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9/23/10 3:37 P

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Name: Lynda

Location: Southern California

Date Joined SP: Hmmm, signed up in 1/09 but haven't been active or really used the site until this week (9/10)

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 150/90 total, 60 lbs from today

Overall Goal: Live long, enjoy life, be happy

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: [1] I have two dogs & 5 cats, all rescues [2] I love hiking, esp in the mountains

Anything else you want to share: Married 20 yrs, one adult son, one surrogate 'daughter' and granddaughter who I couldn't love more if we were physically related. My husband recently retired, I'm thinking about when I might join him but for now will probably work for another couple of years or so.

I'm really looking forward to getting to know others in this group!

Lynda in Orange County, So Calif

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God Grant me Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to Change the things I can and Wisdom to Know the difference!

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. -- John Wooden

"Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit."
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9/22/10 9:43 P

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Name: Autumn

Location: New Hampshire

Date Joined SP: Beginning of September

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 150/150

Overall Goal: To not have to take 12 pills a day at 35 years old.

2 Random Fun Facts About You: I have the 2 best friends in the world
I read and write Fan Fiction for Harry Potter

Anything else you want to share: I live with PCOS

Autumn :)

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.
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9/21/10 8:35 P

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Name: Melanie

Location: Idaho

Date Joined SP: 9/21/2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss:150/34lbs

Overall Goal: Obtain overall health and fitness, and a balanced life.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I Work for MAC Cosmetics, and absolutely LOVE it.

Anything else you want to share: I am here for support and motivation - feel free to give your advice whenever you feel you should.


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9/21/10 3:34 P

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Name: Keisha

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Date Joined SP: 8/26/2010 (I think)

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: losing 1 -2 pounds a week or just losing inches and seeing a change in my clothes.

Overall Goal: I want to lose 89 pounds and maintaining it.


2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I have three kids ages 12, 11 and 3 and I really enjoy having fun times with them Skating, bowling, dancing and playing video games.

Anything else you want to share:
Best Wishes to you all



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9/21/10 11:01 A

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am from the great state of South Carolina!

I am going to lose 53 pounds! I have already lost 4 pounds and I am excited to lose the rest! I will be fit and healthy again!

Blessings to all!
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9/21/10 7:39 A

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Name: Kristal

Location: Seoul Korea

Date Joined SP: 9/21/2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 20-30 lbs

Overall Goal: Feel and look healthier

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I have a great little pomeranian who would love for me to take her on walks. I'm an online student for Masters in Mental Health.

From Texas but live in Seoul, Korea right now. Like to ride my bike but get winded and weak FAST!



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9/17/10 4:49 P

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Name: RJ

Location: Colorado

Date Joined: Sept 2010

Goal Weight/Loss: 130/Lost 1 pound

Welcome, and know that you will get support here!

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9/17/10 3:37 P

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Name: Emily

Location: Huntsville, AL

Date Joined SP: June 2010...but just got back to it this week

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 160

Overall Goal: To fit in my 10s again! :-)

Fun Facts about You: 2 of the cutest lil boys around live in my house ;-)

Anything else you want to share: Im a single mom that work a full time job. when Im motivated i can accomplish great things..however staying motivated is the issue! LOL Thats why im here at spark...to make friends...that hopefully can share the ups & downs with!

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9/17/10 1:11 P

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Name: RJ

Location: Colorado

Date Joined: Sept 2010

Goal Weight: 130/ Loss 2 pounds!

Congratulation Nicole on your weight loss! I am obviously working slowly but surely!

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9/16/10 6:54 P

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Name: Nicole

Location: Boston MA

Date Joined SP: June 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: goal weight 140

Overall Goal: to maintain a health life style and keep my goal weight

Fun Facts about You: I love to play all sorts of instruments. I've been playing piano since I was 5, flute since I was 9 and picked up about 6 other instruments in college.

Anything else you want to share: I am starting up my second year as a music teacher in the Boston area, as well as finishing up my masters program in music education. I've struggled with weight loss most of my life. After high school I managed to lose 20 pounds but since college I've put it back on and then some. Can't wait to get rid of the college weight for good!

"Music is what feelings sound like."


