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1/6/14 3:17 P

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Hi Cindy, Drea and Sarjmartin

For the new members here is a link to help get you started.

* SparkPeople's User Guide:
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Let me know if that doesn't work for you, I'm still getting used to a few functions around here myself.
Everyone has their own start mode. Whether taking small steps instead of jumping in, others went full force into the program.
My advice is to focus on your goals, why you are here and why you want to loss weight and track, track, track.
Good luck.

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1/6/14 1:27 P

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Hello! I am new to this site in general. Just joined yesterday. Still trying to figure everything out. My life has gotten out of control with my weight lately. I need to loose weight and feel good about myself again. The main reason I need to make this happen is because my husband and I are trying to have a baby. We already have some odds against us, the last thing I want is for my weight to be a factor in that when I can do something about it. So here I am, ready for this new journey!

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1/6/14 10:40 A

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Hi SP! My name is Drea and I am a 33 year old single full time mom, student and nurse!! I live in Jacksonville, FL and I have at least 150 pounds to lose so I am here for the LONG haul... :) Anyway, I am not committing to a diet, but a lifestyle change. I have been on numerous diets and I need something that I can live with at this point. I am looking for SP friends so that we can motivate each other... Feel free to stop by my Spark page and leave a message!!

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1/4/14 12:02 A

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emoticon Cindi!

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Hi, my name is Cindi, I am 34 and a sahm to a beautiful little girl and a wife to a loving husband. I want to get healthy for me and for my family this year and lose at least 100lbs. I know that with the right motivation and support I can do this. I would love to get to know everyone here and find a buddy or two that we can help each other along this journey :)

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Glad to have you!!!

My name is Chakara, I live in Ohio.

I am trading in who I have always been for who I was truly intended to be!

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1/3/14 12:59 P

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Hi
This isn't my first time on SparkPeople but I decided to come back here on the new year, and here I am.

I am 35 years old mom of a seven years old boy and live with him and his father. I am not married but would like to one day and have more children. I have just over 100 pounds to loose to get healthy (bmi =25) and I set it as my goal for 2014 to get down to 63 kg (139 lb).


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1/2/14 8:27 P

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Fred and Brittany

There are a lot of great resources here on SP. Don't be afraid to reach out when you have a question or are in need of encouragement. Best of luck on your journeys!

Chakara

My name is Chakara, I live in Ohio.

I am trading in who I have always been for who I was truly intended to be!

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My name is Brittany and I'm from Tennessee. I am 37 years old. About 2 years ago, I lost 80 pounds but have gained about half that back. I want to get started back n the right path. My 20 year high school reunion is this year, and I would like to look and feel good by then.

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1/2/14 12:03 P

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Hi Fred, welcome.

You should definately start at the start page and set a goal weight you want to loss and by when. The nutrition tracker will spit out the number of calories, fat, carbs and protein you should be eating each day to help you loss the weight. Take simple steps like eating more veggies and fruit in your day. Instead of going straight for 8 glasses of water go for something more easier like 3-4. If you can do more, great!
Good luck!

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1/2/14 11:48 A

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Welcome to our team! So glad that you jumped right in and are getting acquainted and jumping right in! Woohoo!

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1/2/14 11:39 A

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Hi every one! I am new to this group so you guys have to let me know how things go . I am very excited to start my road to a healthier lifestyle !

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1/2/14 11:19 A

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Not new to SP, but new to this group. I had been part of the 100+ 20-somethings a few years ago (as dsfook) but hadn't been back to Spark People in a while.

So here I am.
Hi Everyone!!

About me:

I'm 32, and a newlywed (11/24/13) and really looking to get healthy/lose weight in 2014 so that DH and I can start on our family next year.

As of yesterday morning, I weigh 277 lbs and hope to lose the 100 lbs by the end of the year. If it doesn't happen, that's ok - I just need to focus on losing as much weight as I can.

I know I can do this.



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1/1/14 9:53 P

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So great to see so many new faces!!!
Check back often! Get support when you need it! Remember you can do it!

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My name is Chakara, I live in Ohio.

I am trading in who I have always been for who I was truly intended to be!

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1/1/14 9:47 P

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Hello all...re-starting my SP journey with some better goals and and better resources to help me reach them. Glad to have you all as one such resource!

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12/30/13 4:49 P

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Hello, Leah! You definitely picked a great team to be part of! emoticon

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Hello everybody, I'm Leah and I'm 37 and I think this is the first time I'm positng to this group. I have started a new journey and I'm looking forward to all the wonderful advice and ideas that you all have to offer!

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12/30/13 1:31 A

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Welcome Johnathon! You will love it here at SparkPeople! We're so glad to have you here with us.

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My name is Johnathon. I am 34, single, and going back to school for a Second Bachelor's degree, living in Utah. I joined SP in 2008, got down to 169 but am back now at 280... Long story (most details are on my sparkpage and in my recent blog post- as well as my first blog post from 2008)... I am just tired of doing everything on my own.

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12/29/13 10:20 P

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This is not my first time around the weight-loss block. I'm just hoping it's my last.

