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Hi Emily!! I am so glad you are here!! Woo Hoo! Way to go on your success!! emoticon emoticon emoticon I would be glad to start this up again! People usually just go to different teams after they use the Class Teams but anything you want to talk about and get things going, I'm for it!! Let's go!! I am working a lot now but I check in everyday. If you post in a thread or make a new one, I'll be jumping right in!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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12/10/13 6:11 A

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Hi! I'm Emily and a year and a half ago when I joined SparkPeople, I really liked the nutrition tracker, but I wasn't that interested in the message boards. Starting back in July of last year, I lost about 15 pounds and with little ups and downs, have managed to keep it off. Now, I'm motivated to take off the last 10.

My home is in Wisconsin, but I'm spending one year in the foothills of the Alps in Germany for my husband's work. Not working has allowed me to refocus my attention on weight loss and being in an area that's an attraction for its outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, spas. Oh wait, spas aren't outdoors!) has also helped me to put more effort into fitness.

If anybody out there is still active on the site or is looking to renew efforts, I'd be excited to get the Team Page going again.

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Hi Rosebud! Welcome! We are so glad you are here! That is absolutely awesome losing 30 pounds! You are amazing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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emoticon Hello my name is Rosebud and I'm .....lol no my name is Rosebud and I found SP and joined this team July 4 2012 much like WOMANATWORK1 mentioned I must not have had something checked right because I haven't gotten anything from or been active on this team.

That said, I am active on two other teams, and now that I am coming up on my 3 month Sparkversry next week. I have to say it really helps being not only physically active but ACTIVE here on sp within teams and with other members. Being active has been a vital part of my success along with the trackers, blood glucose monitoring, grocery shopping lists (one of my favorite parts of sp) and spark recipes, articles on just about anything & I could go on !

I have removed -30 lbs from my body in these 11 weeks since finding & joining SP !! I can't even really see it anywhere yet but I know my body is thanking me and I am patiently waiting for the day that I can first see and feel the loss in my clothes !! I'm not gonna lie Its not been easy by any stretch of the imagination with my health and family, but we each have our own to deal with and what we choose to do about it is what will dictate our futures, and in my case my childrens future.

emoticon We (you) can do this the only question you need to ask yourself is will you do this for yourself...making yourself a priority. I say this often as it is in my story but have found many other woman are the same...we as wives and mothers, caretakers we tend to put everyone else first and ourselves last....as in my case and that just isn't good for our well being. I had let myself go for 10 years and 3 months ago I realized wans't going to be here to take care of family at all if I didnt get my health in order.

emoticon You can read a little more about me and my journey on my spark page if your interested and best of luck on yours ! my.sparkpeople.com/THEFIRSTROSEBUD

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Hi Michele! Welcome! We are so glad you are here! I am very sorry for everything you have gone through, but know that we are here for you. You have done absolutely fantastic! Wonderful job! If there is anything I can help you with, please let me know. You are awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi, Im Michele...Im back after a one year hiatus. I was doing really well last year and then everything went into the toilet...sickness and death in the family, working 3rd shift almost every night to pay bills, blah blah blah. Ive been back to SP for over a month and have already lost 20 lbs!!! Most was water weight and I know its not supposed to be that way, but Ill take it for now. I am back down to the weight I was when I stopped SP last August.

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Hi There! I am so glad you are here!! Yes, July 4 is a good day to remember! Woo Hoo! Congratulations on your weight loss! That is so awesome! Way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Aha... I guess I best stop in as I forgot to when I rejoined on July 4th. It will be an easy day for me to remember... maybe it will be Independence day for me too. Freedom from my arthritic aches and pains... and freedom from this layer of blubber that's hiding a hottie underneath! emoticon
My first week ended on the 11th and I lost exactly 1 lb. Which is great since I'd been on Jenny Craig for the 6 weeks prior to rejoining SP, so that 1 lb wasn't "first week of the diet" loss. It was a REAL loss that wasn't water weight or whatever it is that gets me so motivated the first couple of weeks of big losses!

