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Hi Sandra! Welcome to the team! It is so nice to meet you!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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emoticon to our team Sandra. It's great to have you on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better.

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2/28/15 12:04 P

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emoticon Sandra this is a very supportive group.

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2/28/15 11:45 A

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Hi~ My name is Sandra and I'm a mixed media artist from Indianapolis, married to a supportive husband for 15+ years. Shortly before Valentine's Day, I came back to SP to get serious about weight loss again. I'm back to tracking, and finding the healthy habits I've developed in the past are kicking in. It's easier to get into the groove of things...less resistance!

I've lost 5.8lbs. so far, and my energy and moods are improving. I catch myself looking the mirror and actually feeling beautiful. I started an album on Facebook yesterday called "F.L.Y. ~Finally Loving Yourself". That's what this journey to better health is about. (I picked up that phrase from Flylady)

I've struggled with infertility related to PCOS, but I've made my peace with that. However, I do want to reverse pre-diabetes and insulin resistance and also lead a more active life. Strong heart, strong bones, strong body. I feel that authentic self will emerge this year.





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1/26/15 7:20 P

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Hello MsPaladin! Welcome to the team! I hope you will join us in our chat forum "Daily Check In"! It's so nice to meet you!

Edited by: BLUEJAY1969 at: 1/26/2015 (19:20)
"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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emoticon MISSPALADIN. Sometimes it just take that AH HA moment to really wake us up to doing the right thing. We are here for you my sparking friend. emoticon emoticon together.

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1/26/15 11:16 A

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Thank you for the invite to this team.
I'm returning to sparkpeople once again because I know it works. I lost quite a bit of weight back in 2008 but time and bad habits crept back into my routine and here we go again. I'm 57 and I want to get healthy and fit this year. I see those golden years approaching and I want to be able to enjoy them without all the health issues that being overweight can bring.

I had a wake up moment recently at work. I am a Nurse Case manager and part of my job is reviewing medical records for accuracy and medical necessity for compliance issues. (Making sure we are doing what is right for the patients at the right time and for the right reasons.) I was reviewing cases of some patients who were having gastric lap banding... the criteria was basically their BMI. I had a wake up moment when I realized I would qualify to have that procedure due to MY BMI. Ugh!!

So, enough is enough... it is time to get real. It's not about how I look it is about health and wellness. No lap banding for me... it's healthy eating, moving more and drinking my water instead of those calorie laden sweet beverages that are no good for me.

So that was my AH HA! moment... and here I am.. back at the place I know will take me where I need to go. Again, thank you for the invite to the team and I hope to make some great friends along the way. I'm still in touch with several from the 'old days' back in 2008.

Have a fantastic day everyone!! emoticon


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emoticon to our team Denise. It's great to have you on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better. All the best to you on reaching your goals. emoticon

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1/26/15 5:24 A

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Hiya Denise! Welcome to the team! Welcome back to SP! It's good to have you here! Please join us on our general chat board "Daily Check In" we talk about everything on there!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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1/26/15 3:38 A

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Hi, I'm Denise. I first joined SP in 2010 and am back. I am 42yrs old and a mom of two active boys. Recently returned to the workforce.

2009 I weighed 245 (my heaviest), in 2010 my weight was 230 when I discovered SP,
2011-2012 lost 50lbs. BUT past 2 years have been rough, gained 30 back

Starting over at 210, lost 2lbs this week. Looking forward to making new Buddies. Need help staying focused and on track with all these life changes going because my health is paying the price for the weight gain.

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emoticon to our team ...K...It's great to have you on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better.

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1/24/15 6:20 P

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Hi K! Welcome to the team! Please come join us on our general chat board "Daily Check In"!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

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1/24/15 3:47 P

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Hi everyone! Thanks for the invite to this team.


I am 28, soon to be 29 in May. I am the mom of 3 beautiful boys ages 12, 6, and 14 months old. My husband and I have been together 13 years, married for 9.5 years.

I currently weigh in at 370 lbs, the most in my life. I am attending weight wise classes and am waiting for my consultation for weight loss surgery. I will hopefully be having surgery between July and January depending on wait times and how quickly I achieve my short term goals to prepare for surgery.

