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DENISEFULLER
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11/13/11 1:12 A

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I post and read. I tried once to join a team challenge but health issues made me drop off the list. Are there other team goals? If I joined, I can't remember what I'm supposed to be doing.

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I started SP at 138 lbs in October 2010. My goal weight was supposed to be 125, which I reached in January 2011. I have stayed at 125 (give or take a few pounds) ever since.


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HOUNDLOVER1
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11/11/11 12:35 A

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Thanks everyone for posting. Now we have at least a rough idea for how big this group is.
A little less intimidating than 13000 for sure! emoticon

Birgit

You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




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SLENDERELLA61
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11/9/11 8:30 P

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I check in, often huddle, am tracking a team goal, participate in challenges, read message board at least once a week. I post a thread once a month asking if members are "At Goal and Maintaining" and sometimes remember to monitor the responses. I try to read member blogs as often as I can. Love this team!

Central Florida, Eastern Standard Time Zone

Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!


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MIRAGE727
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11/9/11 4:42 P

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I either read, post occasionally, take part in challenges, huddles, and team goals daily.

Monty, Team Leader
*SP Class of June 3-9, 2012
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Girls on the Run 5K 050314
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MLB570
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11/9/11 3:40 P

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I check in and read and participate in the maintenance challenges, that's about it.


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UNSTOPPABLE_
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11/9/11 1:28 A

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I read, post occasionally, take part in challenges and team goals.


Έ.•* *•Έ.•* *•
❤✴❤ Teresa
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I Want To Be UNSTOPPABLE!!!
✹Έ.•* *•Έ.•* *•Έ.•* *•
Never be ashamed of the scars that life has left you with. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed, you endured the pain and God has healed you. ~Author Unknown~
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Alabama---Central Time Zone
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CHERRYALLIE
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11/8/11 6:29 P

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Oh my goodness. I didn't realize there were so many members in this group. Congrats to all those who are maintaining. I am not as active is this group as I could be. I've done some huddling and will see what I can do about being more active in the future. Think of the collective knowledge 13000 members possesses. I wonder if there is something we can do to harness and use that for good.emoticon


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WHATEVR411
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11/8/11 2:53 P

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I read and that's about it.


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BREWMASTERBILL
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11/8/11 10:01 A

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I mostly lurk, sometimes participate in the message boards, but nothing else.

Simple, Effective Strength Training for Beginners www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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"In god we trust, all others bring data."

"You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there." - Rip


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SUSIEMT
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11/7/11 10:56 P

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I read, post occasionally, take part in challenges and team goals.

Susie South Central WI
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
Kenneth Blanchard

Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
When you break down goals into smaller steps, it isn't even that hard. All you have to do is say "yes" to the right thing!



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4A-HEALTHY-BMI
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11/7/11 1:43 P

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I wondered about this back in August. Out of our 13,000+ people, only 105 wrote a blog post in August. Contrast that with the "300 lbs. Plus" team, with 5,600 members, 254 of whom wrote at least one blog post in the same month.

As for me, I read, post, run and participate in team challenges. I researched and set up the team goals, but ironically I'm not actually using them right now! LOL

Never, ever, EVER give up!

From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.

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JAQILANTERN
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11/7/11 12:41 P

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Read and selectively post from work office about 3 days a week.


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AEHEGE
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11/7/11 12:37 P

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I had no idea this group was so large. That is great there are so many in the maintenance stage! I read all the messages, although for some strange reason, this on got past me. I post occasionally. I enjoy challenges, but am in one on another team that is taking most of my time. I value this team and appreciate what you leaders are doing to keep it appealing to participate.

--Anne from Idaho




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BLC 24 PPP team member; Mellow Yellow Pride
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NAVYMOM133
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11/7/11 7:04 A

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I'm pretty new to the team. I huddle, read, post occasionally and have joined my FIRST challenge as a maintainter, The Merriest Maintainers!

Melly


Melly from Massachusetts
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REBYTR
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11/7/11 6:28 A

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I am a new member just reading for now, but hope to post soon. I joined the team's goals.

Melissa, from Texas


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POTRIDGE
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11/6/11 9:31 P

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Post, read and challenge when needed! Hello everyone!!

DIET IS A FOUR LETTER WORD!!!!

We are constantly creating our "karma" or destiny through our intentions, thoughts and deeds in this moment. It is achieved through countless deliberate acts of selflessness.

It's hard to be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves.

Just keep on moving and you'll get there.


If you ever want to feel good about yourself, go out and help someone else!


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MOBYCARP
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11/6/11 8:32 P

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I read and post once in a while.

I haven't joined any of the team goals, because none of them look like things I particularly need to work on. I view goals as a motivational tool. They're important for stuff that I might slip on without the goal, such as gettting 10K steps per day. They're irrelevant for stuff I'd do anyway, like eat breakfast every day. They're counter-productive for things I shouldn't be concentrating on, like getting 200 exercise minutes per week. (My minutes have gone down as I've been running instead of walking; but the quality of the minutes is better.) I don't particularly relate to the team cheering aspect of team goals.

I've joined the Merry Maintainers challenge, though I'm not sure it will be helpful. I'll give it a try and see.

Total members . . . before hitting goal, my main team was 50+ members with 10-24 pounds to lose. That team has over 192K members. The vast majority have to be inactive (or at least silent), or the team forum would be unusable. Even with 13K members, I think the majority of the membership has to be inactive or silent, or we would drown in the volume of posts.


