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4/30/14 2:30 P

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hi kimberly,
nice to meet u thru' SP.. way to go.. keep going!!

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4/30/14 2:29 P

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Hi ,

I'm priya..I have a short term goal of 35 pnds to lose in 8 weeks time.. I have already lost 7 pnds in 3 weeks after i started dieting and execrcisng.. hoping to do this for myself.. I work full time at a desk job, have 3 little kids 11, 6, 18 mths.. so always running.. never imagined myself to be beyond 250 pnds but here i am .. I believe i starting gaining more when IO stopped exercising due to back pain... no way.. i found sp and I need to be accountable as a member....

I have a vacation coming up in summer..s o i want to look gud..
so here i am ..please help me my virtual buddies..

Thanks for listening!!


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4/30/14 6:30 A

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Hello, I have been on SP for a couple years and did well until about 6 months ago. I quit tracking my food, not logging onto the site and of course not exercising. I gained 10 pounds back and now ready to get back on track. I have a hard time staying motivated and to get up and move.

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4/29/14 4:02 P

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Hi! I am 24 years old and looking to change my lifestyle. I have always had problems with weight and body issues. However, I hope that SparkPeople is able to help me lose the weight but also help me get more healthy in other areas of my life as well. I am trying to lose 45 pounds by October but I am also trying to change by daily life and get my body used to moving more. I am already working on my third week with this program and so far it seems to be a really good fit. I am excited about these next few months and hope that this is the year that I start living the way I want to!

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4/27/14 7:29 P

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Hi! emoticon I am 62 years old from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. 2 years ago I fell on the ice and really hurt my leg .. After many tests, I found out that I have arthrosis and now my arch has fallen . I decided that I really need to lose weight. After 2 years of piddling around and losing 5 and gaining 5 constantly, ( reality check:- not losing weight). I realize I cannot do it alone. I need help. This is why I am here, hopefully I will find a buddy or gang of buddies to help stay on track.

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4/27/14 6:14 P

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Hi, my name is Sue. Married over 35 years, now an empty nester. Work as a senior caregiver. Became ill in December and hopefully will be released to return to work in June by family physician. Finally have strength back and decided this was the time to eat healthier, with hopes this would also lead to weight loss. Truly would be happy to lose at least 30lbs. Have a scales addiction, weigh every day even though I have been told this habit is not a good one. Secret eating, difficult but lately I am eating many more times a day utilizing fruits and vegetables. This habit seems to curb the sugar urge.

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4/24/14 8:34 A

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Hi, I'm Seton, and I live in Chapel Hill, NC. I am a newlywed who has gained some weight in the past few months. I have always struggled with my weight, but I really want to make sure I get it under control before our lives really take off together. I want to be a healthy wife, daughter, mother, and person in general. I also really want to look good in cute clothes! My biggest inspirations are my husband, the summertime, Christmastime (my hubby's birthday is on Christmas), and generally loving myself more. I have problems with secret eating and "binge" eating. I put it in quotes because I don't eat binge-level amounts. My main issue is trying to stop myself from overeating in private. Food has become associated with happiness to me, even though it's ended up being just the opposite. I like running, and that's my main source of exercise, but I'm not consistent with it. ANYWAY, I have a lot to work on!! That's why I'm here!


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4/24/14 5:57 A

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Hi. My name is Lisa. I have been on SP on and off for 2yrs. However, it is time to stop making excuses and start showing actions. I broke me arm 18 months ago and because of my dislocated elbows, that are riddle with arthritis, I am unable to do a lot of exercise where I would have to use my arms. I do manage though. I was born in Maryland, raised in Colorado and now live in England....boy do I miss the warm summers and snowy winters!

Coach Jen: emoticon for the support you gave me yesterday. It really made me stay on track!

