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HARMONY_MUM
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1/2/11 5:54 A

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Greetings fellow Durhamites (and neighboring areas)! Please allow me to introduce myself:

1. My name is Elizabeth. I live in American Village and have lived here for many years. I was an avid runner and have even run a couple of marathons. However, when I started having children, I stopped running and have gained a lot of weight. Now I'm looking to change that. I'd love to find some week-end running partners, if possible!

My favorite go-to spot: gosh, there's so much in Durham that I love. I love Duke Gardens and the Eno and Duke Forest. I love the Ball Park (when there's a game). It's a great area!

I'm looking for perhaps a week-end running partner and just plain support. I've been really struggling with getting the weight off and getting back on an exercise program and am looking for support to help me do that.

Pleased to meet y'all!


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12/28/10 2:40 P

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Hello My name is Marie

New to Durham just relocated here from ATLANTA. Havig a hard time adjusting to this new way of life away from the Big city. Have been a couch potato since moving here. Not much to do here from what I can see. Just looking for ideas of safe walking trails and places to work out. Live in North Durham Treyburn area.

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ST.JON
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12/1/10 11:20 P

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And since I am also NEW, I guess I should answer them. :)

1. My name is St.Jon which is pronounced SinJun
2. I live in Woodcroft near Southpoint Mall
3. I have lived in Durham since August, I moved here to go to Duke Divinity School.
4. My favorite spot so far is probably Local Yogurt, delicious and lo cal. I like plain with strawberries, bananas and local honey.
5. I'm looking for community! I don't know many people in Durham. I am mainly working out at the Duke gym, but the Tobacco Trail is close by and would be fun to walk with company.


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ST.JON
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12/1/10 11:16 P

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I thought I would re-post the questions since they are on page 3 at this point.

Hi fellow Durham Sparkers, new and old! This is an easy way for us to get to know each other better. Just answer the five easy questions and add anything else you'd like us to know about you!

1. What is your first name (or Spark nickname)?
2. Where in Durham do you live? (Trinity Park, NCCU area, Southpoint area, etc.)
3. How long have you lived in Durham?
4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham? (a restaurant, park, coffeeshop - anything!)
5. What are you looking for? (Durham tips, fitness buddies, local support, group events ... the possibilities are many.)


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VIVIBARAJAS
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Hi Everyone I am really excited about September, it is off to a great start with the City Challenge.

1. My name is Viviana aka Viv
2. I live in Chapel Hill, Chatham County work in DUrham. (almost 4 years)
3. Love walking, biking at Umstead Park in Raleigh
4. Looking forward to meeting new people


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FOXXYROXXYD
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9/1/10 11:43 A

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1. FoxyRoxxyd/aka Roxanne
2. I live in Chapel Hill but couldn't find a Chapel Hill/Carrboro Team
3. We are full time RV'ers and our daughter lives in Chapel Hill. We lived here Sept-May 2009 and will be here until May 2011
4. Mimi's Nail Spa!
5. Group events

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8/13/10 5:51 P

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Hi fellow Durham Sparkers, new and old! This is an easy way for us to get to know each other better. Just answer the five easy questions and add anything else you'd like us to know about you!

1. Sewicked, aka Arlene
2. I live not far from Southpoint. If there were better sidewalks, I could easily walk there.
3. I've lived in Durham since about 1997
4. I love the Durham Museum of Life & Science
5. Some locally-sited support. It's nice when other people understand the weather obstacles.


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JLKJITTERBUG
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7/28/10 5:34 P

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1. Hi, my name is Jenn.
2. I live in Carrboro, but hope it's okay that I joined the Durham team!
3. I've lived in NC for 5 years total but lived in NYC for two years in between. My husband and I moved back to the area in 2008.
4. I love the baseball, so Durham Bulls stadium is one of my favorites. THere's a lot ot like about Durham though. I like lots in Carrboro, too.
5. I'm looking for group support, possibly a swim buddy, and tips and tricks. I ran a half marathon in 2008 but have had bad back problems since then and cannot run anymore.

Nice to meet all of you!