"the way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing" ~Walt Disney


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9/16/10 6:54 P

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Name: Nicole

Location: Boston MA

Date Joined SP: June 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: goal weight 140

Overall Goal: to maintain a health life style and keep my goal weight

Fun Facts about You: I love to play all sorts of instruments. I've been playing piano since I was 5, flute since I was 9 and picked up about 6 other instruments in college.

Anything else you want to share: I am starting up my second year as a music teacher in the Boston area, as well as finishing up my masters program in music education. I've struggled with weight loss most of my life. After high school I managed to lose 20 pounds but since college I've put it back on and then some. Can't wait to get rid of the college weight for good!

"Music is what feelings sound like."


"the way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing" ~Walt Disney


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9/16/10 6:53 P

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Name: Nicole

Location: Boston MA

Date Joined SP: June 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: goal weight 140

Overall Goal: to maintain a health life style and keep my goal weight

Fun Facts about You: I love to play all sorts of instruments. I've been playing piano since I was 5, flute since I was 9 and picked up about 6 other instruments in college.

Anything else you want to share: I am starting up my second year as a music teacher in the Boston area, as well as finishing up my masters program in music education. I've struggled with weight loss most of my life. After high school I managed to lose 20 pounds but since college I've put it back on and then some. Can't wait to get rid of the college weight for good!

"Music is what feelings sound like."


"the way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing" ~Walt Disney


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9/15/10 2:18 P

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Name: Carmen

Location: Puerto Rico

Date Joined SP: March 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 140 (for now), but not weight loss yet.

Overall Goal: To develop Healthy Life Styles changes.

Fun Facts about You: I love gemstones and jewelry making.


Anything else you want to share: I am going through the "Empty Nest Syndrome"; it is so sad, and looking for alternatives to fill my life again and giving it a purpose to wake up every morning.



Edited by: LADYANDREA2012 at: 9/16/2010 (19:10)
Carmen
From lovely San Juan, Puerto Rico and loving the beach!!!

There's nothing wrong with using the word "diet". It comes from the Greek word "diaita", meaning way of life. So to lose weight and keep it off we need to change our way of life.



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9/15/10 7:48 A

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Name: Dee aka NikonLady

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Date Joined SP: Actually joined or actually began changing my life? 1st was in July, actual was Sept. 13, 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: Initial goal weight is 200/61 lbs. I'll change it when I reach that hurdle.

Overall Goal: I want to lose a human...seriously. I carry around the weight of an additional adult!

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I'm crafty, and I collect postcards.

Anything else you want to share: I'm a very happy and non-judgemental person. I just hope someday I can apply that to myself - being happy with me, and non-judgemental with me as well. :D

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9/14/10 3:13 P

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Congratulations on your accomplishments, and good luck on your goals! Looks like you are well on your way!

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9/14/10 2:18 P

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Name: Nature

Location: Texas
Date Joined: 09/10/10

Goal Weight: 130 pounds
Goal Weight Loss: 55 pounds

Over Goal: Be comfortable with myself.

2 Random, Fun Facts: I love step aerobics. I have a passion for animals.



Anything else you want to share: My hubby and I have been trying to conceive for years now, and I know losing weight will help with the process!




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In turn, watch what comes out of my mouth. No negativity.. it only delays the process.
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9/14/10 1:49 P

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Name: RJ

Location: Colorado

Date Joined: 09/08/10

Goal Weight: 130 pounds
Goal Weight Loss: 42 pounds

Over Goal: To goal from Obese to Normal weight, so I am finally at a healthy weight and will maintain it, so I will remain healthy in body, mind, and spirit!

2 Random, Fun Facts: I crew for hotair balloons (and have for over 25 years), and would rather stay at home and play board/card games with friends than anything. I enjoy time with friends more than anything, but people just do not have time to slow down these days!

Anything else you want to share: I am directionally and technically inept. I am terrible at websites and managing them, so forgive me if I mess up. I really want a scale at the bottom of my messages, but have not figured that one out yet!

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9/13/10 10:14 P

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Name: Erica

Location: Yokohama, Japan

Date Joined SP: Sept. 9, 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 5 kilos/11 pounds

Overall Goal: Fit back into my clothes, have more energy and be healthier overall, hopefully be an ideal weight to get pregnant within the next year or two.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I am originally from rural Pennsylvania. I love to travel and meet new people.

Anything else you want to share: This seems like a great team!

