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JMAHNKEN
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2/27/14 4:55 P

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Thanks, he is with his mom today, I haven't heard yet if she kept him home or sent him to school?

I hope everyone has a great week and weekend.


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VICKI-B-N-FLA
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2/27/14 10:06 A

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Hope he's feeling a lot better. emoticon

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Starting Weight: 267 lbs (8/20/13)
Goal Weight to Reach: 198 lbs
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"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this & want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance"
--- Lee Iacocca



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JMAHNKEN
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2/26/14 9:04 P

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Sorry, I was busy with a sick kid again. But he is back with his mom now and hopefully he will be with her for a couple days.

I hope every one is having a great week.

Janette


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VICKI-B-N-FLA
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2/26/14 5:39 P

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Where is everyone today? Hope you're having a good hump day. It's pouring down rain here and 63 degrees.

Team Leader of:
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Don't Let the Scale Rule Your Life !!

Starting Weight: 267 lbs (8/20/13)
Goal Weight to Reach: 198 lbs
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"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this & want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance"
--- Lee Iacocca



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VICKI-B-N-FLA
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2/22/14 5:33 P

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Team Leader of:
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Co-leader of:
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Starting Weight: 267 lbs (8/20/13)
Goal Weight to Reach: 198 lbs
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"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this & want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance"
--- Lee Iacocca



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JMAHNKEN
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2/22/14 5:31 P

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You are so welcome, glad to have you on the team!
Janette


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SABLENESS
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2/22/14 10:48 A

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Thanks for the welcome and team goodie! This is just what I need to keep my Spark going!

FL - Eastern Standard Time

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Confucius


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JMAHNKEN
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2/21/14 9:07 P

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Welcome!


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SABLENESS
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2/21/14 8:06 P

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Hi! I'm new to this team as of a few minutes ago after spotting it on VJH-W65's page, and I immediately found two already-friends, MOVEITMARY and VICKI-B-IN-FLA. I think this is a great idea for a team; that's exactly what I intend to do in 2014.

Me: I'm approaching 60th BD, married nearly 40 years, staff to three cats. I've lost 8 lbs since 1/1/14--actually 9, but one came back :-(


FL - Eastern Standard Time

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Confucius


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JMAHNKEN
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2/19/14 2:30 A

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I am going on 54 yrs old, I have lost over 20 lbs since last May. I would like to lose at least another 10-20.



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VICKI-B-N-FLA
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2/17/14 9:11 A

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Thank you. I'd like to see about 35 lbs more gone by the end of the year.

Team Leader of:
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Co-leader of:
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Starting Weight: 267 lbs (8/20/13)
Goal Weight to Reach: 198 lbs
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"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this & want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance"
--- Lee Iacocca



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JMAHNKEN
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2/16/14 9:25 P

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Congrats and welcome!
Janette


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VICKI-B-N-FLA
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2/16/14 4:27 P

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I'm 57 years old and have over 100 lbs to lose to really get back to a weight I want to be. Over the last 6 months I've dropped about 17 pounds but still have a long way to go.

Team Leader of:
Making Daily Choices Count
Co-leader of:
Don't Let the Scale Rule Your Life !!

Starting Weight: 267 lbs (8/20/13)
Goal Weight to Reach: 198 lbs
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"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this & want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance"
--- Lee Iacocca



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JMAHNKEN
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2/10/14 9:01 P

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Welcome Heather!

Janette


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MOCHAPUPPY
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2/10/14 8:17 P

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Hi,

My name is Heather and I am 29 years old. I am from Arizona and I am a high school teacher. I have lost about 26 pounds so far and I would like to lose about 55 more pounds. I look forward to being a part of this team.

Edited by: MOCHAPUPPY at: 2/10/2014 (20:17)

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JMAHNKEN
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2/9/14 6:11 P

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VJH-W65, welcome! So sorry to hear about all of your strokes and such. All my best to you always.
Janette


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VJH-W65
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2/9/14 11:58 A

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New to this team This year I will NOT
let go of my set goals and skills
All my life I set a skill for each year
A year of Spritz cookies,
a year of soups,
a year of bread,
a year of salad dressings,
a year of exercising my internal compass
I tend to do well when I set goals and skills for myself
I had 6 massive strokes in 1981-82,83,84,85,& 86
each stroke more difficult to recover from
after the second one I never totally recovered.
All could have been prevented if I had demanded that my warnings get attention.
I did not they did not and here I am a half paralyzed 66 yo Indiana hippo
SP are my inspiration and encouragement.

