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4/1/13 10:07 A

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Welcome (back) to the team!

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”

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Hello again..I joined this team quite some time ago, but have been so busy that I have not been popping in as regular as I should. I have lost 180 pounds and want to lose 100 more. I am spending a lot of time at the gym trying to gain muscle and get control of my health.

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CD2357972 Posts: 21,696
2/26/13 9:43 P

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We're so glad you decided to join us! Please feel free to look around and join in where you are comfortable. And ask any questions you may have! This site can be confusing sometimes!

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2/26/13 6:53 P

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Hello, Ive been around SP for a week and I just discovered this team. This seems to be a comfortable place with friendly members.

Jean, from the river canyon,in North East Oregon


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2/25/13 6:35 P

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Hello everyone! I am new to SP and still learning the "how to's" on using the site. I've been on this journey to become a better "me" so many times before. It has been like a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs but I decided to get back on the ride again on Feb 13th to begin my final journey. I'm feeling pretty positive so far and I really need to make this change in my life. Looking forward to meeting new friends along the way and learning new things to help me reach my goals.




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HONEYLEA's Photo HONEYLEA Posts: 29,260
2/20/13 10:19 A

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Welcome Robin!

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”

Laura
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2/17/13 10:31 A

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Hello All,
This is it! I so have to get this weight and eating thing in check. Today is my DAY ONE !! I will start my food and exercise today. The apt. complex I live in has treadmills and elliptical's, so there is no good excuse for me not to be in there at least 4 days a week. Its going to be hard to change my "lazy butt" ways, but I want to feel good and to look good again.
Looking forward to getting to know you all, and I know with support and effort I can do this! ! !



CD2357972 Posts: 21,696
1/30/13 11:34 P

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Welcome, everyone!!!

Jessie, welcome to SP and the 100+ First Step Club! So glad you decided to join us! Make sure you check out the different threads and join in where you feel comfortable.

Annette, Welcome to you, also! And a BIG congrats to quitting smoking! We have several people on the team that have quit also!

Linda, welcome BACK to SP! It can be quite confusing first trying to absorb all the SP has to offer and many leave. But we are always glad when someone comes back!

Please, feel free to ask questions of any of us! And look for the new threads pertaining to our February line-up!

HUGS!

FOCUSONRIGHTNOW Posts: 46
1/30/13 4:30 P

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Hi,

I'm Linda. I joined Sparkpeople in 2009 and really didn't get involve so I'm back to try again.
I don't have a scale that goes high enough to weigh myself at this weight, but I know I have more than 200 to lose. Currently unemployed, have trouble walking. Married, no kids, over 50.
I live in Oregon.

My first steps are to just start again, clear out, re-join and be faithful to the food tracker.

Thanks Honeylea for the welcome message and thank you all for just being here.

-Linda

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1/27/13 8:12 A

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Welcome to the group, I'm glad you are here!!!

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1/27/13 1:34 A

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Hi, I am Annette. I have weighed greater than 200 pounds as long as I can remember. I have been married for 20 years and now weigh greater than 300 pounds with diabetes and lots of co-morbidities to go along with it. I have finally decided it is time to get healthy if I want to live longer and I definitely do. I quit smoking in Sept. 2010 after smoking for more than 36 years, so I know I can get some of this weight off. So far I absolutely love SP. emoticon

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1/23/13 8:53 A

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Hi Jesse welcome to the group!!

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1/22/13 11:57 P

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Hi I am Jessie. I joined begin of this year, so still fairly new to sparkpeople, browsing through the sparkgroups and came across this one and i thought i would give it a shot and see what it has to offer.

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HONEYLEA's Photo HONEYLEA Posts: 29,260
1/18/13 12:45 P

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Hi John! Welcome to the team. Let us know if you need any assistance!

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”

Laura
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CD2357972 Posts: 21,696
1/15/13 7:18 P

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Hi, John! So glad you decided to join us! Hope to see you around the board!
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1/14/13 11:32 A

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HI john...welcome!

BIGGPOKERFAN's Photo BIGGPOKERFAN Posts: 7
1/14/13 11:23 A

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Hi My name is John,

I can't believe I've been a member of Spark People for almost 4 years now. I would start on my "Diet" every morning, but by 2:00 it was out the window.

I decided to start living a healthier lifestyle in August of 2012 and so far it is working. I'm down 35 pounds since I recommitted. It hasn't been easy and I started to have the sme issues and make all the same mistakes. But this time I kept fighting.

I added support and accountability to my diet and exercise. That has been a big help.

I want to keep going until I meet my goals.

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CD2357972 Posts: 21,696
1/6/13 11:21 P

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Welcome, Michelle! We are so glad you decided to join us! Please feel free to look around and jump in where you feel comfortable!

