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3/31/14 11:57 P

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Hi all,

I am sort of new. I'm a 30-something year old South African residing in Canada. I moved here last year and with all the change I picked up a bit of weight - a first for me because my weight has always been quite stable.

I (used to) like to run. And would like to get back out there more often and for longer distances than the odd 3km.



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3/23/14 6:47 A

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Hi there. Name is Bronwyn de Villiers, and I stay in a beautiful part of the world, namely Gonubie, South Africa. For those that don't know Gonubie is 10 minutes outside East London. Gorgeous weather and gorgeous beaches is what I love about my country.
I am 42 years old, and currently on Weighless. Have lost 3.8kg so far. Goal weight is 70kg...still a long way to go. Am single, no children. I love animals and dolphins. As for Rugby, I am a big Sharks supporter.
It would be great to catch up with fellow South African's to chat and help each with our weighloss journey.

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3/19/14 5:41 A

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HI Melissa, thank you for your prompt reply. HOw do I find you again ? I am new to this site and am not sure how it works. I can do with all the help I can get.


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3/19/14 5:01 A

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Hi Michelle
Welcome :-) And I'm sure there are many of us that feel the same way - I can totally relate, I keep on trying to be disciplined but it never lasts very long.... so I am also quite frustrated and really hoping I can get my act together. So we can definitely motivate and encourage each other :-) Good luck and keep me posted! emoticon
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3/19/14 4:22 A

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Hi Munchbenj,
I discover the same problem with myself always. I fall off the wagon but for a long time, then when i suddenly see myself in family photographs i get a huge fright and then resolve to start again only to fail again and again. I so badly want to start walking again, cos its a form of exercise that I love doing, but i am not very motivated. Perhaps we can help each other.

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3/19/14 4:15 A

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Goodmorning everyone!!!! I think I feel as apprehensive and new and silly as everyone else does when you first try out. Um, My name is Michelle Taljaard , I'm from South Africa (Gauteng) and have a stack of weight to lose. I get so tired of always trying and I just keep falling down only to keep on trying again and again. Anyone else there feel this way? It's so humiliating watching everyone else succeeding at losing weight only to just keep on watching yourself staying overweight. The desire is to reach goal, but it never materialises. Anyone around that can support me? I am 37 years old and want to lose the weight and tone up before I'm 40!!!!!

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2/5/14 6:49 A

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Hi Nicky :-)
Welcome and good luck! I desperately want to get in shape, because I got engaged about 3 months ago and I would really like to look good for my wedding.... we haven't set a date yet but since I have so much weight to lose I am doing my best to start shedding some kg's ASAP.... I only just started dieting again last week after spending some time off the wagon.... so now I really want to work hard, stick to the diet and see some results :-) Let's all keep motivating each other as we work towards a healthier future :-)
*Melissa*

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2/4/14 6:50 A

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Hi all,

I joined the site in January this year.... my weight is at an all time high and I need to lose around 20 kilo's.

This site is the first that I found to be very informative and easy to keep updated and the workouts are sustainable :).

I do suffer from anxiety and Insulin Resistance and I'm hoping to get myself and my health back on track in the year ahead!

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11/19/13 12:29 A

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Hi Vanessa

Ive just joined sparkpeople a week ago and yours is the first message ive seen, it resonated so much with me. I have also been diagnosed with PCOS and have been trying for a baby for 1 year now. I know my weight is a huge obstacle in that struggle and I too have had so much emotional turmoil dealing with my weight, PCOS and struggling to conceive.

The fact that you were able to have your first child really gives me hope.
I know we can do this, beat the weight and the PCOS,
Good Luck, I am on your side:)

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11/18/13 1:45 A

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Hi Vanessaede

Thanks so much for sharing you story with us. W e are here to encourage you on this journey.
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11/17/13 11:15 P

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Morning everyone

I have been on Spark People on and off for a few years and never really engaged with the SparkTeam pages. I have decided once and for all that I need to start taking care of myself and life a healthy active life for myself and for the sake of my husband and two year old daughter.

