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1/31/12 12:24 P

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Name: Chantielle
Age: 36
Birthday: July 22
Occupation: Designer, Sewer, Maker, and then the job that pays me? CSR at a car place.
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Married?: Yep, 11 years
Kids?: Yep, 3 kids
Hobbies:Sewing, making new things, designing, old Volvos

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Food: Yes
Local Restaurant: Lapella
Part of Vancouver: Rosemere! Don't be frightened off by that :)
Actor/Actress: No, I'm not but I was in a musical in high school.
Place to shop for clothing: My friends closets
Place to shop for groceries: My pantry
Exercise: Yes. Shred and Pump it class at Marshall Center
Outdoor Activity: Hiking, snowshoeing, biking bbq'ing
Indoor Activity:Sewing, organizing, rearranging furniture!
Holiday: Easter and Halloween. Go figure
Color: Yes, I have been going gray for a while.
Word: to your mutha
Quote: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." -Dr.Seuss



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Why did you join Sparkpeople? Cause my teacher at the pump it class said it would be a great way to track what I am doing so we can find ways to improve. I agree!
Why did you join Viva Vancouver? It feels a little more connected.
How do you plan to accomplish your goals? Working my ass off.
What is the best way your fellow team members can give support? Post, encouragement, talk about what it working for you :)
What makes you unique? The same that makes us all unique.


If you are tired of starting over, stop giving up! - ?



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1/9/12 4:52 P

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Hi Paula, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team.

I like the idea of making this experience 'fun', so if/when you have some good suggestions, let us hear them. The more we help each other, the more we'll learn about how to lose the weight and keep it off for good!

Lou
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(I saw this on a crumbling old concrete wall when I was in college; it's stayed with me ever since.)


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1/9/12 3:17 P

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Name: PAULA
Age: 52
Birthday: SEPT 23rd
Occupation: NONE
Location: VANCOUVER, WA
Married?: YES
Kids?: 3 YOUNG ADULTS NOT HOME
Hobbies: NONE

Favorites.....

Food: FRIED CHICKEN

Local Restaurant: RED LOBSTER, ON THE BORDER

Part of Vancouver: 98682

Actor/Actress: MARTIN LAWRENCE & GABRIELLE UNION

Place to shop for clothing: ROSS & KOHL

Place to shop for groceries: WINCO & WALMART

Exercise:

Outdoor Activity: I LIKE TENNIS, VOLLEYBALL,BASKETBALL,BICYCLING, WALKING

Indoor Activity: DANCING, PINGPONG, CASCADE ATHLETIC CLUB

Holiday:

Color: RED

Word: JESUS

Quote: "TREAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU WANT TO BE TREATED"



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Why did you join Sparkpeople? MOTIVATION & CONCENTRATION

Why did you join Viva Vancouver? BECAUSE I LIVE IN VANCOUVER, MEET MEMBERS

How do you plan to accomplish your goals? DONT GIVE UP! WATCH MY PORTIONS

What is the best way your fellow team members can give support? IDK..WORK OUT WITH ME, ENCOURAGE ME TO EAT RIGHT

What makes you unique? IDK...I LIKE TO MAKE THINGS FUN



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1/7/12 7:37 P

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Hi Ali, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team. I'll let you have Dogtober if I can have Catuary! Join in the team threads and let us get to know you.

Lou
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(I saw this on a crumbling old concrete wall when I was in college; it's stayed with me ever since.)


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1/7/12 6:50 P

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Name: Alison Eberhard
Age: 43
Birthday: Feb 20th
Occupation: Dog Trainer/Groomer
Location: Cascade Park
Married?: YEs
Kids?: 2 boys, 9 and 13
Hobbies: Dogs. I train, show, and groom dogs for a living and a hobby!

Favorites.....

