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PSYCHOJULES
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6/14/12 3:38 P

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welcome in (sorry so late--grad school was murder)--hope your first few weeks in our team have been going well! have oodles of fun!

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HEATLW
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5/23/12 1:48 P

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I am restarting today !


NOTHING tastes as good as thin feels


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NIKIZAHA
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5/23/12 1:40 P

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Welcome! I'm new here too.
You have already achieved so much!! You should be proud.

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DONNALEE24
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5/23/12 9:10 A

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emoticonemoticonemoticonmay God bless your positive efforts

In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose
"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
-General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian


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LYNMEINDERS
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5/23/12 2:13 A

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Welcome to SP and to the team....
Big Congrats on your weight loss to date.....well done

LYN
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LUNCHMOM1
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5/22/12 9:37 P

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emoticonemoticonon the weight you have lost.emoticon

SP starting weight 240
Goal weight 180


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SPARKLISE
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5/22/12 8:51 P

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Hi and welcome to the team!emoticonemoticon


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SHER143
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5/22/12 7:50 P

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Welcome to the best and congrats on your success thus far!


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POPSY190
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5/22/12 5:12 P

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Hello and welcome.emoticon

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

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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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KATSIM1
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5/22/12 4:06 P

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Welcome. Keep up the good work.

Kathie

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it empties today of its strength."


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POLSKARENIA
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5/22/12 2:04 P

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Welcome to the team!
You'll probably find that accurate tracking of everything that you pop into your mouth helps to continue the momentum too. I eat so much more without realising it when I don't track!!

Renia

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2012 must surely be MY year at last!!



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GINA180847
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5/22/12 10:52 A

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Welcome, You sound like you will be such a success. Fantastic progress already. Keep us posted.

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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FLEMIDG
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5/22/12 10:33 A

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Congratulations on your weight loss. Welcome to the team, April. Good luck to you in your healthy lifestyle challenge. I'm looking forward to getting to know more about you.

Darlene

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BEARGODDESS
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5/22/12 10:12 A

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Wow!! 85 pounds! Congratulations!! Welcome to the team. We look forward to getting to know you!emoticonemoticonemoticonemoticon

Lynn

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
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WILDBEANERZ
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5/22/12 10:06 A

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Hi All! emoticon

I am new to this site and team but not new to the journey of logging & weight loss. I began my journey on 02.21.11 (15 months ago) at 331.2lbs. My work was having a weight challenge with teams and I thought "What the heck?" and gave it a try. During the 8 weeks of the challenge I lost 27lbs by being more thoughtful of what I ate and walking about 1 or 1-1/2 miles per day on work lunches (3-5 times a week). Once I realized that I did have it in me to do that, I knew that I couldn't stop.

Currently I have lost 85lbs. I have been stuck between 245 and 247 for the past month. I am okay with that. It just feels to me like my body has hit a spot where it is comfortable and is showing me how to maintain for a little bit before deciding it is time to lose weight again. I am just riding it out. I still walk most days on lunch but go 2 miles now. I did the 30 Day Shred series and have moved onto Banish Fat Boost Metabolism now. I am loving the kickboxing aspects of this one. I have been slacking a bit on the actual workouts though. I was working out 4-5 times a week and lately it's been 2-3. So I know that when I step back up on the exercise that I will probably start to see drops in my weight again.

I look forward to hearing from all of you. I guess this is a good team for me to join because I feel that 85lbs in 15 months is a slow & steady pace. I want this to be something that I can live with for the rest of my life and I don't want to lose weight at such a fast rate that I have skin just hanging on my body. I don't want to look like I am sick. I want to look (and BE) healthy!

April - 35yr 5'10" mom of two teen boys :)

331.2 lbs 02.21.11 (start) size 28W-30W jeans
230.0 lbs 07.30.12 (current) size 16W

Progress 101.2 lbs - 30.6% of my original weight ;)
Starting BMI 47.52 extreme obesity .... Current BMI 33.1 "simply" obese - much closer to overweight than extreme obese now!!



~*~*~If we keep doing what we have always done, we'll keep getting what we've always had.~*~*~


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