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9/8/20 9:01 A

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hello my name is Katie. I am working to lose 73 pounds to reach my first long term goal at 180 pounds . my husband and my puppy are my work out buddies. I did 5 trips walking through my field up hill and down hill. each round my puppy thor stuck his paws out like he was giving me a high five each trip cheering me on. I am in arkansas out in the country. I am married to my awesome husband we celebrate 6 years in February. we have 2 kids between us a 31 year old son and an 18 year old daughter. hope to make lots of new friends here

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6/22/20 1:39 P

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Hello everyone! So glad to be on this challenge. I am trying to get into a good habit of exercise and walking is super easy and cheap and something that you can do right now! I have a treadmill and I have several Leslie Sansone in home walking DVDs. I also have access to a local park with a walking track. I am currently looking for other places outside to take a walk. I live in Tennessee, so the weather has started to warm quickly, but I can get out early in the morning or late in the evenings.

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5/30/20 7:23 P

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Hello! I joined this group to help start a walking routine. My short term goal is to be able to walk 1 mile in 30 minutes (by the end of the challenge) and my long term goal is to be able to walk 2 miles without stopping.

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5/29/20 11:02 A

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Hi - I'll be starting Monday so that the rest day falls on Sunday. Used to walk a 5k in an hour, but hurt my foot in several ways over a coupla years, so now wanting to get back into walking regularly and building up my distance and speed without injury. I have the most beautiful park real close to where I live and I want to take advantage of it!

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Walking my way to better health using my Fitbit. Aiming for 10,000 steps per day. I live in a small town, so streets are empty and everyone is staying safe from transmitting Covid-19. Stay safe everyone.

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2/18/20 2:20 A

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Day 1: I have been regularly walking for a few weeks now and thought that this challenge might help me to step things up a bit.
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9/23/19 1:33 A

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Hello, everyone! I used to walk regularly a few years back, but I've been out of practice due to my back pain flaring up several times this year. I'm feeling pretty good so far and the 10 min walk went off without a hitch.

I look forward to walking with all of you and I can't wait to get back into the walking habit.
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9/11/19 1:29 P

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Day 1. Hoping to get in the habit of walking.

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Just joined yesterday. Looking forward to developing a walking habit.

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Gerald in Arkansas, anyone still active in this group? add me, send me a message!

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6/18/19 10:41 P

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A Jackie I am going to join the challenge Going to start tomorrow...

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2/12/19 5:28 P

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New to the challenge is anyone still active?

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11/30/18 10:59 A

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This is my weight over time. It makes me sad and hopeful at the same time to see it. I want and plan to stick with this through the very hard holidays and wish everyone strength. I plan to lose 40 pounds. However, for now my goal is the 30 day walk challenge and 30 day Ketogenic diet challenge.

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10/31/18 9:39 A

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hello! I've been a long time spark-er but have been very inconsistent in the past few years. Looking forward to getting back on track. I choose this challenge because husband and I would like to do some hiking next summer.

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9/9/18 8:57 P

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Hi everyone,
Been with Sparks since 2007. Lost a lot of weight then put almost all of it back on because one of the medications I had been taking was making my heart skip beats. Tried EVERYTHING to control and not gain back but nothing worked. The doctor couldn't, or wouldn't, put me on anything even close to what I had been on so the next best thing made me gain weight. Nothing to do about it since I had to take it.
Now I've started a new therapy which I really hope will do me a world of good over the long run. Will have to do this therapy 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Supposed to begin tomorrow but it's my grandson's 12th birthday. Wouldn't be right to not go. *Sigh* Have to figure something out. Anyway, am hopeful that since this year has been the year from "he-double tooth picks" I'll be able to get back on the ball and start to lose this weight again.


