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4/12/13 7:53 A

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Where in the world are you? Michigan

How did you find Spark People? Signed up a while ago, but never used. Started a couch to 5K challenge yesterday with my health care provider and now am using to track progress

What is your short term goal? health + fitness. To feel better in my skin.

What is your long term goal? weight loss and increased health

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Long anticipated trip to Fiji.

What is your favorite healthy food? Latest obsession Mujaddara, love, love, love surimi

What is your best personality trait? Committed

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) Fist time married at 49. In the process of purchasing first home!

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5/24/11 9:13 P

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Where in the world are you? Massachusetts

How did you find Spark People? My trainer gave me the link to it - mostly for using the nutrition tracker.

What is your short term goal? health + fitness - to just be the best me I can be, weight loss is a side effect.

What is your long term goal? to maintain a healthy lifestyle

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? my health and fitness will be 'reward' enough...knowing that I will be sick less often, tired less often, happier etc. is plenty of reward.

What is your favorite healthy food? Oh man do I have to choose just one?! Berry Smoothies I suppose...

What is your best personality trait? Laid back

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I've been a vegetarian for 15 years.


All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or weight or the wrong type to play this or achieve this. They will tell you no, a thousand times, no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES!


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4/20/11 5:33 A

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Hi. I'm not so great with using forums or anything. I wondered if I should make a new post or just reply. I'm not much of a trend setter so I decided to reply instead.


Where in the world are you? Monterrey bay area or California central coast

How did you find Spark People? I actually heard about this website from my nutritionist. I was looking for a way to to count calories and I was getting overwhelmed with keeping everything on paper.

What is your short term goal? to lose 2 lbs per week.

What is your long term goal? to build strength and improve my hiking skills. I also want to be healthy and get out of the pre-diabetes range.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Every small goal I complete I reward myself with either a new piece of hiking equipment or a night of watching an awesome movie. For my long term goals of improving my hiking skills, I hope that some day I will be able to hike Half Dome and not die.

What is your favorite healthy food? My favorite healthy food is cottage cheese with berries

What is your best personality trait? I think my best personality trait is my sense of humor. I'm always finding ways to have a great time and things to laugh at.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I am a student photographer and I am attempting to get a masters degree in photography.


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4/19/11 4:37 P

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Where in the world are you? Denver, Colorado

How did you find Spark People? googled "One a day nausea" and came across a thread.

What is your short term goal? To lose at least 10 pounds before May 26th

What is your long term goal? 20 more to go, started at 70 to lose

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Shoes have been a good reward for me so far, but I think now that I may start buying clothes

What is your favorite healthy food? I LOVE watermelon

What is your best personality trait? I think I have a pretty goos sense of humor

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I can only sleep with one sock on... to balance my temperature.. emoticon

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4/12/11 10:34 P

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Just figured out how to get here. emoticon
Here goes:

Where in the world are you? Central Florida

How did you find Spark People? A friend referred me

What is your short term goal? To lose 25lbs. by my girls graduations. May 22 & June 2

What is your long term goal? 75 lbs or more emoticon

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Not sure yet. I will just be happy to lose this other person I am carrying around.

What is your favorite healthy food? Strawberries emoticon

What is your best personality trait? I am outgoing and compassionate

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I have 2-12yr olds & 2-18yr olds NOT twins. emoticon

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4/12/11 3:18 P

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Hi to all...I'm looking forward to being part of this team now that I have found this message board. Here goes...



Where in the world are you? Metro-Atlanta, GA


How did you find Spark People? A WW friend of mine on Facebook...finally got curious enough to actually investigate the site.

What is your short term goal? To make it through each day! I have set up small goals for myself to achieve each day. Basically, tracking, exercise, and journal writing.

What is your long term goal? To reduce my body weight by 10%. I'll then reaccess and set another goal for myself. That most likely will be to drop another 10% of my body weight at that time but I'll figure that out when I get there.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? A new piece of Pandora! I love Pandora.

What is your favorite healthy food? Fruit! Love it.

What is your best personality trait? I'm very outgoing. I never go anywhere that I don't find someone to talk to.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )
I was born in Alaska! Only lived there for several months as my dad was stationed there. I'm a southern gal and glad that we are living in GA as I don't like the winters that my husband and I endured as we moved around for his career. I grew up in coastal towns and love the beach.

I'm a teacher but not in the classroom anymore. I support reading teachers in 17 schools in my school district.

I have three of my own children ranging in ages from 20-29.

Hope to meet a lot of new people here and have some fun during my new life-style journey!



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4/11/11 9:52 P

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Where in the world are you? Connecticut

How did you find Spark People? hmm..known about it for a LONG time.
What is your short term goal?Make sure I drink LOTS of water- and to lose 10%

What is your long term goal? Lose 90 pounds, but most importantly, get my family HEALTHY.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? I'm going to go into a store and buy THE OUTFIT. You know, th one you want but would NEVER fit! ;)

What is your favorite healthy food? Thai Chicken Salad

What is your best personality trait? I'm a positive person

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I write a blog: www.findingfamilyfitness.com


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4/11/11 9:29 P

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Where in the world are you? New York

How did you find Spark People? a friend sent me the invite

What is your short term goal? make it to the gym on a regular basis and start cooking healthier but tasty dinners

What is your long term goal? drop 110 lbs

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? I'll be able to walk with my head held a lot higher .. and of course shopping!

What is your favorite healthy food? grilled chicken salad and shrimp

What is your best personality trait? I'm "balanced" I like to have fun, be goofy, act silly but work hard, am very loyal

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I love playing sports ... and I have 2 doggies that are my "fur-babies"


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4/11/11 5:48 P

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Where in the world are you? Duenweg, Missouri

How did you find Spark People? Actually I downloaded the app on my iTouch several months before I became aware of the website. I am so glad I found it!

