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5/6/14 2:50 A

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Hi everyone!

My name is Samantha. I'm 33 and I live in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have lost 40 lbs so far and I am currently 189lbs - still need to shed about 30 more to reach a healthy BMI. I am a firm believer in having a positive outlook on everything and I am looking forward to being part of a team of similar minded people.

I can do it!


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4/6/14 5:33 P

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Hi,

My name is Callie and I have 50 lbs to lose. I am off to a great start with SP.

I like the official SP challenges. SP Official Healthy Cooking Challenge and SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge

Here are the changes I have made so far:
1. Planning meals now
2. Drinking 2.2 L of H2O per day
3. Keeping fruit in bowls throughout my house
Lastly, Tracking my food calories with (wow....lots of work there, but gotta do it!) week one of SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge

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1/28/14 10:36 P
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Welcome New team mates its fun having new team mates please join us in our daily chat and share how your day and journey is going please share tips that are helpful to you on the journey you many have just the tip a team mate need.




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DARLINGDREAMS's Photo DARLINGDREAMS Posts: 242
1/28/14 1:52 P

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Good morning everyone. My name is Tina and I am 40yrs with two sons and a single mom. I have lost 40lbs so far and looking to lose another 15lbs I am new to the group and if you would like to add me as a friend please feel free to send me a friends request. The more the support the better.



I am also on Facebook, please send me a friends request@ www.facebook.com/tina.darlington.79

For lots of fun, amazing ideas, recipes, health tips, weight loss motivation, encouragement and fun, join me and others at: www.facebook.com/groups/BalanceLovea
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1/27/14 11:26 A

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Hello Team

My name is Robin; I'm 52 and have 2 grown children. I'm looking forward to sharing in the positivity of the group.

Namaste


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1/24/14 11:39 P

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Hi Team, Joined Sparkle back on SEPT/2013 emoticon

Recovery from surgery back in early Dec. Enjoy working out, but still restricted to do any of Jillian's workout which I like to do, but not liking it when I do it! emoticon
Yet, I LOVE the results. My GOALS for 2014 are of course (health, finance, marriage)

Though, I come to realize that NOTHING is possible without JESUS CHRIST 1ST and foremost in my life. emoticon

I'm trusting GOD in ALL things and allowing the Holy Spirit to be a VERY active part in my life and to teach/guide me along this journey called LIFE! emoticon



AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WHAT HE HAS DONE SO FAR and I'm like WOW! emoticon I have the REST of my life to enjoy this wonderful GIFT He gives me everyday! No strings attached!

Psalms 32:8
I will guide you along the BEST pathway of your life. I will advise you and watch over you.



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1/20/14 12:54 P

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Hi, My name is Tina, and I have been apart of SparkPeople for a few years now, I wanted to extend my inspiration and encouragment to others. Please feel free to send me a friends request. I have lost 40lbs so far, and I no longer battle depression nor am I considered obese. Please add me as a friend so we can support eachother.

I am also on Facebook, please send me a friends request@ www.facebook.com/tina.darlington.79

For lots of fun, amazing ideas, recipes, health tips, weight loss motivation, encouragement and fun, join me and others at: www.facebook.com/groups/BalanceLovea
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12/27/13 2:46 A

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Hi everyone
I'm Elizabeth from MO. I' a stay at home wife and mom of 3. my goals are to get down to 120-125 lbs. To make lifelong changes in my life not to just lose the weight. I have always been a very outgoing up to try anything person but since gaining wight I lost hat and became very shy, I want to find that again. I want to try something new every week, Things like running a 5k, or going hiking.

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Jeremiah 29:11 ~~ "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."




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HI! my name is Katie. I am a single mom of an 11 year old daughter. I live in NW Arkansas. I am called to the ministry and also work for a paid survey company. My goals for this year are:

1. joined the 5% winter challenge

2. joined the biggest loser challenge

3. work out 30 minuets everyday accept on sunday
4. be a positive person, surround myself with positive people


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11/20/13 7:43 A

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Welcome to the team!

Jeremiah 29:11 ~~ "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."




