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SOMAR12570
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4/14/14 10:29 P

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Best wishes on your journey.




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MISHKATHUMPER
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4/13/14 11:39 P

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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



SOMAR12570
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4/9/14 6:46 A

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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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SWEETANDSASSY38
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4/9/14 12:17 A

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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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SOMAR12570
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4/6/14 10:45 A

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Welcome!

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SEASIDER1
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4/6/14 10:11 A

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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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SOMAR12570
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4/5/14 10:53 A

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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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SHELTER_PETS
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4/5/14 6:45 A

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Hi,

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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SOMAR12570
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4/4/14 10:41 A

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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.

Becoming a better me!


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CORGIMOM10
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4/3/14 3:16 P

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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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GODZDESIGN95
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4/2/14 10:03 A

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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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RNSALLY
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3/31/14 1:04 A

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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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GEMRESTORED38
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3/30/14 12:01 P

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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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BOOPSTER69
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3/28/14 8:40 P

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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

Keep your head up and keep moving!


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1BOSSMOMMY
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3/17/14 2:50 P

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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.

To me HEALTH means Energy. Stamina. Flexibilty. A relatively pain free body. Enjoying healthy food. You are your body, and your weight loss efforts will succeed exactly to the extent that you mange to do the work on behalf of your embodied self. You’ll do much better when you focus on making positive changes to improve your health and well-being, rather than on fighting your bad habits.


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CARRIE925
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3/13/14 2:33 P

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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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RAMONA819
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3/10/14 11:22 P

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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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We all share the same journey
We all will arrive at different times
Just keep the faith and hope for the best
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BUB001
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3/3/14 11:14 P

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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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LISAJO2014
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3/3/14 4:30 P

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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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Psalm 23 ~ The Lord is my Shepherd........all the days of my life.


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MECHELLE2207
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2/26/14 12:40 A

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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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VALERX
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2/24/14 1:26 P

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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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GOLFINMOMMA
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2/21/14 9:22 P

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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.
Jan

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PEPPYK2
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2/20/14 11:14 A

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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.



WEZZYCHEESY
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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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STEPHANIELVN
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2/18/14 11:30 A

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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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GOLFGMA
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2/18/14 7:34 A

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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.

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil 2:3-4.


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CORINNASINGS
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2/18/14 1:39 A

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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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WENDYJM4
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2/17/14 6:41 P

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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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JENNGLENN527
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2/12/14 12:48 P

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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!!



ALLENJOSEPH
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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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I want to achieve again what I lost. I know I can do it! Janis

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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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NABILAH101
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2/11/14 8:26 A

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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



SNOWWALKER
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1/31/14 9:07 P

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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.


Laura

Track my calories, Track my exercise daily, Track my water.


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MOMOF4KSPLUS3
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I am new here. Learning a lot through this website!!



URGETTINTHIN
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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

Exercising is non-negotiable & consistency is the key to our success!
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MARION-S
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1/25/14 7:09 A

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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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1/23/14 10:26 A

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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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JEN174661
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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!!!



METALJEN73
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Welcome Molly good luck!

Jennifer

Northern Michigan


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TXGIRL78666
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1/19/14 1:19 P

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Hey, I'm Molly and I'm new to this challenge. I just can't seem to get a handle on my food, and I'm hoping this challenge will help.

Thank you, everybody in spark land for sharing your spark!
love and light,
Molly


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DELTAGIRL43
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1/18/14 10:14 A

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Hi. I just joined this challenge. I was trying to do the January Jumpstart Challenge, but after a week of being sick and then a bad fall on the ice that injured my shoulder, I decided to quit that one and work on my eating habits. I don't think exercise is my problem either. I actually like to be active. But, I am pretty discouraged. I will eat healthy for a few days then quit. I would like to develop consistency in my eating habits. I can't seem to turn my "I Really Want to Lose Weight" into the ACTION of losing weight.

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This is not too hard for me. I can do this.


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METALJEN73
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Welcome Kelly, best of luck!

