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12/28/12 2:32 P

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Good afternoon everyone! I am new to SparkPeople, so I am excited to use this as another tool in my weight loss kit! I am currently 239 lbs with about 100 +/- lbs to lose. I have been in WW in the past and lost 60 lbs, but have since gained it all back. I am no longer participating in WW, but need some motivation to get and keep me on track.
I recently had foot surgery so my activity has been very limited. If anyone has any good cardio ideas, I'm game!
Thanks everyone for listening and Happy New Year!!

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11/30/12 11:28 A

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Welcome, Claire! We are here to help you, so however you choose to use the information is fine - no worries regarding disqualification! I often post multiple days' worth (today I'm going to post Friday and Saturday's), so you can do them whenever you can. It's understandable that you want to work your way into daily workouts - hopefully you will find as you go along that adding five minutes per day (other than Sunday) will become manageable for you.

Hope you have a great day!

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11/30/12 6:35 A

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Hello team!
I'm very unfit, with NOOO strength. My exercise so far has consisted of just walking the dog, which is OK for certain leg muscles, but that's it. So I've decided I need to do some carefully set up strength training, and this team providing a Daily Challenge seemed to be the ideal place to go.

For starters, though, I want to make a couple of modifications to the programme, so if this disqualifies me from being a member, just let me know.

1. I live in England. According to my computer, you post the daily challenges at about 10 or 11 pm. As I don't want to do my strength training at midnight, I shall be doing the exercises a day "behind" - it's currently 11.30 am on Friday 30th November and I've just done Thursday's exercise!

2. As I'm only just starting up, I don't want to train every day. I did dumbbell squats on Wednesday and my legs are still stiff. Until I can get over a session by the next day, I'm just setting a target of three days a week, and will build up from there.

So that's me - I look forward to participating and to building up my commitment as I get stronger.

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11/21/12 10:39 A

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I have about 95 lbs to lose to reach my goal but am working on 5 lbs at a time. It sounds like losing 5 lbs is a lot more manageable than saying I need to lose 95 lbs. I lose weight very slowly and I yo-yo a lot, but I really want this weight off.
I've tried a number of different plans but I think for me it's a matter of cutting calories but making the most of what calories I do allow myself. So I'm trying to eat more fresh produce and fruits, and limiting all the junk foods. I do eat meat but am working to cut out a good portion of that and limit it to mainly fish and chicken.
My exercise is sporatic at the best. I'll go days and not do much then for a week or two go crazy with activities that are considered exercise. I need to get more into a regular routine of daily exercise that I enjoy doing.


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10/31/12 12:14 P

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Hi Chrissy,
I can relate in some ways to what you've said. But there has to come a time when you dig deep into yourself and make that commiment in your heart that you will do whatever it takes to make a change. And it doesn't have to overwhelming at all!!
For me, the time came when I decided I was going to do JUST ONE THING everyday that was a better choice. The smallest little decisions in your life can make a huge impact.
Don't be discouraged, there is a way!
You may have to find what you can do at home. There are the spark videos, internet videos, phone apps(or kindle) that have exercise routines for free!, or if you have a wii or an xbox with sports or dance.
PLAN your food. just for one day with all the cheapest foods you can think of:
eggs, soups, carl buddig meats, oatmeal, a piece of fruit, baby carrots with fat free sour cream mixed with lipton onion mix, sugar free jello. Buy a package of turkey burger for about 3.99 and divide it up into 3.5 to 4 ounce portions- freeze them and buy a pack of wheat buns or whatever is cheap-freeze them too and then whenever you crave that dollar menu burger- fix up your own burger with sauteed onions or mushrooms etc. and before you know it that value burger you use to get tastes gross!!
Stick with it Chrissy, this place is going to be your best friend if you let it. Get out there, post on others pages, check out blogs, make your own blogs. Before you know it you have the most supportive group of people surrounding you than you have ever had!!
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10/31/12 9:51 A

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Hello. Well, I moved to Ohio in Aug 2011 from Hawaii. I was use to being active there, and eating alot better due to it being to expensive to eat out, not alot of places like here in Ohio, and I use to smoke cigs and I admit.. pot for for 5 years. Well, I moved to Ohio, Quit smoking both cold turkey, got used to the food here, gained 45 LBS QUICK. I live in a vary vary small apartment. In an old creepy area that I'm still not use to. I don't have anyone to walk with me, to help me feel more comfortable about my area so that I can walk alone. Its vary hard for me to get motivated when no one wants to work out with me. When I change something in my diet, I always gain 5 more lbs. Ive never felt like I do now, iv never been this none energized, the more I gain, the harder it is for me to get moving. I can be soooo energized to clean and cook, but its hard to work. I cant afford to eat all the fish and healthy food, its alot cheaper for me to eat a dollar menu some times lol, When I buy healthy food, it only last a week, then Im to broke. Im hoping this Team, or something can happen. I dream of winning the lottery so I can get lipo done lol, or a home I can move around in.



