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11/2/13 5:48 P

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Hi, I've been using Spark off and on for a little over 2 years. I was skinny as a teen but I thought I was fat because I wasn't in the size of clothes the other girls my age were in, now when I look back on those pics I see that I was skinny. My goal is to get back to the weight I was in high school. I want to be healthy for myself and for my 3 wonderful little girls. I also believe that if I'm able to get down to my old healthy weight that my self-esteem will get better and I'll also be healthier. Since I have gained nearly 65lbs since 05 I have had sever heartburn, join troubles and no motivation. I know with a team of supporters and God I can reach my goal.

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10/22/13 4:55 P

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Hi! Have been a lurker for over 1 year. Have gained one pound since I first weighed in. Still have 100 lb. to lose. Today, I started Couch25K. Riding the exercycle even 1 hour per day was not producing results, because I have been comfort eating. In school, facing graduation, lots of stress. Hoping that committing to the activity tracker and daily log-in will produce results. I used to run 2 mi per day before I was married 30 years ago, and that kept the weight in check. That is the picture that is in my head, and that is my ultimate goal. I would like to run a 5K in 2014- I have never done more than 2 mi at a time. Running in the 1980s was not as popular as it is now! The hardest part is putting the shoes on. I am really private, so do not want to say where in Kansas that I live. So, if I seem aloof, please do not take it personally- I am sort of in the public eye. That has kept me away from organizations like Weight Watchers, for obvious reasons. Hoping SparkPeople will do the trick! Glad to be a part of the Kansas team!

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LIVIMOM2001 Posts: 19
10/17/13 4:53 P

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I have been lurking on sparks for 4 years and want to get more motivated. I was hoping to find someone in the Leavenworth/Lansing area to maybe be text or e-mail buddies to help me be more accountable. Let me know.

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10/11/13 12:22 P

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Hi fellow Kansans! I am here in lovely Atchison, Kansas looking to get myself back into a healthy body. I am a 38 year old wife, mother, nurse and college student; in other words, I'm really busy. Early menopause has done it's metabolic damage, but armed with that knowledge, I know I have to be diligent and focused to make positive changes in my body. Glad to be getting back to SparkPeople after too much time away... and I'm looking forward to making new connections :)

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emoticon , my name is Angel. I'm from KCK here, thought I'd join the Kansas Team in hoping to find a spark buddy to walk/exercise w/in my area. I look forward w/getting to know the Team....thank you

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9/17/13 2:37 P

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Hi, Donna in Manhattan here. I'm 49 wife of active duty soldier. Disabled Desert Storm veteran. Need to lose just way too much weight (lost before, put it back on, need to lose again...) The Presby Church in town is starting a weight loss challenge starting Sept 22 so am looking forward to that. Have been on here off and on for awhile....



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8/30/13 9:46 P

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Hi Potter! Looks like you're off to a good start judging by your ticker. Congrats on quitting and good luck on reaching your goals!

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8/27/13 7:39 P

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Hi. I just joined so I have a lot of catching up to do. I want to get healthier. The goal 30 pounds by Christmas. I have put on a few pounds because I recently quit smoking.

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8/25/13 11:22 A

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Hi Brandeis! I have a sister in Topeka and visit there often. Have you been able to pinpoint the things that cause you to stumble? I wish you the best on this round...you're not starting over, just picking up where you left off!

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8/21/13 8:12 A

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Hi, I'm Brandeis and from Topeka. Not my first time on Spark people but for some reason I keep falling off the wagon and gain the weight back and then some. I really need some support and motivation.

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8/16/13 10:06 P

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Hi and welcome to all the new members! Sorry I missed your posts for so long! I'm pretty near you Grace4Glory (Salina).

I'm not much of a runner either...when I did the ColorVibe 5K I walked the majority of it. No shame in that, lots of people walked it!

~Jaime~




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8/12/13 9:23 P

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Hello everyone. I just started this program this past Saturday so I am still learning a lot. I enjoy living in the Little Apple and attending Manhattan Christian College. I believe this program will help me more than any other because it is reality and not a bunch of empty promises.

Also, there is a 5k coming up on 8/24 in Manhattan called the SpeedyPD, I think. I know it is to help raise funds for Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community Parkinson's Group. I can find out more info if you would like.

In His grace for His glory!

