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4/1/14 3:10 P

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I moved to St. George, UT from Arkansas in 2011. I am 68 and have been LDS since 1971. I teach Relief Society one week a month. I have Osteoarthritis and am working hard to be physically strong for the rest of my life. I ride the recumbent bike 45 minutes 6 days a week, two days a week I work out with weights and three days a week I do a stability and flexibility routine. I hope to get and give support. I have been married for 41+ years and we still laugh everyday.

My new motto: Tired of starting over? Stop quitting!


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7/23/13 4:31 P

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Hi I'm Laura and am new to this team. I'm looking for a sparkbuddy.

Edited by: PINKHEARTGIRL at: 7/23/2013 (16:39)
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6/18/13 4:13 P

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been married 25 years, a member 25 years, went thru the temple after 1st child, husband joined military after 2nd child. had total of 4 kids. oldest went on mission. 2nd engaged & the boy is taking discussions, will be baptized this month and ready to take her thru the temple next year! We are so happy! 3rd just on the verge of a college degree and then might think about a mission. 4th very well known for being a latter-day Saint who was saved for the last days.
never exercised much in my life. reading Book of Mormon and D&C for the 2nd time this year already. Trying hard to be good. Watched Ephraim's Rescue last night and knew that feeling of a parent being dissatisfied. Glad my dad finally admitted the church gave me opportunities I never would have gotten otherwise and wonderful, beautiful children.

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6/8/13 1:51 P

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I am almost 44, once divorce without children. I grew up in a Christian family and until recently had very limited exposure to the LDS church. Sunday I finished the Book of Mormon, and last night the D&C and Pearl of Great Wisdom (I did them via audio over the week). I have been praying about June 22nd as a baptism, but I have set back prior date that we set. The last time the Missionaries came to my home (I saw them at church after) to prepare they challenged me in several ways including Living the Words of Wisdom as it relates to healthy living. It made me feel good that they addressed it so directly, I felt the love. I hope this group can be a chance for LDS Fellowshipping as well as getting myself in a condition that makes me better able to serve Christ

Update: Baptised on 6-22-13 and confirmed the next day



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If ye shall be obedient to the commandments, and endure to the end, ye shall be saved


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5/9/13 4:44 P

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Hi. My name is Nina. I may have been a member of this team a long time ago, but if so, I'm back. If not, I'm new and will introduce myself. I have been a member of this church for 41 years, have never looked back, have never doubted the truthfulness of the gospel. I have studied it during those years, not just engaged in blind obedience. I have been a stake or ward or branch missionary most of those years, and always a member missionary. Now I teach the Gospel Doctrine Class and love it. emoticon

I am 78 years old, and about 90 pounds overweight. I realize if I don't want to dig my grave with my spoon, I need to do something about it right now. So here I am.

I look to you for inspiration, and hope I can provide inspiration to you. Thanks for being here.

“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
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Hi. I'm Darin and new to SparkPeople. I am 43 and live in the Washington DC region with my wife and three small children. I grew up in the church and have been active my whole life. I have been overweight my whole life (except for the two years of my mission when I walked about 10 miles a day and ate practically nothing because I didn't like the food:). I've been so focused on taking care of my family, my calling, and my work that I never really focused on myself. I finally realized that if I don't take care of myself I won't be able to take care of all the other things, so I am now focusing on losing 75 lbs. to get to a healthy weight and hopefully be able to maintain it. I would appreciate encouragement and people to keep me accountable. All the best.

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Welcome. This is a great place to be. Be sure to update your blog from time to time!

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2/12/13 1:23 A

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Hi, my name is Beckie. I am 32 and recently married for the 3rd time. We have 9 children and are very happy in our chaos. I am a stay at stay at home mom with little time to work on improving myself. I was born in the gospel and have been back and forth with being active.

I would like to lose 50 lbs. I wish I could say its baby weight, but unfortunately, it's not. My goal is to get healthy to keep up with the demands of having such a big family and so I can see my children and their children grow.