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4/24/14 2:33 A

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Hi. I am Alisha from Southern Minnesota. I am 37 years old and this is the second time I have used SP. I stopped using it before because I got tired of charting what I ate and just wanted to eat whatever I wanted. I know that isn't the way to think, but that was has changed now. I have had the same problems as everyone else with losing weight and gaining it back over and over. I have tried so many fad diets, Weight Watchers, Slim-Fast, I can't even remember all of the things I have tried over the years, only to have the weight come back with some of its friends. I was at my highest weight ever last year in March. I could barely walk any distance without my back killing me and my feet and legs were swollen all the time. That isn't how a person should live. I started to lose weight back then, but hit a major snag over the winter. It lasted until the beginning of April. I am now on the right path. I chart everything I eat and almost everything I eat goes on the scale before it goes in my mouth. I completely cleaned out my fridge and cupboards. That was a complete shock! My house is completely empty of those foods that I thought I couldn't live without. I do so much better when I don't eat carbs, so I have cut bread and pasta out of my life for now. I feel so healthy and have so much energy. I am actually cleaning my house for the first time since May, and my back pain and swelling has gone away completely. I have over 100 pounds to lose, but I know I can if I just watch what I eat and exercise everyday, even if it is just walking. I feel positive for I think the first time in my life also. I love that high! I see the doctor every Thursday for a weight class, so that will be my weigh-in day. I have been losing about 6-8 pounds a week since the beginning of the month. Healthy eating and exercise rule!

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4/21/14 8:04 P

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Okay this is confusing! Not sure how to fix it. I re registered because I could not remember my password or login.so I think my food and exercise tracking is on the spark app under stinkerntinker.and my communication is under my original moey1958!
Regardless I have lots to lose. I have lost before only to regain and am now I am determined to stick with it. I am 56 years young but my weight and arthittis are killing me :(
I was at my highest weight of 217 , but today a week later I am down 4..8 lbs.
I would be happy to be 170! Lol I would be ecstatic . Maureen


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4/21/14 5:56 P

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Hi there! I have used SP before and have really enjoyed it. I am joining again because I have about 50 lbs to lose, that's a lot! i am going to need help with this goal! I am a stay at home mom of one busy body boy. We are taking daily walks, when the weather cooperates. I have lost weight before, but I have gained it all back so that battle begins again. My goals so far are to drink more water, eat less sugar, exercise, and track my eating and exercising on SP.

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4/19/14 9:46 A

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Hi,

My name is Callie and I have 55 lbs to lose. I am off to a great start with SP. I have lost 5lbs already! I am hitting a little plateau so I am looking into MORE ways to challenge myself.

I am currently doing two official SP challenges.

SP Official Healthy Cooking Challenge (in week THREE) and SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge (in week THREE)

Here are the changes I have made so far:
1. Planning meals now
2. Drinking 2.2 L of H2O per day
3. Keeping fruit in bowls throughout my house
Lastly, Tracking my food calories with (wow....lots of work there, but gotta do it!) week one of SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge
4. Working out every day;-) AND sharing on SP about it;-)

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4/18/14 10:01 P

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Hi all! I joined Sparkpeople again this past January 2014. I have lost over 20 pounds since I restarted the program. My short-term goal is to loose at least 2 pounds per week, but I won't beat myself up if I don't. My long-term goal is to loose 100 pounds so I can get off some or all of my medications emoticon emoticon

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4/18/14 8:56 P

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Hi to all, my name is Dani ... have been with sparkpeople for quite a while but fell off the wagon, gained more so like some of you am ready to start again. Have started back exercing & hoping to lose this time. I need to lose 40 pounds..it really gets discourageing when you try so hard & scales are stuck..won't give up tho..good luck to us all emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/17/14 6:11 A

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Hi! I've been a sparkpeople member since 2008.I never really used the site very well but now that I'm getting more familiar with it I love it. My sister recently joined and what a motivator emoticon I have lost 3 pounds in the past 3 weeks! I'm about 30 pounds overweight and my body feels it. I would love to feel lighter and less weighed down. Getting to know my nutritional habits is great thanks to tracking.Getting and staying healthy is my main goal emoticon





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4/16/14 12:23 P

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Hi! My name is Ashley and I am 27 years old. I have two beautiful girls and a wonderful husband. I have been a Spark member for years but haven't been active for the past two years. I had my youngest daughter a year ago and have been struggling with making healthy choices ever since. I just want to be at a healthy weight and have more body confidence. I will be weighing in on Mondays.

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4/16/14 9:41 A

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I'm Jen, 42 years old, mother of two awesome kids, and have been using SP on and off for a couple of years now. Since 2006 I lost 97 lbs, but the last 14 weren't come by quite honestly - in 2011, I had a combination of surgery and some disordered eating that dropped my weight too low for me to maintain.