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9/3/18 6:30 P

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5/27/18 12:05 A

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Found a friend to walk with but did not get my heart rate up so not sure that counts

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Yesterday was church and rain so will walk more today to make up for it

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5/19/18 6:17 A

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3.5 miles

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5/18/18 7:15 P

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Completed my challenges and walking 3 miles

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5/13/18 6:38 P

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Half way through this challenge and deleted all the other teams I was on. Spending more time on my iPad than I was working out

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5/4/18 7:11 A

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I’ve officially made it my mission I am going to do those Superman moves. I can do coach Nicole’s but coach jens are so much harder. I can get my stomach up but my arms don’t wanted to move

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Surprised myself. I was actually disappointed I can’t walk outside today. Focus on strength training Superman and pushups are really a challenge

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5/2/18 5:17 P

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Hi today is my day three. I did my first 5k last Saturday so now I have a baseline and something to improve on as my personal goal. Never have done hiking but what a great way to spend time with your dad!

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5/1/18 9:25 A

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Hi, I joined this challenge a few days ago. I have loved walking for years. So glad the weather is finally good enough to make walking safe again. My goal is to get my walking game up enough to join my dad on a hiking trip. We used to go hiking in the Adirondacks once a year until I gained so much weight I was no longer able to keep up.

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas A. Edison


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5/1/18 8:48 A

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Whoever come up,with this challenge I love it. Today meditate walked was great

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4/30/18 9:16 A

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I really like this challenge and the daily goals

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4/29/18 6:21 P

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Completed team goals for today

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I was doing the 5k challenge and today was the day. 39.54. I don’t run or jog just fast walk. Looking for the next challenge to keep me motivated and inspired with new goals

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2/18/18 3:29 P

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Hi!
Just joined this challenge today !
I'm so ready !!!

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1/14/18 7:42 P

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This is Day 1 of the Walk this Way Challenge for me. After doing 15 minutes today with my Pup. I am looking forward to the tomorrows in this Challenge and getting to know you and learn from you. I am an old member that became a Ghost for several years. I am returning to SPark People for the motivation and encouragement I have always found here.
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5. Lose 31 pounds


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1/4/18 12:52 P

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Hi,
It is day one for the challenge for me. My long term goal is to get in shape by sixty.

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I'm 69, and three years ago this month was diagnosed with breast cancer, requiring chemo and radiation. I have been sedentary all my life and was very fatigued from the treatments, so just sitting was so easy. Then a little over a month ago I was placed on a CPAP machine at night. So I have to get up and get moving.

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12/3/17 11:46 A

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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE
MY NAME IS TRISH IM 63 AND LOVE TO WALK ONCE I GET STARTED !!!
ITS JUST GETTING UP AND OU T THE DOOR ..SO HOPING THIS WILL BE THE GREAT MOTIVATOR emoticon

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10/21/17 10:18 A

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Hi. My name is Babs. I've been a member of SP for several years. I have not lost a lot of weight but I've made a lot of great friends and found a lot of support and encouragement. So I have learned to accept my 'small' losses as they come and to not focus totally on the scale.

I'm semi-retired, and I'm not very flexible. That tells me I need to 'move it, move it, move it' a lot more than I do. I have started yoga stretches and walking in short increments. I also belong to a gym and enjoy water walking.

I want to be part of this team and 'walk this way' to get me 'moving' in the right direction.

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Hello, my name is Holly and I live in St. Petersburg, Florida, a.k.a., The Burg. I have rheumatoid arthrits and a spinal fusion which makes running a big no no for me, so walking it is! My rheumatologist says if I drop 30 pounds It will help my joints significantly and I intend to do exactly that. I'm starting on day 1 today.



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7/31/17 10:27 A

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Hi i am Beth and I live in Mexico. Just turned 79 and need to move more. Would like to lose 10 lbs. Not easy for me but do love Spark. Just joined Walk this way Challenge so here goes. Will check in every day. Am determined to do this. Happy sparking.

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6/7/17 9:57 A

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Hi, I'm Rhonda. I was encouraged to join this challenge by my sister who is also doing it. We both need to be more active because heart disease, diabetes and cancer runs in our family. We are ticking time bombs. I'm on day 3. :)

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emoticon Day #1 for me after a very lazy winter. Looking forward to the challenge!

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4/2/17 1:42 A

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Hi everyone I'm getting back on a restart I wish everyone a good weekend! emoticon


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Started walking daily in January. I prefer walking to other exercise and am up for a challenge!

