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7/23/14 10:04 P

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Welcome to the team Limbostick!


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Sometimes I may dread exercising, but I NEVER regret exercising.

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7/16/14 12:37 P

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Hi Limbostick!



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7/15/14 10:37 P

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7/10/14 12:23 A

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Hi Everyone - Awesome to see new members. I am the team co-lead with Candy. I slacking off a bit - just got back from week long vacation.

Jump in on the team challenges - pretty self explanatory!
Share ideas you may have for August.

The purpose of this team is to help keep us heading in the right direction. I eat right and exercise 70% of the time resulting in a slow weight loss. I sometimes go through highly motivated spurts and sometimes I go a little nuts.

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7/9/14 10:52 P

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Hi RaiRai!!!! Welcome to our team!!! A few months back we added the team challenges to our individual challenges and I think it has made it really fun. Sometimes we find that we will work harder for the team than we would for ourselves so that is a good motivator. Also you will find that we are not judgmental. if you are struggling, keep showing up, because that is when you need the team the most.

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7/9/14 12:45 A

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I am new to the team today. I have jumped in with both feet, already contributing to the team challenges for July. I like the idea of a team with motivation and challenges that doesn't require a huge time commitment for posting, tracking, point counting, etc., because when fall classes start up in August, my time will be severely limited.

I prefer as much anonymity on the 'net as possible, so I will stick with my gaming screen name of Raihala. One of my friends gave me a nickname of RaiRai (pronounced Ray-Ray), so you can use that if you wish. =)

I have a big motivation (besides the obvious of getting healthy) to finally lose this weight because in just over a year I will have to start interviewing for graduate/professional school.

I look forward to chatting, cheering others on, and encouraging each other to reach our goals.

Cheers! emoticon

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HI Pepperin! Welcome to our team and to Spark people. I enjoy the challenges from this team. We kind of changed things up last month and I think how we do most things as individuals and as a team is cool. Mostly I love this team because even though we only have a few active members, they are very supportive and non-judgmental. That is important to me, because I fall short more often than not. Jump I anywhere and feel free to make suggestions if you have any! Candy

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6/18/14 7:35 P

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Hi, I'm new. I thought the challenges in this group sounded fun. I've only been on spark people a week. Tomorrow is my first weigh in day.

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Welcome Christi! I am Candy aka Newchick. Please jump in on any of the challenges. This is not a strict team, but it is a supportive one. My favorite thing about this team is that you can be honest about your struggles and where you are right now, good or bad. I am glad that you decided to join us on our journey.

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Hi. I'm Christi. I've been looking for more active and motivational teams, and this definitely appears to be one. I joined Spark a few years ago, had a bit of success and then thought, "Gee, this is so easy. I can do it by myself." What I did by myself was gain the weight back. So this time I'm trying to get involved, change my life, be honest and accountable, and HAVE FUN. The challenges on this team are intriguing. Can't wait to get started!

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Cynthia - Thanks for suggesting the squat challenge. Heather, Rachel and I are doing the challenge and are exercising again. Zander is a cutie.

Candy - hope you are healing well.

Lose 2 Win everyone!!!



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1/7/14 11:12 P

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Welcome everyone!!! We have some really sweet people on our team. I know they are going to be happy to have some new folks join us on our journey. 2014 is going to rock!!!!

Candy W.

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1/7/14 10:13 P

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Hey everyone!

I'm Cynthia. I am a new mommy and my 4 month old son Xander keeps me busy all day long. I am trying to fit in exercises when I can so I can get into shape. I am looking forward to staying on track with healthier fitness and nutrition habits this year. I bought the tracker so that I can monitor my steps throughout the day and keep me honest about my activity levels. I recently completed 30 day challenges for squats, push ups and crunches. So, to keep up those skills, I am doing 25 pushups, 75 crunches and 100 squats, 5 times a week. I am also doing exercise videos at home and hope to get to the gym occasionally, though finding the time for that is difficult. I am also trying out a bunch of new recipes that are lower in fat and calories. My short term goals are to lose about 30 pounds and run a 5k by this fall.

Good luck to everyone!

