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RUBY1BEGONIA's Photo RUBY1BEGONIA Posts: 91
11/4/19 10:08 A

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HI I'm new to the group. Have lost about 40 pounds so far this year (2019) with a nutritionist. I stopped going to her (didn't want to spend the $50 a month any more). So I came back to Sparkpeople again. I have 50 pounds to go.

My name is Terri.

Together we can do this!!

Hebrews 12:1 ...let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,


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SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,072
10/13/18 11:06 A

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Hi! I've joined this Challenge today because although I'm a pretty healthy eater, I'm currently going crazy trying to find a middle way between being abstinent from things like sugar, and trying to be 'moderate' and able to eat those things sometimes (without it leading to a binge!)

I'm almost 64 and have been playing with food all my life! Different fads etc. Currently I think I've found my happy place with No S diet (three meals a day, No Sweets, No Snacks, No Seconds except on days beginning with S - ie weekends and special days like birthdays, Xmas).

I have been eating a vegetarian diet since I was 18, and have been vegan on/off with varying degrees of success. I seem to always have a little bit of dairy around - so I stick with the label 'vegetarian' now. I eat 'mostly vegan' wholefoods. I prepare almost all my own food at home. My weight is in the healthy range - so I'm a 'maintainer' - but boy it's much more difficult than I imagined! My weight creeps back up a few pounds so very easily.

I'm sure I can improve my diet though. I want to find how to be able to control my occasional loss of control in the face of a bowl of potato chips, or a plate of cookies!

Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

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9/27/18 1:34 P

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Hello, my name is Relisa and I have struggled with weight for years now. I came to Spark People in 2010 and have worked with the program, lost weight , gained it back and loss again.
I have come to apply myself with this challenge. I know what I need to do, I just need to do it. I have learned accountability works best with me and learning from others helps as well.
I weigh at this moment 261 pounds. My goal is to one day be 140 pounds. As I apply myself and keep my goal always before me, I can do this.
I thank you in advance for the support .

I shall take this mountain


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OHNOGOLDENS's Photo OHNOGOLDENS Posts: 12,586
4/5/18 6:36 P

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Have just gotten back into SP after moving 16 months ago. I now live where I do not have any phone or internet or any other kind of technology basically. I love it but rather then being out hiking I hunkered down and gained weight. I just had a change of attitude 3 weeks ago and started to doing my ranch work daily instead of weekends and I got back into eating healthy. I cut out the Cheetos and ice cream I had discovered I liked about 8 months ago! What a difference. Already down 7 pounds! AND the dog is to judging me!

I am Serena and I live on a ranch on the Columbia River in NE Washington state.


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10/31/17 2:08 P

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Doing this again for a mental re-set. Also to keep me honest today- when all I want is ALL THE CHOCOLATE!!! emoticon

Height: 5' 11"
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Trying to recuperate from deep depression and the 40lb gain that accompanied it. Every day is a struggle.


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8/25/17 11:05 P

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Hello, everyone! I have been active on SparkPeople for about a month. I decided to make a lifestyle change. So far, I have been doing well. I love eating healthy foods already. I believe this challenge will bring me new ideas for healthy living. :)

Anah

sophrosyne (n.) a healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one's true self, and resulting in true happiness.


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I tried this 1 year ago & am trying again. I have lost over 40 pounds in 18 months as of August 1,2017.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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ANNSKA's Photo ANNSKA Posts: 183
4/2/17 11:26 A

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Crikey mine will be no match brevity for me joined Sparkpeople in 08 and only intermittent success. What I lack is a foolproof diet plan and stickablity so here goes a good start so far early days though no only joking

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3/4/17 9:39 P

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lol I never know what to say here so here is a getting to know you question thing.

Do you have any pets? yes 5 dogs
* What was the last book you read? slim for life Jillian michals
* Do you like to cook? yes love to
* What's your favorite food? burritos, or Thai
* Do you have brothers and sisters? yes 1 sister
* Have you ever lived in another country? not yet
* Have you ever met a famous person? yes willie nelson 3 times.
* How do you spend your free time? gardening or on the internet
* What are your hobbies? gardening, reading, gaming.
* What do you do on Sundays? sleep
* What do you do? What's your job? YouTuber (very small lol)
* What is your motto in life? I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean
* What kind of food do you like? Mexican, Thai
* What kind of people do you like? outgoing, funny, and fun
* What are you best at? grading
* Who do you respect the most? openmindedness
* Who has had the most influence in your life? Gary Youofsky
* Would you like to be famous? no
* Are you a 'morning' or 'night' person? early morning
* When do you feel best? In the morning, afternoon, or evening? morning
* How many times did you move as a child? too many too count
* What cartoon character best describes you? Daria
* If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be? Spain
* If you knew could you try anything and not fail, what dream would you attempt? skydive
* What super-power would you most like to have? healing
* Would you live with someone without marrying them? yes
* Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures? take
* Are you a beach, country or city person? beach
* Where do you spend most of your money? on my garden.

