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1/17/13 8:36 P

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I've been in Fort Collins for a little over a year, and have been away from SP, but I am hoping to make it a habit to be back and hopefully meet new friends here for encouragement and maybe even a walking/hiking partner!

One Day At A Time!

Striving to be a better me!

1 Corinthians 10:13:

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.


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Hello everyone! Looks like this team hasn't seen any activity for a while. Let's change that, shall we? My name is Beth, and I've just moved back to FoCo with my fiancee. Our wedding is set for July 2013, so, like every other bride, I'm looking to lose weight - for the wedding dress, for the honeymoon, but above all, for me. I'm 25 and it's about time my body figured that out. Especially since I'm living in the ever-beautiful Colorado, where an outdoors-lifestyle is pretty much a requirement. I'd like to go back to doing what I did when I was in high-school: hiking and camping on a regular basis in the summertime. Looking forward to meeting other Fort Collins Sparkers!
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Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the summer activities and seasonal bounty. There are such good eats, when you eat seasonally and organic, this is the best of times!

I am not currently living up in Colorado, though I hope to be back sooner than later. I am not gonna leave this team, as it is close to my heart and I love to catch up with everyone here. But probably would be good to engage another leader here, no?

I have a terrific suggestion along those lines. I will see if I can get her to volunteer, as she is so dang inspirational. Awesome sparker! MILEHIGHMAMA, I hope we can get you to step up to the plate here. Your complete revamping of your lifestyle and the dramatic changes that have occurred, even blew away your doctor.

This works, it really does. Just do it!





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Welcome Spirit... breakups are tough, but can turn into an opportunity. I too landed here in Northern Colorado after a very unexpected breakup. Shock is a good way to put it, then the grief cycle. It is intense.

Loving yourself and your family, reaching out to others can be your path to self discovery. Pain can lead to such dramatic changes for the better.

Enjoy springtime here in the Rockies. It is a spectacular place to be and a great place to focus on health and well being. Lots of healing energy here, soak it up with all the glorious sunshine here :-)





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Hi, group! I'm Jan, soon to be a grandmother for the first time. I just moved to Fort Collins in February, 2012, after a relationship breakup,. I'm questioning a lot of things and just trying to hang on! Well, I am trying to get more healthy so that I'm around to find out. emoticon

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." St. Exupery


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DIANEGLORIA's Photo DIANEGLORIA Posts: 463
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So glad you joined. Spark People is an amazing resource, seriously amazing. Getting fit and happy in the process, affects every aspect of our lives. Love it.

I highly recommend picking up a copy of the book our founding father wrote. His experience, strength and hope are uber awesome~!

This can be a heck of a lot of fun. Enjoy the ride, enjoy it all.

Life is too short to carry around a bad attitude and we have the choice at any given moment to change our attitude.





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Hi Everyone!!

I'm a student at CSU and I've been working with Livestrong.com and I feel like I need MORE, so I officially joined on Friday. :)

I've lost around 40 lbs so far and I have another 40 to go! I've been going to the school gym to just get some 'fun' exercise and I'm going to start training for a 5k because I'll be running in Fast and the Furriest April 28th. I've done a couple other 5k's and I'm just really slow. lol.

I'm hoping that I can lose the rest of the weight and gain strength by September. It's nice meeting all of you!

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2/19/12 7:56 P

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Hi! I am Julie and I live in Fort Collins. I have been stalled out for many months and I want to lose another 10 pounds in the next 100 days. First I have to stop eating candy every day ...

Running is becoming a joy!


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Home for the long weekend!

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Wishing Everyone a very Merry Christmas & Joyous New Year
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11/19/11 11:51 P

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Aaww thanks Gloria! I often walk over at Loveland Lake with my dogs. Where about in Loveland do you live? I am near Benson Sculpture Park...would love to meet up...do you have a facebook page? Mine is searchable through the email ilovegabe707@yahoo.com

I am trying to jog once in a while and would love someone to kinda "compete" with in not stopping lol...it really tires me out. So if your up for it let me know.

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And Hi Kimberly!

Welcome. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with here. There is a lot to learn about this site and it can be a bit overwhelming. Which is why it is so valuable to simply speak up and ask.

I am still learning all the time here about how to take advantage and simplify how I use Spark People. Allowing me to spend more time out there than here online, is helpful for me.

Anyhows, great to see you post here!

You can do it!!





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11/9/11 10:34 A

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Welcome back Stephanie! I am in Loveland too. Moved here unexpectedly last June. A completely new life here, one that I desparately needed. I believe in fresh starts. I know you can use all that you have learned from the 'slip' of gaining back what you had lost. We live and we learn, we do better.

Something that I am relishing right now, truly savouring every word is the book, The Spark by the CEO of Spark People. I highly highly recommend this book. His story is inspirational and gives the tools we all can use a full explanation. How he came to the realizations he did... all I can say is wow.

I try to hit the pool on most days now. If you ever need a walking partner or want to do something physical, all you need to do is ask. I make my own schedule these days and can be available usually. Making new friends who have health and wellness on their radars, that is what I want in my life.

So... off to seize the day. Good luck and Welcome Back!





