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7/25/11 8:06 P

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Hi all,
I am a returning user who has decided to give Spark People a try again. I have tried other sited but have not done as well. I have another 95 lbs I want to loose and I know I will be able to reach it.

Happy loosing to all. emoticon

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VACANT__ Posts: 49
3/26/11 6:55 P

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Hi everyone!
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I joined SparkPeople almost a week ago, and this looked like one of the better teams. I am in my early 40's (42 next mo.), and I am making this grand attempt to lose 225 pounds. Hope to get to know you all!

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3/20/11 12:29 A

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon TO HAVE YOU JOIN OUR TEAM emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon TO ALL THE NEW MEMBERS

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3/19/11 12:54 P

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Welcome new members!!!! Good to see all of you! Sorry it took me so long to welcome you!!!

Hope you all are having a great time with our group, and sparkpeople in general! What a great place right?!?!!


See you in the message boards!

Amanda

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3/18/11 9:55 A

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Hi Sunshine,

Sorry to hear of your tribulations. Life is challenging at times.

I would like to welcome you as I am a newbie myself like you my friends USE to call sunshine. Well lately I dont shine either. However, since Monday here at SparkPeople I have had so many warm welcomes, suggestions, ect.. that and I have lost 5lbs all water weight Im sure but Hey 5lbs is 5lbs!!!!. I think a couple of my sun rays are starting to shine again and there is a feeling of hope again & with summer coming and all. Just saying!

I wish for your sunrays to shine again for yourself & others.

Mary from NH

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MISSLISTER's Photo MISSLISTER SparkPoints: (12,883)
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3/18/11 9:22 A

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Hi,
I am Jackie, from upstate SC. Just joined a week ago. 3 pounds down and about 35 to go :-) Looking forward to the journey with everyone!

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3/17/11 4:56 P

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Im a newbie here myself but I wanted to say Welcome the more the merrier. I am soo glad to be a part of SparkPeople. I checked this site out about 1 yr ago and Im not sure why I didnt join? Life things got in the way I guess. Unemployment, moving, then moving again, illness, ect... These are all the things Im using as an excuse for my weight gain. I am currently 273 lbs as I have lost 5 lbs since Monday. Can I hear a emoticon ? Anyway, I have never weighed this much in my life. I was always able to maintain at 250 lbs and get down to 240 in summer. I have become somewhat disable and now have many medical issues. Take a bunch of RX and I HATE HATE HATE it all. One of the new meds I believe is responsible for my recent weight gain as I gained 25lbs in 2 months. When I ever got on my scales and was 2 lbs away from weighing 280. I freaked out and started crying. Alone of course. That is 20lbs away from being 300lbs. Now I am scared to death. I have talked with my DR about the RX and we will be changing it have to be weaned off it before can strart new. So hopefully it will make a difference. In the mean time I now have too be SERIOUS about this. I guess this is what is considered the straw that broke the camels back!

Wheeew (deep breath) sorry for the rambling but it feels sooo good to get this out and know that I am with others who are, have been there. Thanks for listening everyone. Happy St. Patricks Day. emoticon PS This mug of green beer is 0 cal, 0 carbs, 0 everything so please enjoy :)

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PPHILLIPS9's Photo PPHILLIPS9 SparkPoints: (26,102)
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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon TO OUR VIRTUAL PLACE TEAM WE OUR SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU JOIN THIS IS A GREAT TEAM WITH VERY SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE GOOD LUCK WITH ALL YOUR GOALS emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon HARTINGL AND ELZABETH40 emoticon emoticon

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3/16/11 10:23 A

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Welcome to the team Hartingl.