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7/28/13 4:29 P

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Hello, thought I would join to see if anyone knows about any 5k walks coming up in KS? I'm not a runner. lol















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7/28/13 1:56 P

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Hello everyone! My name is Jessie and I joined SparkPeolple a couple of weeks ago while I was at my brother's in Colorado. I'm back home now and ready to start again. I say start again because I don't have a gym membership here as I did up there and that eating healthy and as much as I should will be a challenge as well as drinking my water. My brother has a jiu jitsu competition that he is getting ready for and my sister has a body building competition that she is getting ready for, so eating right and exercising was a lot easier while I was up there. But I know that I can do this!! If there is anyone in Coffeyville that would like to be a workout buddy or like a support buddy with me, then give me a shout!!! Good luck to all of you!

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7/26/13 6:21 P

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Hello My name is D. I am from southwest Ks. I hope to get healthy and lose a bunch of weight. I am currently on WW, but I need a little something extra. I need to get this taken care of. God help me.. My next step is stapling my mouth shut!! emoticon

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6/11/13 6:30 P

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Hello all! I'm new to Spark People and to Kansas. An Okie by birth but really enjoying my new home state with my new husband. emoticon I just started a high intensity work out group here and am probably the worst, out of shape one there... but I'm determined to finish the 6 weeks. emoticon

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6/9/13 8:38 P

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HI Clarissa! Nice to meet you! I haven't heard of the insanity program but it sounds intense!

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6/4/13 11:26 P

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hi everyone!! :) my name is Clarissa im 28 and single mom here in KS..ive been doing insanity and ive lost 22lbs in the last 2 months..i have 1 week left then i will start round 2..i want to lose at least 60 more lbs. I want to be healthy and fit for my daughter and set a good example for her. I joined sparkpeople to meet new people who are on the same journey as i am to inspire and motivate them and them do the same for me. Lets "dig deeper" yall and lose this weight :)

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5/27/13 3:06 P

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thank you! I also started the Tai Cheng program.. day 1 oh my... I think I will probably stay on day 1 for a couple of days because I was not able to do all of the stuff. It will just mean it will take me longer than 90 days to do the program is all :)


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5/27/13 3:03 P

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That's awesome, Daquari! WTG! emoticon

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5/27/13 7:46 A

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-3 pounds -7 since I've begun it feels so good :)

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5/22/13 6:43 P

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Thank you Jiminy! I always tell visitors to Kansas when the wind stops blowing, thats when I start to worry. Like the Calm before the Storm

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5/22/13 6:41 P

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Hi MandiK, nice to meet you here! And Daquari, it was a beautiful day in Salina...add 5 degrees and ditch the wind and you have a perfect weather recipe! Glad to hear the news about your SIL.

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5/22/13 5:46 P

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Hi Everyone Having a beautiful day in Salina today What makes it more beautiful is my son in law had an MRI on Monday for headaches cscan showed something there so that was why they did an MRI and Thank God it is a cyst (which is bad enough) and not a tumor! Not sure what steps they will take now, but at least it is not cancer! My furbabies are loving it outside today... they come in and out of the doggie door and can't make up their minds

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5/22/13 7:49 A

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Hi MandiK0253! Good to see you here & good luck with your goals!

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5/21/13 11:38 P

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Hi everybody! I'm very excited to have found this site. I'm looking forward to staying motivated and motivating others when they need it! I'm from Ark City (south central Kansas).

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I may not be where I want to be, but Im better than where I was. Heather J.


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5/21/13 6:12 P

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Those are both great reasons! :)

~Jaime~




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5/21/13 8:28 A

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Thank you Jiminy This time, I'm doing it for me.. and my grandbaby emoticon

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5/21/13 12:00 A

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HI Karla! So many from Salina here, that's awesome! Good luck on your goals, you can do it!!

~Jaime~




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5/20/13 9:49 P

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hi Susan Good Luck on your journey. I too have 100 pounds to lose and am gonna go one day at a time. My daughter is an RN also She works in CA as a NICU nurse .

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5/20/13 9:37 P

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Thank you all :)


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5/20/13 8:29 P

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Welcome, Karla!!

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5/20/13 7:31 P

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Welcome Karla! I'm excited to see more Salina people on here.

Jiminy24, I LOVE the food at the River Festival, too much so. I'm not sure if I'll go this year or not yet. May have to see how strong my willpower is that day. :)

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5/20/13 11:04 A

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I should introduce myself, sorry. My name is Karla I live in Salina I have 2 beautiful daughters, one here in Salina and One in California and a very beautiful handsome gorgeous simply wonderful grandson :) . I have two 'fur' babies they are mini schnauzers named Zak and Dakota they all make me smile. I'm on a big weight loss journey and have lost about 4 pounds, so its a good start. It is hard for me to walk, I have an injured sciatic nerve, so hopefully with some weight loss it will help :)

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5/20/13 10:53 A

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Hi! I'm new here and I am in Salina, too. Quite the storm we had last night

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5/18/13 9:54 P

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HI Mttidy! Small world! lol Are you going to be attending the river festival? I want to go but there is SO much temptation to eat fried and fatty foods....Idk if I can resist!

