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5/8/14 9:09 A

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So this week I am back on track I have already lost one pound and I am working on number 2 for the week. I have been great with my eatting and exercise. I started not eating meals. Well actually I do eat one meal a day the rest of the day I snack so to speak. I have a piece of toast with jelly for breakfast, two hours later a piece of string cheese, two hours later a side salad, two hours later a greek yogurt and maybe another snack before having dinner with my family. I am never hungry because every couple hours I am having something. I am just making sure it is something healthy. Last nights dinner was beef and broccoli over no yolks noodles. My husband does not like white rice. Everyone loved it and I still stayed on the low end of my calorie range. I am hoping by next Tuesdays to be out of the 220's forever!

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4/29/14 10:02 A

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So sad this morning with my scale!

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4/22/14 10:16 P

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Today was so wonderful although it rained for a few minutes , my workout went great the view of the VA mountains were amazing ahhhhhh Spring. Yayayayaya

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4/13/14 7:39 A

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Hey All The weather is beautiful.....you must all be outside! emoticon

I need to change-and with that said....lets do this!
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3/30/14 3:53 P

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I can't believe it! rain this morning, hail this afternoon. Snow!!! What When IS SPRING in VA?

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3/14/14 10:44 A

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2/13/14 2:19 P

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A huge nor'easter hit the mid Atlantic and Northeast today. My SIL in Louisa Co. told me they already had a foot of snow by 9:00 am this morning! Here in NJ we've got an additional foot of snow on top of what was already on the ground, so approx 24 inches of snow on unshoveled areas. No school today, and quite possibly none tomorrow. It was a pleasure sleeping in this morning!

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2/8/14 12:47 P

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A sunny day here in NJ, but still cold. Central VA supposed to get snow later today, and we're supposed to get some Sunday afternoon. Enjoy your Saturday!!

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2/5/14 4:43 P

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No snow here. A bit of rain but with temps in the high 30's this morning and getting up there things are looking good

Sorry Livedaily Am sure like us all please let this winter pass. But then again will be complaining this summer if it's hot.

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Another storm: more snow, about 6", topped off with hail, sleet, and freezing rain. Many people have lost power, so I consider myself lucky that I still have it! More snow forecasted for Sunday night into Monday here.

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Woke up this morning to snow, and it's still snowing here in Northern NJ. We'll get close to 8-10" today, more expected Wednesday and Sunday. Just for info, I am a teacher, and I enjoy a snow day as much as the next teacher, but we have to make up all of those days, so we'll most likely be in school until June 30th, and lose some of our Easter Break as well. When a school district closes, it has to take into consideration the commute of it's teachers. When state authorities are telling you to stay off the roads, it's always best to listen to them!

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1/24/14 9:51 P

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Don't you love how the schools close.. When I taught at a Juvenile correctional Center were considered essential so no snow days but if I went got comp time which was 2 for 1 vacation days

My daughter went to Richmond Public Schools (graduated in 1998) and while we just lived over the boarder from Chesterfield she was very very upset cause the schools were never closed.

My nephew who grew up in NH and whose kids still live there and now works in Dale City is amazed not only that the schools are closed for snow but also for cold.

You know Wednesday we may get snow maybe we should cancel school already..LOL
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I'm in Richmond too - we got about 2" at my house. I'm a teacher so I didn't mind the snow days at all!

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1/21/14 9:13 P

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How much snow is everyone having? We in Richmond area are suppose to get 1-3" Amazing schools were out

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1/11/14 9:52 A

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Been off SP for a while. Mother died and had bout of sinusitis but getting back on track. Taking a hike tomorrow with a hiking meet up and some friends.

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10/29/13 9:24 A

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Beautiful Fall day in the Valley. I am looking forward to my walk.

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10/21/13 1:45 P

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I rebooted Spark Solution since last post and am sticking to the program pretty well. But for some reason, my weight is going the wrong way.....oh well, I feel better and I guess the weight will take care of itself.

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off track with vertigo. I will go to Morgantown this weekend to see daughter in grad school. I am sure I won't stay within calorie range.

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9/9/13 11:42 A

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Hi. My name is Wendy...I just created a new Sparkle Team. Busch Gardens Fans Get Fit

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another beautiful day. Still not finished with the rental though,.

