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Wow Gretchen that is amazing, 1000 workouts. I just joined curves this year and I'm still working on 100. I try to get at least three days in but my job prevents that some times. You are truly an inspiration.

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Gretchen and I have been a member of Curves since November 2, 2004. I earned my 1000 workout shirt by my 4th anniversary. When Curves Smart was offered I was the first one at my Curves to sign up. I thought I was working hard before Curves Smart but boy was I wrong.

I joined a water aerobics class that is on Mon, Wed and Fri so Curves has been on the back burner since July 1st. I needed a break but I really miss Curves so I try to get there at least once or twice a week till the weather cools down. My neighbor used to go with me but it is to hard on her joints, that is why we joined water aerobics. I live 10 miles from my Curves so I have to figure out a schedule for Curves that I'm not running back and forth into town more than once a day.

I am 65 years old, am I the oldest person on this team? I joined Spark People on May 4, 2009 when I heard about it on our local news station. I actually joined 3 Curves teams but not sure if I will stay in all of them. I enjoy interaction with the team members so that will make up my mind.

Well enough for now.


What does everyone think of the Curves Smart Program?? emoticon and Curves

By the way, I'm from Northern California.

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"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."


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Welcome Diane! Glad you joined us! Best of luck to you on your journey!
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Hi everyone. My name is Diane. Today was my 14th visit to Curves. I joined on July 22nd and got my CurvesSmart tracker last week.

I am pleased with the workout I am getting and the ladies are really welcoming. Along with Curves, walking &/or elliptical workouts and Sparkpeople... I am focused, determined and working on this new and permanent...healthy me.

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Welcome to the Curvy Crew Kirsty! Glad you have joined us! Best of luck to you on your journey!
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Welcome to the Curvy Crew Sherrie! Glad you have joined us! Best of luck to you on your journey!
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Hello Sherrie, I know how you feel, it is great isn't it. Welcome to the team.

The pain of being overweight is soothed by the effort of exercise and eating healthy.

" I am not always slow moving, but when I am, it is because I am practicing Tai Chi."


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Hi everyone :) I'm Sherrie and I just started Curves TODAY and I absolutely LOVED it!!!! I am very excited about starting this program and will also be walking for cardio. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone on this team. Any tips or anything i should know about working out at Curves? I'd appreciate any help.

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As you've probably read STORMIE62, you definitely get out of Curves what you put into Curves. You can really push yourself and get a great workout - but it is up to you since all the resistance is your own effort.

Welcome to the Curvy Crew and best of luck to you! I think you'll find that the trainers and members are very friendly and Curves will provide not only a great workout, but a social outlet as well!

Margaret

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Hello, I am joining Curves and have read some pros and cons about it. I guess I am really joining to have some out of the home time and the possibility to make some female friends, since I don't work and am new to the area that I moved to. I am looking forward to the experience.

The pain of being overweight is soothed by the effort of exercise and eating healthy.

" I am not always slow moving, but when I am, it is because I am practicing Tai Chi."


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Somehow got unsubscribed from the thread - sorry I'm so late with welcoming our new members...

ANGELSPARK19 - hope your first workout was great!

GLM1956 - Glad you stumbled upon us!

DANITROTS2 - Hope your first workout was great!

SISTAGURL2 - It is amazing what a workout you can get in 30 minutes!

Welcome to all! Glad you have joined the Curvy Crew!

Margaret

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I just joined Curves yesterday. Boy was it a workout! I didn't expect that in just 30 minutes. Glad to know this team is here!

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thanks!

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emoticon to the Curvy Crew Danielle!

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hi! I am new to this group. My name is Danielle and I am a 25 year old teacher. I just joined Curves today and I go for my first workout tomorrow morning!

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Welcome GLM1956.

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Welcome GLM1956 and good luck on your journey.

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Welcome to the team GLM1956.

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Hello, Stumbled onto this group by accident. Glad I did. Been going to Curves for about 8 months. I live in the So. Cal Mountains and wanted to say Hi emoticon

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

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Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
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Good luck at Curves. You will do fine. Everyone is there for the same reason you are. Just remember to have fun.

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IM joining curves on sat.. kinda nervous.. but so ready to start a workout

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Welcome to the Curvy Crew NewSmartLady, Paula Jean & TurnipBun1! Glad you have joined us! Best of luck to all of you on your journey!

Margaret

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Hi.

I have been going to Curves for about 2 months now. I am really enjoying it. I am new to SparksTeams and thought this may be a good team to join as we have similar goals.

Here is a little bit about me. I am married and have two cats.

Have a good week.

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WIIGal,
Thank you very much for the welcome! Looking forward to meeting new ladies here also and losing more! Wow it is amazing how good I feel!!It's great!

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose.

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Hey PaulaJean,
Saw you are in Wisconsin. I am originally from Minnesota. Moved to North Carolina 4 yrs ago to be with my internet sweetheart and are married a yr now! Have 4 grown children and 3 granddaughters all in different parts of the U.S.
Starting to go to a different Curves since changing job locations this week.Looking forward to meeting new ladies there and losing more!!

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose.