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10/20/12 1:11 A

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I love a challenge, and this one seems right up my alley! I'm looking forward to participating! I'm doing the 28 Day Challenge right now - just finished up Week 1. This one seems so fun that I didn't want to wait to start it.



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10/11/12 10:48 A

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10/10/12 12:36 P

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Woohoo, Cherae! Love the attitude! Welcome!

Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.
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10/10/12 11:03 A

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Good Morning All,

I'm Cherae, mother of two preschoolers, and I've been a SP member since April. I've realized that I am my biggest obstacle, and I'm ready to overcome my obstacle. I can most certainly fit a 5min workout in my schedule, so let's get it!

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10/9/12 8:37 P

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Welcome!!

Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.
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10/9/12 1:39 P

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Baby steps Hallowjays!!
Welcome to the team!!

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10/9/12 11:58 A

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Hi I tried to do the bootcamp,I dont think its for me yet.5 minutes I think there should be no problem to fit in.

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10/8/12 2:20 P

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Hey Skeetor,
Glad your going to try this with me. I haven't started it yet. I wanted to finish up the 28 day bootcamp first. But I am thinking of redoing that one and adding this to it.

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10/8/12 1:12 P

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Hello, everyone!

Darlene is one of my Spark Buddies and I saw on my Friend Feed where she had joined and I didn't know what this group was about so I decided to check it out... I think it's a great idea to try some different exercises and to mix up your routine a bit!

My ball is somewhere up in the attic - I think! It may not be any good anymore but we'll see!

Have a great day!

Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.
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10/6/12 10:08 P

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Hi Darlene!!
Awesome to have you:) Um, the only way I know to track these daily exercises is to go to your fitness tracker and click on "add strength training" and either scroll through or do a search for todays specific exercise.
I usually do them as a "freebie" so maybe someone else has a better way?
I also need to get a ball and some bands-it's on my Christmas list!!
Hope your having a great weekend and Welcome to our group!!
~Lisa

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10/6/12 9:36 A

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Hey All,
I'm Darlene. I'm 49, mother of 3, grandmother of 2. I'm new to this group, I think I like the way the exercises are done. 5 minutes is very doable even in addition to the videos etc I do.
I do need someone to tell me how do I track these single exercises tho?? Tracking the videos or my treadmill time etc is easy with the links etc. Not sure how to track these single exercises tho. Can anyone tell me??

I do think I am going to have to go out and buy a couple things tho. I don't have an exercise ball and I see alot of the exercises use this. I've used one at the gym, but the gym is a 30 min drive away so I usually only go there on the days I am going to town anyway. I need a few more things for at home!!

I look forward to meeting you all and making some new friends!!

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10/4/12 8:54 A

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10/2/12 11:28 A

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emoticon Polly and Louelle!! So happy you could join us! Hope this month brings you inspiration to go for your goals!

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10/1/12 2:31 P

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Hi my name is Louelle. I am new to the team. I started on 9/27. I like the idea of a 5 minute challenge to help me keep moving throughout the day. I hope to meet other members of the team. emoticon

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9/26/12 4:44 P

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Hi,
My name is Polly.Hoping this challenge will be different and interesting.

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9/24/12 3:49 P

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Hi kayla!! emoticon if you have any questions feel free to message me or sandymisa ( team leader)
we are glad you joined us! emoticon

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9/23/12 6:17 P

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hi im kayla and new to the team!Nice to meet ya.Add me as a buddy,needing tons of help! emoticon

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9/16/12 8:44 A

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Yes, we are a team, yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

Now I am going to the main page of this wonderful Team so see how if I can figure out HOW this "5-minutes Daily Challenge" works. Is there a certain link or topic area to click on to see the 5 minute callenge for the day or ...... ?

please advise emoticon because I confuse easily and cant figure it out by the main page... I will send you an email.... hugs

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9/13/12 1:24 A

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Awwee OMG your too sweet!! I LOVE YOU!! lol your too nice to me;)
Seriously, I am sooo happy you joined us:)
I'm going to do my best to encourage and support. Thats what we need- Let's hold each other up! We are a TEAM!! emoticon

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9/12/12 11:25 P

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emoticon Hi everyone,

I had the good fortune of having JUST1THING visit my sparkpage blog today on about BUTTERFLIES and she left a comment, so naturally I went to visit her page and when I saw the STEPS and the touching and reality photos and read her blog today, it was so touching that I found myself getting emotional and before I knew it.... my eyes were watering.

