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9/9/14 10:50 A

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Hi all my name is Joanne. i recently purchased Leslie's DVD and i love doing the walking at home. it's a great workout.



Joanne


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9/7/14 8:21 P

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Good evening all my name is Tema and I'm a returning member from a long time ago...I love Leslie and her dvds so I thought I would join again I'm looking forward to meeting you all

I'm making it one day at a time
TENACITY is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination!

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9/1/14 9:05 A

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Good morning! I am brand new to this forum. I've been with Sparkpeople for several years, I use a Fitbit to keep track of my steps and aim for topping 10,000 every day. But truthfully I have slacked off. Lost 30 lbs. and regained 20... have 40 to lose to be in my ideal weight range. I walk 2X daily with my dogs, but you can imagine how stop and go that is. I'll be back home tonight and ready to go.

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
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8/19/14 11:21 P

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Hi there :) I'm not new to walking or to SparkPeople, but I've been really lacking in the exercise department and have been trying to walk a lot since early June. I have a lot of trouble staying motivated. I really like the challenges here!! :D

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8/12/14 9:04 A

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I love them too. They are convenient. If I am running around the house cleaning or have a little time before work I just pop one in. Have found myself getting up early just to do one.

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8/12/14 9:01 A

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I'm new to this team, but not new to Sparkpeople or to Leslie Sansone. Every time I walked for any length of time with Leslie , I lost weight. But life kept swinging and I gained 20 lbs back of 77 I lost. But I am back and determined to lose that twenty. I love Leslie, she is so energetic and motivational. I am soon to be 55 yrs old. Recently rewed to a wonderful man. We both love to hike and camp but our work schedules (we both work psych in different hospitals) keep us from doing the things we want. I currently weigh 164 lbs and want to be somewhere between 140 and 145.

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7/27/14 12:43 A

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Hi...I am not new to Sparkpeople or this team, but I was MIA for several months. I am back and serious about losing some weight and living a healthier lifestyle. I started over this past Tuesday and so far all I have really done is change the way I am eating and am logging my meals. I will do my weekly weigh in tomorrow morning. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and take part in a challenge soon. :)


"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities. And go to work." - H.L. Hunt

no pain, no gain.....No Pain, No Gain .....NO PAIN, NO GAIN



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7/23/14 10:11 A

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Hello I'm new to this team just joined it today but have been on sparkpeople for a while prior to this. I used to enjoy the Leslie Sansone Walk Club community boards (is that what it was called?) a number of years ago and loved the way those challenges worked, so I was excited to come across this team!
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7/1/14 4:35 P

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Hi everyone. Just started working out again and doing walk away the pounds.
I use YouTube for the videos.

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6/30/14 5:47 P

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I have been doing WATP video's about 2 months. decided to join the group

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6/11/14 3:20 P

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Hi, I am new to this group and am really looking forward to walking away some pounds. I have lost 22 pounds this year by just eating correctly but now it is time to step it up a notch by doing WATP. Can't wait to see pounds dropping. I also signed up for a 5k in November 2014. So the pressure is on! This weight is coming off one way or another!

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5/5/14 1:16 P

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Hello-

I jointed this team last night. I am not a new Sparker just someone who fell off the wagon and is trying to get back on. I am 33 and live in Columbus, Ohio. I am married with a 2.5 year old. I have never recovered from pregnancy and have about 40-50 pounds to get to my goal weight.

I like these videos because I have space in my tiny house, I have a bad ankle and they are low impact plus if you add weights and do several miles you can make them really hard.

I am looking forward to the challenges - I need something to keep me focused and motivated.

"If your dog is fat so are you"





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5/1/14 5:34 P

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I just began using these videos last week and love them. they are the only exercise routine i can stick with and i love how easy they are

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4/29/14 12:59 A

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Hello,
I am Lisa and I live in UT. I have been with Spark since 2008 on and off. I have come to the conclusion I need spark to help me get to my weight loss goal. I am a Grandma of 4 boys, I want to present a healthy way of living to them and hopefully they will never have to worry about losing weight and becoming healthy. I have been doing WATP's for a while and they are GREAT!! I did her 4 mile super challenge and WOW!! I am looking forward to some nice weather so I can get outside to walk, but until then Leslie is great and as she says it is a "no excuse walk"!! I quit smoking almost 2 years ago (June 13th) and started menopause at the same time--yay, lots of weight put on at that time! So far I have lost 17 lbs. and now need to lose the other 46!!

