abs and strengthening my body.

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I joined this team because I have been doing cardio but I need to get in the routine of doing strength training. I am going to wait and officially start on Sunday .

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I have been doing low carb diet for 5 weeks and have lost 15 pounds. I bought a low impact aerobic video that I have been doing for 3 weeks, By low impact I mean it was for senior citizens. LOL. But I am currently 277 lbs. I haven't exercised in over 20 years. I am a little scared to take this on but I need something to increase the intensity and kick it up a notch. Good luck everyone. I am getting ready to do the first video. Wish me luck. If you don't hear from me again you know I didn't make it.

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Hello! I joined SP in January. I've lost 19 lbs. I think I'm in need of a challenge at this point. I'm looking forward to being a part of this challenge.

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Hi ..... my name is Linda.. I am taking this Challenge as I need a boot in the butt to keep focused. I started this leg of my journey in late February and I have gotten some results but want to have a Challenge to help me stay within the lines so to speak and continue to move down the scale!!!! Looking forward to meeting you all on this challenge!!

"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" - Japanese Proverb;
The journey is the reward"
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!!!



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Hello, I'm Jenifer...Day One!

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Hi! My name is Sylvia.

I've joined this challenge to keep myself honest and accountable by checking in every day. Every bit of exercise counts!

I'm sure it will be motivating to see how many others are doing the same challenge at any given time!

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Hi,

I'm here to put some accountability into trying to create new habits of exercise. Looking for support on this journey as well.

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Hi! My name is Ruby. I am here to give this a try. I need something like this to keep me motivated.

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Well Team, here I go again - I am signing up for this challenge again for the second time - I want to do better with the workout videos - I am determined to do the exercises that I find difficult to do and repeat some of the videos when time permits - Here we go to another successful week!!! emoticon emoticon

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.

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Hi I'm Mindy a SAHM of 4 with 2 under two I'm in Oklahoma. I used love hiking and would go for 10 mile hikes sometimes. With so many kids now I've had time for myself and now find myself 100lbs over weight

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Hi,
I'm Gigi. 47/F in the Phoenix, AZ area.
I bike commute. It's only 4.5 miles each way so I've been gradually increasing my distance and now am almost to the point of tripling it to work. I still take the short way home so I can wind down and get to sleep shortly after (long shifts). I need to change up my routine to help me drop fat.
The scale has barely budged since the beginning of the year, only -5.5lbs. It's been VERY up and down.
However, the tape measure has really become my friend. Dropped over 6 inches in January and really looking forward to taking my measurements again the first Monday in March to see how I've done in February. I've already dropped 2 pant sizes.
So, I'm hopeful this program will help me change up my routine so I can keep moving in different ways and see even more results.
I have over 100lbs to lose. I didn't put it on overnight so I know it will take time and I'm not in any rush. I can see improvements in the mirror, in my clothes, and am getting compliments so all is good and continuing to improve.
My biggest concern is some of my joint and back issues. So, I'll be modifying a lot of the exercises, but I'll still be doing as much as I can.


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2/24/15 9:52 P

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Hi Team! My name is Lindsay and I joined this challenge as a way to hold me accountable :)

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Welcome Charles. This is the best place to be. There is a ton of information and lots of encouragement and inspiration on this site! Just stopping the junk foods is a great step in the right direction. You can do it! It is a life style change, so take baby steps! :) Good Luck in your weight loss journey! :)

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Pray Hard, Work Hard, Track Everything, and Keep Moving


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Hi everyone,

My name is Charles. I'm 34 years old and getting married in August. I'm just trying to get in better shape before the wedding and in general. I've already lost some weight just by changing my diet, now i'm trying to incorporate some exercise too.


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Just what I need to get my motivation on... Out of town, but starting Sun when I return home.

~Tracy

"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." -Dr. Seuss


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Hey everyone, I'm Sarah. I'm starting this challenge to push myself to working out as hard as I know I can.

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Hi Team!! My name is Janice and I have just committed to myself to complete this challenge. I have a long way to go as far as weight loss but this year is my year!!! Let's do this!! emoticon

I'm gonna make the rest of my life; the best of my life.

Sometimes you just need to step outside, get some air and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be.


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Hello Team, I am doing this challenge again for the second time. I need something like this challenge to get me on a committed workout plan. I look forward to reading your encouraging posts daily. Go TEAM!!!

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.

Maya Angelou


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Hey y'all!
I'm Shirnest. This is my fourth time doing this challenge. There are 28 days in February and this challenge so I decided it was the perfect month.

Bottom line: Do your best!
If at first you don't succeed try, try again!


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Hi I'm Heidi. I'm back on track again and I intend to finish this team challange.