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11/19/13 8:30 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Melissa and I'm new to the team. I'm 35 years old, married with two teenage stepchildren. I live in Western North Carolina. I have over 140 pounds to lose and am really just getting started. I'm committed to myself to achieve success and hope to use SparkPeople to get there. I look forward to getting to know everyone!

"You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will." - Stephen King


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I'm new to the team but not to the site. I love this place! Everyone on this site and team is just plain emoticon

I'm a mother of 4 children ~~ 3 girls and 1 boy. I am engaged and we plan to get married next June. I'd love to look perfect on my big day!

Jeremiah 29:11 ~~ "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."




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SONGBIRDPAULA's Photo SONGBIRDPAULA Posts: 5,205
9/10/13 6:45 A

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WELCOME Deby and all other new members! emoticon emoticon

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

Paula emoticon



"You can never gain too far from your goal, that you can't return and lose it!"

"Hold on to my arm & let's journey together!"

"Paula's Personal Declarations" are now known as "Paula's Thoughts".

All blogs & quotes:
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emoticon Hi

I am Deby...

I have been on this Weight / Health journey going on 5 years now....
in 2009, I weighed in at 220 lbs..... I felt so UNhealthy I decided it was
time to make some changes...

So here I am 2013 rejoining SPARKPeople
(Started back Aug. 12, 2013)at 162 lbs...
I am on the last round under 20 lbs to go..


I am looking forward to Meeting and sharing with the team

Wishing everyone all the best on this journey to a healthier you ~ Deby

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`.. ~♥~ LOVE ~&~ HUGz ~♥~ Deby ~♥~

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9/9/13 9:49 A

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WELCOME to everyone new and those who are already members!

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Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

Paula emoticon



"You can never gain too far from your goal, that you can't return and lose it!"

"Hold on to my arm & let's journey together!"

"Paula's Personal Declarations" are now known as "Paula's Thoughts".

All blogs & quotes:
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Welcome to all our new members and so glad you chose to join our team as we head to a new healthy lifestyle. Always remember we are so much more than the numbers the scales stops on. remember to watch for the NSV




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SONGBIRDPAULA's Photo SONGBIRDPAULA Posts: 5,205
9/1/13 9:00 A

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emoticon emoticon Howdy! from the DFW area of Texas! HOT,HOT,HOT!

I am looking forward to being a member of this new team that I located just today on my friend Fran's spark page. It is just what I need. I became a member of Spark in 2011 but began my official journey to a new life in March 2009. Altogether I lost 230 lbs. but during this spring of 2013 - this summer, I've had numerous medical issues with medication adjustments and side effects. The end result is that I have gained 49 lbs back but am determined to lose back down to where my doctors want me to be. I'm going slow as before with the mindset that I didn't put it all on in a hurry and I won't lose it in a hurry. I am setting a goal of losing 20 lbs by Jan. 1,2014. If more comes off, it will excite me. emoticon

I am a retired/disabled nurse...married 35 years to my BFF, have 1 daughter....2 grandsons.
I majored in music/vocal performance in college and that is why I chose Songbirdpaula for my username.

I'm looking forward to getting to know "all of the new gang" on this team. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

My wish for all of you today is to have as many successes as you can stand in one day!

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

Paula emoticon



"You can never gain too far from your goal, that you can't return and lose it!"

"Hold on to my arm & let's journey together!"

"Paula's Personal Declarations" are now known as "Paula's Thoughts".

All blogs & quotes:
, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014... Paula Boyd-Friend, all rights reserved


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SEWISTLADY's Photo SEWISTLADY Posts: 274
8/22/13 2:19 P

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Hello positive people!
I really like the idea of a team who keeps a positive attitude and am hopeful I will fit in nicely and enjoy all your comments and support. Maybe I can offer support to some of you too.

I am retired officially since last December and love being retired. As my user name suggests, I enjoy sewing very much and am now working on mittens for charity.

My wonderful husband and I live in Wisconsin where the winters are quite cold. We have four adult children, all married, and four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. We love them all and are fortunate that we are a close-knit family.

