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DEADCENTER
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4/9/14 6:17 A

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Futbolref, I thought the same for a while.

New to the team as well. Hoping to find some like minded same sex sparkers over here for support and ideas on a successful journey in maintenance. All together I have lost 50 pounds and want to keep it off forever. I take my diet, health, exercise, and SP very seriously and want to continue until the good Lord tells me to stop.

I'm from central VA and have tried in the past on another group to get local meet and greet events together. Although it has worked to some extent they are all female events except for me. Some would consider themselves lucky others not so much.

If there is interest and enough locals maybe we can combine the events and make them bigger and better.

Power in numbers......

-DC

Until then onward...........

"Striving to be Better"
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RHOOK20047
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Welcome Bob and Futbolref. I get a lot of inspiration and support from this team and I bet you will too!

I try to remember that God never gives me more than I can handle! This gets me through the rough times!

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Glad to see that there are some guys on Sparkpeople. I was beginning to think that I was alone... New to the team. Back on Sparkpeople after a year or so absence. It helped me get my diet under control and lose 15 pounds. Total weight loss is 30 pounds. I'm using it now to help me make my fitness goals and not use the excuse of exercise to eat a bunch of junk.

Eric
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GREENGENES
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1/30/14 9:28 A

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Welcome Bob! Glad you found us. IMHO this is the best team on SP. You're going to enjoy it.

Hit 'em long and straight!

Dave

Research is what I am doing when I don�t know what I am doing.

- Werner von Braun


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Greetings all, just found this team and relatively new to SP. I'm 64 and retired, Moved to SC from PA to escape the winters. I'm type two diabetic that needs to loose about 50 lbs to reduce or hopefully eliminate the need for insulin. Live in an active adult community, love playing golf, tennis and pickleball. Looking forward to making new friends and having your support as I take back control of my life.

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"I can do all things if I just get off my but's and admit I'm in control of me!" SGM 1:1-5 The only real verse I need.

Never say you didn't have enough time: You have the same amount of time that was given to Helen Keller, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Winston Churchill.

I teach because I love to Learn!


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Welcome aboard Jbarstow and Trekbiker62!

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Welcome Trekbiker62 and Jbarstow! This is a great group so just join in on the fun!

Dave

Research is what I am doing when I don�t know what I am doing.

- Werner von Braun


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JBARSTOW
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Happy New Year guys!

I just found this team and glad to be here! I stepped on the scale today and saw 210 - my highest. No more. I'm closing in on 51, and it's time to behave like an adult and take care of myself.

Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by those already doing it.


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Hi Guys. Happy New Year from PA.

51 yo. Adult wt up and down. High 240, low 167, current 230. Time to get back to it. 2014 is the year. Back to the gym and leave the junk food behind. Walk the golden every day.


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Hello, I just found the group myself!

Ran

Edited by: NYY_FAN at: 2/12/2013 (14:51)
It's Football Season Folks.

GO!!! Pats

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AIRHEAD48
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Welcome Bob,
I'm also new to the team and still finding out new ways to get involved. Have fun and stay motivated.
Don

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Thanks.....I can already tell it is helping me be more accountable.

Bob


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GREENGENES
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Welcome Bob! I discovered this group the same way and I'm glad I found it. This is the first team I've come across where I've felt comfortable to participate and it has made a huge difference in my ability to keep on track.

Dave

Research is what I am doing when I don�t know what I am doing.

- Werner von Braun


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BOB2011
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11/1/12 10:58 A

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Thanks for the warm welcome!

Bob in TN


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HEALTHIERKEN
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Bob! Welcome! I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is *the* best SparkTeam. Patrick does an amazing job leading and the guys here are all super-helpful and encouraging and there's lots of fun to be had in the forums. Hope to see you huddling and joining in Daily Check-in, Login Points Daily and SparkTrivia Points Daily. Best wishes for renewed success in your fitness/weight-loss journey.
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BOB2011
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Hey all:

Discovered your team tonight while exploring the site. I have been on Spark People for awhile, but only sporadically and with limited commitment. I'm hoping to reverse that trend!

