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6/11/14 12:11 P

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I am Bell and hope to be in the UAE in the next few months. I am over 50 and working on losing and maintaining my weight. I want to become more active physically and join some groups that do fun things. I love to bowl, walk, and work out in a gym. Hope to see you all soon.

"Stay focused, prayerful, determined, motivated and you will become successful."

"Keep the Faith and Lose the Pounds!"


"If you do what you always did, then you will get what you always got!"


"Nothing beats a failure but a try!"


"When you know better, you do better."



Love and Peace,
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3/19/14 9:36 A

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Hi Folks, my name is Linda and I'm a very active 61 yr old lady who enjoys new challenges. A few days ago I found a 3 mile power walk on youtube but don't know how to calculate how many calories when completed. Can anyone advise how you determine (if the program doesn't tell you)? I definitely want some calorie credit for it. lol For anyone who may be interested in trying something a little different here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rnB9rDRrC
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Have a great day!

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IMANALAULAQI Posts: 128
12/2/13 4:28 A

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Hello Bassant! You'll get it just keep trying and it only gets easier with time.

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11/25/13 6:11 P

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Hi all emoticon , i hope you all are fine and on track on getting their goals done .
My name is Bassant, i'm a 29 yrs old staying at home mom
My kids are 2 & 1 years old
I've been on sparkpeople long time ago ... Its been like on & off .... I hope i can stick to my goals & stay motivated this time to get to my goals
Super glad there are UAEers SP emoticon
I live in dubai ... & i cant wait for the whole group to get together & help each other out ... Let's do this emoticon


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IMANALAULAQI Posts: 128
10/10/13 12:41 P

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Hi I'm Iman,

22 year old college student trying to shed off a few more pounds as well as staying healthy and becoming fitter. Would definitely be up for any activities!

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IZZYBELLAFACE's Photo IZZYBELLAFACE Posts: 4
9/10/13 2:43 A

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Good morning!

Happy to be out of the summer and back into the cooler months!

I'm Izzybella. I'm a 23-year-old housewife. We have a dog named Lucy. We moved to Dubai (and the Marina area) in April and I've been piling on the weight like nobody's business ever since!

I'm currently a UK size 18, which is frustrating as I've never ever been above a 14 before. I would fluctuate between 12-14 constantly. My BMI is now officially over "overweight" and I'm officially obese. Say it ain't so!

Time to do something about it! Let's make this group active!

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HELENYYC Posts: 41
5/8/13 3:48 A

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Hi
My name is Helen and am a newcomer to Dubai (JLT). Put my fitness activities on hold while I focussed on unpacking boxes--still unpacking after a month--had two sets of company during that time as well! Noticed I'm starting to creak and my energy level is plummeting. I'm 61 years old and thought the new book, The Spark Solution, might be a good motivator in getting back on the healthy track. Anyone in Dubai buy it yet? Where? It's great to be part of this group.

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LISAMJGRIFFIN4 Posts: 1
2/12/13 4:56 A

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Hi,
My name is Lisa. I live in Dubai, Marina area. I am from the United States. I am a stay at home mom for now. No jobs for me here... I went to school for American Sign Language Interpreter so as of now I am volunteering at Kalimati Speech Therapy center. I am also studying for the ACE personal trainer and fitness instructor test. I am hoping to meet some fitness people for meet-ups to do activities or just hang out! I am married, 5.5 yrs now; we have a 3yr old as well. I just started on Sparkpeople so I still need to make my Spark page, upload pic, etc. :) Hope someone is still on the UAE forums! :D

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6/12/12 4:30 A

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Hi,

I'm in Dubai and am tied to a desk for 9 hours a day.

Thrilled to find a UAE group, as actually started a group as I couldn't find any in the Middle East!

Looking forward to hitting the leader boards with our minutes, shall we combine all ME groups to get into the top ten?

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NEVERMIND2010's Photo NEVERMIND2010 Posts: 577
12/28/11 11:59 P

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Hi, Marabou! I'm in AD, too. Do you belong to a club? Do you run?

I run in my neighborhood (KCA) and belong to ADCC. They have great teachers and really good classes.

Haddins also has some interesting looking classes. My kid does their athletics class, and they have desert challenge-type activities sometimes.

