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good morning!

I just updated my virtual AT hike blog on my page last night as of Tuesday I've completed 818.32 miles! Since I live in Maine I started at the end emoticon hope you all have a wonderful day! If you do the BL Fall Challenge I'm on the Crystal Tigers team, send me a friend request so we can play together! emoticon emoticon

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New Members to our team. It's great to have you on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better. All the best to you on your journeys

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7/10/19 7:10 P

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Thank you for the invite. Im currently walking the Colorado Trail and my 6th virtual walk of the Appalachian Trail both of which I started mid May. I love walking but our hot and humid weather in far western Kentucky is preventing it now. Plus all the rain. Im currently recovering from an automobile accident on June 24 that totaled both vehicles.
Thank you for the invite. Im Ramona and Ill turn 65 in September. I look forward to meeting yall. Have a great night. Im leader of the Appalachian Trail group here on SparkPeople

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7/1/19 6:44 A

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thanks for the invite, happy to join your team! I'm 56 and live in Maine. I've been walking virtual trails for about a year now on the walking4fun site. Currently on the Appalachian Trail though I haven't been as diligent about logging in and recording my steps as I should. Planning on getting back to it some time this week. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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6/29/19 11:50 A

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emoticon to our team Laura. It's great to have you here and sparking. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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6/27/19 10:39 P

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Hi I am Laura and happy to be on this walking team. I am 62 and live in Wisconsin with my daughter Jenny who is 39.

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new members. It's great to have you on board and sparking.

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6/27/19 1:27 A

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Hi, I’m happy to be on this team. I’ve been on SP for a few years. Lost and found the lbs. I’m having success this year and I hope to reach and hold on to my goal by 2020. I love being outside walking , gardening or playing with my animals. I look forward to meeting all of you :-)

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6/24/19 12:30 P

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Good morning everyone! My name is Ann and I live in Oklahoma. Thank you for the invitation this sounds like a lot of fun but want to make sure I understand what I need to do. I'm thinking of choosing Manitoba which obviously I cannot do in the six days we have left in June so I would just carry whatever miles I have left over to the next month and continue until I have walked the entire province? The only miles that count are the ones we do for exercise and not our total miles for the day because I usually average about 6-7 miles a day in total.

I've been on SP since January and hope to eventually lose back to my goal weight of 150. I love reading and spending as much time as I can with my nieces and nephew. I love the outdoors and my favorite form of exercise is walking but have recently developed a love of running and hiking. I haven't been able to hike much lately because of the rain but hope that will change soon.

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to our team Cindy. It's great to have you on board.

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6/23/19 4:33 P

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Hi all.

I have been on SP for over 9 years and am in maintenance mode. Need to drop a few pounds if I can, but not necessary.

Last year I went vegetarian and it has been a good move for me. My biggest challenge is intentional exercise. I stay active with my kids and my garden, but I need to focus more on health related exercise, especially now that I have to keep up with a new grandbaby.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone.

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6/22/19 5:58 P

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to our team MOLLIEMAC. It's great to have you on board and posting.

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Thank you for the invitation! I am presently co-leader of a very small private walking team here on SP and there have set a goal of 2500 miles for 2019; I was past the halfway mark at the end of May so I hope to exceed that goal. I will add those miles to walking the Trans Canada Trail, starting in my home province of Nova Scotia. emoticon

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6/22/19 4:06 P

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to our team Martha. So glad you came to join us. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and traveling along with us.

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Hello new friends! I'm Martha from Indiana, and I love to walk and hike. I'm 64 and have been on Sparkpeople for several years, but I have not lost any weight at all. I'd really like to lose some before October, when my husband and I will walk the last 40 miles of the Camino de Santiago road in Spain. I just found this trail on the website! https://www.walking4fun.com/trails/
It's called Camino Frances on here. I'll start walking tomorrow!