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12/29/13 9:20 P

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Hi Mary! You can do it! You seem very dedicated and know what you need to do in order to be successful.

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12/29/13 9:18 P

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Hi I am new to this site and I thought this was the perfect team for me. I just turned 30 last month and can't believe how much I have let myself go. I weighed myself today and am 250 on the dot. I feel awful, my body aches, and I get winded easily. I feel embarrassed of how out of shape I am right now, especially since I love the outdoors and used to hike often.

I know how to lose weight... the problem is keeping myself accountable and following through. After a few weeks, I tend to slack and forget about dieting altogether. This time, I need to stick with it and keep on losing. I would like to drop at least 20 pounds within the next two months and get myself more active. My short term goal is to lose a clothing size and fit into some of my old clothes!

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12/29/13 3:27 P

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Welcome Nikki! I'm in the exact same boat as you are right now, lost a bunch and gained a bunch back. Like you, I plan on sticking around this time for good. We're so glad to have you here with us! Look for the thread about 2014 resolutions if you'd like to take part!

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12/29/13 3:13 P

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Hi Everyone!

My name is Nikki! I have been a member of spark for a number of years! The first time I lost 90 pounds....Its been 5 years and I have gained it all back plus some. Medical reasons and pure laziness play huge factors. I am rededicating myself and then I am planning to stick with spark after I lose the weight again. This program works, if you stick with it and keep sticking with it!
So I weighed myself and I am 226 pounds. I have 106 pounds to loose and a ton of inches.
I looks forward to continuing this journey with all of you!

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12/28/13 7:59 P

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Welcome, Crystal!

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Hi,I'm Crystal, nice to meet everyone

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12/28/13 1:22 P

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Welcome to the team!!!

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Each day is about moderation, motivation and making the best choices for yourself.

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12/28/13 1:13 P

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Welcome, Casten! We're so glad to have you here with us! emoticon

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12/28/13 1:08 P

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Hello everyone! I'm Casten and I'm very new to Spark People. I've been working on changing my lifestyle for sometime now and the one thing I think I've been missing is having other people who are in the same process.

It will be fun to try all the challenges and keep me on the straight and narrow path. Hope to chat with everyone at one point or another. emoticon

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12/27/13 1:51 P

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Welcome, Chris! You're so right about needing to be healthy--that applies to me, too!

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emoticon My name is Chris and I am 30 yrs old and live in Washington State. I am new to Spark People. I only have myself to take care of and need to actually start taking care of myself! I am glad this group exists as I need that support and gladly support you too! I have so much more than 100 lbs to lose, just to feel and look healthy and I agree with JEND1979 "I don't need to be skinny, I just need to be healthy"


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12/26/13 7:47 P

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I'm absolutely loving all the new people in here! Keep them coming, LOL

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Hi everyone i'm M from Canada and I am so happy to have found this website. I am very excited for what it can and will help me achieve in the coming new year. I am just as excited to find so many spark groups for various issues :) I look forward to meeting everyone and meeting new people who are on the same journey as myself !!! I am still figuring out all the benefits of this site but can't wait to get started.

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12/26/13 2:26 P

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Welcome! It sounds like you have a lot that you're working towards right now. This site is awesome, and I think as you learn your way around here, you'll soon agree with me. The people and tools here are invaluable!

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I'm a 32 year old full-time undergrad at MSU Bozeman. I've struggled with my weight all my life. I found out I had Hashimoto's when I was 22 when my symptoms became overwhelming. I'm the heaviest I've ever been but also the most inactive. I'm nearing the end of my double degree goal and as a result I sit around studying…a lot. My goal is to lose 100 lbs by graduation next December. I'd really like to not have to order the XXXXL gown ;-). However, more importantly my husband and I will finally have the chance to start a family. My nutritionist at the university actually recommended SP about a year ago but this is the first chance I've had to really look at it.

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12/26/13 9:27 A

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Welcome to our team! So glad to have you with us! You can do this!

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12/25/13 10:05 P

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Hello all!

Looking forward to meeting people who struggle just like I do. Hope to find some encouragement and be able to encourage others. Really tired of being overweight. I have head knowledge to lose weight but lack motivation and will power.

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12/24/13 10:23 P

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I think you'll do great!

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emoticon Hi Teresa,

Lol...to my busy life...I have to laugh to keep going! I'm going over to the Challenges page and give it a try. I have to start somewhere. I can't wait for the next challenge!


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12/24/13 6:34 P

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Hey, Nicki! This site will definitely help you start living again! I wish you all the best of what you so desire throughout this journey.

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Hi every one!!! I am Nicki, and I am newly back to spark people. I am trying all over again and started the 6 week body makeover today. I am 303 lbs and have more than ever to lose. I have joint issures, Hashimoto's disease of the thyroid, and I am just sick and run down all the time. I have 4 children and have been married for 10 years. And I want to start living again.




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12/23/13 11:59 P

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Welcome, Crystal! It sounds like you have a very busy life! Losing weight is easy. It's doing what it takes to lose it that's the hard part. I'm so very glad you decided to join our team. We're currently doing a challenge to lose 5 pounds before New Year's day, but you're more than welcome to join us even if we realize that you might not lose such a high amount with the time left. I think you will love the active members here. You can do this!