I've been gone from SP so long I have to relearn how to utilize all the great information etc that is offered here. Great site and so much is offered here.

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Hi there! You are doing great! Fantastic weight loss! Way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon No worries. This team is always here, whenever you need it. No pressure. Just support. I am so very proud of you! You are doing amazing! emoticon emoticon emoticon The calorie allotments can be confusing sometimes, and you can always go to the message boards in the diet and nutrition threads, and get some really great info. I do have a link that might be helpful. I hope it helps. Great job!! emoticon emoticon

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OMG!! I've missed everything -- I didn't click on the right boxes, so after I joined the group, I didn't know to do anything else so I'm behind with our group!

Howdy -- I started the challenge on doctor's orders to lose some weight so I can stop taking so many medications -- blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. I've yo-yo "dieted" much of my adult life over the past 25 years. I always start off so hopeful and dedicated, then after a few successes, I slowly become less committed.

I REALLY WANT THIS TO WORK! So I'm trying to follow all the directions to a "t"...sometimes I spend an hour on the site reading and trying to understand everything I can about how to stay on track. It's very motivational to me to see so many people who've lost weight and kept it off. Why didn't I know about this site before?

Soooo, I dropped by the doctor's office this morning for my two-week weigh-in, and I was surprised to find that I'm 9 pounds down! I can't believe it except that I've been following all the directions very closely. The one thing I'm not abiding by, which I now think might be a mistake, is the calorie allotment. My doctor suggested 1200-1300 max/day, but Spark recommends many more...I just hope that by doing it this way, it doesn't jeopardize my future results in coming months. I guess I'll just have to see!

So glad to have support and I can't wait to catch up with everyone's stories and successes! emoticon

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Welcome! That is so fantastic! Way to go! Great job!! Woo Hoo! You are awesome!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hey! I'm Kathryn! I'm 19 & am looking to lose 20-25 lbs.. I'm a sophomore in college & work full-time in the summer. I have been at this for 5 days, and have lost 6 lbs.! Looking forward to continuing this journey!

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Hi Ray! Welcome! We are so glad you are here! What an amazing accomplishment! Way to go! You are awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi all, I'm Ray. Joined on a lark after looking for a diet tracker. Needed to change lifestyle after experiencing a gout attack at the age of 36. 10 days in and I'm down about 11 pounds. Really like the trackers here- as a video gamer it's like I'm keeping score of my progress. The diet tracker also doubles as a planner for me when I'm thinking about budgeting meals and nutrients for the day.

My goal was to be 255 by the start of the school year (I'm a high school science teacher). I'm already halfway to my goal with over a month to go. Decided that 10 days makes a habit, so I'd introduce myself. Good luck to all here- if I can help in anyway, don't hesitate to ask.

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Welcome KATEHARDING2! Welcome Renee! I am so glad you are both here! That is so awesome! you are setting great examples for your families! And doing it for you too! You are so worth it! Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. We can do it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello everyone! My name is Renee and I am here to lose my baby weight. My daughter is 13 months now so I have no excuses there! I am new to SparkPeople-but so far I'm really loving the experience!

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Hi there! Very new to Spark, I walked today (1 mile) and did some grass mowing for about 30 minutes.
I am a 43 yr old mother of two , ages 8 and 9 . They are my main motivation, and reason for living. Enjoying this whole site very much, very inspirational, and the points wheel works for me!


Have a super week everybody , and thanks in advance/

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Welcome Back! You are doing so awesome! Congratulations on your weight loss!! emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so proud of you for taking that step to a healthy lifestyle and making positive changes in your life. It is definitely worth it and you are worth it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I am definitely not new to SP but I have been away for 4 years....put back all the weight I lost the first go around plus some. I have many excuses for the gain, but none are really important. I went to doctor a couple of weeks ago and a blood test put me in the range of being a possible pre-diabetic...I definitely don't want that...so I came back to what I know works...Sparkpeople. I started back last monday at 245.2 (down 11.8 from all-time high a couple of months ago). The first week was good, with a 4.6 pound loss. Looking forward to getting to know you all and working towards our goals together.