I turned 40 and went back to college in fall 2011 (in addition to working full-time and doing the single mom thing), and much to my chagrin, 35 lbs have steadily yo-yo'd back on since then.

I don't want to get back to my lowest weight, because I've struggled with bulimia and compulsive eating since I was a teenager, and it was too easy to slip back into really unhealthy patterns to attain that number. Now, I'm taking control of my weight and want to lose 18 of the 35 I've regained. My goal weight is a "sweet spot" that is maintainable without drastic measures, where I look healthy and fit, and where I feel confident and comfortable no matter what I'm wearing (or not emoticon - I have an amazing guy with whom we're starting a new chapter of our lives in a few months).

I know this might be the hardest weight I've ever lost, because there won't be any crash dieting, over-exercising, or living on Red Bull and PowerBars for weeks at a time. I haven't ever treated myself and my body with the respect I deserve, but with age comes wisdom, and I know it's time to be the confident, happy, lovely person I was always meant to be.

On the plus side, I've discovered that I love exercise, so that won't be tough for me. But I want - well, need - to make friends with the vegetables in my life, as well as do a better job of eating at regular times of the day, put the kibosh on evening snacking, and find that delicate balance of enjoying things like cheese, ice cream and burgers from time to time - but not overindulging in them.

I'll be weighing in on Friday mornings so I can feel motivated to keep it together over the weekends, when I tend to throw caution to the wind.

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4/15/14 7:11 P

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Hi my name is Karen and I am a returning Sparky!
I lost 20 pounds years ago. Then slipped away. I have Lupus and take prednisone which has recently been increased significantly. I have used that as an excuse to gain some 30 pounds. I now weigh in at 203.5. The highest in my up and down career with weight loss.
Tracking and being accountable is the only way I have ever been successful.
Everything Counts!
I can control what I put in my mouth even if I am on steroids. I am going to be on the Tuesday weighing group.
Melissa..we share the same anniversary. If I wanted to get down to what I weighed on 7/18 when I got married I would have to lose 60 pounds...and who knows maybe I will!

"I'm not over weight, I'm just 9" too short!" ...Shelley Winters


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4/14/14 10:35 A

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Hello! My name is Kelly, been actively "sparkin" since Jan. Had lost 20 lbs....but at weigh in today lost 2 more! My goal is to lose 50 lbs. this year. Hard to believe I needed to lose THAT much.....but I do....and may even want to lose a little more when I get there!

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4/13/14 8:12 A

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Hello, my name is Maria. Goal to go from 176 to 126 by 9/28/2014, Last weigh-in 175 on 4/13/14. I joined Spark People on 4/6/14

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4/11/14 2:52 P

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Hi, my name is Pam. I rejoined SP on 3/13/14 (about a month ago) simply because I have been stalled in losing weight for 7 1/2 months and I just felt that when I belonged before, I was losing weight and the structure provided here was what made the difference.

I am going to say something that is long debated but I believe is true. The scales still have the last "say" in how well you are doing with your food plan and your exercising. I say this because I like to exercise more than I like to monitor what I put in my mouth. In fact, in the past I have over-exercised simply to cover bad food choices. I want to quit fooling myself with this destructive habit and so I am working harder on my food plan with doing my best to get the cardio in.

By withdrawing from sugar this past week, I finally saw the scales go from 255.6 lbs this past Monday to a current 249.8 lbs. today (Friday). I still think I will join the Monday weigh in simply because I do that with another group and I want to keep these numbers consistent and straight.

Glad to be here and I look forward to losing more weight.

Pam

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4/11/14 9:28 A

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Lots of what Melissa said applies to me too! I'm Andrea, single mother by choice to two girls, aged 3 and 6. A WW dropout because I'm done with the fees too. I've been on Spark 25 days so far and lost 7 lbs, which I'm THRILLED with. It has been a long time since I've really lost any weight or tried very hard, but now I'm feeling quite motivated and I really like Spark so far. I find the tracking very easy (much easier than the WW points) and am working hard to find community here as well.

I'm going to make Friday my weigh-in day and hope this forum will help me stay accountable and cheer me on. I started at 231, my short-term goal is 200, and my long-term goal is 180. And then I'll reassess. For now that seems like plenty.

Andrea
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4/11/14 9:05 A

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Hi I am Melissa, I am a 46 Year old, working mom (step) of 6 boys ages 7-25. I have spent too much time worrying about everybody else and stress eating. So now it is my time to focus on me a little bit.

