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8/2/16 11:03 A

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So happy to have found this team! I am a Christian, trying to get healthy after a few setbacks. Taking it slow and steady as my aging metabolism is not what it used to be! Thank you for being here!

Kristen

Starting over, no excuses.
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."


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7/27/16 11:36 A

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I know what it is like to be searching! If you are searching in your heart, God is pursuing you! I will pray you will find answers to your quest.

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7/17/16 8:01 A

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Good Morning!
Kristine from Florida here. Looking forward to interacting with this group. Hope you all have a blessed Sunday!

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7/9/16 8:13 P

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Hi I am Lisa, living in Phoenix Az now. I am turning 60 in September. I didn't really become born again until 4 years ago. It was such a huge event, that it was the definitive before and after in my life. My testimony is a little wild --- this is not the place for the full disclosure -- anyway, one by one my whole family followed suit, and now we all are on the same page, and even moved 2500 miles to be in the right church.

I believe that we are healed by His stripes.

Psalm 103 says:

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy

That's the truth. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and as we follow directions in the Word, we become freer and less double minded. Then we can follow a program like Sparkpeople and get our lives and bodies back in balance and be more useful for the Kingdom.

Remember Paul says exercise availeth little. Exercise is fine, but not the solution to life's challenges. To make progress we need to be doers of the Word, living righteous lives, and then our lives are blessed.



ďFor we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.Ē

Ephesians 6:12


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6/28/16 9:06 P

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Hi, I'm Linda and I live in Wisconsin. I'm 67 and like some others on this team I have come to the realization that now is the time to do this! I've developed arthritis in my hip and my knees really complain come the end of the day so I gotta get this in gear! I've started going to our senior center and doing about a half an hour on the treadmill. And I'm tracking my food, which of course makes me eat better stuff. I'm praying I can stay with this and maybe with everyone's help I can!

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6/18/16 9:01 P

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My name is Linda, and just like Geri, I find it harder and harder to lost weight as I get older. I am in this for the long haul. I must get more weight off me in order to feel better, look better, and to just have better self-esteem. I hope this team inspires me to do just that!!!

Just take it one day at a time.


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5/27/16 4:22 P

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Hi my name is Geri. I am retired and live in Florida. I am back after a long period of back sliding. I really need SP to get back on track. I have had a hip replacement and 2 knees replaced and now my other hip is giving me a lot of trouble. The weight must come off but since I hit 70 it is harder than ever. I have prayed for help with this problem all my life - I feel like Paul in ll Corinthians 12:8-10.

"You have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body." 1 Cor. 6:20


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5/8/16 5:05 P

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Hi! My name is Carrie. I am 41 and back in terrible shape. Life has thrown me for a loop the last few years, but I am determined to get it back. I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in 2013 and have basically just been trying to deal with that. It is essentially a form of rheumatoid arthritis in the SI joints and spine. I know my weight is not helping, hence why I came back here. I do not have any children (except the four legged ones). I am single and never married. Despite some awful things that have happened, I am trying to find my way back. I hope we can all support and encourage each other especially on the hard days. I can't be quite as active as I used to be due to the stupid disease, but every little bit will help! I look forward to talking with all of you!!!

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4/27/16 10:51 P

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Hello, my name is Dana and I am very much a free spirit. I would not consider myself a Christian, but I right now I am doing some soul searching. I thought this team would be helpful in finding my faith.

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4/24/16 5:23 P

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I'm Becky -- I live in Fryeburg Maine. I am a mother to three beautiful children; Bryan 16, David 15 and Medea 14. They keep me on my toes! I get to share the raising of these wicked intelligent and caring teenagers with their father and step-mother in Las Vegas. It's your quintessential blended family, but it works for us.

I work for a non-profit human services agency during the week as a team leader- our organization provides services to people affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, acquired brain injury or related disorders.. and the rest of the time I am a full time college student online at Ohio Christian University getting my bachelors in Organizational Leadership.

