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4/23/14 2:04 P

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Hello -- My name is Maura and I'm new to sparkpeople and am currently just trying to navigate the site and make use of the wonderful healthy lifestyle and weight loss tools. I've been a yo-yo dieter my entire life and I'd like to graduate to a long term healthy lifestyle. I worked so hard last year but have unfortunately regained the 20 pounds I worked so hard to lose. Looking forward to the challenge. 2 good days in a row!

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4/22/14 7:08 A

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I was a member years ago. So many years ago that I had forgotten my user name and password. My email had also changed. So, I just made a new SparkPeople page.

A little about myself: I am 63 years old, married with 12 children between my husband and I. I love biking and just bought a new Schwinn SuperSport 3. I also attend a Barre class where I am getting my toning exercises. Zumba is also a passion.

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4/19/14 10:59 A

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Hello. My name is Tim and I'm a stay at home dad with a 3 year old. My current weight is 198 lbs. In November of 2010 I weighed 360 pounds. I had a slight set back a year ago and gained 15 of those pounds back, going up to 205-210 lbs. and stuck there for the longest time. I am taking a nutrition and health class and have learned a lot from my mistakes in weight loss. I had no idea that eating the right foods and eating 500 more calories a day would kick my 9 month plateau in the butt. Since March 5th I have dropped from 210 to 198 lbs. My short term goal is 190 lbs @15 -18% Body fat by August. By January 2015 I am working towards 185 @ 11-15% Body fat. One of my favorite quotes is from one of the Rocky movies; If you don't believe in yourself, you ain't gotta life. I walk/run 6 days a week and lift moderately 3 days a week. I'm new here so the way to go about finding friends is a little bit of a mystery still. I hope everyone has a great day.

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4/16/14 6:51 P

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I'm Sandi and I live in Ohio. I've been here about a month and I am still trying to find my way around here. My husband and I work out at a local gym three days a week and I'm still having trouble losing weight. We will be in Myrtle Beach next month for nine days. We have two small dogs so we spend alot of time walking them when we are on vacation.

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4/11/14 8:59 P

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Hi,
I tried Spark years ago and need to get back into it. After retiring and relocating to the Myrtle Beach area I have put on all the weight I had lost in getting ready for the move. I need to change my eating habits and get back into exercising on a daily basis. Plus my dog has been diagnosed with an incurable disease and has become diabetic so I find I eat due to the stress of his illness. My husband also needs to lose weight so I'm hoping to find some great recipes here so he will join me in this.
Need support and look forward to hearing the best way for us older people to drop those pounds.
Amy

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4/11/14 8:25 P

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Hi! My name is Jean and I'm new to Sparkpeople! I want to lose about 30 pounds which I have gained in the last 4 years. I used to be very active but after I started dating my husband, we did nothing but eat and eat and eat....hence the weight gain. I was also in a motorcycle accident last year which injured my left leg so working out can be tricky. I'm depressed..I binge...I get more depressed...just don't know where to start. Hoping to find support with this group!

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4/3/14 3:01 P

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Hi everyone....I'm Trisha...I joined SP in January and just found this team while reading a members blog. I have 15 lbs. to my goal weight but I really joined SP to make some friends here who I can relate with and support me in enjoying life. Because of illness I have isolated myself over the years and lost touch with others and have become very sedate. I realized I needed to get back to living a full life and hope to find others to share my life with. I find tracking hard because I cook for one and usually I just throw things that I feel like eating together and see what comes out of the pot. I found following a recipe too difficult because I would have left over portions to eat for three or four days afterwards and I find I don't like frozen leftovers much. I am trying to prepare to partake in my first 5K marathon and I have been walking on my treadmill to get me to the point where I can walk it and now I am working on being able to run the distance. I can run 4 blocks as long as my foot is good. A couple of weeks ago I sprained my tendon on the ball of my foot and had to stay completely off it for over a week before I could walk on it again. I still feel it when I walk for any distance so I haven't been able to get back into jogging yet.

To me HEALTH means Energy. Stamina. Flexibilty. A relatively pain free body. Enjoying healthy food. You are your body, and your weight loss efforts will succeed exactly to the extent that you mange to do the work on behalf of your embodied self. Youíll do much better when you focus on making positive changes to improve your health and well-being, rather than on fighting your bad habits.


