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10/15/12 8:18 A

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The Curves I go to is in a small town and has to compete with the Y and an Anytime Fitness. Most of the members are fifty and older and like the atmosphere which allows us to visit while we work out. The equipment is well maintained and the place is always clean and neat. I have gone to 3 other Curves while traveling and all have been nice.

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10/14/12 11:39 P

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Gail, I love Curse so much that I tried to buy our local one. The owner was not running it right. The stuff was all broken and messed up, the place was dirty, it was horrible. I contacted the Curves founder and told him what was happening and that I wanted to buy it if possible. Your only allowed so many in a certain amount of population so to make it easier for other owners (which does make sense).

He would not allow me to buy it. He said that they had to work with her first. I waited about a yr & tried again to buy it. Still was a no. About 1 yr after that it folded up & closed completely. I did not want it then as it had a really bad reputation :(

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10/14/12 10:58 A

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I really do love Curves. We just got a new owner and I hope she is able to make it profitable so it stays open. I have been going for 9 years and have many friends there. I suppose if it would close up I would move to the Y for exercise. I think using the swimming pool would be easier on backs and joints.

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10/13/12 11:03 P

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Good decision!! Tracking is so important for many of us :)
I LOVE LOVE curves!!! Sadly with my back injury I had to quit.

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10/10/12 9:14 A

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I joined a challenge at my local Curves yesterday and decided today is a good time to start tracking my food and exercise again on Spark. I had taken the summer off since I was feeling like I had not been making any progress and now I am hoping that getting back to Spark will inspire me to keep on the right path.

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10/7/12 4:54 P

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It seems (to me) that at times we are fighting our bodies natural tendencies. Many many yrs ago - think cave man days ;) Humans had to stock up on their body fuel - carbs to make it through the winter. Sometimes I wonder if this is still not a part of our DNA - just a thought I had :)

Yes, as I get older what was once a easier plan to stick to seems more difficult. For myself the key is to NOT go off plan to begin with. Once I get going on a plan I am usually good but once I go off plan it takes me forever to get back on it.

I posted a link to a great blog I read today that is really inspiring - Hopefully it will help you :)



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10/6/12 11:14 P

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I am having my annual struggle with shorter days and increased urge to eat lots of carbs. In addition I have injured my hip and have been trying to keep up my exercise without hurting myself any more. I invested in Nutrisystem but after the first week have been having difficulty sticking with it. (Breakfast and Lunches are fairly good but dinners leave a lot to be desired!) A few years ago I found it easy to exercise and stick to an eating plan but I can't seem to get going again.

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10/6/12 9:34 P

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I am really trying to figure out what the members here want/need from me, and am not being very successful at doing so.

I thought maybe with just some general chit chat I could get to know some of you better & we could move forward from there :)

So please take a minute and post how you are doing. It can be about weight, exercise, health, work, family any thing you want to share.

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