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4/24/14 10:44 A

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Hi, I'm Melanie but you can call me Mel. I am not sure if I have already posted on here. LOL...I have been a member of this group for a while. I live in SE Texas. I just got lost but now I am back. I go to the dr today to see if I can be released back to exercising. I had surgery a few weeks ago and had endometriosis removed and my fallopian tube tear fixed. I'm so ready to get back to WATP...Love it. I have several videos. I have about 75-100 more pounds to lose and hope to by my birthday in 2015 (May). I will struggle because I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis but I am up for the challenge and working hard to get to where I want to be. It will be so worth it. I look forward to being back on the boards helping and getting to know everyone.

~luvs & hugs Mel

Don't quit, when a wall hits you, hit back!!!!!

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE AND BE HAPPY!!!!!

"It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. Too bad. The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses." -- Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen- "You on A Diet"

"Dream to reach the stars, Live to reach your Dreams" mine

"Get busy living or get busy dying"--Shawshank


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4/23/14 7:40 P

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Hi, I'm Liz & live in NYC. I love Leslie Sansone videos also Jessica Smith. I am coming out of a bad depression so I'm hoping to get out more, when I do I walk. I do at home walks but want to add outside walks like I used to, am hoping to get back to that size & maybe smaller.

Edited by: LIZ_MURDER at: 4/24/2014 (11:15)
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this any more!" Peter Finch from the movie Network

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4/7/14 7:34 A

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Good Morning Everyone emoticon
My name is Carolyn, last name is Whitney and I'm a retired high school biology teacher (WHITNEYTEACHER). I have arthritis in a lot of places, including my knees, so walking is my preferred exercise. Before I retired in 2008 I was driving 140 miles a day to work and back and would listen to audio books along the way. Now I listen to my books while I'm exercising. I don't listen to them any other time so I'm encouraged to exercise more so I can hear more of the story. I have several Leslie video's, I like the walking but not her constant talking so I mute the TV and listen to my audio books while I follow what she's doing.
My husband and I just moved from a house he had lived in for over 40 years (one month after he had major back surgery) to our new house in Southern Oregon. I just found a new walking trail that goes for miles and I can get on it only about a block's distance from my house. Unfortunately that block's distance is walking on the side of a very busy highway.
I look forward to getting to know everyone here, there's a lot more about me on my page if you want to take a look.

My name is Carolyn
(Whitney is my last name, I'm a retired high school biology teacher = WHITNEYTEACHER)

I moved to Grants Pass, a small town in Southern Oregon in January, 2014.




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4/4/14 12:12 P

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My name is Karen. I'm new to this team, but not so new to Sparkpeople. I have been around since 2006, very active in 2007, then not so much after that. Created a new account in 2011 to "start over" and then still have been hit and miss until about six weeks ago. I have been using WATP for quite a few years and now, I typically use them once or twice a week. My "go to" exercise is water aerobics, but I like a variety, too, so when there's not a class at the local Y, I will throw in a video for a change of pace.

Glad to be part of the team!

***Karen***

Everything is permissible--but not everything is beneficial. 1 Cor 10:23


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4/2/14 10:12 P

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i had oral surgery and was told i had to take it easy, so no high impact exercise. i went to the libreary and found some Leslie Sansone videos. And i loved them! they used all my muscles and kept me in motion. they moves were easy and unlike dance videos they are not hard to learn or work sides of the body unevenly.

I now use the walking videos as a no excuse option to get moving even if i am tired or my body is not in the mood for high impact moves.

Don't forget to be awesome.


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4/2/14 6:51 P

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Hi there, I am Becky :)

I live in Maine, but work in New Hampshire. I have three beautiful teenagers, who live with their father in Nevada for the school year and with me in the summer (this is better for them educationally --better schools out there!).

I work full time hours crammed into two weekend shifts and one evening shift with a company who specializes in the community reintegration of people who have had a traumatic brain injury (either from birth or acquired) or some sort of developmental disability. It's a challenging position, but one that I really enjoy.

I have been with SparkPeople on and off since 2008 (eek!), and I must say that this site has been such a great help to me when I actually put it to use, lol!

I just ordered my first Leslie Sansone dvd (umm, the Walk Away the Pounds - Express - Walk Strong ) on Amazon today, and I hope to be using it by next week!

Any questions, just ask. I'm excited to meet all of you!

All I really want is to spend my life traveling the world, reading books that take my breath away and drinking all kinds of coffee.


