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Posts: 3 9/12/06 4:19 P
It's nice to see the familiar faces. I've been captaining the Marathinners team for, well, longer than I'd care to admit, particularly considering my near lack of progress (starting weight was 258, though my highest ever weight was closer to the 270s).
I'm a writer who loves to read, and I greatly enjoy cooking and eating, thus my problem. I've regained my addiction to exercise (temporarly lost during divorce) and have great muscle definition--not that anyone other than myself can tell under all this padding! I want to lose weight so that I can finally show off my hard work.
Edited by: MORIANNA at: 9/12/2006 (16:21)
Posts: 5 9/3/06 1:02 P
Geetu reporting in ... been completely unmotivated to do *anything* good - i.e. exercise, drink enuff water; even watch what I eat. But I don't eat much actually. Still, my belly is huge! I'm tired of people congratulating me on expecting a baby! sigh ... a baby of 40 lbs of FAT!!
Ah well ... One step at a time. Nice to see you all here ... I need to figure out how this place works.
see you around my loves geetu
p.s. Smooches to all!!
Posts: 2 8/31/06 4:18 P
Hi, I am June. I am a former Marvelous Matey. I live in Oklahoma and have been married 7 years. We have a cat and two dogs, no kids, yet. I love yoga, walking and swimming. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone, and it is good to see some familar faces!
Posts: 133 8/30/06 5:30 P
Hello! I am Kat and I was once a former Achiever through the LO on eDiets. I haven't been doing ANYTHING for the past 6 months & have let my eDiets membership expire. I'm hoping I can use SP for my support/resource/etc. I live in OK, my anniversary is Friday (33 years), have 2 DS & 1 DGS. Glad to be here & see so many people that I know...what a flash from the past! Kat
Fitness Minutes: (1,009) Posts: 55 8/29/06 2:44 P
Hi, I'm Lisa, current captain of Blazing Sirens. Been trying to lose this weight for 12 years. I'm a yo-yo dieter. Not good.
I've been married for 18 years(together 23 years), I have 2 boys aged 16, and 12 and a daughter aged 15.
I can be a winner again
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 2 8/29/06 8:53 A
My name is chris and I am a former Marvelous Matey also. I had lost a little over 50 lbs then back slid quite a bit and have managed to lose a little more and am currently at -40 so I am happy that it didn't get more out of hand! I am glad to have found you all. I live in Central Florida and travel every chance I get so I have met several people from our last group. I have a grown daughter that recently moved out, two dogs and my daughter's cat, a friend recently moved in with her African gray parrot to live with me and my SO until she finds a place to live here in town. I have two step children who have given me 5 wonderful grandchildren. I will be 40 this year and feel that I have made positive changes in my life in order to be more heathy. Hopefully, that will change into a bigger weight loss!
Fitness Minutes: (343) Posts: 584 8/28/06 3:02 P
HI, i'm Natalie from LO's Achievers and currently captain there.
I've been married for 13 years but been with dh for 16...3 kids (1 boy, 2 girls) and have a king charles cavalier puppy which could count as child 4 then with dh that would be 5...wow no wonder i'm tired LOL!
I bought my first home christmas of 2005. LOVE IT! now if i could just get dh to open a can of paint. I'm a stay-at-home mom hoping to either return to school or find a charity to volunteer for to entertain myself since all three kids are in school this fall. thank goodness! i love to quilt, scrapbook, draw, and make jewelry. i wish i could garden but god didnt bless me with a green thumb but there still is hope now i have a garden plot & my own yard.
My goal is to lose 150 lbs! it hurts to say it but its true. i'm a yo-yo...i lose a little then gain it back. i'm an emotional eater who LOVES chocolate.
glad i was shown this site...its a godsend :)
Natalie "the difference between success & failure sometimes comes down to a single step" --John 'the penquin' Bingham
Posts: 34 8/25/06 7:27 A
Hi I am Tina--former Marvelous Mateys member. I am 43, single and live in Kentucky, work in Cincinnati and sometimes play in Indiana, well I will play anywhere. I love to make beaded bracelets and create greeting cards. I am going to take up crocheting, I saw the cutest things to add to my cards. I have classes scheduled at the library in September.
I am at my highest weight, 197, and am having a terrible time staying with anything to help me lose, so I thought a change of scenery with old friends would help.
Live and Let Live
current weight: 224.0
Posts: 173 8/24/06 9:27 A
Hi! I am Sherry Jo I was a member of the Marvelous Mateys. I am married to the same guy for 30+ years. We live in Tenn. and our 8 year old grandson lives with us and keeps me hopping. I have asthma and really need to lose more weight to help with my health problems.
current weight: 157.5
Posts: 19 8/23/06 8:38 A
I am soooo glad I have found all of you. My name is Marge. I will be 68 this coming Sunday. I work full time as a receptionist for company about 15 minutes away from my home. I am divorced, live in a mobile home, and have one daughter plus son-in-law, a grandson age almost 8, a grandaughter age 5(who insists she is still 4 and gets very upset when you try to correct her), a grandaughter who will be 4 the first of November, and one other grandaughter who is about twelve (long story about her--will tell at a later time.) I need to lose about 30-40 pounds. I am very active in my church, love to read, also knit and of course, love to spend time with my family. One smile and hug from my youngest grandaughter is enough to make my entire day. I too was a former member of e-diets, but it became far too commercialized and expensive. Met Liisa through e-diets and then in person during the time she lived here in MA.
"What the world needs now is love, sweet love!"