HUGS!

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1/6/13 3:32 P

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Howdy all I am Michelle from MN. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and let go of all this excess weight. I am in a great place right now and am committed to actually working on myself and getting healthy. i am of course wanting a magic wand and waving it so it is all gone right now but reality is, small, consistent steps will make this journey a lasting journey and you won't have to double back to start over.

100 pounds+ is such an overwhelming amount but it WILL happen and so I am excited to get to know members of the team and find a wonderful support group.

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Michelle


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CD2357972 Posts: 21,696
1/5/13 8:52 A

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Hi, Theresa! We're so glad you decided to join us! Feel free to look around and jump in to any of the threads that sound interesting to you!

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1/5/13 7:39 A

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Hi, everyone my name is theresa 44 y/o from missouri.Started to change my life sept 2011 start weight was 265 lost 62.5lb to date(202.5lb) with alot of ups and down. Really like walking outside but to cold so i got a treadmill which is different. Last year i did a Marnie 10k which i didn't think i could finsh but it. My goal is to get down to 180 ( at this time) and to start running which is hard for me but i will continue to work on it. My down fall is the calories mainly on weekend. I's so ready .

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CD2357972 Posts: 21,696
1/2/13 5:04 P

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Welcome! Glad you joined us!

There are other threads you can participate in, if you aren't ready for the challenges yet! Feel free to look around!

HUGS!

CD11423927 Posts: 199
1/2/13 12:01 P

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Hello everyone. I'm a newbie to this team, though I've been on SP for about a year. Truthfully, I haven't had much success up to this point....MY fault....but I am jumping back on the weight loss wagon. I need to lose about 120lbs and to get my diabetes under control.

Not ready to sign up for the challenge yet, but I do want to say that it looks like fun....maybe I'll join next month. Good luck to all 3 teams. I'll be here to offer whatever support/encouragement I can.

Best wishes to all....hope you have a happy and healthy 2013!!

PEBBLES706's Photo PEBBLES706 Posts: 1,490
12/18/12 6:24 P

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WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME So happy to have you join us.


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CD2357972 Posts: 21,696
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Welcome! We all have those kind of days! And most of us probably started here feeling the same way! Please jump in and join us when you can. We really love newbies and hope to see you around!

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12/12/12 6:59 P

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Hello, I wish I could type something motivational but its been one of those days. emoticon I guess this may not be a good start, but we all have to start someplace. My gaol is to loose 126lbs. I'm not new to this site. I have tried and given up more times than I can count. I am back again though to give it another shot. Before I forget, I dont have daily access to a computer so dont feel that that Im ignoring anyone who may leave a comment and I dont respond right away. Well......................... here goes a new start

Staying in the present, taking one day at a time with moving one foot in front of the other.


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CD2357972 Posts: 21,696
12/1/12 11:01 P

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Hi, Ann! So glad you joined us! Please feel free to look around and join in where you are comfortable!

I understand how you feel when you say your back is against the wall and there is no cavalry!!! I think I'm there myself!

Hopefully, we all can provide some backup for each other!

HUGS!

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12/1/12 8:02 P

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Hello, just joined your team.

I am a mum of 3 grown kids and grandmother to 4 grandsons. Love my boys but I really want to knit something pink instead of blue!!!

I have over a hundred pounds to drop. ( I am trying not to say loose, as it keeps finding me, so my new word is drop!!) My health is not good, just got put on insulin and it is all from overeating and no exercise. I have been told for years this day may come. I can't out run it, my back is against the wall and the Calvary is not coming......................so I am the one who puts the food on my plate and the fork to my mouth so I am finally ready to do something.

Looking forward to getting to know you and have some fun while on this journey to a healthier me!!!!!!



Watching salt intake also trying not to buy foods that have high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

If an item has more than 10 ingredients I put it on the Do Not Buy List as it is too processed.




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PEBBLES706's Photo PEBBLES706 Posts: 1,490
11/26/12 7:41 P

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Hi Catherine and welcome to our family. I'm Debbie aka Pebbles706. I'm so happy to have you join us. I look forward to your posts and getting to know you a little better. Welcome again

Debbie aka Pebbles706


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11/23/12 6:37 P

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Hi. I'm Dee. I've been on FSC for a few years now. I love this team. The leaders are T-errific!!

One of our leaders is celebrating a birthday today! Let the party begin...

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"I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep on dancing." ~Unknown Author

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CD2357972 Posts: 21,696
11/23/12 3:53 P

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Hi, Catherine! Glad to have you! You are in the right place. Feel free to jump in and join us. If you have any questions, ask and we will answer as best we can!