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3/28/14 6:42 P

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Hi there, I have been using the videos off and on but now I need to get serious.
Glad I found the team. I love to walk but not in the cold even if I do leave in Florida. emoticon

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3/26/14 8:27 A

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I'm Traci. Have been using Walk Away The Pounds off and on for years. Have stuck with it for the past 5 weeks though. (2 mile express walk). I had no idea this team existed. So glad I found it!

Never let success go to your head, and never let failure go to your heart.

Make time, or make excuses. The choice is yours.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.


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3/8/14 8:23 A

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My name is Kelly. I try to do the 5 mile WATP video at least once a week. I also enjoy TaeBo and the Extreme Makeover workout tapes, but right now I'm mostly doing WATP - it's my winter go to workout.


Kelly from Illinois
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3/5/14 11:38 P

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My name is Lisa, I am from Iowa. I broke my treadmill two weeks ago and it will take two weeks to fix it. So I got out all my old dvds of Walk away the pounds, So happy I still have them. Plus I watch more videos on You Tube for more variety.

Here is a site with sample videos and cheap prices on watp dvds.

www.collagevideo.com/exercise-videos
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Edited by: STARLITNIGHT at: 3/12/2014 (14:28)
Lisa from Iowa
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“To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”




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3/3/14 4:54 P

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Hey my name is Meghan :-) I am new here and ready to get going! I want to lose weight with at home workouts because to be honest im a starving college student and cant afford the gym at this time. I lost weight before with Leslies walk away the pounds work out and i want to start back with that! I am looking for new fitness buddies just to learn from and get encouraged by feel and vice versa feel free to stop by my page!

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3/2/14 11:30 A

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Hi everyone, my name is Katie and I have been around Spark for several years but just not very consistently, but this time I am determined to get this weight off. I am married and we have a 12 year old daughter.

One Goal at a time~One Step at a time


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3/2/14 10:43 A

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Hi everyone, my name is Michelle. I have 3 grown kids (1 daughter and 2 boys) and 4 grandkids (so far; all from my daughter. She wants her own hockey team lol). I turned 45 in December last year and made up my mind that 2014 is MY year, I will lose weight and get fit and healthy. I want to be around for a very long time to come, and want to be able to enjoy those years! I went to my doctor in January (which I am glad I did, they found a heart arrhythmia and I had to do a lot of tests - everything came out ok!) and he put me on a diet (and Phentermine to help kick start the weight loss). I started my diet on Jan. 12th, and so far have lost 19.8 pounds! I am so happy. I use the WATP 3 Mega Mile dvd. I can't do all 3 miles at the same time (yet), although I can do 2 now. At the beginning I couldn't make it through the first mile. I usually break it up into three workouts a day, though. Sometimes I will just do one mile each time; sometimes I will do 2 miles. I feel so much better now that I exercise daily; I think I'm getting addicted to Leslie lol!

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2/5/14 12:37 P

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Hello everyone my name is Gigi. I am new to the group but not to the site. I'm currently doing Walk Away the Lbs 1 mile . Currently I do 10 min 3 x a day walking 30 min daily.

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2/3/14 8:11 P

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Hello. My name is Angie and I am new nice to have such a team to join.

Now or never I can do this

Lose: 2 % of starting body weight , 5 pounds.Goal has been met.

Lose 5 % of starting body weight: Will meet at (237.5) pounds.

Lose 10 percent of starting body weight: Will meet at (225) pounds

Lose 15 % of starting body weight. Will meet at (212.5) pounds

Lose 20 % of starting body weight. Will meet at 200 pounds.

Lose 25 % of starting body weight. Will meet at 187.25 pounds.

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2/1/14 10:13 A

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Good morning Sparkers! My name is Rose. I have been with Spark People for several years, but not always consistent. My weight loss though is almost 80 lbs and I LOVE LOVE LOVE walking! I prefer to hike out on a trail, but since I live so close to Lake Michigan, the weather doesn't allow it, so Leslie has become my indoor friend. :)

Happy Saturday! Stay focused and be blessed!

Don't let today pass by! You only have this moment. Make it count!


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I have been with this group for a few years, but have been missing for a few, so Im back! And walking with Leslie!


