Hello!! My name is Lynnea. I'm 45 years old and live in Minnesota where, yes, we are supposed to get another foot or more of snow today! UGH!! We are literally buried, but on the good side, I'm getting a lot of shoveling in!! I have a great husband and two grown children, a son who is 24 and a daughter who turns 23 next week! I have been rollercoastering on the diet/exercise thing for a number of years. But I have since found workout programs that I absolutely love to do and have been able to stick to them for over 3 years. I am also eating much cleaner than I had been. Not totally clean, but still much better than I was. I cannot believe how good I feel!!! It it truly is amazing how healthy eating and exercise help you feel so great about yourself and you are able to peform at work and home so much better!! I think once my mindset changed from "diet" to "lifestyle", I have been having more fun with workouts and eating and trying different things because THIS is how I want to live my life!!
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Hi I am Lilli. I live in Washington state. I am 55, married and have 2 grown boy and one granddaughter. I have lost 50lb. I having lost at must the last two month. The holiday and cold weather and snow keep me inside. I more of a outdoor person with my exercise. I like to run and bike. I do have a exercise bike but rather ride outside. I want to lose at lest 40lb more. I hope it will get easier now that I getting my husband try to lose weight too. He need to lose more the 100lb but is hard to find food he like that good for him. Now all I have to do is try to get him to join sparkpeople.
Good evening, I Am Kay and I live in the thumb of michigan..... Right by saginaw bay of lake huron. To start with we are freezing here! I am 54 years old and the mom of three adult kids. I need to loose 40 pounds. My husband needs to loose 60. I have lost some but the holidays were tough since my passion is baking and cooking and feeding everyone! We were raised by the old rule family togetherness is eating, and eating and cooking and eating it was how my dear Mom fixed or celebrated everything! Now the apple didn't fall far from the tree!I am told often I take after her and feed everyone quite often. I have a large family. I'm worried about my husband. He just feels crappy all the time. He knows the excess weight is alot of the problem, but has no willpower. Just eats everything till it is gone..he gets mad if I try to tell him anything about watching how much he eats. I have decided to let it go and lead by example, and cook healthier. He needs motivation. Maybe if I am succeeding he will be encouraged.
Sorry if I was rambling, wishing all of you sparkers a great evening. Kay
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Hi I'am Carrie from Houston Tx. I'm 46 have a wonderful husband, who Michael who is graduation from high school this year, and my other son who is in heaven. I have lost weigth and gained weight ,but woring really hard on the weight loss.
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hi. my name is annie. i am a single mom to a soon to be 9 year old daughter. i also have two beautiful budgie birds. we live in ontario,canada. since i have joined sparkpeople, others close to me have started to take better care of themselves. they see the success i have and have started to get more active throughout their days. i finally want to reach my goal weight and to not hear the question are you pregnant when i know i am not and have not been for almost 9 years.
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Hi, My name is Eileen. I'm 62 years old, married and live with my husband and our three pets in our motor coach. Currently we are in Florida, but plan on traveling across country this spring. I have always had a weight issue. In need of losing 42 pounds to get to my goal. I'm in other groups on Sparkpeople, but do enjoy a small group where you can get to know people easier. Wish I could get my husband to join too, but he isn't into it at all. He needs to lose weight badly. Maybe my example will inspire him ; ) My struggle is staying consistent. I am motivated to get to my goal. Just need a collective boot in the butt to get up off mine and get out and exercise! Eileen
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I am 37 and married. I like the theme of your team because I try to make my husband eat better. He's never been overweight like me, but he doesn't eat very healthy either. I take my job of feeding him very serious and when I can make good food that tastes good, I know I'm doing a good thing for him. I'm trying to spread the spark at work too. Everyone is trying to eat healthier and exercise. WooHoo!
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i AM 55 YEARS OLD AND HAVE 2 ADULT DAUGHTERS AND A WONDERFUL HUSBAND. i HAVE 2 GRANDSONS AND 1 ON THE WAY IN APRIL.I HAVE LOST 50 POUNDS AND HAVE BEEN STUCK AT THIS WEIGHT FOR A COUPLE MONTHS NOW. I NEED TO BREAK THE PLATEAU SOON AS I AM FRUSTRATED.i LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING SOME NEW FRIENDS.
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