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3/16/11 6:31 A

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Hello Team. I joined today. I have been sick with a lung infection I have been fighting for 6 weeks and been working out but on a modified scale. I have not been on for forums much but I need support right now. My husband's very best friend and mine also committed suicide two weeks ago and it has been a struggle. I will reveal general titbit's as time goes on but this is a general focus for now. It is a struggle for both of us. I decided when I read my mail today and I had the invite to join this team I decided I would. Thank you so much. I have been struggling so much. I am a PE and English Teacher. At school they call me Sunshine but I have not been lately because of my health and mental struggles lately. I have not discussed them at school for obvious reasons reasons so I have decided to make a start here. Thanks so much for the opportunity to join here. I feel very grateful. emoticon



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DIANE2868's Photo DIANE2868 Posts: 5,312
2/7/11 11:41 A

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Hi Beth! I had just woke up and saw you joined the team so I went to your page and said "stop in to say Hi"! I see you have already done that!

Make yourself at home and we will do our best to give you the support you need. emoticon

~Diane
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2/7/11 10:51 A

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Hi :D I'm Beth from Alabama. I am yet again undertaking this crazy thing we call weight loss. lol Although to be honest it's not so much about just losing weight for me. It's about a better quality of life physically, spiritually, and emotionally. This team was suggested to me because your very supportive and I can really use that.
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DEB_NC's Photo DEB_NC SparkPoints: (18,084)
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2/1/11 10:19 P

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Welcome to the team ladies.

If you don't want to keep starting over, don't give up in the first place.

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DIANE2868's Photo DIANE2868 Posts: 5,312
1/30/11 10:23 P

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Welcome Momma_Nany and welcome Chocoteacher! emoticon

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1/30/11 10:06 P

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Hey Everyone!

I'm happy to have been asked to be a part of this team. I'm new on SP and am looking forward to losing weight and making friends.

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1/30/11 6:25 P

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Hello all! My name is Nany and thanks for the invite as i agree with one other person that most of the groups are larger and keeping up is hard. I had joined spark people way back in I believe 2009 haven't really been on until this year getting really serious about losing the weight as I wait until my surgery comes up. I am a single mother of two which are my own and two other children that belong to my wife and husband as we are a big happy loving family of two wives and on husband. I am a busy person and most of the time cant really get on until after 7pm due to cooking cleaning and getting the kids ready for school the next day.

It never pays to pretend to be something you are not,it better to accept the person you are inside, and enjoy your life for all it gives you.


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1/30/11 2:05 P

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Welcome Virgie! I am really glad you joined! emoticon emoticon

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1/30/11 10:45 A

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Hi All,

I got an email asking if I would like to join, and am very happy too! Some of the groups are so large it is hard to get to know anyone and very overwhelming.

I live in Southwest Virginia, but am from a little town in the northeast corner of Arkansas.

I miss it very much but am acclimating to Virginia. Don't know many people here and it has been tough.

I have always struggled with weight and really just am tired of the battle and ready to conquer this!

Thanks for the invite and look forward to meeting you all!

Life, Love and Laughter


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DEB_NC's Photo DEB_NC SparkPoints: (18,084)
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1/30/11 9:29 A

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Welcome to the greatest team!!! You will love this team.

If you don't want to keep starting over, don't give up in the first place.

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DIANE2868's Photo DIANE2868 Posts: 5,312
1/30/11 12:57 A

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Welcome Harmonystar! and welcome smcbr (Sarah)!

It is a small group but a fun and caring one. If ever you need to chat I am here! We will be having team chats on yahoo soon so please watch out for the posts.



Edited by: DIANE2868 at: 1/30/2011 (00:57)
~Diane
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1/29/11 11:46 P

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Hello all! I too got a sparkmail invite to join this group. I like the small, personal mentality of it, and look forward to getting and giving support in our weightloss journey together.

I am a senior college student in Arkansas. I was born and raised here. I have always been overweight. Growing up my parents never taught me I should choose fruits and vegetables over ice cream and chips. I was never taught moderation or small portions. I was taught eat your whole plate, even if you got too much. I was never taught don't drink soda. These habits started when I was sooo young, that it is all I have ever known. So now, after an entire life of being overweight, and finally hitting the morbidly obese category, I am climbing out of these old ways and finding my own way. I am finding my own way to learn new habits, start exercising and getting fit. I just have to. It is hard, I want to quite every day. I want to eat pizza and candy every day, but that will not help me, it will not make me happy.

