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9/1/14 5:55 P

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Linda, I hope we don't disappoint you...

We don't do any team challenges (I do those on the other team I'm a member of), but we do self challenges.

I'm getting ready to set up the September challenges, and I hope you jump right in!

Ramona

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Saw your team featured and thought I'd join you for a bit. I lost lots of weight on sp but have gained some over the summer. I knew I had to get back to sp and work. The teams I am on are great and I enjoy the friendships, hearing about grandchildren, and husbands but I have missed the conversations about food and exercise that focus me. Comparing notes and being accountable does help. I am 63, a teacher, and have two relatively new knees.

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4/30/14 9:35 A

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Hi!

I have a calorie range in place;

I am doing 1200 calorie diet:

I have a range of 1200-1350 calories per day.

300 calories for breakfast
100 calories for AM snack
300 calories for lunch
100 calories for PM snack
400 calories for dinner

Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge and Official Healthy Cooking Challenge

I have been trying to find more websites/groups to help find more 400 calorie dinners that my family and I can enjoy together!

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3/31/14 8:44 P

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And thanks for the goodie from the team! emoticon


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3/31/14 8:41 P

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Hello! emoticon
As you can see I have been on SparkPeople for two years now ( as of this month). I had obtained my goal and am trying to maintain. I mostly tried to stay within a calorie range and still do to maintain. So thought why not join all of you? emoticon


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I'm back after being gone for about 8 months. I actually started this team but left due to severe computer issues which thankfully are all straightened out now.
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.

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I'm back.....did ya miss me? of course, I wasn't gone that long....:)
I am Joan from Arkansas and I am a nut....okay so I am not....but I am kinda kooky and quirky and eccentric......

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I am Rita, 46 years old, single with 2 cats. I have been following Canadian Calorie Counters for 4 months now and have lost 24 pounds. We meet once a week but I find that sometimes, I need more contact than that. I am hoping that this group will fill that need. Looking forward to doing some challenges with you all.

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thanks Butterfly

RuthAnn;

" Never allow yourself to be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept NO ones definition of your life , Define yourself."

Its your life Take control of it.


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emoticon back!!! So glad you are here with us! I love your spirit!! We CAN do this!! And together, it's much easier!


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i was a member then i virtually quit spark all together but now Im back with a vengence , I am going to make this work and loose the weight, hope its okay to rejoin the team

RuthAnn;

" Never allow yourself to be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept NO ones definition of your life , Define yourself."

Its your life Take control of it.


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emoticon Alli! So glad you've joined us. You'll find 1) a Chat thread where we gather to share life, 2) a Question of the Day thread where we learn to know one another better, 3) various challenges and 4) assorted miscellaneous posts. Take your time looking around the team and subscribing to posts that interest you. You'll then get an email when another team member posts.

You'll find that the more active you are in the team, the more you'll get to know people and the more you'll get out of the team. Let us know if we can help in any way.

Cathy emoticon

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4/9/13 4:11 P

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Hello everyone!

My name is Alli, I'm 21 years old, a Junior in college.

I'm an athlete at my school, emoticon love being active but am always concerned staying fit, reducing my weight and increasing my health.

I'd love to learn tips on fitness and dieting with all of you! What i'm really looking for is motivation, I need to find others to keep me focused on my goals! I always struggle to stay on track.

I hope I can get to know all of you and help you all as well on our way to success!

P.S. Please help me learn more about what this group offers as well! I'm new emoticon



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emoticon Cathy...... for the nice welcome.
I too am GLAD it's Friday ............ Then I have a few days off next for Spring Break! Now that is giving me something to emoticon about! ......... (I will be back after work to post more ) so I hope all of you have a great Friday and weekend coming up ................. Jan

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emoticon Sooooo glad you are here, Jan!!! Stress .... such an ugly word! And one that is way to familiar this day and time. At least we're here together where we can support one another!

