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4/30/14 9:32 P

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I'm Stasia. My goal is to lose 10 lbs over the next four weeks and to get into the habit of regular exercise. I also want to improve my health. emoticon




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4/30/14 10:34 A

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Starting this challenge today, over the next 4 weeks I want to lose 8lbs or 2 inches off my waist (both would be nice but I won't be greedy lol).

This is my 2nd month with Sparkpeople, and I'm already down 8.6lbs and 2 inches from waist.


Good luck to all

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4/30/14 7:33 A

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I don't really want to wear a bikini, but I want to feel "bikini" good! Thanks!!!



"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."
-Epictetus (born 55 A.D.)


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4/28/14 9:10 P

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Hi new members, welcome.
Martha
Southern Maryland

Martha
Southern Maryland
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The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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4/27/14 2:27 P

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Hi, my name is Dana. I always have trouble adding exercise to my routine, so I thought this challenge could keep me in check and add some variety to my day.

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4/27/14 12:09 P

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Hello :) I'm Özlem, a 21 year-old college victim in Paris. So, this is the first time that I'm ever doing any kind of sport regularly, and I thought this site is a good place to start. Bon courage a tous! emoticon

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4/27/14 11:42 A

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Hi y'all! My name is Angie and I am coming back after almost a year of sabotage (I did it to myself!) Looking forward to this challenge!

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4/26/14 8:21 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Brandy and I planned to start yesterday but technically I will dart today. I won't be wearing a bikini at this stage, but I will fit back into my bathing suit. I've got five weeks till vacation so this will definitely be a challenge.

Faith Full Farm/ Brandy


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CD14423133 Posts: 44
4/25/14 8:57 A

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Hi I'll be starting this challenge tomorrow. I'm excited to try something new in addition to going to the gym :)

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4/23/14 1:39 P

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Hi all! My name is Brittany and I am starting this challenge on Sunday, 4/27

Have been working on upping my walking miles but need a bit more of a jumpstart to get my weight to drop!



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4/23/14 11:26 A

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Hi there, I have been using Spark People since Nov 2013. I've lost 20 lbs so far. I thought this looked like a fun challenge to do. Hoping I lose an additional 5 lbs by 5/14 (my birthday) and then another 25 lbs after that. I know I will be successful because I am doing this for the right reason this time, to honor the body God has given me and because I seek Him and His strength every step of the way! I cannot do this in my own power, only His!

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

"I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:14a

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4/22/14 4:59 P

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Hello everyone. I am new to SparkPeople and this is my first challenge. I hope I am doing this right. emoticon I hit my max at 305 lbs and am down to 275 since January. I want to keep the momentum going and really make this new lifestyle change stick. I figured a challenge is just what I needed.

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4/22/14 1:48 P

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Hi my name is Sandy (momtoconnor2003). I did this challenge a couple years ago an have decided to do it again. I need motivation to get me to exercise so this should help. This time around I am balancing be a diabetic on top of trying to lose weight. My energy level has been at an all time low for the past several months I am hoping a challenge will give me more motivation to move around.

Sandy
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4/17/14 9:03 P

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Hello everyone. My name is Trisha and I joined this team in hope of finding the supportive help I need to become more motivated to work on my non-walking days. I have trouble with consistency. I have the figured out the exercise program that I feel comfortable doing and I think that's a good start but, jumpstarting my engine is still a problem. Too many years of living comfortably on my behind and I have fibromyalga as a ready handicap excuse or the snow is still falling and it's supposed to be springtime and flowers. I know I'm supposed to feel better when I exercise but so far all I feel is tired and sore. I want to keep pushing so my body can get stronger than it ever has been and I know I have to work harder to achieve this so I'm hoping this team will help me to be more accountable.

To me HEALTH means Energy. Stamina. Flexibilty. A relatively pain free body. Enjoying healthy food. You are your body, and your weight loss efforts will succeed exactly to the extent that you mange to do the work on behalf of your embodied self. You’ll do much better when you focus on making positive changes to improve your health and well-being, rather than on fighting your bad habits.


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4/17/14 7:03 P

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Hi All,

My name is Pam and I'm joining this challenge again. I had joined it a few months back but got side tracked. My goal is to be consistent and stay motivated.

I will run the race of losing weight that I may lay hold of the prize and make it mine.

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. John Maxwell


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4/16/14 10:51 P

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Hello, my name is Sandy. I joined this team for some motivation to incorporate some exercise into my life. I have been on this weight loss roller coaster for way too long. It is time to get off and get serious about taking better care of my health. I am glad to be part of this team and I am looking forward to getting to know some of you as we take this journey together.

