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11/11/08 8:37 P

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I thought i'd introduced myself back in the beginning but maybe not !

I'm Dee, single mom of two, work full time plus run a business with a biz partner.

I hit rock bottom in Jan 2007 at 310 lbs. The first year i was on and off program but did manage to lose a solid 28 lbs by Dec 2007. This year i joined SP and Bodybuilding.com in May and although i've lost it's been real slow. I've become impatient with that and know if i focus i can do this.

Either way 44 lbs is 44 lbs gone and deep down i'm pretty proud of that. I do have about 106 lbs to go to goal and would really like to reach that by summer 2009 !

My main focus' are low carb and body building.



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8/30/08 1:23 P

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Hi everyone! I've been a member of SparkPeople for about four months now. I'm on some great teams, but wanted to join another one and thought the "class" one would be a good choice!

I'm 38, work full time, and I'm getting married later this year. I joined a 7-week "boot camp" at a local gym in May and loved it so much, I did another one. Oh, yeah--I'm doing a third one that starts next week!

I've been on this weight loss journey for a while. I've lost 22 pounds since January 2007, and I would like to lose 12 more. Slow and steady wins the race!

Thank you for reading my post and I'm so glad to be part of this team!

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6/26/08 6:53 P

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Hi there Brooke!! Glad to have you with us! emoticon And you are absolutely right....YOU ARE WORTH IT!!

Let's ALL make this happen!!

BECKY


You don't realize how strong a person really is until you see them at their weakest moment. --Unknown Author

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. --Jim Rohn




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6/26/08 10:59 A

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Hiya everyone,
my name is Brooksie, but my friends call me Brooke.
I have been struggling with my weight ever since I was in Elementary school. And now I have two kids, and I really want to be able to keep up with them as they grow. I have a very supportive boyfriend, but he can't always be here to kick my butt out the door because we don't live together at the moment.
I know I will succeed this time because of my bf and my family who is supporting me 100%. Plus, I know I am worth it! Not to mention SP and all my buddies from my teams...We can do it! ^_^

"He stands at the door and knocks...are we waiting for a doorbell instead?"~Rev Jeniffer Tafel
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6/2/08 6:45 P

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Hi, my name is Karyn, and I'm from Virginia. I am a doctoral student in education, and work full time as as teacher. I have a WONDERFUL son (9 years old) and a hubby who plucks my nerves. I have been swimming for 1 1/2 years, and thought something was wrong with ME, but in using this site, I realize that my portions have been ridiculous. I am a newly discovered diabetic with minimal numbers, but they are enough that it scared me. So, when I started lifting weights, my sugar fell into the AWESOME range. Let's cross our fingers regarding my weight.

Nice to meet everyone.

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KATHYMB's Photo KATHYMB Posts: 1,524
5/29/08 2:49 P

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Hi everyone, It has taken me a while also to figure out how to participate & post. It has taken some time to put on the weight that I need to drop in order to become healthy & more active. I am anxious to get myself motivated to change ASAP! but, like the weight it is going to take time & effort.



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GABBZIES's Photo GABBZIES Posts: 33
5/28/08 7:53 P

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Hi!
It took me a while to figure out how to post!
My name is Laura, I'm a 26 yr old masters student from Montreal. I have had issues with my weight for a few years now, and at my heaviest was around 235lbs. I've lost 40 pounds over the last 2 years on my own, but would now like to kick it into high gear, and take advantage of my summer abroad in Paris to do just that! I've been here for 2 weeks now, and have religiously tracked my food and exercise. I hope the weight loss continues!
My motivation is my biggest challenge, I tend to get excited and then overwhelmed and it's hard to keep at it. But so far it's been going well!
I look forward to feeling healthier and getting back to looking in the mirror and recognizing myself again :)

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5/28/08 7:53 P

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Hi!
It took me a while to figure out how to post!
My name is Laura, I'm a 26 yr old masters student from Montreal. I have had issues with my weight for a few years now, and at my heaviest was around 235lbs. I've lost 40 pounds over the last 2 years on my own, but would now like to kick it into high gear, and take advantage of my summer abroad in Paris to do just that! I've been here for 2 weeks now, and have religiously tracked my food and exercise. I hope the weight loss continues!
My motivation is my biggest challenge, I tend to get excited and then overwhelmed and it's hard to keep at it. But so far it's been going well!
I look forward to feeling healthier and getting back to looking in the mirror and recognizing myself again :)

