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RAWRIGHT1 Posts: 1
7/22/14 12:01 P

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I do not know if I am doing this right but I am trying to introduce my self. I am Rachel from the Fredericksburg area. I have been with spark for a while on and off, I am back in need of help to be he a healthier and happier. I am 30 years old as of last month and am currently going to school for psychology. If I am not doing this right let me know how to do it right thank you

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7/14/14 3:28 P

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7/14/14 3:03 P

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Hi Everyone! My name is June and I live in Chesapeake, VA. about 20 miles South of Virginia Beach! I am working on a lower carb diet and increasing my exercise since I got the okay from my surgeon as I had ankle surgery last October. I am a retired nurse and that is when I started gaining weight. I will be 72 in August and I want to stay healthy so that is my main reason but then I want to feel good in my clothes. Looking forward to meeting everyone. Enjoy your day! emoticon emoticon


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6/23/14 4:05 P

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Welcome everyone!!!!!!!!

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6/6/14 10:28 P

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I'm Hope, from the NOVA area, I'm a military spouse, with 2 children ages 13 and 9. I am losing weight for my health. I am 34 years old with 243 pounds to lose.

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6/3/14 12:35 A

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'allo, team! I'm Sherri (but you can call me Noni). I'm currently in the Charlottesville area of Virginia, enjoying a bit of peace and quiet now that the college kids of left for the summer. ^_~ I just joined SP yesterday, starting my journey towards hopefully breaking the 150lbs barrier that's been haunting me since middle school.

Anyone in the C'ville area have any recommendations for good, inexpensive gyms? I used to be a member of the ACAC, and then I joined Success Studios - both were GREAT gyms, but I just can't afford to pay more than $100 a month in gym fees.

"Let go. Give over to The Divine. All that you are. All that you have. Including your pain. Calm your breath. Repeat. My pain belongs to the divine. It is like air. It is like water."
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5/30/14 12:45 A

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Hi, I'm Lizzie. I've lived in VA my whole life, and I am about to transfer to a VA college! Super excited. Hoping to get in college shape!

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5/28/14 7:04 A

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emoticon Welcome, new members!

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5/20/14 11:25 A

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Hi everyone. I'm Siriluck and I'm from Sterling, VA. I've been away from Spark but hoping to get back on track.

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5/19/14 1:22 P

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Hello Everyone, emoticon

I am Melissa and I live in Harrisonburg V.A.. I moved to Virginia about 3 years ago and I'm a stay at home mom so I haven't had much of a chance to meet people. It hasn't been easy trying to balance good nutrition and fitness while my fiancé doesn't care much for it, constantly buying junk food. But I am excited to say that 46 days in and I have lost 26 pounds! I still have 44 pounds to reach my goal, but, I am determined. I'm looking forward to meeting people who will help me reach my goal and stay motivated. emoticon

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4/30/14 9:29 A

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Hello all! I'm Rachel and am currently living in the Netherlands with my Dutch husband. I sure do miss the Appalachian mountains in this flat country! emoticon I joined Spark People mainly for the meal plans and calorie tracking. These things help keep me accountable.

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4/29/14 10:17 A

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emoticon Monica and Pamela!

emoticon Jenn!

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4/27/14 10:17 A

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Hi I am Pamela Burks and I live in Blackstone Virginia

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4/17/14 8:51 P

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Hi All,

I am Jenn and I live in Northern VA. This is my 2nd full time commitment to Spark (I had some success 2 years ago but let life undo the results). It hasn't been easy trying to balance good nutrition and fitness while juggling 2-3 jobs and my two boys (I am a single mom) but I am happy to say that 102 days in and I have gotten rid of 17 unwanted lbs! I have 5 more I want to lose as well as start toning and getting back to a body/mind that I haven't had in a long time. Looking forward to the journey with my fellow Virginians :)

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4/17/14 1:29 P

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Hello! My name is Monica and I live in Springfield, VA. I just happened upon the site when i was searching for an exercise buddy. If anyone is in the area and is interested in buddying-up, let me know. I currently have a membership to the Gold's Gym in the Bradlick Shopping Center, but I would like to do water aerobics so I'm thinking of joining either the Rec or XSport Fitness (they're 24/7). I would be available weekends and weekdays after 4. I'm an early bird at work so I like to be done and home by 6. :)

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4/15/14 11:13 A

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emoticon emoticon Welcome Carolyn and Rhonda!

