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8/13/14 11:34 A

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Hi everyone. Today is day 1.

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8/12/14 6:01 P

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Hi, welcome to this challenge and best wishes on your journey,

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I got want to do it and do this for me. My mind is in battle and my body is at war. I'm in battle with myself and if I can over come myself than I can over come it all and do it one day at a time, let it go and get one step closer to my goal.


















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8/4/14 12:44 P

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Hi Sally, I know how it feels when you work hard to get the weight off and then it creeps back on. Sometimes you don't even realize it. You make an error here and there and all of a sudden you realize the total effect of all the little errors and it's not good news.
The good news is that you know where you went wrong and you know how and where to make the changes, You know the rules and the foods to have. Do a little planning and tweaking and you will be back right where you want to be again.
Best wishes on your journey to recovery.
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8/3/14 7:41 P

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Hi, my name is Sandy. I have been a member of sparkpeople for a long time. I have lost a lot of weight and gained some back. Lately it seems that I have been on a "see food diet", you know, I see food and I eat it. It's time for the insanity to stop. I know what to do and how to do it to lose weight, I am just not doing it very well. I have the next week and a half off work and I am planning to use it to get myself back on track. I am looking forward to this challenge and learning some new tricks. And I am looking forward to making some new friends along the way.

~Sandy
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7/31/14 11:02 A

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Hi Amanda, Welcome to do this challenge, Best wishes in your journey to succeed.

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7/30/14 7:42 P

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Hello my name is Amanda and I cant wait to start my first challenge. Lets do this together.

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7/30/14 7:33 P

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Hello Everyone. I am joining this today at 7:32 pm on Wed. 5 servings of veg start tomorrow.
I need accountability!

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7/27/14 11:24 A

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HI AMY, WELCOME TO THE CHALLENGE, I WISH YOU GREAT SUCCESS.

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7/27/14 7:57 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Amy and this is my first day of this challenge!!

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7/26/14 8:29 P

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Hi! This is Hema. Am starting this challenge today. Hope I will be consistent.

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7/14/14 2:28 P

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I know you can very much. Best wishes.



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7/14/14 8:30 A

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This sounds like what I need.
Been eating healty, excersizing, but not losing.
Need to watch what I eat in the goodies department!
Think I can learn from this challange.
I am going to try!
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7/14/14 6:46 A

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Welcome back. I wish you well in your journey to become healthy.


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7/13/14 6:05 P

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Hi I'm Sandy 46 yrs old and i am here to lose weight and get more healthier. I am not new to spark as I been here since 2009 but took some time off and I rejoined back in March 2014. I tried s many yo yo diets and just can't find the right one for me. I know spark is and that why I came back. I want to eat more healthy and learn to love food again. My goal is to get below the 200 mark. Thanks for letting me join.

I am a Beautiful Woman in side and out, I don't have a weight problem "I have a problem with my weight"

I love making new spark friends, so please feel free to drop me a line and say hello. Keep the spark going friends

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6/30/14 10:39 A

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I am Sirena and I am glad that you are recuperating well. This program is going to be great for you. Best wishes in your journey to be healthy. emoticon

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6/30/14 6:41 A

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Hi everyone. My name is Laura. I recently had bypass surgery in March. I just finished out cardiac rehab last week. I learned a lot in cardiac rehab and I am hoping to be able to carry that over now on my own. I lost over 40 pounds while I was sick but I still have weight to lose and I need to continue to learn to eat healthier to help lower my risk for another cardiac event. I felt that this was a perfect challenge for me!

If God is for us, who can be against us?
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6/27/14 7:16 P

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That is great. Best wishes on your journey.

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6/25/14 8:28 P

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I am ready to form better eating habits. A lot of the foods I have liked in the past contain a lot of salt. I am ready to find some better choices.

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6/11/14 10:37 P

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Welcome to the challenge and best wishes.