I am to journal daily, wear a pedometer (I'm going to purchase a fitbit or something similar), and lose at least 10% of my current weight. I'm aiming for 15-20% to help with long term success with the surgery and my final goal weight is going to be a minimum of 175 lbs.

Other than that, I am currently a stay at home mom. My middle son is waiting for testing and is believed to have Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), ADHD, and possibly a learning disability/processing disorder. He keeps us on our toes. I am currently taking a positive parenting class to help learn to be a better mom for him.

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone else here :)

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emoticon new members and emoticon to our team. It's great to have you on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better.

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1/23/15 6:58 A

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Hello TSPW2004! Welcome to the team! Don't spend another minute beating yourself up! You have made the decision to get healthy and that is what's important now! Tracking is a number one must for me! It keeps me aware of what I put into my body! Exercising is the second must for me! It sounds like that is totally what you plan to do and I am so proud of you for taking these first steps! Please join us on our Daily Check In message board! We chat about everything there!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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1/22/15 9:14 P

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I'm a 30 year old woman who is lucky enough to have been married to my amazing husband for almost 11 years. I've been blessed with 2 children (boy and a girl) and am currently living in southern Kentucky.
As of right now, I'm weighing in at 100 lbs over a healthy weight for my height. It's so hard for me to write that because quite frankly, it's embarrassing that I've allowed myself to go this far. I've made excuses...heck, I'm pretty sure that I'm the Queen of the Excuses, but at the end of the day, I have absolutely no one to blame except for myself.
My goals is to simply exercise daily and to eat within my calorie limits. My hope is to lose all 100 lbs by January of 2017. But most importantly, I pray that I begin a healthy lifestyle. I'm so tired of being...tired.
I can't wait to meet you all and watch you accomplish all of your goals along this journey!

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Welcome Ruth! So happy to see you here!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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Hi Team!! Jeanne invited me to join you and so far, from what I've read, this team has a very warm atmosphere. I don't have lots of leisure computer time, but I promise I will check in when I can.

I started my Spark journey in May 2013. I've been educating myself on health and fitness since 2009, when my doc told me I need to make a change. I weighed 211 then. I now weigh a little over 182 and I feel much better. I still have over 70 lbs to go but, along the way, I am learning to appreciate the support that I have and the victories, no matter how small.

Snow headed our way. Supposedly not much for tonight, but much more for Saturday. Hope you all are warm and safe where you are.

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A BIG emoticon to all our new members. It's great to have you on board. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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1/21/15 3:22 P

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Welcome Rita! I am so glad you are here! I am glad you are taking this in smaller portions as it's so much easier to see your progress when you start with a smaller goal! If there is anything I can do to help and encourage you towards your goals please don't hesitate to ask!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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Hi, i'm 36 years and i'm starting anew, I weigh 270 pounds and aim to lose 28 pounds / 2 stone to start with by June. If anyone would like to add me as a friend I would LOVE that as I am here for the long haul.

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1/21/15 2:10 A

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Welcome MOM and Trina - I know what it's like to have life get in the way! I'm sure that you will love the support and encouragement of this team! If you need anything please don't hesitate to ask. Be sure to check out our Daily Check In Board for chatting about everything!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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1/20/15 11:19 P

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Hi Everyone!!

My name is Trina and I'm 27 (soon to be 28 lol). I have been on and off SP for a while now, but completely committed myself to getting healthy last August 30th. It's been a long road and I've had both ups and downs, but they weight is coming off (albeit very slowly!). I'm here to find some more support, and hopefully offer some support to others.

Hope everyone is having a good week so far! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1/20/15 8:47 P

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Hi Peeps emoticon
I'm Toni I need to lose 100+ and I'm in my 40s
I'm far from being new to SP. I have been a member for something like 7 years. I will join and do good for a while. then life gets in the way.
well life has turned upside down for me in the last 6 month. I have become a care taker of my better half. I need to lose some fat so i can do the things that need to be done. Don't get me wrong I can do what needs to be done I just don't want to be so tired after i do them.
I look forward to getting to know all of you. emoticon


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Welcome, welcome JENHELLE33! I am so happy to meet you! I know what you mean about the support and SP is terrific with it's members giving you total unconditional support! This is a very supportive team too! I hope you will join us on the Daily Check In board where we chat about everything! I look forward to getting to know you better!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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emoticon PRECIOUS it's great to have you back.
emoticon to our team JENHELLE33. It's great to have you on board.