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4/12/14 2:31 P

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Hello everyone. My name is Rhonda an this is my first time on SparkPeople. I live in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake. I am an RN currently working as a Case Manager. I have 25 very stubborn pounds to get off. I had back surgery after a car accident one year ago tomorrow and I struggle every day with movement. I am trying really hard to stick to a healthy eating program and have managed to kick 20lbs off myself. Now I really need some support and encouragement. These next 25 are not coming off without some added exercise - and I have to take the phrase "No pain, no gain" literally. Wish me luck!! If there is anyone that lives in this area that needs a walking partner that is interested in starting out slow and building up, I am your girl.

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3/30/14 10:31 P

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Hi everyone - and NELL!!! :)
I am not doing exchanges right now - I have had more success with South Beach. I gained a lot of weight and had a hard time (and a lot of physical problems) getting it off. But South Beach helped me do that. I've lost motivation and need to get it back. I'm hoping that I can build that again with Spark.

And yes - let me know when you want to come down this way - we will do the town. emoticon

Ok everyone... starting tomorrow I will be posting my eating plan for the day. Is there a special place to put that so I don't crowd up this board? I just want accountability.


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3/30/14 10:34 A

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My name is Carolyn. I live in Charlottesville. I'm wondering if any other Spark people live in my area.

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3/30/14 9:56 A

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emoticon Nita, and a real emoticon for Nell! How neat two friends could get back in touch here.

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3/30/14 8:28 A

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OMG Nita!! I am so glad you are back!! Once the weather gets better I'll have to get down to see you again! I owe you a lunch, I haven't forgotten. TOPS is a wonderful program, are you doing exchanges? That is my second language!

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3/29/14 11:44 P

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Hello Everyone! I'm coming back to Spark after a long time away. I live in Orange County, Virginia and lead our TOPS group in our community. I have 13 lbs to meet my goal (but then would like to go about 10 lbs lower after I get to goal since it is still high).

A special hello to Nell - whom I met years ago here.

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3/29/14 9:37 A

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I just joined this team. I just saw that there was a Virginia team as well as a Northern Virginia team. Remember about 25 years ago when some people wanted Northern Virginia to secede from the state to keep tax revenue local? Personally I'm happy with being a 100% Virginian.

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3/29/14 9:07 A

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emoticon Welcome Melissa, Dsc5fq, and...Nell! Nell, did you really just join, or is this a welcome back? Cheers!

Edited by: CELIAMINER at: 3/29/2014 (09:08)
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3/27/14 11:55 A

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New on the SparkPeople scene, I'm a soon-to-be college grad in Charlottesville looking forward to getting back to my former fitness! My biggest challenge is healthy eating and portion control but I know I can do it!

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3/25/14 1:04 P

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Hello, I just joined. I'm Melissa from Manassas Park, and looking forward to some changes.

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3/22/14 11:17 A

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Hello everyone. I'm from Reston in Fairfax County. Two of my kids live in Arlington, one here in Reston, and one lives in Madison but works in Culpeper, so I spend a lot of time down that way. I look forward to discovering Sparkers from all over this beautiful state!

Nell

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3/16/14 7:24 A

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emoticon Hmbedford, and emoticon Ashley!
Hope you both find the motivation you need on SparkPeople.


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3/11/14 10:43 P

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Hi. My names Ashley and I live in Richmond. I've been off and on on Spark People for a couple of years now. I've really been lacking motivation lately and am hoping to find it again so I can get back into doing my workouts.

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3/11/14 2:38 P

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Hello, I'm new to sparkpeople and I am in Fredericksburg.

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2/20/14 9:44 A

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emoticon emoticon Welcome, Laura, and congrats on your progress!

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2/16/14 9:28 P

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My name is Laura and I have been sparking for 2 weeks now. I have lost 6 lbs, and weigh in again tomorrow.

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2/15/14 7:06 P

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Hi YANKEEBELLA,

My parents are retiring this summer and moving to Winchester. How exciting that your son is getting married in October!!

Both of my boys are active with basketball right now. I spent the entire afternoon watching their games today.

~Have a great evening!!

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Welcome, Mamashans,

Love the Valley. My son is getting married in Winchester in October.

One step at a time will get you back on track.

I miss those days of doing activities with my two boys...they grew up too fast.

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2/15/14 12:38 P

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Hi CELIAMINER!!

Thanks for your response and your welcome to SP!! Your plan today sounds great!! It is so important to just get up and move. Making a game out of it sounds like a very positive outcome indeed!! I did a 5 mile walking DVD of Leslie Sansone's today. I didn't think I was going to make it through the entire thing, but I did!! I feel so much better having accomplished that today. It has been a very long time since I walked 5 miles all at once. Here's to meeting our goals, one step at a time!!

