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8/23/11 9:15 P

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Please don't post here any longer.

This is our old introduction thread.
Please find our new thread titled "New Introduction Thread'.



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Welcome to the Team, Lisa.

Your story of resigning and buying dream property is a wonderful one. But your car crash is so tragic! And then to get cancer on top of it - the things humans must endure sometimes is horrific. I pray that you will continue to be cancer-free for many decades to come.

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emoticon Hi my name is Lisa. I'm 46, My husband and I have been together since Nov. '03, we got married in Jan. '05. Together we have 4 children, 1 daughter in law, 4 grandchildren. In 2008 we resigned from our careers, bought land in OK and living on our dream property. 7months after we moved in(3-2009), our lives where completely changed.
An irresponsible Oil company's 18 wheeler, misloaded parts of their rig, it fell from the truck, causing the young boy in front of me to go airborn 157ft and remain alive trapped in his vehicle for 45mins, the equipment pulvirised itself into my small sports car, which led to myself being trapped and crushing my right leg, to an unbearable recovery. After 25+ surgeries in 8months and several months of rehab. It is was it is. During all this recovery and challanges, I was diagonised with Stage 2 colorectal cancer and have been cancer free for 2yrs since diagnosis.
His daughters moved in with us the fall of 2009 and 2 of our grandchildren now live with us since 2010.
I've finally found my soul mate.
My activities are minimum but I do enough.
I love Sparks. It keeps me encouraged.
Im here and looking forward to the topics.




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emoticon Yvonne!
Congratulations to you and Kevin on your recent marriage!
All the best as you re-start your activity on sparks.

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Hi, my name is Yvonne. I too joined Sparkpeople a few years ago but haven't been active on here lately. I would like to make a fresh start now. I just recently married the love of my life on June 11,2011. His name is Kevin and he is so supportive. I have two girls, 11 and 6, from a previous relationship. Kevin is a great dad too. I look forward to talking to everyone and making some new friends here.

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Hello Sue!
Nice to meet you.

My dh and I work together as well.

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Hi, all,
I'm Sue, I'm 51, married for 31 years. We also work together (don't ask, LOL !!!!).
We have a 25 year old daughter.
I'm anxious to get to know you all better.


blessings, Sue

May The Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.




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Angelia - you're welcome!

Laura - welcome to the Team!
I understand about not doing too well. I've been there. Recently, in fact. Just remember, steps forward are always accompanied by steps back. That's normal, and all part of the process. I find reading some motivational articles here on sparks sometimes helpful. Or just choosing one thing. Only one. Don't want to burn out right away. Anyway, focus on that one thing, and then do that one thing. Do it again. And again. When it is a habit, move on to something else. Still small. And still only one thing at a time.

Good luck to you!
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Hello my name is Laura and I'll be celebrating 13 years of marriage on the 24th of this month. I've been a member of spark for several years but haven't been doing to well lately. I'm trying to get back in the swing of things. I thought maybe joining some new teams would help.

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Thanks!

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Welcome to the Team, Angelia!

And congratulations on 16 years!

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Hi, my name is Angelia and I am new to this team...I have been married to my best friend for 16 yrs. We have 3 beautiful and wonderful kids, who keeps us going each and everyday..

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Welcome to the team, Sharron!

Congratulations on your 45th wedding anniversary!

I imagine it can be very difficult with a reduced income every month. However, I believe that the things you can best give your daughter do not come from your bank account, but from your long-lived marriage, your commitment to each other, and your obvious giving nature (it takes a wonderful couple to adopt a child!).

All the best to you, I am looking forward to getting to know you more on the boards.

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Hello, my name is Sharron. I am married to my best friend and high school sweetheart. We just celebrated our 45th anniversary in October. We have 2 adult biological boys and a daughter we adopted 13 yrs. ago. So, we basically " started over" in the child raising dept. She is the light of our lives, and she keeps us "moving"! I am on S.S. disability and my husband lost his job last year and he now gets his S.S. It is hard trying to make ends meet and still give our daughter things she wants. I am looking forward to meeting new friends through this team. emoticon

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It's great that you mix it up with the exercise; you don't get bored emoticon , but also, your body doesn't plateau as often probably.

I really enjoyed staying home with my kids, as well. It's not a job for the faint-of-heart, but it is very rewarding. *sigh* I do miss those days sometimes. My 'children' are now 12, almost 15, and 16.