Lost all my wieght by Counting Bites (NOT calories) and now Counting Bites in Maintenance Mode!!

started October 14 2013 218.2
reached goal wieght 2-17-2014 149.8 lbs

68.4 lbs lost in 18 weeks

My blog about counting bites as Lifestyle Change to lose and Maintain wieght!
countyourbites.blogspot.com/2013/11/
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countyourbites.blogspot.com/2014/02/
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Hi I'm Jill ~ new here ~
Last year at this time I could barely walk for 10 minutes, a year before that I was in a wheelchair, I still have to use a walker for long distances, but I have lost alot of weight and am feeling great. Now I have signed up for a walk in April so I am going to continue doing my water aerobics and work toward finishing a 5K. WHEW!!!!

I may of been delirious when I signed up for this walk, but I am going to do this as a goal to possibly achieve, I still have about 90 pounds more I would like to lose. I do 2 hours of water aerobics about 3-4 days a week, and today I did 5300 steps in the pool, which is about 700 shy of a 5k.
I don't really know what I am doing but I want to try ~ help ? !

Just for today ..... it really is one day at a time

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11/12/13 5:28 A

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I have been on spark for a long time, I have lost 20 pounds simply by figuring out and treating my hypothyroidism. But the rest of this weight isnt going to loose itself. I have 120 pounds to loose. I am taking it 15 pounds at a time.

SW: 320

5% - 304 (√ March 2014)
10%- 288
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No longer Morbidly obese - 247
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No longer Obese @ 192
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No longer Overweight - BMI healthy @ 148
55% - 144


“None of us can change our yesterdays but all of us can change our tomorrows.” ~Colin Powell



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11/9/13 4:02 P

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Hello! My name is Denise- I am 48, and I have 70 lbs to lose. i am giving myself a good year to do this. I have been off/on sparks people a few times but I joined up with sparks coach & I am staying accountable & doing well- 9lbs down in about 3 weeks. I have an autoimmune disease and it is hard to talk the heat in the summer so the walk away the pounds is perfect for me & with winter coming up I plan to continue. I just completed a 10 min. a day exercise challenge. Did that plus the walk away the lbs at least 3x a week. Just saw this team today!

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10/22/13 3:19 A

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Hi, my name is Samantha and I am 32 years old. I enjoy WATP workouts and I do a different walk six days a week and I add bootcamp dvds which are mostly strength training based on 3 of these days.

My starting weight was 104kg (229 pounds) and I am now down to 89kg (196 pounds). My goal is to be at 80kg (176 pounds) by the end of the year.

One of my new gols is to participate more in the community and I just created my Spark page yesterday. I am looking for accountability buddies who enjoy walking as their go to exercise.

I can do it!


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6/16/13 6:47 P

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Hello my name is Monica. I'm about 95lbs overweight :( . My entire family is overweight and has had bad health problems and I want to beat the bulge before it kills me.

I started trying to loose weight about 3 years ago and have kept 20lbs off but I found myself in a routine of working out past my ability and injuring myself (gaining some weight back) and once I felt better I would think I was 100% and continue the workouts only to injure myself agian :/

I did over half of a 6 week bootcamp program, was doing kickboxing, hiking and strength training classes while suffering sciatica pain and muscle spasms in my back that sometimes left my feet numb...

I'm taking it slow this time around, begining with walking, wish me luck!

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Hi my name is Kourtney and I have always had a problem with my weight. I recently went to the doctor and found out that I have some heart issues. I had a hole in my heart when I was born and so I guess this is the aftermath. I need to lose 30 pounds and I want to do it by October. I love walking so I think this is a good choice for me. emoticon

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my name is tara and i have struggled with my weight all of my life. myself and some others in my church have decided to commit to a healthy lifestyle. no more yo yo diets but just one day at a time healthy living and making healthy choices. recently i broke my first weight barrier emoticon and plan to break many more. support is the key for me and a weekly weigh in with our group definitely keeps me accountable. i look forward to meeting all of you! emoticon

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my name is Darlene I am 53 and raised 5 kids alone, my ex left when the kids were small,
Our baby Sal died 15 months ago and he still does know that he died, I have been obese for 20 years, I am down 13 lbs since first week of april, 89 to go... I am looking forward to getting to know you all

Darlene


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5/15/13 7:23 P

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Joined the team a few days ago. My daughter has me out walking a mile each evening after supper. This is day 3. It is far past time to get serious with this and get myself to a healthier weight. Walking is going well so far except for a nagging lower back ache that comes on about 1/2 into the mile. I don't know if it's my shoes or just old age! LOL Probably the latter unfortunately. Glad to have found this team, hoping to make some new spark friends to share encouragement.
RA

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Hello there! My name is Heather, and I am finally serious about getting healthy, and staying that way. I have back problems, so am pretty limited as to what exercises I can do, but started walking last month, and love it! I started slowly, and have gradually worked up to 4 miles a day 4-5 days a week. I love getting out there with my music, and just walking and clearing my mind! This week I am going to try and hit the 5 mile mark. Wish me luck!

