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1/12/14 11:43 A

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Hi, I'm Kathy, I'm a busy working mother to two girls, ages 7 and 4, married for 14 yrs, live in a suburb of Chicago. I've lost 100 lbs with Spark, I lost it slowly then have maintained for 2 yrs, but I would like to reach goal weight this year, I have 25 more lbs to go. This team looks great for psychical fitness as well as spiritual, I could never have done any of this without God on my side, it is through HIS strength alone! Amen. Looking forward to getting fit with all of you!

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~ Kathy ~
Walk Leader & Marathoner!

2014: Year of JOY!

In Christ alone I find my strength.


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9/28/13 3:49 P

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Erin,

Thanks for your reply. I am an on again, off again, tracker. I know if I do it right, it works. I have used My Fitness Pal, right now I am trying to use the tracker provided by SP.

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9/28/13 3:07 P

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Hi Sherry!
You are on the right track with starting strength training! It will boost your metabolism big time! I love what Chalene Johnson (creator of Turbo Fire/ChaLEAN Extreme, etc) says: "Muscle burns fat!" Do you track what you eat? That makes a huge difference for me. I use the myfitnesspal app, but I have had just as much success in the past using a plain notebook and pen. emoticon Glad you're here with us!

Erin

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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9/28/13 1:23 P

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Introduce yourself. I am Sherry and I live in the mountains of NC. Exercise, at least running is easy for me...I have been doing it so long it really is a habit now. Strength training not so much. That is what I am going to be working on. And getting a handle on my eating. It is really out of control. And the scale just keeps going up. I look forward to getting to know you. We are all on the same journey, we may take different roads to get there, but it is a shared journey.

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9/18/13 6:03 A

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Welcome to all of you. We are glad that you are here. This is a great group. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone better.

Veronica in NC
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I can do all things through Christ that Gives me strength. - Philippians 4:13


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9/18/13 12:37 A

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Hi Brenda -
Which Calvary Chapel do you go to? I attend Calvary Chapel in Olympia WA with Pastor Jon Sanne. So glad you are in the group. Welcome.

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9/18/13 12:32 A

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Hello everyone. My name is Jen and I am a busy mom of 3 kids 12, 10, and 7. I am thankful that I can be in a group that is Christ centered and focused on getting our bodies healthy for our service to the Lord. I am a procurement specialist for the state and also an deep water aerobics instructor and aqua boot camp instructor for the city. I desire to get in better shape to lose the extra weight I but on since having my kids. Though the one thing I desire more than anything is getting into a better spiritual discipline and make my time with God a top priority in my life. I am thankful having an accountability group that understands the struggles of losing weight and getting strong in the Lord. My husband is a wonderful accountability partner but I am convinced every time he eats sweet it goes right to my hips even if I did not eat it.

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I'm sorry, does that mean a new topic? I've never done this before. Thanks?
My name is Bonnie.
I am a stay at home mom homeschooling my 5 year old. I am a granddaughter, daughter, niece, sister, friend, aunt, wife, mother, and a CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING. I am a survivor of early childhood sexual abuse. I have been a FOOD ADDICT since I was 8 years old. Throughout my life I have moved through a long list of other addictions including various types of sexual addiction, working, shopping, internet gaming, and crystal meth. By the Power of God and the Blood of Jesus Christ, I have been healed of massive amounts of deep internal pain and severe mental illnesses. I have been set free from all addictions but one, FOOD. After 5 years in recovery I have finally come to the place where I am willing to give God everything I put into my body.
I found you through The Better Mom and am excited to be here!

Trusting God with everything that I've got! monkeydoodlesmama.blogspot.com/


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9/16/13 1:49 P

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My name is Alison.

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9/16/13 12:36 P

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Wow...amazing that I am finding this challenge today. Tomorrow I will be joining a gym for the first time in about 9 years. I have been working out on my own (mostly doing the Couch 2 5k and exercise videos) and trying to eat healthy, but it isn't cutting it anymore. I live in Minnesota and the cold is coming soon, which will definitely slow down my outdoor running efforts. I am the heaviest I've ever been, besides when I was pregnant. My wake-up call came last Monday when I went to the doctor and I weighed 12 pounds more than I did just 11 months ago. I am almost to the age my dad was at when he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and that is a road I want to avoid by all means possible! I also have depression and anxiety. I am a stay at home mom to 3 beautiful children (ages 8, 5, and 2) and I want to set a good example of physical and spiritual healthy living. I'm not very familiar with being part of a forum group, so please excuse any faux-pas I may commit! I'm new to this! Looking forward to being a part of this group!

Jessica

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9/16/13 9:31 A

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I'm in for the challenge!

_Roberta


"Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship."

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

I can't do it alone. But I don't have to.
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1/27/13 10:12 P

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Awesome, Lee! The Made to Crave book is so good! We did that as a Bible study last summer at church (with the DVDs).

Erin

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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1/27/13 9:11 P

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I live in Brighton, was born in Detroit, also lived in Livonia and Detroit. I am going to get the Made To Crave book from our church library this week - I do like the devotionals!!

