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3/20/15 5:34 A

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absolutely thank you Nola. It is definitely a great team

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emoticon Nola................ emoticon

"Janice - Florida"

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart" Kahlil Gibran

"When things go wrong, don't go with them" Elvis Presley

"Truth is like the sun, you can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away" Elvis Presley

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3/19/15 9:33 P

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Welcome to the newbies! This is a wonderful team to be on! :D

My name is Nola
I live in Chiefland, FL - EST
I was on Determined Daisy Team, Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons.
I am starting Maintenance today at 134.7# on 3/7/15. :D
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TRIM!!!!!

So Happy to see you Joined our team!!! wishing you the emoticon on all your Spark goals!!!!

Any questions you have please let me or Sharyn (Indorty) know!!!

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"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart" Kahlil Gibran

"When things go wrong, don't go with them" Elvis Presley

"Truth is like the sun, you can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away" Elvis Presley

"Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one's self.
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good morning Trim. So glad you joined our great team & posted here. We look forward to getting to know you more as we post. Good luck on your journey to a healthier you



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emoticon Just started a weigh-in group with Tops and 7 week exercise class.
Thought I would join a new Spark team too! I

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emoticon Quin, forgive my laxness in replying to your post but I have had a terrible few days of late.

I wish you all the best in your new choices on the road for the better life. Stay strong & you'll remain empowered.

cheers from Sharyn

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emoticon Quin To the TEAM!!! Sounds like you got yourself in a GREAT plan and everything under control!! And Also emoticon your hubby is helping you out now!!! I wish I could say the same for my hubby!! He still wants his chips, crackers, ice cream, nuts, all types of goodies!!! Since he had a tooth pulled in back of mouth and hurting with dry socket he has stopped with some of those unhealthy foods.

Wishing you the emoticon here on Spark!!!! So HAPPY to have you posting with us on our fun, friendly & Supportive Team!!!! emoticon

Any questions you have please let us know, and check out all our other post!!!

Janice emoticon

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Hello, I'm Quin. I'm 59 years old.
I finally had enough of the weight gain and joined Spark to do something about it.
My weight gain started in my late 40's.
I have learned a lot about healthy eating and the importance of exercise from Spark People.
Although, I have found I cannot loose weight eating the calorie plan here.
What works for me is less carbs and less calories.
It has been taking awhile to find what works best for me.
I love eating vegetable and fruit smoothies. The whole family loves them too.
The hardest thing for me was learning to cook differently, which means shopping differently.
I won't deprive my family of their favorite foods, but that was very hard in the beginning.
They love potato chips, etc, I can finally avoid them and choose other foods.
I used to not have any willpower, to not eat those empty calories, but I finally reached a point where, I'm fine now. Doughnuts, cookies, chips etc. are not appealing to me any more.
My husband finally gave up the soda pop and is starting to eat the healthy foods too.
It's interesting how without nagging and complaining, he is changing too. emoticon
I wanted to be angry and scream and say, " Please don't buy that junk, I'm on a diet !"
But, I realized that he would resent me for that.
Now I feel empowered to be able to have the strength to say no, all on my own. emoticon

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emoticon Elisa.

I wish you all the best on your road to healthier living. A lifetime of various not so good habits can be hard to change but determination will win.

If you have any questions about the team, feel free to ask. It is a great team & full of support.

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emoticon Elisa to the team!!! We are all here to support and motivate you!!! We are so HAPPY to have you join us!!! Please let us know if you have any Questions!!!

Wishing you the emoticon on your journey here on Spark!!!

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"Janice - Florida"

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart" Kahlil Gibran

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Hello Team! I am Elisa from Nebraska. 52 year old grandmother of 5. I have decided to educate myself about living healthy. Hard to put those 1980's ideas to rest. Glad to be on this journey!!

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Welcome to the team, Penny. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.

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Welcome Penny!
I just joined the team yesterday. This is a great group!
You have a lot of responsibility. It is good that you are here getting support. You have to take care of yourself so you will have the energy to take care of others.
You can do it!
We are here to help!

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emoticon Penny for joining our team!!! emoticon We are here for you and any help or support you need!!! Looks to be a big job for you now being a care giver. I'm sure your days must keep pretty busy!!

Like Sharyn said, "Take some time for yourself".......wishing you the BEST!!!

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"Janice - Florida"

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart" Kahlil Gibran

"When things go wrong, don't go with them" Elvis Presley

"Truth is like the sun, you can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away" Elvis Presley

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emoticon to our great team Penny. Wow you sure do have a big load on your shoulders. You must be an amazingly strong person.