Nice to meet everyone!

Also, I am looking for a buddy, if anyone is interested. I like to write back and forth either every day or every other day. Also, if you have a video camera, we could skype (i do vlogs often). Anyways, just thought I would mention that.

sarah.

Spark on,
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1/29/11 11:29 P

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Hi, I received an invitation to join this team. I hope to get to know everyone better. *waves*

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11/12/10 11:36 A

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Hello. My name is Heather and I received a sparkmail invitation to join this group (thank you Diane emoticon ).

I can't wait to get to know you better. I am excited to be on this journey to lose weight, exercise and develop a healthy relationship with food.

I live in the south suburbs of Chicago, IL and work full time. I am married and have two children, my son is 13 years old and my daughter is 15 months old (yeah, big age gap!!!).

Now I will go sign up for some team challenges and reply to some other topics.

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the world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful ~e.e. cummings


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11/10/10 8:13 A

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Welcome Everybody - We are so glad YOU are here!

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11/9/10 11:23 P

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Hey everyone! My name is Jessica and I am a married, 26, going to school full time and working full time. I joined Sparkpeople a year and a half ago and lost about 30 lbs before my wedding. Since then I haven't done much to really try. I have recently decided to get serious about my health. Watching my calories, going to the gym regularly, and I even quit smoking last Monday. I am really excited to get to know everyone!

Life isn't about finding yourself, its about CREATING yourself.


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11/9/10 8:48 A

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Hello everyone! My name is Lori and I am from Tn. I have 5 kids in total. 2 of them are biological(Emily 22 and Trevor 18) and then we have Nick who's 25. He is my husbands cousin that we raised after his mom passed away and our two little nieces that we have custody of(Sara 8 and Shelby 1)They keep me very busy and bring me lots of joy:) I joined spark about 3 months ago and have just recently decided to get serious about losing the weight. I am following the weight watchers plan. I look forward to getting to know you all.

"Begin to live as you wish to live."

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
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11/8/10 10:50 A

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Hi everyone. My name is Kelly and I am a mother of two teenage girls. One 18 and a freshman in college and the other just turned 16. I have been fighting weight and negative body image as long as I can remember. I have been an active spark people member since last week. Yup I am a baby! One day at a time right.

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Welcome to the team everyone

Jackie





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Hi...I'm Gail. I'm originally from Mississippi but have lived in South Louisiana for almost 19 years now. I'm 55 and have been married to my DH for 31 years. We have a son and 2 daughters and 3 granddaughters. I joined SparkPeople in 2007 and then left the site without ever getting started on losing weight. I came back in 2008, created my Spark Page and then left again. My daughters and I started talking about losing weight together a few months ago and planned to join Weight Watchers. Before we got started, I found an app called LoseIt on my phone and started out tracking my food and counting calories. I finally remembered this site and came back to help with food tracking. I wish I had realized 3 years ago what a big help this site would be. There are so many people to offer support and so many good tips and recipes. I'm down 22 lbs so far....have a looong way to go but I'm ready for the challenge. Looking forward to getting to know all of you! emoticon

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You have been given this day to use as you will.
You can waste it or use it for good.
What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.
When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever...in its place is something that you have left behind.
Let it be something good.
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11/6/10 1:09 A

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Welcome Everybody - We are so glad YOU are here!

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11/5/10 6:48 P

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I am Rhoda LI, NY, a single Senior who is 69. I am Diabetic and try hard to watch my Carb intake and want to develop a healthier lifestyle. I love fast food and it is a killer not eating it anymore. I am a huge animal lover and have two Kitties - Max 14 and Gracie 2. Please visit my blog page and I look forward to getting to know this site and all of you. Thank you Diane for the invite...
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Hi everyone! My name is Shelley and I'm a 44 year old wife and mom from Ohio :) Thanks Diane for inviting me to join the team!! Looks like a great place to meet some new friends and get lots of good advice! I just started Spark (for real this time!) on October 1 and I'm down 16 lbs. as of today :)

Can't wait to jump right in!!