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i love spin classes and yoga the most, but i do lots of different things (running, elliptical, swimming, hiking, basketball, tennis, you name it) because i tend to get bored easily.

and yes, you're right -- i wouldn't trade being at home with my little boy for all the money in the world. it's definitely a full time job, but i love it.

I lost 78 pounds with SparkPeople and I've gained most of it back because I didn't make a PERMANENT lifestyle change; I'm back because I know the support here is an essential component to success. I'm practicing the EAT TO LIVE lifestyle and feeling healthier and happier every single day.

"the girl who looked back from the mirror was a total stranger, yet she had always been there, waiting."
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Welcome to the Team!

Congratulations on your success so far, and all the best with your future goals.

And what's this 'just' stuff - raising your son is huge!

You say you enjoy working out - what is your favourite exercise?

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i'm 24 years old, i've been married for 3 years, and i have the a beautiful 10 month old son. i have a bachelor's degree in english, but i'm just raising our little boy for now. i used to work as a paralegal. i've lost 67 pounds with sparkpeople so far, and i'd like to lose about 20-25 more. i like to read, work out, cook, make pottery, paint, sew, travel, and spend time with my family. and i love sparkpeople!

I lost 78 pounds with SparkPeople and I've gained most of it back because I didn't make a PERMANENT lifestyle change; I'm back because I know the support here is an essential component to success. I'm practicing the EAT TO LIVE lifestyle and feeling healthier and happier every single day.

"the girl who looked back from the mirror was a total stranger, yet she had always been there, waiting."
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I had to take a moment to translate LOML in my head, lol! That's a good abbreviation for this team! We should use it a lot.

Welcome!

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Hi All, I'm new to this team but have been with SP since the end of February. I'm Deb and am a 43 year old wife and mom to 3 great kids. In May I celebrated 18 years married to LOML. Looking forward to getting to know all of you!

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Welcome, CATAGRL, to the team and to sparkpeople!
If you have any questions, just ask - it can all be a little overwhelming at times.

CYCLEGIRL - you're welcome!

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hello.. i am new to sparkspeople.. I am married to the love of my life.. for 1 1/2 years, ive been in love with him since i was 15yrs old.


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thank you for the welcome!!!

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emoticon to the Team!

All the best with your healthy goals.

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Hi everyone

I'm new to this team. I have been married almost 18 1/2 hours to my best friend. We have 4 beautiful kiddos whom we homeschool. Hubby is active duty airforce. I'm looking forward to 'meeting' all of you. I'm working on becoming more healthy and losing weight so I can be around more for them and enjoy them more.

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Thank you for the warm welcome!!

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I can imagine that marrying later in life would require special compromises and letting go of some things. I married young (21) and that had it's own set of challenges.

Fortunately, with God's grace all is possible!

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Hello everyone: I am new to this team. On October 3rd I will be married for 12 years and on October 13th I will be a mother for 8 years. My married life has not been easy since I did not marry until I was 50. It was very difficult to have to give up my independence in some areas, but with the grace of God it happened.

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emoticon to the Team!

All the best to you with your goals.

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Hello, I am a working mom of 4, 2 girls,18 & 15, and 2 boys, 11 & 2.
I am madly in love with my husband of 8 years, he is my soulmate, & best friend. We have a beautiful relationship, we complete each other.
I am fairly new to SparkPeople, but finding it very helpful!
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Hi Dana! Welcome to the Team!
All the best with your studies in the fall.
I went back to school part time a couple of years ago. It was tricky with a husband and children and working but I sure found it fulfilling.

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Hello all...I'm fairly new to SparkPeople and brand new to this team. I am Dana, working mom of four kiddos, and part time grad student beginning this fall.

Looking forward to hanging out here!

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Hi Kris! Welcome to the Team. It's good to have you.
Let us know anytime you need a
emoticon or some words of encouragement, or when you need a emoticon to get moving. We are good at handing out both, lol!

Anna - yeah, that's tough when our circumstances dictate what we need to do. It does sound like a good nursery, though. Low-tech can be great - it may mean it's more personable and kid-friendly. Happy is good!

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Childcare kicks in at the start of Jan, and our little one is booked into a local nursery. Its small and low-tec but the kids all seemed really happy when I was there, and always sound happy when I have walked past to the shops. So the good-vibes got me sold. Still wishing it didn't need to be "full time" but I can't afford not ot work, and family are too far away to be of any help. Ah well.