I think the main thing you will need to remember is to keep some 'you time' aside for yourself. I wish you all the very best for new year & in achieving your goals
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Hi my name is Penny just joined today. I am a mother of 2 kids. My son is 23 and has muscular dystrophy and my daughter is 17..I quit my job about 8 months ago, to have my son move back home as he needs someone with him at all times now. I have had issues with my weight since I stopped working. To go from walking 9 hours a day to being at home has not helped me.
We are at the present renovating a room in our house so my brother in-law can move in as he is also in a wheelchair now. So I will be full-time caregiver for my son and brother in-law.

I am trying to find time to go to the gym, started back with SP and watching what I am eating and drinking. Fingers crossed I do not stop doing what I need to.

Thanks for having me on your team and look forward to meeting new people. emoticon


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Thank you so much for your words of encouragement on my post!
I feel so lucky to have such good people to help me!
May all your dreams come true! Especially health and wealth!
Please, Oh Please - Pretty Please - with a fresh cherry on top!
Go Team Go!

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emoticon 4GR8HEALTH !!!! emoticon to the team!!!!

I only have 50 days before I turn 60 years old!!! emoticon

Like Sharyn said, "I can also see you have a fantastic sense of humour" !!!

Please let us know if we can do anything to help you along your journey here with us on our Team!! We all love to have support & motivation from team members!!!

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"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart" Kahlil Gibran

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emoticon to the team 4GR8HEALTH. May ALL your new year dreams, wishes and plans for yourself fall into your hands with great ease. I like the idea of being richer too so go for it. emoticon

ahhhh - sneakers .... what a blessing to tired old tootsies. have a great day & I look forward to getting to know you better as we share our posts. I can already see you have a fantastic sense of humour. emoticon

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Hello New Friends!
It is 268 days until my 60th birthday.
My goals are to be thinner, healthier, and happier! I would say richer but in this economy... Oh what the heck - I will be richer too!!
If you see my Fairy Godmother - please send her my way!! I have been waiting such a long time for her to help me get to the ball. At this point she doesn't have to worry about me staying up past midnight. I am usually in bed by ten. And now that I think of it I prefer sneakers to glass slippers. Hmm... maybe I had what I needed all along!
Blessings to All!
May All Of Your Dreams Come True!


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emoticon hello Caryn,

I agree with Pam's advice .... look after yourself & stay in touch with the team. Looking after ourselves emotionally as well as physically is always important because the 2 are so closely linked. By staying in touch with the team you can get the support any time any where. Working weekends can be hard if you like going out on the weekends but there are still many places one can socialize at during the week.

I so hear you about hard finding work as we age. It has been a big problem here too. It can be so demoralizing but we MUST stick at it & keep on keeping on. You are doing a great job.

You are doing well recognizing problem areas in your life and now making good choices, so emoticon

remember we are always here for you emoticon

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Hello CARYN, and welcome to the team. We are glad to have you join the group. Congratulations on 'deciding to take action' and get on the path to leading a healthy lifestyle. I wish you much success in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch with the team.

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Thank you for letting me join your team. I will be 60 in 2015. I have had many setbacks the past few years. I have always been obese.
I moved to Central FL this year. I hate the weather here. The severe rainstorms and mold affects my sinuses and asthma. I am living in a tourist area and could only find part time work on the weekends. There is a lot of discrimination against hiring workers who are older and who weigh more. I haven't made friends and I am alone most of the time. Many social groups meet on the weekends but I work. I keep in touch with my family and friends in NY. It would be great to have someone to go out to a movie with once in a while. I don't have much money so I stay home a lot. The inactivity has definitely made my muscles atrophy. One day I thought "I am just waiting to die." I realized I was getting depressed because of my situation so I decided to take action. I am moving when my lease is up in April. Not sure where I am going but I know I need to get out of here. I am forcing myself to become more physically active and to move daily. I threw out the junk and I am using the nutrition tracker to monitor my food intake. I want to make healthier choices. Hopefully with your support the next stage of my life will be much happier and healthier!
Caryn

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Hi Cindy, and welcome to the team. We are glad you are here with us. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.

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emoticon Cindy!!!! WE are all here to support you !!! Happy you have joined out team and wishing you the emoticon on all your Spark Goals!!!!

Like Sharyn has said, "Don't be afraid to ask questions!!!" Let us know what we can do to help you.........and just emoticon YOU will get to your Goals!!!

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"Janice - Florida"

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emoticon Cindy. What a great plan. I can assure you that there will be oodles of encouragement here ..... Throughout SparkPeople as well as in his great team.

Don't be afraid to ask questions, cruise through SP, read articles, watch videos but most of all take your time. Remember a lifetime of bad habits don't vanish over night so be gentle on yourself on the times you topple. Remember how toddlers learn to walk ..... They fall over but get right back up and keep on going.

Have a look through the various threads in our team and choose any you feel most comfy with.