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Don't have a lot of time to blog. Sunday is going pretty well...I am working on my rental property, there are a whole lot of other things I would like to do on this fine day, but it has to be done

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7/29/13 10:14 A

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I agree I am glad to see July go but then again August is almost as hetic for me. With one more birthday and school starting again and of couse there is September the month I dislike the most... only cause it means a lot of time at work and away from my kids. Guess you gotta take the good (greatful to have a job) with the bad (working every weekend for september)

I have eaten terrible the past few weeks as well and am going to try hard to do better and get out or to the gym more. Decided that I can't take care of everyone else if I don't take care of me first.

Have a good Monday fellow Virginia peeps !!

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7/26/13 9:23 A

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I don't know about anyone else on here but I will not be sad to see July go! It is a really tough month for sticking to my nutritional goals as we have attended birthday parties for nephews 2 weekends and have our family reunion this weekend. These trips always involve staying with family over the weekend so meals consist of whatever is laid before you - I think I have gone over in calories and fat ever Saturday this month.

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Hello fellow Virginia folks... does'nt seem to be much activity here lately.. Maybe everyone is busy working out?

So has anyone taken bee pollen? I started this yesterday after talking to a friend. Did some research and there does not seem to be too many bad reviews if you don't have an allergy. I am looking for more energy mostly. I have skipped work outs this week, back on track next week though.
Getting ready to go to Tech for orientation with my daughter tomorrow thru Friday. Anyone been to VA Tech.. looks to be a great school..



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Hi MGARCIA1124

I too am starting again.. seems like its a never ending cycle that I hope to break. Motivation is hard for me even though I actually get 2-3 hours paid per week to work out I had stopped taking advantage of it lately. Trying to get back into the grove.

Good luck to you and welcome to the group

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7/12/13 9:20 A

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Hello everyone. New to this group and wanted to say a quick hello. This is not my first time on Spark but I am feeling much more commited this time around to get back a healthy lifestyle. I just recommited to excercize and healthier eating so I thought finding some good groups would help with that journey.

What do you all do to help yourselves stay motivated to work out regularly? This is my biggest struggle as I must work out early in the morning if I want any hope of getting in excercize.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Taijiman and I had an interesting time in Chapel Hill. Lots of cool places to eat.....so much food, so little time. emoticon

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Family went to Chapel Hill to see nephew defend his dissertation. ate too much BBQ and drank too much good beer....starting the two Spark Solution again today.

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so far, I have discovered that my standards are higher than my skill level. I decided to hire someone who knows what he is doing to finish the work. Have been making my work outs but some slipups with diet. At least I am not giving up

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I am taking the week off to get a rental property ready to rent. I will be busy working , but I plan to make sure I get in my work outs and stick to the Spark Solutions 2 week plan. I also hope to do some fun stuff with family

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Mowing is not fun, but good attitude !!!

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Beautiful day today in downtown Fishers Hill. The only trouble is that I have to mow the darn lawn. Maybe wife and I will get to walk the new puppies..... emoticon

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Its Monday, even running through rain drops counts.

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What have you "really" done lately????

I could be better on food & find new ways to workout.

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I would like to thank CLAIRESML & CELIAMINER, everyone who posted while I was gone!!!
It takes more than 1 person to make & keep alive a team! You can not have a leader without a follower!
When I took over this team the leader had not posted in 60/90 days, they wanted someone to lead team. I thought, sure I can help. They told me I was it. ME? Just a guy in Clifton Forge out of the whole state. 1st thing I did is find co-leaders to help, It does not have to be the 'leader' that has to do everything, every post helps.Someone looking may say 'well this team is alive".
I am looking at be coming a leader of another team that has "died"

Thank you for all you do!!!

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Ok people I have returned ! Look forward to getting to know everyone again!

JUST DO IT !

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Hey guys!!! I have some exciting news. Back in November I was in a video for my insurance company, Humana. I use their coaching program and they wanted me to tell my story. The video is now available for viewing. Here's the link:
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I am looking forward to some warm weather but with some reservation too....it means I will have to get garden, lawn, bees ready for summer emoticon

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I think Spring is finally coming out. The temps are a little warmer and some daffodils are blooming. our pear tree has blooms on it. Last year we had a good crop of pears and were able to can a lot of them. DH has started some seeds in the greenhouse. We're planting lots of green peppers, tomatoes, green beans adn some summer squash. OUr freezer stores are dwindling so we need to stock up this year. Last year our garden didn't' do much. Hopefully this year it will be better.