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9/13/10 12:36 P

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Name: Marcia

Location: Louisian

Date Joined SP: June 11, 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: Goal Weight is 140.

Overall Goal: Improve health

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
I'm a piano teacher.
Currently have 6 cats and 2 dogs (one dog belongs to my daughter who is currently living with us while is grad school).

Anything else you want to share: Had my 26th anniversary this summer and have two grown children ages 23 and 22.

Marcia

�At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.� � Albert Schweitzer




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9/13/10 11:24 A

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Hello team! Learned about the team last week and happy that I found it.

Name: Alice

Location: Maryland

Date Joined SP: End of July, 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: Haven't set a firm goal weight. I'm working on mini-goals for now (and only .4 lbs away from meeting my first mini goal!)

Overall Goal: Change my relationship with food

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
I'm an Illustrator and part-time instructor at our new School for the Arts. I absolutely love my job!
Due to my uncanny ability to "predict" the future, my friends call me Swami.

Anything else you want to share: I'm a "crazy cat lady".


Edited by: LIFEISSWEET2 at: 9/13/2010 (11:26)
Dreams become reality one choice at a time.


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9/13/10 9:30 A

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I found this site on the cool down chat room on wowy.com. I had just finished my P90X workout. A lady put this site and I decided to check it out. I have been trying to get in shape for years. In June I tried something stupid called Calorade MG where you are suppose to eat what you want and take this pills that melt away the fat and build muscle, and still lose weight....Well 13 weeks later I have lost 3.5 inches on my waist and in on my chest but gained 5 an a half pounds! Totally sux........ Just last year I was 180 lbs and now I am 193.5!!!!! It keeps going up! I don't know if it is my menopause combined with me quitting smoking almost 7 years now. I don't miss it at all for smoking. One thing since Calorade is that I drink more water and I don't buy Diet Soda in my house anymore. I drink it once in a while but that is it. Now I am coming to the realization that I have to watch what I eat aside from exercising everyday! well on a regular basis. So I guess it comes to changing my lifestyle of eating as well. So this is me, I'm 49 years old and I want to be fit and not an over weight accept getting fat in my old age person! I will fight it all the way. I just need some more help and support. My husband accept me as I am and says I am not fat and tells me to accept the fact that I will not lose weight. No I refuse to accept that. emoticon

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9/11/10 11:54 P

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Hi, I have been here about a week, but just figured out how to introduce myself! A woman I met at the gym gave me this website so I looked it up. I joined the gym after I was able to after to surgeries. I lost 16 pounds and want to keep it off so I am really watching what I am eating, I am going to the gym, and I am on this website! I was 188 before the surgeries, 172 when I went to the gym, and my goal is 130!

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9/11/10 12:14 A

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Hi i am new to the group. I started with this team at 194.0 pds and I am now down to 191.0 pds.

Sparkname: Beautynsunshine

first name: carrie

home State: California but live in Oregon

marital status: NONE

Kids: Someday

Pets: Have none but love cats. to bad i am allergic to them

Favorite Health food: I do not have any favorites right now. I am loving the fact that the last seven months i have had nothing but real whole foods ( fruits, veggies,carbs, protein, etc).

Most tempting Food: Ice cream and brownies around certain times.

Like Exercise? I love are Curves, walking,the elliptical Trainer, and stationary bike. Sometimes i will mix it up with adding weight lifting

OTHER INFO YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE: In the year and 3 months i have been on my journey to a healthier lifestyle i have lost a total of 70 pds. I am excited about the progress I am making. I also now that it was just a first step and the other pieces of the puzzle was to really looking at myself and re-evaluating my thoughts, feelings and perceptions of who I was and what i wanted. Even though it may sound like it was easy for me i still had my struggles going through the process.

Quote- you can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it, but if you sit quietly in the grass, it will come sit on your shoulder

There's nothing sexier than a woman who is confident and sure of herself." ~ unknown

It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before; & to test your limits, for you to break through barriers;


I found SP by- Browsing through old emails. Since i am at a point in my life where i want to continue my progress i decided to sign up

What is your favorite thing about SparkPeople.com?
the support, trackers, blogs and other information

What are your weightloss and/or health goals?
Be Active in my life physically, emotionally and mentally.

I want to be 175pds

Happy and Healthier person

Who is your biggest supporter? Family and friends.