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Hi Rebecca! Welcome! Yes, it is definitely a healthy lifestyle! We can do it! Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My name is Rebecca I am looking to lose weight but most of all make a lifestyle change! I live right above a very nice Fitness Club. I am done with excuses and am ready to feel strong and healthier than I did in my 20's :). emoticon

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Hi Dawn! Hi Brigette! So glad you are both here! Welcome! Welcome back Brigette! I know you can do it! And thank you Dawn for the tip. It sounds great! Please let me know if I can help you in any way. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi! I am Brigette. I actually joined Spark in 2008. However, I been inactive for two or three years and just started back. So I feel like a newbie.

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Hey, I'm Dawn! Just really trying to get in shape and watch my food intake. Amazing how many calories are in some things! I literally thought I did okay yesterday, and I was 600 calories over my daily intake goal. Yikes. I'm going to hang in there though. Also, got one of those NutriBullet thingamabobs. Best thing ever! Better than a juicer because it leaves all the good stuff in the shake. Pulverizes everything, and it doesn't cost a million dollars...just passing along a tip!

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Hi Cassandra! Welcome! We are so glad you are here! And, yes, Thank you so much JSTEHL, your words mean so much to me!! This is a great place to hang out and get started. To the right is a is a stream of blogs, and also to huddle. For huddling, you can go to View Huddle Wall, and put a comment of your own, or click one there. You will get a point for a total of 5 points for every comment you make on any of your teams. The points add up to give goodies for yourself or for friends. It is a great motivator!! Also, you get a one point for every blog comment you make on a person's blog, for a total of 5 points per day. And it's a great way to get to know people and make friends here. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/8/12 9:16 A

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Hi Casandra, welcome to our group. I get what you mean about keeping up. There is a lot going on here but it is nice that we have this group page for July 1-7.. Thank you Pattie for doing this for us. It is nice because it gives us a place to start after logging our food and fitness. I know I feel a little overwhelmed with all of the places to go and I never seem to know where I want to go next. emoticon But I think if we try to hang out here its a beginning. I am seeing a log of Team Stream messages on the right side so I think this is also a good place to view blogs that our team write. So I think for right now I will hang out here when I'm in the community or on my SparkPage. Again, welcome and jump right in!! emoticon

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Hello everyone, My name is Casandra. I am 23 years old and I am from Wisconsin. I hope I am going to be able to keep up with this program. I have always had a hard time with these.... How is everyone doing today?

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Hello to all of our new members this week. It will be great sharing the journey with all of you. emoticon

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Welcome Earl! We are so glad you are here! That is awesome! emoticon Please let me know if I can help you with anything. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello. I'm Earl. A newbie to SparkPeople but not to weight struggles. I'm happy and excited to be here. Hopefully this'll be a start of good things not just for me but for all of us.

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Welcome! We are so glad you are here! A good place to start is your Start page, which is located on the top of this page where you see Trackers. Then Start will drop down and click into that. I have also listed several links to get started on the first two topics of this team. It is a little overwhelming at first, but I know you will get used to it in no time. Please let me know if I can help. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi! I'm new to the team, and to Sparkpeople! I'm a little bit overwhelmed, but I'll keep investigating the site and this team to learn a bit more about it!

I'm glad to be here!!!

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Welcome! We are so glad you are here! Way to go on tracking! That is awesome!! You have a great goal! You can do it! Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi everyone! Motivated by a new coworker, I have just signed on and tracked my first day of food and exercise.

I have gained weight slowly over the years, and it has intensified over the past few as I now travel a lot for work. I'm hoping to regain my health by getting rid of some of my bad habits, and I'm excited to be working towards losing 50 pounds in my 30th year!