Jump right in and be a part of the group ... we're happy you joined us!
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Hi everyone! My name is Jan (but often go by 2B--short for my username) ..........
I decided I wanted to join this warm team after reading a lovely blog by Cathy .......... followed up by a very nice note and invitation .............. emoticon

It looks like you have true friendship and support system ......... and to me that is what it is all about ............
I am ....... lets' say 'retirement age on the calendar' but still going strong ......... working full time in a very busy Orthopedic clinic ............ I get lots of walking in and activity in each day . ... so that part is good ................... What I recently found was a diagnosis of High Blood pressure .............. which for me.... I know is more a symptom of that bad word or state of ................. S-T-R-E-S-S! ............... so for now I am working on becoming a calmer person ............. in this fast paced world ............(Please come visit my page as my bio has more details .......... I look forward to being a part of this nice warm place .............. Jan (2B)
AND emoticon so much Cathy for your kindness and sending me that rose! ........... You all sound very sweet .............. :)

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Thanks Cathy,

Their special issues are all medical--which don't make it any easier. One life threatening even waiting to happen to another. :/
Yeah, I was really excited about my promotion.

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emoticon Lisa! I'm so glad you've joined us!! emoticon on your promotion!!! Way to go!!! Raising kids with special needs takes a special mom. Keep up the great work ... you are doing double duty with two special needs kids. We're here to listen and help you through the stressful days. We understand!
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Good Afternoon everyone! I'm new to this group & just wanted to say Hello & hope everyone is having a good day.
I'm a divorced mom of 2 teens both with health issues. My daughter has more than my son. Keeps me busy & stressed out a lot all the time. I love to crochet & try to work on a project every day. I have 4 cats that keep me as sane as possible. I just got promoted to shift leader @ my job (Pizza Hut). I love my job. I'm not bashful... here to make friends, encourage & support when I can, & make my goal weight. (78 lbs away!!)

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emoticon Tava Lynn!! I'm so glad you've joined us! Hope you have time to wander around our boards and pop a note on the threads that interest you. We'd love to hear from you and learn to know you. We're here for one another!!

Wishing you great success on your journey!

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Hello Im Tava Lynn And Am On This Weightloss Journey and Making A Life Change, So Excited To Join All These Groups, Meet New People, With The Same Goals emoticon and Encourage One Another Along The Way

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Thank you Spicey ,, thanky you butterfly

RuthAnn;

" Never allow yourself to be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept NO ones definition of your life , Define yourself."

Its your life Take control of it.


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emoticon TMGSGIRL & emoticon to the team! emoticon emoticon


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That is soooooo it! We've taken care of others for so long and neglected ourselves. I'm soooo glad that YOU are on the list now!!! emoticon


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yes Cathy its especially tough since my Dear Hubby recently retired , and now has the lets go here , lets do this , syndrom and we acquired a puppy since he retired and needed company ,, lol ,, guess the 2 cats didnt keep him company enough. But Im not real good at dealing with the patients families, (I work in a nursing home) and I don't deal well at all with Doctors, so I do nicely on Night shift. Most families, God bless them, can't deal with mom or dad at home but like to tell you how to take care of mom or dad, or gripe and complain that they are not being taken care of like the family would like. And tho I try as best as I can to treat the facility as the patients home its not, never will be like when they were home and we have certain rules we hve to follow. Doctors well ,, I just cant handle the Holier then thou syndrom. "I save lives, I AM GOD" Any way , I love my job I love my Patients, and I do my best , Now its time to try to start taking care of me .

RuthAnn;

" Never allow yourself to be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept NO ones definition of your life , Define yourself."

Its your life Take control of it.


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emoticon TMGSGIRL!! I'm so glad you've joined us! Boy oh boy!!! Night shift is a tough one! When I was working as a nurse in a psych hospital, I used to pull some nights as relief, and a few times when I worked on OB. But never full time. You have my admiration!!!

We're here for you so jump in and help us get to know you!
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Hi I'm new to the team and basically starting all over with my journey to a healthier me. Hope to meet and make some new friends,here and be a good team member.

Im 50 yrs old , a nurse that works night shift and an in somniac, who has trouble sleeping during the day .

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RuthAnn;

" Never allow yourself to be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept NO ones definition of your life , Define yourself."

Its your life Take control of it.


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emoticon new member hi jiggily

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emoticon Heidi

I hope you enjoy the group.

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emoticon the more the merrier

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Thanks! I'm interested in learning "tips N tricks" from others as well! :)

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emoticon Heidi! So glad you've joined us!! Congrats on your success!! We'll enjoy learning what works for you!!