What is your short term goal? I want to lose 20 pounds. My clothes are getting tight (AGAIN) and by golly I am NOT going to buy another bigger size!

What is your long term goal? To be comfortable and energetic again, to be able to bend over more than twice in a row without hurting, to hunt, fish, play in the floor with the grandbabies, drive the tractor (because now I can barely fit behind the wheel) whatever that weight might be.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Every day will be a reward when I have my life back.

What is your favorite healthy food? Broccoli, no cheese or sauce, only cooked just right with a nice seasoning sprinkled on.

What is your best personality trait? This one is a tough question for me. I guess I don't know what my best one is to be perfectly honest. I will say for now that it is that I always try my best to do the right thing, because I like having a clean conscience so I can sleep at night.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I am married to the most wonderful man in the world. I have two daughters, ages 18 and 21, that make me proud to be a mom. I love spending time with my husband, kids, parents and other family and friends.



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4/10/11 10:40 P

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I live in Iowa and found Sparks while wandering around the net looking for a site where I could track calories and fitness. I've been on Sparks for a week today and it is exactly what I was looking for and more. I am looking forward to meeting my goals. Good luck to you all

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4/10/11 1:13 P

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I live in Florida and found Spark People as a result of research for an assignment in school. My short term goal is to get back to exercising daily. My long term goal is to lose 50 lbs.
I would have to say my best personality trait is compassion. A fun fact about me is that I like to say I had twins 7 years apart. emoticon My sons were born on the same day seven years apart! They are awesome along with my daughter who was born right in the middle.

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4/10/11 11:45 A

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Where in the world are you? Colorado

How did you find Spark People? google search on reviews of weight loss sites

What is your short term goal? Return to the gym on a regular basis

What is your long term goal? Be half my size so I can be twice woman

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Clothes, massage

What is your favorite healthy food? blackberries off the vine

What is your best personality trait? love to laugh

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) In high school a friend recorded my laugh to listen to when she felt down



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4/9/11 11:41 P

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Hi everyone, I joined SparkPeople today!

Where in the world are you? New York

How did you find Spark People? I was wandering through Barnes and Noble and came across the Spark Book. I started reading it a few days ago and I decided to join SparkPeople!

What is your short term goal? To be able to run a mile nonstop (again!).

What is your long term goal? To get to my desired weight of 165-170.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? A Bikini! ;)

What is your favorite healthy food? Salads

What is your best personality trait? I am extremely understanding and funny :)

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! My wedding is next year,so I have begun the planning process and it is so overwhelming!


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4/9/11 10:17 P

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Where in the world are you? Portland, OR

How did you find Spark People? I "StumbledUpon" an article about online fitness and training and thought I'd check this site out since it was free and seemed to have a lot to offer.

What is your short term goal? To lose 1-2 lbs weekly and continue to keep track of my nutrition.

What is your long term goal? To be at 127 lbs! And also to be able to outdo my boyfriend in anything physical (he's super fit and I desperately want to beat him!)

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Buy new clothes, a swim suit in particular.

What is your favorite healthy food? Stir fry with tofu

What is your best personality trait? I'm very friendly and genuinely like people.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I recently decided to become a physical therapist, which I am really excited about, so I am continuing school this summer to get closer to this goal. I am also a pescatarian (seafood is so much harder for me to give up than chicken or beef).


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4/9/11 8:02 P

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Where in the world are you? - New York

How did you find Spark People? I've tried it before then I stopped. I'm now back on the horse. I originally found this site off the web.

What is your short term goal? Start exercising PERIOD!!

What is your long term goal? To lose at LEAST 50 pounds, be more healthy in my eating and living styles.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? I guess new clothes will be a start.

What is your favorite healthy food? Apples and Uncooked Broccoli

What is your best personality trait? Quirky and caring

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I LOVE pizza and good food. I need to learn to eat HEALTHY good food.



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4/9/11 4:14 P

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Hi, Im not new to SP but fell off the fitness wagon and just now getting back on it. I hope to do better this time and make life changes.

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4/9/11 3:52 P

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Hi, I actually joined SparkPeople.com last Sunday, April 3, and have really enjoyed the nutrition and fitness trackers. It's very motivating to be able to track everything I eat and every exercise I do and see where I stand at any given time of day. There's still so much I've yet to discover on this website tho, and this is my first posting. My goal is to eat healthier (and less), to exercise more and lose 50 pounds by my next birthday in February.

Where in the world are you? Washington State
How did you find Spark People? More magazine ad
What is your short term goal? To eat healthier and exercise more
What is your long term goal? To lose about 50# by my birthday
How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? New clothes
What is your favorite healthy food? Tossed salad with roasted red pepper italian dressing
What is your best personality trait? I'm generally a happy person
Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I have three chihuahuas that have taken the place in my home, of my three grown (out-of-the-house) children emoticon

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4/9/11 2:33 P

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HELLO
Today is my first full day, I signed up last night and I have been exploring the site and trying to figure things out.

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4/9/11 1:59 P

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Hello everyone,

i'm Mandy

Where in the world are you? - South East Texas

How did you find Spark People? - read about it in a forum somewhere

What is your short term goal? - lower my blood pressure without meds - hopefully

What is your long term goal? - loose weight , lots of it and keep it off , eat healthier , be active and stay active

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? - with new clothes - hoepfully

What is your favorite healthy food? - fruits and cucumbers

What is your best personality trait? - funny (?) , i guess , once i come out of my shy shell ;-)

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) - besides loving my daughter to bits and pieces , i love taking pictures and sheep. :-)

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4/9/11 1:26 P

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Cat

Where in the world are you? Cornwall, uk

How did you find Spark People? Google...I think, I have a dreadfull short term memory apparently!

What is your short term goal? Would rather like to be a size 10 =)

What is your long term goal? toning...lots of toning!