“People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”- Rob Siltanen


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2/23/17 3:09 P

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I don't know if you remember me or not. My name is Darlene but like to be called Dar. I still live in Tacoma still and haven't move at all. So please forgive me if you don't remember me at all.
Dar

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2/20/17 9:57 A

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Hi my name is Melanie. I'm the mother of a 19 year old daughter and a 30 year old stepson. I work in a high school special education classroom where the children have various disabilities. Spark people has taught me that changing your lifestyle helps keep the weight off instead of just dieting.

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JAJABEE1717's Photo JAJABEE1717 Posts: 10,047
2/14/17 6:42 P

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emoticon Pattimarie, Your intro was just fine. You are one active lady. Hope you had a great birthday. P.S. I have a bracelet that is engraved with "IT IS WHAT IT IS" that got me through a different sort of trial & tribulation.

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be the reason someone smiles today" -- author unknown

Linda Virginia USA
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2/14/17 7:39 A

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Happy Valentines Day, Pattimarie is returning after a couple years. My weight hasn't changed much but it is lower. Yesterday was my birthday celebration! Need I say more?

so today I will be on track.
I am a widow with two lovely adult daughters, two grandsons and one great grandson. Guess you know by that list I'm a senior very much so but very active. I do an hour of gym daily strength and cardio. Twice weekly following gym I have 1.5 hour of yoga. Yup tooting my own horn. I'm healthy no medication I'm in my 8th year of cancer free..breast cancer but my strength saw me through.
Is this to much of an introduction? Oh well it is what it is...that was my line that got me through the cancer so hope it works here. I need to keep on track with my food. Thanks for reading

Edited by: PATTIMARIE at: 2/14/2017 (07:42)
In the end, the only people who fail are those who don't try!! quote from D. Viscott


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1/31/17 4:50 P

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Hello I just joined SparkPeople in order to get support for changing my bad eating habits. Im 19, just finished high school. Im working out and I love it, ive progressed a lot but my nutrition needs improvement. I hope to find some guidance here. I used to binge eat brutally. I do not have those bad baad urges anymore though, but my portion control and food choice still needs improvement. I find it hard to stick to a single healthy meal day and I also tend to eat more than I need to.

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1/22/17 6:58 P

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ELONKA1-- Try doing a web search of SP or entire web asking about the benefits of carbs- especially whole (complex) versus simple. There's a lot of good to be said about them. You've got a good start to the day with your oatmeal. I usually add some mixed berries (thawed) to the oatmeal or bran which, while being a healthy choice full of antioxidants, provide natural sweetening.

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be the reason someone smiles today" -- author unknown

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ELONKA1's Photo ELONKA1 Posts: 390
1/22/17 11:27 A

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I like the plate model also. Put bowls on top of large dinner plates in my cupboard. THough don't include the carbs/grains as much.So what do to about that section of the plate?

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ELONKA1's Photo ELONKA1 Posts: 390
1/22/17 11:25 A

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Me too - age 66 next week and lost 2 lbs. so far. Sparkpeople helped me over the holidays.




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ELONKA1's Photo ELONKA1 Posts: 390
1/22/17 11:23 A

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I joined this challenge yesterday, just in time to plan my grocery shopping, which I had not been doing. I don't like to eat as much bread and pasta as this challenge may recommend but I can make own choices. What are benefits of the carbs in these foods? I could be wrong, but they seem to be fillers. I do choose otalmeal almost daily for breakfast and limit self to one slice of bread or serving of pasta per day when I do choose them.. Thanks in advance for your support and information.

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JAJABEE1717's Photo JAJABEE1717 Posts: 10,047
1/2/17 5:13 A

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Just joined today, and won't be shopping until later in the week. But I've looked at the menus and especially like the breakfast ideas. I'm 66, joined SparkPeople back in November and this is the first year in memory that I've lost weight over the holidays instead of gained. Not a lot, but happy with it. And mean to keep it going with sensible eating and adding exercise. 4 lbs. down -- 46 to go.

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be the reason someone smiles today" -- author unknown

Linda Virginia USA
Leader "CLUTTER-FREE LIVING" Team


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1/1/17 4:08 P

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Excited to try a new plan to ensure I'm eating fit... Went grocery shopping and prepared a whole WEEK'S worth of Breakfast, Snack, Lunch & Snacks!! :)



Looking for strength and encouragement!