Jennifer

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1/13/14 12:44 P

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Hi, I'm Kelly and this challenge fits in with my new goals for healthy eating. I am reading the book "The World's Healthiest Foods" by George Mateljan and this challenge seems to fit his ideas, especially when it comes to eating vegetables.

I look forward to learning from you all!

Kelly

"You can't control your destiny but you can control your density!" ~ me

"It's not having what you want...it's wanting what you've got!" ~ Sheryl Crow

My blog:
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Check out the team I lead, Natural Remedies for Healthy Living!


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METALJEN73
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1/7/14 2:49 P

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Welcome everyone enjoy the challenge!

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Jennifer

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SPIRITSEEKER2
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1/7/14 1:49 P

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Hi, since I am doing challenges this month , its cold and boring this time of the year too.. thought I would join you here.. emoticon Happy Day !!



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Hoping to get new ways for eating veggies, and find ways not to always be thinking of food and hungry even when I eat 1400 cal!!


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AMYY2013
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I need to majorly get back on track and whatever was happening this wknd I gained 3 lbs over the wknd and started exercising and eating a little better jan 2. As of today I'm gonna use all my willpower to not drink pop or not often as sometimes it's bad to go cold turkey else get headaches. I only have 3 cans soda left in fridge and haven't had any pop today which is good. I am no longer buying any pop for my home that way I won't have temptation at home. I'm gonna see if i can manage to go the rest of the wk without any pop and see if exercise and no pop helps to lose weight. It's a new year so need the weight to finally come off, in past when I've gotten to 171 i seem to gain it back but maybe cuz i still had too much bad carbs so I want to stop gaining after this past wknd and see if I can start to lose; was hoping to lose 2 lbs per wk if possible but even 1 per wk i'd be happy. I gotta find the right food/exercise combo that works for me.


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FLFFHEAD
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1/6/14 1:25 P

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Getting back on track after a year filled with grief, injury and weight gain. I need a jump start back to my healthy habits!!


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METALJEN73
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Welcome to all of the new challengers. Best of luck!

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Jennifer

Northern Michigan


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VMASSEY2
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1/5/14 4:05 P

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This is my first time on this team and it was suggested to me by a friend.



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DAKKOTAXX
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1/5/14 2:34 P

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Hey, I'm Alyssa. I'm new here :)

-Lyss, 24, MA-


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CANNONSMC
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1/5/14 11:30 A

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I'm an educator--so many of us get so involved in grading and planning for our students that we put ourselves on a back burner. I'm here to put fruits and veggies back into my diet.



SUNRISEDANCER
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1/5/14 10:33 A

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Good Morning,
I am back after a long absence and hoping to complete this challenge over the next month. I was making some good progress quite a while ago and then I went through a period of extreme stress and I seemed to gain weight no matter what I tried. This year, I am planning to put me ahead of a lot of other priorities to see if I can turn the whole thing around.
So, my name is Donna and I am a 57 year old high school teacher with two grown boys, a marvelous DH and two adorable GDD. I am always super busy because I help several relatives, advise two clubs, teach 5 diffferent classes with 180 students, and I say yes to too many committees. I enjoy ballroom dance and working out once I get there. I also enjoy gardening, biking, and kayaking. I look forward to getting to know you.

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Donna....from Wisconsin


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METALJEN73
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1/4/14 9:37 P

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Welcome IDebbra

Good luck!

Jennifer

Northern Michigan


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Hello
I am a newbie as well. Best of luck to everyone. emoticon



METALJEN73
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Welcome Hadie and good luck!

Jennifer

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Good Afternoon...people call me Hadie!! This is day 2 on this website. I was 12 lbs away from goal weight last summer and lost focus... Now I am up 16 lbs and I am finally done playing the up/down game. These 28 pounds are coming off with lots of fruits/veggies and sweat!!! And they are coming off now!!! Looking forward to working with all of you.. Have a great weekend!!!