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Welcome to the team!!!
I hope you find the challenges fun and motivating. I like the squat one a lot - a little different.



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1/7/14 2:11 P

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Hi, my name is Melanie and I'm looking forward to join some of your challenges. I've been away on holidays, so I'm catching up on SP. Have a wonderful New Year!

Melanie
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Go Mel Go! You can do it!

Vous κtes francophone? Joignez notre ιquipe!

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1/5/14 12:50 P

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Hi Bill!





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Just joined. Am a cycling fanatic who's making 2014 "The Year". Hope to join some of the challenges and kick some serious butt. Hang tough!!

"Excellence is but for the few."


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1/3/14 6:16 P

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Hi Laura!
I hope you find the challenges motivating and fun!



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I'm Laura. I joined because I got excited by the Challenges Paul posted. Then Candy emailed to encourage me to introduce myself. I enjoy SP every day. I like tracking my exercise and getting points. I signed up for the Winter Wellness Challenge also.

I wish everyone fun in accomplishing our goals

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welcome everyone!



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Hi

I am Heather. I am excited to join the challenges.

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Can't wait to start! I am ready for a change!

-LISA

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Hi! I'm Patti. The challenges look great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/8/13 9:37 P

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I like that we can be real about where we are in our journey. On some teams you are afraid to show up if you are stumbling. Here you get encouragement without judgment.

Candy W.

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7/8/13 12:43 P

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I have looked into other teams but I lose interest before I start.
I like how this team has made all of it into little games in one month intervals.

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That's cool. With so many sometimes it is hard to keep up. That is why I am only on one team! LOL

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Thank you! I'm a couple of days behind on the blogging so I'm catching up now.

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7/3/13 12:07 A

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There are several threads going. Whichever challenges, you would like to join just go to that thread and post what you did. It can be a bit of work to go to each thread but it is also like patting yourself on the back several times. LOL I also find that even though I maybe struggling with something, seeing others be successful motivates me. I hope this helps!!!

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7/2/13 12:59 P

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I have never participated in a SparkTeam Challenge before. I was wondering if I post what I have done each day (i.e. exercise....) on the July Challenges Blog or is there something else I am supposed to do??

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6/20/13 10:56 P

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HI Dawn!!! Jump right in! I think we have a great group and you heard right, Paul is awesome !

Candy W.

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6/18/13 10:55 P

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Welcome Kathryn and Dawn!!!
It is true - the leader on this team is wonderful!!! Puts all other leaders to shame! HA.

July's challenges are coming up!!!
You can still get a medal for fitness / sparking madness challenges - just post how many minutes so far or figure out how many points and go from there.

Also anyone can do the go 7 days without candy streak!!! I did - twice - Big WooHoo!!!

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Hi Hi Hi!!!! emoticon

I'm Dawn. I'm here because someone put a little bug in my ear that there is a fearless leader on this team who is more witty and charming than another (unnamed) leader I know.... emoticon I just couldn't RESIST checking it out!!! emoticon

Well, I'm a 46 yr old caregiver to my ex-husband, who has been thru radiation for cancer, (was declared disease free as of Dec 2012 PET scan... still doing follow ups...) and end stage liver disease. (This is a much bigger problem...) SO... I moved from Kansas to Iowa just about a year ago. Quit my dream job, left my best friends and one of my kids and 3 of my grandbabies, (oh, and her hubby and their daddy), to move here, (where I have a son here in town, and another daughter and two more grandbabies about 2 hrs away) (OH, and her hubby and their daddy).... so.. here I am... In IOWA. (GO CYCLONES!!!!) emoticon I was actually raised here so in many ways it's like coming home, but I don't know alot of people here and between taking care of Mark and doing some online college classes, I keep pretty busy right here at home.... so I don't get out much. Well, in the last year, I probably put on at least 20 lbs, maybe more... but that's a drop in the bucket to where I started even then..... SO.. here I am. emoticon

