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~INDYGIRL's Photo ~INDYGIRL Posts: 15,459
5/11/17 3:58 A

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I could use an EARLY MORNING buddy to check in with by phone. I talking about 5 am-10 am Eastern Standard Time.

Edited by: ~INDYGIRL at: 5/14/2017 (08:01)
Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

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5/6/17 9:55 A

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Welcome Trixy!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan bethd101@comcast.net

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4/10/17 11:03 A

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Hi Trixy,
Welcome to the team! Dont forget to check out the different forums and jump right in......

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Proverbs 16:3
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Philippians 4:13(NASB)
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4/10/17 10:37 A

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Hi My name is Trixy, I am a married mother of 4, who is trying to get her life back together and lose this weight that is preventing me from doing things with my kids.I need new challenges in my life to help me reach my goal. Have a great day.

Thanks,
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~INDYGIRL's Photo ~INDYGIRL Posts: 15,459
3/27/17 8:48 A

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Welcome!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan bethd101@comcast.net

Over 200 plus lbs lost with SparkPeople/ No Weight Loss Surgery or crazy diets, so have hope!

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To join my team, go to Team ~Indygirl www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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3/20/17 9:46 P

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Hi KELLY_SS and VALKYRIA

Welcome to the team! You are absolutly in the correct spot. Jump right into the daily chat page and feel free to share and interact..... we all here to help.

Edited by: NEWSPARKDEBBIE at: 3/20/2017 (21:49)
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Proverbs 16:3
Depend on the Lord in whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.

Philippians 4:13(NASB)
I can do all things [a]through Him who strengthens me.



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KELLY_SS's Photo KELLY_SS Posts: 3,519
3/20/17 6:36 P

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Hi everyone. I am Kelly. I have been at SP since 2006 but in 2013 I had to leave due to health issues and I came back in late December. I'm back but I am not the same as when I left. Now I am saddled with 2 chronic illnesses, both chronic pain conditions, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. I have reconnected with a few old friends even though the majority of my old sparkfriends have left the site. I really wanted to meet other people who are dealing with the difficulties of trying to lose weight and get healthy while also dealing with chronic illness and chronic pain. I have met some wonderful friends here the last few months who are going thru their own battles and the unique challenges.

Anyway, i am 53 years old, married 28 years and we have one teenage son and a spoiled dog named Kozi. I live in Arkansas, am Christian, and I don't have a lot of hobbies. I like to read, listen to music, color, do puzzles, and watch tv and movies. I am a homemaker.

I have been overweight all my life and been bouncing between 280 and 325 for the last decade. The only person in my immediate family who was overweight, both parents and all 3 siblings have always been average weight. Lucky me huh? Lol! My hubby carries extra weight but when he puts his mind to it he can lose weight. I have always had a difficult time losing, no matter how much effort I make, the weight just doesn't want to go so it is a slow, struggling process but I keep trying. I am feeling good and stronger about it right now so I want to ride that feeling as long as I possibly can and get as much mileage as possible out of it before the inevitable crash comes. Physical challenges are difficult for me, I can only do what my body allows me to do when it comes to exercise, but I try.

I am looking for friends with similar challenges, goals and who will support and encourage me along the way and I will do the same. Nobody can do this without support.

Edited by: KELLY_SS at: 3/20/2017 (18:37)
''People who say it cannot be done
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LIVING WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS & FIBROMYALGIA ...
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VALKYRIA-'s Photo VALKYRIA- Posts: 4,718
3/18/17 11:17 A

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Hi all! I'd definitely like a buddy!

I'm approximately 400 lb, and determined to be below 400 ASAP. I live in Columbus OH and right now i'm not working due to mental health issues at the beginning of this year, but in May I will be doing a computer boot camp to hopefully get my career on track. For the next 2 months I plan on focusing on my health and trying to start some healthy habits. I've been very overweight my entire life and don't know what it's like to be less than 300 lb as an adult, but I'm determined to get there. I'm 30 years old and I have 2 adorable cats.

