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2/13/12 5:06 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? Most of the other things in my life have fallen into place (great boyfriend, starting my career) so I figured I needed to get my weight under control before it started being detrimental to my health.
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? The support of my friends and family and making small goals that I can achieve.
3. What is your favorite exercise? Swimming
4. How did you start? I made a New Years resolution and found this site a little while later to help me achieve it.

5. What is your favorite color? Mossy green
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? Japan
7. Do you play and instrument? I used to play piano and I am now learning ukulele
8. Do you have a special talent? I can wiggle my ears and make a clover with my tongue : P

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FALLINTOFLIGHT's Photo FALLINTOFLIGHT SparkPoints: (14,489)
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12/15/10 5:40 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? When I looked in the mirror and felt disgusted with what I saw, then I felt disgusted and being disgusted with myself over my reflection, I knew it was time.
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight?
To feel better in my own body, recognize my reflection, not be self conscious that my flab is falling out of my clothing making me feel and look shlopy... oh and a perfectly good size 7-9 wardrobe! Just waiting on me!
3. What is your favorite exercise? Daily stroll with my daughter, p90x :] yes that makes me NUTS!
4. How did you start? With my morning strolls 1-2 miles a day.
5. What is your favorite color? Black and this kinda sea foam/eggshell blue
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? Hmm' Hawaii
7. Do you play an instrument? I sing like knock your sox off... not just in the shower lol
8. Do you have a special talent?
Im very domesticated...and all right brain. If I see it, like it, I make it!

That was kinda fun!!!

Edited by: FALLINTOFLIGHT at: 12/15/2010 (17:43)


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10/8/10 9:55 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight?
I didn't want to get a disease and because I had ventured into the unhealthy BMI range!
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight?
Knowing that one day I will want to have babies and therefore will need to be healthy.
3. What is your favorite exercise?
Beach Volleyball- Nothing is even close!
4. How did you start?
Start what?- losing weight? Working out...
5. What is your favorite color?
purple and grey- for now...
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled?
Austria
7. Do you play and instrument?
not at all
8. Do you have a special talent?
I am creative and positive


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WICCANCHICK73's Photo WICCANCHICK73 Posts: 514
5/27/10 5:58 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight?
I didn't like how I looked naked
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight?
Going to run a 10K next April with my son
3. What is your favorite exercise?
treadmill
4. How did you start?
joined the Anytime Fitness right down the road from my house

5. What is your favorite color?
maroon
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled?
Anacortes, WA...when I was TWO lol
7. Do you play and instrument?
nope
8. Do you have a special talent?
I am artistic....I do tarot card readings


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It's not what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. It's how you REACT to the "what doesn't kill you" that makes you stronger.

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SARAB.COOK's Photo SARAB.COOK Posts: 3
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1. Why did you start to lose weight?
I had a baby and was fed up

2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight?
health, my husband, my new baby, my old body

3. What is your favorite exercise?
yoga and mommy baby body builders

4. How did you start?
post 6 weeks i said it's time

5. What is your favorite color?
green

6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled?
Jamaica

7. Do you play and instrument?
piano and alto sax

8. Do you have a special talent?
more than likely yes

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BUTTERFLYLADIE's Photo BUTTERFLYLADIE Posts: 401
7/23/09 12:17 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? A few personal milestones provoked me to loose including having a baby, weight loss after having baby motivated for continuing, hitting the big 3-0 this year.
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? actually loosing it helps keep me motivated. wanting to fit into the "cute clothes"
3. What is your favorite exercise? dance
4. How did you start? bought a video

5. What is your favorite color? PINK
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? FL
7. Do you play and instrument? no
8. Do you have a special talent? maybe


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4A-HEALTHY-BMI's Photo 4A-HEALTHY-BMI Posts: 6,036
5/15/09 12:45 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight?
I don't want to die of obesity

2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight?
I don't want to die of obesity. I want better quality of life and mobility as I age.

