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1/18/16 12:55 P

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Welcome Michelle! I like that - Chiberia. LOL I'm Joyce from NE Ohio. Luckily I'm in the secondary snowbelt area rather than the primary snowbelt. They have over a foot of snow an hour north of us - we have just a dusting! Whew! But it's COLD.

Join us on the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted!! :-)


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1/18/16 11:55 A

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Hi - I am Michelle from chilly Chiberia (Chicago). A weatherman used that last night and I am so steeling it. I'm jumping the gun joining this group - turn 60 next month, but wanted to get with a group of like minded people. And I'll be there soon enough, right?

I'm a breast cancer survivor (7 years) and gained a lot of weight through the process, which included menopause and a medication that doesn't help. Lost over 60 pounds 5 years ago and stabilized, and got lazy. Another 30+ to go (2 pants sizes then reavaluate) - but mostly just motivated to get as healthy as I can and take control of my life rather then coasting through it.

There are 2 ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if Everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein


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JHOPPER's Photo JHOPPER Posts: 35,163
12/31/15 6:44 A

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Good Morning and WELCOME! I'm Joyce from NE Ohio - join us on the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted!! :-)

Joyce - from Ohio
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12/31/15 3:11 A

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Hi
Starting over, for 2016. Have been successful when I first joined and ready to put in that effort again. It does work if you work it!
Happy New Year to all

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Do what you can, but never forget that letting go is very different from giving up. Of all the things you can make in life, remember you make all the difference in your life.



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JHOPPER's Photo JHOPPER Posts: 35,163
12/26/15 11:39 P

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WELCOME COLBERGL!!! (What would you like to be called?) Nice to have another "midwesterner" on the team!

Come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted with the other gals. There's a core group of us who chat all the time and have become really good friends.

Good luck with your goals. I love to walk for my exercise although have to admit I've been a bit lax lately. Need to seriously get back to it. I used to do two miles a day almost every day.

Joyce - from Ohio
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12/26/15 7:12 P

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I am from Illinois. I am new to the team looking for support and friendship. I have been a Sparkpeople member in the past and was big into running. I have had a back injury and am trying to come back from that injury. I still enjoy activity but have had to change my focus. Looking forward to getting other team members.

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JHOPPER's Photo JHOPPER Posts: 35,163
8/17/15 8:57 P

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Hi and welcome to the team! I live in Ohio and I have to confess I am beyond the "Over 60" point in life, but this was my original Spark team and I have too many friends to move on to a different team. Realistically I'm still "over 60" - right? Come to our Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted with the others who post regularly.
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Joyce - from Ohio
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8/17/15 3:51 P

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Hi I am Robin from PA. I introduced myself to another link, but then saw this one so thought I'd do it here too. I am 65 and retired. Have one son (44) and 3 grandsons. One grandson is 21 and married, another is 19 and another adopted one will be going into his senior year in high school and is 17. They all live in NC, and my hubby and I are here in PA with 2 cats and 2 dogs.

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JHOPPER's Photo JHOPPER Posts: 35,163
3/15/15 12:45 A

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Hi Maggie and welcome to the team! I live in Ohio and I have to confess I am beyond the "Over 60" point in life, but this was my original Spark team and I have too many friends to move on to a different team. Realistically I'm still "over 60" - right? Come to our Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted with the others who post regularly.
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Joyce - from Ohio
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3/14/15 10:27 P

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Hi! I turned 60 last month and I'm surprised at how energized I am by this new chapter. I didn't expect it at all!
I live in the Seattle area, like to walk and do hot yoga, and have two grown daughters and a teeny menagerie. I'm feeling a pull towards eating more like a vegetarian - haven't had beef or pork for awhile and this is agreeing with me.
Looking forward to meeting my teammates.
Maggie


"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.�
� Rumi


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JHOPPER's Photo JHOPPER Posts: 35,163
3/7/15 11:26 A

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Hi Jan - I saw you found the Daily Chit Chat thread already - happy to have you on board! Annie is from your neck of the woods.