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6/22/19 8:21 A

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to our team Jae. It's great to have you on board. You can pick any route you like. Just post on our ON GOING CHALLENGE in the General Information Forum. The fist post on that thread should help you out.

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Hi, I am Jae..been really busy and just now getting to the place that I where I want to pick a route ..at this present time I usually walk about a mile a day..does it matter where I choose my route and is there any information I need to know

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to our team Elisa Grace. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. All the best to you on your journey.

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6/19/19 8:19 A

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Hello, my name is Elisa Grace. I live in WI, love horses, and devour any good book. My friends still have the nickname tagged to me of 'Reading Machine!' :D I play piano and flute. Have played piano over a decade and preform flute in my church orchestra. Enjoy camping, shopping, and jogging.
Still have no clue what I'm doing here, so I wouldn't mind some assistance. Thank you!!! :)

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to our team Babs and Barb. Its great to have you here.

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Hi everyone. I'm Betty and I live in Michigan. Been on spark for 3 years now, where has time gone?

I'm married 47 years to my best friend and living life to the fullest. I have one son who is 34 (shaking my head I still can't believe it). No grandchildren but maybe someday.

Both my hubby and I are retired and like I said living life to the fullest and enjoying every second of it. Grateful for all the blessings.

Hope to get to know everyone and to connect to some new Sparkfriends. emoticon

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Good morning Walkers! I'm Babs and I live in Illinois. I'm anxious to get started. Of course, I need to charge my Fitbit to track my steps. I needed the invitation and I need to move more and more. Thanks.

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By the way I have visited Canada - Alberta and Ontario. Gorgeous!

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ICECUB. It's great to have you on board. Love that you are making yourself at home and posting on the Forums. emoticon

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HI I AM GAILL. LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING EVERYONE

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12/27/18 1:43 P

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Hi everyone. My name is Marie. I live in Alberta and I'm 62 years old. Generally, I am fairly consistent with my exercise, but I plan to make a few changes to my program in 2019.

My exercise involves walking outside and treadmill, using recumbent bike, stretching. I have been lax about using my weights and plan to start adding them to the routine more frequently. I also plan to use some of my simple yoga DVDs. The routine is not that strenuous as I have some joint / bone / foot problems that I try to manage.

What I'm thinking is that I will start at Victoria and work my way across Canada to see how far I get in 2019. (I have an old challenge that I set up a few years ago when I was involved in TOPS that shows various distances in km. I'll convert the km to miles in a spreadsheet and keep track of my distance in miles.)

Start date for me. January 1, 2019.
I'll track 2000 steps for a mile and also track my distance on the bike, as that is part of my regular routine. But I won't track any other time spent exercising, just the walking and biking.

If this works for team tracking, I would like to join.

Cheers.

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10/23/18 9:32 P

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Welcome to the team, Susan.

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10/9/18 11:55 A

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to our team Susan.

It would be great if you could post to our ONGOING ..Trans Canada Trail Challenge. That way we are all in the same spot to encourage each other and it will be easier for me to see who is active on the team when I give out goodies at the end of the month.

All the best to you on your travels.

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10/9/18 9:48 A

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Hi!

I'm Susan and I did complete a virtual walk across Newfoundland several years back with the, now defunct, Newfoundland and Labrador Spark team.

My question is can we set up a thread that we will continually update our progress. I think I will start in Newfoundland again and do it over. Sounds like I'm ambitious - believe me, I'm not!


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10/4/18 8:16 P

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to our team Derek. It's great to have you on board.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hello everyone I am Derek from Florida.

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Becca....check out the topic ........Making it Simple for goodies.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Love the idea of walking across Canada, but it's a bit late to pick a September destination. Are there different teams for each destination?

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9/23/18 9:41 A

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to our team SPINSTER321. It's great to have you here.

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Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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9/22/18 2:58 P

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Just joined. New York City born and raised. Thank you to the team leader for the invitation.