We are here to help support and encourage you both in any way we can.

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1/20/15 11:49 A

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Hello, I am new to all this but hope it works well for me. I joined because nothing else has ever worked for me and with having health problems I need to work hard to loose weight to get better and to be around longer, I want to be around for future grandchildren. I have never had a support system when I have tried countless times to stick with exercise and diet so hopefully this time things will be different. Nice to meet all of you, have a wonderful day!

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1/19/15 6:47 P

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emoticon PRECIOUSPKGS, I just recently rejoined Sparks took, I think I orginally joined in 2013. Let's keep in touch and help each other out. Have a great day, this is a new start and a new beginning.

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emoticon PRECIOUSPKGS! It's so nice to have you aboard the team! It sounds like you have so many challenges and I am so glad you are beginning to make some time for yourself. It is so important to do that so that we can recharge our batteries! I hope you will join us on our board Daily Check In for general chat!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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Hi Just recently rejoined sparkpeople after a few years off. Have had lots of recent changes/challenges in my life - diagnosed with sleep apnea in June, type 2, high blood pressure, high cholesterol December 2014 as well as 2 more of my kids ages 6 and 2 diagnosed with Autism (my oldest 24 has Aspergers) and my husband left active duty and is now a disabled vet with lots of surgeries and things lined up in front of us. My life consists of running everyone to appointments, dealing with meltdowns, and cooking multiple meals at a time due to food allergies/texture issues etc and working 32 hours a week. I'm exhausted and stressed all the time, but I KNOW I have to make changes to get healthy or I won't be around to keep doing what I am doing for everyone.
I have a gym membership that I haven't ever used that I have looked through all the exercise classes and created a schedule for so I can start going (provided someone doesn't have an appointment at that time - then I will need to do something alternate) and am trying to change my diet back to the healthy way I used to eat when I could make my meals a month in advance (we currently live in a place where I can't have my freezer which limits me but we are moving in a few months yay!).
So all that being said, I am hoping to find an accountability buddy to help me stay on track with the gym/exercise and just support.


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emoticon Chynna! It's so good to have you on the team! I know that dropping weight can be really intimidating when you look at all the things you need to change to get healthy. If you set some small goals one at a time, I know you will be successful! Baby steps are the way to go! Hope to see you on our general chat board "Daily Check In"!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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A BIG emoticon to all our new members. It's great to have you all on board.

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Hello all, I'm Chynna. I'm 26 and new to this all. I have a goal to lose 90-100 pounds. I am very apprehensive, but also excited for the journey ahead! I am going to need lots of support so feel free to add me as a friend and I will try to do the same for you all. Good luck!

"Walk tall, kick ass, and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers & warriors!"


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Hi Dee! Welcome to the team! It's so nice to meet you! Sounds like you have a very lovely family!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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I'm Dee, age 76, married to Ken 57 years. Kids, grandkids, great grandkids, dogs, cats. Glad to be here. Nice team. Good job, Snow Angel. So far, so good. Loving Spark People.

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Welcome, welcome Suzanne! I'm happy you are here! A trip to BC sounds interesting indeed! A great goal for you to reach out for! I hope you will visit the Daily Check In chat forum! We just talk about every little thing there! I look forward to getting to know you better!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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emoticon to our team Suzanne. It's great to have you on board and sparking. What a nice thing for your son to do for you. Where in British Columbia does he live. I live in Cranbrook, British Columbia. It would be great if we were close enough to meet each other. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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Hi I'm Suzanne from Ontario. I'm 53 years old and love biking and walking. I work weekends at a coffee/donut shop which can be quite interesting. I have 50 lbs to lose and my motivation is that my son just bought me flight tickets to go see him in British Columbia, Canada in August. Time to roll up my sleeves!

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emoticon to our team Anne, Fran and Risa. It's great to have you all on board. All the best to all of you on reaching your goals. We are here to help support and encourage you in any way we can. emoticon emoticon

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Hello Anne, Fran, and Risa! So nice to see meet you all! Hope to see you on the chat board!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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Hi. I'm Anne and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've been a SparkPeople member since 2007 and love the support and good vibes.