I did a sparkpeople reset on June 1st and am going at this with every fiber of my being. This month I've gone from being nearly sedentary, (we don't do alot around here, usually he sleeps on the sofa and I sit in the recliner, crocheting and tending to any needs he might have) to joining Curves, working out (so far about 4 times a week, working on upping that), and eating a WHOLE lot better than I have been. (I got real lazy and we were doing alot of take out and alot of junk.) SO..... I'm on a couple other groups, but here I am on this one now.... not sure how much participation there will be the first couple weeks, trying to get caught back up on summer classes and between that, curves, and a slew of dr. appointments coming up, I'm likely to be crazy busy. emoticon But I'll make it. emoticon

Glad to have found this team and look forward to getting to know you all... I'll be reading, even if it's just lurking in the background for now!!! =)

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Hi and welcome. It sounds like you are doing great. Stick around we could use your positive vibe!!!!

Candy W.

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Hi my name is Kathryn and I live in sunny Ca. I love to walk and use the exercise video here on Spark. I also ride my exercise bike . I do strength training for 30 minutes 3 times a week. I have been on Spark for almost two years and have lost a little over 33 pounds. I have about 25 to go. I am a recent Weight Watchers member and like the freedom of the program.
Stop by my page read a blog or two and get to know me. I am looking forward to becoming your friend, team mate and giving you support when you need it.

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT !!!!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN!!!!!
I WILL CONQUER!!!!

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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Hi Cindy!!!

Candy W.

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Welcome Cindy!!



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Hi everyone,
My name is Cindy and I joined the team for the fun challenges that you have! Looking forward to it!

Cindy
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Please pray for and support our troops.....They are the very reason we live in the land of the free......let us give thanks to our BRAVE.
GOD is AWESOME.....PRAISE HIM.



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Hi Judy!!!!

Candy W.

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Welcome to the team!!!



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Hi I am judy and am joining your team cause it looks like fun. I love challenges and you definitely have some good ones.

I am 50 and work full time at a clinic as a nurse. I raised 3 children as a single mom.

Losing wt has been a struggle and lately have been going in the wrong direction, but I am turning that around! ready to join some challenges and lose the weight!



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Welcome Melanie!

Candy W.

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Hi Im Melanie. Im new. Hello all!! I need some major motivation!! But Im ready!!

Before eating another sweet thing, remind yourself that nothing tastes as good as thin feels. A moment on the lips, an eternity on the hips. ;-)


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Welcome Joanne!!!

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Hi I'm Joanne and i live in Pasadena Texas (just outside of Houston). I am looking forward to joining in the May challenges. I think challenges are what keep me motivated. I had lost 40+ pounds and put 20 of them back on. I am determined to get back down and learn to maintain!

Have had an emotional 2 years and though I used it as an excuse in the past I am starting over and getting my act together.

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A very late but whole hearted welcome Dawn!!!

Candy W.

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Hello! My name is Dawn. I live about 45 minutes east of Cincinnati, OH. I am 39 years old. I am a single mom of 3 children (9,11, &17). I have been struggling with my weight for several years now and I realized that I have to put myself first. I want to have energy to play with my children. I deserve to be happy and healthy.

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Welcome Jan! Just jump in any where you like!

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Hi, I'm Jan and looking for more challenges to keep my motivation up, and I came across this team. Looks great !! I've been with SP since early last year and have come a LONG way since then. emoticon I still have a way to go to get to my goal though, so I hope I can continue to get help AND help others along the way. emoticon I'm in my 50s, married with 2 grown sons in early 20s, both still at home (which I'm happy about). I have a German shepherd 'puppy' (almost 2) who is my baby girl and my walking buddy.

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Welcome Tava Lynn!! I love your enthusiasm!!!

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Welcome to the team!!!

Please join the challenges even if you have to modify the goals.



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Hello Im Tava Lynn, Im Excited To Join This Team and Learn More About Me, and Getting Healthier!!! I Haven't Been Able To Work For A Year Due To Medical Problems, But I WON'T LET THAT BE AN EXCUSE ANYMORE TO BE LAZY emoticon I Joined Spark People On Feb 27 this year, I Began My Weightloss, Life Change In January, Working Out My Wii, Cardio Workouts 5 days a week, I Have Felt So Much Better, My Fibromyalgia is not as bad as just being a couch potato.

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Welcome new members!!

Feel free to just jump into one of the challenges even if it has already started.