Thanks for being part of the group,
Cathy

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Hello All!
My Name is Heidi, I decided to join this group b/c I too am trying to lose weight by counting calories. So far, I've been pretty successful!

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Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. - H.L. Hunt


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Dee and all, thanks so much for the welcomes. It means a lot to a newbie. Seems to be a very caring group. No matter what age we are, we all need support.

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Use it the best you can by helping others less fortunate. Forgive and forget, life is too short.

Inhale Love, Exhale Peace,And Be Happy !


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emoticon Faye! What a testimony you are to tracking and being faithful to our plan! Keep up the GREAT work! We're soooo glad to have you on the team!!! emoticon


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emoticon yes i seem to gain and lose 20# alot.

that is why i joined spark and joined the Y challenge. to change.

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I live in North Carolina.
I am 72 years old.
I have had weight issues for most of my life.
Counting calories works for me.
I am not counting calories on SparkPeople.
My sister and I are both counting calories and we often eat together. We are using FatSecret to count our calories. We both have our menus already made for today. She is way below her goal and I am almost to goal.
I do not go above 1300 calories each day. Today's total is 1279.
Some days I need to make adjustments; but counting before I eat always keeps me accountable.
Today is day 413 counting calories for me.
413 days ago I weighed 215 pounds.
I maintained weight lost once for 2 years. I got tired of counting calories and before long I was gaining weight again. Good habits are so hard to make and so easy to break.



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emoticon Marsha! Thanks so much for joining us! Counting calories does seem to be an easier way for a lot of us ... and so much more convenient. Spark makes it easy to count calories and sodium! I'm grateful every day!

So glad you're better after the flu ... it is terrible this year. Saw a woman in the pharmacy waiting on her prescription today ... I wished she'd used the drive through!

Here's to a healthier week!!


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emoticon Marsha
Thank you for joining the team, I am sorry for your loss. glad you have wonderful family around you.
Wishing you good luck on you journey here and if you require any help please just let us know.
Have a blessed Sunday.
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yes i use can beans that are low sodium. keep canned veggies for power outages.

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Thank you for the welcome, and ideas. I use low sodium veggies if I buy in a can, I prefer fresh. I even rinse the low sodium ones with water. I do like Mrs. Dash Spices also.

Headed to bed, will catch up more tomorrow after church.

Marsha


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Use it the best you can by helping others less fortunate. Forgive and forget, life is too short.

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emoticon sorry to hear about your loss. my dh has a sodium problem so i have been doing low salt for him for years. we make stuff and i add salt to mine.

you can find low salt spagehti sauce in a can if you look for tomato sauce instead. ezeckile bread (like the bible) has low sodium bread. keep it in the freezer or frig. it will spoil other wise.

try adding lemon juice to stuff for flavor. Mrs. Dash has low sodium stuff.
i dont use it becasue i dont like pepper.

good luck on your journey.

my blood pressure is fine.



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Just wanted to introduce myself. I am Marsha from Florida. I am 81 years young, and was glad to find a group that counts calories, I have done it all, but always go back to counting my calories to lose weight. I also have to watch my sodium intake. I go to Curves for Women, last week I went 3 days, doctor really wants me to go 4, but I have a tight schedule with my Church, appts., etc. I lost my DH of almost 62 years in May of last year. It is a different life for me, I am blessed with a wonderful Son and Daughter-in-Law.

Doctor wants me to get my Blood Pressure down so I am really trying with exercise and counting my calories and sodium. I have to go back in March to her and want to show a nice loss.

Have a great evening, and a wonderful Sunday. I am planning on going to church in the morning. Haven't been there in 3 weeks as I had that terrible flu. Much better now.

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Hi Vickie

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Hello !
My name is Victoria and I have just joined the team.

I calorie count with my Nintendo DS, I have an English program on there with Carol Vorderman. She also has a virtual walk on there from one end of England to the other, a calorie game and an exercise tracker. As I am a cardio nut, I eat about 1500 calories a day.

Glad to be here !
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not exactly a new member. but i am 61 married no kids, but i think the cat owns us. lol retired and keeping busy.

i was going to exercise today, but i had severve knee pain. but i was cleaning the house for company. so i am counting that.

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