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12/30/10 4:01 P

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LINDYIN11.. my advice is to limit the number of teams that you are on and you have done that. Also, blogging is good because members of each team can see what you have written. I try to blog at least 2 times a week. It helps me when I do. Don't get so involved in teams that you sit at the computer all the time and do not get in your exercise. Now you have it. My advice. Enjoy the community.

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12/30/10 1:31 P

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Thanks for the encouragement! I've been a Spark member since July, 2009, but have never participated in any team events, or used the site for on-line support. I think I was missing a key part of the program! Any advice on using the blogs ... SparkTeams ... building a network of SparkFriends???

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Lindy--Welcome back! emoticon you decided to try again. Wish you much success on this road to weight loss. emoticon , trust in yourself.

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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LINDYIN11's Photo LINDYIN11 Posts: 32
12/30/10 1:59 A

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I'm not exactly "new" ... but ready to re-start. All the detours I have taken this year qualify me for the Slowest Loser team, for sure! But ... I am back, and ready to focus on the spark! Looking forward to success, and support. Ready to start again!!! emoticon

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emoticon Suzanne emoticon Lisa emoticon Holly.
Three new members from three different states with the same cause. Shows Slowest Losers know no boundaries. We hope to help you and look forward to you helping us. Your posts on our homepage really are a big help.
Nancy

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12/29/10 5:51 P

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Hi! I'm Suzanne from the far north suburbs of Chicago. I have read so many of the Slowest Loser postings in the Daily Spark that I decided to come on over and join you.

I have been actively tracking on SP since late July and have lost 46.6 pounds so far. I have a long way to go but my motto is "press on". I just keep plodding along - a lot like that turtle!

I am married 34 years, one grown son, a doxie dog and a parrot as pets. Hubby is a chemical engineer and travels a fair bit. I enjoy counted cross stitch, computers, classic cinema, birdwatching, nature, games, music, and love to cook. I'm really enjoying using the Spark Recipes!

Til next time...

Press On!

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12/29/10 11:25 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Lisa, and I live in Mississippi. I have about 85 pounds to lose. I have lost weight, usually very quickly, and then it would come back. So I am now working on making real changes in my life rather than concentrating on losing weight. So hopefully the weight I lose will stay off.

This looks like a great team, and I'm happy to be a member.

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Hi my name is Holly and I live in Wisconsin,I'm married and have a beauitful daughter she's 13 yrs old.My husband is a over the road Truck Driver.He leaves on Sun and comes home on Fri.
I need to lose 10-15 lbs.I started agian and i want this to be the last time i start over.I'v been with SP for a year and i'm always starting over,and i'm so done with starting over.
Looking for support and encourgement to keep me going i'll do the same.

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12/29/10 10:20 A

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Welcome Mary and all others. I'm so glad that you've joined us on our Slow trip to good health!
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welcome, I added you as a friend to support you through the journey



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emoticon Mary-glad Carolyn recommended Slowest Loser Team to you. She does wonders for our team. We are all about accepting you weight issues and know slower but is better for us. Please join in posting with us so we can learn more about you.

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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12/29/10 6:43 A

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G'day Mary ,
Welcome to the team , l hope you reach your set goals and better . Gary emoticon

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Hello,
My name is Mary. I have battled with weight issues for many years. Carolyn has talked me into not giving up and joining a group of people who are not in a hurry on the journey.
I am not new to SP. Been here longer than I want to admit. I actually think I weigh more now than when I started, but have had some speed bumps along the way.
Looking for encouragement to not give up.
Mary

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12/28/10 2:38 P

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welcome to the team , emoticon

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Welcome to the new members!

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Hi I am JAe... I finally have come to the realization that I can lose weight its just going to take awhile.



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Hi I am a vvvvvery slooooow looooooser. Been working at this for 20 years at least. This year I've done better then in the past.

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Hi and welcome to the team , l hope your Christmas is a good and enjoyable one aa well also hoping 2011 is a very prosperous year for you and your family .
Takecare Gary emoticon

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Hi Everyone! Just wanted to wish you all a "MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR"

" It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver "
_ M.Gandhi

" The groundwork to all happiness is good health "
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Welcome to the team everyone!

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emoticon Gsry--you are from Australia, it is going on summer there. Hope you get out of the house running or walking.
We have guys on this team, you just have to look. Some will greet you. If you have trouble finding them, get back to me.

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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Hi Gary.
Welcome back Karen.