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? New cloooothes =D

What is your favorite healthy food? All things veggie

What is your best personality trait? Never break a promise

Tell us about yourself! Well, I used to be a size 24, I'm a size 12/14 now, which is ok at 6'1'' but I'd like to be a 10/12 again, I've put on about a stone since I got married last year...damn you married life!!!! I love exercise, particularly kickboxing (may as well make use of my leg length some how!) But anyhoo, I'd just like to make some new friends with the same goal as myself.....much easier when ya have someone to talk to =)

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4/9/11 8:38 A

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Agnes, joined the page 3 days ago.

Where in the world are you? London, UK

How did you find Spark People? Interesting story. I found the Blackberry App first. Installed it and than came to the site.

What is your short term goal? Get fit and beautiful for my school reunion what is in May.

What is your long term goal? Get size 8-10 (I'm size 14-16 now)

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Change my wardrobe. Shopping new clothes.

What is your favorite healthy food? Fruits and vegetables

What is your best personality trait? I'm painfully honest

Tell us about yourself! I always been a "big girl" since I was 12. Lately I started to do yoga to help me to manage my stress. (My job is really demanding and I tend to stress a lot) Yoga helped me to start losing weight but after some time just stopped to do it. Always felt too depressed to do it. This week I decided to start it again and eat responsibly as well.

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4/9/11 12:39 A

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I hope I am replying in the right spot!
Where in the world are you? Beaumont,TX

How did you find Spark People? One of my favorite coworkers suggested I check it out when she found out I was trying to lose weight.

What is your short term goal? To lose 10 lbs by my birthday on June 23

What is your long term goal? To lose 30lbs and run a 5K.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? I know this might be silly, but I have not had a professional photo/portrait of myself taken since my son was a baby 11 years ago. I'm going to get a portrait!

What is your favorite healthy food? Berries

What is your best personality trait? I'm caring.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I love Sci-Fi/Fantasy, movies, books, games.

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4/8/11 10:09 P

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Where in the world are you? Allen,TX

How did you find Spark People? Google

What is your short term goal? To lose 10 lbs by my wedding day May 13th.

What is your long term goal? To lose 30lbs and run a 5K

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? I haven't really thought about it. Hmmm....buy new clothes!

What is your favorite healthy food? Strawberries!

What is your best personality trait? I'm kind of funny...I think

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I have more tattooes than I can count and I work for Whole Foods in the Bakery.

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4/8/11 9:59 P

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Where in the world are you? Fairfax, Virginia

How did you find Spark People? Web Search

What is your short term goal? Sticking with it. I have a history of giving up after a week or so.

What is your long term goal? To get back to a size 8 or 10

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? A weekend in New York to see a play or a concert.

What is your favorite healthy food? All kinds of fruits

What is your best personality trait? I never break a promise

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I've been gaining weight steadily for the past 3 years and I just can't stand the thought of having to go out and purchase yet another set a pants for the next size up. I'm done with that!! It's time to do something about it and I figured it would be easier if I was accountable to someone.

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4/8/11 8:54 P

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My name is Betina

Hey, I just joined today! It's going to take me awhile to figure this site out!

Where in the world are you? California

How did you find Spark People? Internet

What is your short term goal? Stop Procrastinating

What is your long term goal? lose at least 100lbs by December

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? New Clothes

What is your favorite healthy food? Apples

What is your best personality trait? Helpful

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I have decided that it is finally time to stop focusing on everyone else and focus on me, which is a very difficult thing for me to do.

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4/8/11 7:57 P

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Where in the world are you? IL

How did you find Spark People? Over heard someone at the gym

What is your short term goal? Hit the 170's

What is your long term goal? Be healthy as I possible can with all tools open for me.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Health is good enough for me!

What is your favorite healthy food? Tangerines

What is your best personality trait? Loyalty

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I LOVE to laugh quick witted and a tad snarky with those I love, love to meet more to help me finish this journey I started

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4/8/11 12:46 P

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Where in the world are you? DC

How did you find Spark People? I ran into a coworker at the work gym who has been loosing lots of weight recently and she told me how sparkpeople was helping her!

What is your short term goal? drink water and eat the right amount of protein (as a vegan I found out through here I wasn't even close to reaching protein goals!)

What is your long term goal? be fit, healthy, happy, and in my goal weight range.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? New running shoes and when I hit my goal weight I am going to take a dance class and go to the beach without being embarrassed about my thighs!

What is your favorite healthy food? Trail mix and dried fruits! Ooh and sugar free non fat Popsicles mmmmm.

What is your best personality trait? Hardworker and adventurous

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I love water and will spend a large part of the summer on a sailboat!

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4/8/11 10:01 A

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Where in the world are you? Iowa

How did you find Spark People? friend

What is your short term goal? exercise 5 hours a week

What is your long term goal? run 10 miles and body fat 20% or below

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? buy new clothes and shoes

What is your favorite healthy food? pears

What is your best personality trait? willing to try new things

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I love to be outside



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4/8/11 4:14 A

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Good for you on all accounts. Just a note on the foster mom goal. I was a foster mom and have since adopted. It has been the best and funnest journey! I love it. It's not for the faint of heart but very worth it. A great goal!!!! Good luck to you!

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4/8/11 3:46 A

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My name is Shelly

I'm with Amanda! It's going to take me awhile to figure this site out! But I like it so far :)

Where in the world are you? Utah

How did you find Spark People? a friend/coworker - when I told her I was going back on WW online.

What is your short term goal? get more energy, be able to sleep and start to feel healthy again

What is your long term goal? lose 50 lbs and feel better

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? I'm going to jump up and down and shout and run and then buy some new clothes. But if I know me, I will have already bought them before I actually get there. But I'll still jump up and down :)

What is your favorite healthy food? depends on the day

What is your best personality trait? optimist

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I have almost 7 grand kids from my 4 natural children and I just adopted a 10 year old a year ago (the same age as my oldest grandchild.) He needed a family. He's just like my other 4 so I feel certain it was a match made in heaven.