SharonLee - Michigan

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Welcome to the group, Lee! What part of MI are you from? There are several of us here from Battle Creek, MI emoticon I love the Made to Crave Devotional, just finished it the other day! Looking forward to getting to know you!

Erin

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=57806 Peak313 Challenge Group~ Team Leader

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1/27/13 7:09 P

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Hi, I'm Lee. I have been on SP for several years losing and gaining though I have kept the original 20 off. I would like to get to a normal BMI this year and then maintain. I joined this team for accountability in Bible reading - it is so very easy to get side-tracked! I am in a CBS Bible Study in Mark and doing a 21 day devotional on my mobile with Made to Crave. But, I really want to consistently read a significant portion of the Word every day. I am planning to listen to The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom for about the tenth time and am also going through Elisabeth Elliot's book, Safe in the Everlasting Arms.

So here I am - there is more about me on my page and look forward to getting to you each of you!!

SharonLee - Michigan

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1/23/13 7:35 P

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Thank you.

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1/23/13 4:40 P

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Welcome Claire and Julie! We're glad you joined us!

Erin

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=57806 Peak313 Challenge Group~ Team Leader

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My name is Julie. So glad I found this group.

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1/11/13 10:36 P

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My name is Claire

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12/30/12 9:13 P

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Glad you joined us, Carol! emoticon

Erin

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=57806 Peak313 Challenge Group~ Team Leader

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=48774 Jesus Girls Made to Crave~Team Leader


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12/30/12 7:24 P

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Hi Everyone,
My name is Carol. I am married to Shawn, the love of my life, and we have 5 children ages 16, 14, 12, 11, and 11. I have know Erin for about 9 years, we attend church together, and she has inspired me for the past several years. She told me about SparkPeople years ago. I finally bit. emoticon I'm excited about creating some new goals for myself. I'd like to:

1) Read the Bible in a year again. I was not successful this year, but I will be in 2013. I know I can do it, because I've done it before.

2) Eat healthier in general. I don't plan on cutting out the sweets completely, but I need to cut down.

3) Lose 8 - 10 lbs.

4) Tone up by introducing work out videos and/or free weights.

I'm excited for what's ahead. Blessings everyone and thanks Erin.


Carol

"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5


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12/30/12 5:24 P

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Welcome Karma! Glad to have you with us!

Erin

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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Hello everyone my name is Karma and I live in the Caribbean. Someone from this team mentioned you guys on her blog and I thought I would check you all out. I am a Christian and at present I'm seeking motivation and am seriously seeking help from the Lord. I hope to participate in some of your challenges because I need to get on with my journey (I'm sort of at a standstill right now) to reach my goal weight. God bless.



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Welcome to the group! We're glad you joined us!

Erin

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=57806 Peak313 Challenge Group~ Team Leader

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=48774 Jesus Girls Made to Crave~Team Leader


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12/29/12 9:37 P

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Welcome to the group Brenda!

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All for His Glory -
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Call to me and I will answer you. I will tell you great & unsearchable things.~Jeremiah 3:33



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Hi, my name is Brenda and I live in Kansas. I have been a widow for two years and have three children and three grandchildren. I attend Calvary Chapel and God has blessed me beyond measure. I am excited about joining this team and participating in the latest challenge.
emoticon Hello everyone!

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12/27/12 8:26 P

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Hey Susan! Glad you joined us!

(Susan is helping me with a healthy living group at our church. She's an awesome lady!)

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Erin

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=57806 Peak313 Challenge Group~ Team Leader

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Hi My name is Susan Kahn and next to my first love which is Jesus I have a wonderful husband, one daughter of my own, and one step daughter. My physical love of exercise is running. I like to run for good causes which challenges me to train.

Susan Kahn

I therefore I run thus: not with uncertainly. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air: but I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
I Corinthians 9:26 & 27.


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11/28/12 3:06 P

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Hi Melodie! This is a great group of women! Glad to have you join us!

Erin

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Hi! I am Melodie, I have been reading Claire's blog since she started it!! I never eralized there was a team on here :) Excited about being a part!

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9/9/12 7:32 P

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Welcome to our group! Looking forward to getting to know you!

Erin

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=57806 Peak313 Challenge Group~ Team Leader

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=48774 Jesus Girls Made to Crave~Team Leader


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Thanks so much for starting this group, Erin!!! I can't wait to get started tomorrow. I am a teacher with 4 kids of my own. I have so many blessing to be thankful for each and every day. I am finally making the choice to be healthy and fit both physically and spiritually. I know that I will need lots of support and encouragement along the way. Thank goodness we are all in this together :)

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Hi everyone! Please start a new thread with your name on it to introduce yourself to the group. Who you are, where you're from, and anything else you want our group to know about you! Please do not respond to this thread, start a new thread to make it easier for everyone to read. Thanks!

Erin

Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=57806 Peak313 Challenge Group~ Team Leader

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=48774 Jesus Girls Made to Crave~Team Leader


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