Always a better tomorrow...


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Hello! My name is Ann. I am nearly 60 yeas old, married for just over 28 years, have three adult children, and was baptized just over 25 years ago. I live in central Ohio, and am a member of the Pickerington II Ward, Columbus South Stake.

I am attempting to lose 80 pounds over 24 months. I intend to be able to sail a small sailboat on Lake Michigan (and elsewhere) by myself, if necessary!!

I finally have a small sailboat. WOW!!

Anyway, I am a prosecuting attorney, pianist, quilter, crewel embroiderer, and am taking up tassel making.

I am glad that I found this Spark Team!!

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12/27/12 8:04 P

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Hello! My name is Alexis and this is day two for me. I really need help staying motivated. I hope to meet some other people that also have 100 or more lbs. to loose and we can encourage each other. I live in western NY with my husband and 5 children. They are 6,8,10,13 and 16. I work at the YMCA in school age child care and aquatics. It is really sad that I am a swim instructor and life guard, but I am so out of shape. I want to set a good example for my own children as well as the children that I work with daily. I am also a full time student online at the University of Phoenix for communications. I am a freelance writer in my "spare" time.

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12/11/12 3:25 P

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Welcome all! Sorry I haven't been around more to greet all of you recently, but school has been major hectic right now. Hope everyone is doing well!

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."
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Hi Im Kayla!Im Christian AND Mormon,mormon studies are really interesting and cool@I love them.

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9/5/12 9:32 A

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Welcome, Cindy!

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."
~Doug Firebaugh


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Hi, my name is Cindy and I am from Idaho. I have 6 wonderful children, 3 living at home now. I am excited to see that there is a group of LDS friends here. I have weight to lose and health to gain. I am grateful to be part of this team. emoticon

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9/3/11 8:41 P

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My name is Jared an i live in Lewiston ID. Glad to find a LDS team (didn't think there would be one). I have a family of 4 my wife, me . and 2 kids. I'm getting in shape for them.

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7/6/11 2:01 A

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Hi - I just stumbled onto your team and thought I'd join.
My husband JMan and I live in Northern Utah and are life-long Latter-day Saints. We have been married for over 21 years and have two beautiful daughters aged 20 & 17 - [translation: we are one year away from being "Empty Nesters". Yikes!!!]

I've dieted since age 12, which of course really messed my body up big-time. You name it, I've tried them all and then became a "professional" yo-yo body!

Hitting 40 really hit a wall for me. I realized that over all of these years I know two truths:
1. You have to exercise - HARD & Consistently
2. You have to eat right

And, You have to have both #1 AND #2 at the same time.
That's the big "secret".

It's deceptively simple.
We live a world where everything and everybody tells us that we don't HAVE to exercise - and that eating like a gluttonous pig products that are processed full of chemicals and preservatives at every meal is the NORM. And then everyone wonders why we are the fattest society in history with the highest rate of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Thankfully, Mormons know what it's like to live "in the world and not OF the world".
We have the correct concepts. We just need to apply it to our eating and exercise habits.
We already know what it means to make a commitment to say NO to things that are bad for our bodies, that the rest of the world says YES to. Why is it so hard for so many Mormons when it comes to FOOD?

The Word of Wisdom has wonderful hidden treasures for those of us who struggle with our eating habits!!! I have learned that Living my religion has as much to do with my physical fitness as it does my spiritual fitness. Just like everything in the Gospel, if we want to have the higher reward, it takes DAILY commitment to live a "higher law".