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Here in Appomattox we got 5" of snow !! We were suppose to get 1-3. A little miss on that. Oh well. It looks like a winter wonderland in the woods. The pine tress are bowed down with the snow. It is pretty. the birds are out at the feeders and the Cardinals look pretty against the snow.

I just want the temps to warm up and the sun to shine!!! I would feel so much better!!! emoticon

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Wow, 25th of march and it is a winter wonderland outside. I wish the county offices had closed and I could get out for a hike with my camera!

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pretty day,but cold in the valley

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I live in Emporia, Va.

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happy vernal equinox emoticon
beautiful day here in Winchester. Hope I can do my 3 laps (a mile) around the jail (where I work) during lunch. I missed the gym yesterday to take kidz to school (spousal unit was out of town) and today (Dr,. appointment), but I hope to do what I can and get back to work out tomorrow.

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OK....It's a new week. Moving forward, make today the best day ever. You can do it!!!!

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Had another poor weekend in terms of sticking to my plan.

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Anyone near Franklin VA? It would be nice to connect with someone local. I'm also learning American Sign Language.

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Not that I'm complaining or anything, but what happened to the big sleet/freezing rain we were getting in the Valley?

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good morning y'all. I had a rough weekend but am back in the saddle today. Got up and went to gym for cardio...skipped prep and taiji though.

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Hi All!! So I am new here on SparkPeople and excited to get some support on my journey! Well I have to say that for any ladies interested, I have a Team started for the Dirty Girl Mud Run which is happening in Virginia Beach on April 27. As of right now its just me, my mom, sister and friend. We are all different ages and all different fitness types!! Just google it!! haha! I would love to have as many people on my team!! If you would like more info please let me know!!

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Hi! I'm semi-new to Spark today!
I'm from Central Virginia.

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Hi,
I lived in the area all of my life. It is a great place to raise a family. There are good people here. I htink a job a hunt is the same anywhere you go. We have two major hospitals, UVA and Martha Jefferson.
Not sure what price range you are lookimg at for apartments abut there are plenty with amenities, especially to help you keep up with your spark goals.
Schools are great here.
Apartments: take a look at lakeside or stoneycreek.
Just one downer...if you have seasonal allergies, Good luck!

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I've been either walking or slow jogging for fall and winter so far.
Last year I frequently did Leslie Sansone's "Walk away the pounds' dvds indoors. They
really work well for the entire body.....

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You're welcome! I love to think of walking as transportation. One year we did 3 5 mile walks in 3 days and I got to thinking about how that could be a commute to work. Not MY commute, alas, I live 13 miles from work, but if I lived in a city I wonder if I would even own a car.

We had such a windy day yesterday I was nearly blown off the lane!

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Thanks for reviving the topic, Bess. I love walking, too. In fact, it's about the only physical activity that appeals to me, and I can walk for hours.

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I love walking outdoors in the cold weather - I am definitely NOT a summer girl so when the humidity in VA dries up in the fall, I'm out doors all the time. I also work out at a gym so I get the more focused workouts there - but it surprised me just how many calories I could work off taking a one hour stroll outdoors. Lots of parks in VA. Lots of interesting cities to see too. Hope you find some that feed your soul and shrink your body.

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Hello everyone I am looking for a workout buddy. no physical contact because I don't have transportation bt email and texting to keep track of things we are doing and eating and how many pounds we lost etc, please if you are interested message me it would be greatly appreciated.

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Great to see other Virginians! What excercising do you do in the Winter? I am such a Summer person that I get stumped when it comes to excercising all the time in the Winter. I love to swim, but can't do that everyday. I have a treadmill, but don't really know a good routine to begin on it. Any suggestions? emoticon

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Hi everyone! Although I'm currently living in New Jersey, I'd like to relocate to Virginia, preferably around the Charlottesville/Louisa area. Is there anyone on this team that lives in that general area that could give me ideas on apartments and jobs? Thanks!

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Good luck. You can do this!

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Popping in to say hello to my Fredericksburg friends!

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Hi. I noticed that lots of teachers are checking in so...I'm a science teacher from Bristol, VA. Hope all are enjoying the heat as much as I am.

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Hi, all! Hope everyone got through this blistering summer day okay.

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Good morning all. I'm an art teacher from Hampton Roads area. Enjoying my summer break. Haven't been on the board in several months. Glad to be back. emoticon

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HI Folks
Health and PE Teacher here from nova...wanted to say hello if people have ideas I can use a middle school classroom I am all ears.

