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Hi, I'm Dale. I'm 57. I've been married to the love of my life for 18 years. I have one son that will graduate high school in 2020. I have 2 dogs. I have lived in Ocean Springs MS for 7 years but hope to move back to Ohio next summer. I've been overweight all my life. I 've been on SP off and on since 2010.

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Hi I am 66 and have been married 46 years. We have 5 children, al but 1 are married. We have 9 wonderful grandchildren. I live in MN. My dh is retired. I work 30 hrs a week. I have been stuck at my weight I need to lose 20lbs!

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest unto your soul.


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Hello, my name is Mary and I live in Shippensburg, PA. Became a widow 3 years ago. Now I have a cat her name is Callie

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Hi - My name is Loretta and I live in Westbrook, ME with my wild child cat, Tiger. I am 73 yrs young and have been battling the bulge all my life with a couple of successes. It is time to get serious because I have recently been diagnosed with Afib. I have a number of other things wrong and take a number of meds each day. I look forward to knowing all of you.

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Hi, I'm new to the group. I chose this group because I need support from women my age who understands the struggle of losing weight at this age. I would like to reach my goals by December, but I will be happy just to get toned up and be healthy.

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6/6/19 2:35 P

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Hi everyone. I joined this group several days ago and just getting around to intro. I'm 62 and been on spark for a year. I am retired and working part-time as 911 dispatcher. My plan is to be at my goal by June of next year but going to try for December 2019. Have 38.6 lbs to go

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Hi All. My name is Judith. I am 72 years of age and happy to be part of this group. I am a long time SparkPeople member. I need to lose 30 pounds. I'm hoping that joining this team will help me get there.

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Tip to reduce weight: First turn your head to the right and then turn it to the left. Repeat this exercise every time you are offered something to eat.


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2/1/19 2:37 P

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Hello Everyone - I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful group. I am 73 yrs young and weigh 250 lbs. I am taking this one day at a time because I have trouble thinking in long term weight loss. My first goal is 20 lbs, but my final goal is 100 lbs. I want to weigh 150 lbs.

I will be posting once a week with my teams because posting is not my strong point, but I do want to keep in touch with all my teams. I have 7, one for each day of the week. Here is to all our successes. emoticon

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Hi All -
Returning to Sparkpeople after several years (and several pounds gain!) emoticon

Want to lose 30 pounds this year...Need to keep up with a very active 4 year old grandson!

Wishing everyone a healthy, happy 2019!



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10/5/18 6:59 P

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Thank you for letting me join your group. I am in Southern California - My weight has been an issue for over 20 ys - it began with a sad event in my life, that when I finally recovered I had put on a lot of weight. I am now 200+ and need to get down to 150.

I am 64 years young - I still work as a tax accountant for individuals and small businesses. I actually own my own small business. I've been married a really long time.

My children and grandchildren are the joys of my life. I enjoy sewing and making quilts, puttering in the garden, and enjoying outdoors.


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9/21/18 6:02 P

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Hi - I am a relatively new Spark member and brand new to this team. Looks like a good group - I am looking for folks my age (I will turn 60 in November) who are interested in improving their health while supporting one another. We are all in this together - might as well have fun along the way. Happy week-end



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Hello,
My name is Nancy, I just joined Sparks (this month) and this team just today. Word is out you are a great group of people! I'm so glad I found you. I live in the great Pacific North Wet. (although this week has been VERY hot). I've been house bound for most of the last 18 months and just got the ok to drive with caution about pain and over doing it in November, am 99% of the way back to the me before. It's been a journey that's for sure. My motto for this journey is "If it is to be, it's up to me (painting is one I did at Dunn Gardens in Seattle)

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I am Amy and I joined this team a couple of months ago but never did introduce myself and I apologize for that. I will try to get in here more often.



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MAMAPINKY's Photo MAMAPINKY Posts: 188
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Welcome Vicki and Gwynlee! Glad to have you on our team! Keep Sparking!
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Hi, I'm Vicki, almost 62, and I have about 50 lbs. I still need to lose to be at a healthy weight for me. I lost 33 lbs. last year but this year I seem to be just yo-yo-ing with the same 5 lbs., back & forth.
I've been a part of spark people off & on for the past 10 years, so I'm only a newbie to this team.