My weight really needs to come off and I am hoping to set a realistic goal that is achievable and work toward that with all the positive support I can get. I have a foot issue that prevents me from walking so I am biking this summer and have put on over 255 miles since the beginning of June. It's a good start, but I need to do it more often, like every day!!

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Hi everyone! I'm looking at the world through those rose coloured glasses.... every day! LOL! I came over from STITCHINGNAN's page as I am also a stitcher and enjoy the relaxation that comes when stitching. I am a semi-retired senior, having left a physical job last Oct and now spend just a few hours a week at a retail position which I am enjoying.

Each day is a new day for everyone, and it is what you and I make of it.

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I joined SP in '09, backslid from the program/site, and now I'm back .... and happy to be here.

Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do!

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8/12/13 11:33 P

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Like many others... I had been a yo, yo in the past and wish to change that for the future. The battle is new.....daily.
I was looking for positive and uplifting discussions to help my frame of mind. I quite smoking almost a month ago, and I am working on losing weight which started as a corporate challenge a week after I quit smking. Not that I say that as an excuse, but to let you know I am challenged. So far so good - 3 days till I hit the month of no smoking - and I have lost 8 pounds since July 22nd.
I had lost about 50 pounds when I was faithful to SP a few years back, but gained it back. But - I am here to do it again, and then some, from this day forward.

4 kids - 1 still at home, no grands, work full time in Senior Care/Assisted Living. Glad to be here!



If you continue to do what you have always done, you will continue to have what you have always had. If you do different you will have different!

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MYLIFEINHIM's Photo MYLIFEINHIM Posts: 409
7/10/13 7:10 A

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Hi everyone, This is why I love SparkPeople... No matter how many times I fail unlike family and friends sometimes say oh not again.....THEN I see my SP friends who are in the same place that I am in. I have tried since May to get myself going on and off. This is my third hello here on this team. But likeCindy, my life is full to the max. I work midnights, my husband has been sick, my mother-in-law lives with us and she has many needs, I have diabetes out of control and trying to lose 100 pounds. I have lost 1 pound this week, today is a new day and a New Start. I am glad that the Lord never gives up on me and until I go home to be with Him, I am a work in progress...Thanks to all of you for your support...We can do this one more time making this a positive new start. Go get em Cindy. and all the rest. Boni

If the Lord brings you to it He will take you through it....
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7/3/13 12:54 P

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Hello everyone :)

My name is Cindy and I am 43 the mother of 4 (three step children and 1 bio). I have started this journey many times and have done well only to end up back at the starting line yet again. SO here we go, this is the last time to do this this time if for good.
I need to loose about 50 pounds now since when I gain it back it comes back with friends am finding it hard to stay away from sweets and hard to get back on track with going to the gym. Even though I get 2 hours per week paid to go here at work.

I am blaming it on life stress. my youngest daughter going to college and trying to figure out how to pay for it. (parent loans not an option) Dealing with my almost 16 year old son who is ADHD, who will not take meds and is very hardheaded to say the least, and my baby who is 12 thank God is doing well although plays way to many video games. Not to mention my husband and full time job along with recently dealing with my dad in the ICU/nursing home I am an only child so I have to deal with everything it seems. Any who

I am going to try and do this the right way I have made July 8 my starting point to change my life a little at a time. To get back to the gym at least 2 days a week at first. To cut out the sugar and soda's. That's step one......

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Hi all! I'm Emily, 30 years old and stay-at-home mom to my 3 year old daughter. I have a goal of losing about 80 pounds in the next year. I like the name and aim of this team! I restarted my effort about 2 weeks ago, this is about my 4th attempt here with sp. Getting up one more time than I've fallen, here I go again! I've lost about 5 pounds so far, so I'm off to a good start!

Every day is a new beginning, a fresh chance to make great progress! Leave yesterday behind, and focus on what is in front of you now.