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4/7/11 4:18 P

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My name is Amanda

Hey, I just joined today! It's going to take me awhile to figure this site out!

Where in the world are you? Minnesota

How did you find Spark People? my sister told me about it

What is your short term goal? to start getting the weight to come off

What is your long term goal? lose at least 50 lbs and get healthier

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? new wardrobe

What is your favorite healthy food? fruit

What is your best personality trait? helpful

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I just quit smoking 44 days ago!


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4/7/11 2:43 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Lisa & I just joined this week.

Where in the world are you? Florida

How did you find Spark People? a friend told me about it

What is your short term goal? lose the first 10 pounds by the time school is out

What is your long term goal?lose 80-90 pounds

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? new clothes & a tattoo

What is your favorite healthy food? strawberries

What is your best personality trait? loyalty

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I am mom to two boys




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4/7/11 10:27 A

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Hey everyone! My name is Katie! I hope I can stick with it this time! I sure am ready to!

Where in the world are you?
Indiana

How did you find Spark People?
I've been on and off of Spark for about....3 years....more off than on! Started fresh today and praying for some weight loss!

What is your short term goal?
I want to lose 15 to 20 pounds by June.

What is your long term goal?
Long term goal is to lose 90 to 100 pounds in the next year, or two.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal?
Lol, a whole lot of new clothes.

What is your favorite healthy food?
Omg I got to this question and I was...healthy food?? No really, I like watermelon (seedless) and peaches.

What is your best personality trait?
Hmmm....I am genuinely concerned about others.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself!
I think Janet Jackson is the most beautiful woman in the world and she is my inspiration for weight loss!

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4/6/11 11:16 P

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Where in the world are you?
Mississippi

How did you find Spark People?
An ad on the side of Facebook

What is your short term goal?
To become more active and drink water!

What is your long term goal?
To be able to run and play with my Grandkids, to be in family photos not taking them, to lose down to a comfortable size so that I can wear in style clothes and most of all to lose weight and become healthier so I can be around to have GREAT Grandkids!

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal?
Go shopping with a smile on my face!

What is your favorite healthy food?
Fresh fruit

What is your best personality trait?
I am very trustworthy, if you tell me a secret I take it to the grave

Tell us one fun fact about yourself!
At CHRISTmas we have a family tradition of me singing Jingle Bells. I sing it horribly.....it's very, very loud and off-key. Even my Grandson used to cover his ears and cry begging me to stop when he was smaller LOL! But it just has to be done every year because in my head when I am singing it I sound just like Celine Dion!!
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Hey everyone! My name is Meg (my last name isnt actually White, but I LOVE the White Stripes)

Where in the world are you? Im going to college in Iowa right now

How did you find Spark People? From my sisters roommate

What is your short term goal? To find healthy options in our cafeteria

What is your long term goal? Wear a bikini :)

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Buy an expensive bikini and a summer pass to the lake!

What is your favorite healthy food? String cheese and tomato juice (great combo!)

What is your best personality trait? Im energetic!

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) Im persuing a BA in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting!


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4/6/11 7:11 P

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Hey! My name is Melissa.

Where in the world are you? Wisconsin

How did you find out about Spark People? A Co-worker

What is your short term goal? To lose some weight and tone up before my wedding in September.

What is your long term goal? To get to my ideal weight and mantain it.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Shopping trip of course :)

What is your favorite healthy food? I love fruit especially watermelon!

What is your best personality trait? My sarcastic sense of humor :)

Tell us one fun fact about yourself...... I have a yorkie puppy named Becky who is originally from Germany. She's the love of my life and like a daughter! :)

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4/6/11 4:11 P

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Hey there! My name is Christine.

Where in the world are you?
NH

How did you find Spark People?
My boyfriend told me about it.

What is your short term goal?
I would like to lose 20 lbs by my birthday (July 18).

What is your long term goal?
Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal?
Buy myself new things...not sure what yet haha

What is your favorite healthy food?
Fruit and peppers!

What is your best personality trait?
I am very kind and caring. Also a great listener!

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )
I love Batman! Im not sure why but I have since I was younger.


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4/6/11 4:08 P

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Hello all my name is Cassandra

I live in Washington

I had a friend help me get on SparkPeople

My short term goal is to loose 20 or so lbs

My long term goal is to help myself and family live a healthier life style.

I believe my reward will be self confidince.

I love to eat fruits and fish.

Best trait.....I care about people (family and friends) even those that might hurt me I still care about them and have lots of love.

Fun fact....I was in the Navy for 5 years and have traveled to many places.

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4/6/11 3:59 P

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Where in the world are you?
US!

How did you find Spark People?
I stumbled upon it!

What is your short term goal?
I would like to lose 20 pounds by june 21st!

What is your long term goal?
to lose prob another 5-10 pounds after that and keep it off for good!!

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal?
not to sure yet.. lol

What is your favorite healthy food?
I love fruit, any type!

What is your best personality trait?
I am very kind.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )
I love going to the movies, one of my favorite things to do!

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4/6/11 2:40 P

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Hello! My name is Michely or Mily for short

Where in the world are you? Maryland!!

How did you find Spark People? Cafemom - the ladies are helpful =)

What is your short term goal? loose 20-30lbs

What is your long term goal? To saty fit and healthy for my daughter so she can learn a healthy lifestyle as she grows

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? NEW CLOTHES

What is your favorite healthy food? Fruits

What is your best personality trait? I'm optimistic. Tend to look on the bright side more often then the not so pretty and gloomy side.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I have a serious addiction to shoes and make-up!! I have yet to decide if it's a good or bad thing =)

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4/6/11 2:03 P

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Hello! My name is Shanna (pronounced Shawna).