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emoticon I've been a member of SP for about a year and a half now and I joined Curves around 3 months ago. My Curves is only 2 miles away from my home and a great place to workout at.

I've been a "Wisconsinite" since 1985 and have been married to my Knight-In-Shining-Armor for 36 years. I have a daughter & son-in-law in Iowa and they've given me 2 beautiful granddaughters and there's another grandchild on the way! emoticon

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Welcome to the team Newsmartlady.Congrats on the weight loss and inches lost. That is really great that Curves is working so well for you.If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Hey I am new to this group and sparkpeople. Have been going to Curves since Sept 2008 and started Curves Smart in Nov 2008. I really love the machine and what they have done for me. I have lost 14.5 lbs and 26.5" since the end of May so can't to weigh and measure this week...Love the support and encouragement to eat healthy as you lose weight!

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose.

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Welcome to the Curvy Crew FriendlyEvie! Glad you have joined us! Best of luck to you reaching all your goals!

Margaret

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Welcome to the team!! emoticon

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Hello! I just joined curves on 06/17/09. My starting weight is 155... I was a curves member last year and lost 16 lbs. This time I plan on losing all my weight and keeping it off! = )

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Welcome to the Curvy Crew CDNMTBCHICK! Your pounds and inches lost are wonderful! Congrats! Best of luck reaching all your goals!

Margaret

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CDNMTBCHICK- 12.75" is nothing to be disappointed about. That's awesome. emoticon

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I joined Curves on May 28, 2008, I have lost 12.5 lbs and 12.75 inches. I am really disappointed in my lack of recent weight loss (I feel I should have lost closer to 50 lbs over the last year).

I didn't want to join the Curves weight management plan (also the meeting have been suspended until Sept.) I heard about this site on another message board and thought I'd give it a try, seems good so far, but I only joined yesterday. lol

I am also a memeber of the Curves Smart program and love it. It keeps me working hard since my mind tends to wander.

A bit about me, I'm 33 yrs old, married with the most wonderful little girl (17 months).

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Welcome to the Curvy Crew Mandy! I joined during the same study that they ran in Sep/Oct 2007 and am hooked! Best of luck to you reaching all your goals!

Margaret

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Yours is on there also....look! U can set it up on your sparkpage on how u want your info displayed.

Everything happens for a reason!


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So now tell me how you all have your fitness minutes showing on your info by the posts please!

*nm, I found it. :)

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Hey Mandy. Welcome!!

Everything happens for a reason!


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Welcome to the team. emoticon

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Hi! I'm Mandy. I joined Curves starting with the Avon Fitness Study. I really enjoyed it so I became a full member. I try to go 3 times a week, sometimes I only get there twice but it's a start. Never worked out at a gym before. I am in my second month there. My first 30 days, during the fitness study, I lost 2 pounds of pure body fat.. that was without the CurvesSmart.

I live in Ohio, am a SAHM and I have 3 kids.

Now I just need the CurvesSmart to give me a break for a few weeks and stop increasing on me!

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Welcome to the Curvy Crew Heather! Glad you found us!

Margaret

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Welcome Heather. Glad u joined us. emoticon

Everything happens for a reason!


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I'm glad to find a curves group on here :) I joined curves about mid April and am working on making it a habit of going. I really like curves and hope to get to know all of you and have some fun. Oh by the way, I'm Heather and I have a 2 year old daughter. I live in Montana and am a SAHM.

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Welcome to the Curvy Crew CHTTRBOX! I think we have all done that dance!

Margaret

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CHTTRBOX- I'm doing that same dance! We will conquer this goal!! emoticon

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Good morning everyone~
I go to the Silverdale Curves. I've been going since Sept. 08, I've lost 14 lbs so far, unfortunately for me, it's 2 steps forward, 1 step back, but I will eventually get to my goal!

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My mom just went and got the details on the same Curves I go to. The first time she was there, they explained everything and how it works but she made another appt for the next day to come and do the first workout. She made it half way around and then stopped. They did give her a weeks free pass to decide if it was really for her or not. She went back on the following day and made it all the way around 2 times. I believe she will go ahead and sign up but I thought it great that they worked with her and gave her time to really try it out.

As far as clothes, I took a pair of workout pants and cut and hemmed them so my legs were free, I hate wearing pants anyways. Usually I have a tank top on because I sweat and am always hot. As for the sports bra, I went a few weeks and then got several sports bras and am glad I did. I found a set of 2 at Meijers for $5.99 and a set of 3 at Walmart for $7.99.

Other people wear anything from jeans to sweats to shorts with t-shirts.

Everything happens for a reason!


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Hi Judith! That is great that your local club is offering a week's free trial membership. Normally the first visit is spent showing you the circuit and how to use each machine. At my Curves the trainer takes you around and shows you how to do each machine then watches you do the machine on your first time around and then has you do the whole circuit yourself the second time around while she watches you.

As far as what to wear, I've seen people workout in jeans as well as sweats and other sorts of workout gear. I do think a good sports bra would be a good investment.

The important thing to remember is that you won't remember everything, so make sure you ask the trainer as many questions as you need to until you feel comfortable.

Let us know how your trial membership goes - I know you're going to love it!

Margaret

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