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5/28/08 7:53 P

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Hi!
It took me a while to figure out how to post!
My name is Laura, I'm a 26 yr old masters student from Montreal. I have had issues with my weight for a few years now, and at my heaviest was around 235lbs. I've lost 40 pounds over the last 2 years on my own, but would now like to kick it into high gear, and take advantage of my summer abroad in Paris to do just that! I've been here for 2 weeks now, and have religiously tracked my food and exercise. I hope the weight loss continues!
My motivation is my biggest challenge, I tend to get excited and then overwhelmed and it's hard to keep at it. But so far it's been going well!
I look forward to feeling healthier and getting back to looking in the mirror and recognizing myself again :)

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5/28/08 7:47 P

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Hi!
It took me a while to figure out how to post!
My name is Laura, I'm a 26 yr old masters student from Montreal. I have had issues with my weight for a few years now, and at my heaviest was around 235lbs. I've lost 40 pounds over the last 2 years on my own, but would now like to kick it into high gear, and take advantage of my summer abroad in Paris to do just that! I've been here for 2 weeks now, and have religiously tracked my food and exercise. I hope the weight loss continues!
My motivation is my biggest challenge, I tend to get excited and then overwhelmed and it's hard to keep at it. But so far it's been going well!
I look forward to feeling healthier and getting back to looking in the mirror and recognizing myself again :)

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5/22/08 3:53 P

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Hi I have been learning how to navigate and use this sight. I love it.I have really been able to hold myself accountable with the help of this sight.I look forward to being with this team of fellow sparkers who have a common goal of being healthy and happy. I joined on May 7 2008

It all works out in the end

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SARA719 Posts: 11
5/15/08 3:27 P

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Hi everyone, My name is Sara, I'm 26 & from the Seattle area. I'm here for the same reasons we all are, I'm ready to change. :)

I lost a decent amount of weight over the last 3 months, I decided to join SP to make sure I stay motivated long term and see this goal through. Hope to get down another 10-15 pounds by my wedding in two months; and then continue on to be at my goal weight next summer. :)

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5/15/08 1:07 P

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Hi everyone! Im in Florida and vow that this is the summer for me to finally wear those short-shorts. Good luck to you all!

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5/14/08 12:38 P

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Hello. My name is Paula. I am 50 years old with 2 daughters 27 and 22, both married. I have a new puppy. Australian shepheard 7 months old and very active. She keeps me busy and likes to take walks. I decided it was time to get active and more healthy, again. I am finally going to be a grandma the end of this year.

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SBETH76 Posts: 66
5/14/08 9:20 A

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Hi! I'm a 31-year old graduate student who needs to lose about 25-30 lbs. I used to be a ballet dancer and was VERY skinny. Not all of the behaviors that kept me at that low weight were healthy. Over the years I've tried to have a healthier relationship with food and exercise and somehow I got really comfortable with food and not so comfortable with exercise! I know how to lose weight in unhealthy ways and now I need to learn how to do it and not damage myself in the process. I'm moving, starting a new job, and getting married in the next year and I'm committed to making the next chapter in my life the best yet! I have 2 wonderful dogs (Enzo and Crosby) and they are loving all of the extra walking and running we've been doing in the last week. Best of luck to everyone!

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5/13/08 10:02 P

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Hello, my name is Fallon, I have three beautiful children Izzy is 6, Rowan is almost 3, and Lex is 9 months. I gained an enormous amount of weight with my pregnancies, after the first two I managed to loose quite a bit of the weight, but since my third, I haven't lost a pound. It's time, it really is.

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5/13/08 3:20 A

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Hi all
i've been here nearly a week so better introduce myself.

i'm Nan, wife, mum, woman. I'm here in part because my husband got tired of my complaining about my weight and my clothes not fitting. i'd lost 50 pounds on my own and using WW but put most of it back on again after falling ill back in January.
He told me to stop complaining to him and set up a plan that fit within our budget. So, here i am.