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Hi All,

I'm Crystal, single, mother of 3, full-time graduate student, with a full time job other than parenting. I've gained a lot of weight over the years and it seems that with childbirth, stress, emotional rollercoaster, and of course laziness I struggle to get it off. This makes my third time joining SparkPeople and I pray that this will be the charm.

In the past, I've left b/c of lack of motivation and depressed mood/frustration when I did not meet my goals. I am attempting to teach myself that I the weight loss will come if I continue to work hard and remain focused. Also, I'm using my children as motivations. My oldest has wanted to ride rollercoasters for the past few years and I have refused to take her b/c of my size. I know that I am too big to fit on the rides and do not want to embarrass her so I just avoid it all together. Well, I'm tired of denying her this opportunity and want to change my overall eating and living habits.

I am truly looking forward to participating in this group, interacting with all my team members, and losing the weight. From what I've read so far, this is the place for me to receive the inspiration I need to keep going. I thank you all in advance!

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12/22/13 11:38 A

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Welcome to the team! I believe that you will love SparkPeople compared to MyFitnessPal--at least I know I do!

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Hello everyone! I'm 38 (married, mother of 4) and this is my 3rd time losing a lot of weight. I've managed to get very slim and to look and feel great...to regaining it all, plus some. I'm nearing 40 and sick of being obese and unhealthy. I'm determined to lose the weight in a healthy manner and most importantly, to keep it off! I started December 1st and I'm down 11 lbs...I was using MyFitnessPal, but I'm not impressed so I'm trying SparkPeople, which I like more for it's wealth of resources.

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Good morning! I'm here because I need help. I have a problem with food...I have a problem with weight. I'm an emotional, bored eater, and due to some life circumstances, that's most of the time... I just need to figure out how to stick..how to become accountable for this awful weight I've allowed myself to put on. I don't need to be skinny, I just need to be healthy. It's nice to meet all of you. emoticon

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Hi, I am new!

I just joined sparkpeople at the urging of my mother. She is right, it's great! So far I have learned a lot and am hoping to actually not just merely dream of weighing 120 pounds again but doing it in a healthy way.

I am a diagnosed binge eater. I used to starve myself drastically (going sometimes days without food and otherwise eating little bits until I would binge, I actually on average at about 400 calories a day until binge time - I used to weigh very little but in the process of giving up the starving i haven't figured out how to eat HEALTHY) to support my love of food but had to give it up because it was unhealthy and my health was being impacted. I gave it up of my own volition but had the help of a councilor.

Sadly, getting this eating thing under control is a struggle for me because when I eat I want to eat more then I should - I need to learn to be satisfied with reasonable portion sizes... Anyway, I am here to find support and hopefully give support to others.

I weigh more then I wish I did but even if I were at a healthy weight I am NOT living a healthy lifestyle and that, a healthy lifestyle is what I want most of all... I have a dream of being pretty again but (somehow) I think that my mind has twisted what beauty means into something unhealthy - you know what those TV women look like - even at 120 (My goal weight) I do not look that way. Nobody can be healthy and look that way. It is just so hard to accept that...

Anyway, one of my goals is to, within the next two years, buy a sewing machine and learn to create my own clothing - I want to learn to make patterns and make things that aren't designed to be fashionable but designed to make me happy and make me feel good when I wear them. I WANT to look unique. I want to be different. I want to be thin however to do so otherwise I feel like I would look... Well. Too overboard. Being different and having extra pounds seems too risky for my self esteem. Anyway, I sound obsessed with my looks and I kinda am... I'll need to learn to get over that before I turn 40 otherwise I will be miserable...

When I wish on stars I wish to be happy. I don't wish for money. I don't have very much money yet to me the most important thing is to be happy. Sadly this doesn't match how I feel about food - because happiness is dependent on good health because if your not healthy you can't be happy very easily, therefore I feel that part of being happy is to be healthy. I have good reasons to be healthy. My Mom and Dad are reason enough. And, oddly enough, I am at the point in my self esteem where I can say I am all the reason I need to want to be happy, and, that it is OK. We are allowed to love ourselves enough to want to be happy. :)

Anyway, sorry this is so long. I just wanted to tell the world that I am on here because I feel so positive right now that this is going to help me. That this is going to work is true because if it doesn't work that means I AM NOT WORKING IT and therefore it is my OWN FAULT if I fail but that doesn't mean I should beat myself up in advance if I stumble or am tempted to stumble. Being kind to ourselves is very important. As is being kind to others. If you would like to talk or friend me I am very lonely and would love some company online in our mutual quest of hope to live healthy! :)

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Welcome, Erin! I do hope you'll enjoy it here for the next 10 years, but then you'll have to move on to the next team when you turn 40. LOL! I'm so joking! Make yourself at home!

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Hi, everyone! I'm Erin. I've been around Spark People for about a year now, and have lost a little over 40 pounds. I turned 30 this year, so I figured I should join this team! I look forward to "meeting" new people and encouraging each other on our way to our goals!



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