Where in the world are you? Sunny Arizona.

How did you find Spark People? Google search.

What is your short term goal? Lose 100lbs.

What is your long term goal? Stay fit and be more active and healthy as a family.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Expensive Family Portrait.

What is your favorite healthy food? Fruit.

What is your best personality trait? I know how to laugh.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) Weird, I know, but I love the smell of skunk!

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4/6/11 11:13 A

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Hello! My name is Tamara :)

Where in the world are you? Oshawa, Ontario

How did you find Spark People? Google search

What is your short term goal? shed 15-20 lbs

What is your long term goal? stay fit and eat healthy

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? new clothes

What is your favorite healthy food? salad

What is your best personality trait? friendly

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I love kids! I have 3 of my own and run a home daycare too :)



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4/6/11 10:16 A

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Where in the world are you? La Crescenta, CA

How did you find Spark People? Been Here Before

What is your short term goal? To get through a day on target

What is your long term goal? To make being healthy a way of life as I turn 50 this year.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? New Tattoo

What is your favorite healthy food? Veggies

What is your best personality trait? I think I am funny, and a great friend

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I love the color pink and I am a girly girl.



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4/5/11 9:21 P

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Hi Y'all My Name is Nikki and I look forward to loosing weight together!!!

Where in the world are you? I am In Northern Virginia, close to DC

How did you find Spark People? I have been on this site on and off for years.

What is your short term goal? My short term goal is to stick with this for a week at a time. I go all in..see awesome results and then something happens and I emotional eat. HUGE downfall.

What is your long term goal? To loose the rest of this weight!

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? I will go to Hawaii with my Husband

What is your favorite healthy food? Apples and pb

What is your best personality trait? I love people and I love to laugh...

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I love kids. I love to learn!


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4/5/11 7:23 P

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Where in the world are you? Florida

How did you find Spark People? Web

What is your short term goal? Exercise daily or at least 3 times a week.

What is your long term goal? Get off blood pressure pill.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? New clothes.

What is your favorite healthy food? frozen yogurt

What is your best personality trait? Being honest.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I love Standard Poodles. (own one)


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4/5/11 2:12 P

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Where in the world are you? Tennessee

How did you find Spark People? Facebook

What is your short term goal? BMI under 35

What is your long term goal? To be a 'normal' size.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? New clothes, possibly vacation!

What is your favorite healthy food? Brown Rice, grilled chicken, lemon.

What is your best personality trait? Good listener

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I grew up in Ohio, I'm a cosmetologist.



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4/5/11 12:17 P

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HI everyone! I am newby to sparkpeople as well! i cant wait to get to head down this road to success with all of you! I hope you have a great day! :)

Where in the world are you? New York (upstate!)

How did you find Spark People? A friend

What is your short term goal? To work out 3 times a week

What is your long term goal? to lose 50 lbs by Christmas!

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal?NEW WARDROBE! who doesnt like to go shopping?

What is your favorite healthy food? Thats a hard one.. but i would have to say Nature VAlley Peanut butter granola bars

What is your best personality trait? My sense of humor :)

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I am in college and wish to become a novelist!

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4/5/11 9:37 A

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Good morning Everyone! :) I just joined sparkpeople yesterday, and am still trying to figure out this message board thing. The only way I could figure out how to post was to hit reply! So please bear with me! I guess I will go ahead and answer the questions everyone else is answering,

Where in the world are you? I live in Missouri

How did you find Spark People? I looked up free online weightloss, and found it, and am sooo happy I did! This was way better than anything I had anticipated!

What is your short term goal? Just to focus on myself for once, and to start changing the way I eat, I am loving the meal plans on here, so that makes it a whole lot easier!

What is your long term goal? My long term goal is to lose all my weight (about 135 lbs. or more) and to actually keep it off!

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Definitely new clothes! And lots of swimming and boating!

What is your favorite healthy food? Probably green beans!

What is your best personality trait? Loyalty and honesty

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4/5/11 9:03 A

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Where in the world are you?

Manchester, UK!

How did you find Spark People?

I was browsing weight loss forums and someone mentioned it.

What is your short term goal?

To start eating healthily and exercising again, lose ten pounds at least for Summer!

What is your long term goal?

Just to maintain it, to develop healthy eating and fitness habits. I want this to become a lifestyle not a short term fix I start every Spring and forget about every Autumn.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal?

Buy clothing that shows off my legs and arms! Haha

What is your favorite healthy food?

Any sort of vegetable, I much prefer healthy food to the rubbish I consume now..!

What is your best personality trait?

Uhm? I'm quite funny and I don't take myself too seriously.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )

I'm a very odd sleeper. TRhis morning I woke up on my floor surrounded by books and I've no idea how.



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4/5/11 4:41 A

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Where in the world are you? San Gabriel, CA

How did you find Spark People? Body By Glamour comment from a Sparks person who suggested that this site was way better than the glamour 30 day program. So I figured I'd give it a try.

What is your short-term goal? My short term goal is to drink more water and start exercising at least 15 minutes per day.

What is your long-term goal? My long term goal is to lose at least 50 lbs before January 2012. I'm going on a European trip and will be doing a lot of walking and I don't want to be huffing and puffing along getting all red and sweaty.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? I will buy myself a pair of leather shoes in Italy.

What is you favorite healthy food? I love broccoli.

What is your best personality trait? People find me welcoming and easy to talk to.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like!) I sew almost daily and I love to play in the rain.

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4/5/11 4:41 A

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Refer to above and below messages. I swear I'm not technologically challenged! emoticon

Edited by: BRANDIANA at: 4/5/2011 (04:49)
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4/5/11 4:33 A

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sorry post said it didn't work but apparently it did! sorry for the repeats. how embarassing!