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6/6/13 7:26 A

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Hi,
My name is Boni and I joined the team several months ago and was never able to get back on until today. I am starting over again which seems to be the story of my life. I am 63 years old and have 100 pounds to lose. It seems at this age with diabetes and arthritis that keeps me from doing all that I would like that it is an impossible task yet I have not given up hope. I plan to start today and hope to be a positive support to the team. Everyone have a fantastic day. emoticon

If the Lord brings you to it He will take you through it....
Boni in KY.
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5/25/13 7:48 A

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Hi, my name is Candy and I am 55. I was looking through the teams trying to find one that I would get involved in and help me on my very long journey. I don't have much support at home and hoping to find it here.
I have a stressful job at times and home can also be stressful.
I look forward to getting to know you.





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5/19/13 10:49 A

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I have 97 lbs to lose and could use some support along the way. Since reaching my 50's it's been a real challenge to get any weight off. But I know with hard work and determination, I will lose all I need to lose to get back the body I know I have under all this fat.


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Hi my name is Tessa. I joined this group because it sounded like a great one for positive attitude and motivation. I have lost 36 pounds over the past year and am still counting. I have about 15-20 more to go. I love working out but really struggled with my eating for a long time. I am getting that figured out. It really makes a big difference. I don't live near a gym so I mainly work out to DVD programs. Can't wait to meet some of you!!!

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Hello, my name is Jennifer, I'm 43, and from Portland, Oregon. I have a significant amount of weight to lose, but I'm starting with the first thirty-five pounds before my daughter's wedding. -Joined the team because I think the best way to be positive & motivated is surround oneself with like-minded people.


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My name is Barbara and my husband and I have recently relocated to Colorado after living in AZ, WA and NM after he retired. I feel like this is a good Team as I have been starting over every day for the past five years after regaining weight I lost to reach my Weight Watchers Lifetime goal. It's amazing what stress can do to us and how hard it is to deal with and overcome. My life for the past five years would make a good soap opera but at this time I feel like I am finally coming to a place where I can cope. I look forward to being part of this Team, to finally reaching my weight loss and fitness goals and to hopefully encourage others to keep their faith!

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I'm sabrina and I'm 36. I would like to lose 40 lbs. I joined this team because I think too many people forget that everyday is a new day including me. Its nice to have a team that will remind us of that.

SABRINA

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Good Morning, was going through the teams and just loved the name of this one. emoticon emoticon and everyone here. Need a pick me up, been struggling. I am 53 work full time an avid pedometer wearer, waiting for my Fit Bit One to arrive, walk with Leslie Sansone, going through withdrawals of quitting smoking on June 23rd my boyfriend smokes so it has been really rough lately.
I have 15 lbs that refuse to leave my body emoticon I have been on Chris Powell's carb cycle diet now for over a week nothing lost, went to Atkins trying to jump start again. Any tips greatly appreciated. Lots of emoticon

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Hello team members, I'm new to the team and am here for encouragement and inspiration. Reading through some of the entries, I think this team will give me what I'm looking for.

My name is Kim and have been a member of SP since August, lost 15 pounds, now at 200. I'm ready to celebrate if I get under that 200 mark...hopefully this week ! My main goal is to transform to a healthier lifestyle, dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. I believe eating healthier, in the right portions, and exercise effects the entire body physically and mentally. I also like Yoga, Qi Gong, and meditation. My stress levels can get high and I need an appropriate outlet. So here I am, ready to start a new day today with positive thinking and determination.

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It's been a while since I checked out this thread.
emoticon to all the new members. I wish you success and will be cheering you on as we make this journey together. Looking forward to getting to know you.
~Sandy

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CHANGE IS GOOD!!!
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Lynn- I I deal with depression, social anxiety disorder and panic attacks, plus Bipolar. I thought I was bad off and then I read your post, Heck, I am perfectly healthy.
So glad you joined you joined Spark and we can work together and each help each other. You have the eating under control, you exercise vas much as possible, for now. so I think you are on the right track. Just keep posting and getting to make new friends~~

