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1/1/12 11:03 A

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emoticon to the team Judy. It's great to have you on board. I'm glad you took me up on the offer of joining this team. We can do this together girlfriend. Let's make 2012 our best year ever.

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12/31/11 3:25 P

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Hi name is Judy. New to this team but not sparks. Im a 57 year old grandmother of 3. I am 50 pounds overweight. I had lost 30 pounds but gained it all back, so Im starting over.
Thank you for invite to this team.

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12/28/11 8:05 A

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emoticon to the team BETH-ANN-S All the best to you on reaching your goals. Congratulations on completing a 10k. emoticon emoticon

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12/27/11 9:23 A

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Thanks for the invite!! I turn 50 this coming summer and would like to be 50 pounds lighter and in the best shape I've been in a long time :) I did a 10K 2 years ago, but since then it's been all down hill..I've perfected the art of slacking!! I look forward to sharing this journey with ya'all!!!!

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12/27/11 9:12 A

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emoticon to the team Beth. It's great to have you on board. All the best on reaching your goals. emoticon

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12/26/11 1:00 P

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Thanks for the invite. I'm Beth a 47yo grandma of 4. I work 2 jobs, and run a home. This year is the year for me. where I put myself first for a change.



"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense."
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12/26/11 8:50 A

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emoticon to the team Vicki. It's great to have you on board! emoticon

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Hi, I'm Vicki. I live in Titusville, Fl. I'm 55 years old and 100 lbs over weight. I've been trying for over a year to get my weight down and all I've done is yo-yo back and forth. So I've started a low carb plan like I did back in the 80's ( I lost 105 lbs in 13 months and kept it off for 18 years), and I'm hoping to get the weight back off over the course of the next 2 years. I'm not nearly as active as I used to be so I know the weight won't come off as fast as it did back then. Plus I've gone into full menopause so my body tends to have a mind of it's own. I lose motivation easily so I'm hoping the team will help keep me motivated to stay on track. Thanks for having me.





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12/24/11 11:20 A

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon TO ALL OUR NEW MEMBERS!! emoticon , it's great to have you all on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you all better.

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12/24/11 7:07 A

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PIP789 - I am sure the food tracker will make a BIG difference in your lifestyle! I found that I can eat everything I want, but as long as I can track it, I can control it. So, I am losing weight while enjoying!


Hi all! I am new at this group. I know I will find many good ideas to avoid binging. This week I started taking more seriously the fact that eating more fiber helps avoiding overeating and I have made this my mantra. Something we all hear all our lives, but it is not until one stops, reread the phrase and make it ours that it is really effective.

Happy holidays to you all!

SW for SP New Me: 113kg

My short-term minigoals for December 2012 are the following:

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99kg on December 25. This will be my X-mas gift this year!

Long-term goal: I want to lose 30kgs before I turn 40.



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12/24/11 6:33 A

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Hello!

I never realised how much junk I eat until I started the food/calorie tracker yesterday...suddenly I found that I wanted to eat pretty much everything which was bad for me! Sooooo, here I am, attempting to behave and and be sensible! :)



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12/23/11 9:59 P

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Thanks for the invite!! I look forward to tackling my temptations. For me, my biggest temptation is alcohol. Don't get me wrong, I'm not an alcoholic, but I am 30 and single. So there is lots of temptation to go out and party and drink all the time. Which makes it almost impossible fo rme to make healthy food choices the next day or even possible consider working out!! I look forward to sharing both my failures and successes with everyone!

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12/23/11 5:03 P

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Thanks so much for the invite! :)
I'm new here to Sparkpeople & am thrilled to be apart of such an awesome group already.

So let's see... I'm Taylor. I'm sure like many others, I have struggled with my weight & eating issues my entire life. 2011 has been the worst year so far, sadly. I am a binge eater... As hard as that is to admit, I admit it. I eat my feelings. I eat when I'm bored, when I'm happy, sad, angry, worried, or just because I want to taste food. I have been addicted to food for quite some time now.

I have always been one of those people who has said "Whatever... I'll just start tomorrow." Tomorrow comes & goes. I have been giving into temptation & binge eating to the extreme this past week because I told myself "Well... January 1st is just around the corner... So I'll just eat whatever I want & start all this changing at the beginning of the year." I was up until 6 AM last night because all of this was eating me alive! I finally made the decision that I'm going to do this NOW. I'm no longer going to sit around & wait on tomorrow. It's RIGHT NOW, right this SECOND.