~MAMASHANS

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2/15/14 11:42 A

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emoticon Mamashans! I'm feeling your pain on giving up running, as I have a bum hip just when I should be in full-up training for a half marathon. In the meantime, I look for quick ways to add fitness to my routine. Today I'm playing a game in which I get up every 30 minutes or so and walk for 10 minutes through the house doing some picking up and decluttering.

emoticon Yankeebella! This time around you will do it!

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2/15/14 10:05 A

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Hello!! I just joined SP two days ago!! This is my first time using SP. I have 80 pounds to lose. I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. I am married to my college sweetheart. We have two active boys. I broke my ankle 4 years ago and put on this weight during this time. I was running and had lost 100 pounds when that happened. I have almost gained that weight back. I am on here now and joined a gym. With all of the snow, I can't always get to the gym, so I am doing walking work outs at home. I have to keep moving for the scale to keep moving down.

I welcome all encouragement on this journey. Thanks!!

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2/14/14 7:45 P

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Hello, I am Susan. I call myself Yankeebella since I was born and reared in western NY state but have lived in VA now for 33 years so that makes me part Southern Belle.

Gained weight at age 13 and have just been going up and up over 45 years now. Have tried numerous programs but give up. Lack discipline though I am a nurse who teaches nursing students. So I had the discipline for my education but not for my weight...go figure. Yea, I am still trying to figure that out.

I am divorced though my ex passed away last year (age 61 and had chronic illnesses that he did not take care of). I work as a nurse educator and have two sons and two cats. I live in the Hampton Roads area.

Younger son getting married in Oct so I don't want to look frumpy!

I have been on and off SP over the last several years. It is a great, free site full of emoticon info.




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2/12/14 9:02 A

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emoticon emoticon Welcome, Jennifer!

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Hi - My name is Jennifer and I live in the tri-city area of Virginia. A co-worker told me about this website and I must say I'm impressed. I cant wait to have some time later to be able to look around and get my page situated. My goal is to lose some weight and to just live healthier. I am married now 14 years and have four fur-babies. I welcome anyone's friendship, ideas, and encouragement. emoticon

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emoticon Dawnb7! Keep emoticon

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Hi,
I am returning after an on again off again member of sparkpeople, I do love this place I am just easily sidetracked. =) I live in Fredericksburg, have 4 fantastic kids whom we homeschool, well only 2 are left homeschooling, the older two have now graduated. About a year ago I took a part-time job merchandising and noticed around the 6 month mark that I felt better and had lost some weight and by the 8 month mark I was a full size smaller, so the light bulb finally clicked on and I recently added the gym into my day. My daughter and I have taken up cycling which I love. So I have finally begun tracking again on here and it truly keeps me motivated. I look forward to getting to know you all.



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1/26/14 10:10 A

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Welcome, Nursemary 1961! I hear ya on menopause, and I also love Chef Meg and Spark Recipes.

Welcome also, Cushie-spoon! Keep on blogging!

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Hi! I'm 34, SAHM with an almost 3 year old son in the NRV'ish area and in the process of either diagnosing a Cushing's Disease endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/cushing
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or ruling it out (tho she believes part of my weight issues is most definitely endocrine with my body shape, fatigue, stretch marks, "fatty hump between the shoulders" - check out the link, it might save your life). At my last doctor's appointment I was surprised to see the scale heading closer to 400 than I ever dreamed. We're building a battle plan to fight as hard as we can, with my ultimate goal to WIN. I don't have an option - it's win or die.

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“Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with and love shouldn't be one of them.” – Tiffanie DeBartolo

My Messy Room & Chaotic Dreams: Journey to Cushing's Diagnosis messyrooms.wordpress.com/

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1/24/14 4:16 P

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I lost 80 pounds on South Beach and gained 48 back. YUCK!!! Menopause!!!! I am kicking this!! Linda, We got this!!

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Hey. I am Mary from Roanoke. I started Spark last week. I am very excited. Love the recipes. Love the motivational stuff. Love to track food and exercise. Great. Good luck with your journey. I have lost 5 pounds!!

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emoticon Welcome, MARYK8TDECO and MBMJGGL!

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Hi I am from Wirtz Va outside of Roanoke

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hello, I am mary just started. I am from Appomattox,Va move here from Richmond,Va

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emoticon emoticon Welcome, Angee and Jmallonee!

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I am now to Sparkpeople and just learning the ropes. I near Fredericksburg and would love to have an motivation, accountability partner in the area. It is much easier for me to be motivated if I am working with someone I know. I hope to get to know all of my fellow Virginians and maybe we canget together sometime for a nice long walk and get acquainted..