Shelley

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10% - 282.6 lbs.
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Hi everyone,
My name is Dianne and have been a member since Jan 2010 needing lose approx 60 pounds not quite 1/2 way there but I'm a work in progress.
I'm 57 yrs of age with 3 biologiccal children and 2 step children, 13 grandchildren.
About 4 years I lost 60 pounds and over the same past 4 years I regained all of it plus and I am now trying to lose it again for good this time.
I'm located in Oklahoma where we never know what the weather will be, but we take it in stride and deal with what evers pops up.
Health and happiness to all.



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Hi my name is Jackie I am 42 and I live in Canada. I have a lot of weight to lose I have been heavy all my life lose a bit to only put it back on I don't want to do that this time I want the weight to stay off. I do need lots of support to keep me going. Looking forward to getting to know everyone.

Jackie





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Hi Everyone, emoticon

My name is Carol and I am in Kentucky; I have recently transitioned from Weight Watchers after loosing 48 lbs. I am currently at a plateau and hope that this team will assist me getting motivated again with exercising.

This will be a good experience. emoticon

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Hi, I am in Indiana where today we got the privilge of severe weather complete with tornados. I started SP in April 2010. I have discovered that exercise isn't a terrible not-to-be-spoken word but can be lots of fun. Thanks to the head exercise guru Diane I am now loving the exercise I get from WATP.

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Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
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Hi Y'all from the state of Mississippi. My name is Linda and I have 100 pounds to lose. I am on an HMR diet and have lost 20 pounds in the last 8 weeks, but am struggling right now. I have an elliptical that I try and use each day and have tried walking at work, but can't seem to get motivated to do that. Am in hopes that reading others posts on here will help me to stay motivated to exercise more. Looking forward to meeting you guys. emoticon

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Hello Everyone...I am Sandra Live in California and married for 40 years DH is very supportive and helps me all he can. Have 2 sons and 1 grandson who we have raised since birth. Michael is now 18 and just graduated from high school last June and is attending a local college. So now the time is for me.

Sandra Morgan Hill Ca

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Hi everyone!! My name is Heather, I'm 26 and from Delaware. I have always been a bit overweight, but more-so over the past few years. I quit smoking this past January 2010, and with that, I also gained weight. So now, I'm working to get it all off! I have about 70 some pounds to lose in all!

I love the whole concept of this team and I'm excited to get to know everyone! :)

~*Heather*~

'Success is the result of good judgment, good judgment is the result of experience, and experience is often the result of bad judgment.' Embrace 'mistakes' , because ultimately they teach us the lessons we need to succeed.


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Hi, everyone! emoticon

My name's Dee and one of my friends told me about your team. I love the concept - it's fabulous!! Hopefully I can help to support and encourage all of you on our journey together! I have a long way to go (150 lbs+), and I haven't stopped trying (even though I've failed miserably quite a few times hehe!) emoticon

But I'm in it for the long haul, and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you! emoticon

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Hi, my name is Grace. I am back for a third or 4th try at taking care of me. This trip will be slower and less stressful because I have learned many of my ways of sabotage. One being trying to be perfect. Perfect doesn't work, because life is not perfect and I am finally giving myself permission to be human. I am in Texas between the Piney woods and the Gulf Coast. Thank you for having me!

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Hello Everyone! I am back at it again. I once lost 60lbs, then I gained it all back and then some. I am out to lose 100lbs and feel keeping up with this site it going to help me accomplish my goals.

I am 23, a recent graduate from college, and now work in the juvenile justice system. I live in Kenosha, WI with my beautiful puppy Dakota.

I am really looking forward to starting out in this new group! I think the support and the goals will help keep me trucking!

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I am new again! to the site. I did it before and lost 60 lbs, then my dad got real sick...lots of family drama and the 60 came back.

I am recommitting to getting it done this time.