Right now, i'm just focusing on tracking what i eat and what movement i have each day. i'm following the menu plan set down by SP - with modifications if it's a food we don't have or i don't like.


Figure out where you want to be, then work backwards from there.
- Statement I heard on a training course on strategic management

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.


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DAVIDFLORIDA's Photo DAVIDFLORIDA Posts: 167
5/11/08 9:55 P

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Hello everyone so this is my class of sp. I just joined and hope that I can be part of the top of the class with everyone else that suceed. And that we can all graduate completey and no drop out lol
Hi everyone please to be part of this groop

Remember Everyday that you awake is potientally another day for greatness and sucess


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SEPTBRIDE09's Photo SEPTBRIDE09 Posts: 12
5/11/08 7:49 P

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Hello everyone!

My name is Kristy. I'm 29 and from NW Indiana. I learned about SP from some people on the Weight Watchers message board, and decided to come here since WW was getting WAY too expensive for me.

I'm getting married next year. My fiance and I are planning a 09/25/09 wedding in Las Vegas.

I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you and losing this weight for my wedding!


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5/11/08 1:39 P

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Hi Team,

My name is Leslie. I just joined SP yesterday. I actually learned about SP when I was reading a web entry criticizing the Biggest Loser Online Plan for their poor customer service.

I'm glad I checked it out. This looks like a great forum for success, fun and support. I'm hoping it will help me lose the last 10-15 pounds.

I live in CA and have a 22 year old daughter and 3 dogs. I like to play softball and play in a Sunday night Coed league. Unfortunately, we aren't very good but we do have fun.

Thanks for the nice welcome. I look forward to
participating on the team.


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5/11/08 11:38 A

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Hello all. My name is Wendy and I am a single mom of two beautiful kids. I have finally decided to put a real effort into getting back into shape so....here I am. I am so excited that I found SP! Ask me how I make 2000k/month from home. www.wendyburk/tblast.com

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5/10/08 9:56 P

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Hi, My name is Sabrina, I'm new to the board and am looking forward to celebrating dropping at least 40-45lbs to start. Looking for inspiration and education from you all. To find out more about me check out my page and leave me a message. Thanks, hope to hear from you soon.

"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending" -Roberta Brenick


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MEGGLES87's Photo MEGGLES87 Posts: 104
5/10/08 9:49 P

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Hey All!!! I'm Megan!! I recently turned 21 years old. I am going into my senior year of college. I am sick and tired of being overweight. I know it will be a long journey for me but i am ready for it. Since january, I have lost 27 pounds. I want to lose about 150 right now. I can do and hopefully by next may, I'll be there. I just need a few supporters that can go with me on this journey!!

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5/10/08 6:59 P

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*copies and pastes intro post* :P

Hello! My name is Rachelle, and I weigh over 350 pounds. I am 5'9". I actually do not know my exact weight, as our scale only goes up to 350!

And I am so DONE with being sick and tired and fat! This is it!


I will tend to mostly post in my blog, so to keep track of me, that's where you should look. :)

Faeries Fly and So Do I!

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5/10/08 4:49 P

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Hi Everyone, I just posted under the "daily check in" and it was sort of an introduction post, guess I should have put it here. I'm still trying to get the hang of the site, but I love it and it's a lot of fun. I'm 37 y/o and have 21 lbs that I would like to take off. I'm no stranger to weight loss or exercise. I weighed in at 212 lbs several years ago and have maintained most of that weight loss for 4-5 years. I have no desire to go back there again so anytime my weight starts creeping up on my I usually kick it in gear and shed the extra pounds. However, I've always wanted to achieve my ultimate goal of 125 so here's hoping I can get there. Happy Mother's day to all you mom's out there.

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5/10/08 1:33 P

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Hello there! I'm in Washington state and I'm 26 years old. I'm a health teacher -go figure. I'm married with no kids (yet) and I'm wanting to get back to my goal weight of 150 lbs (I'm 5' 10") I felt good at that weight, and I loved the clothes I could wear and not be self-conscious. Cheers to skinny jeans~! I don't want to be obsessive about calorie counting because it's not realistic for a lifetime I just want to eat healthy and exercise. I want to eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full. I'm focusing on exercise now and I love it!