There are several races coming up, and the Terry Fox Run is in February, too. So there are definitely things to do here, especially at this time of the year!

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MARABOU SparkPoints: (1,655)
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12/8/11 5:02 A

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Hi all, I'm in Abu Dhabi too now (previously in Al Ain) , mom to three lovely teenage boys.I'm not working at the moment so looking to focus on getting fit and lose enough weight as I was when I first came here.
Been off SP for many months but rejoined (hoping to get the job done this time!)This really is a fantastic place.
Would love to meet up with fellow team members in AD sometime.
Cheers emoticon

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MEDOK1's Photo MEDOK1 Posts: 7
10/23/11 1:41 P

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Hi to all,

I am emirati 40 years old, father of 4. Have issues being overweight for almost 20 years.

Lucky to find Sparkers around my area to support and motivate me with my long journey of my weight control.

Regards,
MED

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LILIANA.ALMEIDA's Photo LILIANA.ALMEIDA SparkPoints: (4,904)
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7/5/11 5:23 A

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Hi there!

OMG I'm so happy to find a team in the UAE! I had tried to search for users in the country but it would allow only to search by US Zip Code so I was a bit lonely he he. So good to find this group!

I'm Liliana (call me Lil) and I'm in Abu Dhabi for a little over 2 years now. I'm from Portugal.

So excited! Are there any challenges, group activities going on in Abu Dhabi by any chance? Would love an accountability buddy.

Cheers,
Lil

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CARINAREADS's Photo CARINAREADS SparkPoints: (26,670)
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6/14/11 10:51 A

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Hello! My name is Carina, and while I'm not in the UAE yet, I will be soon. I'm coming over sometime in August to start a teaching job! So I'm really excited and getting myself all prepared for the big move, while trying to get my eating and exercise back on track. :-)



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MESWEETZ's Photo MESWEETZ Posts: 10
6/14/11 1:23 A

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Hi...My name is Vinita, Indian, working in Dubai and staying in Sharjah..I have a 1.5 yr old baby girl...am so glad to find a UAE Spark page. Looking forward to loads of motivation...

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ZAINABB's Photo ZAINABB SparkPoints: (3,042)
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6/1/11 4:00 A

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My name is Zainab, I'm a college student living in Dubai! So good to see other UAErs in here!
GOOD LUCK everyone!!

No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself.


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13MARTA's Photo 13MARTA Posts: 352
5/7/11 10:55 A

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Welcome Imad. Sp is a great location to fine support and motivation. Take a moment to get to know the site if you havent already. Good luck on your weight loss.

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5/6/11 11:01 A

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Hi Everyone,

I am Imad Qureshi from Abu dhabi UAE and I am 27 years old. I have joined the SparkTeam to shed some pounds real quick. I am working for a bank and I am a part of the financial Services sector for over 5 years now. As the job demand long hours of work, I need to work on shedding some weight while balancing my work schedule. It was great to find a SparkTeam in UAE.

As I am new to the SparkTeam I look forward to interact with team members to utilize the portal effectively.

Thanks.
Imad Qureshi

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13MARTA's Photo 13MARTA Posts: 352
4/29/11 11:14 A

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Hello everyone. My name is Marta and I was feeling lonely till i found this team. My goal is to stay motivated and keep myself accountable (not really. i need someone to motivate me and keep me accountable. hehehee). I have several goals: for the next 28 days I want to walk or jog around Hili, use the stairs, do coach nicole videos,and drink 8 or more cups of water. If anyone is up to the challenge to partner up with me let me know.

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YBNORMAL777's Photo YBNORMAL777 Posts: 5
3/7/11 1:10 A

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Hi everyone. I am from Brazil, 31 yo. Marriend and with one baby boy just turned 8 months.
We stay in Abu Dhabi. I'm in UAE for 4 years and my husband abouth 9 years.
I just joined the Sparkpeople and started my weight loose plan.
Wish me luck! :D
All the best to all!

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1/23/11 2:56 A

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Hello all...

I introduced myself on another page but not in here...

My name is Kasey, I am a married mother of 3 children aged 8.5, 3.5 and 19 months. I am a Canadian living in Beautiful British Columbia! I am moving to the UAE this summer coming up. I had moved there in Feb for 4.5 months but came back here for a little bit longer. I am married to an Emirati husband and we have a house in Al Ain...but we will most likely settle in Abu Dhabi when we get back which will be nice!