I've never been slim but I'm now at the heaviest I've ever been, I weigh the same I did at the end of my pregnancy just before my daughter was born. The road to having a baby was a long and difficult one for us (I have PCOS and mild endometriosis) and in the end it took years of fertility treatment, she is everything I imagined a child to be and then some. When she was 10 months old I fell pregnant spontaneously and we were over the moon that having our second child wouldn't be such an emotional and physical struggle. Sadly the pregnancy was complicated from the beginning with regular spotting and I lost the baby at 12 weeks.

I was devastated and lived with a deep depression for several months where my weight spiraled out of control. Slowly but surely the day became easier and I was more happy than sad, I am now at the point where I've come to terms with the miscarriage for the most part. We've been trying to fall pregnant since the beginning of the year but unfortunately my body stopped responding to treatment in July.

I have come to the conclusion that I cannot be upset about not being able to fall pregnant if I'm not doing everything I can to be healthy and lose weight to help with the PCOS.

This time round I'm determined to stick with the Spark People program and to use the Team pages to help me do so.

Looking forward to chatting with everyone and sharing encouragement and motivation.

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11/17/13 3:10 A

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I keep on falling off the wagon and resort to eating badly and picking up more kilos than I previoulsy lost. I recently went away on a conference/holiday and was shocked at what I looked like in the few pictures I was in. I knew it was time to take serious action

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11/8/13 6:53 A

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Hi Celest.

Nice to find you here after such a long time. Yes I am back. Hopefully I am older and wiser and ready to achieve my weightloss goal once and for all.

"Although a righteous person may fall seven times, he gets up again" Proverbs 24:16a


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Welcome Jackie. Good to see you back.

I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.


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11/8/13 5:41 A

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Hi I am Jackie. Been on spark a few years ago and made great friends and great progress. A few years and two more babies later i am back to get myself and my body back.


"Although a righteous person may fall seven times, he gets up again" Proverbs 24:16a


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11/5/13 10:40 A

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I've been trying for a while to revive this team...but so far...nothing. I cant figure out, if we are boring, lazy or shy????
Lets keep this rolling, and maybe some new members will get addicted to chatting here and learning new ways to cope with health issues other than food addiction.

I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.


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11/5/13 7:50 A

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I Know Celest! I am really trying to get something going here! Hope we can get it right!
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I wonder where all these people are now. They once belonged to the SA team which seems to be dead once more. Nothing ever seems to revive this team for long...why is that?

I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.


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10/25/13 9:26 A

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10/22/13 5:26 A

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Hey all...I'm an SA expat in the Middle East. Been on SP for a couple of years. It has changed my outlook, my choices and added to my fitness/health knowledge...I love it! Some days these are the only friends I get to 'see' or chat with. Fun. emoticon emoticon

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10/22/13 5:16 A

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Hi Tanya
Welcome! The hardest Part is starting again and you have already that! You can do this!!! Good luck!

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10/22/13 4:27 A

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Hi

I've been with Spark People previously - about 5 years ago. I'm back again. Gained about 28kg since then - need to seriously drop this again. LOL

I believe - You believe - We all will succeed


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9/26/13 5:39 A

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Welcome! emoticon

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9/26/13 5:38 A

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Welcome!

I sure we can all offer each other support on our respective journeys! good luck and lets keep each other motivated! emoticon

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9/25/13 6:39 A

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Hi Everyone.

I'm new here and really need to shed some kg's. I live in Pomona, Kempton Park. Hoping to get some support and encouragement on my journey - for that is what it is.

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9/23/13 8:44 A

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Hi,
I'm from JHB. I've just joined today and I am looking forward to getting down to my correct size and live a healthy lifestyle.

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9/22/13 12:02 P

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Thank you.



