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RDEE22
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1/23/14 7:48 P

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Hi Chris
Welcome to the team . You have come to the right place. If you need any help just say, someone will be able to help you.
Nola

"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
Nola
Two Rocks
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Team Leader "One for all and all for one"


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MMADUDE
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1/23/14 5:11 P

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Hi, I'm Chris from Berwick, Vic. Just joined Sparkpeople yesterday.
Now that I'm in my 40s I am struggling to loose the extra kilos that I have stacked over the last year, so hopefully with a few goals and determination I will be able to get back to my ideal weight.

Nice to meet you all!



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RDEE22
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1/22/14 1:00 A

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Welcome to Sparkies Murielle. Everyone here will help you, just ask if you have any questions.
Good luck with your quest towards a healthy lifestyle. emoticon

"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
Nola
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1/21/14 6:52 P

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Hi everyone,
I'm happy to join Spark People down under. I've been registered a couple of weeks and enjoying the daily newsletter emails. Now it's time to get a bit more involved.
I'm 41 years old, a wife and mum, and work 2 part time jobs.

About 18 months ago I strongly felt the need to push my health and fitness further up my priority list - for most of my 30s they had taken a back seat to the rest of my life. Time to turn a new leaf at 40! I started a weekly email with 5 friends where we listed our weekly goals and achievements and swapped tips. It has been transformative. I have gone from no exercise to running the total equivalent of a half marathon and a 1km swim every week. I've also increased my children's weekly sport and several other friends have joined in for 5km and 10km races, which I do every quarter year.

The friends weekly email continues, but I felt the need for a bit of wider support, and have also found that I haven't really lost any weight. I'm currently 70kg and would like to get to 63kg.
This is where Spark People comes in - I'm looking forward to the ride!

Cheers from Murielle

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RDEE22
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1/15/14 12:47 A

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emoticon Amy,
Welcome to the team. You will love it here. We support one another so if you have any questions just ask, someone will have the answer. You've proved already with weight watchers you can do it. So get tracking your food and exercise on SP and you will do it again. Good luck with your journey to better health
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"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
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1/14/14 1:46 P

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Hi everyone, I'm new here and trying to find my way around! My name is Amy, I'm a 25 year old from Geelong.

I'm pretty excited to have joined up today. I have been trying to lose weight for a very long time. I have fallen off the wagon more than I care to admit. I went to Weight Watchers when I was 17; I got down to around 70kg but shot up to 120kg (my heaviest) within 5 years. I have got down to 105kg on my own but still have around 25kg to lose, which is daunting. Feeling positive though, the community support forum is a fantastic idea!

My only real goal is to feel healthy and comfortable in my own skin.

Please feel free to contact me, we all can use the support of others facing the same challenges.

Amy



Losing weight is hard. Being overweight is hard.
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RDEE22
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1/12/14 12:06 A

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Hi Nemesia76 welcome to our team. It is great to welcome another person around my age. You will love it here. Spark people is a great website with loads of information where you are always finding something new., and Sparkies Down Under is a great supportive team. I look forward to getting to know you better.
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"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
Nola
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NEMESIAS76
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1/11/14 11:20 P

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Hello Timmeetime, I am new here too. I am a fortnight old on SP but 76 in real years.I bought a apir of swimmers..the largest in the shop and went to the local pool yesterday. It was my first time in the water for about four or five years. What have I been missing? And more to the point WHY? I don't care how I look now, I just want to get the most out of life. I want to enjoy the things that I like to do and I hate it when my body tries to dictate and stop me from enjoying life. Tomorrow I will walk a couple of kilometres and visit the gym,


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RDEE22
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1/11/14 2:11 A

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Hi Timmeetime
Welcome to a great team. We support one another and that is what a team is all about. Good luck in getting back on track.
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"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
Nola
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Team Leader "One for all and all for one"


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POPSY190
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1/11/14 1:13 A

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Hello Timmeetime and welcome to a great team. I think you might be right about the community side of things. A lot of research shows that community involvement is a critical factor in reaching goals for many people. 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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TIMMEETIME
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1/11/14 12:37 A

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Hi. I'm new.....again. Just rejoined in a strong moment and hoping to stick with it this time round and make some permanent healthy changes. Haven't been involved in the community side of things before and i think that may have been my downfall in the past. Here goes..............