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12/31/16 5:08 P

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2017 A new start for me to keep my promises made to myself for the New Year. Eat healthier and be happier. Would love to see myself not using a walker anymore. Improve a lot of health issues too.

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11/20/16 12:57 P

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Not New to Spark people! I have been faltering on My Habits! I have had surgery this Last Month and it has got me into a Not Good Place! I need to Kick it up NOW I'm Ready! BONNIE emoticon emoticon



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10/17/16 11:02 A

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Hi! I've been with SP for over 7 years, did really well, but now I've gained my weight back and feel like I'm in a food rut. So I'm hoping this challenge will help me get motivated again.

I'm Vikki

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FIT4HZGLORY's Photo FIT4HZGLORY Posts: 3,769
10/14/16 9:51 A

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I just joined the challenge. I am looking forward to clean, healthy eating.

Diane from Eastern NC
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...He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return]. Phil. 1:6 (AMP)

TAKE BACK YOUR TEMPLE!!!

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Started 186.25 lbs: 1-11-18
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RUNNINMAMA2010 Posts: 55
9/25/16 8:59 A

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I have used Sparkpeople daily in the past to track my diet and exercise and found it helped me reach my goals. I have been using some Sparkpeople features sporadically since and am getting back to what works for me. I am on Day 3 of this challenge and will be organizing my refrigerator, freezer and cupboards today. Sunday just seems to be a great day to do that! Looking forward to completing this challenge and moving towards making "better for me" choices each day!

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9/15/16 9:03 P

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Hi, just joined. I'll shop tomorrow. I like the plate model. Need more veggies. Hope to get my frig organized and get back to some good habits!

Deanna
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KLBAUSSIE's Photo KLBAUSSIE SparkPoints: (29,580)
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8/5/16 9:14 A

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My name is Kayne. I'm trying this, but I don't know if it will work for me. I'm the only one in the house who is really concerned about a healthy diet. I live a 30 minute drive from the nearest "supermarket", and it's not known for it's diversity. So some of the food is not available, or impossible to buy in smaller quantities. But I will see how it goes.

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Hi,my name is Linda and I have lost 31 pounds since Feb.1 and hope to lose 20 more pounds this year.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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5/11/16 6:57 P

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Hi and I'm Karen. I'm 57 years old and still learning how to eat healthier. SP has helped me tremendously. I'm trying to lose 55#. I'm only 5'2" and feel so hefty! I know that challenges like these help tons and I'm excited about this one!

Karen from Minnesota

"Little by little whittling my middle!"


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FATBLASTINGMAMA's Photo FATBLASTINGMAMA Posts: 22
5/10/16 12:47 P

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Hi! My name is Staci and I'm 33 years old! I was always under weight before I had my daughter, so I never really though about what I could and couldn't eat. Now I'm over weight, and I have to retrain myself on what I should and shouldn't eat.

-Staci-

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LIGHTHOUSE1954's Photo LIGHTHOUSE1954 SparkPoints: (174,242)
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5/1/16 12:07 A

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Marilyn Kay here. Doing this challenge again. I can't afford to buy everything on the weekly shopping list because it would take using my whole month food budget. I will be using the tips and adjusting what I eat to include as many veggies as possible.

Marilyn Kay

I can do this!


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4/5/16 10:39 A

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So excited, I hope that I can keep that.
Looking to loose at 40 pounds by Sept.

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4/3/16 9:34 A

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Just joined and I am ready

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2/29/16 10:12 P

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You're all real inspirations to me. Keep it up.

I'm losing my way, so I thought I'd seek community support.

The shopping list and menus are going to help. I'm not officially starting though until I can get to the store - tomorrow after an Oatmeal Banana breakfast.

I'm already inspired, just being in here - and have skipped my usual mass quantity eating binges and had airpopped popcorn sans butter and salt. I'm not hungry at the moment and I know I'm WAY DOWN on my usual calorie intake. Good start on day 0

Edited by: HOTFLASHFLABBY at: 2/29/2016 (22:16)
I just need to move more. The rest, I'm sure will follow.


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2/5/16 9:55 A

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I am Cher. I decided to join this challenge after I finished my Small Changes challenge. It seems like I always do well on the challenges. I am 63 soon to be 64. I am the oldest member of my family left. I have a few younger brothers and a sister and some younger cousins. my kids and grandkids. I am Diabetic trying to keep from using meds and lower my cholesterol. I started SparkPeople December 4 because I wanted to use the food tracker, but I am really surprised by all the help for Diabetics here. I am learning a lot.