Food: Mexican
Local Restaurant: I can't think of the name. Big ol' house looking Mexican Restaurant across from Target. Ate there for the first time a few weeks ago! YUMMY
Part of Vancouver: Cascade Park (no reason in particular)
Actor/Actress: to many to name them all.
Place to shop for clothing: I HATE Shopping for clothing.
Place to shop for groceries: DItto!
Exercise: When done correctly dog training is great exercise. Unfortunately, i've learned ways around that!
Outdoor Activity: Dog Training
Indoor Activity: Watching TV, dog training
Holiday: Dogtober (Just kidding, seeing if you were paying attention) July 4th
Color: Green
Word: Peaceful
Quote:If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
Katharine Hepburn

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Why did you join Sparkpeople? Stephanie Roberts recommended it. After a year (Okay, i'm a slow learner) I decided to follow her lead into a healthier lifestyle.
Why did you join Viva Vancouver? Because I live in The Couve!
How do you plan to accomplish your goals? SLOWLY and with tons of mistakes.
What is the best way your fellow team members can give support? Not sure yet.
What makes you unique? hhhmmmm.... I'll get back to you on that one! (humor, maybe??)


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1/6/12 10:15 P

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Just posting this again so people don't have to scroll all the way down.

Okay newbies, highlight the following list and copy it, click the Reply button, paste this into your message, and then fill out the form...

Name:
Age:
Birthday:
Occupation:
Location:
Married?:
Kids?:
Hobbies:

Favorites.....

Food:
Local Restaurant:
Part of Vancouver:
Actor/Actress:
Place to shop for clothing:
Place to shop for groceries:
Exercise:
Outdoor Activity:
Indoor Activity:
Holiday:
Color:
Word:
Quote:



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Why did you join Sparkpeople?
Why did you join Viva Vancouver?
How do you plan to accomplish your goals?
What is the best way your fellow team members can give support?
What makes you unique?

Lou
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Sooner or Later, you will.....

(I saw this on a crumbling old concrete wall when I was in college; it's stayed with me ever since.)


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1/6/12 6:03 P

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Hi Britny, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team. The good thing about SparkPeople is that it works, as long as you work it! Good luck in reaching your goals.

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Sooner or Later, you will.....

(I saw this on a crumbling old concrete wall when I was in college; it's stayed with me ever since.)


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1/6/12 5:03 P

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Name: Britny
Age: 23
Birthday: 8/23
Occupation: Accountant
Location: Vancouver, WA
Married?: Yes
Kids?: Not yet.
Hobbies: Soccer and playing in Portland's kickball league.

Favorites.....

Food: Pasta
Local Restaurant: Olive Garden
Part of Vancouver: Waterfront during the summer
Place to shop for clothing: JC Pennys
Place to shop for groceries: Safeway
Exercise: Walking
Outdoor Activity: Kickball
Indoor Activity: Working on our house
Holiday: Christmas
Color: Blue
Word: No particular favorite.
Quote:"Impossible is nothing"



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I joined Sparkpeople in an effort to hold myself accountable for maintaining a healthier lifestyle. I tell myself over and over that I need to start eating better, that I need to workout more. But this will hopefully provide a routine to those things. I joined Viva Vancouver in the hope to get motivated by people in similar situations, and who won't use the weather as an excuse and i oh-so-often do! I am hoping to find someone who has similar goals as myself that could work with me and push me to achieve my goals (and vice versa).


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1/3/12 12:17 A

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Hi Amy, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team. I hope we can help you meet your goals; stop in at the other threads and let us get to know you.

Lou
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Sooner or Later, you will.....

(I saw this on a crumbling old concrete wall when I was in college; it's stayed with me ever since.)


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1/2/12 11:27 P

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Name: Amy
Age: 33
Birthday: April 13th
Occupation: Sociology student at WSU Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, WA (Hockinson area)
Married?: No, but happily taken. :)
Kids?: Yes, a 7 yr old daughter
Hobbies: Film, running, writing, politics, swimming, pilates, photography, painting

Favorites.....

Food: Mexican or Italian, though both are limited as a vegetarian
Local Restaurant: Hmm...
Part of Vancouver: Downtown
Actor/Actress: Colin Firth and Kate Winslet
Place to shop for clothing: No particular favorite
Place to shop for groceries: Trader Joe's and Whole Foods
Exercise: Pilates
Outdoor Activity: Taking walks with my daughter
Indoor Activity: Watching movies and talking to my Mr. on Skype
Holiday: Independence Day... anything that happens in the Summer is better
Color: Blue and pink
Word: Just one? :)
Quote: "Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open." ~John Barrymore.



