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7/14/09 10:55 P

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name?
My SP name is Livvyx. My real name is Olivia but please call me Livvy
2. Where are you from?
Ontario Canada
3. What motivated you to join SP?
I am losing weight because I want to be healthier and I want to be able to track all the things I am doing to make that possible

4. What are you most excited about?
Getting into smaller sizes in clothing

5. What are you most scared/nervous about?
Not suceeding in my goals

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know!
I don't know

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6/12/09 3:56 P

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I am Trina. I am enjoying my summer off from college classes and working on my weight issues. Life is good, and life is exciting, just working on making the right food choices.

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JEREMY071 Posts: 82
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jeremy is what i want to be called my real name is jeremy page im from donaldson pa but live in lebanonpa the thing that motivated me to join spark people was the reason to lose the weight i needto lose which is the help and information to lose that weight the thing im most excitedabout is the day i lose the 103pounds not loseing the weight and my blood pressure climbs again iwas on a thing calleda human gyroescope

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What dod you want to be called?your SP name?Real name? SP name is ok.

Where are you from?
I am from Jamaica but live in florida.

What Motivated you to join SP?
I was just surfing the net one day and run into Sparkpeople and stop and it look very intrested,

what are you most excited about?
any time my husband tell me its time to go to greece,

What are you most scared/nervous about?
driving in the rain because I don't like it.

Share one thing about yourself that you don't thinkanyone else has donethat is on this SP team,

I use to have my own pub when I was in jamaica and have 4 people working with me.

Living a Healthy and Active Life style, Reach my Goal and very Happy with my Body,my eating habits,Fresh Fruits, Lot's of Green vegetables,drink 8 To 10 glasses of water daily.


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5/4/09 7:25 P

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name?
-Kelly is fine.
My nickname is Cadillac by some work collegues...kel, anything, really...well, anything nice...lol

2. Where are you from?
-Sunshine state! Florida!

3. What motivated you to join SP?
-I saw an ad on one of the networking sites..and followed it.
I joined back in July of last year, but got away...
now I'm REALLY getting my life in order!

4. What are you most excited about?
-Playing with my kids anytime I want, playing with our youth group at church, playing TENNIS! Just learned...awesome game!

5. What are you most scared/nervous about?
-Failing my kids...I want them to make the best God-guided decisions their whole lives.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know!
-No one has ever EVER lived my life...and I've never lived yours!
Let's make the best of them!
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Whaterver you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD, not for men.
-Col. 3.23
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Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.
-Proverbs 4:23
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We capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ.
-2 Corinthians 10:5


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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? It doesn't matter to me. My given name is Crissy.

2. Where are you from? Spokane Washington

3. What motivated you to join SP? I had been toying with the idea of joining (heard others talk about it, saw a woman with large weight loss on the Today show talk about it) but then MyPoints had a special to earn points if I joined and I decided to take advantage of the chance then. Since then it has been an up and down rollercoaster of me not applying what I know I need to do to suceed. But I am still here so that does say something.

4. What are you most excited about? Life. Being the person I want to be. Removing those items/people that are obstacles to my wellness (physically, spiritually, emotionally). Being fit and healthy in all aspects of my life.

5. What are you most nervous/scared about? Failing.

"When I first started running, I was so embarrassed, I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers."
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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? mythreesons08. My real name is Donna

2. Where are you from? Lapine Oregon.

3. What motivated you to join SP? I started out here in July. I lost my motivation to lose the weight. When I went to the doctor last week, he gave me a big time wake up call. He told me that I am borderline diabetic. Decided that it was time to make a lifestyle change. Not only for me, but for my family.

4. What are you most excited about? Being able to watch my son learning how to play basketball for the first time

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? Not being able to lose the weight.