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DRB13_1
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7/27/10 12:54 A

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1. Hi! My name is Beverly & I joined SparkPeople 7/26/10.
2. I live a mile from Duke's West Campus & have been walking for weight loss - would love some buddies to walk with.
3. I attend Union Baptist & have been coordinating the virtual "Walk to Jerusalem" which became "Walk Around The World".
4. I have a wonderful daughter who is going into teaching (elementary ages).
5. Grew up in North Carolina & graduated from UNC.

The turtle only makes progress when it sticks its neck out. -James Bryant Conant

It's easier to hit your target when you know what you are aiming at.




GFGREENIE
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2/5/10 7:27 P

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I'm returning to the group and to Spark People.
1. My name is Wendy. My spark name means I have to eat Gluten Free and I'm an eco greenie.
2. I live in East Durham...out close to where 70 and I-85 meet.
3. I've lived in Durham a couple of years, in the Triangle about 14 years all together.
4. I guess my favorite go to spot in Durham is the Ninth Street area.
5. Knowing people who are close by are going through the same things I am. A support system. Maybe we could get together sometimes, give each other tips, moral support!

Edited by: GFGREENIE at: 2/5/2010 (19:28)
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JAUDON
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1/30/10 10:29 A

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Kristen, welcome! I have only lived in NC a few months, but have discovered Eno River park. I love it!

And, Saladelia sounds wonderful - I will definitely try it!

**** If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution ****


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KJLADUKE
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1/30/10 10:23 A

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1. My name is Kristen
2. I live in Durham out on highway 98 in Grove Park
3. I have lived in Durham for a year and a half but grew up in Chapel Hill.
4. My favorite place to go is Eno River State park. There are good hiking trails and my dogs love swimming in the river.
5. I have never really used message boards before but would love support and motivation.


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_TABS_
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1/20/10 12:41 P

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Nice to meet you.

Saladelia is a restaurant off of University Dr. near the Kmart. It serves Greek style foods and fresh salads. I haven't tried one thing there that I didn't enjoy.


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JAUDON
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1/17/10 10:03 A

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Welcome everyone!!!

**** If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution ****


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BYFIRE
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1/17/10 9:37 A

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1. My name's Brooks

2. I live in Durham off Guess Rd in the county.

3. I've lived in Durham since 1980.

4. I enjoy walking!

5. I'm looking for accountability,support and motivation. I would love to have a workout buddy that would challenge me. I am very competitive, fun and friendly. I used to love to walk duke trail and duke wall before gaining 30 pounds but would like to start again. I also have a membership to Z-Max (formally Peak Fitness).



JENLYNN97
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1/15/10 2:26 P

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My first name is Jennifer. I live on University Drive near the Red Cross. I have lived in Durham four years, originally from Cleveland. My favorite spot in Durham is the Duke Gardens. I have two small sons (four years old and five months old) and we love to walk around the gardens. I am just looking for motivation to stick to my diet. I need to lose weight to get my cholesterol down (genetically high). I can't go on medicine because I am wanting one more child, eventually. :)


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SASHAFIERCE2
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1/15/10 10:25 A

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1. What is your first name? Shannon

2. Where in Durham do you live? Off Denfield St. (near Captain D's).

3. How long have you lived in Durham? since June, 2009

4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham? I really don't go out much. I still feel kinda' new here BUT I regulary attend my church, The River Church, off Holt School Road on Sundays.

5. What are you looking for? Fitness buddies and local support (virtual is OKAY). My fiance' is from Durham; so his family is here. We are on two different diets (he is on Atkins..but men can lose 50 lbs by not eating BREAD it seems..lol) but I prefer the Spark!



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JAUDON
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1/14/10 12:45 P

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Welcome Tabs! I moved here the same time as you.

What is Saladelia?

**** If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution ****


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_TABS_
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1/14/10 11:13 A

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1. What is your first name? Tabs

2. Where in Durham do you live? by the Duke law school

3. How long have you lived in Durham? Since Aug. 2009

4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham? I really like Saladelia for good food, but am still looking for fun spots in Durham.

5. What are you looking for? Fitness buddies and local support sounds great. I don't really know a lot of people around the area, so meeting new people would be wonderful. Also, I would relish local group activities.