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Hello all,

I have been walking 9 miles a week now. I am getting ready to run my first 5K in virtual races on Sunday. I am really enjoying myself this time around on Spark. i am motivated and focused on eating healthy and getting out there. ''

Hope you all are doing well
Sandy

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Hello everyone,

My name is Annie, I'm 33 years old and I've been a member of Spark People a couple of years ago.
I really enjoyed it but I was not mentally ready at the time to accept the changes and put the efforts in to losing the weight.

Since the middle of 2012 though I've lost about 34 pounds on my own and I recently decided to come back to Spark to get the little push, tools and support needed to get me trough this journey and to help me be more consistent with it too.
I have a lot of weight to lose and I hope that with the help of God, efforts and walking again I'll be able to reach my goal.

I love the WATP DVD as they are easy to follow and effective for me and I think a good way also to start moving again.

I wish you all a wonderful and successful journey and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone.
Have a nice Friday and a lovely week-end.



Annie

Weight loss goals :
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- 50 pounds loss : DONE
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- 100 pounds loss :


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1/27/13 10:27 P

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Hi my name is Helen. It's been a while since I've been active on this team and SP in general. I'm happy to be back and really hope the interaction with other and this site will keep me motivated. I'd really like to lose 100 lbs this year; I turn the big 4-0 in February of 2014 emoticon . I am going to do my best to reach this goal and would really appreciate any encouragement, words of advice, prayer and friendship along this journey. Looking forward to getting to know you all.

Helen :)



"But we...rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." Romans 3:5



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Hello all,

My name is Sandy and I have joined the team to motivate myself to walk off the pounds and walk in a 5k by the end of the summer. I am a behavioral therapist working with adults with autism and severe mental health issues. I am a Christian. I love God.

Looking forward to meeting you all here and be supportive.

Sandy

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I want to send out a big emoticon to everyone posted here. It's great to have you on this team ... please take time to post because it really helps all of us stay motivated as we see progress! And we can help each other as we hit snags in our journey. It's been fun getting to know people from all over the world!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Apostle Paul

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Hello! My name is Karen and I'm new to SP. I loved the WATP in the past and am getting back to it. Can't wait to get to know folks!

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Hi, my name is helen and i have recently joined spark people as i need to sort out my lifestyle to loose the weight i have slowly gained over the past few years... i used to enjoy walking and want to get it back into my life on a regular basis

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Hi my name is Anne. I have been a sparkspeople member for about a year or so but haven't really followed through with anything, but this week I went to the dr. and I felt so ashamed when I stepped on to the scale and I was over 200lbs.! I couldn't believe it, I am 5'2 so that is a lot of weight for me. I am desperate to lose weight and get healthy. emoticon

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10/29/12 12:12 P

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Hello! Like most people I've been on and off of spark for years and am here to try again. I'm sure I've said this before, but I feel much more prepared and finally ready for this journey. Hope everyone has a great day!

Jaime

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Hello everyone, I have been on sparkpeople for over 3 years but now I am serious. I got on the scale and was surprised to see that I had hit 200 lbs. I hadnt even noticed, well maybe I have. I have all of the Leslie Sansones video. I absolutely love the program but have failed to stick with it on a consistent basis. I am currently a doctoral student who spends most of my time researching (on my butt in front of the computer). I recently purchased a fuel band which assists me with tracking my activities. It has worked I have been doing more activities more than ever. I am eager to meet new friends that are also getting in shape. I hope all is well and I look forward to speaking with everyone on the discussion board.



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10/25/12 1:16 A

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Hi Everyone,

Well I've been on this team for a while but never really got to introduce myself and say Hi. My name is Rosie and I've been doing the Walk At Home DVD's for about 2 years now. I had always quit for one reason or another but this time I'm sticking to it for good because I love to walk and the boost after every workout is awesome. I'm glad to be here and even more glad to be writing this lol. I completely lost my voice this week and it's been about 5 days now and I'm still waiting to be able to talk again. I was sent home from work yesterday and had a day off today so I really really need my voice by tomorrow. Well, I gotta get walking lol. I will be doing a 15 minute mile today, although I've stayed at the 2-3 miles per day I'm really taking it easy today. Oh and feel free to visit my SparkPage :)