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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Hi my name is Lynn from Raleigh, NC. I am doing this on my own. I am a cancer survivor, widow and reclaiming my life, body and mind. I am on a journey to a healthy life style that I can stick to and stay motivated. I get discouraged as my body doesn't want to seem to let go of the pounds. I see changes in my body every week and but my weight loss has been slow as I am continuing my journey. At the beginning of this journey (2003) I weighed 420 pounds. I lost 210 and got sick and gained 70 of it back, so I am working on a goal weight of 200 pounds. So far I have totally revamped my way of eating, and loving it. I eat whole mostly organic foods and find it a fun challenge to 'hunt and gather' each time I go shopping.
I work out everyday but one....
I deal with depression, social anxiety disorder and panic attacks, as well as bout of insomnia that can last as long as 3 weeks with as little as 2 hours sleep every 4 or 5 days.
Soooo my stuggle everyday to go to a Wellness Center where I do water aerobics and some weight and cardio. When I am home I do not do as much as I would like.
I just restarted the Official Jump Start Challenge. In the past year I have broken my left ankle my right tibia head and injured my back. I also have a bad right knee that decided to pop out every now and then, working toward a knee replacement. THEN I found and joined Sparks People.
I want to be a survivor in every area of my life. I want to triumph over all of the "things" that present themselves as challenges to me. I have good days and really bad days.... I just want a happy consistent medium. So I come to this board to support and find support and for new challenges. I look forward to getting to know each of you.

be authentically you...
it's journey, not a one day hike.

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emoticon and you can welcome in a new life. emoticon so far.

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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Hi..My name is Imogene. I live in Arkansas. I am retired and have moved back to my home state after living in Chicago, Il for 25 years. I have lost 60 pounds since March 2012 and a total of 152 pounds lost..but that is over several years. I am taking the rest of this excess weight off. I am 52 years old and My body is really starting to object to the way I have been treating it..so..I am beginning to pick up the pieces of a broken heart/life..literally..My husband was killed in 2008. Hit by a car while working.. So..I am just beginning to recover. I want my life back and I am ready to begin again...Here's to New Beginnings.

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Melly here from Texas! I was encouraged by a Spark Coach to join this team for it fits my daily needs.

My daily struggle is MOTIVATION. Mornings and afternoons I do fine. Tracking, water, etc. By the time 4pm gets here I am EXHAUSTED. I get up very early in the mornings to prepare for work commute (4:40am). I get home at 5:15pm and start dinner for family and by 7 I am wiped out.

I brought my walking shoes today to see if I can sneak in mini 10 minute walks so I'm claiming that as my exercise for today. If I can get these 10 minutes in, I'm good.



If you say you're going to do something "do it". If you say you're going to change something "change it".
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Hi,
I just started Sparkpeople and I love it. Really happy to be a part of this team. I love this team name because even if we have a bad day tomorrow is always a new day. We should never give up, no ones perfect.

Have a great week everyone !

No matter who you are, No matter what you do, YOU ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY do have the POWER to CHANGE !!!


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Hi!
Spark is my favorite site on internet.
I seem to keep losing the same 3 lb. lose and gain.
However, I keep trying .
This team seems to be saying keep trying and don't beat yourself up when you slip up.
Hope to get and give encouragement from team.
sincerely, Lucy from Canada


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New to team, old to SP. Looking for a busy team, hope this is it!

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

Nancy Rubio
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hi I am jae.. I have been a member for awhile now.. I have fibro so sometimes I dont remember what I have or have not done. So I am introducing myself today to make sure.
I struggle with my thoughts keeping them positive. I am hoping this team will be a help and reminder to keep my thoughts positive.. I am trying.. you know fall down seven, get up eight..



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My name is Alice and I'm a college student in a small town in Wisconsin. Last summer I was good at working out and watching what I ate, but over the course of the year, I worked myself back up to my starting point. After a few days of working out, tracking all of my food, and getting back to SparkPeople, I've come to a small epiphany: that it's okay!

As long as I get back on course on the next day, then it's okay if I have an ice cream bar or splurge on pizza. I'm a human, and I'm going to be eating this for the rest of my life! Eating salad until I die would be healthy, but boring. And getting to the gym every day is not difficult. The hardest part is putting on those shoes in the first place. I'm really looking forward to working out with this new, optimistic outlook! Even if it doesn't give me immediate results, I'm determined to make this awareness a habit and have beneficial long-term effects.