I am super guilty of always giving in when everyone in my house goes out & brings home fast food... That's probably my biggest issue. I'm thankful to be apart of this team & I'm ready to learn, grow, & win this thing.

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12/23/11 3:43 P

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Hello!! Okay, I think I got this posting thing down...thank you Ms. Marj!!! Looking through past introduction posts I see I made a wise decision to join; it looks like there’s a great group of people here and I look forward to laughing and crying with all of you!

A little about myself, my name is Bridget, I’m 33, single, and I have a lot of weight to lose. I’ve set realistic goals; I’m expecting it to take a year and a half, maybe two years before I’m where I want to be health wise. It’s taken me quite some time to reach this point mentally but I think it’s an important point to reach. Now I’m plagued with thoughts like “am I going to be TOO sexy” and I’ve concluded that yes…I most likely will be :o)

I’ve had to determine how I got to this point in the first place. Cooking for one is difficult, so when I do cook I eat the same thing for a week and I get burnt out on it. I eat in front of my laptop…my laptop is on the floor so I’m laying on the floor while eating and surfing, then I roll into bed…yeah, don’t do that! Where I live, the temperature is comparable to the 7th level of hell for like 10 months out of the year, so eating during the day just isn’t real appealing to me so I eat when I get off work…at midnight…in front of my laptop…you know where I’m going with this.

I’ve been fiddle-farting up until this point with the sporadic workout’s here and the “I’ve eaten healthy for 2 days and MUST treat myself” there but it’s time to get serious…I mean…I’m a Taurus for crying out loud…I’m strong…like bull! I’m the first to admit I scuffle with that devil known as temptation every. darn. day. but I’m ready…ready for those perfect jeans and that white t-shirt without the muffin top. Simple, I know, but I look forward to that outfit.

Please, do not hesitate to send me a message…safety in numbers, after all! I look forward to hearing from you guys!! We’re gonna DO this!!!


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12/23/11 3:36 P

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emoticon to the team SHASSYSUE and Jennifer. It's great to have you both on board. I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you. All the best to you both on your new life style journeys.

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12/23/11 12:30 P

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Shassysue, I'v so proud of you for losing all that weight in under a year!! That is truly superb. I go to Overeaters Anonymous, and have found wonderful support there. They even give you their phone numbers, and you can call them when you're tempted. I just joined them a few days ago, and have some numbers, and will use them if I'm tempted on Xmas eve or day.

I'm Jennifer, age 50, married for 25+ years to Jon. I have 2 boys - Jonathan is 17, and Andrew is 9. I do know about those terrible teen years. I've been yo yo dieting for the past 10 years, and am really ready to get off this merry go round, which is why I'm now going to OA. They are very supportive there. They talk about the emotional reasons underlying our overeating, not just the physical side of it, which really helps me.



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12/23/11 12:03 P

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Hey all!! I am a 44 year old wife and Mother. My son is in the terrible teen years, and my husband is my enabler, so I am quite alone on this journey. At this point I have lost 32 pounds, and found probably 6-7 back. I fell off the wagon in mid November, and have been looking for that blasted wagon ever since, hmmm I think Santa stole it!! LOL!! Anyway, Feb11th will be my one year anniversary here on Spark, and Spark People literally saved my life. I am a HUGE water aerobics lover, that is my choice of exercise, and really the only one I like to do. I battle Diabetes, but thanks to Spark and exercise, it is under great control, my Doctor is over the moon for me!! I wanted 50 pounds off by the time of my Spark Anniversary, but I don't see me getting there, but I will go for it anyway, and just see where I end up. I was so happy yesterday that I went and bought jeans 4 sizes smaller than I was when I began this journey, so I HAVE accomplished much!! My time will be limited on here, as exercise will take priority, and I have other groups that I am involved in as well, and I try to give everyone some of my time. I have met some of the most wonderful people on here, and I love new friends, but PLEASE do not be offended if I don't comment on everything that you post. I do read a lot, but it is becoming impossible to keep up with everyone all the time. If you write me a note, I will answer back, maybe not quickly, but I love to talk to friends. I am also a Blogger, so feel free to go to my Spark page, and read some of them in Archives, you may find something to chuckle at, because I tend to be a bit Snarky at times. I try to find humor in life, although I do battle depression at times, and then at those times I am completely honest, but I feel people have to love me just where I am at.... Hugs to you all, and I wonderful Merry Christmas!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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12/23/11 8:21 A

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A BIG emoticon to all our new members. It's great to have you on board my new sparkfriends. We are here to help support and encourage you in anyway we can. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you all better. All the best to you on your new lifestyle journies. emoticon

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12/22/11 6:25 P

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Hello to all! I am excited I got invited to this team, because, yes there are temptations EVERYWHERE!!!! I sit at my job for 8-10h and work at a computer so it is VERY easy to snack on bad bad things.

