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3/7/11 5:31 P

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Thanks Blessedwifemom :) Next month, if we have an uneven number of people and don't get anybody new, I will ask a buddy pair to take me too. More buddies, the better :)

I'll be buddies with our new buddy system member, Gettingdown - welcome Gettingdown!!!

It's never too late to join us!!

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3/7/11 4:51 P

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Am I too late? I want a buddy too! I'm not very good at tracking my exercise and food online, I keep a journal with me that records both. I do want to be accountable and offer support to a buddy! Dont you wish SP had live chat sometimes? I'm on facebook if anyone is interested, we can chat through FB

Please add me to the buddy system :)

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3/7/11 3:35 P

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BUGQUEEN, we can so a three way buddy system too. It was your idea, and we don't want to leave you out of all the fun.

"For you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."

~1 Corinthians 6:20


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3/7/11 3:32 P

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Thanks so much BUGQUEEN!!

VJORTEGA, your page is set to private, so please add me so we can buddy it up. :D

~Melissa

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~1 Corinthians 6:20


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3/7/11 3:08 P

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Great Vjortega, glad you are in too!!

Ok, so here are your buddies!!!! I picked names randomly out of a measuring cup (which is more appropriate for us, compared to picking names out of a hat!!).

EBRAND and CONFIDO999
JUMPINTHRUHOOPS and LILACBREEZIN
SCOTTBROWN614 and DONGINZU
BLESSEDWIFEMOM and VJORTEGA
JUSTPEACHIEKEEN and KNURLHALL

I'll be buddies with the next person who wants to join.
So, get in touch with your buddy, either through Sparkmail or by leaving a comment on their page. Check to make sure that you have your nutrition/fitness trackers visible to your Sparkfriends. Make an agreement to check each other's nutrition and fitness tracker on some schedule, like every day or every other day. Talk about why you face eating/exercise challenges if that is occuring. Talk about how great you feel when you succeed in overcoming that challenge. Share in each other's joys and help each other if you are struggling.

Next month, I'll ask again who wants to continue being in the Buddy System. Then I'll re-pick buddies randomly, so you can meet someone else in the Buddy System. We'll see how this goes - I predict that this buddy system is going to help all of us!!

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3/6/11 1:38 P

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I am in. I want a buddy... emoticon

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3/6/11 7:31 A

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We'll start the Buddy System tomorrow after I randomly pick pairs of buddies.

New people can join at anytime!!

I'm so excited about this, and I know it's going to do us all a lot of good. It's another way to stay accountable for what we eat and the exercise that we do.

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3/4/11 9:18 P

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Awesome, Scott, glad you're in!!

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3/4/11 7:54 P

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scared but count me in!

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price therefore honor God with your bodies.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13. www.lovingchristwithscott.blogspot.c
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3/3/11 10:16 P

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Oh yeah, we have room for everyone! Awesome, Donginzu, Jumpin', Ebrand and Knurlhall are all in!!!

So if you new to this post and want to join, just post your name here by Monday, March 7th. I'll randomly pick pairs of buddies and post the names of the pairs on Monday.

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3/3/11 4:20 P

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OK I am in!

Be praised for your integrity; be respected for your courage; be known for your love!

You can't change the past but you can ruin the present by worring about the future;)-


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3/3/11 4:15 P

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i am in... emoticon

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3/3/11 2:55 P

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I'm in too! Great idea!!

"It's not about being fat; it's all about being fit"
"It's not about being thin; it's all about being healthy"
"It's not about weighing less; it's all about having more energy"



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3/3/11 9:54 A

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Maybe this will help me with the whole "actually participate" thing. Except I'm not actually exercising ... yet! I am being really good about tracking my food though, and I do plan to start exercising. I just need to force myself to make the time.

Got room for a newbie?

Komen MD Race for the Cure 5K, 10/23/11 - 34:15.5 (11:03 pace, 118/219 in my age bracket)

Celtic Solstice 5 miler, 12/17/11 - 56:48 (11:16 pace)

Clydes 10K, 4/15/12

Frederick HM, 5/6/12

Baltimore HM, 10/13/12


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3/2/11 10:27 P

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Woo hoo, Blessedwifemom is in!!

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3/2/11 11:12 A

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I will sign up for this. What a great idea BUGQUEEN!

"For you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."

~1 Corinthians 6:20


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3/1/11 8:10 A

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Awesome, Confido's in too!

Anyone else in? It's going to help to have another person check on your eating/exercise and just check in with you daily to see how you are doing.





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2/28/11 10:40 P

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Count me in, too. I will have to share my nutrition tracker in order to play fair, which is a big step for me, believe it or not. I am usually a really private person and was very reluctant to share those kind of details when I first joined, but I know myself, and I definitely will need the extra eyes keeping me honest as I get farther into this. I do tend to get a little sneaky with my tracking, so this system will help keep me on the ball.

Great idea, Bugqueen!

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."


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2/28/11 9:23 P

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Yay, two people are in so far (ok, three counting me :) ! Justpeachie - thank you! You are absolutely right - the buddy should share the food tracker so they could potentially get advice on what they are eating.

This will be such great support on a (nearly) daily basis.

Ok, so who else is in?



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2/28/11 8:12 P

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Boy, could I use something like this! I have had a HORRID 3 days. Ashamed to admit I let stress get the best of me! Accountibility and encouragement could help.

"It is what it is"


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2/28/11 7:53 P

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Sounds like a good idea! Only problem I see is that most people don't share their food trackers... (yes, I like to look at what other people are eating lol) But the buddy system could still work anyway.

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2/28/11 3:26 P

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I am proposing that we set up a buddy system. We could each have a "buddy" who checks our fitness and food tracker every day, or nearly everyday. This buddy will offer support and give us advice when we need it.

If you join this Buddy system, my hope is that you'll cheer on your buddy, but also offer constructive comments when your buddy is having trouble. Your buddy should do this for you too.

If you are interested, just post on this thread by Monday, March 7th. I will write down each person's name, and then randomly pick pairs of buddies (I'll put names in a hat and pick pairs randomly) . Hopefully enough people will be interested, and we can set up a buddy system!

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