I have about 200 to lose. so I definitely see this as a journey.

I am 46, have 10 year old and a husband of 20 years. We live in Katy, Texas. We also have 2 dogs and 2 cats.

I work primarily from home... which is good and is bad...

I am looking forward to this!!! Starting fresh with a new group ...sounds like a plan

Lori

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Hi new here I live in Alberta Canada I am a 44 year old grandmother to 6 I am really busy at this time of my life due to the fact that mother just moved in and we have to renovate the house and until november 10th I have to babysit almost everyday of the week for my oldest daughter so she can finish her education. So until november 10 I will be a floater but come november I will be more active. So HI! And thank you Diana for the invite your AWESOME!! emoticon

Oh yeah I love kick boxing, weight training, step benching( I am now using a 8" for most of my step workouts, just not the really hard ones lol)and yoga. Clean eating at lest trying to clean eat lol.

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Hi Everyone!

I live in Alabama. I'm 34 years old, married and have 3 kids that I homeschool.I'm pretty easy going and love to do things like make soap, candles,sew,knit,cook,gardening etc..(My list is huge).I love music even though I can't sing to save my soul but that doesn't keep me from belting it out, smile.

My latest obsession is quickly becoming fitness, health & weight loss because I need to get my body under control and I look at this as a new lifestyle not just a "diet". I have alot of weight to lose but that's ok because I finally feel like I am important enough to put the effort into myself.

I hope that tells you a little about me but I am still evolving and hope to rediscover myself even more along my journey so hold on tight, it might be a bumpy ride!

Ceesa emoticon

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Hello everyone, I'm Shannon and I'm new to the team. I've always been a big girl but I plan on changing that right now, by exercising and strength training. I'm currently in the middle of a divorce and is seeing someone really special, who keeps me motivated to work out. I plan to drop down to 150lbs by July of 2011. I've already lost 11lbs so far and i usually weigh myself once a month, you know, to keep from obsessing with the scale. I've been working out for a while now and noticed that I burn more calories at work than I do from walking 3 miles a day and I've started to feel discouraged. But I keep on walking hoping that I'll see some results. Until next time folks..............

"Without struggle, there can be no progress." ~~Frederick Douglass

"It's not that some people have will power and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not." ~~James Gordon~~


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emoticon to all. I'm Susan, joined SP on August 1 2009, and know Diane from the SP CLASS I lead. We've been friends for quite a while, and she is one emoticon lady and one of my emoticon emoticon & emoticon !

I've been married to my high school sweetheart since 1980, with two grown children (son age 28, daughter age 26). I have one dog (Cinderella, Blue Heeler), and two cats (Izzy/2-year-old female tortoiseshell and BeBop/2-year-old male Toyger who looks just like Diane's Rocky). Gidget, my 9-yr-old female Tabby, has lived at the Rainbow Bridge since April 2008.

I singularly own a business, and work from home, editing & designing books and publications. I'm also a photo nut, and LOVE designing digital scrap book pages.

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Hey everyone! My name is Beth I am 28 and I live in College Station,Texas. I have been on SP on and off since May of last year.I had another page but I completely forgot all my login information and decided to start fresh. I have been married for a lil over a year.My husband is in the army. So I am using this time as ME time. Anyways.I have struggled with my weight as long as I can remember. I started back for good on SP Sept this year with my goal to be back to 150 by my 2nd wedding anniversary (Sept 4,2011). At first I did my workouts and counted my calories.Just this past week I started back doing Weight Watchers online.I am going to see that goes.

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good morning all
I am Saundra I live in the big PA in the town of Dillsburg... yepper you got it the home of the BIG DILL PICKLE... I join S.P. in March 2010 but did start till April 12th till i got all my food and meal plans together... this site is emoticon and how i found it was i was looking for free meal plans and up popped Spark people and man was i glad i found them and i surely found FREE and free it is.... so much important info on this site and so many nice people... I found Diane or should i say Diane found me through a friend that told her i was really upset i posted somewhere i wasnt to post and man did i get chewed out but there was Diane she is such a sweetheart thank you Diane....and i've been here since just chucking along at my own pace
have a great weekend ya all

Saundra


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Hi, I'm Margaret and I live Sarasota, FL. (Well, I live in North Port, but we are moving in a month or so and we are there almost every day anyway.)