- Kevin

"Discipline is remembering what you want. " - David Campbell

Max Lifetime Weight, 221
SP Start Weight, 196.6
Initial SP Goal, 175
Current Goal on Ticker, 162


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OOLALA53
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11/6/11 8:26 P

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I mainly read, as I have not reached goal, though I have mostly maintained the weight I have lost in the last 22 months. I am not interested in challenges.emoticon

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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FISHPOND7
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11/6/11 4:56 P

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I mainly read. I'm 15 pounds from my goal and have started thinking about how to maintain when I get there. I will occasionally post. Don't participate in challenges yet.

~ Beth~

You can exercise until the cows come home, but unless you also eat right you'll still be a cow coming home.

"Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.” William Penn, circa 1686


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MOMMYFITNESS
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11/6/11 4:00 P

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I'm an active member. I read and post most days! I enjoy learning from others that have been maintaining!

"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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GUITARWOMAN
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11/6/11 2:50 P

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I read, post weekly (or more), am in some of the challenges.

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Bonita
Just north of Toronto, Canada

"Are we there yet?"


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LJR4HEALTH
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11/6/11 1:47 P

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I post - read - team goals - team challenge (maintaining)

Linda (Florida - Eastern Standard Time )

I am " (we are) spiritual beings having a human experience " Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Amethyst BLC Fall 2012 to Summer 2013

2012 Fall 5% Challenge Community Team Casual Travelers t0
2013 Spring & summer 5% Challenge Community Casual Travelers

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Previous BLC 17 to BLC 20

“Fail to plan, plan to fail.” Carl W. Buechner




CAROLJEAN64
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11/6/11 1:23 P

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Post, read messages, track goals and love the new directions team i.
s taking

Lost 65 lbs and maintained since 2006.


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MARTHAWILL
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11/6/11 1:01 P

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Fairly new, read often, post at times, joined the challenge, need to stay connected to remind me everyday to be vigilant- plan to be in the 5%! Thankful for this team's leaders.

Mary
EST

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.

Willie Nelson

Ontario, Canada



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read and post not sure about team goals.

“it's been up to me to inspire me.”
~ Eric Clapton ~

"Atheism is a non-prophet
organization"
~George Carlin~

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
~Jimi Hendrix~

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
~John Lennon~

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DUBINJL
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11/6/11 12:22 P

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I've been maintaining for a long time....but still like to see what's going on with this team. I usually read everything, but seldom post.

Jude (or Judith or Judy, whatever you like!)

Take a sad song and make it better!!

We're on this earth to give glory to God.

5'4", 75 years old. High weight 161. Reached 125 lb. goal on 7/25/08.
Re-adjusted to 130 2/1/13


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WESTCOASTKID
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11/6/11 11:48 A

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VERY new to team; Read, Post, joined Challenge...

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***Leslie on Cape Cod***

Sometimes it's not easy to get motivated to workout or go to the gym. But when I am finished, I have NEVER once said, "Gee, I wish I didn't do that."

~~ELEVEN pounds in ELEVEN weeks in two thousand ELEVEN~~


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MBUSSAN210
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11/6/11 11:47 A

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Read when time is available. Have been maintaining since April of 2010 and this team has helped me with the tips I read and the reminder that maintenance can be done. Not sure I know how to join challenges.....



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LISSOME
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Read and beginning to post.

AB! Resident Lobster Shucker and Magical Water Distributor - Ayuh Division

I'm Aileen. I like broccoli, hummus, blackberries, and very good chocolate.

Proud Mama to Elijah, Gideon, and Jasper,
Trophy Wife to Lance,
Maineah.


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_LINDA
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11/6/11 10:52 A

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read, post and huddle, don't need challenges as I am doing fine on all fronts

Never Give Up! When one door closes, I simply kick down another one!!
Stand Tall, Walk Proud-Dani W, Fitness Instructor
You CAN do it!


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DONNAEDA
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11/6/11 10:34 A

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I regularly read and post to this team forum

Donna
Brown Deer, WI
leader of Weight Watchers Support team - leader
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KIM--POSSIBLE
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11/6/11 10:29 A

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Wow, didn't realize our group was so big! I regularly read and post. Not sure if I have joined team goals or not. I tend to lose track of those!

~~Kim in NC~ EDT
Aug 2009: 175
Dec 2009: 142
Aug - Dec 2012: 135 size 4
*30lb gain in 8 weeks*
Feb 2013: 164
Hypothyroid Diagnosis,
April/13: 166 size 12-14
July/13 Jaw surgery
Sept- confirmed Hashimoto's
Dec 2013: 162
March 2014: 155
Goal: 135-140 size 4
“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength!"~ Unknown


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ONLYGIRL
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11/6/11 10:25 A

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Post and read... just found group a few days ago.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. ~Author Unknown


" I THINK I CAN, I think I can, i think......... I KNEW I COULD, I KNEW I COULD!"

Whether you think you can or you think you can't you're right.
Henry Ford

Food is not love........


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SKIRNIR
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11/6/11 10:22 A

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I am active on spark and mainly reading here in this team.

3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon, hopefully in under 3 hours!


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ONEKIDSMOM
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11/6/11 10:22 A

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I read and selectively respond.

Do not generally join team goals on ANY of the teams I belong to.

- Barb

Defeat is temporary: giving up makes it permanent! Never give up!

Max lifetime weight 224.5

Maintaining with 122 marked as "goal" since October 2010


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NELLJONES
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Post, read, have joined team goals but don't always enter my weight.

This is the only regular support for maintainers I've ever found in 40 years. I am not about to let it go.

Nell

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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HOUNDLOVER1
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11/6/11 10:13 A

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Just trying to find out how many maintainers are here and reading. Please answer by either "post", " read" and/or "joined team goals ".
This will help us know how we can make this a better team.

Birgit

You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




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