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SAMMYBEAR7632's Photo SAMMYBEAR7632 Posts: 287
8/7/08 11:36 A

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Hi everyone, nice to meet you all. I'm from Chicago and am very excited about this challenge. I have many obstacles to overcome including PCOS & hypothyroidism. I've been heavy since childhood and at one point lost over 100 lbs. That was awesome, it was hard work but well worth it. I gained it all back and then some very quickly now I'm rejoining the journey to healthy living!!!
I have 2 awesome kids a boy & girl 7 & 4 respectively, I would do anything for them. I want to be healthy for me and them so that our life could be as fun as possible, because I love to have fun!! I'm 37 years old and have a awesome husband of 12 years, he is very hot, as I was when we met. I want to be there again, desperately!!!!!! So let's get this party started!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO BEARS!!!!! GO BEARS!!!!! GO BEARS!!!!!!

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8/7/08 11:10 A

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Hi!
My name is Nicki and I have been married for 7 years and have 2 little girls 4 and 1. My screen name says it all- I'm Nic and I'm in a fight against fat which has basically been my whole life. I have to say there are definitely parts of it that I haven't fought against it but I have my boxing gloves on now :)
I found this site through some discussion boards which mentioned it. I was looking for a good place to talk with other people who are going through the same thing so I'm excited to be apart of the Purple Beauties!
Talk to you soon-
Nicki

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DLJKAUI's Photo DLJKAUI Posts: 51
8/6/08 10:41 P

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HI! I'm Dina and my screen name is made up of my initials and where I would like to vacation at once I meet my final weight loss goal.

I live in upstate NY and I share a 2 family house with relatives. I've decided to give Spark people a try after numerous attempts @ WW and dieting on my own.

What I'm looking for is to learn to eat in moderation and not have that all or nothing attitude that has prevented me from losing weight in the past.
I'm also using the online tools to help make better choices in food and exercise.

I'm excited about being apart of the Purple Beauties, you guys are a great team!!!!

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NERD01's Photo NERD01 Posts: 435
8/6/08 3:31 P

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Okay so I tried to say it fast three times... my coworkers got a good laugh out of me doing it :)

WELCOME EVERYONE!!!!

~Nicole here! Just call me Cole all my friends do :)~

"Courage isn't the absence of fear - it's continuing in spite of it." ~ A Catboxer

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"...nothing's so sacred as honor and nothing's so loyal as love." ~ Wyatt Earp
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LPOBIEGLO's Photo LPOBIEGLO Posts: 1,561
8/6/08 12:35 P

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Great party! I'll join in on the fun.

My name is Lindsay. My screen name is LPOBIEGLO which is the initial in my first name and POBIEGLO is my actual last name. Take a breath I know it's a doosey. It's pronounced PO-BEE-EGG-LOW. Now say it three times as fast as you can! Just kidding.

I live in Mesa, Arizona with my husband Scott and daughter Sara (2 1/2 years old). We have three dogs (Angel, Sandy and Daisy).

I found SP back in March through a friend. SP has taught me how to eat properly and more importantly cook properly. I've found great success through SP and some great friends (you know who you are)!

If you need any support or just to talk, drop me a line. We all need one another. There are bad and good days. Take each one in stride. The only person standing in your way is yourself. This isn't a race. Slow and steady will get you there.

Talk to everyone soon!

Lindsay

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8/6/08 11:54 A

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Good day! My name is Lisa. I'm married and have two gorgeous, funny, smart little girls (2 and 4). I live in Northern Ontario, Canada. It's nice now, but in the winter getting outside to be active is a challenge! Luckily, I have a treadmill that I'm sure is just dying to get used!

My screen came from a cat I used to have. Original, I know.

I'm tired of letting myself down. So I'm here to finally figure out, once and for all, what I need to do to get healthy. I don't want to be stick thin...that's just not in the cards for me. I just want to be able to keep up with my daughters and look half decent in my clothes.

I'm looking forward to this challenge :-)

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8/5/08 11:41 P

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My name is Stephanie. I live in Nashville, TN. I am married with 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl and I am currently back in college full time to finish my MACC degree and CPA.
I had been thin my entire life but after several difficult pregnancies that pretty much kept me on bed rest for 5 years I put on over 100 pounds. So far I think I am doing well with Sparkpeople and the support here is wonderful. I look forward to getting to know all of you.

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8/5/08 11:11 P

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My name is Carrie. I live in the Dallas/Forth Worth area. I have five children, four daughters and one son, ranging from eleven down to almost three.
It seems like I have started this journey so many times, this time I would like to succeed and finally see the end.
Last year I lost 40 pounds, and have since regained that. I do not want to gain any more so i have to get started.
In June my father wnt into a major cardiac arrest. He made it through with less than a 5% chance of making it. I want to get rid of some of the factors I can control. Weight being the foremost. Currently there is some discussion as to whether or not I have Long QT Syndrome.

Not very much nor very interesting, look forward to getting to know all of you.

