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10/14/12 9:31 P

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Thank you for your reply. I lived in a couple different houses in South Hills. I envy the spectacular view you had from Mt. Washington. My future husband and I had dinner a number of times in Mt. Washington restaurants ... very romantic.

I don't think I will be buying the Physiostep machine, but I can see that is a whole body workout. My downfall is definitely not exercising as much as I should and I had an active life as an adult ... tennis, water skiing, snow skiing and scuba diving. When I started gaining weight I moved less and less.

I have access to a treadmill, recumbent bike, weights, etc. The problem is me for sure.

I am inspired by you and will try to do better.

Again thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration for sure!!

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10/10/12 1:05 P

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MY SCALE ( THE DASTARDLY THING) SAYS THAT I GAINED BACK 19 POUNDS IN MY ABSENCE. HOW INCREDIBLY RUDE! I SHALL HAVE TO DISMANTLE IT AT MY EARLIEST CONVENIENCE! SERIOUSLY THOUGH, I TEND TO STUFF MY FACE WHEN UPSET OR DEALING WITH DIFFICULT ISSUES. I KNOW THIS AND YET I CONTINUE TO DO IT. I AM TRYING TO CHANGE THAT. AND GETTING BACK TO SPARK IS A GOOD PLACE TO START.

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10/10/12 11:47 A

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10/10/12 11:45 A

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Hi Steeler71 you are my hero and inspiration emoticon

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10/10/12 10:30 A

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Hey TTenacity. Yes I am a Pittsburgher,born and bred. I was born in the Upper South Side, but I lived in Mt. Washington until I was 19 and then I married my soul mate. As for calories,Itried to keep them around 1200 even though the diet called for a little more. I have to say, I wasn't as ridgid as you may think. I just ate what I was supposed to, and maybe saved some fruit or a veggie for a snack. Itried to eat fewer calories for breakfast and lunch so I could have a decent amount for dinner. For one thing, I'm not a big breakfast eater, so there wasn't a problem there. Lunches varied depending on my mood I guess. As for exercise I.rode my machine 60 min. in the morning and 45 minutes some time during the day..I'm 73 with artificial knees that are 14 yrs old and are going bad, so I don't walk outside. I'm afraid of falling. I truly believe that exercise is the key. If I can help you in any way, get in touch.

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10/10/12 9:41 A

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Congratulations keep up the good work emoticon

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Joanie, aren't you glad you stepped on that scale!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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10/9/12 7:26 P

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You all are doing wonderful and losing 10 pounds a month well here''s to you all!!!!!!

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10/9/12 6:48 P

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You guys are the BEST! I'm a lucky lady to be in your wonderful, caring company!

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Hi Steeler71,

Are you a Pittsburgher? I was born in PGH. And I am 70.

OK ... in May you weighed 242 and now in Oct. 137, that's a 105 pound difference in 5 months or a loss of 21 pounds per month. PLEASE tell us more!!!!

How much time per day were you on the "machine"? How many calories per day did you consume?

How did you break up the calories? How many meals and snacks?

If I could lose 10 pounds a month consistently, I would be ecstatic to the point of goofiness!!!!

Hope to hear more from you. Thanking you in advance.

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Great news keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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10/9/12 4:24 P

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Hi Joanie142 I have been exactly where you are and I know just how you feel. When I started Spark in May,2012 I weighed 242 and now I have just 9 lbs. to reach my goal. I let nothing get in my way. Nobody could tempt me to eat something I wasn't supposed to have. I exercised every day on my Physiostep machine. [ Look it up on the internet] I also used hand weights for 15 minutes every day. Of course, having a husband who supported me 100% was an added benefit.I took a good look at myself when I weighed 242 and I was disgusted with myself. I ask myself how did I let myself get that way and at that very moment I decided to do something about it. I actually found Spark by accident when I was fooling around on the computer. Listen girl, I'm 73 yrs.old and if I can do it so can you. Go for it Joanie142.

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It happened once again, I made another goal. I hit 255 which in my wildest dreams was not on the radar. I went and visited family- which is usually laden with land mines and I didn't trigger any because I was looking where I was stepping. I also had a blast with them and they served CAKE! My next goal was 255 and I am very stressed out right now because I have a meeting this Friday which I can't wait till it is over. I didn't want to weigh - oh no - I forced myself and then when I got the nerve to look at the scale-well I just wish I could have seen my own face. That scale has always had so much power over me. I gave it power-but maybe if it were more like a fortune cookie-saying something cool-like "Oh, you are looking GOOD! Wouldn't that be fun!

Thank you all for your support-I'm loving my journey-even if I get hiccups on the road to my happy place. emoticon

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