I just started with Sparkpeople this week. I am a WW dropout I just couldn't stomach the fees anymore. So far I like the Sparkpeople website much better. I am going to make Friday's my Weigh In Day and hope to use this forum to keep myself accountable. My end goal is to get down to 140 lbs (from a beginning weight of 208) with a sub goal of being down to 169 by my 10th wedding anniversary trip 7/18/14 (which was what I weight the day we got married). I am down almost 15 lbs since I began dieting on 1/2/14.

I hope this forum will help me stay motivate by allowing me to help motivate others.



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Have a great day!
Working on the new me!

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4/9/14 8:04 P

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Hi .. this is the first post I have made in a long time and so I will try to post once a week in this group and weigh-in for greater accountability. We are all in this together and the support really helps in just sticking with it over time!

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4/8/14 9:31 P

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Hi. I'm Shelleigh. I'm 44 years old. I am here to begin my journey to losing 66 lbs, managing my RA and hormones as I head toward menopause, and just generally looking forward to feeling fabulous! I do know myself, though, and I'm going to need to be held accountable. This is where I plan to do that.

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4/8/14 11:36 A

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Hello I'm natalie I'm 27 years old, Trying to lose weight and feel better about myself!!! I have lost 1 pound and that's a start!!! Look forward to the motivation!!!

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4/6/14 11:56 A

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Hello everyone, my name is Wendy. I am 49 years old. I have been putting on a lot of weight over this past year, went thru some tough times, losing my job and personal issues. But now so much has changed. I got a really good job and I am engaged, so now I need to focus on my health be caused it went from depressed to now very busy! I really don't want to keep gaining weight, so figured accountability would help me! I want to lose 25 pounds. I started week ago and lost 4 lbs Nd want to keep momentum going!

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4/3/14 5:45 A

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Hi. I'm Liz and I just found this team. I'm hoping that being accountable for a group weigh-in will keep me on track. TARRHONE, your story sounds like mine!

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4/2/14 12:38 P

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My name is Jim. I am 58. I have a history of lifelong struggle with my weight and health. About 5 years ago I had a couple of TIA (small) stokes and did not do well with therapy or acknowledging my problems. I had gotten up to over 400 pounds before I started to lose. (I do not know an exact weight because I refused to check (couldn't weigh myself anyway). I lost about 120 pounds on my own (without any guidance or help), then started slowly inching my way back up.

Now, I am using SparkPeople.com and have joined my wife in her quest to become healthier. Together, we hope to really get this in check. Healthy is the goal.

Jim Laming


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3/31/14 9:40 P

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Hey, I'm Wendy. 33 years old and been wanting to get in shape since I was 18. Gained back baby weight and been super discouraged ever since. Looking to start again and thinking some accountability will help. Please no naysayers! I need support!

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3/30/14 11:14 A

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Hello everyone. My name is Patrick. Im 34 years old, Married and wanting to start a family. If i was to say how good i felt about myself id say not so much. My wife and i have been trying to get in shape since we got married 3 years ago in May. We both have our goals but we are each others worst enemies when it comes to diet and exercise. We both love the same foods so when one of us says im hungrey and we dont want to cok we go out and eat. We want to break this cycle. So im starting now. I have tried before and had some success. i started at 210 lbs in 2012 and am currently at 180 but i still have alot of fat to lose and some more weight to lose.

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I don't stop when im tired. I stop when im done


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3/30/14 9:36 A

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Hello to everyone, my name is Denise. I have been a sparks member for a few years now and I am starting over once again. I am a 41 yr old mother of 3 and I am looking forward as to being a part of the team.

WHATEVER THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE IT WILL ACHIEVE!


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3/29/14 9:59 P

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Hello! My name is Michelle. I am 27. I have been married to my husband for 8 1/2 years. We have 3 children, 5, 4, and 2. They are a joy and a pain hehe. Love them dearly though of course. We live in the Kansas City area. I am currently getting my Master's degree in Business Administration. I graduate in December. I have been heavy most of my life and have tried going on diets on and off my entire adult life. My husband and I decided to give it a real shot this time though. I started at 269 and I currently weigh in at 245. I am happy about my progress and am looking forward to reaching my mini goals.