I started today good with my glass of milk and some light breakfast. I am looking forward to participating in this team and helping each other get to our goals! :)

A bit about myself: my name is Elma and I am 23 YO and obese like most Americans. I work, go to school, sleep and read. Those are my activities for the last 2 years. Not fun at all. I need motivation and support and to be told I can do it...

I am an emotional eater and have been dealing with depression for a while now. Which doesnt help the whole weight thing.

That's all from me for now!

Merry Christmas to all and Happy Hanukkah

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12/22/11 3:57 P

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emoticon Thank you for the invite, Marj. Well, I am here!LOL!
Christmas time I am not handling so well. Already preparing though to do better after the Holiday season is over. I will be Sparking more then too.
I guess exploring is the best way to find out about how this Team works?

Ok - an intro. I am Dianne, from PEI, Canada. I have been on Spark for several years. I have had times of success and times of not so much success. When I have things in order in my life I do very well and "hit my stride". When I derail my appetite gets the best of me.

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12/22/11 12:22 P

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Looking for motivation! I do well during the week, but when holiday parties roll around on weekend, I give in! I'm trying to set up some goals for the next couple of weeks...

Stay-at-home mom of 5 beautiful children.
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Let nothing frighten you,
All things pass away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
He who has God
Finds he lacks nothing;
God alone suffices."
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12/22/11 8:43 A

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Good morning! I'm Terri from Georgia (canbdone). I've suffered from bingeing for years and am determined to beat this defeating habit. Looking forward to making new friends and supporting each other.

Temptation is not a sin, it's a call to battle! Terri from Georgia
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"The only one who can defeat me is me. And I know I can take her!"
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12/22/11 7:57 A

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emoticon to the team Beth and Janet. It's great to have you both on board. All the best on reaching your goals emoticon

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12/21/11 6:20 P

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Hi--
Thanks for inviting me to join this team... I need all the help I can get! My name is Janet and I've been a Sparker for a couple of years. I have been having a really rough time for the last few months with motivation, so I really need a boost.
I'm so ready to get moving!!!!

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12/21/11 10:19 A

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Hi fellow sparkers. My name is Beth. I didn't get an invitation I saw this team on a blog that a friend had read and thought I'd check it out. I've been goofing off and not doing things right for probably a year now. I had lost over 40 pounds when I first came on here but it came back on a lot easier than it went away. My temptation is to overeat, and graze at certain times. I've also fallen to the temptation to NOT exercise. That's a biggie for me since I'm in pain most of the time and I believe at least some exercise would help that. I know getting the weight off would help me to hurt less.

Otherwise, I'm married to a wonderful man who in our second decade of marriage has decided to answer Gods call on his life. He is starting his masters in theology come February. So I'm going to be a pastors wife. We have two four legged and furry children. They answer to the names of Tessa and Missy. I work full time and have a Pampered Chef business on the side.

I had quit all my teams a while back because I wasn't participating. I think it's time to get started again.

Beth

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For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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12/21/11 8:21 A

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emoticon to the team Patti. It's great to have you on board. We are here to help support and encourage you too my friend. All the best to you on reaching your goals. emoticon

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12/20/11 9:03 A

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Hello team members!
I'm Patti and I saw this sparkteam and the name really caught my eye. This team looks like fun!
I like that you weigh in weekly because that will keep me on track and honest. I'm here to learn and to support my fellow members.

Edited by: BUFFYSMOM2 at: 12/20/2011 (09:04)
"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not."

"Believe, Achieve, Succeed!"