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Hello all! Well as you already know im married,hehe. I've been married for 7 yrs. We have 2 great kids.Were a military family and loving it. I just started working out so feel free to give me tips and pls motavate me.
kris

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That sounds like a good timeline!
Do you have childcare set up already?

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Thanks CJ, How was your trip?

Yes Madeline is nearly 8 months now, I can hardly believe it! and just such a happy baby, we have been really blessed. I just over 5 months left till I have to go back to work, so 5 months get get myself in shape and start shifting this weight!

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emoticon Nakesha! Are those your boys in your profile picture?

Anna! Good to see you again!
And Madeline looks gorgeous in your picture. Actually, you both look great in that picture - so happy!

Is she 7 months already? Wow!

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Welcome Nakesha & Anna (my sisters name also). Great to have you join the team.
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Hi Everyone,

I'm Anna, I live in England and this is not my first time to this team, but I have been away for just over a year while I had our first baby. Now Madeline is 7 months old, we are weaning and I am ready to get fit and healthy for both myself, and for my daughter too! ( I am sure DH won't object either lol!)

Happy Monday everyone!

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Hi everyone, my name is Nakesha. I started SP to become more healthy; exercise more and eat better. I have been married for 7 years and have two little boys; 4 and 6. looking forward to this journey

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Melanie - welcome to the team and good luck to you with your journey to become a healthier mother!

Welcome Robin! All the best with meeting that wedding goal by October!

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Hello Everyone. I just started my weight loss journey so I need lots of support and encouragement. I joined curves last Thursday. I've completed three sessions. I'm starting out at 268 and my goal is to make it to 160. I expect my goal to take about a year. For now, I'll be happy to loose about 50 by October. My cousin is getting married and I'd like to show up looking better than I have in years. (not to outshine her of course). So I hope to get a lot of advice and support here.
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My name is Robin
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I just found this team. I was weeding through some of the other similar but inactive teams and arrived here.

I'm a stay-at-home mom of four in Annapolis, Maryland. My children are 15 yr. old-son, 14-son, 8-daughter,4-son.

I gained a lot of weight with my fourth child and never lost it. At first I did not even realize how overweight I was because I was so busy. As the kids get older, I am recentering and taking more time for myself. Being a healthier me.

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Hi Jess! Welcome to the Team. You are most welcome as an engaged person. I understand that your soon-to-be-dh is to into the 'group' thing. Men gain support in ways that are different than women, I think. I find my teams are mostly women supporting each other.

That's great that your son wants to be healthier as well. He will probably have to get his info from you guys though. I know there is a teen sparkpeople, but I don't know if 10 year olds would be allowed.

Here is a link to an article about the teen sparkpeople:


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It does say it is for 13 -17 year olds, but there may be some info that would be useful for a younger person. Also, along the side of this article, there are some other articles about children and nutrition. They may be helpful for you guys as well.

cj

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Hi, I'm Jess and saw that this group was open to engaged folks as well so I'm here! I'll be getting married next September for the 2nd time. He's on here too but isn't into the whole groups thing yet. We're both working on getting healthier, not just to look awesome at our wedding but to be healthier together.

I have a son from my previous marriage who will be 10 in July and he wants to get healthy too. Too bad SP isn't for those under 18...he really wanted to join.

Anyway, I'm happy to be here!

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And busy again, I bet!

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Thank you. Yeah the last 10 weeks or so have been real fun. Pretty soon I'm also going to start studying for the CPA exam so that will be a lot of fun.



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Welcome Kim!
All the best with your goals.

I bet you had a rough few weeks. Now you can 'get to work' on yourself and your exercising!

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Well I'm not really new but here for awhile but haven't done anything in a long while. My name is Kim. I'll be 37 on Monday. Over the last year or so when I got sick I gained 15 lbs. I'm still at an ok weight of 128 but at the same time I don't feel right. My husband has even made comments regarding the weight gain and the look of my body. I know some of it is age but at the same time I know I want to look better. I work as an accountant and I just finished our firms tax season so I am now getting back into the exercise slowly and eating better and trying my best to get back into a routine now that I'm back to normal hours again.

I have a daughter Anysia who will be 10 in June. She is hysterical and is like a little old lady at times. My husband's name is Walt and we live in Northeast PA.

