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5/26/13 12:41 P

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Hi, my name is Florence, 66 years old, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Not new to spark been a member for some time now. Have many health issues and slow losing is one of them is up and down. I have been suggested that perhaps I should do bariatric surgery, but NO because of having diabetes and sjorgrens syndrome, etc I am so scared of infections as like now I am on antibiotics for a sinus infection gone to ear and glands.
Now because I need to lose weight and can't really exercise my doctor is putting me on Xenical (Canadian Name) US has another name it is advertised on TV. Think it is called Liposan??? So this is my last attempt.
My question is, Is anyone else using this product that eliminates a percentage of fat from you.
Have a great day.


Florence, Hamilton, ON

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You are what you make yourself. Your motivation is yourself. What you want is your motivation for losing weight. This comes from within. Apparently someone mentioned to me there is no such thing as will power. The power is YOU.


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5/25/13 9:17 A

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5/22/13 6:45 P

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Thank you!

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Welcome back, Diane!
Welcome to the team AND to the land of the living.!!!!
What an experience!
I can understand your shyness around strangers. Until I was widowed 11 years ago, I never felt the need for friends. All of a sudden I was ALONE and it's hard to find friends if you're no longer an exhuberant little kid. I keep reaching out though, and I've been rewarded.
I won't say I haven't been kicked down a few times, but there is more good than bad....
Best wishes on your life adventure!

Esther!
Slow and steady wins the race!


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5/22/13 8:59 A

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I am returning! I don't know when I last was here (over a year ago?)...but I have had a near death health issue and it has made me realize that In the next 40 or more years of my life I want to be active and healthy! Plus, I learned that I could only have today and why would I want my last day on earth to be sitting in a chair, alone? And, I admit, when I woke from my coma and realized how close I came to death, I had a fear that the pall bearers wouldn't have been able to lift my coffin and I don't want that (even though I would've been gone spiritually)...so now I am mostly healed and its time to make some changes! I am more active, eating better, enjoying life more! I am committed to doing things I am not comfortable with (like socializing with strangers) and BEING ALIVE! I am 41 years old, time to wake up and join life!

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Welcome to the team, Elizabeth!

Esther!
Slow and steady wins the race!


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5/8/13 9:47 A

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welcome new members

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5/5/13 10:40 A

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emoticon There seem to be a lot of emoticon emoticon emoticon around!

Debbie - NY

"To love another person is to see the face of God." - Victor Hugo

"Always chase your dreams, instead of running from your fears." - Anonymous

"Why fit in when you are born to stand out?" - Dr. Seuss


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Greetings from Vermont! I'm Elizabeth, 63, and grandmother to 6 adorable grandchildren. I've struggled the last 20 years with my weight and now have to get serious about dropping the pounds My current goal is 10 pounds then I'll move to the next goal.
Look forward to being part of this team, I am a Tortoise

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4/28/13 10:08 A

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Good to have you here, Maggie. Great site to be a member of. Lots of support! emoticon

Debbie - NY

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"Always chase your dreams, instead of running from your fears." - Anonymous

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4/28/13 9:49 A

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I'm a tortoise too... and happy to run (slowly) with all tortoises here! This seems a good place for me to be with others who don't let speed get in the way of progress. For a long time I have watched the scale move slowly UP... now I'm happy to watch the scale move DOWN, even if slowly!
Thank you for counting me among the patient tortoises... we WILL get there, and as we move slowly, let's enjoy the scenery along the way!
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4/27/13 12:09 P

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Hi this team seems to describe me. At first, I lost it quickly but now I've learned my lesson. Slow is better! Just wrote a blog.


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4/24/13 5:42 A

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Thanks Nasfkab. I have just been thinking about this, but I am a very picky eater. It seems my protein, fat, and sometimes even carb allotment run out before my calories, I think. Have to delve into this further!

Debbie - NY

"To love another person is to see the face of God." - Victor Hugo

"Always chase your dreams, instead of running from your fears." - Anonymous

"Why fit in when you are born to stand out?" - Dr. Seuss


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4/24/13 2:58 A

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welcome new tortoises one thing I have noticed that eating at the lower end of the scale does not work always change how much you eat how much exercise you do to keep your body guessing

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4/21/13 6:28 A

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Hi, everyone! My name is Debbie. Besides being 58, I also have sleep issues, which though being managed, still I think, have something to do with my slow weight loss. I have been careful about tracking my food, staying just above the lowest end of my calorie range. I have also been faithful about tracking my cardio and strength training. I am determined to get there, but it's going to take a long time. Mao glad I ran across this group! emoticon

Debbie - NY

"To love another person is to see the face of God." - Victor Hugo

"Always chase your dreams, instead of running from your fears." - Anonymous

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Hello! emoticon my name is Penny and I have been at Spark People for a little over a month but I am always on the look out for great teams that fit my goals. this one seems right up my alley. I would love to lose 50 pounds by May (considering I have 100+ to lose, that would be awesome!) but that's just not going to happen. I have tried Spark People before several years ago but didn't take advantage of the teams and honestly, didn't do my part in tracking my food or fitness and gave up when I didn't get super fast results. This time I am committed to losing all the weight no matter how long it takes. I have broken down my big weight loss into smaller goals which helps me stay motivated.
I look forward to getting to know you all.

