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7/30/11 3:30 P

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Those are fantastic goals!!! I'm new to this group too. I used to really hate substantial exercise, but I am slowly coming out of my shell and trying new things. I found out a year ago that I LOVE to hike. For some reason I've recently had it in my mind that I want to try canoeing or kayaking... really? What part of me did that come from?

You see... that adventurous soul resides deep within me too. I just need to build the confidence to tap into it and allow myself to ENJOY it! Please share the stories of your journey. It's going to be EPIC!!!

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7/17/11 9:24 P

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Welcome to the team! Sounds like you have some awesome goals!
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7/13/11 7:14 P

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Welcome to the team! You sound very motivated, best wishes to you on all your goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/11/11 12:37 P

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Welcome to the team!! I've always dreamed of being a thru-hiker on the AT as well but, hmmm, you are definitely young enough to make that dream come true!! Most or the people I know who have done a thru-hike are definitely older than their 20s.

Anyway, starting now and sticking with it, you will be able to hike anything you want before long! Happy trails!!

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7/11/11 9:15 A

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Welcome to the team! I could have written your post 25 years ago.....it can happen, you can live your dreams!

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7/9/11 6:08 P

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Welcome to the team, hiketoheights

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7/9/11 1:53 P

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Hi & welcome.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
~Lao Tzu

You're here and you have begun. Congratulations.

SparkPeople is the most awesome site. I've been here for over four years & still logging in every single day. The people here are great, supportive, funny, understanding, ...

Lots of info on the site also.
Again, welcome! Wishing you much success on your journey.

My dream also, to hike the Appalachian Trail (or at least part of it).

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7/9/11 1:42 P

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Hi everyone,
Iím a twentyish year old looking to get healthy and live a super active lifestyle. I am starting out at about 220 pounds and ultimately want to get down to about 150. More importantly I want to turn my life into an adventure. I want off of the couch and into the world.

I have always loved the outdoors and I would really like to get involved in outdoorsy things. When I was younger I dreamed of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail in a single summer. I would love to be in the kind of shape that would allow me to do that, or at least a monthís worth. I would also love to go kayaking, sailing, traveling, see the backcountry of the world, and learn to rock climb. I want to run a full marathon and complete an entire triathlon.

I also want to have the confidence to do the things in my daily life that I canít quite allow myself to do. I want to be able to express myself through how I dress, be the center of attention if I have something to say, and go out at night with my friends to a club without the nagging though of how silly I must look because of my weight.

I know that this is going to be a long and permanent journey. I know that I am going to need encouragement, support, and inspiration. I hope that this site and all the people on it can help me on my way and that I will be able to help others on the same adventure.


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