Edited by: VJH-W65 at: 2/9/2014 (11:59)
"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
--Reggie Leach


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JMAHNKEN
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1/25/14 4:53 P

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NULIAJA, Welcome!


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NULIAJA
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1/25/14 2:12 P

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Hi team

I am from New York born and raised. Wanted to say thank you for those that visited my page and welcomed me. ::HUGS::

Looking forward to reaching our goals together.


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JMAHNKEN
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1/25/14 4:44 A

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Welcome Dee and congrats


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1/24/14 9:05 P

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emoticon and thanks for posting!

group leader, Reaching Our Goals in 2014 - JOIN US!
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The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen


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DEE_B1939
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1/24/14 8:27 P

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Hello. I'm Dee from Oregon. I live with my husband of 57 years and our 6 fur children, 3 dogs and 3 cats. Actually, the cats belong to other people but they live with us and we take care of them. Chloe is our silver mini poodle, age 10; Grizzly is our baby boy, a beautiful Pomeranian 3 years old. And Bogey looks a lot like a mini pin but he's actually a deer Chihuahua and is 14. He was our grand dog for many years but just last year came to live with us as we can provide more for his needs.

I'm headed out the door in two minutes to Salem (20 miles) for a baby shower honoring the coming birth of Eleanor Marie, our DGGD.

TTYL

Dee from western OR

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JMAHNKEN
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1/4/14 1:14 P

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Nice to meet you Jan!


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1/4/14 9:17 A

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Hi all and happy new year!

I saw in the SP Cafe that OBIESMOM2 became team leader & I knew it would be a great team to join!

I'm Jan and married with 2 sons in their 20s and currently work full time. I also have a 2 year old German Shepherd who's my baby girl and workout buddy. I live in New England and love it here, even if it is freezing today.

I joined SP in January of 2012 and have reached some of my goals here thanks to the support of SP friends, and my baby girl who got me off my butt walking a few miles every day. Now I'm even running (or trying to run) with her every day. Of course, she's much better than I am, but I'm a work in progress.

Hope to be able to give support & motivation, and maybe get some in return!

-jan

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"This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth....Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie?" - Marilyn Monroe
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JMAHNKEN
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1/3/14 7:02 P

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Nice to meet you Elaine! I am job hunting too, and here in Escondido, Ca the jobs can be hard to come by too. Or it's just the opposite, most of the companies just want to hire a temporary person part time so that they can get away with giving them low wages and no benefits.


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Hi! I'm Elaine from Malaysia! I've been maintaining at the same weight for a very long time (slightly more than 4 years), then, BOOM! I gained about a kilo! Time to stop being complacent and get off this darn plateau!

I aim to get at least 20lb off by the end of this year (2014)! I'm a dialysis patient looking for a part-time job or something I can do from home. I'm still looking! The unemployment rate for IT grads is very alarming in this country. Seems there are just too many of us, and I'm talking people without any chronic illnesses. As someone who's chronically ill, I have even less chances of securing a job, even a part-time one! Because every boss here seems to want full-timers!

I'm in my early 40s with a huge belly problem! (well, at least it looks huge to me! lol!).



 
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JMAHNKEN
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1/2/14 5:26 A

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Hi all, I am Janette Mahnken, I am 53 yrs old, I live in Escondido, CA with my boyfriend and his son that is turning 9 yrs old this month. I have a dog that is 6 yrs old that I adopted when she was a puppy, and we just recently adopted another puppy. I have been on Spark People since last May, I started at 170 and I just recently got down to 150. But the last few months I have been bouncing up and down a little. This morning I am at 151.1, but last night at midnight I was up to 154. I belong to several different groups in here and I am a co leader of the Wii Fit Plus Team in here. Please feel free to send me friend request, always glad to add more friends!


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OBIESMOM2
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Happy 2014!

I signed on as team leader. I hope to get this team active again.

please share your ideas on the thread in the team General Discussion Forum

ETA - I live in GA with my husband and our 3 unofficial rescue dogs - Obie (Golden Retriever), Jack (black lab mix), and Omar (terrier mix). I work full time.

Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 1/1/2014 (10:53)
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The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen


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JENORA234
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Hi all emoticon
I'm not new but haven't posted much since the holidays.
Lost motivation and stopping popping up on sparkpeople, but I have a new reason in store now to get in shape.
Glad sparkpeople offers support, because I could not do this on my own.
God bless

Nothing worth having comes easy.


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Glad to meet you all, I'm so looking forward to get to know you. Don't be afraid to start threads...YOU are our main focus!


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VICKI-BISHOP56
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Hi, I'm Vicki and I'm a size where it's hard for me to do things I need or want to do. So I've joined a fitness center with my hubby and we go 3 days a week. I'm hoping to regain lost energy and get to the point where I don't cringe when I look in the mirror. I doubt I'll ever be really thin again but if I could lose enough to get off the blood pressure pills, I'd be very happy. Look forward to chatting with you all.



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WINTERROZE
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1/31/13 4:44 P

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I am a wife of almost 35 years and I have 3 kids { 30, 28, 24 } and so the 2 oldest are out on there own and the 30 year is my baby of the family he is married & has been for almost 4 years and then my youngest is my DAUGHTER she is engaged w/ no date as of yet but ah she is still here at home with us ... I am 55 years old & having a great year so far ... a lot of things to deal with but with lots of prayers I am getting thru it each day !! So, if anyone wants a friend send on a request !!

See you all soon



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Hey, everybody! My name is Stefanie, and I have 17-22 lbs to lose by this Summer. I have already lost about 40 lbs prior to SparkPeople, but I've come here for some motivation. I'm also very open to giving advice and suggestions, so hit me up! :D Losing this last amount of weight has been really tough, and I hear that it gets harder as you age. I'm about to turn 20 in April, so I'm going to take care of this NOW. I've just been yoyo-ing for QUITE a while now (I'm talkin' a few years..); however, I've got a cousin's wedding to attend in June, so I plan to look fabulous upon arrival. ;) Also, being thinner would be a great gift to myself by my birthday in April. So long, unorganized story short . . .

Goal: Lose a total of 17-20 pounds
-By June (for my cousin's wedding)
-Be thinner by my birthday in April

*I also plan to get a complete makeover with a cute pixie cut and new wardrobe. Can't WAIT!



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I'm a 35 mother with 3 kids time has not been nice to my body I'm trying to loose weight for myself and be healthy I'm going to Cuba in April with my husband and 2 teenage daughters would like to try a bathing suit to disgusted with myself right now to even consider but determined signed up today started to track tomorrow anybody have any helpful sugestions I'm open to herinng



ZOEANAEL
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Welcome everyone! I think we'll be rocking the Holidays!

***Zoé***
From Montréal, Qc

- Every step is the beginning of a new life!


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Hello -

I just signed up. I am turning 60 on January 29. I feel really good that I went from 157 to to 140 in the last year. I can run 3 miles easily, have started building up my muscle tone again, and most important - brought my blood pressure and blood sugar levels into the normal range. In the last couple of weeks, I've been slipping a little:

Thank you for starting this challenge. I look forward to checking in with other people who are also focused on some short term goals.

My goals for the next 10 days (through January 1) are to:

a) be physically active
b) eat within a reasonable calorie limit (ideally, 1200 per day, but I want to be realistic)
c) be conscious and proactive about eating, without feeling deprived
d) stay within a 1-2 lb. range of my lowest weight (I am up about 4 pounds, and would like to turn this around ASAP).






Edited by: SUZYB53 at: 12/23/2012 (16:23)
This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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ECURTIS38
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Hello Everyone I am from northeast Ohio I am 58 years old and losing weight is really hard when you get older. I would Love to lose 10 pounds by the end of the year, but I have been losing only about a pound a week. but lets go for it emoticon



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BALLETLOTUS
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Hi, I'm Andrea. I don't have too much more to loose but I'm so scared about the holidays because of all the food surrounding me! I eat gluten free because of celiacs, and now my mom and other relatives like to give me food and there's just so darned much of it and it's so expensive! I would like to keep going with my regular weight loss (about 1lb a week) and try to keep up with my cardio and strength routine.
All the best for your goals!


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LISAN0415
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12/9/12 10:17 A

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Hi new members!

Great to have you!

Whatever your goals are, we can achieve them!

Please check out our thread:

Tips to lose weight over the holidays, we give lots of great tips and strategies to avoid holiday pitfalls.

Also, if you are having any challenges, please post them so we can help you get through them!