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3/23/17 11:26 P

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Hi! I'm Katie. I'm trying to become a healthier person. I chose this challenge because I'm not a very active person normally and I'm looking to get back into exercise.

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1/21/17 9:30 A

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I am joining this challenge again. Challenges are a way to motivate me to exercise daily and be accountable to more than just myself.

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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1/20/17 11:28 P

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Hello everyone, my name is Kristen. I joined this challenge because there was a time in my life when I loved to walk! I walked all the time, all over the place. Since having my first child 7 years ago I have all but given up an activity I loved doing and find it hard to find the time to even get out for a few minutes. I am hoping this challenge will help get me up and walking again, just a little bit at a time.

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1/11/17 9:29 A

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Hi my name is Terri. I joined this challenge to help me get back on track with a regular exercise routine that became derailed in 2016 due to unexpected family loss and personal injuries. I am ready, willing and able to continue. I miss my daily workouts and walking. I currently am able to walk 8,000 steps without pain due to a sprained ankle in November. It is getting better but longer than that then I get the pain and start limping. This challenge will be a good progression as the ankle continues to heal.

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1/9/17 4:21 P

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Hi my name is Kathy and I am new to this challenge. I will be going to the gym for my walking. Also I will (hopefully) be trackin all my steps. I am looking forward to walking with you.



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Hi, I'm Alaina. I joined the walking challenge today. My dogs are going to be happy that I did! I've been off and on SparkPeople since 2008.
So recently, my weight has been creeping back up (30 lbs gained). It's time to get back to basics! It's time to renew and get back on track!
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Hi All

My name is Carol and I joined this challenge in the hopes of getting myself back to a regular exercise routine. I have been struggling all summer and one of my Sparkbuddies suggested I join a challenge. I researched and feel like this is the one for me.

On Day 2.

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Hey all!

Im 39, mom, wife and love that Walking is an easy, cheap, healthy way to lose the pounds and change my life! I have lost 38lbs in less than 3 months by just walking and eating right. Im from Canada!

This challenge is helping me with my Biggest Loser fitness challenges - the two work great together to keep me motivated!

Love this !

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Goal #3 = 300 - Achieved Nov 9/16 Goal #4 = 285 - Achieved Jan 9/17
Goal #5 = 270 - aiming for July 1st/17
Goal #6 = 255 Goal #7 = 240 Goal #8 = 225 Goal #9 = 205
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Happy Halloween, and good wishes for getting more energetic and physically fit before the next holiday (I have company coming Veterans Day weekend and would love to join them in a moderately strenuous hike!).

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Happy Halloween!

looking forward to starting this challenge to get me in the routine of getting out and walking before the major holiday season hits.. today is the beginning of those holidays..... hope to meet some friends along the way~!

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“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.” – Neil


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PETMOM1 Posts: 1
10/8/16 2:20 P

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Hi all my name is Theresa and I am coming back to spark after several years. I have about 25 pounds to lose and it feels very overwhelming. This challenge seems to fit wonderfully right now. I am looking forward to becoming active again and meeting new and wonderful people

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9/30/16 10:19 A

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Hi, I'm Nancy. Just started this challenge with the goal of being more consistent with my exercise.

Keep moving!

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LOVE WALKING
UTUBE JESSICA SMITH VIDEOS TOO HOT FOR ME TO WALK
FIRST EVER CHALLENGE BEEN ON SPARKPEOPLE A LONG LONG TIME COME AND GO AS THEY SAY
30 DAYS WILL BE TUFF BUT I WANT THIS CHALLENGE

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8/7/16 5:08 A

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Hi, my name is Anna. I have decided to add a fitness goal, long term, so that I keep motivated. Concentrating on just the weight loss will get me frustrated fast!!! My long term goal is to run a 10K, this challenge is just the first step to get to that BIG goal. I suffer from shin splints with even the slightest bit of walking but I am hoping to beat that too!!!

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7/7/16 6:28 A

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Today is my second day and I love walking.