Edited by: BRANDIANA at: 4/5/2011 (04:45)
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4/5/11 1:45 A

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Where in the world are you? Colorado

How did you find Spark People? Shape Magazine

What is your short term goal? To stick with this for more than a day or a week.

What is your long term goal? To lose 65 lbs before I start my last year of High school and go onto College.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Hmm... I hadn't thought that far a head yet.

What is your favorite healthy food? Well I'm vegetarian so I suppose I like quite a bit of healthy food. Right now I would have to say Broccoli with lemon juice, and mushroom cap 'burgers'.

What is your best personality trait? Oh... um... I'm nice?

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I love music of the indie rock persuasion and I'm fairly decent at drawing.

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4/5/11 1:09 A

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Where in the world are you? Arizona

How did you find Spark People? Shape Magazine

What is your short term goal? Lose 6 pounds and get out of the 200s for good!

What is your long term goal? To get healthy, start living the life I deserve to live and do all the fun things I use to do before i gained all my weight. Also I would like to be able to run the majority of the 1/2 Marathons I plan on doing this coming fall/winter.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? New Pair of Shoes

What is your favorite healthy food? strawberries

What is your best personality trait? positive attitude and good sense of humor.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I started training for the Jan 2011 PF Chang's 1/2 Marathon in Nov 2009. I have started and finished 2 1/2 Marathons since making my initial goal to do the PF Chang's Run. This year I am planning on doing a 1/2 Marathon in Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb. So far I have lost total of 34 pounds.

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4/4/11 11:47 P

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Where in the world are you? NYC

How did you find Spark People? This is my 3rd time signing up.... first time was after having my son ( lost 90 lbs in 1 year) then right after having my daughter in aug 09, lost nothing because of breast feeding...

What is your short term goal? up my water intake, quit smoking and get under 200 lbs.

What is your long term goal? get to 140, wear a bathing suit without a cover up and run up the subway stairs carrying the baby without being winded.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? short term - new work out gear. Long term, hubby and I are going to go on a beach vacation without the kids!

What is your favorite healthy food? i really really like salads...

What is your best personality trait? i am always the one people go for advice and the voice of reason...

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I'm a life time girl scout member and have a strange obsession with One Tree Hill ( if you knew me in person you'd find this very strange lol)


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4/4/11 10:33 P

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Where in the world are you?
- Long Beach, CA

How did you find Spark People?
- The People Magazine weight loss issue

What is your short term goal?
- To walk three miles five, days a week.

What is your long term goal?
- To run three miles, five days a week and lose about 30 lbs along the way.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal?
- Cut my long hair, which I've been holding onto along with my weight.

What is your favorite healthy food?
- Fresh fruit.

What is your best personality trait?
- I'm hilarious! : P

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )
- My therapy dog and I volunteer helping kids in our community.

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4/4/11 9:26 P

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Where in the world are you? Texas

How did you find Spark People? Web Search

What is your short term goal? The first 10 pounds

What is your long term goal? To lose about 20 pounds and maintain it.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Vacation!

What is your favorite healthy food? Apples coated with Cinnamon and Stevia

What is your best personality trait? Good Listener

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I love pets.

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4/4/11 7:47 P

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Where in the world are you? I am own a home in Grand Rapids, MI, USA!

How did you find Spark People? One of my best friends thought this site was the coolest thing ever, so I thought I would check it out.

What is your short term goal? My short term goals revolve around eating out less, avoiding soda, and getting back into working out. I used to work with a personal trainer, but I let a busy lifestyle and lack of willpower sabotage my work. I would do really well, lose some weight, skip some sessions, and be back where I started.

What is your long term goal? My long term goal is a complete overhaul of my lifestyle, and losing 150lbs. . I have done many crash diets, and while they work, they are hard to maintain, and my body has yoyo'd on the heavy side of the scale my entire life.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? I will go shopping. Right now trips to the mall are embarrassing and uncomfortable, and I do not buy clothes when I have friends with me.

What is your favorite healthy food? I love yogurt. I am currently acclimating myself to Greek Yogurt, since everyone says it is so much better for it, but a Dannon Light N Fit is my favorite healthy food.

What is your best personality trait? I laugh easily! In high school, people found it obnoxious, but not that I am an adult I have found people really appreciate a good chuckle!

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I live with my boyfriend, 3 cats, and an Australian Cattle Dog. I would like to someday be a foster parent, but feel that if I can't take care of my own health needs, than I am not ready to deal with a child's health needs yet.


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4/4/11 7:34 P

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One of my short term goals is to stop drinking pop (except I call it soda, haha). Nobody believes me, but I feel like I think clearer and more thoroughly when I don't drink soda... Of course, I worked in a restaurant, so soda has always been the easiest and most efficient thing to drink while working! I decided to stop drinking soda while I still have a case of it, but I'm going to do my best! Good luck to your goals. My bf is trying to design his own tattoo at the moment, but we have no idea when it will formulate into the real thing!

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4/4/11 5:04 P

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I have a sweet little Schnauzer named Sassy! She is the most patirnt, kind, loving dog I have ever owned!

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4/4/11 2:09 P

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Where in the world are you? Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

How did you find Spark People? Shape

What is your short term goal? To stop going up and down 10 pounds
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What is your long term goal? To get to 150 pounds

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? One homemade Chocolate Chip

What is your favorite healthy food? Rashish, Brown Rice, Club Soda with Lime

What is your best personality trait? I'm the person you want on your side, I'm over supportative and I'm not about to let you down even if you think what you want to do is the right thing.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )In Jan 2009 I had weight loss surgery not for anyone but myself. I love music and I can't get to sleep without it playing lightly at night.