Also need to work on being healthier myself. I found this site when I was doing research for the benefits of physical activity in the classroom.

Looking forward to making changes.

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Hello every one. My Name is Sandra I live in MANASSAS VIRGINIA, this last year has been very hard for me. so i went to food for help. and since i went on that path i am now 238. I hate this I hate looking at my self and i cant believe i let my self go like this. when i first sign on i was 242 and that was about four weeks ago i still have a long way to go. like i have been reading on other post take it one day at a time. and that what i am going to do. My goal for the end of this month is to loss 5 more pounds. wish me luck every one

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Hello, all! How is everyone today?

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Thanks for posting that Celia!

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Hi, all! I took a few minutes to look through the whole page and noticed a link next to the new members section that leads to other teams in the Commonwealth. Did you know there are local teams as well as this one for all of Virginia? I also belong to the Northern Virginia Sparkers, which has monthly meetups, but there are also teams in southwest Virginia, the Tidewater area, and other regions.

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Missed the storms; coming home today.

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really stormy here but now sunny kinda scarey but nice all in one

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Hey y'all. Stormy weather is coming.

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Dropping in to say hi

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Hello everyone hope your day is going well
Blessings

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Happy Monday Everyone! It is beautiful here in western Virginia today....sunny and the sky is blue blue blue! I love it! I know that winter is not over, but I do love the sunshine.

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ahh, i see! I usually aks someone as well, but around here, most people don't go south much...glad to meet you!

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Welcome everyone!!!

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Chesterfield is the county south west of Richmond. I am not very well versed on where towns are located in the state either. My husband has lived here since he was 7, so he knows where every major town and city is located... I just ask him. lol

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Where's Chesterfield? Although I live in VA, I'm not from here originally, so don't know where everything is?

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Waving to you from Chesterfield. It is very nice to find a team in Virginia. Hope we can start a chat with a few members. Have a wonderful morning.

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Hello Stacy. Congratulations on all your accomplishments and well joining Spark again. I've reached a goal to get to 150lbs and now I'm on to the next goal which is getting to 140lbs but while doing so toning my body. I'm trying to incorporate exercise more and water but yeah it's a slow process. I'm new to VA and well love the beach as well. I'm originally from the the Jersey beaches. So the Hampton Roads is that near Virginia Beach?

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I'll reintroduce myself since I've been distant from SP.

I'm Joanna and I live in Alexandria, VA. I'm new to the area completely. I moved from southern New Jersey 7 months ago and am trying to get used to the area. I'm 75lbs down since March 2010. I'd like to chat and get to know people around here so we can swap recipes and maybe work out together to stay on our healthy track.

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Hello everyone! I am new to this forum. I live in Virginia Beach and have been here going on 12 years. Orginially from Michigan and my folks live in Reston, VA now. I do love the Hampton Roads area, its very family friendly and I love the ocean.

I was on SP about 6 years ago and now I am back. Its been 3 weeks and I am down 2 lbs. My energy levels are up and I am sleeping better. My biggest challenge is getting all 8 cups of water in. Yesterday I did it and today my mini-goal is to drink 8 cups of water again. My goal for the month is to make exercising a Top Priority in my life. So far, so good and I have worked out 5 days a week, even on the days that I just really don't want to. My Long Term goal (6 months) is to fit into a size 6 (I am currently a size 12).

So what is everyone's else goals? Mini-goal for today? Goal for the month? Long Term Goal?

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hey, I live in Winchester area....I ate a piece from a 16" anthony's pizza for lunch, but the website is blocked at school....anyone know nutrition values?


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Lois-I hope that there are Central VA Sparkers! (Hope you didn't get hit with bad weather over the weekend.)

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It takes a while to get to know measurements. I eat veggies, & no dressings. There are very few calories in fruit & veggies. Eat a little something before you go. Drink water.

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Good evening, everyone! Two weeks tomorrow since joining SP. I have a question: i'm tarcing everything like I'm supposed to and came across a situation that I wasn't sure to do manage accurately. How do you total everything up when you are somewhere (a cast party) eating small amounts of several different things?

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Good afternoon! How is everyone?



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Just curious if anyone has substituted their office chair for an exercise ball. If so, do you have any recommendations?

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my, my, my
no posts since the middle of December, where is everyone?

Can't believe there are hardly any central va sparkers....

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What do you want in this forum/ team ?

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What do you do in cold weather?

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