Be brave, lean forward and live.


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SAVINARED
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1/4/14 2:21 A

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Nice to see things happening in the team,
Welcome to Mike( I am in St Georges Basin-also JB) Nemesia- was just one of those tourists on the Mid north coast over the Hols (Sawtell- Bonville)
and welcome back Lea- I restarted here as well a couple of months ago and realized that it was the posting that kept me on track.
Hope everyone can have a great 2014

Kris

Because I CAN!


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POPSY190
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1/4/14 1:19 A

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Hello Lea, and emoticon . Lots of help and support here!

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

Co-captain Panthers BL24 www.blcpanth
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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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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RDEE22
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1/4/14 12:08 A

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Hi Lea,
Welcome back. I am NOR as well, probably a bit further up than you.
Good luck with your 15Ks, if we can help or if you have any questions just ask.
Nola

"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
Nola
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Team Leader "Sparkies Down Under."
Team Leader "One for all and all for one"


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LEABRISTOW
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1/3/14 11:24 P

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Hello Again, its been sometime but I'm back.

Sort of lost my way a bit but working on a positive direction.

I'm Lea from Perth NOR, I'm 35yrs, married with 3 boys and a little girl. ranging 12yrs - 3yrs.
I'm working on being a positive me and also kicking this depression that hangs over me. I have limited support from home so this is just for me.

Dropping another 15kgs is my goal but slow and steady this time with more preparation.

You have never really lived until you have done something for someone else who can never repay you.


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POPSY190
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1/3/14 11:06 P

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emoticon

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

Co-captain Panthers BL24 www.blcpanth
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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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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NEMESIAS76
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I am new to the SP team and only started on the last day of 2013. How fortunate that we are in the middle of a heat wave. It takes away my appetite for a start. I am sitting under the air con. on the computer and I don't feel guilty because this is all in a good cause. I am 76 years old and a great grandmother of a delightful 4 month old boy, I live in a coastal village on the Mid North Coast of NSW that is packed with tourists right now. Monday I have booked into the gym for a program called"Lift for Life". I have my doctor's permission note ready. I walk the dog at 5.30 every day because it is cool then and also because I would run out of puff if I did it any later in the day. I weigh 110 kilos which is an enormous number in pounds.
How is everyone else down under coping with this heatwave?


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POPSY190
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1/2/14 6:28 P

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emoticon Mike to a terrific site and a very supportive team. I hope you can reach your health goals and put your cardiac issues behind you. emoticon

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

Co-captain Panthers BL24 www.blcpanth
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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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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MNEMMETT
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1/2/14 5:25 P

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Hi All,

I'm Mike, 24 and from the Jervis Bay region of NSW, I am here as I am going to lose the weight and become healthy. There is no trying anymore for me it is a must. I recently got diagnosed with cardiac issues. My weight does not help this. So I must and will lose the weight. Glad to have other people here on the journey with me.

-Mike.



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12/17/13 9:52 P

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Hello, Christina. You are on a great site and team to help you meet your goals. All the best for a successful 2014. emoticon

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

Co-captain Panthers BL24 www.blcpanth
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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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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PROJECTCHRISSIE
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12/17/13 3:28 P

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Hi, I live in Sydney, am 53 years old, love to walk my dogs, read books and love to conquer a challenge and losing weight has been one of my hardest challenges to conquer. So I am here to say that I will lose 10% of my body weight, in the next 6 months, and 2014 is going to be my year, a year where I get a great job and lose the weight that I have been struggling with for a very long time.



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MINNIE
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thanks for allowing me to be a guest in your area. i'm busy right now, but I hope to look around soon.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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POPSY190
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11/20/13 1:16 A

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emoticon Minnie to a supportive and inclusive team.