Have a good day.

Cher short for Cherie

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1/31/16 11:22 A

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Hello my name is Carolyn and am new to this team today. I've been with SP for a few years, but for some reason, I never saw this team before. I lost a great deal of weight at one time, but then I gained most of it back again. I've been doing well with my foods the last few months, and I feel that this team is the team I need to help carry me further towards my weight loss goal this year,


"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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1/28/16 10:38 P

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Hello, I just started SP today! emoticon I have 30 pounds I wish to lose, I'm a stay at home mom and homeschool my teenage daughter. Needless to say it's the equivalent of having a desk job most of the day. Lol
Hoping to get motivated and get into a healthy eating habit and exercise routine along with my daughter.

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Hello from Ohio emoticon I started using Sparkpeople years ago, with great success. I lost over 30 lbs emoticon BUT...I got lazy and unmotivated and fell off the wagon emoticon I have gained back everything I worked so hard to lose...Needless to say I'm disappointed in myself, but it's time to stop the pity party and do what I know works. I've rededicated myself to lifestyle changes and never to give up on myself again. Good luck on your spark journeys emoticon

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1/10/16 12:29 P

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Hi, I am Bobbie, and looking for positive changes in my life. I know SparkPeople is the best place to start. No one will will make fun or criticize. We are all here to support and encourage. emoticon

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Hi, My name is Mel and I have been on SP since 2011. I joined this team to get back to basics with eating the "plate" and increasing my exercise minutes.

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil 2:3-4.


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12/18/15 1:31 A

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Hi, I am Betsy. I am 6 feet tall. I joined Sparks 6 years ago to get down to a healthy weight for my 50th birthday. I accomplished that in 4 and 1/2 mos. and maintained for 8 mos. then went off the wagon{really no exercising at all in the hot summer that year and all the rest of the years{my excuse was I was busy Homeschooling } and am back here trying to lose the wt. again~{ 20 lbs. + 6 extra pounds } for my child so I will be around for all of his childhood. I know I can stick with this and lose it again and keep it off! I am HAPPY at this writing ~ I have lost 5 lbs. already!

Edited by: MOMWANTSNOWAIST at: 1/7/2016 (13:23)
In God my heart trusts. ----Proverbs 28:7

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

KNOW that the LORD is GOD.It is HE who made us,And we are HIS;
We are HIS people,
The sheep of HIS pasture.
Psalm 100:3
Betsy ~~~CST






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I guess I am not as new as I thought...I was here on this team on October 2015,
I noticed nothing has changed but will redo myself again.

My name is "Bobbi" I am 5'3 and I just turned 60 yrs. in October and I am here to get fit,
and healthy and learn to do a lot better than I have been in the passed.

So here I am trying to fight off everything in general and I am a type 2 diabetic ugh,
and that sucks and no fun having problems to deal with...just wanna be a better person,
in general so here I start a better me for December in what's left of this month.

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"SW: 360 lbs. - 10 =350 lbs. As Of 1/9/16"

"MY NAME IS BOBBI"


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wow, TCLADY, trully an inspiration!

so hello everyone, new to SparkPeople and i joined this challenge today to challenge myself if i can stick to something for 30 days. the intent behind this idea is great but i am vegan so i will have to super modify the meal plans and shopping lists and what's more to come..
i am 32 years of age, single and loving it ;) i'm also schizophrenic and i gained weight to obese proportions while and after being admitted to a psychiatric hospital 4 years ago. doing much MUCH better now regardindg my illness and lost 20 kilos this year.. now i'm here cause i need this type of accountability to keep me motivated.

like TCLADY said - good luck to us all emoticon

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morning team, just signed up for this one and if I can get the hubby "sugar freak" to eat the right way even for the duration of this challenge I will be happy. On a fixed income its hard to fix separate meals. But will really try, don't so much need to loss any more but do need to get to eating right so what I've worked to had to get off stays off. My name is Candi and I live in the middle of the "baby finger" of Michigan, 15 miles from Traverse City. I'm 70 years young the end of this month, been married 53 years come mid March, have 3 adult children and 6 g.kids 5 in their mid 20's and one surprise who is 14. I am one of those people who really enjoys working out and have a nice collection of work out videos and a set of hand weights plus a treadmill for winter time walks and it all helps me keep pretty well in shape for an old lady. Have a good one and good luck to us all. emoticon

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Good morning all. And how is your day so far. My name is Darlene but liked to be called Dar. I live in Tacoma,WA not to far from Seattle. I lost my husband 10 yrs ago this past May and I have 2 grown and married daughters. The youngest one has 2 daughters. I have been with Sparks since 2009 but didn't really start loosing the weight until this yr. I made a bet with God if He helped me I'll do the rest and He has.
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Hi, my name is Bobbi. I am soon to be 60 yrs. old next Wednesday and I live in,
Farmersville, CA. and I have been on sparks for awhile on a diabetic team since,
I found out that I am a type 2 diabetic....in 2/1/15...but am new to this team but I don't,
know if I am able to stay here because I cannot afford the food they want me to get,

I have a weight problem with many health issues.