Fitness Minutes: (240) Posts: 75 8/22/06 12:36 P
I am Judy, and on the Spirited Spartans. Have been married to Gary for 43 yrs. 3 children, 5.5 grandchildren, 1 toy Poodle, CeeCee 17 yrs old.
I have been with the Spirited Spartans since the team was started way back when and have made many friends.
Like Susan we are closing Friday on our 4th home. It has been a whirlwind 2.5 weeks. I had an accident and broke my foot. DD#2 talked us into buying a new home near her, saw the house and made an offer a week ago and this Friday we close. We will be keeping house #3, where we have lived for 37 yrs. Might put it up for rent after some repair work is done.
I like to do counted cross stitching, sewing, reading and playing with grandchildren.
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 193 8/21/06 11:27 P
Susan - also from the Marvelous Mateys. Although I haven't been over there lately. I had to take a break, but then Captain Susan emailed and told me about the SparkTeam and I had to come and check it out! I'm 44, married, and I have 2 sons - both grown and moved out, one daughter still home in high school, 2 granddaughters, and 2 cats. I work in a library which is a lot of fun except that I don't get time to read. I need help with this weight loss thing. Those of you here who already know me know this about me. If left on my own, I'll stay "nice and plump" forever. I'm hoping this change of scenery will help jump start my weight loss again.
Determined to lose, too subborn to quit!
Always look for the positive!
current weight: 202.0
Posts: 30 8/20/06 3:24 P
Paulette - a former member of the Marvelous Mateys. Married-34 years. Three daughters, 2 cats, 2 dogs, 7 leopard gekos, 1 cockatiel, 2 parakeets, and 45 lady gouldian finches(I breed them). I live in Columbus, Ohio and am an application analyst for a hospital.
Fitness Minutes: (24) Posts: 1,128 8/20/06 11:34 A
Susan, Gemini, 42, married (21 years), one daughter (19), one dog (mini dachshund), one cat. I live in the panhandle of West Virginia, near Harpers Ferry.
I will be closing at the end of this month on my first home..YEAHHHHH... I put up a picture of my home on my Sparkpeople page if you care to see it..*G* (hey..I am going to be a grown up!!!)
I am a coffee LOVER!! yes..I love disco!! but I also love all sorts of music, love to read...and traveling is a passion of mine.. I was born in Germany and speak both languages fluently (yes, that means english too...*G*)
I came over here from ediets and presently still am the Captain of the Marvelous Mateys and a LO Watch Officer. My weight loss journey is a struggle, because I am an emotional eater and a stress eater. I also suffer from a sleeping disorder which causes seizures and I battle depression. Otherwise...I babble a lot (can you tell???? *LOL) Not to mention I hmmmm say things the way I see them..meaning I don't usually hold back much...
I guess what I am trying to tell you is that I never try to hurt people on purpose, but I sometimes do...because I just type away or talk out loud...because it just pours out of me... and sometimes I end up having to clarify what I mean (in cyber especially this can be a hard thing to do)...but this stems from being a passionate and I believe myself to be a caring and devoted person.. once you have me a friend, you usually don't lose me..*S*
but once you get me on your wrong side...I normally don't change my mind either... hmmmm....stubborn, thick headed and temperamental ..yep...that would be me at times as well...
but life has sooooooooooooo much to give us that I believe you just have to live it!
okay....that wasn't as MINI BIO...*LOL
Edited by: MOONDAY at: 8/20/2006 (11:35)
My Spark Team is:
DETERMINED TO LOSE, TOO STUBBORN TO QUIT!
current weight: 317.0
Posts: 830 8/20/06 9:10 A
Linda - I live in Lansing, IL (south suburb of Chicago) Hey, we have a few Chicagoland people here, don't we? I have a wonderful DSO who lives in Naperville, a DS who lives with me (temporarily, I hope), a DD & DSIL and brand new DGD who live in Texas - . Oh, and I also have a DC (dear cat) who thinks she's a dog. I work as a tax accountant for a global manufacturing firm in the south suburbs, doing all their state and local taxes. I enjoy travelling (which mostly consists of Texas, lately - Ha!) I also enjoy reading, bowling, cross-stitch, and, recently, I've taken up knitting again - just to keep my hands busy instead of eating.
Edited by: HARPY123 at: 8/22/2006 (13:58)
If I always do what I've always done, I'll always get what I always got.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 3,146 8/20/06 7:09 A
I've been a petsitter for the last 2 years. I'm in the process of closing my business down in order to spend more time with my husband though. My biggest challenge healthwise is emotional eating. For excercise I am currently focusing on strength training and flexibility. I get a lot of walking in as a byproduct of my job (dogwalking).
Edited by: MYSIDE at: 8/20/2006 (07:10)
current weight: 130.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 25 8/19/06 10:34 P
Karen...a former member of the Marvelous Mateys. I live in Plainfield, IL and am a SAHM of two handsome boys. My oldest is starting kindergarten next week....sigh. My youngest starts pre-school...double sigh.
current weight: 153.0
Posts: 3,033 8/19/06 7:01 P
Liisa. Former admiral of the LO on eDiets. Just bought my first townhouse and am closing on Sept 22. Live with my boyfriend in a Chicago suburb. Work as a case manager for people with chronic mental illness, mostly Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder. I love my job! I am a bit impulsve and procrastinate too much. But I am passionate.
current weight: 271.7
Posts: 3,033 8/19/06 6:59 P
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current weight: 271.7
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