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SHAZZLEMONSTER Posts: 469
5/10/08 12:24 P

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Hello there everyone. My name's Sharon, and I'm from Ireland. I heard about this site through a friend on another site. She was great to support me there through my first month of healthy eating and exercise! She mentioned this site in a blog she posted over there so here I am.

I'm 23, not married, but seeing a great guy and no kids. My profile page explains my motivations for being here. I basically just got some much needed wake up calls over the last 6 - 9 months and I finally felt ready to make the changes necessary.

I have a favour to ask of my fellow may 4 -10 tea members...keep an eye on my page and if you don't see me posting in my food diary and exercise planner jive me a kick in the arse! I don't need you to be kind or encouraging about it even...just remind me why I'm here! I know that if I make friends here I'm more likely to keep coming back even if just for the friends and while I'm here, shure, I might as well be making the effort, right? I'm hoping that's how it's gonna work anyway. If any of you need the same let me know and I'll make it my mission in life to check your food diaries (or whatever they're called on here) and make sure you're checking in regularly.

Ok, now that I've written this little novel I'm gonna stop ranting. I'm quiet good at that when I get going!

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MOMMYTREND2's Photo MOMMYTREND2 Posts: 17
5/10/08 5:47 A

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Hi all! Just making it under the wire for this week of sparkers! I just turned 30 and looking to get rid of this excess weight that I've had for waaayyy to long! Looking forward to getting to know you all!

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5/10/08 5:15 A

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Hi!!

Where to start? I am 31 years old an am from Southern Indiana. I am a single mother of a 12 going on 18 year old daughter. She is wonderful, but has her days. I am also on my way to an associates degree in Human Services while also working a full time job. I am very busy and always on the go...but I am tired of using that as an excuse. A friend sent me an email telling me about SP...so, here I am!! I look forward to meeting everyone!

"When I wake up in the morning, I have to decide to either be an example or an excuse."
--Unknown

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
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"Use what talent you possess: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang the best."
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5/10/08 1:50 A

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Hi Everyone!

I'm Becky, 54 yrs old, and I live in the Midwest. I can't tell you how happy I am to have found SP! Most of my life I have spent fighting with my weight. I've tried all kinds of diets, (both on my own and in groups )but I lose motivation. I think partly because when I need help and support the most.... there is no one around. But here.... I can get it 24/7! emoticon

Can't wait to meet everyone!

BECKY


You don't realize how strong a person really is until you see them at their weakest moment. --Unknown Author

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. --Jim Rohn




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5/10/08 12:44 A

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Hi guys, my name is Kim, I'm 26 years old, and I have a 3.5 year old daughter named Lydia. I am going to school, working on getting my associates degree in nursing so I can become an RN. I applied for the fall entry to the nursing program (you have to do a bunch of pre-reqs before you get into the actual program).
I'm scared it will be harder to keep up with spark when I am busy in the program (it takes up a LOT of time). I will be going to classes, clinicals, and then taking care of the house and my child and myself. This will be a challenge to keep up with everything. My poor friends and family will suffer majorly lol.
Anyway, nice to meet you all :)
-Kim
P.S. I love the calorie tracker and exercise tracker (and exercise tips) on this site! The calorie tracking is a bit time consuming but hopefully I will get more efficient with it as time goes by.

EDIT: oh and I live in Wa state and I've been married 6.5 years. My husband though won't be much help when I'm in the program, since he has to commute far..he leaves home early and gets home late.

Edited by: KDA1981 at: 5/10/2008 (20:55)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
~Kim~


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Hi everyone. I guess it's about time I posted! I'm 39...will hit the big 4-0 in November...need to lose about 25 lbs, and definitely before my birthday. I initially lost 85 lbs after having my second child doing Weight Watchers. I've gained back 25 and can't seem to get rid of it! The weight started to come back after I had a running injury and also went back to work full-time. I am married with two kids, ages 2 (3 in June) and 4 1/2. Busy, busy! I would love to connect with others...I desperately need some motivation!!