I am excited to get back in to being healthy and fit and interacting with 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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4/19/16 4:34 A

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I'm Connie. I'm 49 years old and finally getting my life back on track. I'm an emergency dispatcher for the fire department in Lubbock, Texas where I work the midnight shift (10pm to 6am). Then I work at an in-home daycare with 12 wonderful pre-schoolers until 1:00 or 5:30pm, depending on the day. I don't have much time for anything but work right now, but seeing age 50 quickly approaching made me realize that it's time to stop talking about it and actually start working toward my goal of getting in shape and getting healthy! With my busy schedule I have allowed myself to stop going to church for the last several years. My faith is still strong, but I think this group may be just what I need. I look forward to getting to know some of you.

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4/14/16 12:13 P

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Hi, I'm Faith.
I've been on SP for ages, but only relatively recently started to get active in a team. I'm a Christian from the Midlands in England, a retired teacher.
I look forward to getting to know some of you.

I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6


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4/12/16 11:46 P

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Hello everyone! I have failed many times when trying to lose weight. This time I've asked God to help me. Each day I remember this verse....

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13



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LINDA19615 SparkPoints: (1,954)
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4/7/16 7:16 P

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Hi I'M Linda from NC looking for Christian friends who need motivation, prayer and encouraging on this journey.

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3/20/16 10:57 A

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Hello, I am Amy. 44. I live in Waco, Tx. I am looking for an awesome Christian team where the Holy Spirit can have His way and the Spirit of God can be felt.

God is good all the time!!!

I can be stronger then hypothyroidism is weak!

I am a conqueror through Christ!

Jeremiah 29:11,"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."

Team Leader of TRAIL BLAZERS TRACKING CLUB. This team is supportive and tracks anything done. For all kinds of tracking devices. For tracking other activities even if no tracking device. All are welcomed!!


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2/24/16 9:01 P

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I am just checking in. I am looking forward to making new friends. I live in West Virginia.

Baby Steps.. Don't quit!

Melissa


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1/25/16 8:43 A

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I'm Kevin, Texan (Houston area), and just trying to navigate the healthy body waters while continuing my growth in Christ.

Both are challenges at times, though the reward for the latter beats the heck out of a positive Monday weigh-in...

KB

Kevin B.
Business owner, frequent traveler. Houston, TX.

Staying focused is the key. Remember that good health is the bigger goal.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ Jeremiah 29:11


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1/10/16 5:38 P

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I'm one of your neighbours (note the spelling) to the north in Canada. Like many others I am returning to Spark People in an effort to lose weight and become more active with regular exercise, I joined a few teams shortly after I first joined SP more than 5 years ago but was rarely active on the team forums. I'm going to try to change that and hope that it helps me to remain more committed to staying on track.
I am retired and enjoy reading, knitting and watching Canadian football although I do watch some American from time to time. I also sing with a small "choir" that visits several nursing homes in our small city each month. We present a mix of older secular and sacred music in each program.

And I remember "It Only Takes a Spark" which I learned probably about 45 years ago! It's a good one!

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Orillia Ontario (Canada - Eastern Time Zone)

I just wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try...dreams are made if people try. - Terry Fox

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle. - John Watson

What you will do matters. All you need is to do it. - Judy Grahn

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end. Julius Erving



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4HEALTHOFIT2016's Photo 4HEALTHOFIT2016 Posts: 182
1/3/16 7:46 P

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Jenni and I joined SP a year ago but haven't done much with it, until about 6 days ago, I have been exploring for days, trying to figure it all out. I really love the format and need the accountability and support from a site like this.

I do have many challenges to becoming healthy again, however I am willing to give it a real shot. With daily prayer, Gods grace and friends who walk a similar journey will make the difference I need to get some balance back in my life.

~Jenni


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12/29/15 4:20 P

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Hi, I'm Riki, I have been a member on SP before....Life moves fast and I got away from you all! I am back, and want to try again! I have at least 40 lbs. to lose, and am looking for accountability and friendship. Also, my husband is now pre-diabetic and has to watch carbs! I am looking to God for His help to keep me strong! I also, want to be a blessing and help where I can!... emoticon

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12/8/15 9:31 P

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I am Barb & have just come back to SP! I need consistency and accoutibility and SP provides that! I look forward to getting to know all of you!