Lisa


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LEVELPATHS
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Hi all, cool team, I actually am aiming to maintain until the New Year, but a loss would be nice too! :-)

Will take a look around the team threads and see if I can get inspired. :-)

Annie from the UK.


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ZOEANAEL
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Hi everyone!
I'm joining a bit late, but I trying anything to keep myself accountable around the Holidays.

My name is Zoé, I'm from Montréal suburb, in Québec. I joined SP last january, so I'm approaching my first year here and I would like to celebrate at least 55 pounds lost.
This mean losing 6 pounds between now and january 5th. I'm sure I can do it.
I live with my boyfriend and two little female cats.
I mostly do elliptical and cardio workout I find online.

With my sister, we created an advent calendar to stay focus before christmas but I know the hard part will be between dec. 24th and jan. 2nd.

My plan is to eat right when I'm at home, try to do ig workout when I can, and on days when I'm visiting my family, try to not over eat and fit some little workout, like a walk.

Happy to join :)

***Zoé***
From Montréal, Qc

- Every step is the beginning of a new life!


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LISAN0415
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11/29/12 1:15 A

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Hi everyone!

Please keep in touch on the message board and let us know all your progress, and any obstacles.

Please share any tips and strategies that work for you, and lend support to our fellow teammates!

Best wishes everyone!

Lisa


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11/29/12 12:37 A

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Hi all -
My name is Lauren. I live in Colorado with my husband and 3 kids. I'm working at losing 8-10 pounds and getting into better shape. Sparkpeople looks like a great resource, and this group seems like a good place to get off to a strong start over the holidays.

I love to hike, bike, walk, run, dance, and do just about anything outdoors, but often don't make time to do it. I also like to cook, and have been transitioning to a more plant-based diet, but I tend to slip back into old habits when life gets busy. I need to get some good, solid habits!

Looking forward to "meeting" all of you!




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Good morning. I am 27, and I live outside of Philadelphia. I am not married, and I do not have any children (unless you count a dog as a kid!) I have been a Sparker since August 2011! This website is amazing, and it has changed me for the better. I continue to grow as a person because of this great place! I am not exactly sure what my December goals are yet - but I am working on it!

Fall 5% Challenge Starfish Member!
Sparking as a Team October Challenge.

Ultimate Goal: Lose 95 lbs
Other Goal: Lose 100 lbs - no date

Best 5K Time: 33:53! I would like to get under 30 minutes eventually!


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JCRAFT6
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11/28/12 9:12 A

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Hello, My name is Janine and I live in upstate NY. I am a mother of 4 My oldest is 23 and I have 2 in college and my youngest is 15. I have been married for 26 years. I have been over weight most of my life and have just recently decided I needed to do something so I will be around for my kids and grandkids (if I get any). I have tried sparkpeople many times and I do great for a few months then something happens and I stop. This time I want it to be different. I am trying to find a close knit team in which I can get support since I am doing this on my own. My goal is to be under 200 by the end of the year so that is 4 pounds. I would love to be lower but I also want to be realistic and not to be disappointed.

Janine
upstate NY
April goals:
1.5 freggies a day
2. exercise 10 min 6x a week
3. do 1 strength training aweek
4. organize something 5x a week
5 Bible time everyday
6.eat nothing after 8pm


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SIMPLY-4-ME
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11/27/12 9:37 A

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I have about 95 lbs to lose to reach my goal but am working on 5 lbs at a time. It sounds like losing 5 lbs is a lot more manageable than saying I need to lose 95 lbs. I lose weight very slowly and I yo-yo a lot, but I really want this weight off.
I've tried a number of different plans but I think for me it's a matter of cutting calories but making the most of what calories I do allow myself. So I'm trying to eat more fresh produce and fruits, and limiting all the junk foods. I do eat meat but am working to cut out a good portion of that and limit it to mainly fish and chicken.
My exercise is sporatic at the best. I'll go days and not do much then for a week or two go crazy with activities that are considered exercise. I need to get more into a regular routine of daily exercise that I enjoy doing.