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10/3/08 3:13 P

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1. my real name Linda. 2.Born in Texas and grew up in Arizona we moved to Oregon 9 years ago.3.Our boot camp instructed told the class to do it. 4.Not having to lose the weight with a personal trainer again.5. Hitting my plateaus which I normally have and craving chocolate .6.I won the body revolution for my age group at the gym I go to in 2001. I have the picture in my photo galary.

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10/1/08 7:18 P

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? Jennay21 is fine lol. My real name is Jenny...it's up to you guys!

2. Where are you from? Waterford Michigan

3. What motivated you to join SP? The slab of fat hanging over my jeans!

4. What are you most excited about? Loseing weight the healthy way! I have never lost weight healthy before..so..
5. What are you most scared/nervous about? Not being able to keep up my streak!

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know! Hm. I drink ALOT of water.

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9/28/08 12:12 P

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? ~~Doesn't really matter... RL name is Tara. I got Moondagger from a video game I used to play (Legend of the Dragoon)

2. Where are you from? ~~Saint John, NB, Canada

3. What motivated you to join SP? ~~A friend of mine told me about it, so I gave it a shot. Totally addicted now!

4. What are you most excited about? ~~Feeling good about myself. I've spent the last 4 years becoming aware of and dealing with issues from my childhood that are still affecting my reactions now, and with SP, I can work on that AND feel better about how I look and feel physically as well!

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? I'm scared of failing in this. I've got plans to go back to school after being out for 6 years which is not settling well on my nerves. I've got a wedding coming up next fall (Yay!) and that has me on edge a little... not the wedding part, but everything leading up to it!

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know!
~~Nothing terribly exciting or exotic, but I spent 2 years selling "marital aids". Not in homes or anything, but in a retail establishment. My friends called me the Pron Peddler

Get up, get inspired, get moving and get involved in making a positive difference. This is your moment to come fully to life.

--- Ralph Marston


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9/23/08 6:50 P

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? Real Name- Marci

2. Where are you from? Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

3. What motivated you to join SP? I wanted to finally lose my weight and keep it off. SP is free (hooray!) and easy to use. I love that I don't have to buy special foods or go to meetings in the area, etc.

4. What are you most excited about? I am most excited to finally lose weight and be healthier!

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? I am nervous that I won't keep up with SP and will not meet my goals.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know!
This is a hard one! I went to Mexico and Italy all in one summer. I hope to go back to Italy one day!


Long term goal- Lose 103 pounds by August 2010.

Short term goals-
Lose 4 lbs by September 30.

Move to Stage 2 by September 30.


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ESTIVAL Posts: 14
9/23/08 5:04 P

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? My SP name is fine

2. Where are you from? Chicago area

3. What motivated you to join SP? In the last few years I gained about 20 pounds without really doing anything differently (perhaps just my metabolism changing in my late 20's?). Since I wasn't at an ideal weight to begin with, I figured it was time to turn things around for good.

4. What are you most excited about? Feeling good and being fit.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? Cutting back on all the awesome desserts and cocktails I enjoy.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know! I "hunted" scallops for dinner while SCUBA diving in New Zealand (delicious!)


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9/16/08 11:53 A

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? SUE, SUZ, OR SUZY...

2. Where are you from? TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

3. What motivated you to join SP? A FRIEND TOLD ME SHE WAS ADDICTED TO IT SO I TRIED IT.

4. What are you most excited about? I REALLY REALLY WANT TO GET TO OR BELOW 160 POUNDS, I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME WAS THAT I WEIGHED AROUND THERE.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? WE ARE PLANNING TO HAVE ANOTHER BABY SOON, I JUST LOST 25 POUNDS THIS YEAR AND I'M SO WORRIED I WILL GAIN IT BACK AND HAVE A HARDER TIME LOSING IT AGAIN. NOW IF I'M BLESSED ENOUGH TO HAVE ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL BABY IT WILL ALL BE WORTH IT I'M SURE!


I'm in a good place, I love myself, I love my life and I'm at peace and HAPPY!