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6/7/14 2:15 A

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Hello, I am a single mother of two active boys, I been struggle with my weight. and with challenge will help me stay on track.
tracking it get hard after awhile or when you see the scale go down, I usually stop after that. I really don't have support or understand what it feels like.
My goals for the next 4 weeks are
stay within my calorie range which is 2470. but my aim is 1800
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5/18/14 3:00 P

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Continue to be motivated and you'll succeed. Best wishes. emoticon

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5/18/14 11:38 A

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I literally have no barriers to success other than me!
Every possible barrier is removed by my awesome family and Sparkpeople! This challenge is crucial to my needs, portion control and ongoing choices is where I am focusing now that I am committed to daily fitness.
Thank you for this team challenge!



"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."
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5/14/14 10:52 A

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HI, I'm Sirena.
The articles are so informative. They give options and offer many ways to help us change our eating habits and food choices. Continue to do what you are doing and you will see the results. emoticon

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5/14/14 10:06 A

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Hi. I'm Liz. I joined in August at the same time I joined WW. I lost 15 lbs in the first couple of months but have been struggling ever since. Dropping out of WW as I don't think it's the best program for me. SP provides me with more information and support.

This week I began reading The Spark and it's made a huge difference to me.

Looking for ways to eat more veggies with the goal of reducing or eliminating consumption of animal products.

Edited by: NEWLIZCAL at: 5/14/2014 (10:07)
Will it be easy? Nope. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.

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5/12/14 7:11 P

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You've made the right choice by restarting. Best wishes on your journey.

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5/12/14 3:02 P

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I'm new to the group but really excited to have found it! I'm a mommy to 3 little ones, work full time, and am about 8 weeks in to trying this whole healthy living thing again. (I had amazing results back in 2008 with Spark but somehow, life got in the way). So, here I am again. My husband and I quit smoking 3 months ago, started going to the gym 5 days a week for strength & cardio training, and now I am working on the nutritional side. It's weird, but that's the hardest part for me...I would rather work out 2-3 hours than track (and stay accountable for) what I eat. Safe to say, this hasn't been working. So here I am. emoticon

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5/8/14 1:25 P

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Thank you!

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5/8/14 12:47 P

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Hi, I'm Sirena. I had the same problem, but 8 months after joining, I have no problems eating them. It takes time and determination. You will be eating them soon and enjoying them. Best wishes on your journey. emoticon

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5/8/14 11:14 A

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Hi! I'm Lori. I love fruits and vegetables, but I don't eat them often enough. I'm hoping this challenge will help me incorporate them into my diet.

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5/8/14 9:49 A

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Hi, I'm Sirena and it's good to meet you.
Congratulation on your continued weight loss. That is AWSOME! Best wishes on your journey. emoticon

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5/7/14 10:43 P

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Hi! I'm Jen. I've lost 37 lbs in the last 8 months, and am hoping to lose another 40 lbs. I used to be such an "all or nothing" eater, so I strive to not be too restrictive...however I know that paying more attention to the quality and quantity of my food choices will help me lose my next 40. I am hoping this challenge will help me get there!!!

Hope to connect with others on this journey as well! Best of luck to each of us, as we make these life changes!

The best is yet to come.


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Hi, I'm Sirena. Welcome and best wishes. emoticon

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emoticon Hi, I am Slewis7, I have lost 9 pounds, my husband has lost 15. I need 14 more pounds to loss before, I meet my goal. I think a challenge would help motivate me to work a little harder . Go team Slewis7!

Once you are healthy you can start to live your life to the fullest!


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Hi! I'm ALSO Terri! LOL! I am 45 years old and find it harder to lose weight now that I am "middle aged." I've got the exercise thing DOWN. It's the FOOD part that I need. And along came this group! Perfect timing!

I live in Central VA at the foothills of the blueridge mountains... I love it every day! I have two active boys -ages 12 and 8 - who love to be active. I try to get out and play with them when I can.

Looking forward to doing this thing together!

