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1/1/12 12:04 P

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My names Abby, I live in Henderson NV and am getting married in May 2012! We can do it!

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1/1/12 12:03 P

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Hi I am Gena. I am 31 and live in Columbus, Ohio. I am ready to jump back into a steady fitness routine. I had a baby via c-section not quite 4 months ago so while I have been back moving I am just now reaching the point physically where I can get into a real routine that has some difficulty. For Christmas my husband got me a membership to a gym that includes child care so I should be set!

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1/1/12 12:00 P

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Hi, I'm 76 years old and have added pounds that don't seem to want to come off. I have lost enough inches to get back into my clothes that fit a few years back, but the scale doesn't show weight loss that I'd like to see. I'm pretty active...go to Curves 4 to 5 times a week and have many committees that I serve on plus provide a program for my Senior citizen friends that meet weekly. I'm ready to melt some of the pounds and I feel that I do know how to read labels and watch the intake, but still need some morale support.So I'm ready, I tried out the Cardio -workout this morning with Coach Nicole and find that I don't move as smoothly as I once did, but I'm willing to keep trying

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1/1/12 11:59 A

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Hello All & Happy New Year!!

We can do it!

My name is Amanda, I'm 29, married, and live in the US. Looking forward to doing this challenge with all of you!

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1/1/12 11:58 A

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Hi there! I'm Charlee. I'm planning on having some fun with this!

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1/1/12 11:52 A

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A new year....a new me! Let's get it. emoticon

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1/1/12 11:51 A

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Hello, Steve here from Toronto, Canada. I'm in my forties and extremely unhappy with my current wheat of 230 lbs. I'm hoping that this program and maybe suggestions from other members will help me with success. I've been recently diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and pretty confident that I have a wheat allergy. I have set a goal this September to run my 3rd half marathon which can be done so I am looking forward to that. Looking forward to chatting.

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1/1/12 11:46 A

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Hi, I'm Donella. I have had some rude awakenings with family members having weight related health problems and I have decided that is not going to be me. So here I am. I am determined that this is the year I am truly successful. My at home support isn't what I would like it to be only because they aren't as serious about it yet but I'm hoping that will change. OH don't get me wrong they are very encouraging but not very good on the follow through (exx they will continue to bring home the chips and cookies and eat it front me and just assume I have the willpower to stay away on my own. as of yet I don't but I will get there). So lets go 2012 its a new year.

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1/1/12 11:45 A

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Hi everyone. My name is Christy. I'm definately in need of a great exercise program and want to lose some weight so I will feel better about myself. Motivation is a problem though. I just wanna lay on the couch and watch movies but my eating is the major problem! Wish I had someone I could work out with everyday. Looking foward to getting this thing started. Good luck to you all and Happy New Year!

SUPERFIT81 Posts: 22
1/1/12 11:45 A

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Just joined and hoping to get back in shape after baby and would like to lose at least 10 lbs over the next few months!
Just checking in to say hi and figure out how posting here works.

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1/1/12 11:44 A

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I need to get rid of 100+ pounds.

I started SparkPeople several years ago and lost some weight, but then life (husband's deployment to Iraq, torn knee cartilage, increased work responsibilities) made it more difficult to exercise. My weight has gone up and my health has gone down.

I need this challenge and the support of team members so that I can lose weight.

I want to lose weight so I can have less pain and be more active. I want to be a good example and an encouragement to those around me.

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1/1/12 11:43 A

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Hi; I'm Hanne - have been on SP for almost 2 years and had some good results but I'm slipping and need to shake things up a bit. This workout plan should be good as I'll be having two evening classes this semester which makes it hard to get to the gym, so Wednesday and Thursday will be Day 7 and Day 1. My cardio workouts will be karate 3 times a week, and low impact aerobics or elliptical for the other 2 times.

Wishing you all a happy and productive year!

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1/1/12 11:39 A

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Hello, all! I'm Samantha. Joined Spark back in July. I'm having trouble loosing my last 3-5 lbs. I'm currently finishing up Insanity and wanted to continue the New Year with a Challenge :)

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1/1/12 11:38 A

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Hi, I am Jennifer. I am in need of a major exercise overhaul. I have been very lazy in my planning and am looking forward to the Spark challenge to give me some ideas and motivation. I look forward to supporting and being supported by other team members! I live in Raleigh, NC, and have two teenage kids. Happy 2012!!

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1/1/12 11:37 A

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Hi! I am Amy. 6 years ago I love over 150lbs. I have kept the majority of the weight off but over the last couple of years I have let life control me, 2012 is the year for me to take control back and the first step is to start working out again! I know once I start working out losing the weight will follow! Look out 2012 this is my year!

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1/1/12 11:37 A

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Hello everyone! My name is Elizabeth and I joined SparkPeople a LONG time ago. This past year I have seen some incredible success as I have gone from 232 on January 5th to 170 pounds on Christmas Eve. Of course, I am sure I have gained this past week with all the holidays which is why this challenge is SO very important to me.