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Hi. Just joined the team. I've been on and off Sparks for a couple of years, but getting serious now. I am 56, retired (and loving it), happily married. This Spring I peaked out at 247 lbs. This September I managed to lower that to 232 lbs. About the same time I applied for a local small town newspaper health challenge. There are 4 of us competing. Half way through now and I have dropped to 215 lbs. 4 weeks to go. I won't get to my goal in 4 weeks, but I expect to make a serious dent in the numbers (making sure of course that I am healthy in how I do it). I make walking my main exercise, walking about 7 - 10 km a day, making sure I include some serous hills into my route. So far it's working. See you around. emoticon

Doug - BC, Canada

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I'm 64 also and I think you're approaching the walking the correct way. I just want to be consistent. I'm carrying a lot of weight so right now, it is not the easiest thing to do.

Susan

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I've been with Spark for about 3 months now and have lost 10 kilos, another 13 kilos to go! I am 64, love walking in the countryside in my part of the world, North Norfolk in the UK. I started walking only about 2 months ago, very slowly indeed due to general unfitness, but am now walking between 3 - 6 miles 3 times a week, at an average pace of 2.9 mph. Still quite slow, I know, but I'm getting there and enjoying every minute of it! Look forward to reading inspiring posts on this forum!

If you want to be happy, be. -Leo tolstoy.

If possible, act with kindness. It is always possible. -Dali lama.


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10/16/12 1:23 P

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Hi, I'm not new to Sparkpeople but new to the forum. I'm ready to walk with Leslie after having bought some of her DVDs.

Susan

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10/16/12 10:31 A

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Hi i'm sarah i started sparkspeople last year and stop now i'm back, motivated and ready to walk walk walk

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Hi, I'm Candy and a returning Sparker. I shut down my SP account about 6 months ago due to health issues but I'm back and wanting to lose this weight by walking which is one exercise that I really enjoy doing!

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Little by little, change can be made permanent!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill

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Hi everyone, my name is randi, I have been on sparkpeople for a couple years. I have already lost 100 pounds, only about 30 to go! leslie helps on the days I dont want to get up and go to the gym, I have loved every video I have tried!

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Hi my name is Esmeralda and i just started doing the walks at home since i cant go out anymore (too cold) ;) walk,walk,walk....

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10/5/12 1:39 A

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Hi everyone! Can't believe I missed introducing myself before this - oh well. Never too late. :-)

My name is Judy and I'm a wife and mother to a very active 5 year old DS. I work full time at a fairly new job I enjoy and am blessed to have been hired for.

I've been on Spark for a while and absolutely LOVE Leslie and her program! Looking forward to getting to know everyone as we walk, walk, walk our way into healthier lives!

Gettingfit4him aka Judy in Nor CA, PST
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10/4/12 11:18 P

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Hi, I am doing Leslie's Walk Your Belly Flat and I really like it. I have done the one and two mile walks. I am ready to get another WATP video but not sure which one. I have lost about 20 lbs. and need to lose about 10 more. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for awhile but have'nt been taking advantage of all the wonderful tools that is offered and I know I need to do this. I just have'nt taken the time to learn how to use them.

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Hello

My Name is Jana and the mother of two beautiful boys and wife to a fantastic man.
Over the past two years things have been very difficult fiancially and healthfully. first in oct 2009 I had my second child, and then about a year later my husband lost his job so i had to put in alot of hours at work to make ends meet.
I have always been somewhat heavy, but i've always considered myself healthy. NOT anymore. it's time for me to pull myself together and focus more on my health. and that is my goal.
i love Leslies walk at home DVD's mainly because I feel like I work harder at them at getting the moves correct which i think helps with a more efficiant Calorie burn.

It will be so nice to meet other like minded people who want to get healthy and be good examples to our kids! :]

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Hi, I bought a set of Walk Away the Pounds at a yard sale this summer. I finally started the 5th of September. I am still on the 1 mile walk but for the first time I don't feel as if it will kill me. At this rate it will be 2020 before I get to the 4 mile walk. emoticon


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Hello, I'm Kristi. I've been on Sparkpeople for several years, and just found this team today. I love the Walk Away the Pounds DVDs. They are great for our long, dark, cold Alaskan winters.

Kristi

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Many of you will realize that I am not new to Leslie's Walk At Home program, but have been MIA, so to speak, due to the stresses of my job and constant lawn mowing all summer. Now it is time for me to get back into the swing of things! I have lost a lot of weight in past years with the WAH DVDs and plan to do so again, this time for good!



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