Terri

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Hello! I'm Terri. This is my 2nd time at SP. I lost 66 pounds with Spark People in 2009, but allowed myself to fail.

I am back and committed. I will not allow myself to fail again. emoticon



“Enjoy losing weight. Enjoy eating healthy, delicious food. Do not wait until you reach your destination to feel good. Take as much happiness and joy as you can from your weight loss journey.”
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5/7/14 12:48 P

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Hi all, just joined today. I don't usually join too many challenges because I get so absorbed with taking care of my other spark teams, but just recently returned from vacation and was struggling to get back and be motivated, so thought this was a good fit. I am always trying to learn new things and like to share what has worked for me. I love SparkPeople and think it is a great tool to help us on our journey.

SASSY

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5/7/14 12:17 P

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Hello Everyone, just joined today and looking forward to the challenge, hoping it will help keep me focused on healthy eating habits. I just completed the Spring into Shape Bootcamp challenge and trying to continue with exercising daily.

Let's do this!

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Hi. I just joined this team. I am hoping to get healthier by eating smarter.

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5/6/14 6:15 P

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Sorry you lost your weight in that manner. Keep eating healthy so that you can stay in good health. emoticon

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5/5/14 1:32 P

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I am finding that i never really ate a lot of veggies before and now that i am at goal weight i will be filling up on them for sure. I lost my last 20lbs because i got graves so now i need to eat really good.

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5/5/14 1:09 P

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The veggies make a difference. They fill you up but don't have a lot of calories. Beat wishes.

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5/4/14 8:56 P

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I have started to add veggies to every meal

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5/4/14 4:35 P

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Just joined this challenge. This is my 1st week. Good luck, everyone.

Little by little, step by step, day by day.


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5/4/14 2:51 A

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Hi, I'm Pam. This is my second time doing this challenge. The reason why I wanted to do it a second time is that I just finished a month long fruit and vegetable challenge in another team (not site-lead) and I so enjoyed it (it kept me so focus, especially to reach for fruits and vegetables rather than other foods) that I just wanted to back all of that work up with this challenge.

Serena, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. I hope you will find support here, as well as any one else who is struggling with weight loss (me included).

Pam

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Hi, I'm Sirena. I'm so sorry for your loss. I can imagine how difficult this has been on you. We don't know why things happen the way they do, but eventually we need to try to get our lives back as best as possible. I wish the best in life and in your endeavor to get and stay healthy.

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My name is serena i have been on sparks for 9 years. I lost all my weight in 2006 than a had a really bad thing happen no one should go though my son passed away. I than started to eat bad again did not care about health. Since
2007 i have been blessed with 2 more kids both boys. I had my last son feb 2011 so i decided than i wanted to get healthy again when i started lossing weight
I was 235 pounds it has been i long challange. In jan
This year i had health issues graves
And hyperthyroid i lost 20 pounds in 3 mth
Because of it so right now i weigh my goal weight but i have been told i will gain in all back so i am looking for all the help i can get to stay this weight

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You will do great! Best wishes!

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Hi I'm Sue.

I'm wanting to learn more about balancing the foods that I eat - especially adding more fruits and veggies. I like them both but just don't take the time to eat them.

Another plus is more energy.

I'm looking forward to the next4 weeks of this challenge.


On my way to a healthier life.

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4/27/14 11:24 A

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I'm Tracie and want to learn to make better food choices and become healthier.

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HI, I'm Sirena and I joined on September/2013. It has been a slow journey for me, but I've learned much about myself and nutrition.
You will do fine by reading the articles, researching information on health and nutrition and tracking your foods and exercise.
IT'S A LOT TO DO BUT I'M SURE YOU WILL DO WELL, Best wishes and welcome.

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Hello, I'm new to Sparkpeople. I'm looking for motivation as I'm really wanting to make healthy and positive changes in my life.

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I'm sure you will have success on this plan. Best wishes!