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Hello I am new to this thread and I was more than delighted to find it. I have been married for just over 14 years. My husband is 25 years older than me an believe me he is simply the best. I am 55 and he is 80.

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Welcome to the Team, MRSBLACKCHIEF!

Good to have you join us.

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hi! I'm Mrs. Blackchief :-)
My husband and I have been married 18 months and love every minute of it :-)

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emoticon emoticon to the Married Life team. Keep up the great work! It must be a great feeling to be so close to your goal.

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emoticon to the Team!
And congratulations on your success so far!

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Hello, my name is Melinda and I have been married to my best friend for almost 5 years now, but we have been together for almost 10 years, we have 3 wonderful boys together, ages 5,4,1.
SP has helped me out so much and besides have my pouch from my 3 CS, and flab still left over from our last son, my body looks better before even having kids. I did come back to SP on April 12th (almost 2 months PP), and started out at 187, and then when I left SP again, I left at 137(8/2009). Then on Feb 1st, I decided to start back with my treadmill and diet because I noticed that I was gaining the lovely winter weight from being a SAHM.
I am currently 130 pounds, so 7 pounds have been lost since coming back to SP on Feb 1st, but I am wanting to first get down to 125 and then head to 120, but when I do get to 120, I don't want to go under 118.
I do the Treadmill, Wii Fit (Hullahoop (SP)), 100-150 leg squats.
I can't wait to get to my goal because I am NOT LEAVING until my goal is 100% done!!!!
Here is to a summer body that I have not had forever and so far almost there!

***4/21/10* 118 (CW)***
SW. 3/12/09* 187(2 weeks PP)
SPSW. 4/06/09* 180

Short Term Goals....
1ST- 165*DONE 5/02/09
2ND- 150*DONE 6/5/09
3RD- 135 *DONE 2/6/10
4TH- 125*DONE 3/9/10
5TH- 120* DONE 4/15/10
6Th- KEEP IT OFF!!!!
I have lost 65 pounds within a year!! 2 pounds to go.

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Welcome to the Team! I'm glad you've joined us!

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emoticon emoticon to the team. Now I'm off to check out your page and blogs.

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Hello everyone
I'm new to this team. I am happily married to the love of my life finally after almost 17 years of a lot of heartache and drama (check out my blogs for details.) We have two boys, six and two. We live in SC. I look forward to getting to know everyone on this team better.

Come join me on Facebook:

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Welcome and congratulations!

The only thing that changed for my dh and me is that our relationship keeps getting stronger and better.

We're celebrating 20 years this May.

I wish you two the same!

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emoticon emoticon to our newcomers. It is great to have you as a part of our team. Be sure to check out our challenge that is going on now.

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hi everyone im new to this group im newly married as of september 12, 2009 i love married life some people try to scary you by saying things change but nothing has changed for me other than my last night and i have a closer relationship with my husband now.

im trying to lose about 50lbs i want to be health and feel better about myself.

i look forward to chatting with everyone :)

"I never said it would be easy... I only said it would be worth it"

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Welcome to RITAROSE, MN_EXERCISE_GRL, and Kim!!

I am so pleased that you have joined us.

RITAROSE - congratulations on the 32 years! And a bit woo-hoo on the 43 pounds gone already!

MN_EXERCISE_GRL - welcome to sparkpeople! It is an amazing site, isn't it? You like the same activities as my dh and I. We are intrepid campers!

Kim - Almost time for your 10 year anniversary, congrats! Good luck with the challenge!

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Hello Everyone! My name is Kim. My husband and I have been married for 9 years and a couple for a total of 16 years. We have 3 children that are 15,11,and 2. I signed up for this team a few months ago.I'm going try and do the Valentine's Day Challenge.Should be alot of fun. Thanks emoticon

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emoticon emoticon to both of you. We are delighted you have joined SP and our team. Best of luck to you!

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Hi everyone!

I stumbled on this website and am very glad I did. I've only been a member for a few days now and can't believe the resources and support this website offers and all for free! Incredible!!! I'm a 31 year old mother of five children. We recently moved to Southern Minnesota and I love it. I love reading, camping, fishing, and most outdoor activities. . I taught second grade full time until my two year old was born 2 Ĺ months early. I am currently working on my masterís (in education) and substitute teach at the local elementary school. I can't wait until I have enough energy to keep up with my family while we participate in everything. Can't wait to meet new friends and for all of the support this website brings.

