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6/19/14 4:00 P

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Hi. I just joined today and I am in camden N.Y.. if you need any addition support I am here! I will try to help you as well as other to stay motivated. :)

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2/14/14 3:20 P

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Hi. My name is Lori and I am 30 years old. I am a single mom to a beautiful 6 year old princess. I'm looking to lose weight and eat healthy. The challenge is I hate exercising and I hate healthy food. I have a lot of work ahead of me but hopefully this site and everyone's journey can help motivate me as well.

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12/22/13 9:25 A

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Hello. I am Betsy. I am married, mother and a new grandmother. I live south of Hudson, New York. I am obese. I am diabetic. I am ready for this journey. Good luck to all!

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12/2/13 4:11 P

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Hi everyone! Just joined today. I live in Oneida, NY. Married mom of 2. Have type 2 diabetes. I am hoping to talk with others that are on a similar journey. Wishing everyone the best of luck on their goals.

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8/3/13 7:27 A

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Hi everyone! I am new to spark people. I work full time on nights and I have great hopes for my success with spark people. emoticon

Today is a new day, be happy.


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7/23/13 10:58 A

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Hello everyone! I'm Elizabeth and I'm a 33 y/o wife, mother, office worker and farmers wife from just south of Syracuse, NY. I started SparkPeople yesterday in hopes of getting my weight loss back on track. Anyone who would like to yell at me if I lose my motivation or start to slip are welcome friends!

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4/30/13 11:25 A

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Hello from Oswego county! I'm Stef and I am a 27 y/o wife and student and momma to a dog and two cats. I feel old to be going to college but I spent 6 years in the military so I put school to the side for a while, and I feel young to have children but everyone around me is and my biological clock started ticking this year. I'm here to get a grip on my health and self image!

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3/30/13 4:18 P

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Hi and Thank you Barb! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Tina from Syracuse.

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3/28/13 2:45 P

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Hi all! I haven't seem too many messages lately so I thought I'd see how everyone is doing! I know some areas of NY are still in cabin fever mode, but never fear, Spring will arrive and we can all get outdoors and have fun. I hope you are all well and have been successful with your wt. loss programs. Hope to hear from some of you soon.

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Barb from NY


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3/16/13 3:27 P

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Hi, I'm Tina and I'm from Syracuse. I'm happily married for almost 10 years and I need all the the motivation I can get!

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2/22/13 4:54 P

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Hi Everyone. I just found this page last week and put all my information in the system. I haven't actually started my "diet" yet. I will be starting it this weekend and thought I would try and join a team. Hopefully that will help me get motivated to keep going.


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1/30/13 8:45 P

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HelloTOPAZMOM1970! Welcome to NY Spark Team! I am Linda. I joined SparlPeople January 14th. I am from Binghamton area. I wish you the best on your journey to a healthier you!

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1/28/13 12:15 P

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Hi everyone! I am new to SP. I work part time in the healthcare field. I have two wonderful daughters. I live near Rome, NY. I look forward to being on this site.

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1/8/13 10:51 A

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Hello to all you newbies! Hopefully you've joined some challenges that will help you along the way. It takes time to change bad habits and make positive changes. Just keep plugging away everyday! If you blow it in the morning don't give up on the whole day! Make better choices at lunch and dinner. I WILL get easier and before you know it you'll see results! I'm here if you need help-together we can do this!!! emoticon

LEXIANGELTEA: It seems like you have a good grasp on what to use a motivation! It's so important to be a good example for young children! Making small changes will add up!You are so busy I don't know how you'd even have Spare time!

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12/27/12 8:14 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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11/13/12 1:25 P

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Hello everyone! I just rejoined SparkPeople yesterday and wanted to introduce myself. The last time I used SparkPeople, I didn't really get into it- I didn't set up a SparkPage and I didn't look for support from fellow Sparkers. But now I am determined to reach my goal and I am reaching out to others to give and receive support! Please stop by my page and feel free to leave a comment.

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11/10/12 10:16 P

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Hi! Just introducing myself as I am a new sparker. My name is Alexia and I am from upstate.

How soon 'not now' becomes 'never'. ~Martin Luther
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7/11/12 10:17 P

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If you can eat breakfast after you workout might help. Try lean protein before workout if you need to eat. You just might be eating too early. Let me know.