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12/1/15 10:23 P

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Hey guys! I'm Rae from Philadelphia. I'm on Spark to lose 130 pounds and get healthy! It seems like quite a huge goal for me, but with JESUS anything is possible! If anybody needs encouragement, feel free to email me or comment on my page! Good luck to you all.

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11/13/15 8:55 A

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Hello! I'm from FL and trying to lose 35 pounds....so far 14 are gone! I don't want to repeat this up and down again! I'm below one of the biggies and don't want to ever see myself over it again! I'm in a fairly new area after living all over the country. I don't have a lot of support and encouragement but am looking forward to getting to know all of you and be part of the team! Together WE CAN DO THIS!!! emoticon

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11/5/15 3:34 P

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Hi, my name is Mandy. I am a 36 year old married mother of 3. I am so glad I found this group. My weight loss goal is to no longer be considered obese by my 38th birthday, Jan. 2017.

Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


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11/2/15 5:39 P

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Hello, My name is Kathy and I'm returning to SparkPeople. I went off for about a year or so (I was Redrosesbud4) but am back.
I'm trying to lose about 20 lbs and get over a sugar addiction. I need encouragement, because I don't get any here at home. Even trying to eat healthier, it is hard, because I don't do the cooking. We ( my parents and I) try to eat somewhat healthy, but my folks are set in some of their ways.
Can't wait to get to know some or all of you, and I'll try to get on line as much as possible. I'm trying to cut down my computer time. emoticon

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10/14/15 8:21 A

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hi everyone....i have been sparking for over a year now and i lost 54 pounds BUT...i gained 25 of it back....i am sooooo discouraged.....i need some encouragement.....i am looking forward
to sparking and getting to know you all.....

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!!


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10/10/15 2:26 P

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Heyyy! My name is Leanne - just trying to lose the weight that I gained in the last couple of years.So happy to have found this team - looking forward to getting to know you all! :)

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10/5/15 11:53 A

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Happy to have found this team. I'm having great success so far and am enjoying the momentum. If you need a friend, please add me.

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9/25/15 9:42 A

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My name is Christie, I have lost over 20 lbs this year and have hit a plateau. Although I eat fairly healthy I have come to the conclusion that I am eating the wrong way or overeating so, I am here to get on track and be more accountable for what goes in my mouth. I first goal is to lose one dress size, about 20 lbs.

All the best to everyone!

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9/19/15 5:00 A

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Hi! I am Yuki Jane, living in Sendai, Japan. I am 47 years old, and have lived in the US for 4 years as a student in the 1980s-90s. After that I have worked in Sendai, my hometown, and Tokyo as a translator and English teacher. I had been around religions past 25 years including Buddhism and an organized religion, but things changed when I finally visited my current Christian church in 2009, which run the kindergarten I went 40 years ago in my hometown. I was baptized just last week, so I am a newborn Christian, although I was already familiar with and fond of Bible teachings as I attended sunday services and bible study classes in my church for past 6 years.

At the baptism, everybody in the church was happy as the saw they put in the kindergarten grew after 40 years. I felt I was blessed by God and everyone was happy for me. The excitement still continues after one week and I am attending church tomorrow again to see Jesus and people. I am so glad that I came a long way to here, 30 years of struggling in the multicultural and multilingual environment finally bore fruits. It's all because of Jesus, and people connected with Jesus, they are so nice, and I am glad to be on the same boat with those people in Japan. emoticon BTW, in Japan, only 1% of the whole population is Christians, so please pray for us for spreading the God's Truth in this Far East country, if you can.

Thank you, and see you soon.