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4/3/14 10:20 A

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Hello everyone. I hope to be motivated by others, as well as be an encouragement to others! emoticon

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3/30/14 9:48 P

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Diana, you came to the right place and I am sure you will be successful. It is a very enjoyable group and you will be busy. emoticon

My name is Carole and I have been with Spark People a little over a year and I started out very slowly and then lost about 40 pounds. I feel so much better as I know you will too. Good luck to you.

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3/30/14 8:53 P

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Hi Everyone, My name is Dianna. I have been battling my weight all my life and sometimes with a lot of success. I have gained a lot of my weight back again--an old story and I really need to lose it again to be healthy. I am approaching my 64th. birthday this summer and I want to be able to enjoy my senior years and not have to end up having someone to care for me due to my neglect. I have some health issues due to my excess weight and if I can drop at least 30 pounds I am sure I will feel a lot better, not to mention look a lot better. Currently I weigh about 210 pounds give or take a couple depending on the day.

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3/29/14 11:48 A

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Hello everyone, My name is Carole and I am a 68 year old female who want to live an active and health life. I am reintroducing myself because I feel like I have lost contact with you. I am within 5 pounds of my goal now and have come a long way. Hope this finds you healthy and making headway to your goals. emoticon

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3/28/14 8:59 A

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Hello everyone,
I am Wendy, a 58 year old teacher. I had found after doing my work, I was always too busy or exhausted to take care of myself (I thought). The weight kept creeping up. I weighed 162 and my goal is 135. I started the Suzanne Sommers sexyforever.com eating plan on March 1st, and really like it. However, I needed something for encouraging and tracking my fitness levels, so I found SP, which seems to meet that need. I had started losing weight on the SS diet, reached a plateau and realized I needed to work fitness into the equation. So here I am. I am so happy because I am actually seeing results! I am down to 156 today, 6 lbs since I started at the beginning of this month! The inches are coming off too. I am also feeling like I have more energy than I used to have before I started eating more healthy. Sometimes I feel like I'm too tired or it's too late to go to the gym after work. Then, I go anyway, and I see all kinds of people there, working out and having a good time. I end up having more energy for the rest of my day. I appreciate the SP community of support that is here whenever I need you to keep going with my plan. Thank you!

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3/27/14 9:16 P

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My Username describes me to a T. So part of my goal is to loose the extra pounds. Find joy in life, get rid of the extra baggage (emotions) I carry and really enjoy life.

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3/27/14 10:57 A

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Hi All. I'm Pam (SensoryFoodie, which I am), and I've been on SP for almost three weeks now (really 2.5). I found it after a night of major overeating and deciding I WASN'T going to pay Weight Watchers for getting a community of support, the major thing I needed. So I found SparkPeople. How lucky! So I've been working the program and slowly growing in it. This is my first introduction to this team, the team I chose that represents me: I'm 52.5, a former yoga teacher who has just gotten her Masters in Counseling Psychology, who has moved back to her state of origin and wants to find a job working with kids. I'm also an artist who has seen some recent success and who is growing in her art. My goal is to get to 115, if it works for me, and to own it and keep it. I am not tracking lbs but inches. I stepped on the scale at KMart and three different scales gave me three different readings. Depressing and confusing!



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3/20/14 2:12 P

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Welcome Cathy,
You're in the right place. I hope you enjoy SparkPeople for years to come. There is so much here, for you. Do the little things and when you least expect it, the lost pounds may not be the only thing that surprises you.

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3/20/14 10:36 A

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Hello, my name is Cathy. I'm 56 and been trying to lose the same 20 pounds for years :) Hoping to get healthy for the next 20 and beyond !!!!!

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3/19/14 9:08 P

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Welcome,
Sparkpeople has the potential to change your life, forever. Take it slow. There is plenty here. One day at a time and you're sure to see the results that you desire. Again, welcome to the team.
respectfully,
Robert

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3/19/14 3:51 P

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hello everyone well iam just starting this hopfuly it works

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3/17/14 9:51 P

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Never mind the scale, Deborah!
You made some great decisions last week. Your body is adjusting to the increase activity level, you're making better food choices without giving up the treats you both like and deserve. One day at a time. The positive results are just out in front of you. Carpe Diem.