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Welcome Kristina!!!

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I'm new. My name is Kristina and I'm looking forward to the March challenges!

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Hi Regina! Welcome to our team!!!

Candy W.

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Hi PROMISESMADE emoticon nice to meet you and here's to all good things! emoticon emoticon

Sincerly,
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Hi, I just joined and I am excited for the March competition. my goal is to do the first 2 listed emoticon

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Welcome Sunshine!!! If you like challenges, you will like Pauls new ideas for us for March. I am ready too. Let's do this!!!!

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Hi, I am new. I love challenges! Ready to rock out the month of march!





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Hi Paulknuth thanks that really is nice emoticon

Sincerly,
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Welcome KJ!!! Glad to see you here.
Candy

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Hi! I'm Kathy. I want to join you for the extra support I need to keep on track. I struggle to work out daily on the elliptical - I try to get it done before work but like all good things it isn't easy. I am 59 and know how important it is to keep moving.

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Welcome SnowYoga!!!

Anything we can do to help each other here is fine.



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Hi everyone again I am really sorry that I hope it's still ok to be here. I had joined and been doing the (exercising and food tracking) but couldn't find were I was to go, also I don't have the internet at home anymore it got to expensive. So I now go to the library when I can. And I have been trying to get caught back up on here at SP! I am Moya I just had my birthday Jan.6 ( emoticon GREASYJOAN) I had joined SP at the end of May 2012 A nurse friend told me about it. I had lost my weight before (but I am a stress eater) and that's what I do, trying not to but sometimes it doesn't go so well emoticon I have 3 daughters 25,23 and 19 The baby jest went off to college so she said that it's my time. Not resolutions decision. A friend told no try do" Yoda" emoticon I hope this is ok?

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Welcome Jamee!

Candy W.

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Welcome!!!!



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Im new and Im ready to Lose 2 Win. I look forward to being the biggest loser of anyone I know. I may not have a whole lot to lose, but fat weight looks bigger than the heavier muscle weight. I need to get the CHUNK off! Soon!!! If you are interested in being my friend here, Im ready to do this!!! :)

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Welcome Dee!!

Candy W.

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Welcome to the team!!!



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So finally I have some time to sit and introduce myself.
My name is Dee and I turn 59 years young next month. I've been on this journey to good health for a very long time. I have been with SparkPeople since 2006. Hard to believe it as I type it! I too have been looking for a team that is straightforward and motivates! I just may have found it!
I have been married to husband #2 (alias my Prince) since 1994 and have 2 grown chidren that have blessed me with 2 grandbabies each. They are the reward for raising their parents!! LOL!
I joined a local weight loss clinic in Nov of 2011 and they have helped me lose 30 pounds that put me just 20 more to my goal. The last 16 weeks end in April and then maintenance begins. And I mean it this time!!! I am playing in a golf league with my brother in April and I need to be fit and ready to go!
Glad I found you guys!!!

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FEEL THE ENERGY - STAY FOCUSED AND LOSE 2 WIN!!!



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I'm Michele. I will turn 49 this year, my husband and I just celebrated our 20th anniversay and we have no children, unless you count the furry 4 legged ones. We run our own small business that is seasonal and I can work some crazy hours in the fall. The last fall was more than normal and I fell off track and have gained back the weight I lost. I joined this team because I need motivation to get started on this again and take this extra weight off.



Michele from Illinois (not Chicago)

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hello all,
I am married, have 2 kids and work full time. My sister lives with me. We are all making the choice to do eat healthier. I have made some New Years resolutions, which require me to spend me time doing this for myself. Which include, working out and not feeling selfish, more time scapbooking, delegating chores etc. So I am hoping that this year will be much more relaxing and allow me to reach my goals.

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Happy Anniversary!!!
The ads are based on your google searches. Try searching a few times for something off the wall like - "MuleSoft" and "Mule ESB". I work with Mule and most of my ads are for it.



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I thought I'd pop my head in the door and say hello. I am eagerly awaiting January 6th for two reasons:
1) we start here
2) It is my 40th wedding anniversary!