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Why did you join Sparkpeople? The things that I've been doing are no longer working. I needed to try something different.
Why did you join Viva Vancouver? To be in contact with local people so that this website doesn't feel like something floating in cyberspace, ungrounded and abstract.
How do you plan to accomplish your goals? As I have been, with healthy food and a lot of exercise... but with more attention to both those things.
What is the best way your fellow team members can give support? They do just by existing and having common goals.. but hello everyone! :)
What makes you unique? Everything about me.


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12/30/11 9:06 P

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Hi Josi, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team.

Please drop by the various team threads and get to know us and let us get to know you. We're happy that you've chosen SparkPeople as your journey to become a healthier person.

Lou
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Sooner or Later, you will.....

(I saw this on a crumbling old concrete wall when I was in college; it's stayed with me ever since.)


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12/30/11 2:32 P

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Name: Josi
Age: 33
Birthday: 9/6/78
Occupation: HVAC Service Manager
Location: La Center
Married?: yes
Kids?: 2. 7 year old boy and 2 year old girl
Hobbies: Football...I play for the Portland Shockwave

Favorites.....

Food: Thai
Local Restaurant: Carols
Part of Vancouver: North of
Actor/Actress: Anothy Hopkins
Place to shop for clothing: Lane Bryant/Torrid
Place to shop for groceries: Safeway
Exercise: Elliptical
Outdoor Activity: football
Indoor Activity: Board games
Holiday: Christmas
Color: Purple
Word: Crimanetly
Quote: "Procrastination is like masturbation. It feels good until you realize you're screwing yourself."



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Why did you join Sparkpeople? I joined a couple years ago and did really well. I'm back again because I gained all the weight back after 4 years.
Why did you join Viva Vancouver? It will be good to get to know people in the area with the same goals.
How do you plan to accomplish your goals? Diet and exercise
What is the best way your fellow team members can give support? messages/comments
What makes you unique?I play women's full contact football, work full time and am a wife and mother


Josi
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10/10/11 2:26 A

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Hi Wendy, I don't know about you, but just the thought of teaching high-schoolers is enough to make me a bit crazy!

Anyway, emoticon to Viva Vancouver! I think we probably have some other members up your way; we have lots of others from Southwest WA and the Portland area.

I like your one day at a time, one pound at a time approach. It's the most sensible way to look at it, as Spark stresses more of a Lifestyle change than a diet approach. Some people 'get it' right away and lose quickly; for others, it's a slow but steady process.

Good Luck, and join in on some of the team conversations.

Lou
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Sooner or Later, you will.....

(I saw this on a crumbling old concrete wall when I was in college; it's stayed with me ever since.)


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10/10/11 1:21 A

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Name: Wendy
Age: 32
Birthday: 8/6/79
Occupation: teacher
Location: Kelso/Longview (I know, not Vancouver, but it was the closest I found...)
Married?: yes
Kids?: 1 - she's 2
Hobbies: umm... I chase a 2 year old. Do I have time for hobbies?

Favorites.....

Food: pizza
Local Restaurant: in Vancouver: Arawan
Part of Vancouver: Orchards
Actor/Actress: Cote DePablo
Place to shop for clothing: I hate shopping
Place to shop for groceries: Winco
Exercise: walking
Outdoor Activity: walking
Indoor Activity: I like to sew, but I haven't in over a year
Holiday: Easter
Color: Purple
Word: ? A favorite word? Umm...
Quote: "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man, and God is faithful, he will not let you be tempted beyond what you and bear, but when you are tempted he will provide a way out so you can stand up under it." 1 Corinthians 10:13



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Why did you join Sparkpeople? It was free, and had an app for my iPad
Why did you join Viva Vancouver? It was the closest team I could find to my location
How do you plan to accomplish your goals? One pound at a time?
What is the best way your fellow team members can give support? messages/comments
What makes you unique? I am a high school math teacher, that probably makes me crazy enough...


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9/8/11 4:24 P

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It could be in the tons - I know of a couple who have lost over 100 pounds, and I'm sure there are others. It all adds up. Of course, there are those of us who have lost the same 5 pounds over and over; I wonder how they would count that? I don't know of any place that totals how much the teams have won; some of the special Challenge teams keep that info, but they track it and total it themselves.

Lou
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Sooner or Later, you will.....

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9/8/11 2:53 P

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Ha! when this Forum started in 2007, I was one of the first few to respond to this survey. We were so excited when we hit 37 members...now it is over 5,300! Good job everyone! I would be curious to know how many pounds we have all lost as a team. Is that tracked anywhere? I bet it is tons and tons....literally...