I'm from TN and nearing retirement (Yeah!) in the next 3 or 4 months. I'm on track to lose 30 lbs by next May so I look a little more presentable at my daughter's wedding.

Bob


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HEALTHIERKEN
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10/9/12 1:25 A

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Hope you had good results, Doug. I'm really lax about doing those tests every month. Gotta get back on track with that!


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DOUGDC
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Ken - Gene -

Yep, that's the test I have in mind. And today I ought to be able to use the nearby track to find out how fast I can walk a mile (part of the four part test).


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HEALTHIERKEN
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Gene, under the 'My Trackers" pulldown, there's a button for "my Weight", which includes several other trackable data sources. One of the 'others' is a 3-part Fit Test--push-ups, crunches, and stair-steps. If you enter data there, it will be tracked, graphed and reported for you. Have fun with this : )

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GREENGENES
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Thanks Doug. I'll keep an eye out for the fitness test. I usually do the fitness test program on the elliptical or stationary bike just about every time but record the results once a week with my other measurements. Interestingly, my fitness level is very good on the elliptical but only average on the stationary bike. I use the elliptical a lot more so I guess the body really adjusts to what we do routinely which means I need to mix up my routine a little more.

Dave

Research is what I am doing when I don�t know what I am doing.

- Werner von Braun


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DOUGDC
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Yea Green -- there's a fitness assessment test here on Spark. I ought to have time for it today. I'll leave the link here when I find it. Did it once before and was surprised at how poorly I did on core strength. Now, with 6 months since shoulder injury and much diminished use, I expect upper body strength will be down. Maybe I should post the results on my profile page.... hmmm


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GREENGENES
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10/4/12 12:13 A

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Welcome Doug! What kind of fitness test do you do?

Dave

Research is what I am doing when I don�t know what I am doing.

- Werner von Braun


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DOUGDC
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Thanks, guys; and for my next trick I'm going to try a fitness test and see how much I've lost by being on injured reserve while the shoulder is healing...


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STUDLEEJOE
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Welcome to the team Doug. emoticon


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HEALTHIERKEN
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Welcome to 50+ Males. Drop in often for another virtual 'round' ; ) and keep us up to date with your progress.
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DOUGDC
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Doug here. 68 and a guy - so I guess I qualify by the rules. Between transitioning into retirement and recovering (well) from some surgery, I'm facing challenges that I think are pretty common but worth a little conversation over a virtual beer. See ya 'round.


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PAPERHAWK
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Welcome to the group, I am new also.
Jon Hanson



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GREENGENES
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Thanks Run4food. Maybe knowing I am capable of taking the weight off is part of the problem. I have a couple of slips and think "I'll be able to take off the extra weight by working a little harder" and before I know it I'm almost back to square one. The funny thing about running is that I used to think it was not for me and avoided it like the plague but now I enjoy it and find ways to create new challenges for myself.

Dave

Research is what I am doing when I don�t know what I am doing.

- Werner von Braun


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GREENGENES, sounds like you are very capable of taking the weight off and see you are a good runner.
Guess I should feel good in that I've only been through one cycle since starting 18 months ago.

Gary


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STUDLEEJOE
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Welcome to the team. emoticon


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GREENGENES
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Glad I discovered this group. I'm 52 and I've been on SP for over 3 years and on my third weight loss "cycle". I started SP to get healthy before I turned 50 and it worked out great. However, twice now I've reached my goal, held steady for a few months and then fell off the wagon for a few months - putting almost all the weight back on. Each time I've learned a little something different about myself and I'm confident I can maintain my healthy lifestyle this time around - third time's the charm ... right?

Dave

Research is what I am doing when I don�t know what I am doing.

- Werner von Braun


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I had to get away from all those women - I'm glad I fit in: Male, 50 1/2 years old, ... two out of three isn't bad, right?

As the user name suggests, I am a pastor.


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welcome to the group Alde!

Pain is temporary, quitting is forever


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Welcome to the group. I enjoyed your post


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Ok. I like the group. I'm over 50 - 62, actually. I'm male. I'm not so sure about that highly intelligent rule though. Just like to get away from the estrogen/progesterone flood from time to time.