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AMR6665
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Hi..I have been around Spark for a while now, been up and down weight-wise. After attempting to reach my goal weight since last Jan; I have gone from 194 to 171 at my lowest. Sadly, I am creeping back up and now have re-visited 186 emoticon

I am hoping that these challenges will help me reach my goal.

Anne


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METALJEN73
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12/12/13 2:44 P

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Good luck I know you can do it this time!

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BETTERTHANIWAS1
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12/12/13 1:16 A

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Hey Ive been a member of sp before but I lost track of life and my weight. I am excited for this challenge. Maybe all this can help me to lose the weight and get rid of my pre diabetes. I am losing weight not only to get rid of my pre diabetes but to have another child. My weight is causing all sorts of health problems for me. Wish me luck. This time around I am going to get better.



METALJEN73
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12/11/13 1:22 P

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Welcome Caprice, best of luck with this challenge!

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Jennifer

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DESTINATUS
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12/11/13 12:32 P

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Hi Everyone,
Just getting back to SP after a long hiatus and I thought joining a challenge would be a good way to motivate me. I look forward to meeting new people and getting through this challenge together.

Caprice

Caprice

"I just want to live while I'm alive." --Bon Jovi


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METALJEN73
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12/10/13 8:38 A

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Welcome Angie,

This one is so doable and gives you some great tools for the future.

Good luck!

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Jennifer

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ANGIES1963
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12/9/13 4:32 P

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Hi. My name is Angie. My story is very much the same as many people here.
I have trouble sticking with challenges. This one, however, looks do-able for me.

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METALJEN73
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Welcome to the challenge Kim, best of luck!

Jennifer

Northern Michigan


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KSJORDAN59
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I'm Kim and like some of you have been on SP for years. Yet, I can't seem to get it right. We are all very brave to take on a challenge during the holidays! I know I need to eat healthier; I am doing a real disservice to my body and spirit with so many trips through the McDonald's drive through window.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

"We crave what we eat." - Lysa TerKeurst


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METALJEN73
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11/27/13 11:19 A

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Welcome I hope you enjoy the challenge and get a lot out of it.

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Jennifer

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NEECYANNE56
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11/27/13 7:14 A

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Hi Everyone,

I've been a SP member for several years and have been up and down with my weight. I reconnected this past August and have been on a personal mission to lose and keep off this weight....once and for all. Looking forward to this challenge and continuing to eat healthier.

Denise

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are probably right."
-- Henry Ford

1st 10% achieved: 11/22/13 (188-170 lbs)



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METALJEN73
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11/24/13 9:35 P

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Congratulations on 70 pounds lost
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Jennifer

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P0KERS0PH
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11/24/13 5:29 P

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I've lost 70lbs so far with Spark, but have been stuck here for months!
I'm trying everything that I can to shake things up and get the scale moving again.

--- Sophia ---





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TRISHP1961
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11/24/13 2:52 P

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Hi! I struggle with eating enough calories. I will add calories by eating all the wrong things...oreos for example. So I was excited to find this challenge. I am looking forward to learning how to eat right...


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AMBER6108
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11/23/13 12:39 P

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Hello! I'm new to this challenge and hope it will help keep me on track and eat healthy



METALJEN73
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11/18/13 3:43 P

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Welcome everyone. I really hope you enjoy the challenge!

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Jennifer

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MLEHTO
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11/18/13 3:32 P

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I'm May and I joined this challenge to reinforce my personal goal to eat more fruits and veggies and less refined carbohydrate. I'm focusing my food plan on protein and fruits and veggies


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RENOKAT52
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11/18/13 11:38 A

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Hi..I am Kat from Reno and I enjoy these challenges. They help me stay focused and to check myself regularly. I am on a special diet due to health restrictions and am trying to find my way in the maze of diet plans. I have to LIKE what I eat or I won't eat. I am not hungry so I have found that if I make myself "snack" during the day, the small amount seems to work better for me.

Oh, and I like to have fun!