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G'day team ,
My name is Gary from Victoria a state of Australia and lm about 70 kilos over weight converted around 10 stone , lve been floating around sparks for about two and a half years and lm heavier now than when l became a member , lve tried and retried and lm going to give it another hit l really need to drop the excess that lm carrying for health reasons, two and a half years and no loss makes me one of the slowest losers, so l joined this team hoping to find some guys that are facing the same barriers as l are hoping we can help one another to better health and weight loss , l dont know what else to say other than emoticon Gary

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emoticon back Karen. Guess I don't have to tell you anything. You must know your self if you already wrote a blog. emoticon

Edited by: NANCYRUBIO at: 12/14/2010 (19:49)
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Hi, my name is Karen. I used to be a member a ways back, had to leave for a bit, but am back. I live in New Hampshire. NO snow here YET! LOL For an explanation of my name and for a little bit about me, please check out my sparks page. Also...I actually ended up writing a blog today. Not very serious....just a little fa la la and ho ho ho kind of stuff. Pleace check it out. I am looking forward to getting to know you better....hope you have a holiday spirit filled kind of day......Karen emoticon

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No I haven't yet. Bad me. Little sidetracked with finals. I'll get right on that. emoticon

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Junebug--ty--have you posted on teams homepage yet? Alright so I am a nag.

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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Crottyn: Ty. I've got the tracking down to a science. Now to work on exercising consistently.

Metamorphosis36: You're off to a good start with doing baby steps. That's the best way to stay motivated and not get discouraged.

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emoticon METAMORPHOSIS36 emoticon You have the Spark idea for losing weight. Bany steps-baby steps. We rely on each other for help. On our home page you will find many topics for you to enter your post.

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Hi everyone! I eventually want to loose 50 to 75 pounds but thinking of that is a bit overwhelming. So instead I am focusing on adding healthy habits and taking it day by day rather that worrying about how quickly or slowly the weight comes off. That is why I wanted to join your team. I hope you are a supportive and encouraging team because I want help with keeping going.

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emoticon June-we are glad to have you with us. Start with logging in your food and your exercise( little as it may be). I was amazed as how many calories I consumed. Many members will welcome you,
so please go to our home page and join in the posts.

Edited by: NANCYRUBIO at: 12/13/2010 (11:31)
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BECAUSE-I-CAN- emoticon - You can because you want to, that is your motivator. You have a real desire to lose and you have 6 months to do it. emoticon

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Hi everyone. My name is June and I'm a slowest loser. I'll lose maybe 30 lbs and then I'll stop losing and slowly regain it back. I've been doing this for years. No more.

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Hi everyone. My name is June and I'm a slowest loser. I'll lose maybe 30 lbs and then I'll stop losing and slowly regain it back. I've been doing this for years. No more.

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GBREADSMILE1 & Because-I-Can welcome to the team. I think many people have been the types of diets you describe, me included. This time is different. I have bee at this for 11 months. which is the longest I have ever been on a program. This one I devised myself with the guidelines of Spark. Good luck on your journey.


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This sounds like a place for me. I start out well but quickly lose motivation. I moved my treadmill into the living room this morning - and then walked 3 miles :). I need to make a plan and stick to it, for both exercise and nutrition. My husband deployed last week, so I have 6 months of "me" time, I want to use it wisely and actually lose weight - I have alot to lose.

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GBREADSMILE1 - emoticon . Good outlook--baby steps are so important as well as the direction/ journey you are taking. Meet our members for support and ideas to help you along your path.

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

Nancy Rubio
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RKATZ8 emoticon , now is the time. emoticon . We are all in this together at a emoticon pace.
Think positive, meet the members, follow the rules,

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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Hi all! I just signed up again for SP and decided this time around I would really get involved. I have realized that I need motivating people around me to accomplish my goals. I've been trying too long to do this on my own.

Two yrs ago, I lost 20lbs of the 30 that I need to. And I lost it fairly quickly. But the diet and exercise was so extreme, that once I got sick of the food I lost all control of my eating. So, this time I'm going to make small changes. As long as I'm going in the right direction, I'm not going to worry about how long it's taking me.

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Welcome, new team members! Slow and steady wins the race...and good planning, especially with the holidays.

Merry Christmas Season, everyone!