A little bit about me... I am a 39 year old married mother with 3 children, Ashley 17, Skylar 15 and Jared 10. My husband Jay and I were high school sweethearts and we are raising our children in the same town where we grew up. Pretty cool in some aspects but kind of strange in others:)

I am looking forward to a GREAT 2012 and smaller clothes to boot :)

~Elizabeth

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1/1/12 11:36 A

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Hello everyone! My name is Elizabeth and I joined SparkPeople a LONG time ago. This past year I have seen some incredible success as I have gone from 232 on January 5th to 170 pounds on Christmas Eve. Of course, I am sure I have gained this past week with all the holidays which is why this challenge is SO very important to me.

A little bit about me... I am a 39 year old married mother with 3 children, Ashley 17, Skylar 15 and Jared 10. My husband Jay and I were high school sweethearts and we are raising our children in the same town where we grew up. Pretty cool in some aspects but kind of strange in others:)

I am looking forward to a GREAT 2012 and smaller clothes to boot :)

~Elizabeth

p.s. I just noticed that I need to change my weight for the ticker below. That is an old weigh in from back in June I think. I will change it when I weigh in on Tuesday so the weight will be more 'official'

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WINBURND Posts: 4
1/1/12 11:36 A

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Hello everyone! I'm anxious to get started on this new challenge. I lost about 20 pounds since last June and would like to lose 10 more. I am looking forward to a new challenge and a support group. Happy New Year!

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1/1/12 11:34 A

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Hi, my name is Jenney and I am 31 years old. I am hoping to reach my goal weight this year.


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1/1/12 11:33 A

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Hi my name is Alicia. I have gained "baby" weight with all three of my kids and never got around to losing it. For the last 4 years I have struggled with deep depression and my addiction to junk food. I am through with excuses and through telling family and friends "I plan to lose weight" then feeling guilty when I don't. Which leads to more eating and less activity. This is a new year and I just joined the January Jump Start challenge. I am excited to do this for me to feel good again inside and outside.

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1/1/12 11:28 A

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Hi I'm Caz, been on SP since Dec 07, got serious about ditching the weight Jan 08 and was at goal by March 08, just felt like starting 2012 with a variety in the exercise department, it's been a bit stale of late.
I live with my life long partner, no kids and we live near Heathrow Airport, London UK.

Caz, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk UK live with my other half.
Adore UK singer-song writer Robbie Williams. Song I live by; I Love My Life;
I love my life, I am powerful, I am beautiful,I am free.
I love my life, I am wonderful, I am magical, I am me
I love my life
adages; Fall down 7 times, Stand up 8.
Getting old is mandatory, growing up is optional .Walt Disney
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


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1/1/12 11:28 A

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Hi, I'm Maureen and this is my 2nd year with Sparks and the year that I will reach my goal weight!!! Darn right I'm excited!!!

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HALISUE Posts: 30
1/1/12 11:27 A

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Hi.

Here we go again....

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1/1/12 11:22 A

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Hi I'm Kellie. I'm 37-yrs-old and am married to a soldier. We have 4 great kids ages 18, 14, 8, & 6 & we currently live in Wiesbaden, Germany. I'm soooo looking forward to meeting my weight loss & fitness goals this year! Day 1 off to a great start!

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1/1/12 11:20 A

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Howdy howdy, excited to read about everyone else looking for motivation to lose weight. I moved to a big city a year ago and have since gained 40lbs out of stress, good food, and not being near a gym. Working on moving away to a quieter/less populated place *hopefully* by June and want to lose at least 20lbs to be closer to the weight I was when I originally moved!
Best wishes to everyone, I know I need to camaraderie! emoticon

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1/1/12 11:19 A

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Hi I am Katie,
I love yoga! The main reason I use this site is the positive, helpful and motivational posts, comments, tips and recipes from the users!
Namaste!

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1/1/12 11:16 A

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Hi, I'm Lynne from Canada. Day 1 starts today. Looking forward to it! emoticon

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1/1/12 11:07 A

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I think I may have attempted this last year but didn't follow through for various reasons. I'm hoping to get my act together this year and tone up my mid section and try various exercise to get me going.



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CD5995800 Posts: 19
1/1/12 11:05 A

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Planning on a happier, healthier new year! I've been lax with my diet and am feeling the stress, which creates a cycle of unhealthy habits for me.

DEBURKE Posts: 2
1/1/12 11:04 A

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Hi,

My name is Dee and I am commited to health this year...eating right, exercising and losing weight by taking care of my body and being concious of what it needs. I am excited to do this in a community of support with a challenge to start off the new year.

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1/1/12 11:03 A

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Hi, I'm Patty. I have been exercising each day for a while now, but mostly just walking. I'm looking forward to learning strength training methods.

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1/1/12 10:58 A

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HI my name is Jenn :) My goal is lose a solid 30 lbs by the Dec 31, 2012 which averages only 2.5 lbs a month. Excited for this challenge!