Edited by: VALKYRIA- at: 3/18/2017 (11:17)
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3/3/17 12:01 P

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Welcome Ginger! Camperlife

Edited by: ~INDYGIRL at: 3/3/2017 (12:01)
Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan bethd101@comcast.net

Over 200 plus lbs lost with SparkPeople/ No Weight Loss Surgery or crazy diets, so have hope!

bethd101@comcast.net

To join my team, go to Team ~Indygirl www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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3/2/17 8:44 A

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Good Morning Ginger......
Welcome to the team and you and I have a lot in common!
You said you had a hysterectomy? I also went through that little piece of medical work myself. Gained about 50 pounds with it. I also had reconstructive surgery so that kept me in bed for about 6 weeks all together. Combine all that with all the other health issues and I have ended up way over 345 pounds.
You also said you were staying in a trailer? DH and I moved into our RV and left the house to the kids. While living in the RV for almost 3 years, I managed to drop 52 pounds. I was able to take the restrictions of RV cooking .... on the grill mostly ..... and the lack of refrigerator space and cabinet space, to my advantage. Like you have said, living in the RV park, WAY out in the country, made going out to eat and nibbling almost obsolete.
\Then life stepped in and I was knocked way off course ..... I have gained back 19 pounds and now have a battle to face getting geared up to go......

BUT WE ARE BACK! We can do this my new friend......
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Proverbs 16:3
Depend on the Lord in whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.

Philippians 4:13(NASB)
I can do all things [a]through Him who strengthens me.



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3/1/17 6:11 P

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Good Evening, All!!

My name is Ginger and I've been on Spark for awhile and seen the scale go up and down. I lost my first 40, then had to have the lady parts removed and gained it all back. Then lost again and my foot went bad. After surgery on that and having to move back into the camper again I regained again plus an added 10. So it's been a struggle for sure. I'm starting once again and things are going well. I'm not able to do near as much as I've been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and bursitis to go with the regular arthritis, bulging discs, non existent discs and fibromyalgia. Hey....might as well have a well rounded diagnosis!! LOL

This past year I spent in a truck traveling all over the country hauling campers for people. It was a lot of fun but was definitely not good for my health so we have decided I"m staying home and getting healthy. Hopefully full retirement will come soon!!

Looking forward to sharing and encouraging everyone!! Have a great week!!
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2/24/17 11:14 P

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Hi Annie and welcome!

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Proverbs 16:3
Depend on the Lord in whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.

Philippians 4:13(NASB)
I can do all things [a]through Him who strengthens me.



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~INDYGIRL's Photo ~INDYGIRL Posts: 15,459
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Hi and welcome to you Melanie and Annie!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan bethd101@comcast.net

Over 200 plus lbs lost with SparkPeople/ No Weight Loss Surgery or crazy diets, so have hope!

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AppleAnnieŚ Welcome. Debbie is right, IndyGirl Beth is SUCH a mentor and power of example, as well as a cheerleader. You should go to her SparkPage and read her story and her blogs, even older ones, to see how she lost over 200 lbs. with just eating and moving, no surgery, pills, liquid diets, mail order food, nothing but healthy food and movement, day by day. It can be done, striving to be healthier.

The best thing is to make small changes that you can stick with. Start with eating 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, or drinking at least 8 glasses of water and start replacing soda if you drink it. Start with a little movement each day and build on it, but do a little at least 5 or 6 days a week. Find recipes on SparkPeople and try new healthy meals that you like. Keep adding on.

God bless you! Stay connected, never give up!!

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2/23/17 9:12 A

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Debbie, Thank you, so much. I appreciate the help. Have a wonderful thursday and many blessings coming your way. I do, hope, that I can start to get around a little better. I feel so down and depressed right now, but trying not to feel sorry for myself. I try to keep up-lifted and focused. Will see, One day at a time. emoticon emoticon

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APPLEANNIE ..... Welcome to the team and I am so very glad you are here. Read up on INDYGIRLs page and her posts. She had some of the same issues when she began her battle in healthy living. It's so very difficult to get started and I have tripped so many times during my own struggles. Get active on the team. Post n the daily posts and check all the other pages INDYGIRL has started for fun and knowledge. There are so many individuals on this team that are amazing people and so very encouraging. We all have a story to tell and good advice to give.
Stay strong and dive in......