Yuki Jane

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9/8/15 11:53 A

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Hi, I am 39 and live in Oregon with 50 pounds to lose. I am wanting to get physically, emotionally, and spiritually balanced. I have studied with religions and found that that is not for me. However, I am church shopping and want to build a relationship with Christ and strengthen my faith. I read a lot of Joyce Meyer as we have similar backgrounds. I look forward to meeting you guys on this journey.

You haven't failed until you quit trying
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9/7/15 9:42 A

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Hi, I live in SC and have lost 27 lbs using spark. Anyone remember this song? I learned it at camp. I came to me on my walk this morning. Lovely.
"Pass It On" Lyrics

It only takes a spark

To get a fire going

And soon all those around

Can warm up in the glowing

Thatís how it is with Godís love

Once youíve experienced it

Youíll spread His love

To everyone

Youíll want to pass it on



What a wondrous time is spring

When all the trees are budding

The birds begin to sing

The flowers start their blooming

Thatís how it is with Godís love

Once youíve experienced it

Youíll want to sing

Itís fresh like spring

Youíll want to pass it on



I wish for you my friend

This happiness that Iíve found

You can depend on Him

It matters not where youíre bound

Iíll shout it from the mountain top

I want the world to know

The Lord of Love

Has come to me

I want to pass it on



Iíll shout it from the mountain top

I want the world to know

The Lord of Love

Has come to me

I want to pass it on

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Hi everyone,

my name is Aunie, I just joined this group this evening and dusted off my Sparks account. I am from Minneapolis, MN and I am going to be moving to Alaska in the next couple of months to work with college aged students in a ministry position. I am very excited about this and it's a huge answer to my prayers! Right now, I am just not where I want to be physically and with this new beginning and chapter in my life coming up, I want to happier with myself and be at a healthier weight.

So yea, that's me! Good luck everyone!!

‚ÄúAlthough I do love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with the sort of magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more. To become more.‚ÄĚ

"God is within her, she will not fall." Psalm 46:5


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Hello, I am new to this group. I reside in Virginia. I have a good husband and children. I need to get healthy and lose weight, hopefully come off some of these meds.

With God all things are possible..


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7/27/15 11:50 A

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I am so glad to have found this forum! my name is Candy and I am a Christian wife and mom of two amazing boys, ages 13 and 9. my husband and I have been happily married for 14 wonderful years. I am on a journey to get healthy, lose weight and be made healthy and whole in God. my family and I live in a small country town in North Carolina. I am hoping to make some new friends here.

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Hi,

I'm Taisha-Rose and I'm excited about being apart of this team. I would love to contribute and grow as person here.

I can do all things through Christ who give me strength.
Phil 4:13


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7/13/15 11:10 A

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Hi,

I am Shellie from Southern CA. I just joined your group this morning. Hoping to find ways to find support and to support others through our journeys.

God Bless.

If you always do what you always did...you'll always get what you always got!

I am Shellie from Yucaipa, CA
I am a KOPS!

I am an intelligent person. I HAVE controlled my emotions and not let them control me. Every time I am tempted to use food to satisfy my frustrated desires, soothe my injured ego or dull my senses, I WILL remember THAT I AM BE BE AN EXAMPLE AS I KEEP Off Pounds Sensibly. See you Lighter


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7/6/15 9:46 P

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Hi Bonnie , You Be Proud of what you have done with your weight ..i'm there too Just starting Again...was not in sp-- 5th time trying to lose and keeping it off..pray for me and i'll pray for you..thanks, Barbara emoticon

Running for the finish...


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Hi I'm Barbara and I live in WASHINGTON STATE. I have 1 son, and 3 grand children,retired,..Doing crafts,genealogy,. great to be with you all.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

Running for the finish...


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Hello, I'm Linda, I live in Maine. I always have a hard time posting and sharing things about my self, so praying that I can overcome it and concentrate on God to guide me more.