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Hi Everyone! My name is Ashley and I am 23 years old. I am married and have 2 amazing kids. Levi is 5 and DeLanie is 8 months.

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Hi class! Just dropping in to introduce myself. My name is Cheryl, I have a new hubby named Bill and two great kids, Wade (19 in Iraq) and Jayme (15 going on 35). I will see you on the boards. emoticon

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Ah! Finally the weight is slipping away:)


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SHELLYMARIE210's Photo SHELLYMARIE210 Posts: 25
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IM IN THE SAME BOAT...LOL
I TOO AM AN EMOTIONAL EATER, I EAT WHEN IM STRESSED, ANGRY, UPSET OR BORED. I TOO NEED LOTS OF SUPPORT AND MOTIVATION! GOOD LUCK AND LETS SEE WHAT WE CAN GET DONE HERE!

MY HEAVIEST WT.- 230
MY GOAL WT.-140

MILESTONE 1- 215
MILESTONE 2- 200
MILESTONE 3- 185
MILESTONE 4- 170
MILESTONE 5- 155
MILESTONE 6- 140
LUCKY MILESTONE 7-130
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.


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HEY ALL....

SO MY NAME IS MICHELLE AND I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF TWO LIL GIRLS AGES 4 AND 6. I AM TRYING TO GET BACK TO MY PRE-PREGNANCY WEIGHT OF ABOUT 140. IF ANYONE HAS TIPS LET ME KNOW....

MY HEAVIEST WT.- 230
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MILESTONE 1- 215
MILESTONE 2- 200
MILESTONE 3- 185
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MILESTONE 6- 140
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Just stopping in to say hi. My name is Sammi, I'm 20 and I have two kids, and I stay at home. I start college in fall and I just feel it's time for me to start losing weight again.

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Hello Everyone,
My name is Thania and I am also new here. i can already tell this will be a great place to find support and motivation in my quest to lose 50 lbs bwefore i reevaluate my goals. i started out at 217 and now wweigh between 192 and 194 on any given day but i haven given up. i continue to work out 5 days a week sometimes 6 and want this more than anything else in my life..

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Hello world!
I'm a brand-spanking new IT professional (yay job!) After many years of school, not eating well and doing little exercise, I'm all out of shape and feeling tired all the time. My hobbies are knitting and surfing the internet, and I sit all the time for work. I really want to turn this all around!

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Hi, I'm Ethel and I want to get into a shape that is healthy for me. I will post when I can and I hope to do it mostly on the weekend when I have more time to play on the computer. I hope that this site helps me to get the job done.


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5/8/08 4:46 P

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Hi everyone...My name is Randi'Lynn and I am a 25 year old female from New Hampshire. I am also a full-time Stay at home mom. This is my third day on the site and I am loving it. Before I joined this site I was a member of calorie-counter.com for a week lost 2.4 pounds but hated the website and then I found this one and lets say it's great. I am def. here to lose weight I can't remember a time I have not been overweight and in the last year I have really packed on the pounds. To begin with the site has me with losing 50 pounds so that is my first goal but I would like to lose 100 or so. I would love to meet and talk to other people so don't be afraid to sat hello.

Take one day at a time and keep on trying. Everyday is a new day

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5/8/08 3:37 P

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Hi, I'm 55 yo secretary that sits all day. Needless to say my "but" needs some help. I want to lose 100# by Sep 2009. That's when I get a new driver's license picture. I am an emotional eater and need a LOT of support. Am looking forward to getting to know all of my "teammates". I live on the MS Gulfcoast and no one wears many clothes down here in the summer. I really need to look better. I weigh 270 and am shooting for 170. emoticon

"Not all things that can be counted, count; and not all things that count, can be counted"


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BEEFSGAL's Photo BEEFSGAL Posts: 5
5/8/08 11:50 A

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Hello from Kansas! I know exactly what you mean by looking in the mirror and not knowing who that person is standing in front of you. I am soooo glad to have learned about SP. I can't wait to see what everyone has posted and try to meet people. This is my first attempt to contact and get to know people in the group. Hope we can all support each other!!