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Hi I'm Tammie, a wife and mom of 3, ages 22,15 and 5. I am new to this team but not to spark. I have been on a spark break for way to long and have finally found my spark again. I am usually a optimistic, positive person but fell back into a depression mode a year ago(after being off my meds for 5 years)With the constant worrying of my Marine son being in Afganistan and other things that I let get the best of me.With that being said....I am back on my meds and will think positive and speak positive and Will live a happy, healthy life! I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me! I look forward to making new friends to walk on this journey with.
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Welcome to all the newbies.
UPDATE: July 29-2012
For those that don't know me, I'm Vicki, aka CHANGING-VICKI.
I'll be 56 next month. I'm working to lose some weight thru healthier eating and more exercise. Staying off the scale only lasted a few days, but in that few days my measurements INCREASED 8 INCHES. Sooooooo I told hubby last night that I was back on my old low carb plan I did in the 80's ( I lost 105 lbs in 13 months and kept it off for over 20 years), and he could eat what he wanted but I was going back to what I KNOW will work for me. So he knows better than to push foods on me that won't be on my plan.
I am sick to death over my newest numbers but that will change as quickly as I can make it happen. I'm going to give myself 2 years to lose 100 lbs. It may take longer but that's the goal for now and I won't let myself get off plan again.


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Hi New Ladies~
Nice to meet you! ....... I've been here since March ......... was doing so well and due to a "walking boot now and Dr. restricting my exercises (nada lately!) ....... i have gained so, please, let's stick together and we can come out ahead! .......... Don't be hard on yourself ........... Just a little pothole! .......... Come visit my page---you are so welcome! ......... 2B/ jan ...........

~Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." .... Mother Teresa

~ What I do today shapes my tomorrow. ~I will seize the day~

~To gain friends is to first become a friend~


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Hello to all! My name is Mantha. I am 45 year old mom of three gorgeous girls, an entrepreneur and I am quickly becoming the most positive I have ever been and I am creating the life I want to live.
I suffer from depression, but have got a fantastic Dr. now and my life is 100% better than it has ever been, The medication that I am on has caused me to gain weight so I decided to stop it before I gain any more and get in shape and firm up all those places that jiggle. I Hope to give and receive support and positivity ( I know that isn't a word but I like it anyway). Anyway, good luck to everyone on your journeys!

I am creating the life I want to live!


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Hi there everyone. I'm on track to getting down to my goal weight and loving the experience with positive experiences and affirmations and more importantly the best relationship I've ever had with the Lord. This has helped me to focus on my goals and reach a couple small goals so far. I live in New England.

Narrated by Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him): The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) Health and free time for doing good." ~Bukhari


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Hi my name is Lori and i am a forty three year old with a four year old and about to get married again. I have been thru alot of changes and trying to work at it one day at a time. And in the process i have gain an extra 25 to 30 pounds. Like you and many others i am back on the wagon again.

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Hi,
I've been on SP for a while and even though I initially lost 15 pounds, some big life changes led to gaining it back plus 5! I'm climbing back out from under the wagon and starting again. Like Madde, it feels like the zillionth time. But I love the every day is a new start philosophy. Starting today!

Mari
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"Not all who wander are lost." JRR Tolkien

"The Dude abides."
Jeff Bridges



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Hi, all...this will be my zillionith (at least it feels this way) attempt to get back on track. No looking back, however, will say I am picking myself up and starting all over again.

Every day is a new day -- and a great time to recommit to being healthy.

Madde

"Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life."