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9/3/08 4:58 P

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1. Joanne
2. the Twin Cities, Minnesota
3. I read about Sparkpeople in a newspaper article. I needed help losing weight, so thought I'd try it. Additional motivation comes from various features on the site, and that's very good for me!
4. I'm excited about all the help I've received, and information I've taken in, over an 8-week period.
5. I'm really afraid I'll gain back the weight again in a year or so after I lose it.
6. When I was young (teenager, and in my 20's) I seriously had a large helping of ice cream and chocolate topping every single day. It was as natural as drinking coffee in the morning! It has taken a long time to come to the conclusion that ice cream is really not so good for you, and it's a treat to eat sparingly! emoticon

Edited by: JAYELKAY at: 9/3/2008 (16:57)
Joanne

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

Twin Cities, Minnesota


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1. What do you want to be called? Kimi

2. Where are you from? Southfield, MI, USA

3. What motivated you to join SP? I was impressed with the all the tools and information on the site. The trophies make me want to come to the site, so maybe I'll stay motivated.

4. What are you most excited about? The teams and support you get from other people with the same problems.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about?
Losing my motivation and slipping back into bad habits.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know!
I'm going to see Wayne Dyer in October. He is very uplifting. I have been reading and listening to his CD's for several years. He has helped me change my attitude and become more positive about everything in my life.


Kimi
An Orange Blossom - BLC-13

If you can see it & believe it, you can achieve it.


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GRINNINGMADLY's Photo GRINNINGMADLY Posts: 278
8/31/08 7:47 P

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name?
There are probably a lot of people with my real name, so my SP name is fine. lol

2. Where are you from?
Ontario, Canada

3. What motivated you to join SP?
I really liked all the organizational tools and information on the site.

4. What are you most excited about?
Having a way to really keep track of what I'm doing, and being able to see my progress in different forms.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about?
Losing my positive attitude and getting too caught up in the little things that don't matter.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know!
Hmm, my fiance and I got to have dinner and drinks with two of our favourite online comic creators. The guys responsible for Least I Could Do and Looking For Group! It was pretty fun hanging out and chatting with them.

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Hi all. Just joined this team and I'm looking forward to the wonderful help and motivation I have found on other SparkTeams so far.

1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? SP name is fine.

2. Where are you from? Southern California

3. What motivated you to join SP? I lost 80lbs on Weight Watchers and was leading a healthy and fit lifestyle until I let myself get distracted by life. Stopped exercising and tracking my food intake and watched 50lbs creep back onto my body. Now I'm trying to get fit again and lose the weight to feel better physically and emotionally.

4. What are you most excited about? I'm excited that everything I need is right here on one website. I've seen other websites like this, but none with the details and abilities of SparkPeople. And it's FREE!!!!

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? Failing. I hate failure.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know!
Okay, this question would require a lot of thought! Don't have an answer for this one right now.

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you."
I Thessalonians 5:16-18

"Isn't everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God?...You already have all you need." 1 Cor. 4:7-8 MSG


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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? Linda or Ninja, either will work

2. Where are you from? Originally from the small town of Blackstone VA, now I live in the tiny town of Toano VA (just outside of Williamsburg)

3. What motivated you to join SP? I heard about the site on Mary Hunt's blog, Money Rules Debt Stinks. I looked around the site a few times before I got totally disgusted with myself and decided to join.

4. What are you most excited about? The fact that this seems to be working. In the last few years, nothing had worked for me consistently.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? That I will lose interest or motivation, be on again/off again, and continue life at an uncomfortable weight.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know! When I was in college (Virginia Tech) I was in the marching band and we performed at the peach bowl. It was really fun.


Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
-Will Rogers


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8/18/08 12:29 P

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Hi, EL stands for expeditionary learning. Our school is part of the Gates foundations Delta Project (which I had seen on tv, never imagined we would have the opportunity to have one of the schools in our area). It's about getting the kids out of the classroom & integrating the subjects. It's really pretty cool but a ton of extra work for teachers. (many clases don't even have books - other research materials are used) This is the first time ever that my daughter (she's 15) can't wait to get back to school. emoticon

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MMPEANUT07's Photo MMPEANUT07 Posts: 110
8/17/08 7:25 P

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Hey Deb, I replied to the thread. If you are subcribed to it, it will let you know whenever someone post anything to it. Sorry for the confusion. Welcome to Spark Team!
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I think you meant to send this to Jeanne, but it came to me. Thought I'ld let you know.
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Hey Jeanne, Welcome! Ok so you caught my attention...what's an EL school?

christy emoticon emoticon

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1. What do you want to be called? Bev
2. Where are you from? Lebanon, MO
3. What motivated you to join SP? My daughter who has lost 35 pounds with SparkPeople.
4. What are you most excited about? Being able to change my lifestyle without going to meetings.
5. What are you most scared about? That I might fail.
6 Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team.
I have found over 170 GeoCaches.


"You will never become who you want to be by remaining who you are!!!"


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MAMAGOCRAZY's Photo MAMAGOCRAZY Posts: 31
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1 What do you want to be called? Jeanne
2 Where are you from? Wisconsin
3 What motivated you to join sp? My daughter,
Ellie, was told about the website by her swim coach.
4 What are you most excited about? I feel kind of like I'm playing a new video game with all the tools that are available. I might actually have results this time
5 What are you most scared about? I'm scared that I will never find the combination that works for me.

6 Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this sp team.
My daughter, Gretchen, attends an EL high school, last year was there first year. I went on & participated in all of the activities on their spring trip. We did geo caching, mountain biking, fishing, boating, survival skills, a bunch of leadership activities & alot more.
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1 What do you want to be called? Debbie

2 Where are you from? Spokane, WA

3 What motivated you to join sp?
My sister. She wanted the two of us to do this together.

4 What are you most excited about? Being able to change my lifestyle without going to meetings and being able to do everything on the computer.
5 What are you most scared about?
That I'll fail.

6 Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this sp team.
I can't think of anything right now.

Debbie
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1 What do you want to be called? Noreen

2 Where are you from? Bronx, NYC

3 What motivated you to join sp?
Honestly, the nutrition tracker. I hate writing all this stuff down in a notebook.

4 What are you most excited about? Nothing really. Maybe the new school year.

5 What are you most scared about?
That my school will close in June 2009 and I'll have to go back out on job interviews.

6 Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this sp team.
I don't think I've done anything unusual. Maybe just that I've had a lot of "careers". Teaching is my third career. I've designed computer systems (1st career - 8 years) and then became a commerical artist (2nd career - 8 years). I've been teaching for 13 years.


"Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you're up to."
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1 what do you want to be called?
Raslalique

2 where are you from?
Jamaica

3 what motivated you to join sp?
Losing weight on my own was becoming too confusing. I chose this site because I can get information and support in one place.

4 what are you most excited about?
Being able to do something for myself that I have wanted to do for a long time.

5 what are you most scared about?
That I will start telling myself all kinds of excuses and start procrastinating when the going gets tough.

6 share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this sp team.
I have done actual crocodile hunting

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1 what do you want to be called?
Shez

2 where are you from? South Africa

3 what motivated you to join sp?
Having a support group

4 what are you most excited about? Becoming fit and healthy

5 what are you most scared about?
Snakes... lol. I try not to fear anything, cos it only holds you back.

6 share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this sp team.
I lived in Jeffreys Bay in South Africa

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1 what do you want to be called?
Kili2006 (Kilimanjaro for the mountain, 2006 for the year I climbed it)

2 where are you from? Live and work in VA/DC area.

3 what motivated you to join sp? Need encouragement and a buddy for this challenge.

4 what are you most excited about? Making permanent changes.

5 what are you most scared about?
Not making permanent food and healthy lifestyle changes.

6 share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this sp team.
I lived in Cairo, Egypt for 3 years and have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.