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Hi there! Welcome! We are so glad you are here! Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HI - I just found your site. Hoping it will help me make a difference in my battle with my weight. It does help me when I journal what I eat and I hope I will meet others who inspire me to continue on.


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Oh I am so glad! I hope it helps!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thank you very much, I checked it out and joined.

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That is awesome! Welcome back!!! I know you can do it! We all can do it together!! emoticon emoticon emoticon If there is anything you need, please let me know. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello! I used to be a Sparkpeople member, but did not take it very seriously. This time, I really want to make the commitment, so I am spending this weekend planning and getting familiarized with everything again.

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You have done a fantastic job and I am so proud of you! I found another team you might be interested in. I hope this helps. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Thanks, Not gonna lie it's hard everyday and I had no energy for a week and constant headaches, but once the worst is over its an amazing feelings

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Hi ROXYISAZOMBIE5! Welcome! I am so proud of you! You can do it! Please let me know if I can help. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi Grace! Welcome!! We are here for you! You can find some great motivation tips and resources if you go to the top of the page here under Healthy Lifestyle. And tabs will drop down, and you will see motivation, and click in. There are great topics and motivational support there. I go to it daily. We can all do this everyday for our self esteem. We are awesome and wonderful people and we can do this! Please let me know if I can help you with anything. You are so worth it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I have used SparkPeople before but stopped and will forgot what username and password I used so I created another. I just started a 28 day workout and eat right plan on Thursday July 5th and my weight was 216.2 and now today it's at 215.6. It's a 6 days of workout of at least 60 minutes and 1 break day. I am using dvds to workout cardio in the morning and toning at night and then the next day toning in the morning and cardio at night. My goal is to lose 3-4 weekly.

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My name is Grace and I'm an undergraduate studying pre-vet at NMSU in Las Cruces, NM. I have never liked my body though I haven't ever been too heavy, I just want to lose the extra pounds to become more toned. I am hoping spark people helps to finally motivate me to be at my ideal weight (& size).

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Hi Janet! Hi Joy! Hi Jen! I am so glad you are all here! Awesome! We can do this all together!! Woo Hoo! Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi Joy. I hear you about the fatigue! I am looking forward to more energy too!

�I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!�
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Hi Janet!! Nice to meet you! emoticon

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Hi Tiffany! Right with you 2 lbs at a time! :) Nice to meet you!

�I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!�
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Wow! Great job quitting the sugar! That's inspiring!

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Hey i'm Joy , Im 24 and just joined today, but I quit sugar cold turkey 2 weeks ago and am at 217 pounds, but was 230 before I went off sugar. This is a big change for me , I have always been a sugar addict and struggled with weight. Im interested in losing weight and healthy eating habits, getting to know people who understand where I have been and where I am going.

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Hi I'm Jen and I'm 25! I just finished graduate school to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. While in graduate school I gained about 30 lbs (stress eating anyone?) and now that I'm done I'm motivated to lose it all again and get back to my healthy lifestyle!

I'm new to SP, but am really happy to be here and be part of this team emoticon

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Hi everyone, my name is Janet. Like Tiffany and others have said, I gained it back. I didn't gain it all back this time, but I just cannot let this continue to get out of control. I have a few goals in the next year and would liike to be back in shape. I look forward to the challenges and the sharing of the ups and downs that we all experience. emoticon

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Hi Jo! Hi Joy! Hi Tiffany! Welcome! We are so glad you are here! Congratulations on taking that great step to a healthy lifestyle! We can do this together! Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with! We can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello all. My name is Tiffany, I'm 30 and I live in Manitoba Canada with my Husband and two wonderful daughters.

3 years ago I was in the best shape of my life thanks to Sparkpeople. Then I made one of the worst mistakes of my life. I stopped signing in. stopped watching what I ate. stopped exercising. Stopped enjoying life. I gained 30 pounds in that time.