Edited by: NEWSPARKDEBBIE at: 2/23/2017 (09:07)
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Proverbs 16:3
Depend on the Lord in whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.

Philippians 4:13(NASB)
I can do all things [a]through Him who strengthens me.



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2/22/17 1:03 P

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Hi My name is Ann and I have been on Spark a long time ago, and lost weight but gave up after awhile. Now, I am back with so much weight to lose and improve many health issues too. I can't even exercise and I use a chair with wheels to get around in the house right now. So I am in a bad place. I want to hang in there and take one day at a time and give myself a chance to feel better and be happier as days go by. I want to also wish everyone Good Luck on this team. emoticon emoticon

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2/20/17 10:22 P

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Welcome Melanie. You are so right about lifestyle. Consistency and healthy habits are everything.
I have a 19-year-old son in a special education school with multiple challenges, so I can appreciate how hard you work to take care of your DD, SS and students. You can take care of you too at the same time. Beth (IndyGirl) is an amazing role model and mentor.

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Hi my name is Melanie. I'm the mother of a 19 year old daughter and a 30 year old stepson. I work in a high school special education classroom where the children have various disabilities. Spark people has taught me that changing your lifestyle helps keep the weight off instead of just dieting. I've been trying by myself for years with no progress to show for it. Started Sparkpeople in 2011 and left for several years as my life was a mess. Now I'm back and ready to do this.

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~INDYGIRL's Photo ~INDYGIRL Posts: 15,459
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Welcome Upward and Lauralyn

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan bethd101@comcast.net

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2/4/17 8:47 A

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Hello, my name is Lauralyn. I've been on Spark for a while now, but haven't really found my groove until a little while ago. Hoping to make 2017 a great year for health! I made a personal goal to hit a healthy weight by the time I turn 30 (~14 1/12 months away), and will be tracking my progress on my sparkpage blog. I look forward to getting to know you all and hope that we will be able to help each other on our journeys!

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1/26/17 12:30 A

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Enjoying being back on Spark and just about ready to slam that fatty tissue into a black hole, never to be seen again. LOL. It's time.

The day has sped by. Grateful to be here.

Hope to continue to post on the boards. Time is short, but I will make the most of it!

~~~For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to give you a future. Plans to give you a hope says the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:11~~~

~~~Karen~~~


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1/10/17 12:19 P

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Thank you.

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~INDYGIRL's Photo ~INDYGIRL Posts: 15,459
1/10/17 9:55 A

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Welcome White, Mermaid and Cherry!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan bethd101@comcast.net

Over 200 plus lbs lost with SparkPeople/ No Weight Loss Surgery or crazy diets, so have hope!

bethd101@comcast.net

To join my team, go to Team ~Indygirl www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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1/8/17 5:34 A

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Thanks Mermaidlife! I just added you as a friend and commented on your page!

"The secret to everything is that we have the power to connect with an inner calm."


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Just wanted to say hi to the team! Not really new to SparkPeople, but absolutely determined to make 2017 my year!

WHITE-1602: I have been blogging daily, and it's really been helping me! Sometimes I just jot down a couple lines on my phone before I go to bed instead of typing out a full entry, but even those little blogs help a lot. Would love to read yours!

Edited by: MERMAIDLIFE at: 1/7/2017 (20:39)
No, really. I'm a mermaid.

2017 Weekly Weigh-Ins
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February Total: -6
March Total: -5
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Started Whole30 4/23/17 at 424. Next Weigh-In: 06/03/17.


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1/7/17 3:29 P

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Hi, I'm new to this team. I not new to Spark. I hope to get motivated with this team.

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1/6/17 3:01 A

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I would like to have a buddy with whom I could agree to both blog at least once a week about our progress (or lack of progress!) to cheer one another on.

"The secret to everything is that we have the power to connect with an inner calm."