Over the past year I have made my weight loss a matter of serious study and prayer. It has taken me on a fascinating journey. Three months ago I discovered a way to combine daily workout with proper eating that is working for me like nothing has in the past because it isn't a "fad" or a "diet". It has been really cool, and I'm loving it.
#1. JMan and I joined a CrossFit gym - it's the hardest thing we've ever done physically, but we have never felt better. We just get up every morning, go to the gym, do our 15-25 minute WOD and go home. But, now we want to move - we choose to sign up for little races and we go hiking and we take the dog on the walk not because we "should" but because our bodies crave it!
#2. No more "diets" - Eat Clean.
We just read the Word of Wisdom and chose to simply eat "clean". Meaning, No more foods that are processed. No more chemicals and artificial stuff. No more sugar [a horrible toxin!!] and processed foods, and junk foods, and soda...all "harmful substances" filled with toxins that is not meant for the body and not in the Lord's plan...we threw it all out and started fresh. Let's face it - you can't expect to get different results if you going to keep doing or keep eating the same thing over and over and over. We now stock our kitchen with fresh Veggies, Fruits, lean meats, seeds, nuts, and dried fruit. Seriously, it's an awesome, simple way to eat. No more worrying over portion sizes to measure. No more counting calories. Nada - just eat as much as you need to feel satisfied as often as you need to. Clean, fresh, food. Not to mention so much cheaper and healthier!

I'm really excited about the progress we are seeing. It's been startling the changes our bodies are making and the energy level!

I like Spark because it gives us a chance to track our progress and connect with other people who are striving to make healthy daily choices. I think this site qualifies as a positive, lovely, good-report and praise-worthy sort of place! Everyone has the chance to discover their own personal journey to health, and share their success with each other. Everyone is entitled to the Lord's personalized help. What works for one might not be the best for another. Ask Him, and Then be willing to Do what He directs. He is the greatest Personal Trainer we can ever have.

Onward and Upward my fellow saints as we create strong temples for our Spirit! - HK

YOU ARE WORTH IT - NEVER GIVE UP!


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7/5/11 5:45 P

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Hi!

I'm Raylene, and I just had baby #2 and I need to lose some weight and become more healthy. I have two smart and beautiful baby boys, an almost 3 year old and a little guy who is 15 weeks today. I, like Sally below me, want to be a healthier mom so that I can set a good example for my family!

Chocolate is my nemesis! And I'm horrible about getting off the couch to work out. I love to clean, but to actually exercise is difficult for me. And that whole 'cleaning can be a work-out', is a load of trash! I clean ALL the time and I still have a big ole' butt! ;)



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6/6/11 8:56 P

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Hi,

I'm Sally, currently married for nearly 10 years and mom to the two coolest kiddos ever (1 boy - 6 & 1 girl - 4). I need to lose a few pounds but more importantly I need to teach my kids by example the importance of taking care of their health but I need encouragement & support !!

My biggest weakness are snacking on all the wrong stuff, not exercising,and not drinking enough water.

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5/12/11 5:34 P

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Hi everyone. I'm kind of timid to write on forums but I'm here to make some friends so here I go. I've been married a little over 4 years. My weight has increased steadily and has become a cause of concern for my health and made my self esteem really low. I'm the secretary of our Young Womens program in my ward so you can imagine it's hard to stand up there and bear your testimony of Heavenly Father's love for each of those girls and how they are beautiful and divine individuals all the while wishing I felt that way about myself. I do know my Father in Heaven loves me, and that our bodies are such a great gift from Him. But I haven't taken the greatest care of mine. I've had a few surgeries and stressful things happen in the last couple years. Most of them to do with infertility. I've finally come to a point when I know in order to prepare myself to be a better wife/sister/daughter/friend and hopefully mother someday I must improve myself in any way I can, and my physical health is one aspect of that. :0) So I hope I didn't just blab to much and I hope I can make some friends on this team. Good luck to you all! :0)

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Hello from las vegas emoticon

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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11/16/10 9:57 P

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Hello everyone. My name is Audrey, I'm 22 and newly married to an amazing and supportive man. I am new to SP and was very excited to find a few Mormon teams. I've been a member of the church a little over a year and a half. I'm so grateful for the gospel in my life. I am determined to lose weight before I have children so I can set a good and healthy example for them. I look forward to getting to know you all.