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3/17/14 8:06 P

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Hello, Deborah here, happily married with 2 grown up children- I really would love to lose 20 pounds before the summer hits us, but am going to be realistic, and have set myself a 10 pounds target by mid May- I would be so very happy to do that and feel I will then be spurred on to chip away at the next ten- I had a brilliant week last week, sticking to a very sensible eating plan, exercising most days and drinking a lot of water - Yay! I had a couple of glasses of wine over the weekend but stuck within my allotted calories- However, the scales haven't moved at all- I am disappointed because I tried so hard and stuck with it- I promise myself to be amazing again this week and hope that I manage to shed a pound or two - Fingers are crossed

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3/13/14 4:38 P

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Hello,
My name is Robert. I am a happily married 51 year old with 5 children. SparkPeople is great isn't it? Since joining last November I have lost 11 pounds. I've been working out 3 times a week with free weights. In addition, I run for 2 miles, 3 times a week. I hope to lose 50 pounds this year. It's my wish to become as fit as possible for my age, height, etc. Hope to make some friends here as well.
peace

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3/13/14 3:37 P

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Hello everyone,

My name is Nyla. I am 63, live in Texas (Houston). I was widowed about 6 months ago but have 4 wonderful kids (2 step-kids and 2 biological, but all were "ours" and now "mine"). Have 6 grandkids with #7 due in September. I was at my desired weight and then my husband was diagnosed, had treatment and then passed away. SOOO, I regained a bunch of weight, LOST a bunch of fitness and now want to take care of me so that I can enjoy the kids and grandkids in good health for the next 30 or 40 yearsÖ.. I need to lose about 20 pounds from where I am now (have lost about 12 since the 1st of the year). I also need to add some stretching (my hip flexors are REALLY giving me fits--probably due to how sedentary I have been for the last 2+ years) and some strength training.

I look forward to getting to know you all.

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3/11/14 2:03 P

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Hi Everyone my name is Patty. I'm 51 and working on losing 20-25 pounds. I started the year eating better but the pull of sugar is so strong it's a struggle. I'm looking for motivation to keep working toward my vision and stop the yo-yo weight game. Glad to find this team it looks very active.

Patty

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3/10/14 9:57 A

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I'm here for the second time around also. I'm 61, My name is
Gail and I have a little more to lose than 24 pounds. But don't kick me out for that reason. Ha! I have very little will power especially when it comes to exercise. I hate it. My husband and I are both retired, and we are both lacking in willpower. He has some physical limitations, so He can't exercise much. We spend a lot of time together, so I feel guilty when I leave him alone to go exercise. Silly I know. It is so hard to lose weight when you're my age. I need help, and encouragement. And maybe along the way I can be an encouragement to others on team, I glad to be back.

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3/3/14 11:02 P

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Hello new teammates! This is my second time around with Spark. I lost about 20 pounds and over the last three years, I have gained it all back. emoticon

I am 51 and married. I teach middle school. I love it! Those kids are not right, but they are so much fun to work with. Even with all the changes with common core and evaluations, I still enjoy each day. emoticon

I also volunteer for Relay for Life and spend as much time as I can with a special niece and nephew. I have my motorcycle permit and want to get my license this summer. Then I can ride my scooter to Curves!

I know I can be successful with the help and support of Spark!

Jenn

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. - Carol Burnette

The first step to getting what you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. - Ben Stein

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2/24/14 10:16 P

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NFONDRK Welcome - You are in the right place. Catch up on some posts and jump in with both feet when you can. Lots of good support here. Thanks for sharing with us. Best of luck dumping the pounds and getting to your goal. We are all rather serious about reaching our goals but also share funny times too. It's all about making the right choices. emoticon Holly

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2/24/14 8:41 P

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Hi. I am 60 and never had a real weight problem. Lately the scale has been creeping up. Found out that I have an underactive thyroid, but not bad enough for medicine, so I am trying to get my weight back to where is has been for the last 30-40 years. I am trying to lose 10-15 pounds so that I don't have to buy all new clothes! I live in PA about 30 miles NE of Pittsburgh. Any others near there?