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4/4/11 1:55 P

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Where in the world are you? California

How did you find Spark People? Was here before

What is your short term goal? lose 20 lbs

What is your long term goal? lose 40 lbs

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? new clothes

What is your favorite healthy food? cottage cheese and tomatoes

What is your best personality trait? loyal

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) love to play with legos



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4/4/11 1:00 P

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Where in the world are you?New York

How did you find Spark People?Looking for a free way to track my calories, get recipes, and share the journey with friends, too.

What is your short term goal?To get back into the rest of my work clothes(and summer wear)

What is your long term goal?To maintain a lower weight for the long term, and keep having fun excercising.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal?I will toss my 'fat' work outfits, and buy something slinky for a dinner out w/ the hubby.

What is your favorite healthy food?Love Tofutti on Wasa crisp bread.

What is your best personality trait?I'm a nice person with a sometimes wicked sense of humor.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )I'm a polynesian dancer, and I love music of all kinds.




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4/4/11 9:59 A

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Where in the world are you? Georgia

How did you find Spark People? Friends

What is your short term goal? To eat better and become more active.

What is your long term goal? To lose around 30-40 pounds.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? I think it is a reward itself, but probably shopping for new clothing.

What is your favorite healthy food? Blueberries

What is your best personality trait? My happy-go-lucky-ness.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I like to knit and crochet and read.

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Where in the world are you?
~Indiana

How did you find Spark People?
~I've known about it for a while, just haven't stuck with the program much.

What is your short term goal?
~Don't drink pop, drink water instead. Exercise (purposefully) 2-5 times a week for an hour each.

What is your long term goal?
~Go from 185 to 150!!!

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal?
~TATTOO!!! (If finances allow...)

What is your favorite healthy food?
~Fruit--berries, berries, berries!!!

What is your best personality trait?
~I try to be non-judgmental and always stick up for the little guys or those who aren't there to speak for themselves.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )
~I consider myself a synthesizer when it comes to religous views. That means I take things from different religions that wouldn't normally go together and mesh them into my own religion! I'm always open to learning new things, and I don't try to shove my beliefs down others' throats, so I expect the same respect.

Blessings!
Leigha

Blessings and Liebe
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4/4/11 2:33 A

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Where in the world are you? Washington State

How did you find Spark People? Previous Member

What is your short term goal? Stop drinking soda, start exercising

What is your long term goal? Lose 30-35 lbs

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? New clothes

What is your favorite healthy food? Fruit

What is your best personality trait? Good-Listener

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) Love gardening, Disneyland, and my four daughters (and hubby!)




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4/3/11 11:40 P

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Where in the world are you? New Zealand

How did you find Spark People? Google!

What is your short term goal? More energy

What is your long term goal? Get down to pre preganancy weight

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Shopping!

What is your favorite healthy food? Any type of fruit

What is your best personality trait? Friendly

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) Baby girl Hazel (18months) is my life, and i love to rock n roll!


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4/3/11 11:29 P

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Where in the world are you? Arkansas

How did you find Spark People? I've been here before

What is your short term goal? Get focused and start slow so that I can make each change a long term habit

What is your long term goal? To loose about 100 lbs and hopefully stop smoking

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Makeover

What is your favorite healthy food? Salad... almost any raw veggie

What is your best personality trait? I like to make people smile

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I enjoy reading and writing... I also love to dance in the rain

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” -- Flavia Weedn


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4/3/11 10:07 P

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Where in the world are you? PA

How did you find Spark People? I'm a former W.Watchers online member, and I heard about it on their message boards.

What is your short term goal? Get my sugar cravings under control... I'm feeling very much like an addict with anything sweet!

What is your long term goal? Lose the 30ish pounds I have gained back over the last few years.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? New clothes, baby!

What is your favorite healthy food? Sweet potatoes

What is your best personality trait? Hmmm... I'm a good listener and cheerleader for my friends when they need it.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I'm a bellydancer.... I started taking classes for fun a few years ago, and I completely fell in love with it. My style is more earthy gypsy than sparkles and sequins, and I'm looking to get to the point where I don't have to wear a stomach cover with my costume.

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4/3/11 10:03 P

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Where in the world are you? Currently Phoenix, AZ though moving to Dayton, OH this summer

How did you find Spark People? I've been around for awhile actually but I've had an unhealthy two years and now have 30 pounds to lose again.

What is your short term goal? To get control of my eating and keep up with exercise

What is your long term goal? To lose 30 and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Mostly think reaching my goal is a reward

What is your favorite healthy food? I enjoy salads, broccoli and fish.

What is your best personality trait? supportive

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I'm a stay at home mom

PS I hope you don't mind me joining your group. I'm not a new member but it's like I'm starting over.


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4/3/11 9:38 P

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Where in the world are you? Saskatchewan, Canada

How did you find Spark People? randomly on the Internet while searching for bootcamp ideas

What is your short term goal? to get out of my winter slump, gain back some muscle tone, lose a few pounds

What is your long term goal? to be able to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle, lose about 10-15 pounds

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? nothing in particular, I'd prefer smaller goals along the way in which I reward myself with some new workout gear or beauty services (hair colour, new makeup, etc) to continue to help feel good about myself!

What is your favorite healthy food? most anything if I don't have to cook it myself! haha

What is your best personality trait? sense of humour

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I'm an elementary teacher, I have travelled to 21 countries!

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4/3/11 9:12 P

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Where in the world are you? NORTH CAROLINA

How did you find Spark People? SURFING THE WEB

What is your short term goal? START FEELING MORE ENERGETIC

What is your long term goal? LOSE 65 LBS.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? GRADUATE AND FEEL GOOD WHEN I DO IT

What is your favorite healthy food? GRANOLA

What is your best personality trait? KIND

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )
I LOVE CARAMEL LATTES FROM STARBUCKS AND I LOVE TO CROSS STITCH

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4/3/11 8:43 P

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Where in the world are you? Kentucky

How did you find Spark People? Self Magazine

What is your short term goal? lose 15 pounds by my birthday in June

What is your long term goal? lose 90 pounds altogether

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? new clothes and maybe a new tattoo

What is your favorite healthy food? strawberries

What is your best personality trait? friendly

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I love starbucks and obsessed with books




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4/3/11 6:21 P

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Where in the world are you? North Carolina

How did you find Spark People? google search

What is your short term goal? 30 pounds by july 4

What is your long term goal? 140 lb. loss by 4/4/13 (birthday)

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? clothes!