How do you gain motivation? I gain motivation in watching my transformation. If i need more then that I turn to spark friends to help.

What was your wake-up call?. My wake up call was when my weight started to effect my life in general as well as taking its toll on me while i was working.I knew I needed to change or i was just going to get worse.

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Edited by: 1MOOTIVATEDSOUL at: 10/1/2010 (18:41)
Sparkpeople Username: 1MOOTIVATEDSOUL
Real Name:Carrie
Long-Term Goal Weight (in pounds): 140 pounds
Challenge Goal Weight (in pounds): 200 poiunds





Carrie

Progress

March 2010
Weight; 223
Waist: 45"
Abdomen: 50.50 "
Hips: 56"
Thighs X2 45"
Arms X 2 26"

Oct. 2011
Weight; 183
Waist: 39.50"
Abdomen: 42.50 "
Hips: 49.50"
Thighs X2 44"
Arms X 2 25"

Dec 2011
Weight; 176.4

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9/10/10 3:48 P

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Hello my name is Pris

Location: Southern California

Date Joined: 2006

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: My goal weight for me is 200/have lost not so much in pounds (10) but more in inches. I would like to lose 30 more. I might put out there that I am 6 '1.

Overall Goal: Enjoy life; not about dieting for me but about replacing some choices that are so healthy with new ones that I actually like and can continue.

2 Random, Fun Facts about Me:

I am married for just about 20 years. My children (2) are all grown up now.
I enjoy working with pastel chalk; working in the yard; and traveling.

anything else:
I am a foster mother to elderly horses and have a couple on my property which I know I will have them to their very last breath. It never gets easy; but it does give me comfort to know that I provided them with love and warmth and fun towards the end of their journey and in return; they give to me such happiness and never turn away when I need someone to talk to .


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9/9/10 3:34 P

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Hello my name is Donna

Location: Southern California

Date Joined: September 8, 2009

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 139/75 pounds

Overall Goal: To save my life.

2 Random, Fun Facts about Me:

I've been happily married for 31 years.
We enjoy horse back riding, ATV's, water and snow skiing. Love spending time at home with family.
God is the core of my life.

anything else:
I'm a diabetic and the struggle with my blood sugar is a constant battle. My mom died at an early age from diabetic complications. It's a very sad hard ending. I'm on a mission.

Donna from So. California


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9/9/10 12:46 P

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Hello my name is Brandi and I am completely new to SparkPeople and so far I am loving it!!

Location: Iowa

Date Joined: September 7, 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 150/75 pounds

Overall Goal: To feel good about myself and be healthy!!

2 Random, Fun Facts about Me:
1. I am a college student so losing weight is definitely a big battle
2. I have a feeling that my boyfriend is going to propose soon so then I will be planning a wedding and have a whole different set of motivators for losing weight :D

I did Weight Watcher's a few years ago and had so much success with it and loved it!! However I stopped and gained back all my weight and then some. I am about 60 pounds heavier than I was in high school and that was only 2.5 years ago :( I was going to join weight watcher's again but couldn't afford it. My mom sent me the link for SparkPeople and I fell in love with it!! I am addicted to this sight. I can't wait to track food and fitness throughout the day it's all I can think about. I love the end of day report because it really helps me see what I'm eating and how bad or good it is. I also love working out now because I know that everything I do I get to record in my tracker and that just adds motivation :D

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9/8/10 11:23 P

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Hi there!

Name: Cristina

Location: San Francisco

Date Joined SP: End of June / beginning of July 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 135/30 pounds

Overall Goal: To be healthier and more energetic

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
1. I love kitchen gadgets (especially my microplane grater).
2. I'm double jointed in all my fingers.

Anything else you want to share:
I love Spark People! I used to keep track of all my caloric intake and exercise in Excel spreadsheets before I found Spark People. That worked all right...I lost 10 pounds on my own (with my boyfriend who's my fitness buddy) but Spark People is way more feature rich and it's great to read about other people's successes for inspiration.

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9/8/10 8:51 P

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Name: Tanikeya

Location: GA

Date Joined SP: 9/8/2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 175/100

Overall Goal: To become healthier

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:

Anything else you want to share:

To get something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done.