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Hi! I'm Starr. I've been on Sparkpeople a little over a year and lost very little weight. I'm hoping that this challenge will help me find ways to tweak my diet increase weight loss.

" ...what lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies wthin us." (Emerson)


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Hello, I am Erika. I am getting back in shape and wanted to see what I can do to feel better and eat better. This group seems like a great way to get this fitness and health goal on track. emoticon

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Hi, I'm Sirena and this is my second week on the quest of eating more veggies. Good luck to all of on becoming healthier.


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Hello everyone! I am on my weight loss journey. I have lost 58 lbs since November 2013. I plan to lose 60 more by Nov 2014. I am a call center agent and actress. I have two lovely daughters and two grandchildren. I am excited about being a part of this challenge and getting more veggies in my diet. Glad to be here with you all!!!

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I joined SparkPeople in January of 2013. I am working on different challenges and enjoy this site a great deal.

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Hi, I'm Sirena and have been a member since 9/13. I love this site and have learned to research much of what I eat. I have changed my eating habits and hopefully it will make a difference.

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I am new and so far I am liking my results. I like tracking. It helps. I have started meal planning with the SP Healthy Cooking Challenge.

My husband is trying weight watchers.... the point system is nice for him. It has helped us both because he likes the recipes and that is truly important.



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HI, I'M NEW TO THIS FORUM BUT I'VE BEEN A MEMBER SINCE SEPTEMBER, 2013. I'VE LEARNED MANY THINGS ABOUT HEALTH AND NUTRITION AND AM GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE.

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Hi All!
My name is Mary. I am active on the People with Disabilities Team. I declared April the NO JUNK FOOD - EAT HEALTHY MONTH. I realized that I had started to eat too many snacks in March - and not the right kind of food. I figured out that the reason I wanted crackers or chips was I wanted crunch so I started snacking on carrot chips with a little light ranch dressing to dip them in. Anyone got other suggestions?

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Hi all I am here to get wiser about my food choices. *I am a long standing sparker. married for 23 years 3 kiddos. I have a special needs sweet heart whom is almost 17. I have struggled with food for a while. I 've joined Beck for that problem and every day is a lesson. I am currently in between rounds on the BLC. Looking forward to reaching my weight goal and feeling better health wise. hi emoticon

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Hello, Everyone. I'm Sally. I retired a few months ago--was a long time Hospice RN. Loved my job but my husband got a new job in western WA (Everett) so moved here from eastern WA--Loon Lake WA near Spokane. I'm now trying to acclimate to new area and trying to make new friends. We've been married 32 years. Have a 30 year old son in Chicago and 28 year old daughter still in Spokane WA. (Unfortunately both are still single; no grandchildren yet.) I am having a knee replacement in mid May; was instructed by surgeon to lose 20 pounds prior to surgery. I've lost 18 so far thanks to joining Sparkpeople and plan to continue losing until I reach my goal of losing 100 total. I have been reluctant to get involved in group messaging but have been following posts and decided to get up my courage and join in.

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Hi everyone, My name is Gemini, I am from Michigan. I am a Registered Nurse with five beautiful daughters and one wonderful son. I am looking forward to learning how to eat for health instead of starving myself to try to lose weight. I am new to spark people. I wish everyone continued success and I am looking forward to my healthy living journey.

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Hi everyone and hello from Colorado. My name is Betty and I have been a Spark member since 2008. Spark helped me lose about 30 pounds by helping me track and be honest. I have managed to keep off 20 of those pounds - I wasn't at goal - and now it is time to put myself back on TRACK - food and fitness. I know that I do well when I track and I do not want the scale to continue sliding up - so, here I am. I chose this challenge because I knew I was being a bit deficient in the fruits and veggie area. I am excited to be back and want to stay involved! emoticon
I participate in 5K's, 10K's and half marathons regularly - I am a "wogger" - my next scheduled 10K is in early May and my next scheduled Half Marathon is June 1 in Niagara Falls and I want to feel much better in my performance! Hence, I am here and I am ready! emoticon