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

Co-captain Panthers BL24 www.blcpanth
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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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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MINNIE
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11/19/13 6:00 P

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I don't live in (or anywhere near) Australia, but I have 2 sparkfriends there and I chose this team. thanks for the informative welcome emails.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 11/19/2013 (18:00)
keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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SAVINARED
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11/16/13 1:40 A

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it is a great spot I am a bit further south in the Jervis Bay area but you are our closest shopping spot, unless we make the trek to the DFO in Canberra


Edited by: SAVINARED at: 11/16/2013 (01:41)
Kris

Because I CAN!


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Hi SAVINARED. I'm in Shellharbour, just south of Wollongong. Nice spot...

I'm really impressed with this site so far, so much support and information!

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SAVINARED
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Hello JEZEB3LLE, welcome, where abouts on the south coast are you?
Can't really add to what POPSY190 said it sums this up perfectly.

Kris

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POPSY190
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Hello from Christchurch! Good you have found this site and joined this team - you'll get lots of information and support here as well as a fair bit of fun. It can take some time to get the hang of all that is on offer but it's well worth the effort and you can just ask if anything seems not right. You can guarantee that if you have a problem you ask about lots of other people will have the same problem. There's a huge body of knowledge in the membership and someone will always help. emoticon

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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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Hi there. I'm new to SparkPeople. From NZ but live on the NSW South Coast at present. Just fumbling my way around here at the moment. I hope I've done this right?!?

Jezebelle, Australia
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11/3/13 3:59 A

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Hi Kris welcome!!!! emoticon

"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
Nola
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POPSY190
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11/3/13 1:20 A

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emoticon . I think you are wise to limit number of teams etc. A little while ago I either left some teams or became inactive because the commitment was just too much. If I kept up with them all I ended up in front of a computer all day, which is not the point of SP!
How wonderful that you are back with family involvement this time. Have a great time meeting your goals.

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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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SAVINARED
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Howdy, all from the Jervis Bay area. Been on Spark for a few years but the middle ones were inactive and not so successful. I have been active again here now for about 2 months and am feeling good. I know now that the reason Spark was successful at first has a lot to do with the community so slowly adding teams back. I think I got overwhelmed and had too many teams to start so going a bit slower this time around, adding just a few teams that have relevance to who and where I am.
I am Kris and have 2 daughters (16 & 18) and a wonderful husband who has joined me this time on the quest for health.

Kris

Because I CAN!


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Hello and welcome to the team Jasdom. I live northern N S W.

To my Sp friends
"How can life be true without friends" Enius
Thanks for extending your friendship to me


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emoticon Jasdom. You will enjoy this team. If we can be of help just ask. Someone will know the answer. Enjoy your weightloss/healthylifestyle journey. emoticon

"Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears."
Nola
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POPSY190
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Hello Jasdom, you will enjoy this site and this team. That's a great achievement to have given up smoking and a huge step towards a more healthy lifestyle. emoticon good to have you with us.

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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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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Hi All, I am a newbie, joined Yesterday.. Here for info, tips and Support.. I live in Melbourne Northern suburbs..
Aiming to lose 26 kilos by April 6th 2014.





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Hello and welcome to the team Storm. Ride what?

To my Sp friends
"How can life be true without friends" Enius
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POPSY190
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Welcome to a great site and a helpful and supportive team - you'll achieve your goals here! emoticon

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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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Hi All,

I joined SparkPeople to track my cals and get my diet under control.
I would like to lose some weight so I can ride the annual MS Sydney to Gong in November.

I am a nurse, I have 3 grown kids and I live in Gloucester...

Fitter,stronger, Leaner and Faster for this event




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Hello and welcome to the team new members

To my Sp friends
"How can life be true without friends" Enius
Thanks for extending your friendship to me


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Welcome to a great team and good luck with that pesky 10kg!

Penny, Christchurch, NZDT

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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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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Hi guys....well I have to get off 10 kg....7 years ago I dropped 70kg n got down to 70kg in 12 months....after 6 months at that weight I decided to go down to 60 kg n that took me 4 months...I have been fairly stable between 58-62 ever since....BUT 3 months ago we moved into our brand new home with my dream kitchen....between moving n the chance to cook n injury to my calve I've gain 10 kg.....so I'm back on it again....