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Welcome to the team emoticon

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9/18/13 7:46 A

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Hello everyone. I'm Tsephe and I live in Pretoria. I'm new here and just joined yesterday. I'm hoping to use this site to keep track of my exercise and nutrition and to take control of me life. I'll be doing my first half marathon this Saturday at the Irene Clover spring run. Hope it goes well.

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9/15/13 11:34 A

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Hi everyone. I've been here for a while, previously I lived in Botswana, but my residency has expired. I came back to Canada (where I was born) at the end of 2009 with only my suitcases. I am hoping to return to what feels like home to me, Botswana, or South Africa, I was there several weeks ministering in churches and loved it. I love the people of Africa and feel that some of the rise of weigh issues are due to the infiltration of western culture. Like I said while I was there, some of your culture you need to throw out, but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater, much of your culture you need to embrace, but some of the Western culture you need to throw out. All the best everyone on your journey to a healthy body, perhaps one day the Lord will cause us to team up and minister, face to face. Till then, I'm thank-ful for this internet connection as we work towards our common goals.

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9/1/13 11:31 A

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I always make a huge salad, and keep it in a see through bowl in the fridge. Fast food sitting right there, all I have to do is add the protein. Boiled egg, cottage cheese, cheese, tuna and plain joghurt etc. I also have some RYVITA at hand. I could eat that every day.
You have to have a look at Spark Recipes. They have awesome tips. Many people like to put plain oats in water in the fridge the night before and then eat it the next morning with raisins and fresh fruit.
Best thing to do is to pack food to take to class with you. And to eat small regular meals. I started losing weight when I started eating every two hours at exactly the same time. Small low GI, High protein, and low fat meals.
Anyway, have fun!




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9/1/13 11:13 A

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Ahw.. Thank you. I have my own little stove with oven and warm plates. I also have a steamer,kettle and microwave. So I have like a mini kitchen in my room that will help a lot. I just lazy sometimes to make food. Time at university flies.When I open my eyes its exams and then vacations. we have very long vacations. So far I'm enjoying tracking my food and so. I originally come from the free-state world.
Do have any tips of quick and delicious meal I prepare? And what are nice snacks?


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9/1/13 11:02 A

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Thank you!
Love your new ID pic. Truly beautiful! As a numbers girl you will enjoy counting cal more than most! Hope you love Sparks, it works!
Let me know how things are with your weight loss. We have a lot of tips and solutions for you.
I studied in Bloemfontein. How will you cope with the res food? What is it like in this millennium?
Have fun!



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8/31/13 3:22 P

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thanks for the advice. :) I am currently studying Actaurial science.
I think spark may become the best thing that happen to me. @LovingAfrica
Congratulations on your weight loss so far. It's really inspiring. :)

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8/31/13 1:42 P

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Hallo MONIQUELUDICK, welcome to the team!
The biggest favour you can do yourself is to log everything you eat. It is schleppy at first but once you have your favourites set up, it goes really quickly. And to do some sort of physical activity each day. Hope you will love Spark!
The best way to meet people here is to read and comment on blogs from the Team Stream!
What are you studying?
Wishing you the very best!



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8/31/13 6:37 A

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Hallo everyone!

I study at Stelllenbosch Unversity, staying in Res still. I am new to sparkpeople, still getting usd to it. Looking to lose 18kg once and for all. Hopefully, I can achieve this lifelong goal of mine. Every week I start eating healthy and then weekends come.


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8/6/13 7:46 A

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Hallo MISSZAR!
Love your SP name and purple ID picture, by the way!
Welcome to the Team and to Spark (I just love it, hope you do too!)
Wishing you the best on your journey.
I heard on the news that you guys are freezing in CT at the moment.
Hang in there!
(I live in the Lowveld, and because we are a tropical species, we are freezing too, even if you would laugh at our temps. It's all relative, anyway)
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8/6/13 5:34 A

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Hello all. I'm a new member and based in Cape Town. My goal is to lose 14kg. My current weight might not seem like I'm too heavy but I'm quite short so I'm a classic pear shape and then some :) Looking forward to staying motivated to make it happen with you all!