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Hi everyone...Happy St. Patrick's Day hope you are all having a good day today.
I'm Trish and I'm a 60 yr. old Canadian grandmother living in a small southern Alberta rural village. My goal is to reach 130 lbs but that is not as important to me as learning about how much nutrition I am getting in my diet. I learned I was deficient in most of the minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium ect. and too high in vitamin A. I do good making sure I get my 5 servings of fruit and vegetable, 6 oz. protien and 2 servings of dairy each day and my fat intake is reasonable. I have problems drinking enough water even though I have a three cup water bottle I only seem to fill it twice during the day and have to work at remembering to drink out of it while it's right along side of me. I am working on the 5K marathon program for beginners. I'm on week 2 because I had to wait for the ice to melt off of the streets before I could go running outside. Most of the winter I walked on my treadmill so I know I can walk the distance but I really want to run it. I'm signing up for my first 5K Color Run in July so I have plenty of time to prepare for it. Every day I do stretches and crunches also and my warm-up and cool-down is to Club Dance music on the TV music channel. I'm beginning to feel like a kid again. Come visit me on my Spark Page. I'm trying to develop some like minded people to establish a support group now that I know what I am doing, I'd like to have some friends in common who want to share their experiences with me as well.

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Hi I'm Carrie. I 'am on a strict diet, that has a limited of what food I can eat which includes nothing with vitamin K

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Hi I'm Mona, I have been trying to lose weight through SP since Oct -13. I have been tracking my food, drinking my 10 glasses of water and getting my exercise done. with no weight lost. What I have not been able to complete is eating my fruit and veggies and staying in my calorie range. Hoping this challenge will help with that

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I'm Bob, have been on SP for 15 months. I've lost about 45 pounds and have about 20 to go to reach my target. Then I'll see whether I need to go further. SP is the best motivational site I've seen, and provides me with most of the health and diet information I use.

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Hi. I'm Lisa. I have been with SP for quite some time but didn't stick with it. No excuses but I realised I had to stick with it to work..so here I am. I have a hard time eating within my calorie range. I am usually under so I am hoping this challenge will help with that.

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Hello
I've been a part of SP for a couple years on and off. I haven't had the success I envisioned due to inconsistencies in my motivation. I have a history of food deprivation/binge eating cycles. I'm hoping this challenge will help me to have a more balanced approach to food.

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I have been on SP about three weeks. My first dietary goal was to cut sugar out of my diet (I ended up cutting out dairy too). Sugar is a huge stumbling block for me! I took a good look at the food I have been tracking and saw that I need to make some changes and fit some fruit and veggies into my day. Many days I only had 2 servings! I am looking forward to having some friends along as I figure out some changes.

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Been on SP for 4 weeks. Have a problem with exercise as I need major surgery on both my feet so I thought I would look deeper into eating better. Still need treats to keep me from going completely off grid,,really need to learn to like veggies.
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Hi, I am new to this challenge. I started my journey a year ago when I was preparing for a trip where I knew I would be doing a lot of walking. My husband and I started walked everyday. We started at about 2km a day and gradually have worked up. I noticed a weight loss so decided to keep on going. I am down 50 lbs and am walking anywhere from 6 to 10 k a day. I found that I was not losing very quickly so I decided to join Sparkpeople to keep myself on track. The weight is still very slow but am training myself to be more mindful of what I am eating and to learn to eat in a healthy way.
Last week I started training to walk a half marathon on June 1. I go out with my walking group 3 times a week and am learning to up the ante. I am hopeful that this will help me get through the challenge of not losing as quickly as I wanted. I am hoping to get many ideas and support from the team to ready me for this challenge I have taken on.