-Audrey

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Hi! I'm a 75 year old woman from southwest New Mexico. I'm in a little town called Faywood, which has one street, about 10 homes plus farms and ranches up and down the Mimbres River, and our only business is a post office!
emoticon We live about an hour from Silver City and two hours from Las Cruces, in case any of you know this area.
I was baptized 38 years ago, come December 21st, and married 38 years on December 25th. My DH says he married me on Christmas Day so he could remember when Christmas was! emoticon
I'm Family HIstory Consultant in my Branch, about 20 miles from where we live. I've been an avid "genealogist" for all of my 38 years, but not professionally.
I have one daughter, two grandsons, one great-granddaughter (just turned teenager) and two great-grandsons. A wonderful family! And I want to be around to see them all grow up. I also have two stepsons and three step-granddaughters. I love them all. emoticon
I'm delighted to find this team. I didn't know about it until one of your members made me a friend.
emoticon Hope to "see" all of you here. Nina

“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
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10/26/10 2:29 P

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Hi! I am a 64 year old women from Las Vegas Nv. I have
a lot of weight to lose and need help staying on track am a mother of 4 , a grandmother of 11 and a great gramma! I am trying the point system again, I have trouble losing weight as I have health problems and can't exercise very much.. I need Help!

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Hello all!

I am Jen, a 29 year old working mother from Utah! I have a hubby and 2 kids and we are just getting active in church after a few years of "straying". I have been on sparkpeople.com for just over a month now and have lost 14 pounds so far. I am really happy to have the support that the groups here offer!

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Hi, I'm Marion & I'm new! I'm a single mom living in Virginia & just starting my healthier me journey. Good to meet you all!
P.S. Any single Priesthood fellas 40ish years old out there?

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Hi! I'm Ashley. I am really trying to take off some weight and get healthy! I haven't been a very good influence on my daughter. I have been overweight off and on my whole life. I am ready to make some permanent changes to the way that I live...

I joined the church May of 2009. I have had some struggles, but it was without a doubt the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me! I never in a million years thought that I would ever have real faith in anything. I was wrong! I look forward to being a part of the group! Have a blessed day!

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Hello everyone,
I am Karissa Narwhal. I am trying to lose weight like everyone and would love to be friends! I am looking for fun and inspiration. We started a family channel on YouTube called "the Happy Narwhals" and I don't like seeing my double chin :) I have a fun family of 5! Thanks for having an awesome team to join!

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Hi all! emoticon

My name is Nancy and I live in Loveland, Colorado. I love to go hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, which is just up the canyon from where I live. I also love to quilt and tat, and wish I could get fitness points for that, too. LOL

I'm happily married and have three grown children, the youngest of whom is on a mission in Wisconsin right now.

Nice to meet you all!

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together....
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hi my name is martha and im 21 years old i was recently baptized in april and im looking for support not only with my weight issues but also i am hoping to connect with more lds members who have the same values and some of the same goals as me

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Hi, my name is Allie and I live in Northern Utah. I am a Northern California Native and moved to Utah about a year ago with my husband. I went looking through SP to find people with the same values as well as the same goals. :)

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Hi,

I'm from Utah, and I am a mother to 4 kiddos ages 13 to 5. I'm excited to find an LDS support group. I lost 50 pounds about 8 years ago, before my youngest was born, but then gained it all back plus some with the pregnancy. I am ready to get it off for good. I lost 10 pounds on my own, and then 10 more after I joined sparkpeople. I have a long way to go, but I can actually see myself accomplishing it this time. I love to cook, and find new recipes. I love to read, and I love music. I have a fantastic life, and I am ready to add a healthy me into that life. I look forward to getting to know y'all.