HW 189 lbs in Dec 2005.
Joined SP in May, 2007.
05/07 175 lbs
06/07 169 lbs
07/07 162 lbs
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09/07 158 lbs
10/07 155 lbs
11/07 152 lbs
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7/14/11 2:30 A

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Hi Julie, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team. It sounds as if you get a lot of fun out of life. I hope your weight-loss journey is as much fun as it is work. Spark gives you the tools, the team members give you support, but in the end it's up to you to put it all together. Good Luck in reaching your goal.

Lou
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Sooner or Later, you will.....

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7/14/11 1:15 A

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Name: Julie
Age: 33
Birthday: December
Occupation: SAHM, Unemployed CNA
Location: Hazel Dell
Married?: Yes, a year on 8/6/11
Kids?: 2 boys, 2 step-daughters
Hobbies: Crafts, reading, way too much internet, hanging out with friends, watching Netflix w/hubby, and obviously eating or I wouldn't be here! LOL

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Food: Seafood, pasta, fresh fruits, any desserts!
Local Restaurant: Billygan's Roadhouse
Part of Vancouver: Anywhere on the river, driving east on Mill Plain from I-5 - gorgeous trees!
Actor/Actress: Vince Vaughn/Drew Barrymore
Place to shop for clothing: Kohl's, Sears, Target
Place to shop for groceries: Freddy's
Exercise: Walking, Elliptical
Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Indoor Activity: Reading, by myself or with the kiddos, watching movies or Netflix instant play, Facebook, surfing the net
Holiday: Halloween
Color: Sage green
Word: Whatever
Quote: "If God leads you to it, He will lead you through it"



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Why did you join Sparkpeople? Need some support, encouragement & motivation to lose a lot of weight!!
Why did you join Viva Vancouver? I live in Vancouver & would like to get to know some other locals with the same goals
How do you plan to accomplish your goals? Eat less, drink more water, walk more, play my Wii Fit when the weather is bad
What is the best way your fellow team members can give support? Come to my house, babysit & kick my arse out of the computer chair! LOL
What makes you unique? Hmmm...Putting up with the crap that comes with blended families!! My compassion for other people, trying to live life one day at a time, the wisdom I have gained with my age has also lent me the courage to know that life goes on, no matter what!
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6/23/11 4:53 P

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Hi Ryan, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team. We have a few fairly active guys on the team (check out Coach_Brett), and they can probably give you a few pointers on staying on track. You have a definite goal (becoming a fireman) and a set date (early September), so that should be a help as well. Good Luck!

Lou
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Sooner or Later, you will.....

(I saw this on a crumbling old concrete wall when I was in college; it's stayed with me ever since.)


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6/23/11 1:54 P

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Name: Ryan
Age: 35
Birthday: July
Occupation: Computer Tech
Location: Orchards
Married?: YES
Kids?: 1 5.5 year old daughter
Hobbies: EMT/Fire

Favorites.....

Food: Hamburger
Local Restaurant: Old Maid (RIP)
Part of Vancouver: IDK
Actor/Actress: Christian Bale/Milla Jovovich
Place to shop for clothing: Value Village/Goodwill
Place to shop for groceries: Winco for everything but meet
Exercise: Push-Ups
Outdoor Activity: 4x4ing
Indoor Activity: Xbox 360
Holiday: None
Color: Black
Word: IDK
Quote: "What do you mean, "*They* cut the power"? How could they cut the power, man? They're animals!" - Hudson from Aliens



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I joined sp because I needed motivation to keep up my progress. I join Viva Vancouver, cause I live in Vancouver. I am attempting to combine a 6 day a week routine of 30 to 40 mins a day of Strength and/or Cardio. The best way I know how to help is to keep me accountable, by asking me how I am doing and sharing your progress, kind of a synergy type of thing I guess. I wouldn't call myself unique, I am your normal 35 year old semi-chubby looking man with ADHD with the Hyper part fleeting away from me, so really I guess I am ADD. I like to laugh, and bully my friends in a non-mean way. I love my wife and daughter very much and my mother.
What makes you unique?



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Hi Lakesha, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team. You mention on your SparkPage that you're ready for a makeover, so you've come to the right place! It may not be fast, but it can happen if you follow the simple guidelines Spark has for eating and exercising. Good Luck as you reach for your goals!