~Jaime~




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5/18/13 9:22 P

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Hello Jiminy24 and Sunflower862! I am in Salina as well. It's nice to see some other Salina people on here! it would be great to get a group going in this area to support each other.

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5/9/13 12:30 A

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It's hard for me to get away from the computer too...but if I don't get on it I'm OK. Feel like I'm slow going right now but it is getting easier to make better choices and the beautiful weather has helped a lot!!

~Jaime~




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5/8/13 10:33 A

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Hey Jiminy24! I'm re-learning some good habits so I'm happy with my progress so far even though the weight hasn't really come off yet. I'm a computer junkie so I find it difficult to back away from the computer & exercise. How are things going for you? Keep with it!!

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5/7/13 10:55 P

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Hi Sunflower, I am in Salina as well! I am enjoying SP so far. How are things going for you so far on this round?

~Jaime~




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Hi I'm Jaime from Salina. Looks like this forum isn't very active but I thought I'd drop a line to introduce myself since I am from KS...would be nice to meet people nearby with similar goals. I'm 36 and working to lose just over 20 pounds in the next several months. The weather has really made it hard to get out and be active but I've been trying to change my eating habits in the meantime.

~Jaime~




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4/26/13 10:48 A

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Hi! I was a member of SP & left about a year ago. It's a decision I've come to regret so I'm back. I have a new attitude & willingness to lose the weight. Glad to be a part of this group! I'm from the Salina area.

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3/15/13 3:52 P

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Welcome Chris!





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Hi!!

my name is Chris and I just got diagnosed with Diabetes and I am on pills for now hoping that is all I will have to do to get it under control so I dont have to do shots.
I am needing to lose a lot of weight and my Dr seems to think that will fix a lot of the issues.

I have problems with exercise due to a accident I was in my back and knees are issues for me that I cant do a lot in terms of exercising.

I cant wait to get to know everyone here and start working on accountability.

Looking out to a healthier me!


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3/8/13 9:05 P

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Welcome ladies!





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3/8/13 1:30 A

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Hi, I'm 53 mother of 2. Married for 3 years to a man who loves me no matter my size and supports me in whatever I want to do. I've said I am going to get fit for a long time but now I'm ready. From Bronson

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3/1/13 11:41 P

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Hi Kate - Congrats on the 9 lbs. That's awesome. I'm only about 70 miles from Topeka (I'm right up here in casino country). Welcome and let's do this.

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Hello all! I'm Kate and I've been on Spark for a while now. I live about 25 miles NE of Topeka but spend most of my time here anyway because of work, friends, etc. I'm 27 and have always struggled with my weight. I'm currently participating in the Governor's Weight Loss Challenge and joined the Y for some extra motivation. So far, 9 pounds down... only about 80 more to go lol!

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Hi .. Jodi from NE KS. Wife and SAHM to 4 year old twins and an 11 year, all girls. Just looking for accountability and motivation to take off 60 lbs of goo (thanks to mt. dew running through my veins). Looking forward to the journey.

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Hello, I am packing today and moving tomorrow to northwest Kansas from south central Kentucky. Hoxie, to be exact (SWURM98 we're practically neighbors!). I have 2 grown sons and one biological grandson (10 yo) and 3 former step-grandchildren (16 yo down to 11 yo) that I still claim, and who still claim me as their "Nonna". My non-human children include an Arabian & a donkey (they're already out there at the boarding facility until we arrive), 4 dogs, 1 Macaw, a Pot Belly Pig that loves to sit on my lap (all 125 lbs of her), and 4 Banty chickens (my little "Lady Chicky-doo's").

I've been a SparkPeople member for quite a while, but I just really, really suck at staying motivated. However, with our move and all the work we'll have in moving and renovating our new place, plus finally riding my Arabian whose been a pasture ornament for 5 years (I have it planned that a daily hour long ride will be a big part of my daily workout), I think I just might begin to lose all this middle-aged spread!

I know I just joined here, but I must admit that I firmly believe in the power of prayer - and I very humbly ask for y'all's on our move. We'll be traveling through the remnants of those 2 huge storms that just passed right along the I70 corridor, which is our route to our new place. I know we'll be fine in our farm-moving caravan, but you never know what the others on the road are likely to do! emoticon

So, hello, and glad to be here! emoticon

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