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Hi Indygirl and friends,
My name is Janel and I just finished reading Indygirl's bio and I am totally blown away. My Lord the woman lost over two hundred pounds and looks amazing. What an accomplishment. She did it naturally to boot. Are you kidding me? I was just talking to my husband the other day about getting gastric bypass surgery because I am trying to lose about sixty pounds! Not doing it now boy. I am totally going to do it naturally. I dont even have any health problems so exercising hasnt been a problem for me. I am just excited to be a part of this team and get to know Indygirl better and the new team members. Happy New Year 2017!

Janel Persell
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Hi Indygirl and everyone~

I'm looking forward to being part of this group and dropping some of these pounds. My health is going downhill fast but I'm making changes to get it together. My long term goal is to lose 159 pounds but I'm focusing on short term goals of ten pounds to start. I hope this helps me but also that I might be able to help others.

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12/23/16 10:58 A

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Way to go, Pea! Never give up!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan bethd101@comcast.net

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12/18/16 11:46 A

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I am back. Heavier, more tired, more overwhelmed and determined more than ever to take back control of my life. I may slip and stumbled but I will not surrender.

The only way we can fail is to give up. Never surrender!


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Hi Christina, Smartin and RB! Welcome!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan bethd101@comcast.net

Over 200 plus lbs lost with SparkPeople/ No Weight Loss Surgery or crazy diets, so have hope!

bethd101@comcast.net

To join my team, go to Team ~Indygirl www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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I have over 100 lbs to lose now at about 240. I have taken off 50 lbs on my own but really feel like I need some community to check in with and see advice and challenges that others have and overcome losing 100 lbs or more.

Very inspiring and supportive. I am hoping that posting and reading what others post will help keep me on track. This is a long journey and I personally can only take this ONE DAY AT A TIME! Any further ahead than that and I just would get overwhelmed so I will just focus on today and check in as often as possible.

Thanks all for being here on SP


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Hi~

I'm back on SP and tracking my calories and fitness. Hubby and I just signed up at our local rec center. I'm pretty shy, so going to the gym is hard for me. But I plan to workout this winter and also get back to hiking as well. IndyGirl has always been an inspiration. I used to live in Indy, but now I work and travel across the US. I want my fitness level to match my nomadic life, so I don't miss out on adventures!





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I'm Christina. I am Dutch and I live in The Netherlands. I'm 51 years old and recovering from binge eating disorder.
I'd love to have a buddy with whom I could agree to both blog once or twice a week about our progress (or lack of progress!) to cheer one another on. And maybe mail each other when it's tough to stick to our food plan.
I just read through the Beck Diet Solution and am now going to read through 'The Complete Beck Diet for Life'.


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I was part of sparkpeople a couple of years ago and I followed you then Indy girl. It's so good to see you hanging in there and being such an encouragement to others while tackling your own hurdles. I'm glad to be a part of this positive, informative and uplifting team.

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Hi Nancy!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan bethd101@comcast.net

Over 200 plus lbs lost with SparkPeople/ No Weight Loss Surgery or crazy diets, so have hope!

bethd101@comcast.net

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Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

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My name is Marie, I am new here, but not new to spark. I was here a long time ago. I joined in hopes to stick to a plan and keep track of calories and nutrition and meet some nice people. I want to walk better, feel better and make some changes to living a better life style.


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Hello I am Cara. New to posting but not sparks people. I started 2 years ago weighing 513 lbs. (I joined sp 5 years ago) I lost 140lbs then I got of track and gained 30+back. I started back Thursday weighing 394. My goal is to lose 227. Lbs more ( 353 lbs total). My weight today is 387.

ALL Advise welcome. emoticon

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Welcome Nancy! This is an active and supportive team.
I feel your pain... besides RA, I have severe OA Arthritis with bone spurs in my right foot. I have a lot of pain in my right foot and ankle.

Can you get in water to exercise? That takes the weight off your feet. Even walking in 3' water is good, you don't have to swim or jump. Also SP has lots of videos for folks with limited mobility.