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12/20/11 8:32 A

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A BIG emoticon to all our new members. It's great to have you all on board and sparking. All the best to all of you on reaching those goals. We are here to support and encourage you along the way. Just give me a holler if I can help you in anyway! emoticon

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12/19/11 1:57 P

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Hello! I have been a Sparker for a year and a half now. I was at goal weight until I got a respiratory infection and a ruptured eardrum with 2 kinds of infections in that ear also. the meds I am on require to be taken with food to avoid stomach upset, so I have had some fun snacking for the past 2 weeks. I am still on some of the meds but now there isn`t need for the full stomach...but now the bad snacking has become a habit. I don`t need those extra eating times. Got to get 5 pounds off.

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12/19/11 10:47 A

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Thank you for the invite to this team. My name is Di, and I am 28. I am an entrepreneur, and I work mostly from home. I am new to sparkpeople and excited to be here. I have about 6 kilos to loose, and think that busting my temptations could help me meet my goals.

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Hi all! Got an invite and decided joining would bea good idea! My name is Jenn and I am 25, full time PhD student and part time Graduate Teaching Assistant! I've gained a lot of weight over the past 3 years and looking to lose 75 pounds!

Hope to get to know you guys!

~~Jenn~~


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emoticon to the team Janet and Linda. It's great to have you board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better my new spark friends.

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Hello!! I'm Linda, I've been marrried for 23 years, have 2 sons 22 &20, I have a dog named Buddy.
This looks like an awesome team!! Have a great day!!

Hello!! I'm Linda/Lyn from St. Louis, MO USA!

Live, laugh, love, relax and play!!

I love life!!!


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Hi, my name is Janet. I am a born-again Christian; 71 yrs. old; married 49 yrs.; three children; 5 grandchildren; and two 'furry kids'.

I have always had a wt. problem to some degree. Nine yrs ago was at goal with Weight Watchers. Older daughter in auto accident just before Christmas. She was left a paraplygic. Slowly, I gained it all back and then some.

I want my slim figure back, when I felt so much better.

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

Romans 8:28

~+~ Janet


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12/17/11 3:40 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Michelle, CELEST and Josy. It's great to have you on board and sparking on our team. All the best to all of you in reaching your goals emoticon

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12/17/11 11:36 A

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Hi everyone. My name is Josy. A lot of my Spark friends were joining this group and when I took a look it fit me perfectly so I joined. I am a 24 year old mom of 2. I've lost 55 pounds so far and have 22 more stubborn pounds to go.

*~Josy~*


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12/17/11 9:12 A

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Thanks Sheryl for the invite to this team.
It's been a chaotic year for me with too much happening. My plan for 2012 is to slow life down some so I can focus on myself and my weight loss. I've been spread waaay too thin this year and not made time to care for myself.

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12/17/11 3:32 A

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Hey, my name is Michelle. I too got the invite and came to see what it was all about. I so need to get myself back on track. I have been with spark for about four years, and still im not to goal. That probably has to do with me and my weakness around certain foods, my need to munch, and i'm sure many other very unattractive habits. But i'm here and i'm strong and i'm close....so maybe this is the time.

Michelle

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12/16/11 10:10 P

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emoticon to the team Sandy, Debbie and DEBMARIE. It's great to have you on board. As you can see this is a new team. Any input or suggestions that you may have to keep this team going and active is very much appreciated. We can do this together....more importantly emoticon All the best to all of you on reaching those goals. If it was easy anyone could do it!! It takes will power, persistance and the ability to BELIEVE in yourselves.

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12/16/11 9:27 P

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Can I just copy the other Debbie's post?? Pretty much in the same boat...received an invitation, except i'm 25 years young :) Anxious to see how this group works!! I have about 50 lbs to lose and there's lots of temptations at work!!!

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future."


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12/16/11 7:26 P

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Hey, my name is Debbie. I just got your invite. I'm 56 years young. Looking to lose this weight and get to goal and stay at goal. Looking to see what this group/team is all about.

Debbie

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This is my year to reach goal.
I'm getting so close to goal. Won't be long now.

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12/16/11 6:24 P

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Good morning. My name is Sandra or Sandy. I was invited to the team by Whisperingpine6.

I will be 63 tomorrow, married to Doug for 43 1/2 years, 4 children - 2 boys, 2 girls, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grand daughters! Phew

I work full time at the local university, preparing subjects for distance education. I have been there for 13 years ... not sure when I will retire.

I want to lose weight ... and I have been up and down... but seem to stay the same.

My biggest problem is the tracking of food. I make up recipes with what I have in the fridge ... eg. today I have had a chicken curry going all night with all the left over vegies and some chicken breast....counting the calories in that ????