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to our team Christina. It's great to have you here.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hi everyone! My name is Christina and I currently live in Virginia. I would love to visit Canada one day!

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TO ALL OUR NEW MEMBERS. It's great to have you all here and sparking. Enjoy your travels across Canada.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hi ALL,
Glad to be here and part of the team. I live in Central Alberta and LOVE the idea of walking across Canada. Sooo I am starting in BC. and starting September 1st. I had to back date a bit but my faithful Fitbit cooperated. A little about me - I re-started Spark People on Feb. 8th of the year and I think it would be fair to say I have walked my bum off - literally! I am down 52 lbs and have gone from 2x to 10s and 12s. I feel blessed, energetic and positive. Little worried about winter coming... I have loved walking outside this spring and summer. This past weekend the leaves are already turning here. My step goal is 12,000 per day..... and I have already found the chart to convert other exercises! I likely will not report each day... but I will report on a regular basis..... WE GOT THIS!

I have chosen to be HAPPY because it is good for my HEALTH!


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Hi, just joined today and am very hopeful!! I work alot and am not sure how I fit walking in but know that I must figure that out. I live in Maryland and work in DC and VA and spend a LOT of time in my car commuting. going to work on this JT

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Hi, I'm Rosealee, and I live on the high desert in California. I'm retired, and started my journey to healthy in 2017. Five days a week I walk once a day, usually a mile or less unless the weather or my knees prevent it. I also ride my stationary recumbent bike most days.

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Hi! I am Sandy and I live in Up State New York 2 hours south of the Canadian border. I am retired and spend a lot of time with our younger grandchildren. I walk twice a day and enjoy the changing seasons.

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to our team CHARAY and ISLAORANGESTAR2. It's great to have you both on here and posting. All the best to you both on reaching your goals. emoticon

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hello all, I'm Isla, a retired baker in the U.S.A..You are welcome to visit my sparkpage to get to know me a bit better. I walk every day, not far though, so I'll be in the rear of the folks in the virtual walk.

Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet, but one of the most vital. Julia Child

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Hi I'm Charay. This sounds like a fun SparkTeam so I decided to try it. I'm a NYer and I've never been to Canada. The pictures that I've seen so far (from those who've posted) are beautiful. I'm always trying to be more active, but It's staying active that's always hard. I believe this team will help.

Thank you!

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to our team OKBACK2MEAGAIN. Hope you feel better soon. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you as well.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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Hi I am Teresa. I joined just before leaving for Saskatchewan and Manitoba to my oldest sons wedding and my youngest sons graduation from the RCMP. Must have caught a bug along the way as I have been sick since returning home. I will start my walk soon.

I just turned 59 yesterday and I have three boys (well men now), two granddaughters and seven grandsons.

Teresa Pacific Time - Okanagan Valley, British Columbia Canada
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New members. It's great to have you here. All the best to you on your journeys.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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saying hello


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Hi I am Arlene. I live in NM .I am new to this team. I am 59 years old .I am a home health aide I work part time .The rest of the day is filled with gardening ,crafting and taking care of the animals .I love good homemade food and cook daily.Have been on SP for a long time now. Tracking helped me reach my goal .I stay because it is fun and helps me maintain my weight .

Just Breathe
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to our team Annie and Pat. it's great to have you both here and sparking.

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My name is Pat. I live in southeast Alabama in a rural area known as the Wiregrass. We have three U.S. Army veterans in our family. I have been married 44 years, two adult sons, one son is married and I have two grand kids. We have two dogs Ginger and Haley. My husband's two older sisters live in our town and I refer to them as The Sisters.

I will read anything, but I do read a lot of cozy mysteries. I love British TV series and movies. The current series I'm hooked on is Midsomer Murders. I also love to watch a series BOSH based on Michael Connolly's books. I like the new Jack Ryan series, SWAT and SEAL Team. I guess it is the veteran in me. We also watch a lot of Velocity channel. I love Hallmark movies and TV series.