Penny
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All your life you are told the things you cannot do.
All your life they will say you’re not GOOD ENOUGH
or STRONG ENOUGH or TALENTED ENOUGH. They’ll say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or BE THIS or achieve this. They will tell you no, a THOUSAND times no... AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES



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4/19/13 11:51 A

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I just joined sparkpeople because a friend told me about it. I have a lot of weight to lose and have been trying to figure out the best plan for me to be on. I have a good bit of weight to lose and no support at home.
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4/18/13 11:01 A

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Welcome to the team, new tortoises!


Esther!
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Hi, All! I didn't know this team existed until ZUMBAOBSESSED told me. I'm such a slow loser but at least I'm losing! Glad to meet other tortoises! It's really the best way.

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4/16/13 10:29 A

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Hi, I am here!! I am sooooo much a slow losing tortoise.. wow.... Perfectly fit for this group. Glad to be here among friends who understand me.
Hugs to all.
Chris

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4/9/13 2:38 P

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Hello!
I have been here on SP for two weeks! I have been very motivated, have counted every bite I take, measured everything,but I am not seeing results yet. When I saw this team , I knew I had to join! emoticon emoticon

Baby steps lead to success!


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4/7/13 9:40 P

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welcome all the best

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4/2/13 4:53 P

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Hello and welcome to a great team where you will find lots of help and support.

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT GMT+12

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The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better.


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4/1/13 5:19 P

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Hello!
I am new to this team but not to spark people. I like the theme to this group because in my case I will indeed probably lose weight slowly. I've never been one to lose it fast, and if I do it will be the first time in my life...lol.

I just started a new workout program this morning and so far I like it! I really hope it will be a success for me and I also want to learn how to change my lifestyle so that my eating habits focus on healthier choices.

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4/1/13 1:29 A

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new mermbers great meeting you how are you getting on??????

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Welcome J. and Laila! emoticon emoticon

Esther!
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Welcome to the team!

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3/24/13 9:30 P

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Hi guys! I joined SP in September, been active on the site since January. New to ths team. After losing 8 pounds I've sort of hit a plateau and have felt a little out of control with my eating. I know it's a long process, remaking my relationship with food, trying to fit in more activity. I am not in this for the quickie fad diet, I'm in this for the rest of my life. So, hello from Tennessee and emoticon

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3/18/13 12:21 A

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great meeting newbies am Nas from Bangladesh

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Welcome to the team, new Tortoises!

Esther!
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Been around a while, but now I am determined. I have 17 pesky pounds I want to take off for good, and especially by May 5th. I struggled last week to get everything synced up and now I have enough bells and whistles telling me to eat right, move more and drink all my water. The rest is up to me.

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Hi my name is Wendy and I live in South Australia. I just passed my 900th day of being a member of Sparks. I decided to rejoin this team as I am a very slow loser. Looking forward to getting to know some of you.
cheers
wendy

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3/10/13 1:03 P

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welcome new members great meeting you

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Welcome to all the new members!

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I am FOCUSED on my ability to achieve my goal. I am READY to work on the skills that will enable me to attain my goal. I am ENGAGED in the decisions that will make it a reality. I WILL DO IT!!!

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Go 13 week challenge!!!


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Welcome, Kitty!

Esther!
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Thanks, Lady, I completely missed that. I am still discovering new features of this website.

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Welcome Kitty. When you are on a team page....scroll over to the right & as the colums scrolls up, click on huddle.

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Hi, folks! I am Kitty from Oregon. While I am here, I have a question I hope you can clear up. How, exactly do you huddle? I don't seem to be able to do it. emoticon

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"We become what we think about." Earl Nightingale


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Welcome to the team, Sherry!

Esther!
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Hi Everyone,

This looks like a good team for me. I am losing very very slowly. Have had very long plateaus, but am happy to say that the weight is not going UP during those plateaus. Am in the process right now of trying to rebuild my metabolism. (dietician says I have been eating too little for too long - NOT bragging here, had a lap band surgery, so that keeps me from eating too much) Trouble was, I was eating small amounts of the wrong foods - and not often enough, so I need to adjust my tastes to get enough protein and not so many empty carbs. Am I alone in this? i don't think so!

I hope to become a part of the team. Sounds like a really positive place.
Sherry

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SONG - Congratulations. You are an inspiration.
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Congratulations on your WONDERFUL PROGRESS!! emoticon

Welcome to the team! emoticon

And best wishes as you continue down the road to health!

Esther!
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Hello fellow team members, I am new to the team but not sparkpeople. I have been a member for quite a while sometimes really active and at other no so much like my attempts to the the pounds off or should I say get to a healthy weight which is the most important things. I have lost 130 pounds since Sept 2009 but still have a whole lot more to go. It seems difficult at times to think that I have lost over 100 pounds and not even close to my goal-- I have lost one healthy size individual but still have another one to go. I turned 50 this month which hasn't helped other than for me to realize that it is up to me to do what is required to reach my goal--- I have come way to far to turn back now but realize I need friends to go the distance. So hello new friends- let me know if I can encourage you or support you in anyway-- I personally can always use a few more friends.

With God All Things Are Possible!!!


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