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Hello Jasmine and welcome to a great team. If you go to "Start" and click on "My account" on the top left there is a place under "Information" (I think) where there is a box to tick metric. Hope this helps.

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JASMINEFRATUS
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HI,
I am just working out how to use the site properly and would like to know if anyone knows how to change weight tracker from pounds to kg's


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Hi All - I am 31 and a mum to 3 precious treasures. I am a PE and Health teacher, but took time off to start a family (and proceeded to become very comfortable at home lol) But now I am getting ready to go back to work next year. I love being a healthy example to my students, so it's time to shed the baby kilos. I've got 13kg to lose. Looking forward to joining with you all as we achieve our dreams


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Hi, I am new to spark people, I am a 24 year old mum of 3 boys, I have a baby on the way but before you say Im not meant to be on here cause i am preg, I HAVE to be! I NEED help and I NEED support!
My story.....
I have been over weight since I had my first child, before that I was a healthy 65kg! I was 16 when I had him and over the next 2 years my weight exploded until I got to 130kg!
By the time I was 20 I was exercising like crazy n eating healthy, I weighed only 86kg! then I fell preg with #2, only to have him & 9 months later fell preg with #3, 2 years later I have allowed my weight to balloon and have fallen pregnant with #4.
No this doesn't say why I should be on here, does it????
Well I now weigh 112.5kg and have been told by my dr if I DONT lose weight before this baby arrives I will be sent to brisbane hospital to have the baby as they dont have the facilities to care for me which means I will have NO support at the hospital from my partner, no way home and a thousand other problems, I dont have to lose a lot, just 16kg's,
I need to lower my bmi from 47 to 40 which means getting my weight from 112.5 down to 96kg
I NEED a support link & I need friends BADLY
I am on another weight loss sight that I use all the time but I just dont get enough support!
PLEASE I NEED TO DO THIS! I NEED HELP!
Brisbane hospital is a minimum of 6 hours away!
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Hello Vanessa and welcome to a great team. You will find lots of help and support here.

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Hello everyone
I'm Vanessa, age 41, with two young boys. I have had a stressful time over the last few years, having separated from my husband, attempting a few reconciliations, as well as studying from home. I also have very few friends and no family in my local area. All this has added up to unhealthy eating habits and eating for comfort and consolation!
I've always been able to manage my weight, but in the last year I have relaxed too much on exercise and limiting calories. Now, I am uncomfortable in the clothes I wear, and not happy with the way I feel and look.
So I plan to make some changes, mainly for the sake of my health and fitness.
Good to meet you all and hoping we can share some motivation

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emoticon to a great team.

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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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Hi All :)
I'm new here, just finding my feet :D
Live near Melbourne. Looking forward to getting to know everyone.



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Hello Romay and emoticon to a fun team.

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7/28/13 7:39 P

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Hi all Im Romay I have lived in brisbane for nearly 1 yr but come from NZ
I have talked about losing weight for years and even joined sparkpeople before but this time im on a mission
I have joined a gym that was scary but not as bad as I thought
I have 3 kids and want the energy to run around with them



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To thefuture~ that's cool! Whereabouts does your Grandie live in Tassie? Weather should be lovely at that time of year.


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Hello and welcome Mel.
My grandson lives in TAS, planning to visit in Sept - Oct for a few days.

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emoticon Good to see you here, Mel.

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emoticon from Tasmania.

I hope to be a worthwhile participant, and will interact as much as I am able.

Cheers - Mel
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE!
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Hi There,

So I introduced myself on the site as a whole and that's how I got the advice to come here. I'm Zee, 23 (almost) and from Western Australia, though I'll be over to Canada on a Working Holiday soon enough. I'm one of those people who has issues with keeping the weight off. I tend to get to a point and then stagnate and, unfortunately for me, it just goes back down (or up, I guess) hill from there. I would really like to try and get myself healthy. I don't care about being thin, but I want to be at a healthy weight and to stop being ashamed of buying clothes.

Anyway, Hi to everyone and I hope that this is finally the last place I'll have to seek help for all of this.