Well I am here to jump back on the wagon and not make the same mistake again. This is a lifestyle change, not a diet. If I want to see results and keep them, I can't give up; because if I never give up I can never fail.

We didn't gain this weight in a day, we won't lose it in a day. 2 lbs a week can make the goal seem a lifetime away, but every day we put in the effort, the better we will feel and the easier it will get. I can't wait to get to know you all as we make this journey together. Cheers!

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Hi Everyone! I am Joy and I have a goal to lose about 75 pounds. Mostly I just want to be healthier...I'm tired of being tired. I've tried many ways to lose and have not been successful long term, but I am here to change that. emoticon

Joy

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Hi Katie! I have a 30-lb goal I'd like to meet by the end of November, Lord willing. We can do it. :)

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Welcome Katie! I am so glad you are here! Yes, it is more challenging when it is so hot outside. But we can do it! Please feel to let me know if you need anything. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi everyone! I'm Katie. I'm 28, live in MN, and have a 20 month old son. I've never really lost the baby weight and I want to. This is my second go-round with Spark People and I've done Weight Watchers twice too. I have a hard time with motivation so I'm hoping I can find some things to inspire me to keep at it this time.

I'd like to loose about 30 lbs and I'd like to get 20 of it off by my son's 2nd birthday (end of Oct). This is a big goal and if I get there, it would be huge. Its just the motivation factor to make these diet and exercise changes (especially the exercise when it's 90+ degrees out!).

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Thanks Pattie, great article. I appreciate it emoticon

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Hi there! You can do it!! emoticon emoticon We are here for you! Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. emoticon emoticon

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Hello everyone. I am starting over once again in this weight loss battle. I need to lose about 75lbs to get back to myself before i had kids. I need all the motivation i can get!

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Hi there! Welcome! I am so glad you are here! Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hey :)

I'm 22 years old and need to get rid of a little bit of weight. To be healthier and of course to look better :P

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Hi Pam! Welcome! I understand about plateaus. I found an article I hope will be helpful. I know you can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi, I'm Pam from Illinois. I lost the first 20 pounds, then reached a plateau and can't seem to get beyond it. Hoping to find the motivation I need to lose the rest!

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Hi Beth! Hi KIRAMISU! Welcome! I am so glad you both are here! Please let me know if I can help you with anything. We can do it together! Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi Im 35 years old. The name is Kira and I'm from Denmark - a small country in Scandinavia - on top of Germany. I am here to finally get rid of the muffin top that I have been battling with for the past 5 years.

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Hi I'm Beth 34 yrs old from Cincinnati, Ohio.



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Hi Kristy! Hi OLLYTHEDOLLY! Welcome to you both! Woo Hoo! That is a great goal Kristy! And I know you can do it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon And that is great! OLLTHEDOLLY! Doing it for you is so important! We all are worth it!
emoticon emoticon Please let me know if I can help you 2 with anything. We can do this together! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi Everyone,

I'm a stress eater who likes to eat when stressed, happy, calm, relaxed - you get the picture! I used to (emphasis on past tense) love running and being fit. Dancing was one of my favourite things to do as well. Now I'm in the situation of needing to lose 50 - 60 pounds. Not for anyone else, but for me. I also have a goal dress that I've been keeping in the back of my closet. Every month or so I look at it and say, "soon". Well, now is soon! I'm really looking forward to this journey. Several people in my life have had great successes with this site. I'm hoping to be included in those stories one day. Yay!

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr. Seuss
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Hello everyone! I'm happy to be joining the team and making this the time I finally lose the weight I need to. I am going to lose about 40 pounds but going to start with 24 pounds for my first goal. I've tried so many weight loss programs and haven't ever stuck to them. I really want to be accountable this time and make sure it happens!

I'm 32 and married. No children yet but I am hoping possibly next year we'll give it a go. I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

I look forward to chatting with you all!

- Kristy emoticon

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Thanks Pattie. I appreciate the kind words and encouragement. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and getting started on this journey. Take care.

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