Linda......Maine



I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burroughs


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7/6/15 3:33 P

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I agree with you 100% GENESIS2012. I have tried so many times to stick to something but I expect perfection from myself and when I don't live up to that, I stop. So I'm basically all or nothing. Thanks for sharing your heart .. I just decided to try SP again (I think I've been away for 2+ years this time) and I am so thankful I found this group. I recently dedicated my life to God at the beginning of this year and now I need to get some other aspects of my life in order. God Bless!

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Hi to all my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. I have been a member of Spark People 4-ever emoticon at least it feels that way. I first joined under a different username and I then re-joined much later as Genesis2012. The first time I joined was somewhere around 2004 - who can remember! emoticon All I can say with any certainty is that up until a month ago, I was playing the same old diet games I've been playing for the last 15 years. I would start logging in on Spark every day; track every morsel that passed my lips; force myself to exercise when I just plain didn't feel like it, and beat myself up every time I deviated a fraction of an inch emoticon In other words I would sabotage my efforts over and over again. Then, about a month ago, I got back on Spark and decided to stop trying to be "perfect" and just be me. Here I was - a Christian woman, going to church, Bible study, doing volunteer work - why I even work at a church - and yet I wasn't acting in a way that would be pleasing to God. The Lord loves me because I am His - not because I am perfect. I can't be perfect because I am part of a fallen world. But, we all know the Good News - He sent His Son, Jesus Christ - who is perfect - to pay for our sins once and for all. Wow, why was I missing this when it came to what i was trying to do for myself. I am now relaxing and letting it happen. I'm tracking but not obsessing. Some days I eat on the low end of my calorie range - some days on the high end - but every day I give thanks and I ask my Lord to walk with me on this journey to health and weight loss.

I've been on and off several teams since I came back. It seems to me that many of the teams are very inactive these days. So, I've been checking out the different teams and checking the threads to see what they are focusing on. I haven't been very motivated by most of them but then today I looked at this team and thought I'd join because the one BIG thing we all have in common is a love of God. I look forward to sharing feelings and experiences with all of you emoticon I, honestly, don't manage to post every day but I do log on and at least try to read what's going on with my teams. I will try to jump in on a thread whenever I can and hope I will be able to give and get some good insight and support. emoticon

Peace and blessings to you all in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

"I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." Psalm 139:14

Carol
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6/25/15 12:37 P

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Hi Everyone. My name is Cherryl and I live on the central Oregon coast. I entered Oregon and this team came up. Kind of felt it was a sign.

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6/16/15 7:34 P

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Hi, I'm Rene'. Christian, overweight and not sure how teams work. My church recently combined with a second church, which took over and now I'm feeling a little lost. Thank heavens we don't ever have to start over with God!

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6/13/15 10:32 P

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Hi everyone, my name is Bonnie. I grew up with the Church of Christ and then when I turned eighteen I left the church. Part of it was me, but part of it was the specific church. I've recently found my faith again and was baptized at the age of 26 this past Wednesday. The decision was heartfelt but it took my mind a bit of adjustment. Anyway, I am going to a different church (especially since I live in another state than I did as a kid lol) and feel more comfortable there.

I have been on Spark People for almost thirteen months now and just reached the 100 pound milestone. My mindset has changed so much over the past year and I'm just as proud of that as I am with the weight loss itself.

~Bonnie~

www.beyou-bethebestyou.com

Starting weight on 5/28/14: 309.4
lost 100+ pounds but gained some back, so reevaluating goals...

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6/8/15 12:30 P

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Hello Everyone,
My name is Amanda and I am a Christian. I have been on Spark for over a month now for the second time. I am looking forward to this journey with you all and with GOD by our sides. emoticon

Amanda Lynn


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Hi, I am shawna, I am a Christian and new to this team but not new to sparkpeople. I have been a member of sparkpeople since dec 2014. I look forward to reading the post of this team.

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6/4/15 6:56 P

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Hi, I'm Amy. I'm a stay-at-home mom to 4 kids (ages 15, 13, 12, 10). I was on Spark years ago and somehow just fell away from it as life got busier and the kids got older. Now I am back and needing to lose some weight and get in shape. I know I can't do it alone. I need God on my side. I can't do anything without Him! But I also want to make some friends here for support and encouragement for my journey.