I choose, therefore I suffer, but it is in my decision that I become...


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SUSANMARY21
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Hello Australian Sparkies, I have introduced myself on the main forum message board and also on the Women 50+ board, then I found this one for Australians! I am a 64yo woman living in South Australia. Since 1996 I have had several bouts of chemotherapy for Multiple Myeloma which involves steroid drugs (serious weight gain!). I have also had several bunion surgeries (god that makes me sound so old!) and still have another to go once I get my cancer into remission. All this adds up to total inactivity and 20+kg of weight gain. I would really like to be able to recognize myself in the mirror before it is just too late and am hoping Spark People will be my saviour.



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Where in the states are you from. Moved to south Australia five years ago. Gained a heap of weight because walking to work is not an option. Lol.

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Thank you Popsy :) wish you lots of success!

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Hello, Lavender Teddy, and welcome to this team. If you can give up smoking you can do anything you set your mind to! Congratulations for that huge achievement; enjoy your smoke free life!

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Hi Everyone :)

I'm making my way around, introducing myself, just learning as I go, making friends as I go and discovering myself as a non smoker and just putting it out there to help others where I can...Although I think I have already lost my mind with everything and getting repeatedly lost trying to find my way back.........Gosh I feel like I'm walking home from the pub.

Put your hands over your head and step away from the Snicker!!!


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Hello, and welcome from Christchurch to a great team. Lots of help, inspiration and support here.

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Hi everyone, I am new to sparkpeople. I'm American but have lived down under for over 4 years - 3 in Auckland and now 1+ in Canberra. We love living down under but I do miss a lot of the restaurants and lower calorie food that is available in the United States. I'm looking forward to getting tips about how to use Sparkpeople while living in Australia.

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Welcome to a team with lots of help and support.

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Genealogists live in the past lane.
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Hi Everyone,

In 3 weeks i will be turning 21. This is my biggest milestone to date, and i am currently at my heaviest to date. I am 112 kgs (247 lbs). I have tried before and got down to 96kgs (211 lbs) but then put it all back on in 3 months. I struggle a lot with motivation. I fall off the wagon and fail to get back on. This time, I want it to be my last first time. I want to lose my weight once and for all. Please add me and help me on this journey.

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Hello Kiara, and welcome to a great team. You have great motivation to reach your goal and I wish you every success. You will get a lot of help and support here. emoticon

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hi, im kiara 21 years old living in st kilda melbourne.
trying to lose 25+ so my husband and i can start our family and just so i can feel better about my self :)


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Hi guys, I'm Shariah. I'm 20 years old, Kiwi but living in Darwin now. I want to lose ~22kg. Would love any other Darwinians to to join/support eachother! :)


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Hi everyone, I'm Chris, and I joined Spark People a few days ago.
I'm 59, and live in Stawell, Victoria, about 15 minutes away from the beautiful Grampians National Park.
I live on my own with the wonderful company of my two dogs and elderly cat, can't work due to osteoarthritis, and after imagining my continuing shortness of breath was a reaction to the latest flu injection, was instead diagnosed with minor heart problems and high blood pressure.
If I don't begin to take responsibility for my own life, for the foods and drinks I put into my mouth, then my minor problems will escalate to something more severe. I am not ready to throw in the towel yet. My life is just beginning to pan out the way I'd hoped, so I am determined to make some major changes in my life... one step at a time, just as we all begin each journey.

Chris.

“Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…” - Unknown


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Hi ZADIE, welcome to the team. I have a lot to loose too.

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hi, I joined Spark yesterday. Recently turned 40 and having a number of health problems which suggest again the need to lose a lot of weight and get healthier. So, that's the plan! Would love to hear from others who also have a lot to lose

Caz


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Hello and welcome to the team new members. This is a big site with plenty of information and support. Best wishes with your journey.

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Hi! I'm Emma! I joined up just yesterday.
I've joined Sparkpeople a couple of times but this is IT. My life has been turned on it's head and I finally have the time to start all over and be the person I know I can be.

I'm excited to get to know you all. :]


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Hi everyone!

I'm from SA...