Happy to meet you all..

Take Care,
Kasey

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PEGGIET's Photo PEGGIET Posts: 2,256
1/18/11 12:05 P

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Welcome back Ellen!! I understand you were ill, and I'm glad to see you are back on and going strong!! Jump right in here!! Yes we're popping up all over the UAE! A few of us from Abu Dhabi and Dubai actually got together last weekend and we hope to do more of that in the near future!

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1/18/11 3:35 A

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Holy smokes! I can't believe there are finally other UAEers here! I started this group last year hoping to find just ONE UAEer and now there are 12! This is wonderful!

I'm Ellen. I live in Abu Dhabi with my husband and our 2 cats.

I'm so thrilled to find other Sparkers in the UAE on this group page! Welcome!

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LULLADXB SparkPoints: (840)
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1/14/11 1:06 A

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thank you so much! I will try the links and make up the page. Looking forward to getting to know you too. :-)

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1/13/11 11:15 A

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Hi LULLADXB, this is Grace waving "hello" from Sharjah emoticon You will love SP and all of the support and encouragement you find here is simply amazing! It does take a few days to get used to how the site works. Here is a link to video on how to use Spark:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/moti
vation_articles.asp?id=1124

You can go to this link and scroll down to the "challenges" section and click on "create a spark page" if you are interested in starting one. It is a great way to let people know more about you, set your goals, and people can easily leave comments to just say 'hi' and give support and encouragement.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/spark
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I look forward to getting to know you better emoticon

MaryAnn
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1/13/11 3:37 A

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You've joined at the right time!! We just started this group and we are all just getting to know each other as well!! I just had a walk this morning with PILLOWFOOL - Thank you so much Kristen!! I hope we can all get to meet each other in person before long!

To take yourself off a team, scroll to the bottom of the team page and there is a button for "Leave this Team" Click on that and voila !! Don't feel bad about taking a while to get used to everything in Spark - we all did too! Once you get the hang of the basics, it starts to flow very well!! Hang in there - it's worth it!!

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1/13/11 2:10 A

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Thank you Peggiet, you are really helpful. Tried and I think I discovered that maybe I don't have a page? Gosh I'm really useless at this. Will have to sit down properly and go right through the site to make sure I understand how it works. The sooner the better as at this rate I'll be spending all my time trying to find my way round the website and have no time to exercise and plan my meals!! lol.
So tonight I'll try to set up this page.
ps do you know how I take myselff off a group? I selected too many and my inbox is bursting.
ps I do love this website and it's amazing that via this I'm already talking to someone locally based and who obviously has the same goals. Had a quick look at some of the local threads and it sounds like great support and encouragement. Hopefully by tomorrow I'll be 'on'. Cheers

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PEGGIET's Photo PEGGIET Posts: 2,256
1/12/11 8:53 A

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Hi again!! I still can't see you and I think I know what the problem is. At the top of your Spark Page, click on "Edit My SparkPage". At the top right side there is a list of "More Options".

The first one is "Only allow my Sparkfriends to see my page". You can decide whether to have everyone able to see you or just those you add as friends, but for now I would suggest leaving this with no check mark.

The next one is "Turn My Page Offline". Make sure that there is no check mark beside it.

Make sure that you do have a check mark beside "Allow comments on My Page". The rest is all optional.

Then scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on "Save Changes". That should get you visible!!

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1/12/11 5:49 A

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ok I'll try to do that.Cheers

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PEGGIET's Photo PEGGIET Posts: 2,256
1/12/11 5:44 A

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Welcome LULLADXB!! It's good to have another UAE'er on board!! If you need any help setting up in Spark give me a shout! Right now I am unable to get into your page to send you a note, so if you would like to add us all as friends, that might help!!

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1/12/11 5:40 A

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Hi all
joined Sparkpeople a few days ago. Great to see there are members here in the UAE. Still getting to grips with how to use the site so a bit bewildered at the moment. Will give it a go though, trying all the various bits and pieces you can do. Will investigate the local challenges too as I'm really keen to reach my goal.
Wish me luck! Looking forward to being part of the local team.

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1/11/11 12:22 A

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Welcome all new UAE members! Introduce yourself here and tell us a bit about yourself!

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