HUGS!

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11/23/12 2:58 P

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Hi there,
I just joined and am a complete newbie. Recently lost my job and determined to concentrate on getting healthy with the newfound spare time I have now! Any help is greatly appreciated. I have ~165 to shed in total which is a long way off. Hoping the support of my new group friends will spur me on toward my goals.
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11/13/12 1:19 P

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Welcome kelly, I'm so happy to have you here with us. enjoy your stay with us and keep a positive attitude. You'll do great I'm sure.

Debbie aka Pebbles706


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CD13318849 Posts: 378
11/12/12 8:48 A

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Thanks. I think support is so important and if you don't find it at home, this is the place to find plenty of it.

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11/11/12 11:15 P

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Welcome, Amy and Kelly! So glad you decided to join us!

HUGS!

CD13318849 Posts: 378
11/11/12 6:19 P

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Welcome to the team. I think you'll find a lot of support here.

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Hello everyone! My name is Kelly and I'm new here and to SP. I'm 24 years old and have about 160 pounds to lose.

My husband and I just moved back to Florida from a short stay in Chicago and are getting ready to start a family. I would like to lose weight and get myself fit and healthy so that I can be as physically and mentally prepared for our future as possible.

I look forward to getting to know you all as we take on our goals together!

See you on the boards!

~Kelly~

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11/11/12 9:04 A

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Thank you.

PEBBLES706's Photo PEBBLES706 Posts: 1,490
11/10/12 10:04 P

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Welcome Amy, you came to the right place. I think we all have a lot of weight to lose. This is a great group with wonderful supportive members. We welcome you with open arms.

Debbie aka Pebbles

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CD13318849 Posts: 378
11/10/12 9:55 A

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I have a large amount of weight to lose and any added support is appreciated.
Thanks, Amy



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11/5/12 9:05 P

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It could have been saved in your favorites or in a cookbook - just depends on where and how you saved it.

The first thing I'd do is check your favorites list - go to your start page, down the left hand side second from the bottom is a box that says "Personalized programs" - the first thing is "My Sparkfavorites." Try that.

If that isn't it, do you remember creating a cookbook? If not, I'm not sure where it might be!

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11/5/12 8:49 P

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Hi !How is everyone? I found a recipe I wanted to try and clicked save. Now where is it saved to? I cant figure it out.Apple cider glazed carrots. Anyone try it?

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CD2357972 Posts: 21,696
11/3/12 1:08 A

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Good luck!!!

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11/2/12 8:00 P

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Thank You. I added the exercise, and I still can not locate my friend but I am sure I followed the correct links etc. Perhaps I spelled it differently or perhaps she changed her name.
Hope she didnt quit already. lol

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11/2/12 7:47 P

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For your friend - got to the COMMUNITY tab and choose SPARKPAGES. Then on the left hand side - in the large orange box titled SPARKFRIEND SEARCH/BUDDY FINDER - under USERNAME - type in their name and hit enter. Even just a part of their name will bring up all the usernames with that letter combination in it. Then click on their page when you see it displayed.

Then for your walking, go to your Homepage - which is under the tab MY TRACKERS. Click on the box on the left hand side that says TRACK MY WORKOUT (on the top left). Go down the page just a little way until you see the box with the light gray lettering that says WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY? Click in that box and type "walk" and "enter" and you will have a list of different speeds you can choose from. Click once on the one that best fits what you did and a box will appear below that asks how many minutes you did. Enter the minutes and, if you want to keep that particular workout as a favorite, click the little box next to ADD TO MY FAVORITES. Then click the ADD EXERCISE TO TRACKER and it will figure out the calories burned for you and add it to your tracker for the day.

Clear as mud, right??? LOL! Let me know if I can try to make it any clearer!

HUGS!!!

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11/2/12 1:51 P

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Thank You for the warm welcome
I invited a friend to join and she did. How do I find her on here? I know her username .
Also where do I track ten minutes of walking. All I see is a report that wants me to do thirty minutes of cardio three times a week.


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PEBBLES706's Photo PEBBLES706 Posts: 1,490
11/2/12 9:45 A

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Laurie- I'm sorry some how I missed your post. Welcome to FSC. You are right, this is a great team. Every member is special in their own way. I look forward to your posts and welcome you to our family.



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CD2357972 Posts: 21,696
10/29/12 9:19 P

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Congratulations on the new little one!!! They are such amazing beings! And so glad you are back! Take things easy as you get used to adding things back into your life!

HUGS!!!

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10/28/12 9:44 P

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Welcome back MOMMYOF3_1983, I'm Debbie aka Pebbles706. I'm so glad you decided to come back and rejoin our happy family

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