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2/24/14 7:57 P

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Glad to have you all join us, you found the right team. We are friendly, chatty and rather silly at times but we are getting the job done. Loved reading all your great posts.

Join us on the general chat area (sorry forgot the title) and you may be interested in jumping in to our 100 Day weight loss team with Maci as the leader. We just started and we are all committed to dumping this next love handle or two. Even reaching goal. Nice going to everyone for coming so far. Sometimes refocusing on the next bit is tough but with our help and your dedication - no problem. Come Spring we should all be quite lovely. emoticon
Holly

Don't let the lengthy posts scare you. Just jump in where and when you can. We look forward to getting to know you better. You have our support.



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2/24/14 12:20 P

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Hello Everyone!!! I am a 63 year old female and I'm so tired of losing the same 10-15 pounds over and over just to find it again! Have dieted all of my life and dropped from my heaviest weight of 178 pounds to a more reasonable weight of 150 pounds over 20 years ago. Just keep battling continually. I have certainly earned the title of Chronic Dieter. I've done all kinds of stupid diets like the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, the no carb diet and other desparate acts of starvation that do not promoter good health. As I've gotten older I have chosen healthier dieting. Have been member of Weight Watchers and South Beach Diet. Several months ago, hubby and I joined Nutrisystem (he has lost 25 pounds, I have lost 2 pounds. Is that a joke or what? His loss is because he actually eats "normal" serving sizes now.) I've been cooking "healthy" for years due to problems with high cholesterol and pancreatitis induced diabetes. So further changes are hard for me. Looking forward to browsing this site and learning how all of you manage to keep on keeping on.

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2/21/14 3:29 P

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Hi Everyone! Great to read all of your posts. It seems we really have a lot in common - I am so glad to be a part of this group. I feel we all have a profound understanding of each other! I have been on SP for a couple of weeks. Friend me!! I need lots of support!! Thanks and have a great day! emoticon

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2/21/14 2:07 P

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I am 56 and as I see for others posting, I to have been battling my weight for about 25 years. I'm a forester and when I first started working I would gain a little weight in the winter time and look good in the summer when I was in the field. Now seniority brings a desk job! I have no excuse, however, for not getting healthy. I live in an area that has mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, and streams. I love to hike, swim, and camp. My difficulties are maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I am hoping this site (SparkPeople) will help me with this.

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
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2/12/14 6:38 P

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Hello everyone! I am so excited to have come across this wonderful site! I am 51 years young and engaged to my high school sweet heart! (both of us divorced from previous long term marriages) I have always been interested in healthy living, but turning 50 and finding my Romeo, truly opened my eyes and mind. I am ready to start my new life! Happy, healthy, and full of love! I would appreciate any encouragement and new ideas on my new journey! Also, would love to reciprocate!

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1/29/14 8:13 A

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Good morning! I am 56, fairly new to SP. Consider myself a lifelong-professional dieter who has let my focus slip since a back injury a year ago. Feeling sorry for myself, I have allowed my food issues to take over and have been sitting around waiting to feel better. Well, last week I decided enough is enough and ordered my Spark activity tracker. So far, so good. Back up walking on treadmill and making better food choices. Watching the wine. So here we go! Looking forward to the year ahead!!
Suzanne

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1/28/14 4:22 P

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Great job DEANNROM! Whatever you're doing keep up the good work! emoticon

Hi everyone. Iím 52 years old and I've been an on again off again Spark People member for about 4 years. I'd like to either lose 10 - 15 pounds or gain some of that weight in muscle and at the same time lose the fat. :) So I donít particularly care what the scale says, I just know Iím carrying around too much fat for my own comfort. And too little muscle. I've always been a pretty high energy person, but am noticing that energy going down a bit in recent years.

My weight normally stays pretty much the same, although I have to constantly monitor myself to make sure I donít gain. I logged back into the site this past weekend after my jeans got too tight from my yearly 5 pound winter weight gain.

I think this time I have the motivation to stick with a plan. I find myself wanting to make good food choices and although I not terribly enthusiastic about the exercise part, I plan to get in a few minutes each day. I know I need the strength training as well as cardio.


I'm learning to accept myself while still determined to stay healthy and in shape.


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1/28/14 10:07 A

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Hi several years ago I lost 35 lbs and have gained 25 back. I've been working hard since the New Year and have lost 5 pounds so far. Looking forward to losing all I have gained.