"SW: 360 lbs. - 10 =350 lbs. As Of 1/9/16"

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10/8/15 9:02 P

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Hi I'm Devora, and looking for easy to prepare food.

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I thought I had my kitchen in pretty good shape, and then I read today's article. OK I have a little more work to do

Need to unjam utensil drawer
Get my recipe box handy ( since I use the 'puter) I have to ponder this one.
Redo the pantry and get stuff ready for donation to Food Pantry emoticon

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Hi, my name is Sunny. I am 65, retired and living in Mesa, AZ. I have had a weight problem my entire life. I have been a Sparkle for quite a while, but always get distracted. I just completed a 30 day challenge and this is the first day of the Fit Food Challenge.

Sunny Howard
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Hi I'm Chelsea and I'm from central CA. I have been a member of spark people for a number of years but I keep falling off the wagon. Everytime I start over I have more and more weight to lose. Hopefully this time will stick and it should because I have a baby now that I want to be around for for a long time to come. Besides it is way past time to get back to a normal size and a more active life! Looking forward to doing this challenge! emoticon

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Hi I have been with spark people for nearly 10 year....I lost 210 pounds...but have gained back about 10 pounds...feeling like I have lost my spark...so I'm going to start my eating plan over....exercise is going very good ..just I'm over eating...

have a healthy week end

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Hello my name is Theresa and I just joined this group. I'm hoping to get back to losing weight and feeling healthy. So far I'm down 37.3lbs with 12.7lbs till I hit 50lbs down!

I'm hoping to get to know all of you and support you as you support me. Good luck on your journeys!

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Hey! I am trying to get myself on track with eating right. I'm not very creative when it comes to planning meals, so I am hoping to get some ideas and tricks here.

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Hi,
I am hoping to adjust the way I eat to help myself be more successful.

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Hi everyone,

Just joined this challenge as I really need to do a better job of healthier eating. I tend to do OK with getting in some fitness (need to increase that too!) but the eating is my biggest challenge.

Looking forward to learning more and making progress!

Judy

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Hi, I'm Gigi.
I just joined this challenge and am looking forward to a healthier life. I find that I do much better when I have accountability buddies, so if anyone is interested, please friend me and let's support each other.




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9/1/15 4:37 P

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I'm Vicki and I'm working on cutting out as much processed junk foods as I can and eating healthier.
I'm down 20 lbs over the past year and would like to drop another 10 lbs. by the end of this year. Spark people has been a huge help in as far as keeping me motivated to stay on track.

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Hi I'm DJ. I'm on day 8 of my streak to get healthier (again, seems I keep starting over) and I'm on Day 4 of The Fit Food Challenge.

This challenge is great because the food always affects how I feel and function. This keeps me thinking about that every day. By the end of the challenge I should have my healthy eating habit established again.

I've been on SP a long time and it is the one place I can count on for some encouragement, accountability and fun challenges.

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Hi everyone. I am Sandra. I live in Texas. I had bariatric surgery in May 2015 and I am truly focused on eating food that packs a big bang (nutrient dense). Everything has to count since I am not able to eat a kids meal and sometimes I am not able to get in 1000 calories per day unless I plan on eating the wrong foods. This challenge will be a great opportunity to see how well I am doing and for me to learn new things.

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Hi, I'm Donna and I live in central PA, 20 miles east of Penn State University. I just celebrated my 26th wedding anniversary yesterday and am looking forward to many more years together. This is the 2nd marriage for both of us so together we have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. I am originally from Florida and moved to PA in 1988. Met my DH in 89 and were married the same year. He is now retired, I work as Lead Teller at a bank. We love camping and spending time with the grandkids.

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emoticon I'm Lisa from western NE. I'm loving all the new and revamped Spark challenges; I've completed the 28 day challenge and am half-way through the 30 day. I really need to rethink my food intake, get more veggies and fruit and way fewer liquid calories.

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Hi everyone!

Please use this thread to introduce yourself to the team. Tell us a little bit about your goals and what brought you here!

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