SparkPeople PURE DEDICATION Team Messageboard This team is for everyone who is motivated to reach their goals! Whether it is weight loss, muscle building, or simply maintaining where you are now. Get motivated, and stay dedicated! SparkPeople PURE DEDICATION Team Messageboard getting dedicated! Hello all <BR> I just saw this team and thought just what I was thinking <BR> I have gained weight and I wanted to lose weight <BR> but I read that positive thinking and being dedicated are the key words <BR> so I am! Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:25:18 EST Hi All! Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Heidi and I'm from Illinois. I started my new healthy lifestyle about a year ago (end of September) when I joined a gym. Since then, I've lost 100 pounds. I'd like to lose another 40-50. I like to exercise and have recently started running, which is something I never could have imagined myself doing a year ago. I am constantly amazed at what my body is capable of. I also strength train 2-3 times a week and am looking forward to getting stronger. I try to ea... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:20:23 EST Hi! I'm JumpUp and thanks to Mod for alerting me to this team. <BR> <BR> Push ups? can only do them leaning against a wall. If I am accountable to a team, however, with a push up challenge, well, then, maybe..... <BR> <BR> I was impressed with Mod's progress going from basically zero to 60 in 10 seconds! (is that fast? I identify cars by their colors, LOL) <BR> <BR> So here we go, gonna start today! Even if it's 'girl style" and I can only do one, gotta get rid of these wings! - Pure Ded... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 05:52:56 EST Hi, I'm TXPATRIOT My name is Marisa and I live in North Texas. <BR> <BR> About a year and half ago, I was approaching a number that I never thought I'd see in my life--300 lbs. My highest weight was a little over 290. I was horrified! I literally went straight to the Internet and signed up for a 5K. Over the next year, I lost about 45 lbs. and finished 3-5K's and 1-10K, but after my last race, I started to slip back into my old habits. <BR> <BR> In January of this year, I had to find something to stop the er... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:09:56 EST It's become a lifestyle Hi everyone. Thanks for inviting me to the team. My name is Amber I live in Indianapolis. I'm a full-time graphic designer. I've been using Sparkpeople for a few years now to track my calories, but just now being active with the pages. Something I have learned during my journey is the more like minded people you surround yourself with the better chance you have of reaching your goals. I've always been active and involved in sports, which helped me maintain a healthy weight for most of my you... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 15:25:16 EST NEVER TOO OLD TO IMPROVE <em>213</em> <BR> Hi my name is Kathryn I am 56 years old and am from sunny Ca. I have been on Spark People for almost 2 years. I have lost a little over 30 pounds and have about 25 more to go until I reach my personal goal. I have changed a lot about myself in the time I have been on Spark. I exercise almost every day doing 30 minutes to an hour of cardio. I ride my exercise bike 30 minutes and take long walks. I really love my walks and have found that if I am in a bad mood taking a walk... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:58:01 EST HCornetto, reporting in! Hi there, I'm Holley. I live in NJ, although I was born and raised in Alabama. At heart, I'm still a southern gal. I work in the legal department of a publishing company, handling copyright permissions. I have a nine year old daughter, and three guinea pigs. <BR> <BR> I joined Spark in January and weighed in at 172 (which was not my highest ever weight, I didn't step on a scale for a loooong time). I've been sticking with my new lifestyle since then, and have dropped about 37 lbs so far... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:44:25 EST Introduction of MODDEDCOROLLA I am Jay, or "MODDED COROLLA". A 26-year-old electric mechanic from The Netherlands. <BR> <BR> Just like 64% of construction workers in my country, I am overweight. I was actually part of the 15% that is obese. After losing 30+ pounds I can happily say that I am no longer obese. I have around 10 pounds left to lose until I reach a normal BMI. <BR> <BR> I did not start a diet, I realized (after several attempts) that those don't work for me, I just return to my bad habits when the diet finis... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:58:39 EST What workout did you do today? What workout did you do today? Tell us about it here! <BR> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:57:02 EST Share your fitness program. Tell us about your fitness program, are you following any existing program or did you make up your own? <BR> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:56:29 EST What are your goals? Tell us about your goals here. What are your goals and how do you plan on reaching them? <BR> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:55:55 EST