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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7/6/16 11:28 A

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emoticon You will like this challenge! I have done it before and enjoyed my results and feeling of accomplishment! You can find ways to get those steps in!

I love music!


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7/6/16 11:12 A

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Hi, So glad to have found this Challenge. I have been trying to keep track of my steps with walking indoors and out . So far I have averaged 8--10k steps a day but my goal is to average 10-20k a day. Love walking. It is my favorite exercise especially outdoors in nature when the weather permits otherwise I do my walking dvd's. Anything I can do I will do to get my steps in. I also love doing the virtual walks because I am a stay at home mom and barely get out of the house let alone the state. Keeps me motivated .

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6/27/16 12:12 P

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Hello! This is day one for me! I'm hoping to connect with others so I stay accountable. It is hard to commit. If I have others support it helps. So if your thinking of visiting my page or leaving a comment, do it, I need a push, a kick in the pants, support. Thanks

I love music!


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5/26/16 6:14 P

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Hi everyone,
I am Mariana and I live in the beautiful sunny state. I walk most days of the week for health only.

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5/26/16 5:08 P

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Hi my name is Carolyn. I am excited about this walking forum. I am currently a member at results transformation center in Northern California and down 40lbs from boot camp cardio/strength training and healthy eating, for a total of 62lbs loss. The first 22 was from walking. I am now ready to walk 5K. This challenge will get me mentally ready as I continue with the boot camp to reach my goals.

Isis


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5/23/16 8:38 A

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My name is Diana, I am returning to SP after several months of trying to get my head on straight. Looking forward to this challenge and losing weight & eating healthy.

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5/22/16 10:47 P

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I'm Misty and I am couch potato snacker (mainly at work). I am working to below what I was in 9th grade and that was 127 then. I'm tired of the pain and the grief when I look at my stomach.

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5/19/16 8:03 A

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Hi I'm Teresa. I'm 54 and very overweight. Started as couch potato now I might be able to walk a hour? I'm here to learn about walking. I still have to "make" myself do it, as I walk, I listen to music and tell myself out loud, all the reasons why I'm doing this. It has really helped me keep going.
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4/28/16 12:38 P

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Hi, I'm Dawn. I am the mother of two energetic boys age 11 and 8 and two fur babies (cats) who are still kittens themselves at 10 months old emoticon emoticon . I turned 36 earlier this month. I have been in an extremely happy, loving relationship with my bf for almost 5 1/2 years now and hope to soon be emoticon , we have also been unofficially trying for emoticon for a little over 2 years now. Although my biometric screening this year said I was "low risk" for everything but weight, BMI and waist measurement I still want to be healthier for my family......I also want to be able to not shop in the Women's department anymore and be able to buy my bridesmaid dresses for the weddings I'm in next year off the rack without as well as my wedding dress when/if I get remarried.

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4/27/16 1:22 P

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emoticon Just joined this team yesterday, so far so good loo. With it being spring I figured this was a good exercise program that my 11 and 8 year old could join me on.....they love going for walks with me and I've already recruited a friend to come walk with me one to two times a week to help keep me motivated emoticon

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4/6/16 6:29 P

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emoticon Everyone,

My name is Renita and I joined this team last night. I am trying to make healthier lifestyle changes and lose some weight. Well actually lots of weight!!

I wish you all well in your journeys and can't wait to read about all of your success.

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4/5/16 8:28 P

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Hi Everyone.
My name is Sherry and I live near Minneapolis MN. I am very overweight and tired of it. Also tired of the issues that go with it. I am diabetic 2. high blood pressure, high cholesterol etc
Also have copd.

I am looking to walk a 5k on my birthday this year in July.
Saw this and boom here I am :)

Good luck everyone

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4/3/16 11:30 P

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Hi Everyone! I joined this team on Friday, April 1 & that was the first day I walked. I am excited about this group and really looking forward to being able to walk a 5K by the end of April! Going from not walking at all to doing a 5K in 30 days is pretty impressive. Here's to all of us reaching the 30 day goal!

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3/30/16 7:05 P

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I am Marilyn and my favorite activity is walking which is good since my Cardiologist wants me to do as much walking as I can.