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Hi team,
1 what do you want to be called? Olive

2 where are you from i am from jamaica live in florida,
3 what motivated you to join sp? i want to be healthy and to loose 10 pounds,
4 what are you most excited about? changing the way i think about food and turning it into a postive thing,
5 what are you most scared about? of putting back the weight on when I loose it ,
6 share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this sp team.I run on the beach 3 times a week because i live on the beach
and i do that in the earley morning and i did it bearfoot,


Living a Healthy and Active Life style, Reach my Goal and very Happy with my Body,my eating habits,Fresh Fruits, Lot's of Green vegetables,drink 8 To 10 glasses of water daily.


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1. What do you want to be called? Kim is good

2. Where are you from? Cleveland, OH

3. What motivated you to join SP? I've been working at getting healthy again after having my second baby in April, and I just happened to find SP. It was fate!

4. What are you most excited about? Changing the way I think about food and turning activity into a postive thing, rather than a chore

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? Failure makes me nervous. not just for me, but for my family. I hope to motivate my husband.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know!
I ripped out the butt of my pants while "sledding" (sans sled) on a mountain in the Alps. I had to walk around the rest of the day with my underwear showing.

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1. My name is Nicole.
2. I live in Florida.
3. I saw SP featured in the last part of a 2-hour t.v. special on diets in America. I'd already lost 19 pounds and thought it would be a great support system to continue on my weight loss journey. (I was right!)
4. I'm excited about fitting into smaller clothes, and looking good in them. Also, improving my health.
5. My fear is gaining all the weight back.
6. Two things I doubt anyone on this team has done: I was a featured flute soloist with an orchestra/I entered & finished 2 half marathons within a 3 month period (at my heaviest weight!).

Nicole
Central Florida

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MORE_BOUNCE's Photo MORE_BOUNCE Posts: 344
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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? My real name is Terri, but you all can call me T or Bounce, or whatever!

2. Where are you from? I live in Southern CA, but originally from NJ shore!

3. What motivated you to join SP? I've been struggling with my weight for 20+years, and my SIL joined the site in June and was losing weight, so I figured I'd give it a whirl...love it, by the way!

4. What are you most excited about? That I think I've found the answer to weight loss. It's not a miracle, a diet or a pill. It's common sense, education and some effort.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? Toss up - sagging skin or un-improved health. I honestly think the skin will be the issue!!!

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team.
I ran away and joined the Carnival at 26...really, I did.

.•*¨*•..•*¨*•.More Bounce.•*¨*•..•*¨*•.

ADDICTED to SP since 07/14/08
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You did then what you knew how to do, and when you knew better...you did better! (Maya Angelou)



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Hi Team! I'm just figuring out the site, but here are my answers to the survey:

1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? I feel weird having my real name here, so call me by my SP name. Rosemary will work fine. (I love gardening and cooking, so I chose my favorite herb!)

2. Where are you from? I'm originally from Colorado, lived in Los Angeles for several years, and now reside in Austin, TX.

3. What motivated you to join SP? I gained about 60 pounds after I got married and went through graduate school. I was so busy I didn't really notice how large I had become, until I saw some pictures of myself. Talk about depressing. Clothing sizes don't bother me so much, but those pictures hurt.

4. What are you most excited about? I'm really excited about getting healthy. I don't think I'd mind so much if I don't lose all the weight, as long as I feel better about myself and feel like I'm healthy.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? I'm most nervous and scared about not doing it- about giving up or being not fully committed and getting fatter and more and more unhealthy instead of losing the weight and doing what it takes to make it happen.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team.
I performed the US National Anthem for a radio broadcast at the highest point in Colorado many years ago. I sang the anthem pretty well, but then made a complete A-- out of myself when I couldn't sing any of the words to Margaritaville or The City of New Orleans with the DJ.

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i just spent more time than i should have because i'm suppose to be working, just reading through all the posts on this thread because they are all great. Some are funny and some are endearing. It was better than working and doing paperwork.