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11/24/12 7:01 P

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Hi, my name is Marilyn. I am married with a 34 year old son and a 16 year old daughter. I live in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. It is hard for me during the holidays to eat properly; maybe if I could give up chocolate then that might help. I would love to lose 40lbs but I would take a loss of 10 over the holidays. I haven't been working out much the past couple of weeks due to the fact that I have had a nasty stubborn cold hanging on to me. I am going to try and do some strength exercises this week. Also, I have to start putting out my Christmas decorations. Christmas is my favorite holiday. Happy Holidays To All. emoticon


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JENORA234
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11/23/12 11:33 A

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Hi everyone! Thanksgiving down, December to go lol

My target month is June 2013 and I'd like to keep it that way. It was March, then April, then May...
I started at 180 and need to get down to 135 to be in tip top condition. My body needs to be the best it can be:)

Nothing worth having comes easy.


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My name is Julie and I live in Kansas City. I am married with two teenagers. I am an accountant but have a part time job at the library that I really love. I do lots of volunteering, also.

I work out at Curves four times a week and enjoy riding my bike. I just reached my goal of riding 1200 miles this year. There is a trail near my office that I use most days on my lunch break and I have started running on it. I couldn't go very far at all at first but I am up to about half a mile now. I have set a goal to run/bike a Duathlon in May (2 mile run, 12 mile bike ride, then 3 mile run). I love to exercise and find eating healthy to be my biggest challenge. I love to eat healthy food but am an emotional eater and am working on trying to find other ways to manage my stress than eating. I plan to lose ten pounds by the end of the year.


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TIAMET2
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11/22/12 2:54 P

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My name is Merrill. I am a currently (but hopefully not forever) unemployed social worker and the mom of 2 college-age sons.

My goal is to be at 50 pound weight loss at my first weigh-in in January. That's about a 6 pound loss between now and then.




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ELEGANTFLOWERS
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11/21/12 5:46 P

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Hi everyone my name is Marcy. I'm from Utah close to Salt Lake City. I am a florist. I have 4 kids 2 have moved out. I'm not married but in a serious relationship with a wonderful man. I would love to loose 8 lbs through the holidays. I have have done well with spark people in the past. I love to walk but just found out I have bone spurs. Not to much fun. So now I'm trying to find new exercises I can do. I just bought a stationary bike. It kills my legs. I'm hope it gets better with time.


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AZULVIOLETA6
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11/17/12 11:10 P

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Hi! I live on the Oregon Coast. I am a linguist and I do educational consulting from home via the internet. I am 37, single and do not have any children.

I am an exercise fanatic and I love to dance. I also enjoy arts, crafts and Latin music. I do Zumba, lift weights, do gym-based cardio, run intervals and swim at least three miles a week. I love to get outdoors and walk, especially on the beach, but that's pretty much impossible in the winter where I am--it rains really hard here and it is very windy.

Most of my weight gain was due to a series of very serious health problems which started when I had a brain anerysm eight years ago. I put on 100 pounds. I now have more than 80 of that off again, but it has been quite a struggle because I didn't have terrible habits to begin with. I've also had major surgery twice during the weight-loss process, which was a challenge.

I would love to get down to the next 10-pound mark by Christmas. For me, that is 210 pounds. Yes, I am very tall!

Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Currently learning: Mexican cumbia, danzón, Cuban rumba

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, ballroom rumba


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11/16/12 7:01 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I'm a 34 year old SAHM to four boys, ages 12, 10, 4 and 2. After moving several times for my husband's job we finally settled in Pennsylvania and hope to be here for a very long time. I joined a gym about a month ago with my friend and we have been doing CrossFit. It's been going well and it motivates me to eat well since I don't want to waste all of the work I put in during our morning workouts! lol

I'd like to lose 10 pounds over the holidays but will be happy with at least five. Let's do this!

Heather

Goals (start date 10/25/12):
10 pounds lost - 12/10/12
20 pounds lost - 01/21/13
30 pounds lost - 03/11/13
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Final goal -



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11/16/12 12:07 A

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Hi there!

I am just starting exercising and tracking again after a 9+ month break while I was pregnant & my baby was just born. He's 6 months old now and I am finally trying to lose quite a lot of extra weight I gained during pregnancy. I have 3 other children too. I have been on sparkpeople for 4 years now and had success in the past. I want to finish this year out strong and I would love to lose 10 lbs to start 2013 out right :)

Bonnie

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BIISHO
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11/15/12 10:53 P

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Hi everyone... I'm Danny :).. a college student from Mexico City.
I would like to lose at least 5 pounds by the end of the year emoticon

- Danny :)
Mexico City (CST)


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11/15/12 10:36 P

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Hey everyone! My name is Caitlin and I am also from Indiana. I am 28 and just started tracking with spark people at the beginning of this week.