Joyce - from Ohio
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3/7/15 11:05 A

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Hi, I am Jan. I'm married and have two sons, no grandchildren, 2.5 cats (one comes to eat, take a long nap, be admired and he's off into the neighborhood again). I have always lived in Oregon- many years in Portland and many years on the coast. I am working on eating healthier and walking more.

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JHOPPER's Photo JHOPPER Posts: 35,163
8/13/14 3:17 P

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Welcome Marietta!!! I am Joyce from NE Ohio. You'll find some amazing friendships and support on this team! Come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted with the gals. There's a core group if "regulars" who chat daily.

I retired after 30 years as an Adm. Asst. for a school superintendent and like you, wanted to get my retirement years off to a good start. I have two daughters, two stepsons, sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren that I want to be around to see grow up! I've lost 40 pounds since joining Spark, there are so many good tools on this site!!

Joyce - from Ohio
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8/13/14 2:27 P

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emoticon I am Marietta, I live in the middle of Nebraska.. married have children and great grand children. Retired RN, live in the country, Struggled with weight my entire life. Now retired want to get myself feeling better both inside and out. Being home all the time I miss being around people... so I hope I can meet some wonderful people here and I can encourage them and they me... with this new life.

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JHOPPER's Photo JHOPPER Posts: 35,163
10/19/13 10:50 A

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If you go to your start page and fill in the info on your current weight, goal weight, etc. your food tracker will show your range on all those items and more!

Joyce - from Ohio
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10/19/13 9:05 A

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Thank you for the welcome. I am finding Sparkpeople helpful. I am from the Boston area and do love to have fun and enjoy each day.
I have a question for the group. Does anyone know about how many calories, gms of protein and gms of carbs I should aim for to lose weight?

CLP


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JHOPPER's Photo JHOPPER Posts: 35,163
1/25/13 8:57 A

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Hi there and welcome to the team!!! Come to the Daily Chit Chat thread and get acquainted with the gals!!! I'm Joyce from NE Ohio where we are COLD and snowy again today. Spark is a wonderful program and I'm sure you'll have great success with it!!

Joyce - from Ohio
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1/25/13 4:57 A

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Hello, good to be on here have a great day

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10/27/11 9:51 A

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10/27/11 1:01 A

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The first link is for Finding and Using Sparkpeople Tools: Calorie Counter, Recipes, and Weigh Ins. It also gives lots of other links in the article.

The second link is for Six Characteristics of Effective Goal Setting.

Hope you find them useful.

Marilyn/ Central IL (CST)
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Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles....it empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom


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10/27/11 12:55 A

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Here is another link to goal setting.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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Edited by: GRATEFULADY at: 10/27/2011 (00:56)
Marilyn/ Central IL (CST)
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Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles....it empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom


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10/18/11 4:06 A

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10/17/11 6:43 P

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Change is good so get over it and move on


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10/17/11 12:25 P

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Thanks Joyce for posting this link. You gals are oft times better than I am at welcoming new members, so I hope this thread helps.

Marilyn/ Central IL (CST)
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Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles....it empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom


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10/17/11 10:31 A

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Great idea, Marilyn. I try to respond to new folks on teams that I'm on and help them out with some of the links but never thought to post it in a thread! emoticon

Mary Anne

from PA formally from New England!

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"Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for that animal, their world is changed forever".


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JHOPPER's Photo JHOPPER Posts: 35,163
10/17/11 9:32 A

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Here's the article you mentioned Marilyn:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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To post a link - highlight the URL address at the top of your screen, right click to copy. Then when you hit "reply" on a message, click on the "add a link" at the top of the message box, paste that URL address into the box and click "add link". It will put it in the message reply for you. :-)

Joyce - from Ohio
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10/17/11 12:45 A

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I want to start a new thread for newcomers to link to articles or helpful tools on Sparkpeople.

I am going to post the name of this article as a start. However, I do not know how to make it a link. Can one of the team members help with this?

Finding & Using SparkPeople's Tools: Calorie Counter, Recipes, Weigh-In (I found this article that gives several sites for a newcomer to find all these tools. Can you help with this?

Marilyn/ Central IL (CST)
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Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles....it empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom


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