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Hi, I'm Roberta (Bert), I am 41 and live in Midland, Texas. I lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for 24 years but moved in Aug. 2009. 2 years ago I lost 29 lbs with the help of biggest losers club and spark people. However, since that time I have gained 16 lbs. back, not all at once, but a little, then I tried to lose it, then a little more, and a little more. What made the difference 2 years ago was being in a group where we connected well and many were successful. However, they have all stopped posting on Sparkpeople and I have had a hard time finding a group where it clicked. So, here I am trying again. I hope to see more chatting in threads as that is where I get ideas and motivation, and hope to provide the same to you. Go Team!

Bert (Roberta)
"Nothing makes you feel better about a bad situation, than a plan to get out of it." - Me
"I CAN do this, I WANT to do this, I CHOOSE to do this!"
"Not try, DO!"
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming" - Dory

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Gretchen and I live in Catalina, Arizona. Just north of Tucson.

I have been on sparkpeople since September 09. I have been working on getting my weight down since last June when I found my biological brother. He lives in Rome, and I want to go visit him without having to buy TWO SEATS or use an Extender!! LOL

THEN I got serious when I thought of the example I am being to my 4 year old Girl. By January I had lost 64 lbs!!!
Then, life happened. I started school full-time and between, work, school and family and oh yeah.. SLEEP! I did not have the time and energy to dedicate to myself! BIG MISTAKE!

Well, as we know, Heavenly Father loves his children... and last week I was hiking and broke my ankle. Bada BOOM, BADA BING... Guess who has ALL the time in the world,now? LOL I am FLAT On my back for a while... bed rest. ARGH.

ANYWAYYYYYYYY....I have 5 children and have been a member of the church since 1978 when sister missionaries taught my family.

I am very open and honest and LOVE to learn and grow.

Honesty.... I have avoided this team because I wasnt sure I would fit in. I am an active member of the church, but find that I often don't fit in to 'mormon culture.' But, I recently got frustrated with a couple of my other teams, so I am switching things up a bit. ;)

sooo... HELLO! Lets do this and have some FUN!!!

I'm too young and cute to be this old and fat!!! ~ me

People of character find a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that they can realize their potential. Charles de Gaulle

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunshine and Zen in 2010!


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wow, had no idea there was a site for us Mormons..Soooo glad to see others who share my views as well.. My name is DeAnna and I was baptized back in January. I have definitly enjoyed the teachings and am glad that I have been blessed with the truth..I know the church to be true, I know Joeseph Smith was a true prophet and that we have Prophets even today!!! God Bless all of you..

If anything I've learned has stuck, I would have to say that "confidence has been the key to my success" Never say Never, And remember....."YES YOU CAN"!!!!!!!!


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Hi, everyone! After wandering around SP a bit this morning, I realized that I had no contact with any LDS people here. I did a bit of digging, and here I am!

*waves* I'm Trina. I'm 36, single, and struggling to get fully active in both church and fitness. I've never lived anywhere but Southern California -- how'd I get so lucky? -- and I work behind the scenes in a college library.

Never give up! Never surrender!

I want to run and not be weary, to walk and not faint.

Amicitia concero omnis!


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Hi, I'm Tricia. I'm on about 10 sparkteams right now, I'll just see where my feet find themselves.

I am starting Crossfit training tomorrow, and am a little concerned about the Paleo diet they advocate, so that's what got me looking at Word of Wisdom and Mormon groups.

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Hi, everyone. I'm Marie, currently from Springville (I grew up in Salt Lake, and graduated from High School in Provo, living in Provo until about 4 1/2 years ago). I am currently an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader for a non-profit, and love Family History.

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Hey there,
I'm Sidney from Colstrip, Montana. I have lived here with my dh ever since we were married nearly 24 years ago. We have about 1 1/2 more years here before retirement. I've belonged to SP for several years but this is he first time I've gotten really involved in it. My sweetie and I are working on this together and it feels like that makes all the difference!
I look forward to your support!!