Over the past 4 years I have gained 10kg and its time to start taking care of myself! I have found myself to often watching movies with baked goodies....Honestly, I would rather be doing something exciting and adventurous in the real world!

I hope this website is as great as the reviews! I need a kick up the bum at the moment..



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Hi everyone,
I have just joined up today and am hoping that I will be able to find the support I need lose 30kg and change my life for the better. There are many things about my life that I love and am so greatful for, such as my beautiful loving husband and my peaceful country home, but the most important thing to me is losing weight to address my fertility issues as my husband and I are both desperate to start a family.

I live about an hour from Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges and would love to be able to start up a regular walking/jogging group because I know from experience that I can never maintain any exercise program without the support and encouragement of other people in the same situation as me. Plus I love to motivate and encourage others too! If there is anyone here who would be interested in meeting up for walks/jogs please message me.

I hope that joining this site will actually help me and I am glad to hear that it has helped others. Other people's success stories are really motivating for me. So please, everyone, message me whenever you like and I'll always reply back. We can be in this together!


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Hi new members welcome to the team

To my Sp friends
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Hi Group

I'm Andrea I'm a runner and long term lifestyle changer looking to rev up my exercise and gain some inspiration. I've got a lot of occasions coming up in the future where I'm gonna need all the support I can get not to completely toss myself off the proverbial wagon. Looking forward to getting to know you all. Cheers!


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Hi everyone!

I live in Sydney but am originally from Austria. I moved here a bit over a year ago to be with my partner... over the 5 years of studying prior to coming here and now that I feel so comft with my partner I put on way too much! It's time to loose this extra kilos!

I am very bad with sweet food and soda, in addition I stopped all kind of sports when I came here... so today I'm going back to the gym! :-)

Hope to keep myself motivaed and gain my old teenager-body back *dream*

Cheers

Goal # 1 -- 110 kg
Goal # 2 -- 100 kg
Goal # 3 -- 95 kg
Goal # 4 -- 90 kg
Goal # 5 -- 85 kg
Goal # 6 -- 80 kg (this might change as I get closer, due to hopefully more muscle)


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Hi Everyone

I'm Shelley and I live in WA. I joined up because I need a kick in the rear in regards to my nutrition and to finally stop yo-yo-ing.

I'm fairly fit, currently on week 6 of c25k and doing strength training at the gym but I always let myself down food wise.

Hope to internet-meet some of you and look forward to learning more as I go :)


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Hi everyone! I'm from Adelaide and joined this site after coming across it somewhere on the net in my many googling-hours. I'm fairly fit, been doing boxing and circuit training type stuff for over a year, but all I seemed to do was slowly gain weight - I would always write off my workouts with junk. I'm aiming to lose another 5-7 kgs (almost lost 2kgs - jeans are looser - yeah!), and get fitter. I've (stupidly) volunteered to join a team for True Grit which is in May, which is a 10-12 km special forces style military obstacle course. http://www.truegrit.com.au/ And I'm also doing Febfast from Friday, which will be a bit of a challenge! My only concern about true grit is that i've got hip bursitis - pain when running is not fun!


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Hello everyone, I'm Meli and I'll be arriving in Australia (specifically, Canberra) on the 20th of February. I'm orginally from Argentina, but have been living in the UK for over 7 years.

The move is quite daunting because I don't know anyone in Canberra except for my partner, but I'm also excited because I'll have access to fitness and leisure activities which I couldn't do here. I also expect my health to improve because of the change in weather (I have Fibromyalgia).

So, that's me introduced! *waves*


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ASTIBER
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Hello,

My name is Asti and I have a BIG goal to reach. I am in my early 50's and use to be a dog trainer. Have not been able to work for a number of years due to health issues. Now they have become life-threatening. So it is time for me to do what ever I can to loose half my weight. It's going to take about a year and a half to get down to my ideal weight, so you see, I am in it for the long haul.

For me to stay motivated for that length of time is unheard of, even when it my life that is the prize. I am one of those types of people who tends not to finish most things I have started. So I ask, I beg you, to keep pushing and encouraging me.