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Hello team! I have been on this journey to lose weight since May '09, that's over a year and a half! So I know all about "slow and steady", and hope it will someday help me win the race of long-term goal-weight maintenance. I'm looking to lose a total of 63 pounds; I have lost 29 so far. Would love to see my goal weight sometime in 2011 but don't know if my snail pace will allow it. I look forward to sharing my triumphs and frustrations with this team and supporting you all!

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Welcome NORTHWOODSGAL, You are joining for the same reason I joined, for tracking what I eat to control calories. But to my amazement I found much more that just tracking food. I found a more cemented commitment to exercise and nutrition. I get motivation to do this for me "first". My main motivation everyday is to get onto SparkPeople while I have my coffee and breakfast. I have been with Spark 11 months and have not missed a day logging in. If I fall off the wagon I can spring back on.
Good luck to you in getting what you want from Spark.

Chuck

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Welcome to the team Laura-Poppy360. You have come to the right team for encouragement. Being committed and consistent will win out in the "long run". (pun intended) Good luck to you on your journey to getting healthy the consistent way.

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Welcome to both Northwoodsgal and Laura. It is fun getting to know everyone here and we look forward to helping each other get to our goals. Judy

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emoticon Laura
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You will see how responsive our members are and how we want to lose weight. Being SLOWEST LOSER, we are more inclined to follow our own small steps Please post on any of our threads or start one of you own.

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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I'm joining this team because I've been a slow loser in the past. Right now, I'm doing really well, but that may be because I had been exercising prior to joining Sparkpeople and added the program to help me with the nutrition piece. I'm not one of those people who can just go for a long walk everyday and lose weight. I need to watch what I eat. Right now, I'm really motivated right so the diet portion has been great.

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Hi, My name is Laura. I decided to join your team because whenever I thought about jumping into weight loss like I did in the past, I was filled with dread. But taking mini steps foward did not. And thinking "slow and steady wins the race" makes me feel like I can do it. I'm hoping that being involved with a team will help me with the "steady" part of "slow and steady".

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emoticon and we look forward to meeting you. Losing weight is a challenge, long but satisfying. You will find our team friendly, post and you will hear from them. Join in on any of the threads. We will be glad to hear your thoughts.

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

Nancy Rubio
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I learned about this team from an article on the DailySpark and thought it sounded like a great idea! I've struggled with being very gung-ho about diet and exercise then drifting away from the daily accountability SP offers me. I know that diet and exercise work, but maintaining self discipline isn't something I'm skilled at. I look forward to being a part of this team -- slow and steady wins the race!

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emoticon Tenana to Slowest Loser. We are glad to have you with us.
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Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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I am Teriana. i joined Spark People on June 4 and it took me 5 months to lose 20 pounds. I hit an 8-week plateau at 160 pounds, then I lost another 10 pounds within a month. I am now in my 11th week bouncing between 149-153 pounds. The "Plateau Busters" I tried have not worked. I upped my calories, trimmed my calories, and then I cycled calories. No response. About a month ago I started interval training--jogging and walking. I am now into week 5 of the C25K program. No response. Three weeks ago I drastically cut back on sugar (real and fake) in my diet. No response. I have decided to abandon weight loss goals until January and just be satisfied with maintaining my current weight until then. Slowest Loser sounds like the right group for me as my metabolism continues to defy the laws of science. This is about the time I usually give up and start gaining again, but I have worked so hard to come this far that I must at least maintain this weight. Frustrated? Yes! Defeated? No!


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KYLEONA - I hope it helped to let us know how fragile you are. I am also glad you felt safe enough to share with us. emoticon

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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Thanks for the warm welcome! My first go around I had a VERY supportive team where the majority of us posted daily and I really believe that had a hand in keeping us accountable. It made a huge difference!

So far, I really love this team, it's active, filled with challenges and quick to respond! LOL

Today was a real difficult day, my youngest son turned 8 and we had our traditional birthday dinner and cake at my in laws. The hard part is that my mother in law died in October from complications of cancer and this was the first birthday without her. I know it will get easier, but for right now this evening... Doesn't feel like this hole will ever heal. I'm glad I did my workout this morning since I am mentally a mess tonight. Surprisingly, I haven't responded with eating the way I normally do. I had a high calorie day without the emotional eating so I guess that's a blessing.

Not much anyone can do or say, it will take time. But I felt like I needed to get it out there and off my chest regardless. Maybe putting it out there will help relieve some of the ache.



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Nashia, good for you for losing the 50 lbs. So you know that it can be done. emoticon .