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3/29/14 11:02 A

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Hi everyone. my name Angela.
I am not new to Sparkpeople, however, I am new to this group. I have been struggling alone for awhile trying loose weight on my own. I finally realized that I needed support to help to loose the weight, but I knew that I could not afford Weight Watchers or other Weight loss support groups nor do I have much time after working and being a single raising a pre-teen on my own. My biggest challenge is emotional eating, I eat when I am stressed or depressed. I am hoping that we can help etch other not just reach our weight loss goals, but also our life goals. emoticon

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3/29/14 9:27 A

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Spent the winter gaining back half of the lbs. I lost last year. I'm in need of some inspiration to stop it now and get back to taking it off again. I'm hoping posting to the weigh in will spark a little discipline.



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3/28/14 1:07 A

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Hi, my name is Tania and I am 32 years old. My weight has been a problem for me a long time, I just can't seem to get it under control. I goals are to get to a healthy weight and to stay in control of it. This time around I have the support of my mother, sister and Sparkpeople. I am dealing with Hypothyroidism, depression and my husband is not supportive. I have already started some life changing goals, I walk to work every morning and back in the afternoon. I have taken up Rollerblading, joined a gym and I play basketball with my kids. I am scared of failing again and proving my husband right. I really pray for success and staying motivated. emoticon

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3/27/14 2:55 P

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I have been a member for a while and lost quite a bit of weight initially, but dropped out of sight due to depression. I came back about 7 or 8 weeks ago and feel I have a good handle on the nutrition part. Still trying to overcome my childhood aversion to exercise. I love to swim and can't wait for the pools to open up in a few weeks. We don't have any indoor ones in a 40 mile radius. I am doing chair exercises and have joined a local group that does an hour of chair exercises for people with arthritis. I am looking forward to losing they weight for good this time. I love this site!

Anne in So Cal - Mojave Desert





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3/26/14 1:38 P

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I am new to the team. I've been a member of Spark People since 2009-ish and I've tried losing weight in the past, but never successfully lost the weight. I recently made the commitment to lose weight for health reasons. I am committed this time and I have made progress thus far. I am still new to the different aspects of the site and I love the motivation factor we get from interaction on Spark People.

~Brittany~




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3/25/14 9:52 P

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Greetings from the northeast!
I have been a member of Spark People since 2011. I had been diagnosed with MS in 2007. I knew I had to make changes to my diet and non-existent exercise program. I was constantly letting everyone and everything derail me from my goals until February last year. I finally got serious and I began losing weight and gaining energy and focus. I started back in college in late January and once I became extremely busy with my classes and work, my diet took a backseat. Now, this year, I'm back where I started. I don't have any energy or focus and I have gained back most of the weight I lost last year. This year, I'm determined to stick to my goals. I graduate from college in September 2015 and I want to look and feel my best.

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3/24/14 12:24 P

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Greetings from Cee-Lou in Seattle!
Heard about SparkPeople a few years back, looked it up online and was intrigued...and THEN what happened?? Since then I've lost the same 20-plus pounds 3 times, never get the last 10 or 12 off and, predictably,gain most of it back. After my first week using the Spark program online I'm down 4 lbs. (Mon. weigh-in) and under 200 again where I'm determined to stay forever!!! I, like many others it seems, have been derailed by health issues. In my case, injuries from trying to get in shape! Torn elbow tendon working with a trainer at a gym...a year and 1/2 with limited use of arm until finally surgery. Meanwhile I was doing so much lower body stuff trying not to lose the progress I'd made that I developed periformis syndrome so I have a major "pain in the butt" if I walk too much, do ZUMBA, squats, stairs, etc. which keeps me awake at night. But I'm determined to overcome so cheer me on, Y'all! emoticon

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3/24/14 12:04 P

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I am a long time Spark member but really never seem to be successful as I can't seem to get my mind straight. I start out strong and fade quickly. I am a junk food junkie and a very picky eater. I have had several medical issues since September and then broke my ankle on Christmas morning and had surgery in January so exercise has been almost nothing for the last 6 months. I need the accountability of this group. I live in Colorado, 54 and the grandmother of 4 of the most beautiful grandchildren.

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3/24/14 11:49 A

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You are an inspiration for sure!! You'll get there, girl l!!! emoticon

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3/24/14 11:45 A

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hey Kevin--my biggest obstical is NATTY light so I feel your pain. Just step away from the beer, try lemon-lime flavored sparkling water(no sweetners) and tell yourself that beer will still be for sale AFTER you've hit your happy weight. Good luck!