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Hello all! My name is Stephanie and I live in Loveland, Co. I previously lost 125 lbs with sparkpeople help. But have since gained 60 of those pounds back because I stopped working out and began eating bad food. I am back on my wagon, and am looking to loose those 60 I have gained. I hope to see some group meetings here in Loveland!

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Hi I am Kimberly, and have been a member of SparkPeople for a few years but have only kinda lurked around :-). I am looking for some motivation to take the weight off an keep it off. Nice to meet everyone.










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Wish I could join you! I have bilateral total knee replacements coming up, running I rather doubt will ever be on my horizon. Walking, yes, Hiking Yes!

hard impact stuffs, no... but will gladly be there to cheer you on!





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Hi Everyone -
Any sparkers up for the Colorado Run on Labor Day? I am registered - join me!

Running is becoming a joy!


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Hello everyone,

I am new to the team and volunteered to help out here. I lost my first introduction post, but still wanted to stop by and say hey. I recently moved to the area from WA, which I miss a bunch. Still figuring things out here, finding my way.

Loveland is where I call home now, and I have some family here and in Ft Collins. So not completely isolated, just feels like it sometimes. Hope we can support each other along this road less traveled.

We can do this!


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5/1/11 6:08 P

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Hi everyone. I am Teresa, I live in Fort Collins, been Sparking since Jan of this year. I am 51, very happily married and have 4 kids, only one is still at home. Losing weight very slowly and keep having set backs, some that I can't help and some I've brought on myself. Not giving up and definitely heading in the right direction. I am a walker, hiker, and bike rider. Cruiser bike, no spandex yet. I am trying to run and made a good start but can't seem to go very far before I need to walk a bit. I am making progress though and cannot believe I actually look forward to my running days. You can find me slowly circling the track at old Fort Collins High. I want to do Cinco Cinco as my first official 5K.

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Hi! Herd Lady here!
Been a while. Lots going on and precious little time for walking or anything else. Been so pooped at the end of the day that I sit. NOT GOOD! So I stopped sitting last night and went for a walk. Joined the Spring Challenge this morning. Off to a fresh start.
Good luck in reaching your goals. Trying to make it stick, Herd Lady

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Unforgiveness: The poison we drink hoping someone else will die.
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Lisa - I climbed Quandry last summer and would like to hike a couple this summer too. It was pretty tough for me but I think I am in better shape today than I was then - hard to say for sure some days! Which ones are you planning to go for? I did Longs several times in my youth and I will likely never do that one again - it is pretty hard and pretty scary in spots - but I am game to do some of the easier ones!
Julie

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Oh! I live in Loveland, too!

~~*Anne*~~

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Hello all!
I have been a member of Spark since 2007 but really getting active now. I plan on climbing 4 14ers this year.
I go hiking once or twice a week for 4 hours and do other things during the week.
Oh, I live in Loveland not Fort Collins but glad to see this group getting active again. Look forward to getting to know all.


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Julie: Very cool about your running endeavors! My MIL works at PVH as an Ortho admin assistant. I also have a friend who did part of her internship there in the NICU. Good luck with your training!

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Hi I'm Julie - I joined SP in Jan 2010 and was active for about 3 months and then fell off - well, I checked in now and then but had lost my spark! I got back on in earnest in January of this year (what is it about January? Perhaps the holiday weight gain and resolutions!) and this time I am going to stick with it. I have a goal involving running - I actually registered for a Half Marathon in August of this year and then figured I better get going! I will run a 5K on April 16th - the first of this year for me - and I plan to run the Bolder Boulder 10K on Memorial Day, and my HM on August 13th. Additional races may be added, but that is my current plan for the year.

I have been trying to run 10 miles a week and plan to increase that to 12 miles a week. starting this week.

I work at PVH in the NICU and have 4 children.

Running is becoming a joy!


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Heya! I'm Anne. I've been a member of SP since 2007, but didn't get serious about it until 2009. I ran my first half-marathon last September and have been a little bit lax about running since. My short term Spring goal is to get back to running 2-3X a week. I teach full time in Windsor as an English teacher and am going to school to get my masters degree, too, so my time is pretty limited (on Spring break now, though) during the school year.

Especially during the Summer when I'm able to, I'd love to get together!

~~*Anne*~~

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I am Danielle, have been a member of SP since 2007. My short term goal is to run the Bolder Boulder in May. I am always down to run and currently go to Windsor Rec Center on Tues/Thurs/Sat for Zumba and Ripped.

Thanks to TeDi I am now a Co-Leader of the group!


"No matter how slow you run it is still faster than someone sitting on a couch." -53 Runners Commandments- Joe Kelly





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It looks like there is some new enthusiasm in this group. Wonderful!

Lets check in with your name, how long you've been Sparking, a short term goal for this spring and what would be most helpful for you from this group.

My name is TeDi. I joined in 2008. My short term goal is to get back into walking after 12 months away to heal severe plantar fasciitis. I would love to find a walking or workout buddy. I belong to Miramont North (and Central) and try to get there over my lunch hour (pretty flexible).

I hope to hear from you all. We're in this together!

TeDi
Fort Collins Spark Team Leader

Watch the leaves in the autumn. They change colors and then fall off the tree. Live life in the same way. As time progresses, become more and more beautiful, and then gently slip away. From The Zen Book by Daniel Levin.


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