Good or bad, at the very least, make it interesting.


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What do you want to be called? Rachael

2. Where are you from? Wisconsin, but now i move every couple of years.

3. What motivated you to join SP? I'm sick of looking at my pictures and never liking what i see.

4. What are you most excited about? Looking in the mirror and not adjusting to hide a bulge with lose clothes.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? Failing : giving up

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. on vacation, i got up on the bar to sing and dance in the Coyote Ugly bar in Vegas. this might sound stupid, but i felt pretty.

Good or bad, at the very least, make it interesting.


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7/30/08 11:35 P

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. What do you want to be called?
Alison

2. Where are you from?
Born/raised: Long Island, New York. 17 Years in Miami, and currently 12 years in North Central Texas

3. What motivated you to join SP?
I had belonged to a similar thing a year ago ($9 monthly), then joined LA Weight Loss (they went down the tubes along with my money) and was tired of spending...but need the support and accountability. I saw some women featured on ELLEN, joined, but couldn't bring myself to get on the scale until a few weeks ago.

4. What are you most excited about?
The great support of all the teams!

5. What are you most scared/nervous about?
Falling off the wagon and not being able to get back on in a timely fashion

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know!

I went to Hungary last summer to see the towns my maternal great-grandparents came from.


~*~Alison~*~
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
~ Dr. Seuss


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7/30/08 1:51 P

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? Mindy is fine :)

2. Where are you from? Born and raised in Maryland, but I currently live in Delaware

3. What motivated you to join SP? I need to lose weight so I feel better about myself. :)

4. What are you most excited about? Losing weight and being able to go to the beach in a bikini and look HOT!

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? Failing :(

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know! I was an extra in the movie, WEdding Crashers with Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn.


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7/30/08 10:04 A

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Jill
Northern Gulf Coast of Florida
All the tools available to track my progress-see my downfalls and stay motivated.
loosing weight and feeling healthy
loosing interest and getting lazy.

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7/30/08 8:51 A

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name? Kelly

2. Where are you from? Montana

3. What motivated you to join SP? I joined a biggest loser club at my work and in one of our meetings they mentioned this site. I was really looking for a place that I could come to that would help me stay accountable and provide some good tips and insigt.

4. What are you most excited about?I am excited about getting back to my skinny jeans!! I have had two weigh ins so far and get more excited everytime.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? That I will fail again or that I will talk myself out of what I really need to do.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team.
Oh gosh Im not sure. I try to stay active and have lots of fun in my life and im pretty sure that is what we all try to do!!

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WEYA98 Posts: 1
7/30/08 8:40 A

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1. weya is fine

2. Ohio but grew up in NJ

3. a friend told me about it. I need to adopt a healthy lifestyle for health reasons. I have a few medical issues that aren't slowing me down yet but if I don't do something about it eventually they will. Plus! I want to be thin again, I'm tired of being heavy.

4. making these lifestyle changes

5. that I won't get them to 'stick'

6. I'm pretty mild, I don't know if there's anything I've done that no one else has.



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WANDAWONDERS's Photo WANDAWONDERS Posts: 9
7/29/08 7:38 A

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1. Wanda
2. born in delaware
3. i was looking for online journal to record food intake when i found sparks
4. Feeling better
5. failing
6. I'm not the only one, but i have eight kids, the last two, twins with autism and mild spinal bifita

MULETRACE Posts: 24
7/27/08 5:24 P

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My SP name is Muletrace, but you can call me Tracy. I am from Texas. I was motivated to join Sparkpeople right before I had breast reduction surgery.(that was 1 1/2 years ago- I got off-track) I am most excited about fitting into my clothes better. I am nervous about continuing to exercise once school starts again.