And I never did understand the whole toilet seat thing. You'd think they'd be thankful we put the toilet seat up. Keeps it clean and dry for them.

It takes a long time to grow young. Pablo Picasso

I used to be much older then, I'm younger than that now. Bob Dylan

Strong is what happens when you run out of weak. Healthy Inspiration www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quotes.
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ELWINR
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Hi Guys. I am new to the forum and started my weight loss again last week after about a year off.
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I feel really icky today. After that Chinese buffet, I just want to die. I'm taking it easy today and eating right.

Steve

Wishing you guys all the power in the world!


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Thank you for the welcome. I kind of got off on the wrong foot today. I went to a Chinese buffet. I'll do better tomorrow!

Wishing you guys all the power in the world!


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STUDLEEJOE
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Welcome to the group Steve - from another Steve


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STEVEISROLLING
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New to team but not new to weight loss struggles. My life has settled down now and I'm ready to get this thing rolling!

Steve

Wishing you guys all the power in the world!


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STUDLEEJOE
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Welcome to the group. We are all in this together


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Hey guys. I'm new, and new to SP and I'm glad to have found this group.


~ Vito

"What's up, doc?"
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Key to success:

"Think of food as *fuel* for the body instead of feeding emotions"


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Welcome to the group. Glad to have you with us.


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Hi crew, just a brief introduction. I'm a 56 year old husband, a father and now grandfather. I'm a worker, a team member and a manager. I have reasonably good health (although still rehabbing from a 2/27/12 knee surgery), work I enjoy, a family that tolerates me even on my bad days and friends who hang with me - even though they know all about me!

In January I tore knee (again)and all it was painfully obvious that I needed to release some of the 254 pounds I was carrying on my 5' 10" body. My family Doctor actually suggested surgery since I have been steady gaining wieght for the last 20 years. After little success on my own, I joined Spark People on March 3 at 250 and started following the Spark Diet on the 4th.

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BB

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. - W Edward Deming


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GJCAB09
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Thanks guys! I've enjoyed the team so far!...and welcome GWBACH!

Edited by: GJCAB09 at: 4/20/2012 (11:21)
[singing] Oh don't you remember sweet Betsy from Pike / Crossed the high mountains with her lover Ike / Two yoke of oxen and big yellow dog / Called Shanghai rooster and one spotted hog / Hoodle-dang-hootie-i-doh, hoodle-dang-hootie-ay, hoodle-dang-hootie-i-doh, hoodle-dang-hootie-ay / Shanghai ran off and the cattle all died / last piece of bacon that morning was fried...


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STUDLEEJOE
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Welcome to the team.


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GWBACH
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Hello Guys, I saw the pic of Clint and said to myself, that is my team, So Hi and whats up?


"The future ain't what it used to be"
Yogi Berra
Life is full of obstacle illusions.
-- Grant Frazier



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Hi Rod and welcome. You are in the right place. Keep us posted on our progress.


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Welcome Rod, we are all in this together. We are here to help you any way we can


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You must be the change you want to see in the world
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Hi guys, My name is Rod, I joined Sparkpeople about a year ago tried it for a couple of weeks but just kind of pooped out. I'm back now and trying to make a little progress in my daily life rather than conquering everything at once. At this moment I'm concentrating on tracking my food and getting at least a small walk in daily.

[singing] Oh don't you remember sweet Betsy from Pike / Crossed the high mountains with her lover Ike / Two yoke of oxen and big yellow dog / Called Shanghai rooster and one spotted hog / Hoodle-dang-hootie-i-doh, hoodle-dang-hootie-ay, hoodle-dang-hootie-i-doh, hoodle-dang-hootie-ay / Shanghai ran off and the cattle all died / last piece of bacon that morning was fried...


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STUDLEEJOE
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welcome to the group. Do not worry about what happened before, just start today. Onward and upward.


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3/18/12 8:42 A

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Welcome or welcome back...It will work and you will accomplish what you really want to



SPIRITLAWYERCPA
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3/17/12 9:16 P

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Hey everyone...I've been on and off the team for awhile now. Been getting frustrated by not being able to get into an exercise program that keeps me motivated and shows results. Hoping to get reinspired by everyone's dedication. Thanks for your support.