Jenn Wayboer
SW: 187 (01/12/2011)
CW: 187 (01/12/2011)
GW: 160 (12/31/2012)


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1/1/12 10:56 A

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My name is Rose and I'm so excited to start this challenge.
Daily exercise feels like the bane of my existence and I want that to change.
When I exercise I feel better, sleep better, eat less, control my diabetes, and lose weight.
I need to make this a habit!

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1/1/12 10:56 A

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I've been doing Weight Watchers but seem to have stalled. Hopefully this will give me the boost I need to get to goal -- 25lbs down, 25 to go.

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1/1/12 10:55 A

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I am looking forward to a healthier 2012. This will be the first challenge for me. I have not used spark people much but I am trying to figure it all out. I had thyroid cancer and have been battling my weight. I hope this will help motivate me to get moving and get healthy. Good luck to everyone!

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1/1/12 10:46 A

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Hi, I'm Lynn and starting over with Spark. i was successful before and will be again. I just need all of you to keep me motivated. Let's get moving.

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MAGGYWAS1234 Posts: 3
1/1/12 10:39 A

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That sounds like me. I have been the
same weight for the last 2 1/2 years.
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CATHYJERREMS Posts: 7
1/1/12 10:37 A

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Happy New Year to you all. I am very excited to be a participant in the challenge. I have all my exercise equipment, Sparkpeople cookbook, and a strong desire for a healthy New Year!

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1/1/12 10:36 A

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Hello! I plan to make this year the year I don't fall off the wagon. I got married this year and my husband and I both decided to lose weight before the wedding. We both did pretty well and I was very impressed with our progress, however once the wedding was over, we went right back to our old eating habits. We have both gained back the weight and then some. It's just time to stop talking and start doing...I'm ready to meet and beat this challenge!

I'm not losing weight, I'm getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again.


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1/1/12 10:36 A

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Hi! emoticon It's just me, Mare! emoticon
I've been maintaining on SP for a while now, added a few lbs over the holidays and need to refocus for the new year.

I love SP challenges!

We can do this! Everyone of us...remember, it's just one day at a time. emoticon

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1/1/12 10:23 A

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New Year...New Beginnings! Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and looking forward to our shared success with our weight loss challenges!

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1/1/12 10:10 A

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Hi everyone. My name is Stefanie. I'm a mother or 3. My youngest is almost 7 months so I'm trying to lose the last 10 lbs. of pregnancy weight (before my sisters wedding in March).

I always use these challenges to jump start a regular workout routine. This time though I've got my mother to join me. I introduced her to the site over a year ago and since then she has lost over 100 lbs. She's never done a Challenge so I'm hoping she'll love it. I Love Sparkpeople.

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1/1/12 9:59 A

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Starting Day 1 on Day 1. Getting back into a healthy routine is never easy. 2012 will be a great year! I'm starting SP over, joining this challenge, and thinking about adding WW into the mix. Any thoughts on that? It was helpful years ago, but with SP, not sure it is worth the $$. Advice appreciated!

Act as if everything you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James


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1/1/12 9:59 A

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Time to make a change. I have been about the same weight for the past few years. I have been unsuccessful in shedding the pounds and keeping them off. Today that will change.

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1/1/12 9:53 A

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Hey everyone! I am Martha and I am hoping to make 2012 THE year that I finally lose the weight and have a healthy lifestyle emoticon

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1/1/12 9:51 A

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Hi,
I am the Queen of starting over. I started over again today and will keep at it. I kind of made a promise to myself, that this year I will succeed. I love all the support coming from spark people. Thanks

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1/1/12 9:47 A

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Hi! I'm Eva and I've lost 66 lbs with spark people since March of 2011. I'm a SAHM with a 3 year old daughter. I'm almost to my goal weight.

I've slacked during the holidays and Coach Nicole's videos always get me back in the groove.

"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." Hecato, Greek philosopher

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1/1/12 9:38 A

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Hi, I'm Donna. Several years back I lost 50 lbs and started a path on a healthier lifestyle. However, recently I have started to gain back some of my weight because I have not been as careful with my diet and have been more sedentary. I would like to get back into the closet full of clothes that currently are too tight. I refuse to buy more clothes when I have so many already. I have decided that this year is my year to refocus and help my husband in the process as I clean up our food choices at home.

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1/1/12 9:37 A

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Happy New Year to all! My name is Heather. I have been on Spark off and on but this is my first "official" challenge. Hoping to make my fitness streak permanent! Good luck to all of us!

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1/1/12 9:31 A

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Hi! Ginnie hailing from VT here! Mom with 3 boys, 10 hr. job, hubby, and hobbies left me with little time for myself. I am type II diabetic who just recently found out that my diabetes was severly out of control due to lack of attention to diet and doctors. I joined SparkPeople back in July in the hopes of getting back in control only to loose my job which spiraled me out of control...again. However, I started a new job after Thanksgiving, got back to the doctor's, have my sugar under control with the help of meds and diet, and ended the year 10lbs lighter than when I started. I am very motivated for 2012 and am adding excercise to my new routines. I'd like to loose 25-30 more lbs.


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