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SJDROPPINGLBS
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12/15/09 12:47 A

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1. What is your first name (or Spark nickname)?
**********Shandra

2. Where in Durham do you live? (Trinity Park, NCCU area, Southpoint area, etc.)
*********SW - just over a stone's throw from Southpoint Mall

3. How long have you lived in Durham?
*********1.5 years (whoa!)

4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham? (a restaurant, park, coffeeshop - anything!)
********* Don't think I have one yet. Maybe Greek Fiesta (yuuuummmm!!)

5. What are you looking for? (Durham tips, fitness buddies, local support, group events ... the possibilities are many.)

********* I desperately need workout buddies (virtual and in-person) and the accountability and social interaction that goes with that. I also hope to meet some folks who will become buddies - again virtual or in-person. Learning about local events and such is also great. I am basically open, but I came here because of the possibility of finding a community of people like me now and the me who has been successful at beating this weight and emotional eating monkey.

You've got this!
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JAUDON
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11/18/09 9:15 P

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Welcome Heather! I just moved here a few months ago, but have been on Spark for years. This site is great - you will love it!

**** If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution ****


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LETTHEREBEWINE
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11/14/09 6:20 P

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Hi. I'm new to SparkPeople - just signed up, in fact. I can tell it's going to be a late night tonight.

My name is Heather and I live in West Durham on the Orange County border.

I've lived here for two years and am happy we chose Durham. It's been a perfect fit for our family.

I don't really have a favorite spot although I'm partial to the older parts of the city. There's a nice coffee shop on 9th street around the corner from Perry.

I really want to lose weight and would be thrilled if I could find a buddy. I'm doing weight watchers in theory, but not in practice. I just can't seem to find the motivation to stay with the program. I'm hopeful that someone here might have some advice for me.


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FANCYFACEOHMAI
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10/28/09 9:49 A

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1. What is your first name (or Spark nickname)?
**********Denise

2. Where in Durham do you live? (Trinity Park, NCCU area, Southpoint area, etc.)
*********Off Geer Street. My kitchen door (from the garage) is 0.8 miles from the new Wal-Mart.
3. How long have you lived in Durham?
*********5 years

4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham? (a restaurant, park, coffeeshop - anything!)
*********Texas Roadhouse! yeee hawwww

5. What are you looking for? (Durham tips, fitness buddies, local support, group events ... the possibilities are many.)

*********Buddies and local support.

Edited by: FANCYFACEOHMAI at: 10/28/2009 (09:49)
Taking one day, one hour, one minute at a time, building on previous successes, learning from my failures.


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CATHYSBACK
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9/1/09 10:28 P

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Yes, you're really out in the country there. I live in Trinity Heights, which is close to shopping, my job, and downtown. I can bike almost everywhere I need to go.

I think the team has gotten together in the past (I just joined, so I don't know for sure), but there doesn't seem to be much going on with it now. Maybe you and I can start it up again!

CS

Cathy in Durham, NC


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JAUDON
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8/30/09 6:43 P

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Hi Cathy
Thanks for the welcome! Its hard to be a newbie, but I think I will like it here. I love Hillsborough, except for the fact that I have to drive sooo far to go anywhere. I am used to walking to work, grocery, and pretty much all my shopping.

Does the team ever do anything together? My St Louis team used to get together to run in the park, go out to lunch, and hike. I would love to join in if there is anything like that here!

**** If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution ****


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CATHYSBACK
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8/30/09 4:18 P

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Dear Sarah:

Welcome to the team and to North Carolina! I've never been to Hillsborough, believe it or not, but I hear it's really pretty. I moved here about 3 years ago from New York City, so I know how it feels to be new here. I just joined the team too, since I'm once again (I hope once and for all) trying to lose weight, and I'm also looking for the encouragement and support that I have gotten from Spark in the past. 76 pounds!!! WOW!! You must be SO proud of yourself!! Congratulations -- and on your wedding too! Let me know if you have questions about the Durham area -- if I can I'll answer them!

CS



Cathy in Durham, NC


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JAUDON
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Hi everyone! I just joined the team, but have been on Spark for a few years.

1. What is your first name?
Sarah
2. Where in Durham do you live?
I actually live in Hillsborough (hope I can still be part of this team! :)
3. How long have you lived in Durham?
Less than one month - just moved here with my new husband from St. Louis, MO.
4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham?
I have no idea! Since I just moved here, I dont know any of the good places, but am looking for suggestions!
5. What are you looking for?
Motivation, encouragement, support, good friends...all the things that I love about Spark!!