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1/26/14 2:39 P

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Hello everyone, I'm in metrowest Massachusetts, and am hoping to shed about 15 lbs before Spring arrives. I was a member here a few years ago, and I am looking forward to feeling great again. Nice to "meet' you! emoticon

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1/22/14 11:11 A

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I have been away for 2 years need help in losing weight. im 59 and have have problems with losing the weight I volunteer at our local hospital but weight is hard especially the belly fat.

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1/16/14 2:51 P

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Hi, I am 66 years old. I only have about 20 pounds that I want to lose. I say only, but it is very difficult to change my eating habits. I've been in WW for a couple years now. My first WW year I lost 10 pounds. Then thru last July I lost another 10, but it crept up in the Fall with vacations and stayed on thru the holidays. I joined a meetup.com group where I learned about SparkPeople. The group has disbanded but I would like to explore more of SparkPeople. Feeling pretty good today. On December 18 WW weigh in, I was 174.6. This morning my bathroom scale said 169.0. Hooray! Finally I am headed down again.

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1/15/14 7:07 P

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WELCOME to both of you.

We have a chat thread where we communicate daily. Please come on over and join us.

It is a FINE CHAT, you can find it on the team page.

We are very supportive of each other, and there is no judgment. We are all just there for one another. Would love to have you join us.

Bonnie

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"LIfe is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain,"

I am going to relearn doing each day, one day at a time.

I am going to do 10 minutes of exercise every day that my body will allow it.


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emoticon I am new to SP and this group of 50+ members and my total to lose this year is 36 pounds. I am looking forward to getting to know you since we share the same goals emoticon Good luck!

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1/14/14 7:27 P

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Happy 2014!

I'm new to this SparkTeam, though not new to Spark People (joined in 2009). I look forward to hearing from you! It has been awhile since I ventured out to try a new team and thought this looked like a really great team.

I am one of those people who loves fitness activities but also loves to eat! I am looking forward to sharing my stories and hearing about yours. In most weeks, I do some activity almost ever day of the week. I especially like going to the gym because my friends make it fun. I love the outdoors and for 2014 I hope to hike a bit more on the weekends - did some last year but aiming for a little more. I eat a lot too and hope in 2014 to find it in myself to fill myself with healthy foods and better balance my plate.

I live with my DH, still work full time and have 2 grown daughters who live about an hour away.

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1/12/14 1:54 P

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I love your goals. You are totally in the right place.

Come and join us on the 50+ chat thread. We are all very supportive of each other. Just come when you can.

Bonnie

Toledo, Ohio, USA TIMEZONE 0. we do go on daylight savings time in the summer.



"LIfe is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain,"

I am going to relearn doing each day, one day at a time.

I am going to do 10 minutes of exercise every day that my body will allow it.


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1/12/14 11:40 A

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I have been with SP for quite awhile, but just decided to join a group. I really am not sure how much I will be here, but I will be trying my best! My main goal is to create healthier habits and enjoy the weight loss that will automatically come with it. I have a goal set... Another 11 pounds to go, but that is a soft goal. It may change. I use SP, spark recipes, skinny taste, organize yourself skinny, and MFP. Once I get down to a weight where I feel best... Maintenance is my biggest struggle.

Slow and steady!


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1/8/14 9:19 P

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SUZY

If you take off some weight, fine, but right now I think you need exactly what you said, something to take your mind off of your pain. We are such a chatty bunch, that might help

Glad you are seeing a professional. I am sure your counselor will give you help, and maybe when you are ready, she/he, might refer you to some kind of a support group. I am sure your friends want to be supportive, but maybe your attitude will be the best for you in the long run, As you have said something else to think about.

Remember, one day at a time, in some times, one minute, one hour at a time.

God Bless

Bonnie

Toledo, Ohio, USA TIMEZONE 0. we do go on daylight savings time in the summer.



"LIfe is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain,"

I am going to relearn doing each day, one day at a time.

I am going to do 10 minutes of exercise every day that my body will allow it.