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9/8/10 8:30 A

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Name: Rose Carbonell

Location: Mullica Hill, NJ

Date Joined SP: 9/7/2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 130/35

Overall Goal: To become healthier and to decrease back problems

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I am a Trekkie and I love to hike

Anything else you want to share: I really enjoy working out, planning healthy meals, I just get sidetracked




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9/6/10 8:45 A

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Hello everyone!!!

Name: Natalie Forster

Location: Florida

Date Joined SP: December 25th, 2009, however I never used the site until September 1st this year as I was trying to use WW at the same time and it just didn't work!

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: My first goal is to get to 155, but ultimately between 135 to 140 is where I want to be

Overall Goal: To be happy with who I am and shed the regrets. I am learning that this journey is as much about the inside as it is about the outside. I want to look great and be in the best physical shape I can be before my husband and I start a family

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I am an expat Aussie, I have red hair and I have never put any color in it for fear of my mother's reaction

Anything else you want to share: I love to knit and garden.


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9/4/10 12:57 A

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NAME:Kat

LOCATION: NORTHEAST

DATE JOINED: TODAY SEPT 3RD 2010

GOAL WEIGHT: 167 NOW...145 BY THE END OF OCT.

OVERALL GOAL: MAKE IT TO THE POLICE ACADEMY FIT AND IN SHAPE TO ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE STRESS OF LIVING IN A PARA MILITARY ATMOSPHERE FOR 22WKS.

2 RANDOM FUN FACTS:
I THINK MY "INSIDE" VOICE IS FUNNY!
I HAVE A THIN TWIN SISTER!


ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:
THIS IS MY FIRST POST.
I HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.
GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE...TALK ABOUT 'EMOTIONAL' EATING!!!


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9/3/10 11:13 P

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NAME:CHRIS

LOCATION: NORTHEAST

DATE JONED:MAY 2010- RESTARTED TODAY SEPT 3RD 2010

GOAL WEIGHT: 50-70 POUNDS LIGHTER THAN I AM NOW!

OVERALL GOAL: DECREASE PAIN DUE TO ARTHRITIS AND BECOME MORE ACTIVE AGAIN. BE A NORMAL WEIGHT SO MY SELF CONFIDENCE WILL IMPROVE.

2 RANDOM FUN FACTS:
LIKE TO DANCE AND COOK AND CAN MAKE A GOOD DINNER OUT OF ALMOST ANYTHING!
I HAVE A THIN TWIN BROTHER!
LOVE READING A GOOD BOOK AND CRY OVER HALLMARK COMMERCIALS.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:
THIS IS MY FIRST POST.
I HAVE 4 KIDS.
JUST HAD KNEE SURGERY-OUCH.

Don't walk in front , I might not follow

Don't walk behind, I might not lead

Walk beside me and be my friend


"Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes." Chinese Proverb


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9/2/10 2:23 P

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Name: Vicki

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Date Joined SP: August 2008

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 150/70lbs.

Overall Goal:
To live a more healthy and productive life.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
I'm a bit of a dork. A gamer and a bookworm. However, I do love the outdoors. I used to take long walks before I moved to PGH. I'm hoping to get back into that again.

Anything else you want to share:
Also excited to join this team. D&A all the way!

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9/1/10 6:46 P

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Name: Jen

Location: Washington, D.C.

Date Joined SP: November 2009

Goal Weight: 150ish

Overall Goal: To be healthier and stronger.

2 Random, Fun Facts About You:
1. I am the most Latina German-American farmgirl anyone will ever meet. I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin but now travel to Latin America for work all the time and have gone native to a startling extent. My Spanish is so good that native speakers often ask me where I'm from and don't believe me when I say the U.S.

2. I have signed up for my first 5K: the Hot Chocolate 5K in Chicago on 6 November.

Anything else you want to share:
I'm excited about this team. I have hit a motivation wall and need to get it in gear. I'm hoping you ladies will help push me to get it together again! emoticon

But you have to try. Because what would you be if you didn't even try? -- Lyle Lovett

Organization will set you free. -- Alton Brown


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9/1/10 11:33 A

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Name: Kopinah

Location: Northeast

Date Joined SP: 9/1/10

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 122/72.8

Overall Goal:
To make a permanent healthy lifestyle change.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
Will have to think on it.

Anything else you want to share:
Maybe later.