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Hello from Spokane WA I will be here at Spark going on three years on Jan 14 . like so many have played the yo-yo game with weight loss Last Nov i said Good by to the 160's abd have no plans to hello again. enjoy sharing quotes enjoy making new spark friends going to enjoy getting to know my new teammates off we go on the spark trail to good health. thanks for inviting me to join the team snow angels its the push i need to get me started to train for a 12K run in May called Bloomsday emoticon


. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~Christopher Robin

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Hi my name is Risa and like many posters here.. was invited to this team by Snowangels. I am a stroke survivor - had a stroke just last February and still doing rehab.

Stroke affected my short term memory a little but it is getting better... everything else is okay. Still not allowed to go back to work... which is a bummer since I love my job. Miss my team.

Getting close to my goal, just plugging away everyday - eating healthy and exercise and ofcourse doing Sparkpeople.

Look forward to get to know you!

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emoticon to our team Amanda. It's great to have you on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better. All the best to you on reaching your goals. emoticon emoticon

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Hello Pam! It's nice to see you again! Hello Kathryn and Amanda too! I look forward to getting to know you all better!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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emoticon Hi All!
I'm Amanda, 32, Married, we live in TN. I am from Ohio, DH is from NC.
I love to read, travel, craft, etc.

I look forward to getting to know you all!


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emoticon to our team Kathryn and Pam. It's great to have you on board.


Kathryn emoticon on your 40 pound weight loss emoticon emoticon

Pam emoticon on being a Cancer Survivor. It's a tough fight and you did it. Which means you are a strong woman that is determined to make healthy choices for yourself.

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Hi my name is Pam and I was invited to this team by Snowangels so ere I am. I am a leader of " sharing the journey", wife, mother,grandma and greatgrandma. We just had our first great granddaughter in March.
I love photograpy, sewing and writing. I am 65 and I love to have fun.
I am a cancer survivor from 2 cancers so I feel very blessed.
Love to make new friends and gab.


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Hi my name is Kathryn I am from sunny Cal. I have been on Spark a little over 3 years and have lost a little over 40 pounds. I am half way to goal. I think I look pretty good now, I am a size 10 in jeans and a medium in shirts. I have even gone from size wide shoes to normal
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But because I am only 5'2" and 169 i am obese, yuck I hate BMI's




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emoticon to our team Joyce. It's great to have you on board. You are one busy lady with such a big family.You are doing AWESOME with doing your 3K and 5K walks. Keep up the great work that you are doing. You are such an inspiration to me and our team members. Age is just a number. It's what we want to do at our age counts the most. Keep pushing forwards my new sparkfriend.

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Thank you for asking me to join this team. I have been going and up with my weight for a few years now. I can't seem to get below 190, but I have kept myself from getting back to 216, but have been up to 206 (this past Christmas. I am 72, married to the best guy in the world (Don). Have 3 adult children ( son, David, in Southern CA, Denyse & Joell, daughters in Seattle). Have 10 grand children and 2 step grandchilren, 6 boys and 6 girls ranging in age from 27 years down to 4 years. Also have 2 great grandchildren Alivia 5, Teegan 2, and step granddaughter Emily who is 8.
I have completed some of my goals, I did 3K and 5K walk, also did the 4 week 10 minute exercise challenge. I am now doing the January challenge. I don't do too many of the videos on this site, ( will do some of chair ones), My bones are not as agile as the ladies showing us the exercise and I don't jump or run. I do exercise about 5x's a week. I have a number of videos and also a treadmill and do what I can and am comfortable with. All of you are so supportive and wow ladies you are all great inspirations. Again Thank you for inviting me.

Hugs all Joyce (Kurtzie1998)

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emoticon to our team all my new sparking friends. It's great to have you on board. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

SLUNDY65.. emoticon on going back to school and getting your Associates in Accounting. What a great achievement. All the best to you on reaching your goals. emoticon emoticon

CRAMPERELLA... emoticon on your weight loss. Yes, it is all about self-love and not being so hard on ourselves. One day at a time, one step at a time. We are here to help support and encourage each other on our new lifestyle journeys.