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Thank you, to be honest I miss home so much, I miss the sunshine, the people, the food and our beautiful landscape and way of life. There is no place like home emoticon I love logging my food and I love trying out the recipes and have added a few of my own. I also love the fact that I can take an old fav recipe, tweek it with low fat options and then see how many calories it will be. Thanks for the welcome emoticon

We should love who we are, that would make things a lot easier ;)


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7/24/13 10:39 A

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Hallo Beverly!
Welcome to the team! I know ex pats from Northern Natal who live in Ireland at the moment too. They love it. Do you love the Emerald Isle?
You will love Spark! FYI 80% of successful Sparkers log their Nutrition. It is schleppy at first but gets to be second nature.
Bless you!
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7/24/13 6:24 A

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Hi everyone, my name is Beverley and I am from the Eastern Cape but live in Ireland. I am new on Spark people and love it. I joined a herbalife weight management team, but I am now tired of eating the same foods for the past six weeks. So I am ready to do this!

We should love who we are, that would make things a lot easier ;)


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7/20/13 5:00 A

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Welcome back to SA, PRONUTRO!
Love your Spark name by the way!
We can so do this!!



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7/19/13 6:44 A

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Hey there - also live in Cape Town and also joined WW but found the point system made me too hungry and kept on breaking my point allocation. I also need more and I have known about this website for years and it just keeps on getting better

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Hello, i discovered Sparkpeople many years ago while living in Canada and have been an intermittent user. Hopefully - this time - I will achieve my goal. I am now living in the Mother City fulfilling a longtime dream/ goal of attending UCT. So here I go and I must dash,that the website is greatly improved

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Hi, I am Sue from Alberton South Africa. Hopefully I will actually reach my goal this time!

Keep on Sparking!
Sue :)


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thank you! I am excited. emoticon

“...if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.”
― Bruce Lee


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Hallo Sue-Ellen!
Welcome to the team. SPARKPEOPLE is totally awesome. You will get more than the support you need. I hope that you will love it.
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I am Sue-Ellen from Cape Town. Lost weight. Gained it all back and some. Back on track. Joined Weight Watchers. But seeking added support. this seems to be the place.This is my year and I want to make it count. Lost some weight by myself. But I do better with people.

I am ready!

“...if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.”
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Hallo ALYANDA, JILL156 and BRONSTITCHES!
Welcome to the team. I will be running into your blogs on Team Stream from time to time, so you will definitely hear from me again.
I wish you only the best on your Spark journey!
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Hi I'm Yolanda and I'm from the Northern Cape. I joined spark to loose a bit of weight and to live a healthier live. I have a little boy of 3. I love my coffee so much, its hard to llet it go lol

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5/13/13 7:56 A

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Hi!
I'm Jill from Cape Town, almost 31, have two girls, very recently divorced (24 April this year).

I figure it's about time to get rid of the extra weight I've been lugging around for the past 9 years; I just have no idea where to start!?

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5/13/13 5:40 A

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Hi I am a second time round member living in Kempton.

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5/9/13 5:58 A

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My apologies to the Team Leaders of this Team. You are NOT inactive. The Team members are. I am in!
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I will check blogs and new posts and challenges on this team as time allows.
I love it here.
South Africans are my favourite people.



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5/9/13 12:47 A

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Hallo YNSASSY!
I came to the SA team to check on some blogs, I like to read blogs from fellow SA people, and found your into. Welcome back! Well done, you lost a load, and kept it off for a long time. Now you just have to refocus and you can SO do it!
Bless you!