Best wishes on your vegetarian diet. I would just suggest trying to get plenty of vegetarian protein, especially as you lose weight, so you lose fat and maintain muscle.
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Hi - my name is Nancy, I just joined this team - been a part of Spark for quite some time but I'm changing things up a bit and can use some motivation and advice from people who have lost a lot of weight without going the surgery route or drastic exercise - hate the gym quite honestly, and due to foot issues I've been somewhat limited but hoping to get back to exercise walking soon. I would be thrilled to lose at least 50 lbs but ideally according to the medical community I should be about 100 lbs lighter. Heck, at this point, I'll take 10 lbs off and do a happy dance! Recently became vegetarian and have just started to seriously work on giving up sugar / junk food.

Looking forward to getting to know you, have a great day!

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Flying By on my broom emoticon

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Welcome, Sock!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

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Howdy! I'm Sock, been with SparkPeople for a while and am working again on getting healthy after a few yo-yo attempts. While using the trackers here on Spark, I'm also involved with a weight management program at the medical school here in Denver which has been very helpful for me. I'm not super active on Spark at the moment, other than using the food/exercise trackers, but will be following this group. Looks like a nice bunch of people. I've been following Indygirl for a while now and know she's a keeper.

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Aweee.......

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Philippians 4:13(NASB)
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That was a welcome flower

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

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Hello and welcome to the group!!!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

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Hello! My name is Leanne and I am new to the group though I've used spark people on and off for a long time. It looks to me like this is a very nice group and I am so excited to get to know everyone!

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Thank you both.

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See..... I thought you looked very familiar! emoticon

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Welcome Vicki! I remember you!

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Well Vicki, your in a fantastic place.....
Welcome to the team!

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Hi Everyone. I'm Vicki, and I'm working on being healthier, if not thinner. I have a good bit of weight to lose but I'm trying to focus more on the over all well being and not just the numbers on the scale.

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I understand. Thinking of you and your family, Janet.

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I'll get back to you, Beth.

I am so overwhelmed!

"All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose."

Romans 8:28

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Hi, Janet!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

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I'm still here!

"All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose."

Romans 8:28

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Fly by

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

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Checking in

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Hi Johnna and I am so happy that you introduced yourself and are posting in the team! emoticon

There are different areas you can become involved in. Several places you can become active and get cheered on as you cheer others as well. emoticon

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Welcome Johnna, we're glad you're here. Way to go on your walking.

"I can do all things through Christ Who Strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. Socrates

Looking at exercise as what can I accomplish today rather than what can't I do.

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Hi my name is Johnna and I am 52 years old. I just joined SparkPeople 4 days ago and I'm so encouraged by the support and wealth of information that is here. I've been overweight for most of my life and also have clinical depression which doesn't help. Years ago I use to walk everywhere and I loved it but now because of all the weight I am carrying walking has been difficult. With the help of my niece and sister and the challenges on this site I have managed to walk for 10 mins the past 3 days and today I walked even longer. Though I have to admit I had to keep stopping, catch my breath and then walk on but I did it. Anyway I'm glad I found this team.

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Way to go Louie! we have one of those mowers as well and have made the mistake of misplacing the charger..... ALOT! LOL
You might consider posting in the daily brag section so that everyone ca cheer you on and see how you are doing..... Just a thought of course emoticon

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good evening Well my terrible day is over with out much lingering problems praise the Lord My mower didn't charge because the breaker was off Mower charged and the grass mowed Computer is now working fine I lose 3 # of the 4# I gained last week Next week will be the real test to see if I get of the see saw I usually gain the next week working hard not to do that I will pay more attention to what I am doing
Janet I will pray for you and your family ONe of my favorite verses that I cling to when I am need of the Lord is Isiash 41:10
Karen I am on Thyroid medicine For me to eat healthier I make out a menu for the week It helps with shopping and I don't have to wonder what I am going to eat I can change it around if I want to but at least there is a base to work Hope this will help you

Have a great day tomorrow and keep sparking Lou emoticon

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Welcome, Seattle!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

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Welcome, Janet!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan bethd101@comcast.net

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