Looking forward to chatting with you soon,

Asti

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. ~ Deepak Chopra ~


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Hey there

Steve here, from the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland. Finally have the motivation to lose some kg's, have been overweight for tooo long now.Turned 40 last year so now is the time to act!!!
Stumbled across SparkPeople and all starting positive.




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Hi Everyone & thanks for welcoming me to the group! I'm Terri & I live near Melbourne. I'm 34 & a single Mum to my beautiful 14 year old son. I'm a Nurse & I work full time in General Practice. I have battled my weight my entire life & have tried every program and weight loss gimmick there is. My best friend recently joined Spark People & suggested it to me. I can feel the positivity, encouragement & motivation already! I look forward to learning how to use all the tools on this site and getting started. And I look forward to making many Spark Friends xx



CURLYCHICK30
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1/19/13 8:24 P

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Gday Everyone

Im from sunny Queensland townsville, my sister in law got me on to this I can't beleive how much information and receipes are on this site..

I have tried doing weight watchers for years and i did well. got to 79 kilos on it but since I have been diagnosed with hyperthroidism i seem to find myself hungry alot more.. not to worry im sure the specialist will help me out..

Im currently on 90kg which is my heavest thinking of trying out zumba for once a week just to get out of the house. Im also studying graphic design by correspondence so far so good :-)


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TOOCHEEKY
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1/17/13 4:41 A

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Hi everyone.I am a nurse and on a farm on the coast of Northern NSW. I am hoping to change my lifestyle and lose 12 to 15kgs. Today is my first day...yay.
I have no idea where to start on this site so any advice and hints are welcome. I breed horses and love standard poodles.


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OFREEDOM
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1/16/13 1:05 A

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Hi, I'm Alison from central west NSW. Joined Spark People a couple of weeks ago and then developed a nasty medical condition. Lying flat on my back has lead me too boredom eating and I think I have prob bulked on even more weight. Can't wait to get back to the gym and back to cooking healthy foods.



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1/13/13 6:53 P

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Hi Everyone emoticon

I'm new to Sparkpeople and still looking around the site. It seems to have loads of information and motivation so I hope that things start to inspire me and I achieve better health this year.
As with most people, I've been on the diet yoyo for many years but once I headed into my 40's things the weight just doesn't shift like it use to emoticon I like to see results and then I get on a roll and things get easier, but for the past few years this just isn't happening for me.
I wish everyone success and think that this just may be the support I need. I would love to have a buddy to chat with on a regular basis if anyone is interested?
Best wishes
Lisa


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CAKECHOOK
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1/11/13 5:13 A

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Gidday mates!!! I am new and tring to get a better grip on eating healthy, and feeling better about my self... And loose a few kilos along the way... I am in brisbane and i have opened a cake decorating business calle "Sublime cake Creations".. (this makes it very hard to stop picking at all the naughty stuff i make!!!)

I am looking to loose aprox 15 kgs


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MEGANAMENANA
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1/11/13 4:03 A

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Hi, My name is Megan. Can't really remember how I stumbled across this site, but I'm hoping to use it to keep me motivated. I'm wanting to lose between 20kg to 30kg for once and for all. I always find I lose the first 10kg, start to feel great, but then put the weight on again. I've "been good" for a week now keeping my own food diary, so hoping I can keep focused and finally reach my goal.

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1SARAH2012
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1/9/13 5:52 A

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Hi my name is Sarah & I'm from Perth. I think I joined about 6 months ago after discovering the site by accident. While I haven't done much with the info on this site I am hoping to make a go of it this year as I have about 30-40kg to loose.



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1/9/13 5:18 A

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Hi, I'm Tracey and I'm in Darwin. I had a goal to lose 40 kilos before my 40th birthday after doubling my weight whilst having kids. Not sure how but I did manage that and now I want to lose the last 30 before my 42nd in April. I accidentally found Spark People whilst looking for instructions on how to read my twister lol. I cannot believe how much information is available here without costing me the earth!



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1/7/13 9:06 A

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Hello and welcome to the team Angharad and Lyn

To my Sp friends
"How can life be true without friends" Enius
Thanks for extending your friendship to me


 
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