Cheers for now from Sharyn

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Hi I'm Cindy and I'm new here. I've been obese all my life but I'm going to change that in the year ahead with the help of this site and any of you willing to encourage me! I hope I can encourage someone else too.

I live on a farm in Tennessee and enjoy the great outdoors. I love to walk and be outdoors which is great exercise but I also love to cook and eat. I need to change WHAT I cook and get healthier.

Thank you for letting me be on this team.

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emoticon Takayoshi to our TEAM!!!! Wishing you the BEST in all your Spark Goals!!!

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"Janice - Florida"

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart" Kahlil Gibran

"When things go wrong, don't go with them" Elvis Presley

"Truth is like the sun, you can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away" Elvis Presley

"Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one's self.
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emoticon TakaYoshi to our great team. Take a look around at the different forums. Post any time you choose & if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Hello Team,

Just started your team and I am looking forward to eating healthy and losing weight.
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Wow!! Thank you all so much for the warm welcome! I nearly teared up! I am so happy to meet you all and maybe one day we can all meet in person! :)

My name is Nola
I live in Chiefland, FL - EST
I was on Determined Daisy Team, Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons.
I am starting Maintenance today at 134.7# on 3/7/15. :D
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emoticon to meet you Nola. emoticon effort of the 35 lbs and good luck on getting to your goal emoticon

My sister had a knee replacement also that has left her knee unable to achieve the full bend. It is so frustrating for her & watching her struggle with the stiffness, I can imagine your difficulties with it. Arthritis is terrible in the knees as it cause so many more restrictions in getting around.

You have reminded me that I should get my Wii Fit out again now that our Summer has it.

emoticon SP is great as it allows us to work at our pace & gives us a greater responsibility for ourselves. not to mention the AWESOME support in so many areas. emoticon
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Hello Nola!!! emoticon to the Team!!! emoticon on your 35 lb loss!!!! emoticon

your hubby sounds like mine!!!

Wishing you the emoticon on your Spark Goals to lose that last 10-12 lbs!!! emoticon emoticon

"Janice - Florida"

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Hello Everyone! Nola here. Been a member since July 2014. I've lost 35 pounds so far and have about 10 to 12 more to lose! For the past week or so I have been hovering around my current weight and can't seem to get it to go down and stay there! These last 10 to 12 pounds are hardest to lose! I am persistent and motivated to the max. I keep my goals and my before and during pictures visual.

I am 63, retired LPN. I have four dogs and a cat, plus my horse. I am married to a very supportive husband (although he does eat all my fav foods in front of me). I love to ride and camp with my horse, Charlie Brown, but haven't ridden since March of this year. I use my Wii Fit U a great deal. In 2010, I had a total knee done that didn't work out to well (it doesn't bend all the way and there are several exercises I cannot do), and the other knee has bone on bone pain and osteoarthritis. When I was heavier I could barely walk without tremendous pain. As the weight came off, the pain got less. I am a former WW and just couldn't get the hang of their "new" way of eating! So I found SP and just absolutely love it! I have met many good friends and hope to make even more!

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Hello BFEALLY, and welcome to the team. We are glad to have you join the group. I wish you much success in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch with the team.

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emoticon B. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!! emoticon

Glad you have joined in our fun, friendly & supportive team!!! Please stop by one of our POST!!! We love our NEW members to join in with us!!!!!

Wishing you the emoticon on your Spark Goals!!! emoticon

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emoticon to the team B. It is always great to see new faces in the team. and a Happy Thanksgiving too.

look around the different threads and post as you like. We look forward to getting to know you better as you post & likewise you get to know us as well. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Have a emoticon day.

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Hello everybody. I am a new guy joining today, Thanksgiving. What is the best way to interact with this group? emoticon

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emoticon Gayle to the team!!! We are so HAPPY to see our new members posting with us!!! Please if you have any Suggestions.....Questions or Ideas for anything you want to see posted on the team let us know!!!!

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"Janice - Florida"

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart" Kahlil Gibran

"When things go wrong, don't go with them" Elvis Presley

"Truth is like the sun, you can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away" Elvis Presley

"Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one's self.
-Priscilla Presley"

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Hello, and welcome! We are glad to have you here with us. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.
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hi Gayle. I so know that very same story. emoticon to the team. Sadly once we turn 50 the weight gets harder & harder to lose AND keep off and then other issues start to creep in as well.

I wish you luck on your journey & look forward to seeing you on the posts.

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Hi everyone! This will be my third time on SparkPeople. I keep starting and then stopping, gaining and losing the same weight over and over again. I decided it's time I grew up, not out emoticon and get it together and be a success. I'm looking to get very involved with this team and hopefully make new friends along the way. emoticon emoticon

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Hello, and welcome to the team. We are glad to have you join our group. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.
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good morning Barb. emoticon to our great team. I love it and cannot say enough in it's favour.