I would LOVE to lose an extra 10 by New Years! What a great way to start the New Year.

I am going to try reallllllly hard to stay on track next week at Thanksgiving and at Christmas next month. I think I can do it!

Good Luck Everyone!


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11/14/12 7:43 P

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Hi - my name is Suman and I live in Ohio. I am empty Nester. I've been married for 24 years.
Losing 6 lbs by year end would put me at my goal weight, so I'm all for it!






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My name is Dalores and I also live in Northwest Indiana. I work at a gym, but don't work out as often as I should. I have 3 kids, but 2 of them are away at college. I'm counting down to when they will be here in four days.

NW Indiana
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11/13/12 10:14 P

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another Debby!

I live in metro Atlanta, out in vampire territory (if you watch The Vampire Diaries, we are one of the filming locations. Vampires take over the town on a regular basis)

I've been married to my best friend for 12 years. We've known each other since 1988. We have 2 dogs (Obie, who is the lap dog in my photo, and Jack).

I work for an investment firm.

I have one older sis & 2 younger brothers.

I love old movies (TCM is on right now!), alternative rock, reading, and lots of other stuff.

Losing 10 lbs by year end would put me at my goal weight, so I'm all for it!

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11/12/12 9:04 A

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Hi - my name is Debi and I live in northeast Ohio. I work in accounting (bore - ing) and take classes at night to get my accounting degree / MBA; but that's my job. I love to scrapbook and make cards. I am an encourager by habit and my creative outlet allows me to encourage others and gives them something beautiful to look at too. I am rarely depressed and when I start feeling that way, I remind myself that I am Saved, happy, financially solvent, I have a roof over my head, and I have great friends....and then the issues of the day don't seem so depressing after all.

I am trying to lose weight so that I can walk well again. I shattered my ankle about 12 years ago and though I was put back together, things have not been right since. Since I keep breaking more bones, the ankle is really getting hard to walk on for any distances. I am a candidate for ankle replacement surgery, but I need the weight under or around 190# because the equipment they will install cannot handle higher weights. One thing I am very glad about is I am not on any DIET, I am learning to make food modifications so I can still eat all my favorite stuff, just at the right time and in the proper amounts.

I love SparkPeople, I wish I had found you'll 20 years ago! I am very interested in your stories; both your joys and your challenges. Very few people I've met through this on-line group doesn't encourage me in some way.

So let's do this and keep off the extra pounds (an even loose some) during these holidays! I'll help you and you can help me keep accountable too.

Looking forward to seeing what the next few months brings us. Thanks for inviting me Lisa. I wish everyone the best!!!

From the pen of ....
Debi


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11/11/12 8:06 P

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Hi I'm Tonya and I live in West Vancouver, British Columbia. I would LOVE to lose 10 pounds over the holidays! Let's do this!!


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Hi! I'm Jennie :) I'm a single mom of three. We live in Western Massachusetts. I'm staying home with the kids right now...
I'm trying to find time for me, weight loss, exercise, the house, the kids, PTO, it just goes on ... I'm excited to have a team to lean on during the holidays when temptation is everywhere!

Jennie

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My name is Sheila. I live in Northern Virginia, between Washington, DC & Richmond, VA. I have lived in the same town my whole life. I am a Legal Assistant for the Federal Government. November 17th marks my 25 year anniversary as a Federal Employee. I am the oldest of 5 & my youngest sibling is 20 years younger than I am (& we all have the same parents, who are still married after 43 years).

I'm not expecting to lose 10 pounds over the holidays. If I lose 1 or 2 I'll be happy, but I have some time off coming & will have more time to exercise, so I'm crossing my fingers.

Edited by: NILLAPEPSI at: 3/1/2013 (21:01)
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11/10/12 3:27 A

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Tell us about yourtslf, where are you from, what do you do (student, work from home, whatever) Send out best wishes and support to everyone!


I will start, my name is Lisa, I live in Northwest Indiana (not too far from Chicago). i would love to lose 10lbs over the Holidays, and I know I can, it will be so exciting to see Family members I only see once a year and I'll be 10lbs down, and start off the new year in a smaller size. Also for me when I lose another 10lbs, I will be 20 lbs down and I will be 40% to my overall goal. Very exciting!

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