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12/13/12 12:52 P

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5 kids!!! You're amazing! Sorry to hear about your injury - most of us here know exactly what it's like to be benched for a while - ON2VICTORY has had a few, I'm just recovering from one as well. Part and parcel of taking on exercise in a big bad way I suppose. But the goal is just to get healthy!

Welcome. Hope you get something out of being here with all of us.

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not" ~Anonymous

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~George Elliot


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12/13/12 10:17 A

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Hi All,

I have been Sparking for years, but only in the last yr did I get "serious" about losing. I finally broke 200 around the end of Oct. After which I have an injury that limits what I can do with workouts. So I'm doing what I can until I get released from the doctor (should be in another month). I have alot on my plate: wife, mother of 5 (23,21,19,18,14) busy helping them stay in college or getting into college lol.


thanks for having me,

Melissa




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SPUNKYDUCKY's Photo SPUNKYDUCKY Posts: 3,794
10/17/12 9:07 A

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Hi everyone!

I joined Spark in 2009 and lose 96 lbs the first year. I did this by exercising every single day (365 without missing a day) and eating reasonably. In 2010 I ran a lot of 5K races and even comleted my first triathlon. Then 2011 my husband had a bad skiing accident and I fell off a bit of a cliff in terms of wellness. Lost my stamina for daily exercise and did a lot of stress eating including some flat out binging. Gained 40 lbs back. Ouch... Spent the last 6 months feeling sorry for myself. Woke up a few weeks ago and shook myself off with a focus on living in the now, return to mindful eating and daily exercise. 10lbs came off so fast I couldn't believe it. So here I am still fighting.

In terms of who I am personally - I am a 41 year old physician living in WV. I work in Emergency Medicine and teach at a medical school - love, love, love my job! I have been married for 17 years and have 2 dogs (doberman and a boxer) but no children. Love exercising and it is generally a crucial factor in any weight loss for me. Favorite ways to exercise are skiing, hiking and cycling. Also enjoy listening to music, travel, and photography.

Looking forward to getting to know many of you better!

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10/17/12 2:43 A

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*nods*

Its about how we personally feel and the long haul needs long haul support.

You are a star, I do so admire your commitment to running, it makes me jealous sometimes *laughs* reading your blogs and knowing how terrible the air quality (well lack of) here made me feel while running!

*hugs* here to help!

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10/16/12 2:21 P

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Hey Guys,

Since you are all MY Sparkfriends, I feel like this post might be a little unnecessary, but at the same time, good for documentation. And I really would like for other people I don't know yet who you might all know to join as well, so spread the word and introduce yourself/tell your story here!

My name is Jenn. I joined SP in April 2010 at 313 pounds. I lost 100 pounds in a year, and then 30 more, and then I plateaued and switched my focus to training for the Chicago Marathon. 9 months of training and I didn't lose a single pound, but I have now run that Marathon and want to refocus my energy on getting another 50 off. I'm just going to concentrate on 10 pounds at a time and have changed my ticker to reflect that. I want to see the 170s so bad it hurts, so I am bound an determined to get over this hump and keep moving! I know I am in a place in my life where I will NEVER go back to being 300 pounds. But I also don't want to stay at 180 pounds, despite how fit I am now and how great everyone tells me I look. There is more to do here and I want to find it! But I need help, and that's where you all come in. Because you know my struggles, have had struggles and successes of your own, and are still here. Props to that!

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not" ~Anonymous

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~George Elliot


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