Madde
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HELLO TEAM MEMBERS ! SO HAPPY TO JOIN YOUR TEAM. I AM THE CARETAKER FOR MY 91 YR. OLD MOM AND 53 YR. OLD SON, MY HUSBAND IS STILL WORKING PART TIME, HE GOLF'S WHEN NOT WORKING. I RETIRED FROM SOCIAL SERVICES MORE THAN 10 YRS AGO. RECENTLY OUR BELOVED FAMILY DR, MOVED AWAY, OUR DENTIST RETIRED AND OUR LAWYER WAS KILLED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT, I FEEL MY BASIC SUPPORT TEAM ALL LEFT AT ONCE. MY HEALTH ISSUES NEED ADDRESSING SO THAT I CAN CONTINUE TO CARE FOR MY FAMILY. I HOPE THAT THE SPARK PEOPLE WILL BE SO HELPFUL . I STILL HAVE HIGH HOPES OF ACHIEVING MY HEALTH GOALS AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS AND EDUCATING MYSELF ON NUTRITION AND HEALTH SUBJECTS, LOVE TO HEAR FROM OTHER MEMBERS. FIRSTBORN6

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Hi,
I'm Jan ........ (also called 2B) ........... I recognize Angelus and Erin (ReachingforHome) ...... (Hello Ladies) ...... from another team ........... I have looked all over and this looks like a nice and positive place to be ............... We all seem to have similar goals .......... like: we want to be fit, healthy and happy! ............ I like starting the day off on a positive note and look forward to getting to know new people ............. Be seeing you ........... emoticon
Oh forgot to say ............ I am from Eugene, Oregon ........ (University of Oregon Rosebowl Champions of this last year!) ............ lol ..............

~Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." .... Mother Teresa

~ What I do today shapes my tomorrow. ~I will seize the day~

~To gain friends is to first become a friend~


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Hi, my name is connie and I am trying to get back to a weight that is within my normal range. I am curently more than 100 pounds overweight. I joined this team because I hope it will help me to think more positive about my weight loss journey, instead of looking at it as an impossible task. I am glad to meet new friends who will certainly help in motivating me and providing courage for me to get through the day.
I hope all of you will have a great day and that you will be successful in your weight loss efforts. emoticon

"The higher the goal, the harder the climb. But taken each day one step at a time, the goal is accomplished; the dream is attained.
AND THE PRIZE?
The wisdom and strength that are gained."...Author unknown


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HI MOMMYOF3_1983! IF, IN FACT, YOU ARE A MOMMY TO THREE, IT IS NO WONDER YOU ARE SHY. YOU PROBABLY HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO AN ADULT IN AWHILE. WE ARE VERY FRIENDLY HERE AND I REALLY HOPE YOU LIKE THE TEAM. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS OF THE LEADERS THAT YOU LIKE. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY TO FIND THINGS OUT. I WAS SO LOST WHEN I FIRST GOT ON SPARK. I GOT INTO THREADS THAT I COULDN'T GET OUT OF AND IT SCARED ME TO DEATH. CHOOSING GOOD TEAMS IS ANOTHER PLUS AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM. THERE ARE MANY OTHERS NOT LISTED ON THE BOARDS. WHEN EVER YOU VISIT SOMEONE ELSE'S SPARK PAGE, CHECK OUT WHAT TEAMS THEY ARE ON AND YOU MAY FIND SOMETHING INTERESTING. SOME ARE VERY ACTIVE AND SOME VERY STAGNANT. BUT ANY POSTS YOU MAKE HERE WILL BE WELCOMED.
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Hi all I wanted to stop by and say hi to everyone. I've been on spark for about a week now and came across this group today. I look forward to this journey and getting to know everyone, i'am rather shy so if I don't post a lot lot thats why lol :)

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Hi New members...check out the thread June Personal Goals....we are have way through the month I know but you can make your goals and track them on this thread for a wee bit of accountability for the rest of month...a really nice to way to keep at it



Dar

Dar

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I can and that is all that matters!!!


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Hello, Bronwyn here, all the way from Gonubie, South Africa. Giving Sparkpeople another go. Need to make alot of changes in my life starting with my weight. I know that with the right support team, I CAN DO IT

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HI 185! WELCOME TO THE TEAM. I AM RETURNING AFTER BEING AWAY FOR AWHILE. I REALLY THINK YOU'LL LIKE IT HERE. IT GIVES US A SENSE OF "OK - SO I BLEW IT TODAY BUT I CAN START FRESH AGAIN." DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE?
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I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life and it's time I get back to a weight I know will be healthier. I'm working towards getting down to 190-185 lbs. I won't be thin but I'll be much better off than I am now.


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