Edited by: JAUDON at: 8/30/2009 (14:10)
**** If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution ****


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CATHYSBACK
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8/19/09 11:53 A

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Hi all! I just joined the team. I'm back on Spark after being off the wagon for quite a while. It's great to see all these other Durhamites. Can we make this team active again?

1. My first name is Cathy.
2. I live in Trinity Heights.
3. I've lived in Durham almost 3 years.
4. I have lots of places I like -- one place I like to exercise is the bike trail that goes from Trinity Ave up to Stadium drive.
5. I'm looking for motivation, accountability, support from others who live nearby.

CS


Edited by: CATHYSBACK at: 8/19/2009 (12:02)
Cathy in Durham, NC


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THREEHALVES
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6/28/09 7:18 A

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I'm new to the site too.

1. Tania
2. I live in Chapel Hill.
3. I grew up in Durham, so I've been here a long time.
4. Over the years this has changed many times but I've always loved the Carrboro Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings.
5. I'm looking for outdoor activity ideas, and I'm amazed at the ideas I've already seen on this forum. Thanks.


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LIZ10976
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6/17/09 10:33 A

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1. What is your first name?
Liz
2. Where in Durham do you live?
Eno Trace
3. How long have you lived in Durham?
About 2 years now.
4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham?
Well, don't really have a go-to spot. My life consists of work and going home. Looking to change this!
5. What are you looking for?
Motivation, and others in the area that are here for the same thing!



MY_AGREEMENT
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Hi Lesley! Sorry to be so long in replying, but I've been out of town for a couple of weeks. I hope you're enjoying SparkPeople so far and finding tools you need to get back on track! Drop me a line if you ever need anything.

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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LESLEY24
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5/18/09 10:13 P

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Hey All,

How are you all doing? My name is Lesley and I moved here to Durham almost two years ago from Canada. I really ejoy it here. I think this form is a wonderful idea. I have really fallen off the wagon these past couple months and I am having a really hard time getting back on, not sure what it is. I have to agree with an earlier reply Duke Gardens is great, I love going there and reading. I live on University dr so I am pretty close. I love shopping but I am holding out until I lose some more weight. I am looking for some motivation and ideas on how to get going again.

Lesley


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MY_AGREEMENT
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Hi Allison! Where did you move here from?

I know you'll find some of Durham's cooler spots soon. I highly recommend 9th Street, and Brightleaf Square (not that I'm biased since I live near there, or anything)!

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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CURSEOFCURVES
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3/30/09 10:50 P

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1. My name is Allison.
2. I don't know what my neighborhood is called, haha. I live near 15/501, right next to Chapel Hill.
3. I have been here one week and two days!
4. I don't have a go-to spot yet- I'm still exploring.
5. I moved here knowing a handful of people - I am looking for friends, spark buddies, good conversation, and a tour guide! Everything and anything!


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NCLADY51
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3/23/09 8:37 P

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Hi Kelly,

Welcome to the team. I hope we'll be mutually beneficial on this journey. We're here if you need us.

Becky


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MY_AGREEMENT
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Aww, sorry that your work in the Czech Republic didn't work out as planned. Most of the glowing reports I've heard have been about Prague. I'd love to visit there someday.

If you're willing to drive a few minutes, there's a great run/walk and walking group that meets at Duke east campus 3 times a week. That reminds me - I need to update the post I put up on the team boards about that group to let people know there's a walking-only option for that group now. Off I go ... *whooosh*

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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CAILEAG_LEISG
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3/22/09 3:44 P

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Actually, I didn't have the best time in the Czech Republic. I was there to do a PhD, but they had misled me a bit about how it would be and didn't actually have any work for me to do (they wouldn't let me work on any Czech-language projects and didn't have any English-language ones yet). And living there was really difficult, because Czech is a very hard language to learn, and I didn't know any when I got there. I think things might have been better if I'd been living in Prague (where more people speak English), but I was in Pilsen, a city southwest of Prague. As it was, I gave up after just 7 months of being there. I also think things might have been better if I liked beer emoticon, as it was super cheap (Pilsner Urquell is from Pilsen). Instead, I spent huge amounts of my hard-earned money on expensive Diet Coke.