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DAWNZU SparkPoints: (2,852)
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6/11/12 1:29 P

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I thought this could help me. I already eat healthy, but I suspect it may be too much healthy. I am going to give this a shot mainly for portion control. The worst is that I work out every morning before work at PF, but then my stomach growls all day at my desk. Ughhh. My snack are fruit, almonds, etc. I am hoping this will help.

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6/10/12 7:20 P

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Hey, Dawn. A friend of mine was telling me what she is doing. She eliminated starches from her diet - potatoes, rice, bread. And she is starting to look good! She has been doing it since mid-March, but we can do it too! I am going to get serious tomorrow as it is already after dinner time. Pray I don't get the munchies! Love ya too much to give up on you, Sweetie! emoticon

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest." (MSG, Matt.11:28)


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6/9/12 6:01 A

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Hi, I just started this morning. The reason I did is because I do eat healthy and I go to the gym 5 days a week before work and my weight is NOT changing at all. In fact, some weeks I gain and it is very frustrating. emoticon

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6/7/12 4:08 P

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great job!, i just joined a few days ago as well and I am really trying to get out and walk after a long day

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5/25/12 6:28 P

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Hi everyone. I just joined a few minutes ago. I am so excited to start this journey. I did walk two miles today with my husband.

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5/22/12 6:41 P

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Hi! I just joined 2 days ago. I walked into town today! I haven't done that in a long time. It was so good to do. I have a question: does anyone have any tips on curbing cravings for sweets? Thanks so much, current downfall I have

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest." (MSG, Matt.11:28)


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4/29/12 11:36 A

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Hi I'm new here and just trying to figure it all out.


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4/13/12 9:43 A

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Welcome to all new members! It may take a bit of effort in the beginning, but you'll find it pays off!!! At SparkPeople you'll find lots of motivation and support! Good Luck and welcome again to the NY SparkTeam!!!
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4/3/12 7:33 P

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Hi and welcome to spark.. your moving in the right direction and just coming here shows you got motivation.. just check in everyday for it


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4/3/12 5:03 P

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Hi everyone. I dont know when I joined this team & I dont know how many of the challenges I actually did (being honest) but I saw this months challenge (surpass Ohio in the month of April) & was wondering HOW (besides on "MY FITNESS" page) are you going to count all of the NY Teams fitness minutes? Does it just know from our own tracking or is there a "SPECIAL SPOT" that we have to put the teams fitness minutes?

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3/25/12 10:41 P

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Welcome to NY SPARKTEAM!!!

The key to changing a lifestyle is consistency. The key to consistency is motivation. The key to motivation is to know where to look


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2/11/12 11:46 P

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Welcome! LONGISLANDPAM good luck!!

The key to changing a lifestyle is consistency. The key to consistency is motivation. The key to motivation is to know where to look


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2/6/12 12:13 P

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Hi everybody. I just joined last week, and have so far to go I am just making it a goal to log in daily and respond to some forums. THAT is a big step for me. Funny, but it seems to have an effect. This morning I had thought to stop and buy a not healthy breakfast. Instead, I thought to myself "you deserve better than that" and picked up some almonds to go along with the roll I had brought to work.

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2/5/12 11:28 P

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Welcome Ella!!!

The key to changing a lifestyle is consistency. The key to consistency is motivation. The key to motivation is to know where to look


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2/5/12 11:21 P

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hi everyone,
I'm Ella

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5/18/11 9:40 P

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emoticon DRAGONFLYKK and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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5/16/11 8:57 A

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Hi Liz and WELCOME!!! there is a couch to 5k team here on Spark that really gets you going..why not give it a try?

Holly
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5/15/11 10:25 P

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Welcome!
You should take a look at the book, The Spark.
Also - the 4-day win has some interesting perspective on will power. Says it isn't needed to lose weight and get healthy...

JK - From Long Island, NY

When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change!
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5/15/11 10:14 P

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This is a great site for help and support. Good luck on your journey!

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5/15/11 8:26 P

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HI I am Liz and I am new to Spark People. I want to lose weight and start running again. I have no motivation and no will power. Hopefully somebody on this website community can help me. I want to do a 5K on June 11, it is for a great cause. I did it last year in a not so good time. I need motivation. I am going to be 40 in a few months and am eager to look and feel the best ever. Please send me a message with some hints on how I can succeed. Thanks,

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