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Name: Lakesha Wells-Reid
Age: 28
Birthday: 5/21/182
Occupation: stay at home mom, full time college student, & graphic designer
Location: vancouver, washington
Married?:
Kids?: yes 3 year old girl and 2 year old boy
Hobbies: singing, playing with the kids, walking, hanging out with family

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Food: pizza
Local Restaurant: teriyaki zone
Part of Vancouver:
Actor/Actress:
Place to shop for clothing:
Place to shop for groceries: winco
Exercise: taebo
Outdoor Activity: walk
Indoor Activity: playing with the kids, talking on phone, watching tv
Holiday:
Color: blue
Word:
Quote:


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Why did you join Sparkpeople? to find a better way to loose weight and track my progress

Why did you join Viva Vancouver? to talk to others that are doing the same thing as me and that live in my area.

How do you plan to accomplish your goals? stay committed

What is the best way your fellow team members can give support? give me tips on how they are losing weight and staying healthy

What makes you unique?

Have A Healthy Day :)!!!


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Hi Falon, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team. We're here for you, and we'll answer any questions you may have. Take part in the team activities, and follow the Spark guidelines for nutrition and fitness, and you should be successful. It doesn't happen fast, but it DOES happen!

Lou
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Name: Falon Dunn
Age: 28
Birthday: 6/7/1982
Occupation: stay at home mom
Location: vancouver, washington
Married?: no
Kids?: yes 7 year old boy and 3 year old girl
Hobbies: reading, playing with the kids, walking

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Food: right now any thing that looks good. this needs to change
Local Restaurant: applebees
Part of Vancouver:
Actor/Actress:
Place to shop for clothing: the gap, lane bryant
Place to shop for groceries: winco
Exercise: walking need to add more exercises
Outdoor Activity: walkin, going to the beach or river,
Indoor Activity: playing with the kids, watching tv another thing i need to cut down on
Holiday: easter, i do not know if this is a holiday but my kids birthdays
Color: purple
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Why did you join Sparkpeople? to see how other people are losing weight and staying healthy.

Why did you join Viva Vancouver? to talk to others that are going through the same thing as me and that live in my area.

How do you plan to accomplish your goals? cut down on the bad stuff I eat.

What is the best way your fellow team members can give support? give me tips on how they are losing weight and staying healthy

What makes you unique?

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Hi Zac, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team. That's one cute little girl you have; we can see how proud you are of her. Good Luck in getting fit for the summer.

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Name: Zac
Age:29
Birthday: November
Location:Battle Ground
Married?: Nope
Kids?: 1 little girl


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Hi Michaele, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team.

We're glad to have you as a member; Good Luck on reaching your goals.

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Name: Michaele (pronounced Michelle)
Age: 42
Birthday: January 29, 1969
Occupation: Full-time student/Mom/Wife
Location: Vancouver
Married?: Yes (6 years)
Kids?: 2 teen girls
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, exercise, reading, interneting.

Favorites.....

Food: Mexican and Italian
Local Restaurant: Los Jalapenos or Olive Garden
Part of Vancouver: Moulten and Lucia Falls
Actor/Actress: Nicolas Cage, John Travolta and Sam Elliot
Place to shop for clothing: JC Penny’s, Kohl's.
Place to shop for groceries: Safeway, Trader Joe's, Costco.
Exercise: Walking & Strength Training
Outdoor Activity: Camping/Hiking
Indoor Activity: Photoshop and other projects on my computer
Holiday: Christmas
Color: Purple
Word: I don't have one.
Quote: Heal the past; Live the present; and dream the future!!



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Why did you join Sparkpeople? I have been trying to keep a schedule and workout on a regular basis. Can’t afford my personal trainer and need motivation!

Why did you join Viva Vancouver? I thought it would be a great way to meet people with the same goals…..and I live in Vancouver!

How do you plan to accomplish your goals?
By offering their support and by helping to keep me focused!

What is the best way your fellow team members can give support?
I think just getting to know one another and taking the time to encourage is the best way we can support each other.


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Hi Randi, and emoticon to Viva Vancouver!

Your choice of Burgerville for fast food is actually a good one - always fresh and usually local and in season - as long as you make good choices! Also, what color is 'North Carolina Blue'? Are you a transplant from that area?