I really look forward to getting to know you better as we post. If you have any questions feel free to ask. We will answer as best we can or refer you on to others who may know the answer. No question is too small or too 'silly'. Have a wonderful day.
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Hi everyone! Newbie here... my name is Barb and I am from Michigan. 50 plus..... heck, it's just a number right? Looking forward to getting to know you all better and sharing this path to good health with you!

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Sharyn, thanks for the idea but unfortunately I live in a very small town and live nowhere near a heated pool.

Thanks for thinking of me.

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Becky I know Sparks have a great range of sit down exercises. Are you able to consider water exercises in a heated pool. I can't go in a regular pool because the coldness brings on an asthma attack but I do go to a heated pool & find it marvelous

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Thanks for the welcome. My disability is actually from Bipolar Disorder and while it's not completely under control it is so much better than it used to be but like you there is no way I could hold down a job.

My main problem I find now is while having arthritis in my right knee and my left arm hurting from falling off an exercise bike LOL and it still hurting I have limited disability and find it hard to find the right exercise machine to use. I have this little thing called sit and step that I have used for months and also my mini cycle for months my knee started hurting. I can't use the mini cycle at all anymore. I am still using the sit and step 30 minutes 3 times a day even while hurting. It is tolerable as long as I can move my feet around on it every once in awhile.

I also have arthritis in my spine so I cannot stand up more than 10 minutes at a time and that leaves out walking especially outside. We have a rough road and it is too hot.. I have some chair DVD's but I also have the SP activity tracker and I really want to do something that will register on it.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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Hiya Becky, welcome to the team. There a few of us on Disability in the team so we have something in common already. I am on it because of depression although I have depression under control now there is no way I could return to the work force. Have a great day & I look forward to meeting you more via the pists

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Hi! I am Becky from Texas. DH and I are both disabled and live on a farm in Central Texas. I am fairly new. I was exercising more but the arthritis in my right knee started hurting. I try to keep going though. I just spread out my workouts in 30 minute sessions 3 times a day.

I am glad to be a part of this group and hope to get to know everyone better.

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Hi everyone. Been off for a while. great to see new faces.

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Hi GINI, Welcome to the team. We are glad you've joined our group. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch.

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Hiya Gini. Sharyn here. welcome to the team emoticon

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Hi I'm Gini. I am hoping to get to know the team members and to share some of my ups and downs.


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Hello, and welcome to the team CHARITYAK. We are glad to have you here with us. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch with the team.

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emoticon CHARITYAK. I have no doubt you will enjoy this team & Sparks in general. It is a great site & the team is so supportive

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Greetings!

Second day here at SP. I"m loving it so far.

I am an avid cyclist, hiker, adventure-seeker. I retired from teaching/guidance counseling a couple of years ago in order to work full-time as a volunteer for a non-profit that works with homeless youth. I serve as a board member, case manager and grant writer.

I joined SP because I have gained weight as I've aged (54yo) and I need to get on top of it. I have about 34 pounds to lose but settled on 42 to have a cushion! :)

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Thanks to all

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Hi JANE, and welcome to the team. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.

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emoticon to the team Jane.

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Hi all, keeping active after 50, glad to see a big crowd here. Enjoy the outdoors, biking, camping and and all exercising also do a little Yoga now.

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Hello Ladies, and welcome to the team. I wish each of you the best in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch with the team.

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"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."
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good morning Karen & Teresa and a HUGE emoticon to the team. I wish you both luck on your journey & may it be a one trip down in weight BUT up in morale

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Hello everyone -- I'm Karen. I'm 57 and a yo-yo dieter. I have lost and gained the same 20-ish lbs at least 4 or 5 times in the past 10 years (I have kind of lost count). I was an active member of Sparkpeople 3 years (and at least 3 gain/lose cycles) ago. You can read my sad tale of woe in my blog and on my Spark page. I have no doubt I will lose it again -- I am really good at losing weight (and also regaining it). I am here to hopefully learn from others how to actually maintain it this time.

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Good Morning, My name is Teresa, Harvester is what Teresa mean. I live in Minnesota. I have been an off and on Sparker for some years now. I need to be serious, hat nasty arthritis is getting serious. I am a retired nurse. I love the Lord Jesus. My DH is a retired accountant, he has his dream job, working at Mennards from 5am-9am restocking the nuts and bolts area. We have 14 grand children. He had 4 adult Children when we married. I was widowed but had no Children. I love gardening, have two german shepherds, Sophia and Ezekiel. They keep me hopping. I am also care for the flower gardens at my church. I enjoy walks with my dogs, water aerobics, and photography. Life is full and happy.

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Good for you emoticon , keep on moving emoticon emoticon

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