I started this journey back around January. I was in such bad shape that if I sat on the floor, I could barely get back up again. I could barely walk to the end of my street without being in major pain. Since then, I have slowly added in pieces of the puzzle of getting myself fit and healthy. I am approaching things slowly and thoughtfully this time. I have lost 32 pounds so far.

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hi new team!
My name is sarah and I live in Grande Prairie, alberta.. I just signed up on SP yesterday allthough I have been familiar with it for years now. I have just over 100 lbs i need to lose - so i'll be here for awhile ;) So far my plan is that I do 40 minutes of cardio in the mornings after i drop the boys off at daycare. i am on day two! so that is a great start :)

Look forward to getting to know you all!

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Hi everyone! My name is Deborah I live in Colorado and have been here since December of 2009. I love this site and the people I have met here. I am excited to join this team, I was looking something new and glad Diane thought about me.

I look forward to getting to know everyone, have a wonderful day!

Deborah

EACH DAY IT GETS A LITTLE EASIER!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill



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emoticon Hi Dianne-

I'm Debbie, 55 and have been on Sparks since 2006 -just trolled for a year then in 2007-2007 used the resources to lose 70 plus pounds before I let life side track me to the point of regaining most of it. BLAH! Todate though have been back in the mode of healthy lifestyle changes and learning to kick back when life starts trying to mow me over...LOL.

LOVE the Walk Away the Pounds workouts, walking outdoors is my favorite exercise but sometimes weather , family or 'life' doesn't allow me to get out the door. In those instances Leslie's workouts come to my rescue!

Love visitors to my Sparkpage and making new friends....I'm excited to see this team come together!!!

Be blessed!
Debbie

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Thanks so much Diane for the invite, I got to tell you your sucess had really motivated me and inspired me..
My name is Anita I am 47, from Upstate New York, Married 13 years have two girls and two step children boy and girl all are teenagers..
I started Spark April 4, 2010.. right why I was in the mist of seeing a sergeon about the lap band.. they require you to loose weight.. I started going to the group in January and I had lost 23 pounds already,... then I found out I could not have the lap band due to the type of hernia I have.. (I think someone was trying to tell me something) Thanks Mom, God rest your sole.. ...
but being told that made me only more determned to loose the weight and get healthy, I did it 17 years ago, I could it again. this time I had a really good reason.. it was called my health.. the last time it was called,(I am sick of being a fat chick home on Saturday night no date)
todate I have lost 72 lbs I feel so good, I could be here all night telling you who wonderful things are for me.. I still struggle sometimes. and other times It is not a strugle.. but everyday I am getting healthy and strong..

Diane you have lots of courage to start this team, I wish you all the luck and support with it. like anything we start in our life takes time and support and I know you have it..
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help out..


Anita

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I am Tam, and live in Ontario Canada - just an hour from our nation's capital, along the Rideau Canal.

I started this in the spring, and have SLOWLY lost 10 lbs. I started at 180. Goal weight is about 132-123, within the 'average' for my height.

" Walking is man's best medicine" ~Hippocrates~


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Hi everyone, I am Diane, from Toronto Canada. I started my weight loss journey back on Jan.1/10 at over 350 pounds. I am now down to 236.

I had this crazy idea to start my own team in order to get people motivated to exercise. I lost my first 100 pounds by eating right and doing the Walk Away The Pounds dvd's from home. I understand that alot of us don't have the support or encouragement at home and I want to offer it here.

My idea is for people that are interested will meet up anywhere from 1 to 3 times a week on Instant Messenger Yahoo and workout to WATP dvd's togeather! I think this is a great way to get fit and help others.

I am new at this so any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

~Diane
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"If the broom fits, fly it"


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