~Sandy
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CD6571600 Posts: 1,080
4/16/14 2:11 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Alisha and I decided to join this challenge because I need something to make me do exercise, at least more then I have been doing, which isn't much. I just dug my resistance bands out of the closet along with all the other exercise equipment that I had stored in there. I know I can do this!

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4/15/14 3:20 P

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Hi, my name is Isabel. Been on week 1 for what feels like a month haha but it has only been 7 days! I will go onto week 2 even though I still have 3 days to make up... All this exercise and planning take all my time

I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'.
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4/14/14 7:18 P

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Hello all, my name Donna & I joined this challenge for several reasons. one reason of course is to shed pounds, inches, or centimeters lol, whatever I can get. another reason is because I get so overwhelmed with so much information like what to eat, what not to eat, strength or cardio exercises, fat loss or fitness sometimes it's just too much to think about. But with this challenge I don't have to think about it at all, just pick the day and do the exercises and that makes it easier for me. emoticon

Don't let your light dim...shine through the darkness!


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4/13/14 1:44 P

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Hello Everybody....I'm pretty new to this site but like a lot of you...I'm needing to lose some(a lot) of weight. The challenges help to motivate me ... so here I am. I have a bad knee and so I might have to kind of improvise some of the steps but I'm willing to try. Best of Luck to everyone and I know that with determination that emoticon

Belive you can and you're halfway there.


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4/12/14 11:05 P

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Hi there. I am new to SparkTeams. My daughter does SparkTeen challenges all the time and is a huge supporter of the cause. I would love to connect because I think encouragement and accountability are the best ways to ensure success on this weight loss road. We have been going through some deep waters in our home and I am learning I am an emotional eater. I look forward to hearing about your journey.
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"For I know the plans I have for you", says the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future". Jeremiah 29:11


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4/12/14 6:02 A

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Hello everyone! Started with SparkPeople in January. I love all the challenges! They keep me on my toes and add variety to my workout and exercise program. Looking forward to this challenge!

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!”
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CD14632269 SparkPoints: (4,707)
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4/10/14 10:34 P

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I joined this challenge to get into the habit of working out. I have a problem with starting exercise and do good for a week and then quit.

LUNCHROOM11 SparkPoints: (2,360)
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4/10/14 11:18 A

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Hello I am new to the community but I need help and support. I have yo-yo dieting and it's time to stop I can't seem to stick with it. I am hoping joining this team will be my answer😊 I have a chronic disease and I do have some limitation but I need to get at least 30 pounds off!!!

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4/9/14 2:14 P

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Hello all!

I am re-committing to the Sparkpeople program since I found out my blood sugar and A1C levels are in the pre-diabetic range and my cholesterol is officially high enough to go on meds. I think this is the wake-up call I need to get off my lazy behind and get moving and watching what goes into my mouth. I actually exercised yesterday for the first time in months, albeit a short duration on the exercise bike, but today I am relaxing with an ice pack after having my back injected with cortisone in 3 spots.

At 262, I need to lose 112 lbs, but I'm starting with small goals, 10 lbs by the end of this 4-week challenge. Best of luck and kudos to everyone taking on the challenge!

--Kris

INSANITY is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results. Let's try something different.


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4/9/14 1:04 P

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Name is Erika and I am hoping to get back on track. Got down to goal weight recently and gained 5 back. I'm finding it hard to be motivated getting back into it. Hopefully I can keep up with this challenge.




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COLLEENBOB's Photo COLLEENBOB SparkPoints: (25,316)
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4/7/14 9:42 A

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Hi everyone, been with SP about a month now, and trying to get more involved with the community now that I've made tracking nutrition a habit. This will be perfect to get me into the habit of exercising everyday too. Cheers to a more fit Summer!


Committed to Healthy Living, not perfection, one day at a time.


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4/7/14 9:08 A

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I just finished the Live Healthy Iowa 10 week challenge. I started strong and ended, well, not so strong due to a nasty cold that I think I'm finally recovering from. So, I need a new challenge to get me back on track. I would like to lose 10 pounds by Memorial Day, including the 3-4 that I added back while being sick. :(
I have lots of plans for the spring/summer with updating our home and gardening and t-ball with the kids, etc. I also want to do an obstacle course race sometime! So, I need to get fit, lose this extra winter weight, and have some more energy!

Vickie

-Vickie

"She believed she could so she did"

"Sometimes you have to give yourself pep talks. Like, "Hello. You're a badass woman, don't be sad, you got this and I love you."

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4/5/14 8:44 P

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Hi Everyone!
My name is Becky and I started this challenge because I need to make working out a daily habit.