What is your favorite healthy food? celery-did i say that? but i want it with french onion dip, alas...

What is your best personality trait? non-judgemental

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )

I have 4 inside dogs!
I'm in a 21 year relationship-his 3 weeks still aren't up!

"If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average." M.H. Alderson


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4/3/11 5:33 P

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Where in the world are you? Kentucky

How did you find Spark People? Google search for Diet Plans

What is your short term goal? I would love to lose 1+ pounds each week.

What is your long term goal? My goal is to lose 94+ pounds before my birthday on 7/29/2013.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? A cookout with all my family and friends.

What is your favorite healthy food? Strawberries

What is your best personality trait? Caring for others.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )
1) I am addicted to the Facebook Game - Zoo


God Bless & Keep You!!
Michelle

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4/3/11 1:21 P

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Where in the world are you? Ohio

How did you find Spark People? I was checking my email and AOL had a article about one of Spark People's success stories.

What is your short term goal? I'm easy here. I just want to get back down to wear I'm ready to struggle into my 14's rather than glaring at the 18's cause I know all that stands between me and them is a bag of potato chips.

What is your long term goal? I want to lose the weight and keep it off. I'm finally ready to work at it too.

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? You mean I have to reward myself? Isn't it enough that I'll be able to keep up with the kids I watch and won't be horribly embarrassed every time I step out the front door? Really though I'm thinking new jeans...

What is your favorite healthy food? I'm forever in love with grapes. I have been since I was a little kid.

What is your best personality trait? Dedication, when I commit to something no matter how long it takes me I'm in it to the very end.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )
I raise rabbits and run an animal rescue. I'm also about to self publish a children's folk lore book.

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4/3/11 10:53 A

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Where in the world are you? Michigan

How did you find Spark People? Wasting time on the laptop

What is your short term goal? To be able to call my size 10 jeans my "fat pants"

What is your long term goal? To loose 28 pounds and stay active as as I age

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Add another bead to my pandora bracelet for every 10 pounds.

What is your favorite healthy food? Chicken, snap peas, cottage cheese, I really do like healthy food just too lazy to cook it.

What is your best personality trait? Loyalty

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )
I LOVE to scrapbook with my peeps but have a serious dislike for june bugs and feet !




Edited by: JBUFFAN218 at: 4/3/2011 (10:57)
I dont smoke, drink, do illegal drugs or have promiscuious sex. Gimme a break and let me have my diet coke !!!


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4/3/11 1:35 A

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Where in the world are you?Redmond, washington
How did you find Spark People?my sister the personal trainer.

What is your short term goal? to lose some more weight and get into size 12 jeans again
What is your long term goal? to remain healthy
How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? go shopping for skinny jeans
What is your favorite healthy food? any kind of salad with chicken
What is your best personality trait? great listener
Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) i am a single lady, working full time and just enjoying life

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4/3/11 1:03 A

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Where in the world are you? California

How did you find Spark People? saw a video on youtube. thought it would be fun to try.

What is your short term goal? Get rid of the weight i have gained since high school.

What is your long term goal? lose the weight!!!

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? hmmm go tanning!

What is your favorite healthy food? chicken caesar salad :)

What is your best personality trait? im a leader

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) im a freshman at butte college and my major is sports medicine :)

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3/27/11 11:18 P

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emoticon Where in the world are you? Florida

How did you find Spark People? Looking for a nutrition tracker one day online.

What is your short term goal? Get rid of the 7 pounds I put back on.

What is your long term goal? To keep the weight off, continue eating well, and stay active and healthy!

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? Hadn't thought about it, but I know now, it has to be a NON~food reward!

What is your favorite healthy food? Too many to choose from!

What is your best personality trait? I'm friendly

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I Love my grandchildren! I have 3 now.

Leader of Wildflowerr's Live~It's!
R~U looking 4 a permanent life style change? For people who are sick & tired of yo-yo dieting! We are saying No 2 die-it, & YES 2 Live~it!

Mantra: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Come join us now: Wildflowerr's Live~It's!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=39684
"NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING THINNER AND HEALTHIER FEELS!"
"If U want diff results,U have 2change what UR doing!


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3/27/11 2:44 P

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Where in the world are you? Central Florida

How did you find Spark People? A friend referred me

What is your short term goal? Get back to a healthy vegan diet

What is your long term goal? Eliminate that final 15 pounds

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal? New clothes and maybe a trip

What is your favorite healthy food? vegetables, I love them all

What is your best personality trait? Outgoing and friendly, never met a stranger

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! ) I collect rocks and stars, but not rock stars.



I stay on my road and I don't change lanes.
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"If your lifestyle doesn't control your body, your body will eventually control your lifestyle." Ern Baxter
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I AM more powerful than the temptations I face today. I AM stronger than my addictions.
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3/27/11 2:41 P

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Copy and paste the following questions into a new "reply" and we can all get to know each other!

Where in the world are you?

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What is your long term goal?

How will you reward yourself once you reach your goal?

What is your favorite healthy food?

What is your best personality trait?

Tell us one fun fact about yourself! (Or 2 if you like! )



I stay on my road and I don't change lanes.
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"If your lifestyle doesn't control your body, your body will eventually control your lifestyle." Ern Baxter
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I AM more powerful than the temptations I face today. I AM stronger than my addictions.
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