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Hi everyone, I'm louise have been a member of spark people for a while now but haven't been very active here for some time, it is time for that to change.
I'm also a member of tops. Take off pounds senibily, been a member there since 2007 and did great when first joined have lost 26 pounnds which I've kept off but over the past year I've lost and regained the same 10 pounds. I really want to move on and reach my goal weight this year. I know I've said that before but this is a new start.

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Hello everyone,
I am glad to be here. Have tried to lose weight several times over the years. I am trying to change my thinking into making this a lifestyle, not a diet. I like this Sparks Team because it encourages healthy eating, not a gimmick diet.
Thanks!

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Hi, Been a member of Spark People since 2011. I like having the challenges to keep me accountable to healthier choices. Since joining Spark and eating healthier I haven't had many stomach problems. Sometimes I do have too much fiber and I'm understanding that could be harmful just like having too little fiber so I will be tracking this closely.

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Hi everyone -

I did the January Jumpstart last month to get my activity started and I really liked it. Now that I'm moving and tracking my food, I want to improve my diet. I tend to eat from boredom, stress and I choose high calorie snacks like cheese or chips. I don't love fruits and vegetables, and I need to eat more of them in general. Since doing the Jumpstart was so helpful I guess I like a to-do list), I thought I'd try this challenge and see how it goes.

Corinna

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HI, I have been a member of sparks for over 3 years and have just joined this team.

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Not sure if I introduced myself, but HELLO!! I'm hoping just to eat healthier in order to slim down and fit into a nice wedding dress!!

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Hi, my name is Janis, and I'm joining this team because my eating is out of control. I make it a point to exercise every day. The activity tracker has helped me in that department. I've been exercising 30 minutes a day. My eating habits are bad. Once I eat my first meal, it's like I continue to eat, eat and eat. Sweets is mostly my downfall. Lately, another bad habit I've started, is eating potato chips.
I had reached my goal in October of 2012. I had started that journey to lose 31 pounds in February 2012. I was highly motivated. In December of that year I was working on another issue related to health, but as I realize now it was an unnecessary one. My focus totally dropped away from my daily exercise and eating in a healthy way to maintain my weight loss. I feel that a lot of my picked up unhealthy habits started due to anxiety.
I feel this team may be the answer to get me back on track.
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Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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Hi I am new to this and I've tried to loose weight so many times and I never succeeded but with this site and motivational tips I wont only loose weight but change my lifestyle as well

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Hi, I am new to this team. I am trying to find a way out of this up a pound, down a pound roller coaster I am on. I have not lost anymore weight in over a month and I would like to start losing again. I just can't figure out what I am doing wrong.


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I am new here. Learning a lot through this website!!

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Hi, I'm new to the team.
I struggle constantly with portion control. My motto is: keep trying until you get it right. I've lost about 16lbs over the past few months and am looking forward to doubling or better yet tripling that number over the next 6 months. I know how to lose weight but I just can't seem to keep it off.
JeanRay

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emoticon Joined this week and getting started today.....looking forward to great changes.

I know my calorie range and split it into 3 meals & 2 snacks. I know my carb limit that works for me.

What I need is to become more focused and concentrated on following what I know

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glad you are back.....just knowing that you messed up is the beginning of our challenge...i myself have been struggling and losing weight for the past 10 years I somehow been losing.....it has been a slow process but still going for the goal......I don't want to be trapped in this body that I destroyed by overeating......you can do it and you are not alone... emoticon emoticon

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good luck to all....don't forget you are not alone we are all in these struggle together.....never give up...... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello!
I have decided to join this challenge. At work we have also begin our own challenge. It is a challenge for me to lose weight :( For the last couple of months I have gained and lost 2 to 4 lbs. I lose motivation and am usually broke so I have no money to buy healthier food choices for myself. I average 5-6 hours asleep, which I know is not good. I work full time, have a family, am going to school, and attend a professional development class. My job is very stressful and my finances are stressing me out. I don't want to make excuses as to why it is challenging BUT I feel lost and hopeless but I am not ready to throw in the towel!!!

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