Becky B*

"Don't stop believing"


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CD14668856 Posts: 6
4/5/14 4:57 P

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Hi, My name is Cheri and I am a SAHM of 2 little girls. A 3 year old and 6 month old. I joined this challenge in hopes that I can get in shape and maybe get back to my pre pregnancy weight finally.

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4/4/14 10:53 P

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My name is Joanna and I joined this challenge to make working out a habit

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4/3/14 11:37 A

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Hello! My name is Lauren I am ready to start this challenge! Hopefully I stick to this and shed some pounds!!

"Sweat is your fat crying!!"


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4/1/14 6:02 P

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I have joined this challenge to try to mix things up a bit. I do the same exercises routinely and am looking for a challenging change.

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4/1/14 5:06 P

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Hi! I'm Stephanie! I've struggled with weight for as long as I can remember. I'm tired of feeling bad, so I'm here to spring into shape!!

Stephanie
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4/1/14 4:50 P

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Hello! I'm Kate, and I'm returning to SP after a few miserable years away. 2014 has had a crappy start, but the last few weeks I've started feeling better and I'm going to keep going this way! I love a good challenge, and this one is just the right balance for me and my goals right now!

Life is not fair, or unfair, it is simply what you make of it!


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3/31/14 12:57 A

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Hello,

My name is Nickey and I have been on SP since 2008. When I started I lost 20lbs and then life happened (2 babies in the last 3.5 years). I am back and really wanting to make the changes that I started making 7 years ago. I am hoping this challenge will be the motivation I need to get a good start to a new healthy lifestyle.

Back at this! Doing it for my health and my family!







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3/30/14 8:55 P

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I have lost a kajillion pounds but not kept them off. We are going to the Grand Canyon in 11 weeks. I joined this challenge to stay motivated.
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it's about learning how to dance in the rain.


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3/30/14 2:01 P

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Hi! I am new again! I started this challenge almost a year ago but fell off the wagon and nver completed so I am back and this time I will succeed! emoticon

My husband and I are motivating each other to lose weight, eat healthier and exercise at least 6 days a week!

We did a healthy screening and that was a wake up call for both of us so I AM BACK! emoticon



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3/30/14 12:13 P

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Hello. My name is Tiffany. I am 44 years old. Have a special needs child that is high functioning, a husband, a daughter, son in law, a grand baby, a dad. I want to be here with them for a long time. I am trying to eat better and do things that are more healthy. So here I am once again. I got side tracked by another thing here on Sparkpeople. I'm going to start again today. If anyone has good ideas for breakfasts that I can make the night before I would be grateful. Thank you.

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3/30/14 9:18 A

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Congratulattions AL-SAKINAH on your decision on getting you and your kids healthy. You guys CAN do this! :) Stay Strong. Be Couragous. Get moving.

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3/29/14 11:30 P

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HI, everyone. I am here to lose some weight. I have sciatica and have a herniated disk. I am about 110 lbs over weight. I am in the obesity range so now I am trying to get healthier. I have twin boys who are becoming overweight as well so we are doing this together

Don't look back, just keep looking forward!


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3/27/14 5:19 P

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Hi all! I lost alot of weight on sparkpeople a couple of years ago and have gained some back. I am joining this challenge and planning to get back on track!

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3/27/14 5:18 P

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Hi all! I lost alot of weight on sparkpeople a couple of years ago and have gained some back. I am joining this challenge and planning to get back on track!

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3/27/14 12:38 P

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Well i am back! Going to try this again as my BMI is too high and I am dtermined to improve my health! emoticon



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3/26/14 11:47 P

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Hi! I signed up for the challenge, but have delayed my start to Saturday so I can finish the challenge I was working on.

Edited by: CATSNKT at: 3/26/2014 (23:47)
" ...what lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies wthin us." (Emerson)


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3/25/14 12:59 A

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Hi, I've been away from SP for over a year due to illness. I am back and trying to meet new challenges and fight old ones. Hopefully this will be a better year for me.

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Step by Step...Day by Day! The journey is long, but the destination is worth it.


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3/24/14 11:34 P

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I've been away for several years but am now excited to get started again! My oncologist says I have to lower my weight to 178 in order to get my BMI out of the obese category. I've been trying on my own for a couple years,but have just recently remembered to try Sparkpeople again. Wish me luck! emoticon

Edited by: KITTYMOM29 at: 3/24/2014 (23:40)
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I am starting today! Super excited for the videos on top of training for a 5k in 5 weeks!

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emoticon starting today march 24! Was yesterday the first day of spring? Wow! I did this challenge last year and am back for more! emoticon Making the most of living in Bakersfield and spring before the summer heat rolls in in. We are into 80 degree days already!
Have great success to everyone on this challenge!

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I am going to try this and I may need help. I always seem to get lost. emoticon


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