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Hi, I am Julie new month new beginning!!!! I have set goals for myself , Jan wasn't the best month but Feb is going to be the FRESH start I need. From now on no looking back , the important people from my past our in my future anyone else dosen.t deserve to be there. Excited to be here and get this party started emoticon

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Hello, I am 62 years old. Been a member of Spark People since 2011, and then life got in the way. My husband experience some significant health issues, but is better now. So this is my year to reach my goal for fitness, weight and emotional well being

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Hello! I am in desperate need of inspiration. I have every intention to lose weight but I don't seem to be motivated to do anything when I get home from work. I am hoping that this group will kick start my workouts so I will stop just sitting around at home.

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Hi Everybody! My name is Chelsea and I am joining this team to jumpstart my fitness. I am working my way to losing 80 pounds and feeling great at this starting point! Took a big hiatus from SparkPeople, which helped me be very successful before, and now I've beenworking for two weeks and definitely glad to be back on SparkPeople.

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Welcome everyone! This is a great challenge. It a been a great way to get me on track! Stick with it and you will see results! emoticon emoticon

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Hi! I'm Betsy. I'm a mom of 2 and Nana to 3. I'm struggling with my RA - my feet in particular and am finding it difficult to get back into shape. When our financial consultant said that 95% of our happiness during retirement will depend on our health it really hit me that I'd better get healthy. RA's challenges make it unique. I find that the doctors want me to take it easy but I'm not a take it easy kind of person. I whitewater guided for a number of years, love to kayak, camp, hike and now backcountry hike but I need to get healthy to do the things I love not to mention the things I want to try - like stand-up paddleboard. So I'm looking for some support.

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So I have not made this kind of effort in many years. I was fit and active and a mostly healthy eater for most of my life. Then I banged up my body and stopped moving but continued to eat like I could just burn it off. Uh, nope. I got fat and unwell. Never really had to think about it before, but now I see how hard it is to move more and eat less when everything hurts (including emotionally). This will truly be a challenge. But I will not be my own victim anymore! In a year I will be 50 and I will be amazing! (As though I weren't already). Working hard and moving forward. Be Strong and Live Long.

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Hi- I'm sarah- ready for this! Looking forward to the challenges and really switching around my priorities!

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Hi! I'm Joy. I'm looking to try something a little different and I think a challenge is exactly what I need. I'm ready. Its on...

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Hey, gang. I am Darlene, a 60 year old wife to my best friend ever, mom to three and Meeme to 12. I have always shied away from bootcamp challenge. Afraid I can't keep up. But I did Skinny Jeans and really enjoyed it, so, looking for something to help me get my exercise routine going anew for 2015, I thought I would take a chance and check out this challenge. I am a little nervous, but looking forward to it.

With Consistency I will OCCUPY!

Darlene
Texas

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I am a working mommy, I love Zumba, and I am learning to cook meatless 3 days out of the week. I am so happy to meet everyone, and much Love to everyone. Hello, long story short, back in for the win. Great health, social support, gaining knowledge to think before I put it in my mouth, exercise tracking and accountability, and weight loss.

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1/5/15 4:11 A

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I'm here again trying to manage my weight. I keep losing focus and now it's time to decipline myself and lose the weight I need to be healthy and happy. From what the charts States, I need to lose 50lbs. I'm going to try and have support from sparkspeople. Pray for the strenght.

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SW - 230 lbs
GW - 170 lbs


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1/4/15 5:24 P

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Hi My name is JO. This was the first challenge I did when I first joined SP a few years ago and it really helped me then and I hope it will again. Last year I had to deal with some health issues that have made it difficult if not impossible to workout. I now have to learn a new normal and accept that I have to start working out slowly. But I do want to start working out again and I need to focus even more so on eating healthy.

Together we can do this!!

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1/1/15 3:53 P

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Hi!! I just joined the 28 day challenge. My goal is to workout everyday, consistently to gain strength and endurance. I look forward to this challenge.

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. Ralph Waldo Emerson



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12/30/14 7:08 P

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Hi, I am ChaCha! I live in Sacramento until March, then I am moving to Jamaica to live on some farms and stuff! I have been a member since 2009, but got lost in grad school, life, teens and a bike collision that nearly killed me. With that said, I live life like it is the only one I have, because it is! I would rather live life that I love than spend my time working for a job that I hated.

Anyway the charts say I am obese, and I kind of want to rip them up! I do not feel obese, I bike a ton and even biked across the country in 2013 when I quit my career. So I need a kick in the but to refocus my days until I leave stateside. Too much TV is making my mind mush which my body will eventually match. So here is to distraction and refocus!


"UNLESS, unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not" ~The LORAX

Be the change you wish to see in the World~ Gandhi www.seaofcarnage.wordpress.com


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