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My name is Rita, I am 52, married to my soul mate, Bob for the past 32 years. We live in Billings, MT. We have 2 daughters and 3 sons, only one left at home. We are Christians. My weight ballooned after our 4th child in 87. I began my weight loss journey after my doctor told me I was going to be a diabetic if I didn't lose weight and get my numbers down. After losing 43 pound I still have 60 to go.
I'm encouraged by my family's support, my plan and the support of spark people friends and teammates. I look forward to being on this team!! emoticon
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All the best with your healthy lifestyle!

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Hello! My name is Sharon. I've been married for over 9 years and have two children, 5 & 3. I'm lucky to be married to my best friend. Now I'm ready to lose some weight but more importantly develop some healthier eating habits and a regular exercise routine.

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Welcome, Heather. I wish you and your dh all the best as you work together on your healthy goals!

Welcome Mary! All the best to you as well as you 'whip yourself into shape'.

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Hi! My name is Mary. I have been married 12 years this coming Sunday. We have 3 kids, 9, 7 and 6. I do live being married and am very lucky that I still like my husband too! ;) I am hoping now that my youngest is in kindergarten, I can whip myself back in shape!

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Hi, my name is Heather. I married my husband almost 6 years ago. He had 4 children from his previous marraige and together we have 2. Needless to say we are very busy! Since my two children have been born I have not been able to lose any weight I gained through pregnancy and my husband has been taking some weight gaining medication due to a medical condition. Together we are working to motivate each other to start a healthy and long life together.

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That's the spirit, Babie_Jane!

I'll be a 10 in 2010!

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emoticon emoticon to all our new members I have been neglectful in welcoming. Lately I have not been doing so well with the SparkPeople thing. But, I am getting back with it...HAVE TO...and hope to get to know you all better in our journey to healthy.

Have a safe and happy new year's.

Getting on track again in 2010.

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emoticon Amanda!
And I wish you well with your determination to be done with the obesity! That's the spirit!

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Hello!
My name is Amanda, I'm 27 and have been married 6yrs, together for 9 1/2.
I have been obese my whole adult live and am done with that. I am ready to be the me I have always wanted to be!

~Amanda~



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emoticon Missy! It's greet to meet you and so glad you've joined us here! And, best wishes to you!

Teams:
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Welcome, Missy! All the best to you and your new dh.
And congratulations on the marriage!

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Hi, My name is Missy and I've been married for just over a month now. My husband and I have both joined spark because we figured since we've gained the weight since we've been together we should lose the weight together emoticon . And we just both want to be healthy

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emoticon Welcome to the Team! And best wishes to you!

Teams:
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Hi Jennifer!
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I can sure hear you about gaining the weight after losing it! This time we'll do it, though.

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Hi I'm Jennifer. I've been married for over 9 years now. I've lost the weight before and now have gained it back. Time to get back on track again. Thanks to hubbys lap top I might be able to do it.

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Welcome to the Team, Jenn and Amelia!
It's good to have you join us!
Jenn - "five very spoiled cats", lol!
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emoticon to the team and SparkPeople. Let me know if you have any questions about anything. Best of luck in your journey.

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Hi,
My name is Jenn and I have been married for 13 years.
We ahve no children, just five very spoiled cats. I have been with sparks for almost 3 weeks now. I reallylove it. The support is awsome. My husband is supportive but not very understanding as to why the cooking is different, or why there are no snacks laying around anymore. (he could lose a few lbs too). I must say though its been pretty easy so far. Im waiting for that first hurdle when I get into a crunch.
Take care
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ITS ALL ABOUT ME!!
IM THE ONE WHO MATTERS!!
IM SO DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!!!!!
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MY CHOICE IS TO BE HEALTHY. MY CHALLENGE IS DOING IT. FAILURE WILL NOT STOP ME.


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emoticon emoticon to the team Amelia. Sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but I haven't been logging in for a few days because my daughter and granddaughters were visiting. It is great to have you here. I look forward to getting to know you better. Best of luck to you on your journey.

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Hi, my name is Amelia. I'm divorced. I'm engaged to a wonderful guy but we have both gained quite a bit of weight since we've been together! Neither of us are as active as we used to be.

I'm looking forward to meeting other people who are dealing with weight loss while they are in a relationship!

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