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ALJMASON Posts: 56
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Good Morning. My name is Anita and I joined SP in June of 2009 for the Spark Recipes. I have recently begun to pay attention to the rest of the site. Awesome. I live in Queen Creek, AZ, am married with 2 adult children living at home with us. I joined this team within the last 2 days and am looking forward to the fellowship of other team members.

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Hi Everyone,

I've been on Spark for a long time, but have been "ignoring" it for a few months. I have also been inactive, and in August became an active LDS member. Looking forward to getting to know everyone.



Joyful hugs,

Connie

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PUREHEALTH's Photo PUREHEALTH Posts: 155
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Hi and welcome. Good luck with your program. You're doing it together - awesome, it'll work for sure, then! Just stay together!!! Hey my daughter has 6 kids under the age of 7 1/2 (caesarian)!! Keep up the good work!

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Hi everyone my name is DJ and I am 28 years old live in Queen Creek AZ. I have been married for almost 5 years and we have 3 kids under 3. I am originally from Colorado but love it here in AZ. I just joined the SP my wife told me about it and we are looking to get back in shape and making ourselves look good again.

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I just joined Spark in December '09. I am looking forward to becoming on the outside who I feel I am on the inside. I prey on it everyday, That the Lord will give me the strength not to quit on myself. emoticon

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SWALLOWTAIL64's Photo SWALLOWTAIL64 Posts: 8
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That's part of the problem. I've tried several including Body for Life for Women and weightwatchers. I do okay for a while but then something happens like I get sick and I get off track. One problem I keep running into is that I really don't have ready access to some of the foods listed as suggested foods. I live in a small town and the grocery store doesn't carry some things or they are too expensive. It becomes hard to figure out healthy substitutes and I just get discouraged and say I don't have time and quit. I like to snack too much as well and ofcourse a lot of the choices are not healthy.

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PUREHEALTH's Photo PUREHEALTH Posts: 155
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Wow, you're paddlin' in circles, sweetie! What's your program?

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Thanks, I appreciate our support.

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PUREHEALTH's Photo PUREHEALTH Posts: 155
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Welcome, we're here for ya, spiritually and healthwise.

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SWALLOWTAIL64's Photo SWALLOWTAIL64 Posts: 8
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Hi,
I just joined the team. I have been trying to lose about 40 pounds for the past 3 or so years. I've lost 15 pounds a couple of times but end up gaining them back. I am trying again and hope this time to go the whole way. I live in southeast utah and am the mom of 4 girls ages 15, 12, 10, and 5. Until this year I was also teaching half-time at the elementary school. I am a stay at home mom now but life is still incredibly busy. I manage to avoid excercising quite often excusing myself because I have too much to do, the kids interupt me, or I'm just too tired. Got to get out of the rut!

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PUREHEALTH's Photo PUREHEALTH Posts: 155
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Hi! I just joined the team!! It looks great! SparkPeople is the best thing to come along for me in many years. I pray that it will continue to be a motivational force in my life. The support from others has been magical emoticon However, I was surprised to find there were no teams for LDS Singles 45+. So last week I created one, and it's called, "This Is the Place"-LDS Singles 45+! If you are 45 yrs or above, single, and would like to share our own special brand of support, please look into this new site. It'll be so great to have people with issues like ours in contact with each other!! Sometimes we're hard to find, dont'cha think?? Also, if you know anyone at all who fits this description, please let him or her know about the site. ALL DIVORCES MUST BE FINAL!


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CDKEIL's Photo CDKEIL Posts: 18
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Hi Everyone. My name is Chris and I am brand new to Sparks. I look forward to participating with all of you as we work together to get healthy. I am a 56 year old married male and have decided that it's time to get healthy. My first goal it to get to 299 lbs. That means I have about 40 lbs to lose. I look forward to your help and support to reach this goal and i promise to do all I can to help support you when you need it. Together we can achieve anything!

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Hello! I'm Emily. I'm from Idaho, now living in Utah. I've been married for 8 years, and I would LOVE to be back to the weight I was when I got married, which would be about 70 pounds to lose. I can do it! I am really excited about this site.