I'm finding that watching calories and such isn't bad, the really hard part is finding exercises that I can do. I want to tone up my whole body not just bits and pieces.

“For all my good intentions, there are days when things go wrong or I fall into old habits. When things are not going well, when I'm grumpy or mad, I'll realize that I've not been paying attention to my soul.


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emoticon Tracie.glsd you found Slowest Loser. Losing Movitation is the hardest part of losing weigth. Posting and reading post is one of the best paths to help you.Our members posts often. Read the posts to get to know us and lets us know you. There is more to losing weight than the scale. Put it away for a month and then see how you do. Thanks

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Hi all. I'm a newbie also. I joined spark a couple of years ago but havent really been an active participant. I'm trying to get motivated again and finally lose weight. I lose motivation because the stupid scale doesnt seem to want to move so I give up.

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Hi all. I'm a newbie also. I joined spark a couple of years ago but havent really been an active participant. I'm trying to get motivated again and finally lose weight. I lose motivation because the stupid scale doesnt seem to want to move so I give up.

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emoticon to our team, Slowest Loser, Nashia. We can give you support, ideas. There may be more people on out team with bad knees, If so they will speak up to this problem. You know what happens here, our long time member. Please post on threads, so we may give you get to know you better.

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Hey team! My name is Nashia and I have been with Sparkpeople since the beginning practically. I lost 50pounds! Then I started Graduate School and gained it all back plus another 20. So I deleted my original account hoping that a fresh start would boost my motivation. So hear I am...

Tina, I am in the same boat as you with my knees going bad. My doc has said I NEED to lose weight, my poor frame just isn't built to handle the extra 70pounds :(

I sure hope this time I can learn the habits for GOOD and not re gain everything.

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Hi RAIDERMOM2277 -
Tina glad nice to have you with us. This team is a busy one & a caring one. Want to get to know us?
Post and you won't believe the responses,
Sorry about your operation. Let us know your date of your scheduled operation.
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Hi Everyone,
My name is Tina and I've been with Sparks for a couple of years, losing and gaining the same 10 pounds. My doctor told me it's time for me to get serious about losing this weight (I need to lose 70 lbs) I may need to have surgery in both my knees, and the extra weight is not good for them.

This team seems exciting, can't wait to get to know you all.

“For all my good intentions, there are days when things go wrong or I fall into old habits. When things are not going well, when I'm grumpy or mad, I'll realize that I've not been paying attention to my soul.


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emoticon NANCY to our team. emoticon I understand your thyroid Ny name is also Nancy and I have a problem with my throidalso. One test they raise my meds. Then next they lower my meds.
Great team, very responsive.
Jump right in. You are now a part of us.


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Hi, I'm Jean aka Jeanut
I've been on Sparks for over a year, dropped for a while but came back this summer.
I have some health issues that makes it hard for me to exercise some days. (also some of the reason I NEED to exercise).

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Hi! My name is Nancy, and I have been on Spark for almost a year. I quit smoking 2 years ago and then, just a few months later, my thyroid died. I gained 35 pounds very quickly due to lack of a metabolism. I am now down about 13 pounds in 12 months, which is pretty slow. I have seen your leader's blogs and finally decided to take the plunge and join another group!

~Nancy


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Hi guys!
My name is Bond, and I'm really excited to join this team. I am absolutely the slowest loser ever. I've made a lot of HUGE strides in my own health in the last couple of years, I deal with chronic pain, but I still haven't lost any weight. I've made very small, achievable goals for December in order to be able to celebrate some small victories. My goal is to continue to make those baby steps toward being much, much healthier. Can't wait to meet everyone!

In the immortal words of Gary Busey, sometimes it's not just one day at a time, but rather, one minute at a time.


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Thanks guys. i am determind to do it this time. If anybody has any tips then they will be much appreciated.

I will get there, it may take a while but I will do it


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Welcome back Sam. I joined Spark in 2009, lost some weight but never got that involved with people on the site, didn't exercise and didn't read any articles. I stopped after 3 months. This time I rejoined In October 2010 and I have a new attitude. I post on the messahge boards, have made some fantastic friends that keep me focused, exercise when I can and read something from the site every single day. I feel so much more positive this time because I am more involved. Try some of these things and I know you can do it too. We are all here for you to help you and support you on the journey to a healthier, thinner you.
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Welcome SAM, so glad to have you with us. We have a lot of motivation and motivated people. Jump in where ever you want and let us know more about you. emoticon

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Hi everyone my name is Sam. I have been a member of Spark people for over a year now but have hardly lost anything. I keep losing motivation so will end up being off here for a few months at a time. But im back and ready to go.