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Hi my name is Ida. I am 70 years young. I live in Idaho and my DH & I are Pentecostal Christians. We love God and everything he has done for us.
God Bless

God is my Strength & Salvation.
The Joy Of The LORD IS My Strength. .
PRAISE GOD always and he will take care of you,
Always Keep A Positive Attitude
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5/20/15 7:21 A

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My name is Elaine. I am returning to Sparkpeople after a long time away. I'm happy to be part of a group that honors God in everything. With His help and your friendship, I hope to make friends and lose weight and grow closer to Him. I am however tech challenged. Finding my way around this site
is tuff for me. My age might help to explain why 70yrs.

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Hello I'm Michelle, 29 yrs old. I'm so glad to be a part of this team filled with so much faith and positivity. I'm looking for some great Christian friends and to lose some more weight in the process. Let's keep God first, encourage each other and let's get fit together! emoticon emoticon emoticon


I am well on my way to a 100+ lb. weight loss & there is no doubt in my mind that I will reach it!

"Achieving anything worthwhile in life takes EFFORT. So start every morning ready to RUN FARTHER than you did yesterday and FIGHT HARDER than you ever have before."


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Hello Everyone. I'm new to the team and I', so happy to be apart of it. I'm happy I can come to a place where I can express how much God loves me and share his love through his son Jesus Christ. Through faith in him I've become a much better version of myself and I'm now emoticon fully living my life!

Edited by: FINDYOURFIT at: 5/6/2015 (17:33)
Faith & Consistency = Results :)

Happy New Year 2016!
Leader of the "Loving Yourself"Team"


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Hi I'm Marty. Just looking for some Christian sport as I get my life together. I was raped 19 years ago. I have a beautiful son. He was abused as a child. He has healed and is a wonderful young man who is graduating soon. Now it is my turn to get my life together. I see sp as a step between counseling and the real world.

My name is Marty
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5/4/15 1:56 P

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hey guys my name is danae i was on this before in my old account started another so i can start over agian. Fresh start i guess i wanted to do. anyways just wanted to say hi

Danae casebolt
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i will do my best
I will live to the fullest
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Hey guys! I'm Rae, back on Spark for the first time in a year or so. I am 28 years old and I need to lose 115 pounds, and I'm looking for Christian weight loss buddies! Let me know if you want a buddy too! So excited to be part of this SparkTeam.

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4/29/15 12:53 P

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Glad to find a team that seems to be active and uplifting.
Would love to get to know more people facing the same journey.

Let us not grow weary of doing good - Galatians 6:9

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Hi! I've joined this team in the past and I always had good intentions but I was never very active. I have been away from Sparkpeople for a long time so I thought I would start out right with a place where I could Praise the Lord and hopefully build a comradery of like minded folks.

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So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31


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Hi, my name is Carrian and I am 30 from Glendale Ca. I found this group while browsing and found it encouraging and wanted to just introduce myself and welcome new friends to join me along the journey. Im still getting the hang of things as I just joined friday but am already down 9 pounds since April 1st. I enjoy reading blogs and learning new things so dont be shy.

The world breaks everyone but afterward some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway


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Hi everyone! I have been with SP for a while now.... I should say 'on and off'. I really need to create a healthier lifestyle for myself. I am a strong believer and I know God will help me through this stage of my life. God bless!

Lisa ~

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you your hearts desires ~ Psalm 37:4


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Hello everyone ~ I rejoined SparkPeople yesterday and I am on the journey of health and weight loss. I did this about 6 years ago but got sidetracked short of my goal. I am ready to try again and learn from the mistakes that held me back last time. Glad to have fellow Christian sisters here to be on this journey with. We can encourage and lift each other up! God bless you all :)

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
~ 1 John 1:9

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes." ~ Romans 1:16

"Behold, like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand."
~ Jeremiah 18:6


Thank you Jesus for this day that You have made! I can do all things because You strengthen me.


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