3. What is your favorite exercise?
comfortable: swimming
effective: spinning

4. How did you start?
walking

5. What is your favorite color?
blue - no green - aaaaagh!

6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled?
in miles: new zealand
remote: ivory coast

7. Do you play an instrument?
yes.

oh - you want to know what it is?
violin
recorder
guitar

8. Do you have a special talent?
rationalization

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LADYTRUELOVE's Photo LADYTRUELOVE Posts: 92
2/2/09 10:39 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight?
I want to boost my self esteem and be happy about the way I look.
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight?
Actually seeing results
3. What is your favorite exercise?
Running,jogging,walking
4. How did you start?
I just did...made a step toward what i wanted
5. what is your favorite color?
It varies
6. Where is the farthest you have traveled?
Central America
7. Do you play an instument?
I'm a singer
8. Do you have a special talent?
I can sing really well...It's my passion


Amy TrueLove


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PIPPERDEAR's Photo PIPPERDEAR Posts: 51
1/25/09 11:49 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight?
Got tired of how I felt and how I looked
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight?
I'm having a hard time with this one right now
3. What is your favorite exercise?
The elliptical trainer
4. How did you start?
made small changes (more water, less soda; sugar-free versions, etc.)
5. What is your favorite color?
Green
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled?
Europe (Spain, France, and the Netherlands)
7. Do you play and instrument?
No, but I sing pretty good
8. Do you have a special talent?
I can fold my ear inside itself (sound odd, I know, but it always gets a laugh)

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SHININGTHRU126's Photo SHININGTHRU126 SparkPoints: (26,929)
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1/9/09 2:24 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight?
I've been overweight most of my life and it was a medical condition which woke me up to what I wasn't doing for myself and started me moving in the right direction - a healthier lifestyle.

2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight?
Vanity first, health second. When I start to slip, I think of what I'm not doing for my health and it's enough to stop me.

3. What is your favorite exercise?
Strength training/jogging (love/hate w/the jogging)

4. How did you start?
In high school - I joined the track team to get the cute jacket I wanted and had to work for it. Found that I liked it and the combination got me into the best shape I've ever been in.

5. What is your favorite color?
purple

6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled?
Venezuela (fr NY)

7. Do you play and instrument?
not really, just fool around on piano

8. Do you have a special talent?
yes


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1/2/09 2:30 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? I have been heavy my whole life, but at the age of 44, I want to focus on being healthy and losing enough weight to be considered in the healthy range.
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? Being able to fit into my clothes
3. What is your favorite exercise? Spinning
4. How did you start? My friend is a spin instructor and I was walking by her class and I waved to her, and she started bellowing into her headseat that I should come in and have a seat on the spin bike so I did--it did not kill me as I feared, I really enjoyed it, so I've been coming back for more every since.

5. What is your favorite color? Green
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? England
7. Do you play and instrument? Piano
8. Do you have a special talent? I'm a medium and a psychic

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LORAY20's Photo LORAY20 Posts: 12
1/1/09 1:38 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? I started to lose weight bercause I was getting close to 200 lbs.

2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? Cute Clothes and new confidence in myself, also health reasons.

3. What is your favorite exercise? Elliptical trainer

4. How did you start? started by giving up one very bad habit, drinking pop, and gradually introduced healthy habits into my new routine.

5. What is your favorite color? Orange

6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? New York City

7. Do you play an instrument? Viola, 8 yrs.

8. Do you have a special talent? not really


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DMATT35's Photo DMATT35 SparkPoints: (25,036)
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12/1/08 3:17 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? To keep a promise to my dad who died of Colon Cancer and to be around for my grandchildren.
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? My mother and my youngest daughter
3. What is your favorite exercise? Walking
4. How did you start? Just got up and started moving and got rid of all the sugar in my house.

5. What is your favorite color? green
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? Germany and Denmark
7. Do you play and instrument? Learning to play the guitar and the piano.
8. Do you have a special talent?
I am writing my first novel. I also sew, draw and paint.

Edited by: DMATT35 at: 12/1/2008 (15:18)
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1. Why did you start to lose weight? to not die at a young age like my dad from heart failure
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? my family and my sparks friends

3. What is your favorite exercise? walking

4. How did you start?read about this web-site. After looking at it I joined.

5. What is your favorite color? purple

6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? Hawaii

7. Do you play and instrument? radio/CD player

8. Do you have a special talent? crafty (I like to sew, knit, do beadwork, paint, quilt)

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CARANA's Photo CARANA Posts: 4,167
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1. Why did you start to lose weight? Wanted to be the wife and mother my family deserves

2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? family/kids

3. What is your favorite exercise? Tae bo

4. How did you start? Stumbled accross this website, nothing else was working, so I just did it.

5. What is your favorite color? purple

6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? Branson, MO/Flippin, AR

7. Do you play and instrument? Use to play clarinet, some keyboard

8. Do you have a special talent? no




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RAYLINSTEPHENS's Photo RAYLINSTEPHENS SparkPoints: (196,620)
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9/28/08 8:22 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight?
I just had enough when the scale hit 210.