Good Luck in meeting your goals!

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Name: Randi
Age: 23 at the end of the month :)
Birthday: Feb 26th
Occupation: Burgerville :) the good fast food lol
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Married?: No
Kids?: No
Hobbies: dance, hang out with friends when i get the time being spontanous :)

Favorites.....

Food: Chinese, Mexican, Italian
Local Restaurant: Golden China
Part of Vancouver: Downtown
Actor/Actress: It changes constantly
Place to shop for clothing: Burlington Coat Factory
Place to shop for groceries: Winco
Exercise: Now my new fave love kickboxing!!!
Outdoor Activity: Going to the park
Indoor Activity: Dancing
Holiday: Valentines, 4th of July, Halloween, and Christmas (i can never pick just 1 lol)
Color: Pink, North Carolina Blue
Word: I say like ALOT haha
Quote: **Everthing happens for a reason** also **never frown you never know when sum1 is falling in love with your smile**





Why did you join Sparkpeople? I need to stay motivated!!!
Why did you join Viva Vancouver? I live in the couve :)
How do you plan to accomplish your goals? With everyones help keeping me motivated and learning how other people stay motivated even when there not feeling like it.
What is the best way your fellow team members can give support? Telling how they stay motivated
What makes you unique? Even when I fail I will never give up :)



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Hi Maxine, and emoticon to Viva Vancouver!

I had to laugh at your comment about forgetting time when you're writing. My co-workers used to ask me if I had forgotten break time, or if I was going to work through lunch!

Going by your other comments, I think you'll fit right in with the rest of the team - lots of common interests.

Lou
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Okay. This looks like fun. Here's the answers to my survey:

Name:
Age: Maxine McCoy
Birthday: July 31, 1944
Occupation: Counselor - retired
Location: Vancouver, WA
Married?: No
Kids?: Four wonderful (married) kids
Hobbies: Writing, scrapbooking, crocheting

Favorites.....

Food: Fancy salads
Local Restaurant: Olive Garden
Part of Vancouver: Still to new to the area to decide.
Actor/Actress: Alec O'Loughlin
Place to shop for clothing: Not sure yet.
Place to shop for groceries: Winco
Exercise: Rebounder (Mini-tramp)
Outdoor Activity: Walking my dog
Indoor Activity: Reading, writing
Holiday: Christmas
Color: Orange
Word: Success
Quote: What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napolean Hill.



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Why did you join Sparkpeople? I read an article online that referred me to it.
Why did you join Viva Vancouver? Because I now live in Vancouver.
How do you plan to accomplish your goals? By reminding myself of my goals everyday, making a sound plan, keeping track of my progress, and sharing/receiving on Sparkpeople.
What is the best way your fellow team members can give support? Keep in touch, make suggestions, cheer me on.
What makes you unique? I'm a writer. When I write I sometimes lose awareness of time and my surroundings.
Also, I'm a counselor and I've been told I think too much.

While trying to lose weight I'll try to take action more and think less.

Maxine




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Welcome Eileen, we're glad you decided to join us. Let us know if you have any questions about the Spark program.

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emoticon to the team!

Lou
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(I saw this on a crumbling old concrete wall when I was in college; it's stayed with me ever since.)


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Name: Eileen
Age: 51
Birthday: August 28
Occupation: Caregiver for my disabled son
Location: East Vancouver
Married?: yes
Kids?: 2 sons
Hobbies: beading,interior design,camping,fishing, hiking, gardening,reading

Favorites.....

Food:pastas,pizza,
Local Restaurant:Thai Orchid
Part of Vancouver: East
Actor/Actress:
Place to shop for clothing:Khols
Place to shop for groceries: Winco
Exercise: walking,swimming
Outdoor Activity: walking, gardening
Indoor Activity: beading, reading, computer surfing
Holiday: Christmas
Color: royal blue
Word:
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Just posting this again so people don't have to scroll all the way down.

Okay newbies, highlight the following list and copy it, click the Reply button, paste this into your message, and then fill out the form...

Name:
Age:
Birthday:
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Location:
Married?:
Kids?:
Hobbies:

Favorites.....

Food:
Local Restaurant:
Part of Vancouver:
Actor/Actress:
Place to shop for clothing:
Place to shop for groceries:
Exercise:
Outdoor Activity:
Indoor Activity:
Holiday:
Color:
Word:
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Short Essay Questions ...