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Pat ~ Central Time Zone ~ Small Goals Day by Day. I am on the road just gotta keep walking.

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my name is Annie. I am a mom to my beautiful and smart 13 year old daughter. i like to read, to dance, to do arts and crafts and to watch sports. have a great day,everyone!

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to our team MICKEYMAX and MOONDRAGON29. It's great to have you both here. All the best on reaching your goals. emoticon emoticon together.

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Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

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Hello everybody. I'm new here.

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Thanks for rolling out the red carpet with an invite. I am not quite starting from square one, but after numerous setbacks, I am just re-starting. I went to the gym yesterday for the first time in a long time. i am happy to be here and encouraged to move more.

I promised a friend I would dance with him at his wedding without using my cane. It is in early November. This is my current goal.

I've been on Spark a few years, live in PA - outside Philly, though a Jersey girl at heart. I work in higher education, in my mid 50's happily married.

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to our team Vicki. It's great to have you on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hello, Im new to this team but not Spark People. I live in northern Illinois and am retired. I have a Fitbit and walk with a group three times a week. Looking forward to joining some of these virtual walks.

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Boy I have a lot of catching up to do on the Welcoming of new members.

Welcome to....Samatha, joanne, Glyn, Karen, Terah, Jeanne, Leigh and Susan.

It's great to have you all on board. Thank you for writing a bit about yourselves so that we can get to know you all better.



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hi, i'm susan. i've been active on spark since 2012 and met my goal in august that year and have been maintaining ever since in my 5 lb range with the exception of one blip in 2014. i've taken a bit of a spark break for the past few months after blogging daily for several years (at the time i had hit about 1000 blogs!), but this team intrigued me. however, i can't seem to find where to join the virtual walk and would really appreciate if someone could point me in the direction of the map or site or whatever you use to keep track of where you start, where you are, etc.

i am a walker and sometimes runner, with a fitbit since dec 2012 - we (DH, who is always along) average 15,000 steps daily. i live half the year in WA state in the beautiful methow valley, spend two months in sweden each summer, and escape to molokai, a deserted island in hawaii, for the four months of winter. age 66, three grown kids scattered from san diego to durham to stockholm, two grandkids. one fur kid - claire the border collie - who is our "gym membership" in WA and HI. she is at border collie summer camp while we are in sweden.

so.... looking forward to a bit of a reboot here on the unending journey of maintenance

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live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life!
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welcome Leigh .. I will check out your page --- awesome job of hitting your goal

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Hello! My name is Leigh, and I live in Alabama. I will celebrate 6 months on the site in a few weeks. I started my weight loss journey well before I got on here. I was able to hit my weight goal (for now) on Spark in the time they said I would. I am in maintenance, scale wise, but am considering what other goals I want to tackle next. I have always loved walking outdoors, so this team should be a good one for me. Hope to take a look around, and try to figure out. how things are done on his team. Feel free to stop by my Spark Page, and friend me if interested. I friend/follow back, and like accountability partners!

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welcome new ones... I am new too.. today



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Hi! My name is Terah and I live in South Dakota with my husband and 3 kids-17, 11, and 9. I've been trying to increase my activity this summer, and hope that this will motivate me to continue through the fall.

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My name is Karen. I am 59 years old and live in southern Iowa in the USA.
I am widowed, have no children, but do have one lovely cat for company.
I have a lot of weight to lose, but enjoy walking so will try this team out.

Maybe it will motivate me to track walking and activity.
I have a fitbit but it will not sync with my computer, which is old and doesn't have the right hardware to run windows 10 completelly to update, and I find the fitbit connection will not work without it even on the phone app. I can still read my mileage on it so still very helpful to me.

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Hi, I'm Glyn from South Texas. My favorite exercise and pastime is walking so I think this will be a perfect team for me.

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hello from London Ontario
I just got an invite -so want to get moving with you all.