You are right, there are a lot of good routes around Woodcroft. I live right across from the little lake on Woodcroft Pkwy, so there's really no excuse for me not getting out for a walk at least.


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MY_AGREEMENT
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Wow, Kelly! You'll have to tell us more about the Czech Republic. How long were you there? What did you do there? What was it like!

We had a team meetup dinner at the Baba Ghannouj on 54 last year - it was yummy! I know that there are some great walking routes in Woodcroft, too.

--Marsha

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1. What is your first name?
Kelly
2. Where in Durham do you live?
Woodcroft
3. How long have you lived in Durham?
Just over 3 years. I moved here from the Czech Republic, though I'm originally from Oklahoma. I like Durham pretty well.
4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham?
Right now, especially ever since I got laid off, I spend tons of time at Bean Traders on 54. I'm also a big fan of the Baba Ghannouj in the same shopping center.
5. What are you looking for?
Motivation and especially accountability


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Hi Trundels.. WELCOME to the team. We'll help each other get where we're going emoticon.

Have a great day!!

Becky


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Great to have you on the team, Trude!

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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Hi, I just joined today. I am a grandmother of six; first name Trude, lived in N.Durham since 1991, love the "Y", would like friends and walking buddies.



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Hi Lauren and Russell,

Welcome to the team .. I hope we help each other get to our goals.

Hugsssssss,

Becky


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emoticonHowdy Lauren! So glad you joined the team. I agree about Duke Gardens - I feel so lucky to live close to such a beautiful place. You've inspired me to go there this weekend!

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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Hi everyone! So glad I found this team. I'm a permanent resident of Durham, but I'm in my final semester of college in Winston-Salem at the moment. To answer the five questions...

1. What is your first name (or Spark nickname)?
Lauren. :)

2. Where in Durham do you live?
In northern Durham, sort of in between Riverside and Northern High Schools.

3. How long have you lived in Durham?
My entire life, so almost 25 years.

4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham?
Definitely Duke Gardens. It is so beautiful and peaceful there.

5. What are you looking for?
Mainly support and motivation, but I'd love to make some new friends too!

Lauren
FEAEATS!!!

"I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday." -Unknown


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My name is Russell. I have been in the Durham area for just over two years. Enjoying my snow day here in the SW corner of the county near HWY 54. Would like to hear about restaurants, shopping or shows in the city center. In that vein, I tip my hat to Rue Cler.

Russell Halsted

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emoticon JoAnna. I hope you enjoy the area and this board. GOOD LUCK!!

HUGSSSSSS,

Becky


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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! and welcome to you Joanna!


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Hi JoAnna! Welcome to the team. I know that the Southpoint area is growing very fast, so I bet you'll find some favorite spots there soon. The Woodcroft neighborhood has some good walking trails, I hear. So glad to have you here with us!

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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Hello! I'm completely new to all this, but figured I'd introduce myself. I'm using the site to track intake and exercise, cause I'm starting to realize that I eat way more than I need to, especially now that I work full time and don't run around like I used to...

1. First name: JoAnna
2. Where in Durham do you live?: Close to Southpoint Mall
3. How long have you lived in Durham? Since June of last year...just bought our first house!
4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham? Haven't been here long enough yet to find one
5. What are you looking for? A way to stay on track


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Hello! I'm completely new to all this, but figured I'd introduce myself. I'm using the site to track intake and exercise, cause I'm starting to realize that I eat way more than I need to, especially now that I work full time and don't run around like I used to...

1. First name: JoAnna
2. Where in Durham do you live?: Close to Southpoint Mall
3. How long have you lived in Durham? Since June of last year...just bought our first house!
4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham? Haven't been here long enough yet to find one
5. What are you looking for? A way to stay on track


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Hi Marilyn .. I hope you find Sparks very helpful. I have and I enjoy the support I get here. I live on the Hillsborough side of Durham and have been here since I was a child ... LONGGGGG time ago lol. Good luck!!

Hugssssssss,

Becky


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Hi Marilyn! Welcome back to SparkPeople!