Also, I like to relax with some wine at night ... which I know is full of sugar and calories...then I snack ...and the weight goes back on. I have tried the Dukan and definitely lose on it, but it is not user friendly, I find, particularly this time of year with so many things happening.

So that is a glimpse of me....

Thanks for inviting me to your team. emoticon

Sandy
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12/16/11 3:16 P

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emoticon to the team TAMPATINK. I'ts great to have you on board. Yes temptation does come in many forms. We all have to deal with those temptations the best way that we know how. It takes perserverance and determination. WE CAN DO ..... emoticon

Marj



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12/16/11 1:00 P

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Thanks for the invite!

Temptation - oh what a choice to focus a team on! It comes in so many forms....

Looking forward to gaining insights from others on how to avoid, learn from mistakes, and get over the guilt when/if it happens!

I'm thrilled to have found a diet that's working for me - and self-aware enough to realize that it came at the right time for me personally as well.

I ended a two year relationship (still trying to be friends - it's confusing!), found one diet, morphed to my liking, discovered the modified version was close to two other published diets and have landed firmly in one of them. Best part, with new diet, I've eliminated most cravings... But still face challenge when temptation places things like old holiday favorites around, that tie to favorite memories....

Looking forward to getting to know more about the team and your goals!

Take care all!!!

Tink - Charlotte NC


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12/16/11 12:24 P

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emoticon to the team Sheryl and CIRANDELLA to our team.

CIRANDELLA..... Yes we are gathering a fine group here. None of us are perfect...but darn close to it LOL

Sheryl...you are so right....temptation is always around us. Loved reading your blog.

I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you both better.

Marj



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12/16/11 12:10 P

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Wow...so far, a very nice assortment of Sparksters you've gathered here, Marj! A doff of my propellered l'il beanie to you!

I'm Susan, and I just turned 60 (whoopee!!! And it really *has* been fun so far! :). When I was 58, I decided I was going to knock off my excess pounds once and for all, mostly after receiving a gentle talking-to about my crappy blood work by my wise internist. So I did, with the full knowledge that I'll always be a die-hard foodie, and, like Sheryl (yeah!! emoticon ), I don't respond favorably to the "just exercise instead!" mantra.

I need my two unbridled, all-you-can-munch meals a month of unspeakably unhealthy foods to keep my happiness quotient high enough to eat/live healthy the rest of the month. It's just how I roll; I'm a reformed binge-eater, and my appetite will always be off-the-map overactive. No amount of taking up tiddlywinks, Socratic philosophy, or (shudder) marathon running will ever shake that...and it's okay.

I ain't perfect, nor do I aim to be. That would be like ironing out Switzerland to make it flat - a travesty!

Cheers to everybody here emoticon

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12/16/11 11:54 A

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Life isn't easy, things happen, and stress and strife are part of life.
I've had a lifetime of using food to celibrate, change my mood, fight stress, calm anger, and socialize with friends.
Temptation is always there....from good food, to carbs, to treats, to big portions.
Just because it's low fat or fat free is meaningless.
Temptation is temptation....And I have a hyperactive INNER CHILD with an attention deficit disorder.
So when there is something tempting around....i hear voices.
If I see an advertisement, or a commercial...like Pavlov's dog ...I salivate and my mind fixates.
!@#$

And for those kind people who say: 'Just exercise instead'
PULEEZE....get real

But with your help .... I'll give it a shot

USA EST


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12/16/11 10:26 A

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emoticon to the team Donna. You are doing emoticon It's great to have you on the team and looking forward to seeing your posts. Keep up the great work that you are doing. You are such an inspiration.

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12/16/11 10:20 A

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hello. Thank you for the invite to join your team. As with all people who are obcessive overeaters I am tempted daily by wonderful treats I know I should say no, to. I am a member of weight watchers and follow their program and go to their weekly meetings to weigh in. I was at goal for 2 years and regained 27 pounds and decided with the support and encouragement of my hubby and son to go back to WW and lose it. I have 10 pounds to get back to goal so I have lost 17 pounds. I am feel great and getting back into my clothes which were feeling tight or couldn't zip up.

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12/16/11 9:23 A

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emoticon to the team. Please tell us a little bit about yourself so that we can get to know you better. All the best to you on reaching your goals emoticon Let's do it together! emoticon

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