My name is Joanne
I am 64 - live with my son and daughter in law...
I watch my 2 grandkids ages 9 and 6...
In another few days they go back to school so want to get walking.. while they are in school..

I do walk a lot now -- but so hasn't helped me so need to step up my speed I think --lol..

Can not wait to get to know you all
Happy Walking - Jo

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Hello all! I'm Samantha and I live in Michigan with my husband our 2 kids. I am a runner and usually do half marathon but am currently training for my first full marathon in 2019. I think this challenge will be great to keep me active on my "rest" days. I look forward to getting to know people and going on this journey with all of you.

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to our team Leia and Ann. It's great to have you both on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you both better.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hi, I live in Washington State and have been appreciating increasing my walk miles this summer after several years of limited mobility. I look forward to sharing this fun visualization of places I travel, especially when the winter months bring my IRL walks to the treadmill.

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Hi, I'm Ann. I live in Michigan. I have a daughter, 18, just moving to college for her first year. My other baby is my kitty-son. I have a lot of health issues, and really NEED to get this weight off. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and working on this together!

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to our team Darlene and Sandy. It's great to have you both on board and posting. I'm looking forward to getting to know you both better. Let's get walking. emoticon

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Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Good morning! My name is Sandy and I am from Ohio. My husband's family lives in Canada so I'm looking forward to seeing more of this beautiful country!

This is my third time starting SparkPeople - but I'm trying some new things this time and I am motivated to lose weight and be healthy for our trip to Europe next summer! I expect to do lots of walking there, so I want to be prepared.

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Hi, we moved to Arizona a few months ago and it's been much too hot to walk. So here I am.

I'm looking forward to getting to know others here. Thanks for the invite!!! Darlene

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TO ALL OUR NEW MEMBERS

It's so nice that you shared a bit about yourself with us. We are so glade that you came on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you all better. all the best to you all on your lifestyle journeys.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hi. My name is .Linn. I am a senior citizen from CA with a bad back. No surgery recommended. I need to get my cardio routine going since I keep putting it off because of the back pain. I am sorry I will not have time to chat much. There is just too. Much going on in my life. I hope to use this team for exercise motivation.

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Hello everybody.
I am Alyssa, hailing from Jamaica. I am 24 years old (I'll be 25 next week) and a practising Attorney-at-Law. I walk to work and home (from my taxi stand) which is about 30 minutes collectively and then I walk for about an hour in the evenings after work.
I have been out for the count for the last 2 weeks, battling acute bronchitis (which comes with a level of discomfort I wish on absolutely no one). I am having difficulty breathing but I still try to walk to and from my taxi stand. It's a much slower walk now but I try to do it when I can and rest when I need to.

I am looking forward to being restored to full health so I can resume my walking habits and not lose all the momentum I've gained.

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Thank you for the invite. I am from Delaware ( the second smallest state- we are the small wonder). I need this push to get out and walk more. Will be tracking miles walked based on my fitbit.

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Hello! Thanks for the invitation. I live in Minnesota and could benefit from doing more walking.

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Howdy from Southern Colorado.
I am Katie...a retired ICU RN..loved my job and the people I served over the years. Now it is my turn!!
I live on a small holding just outside of town far enough to be country, close enough to get to stores and such when needed. I love living here..I do not like town! Too close and too many people ..I love people but prefer to chose those that I spend time with. Plus the traffic, sirens and never ending noise of town jangles my nerves.
The sound of the wind thru the pines, watching the sunsets, the moon cresting over the horizon and the concert of night sounds out here are the music I prefer.
Recently widowed ..so making some adjustments to my life. But think I am doing OK.
I have chickens, ducks, geese, a donkey, 4 dogs and 2 inside cats. A colony of feral cats that I feed.
I like to knit , crochet, read especially in the winter. In warm weather I would rather be outside, garden, yard work and building something. I play around with wood crafts. My next project is to be a green house built of old doors, windows and pallets. I am gathering information and materials to get this done so next Spring if the grasshoppers attack I will have a defense! And a garden, they made sure I did not have one this year. Thank heavens for local Farmers Markets!!
Now I need to chose a province to stroll across and get my feet moving. If it is ok..I would like to start on Sept 1st ..so there will be exactly a one month tally on my steps.
I use a fitbit to track but also track food and exercise here on SparkPeoples trackers.
I usually blog every night , it is a great release and just fun to share my day .
So that's me in a nutshell..must say up front I tend to blather on a bit...please forgive me!
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HI my name is Lucie born in the province of Quebec. Married 45 years and 2 boys and 4 grand children. I have been a spark member since 2009. I now live in NH been in the
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to our team Gale. It's great to be sparking with you again. Missed you!