Edited by: FIT-N-6 at: 9/2/2010 (13:49)
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9/1/10 10:25 A

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Name: Stephanie

Location: Longview, TX

Date Joined SP: 8/31/09

Goal Weight/Weight to Lose: 140 lbs / 118 lbs.

Overall Goal: To be healthy, have a healthy BMI, be more active, be a good role model for my children, and to be around for my grandchildren.

2 Random Facts about Me:

1. I sing and have sung on stage since I was 2 years-old
2. I have a scar on my left hand that looks like the Nile river

Anything else: I've been married just over 7 1/2 years. We have 2 beautiful children: Eden is 5 and just started kindergarten and Micah is almost 2 1/2 and can't WAIT to start kindergarten. I've had weight problems since I was 8, just after my parents' divorce.

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13

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ONEDERLAND:
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9/1/10 8:51 A

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Name: Shell

Location: USA

Date Joined SP: uh...about a month ago?

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: Long term -- dunno. For now? 25 lb lost

Overall Goal:

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: Hmmm... I wait until TV series come out on dvd, then I watch them. No reruns, no commercials, and no season breaks if I plan it right! =D And another one? I can type 60+words per minute, but I've never had a typing class and don't know how to properly hold my hands on a keyboard. Pretty random stuff.

Anything else you want to share:

Hmm. I love to cook. And eat. And I've got to go get my workout in!

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Name: Michelle

Location: Ontario

Date Joined SP: some time last year or the year before, can't remember...

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: be in the 130s

Overall Goal: get to the 130s and maintain it

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
1. I'm obsessed with dolphins (from where i sit i can see 15 dolphins in my room with little head movement)
2. I enjoy zumba

Anything else you want to share:
This team was featured on the teams page and I liked the accounability part, its something I need to do.

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8/31/10 10:29 P

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Name: Nikki

Location: Southern Illinois

Date Joined SP: 2006

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 135 lbs / 101 lbs

Overall Goal: 135 lbs

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
1. I love music. I could live without television, but couldnt stand to live without a radio.
2. I have been playing around with the same 60 lbs for the past 10 years. I lose it I gain it, I lose it I gain it. Im done with that pattern.

Anything else you want to share:
I just turned 30 and its time to get serious about my health and weight. Weight loss is the hardest thing I have ever encountered in my life. I love exercising and go to the gym regularly, but it seems my stress eating hinders my progress greatly. This time I am going to do this!

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8/31/10 8:04 P

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Name: Brenda

Location: Minnesota (West of the Twin Cities)

Date Joined SP: Jan 2010---when I started WW. Lost 15 pounds there but didn't use SP as I should have. I'm doing it right this time!

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 180 lbs / 61 lbs

Overall Goal: 180 lbs (may change when I get there!)

Two Random, Fun Facts about You:
1. I lost 66 pounds on WW 7 years ago...but they found me again!! Grrrr!
2. Turned 50 last year...a month later I got high BP, and broke my arm!! No more birthdays for me!!!

Anything else you want to share:
Made a major life changing decision 5 years ago---decided to move from my hometown of less than 250 people to the Twin Cities area to be closer to my daughter, her hubby and my first grandson!! Mighty big move for a small town girl! Now I have TWO grandsons--Blake (5) and Bryce (2). They melt my heart every day!!!

Edited by: LADY_B_MN at: 8/31/2010 (23:35)
~Brenda~


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8/31/10 4:18 P

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Name: Barbara
Location: Southern Maryland
Joined: 31 Aug 10
Goal Weight Loss: 40 lbs
Goal Weight: 144
I quite smoking 2 yrs ago (YaY), but I've gained 40 lbs since then (Yuk), so here I am. I work full-time, and I'm the proud Grammy of two little grandsons. Glad to "meet" you all!

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8/31/10 2:36 P

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Name: Karen

Location: Southwest Florida

Date Joined SP: August 30, 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 133lbs/ 38lbs

Overall Goal: 133 lbs

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
1. I love to cook!
2. I am a proud parent of 2 children and 2 step-children

Anything else you want to share:
I am new to Spark and have yo-yo dieted for years!! At this point in my life I feel that it is time to just stop and get back in shape. I would like to fit into my clothes and feel comfortable in my own skin.