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5/8/08 8:46 A

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Hello Everyone:
I'm Kim, I'm 39 and I have quite a bit of weight to lose. Life happens and one day you look at yourself and go "oh crap". So here I am trying to fix it. I hope everyone has a great day!

Kim

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MARIANG2's Photo MARIANG2 Posts: 7
5/8/08 6:45 A

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Hi I'm Marian from Wales. I'm finding my way around the site. Isn't there a lot of it? I need to lose about 50lb. it's motivating just knowing there are people out there doing the same thing.I think that your english is pretty good Pepperminta and the more you practice the better it will get, like everything.
Marian emoticon

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PEPPERMINTA's Photo PEPPERMINTA Posts: 5
5/8/08 2:41 A

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Hello, I'm 42 years old and from germany. Now it is the third time for me to start to become healthier an smaler with this amazing community. Now my motivation is the greatest. So I have enough courage to participate in the english written boards. I'm very happy to take this step. So I wish you have a good day and we have a good common yourney and adventure to learn from each others and to reach our goals.
With best wishes Pepperminta

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5/8/08 12:30 A

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Hi, I am Dayna. I am 34 years old, married and the mother of 2 daughters, ages 4 and 3. I currently weigh about 285 and want to get down to 180. I started putting on weight in college, but a lot of it came after the birth of my daughters. I was just too tired to do what I needed to be doing. The girls are both in school now and my husband is super supportive, so I am hoping I will now be able to focus on getting myself healthy. It's gonna be tough and I know I'll need help, but I can do it!!!

"Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it is the only way to live life completely!" - Anonymous


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TARALYNN831 Posts: 4
5/8/08 12:07 A

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hello, i'm Tara, here i go again on my road to skinny, i was sucessful two and a half years ago and went from 182 to 156, but then gained 50 pounds to achieve my current weight of 202, i am done with that, i can do it, but i need help, i will do it this time!!!!!

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EHOWZE Posts: 4
5/7/08 11:26 P

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Hi everyone! I am brand new to this. To introduce myself, I am 30 years old, have no children and have been married for 1 year. I was always able to control my weight until I went back to school. I have gained 10 pounds in the past year because all I do is study. I am out of school for the summer so I am trying to lose those 10 plus another 5.

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FLEX_MANNY's Photo FLEX_MANNY Posts: 27
5/7/08 9:35 P

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Hi, this is Manny!!!! I am starting all over again with the aim to lose weight and be fir all over again.

I wish to motivate and be motivated. Anyone who wants to be a tracker/ motivator is welcome. I hope to talk to you guys soon.



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ADKNATIVE's Photo ADKNATIVE Posts: 14
5/7/08 8:31 P

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hi, i just started too. I initially signed up last fall but only logged on once, so I'm starting again. I've taken the last few days to get familiar with this site, it's so awesome, so much info. And everyone is so supportive. Just what I need. I have a lot of weight to lose but I'm focusing on one bite at a time. Good luck to everyone! We can do it!

Open yourself to the possibilities.


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5/7/08 5:36 P

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Hi - I'm 35, a stay at home mom of two children, ages 8 and 5. I homeschool the kids, which is a great blessing.

I need to lose about 50 pounds. I've been struggling with this ever since my youngest was born, almost six years ago. I lose about ten pounds and then gain it back.

I'm very excited about SP!

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KCAS72 Posts: 29
5/7/08 2:29 P

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Hey everyone, new here myself. Still lurking around trying to learn all I can about this site. Not started dieting yet, still in the "learning" stage. Any advice? Also, looking to getting some exercise as well.

Kevin

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5/7/08 1:29 P

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Hello everyone!
I am Heather, Im 26, married for 6 1/2yrs and I am at my heaviest. I did not get this way until we moved back home from the military. Being near family and friends just fatten you up. lol
I am glad I found this site. I am in bad need of motivation from anyone. I can also motivate others, once I get on track. I am so excited and cant wait to lose some chunk. lol
Lets get going!!!

