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What I look like when I see a camera during my Turkey Trot...

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    I didn't think of the word "shed" for weight loss, that is a great idea. I loved the visual that you shared on my blog about the word - how like a snake who sheds his skin and discards it, the same holds true with shredding weight. I will add that to my vocabulary. I really like the word "shred." :)
    3033 days ago
    Hi there! I have been meaning to stop by and thank you for leaving the comment on my blog about my pacing at the bus stop. Nope...I'm not going to stop...I keep at it no matter what the others think!

    Have a great day!
    3042 days ago
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting more active with SparkPeople and seeking new SparkFriends - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support- it's also lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together.
    I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized here instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, but also to maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place! You're off to a great start already, just by posting here and I think you'll be at your goal before you know it!
    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
    Please check out SparkTeams - you can choose them by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways. I'd like to invite you to join the Virtual Walk/Run/Cycle Thru the US @ SparkTeam - it's a really fun way to track your walking while you travel 'virtually' across America from Virginia to Oregon. Go to the SparkTeam page at
    ndividual.asp?gid=19805 for more information.
    Some of the other teams that are good for beginners include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site. It takes awhile to get the hang of the site but you can earn SparkPoints and Trophies while you explore and learn!
    I wish you the best on your journey!!!

    3086 days ago
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    Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    I can only hope Bobby and his wife (ugh, there's that word again) got a good laugh out of those yoyos. From what I've seen of her, she wouldn't tolerate any nonsense. She IS a Texan after all.
    3088 days ago
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