Tony


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STUDLEEJOE
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3/9/12 9:59 P

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welcome to the team glad to have you here


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PROVENIENCE
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3/9/12 1:31 P

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My name is Jim and it's nice to be here. Joined Spark about a month ago and am still getting my feet wet. I'm 50+++ and looking forward to being a member of the Team. Take Care



BYFTHALONE1
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1/27/12 2:57 P

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emoticon

Pain is temporary, quitting is forever


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STUDLEEJOE
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1/25/12 9:51 P

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Welcome to the team


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AKHAZE
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1/24/12 1:36 A

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Hello everyone. Obviously I am new to this forum or else I would not be posting here. I signed up on Sparkpeople in 2010 but did not do much with the site except track my eating habits. Then kind of stopped using it and as of October got beck on track with monitoring my food and exercising regularly. So I am now exploring different areas trying to use all the tools available.

If You Think You Can, You Can! If you Think You Can't, You Can't! Either Way You Are Right!


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STUDLEEJOE
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1/11/12 6:58 P

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Good to have you back


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BOSS61
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1/9/12 7:07 P

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Indeed yes. Welcome back.

Remember what Dr. Seuss said: "Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one!" (It's never too late... )

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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BYFTHALONE1
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1/9/12 6:46 P

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welcome back to the fold

Pain is temporary, quitting is forever


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BARCONIUS
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1/9/12 11:43 A

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Hey Fellas,

Just wanted to say 'Hey'
I signed up for SparkPeople last year and kind of forgot about the website. Now I'm back and looking to make a real difference for myself and those I care about.

Scott

Scott in Pennsylvania

Said goodbye to:
The 340s: 7/1/2013
The 330s: 8/12/2013
The 320s: 12/2/2013
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch.

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar reformedchristianfatty.blogspot.com/


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BYFTHALONE1
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1/8/12 9:11 A

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welcome to all the newbies!!! Jump in, the water's fine...

Pain is temporary, quitting is forever


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BOSS61
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1/7/12 6:00 P

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I'm new here, new to Spark and new to my 50s. Business owner, husband, father of two amazing teens. My wife of 20 years has just joined Spark too.

Looking forward to learning, participating, blogging, interacting. Wondering just what percentage of overall spark members are female. Instinctive guess: 80%, and that could be low.

Glad to have found this group!

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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GREYMOMENT
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1/6/12 8:48 A

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HI everyone. Been a Spark member for a couple of years and do my best to stay in shape. Massive heart attack and two TIA's when I was 50 was the impetus for this lifestyle change. Now turning 56 with a couple of setbacks, still going strong. Currently walking 5 miles a day with an occasional jog. Time balancing is my biggest challenge. There should be more than 24 hours in a day. This just is not fair. emoticon


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STUDLEEJOE
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11/28/11 11:10 P

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Welcome to the team. This is a fun team.


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GLENNANTHONY
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11/28/11 8:59 A

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Hi everybody,

I too have just joined and I need to get out there and get moving,I have to start out slow, too many problems and health issues , BUT its a Monday and what better way to start the weekemoticon



BIGDRUNNER
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10/28/11 6:44 A

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Just joined the team looking forward to it!

"The race isn't always won by the swiftest, but to those who keep running."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEs_uA0
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SPIRITLAWYERCPA
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10/7/11 8:00 A

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Thanks Steve, I'm looking forward to supporting everyone and being supported in all we do~


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STUDLEEJOE
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10/5/11 5:31 P

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Welcome to the group. It is a fun group, and very helpful
Steve


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SPIRITLAWYERCPA
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10/3/11 9:25 P

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Hey guys: first post as I am trying to get back to my exercise routine. Lost over 60 lbs about 8 yrs ago and kept it off until last year. Have gained at least 20 lbs + back in about a year and can't seem to find my way back. Hoping to get more dedicated to SP by tracking what I eat and find different ways to exercise. Looking forward to sharing our fitness journey together.

Tonyemoticon


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