Heather

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5/7/08 9:28 A

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Hi I am one of your leaders. My name is Sarah, I have five kids (three are stepsons) and one granddaughter. I started this journey with the discovery that I have GERD which forced be to make some drastic health and weight loss goals. I have lost over 30 pounds so far.

SAYRAH for me. Sarah aka Sally
The true test of emotional and mental health is the ability to learn from one's mistakes and change one's behavior. All else is reflex.

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MSBGMOM's Photo MSBGMOM Posts: 52
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I am a 41 year old mother of two (18&15)and need to lose at least 100#. I have set an initial goal of 18# by July 1 as I am going to Nasvhille that weekend for my son's baseball tournament. My goals are to plan my meals in advance and stick to what I've chosen, and to get on a regular exercise regimen.

Goal 1 - 10# - Get myself a new pair of shoes
Goal 2 - 20# - Get a massage
Goal 3 - 30# - Get a manicure/pedicure
Goal 4 - 40# - Get a new tattoo!
Long term - 100#


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SHERRY_38's Photo SHERRY_38 Posts: 249
5/6/08 10:12 P

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Hello,

I'm a Christian, WAHM of three. I homeschool my youngest who is in 2nd grade. I do transcription part time, mostly from home.

I need to lose a whole lot of weight and feel pretty overwhelmed about it all. I do have a friend and a sister who are both going to change over into a healthier lifestyle with me, and for that I feel very blessed!

Sherry

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5/6/08 6:04 P

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Hi, all. I am 31 years old. I have a one year old son. I want to get healthier so that I can play with him and not curse him with bad eating habits. I currently weigh 216. My prepregnancy weight was 196. I had no idea that I would ever be this out of shape....that's my nice way of saying fat. emoticon

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5/6/08 2:34 P

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Hello! I'm from the UK, mum to a 3 year old girl and hoping to get myself into more healthy habits and lose a little bit of weight along the way. Look forward to getting to know you all! emoticon

"Have a good time. Allllll the time." (This is Spinal Tap)


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5/6/08 10:01 A

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Hi from the Netherlands.
Not so much weight to drop, but I totally need to get fit again and shake the munchies devil off my shoulder emoticon
I have very irregular work hours, sometimes only 3 hours, sometimes 11 hours a day so have trouble with exercising and getting enough sleep.
I'll get married in June, too.


This Ticker is my Healthy Weight Range... I strive to reach and stay in the middle of it, between 60 and 59.5 kg.


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5/5/08 4:37 P

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Hi everyone:

Just thought that I would say hi to everyone and introduce myself.
I recently was married and I am also at my heaviest weight. My goal is to lose some weight so that I can enjoy my honeymoon in Hawaii and also to get healthy so that my husband and I can have a healthy pregnancy.
I am looking forward to the journey!

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5/5/08 2:33 P

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Hello from Texas. I feel very fortunate to have found a community like SparkPeople. I had no idea that such a community existed and I'm very excited to get started. I'm looking forward to the wisdom and advice, as well as the support and understanding of others who are fighting the same battles as me.

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ALLY-BEN-ISRAEL's Photo ALLY-BEN-ISRAEL Posts: 48
5/5/08 6:49 A

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Hi all!

Also new here-
Living in South Africa and following the Weigh-less program. So far I have lost 2.0 kg and dropping fast! Feeling highly motivated, but want to keep it up so I need to make sure I track my progress!
Take care, have a great day, and drink your water!!

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MALONZO84 Posts: 21
5/5/08 1:52 A

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Hi! Im new here! Im 23 years old. I am a college student and newly engaged!! I have gained 54 pounds in the last 3 years after I had worked so hard to get it off! Ger so Im here to get rid of it and I could use all the support I can get :)

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MRSCHEF24's Photo MRSCHEF24 Posts: 1
5/5/08 12:03 A

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Hello. I am a mother of a 3 year old girl and a 7 month old boy. I was in the military for 5 years, and that was when I was in the best shape of my life for obvious reasons, they paid me to work out 24/7. I used to weigh 120-125 before I had my daughter, and now after having my son I weigh 162. I am not happy at looking at old pics of myself and then looking in the mirror. They are not the same person. I am just about 31 years old, and want to look good again.

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