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives.
-William James


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7/27/08 3:07 P

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1. What do you want to be called?
Your SP name? no Real name? Alexia

2. Where are you from? Pittsburgh PA

3. What motivated you to join SP? The online accountabilty tool, and it is FREE

4. What are you most excited about? I have decided the money that I was spending attending WW meetings I am going to save. And when I get to my goal weight I am going to use it for a girls only vacation with some friends.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? The fact that the weight lost for me has been so slow, really how long will it take.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. If you read one that you have done, let us know!

I brought a car without ever testing it or seeing it until the day I went to bring it home from Grand Rapids, MI it is 2003 Buick LaSabre.



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CINNAMONGIRL21 Posts: 4
7/27/08 12:45 A

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1. What do you want to be called? LeAnne

2. Where are you from? Anderson, SC

3. What motivated you to join SP? I needed support from people in my situation. I get support from family but none of them are trying to lose weight so its kinda hard to take them seriously. I came across SP and was was excited that I found a place where people "are" or "have been in my shoes."

4. What are you most excited about? Losing weight and feeling great about myself. Self esteem and confidence are 2 things that I lack.
5. What are you most scared/nervous about? Going back to my bad habits. I have tried many different workouts, diets, and even weight loss supplements but I lose intrest quickly.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. not sure at the moment

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COMPUTERWOMAN's Photo COMPUTERWOMAN Posts: 62
7/25/08 11:43 P

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I perfer for now to be called by my sparkname (I am a worry wart when it comes to online safety sometimes)

2. Minnesota, USA

3. I wanted to lose weight espiccally when I start college(8/21)

4. Coming back from college and letting people who have treated me badly (both weight and others reason I do not want to go into) that I have changed dramaticly over the time.

5. loosing a little bit of weight then gaining it back

6. I said to children I was babysitting when I was somewhere between 13-16 "We do not sniff each other's feet at the dinner table. . . or anywhere for that matter."

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1. What do you want to be called? Danielle or Kay

2. Where are you from? Denver, CO

3. What motivated you to join SP? I was looking for a meal plan for the program I started a couple of weeks ago and I found several but none were free. I found SparkPeople because it promised it would be free and it actually was. I was excited and joined right away.

4. What are you most excited about? Losing the weight and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about? Failure

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team. I've lived in Germany (3 different regions) 3 different times before the age of 22.

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7/25/08 12:38 A

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name?
Amy

2. Where are you from?
Slidell, LA

3. What motivated you to join SP?
I found this website through various searches. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes and high cholesterol and I need to lose approximately 60 pounds. I am hoping I lose enough weight to the point I do not have to take medication for these issues.

4. What are you most excited about?
I love the trophy points, the charts, message boards, and oodles of information on this website. I'm excited to lose the weight and be more active with my 8 1/2 month old.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about?
Getting bogged down with work, house, and family obligations. I don't want to put my health on the back burner anymore.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team.
I was a walk-on for a Louisiana college tennis team.

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emoticon Im here for the exact same reasons. I really need the motivation. I hope we can all help each other. Good Luck, you've already taken the first step the rest we will step together...christy emoticon

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FLISSA79 Posts: 2
7/24/08 11:30 P

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1. What do you want to be called? Your SP name? Real name?
Melissa

2. Where are you from?
Sydney, Australia

3. What motivated you to join SP?
I found this site from a random google, and thought it would be good motivation for me. A problem of mine is not being able to stick to something, and if I get to know people on here it will motivate me to keep coming back.

4. What are you most excited about?
Fitting back into my old clothes lol.

5. What are you most scared/nervous about?
Getting lazy.

6. Share one thing about yourself that you don't think anyone else has done that is on this SP team.
I am 29 years old & have moved house/town 47 times in my life.

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7/24/08 9:58 P

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refer to me by username Ekenma
I am currently living in NJ.
I am motivated to lose about 80 lbs. but I need serious accountability and all the trackers here make it easy and I can start to change old bad habits.
excited about the after picture and supporting others through this journey
I am nervous about sticking to it till the end.

I went to boarding school in CT.

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