2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight?
My mirror, lol. Actually I don't want the health problems and medicines my parents have to take, and now one of my sisters is on meds too.

3. What is your favorite exercise? Walking.

4. How did you start? My neighbor needed a walking partner for her rheumatoid arthritis - and I had started having arrhythmia but now it's stopped!

5. What is your favorite color? Red

6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? Canada, Florida Keys and Colorado

7. Do you play and instrument? Played Violin in school but no more.

8. Do you have a special talent? Keeping my hubby happy is my special talent. Now it is keeping my dad happy too since my mom passed away. My God-given gift is that others are comfortable around me, even strangers. People are always talking to me even if they don't know me.

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My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? I was 1 pound away from 200lb, I always told myself that I would never get fat again, after being over weight in my youth. So my weight loss journey started.
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? My wife, she supports me, and helps me when I get weak. Thanks yankykitten!
3. What is your favorite exercise? Walking
4. How did you start? My wife wanted spark points for a new member. Thus my spark journey began.

5. What is your favorite color? Blue
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? California, from Pa. it was a long and beautiful drive
7. Do you play and instrument? Yes trombone, I actually played in the Army band. now that was a great job
8. Do you have a special talent? Putting up with yankykitten! She is tough, but I love every minute with her, and wouldn't want her any way.



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9/23/08 6:02 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? I want to look & feel better.
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? I want to be healthier
3. What is your favorite exercise? Water aerobics
4. How did you start? Joined a gym with a pool

5. What is your favorite color? Green
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? Zimbabwe & South Africa
7. Do you play and instrument? Percussion instruments & my vocal cords (LOL)
8. Do you have a special talent? I have the wonderful gift of touch, I am also creative & artistic. emoticon



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MAK1186's Photo MAK1186 Posts: 1,334
9/23/08 1:38 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? My clothes no longer fit and I refuse to continue to buy bigger sizes.
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? I really just want to be healthy and feel better about myself.
3. What is your favorite exercise? I love aerobics!!
4. How did you start? I started pretty much on a whim. I just decided I needed to lose weight and planned an exercise and healthy eating program.

5. What is your favorite color? Pink
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? Mexico
7. Do you play an instrument? Yes, I play the piano.
8. Do you have a special talent? UmM, I'm not sure.. I can wiggle my ears if that counts? haha

Maria from PA :)

Fear Less. Hope More. Eat Less. Chew More. Sigh Less. Breathe More. Hate Less. Love More And All Good Things Are Yours. --Swedish

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? I use to stay fit then had a illness several years ago and let myself go, I decided it was time to get over it and get my life back again.
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? I really starting to enjoy getting fit.
3. What is your favorite exercise? Walking, hiking, biking, golf, outdoors
4. How did you start? I to just started walking at first building myself up.

5. What is your favorite color? Purple
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? Texas to Kentucky and back
7. Do you play and instrument? Piano, guitar, trumpet.
8. Do you have a special talent? I enjoy wood carving but I wouldn't call it special.


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KGIRL2004's Photo KGIRL2004 SparkPoints: (26,423)
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9/22/08 8:19 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? My son was 2 months old and we went to a water park. I refused to wear a swimsuit so I just wore a tank top and guys shorts. One picture that was taken of me didn't even look like myself, that's when I started to get serious about losing weight! The picture is on my spark page...
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? How I look and feel at a healthy weight, and I have energy to keep up with my 2 and a half year old HYPER son!
3. What is your favorite exercise? I like walking.
4. How did you start? I started out with the Special K diet and after a few months of that I started Pilates.

5. What is your favorite color? My favorite color is PINK!
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? I've been to Chicago, Illinois.
7. Do you play and instrument? I play the trumpet. Not as much as I used to though...
8. Do you have a special talent? I like to take pictures and draw.

~Kristi~
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9/22/08 7:30 P

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1. Why did you start to lose weight? I saw a picture of myself at my husband's swearing in ceremony and was shocked that I had no neck.
2. What keeps you motivated to lose weight? Now, it's the challenge of staying healthy.
3. What is your favorite exercise? Walking
4. How did you start? I just started walking, slowly at first.

5. What is your favorite color? purple or green
6. Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? Bosnia
7. Do you play and instrument? Not really, I did take lessons to play the guitar but that was years ago.
8. Do you have a special talent? Not really, unless you call an uncanny memory a special talent.


Edited by: SXYLAWYER at: 9/22/2008 (19:27)
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