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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Hi everyone,

I'm brand new, but its been quite awhile since I've been on the sparkpeople board.
1. Marilyn
2. I live near Duke University and the Target/Sam's Club
3. 6 years
4. Whole Foods/Duke Wall, Barnes and Noble
5. Local Support, group events


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Hi Ashley! I'm a big Target fan too. :-) Glad you're with us!

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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Welcome to the group Ashley. I hope we can all be a support for each other.

Hugsssssssss,

Becky


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1. First name: Ashley
2. Where in Durham do you live?: I actually live in Chapel Hill, but this was the closet group. I'm doing my practicum for Grad School at Watts Elementary though.
3. How long have you lived in Durham? I've lived in Chapel Hill for almost 5 years now.
4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham? Target (ususally at South Square) :)
5. What are you looking for? Tips and local support mainly

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Hi Sallie! Welcome to the team. I've never been to Las Palmas, even though I've passed it a million times! Glad to know it's a good spot. SparkPeople is a great place to find motivation, inspiration, and accountability - just keep posting here and on any other teams/boards that are relevant to you, and you're sure to find some amazing, motivating, wonderful people. I sure have. So glad you're here with us!

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
2702.49 miles walked so far
Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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1. What is your first name (or Spark nickname)? Sallie

2. Where in Durham do you live? North Durham (near Durham Regional)

3. How long have you lived in Durham? nearly 9.5 years

4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham? Las Palmas on Duke St.

5. What are you looking for? Motivation, inspiration, accountability... something like that.


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Welcome to the team, Beth! There may be some other people in the Woodcroft area who'd also like to walk - look around or post in the "fitness buddies" section. Glad you joined us!

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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1. What is your first name (or Spark nickname)? Beth

2. Where in Durham do you live? Woodcroft

3. How long have you lived in Durham? since Nov. 08

4. What is your favorite go-to spot in Durham? Currently: My house!

5. What are you looking for? A walking buddy or two.



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Hey, it's never too late to get back on track and take care of yourself! Glad you're on your way.

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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Welcome to the members that have joined recently. I apologize for being late but I had some personal conflicts and, as usual, put myself on the back burner. I hope we can all support each other here to get to be the best we can be.

Becky


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Hi Sena and Kathleen! A belated but heartfelt welcome to the team. Sena, I often walk or run around the East Campus wall. In fact, P30GRAVES and I just met yesterday for a *chilly* walk there! Kathleen, I have a bit of that same shade of blue in me. :)

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
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Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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Hi! I just joined Spark People today, so this is great!

1. Sena
2. I currently live in North Durham, in the Croasdaile Farm community, but will move to the Grandale community (South Durham by Southpoint) in late August/early September, when my house is built.
3. I moved to Durham in July 2008. My dad was in the Air Force, so we moved around a bit, but eventually settled in Anchorage, Alaska. After living in Anchorage for 24 years, I decided I needed a change of pace and moved to Durham. I have no regrets!
4. I really don't know where to go. I spent my first 5 months here looking for work, and now that I'm employed, I don't know how to go about finding out about Durham; not many of my coworkers live here!
5. Motivation (I found out today I'm OBESE!), maybe healthier meals and exercise groups. I may be limited on exercise times, but willing to try. I work near Duke's East Campus, so have thought about walking around the wall during lunch (not enough to get sweaty, just enough to get the blood flowing).

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1. My name's Kathleen, but I do respond to "hey you."

2. I live in Durham off MLK between 55 and Fayetteville (so, more or less, near Southpoint).

3. I've lived in Durham since graduating from UNC in 2005. And, yes, I still bleed the appropriate color blue. :)

4. I absolutely love to head to Guglhupf for brunch after a weekend run!

5. I'm largely looking for accountability and support. But, I'm always up for meeting folks and trying new ways of getting out there, staying healthy, and dropping those unwanted pounds!


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Hi Ben! Welcome to the Durham team and to SparkPeople!

I think a lot of UNC grads stay in the area after graduation, since it's such a great place to live and there are a good many opportunities here. I've heard good things about City Beverage and other Woodcroft/SP-area hotspots, but haven't been there yet. Maybe we can do our next monthly team dinner in that part of town - we took a holiday break from those, but I'd like to start them back up in the new year.

So glad you joined us!

--Marsha

Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles
2702.49 miles walked so far
Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV
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Just keep swimming ...


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