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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Hello, Virginia Sparkers! I am Angee from Staunton, Virginia. That is right....the beautiful Shenandoah Valley or some know us better as the home of the Statler Brothers :) Anyway, I have at the least 15 pounds to loose but more importantly I want to be healthier not only for myself but for my 2 children. I was diagnosed 2 years ago with type 2 Diabetes. This past November my mother had to have by-pass surgery which means coronary heart disease is hereditary in our family. 2014 is the year I get SERIOUS about taking control of my health. I am hoping to find inspiration, encouragement, and motivation from Spark People.

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emoticon Welcome, Leigh-Ann! Great profile picture!

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Hey Virginia Sparkers, I'm Leigh-Ann from Salem (near Roanoke). First day on the new Sparksite and love what I see. Hope I get all the lingo and my page set up as good looking as everyone else! Hope to hear from y'all!

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emoticon emoticon Welcome, Kiyote22!

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Hi, I just started "Sparking" yesterday. I am usually a little shy when it comes to posting on boards, but thought that I would try to step out of the norm with the new year. I live in Ashburn, VA and I am looking to cut the weight before the summer!

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1/7/14 1:21 P

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Go, Linda! Keep up the good work!
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1/6/14 1:24 P

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Hello All. I'm Linda from the Eastern Shore of VA!!! I'll be 51 yrs. young next month and am finding it much harder to lose these 20 pounds. Menopause is a definite culprit!!! I lost 60 pounds on Nutri System 4 yrs. ago and have gained 20 back. I'm bound and determined to kick these pounds to the curb!!! :)
Wishing you all a great day!!!!

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Welcome, Haley!
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1/5/14 12:31 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Haley and I live in Fairfax County VA. I currently spent most of my time in West Virginia though because that is where I go to college. I gained the freshman 15 twice...so now I am working on getting it off and looking like I did back in high school. Good luck to everyone and I can't wait to read your stories!

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emoticon emoticon Welcome Sandy, Linda!

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1/3/14 3:29 P

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Hey everyone. I'm from Christiansburg, Virginia which is next to Blacksburg, home of Virgina Tech. I have been on SP several times before and had much success the first time but I think this is my 4th start over. I'm not at my highest weight and would LOVE to loose 50 pounds. I need to update my sprakpage but feel free to add me. Good luck to you all!!!

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1/3/14 10:20 A

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Hi, my name is Linda and I live in Virginia Beach. You know the place that if you don't like the weather...wait 5 minutes....it will change!! LOL! I am a caregiver for my mom, wife, mother of a wonderful 25 year old son, and ramrod for a bunch of crazy dogs. That's why I have fish....they are relaxing and lower your blood pressure. (That is a truism) I love gardening, crafts, cooking, entertaining friends and family, and designing jewelry and handbags. Looking to lose about 30 pounds and off to a great start. I am looking forward to meeting other Va Sparkers and sharing some great moments and stories.

Make this your BEST day ever!!!!


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Hi my name is Sandy (momtoconnor2003) and I live in Virginia Beach, VA. You would think since I live close to the beach I would be skinny. NOT! But I am hoping to rid myself of that problem soon. My goal of 2014 is lose 52 pounds. Reasonable since that is only one pound a week!

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I'm behind! emoticon emoticon Welcome Bemore64, Louise, Jennypenny40, and Brenda!

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Hi,
I moved to Norfolk this past summer. I'm planning on a healthier 2014 and hope to receive some support from SparkPeople.
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12/12/13 6:50 A

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Hi! I'm from the Northern Virginia area. Lived here for over 25 years. Great place ot live if you love history, great shopping and traffic. emoticon Nice to see other Virginians doing SparkPeople.

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12/11/13 9:38 P

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I have over the past 49 years have lived in Manassas, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Lorton and now back to Richmond. I had to take an early retirement from teaching after I left Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center for 10 years to teach a class of severely emotionally disturbed kids.
I am married for the 2nd time and have a daughter and 2 grands who live in the area. My husband also has a daughter and 2 grands in Luray. To be honest I have enjoyed every part of VA I have lived or visited though we have regularly vacationed at Virginia Beach.

I look forward to meeting other Sparkers here in VA.

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12/11/13 11:29 A

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Hi Virginia Sparkers!

I have only been in Chatham Va since Sept. 1st. I love it hear. So peaceful and beautiful. I am now ready for my body to match my surroundings inside and out. I was in a car accident on 9/21/12 which forever changed my life. I have limitations now and have not been able to return to work yet. I am working on my bachelors in Medical Administration.
I have so much weight to lose, but a day and a pound at the time....right? I am so happy I found this page. What an inspiring bunch!
Look forward to sharing mu ups and downs and I wish you all a Merry Christmas!