Carrie

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8/5/08 10:04 P

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Great idea Nicole! I am Becky and I live in the Denver Colorado metro area. I have been here for 14 years. Prior to that I grew up on a farm in Iowa. I truly love to go back and visit. My husband and I are both from Iowa. He also grew up on a farm. Although, he worked harder than I did! hee hee

Anyway, I digress....you'll find I do that a lot...

Oh! yeah....ummm.......let's see I want to hike a lot so there is my screen name. I don't get to do it as often as I would like with all the family activities that we've got going on. We have 3 daughters. 2 that will be 18 this fall and thus are seniors in high school. The first one has a birthday in Sept, the second one has her birthday in Nov, and the youngest ones birthday is also in Sept.
We adopted the middle daughter after social svcs came in and took her away from her biological egg donor. So, she is ours now! We are truly lucky...

This has been a good challenge for me to be captain. I was floored to be named captain but we'll all learn as we go!

I hope you all enjoy the mini challenge. There is a BLC#6 coming on board after the mini challenge...who is going to stick with it?



"Sometimes the truth irritates before it liberates" ~ unknown

“Look at your past. Your past has determined where you are at this moment. What you do today will determine where you are tomorrow. Are you moving forward or standing still?” ~ Tom Hopkins

Perseverance is the ability to progress in spite of adversity.

"Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure"

"Perseverance is not a long race; It is many short races one after another" - Walter E


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MZTRINISPICE Posts: 80
8/5/08 8:46 P

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Hi all m Rachael, my screen name came from my youngest brother who thinks I'm a spicy triniDadian go figure huh the only thing spicy about me is my mouth lol n e way I'm a single mom of 5 4 boys n a girl dats even spicer than me but its all good I started gaining weight n not being able to loose it n keep it off right after I started havin kids mind u my oldest is goin on 13 so u can imagine a longgg journey

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TROSS1969's Photo TROSS1969 Posts: 147
8/5/08 1:24 P

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Hey all
My name is Tammy. For my username, I'm afraid I don't have anything too original, but it is easy to remember ;) I chose to use my first inital, last name and the year of good ole Woodstock. I live near Cincinnati, Ohio w/ my husband and 2 teenage daughters. I'm here to make a lifestyle change. I want to be lean and healthy for myself and my family. About 6 months ago we welcomed a yellow lab to our home that we named Brady. He has been nothing short of a God send. When I don't feel like exercising/walking for myself, I find myself doing it for him, so he can get the exercise. God truely works in all things, great and small.
The support I've found on Spark has been wonderful. I look forward to meeting new people and hearing about their success stories and success stories in the making, like myself.
Good luck to all!

Tammy

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MY2CHIX's Photo MY2CHIX Posts: 415
8/5/08 12:43 P

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Hi, my name is Deni (Denise) and my screen name MY2CHIX comes from my 2 beautiful baby girls, I have always been a mother hen since I was young, always babysitting. I call my kids chicks all the time too. Check out my spark page for more info. I joined Sparks after my sister told me about it when I was looking for a calorie counting program online. I love it here and after battling with my weight my whole life - I was the youngest of 3 girls and the heaviest. I am changing that now. I like going to the gym and exercising, it's my overeating that I have to work on. I do well for a month and then start slacking. I know what to do........... now I have to JUST DO IT!!!


Edited by: MY2CHIX at: 8/5/2008 (12:42)
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
Richard Blanchard.




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8/5/08 12:20 P

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Good Morning All. My name is Kristin. My screen name evolved years ago after seeing the moview What's Eating Gilbert Grape, my last name is Gilbert so it just kinda like I said evolved :). I am a single mother and have a beautiful 11 year old daughter. I have been battling my weight for years. From one extreme to the next I suffered from anorexic in my early teen years and after many years of poor eating habits I found myself at 276 lbs. I joined SparkPeople for support, motivation and just plain old not knowing what else to do. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and watching us all succeed.

You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.


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8/5/08 7:58 A

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HELLO!!!

Lets get this party started!!!! Like all fun socials lets get to know each other… Okay okay, I will start.

My name is Nicole. My user name NERD is my initials. I live in Northern Virginia, work up towards DC. I would love to get a doggie to help me get outside more… but two cats is more than a handful right now. I moved here from Philly.

I started to gain weight about 8 years ago. I lost about 30 lbs and got down to 155. After that, it all came back on plus some; I did not do any maintenance.

I am looking to learn to eat proper potions and know what to chose when out. Over all goal is to look good in my leather skirt and purple irradiant blouse ;)

So how about we try to get you name, why you chose your screen name, where you live, family, what your goals are, and anything else you can think of. All of this is just what you feel comfortable sharing.

Nicole

Edited by: NERD01 at: 8/21/2008 (13:57)
~Nicole here! Just call me Cole all my friends do :)~

"Courage isn't the absence of fear - it's continuing in spite of it." ~ A Catboxer

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"Honor Love with all its comings and goings." ~Cole

"...nothing's so sacred as honor and nothing's so loyal as love." ~ Wyatt Earp
Purple Mini Mavs Co Leader: teams.sparkpeople.com/PurpleMiniMavs


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