Nancy... emoticon to you on your 63 pound weight loss while on this journey to better health. Also emoticon on being a Cancer Survivor. You are a strong individual and continue to direct yourself to making better choices. Keep up the great work that you are doing.

Jeanne.... emoticon on your 63 pound weight loss. We are here for you as you continue on your weight loss journey. Anyway you can get your exercises in is a bonus. emoticon

Vicki....It's great that you and your DH are working together on this weight loss journey. Glad to have on the team. Looking forward to hearing about your combined weight loss.



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Hi, I'm Vicki and I'm 58 years old. My hubby and I have been on a journey to lose 60 lbs. each in a years time. We started Sept. 13th of 2014. As of today, I'm down 25 lbs. and he's down 31 lbs. Due to his health issues he can't exercise but I do what I can as far as stretching exercises and riding my recumbent exercise bike. I have RA of the spine and some days it's hard to walk, much less anything else but I do what I can.
Thanks for inviting me to join the team.

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HI there! My name is Jeanne and I am learning to love me as I am so that as I get to my goal weight, I can maintain it! I have dropped 63 pounds since July, 2014 and am happy that SNOWANGEL51 has invited me to this team! I will never be anything but a BBW even when I get to goal so this is a pretty awesome team to join for me! I have a long journey still ahead of me as I need to drop an additional 126 pounds. I try not to look at the end goal but to take it a 5% chunk at a time!

I am married to my bestest friend in the whole world and I love him so much! We have been married for 28 years and have a daughter who is 26 and has 2 children - 1 boy, 4 and one girl, 3 months! We also have 3 furbabies - a 11 year old Chihuahua named trouble, a 2 year old Yorkie named Murphy and a 12 year old cat named Neo!

I have severe back problems that are permanent but I chair exercise almost daily and I love doing that! I am up on my walking from 3 minutes to 15 minutes at a time! A sparkfriend of mine got me a spark activity tracker and I do track my steps but boy are they minimal! However compared to 5 months ago I am a absolute whirlwind!

I hope to get to know all of you and lend you the support you need to help you in your journeys!

Edited by: BLUEJAY1969 at: 1/11/2015 (04:25)
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Thank you snowangel for inviting me to the "Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes". I have been trying to find a team that I can be comfortable with. I have been with Sparkpeople since 1/25/2007. My goal has basically been to stay under 194. That's 63lbs less than my high of 257. I will be 68 years old in March. I exercise at Curves and then do water aerobics five days a week. It is hard to keep the weight off after you reach your goal. I have kept records of my weight since 1983 when I joined the Diet Workshop. I even joined TOPS in Kuwait in 1979 when I first reached 225 lbs after taking Prednisone for ITP (low platelets) I gained 50 lbs in two months from steroids. My face swelled up so much I didn't recognize myself. Just when I lost the weight and got down to 183 i found I had breast cancer in 1984. I managed to keep the weight off for 5 years. Being able to be in touch with Sparkpeople 24 hours a day whenever I need to be reminded where I am compared to where I was in 2005 has helped me tremendously. It helps to know I'm not alone.

Nancy - 5'7.5" tall
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1/1/06 - 257
1/25/07 - 201.5 joined SP
1/30/07 - 199 one-der-land!
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Hi!

I have been struggling with my weight and an eating disorder for about 10 years now. I have lost a lot of weight but still have a way to go to reach a healthy BMI. My wellness journey has taken me in many directions, but learning to accept myself has been probably the most profound. I love the name of the team. Self-love is the most important tool in the wellness journey.

I:

-love to read
-love to watch movies
-am an educator
-live on the south west coast of British Columbia in Canada. I am surrounded by natural beauty.
-am learning to love myself despite being imperfect

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Hi My name I Susan, I live in Minnesota, I have been married for 25 years to a wonderful man, we have two wonderful children that are adults now. I have decided that I need to start taking care of me so I went back to school and got my Associates in Accounting. This year I am working on becoming healthier, make better health choices, and to lose some weight.

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emoticon new members. It's great to have you on board. All the best to you on reaching your goals. We are here to help support and encourage you along your new lifestyle journey. Please tell us a bit about yourself so that we can get to know you better. emoticon emoticon together.

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