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3/24/14 10:48 A

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Hi everyone...I'm Sharon, 72 years young, and back at Spark people after a year-long hiatus. I have had health issues and use a walker outside for mobility. I do fine around the house. I hope to shed the walker in a couple of months as I become more healthy and fit. I'm not making excuses for my weight, only that it is 99% my fault. Can't blame genetics or anything, because I probably would. Hope to get to know some of you better as time goes on. Wishing all of you much success in your journey. emoticon

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Hello,

I am in,Ottawa, ON and back on Spark after loosing nearly 60 lbs in time for my wedding in October of 2011. Afterwards I let my new job and 'life' get in the way and be the excuse for not sticking with my new life plan. NO more...I call this chapter of my life Part 2. Two active kids and a wonderful supportive husband keep me motivated.

I started again mid-January and feel so empowered and in control with the tracking tools. I enjoy sharing my weekly weigh-ins (for me Wednesday weigh-in) to keep me accountable.

Good lock to all.
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3/22/14 1:01 P

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Hi Everyone, I'm not new to SP, but like others out there, I started, lost some weight, allowed life to get in the way, lost motivation, and quit using SP. I have started back again, fully committed, and at the heaviest I have ever been. I am looking for daily check-ins and the accountability that goes with it. I just need to keep going. I am a 45 year old mother of 2 very active boys living in northern British Columbia and looking to be accountable!

One step at a time, one day at a time - consistent, strong and balanced. Changing my lifestyle for the better.


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Hi everyone!
My name is Diana. I currently live on Mtn. Home AFB in Idaho. I am 29 yrs. old, a SAH wife and mother, and a veteran of the AF.
I was comfortable and happiest with my body when I was active duty! Unfortunately I was medically retired due to serious health issues and have been fighting my body for the last 3 1/2 years. But with a great team of doctors I have finally gotten my symptoms under control and have a decent quality of life! Because of the rollercoaster that has been my health, the multiple hospital stays, ER visits, and mandatory bed rest. I have gained a whopping 70lbs and I am not happy.
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But I am hoping that this will be a thing of the past this time next year! My doctor has cleared me to workout, yeah!! I am definitely ready to begin this long journey to the new/old me.

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3/20/14 11:12 A

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Hello everyone. I'm megann . Im 36 and live in louisiana. I have been on spark since july. My starting weight was 290. I have since lost 107 pounds. I have 23 more pounds to go to get to my goal of 160. These last pounds have been hardest and slowest pounds.

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3/20/14 12:53 A

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Hello my name is Noel and I'm 36 years old. I live in California with my 2 kids ...Zen (9) and Carly (5) and our zoo of animals. We have Lilly our Chocolate Lab, our kitties Luca, Willa, Stella, and Gloria, our Betta fish Dreyfuss, and our lizard Jake. I'm currently a stay at home mom awaiting weight loss surgery and hernia repair. Before that I was a customer service manager at a retail store and a tow truck dispatcher for 10 years. I've also slowly been working my way to my college degree in Wildlife Biology but it's a very slow process.

I've been overweight my entire life. I've struggled and been on most every diet known to man and even created some of my own. I finally decided that enough was enough. I decided to start eating better with smaller portions and exercising a lot with my son. I eat 3-4 small meals a day and maybe a snack. I have approximately 6-10 servings of fruit and veggies, very lean protein, whole grain carbs but minimally, and about a 1/2 gallon of water a day. I try to stay away from all junk food and soda and use Splenda in moderation. As far as exercise since I have a very large hernia we've been mostly walking and doing some light weight work 7 days a week. I walk in 3 sessions daily. Each session is approximately 2-2.5 miles. I work each body part separately per night.

I started at 326 pounds and I am now 295. I have gone down two pants sizes as well. Right now weight loss surgery is still in the works....but to be honest my thinking and emotions have changed so drastically I'm not even sure I still need it.

My goals are above all else is to be healthy and be a good example for my kids. I would like to be around 18% body fat and 120 pounds because I would really like to start jogging 5ks, doing mud runs with my son, and doing Cross Fit.

Every journey of a 1000 miles begins with one step Nothing feels better then believing in myself.


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