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5/9/13 12:45 A

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Hallo Babs! Welcome to SPARK!
You will love it here. Unfortunately this team is very quiet. I wish you best success with your goals!
Bless you
Maria

Edited by: LOVINGAFRICA at: 5/9/2013 (05:56)


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5/8/13 8:24 A

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Hi all my name is Babs.I live JHB. Im new on Sparkpeople and I hope I will learn a lot. I will be turning 30 in a few week's time. My goal is to have a healthy lifestyle, to be happy and finacially free.

Do what you can, with what you have,where you are.


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5/7/13 10:08 A

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Hi...Firstly dont stress coz spark people has all the tools u need. Set your goals and start keeping track of your nutrition and fitness...Accountability is important so be very strict about keeping track. You will get support by blogging and keeping in touch with other members...Good Luck!!!

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5/7/13 10:03 A

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Hi. Im from Johannesburg and back on Spark people after losing 30kg in 2008/2009. Over the years I have maintained my weight for a long time, but over the last year I have picked up again...I am motivated but support and accountability is key to attaining my goal...Hopefully I will get that here on spark people and I will try and give support to people here...

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4/23/13 8:08 A

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Hallo Simone and Leigh!
Simone, SHEILA lives in CT too. You will enjoy her.
Leigh, do you still sew? Glad to see that you are back in SA.
Welcome to you both.



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4/23/13 7:45 A

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Hi! I am here to lose weight and live healthy. I am from cape town :)

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4/23/13 5:15 A

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Hi - my name΄s Leigh. I΄m from Benoni (Gauteng) but have lived in Catalonia (Spain) for nearly 12 years now. I am back after a long time MIA. I have about 40kgs to lose and could do with all the support I can get :)

Motivation isn't something magical, it is the result of a positive step forward. (my quote)

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3/22/13 10:06 A

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Hallo Team
I am here to lose weight and help and support others along the way.
May you have an awesome day




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2/22/13 6:18 A

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Hi,
Welcome. You will find that we in sunny SA is not very active on the site. Probably because airtime is so expensive.
I just decided to get a new spark after being dormant for a year or so. And I really need some encouragement. (or some-one that can kick my butt into gear)
Let us know how you managed the last month.
Regards
Corita

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1/25/13 3:09 P

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Hi, I am a 40 year old woman from Alberton, Gauteng. I just joined SparkPeople a few days ago. Glad to see other South AFricans using this website.

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1/23/13 11:14 A

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Hi i am new here need would like to live a healthy lifestyle and stress free hope the sparkleteam will help me be a happier woman.

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12/30/12 11:29 A

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Hi there, I'm not sure if I'm completely new, but I doubt if I realy took part in this team.

I'm a South African mom of 2 primary school kids and one toddler and currently a full time maths and science tutor.

Although I've been part of Sparkpeople on and off, I've never really set my mind to it and a million and one things in my life side tracked me.

I've reached a stage where i finally realised there is no way I can do this on my own (I typically jump in and rather do things in general myself than to wait for others to help, or worse, admit I can't do it). Well now, I'm admitting it. I can't. I need help.

Hope I can, not only find like-minded people who've hopefully been there done that and WON, but also become a success story myself and inspire someone else along the way.

By the way, I'm located in Gauteng, Pretoria. :)

Regards

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12/22/12 11:36 P

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Debsie - hallo. It is easy to use. First set it up - how much you want to lose realistically etc etc and then the site itself sets out your daily calorie range and calorie burning targets. And then track. What you eat and exercise. There are other bits of information but they just are add ons in a way. Ideas for exercise, articles on health and fitness, forums like this to raise questions, etc. Enjoy.

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12/20/12 3:14 A

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hi everyone, i am brand new here and miserable about letting myself go for the thousandths time! please advise me as to the way forward, how to use this site so that i can get going to make the changes i so need to make.

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11/27/12 6:04 A

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Hi Everyone, i am not actually new, been here for a couple of years but i am back, need to looser some weight again.
And i need a lot of inspiration !!! LOL
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11/4/12 10:58 P

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Please introduce yourself here in order for the team to identify new members.

Sharon
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/gro
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