And just as I typed that an ad for "The Melting Pot: A Fondue Recipe" popped up on my Spark Page here. What a wasted resource for them! I would like to say because I don't do such caloric things but actually there is no Melting Pot in my area!

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Hello everyone; my name is Becky! I have been stagnant in my weight loss for the last few months so I am coming back to Sparkpeople and joining this teams to spark my motivation to achieve my weight loss goal. I wish everyone the best of luck this new year!

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Welcome Candy and everyone else!!!




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HI! My name is Candy. I am a wife, mom and grandmother. I am a case manager at a state prison. I have been "doing time" for over 20 years. LOL I will be turning 50 in 2013 and that doesn't bother me at all. Life is good at 49. 50 Should be even better! I like to hike, ride bicycles and kayak. I am pretty competitive. This sounds like a great team, let's get going on these challenges.

Candy W.

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Wow - so many new people!! This is awesome!



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Hi everyone! My name is Jen. I live in New Jersey with my hubby to whom I been married for 39 going on to 40 years.We have three children - a son and 2 daughters - who have blessed us with 7 grand children. I have been struggling with my weight for the past 20 years! I have lost and regain the weight which was lost far too many times. Anyways, I could go on and on about this lost -regain saga but in the interest of time I will end by saying that I am happy to have stumbled upon this team while browsing for new teams that will keep my motivation fire ablaze throughout the 2013. From what I have read thus far, this team fits the bill so here I am! I look forward to getting to know you all as we share the journey on to Successville.

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Welcome everyone!



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Hi, my name is Carolyn. I've been on SP for awhile now but only got really serious back in October. I'm very interested in eating healthier and keeping a regular exercise program.

Quote by the late Zig Ziegler: when people tell me, "Zig motivation never lasts". "I tell them, bathing doesn't either that's why I recommend it daily". Myfavoritemotivationalquote


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Hello, I am Jessica. I am currently a SAHM to a beautiful 2.5 year old daughter and looking to get myself back on track and lose some weight.

CST *Jessica*



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Welcome to the team!!!

Rose - there are 2 initiatives going on - both simple. One is a weight loss competition which one can join by self or as a team. The other is the January challenges stuff.

You might as well sign up for both. We are all here for support and motivation.

I like this team because it is smaller than the big teams. Some of my other teams have stuff but with so many people it gets - well pointless. Here we know each other by name.



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Helloo!
I checked out the official SparkPeople challenge for January but chose this one because it seems very straightforward and doable. Easily intimidated here by too many complications lol.
I read through the weekly challenges for January - perfect!
Thanks for starting the team. I can't quite figure out where the "teams" within the team fit in. Does that part start in Spring? I'll go look at the FAQ sections.
I'm the mother of two grown kids, a special ed teacher and have eating disorder in my past (and unhealthy "relationship with food" in my present, trust me).
HAPPY NEW YEAR! CHEERS!
Rose

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Yes it is!!!!

Welcome!



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I am Heather, SAHM to four boys, ages 12, 10, 5 and 2. I followed a friend from another team here when her joining showed up on her feed. 2013 is going to be awesome!

Heather

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Welcome!!! Let lose to win!



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Hello! My name is Natalie and I am an old old old old old lady from Ohio. I thought that the premise of this team sounded intriguing and thought I'd join and take a look around.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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Welcome!!!
I have 3 girls - 16, 16 and 14. Weight is a struggle with kids!

Good luck and hopefully we can support each other.



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I did the same thing with my second. I just didn't keep it up while I was pregnant. Try to keep up with the healthy eating and exercise while you are pregnant, so the weight will come off faster after the baby.


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Hello! Thank you for inviting me to the team. My name is Nirvanna (as if you couldn't tell already:) I have three kids, and stay home with two (both are under 2). So I can really use the support and motivation.

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Welcome to the team!!!!!



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Hi! I'm new to Spark but I have been on this journey for a long time. Need just a little push to keep going once in a while. emoticon
I am not sure what kind of challenge I am signing up for, but count me in! I can use a little competition to help push me a little.
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Working towards losing weight so we can get pregnant. Though it sounds kinda dumb to say I have to lose weight to get fat again. LOL It will be worth it!!

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