I will get there, it may take a while but I will do it


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emoticon LORA. You need to practice consistency in your life. Self control and support will help. Sorry you gained weight, hopefully, you can help you shed the extra pounds with us.

Edited by: NANCYRUBIO at: 12/1/2010 (06:28)
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Hi ..I am new here...my name is Lora and not only do I feel like the slowest loser but I feel like I am going backwards! I joined this site in January in 2010 and I have gained more weight! what? what is wrong? I need to be more consistent....and with this team I am hoping to reach my goals...for a change!

God Bless
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emoticon emoticon to the Slowest Loser.
Hopefully you will have fun, learn and help us to learn a lot. Nursing work is hard with 2 children, I don't know how you do it all. Make yourself at home and help us all to learn.

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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Hi I'm stephanie, I think i'm going to have fun on this team while losing weight. I just signed on to the "stuck in a rut try this". I'm a 38yo mom of 4, I work pt at night doing nursing work. my weight has been up & down this year,trying to find balance & the healthy honey i once was. Looking forward to getting to know some of you & have a great week!

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emoticon Martha to our team. Here you will find a lot of company. People who are warm and responsive. We will be glad to help you if you post. We trust you will be the same. emoticon

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Hi Everyone....Boy is this the right team for me. I am such a slow loser and it is so great to share my thoughts with others that struggle the same way. I have been with Spark since October 9, 2010 and I have lost only 8 pounds. I have started exercising to help speed up the process a bit but now I have to make sure I exercise ecery day. I hope to share my "slow" experience with you and I hope to listen to all of you and find out how you handle it with getting frustrated. Have a great day! Martha :)

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WELCOME, Sunset from Colorado. Happy you have joined with us in our journey. Lots of warm & helpful people on this team. Read posts and post often, so we can get to know you better.


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emoticon hi everyone,

I live in Colorado and have joined this team :)



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Welcome to the team Kymm!

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emoticon Thereasa. Is it alright if I welcome you now? We are glad you chose us as one of your teams. This is a super friendly team. I was amazed at how people care. Join in and post on what ever thread that you want.

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Hi all, I'm Theresa. I'm new and will post a longer introduction in a separate thread.




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Sedonacat--thanks for joining in and welcoming a new member.

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Kymm-- emoticon to our team. Since you are already a member I don't have to explain the in and outs of posting and all.
I found out having left Sp & come back, I was now prepared to really lose weight. This time I have lost, The first time I didn't lose any weight. It takes a lot of will power to lose weight.

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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Hello! I am new to this team (the name and concept really appeals to me). I have been on spark just over a month. I am feeling a little anxious about the upcoming holidays so I am trying to get the larger perspective. I am hoping to connect with some good people as well.

Kymm

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emoticon KCOFRIN--Welcome to the team. Glad to have you with us. We are hoping to make you feel at home. If you need any help just send me a Sparkmail to crottyn.

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Hello everyone! I've been a sparkpeople member ever since I decided to lose some weight in high school, but I haven't used it much since then. After I gained weight this summer I remembered sparkpeople and decided to come back. I have accepted that I probably won't ever be skinny, but my goal is to get back to the weight I was in the Spring. I wanted to join a relatively active team, and was having trouble finding one, but hopefully I have found one in the slowest loser team.

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emoticon , we are glad to meet you. Welcome to our nurturing and caring team We look forward to helping. Post your needs and we will see how we can help each other.

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Hello everyone. I'm a pretty new member to this group. I've only been a member of spark people for almost a month. I saw a blog from this group a few weeks ago and knew it was the group to join. I'm finally losing weight on spark people and I think one of the main reasons is because I'm taking it slowly, one step at a time. Since this seems to be the miracle to me losing weight I figured this group would be a wonderful aid.

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Pat--your very welcome. My best friend,until she moved, lives in WALES. You are luckier than her.Chris/Charlie has 2 sons that won't get married. Have you joined any of our threads(subjest)lines on our homepage. Jump in so we can hear more about your views.

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Thanks for the welcome. Lots about me on my Sparkpage but here is a brief outline, live in Wales, 2nd marriage, 9 children, 30 grands and 18 great grands, retired and need to get fit and healthy emoticon



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