THank you Just1THing for sharing your sparkpage with all of the sparkpeople. emoticon

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9/12/12 10:42 A

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HI Millec5! Glad you found us here on Sparkpeople, there is so much to offer!
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9/10/12 9:52 P

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Hi All, I just joined SparkPeople this evening and I am trying to navigate around the site to see what groups would be a good fit and it seems that this one will be! I am looking forward to taking charge of my weight and getting back to a comfortable size for me. I look forward to seeing all of your tips and doing the 5 minute challenge every day.

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9/10/12 11:31 A

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Welcome.

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Hi Julie! emoticon

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9/9/12 2:31 P

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hi everyone my name is Julie i joined not to long ago. So i just wanted to introduce myself. the five minute challenge is awesome to do if you have no time to do anything else.

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HI EWL978! emoticon
Glad to read your seeing some daylight!! Glad you could join us:)

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Hi, everyone!! Just discovered this team and would love to "hunt" around it and see just what it's all about and what I might contribute!! I'm a 78 year old woman, originally from Boston, but now living permanently in Southern Florida and needing to lose about 100 pounds... Been working on it for the past 4 months and just starting to see some daylight!! emoticon



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9/3/12 11:41 A

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9/3/12 8:24 A

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Hey everyone! I'm new to the Daily Challenge team and can't wait to get started! Looking forward to getting to know you all!
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8/14/12 10:09 A

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Hi, this is my first full day here, I signed up last night. I am looking forward to the daily challenge. Can't wait to start.

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8/13/12 12:00 P

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Morning fellow Sparkers! Today is my First day and im so excited! I have a lot of weight to loose and a lot of confidence to gain but I believe that this is the right place to start doing it!! :D

Sweat is Fat Crying ;)
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8/8/12 8:15 P

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HI
My name is Erin and I just started using SP today. My goal is to lose about 10-15lbs and to run a 5k. Currently I am unable to train for the 5k as I broke my foot/toe 2 weeks ago. I am hoping I will be able to start training again in about 4 weeks. I am working on watching what and how much I eat and getting as much exercise as my foot will allow.

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8/6/12 11:24 P

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Hi, my name is Kim, and I've been here at SP since 1-3-11. I went from 178 to 153 in just a few months, but in June my dad was diagnosed with cancer and died on July 9 (2011) and I lost all of my motivation. I've gained back to 171 (as of this morning) and I am determined to lose this #*@%!+& weight. I know I need help and I feel that this team will be a pretty good fit for me. At least I hope it will. I look forward to meeting y'all.

Kimberlynn from California

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8/6/12 9:40 A

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Hey! I'm Jennifer. A newlywed and new resident of Minnesota. I have 50 lbs to lose and activity is key. I hope this team will help me keep it fun and fresh!

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8/3/12 4:08 P

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Good afternoon team! Just rejoined SP and wanting to get back to eating healthier and doing what exercise I can do and needing to start slow & ez due to my osteoarthritis... hopefully my flexibility will start to improve..

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Just found this!!! 5 mins, I need to start small and move up.... emoticon

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Good morning. I just joined today and really like the idea of doing a 5 minute routine every day. I hope it will stretch me to try new things because I notice little sretch goals make me feel happy (-: I joined in February and have lost 22 lbs. Goal is to lose 5 more and I am chomping at the bit to reach my goal. I am so inspired by everyone in Spark who shows up every day to keep at it. I am liking living a more healthy life style. Now on to today's crunches with a twist...

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8/1/12 6:57 P

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emoticon to all the other newbies!

I just found this group. I figured having a challenge that's only 5 minutes might really be a great thing to keep me motivated. I figure we can all find 5 minutes to do something!

I have about 60 to 70 more pounds to release (have gotten rid of 35 pounds since March 26th, making a total of 93.5 lbs down from my top weight), and am determined to get it gone!!!

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8/1/12 3:33 P

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Hello! I'm mizzy and I wanted to give this team a shot. I mean, 5 minutes is not that bad and if it is, there's something wrong with me. So, what do you have to show me?

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I just joined the team because I can't find the motivation to exercise. I thought if I started with just five minutes a day, I could build up to more eventually.

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7/25/12 6:09 P

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Hi all, I joined because I enjoy the little, do-able challenges. It gives me something to look forward to!

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Hi I joined because I'm losing a bit of steam. I spent last week eating crap and shirking off my exercise after two good solid months! I like these small challenge teams so I'm excited to try 5 minute daily exercises! Seems very do-able.

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I've got about 57 lbs I need to lose to reach my first goal and I'm hoping this team will keep me motivated since we're all in the same boat, more or less. Look forward to getting to know you thru the team.


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Hi, I'm a 4+year sparker, been a bit up, a bit down, and a bit all 'round the town. This looks like a good-sized chunk of commitment for me at this point! It does look a bit hard to find the challenges--at least, I can't find today's, though I did find yesterday's.

Anyway, I'm glad you are here!

Edited by: BRITOMART at: 7/19/2012 (18:20)
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