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MYBULLDOGS
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3/27/13 7:17 A

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i have not gained a pound in over a year.

i gave up sugar and grain products and lost 44 pounds at age 61.

my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 by walking 15000 steps a day and has not gained a pound back either in over a year

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SHARON632
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1/30/13 9:56 A

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emoticon Hi and emoticon to the team. SparkPeople is about making healthy changes in our lifestyle, changes that we can live with forever. It is not about deprivation but about being balanced. The trackers are a way for us to visually see just what we are doing and where changes are necessary to be happier and healthier. the principles we learn here on SP help us be more balanced in all areas of life. emoticon Enjoy the journey!

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Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.


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JENAE954
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1/29/13 10:10 P

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HEALTHYONE2008
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1/29/13 9:33 P

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Hi and welcome to the team

Nancy in Columbia,SC

"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up"...and I intend to be that person

FAVORITE HYMNS

Jesus loves me
Amazing Grace
Rock of Ages
No, not one
Some things never change
You are God alone/how great is our God
Move mountain, move
When the rocks cry out
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JENAE954
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1/29/13 9:32 P

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Jenae


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DONTNODIP
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1/29/13 9:21 P

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emoticon Jump on in, the water is fine!

"I'll have what she's having."


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JENAE954
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1/29/13 8:22 P

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SHOAPIE
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1/29/13 6:10 P

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CHERYL_ANNE
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1/29/13 4:28 P

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Hi there BRDARTIST and welcome to the 50+ SparkTeam!

I started SP September 1, 2012 and not once have I starved.

I eat healthy as opposed to dieting.

Moderation instead of deprivation.

I follow my own food plan because SP does not have one for those Sparkers who are gluten free.

So I eat what I've been eating since I became gluten free - I just make sure I use my digital scale to measure (portion) the nutrition I'm eating and then track it in the Nutrition Tracker.

Every meal. Every single time. Every day.

I even make sure I get a treat (roughly 80-100 calories) every single day - it gets included in my daily total.

It's less about the number on the scale (weight) and more about becoming the healthiest I can be.

You can do it!

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DAKOTA50
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1/29/13 3:42 P

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Hi and emoticon ! I think you will find what you are looking for here. We are all in the same boat in one way or another. I concur with what everyone has said, and I would also add that posting is important. Check in often.

For me, I find exercise imperative. I walk with Leslie Sansone's DVDs. You can work as hard or easy as you need to, and you can decide how far you want to go. No matter what the weather you can exercise. What's not to like?!! emoticon

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Apostle Paul

* Never, never, never, never give up. -Winston Churchill


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SANDIELD
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1/29/13 12:58 P

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emoticon emoticon Take your time and make it lifestyle changes, don't just diet. DIET is a four letter word. emoticon


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RENEWNAN
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1/29/13 12:48 P

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Welcome.
You don't need to starve yourself. You do have to make wise choices, and filling foods and eat slowly and exercise does help.
Good luck

Nan from Methil (of proclaimers fame) in Scotland.
BLC21 start weight 146 lb BLC21 goal weight 134 lb
Blc 22 SW 143.5 lb Goal weight 131.5lb
BLC 23 SW 138.75lb goal 126lb
blc 24 sw 143lb goal 130lb


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TOMWAMP
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1/29/13 11:34 A

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Mary Alice is right. With the food tracker you will see where calories are coming from. you can set up a nutrition plan that will show you where you should be for calories in one day. Also set up a fitness plan.

Giving God the glory each day for the all the bounty in my life

Co-Leader Spark Wisconsin-The Official Team

Co- Leader Healthy Hearts


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MARYALICE411
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1/29/13 11:01 A

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emoticon The Dr told me not to count calories. He controls the calories by saying no fat and not concentrated sweets, get use to that, go for portion control then start deleting unneeded calories. translate low fat. I put my foods in the tracker to stay accountable and have noticed that I'm within the calorie range. I do recommend that you track your foods. Weather you are counting calories or not. It helps to see what you have eaten written down.

Objects in the mirror will get thinner than they now appear

MaryAlice from Alvin TX



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BRDARTIST
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1/29/13 10:46 A

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Still finding my way...I have always hated counting calories. Will this site work for me??? I am 58, and always been a little overweight. Lost 35 lbs for first time in my life 3 yrs ago and kept off until I was diagnosed with a rare disease that makes me take prednisone! I have gained back the 35 lb...and am more than depressed about it. Will I find hope and help here? The way (only way) I lost the 35 lbs was my hubby did it with me. We walked every day and starved ourselves on meat and veggies, some fruits...but very small portions. It worked, but was very hard.

♫ the bear went over the mountains, the bear went over the mountains...and all that he could see.... ♫ ♫ was a much skinnier me!!! ♫


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