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Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

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My name is Gale, and I am from Southern California. My husband and I have been married for 9 years, although I have known him for 21 years. I have had 3 sons. One past in 2001 right before the age of 21. My husband has 3 daughters. We have 6 grand children and one great grand. We both currently work full time and plan to retire in the next two years. We are currently shopping for an RV and plan to travel when we retire. Canada and Alaska will be our first long term trips. We both walk on a daily basis after work. I also walk at work.

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to our group Erin. It's great to have you on board. I also grew up in Saskatchewan, Saskatoon was the city that I lived in. Come join us on the threads.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hi all, I'm Erin from south of Calgary. I grew up in Saskatchewan and have also lived in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Calgary and Carstairs. I work in IT and have a bit of a commute so I don't always have time (or energy) for exercise.

This is my second SP acct. I created it when I returned to the site after cancer treatment and after I lost my Dad to cancer. My best chance to avoid getting cancer again seems to be weight loss so I'd better get on it :)

I have a husband, no kids and a dog who is extremely excited about this exercise thing.

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to our team Kira. Sounds like you are one busy gal. I have worked in the school system with children that were physically and mentally challenge. Sweetest kids I know.
I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you and getting to know you better. All the best on reaching your goals.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hi all I'm Kira. I've been on SP for a long time but really it has only been this last couple of months that I have really started to change myself. Before that I played for a while at weight lose and becoming a new healthier me. I live with my hubby of almost 21 years in Edmonton Alberta. We are both from the Moncton area of New Brunswick we moved her 22 years ago for work and have become Albertans.

I'm a working mom to 3 kiddos. I work as a Team Lead Supervisor for northern Alberta some weeks this means I spend a lot of time in my vehicle driving. I have a love/hate relationship with my work.

My oldest is 19 and works full time at the airport on the ramp. He is one of those men who unload and load the planes as they come in, Next I have a 15 year old girl who is a drama queen. She loves drama, improv, dance and music. She gets honour at her French Immersion Fine Arts school. My youngest is 12 soon to be 13. She is special needs (I hate that term) Her brain does not function the way the it normally should. She will always be emotionally 4 or 5 years old. I am so thankful for text to speech and speech to text software as this allows her to write her stories. She love to read and write her own stories about the things that she likes, ice-cream, puppies and swimming right now are her favorites.

Have a great Day
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to our team Janet and Jane. It's great to have you on board. I'm excited to see how your journey is going. I'm looking forward to seeing you posts and cheering you both on to success.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

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Hi. I'm Jane and I live south of Ottawa, not far from the Ontario/Quebec border, so I started my cross-country trek in Ontario. Unfortunately it's the province with the longest stretch of the trail, so I don't expect to finish it any time soon, but hey - the rest will be easy after 4000 km crossing this beautiful province, right?
I'm in my early 60s and one year into my retirement from a government job. Last January, they opened a municipally sponsored sports dome in my community and I've been walking two to 3 days a week ever since. I have bad knees and a wonky hip so it's been slow going but I've worked my way up from a km to 2 km on walking days and hoping to continue increasing as time goes by.
Walking is cheap, easy exercise and it can become a way of life. I love getting out to walk. I meet new people and, over the last several months I've made friends. We cheer each other on in our walking adventures.
Good luck to all the new members.