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Hello every one my name is Richard. I live in Rochester, WA I joined SP 4 days ago and am loving it. I had hoped that there was some Mormons around to gang up with. I am 41 married for 16yrs to my EC with two kids 9 and 11. I am very happy I joined SP and I am telling people about it in my word. I think this can help anyone who truly wants to be a part of it and be with people who truly understand what we all feel. Looking forward to being here for a long time.
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Hi! I am just new and am unsure how to use the applications here....getting somewhat overwhelmed by the vast amount of options and opportunities...also..finding it strange to plan my daily diet ahead of time and one day at a time...could use a good down home weekly menu that is time releasing and economical as well as nutritionally sound...does that sound like too much...oh well...that is me....wanting it all..and now....really, I can take bite sizes


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I'm new to this group, and still fairly new to Spark People. I was thinking that this is such a great way to stay on top of things (being healthy and fit). I got to realizing how much time I have initially spent on this website (this month), and I realize that there is more time I could be using to balance my life with other equally important things. However, I'll try to stop in now and then to say hi. I'm glad to have found you all.

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LESLIEMAE's Photo LESLIEMAE Posts: 59
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A quick intro. I am a country girl who loves the great outdoors. I have had 4 kids in 6.5 years {youngest is now 7 months old}. I want to live a healthy and fit lifestyle so that I can be active for MANY years to come. My family enjoys: waterskiing, hiking, snowboarding, swimming, mountain biking, rock climbing, gardening, running... we love to have fun & work hard! I have a fitness blog/journal, you can check it out here: www.getoffyourbuttandgetfit.blogspot.com.



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My name is Mike and live in the beautiful state of Oregon. I live in a town named Boring. I am married and have 1 child who is 16. I have curretly found the SP and am enjoying the support. I have some success with losing weight but looking to lose more. I enjoy the outdoors. I am also trying to stay healthy as I am a scoutmaster and it is hard to keep up with those 12 year olds.
good luck to ya all

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Personal Best races
Hillsboro Invitational 5k 25:06
Turkey Trot 4 mile 38:20
Marine Drive 5 mile 47:02
Champoeg Park 10K 54:37
Smith Rock Half 2:14:21

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HTC 8/27,28
Best Dam Run 10k 9/25
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Hi everyone! i'm excited to be here and hoping that this will finally be the tool to help me lose the weight and never find it again. I'm 36, a stay at home mom to 2 teens, and an Army wife stationed in Germany. Looking forward to getting to know you all. I know i'm going to need a lot of help on this journey, and i'm more than happy to help those of you needing it as well...good luck to us...we can do it! emoticon

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Hi to all!! I wendy from Connecticut. Looking forward to meeting you!!

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Hello everyone, I hail from Gainesville, Florida. I am currently following the Weight Watchers Program. I love the flexibility of it. This is my fourth week and so far I have lost 8 lbs. I am looking forward to my weigh in on Saturday morning. I pray that I break the 10 pound mark!! I have also incorporated exercise into my life. I just started doing the first Biggest Loser DVD last night. I then finished with the Walk Away the Pounds DVD by Leslie Sansone. I love her approach. Eventually, I will work myself up to Billy Blank's taebo, that one is very fast pace. I have to get better conditioned first. I wish everyone the best in their fitness and health endeavors. Sincerely, Gina l. Mency.

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Hi everyone! I'm erin corbridge! My husband and I live in the bay area. We got married in august in the oakland temple! I've gained 20 lbs in 6 months!ahh! I hope to meet some new people in this group!!

40 min of cardio a day

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Hi HEALTHYKATE1 And Welcome to the team. We are happy to have you on board.


my favoite quote has to be:" IF IT IS TO BE,IT STARTS WITH ME" This applies more now than ever.

I know that all I have or will have comes By way of the Lord Jesus!

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