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8/31/10 2:16 P

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Name: Georgia

Location: Central NJ

Date Joined SP: Feb 2008

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 135 lbs / 67 lbs

Overall Goal: 135 lbs

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
1. I am left-handed and write with my paper upside-down;
2. I have a strong knowledge/obsession with all this Beatles

Anything else you want to share:
I have been on Spark for over 2.5 years, but have just recently starting using it for all it's worth! I am excited to join challenges, make friends and get my health back! I am currently very motivated by the task of getting "fit by 40"! My 40th birthday is June, 2011...


"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" - Eleanor Roosevelt


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8/31/10 1:41 P

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Name: Devonne

Location: Northern Michigan
Date Joined SP: Today, August 31, 2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 130lbs/100lbs

Overall Goal: health

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:

I love photography and mixed media art
I read.... a lot!

Anything else you want to share:
I am looking forward to feeling good again.

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8/31/10 7:51 A

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Name: Helen (just call me jersey)

Location: rhode island just relocated from florida

Date Joined SP: july 2008

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 120

Overall Goal: tighten up the flab

2 Random, Fun Facts about You: love do glass mosaics and avid reader

Anything else you want to share:
just ready to get back on track


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" Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. "

" Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to
be done, it's always your choice "

"Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities.
Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals. "






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8/30/10 4:33 P

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Name: Chrissy

Location: Southeastern, MI

Date Joined SP:today =) 8/30/2010

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss:140/165

Overall Goal:See above..lol

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:

1.I married my high school sweetheart when I was 18 and we have been married for 15 years now!!

2.I am a compulsive reader.

Anything else you want to share: I need help! I really, really, want to do this.


Chrissy

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8/30/10 3:34 P

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Name: Kimberly

Location: Garden City, Kansas

Date Joined SP: ??? I think it's been a couple of years, but not very serious until lately.

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 180 bs/23 pounds...this is the first goal. WHEN I get there, I'll re-evalutate my position.

Overall Goal: To be healthy. To make healthy choices. To have making healthy choices be second nature. I want this to be a lifestyle change, not just a way to lose weight. In fact, if I can get and stay healthy and I don't lose the weight, I'd be happy.

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
1. I ride motorcycles
2. I play the bass

Anything else you want to share:
I love to read, I'm married for 25 years tomorrow, I want to go to Scotland and visit my roots.

~~Kim~~
When you are counting your blessing, include yourself.

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.*`.Determination & Accountability. .*`.
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8/30/10 1:45 P

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Name: Xandra

Location: Seattle

Date Joined SP: Yesterday!

Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 165 lbs/110 lbs in a year

Overall Goal: To be stronger, not out of breath, and to be able to fit into the clothes I actually like. 165 is what I weighed when I was on the swim team in highschool, so even though that's a pound over my idea weight according to all those charts, I think it's probably a good thing to reach for for me. :)

2 Random, Fun Facts about You:
1. I love making origami cranes
2. I have a ridiculously large stuffed animal collection

Anything else you want to share:
I find the above two things amusing considering I'm a lot more of a tomboy then they might imply. ;)

"There is an immorality in failing to look clearly at reality, or in believing that the sheer force of human will can somehow overcome it." - Michael Pollen



"Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed" - Antoine Lavoisier


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8/29/10 9:32 P

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Name: Nadine

Location: Niantic, CT

Date Joined SP: June 1, 2010

Goal Weight: 187

Overall Goal: To be a healthier person; both mentally & physically.

Two Random Facts:
I love watching the History Channel.
I began painting when I was 40. (I thought I didn't have any talent! LOL)

I am happily married with two daughters, ages 24 & 15. We have three snuggly cats and they run our household from their thrones. I struggle with fibromyalgia every day, but I am blessed to live the life I have. :)


Everyday is a gift!


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8/29/10 10:51 A

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NAME: Amanda

LOCATION: Meadow, Tx

DATE JOINED SP: July 25, 2010

GOAL WEIGHT/GOAL WEIGHT LOSS: 145/120

OVERALL GOAL: To be a healthy happy active person.

TWO RANDOM FUN FACTS: I love to watch sports on TV (football college and pro and NASCAR).
I love to do craft projects.

Anything else: I am a single mom to two wonderful children, Daughter who started TTU and a son who is a senior in High School. They are the joy of my life and keep me busy.

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