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1/8/14 5:22 P

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shrinkbug and Bonnie, thank you for your kind responses. Yes I used to come to this forum a while back. Re: my support systems, I have lots of friends who would gladly listen to me talk and cry, anytime. I choose not to bother them most of the time, instead I see a licensed counselor. Or I use facebook to share an occasional feeling, I just don't like to make a habit of doing this as I don't want to interfere with others' enjoyment of their own lives and hobbies. So anyway, thanks again. I believe I will take your suggestion to use the other chat forum here as well. A Fine Chat, was that it/ sounds good. In a way I'm not even sure of why I'm bothering to try and take off the stupid ten pounds I keep gaining and losing. Only that tracking my daily intake and reading articles and blogs on SP gives me something to take my mind off other things, on my days off. emoticon

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1/8/14 4:02 P

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SUZY

When I looked again at your name, I think you have been on our thread before. I am sorry if you did not get good response when you were with us. There a quite a few of us now, and we co leaders are trying to be more interactive.

I have been somewhat inconsistent for the last couple of years, have had a major back surgery and 2 total knee replacements. I am working on be more present now that I am recovering from the knees.

Please give us another try. God Bless and your family.

Bonnie

Toledo, Ohio, USA TIMEZONE 0. we do go on daylight savings time in the summer.



"LIfe is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain,"

I am going to relearn doing each day, one day at a time.

I am going to do 10 minutes of exercise every day that my body will allow it.


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1/8/14 3:56 P

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SUZY

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I can't even get a grip on how devastated you most be.

I agree with Shrinkbug, I hope you are with a grieving support group for you and others who have experienced such a loss.

I have been coming on this introductory thread suggesting that the people here come to the A Fine 50+ Chat!!!. There are quite a few of us, and a lot of us are on the thread daily. Please come over and introduce yourself there, I know you will not be waiting too long for someone to talk to you. The thread is on this same team, so go to the team page and you should find us.

SHRINKBUG

You are also welcome to join us.

Edited by: FOUNDER3 at: 1/8/2014 (15:57)
Bonnie

Toledo, Ohio, USA TIMEZONE 0. we do go on daylight savings time in the summer.



"LIfe is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain,"

I am going to relearn doing each day, one day at a time.

I am going to do 10 minutes of exercise every day that my body will allow it.


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1/8/14 3:27 P

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Suzy,
This is that time of year when everything seems worse that it is. Yucky cold arctic vortex after the holiday season. After reading about your loss, I can just imagine your despair.
Hang in there!
Your loss is so recent.
Do you have anyone helping you through this loss? Do you have someone who will listen when you want/need/must talk about your Patrick?
Thinking of you -

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1/8/14 11:09 A

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hi. I decided to try SP again, had success in the past losing fifteen pounds. too bad I've regained ten. one of the reasons I left SP was that the message boards I tried to belong to, moved so slowly. Hardly ever a new post from anyone and seldom did I get any responses to mine. It was frustrating so I tried "dieting" on my own but wasn't very focused. Now my life has changed. It changed on 11/19/13 when my 29 yr old son was in a terrible motorcycle crash. He suffered horrific injuries, lived 33 hrs, then died. I am left with my daughter, my husband and my son's nine year old boy who fortunately lives nearby so we see him often. I lost my appetite for about two weeks but it returned with a vengeance. All I want to do is eat sleep and cry. However I have to keep myself together most of the time because I have a ft professional job in health care. I'm grieving terribly, cannot believe it happened, think maybe I will wake up and Patrick will be standing there saying Sorry mom it was a bad dream. The last thing I need on top of everything else is to gain more weight. Although it's only ten pounds or so, I seem to be on a bad eating spiral with the junk/fast food and eating way too much at one sitting.I'm afraid if I don't get a hold of this now, I will end up an obese depressed woman of 62. At least I can control one of those things.

Suzy from Michigan


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1/7/14 11:48 P

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Hello, I am 53 years young! I have struggled with my weight since I went through surgical menopause when I was 46 and gained 30lbs. That's a lot for a small person. I worked the South Beach program and lost 14 lbs. I have been stagnate since July. So I am really ready to try something new. I enjoying doing physical activities but find it hard to stay consistent with any exercise program, or outdoor activities such as riding bike, and walking. I like to quilt, and sew and cook. I enjoy riding my bike and going on motor cycle rides.

Lyndy


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