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3/19/16 12:19 P

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I am Patti and I live near St Louis. I put in long hours at a high stress sedentary job and have had the weight gain that goes with it. Have always loved walking and feel like I can commit to and stick with 10 minutes each day even though I hope to exceed that most days. Joining the challenge to hold myself accountable so no excuses. Plus I enjoy the support and camaraderie of others.

The only way we can fail is to give up. Never surrender!


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3/3/16 11:25 P

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Hi everyone: I am Jo Ann from Texas. I did this challenge once before. When looking for a new challenge, I decided I wanted to rejoin this team and see if I can do a better job this time round. I know walking will help. I am also participating in the 10000 step challenge but am not being consistent. I had a goal of 7500 and I am hitting that most of the time but really want to get to where 10000 steps is the norm and increase the challenge to more steps. Wish me luck.

Jo Ann


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2/18/16 9:09 P

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Hi my name is Mbu, rejoined this past week it is a struggle and need to get back to a walking program.
I am a retired RN and I know the importance of moving, if there are ideas to follow or learn on this thread, please don't hold back!
Peace,
Mbu

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2/9/16 9:53 A

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I'm new to the challenge today. Just set my Lent goal to walk at least 10 minutes per day, six days per week. Since I'm very sedentary, that will be a big one for me. I just booked a cruise yesterday, and I want enough energy to enjoy it!

Carolyn
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2/5/16 6:50 P

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Hi Team, l would like to loose 30 lbs by May 2016. I'm back to do that. So far l'm on a 5 day streak of walking. I'm also on a 5 day streak of walking for just 10 minutes. That's might be all the minutes l can do tomorrow. Also l was on the treadmill Wednesday. Next week l might be on the treadmill 2 days. Hey, you never know. Yet l am committed to 10 minutes a day. emoticon emoticon

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2/5/16 9:52 A

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Hi I'm Sandra. I joined SparkPeople back in 2012 to lose weight and it worked I lost 20 pounds and unfortunately gained 14 that's cause I stopped coming to SparkPeople and stopped running (due to pain in my ankles and shins). Well the word I picked for this year is discipline (and one I keep thinking about is commitment). I want to break out of the habit of not sticking to what I set out to do. So I probably still can't run, I tried in January and got the same ankle shin pains so I have been walking. I joined a pedometer challenge at work which ends on Monday but I want to keep this habit of walking everyday. I've been currently walking for an hour each day and it does make me feel good to be active.

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you."
Call me Sandy.


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2/2/16 10:00 A

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Hi. I'm new here. How do I get back to the calendar to mark what I have done to get my points.
Never mind I figured it out!

Edited by: RONDAJO56 at: 2/2/2016 (10:01)
“Stay committed to your decisions; but stay flexible in your approach.” ~Tony Robbins
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Goal 1# wkly
1. Track all of my food to stay under 1800 calories
2. Minimum 10 min daily fitness & 90 min weekly
3. Positive self-talk daily
4. Eat at least 5 servings of fruits & veggies daily
5. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily
6. Develop a plan for eating out at restaurants.
7. Plan & follow menu


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2/1/16 10:58 A

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Hi Coach Jen. Just wondering why we couldn't do the challenge again & again & keep receiving more points instead of not receiving any. It would be a great incentive! I like the challenges & would like to keep doing them. Thanks.

Gabi



Thank you Lord for blessing our steps all the way to the end.

Conceive, Believe, Achieve!


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1/23/16 11:37 P

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Hi Everyone, Just joined up. A friend has moved and given me her treadmil so there really is no excuse for me now. Hopefully this will help me increase those activity minutes and gain the fitness to live each day without getting tired.

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1/6/16 11:32 A

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Hi all. I'm new to the team. Well sorta.....This is my second go round with this challenge. I made it 1/2 way through and quit and I can't even tell you why. But the beginning of the year I felt like it was time emoticon

"Michelle"
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1/3/16 12:29 A

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Hello! Today I will start walking at least 10 minutes a day until I can gradually do more. I have a lot to lose and also have spinal stenosis so I'm going to do the best I can and start slow.

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