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My name is Janet and I am from Oshawa, Ontario.
I just recently celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary.
I was active in sparkpeople many years ago. Unfortunately, I have been rapidly gaining weight and am miserable and just restarted at the end of July to track food and more recently to become more involved with teams and challenges. There is nothing worse than to see yourself classified as "morbidly obese"
We have three grown sons and we have two granddaughters, Laylah who is four and Mabel who is 8 months.
Still working full time and trying to get more active and eat healthier.
We were blessed to spend a month in Hawaii in April but I was not comfortable in my skin.
We are planning Punta Cana in November so am hoping the weight I gained pre, during and post Hawaii will come off and then start losing more from there
We also have two dogs-Elvis and Chloe

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to our team QUADCOWGIRL and PUNKYOU. It's great to have you both on our team. I'm looking forward to seeing where your travels take you. All the best to you both on your journeys.

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Hi from Windsor Ontario, thanks for inviting me. I need the exercise and really happy to meet new people.

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Hello from southern Alberta where it was hot today! I've been with spark people for a few years and have a group of friends on another thread, but need some new motivation. On the urging of my doctor I started walking last summer and found I like it. Did a few 3 and 5 km walks for charity. This summer has been so hot I haven't walked as much. We just came back from a holiday in England where our daughter lives. Since we don't drive when we're
there we did get in quite a bit of walking!
My husband of 52 years and I are sort of retired from farming, we've sold our place to a long-time employee who agreed to let us keep living here. My hubby helps out as much as he can and I help look after the kids but we can get away when we want to. We have two grown kids and two grandkids plus the two kiddies here on the ranch who we treat as grands. Life is good, and God continues to bless us abundantly.
I look forward to getting to know you!

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to our team Marilyn. It's great to have you on board. I will use my elliptical machine to add up my miles on the Canadian journey. Sorry to hear about your grandchild passing away. That must be very difficult for all of you. It's great that you are enjoying your new great grandchild. Life is a blesssing. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts on our team and getting to know you better.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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to our team....

MKMMARTY... Lucky kids to have a chef cooking for them. I've seen your pictures on other teams and they are beautiful.

SLIMHEALTHIERME..Sounds like you are one busy sparker between your granddaughter, family, pets and crafts.

It's great to have you both on board and sparking. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to now you both better.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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Hello from Oshawa, Ontario! I am not new to SP and still trying to reach my goal.
I am married, two grown kids of my own, two grown stepkids, 1 amazing granddaughter who is 7. My husband and I got married last year after six years together.My second marriage and his third. Who would have guessed we'd be together since we grew up together! Our parents were close friends for 40 years!
We also have a 10 year old tabby cat that belonged to my dad. Promised him I would care for her. Also have an 86 lb. mixed breed dog that we adopted six years ago off of kijiji. He was a rescue for sure.

I work as gatehouse security in a major distribution centre for a grocery chain. I am also a shift lead in addition to gatehouse duties.

In my spare time, when not with family, I enjoy knitting, needlework, reading, and spending time at my hunting camp

Tanya
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Greeting s from Squamish BC. North of Vancouver 65 km and south of Whistler 65 km.
Im a seasonal chef for a childrens camp from April to November. Too many steps during this time and not enough the rest of the time. My wife and I work together and our baby is a 15 year old Sitzhshoo that has been at my side ever since he was 6 weeks old.
We are followers of Christ. I and the camera are one and the same... I take so many photos and I enjoy posting.
I love Canada. I love my wife. I love my dog. I like my job ...



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We are so glad to have you here. Please tell us a bit about yourself so that we can get to know you better. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

If God gives us what he thinks we can handle, He must think I'm a BadAss.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Marj.



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