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12/8/13 7:32 A

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emoticon emoticon Welcome, Pintopower! Ha haaaa, love your intro message!

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12/7/13 1:18 P

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Steve from NoVA. Just starting with Spark. Still trying to lose the pregnancy weight after my wife had three kids.

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12/6/13 10:28 A

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emoticon Hi, Jeannie!

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11/30/13 12:57 P

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Hi, I am Jeannie from Richmond.

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11/24/13 10:05 A

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emoticon Go, Tricia! You sound motivated and determined. SMASH those 13 pounds!

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11/23/13 10:12 A

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Hi, I'm Tricia. I lost 45# 2 years ago and I started to put it back on. I am up 13# I refuse to go back to where I was and really need to get motivated before the 13# on becomes worse. I am a homeschool mom of 3 kids who keep me busy

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Another Robin! emoticon emoticon

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11/8/13 10:10 A

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Hello, My name is Robin and I am from Chesapeake in the Great Bridge area. I am not sure if I did this before somewhere down the line about two years ago but I am back. After a year and a half of stress from certain family events I regretfully have gained back the weight I lost but I am ready to do it again. This time it has to stay off I will be turning 50 next year and promised myself years ago 50 was it. I am a mom of 2 adult children and a 12 year old. I am a former ER Cardiac nurse who decided to stay at home when we had our first child. I am also a former gymnast but quit in my second year of college and since then the weight slowly crept on. Anyhow, glad to be here to share and to listen.

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11/3/13 9:12 A

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emoticon emoticon Welcome, Robin and Tori1975!

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10/31/13 5:00 P

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Hello! I am a 38 year old mother of five trying to stay active and healthy. The active part is easy! :) Working on the healthy part - not so easy. I live on a farm and enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, baking ( I LOVE sweets!), piano, teaching children choir, reading and exercise. This is an awesome site!

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Hi. I live north of Richmond, am 59 years old and am developing a healthier lifestyle with SP

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emoticon Hi, Franci, and welcome! emoticon

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10/27/13 10:48 A

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Welcome Franci, I'm new to this team. Hope all goes well with your new job. Just the traffic in NoVA would stress me out. Hope to be giving you lots of support.

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10/26/13 12:14 P

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Franci from NoVa here! New to SP. Just moved and started new job. Lots of stress and disruption and weight gain. Hoping Ithe wonderful support of the SP Community can help me get back on track.

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emoticon Marsha!

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Hi, I'm from Stony Creek VA just 30 miles from the NC line. I'm also returning, I left and went to WW. Decided to come back I like this site better than WW and I have to pay for that. I have a 10 yr old daughter & 12 yr old son. I'm 47 yrs old married and work 9-5. I have almost 50 lbs to lose. I hope to find support and motivation here. Marsha

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emoticon emoticon Welcome, Ruth.K.M! Hope this time works for you.

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Hi, I am returning to SparkPeople after years away. I have never really joined a group and thought I shouldn't be such a loner here. I just moved back to VA from MD. I am outside Fredericksburg on the Rappahannock River. My goal is to lose weight and get fit and healthy.

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emoticon emoticon Welcome 08Toni and Deniselx!

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9/27/13 8:48 A

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Thank you, wishing you luck as well. Getting started is the hardest.

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Hi - I live in Fredericksburg. I've been overweight for about 15 years and can't stand it any more - need to get rid of about 35-40 pounds. My biggest difficulty is staying determined. Those negative voices can really be powerful. So, I decided to join SparkPeople and have some company/not do this alone. emoticon

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Hi! Best of luck to you, Toni08...In Harrisonburg here! :-)


The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become, I will close my eyes and leap.
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Hi, new to this completely. I live in Staunton looking to lose weight and get motivated to start exercising hopefully this site will help.

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Squizzle1, I admire your resolve to limit your recreational computer time. I promise myself to do the same, but....
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Hi everyone,

I am back on Spark People after a long hiatus. I've yo-yoed up and down for my entire adult life. I had great success with SP in the past, but I let myself go once again so here I am!

I live in Harrisonburg, and I work from home as freelance writer. This past summer, I barely went outside at all, I was so busy with work. I've recommitted to taking at least a little walk each day, and that is helping a lot. It would be fantastic if there were any sparkers in this area who were interested in walking together, even just once or twice a week.

I won't be spending a lot of time on SP because I have to focus on work, but I will try to check in daily.

Best of luck to all of you! Thanks for being here...this is an amazing community.

Anne

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Because of all I may become, I will close my eyes and leap.
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