Why did you join Sparkpeople?
Why did you join Viva Vancouver?
How do you plan to accomplish your goals?
What is the best way your fellow team members can give support?
What makes you unique?

Lou
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Hi Katie, You might want to look into a couple of special teams - for those with thyroid conditions and for pregnancy (and later, those with little children). Under the Community tab, go to Spark Teams and do some searching. I'm sure these teams can give you some of the special help you'll be needing.

In the meantime, emoticon to Viva Vancouver!

Lou
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Hi Katie,

Welcome to the team.

You have many challenges, but there's surely someone here who has "been there, done that" and can give you suggestions.

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Name: Katie
Age: 28
Birthday: March 25
Occupation: Mom
Married?: Yes :)
Kids?: 2 girls and another girl on the way!
Hobbies: photography, crafts

Favorites.....

Food: With being pregnant, it really varies
Place to shop for clothing: Thrift stores
Exercise: @Gym- Elliptical, @home- Wii Fit Plus


Short Essay Questions ...

I joined Sparkpeople because I was struggling to lose weight. I have always been skinny, but got thyroid disease and quickly gained a lot of weight before they diagnosed me. So 75 lbs overweight and needed help. A friend pointed me to this website and I loved it right off the bat!
I recently moved back to this area and wanted to get connected with others who are on here in hopes that I may be more encouraged after my baby is born to get out and do more for my health.
Right now I am just trying to eat healthy. It is hard for me to exercise right now with having contractions (and not wanting the baby born 3 months early!) and a lot of pain, so just focusing on eating better and not over gaining.
I have a hard time when stress hits, so just need encouragement and to know people care about my progress.
I used to think I was rather unique, but lately all I do is mom oriented stuff so have realized I am quite boring now haha. I guess I am unique in my loyalty and values (compared to most people). That I take my loyalty and values very very seriously.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."


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Hi Ashley, and emoticon to the Viva Vancouver! team. Check out some of our other threads and just make yourself at home. We're a friendly bunch, here to help each other.

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I don't really want to fill out a survey right now, tbh so I'll just write a little about myself.

My name is Ashley. I'm 21-years-old and currently unemployed (but job searching like crazy!). I live in East Vancouver. I'm the biggest Tom Hanks fan EVER. I would die if there wasn't a Trader Joe's in this town. I love to hike and ride my bike and occasionally walk places. I can't stand that it rains so often here and limits my outdoor activities. I would bike everywhere (even if it was sub zero temps) as long as there's no moisture. I would love all the friends I could get on here, and I can lend some great support. :)

It would also be cool to have a buddy to jog with eventually! I want to run a few 5ks this winter/spring.

I wish you all the best of luck on your journey :) And to those who have met your goals, you're all real inspiring.

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I'll be interested to see how it works too! I know (sorta, but I don't understand it) that diabetics have to be much more careful about what types and how much of sugar and carbs they intake. I'm wondering how they will address that.

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Great! Keep us posted. I'm interested in knowing how it's different from their regular diet menu planning. Users have been asking for this for a long time.

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Well I hadn't found anyone who knew yet, but today it popped up on my calorie journal saying "there are no meal plans for diabetics currently." (something like that) It also said they will be coming soon.

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Ok! Haven't had a chance to do it yet - but when I figure it out I'll let you know :)

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Let us know what you find out! Maybe others are curious as well, and this will help them.

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Good idea :) Thanks!

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That's a possibility. The diabetic plan is new, and I don't know what it offers or doesn't offer. There are several teams for diabetic; you could go to the team page of one of them and browse through some of the informational messages. Perhaps it's something they have discussed.

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I swear the button's not there. I wonder if its cuz I'm on the diabetic plan? I should look at the faqs...

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Hi Jedimarri, on the My Nutrition screen there is a button called "Show Meal Plans", it's an on/off toggle. If you aren't seeing meal suggestions, press the button and meal suggestions will show up. Once they show up there is a button on the right side that reads "Change". When you press that, it will show other meal suggestions for that particular meal. Also, each item on the menu has a button to the left of it titled "Substitute". When you press that, it will give you alternatives that fit within the same nutritional profile as the item being substituted. Of course you can enter your own item and that is shown as "Custom item". I hope this helps.

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