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12/17/10 12:01 A

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emoticon to the Slowest Loser Team and Good Luck on your Spark Journey.

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. "
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11/30/10 2:08 P

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Welcome, Theresa!
You have come to the right place for encouragement! emoticon emoticon
Esther!

Edited by: GARDENQE2 at: 11/30/2010 (14:08)
Esther!
Slow and steady wins the race!


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LYNMEINDERS's Photo LYNMEINDERS SparkPoints: (181,043)
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11/27/10 11:01 P

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emoticon Theresa....
This is a great site....

LYN
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keepYOUR FOCUS ON YOUR GOAL AND DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET THERE

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TMYRDON's Photo TMYRDON Posts: 35
11/24/10 8:02 A

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Thanks for all the wonderful welcomes! Just being in a group is helping.

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11/23/10 11:33 P

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11/23/10 11:12 P

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emoticon and emoticon from MN. We are so glad you joined us. We are all in the same position and the help that is given each other is wonderful. Best wishes on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Eileen

Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

"Be not afraid of going slow; be afraid if standing still" (Chinese Proverb)

With God all things are possible.

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
~ David Viscott

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11/23/10 9:39 P

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Hi emoticon and welcome emoticon to the team!
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“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.”
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11/23/10 6:43 P

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Well, you aren't alone any longer! Welcome to the team!

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Dress the part, act the part, suck it up!
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11/23/10 6:06 P

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Hi Theresa,
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I too have a family history of diabetes and heart disease. My mom who is in her early 60s is now battling heart blockages, thyroid issues (for years), among many more. My dad is now diabetic with high blood pressure and is going to see a heart doctor tomorrow. So I know where you are coming from and how you not only want to lose the weight for yourself but for your family to be there to support them and enjoy a full life too.

This is a great team and if you stick to being consistent, read articles-blogs-team topics and do the tracking you'll see the results. Focus on one small thing at a time and let the momentum build each day, week, month and into a spark-aversary. Focus on your positive actions and move forward.

Welcome and know you are not alone.
-Suzy



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11/23/10 5:48 P

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11/23/10 12:32 P

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emoticon emoticon and we'll support and encourage you all the way.


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11/23/10 12:28 P

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emoticon to the team Theresa
I know that emoticon and we are here to encourage you and help you.

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11/23/10 12:18 P

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The first step is realizing you need help and can't do it alone. Welcome and we are here to help when you call.

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11/23/10 11:41 A

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Welcome to SP and the team. You have come to the right place for motivation encouragement and friendship.

The will of God will not take you where the Grace of God cannot protect you.

Give me a sense of humor, Lord,

Give me the grace to see a joke,

To get some humor out of life,

And pass it on to other folk!


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Welcome to SparkPeople and welcome to the team. Feel free to join any of the active threads. We have challenges each week in the Motivation forum.
Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.

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Welcome to the team Theresa

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11/23/10 10:38 A

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Welcome and God bless you. You have found the right place for encouragement, nutrition and exercise education. Do not give up! Every day is a new day.

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11/23/10 10:04 A

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Hi all - I'm Theresa

I'm here to learn a better, healthier way to loose weight because if I don't then I'm going to end up like my Dad.

Some history, I was never small (family genetics, I swear), but wasn't really overweight until my daughter was born in 2006 when I weighed 196 lbs at 5'3". My mother and I joined WW together and it worked, I dropped to 165 within a few months and stayed there. I was fine with this until April 2008 when I was diagnosed with EBV, which became full blown Mono in July 2008. By the time I was over the mono (a year and a half later), I weighed 215 lbs, had developed sleep apnea, had no energy to play with my 4 yr old, and couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without wheezing.

I can't do this anymore. My family history of diabetes and heart disease means I have to change something. My PDoc says if I can loose weight then my risk levels go down and I might be able to loose the CPAP (Please, I hate that mask). I've tried doing it alone, but it isn't working well. I need accountability and people to turn to for encouragement, suggestions, and sometimes a kick in the butt.

So here I am...turning 34 in February with a 4 yr old daughter and trying for another one. My husband is finishing his BS in December and looking for work. My Mom lives with us since my father died of a heart attack (his 2nd, along with the end stage renal and other complications of diabetes). I have to do this, but I have to do so in a way that works with my family.

So, yeah...Hi! emoticon

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