Kat, Co-Leader of the "Living with Hepatitis C Team"

My Journey with HepC
renokat.blogspot.com/


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METALJEN73
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11/17/13 4:59 P

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Good luck Kim, I hope you enjoy the challenge.

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Jennifer

Northern Michigan


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LIVINGDEAD_GIRL
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11/17/13 11:35 A

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Hi everyone, I joined this challenge to help get me motivated to start tracking my food daily. It's been a real problem for me. I am trying to adopt a clean eating lifestyle, which includes no genetically modified organisms, so affording healthy foods is a bit of a challenge for me since the only way to guarantee being GMO free is getting only organic grains, animal products, and produce over conventional, and I'm on a tight budget. Really the difficulty is getting organic meats, its the only way to ensure that the animal you are eating wasn't fed a GMO diet and they are just so expensive.

Anyway, feel like I just rambled, looking forward to get in as many fruits and veggies minus beans and lentils (I don't like them and can't bring myself to eat them) as possible and to kick processed food items in the butt and out of my diet for good!

Kim

~Goals~
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5% Weight Loss: 310
10% Weight Loss: 294
15% Weight Loss: 277
No longer morbidly obese: 262
20% Weight loss: 261
25% Weight Loss: 245
30% Weight Loss: 229
35% Weight Loss: 212
40% Weight Loss: 196
No longer obese: 195
45% Weight Loss: 179
Normal weight for my height: 164
50% Weight Loss: 163
Goal Weight: 150


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METALJEN73
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11/14/13 2:14 P

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Welcome Kati,

I too find staying motivated a challenge. I have lost and regained many times. I truly hope you enjoy the challenge.

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Jennifer

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KATIBUG49
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My name is Kati & I keep trying to find the motivator for myself - I keep losing then regaining. I'm looking forward to learning more about this challenge.

Be the best you can be every day!

Central Time Zone


VIOLETVICKIE
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My name is Gita. I'm a stay at home mom of two boys which I home school and an almost 2 week old baby girl. I'm a very busy mom but I want to make sure that I take the time to take care of myself even if its only focusing on the food while I'm waiting for my body to recuperate. Throughout my pregnancy I would go to my local Farmer's Market and buy fruits and veggies and cook or juice with them and I am so glad to find a challenge that focuses more on the fruits and veggies :)

"Never, never, never quit."

~ Winston Churchill


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METALJEN73
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11/11/13 9:48 A

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Welcome Randi, you can do this!

Best of luck

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Jennifer

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MISSMIRANDALEE
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11/9/13 10:23 P

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I completed this challenge last spring, but sadly have found myself off track, so I've decided to do it again. Completing it the last time changed my eating habits so much & I felt great!

Even though I got off track & gained some of the weight back that I had lost, I still incorporate many of the healthy habits I learned from this challenge, just not to the full exent. And I know that's why my weight gain wasn't more!

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~Randi

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METALJEN73
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11/4/13 1:11 P

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HI Debbie,

Welcome to the challenge. I hope you reach your goal!

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Jennifer

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KAYDEBBIE
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11/4/13 12:16 P

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Hi my name is Debbie. I have 50 pounds to loose. I've been back and forth on SparkPeople for years. I do really good while I'm here but can't seem to committ for very long. When I don't stay plugged into SparkPeople I gain it back, not right away but eventually. My goal is 50 for 50 - my birthday (50th) present to myself next July. This challenge is just what I need to get me started!


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METALJEN73
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11/4/13 10:30 A

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Welcome Tracey, good luck!

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Jennifer

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11/3/13 12:46 A

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Hi my name is Tracey.... I have 75+ pounds to lose. I am looking forward to completing the action steps and getting to know some of the sparkers here.

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METALJEN73
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11/1/13 1:31 P

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You can do it!

Jennifer

Northern Michigan


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DUETANGELA
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Trying to get back in the swing of things want to drop 10 pounds before the end of the year. Know that it's the toughest time to lose weight but have to do it. Hoping these challenges will keep me challenged.



 
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