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my name is gwynlee and am new to this team

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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MAMAPINKY's Photo MAMAPINKY Posts: 188
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Welcome, Teacher-Mama! So happy you are here!

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love".

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welcome, teacher-mama!

Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the moments.

Commitment can be explained by by comparing it to a bacon and egg breakfast. The chicken was involved...the pig was committed.

Friendship divides our sorrow and doubles our joy.
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emoticon Glad to have you Back!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/6/18 11:19 A

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I'm coming back to SP and was looking for a great group to join. This one seems great! I just turned 59, and I am looking to age gracefully and sensibly. :) I have about 20-25 pounds to lose. I teach kindergarten, so I need to keep up with them for a few more years. LOL Here I go! :)

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Hi Jackie, welcome to our team.

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3/23/18 9:32 P

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Hi, Jackie! Welcome!

Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the moments.

Commitment can be explained by by comparing it to a bacon and egg breakfast. The chicken was involved...the pig was committed.

Friendship divides our sorrow and doubles our joy.
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3/23/18 6:17 P

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Hi everybody! I will turn 65 at the end of this month and I want to get out of the rut I'm in. This looks like a nice group; a good place to turn things around. Jackie.

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Welcome, Trudy. You have a good start.

Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the moments.

Commitment can be explained by by comparing it to a bacon and egg breakfast. The chicken was involved...the pig was committed.

Friendship divides our sorrow and doubles our joy.
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to all our new members. It's great to have you on board and sparking.

Marj. (British Columbia, Canada)

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"Your body hears everything your mind says....stay positive"

"The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape."
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Hi Trudy, welcome to our team. I'm so happy you are here so we can support each other!


"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love".

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Hi everyone,
I'm new here. I'm 68 and live in central IL. I'm widowed. I was married for 431/2 years before losing my husband in 2012. I'm active and am on WW to get the weight under control I go to the Y at least 3 days a week. More if possible.
My name is Trudy. I look forward to getting to know you all!

Trudy from Illinois

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3/4/18 12:22 P

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Welcome new folks! Good place to be,

Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the moments.

Commitment can be explained by by comparing it to a bacon and egg breakfast. The chicken was involved...the pig was committed.

Friendship divides our sorrow and doubles our joy.
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3/4/18 8:52 A

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Welcome TEAGIRL49X2; we're glad you are here. Keep Sparking!


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Hi all! I'm 52 and I live in southern California.

~~~Fall down 7 times, stand up 8~~~
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Welcome, Jomama! Cute name! I've been retired for almost 15 years now. It's a wonderful thing; for sure! Glad you are here!
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emoticon Retirement is wonderful!

Edited by: MSMAXPAX2 at: 3/1/2018 (17:57)
Life holds many happy and sad experiences.
Remember the life we have had and those who have gone home to Our Father.
Never stop living, loving, or looking to the future!
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I recently joined the team, and I live in central Florida. I retired on November 1st from a career in education. We also sold the house that we lived in for 27 years, and we moved closer to my son and his family 2 days before I retired, so I have had 2 major life changes all at the same time! I am trying to adjust and settle into this new chapter of my life. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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to all our new members. It's great to have you on board.

Marj. (British Columbia, Canada)

"The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're not willing to stay where you are."

"Your body hears everything your mind says....stay positive"

"The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape."
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Thank you all for the warm welcome!

Life holds many happy and sad experiences.
Remember the life we have had and those who have gone home to Our Father.
Never stop living, loving, or looking to the future!
Linda


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Welcome Pat and Linda. I'm new here too. So happy you have joined our team.



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Hi Everyone .... My name is Linda, from Southwestern PA. I am in my mid-60's and 2x widowed. All my life I have struggled with weight loss. Although I am down 30+ pounds from my all time high weight, I have been yo-yoing +5/-5 for the past few years. It is time to focus on me and accomplish my goal!!!


Life holds many happy and sad experiences.
Remember the life we have had and those who have gone home to Our Father.
Never stop living, loving, or looking to the future!
Linda


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Good morning, just joined the team.

Pat Reynolds
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to all our new members. It's great to have you all on board.

Marj. (British Columbia, Canada)

"The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're not willing to stay where you are."

"Your body hears everything your mind says....stay positive"

"The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape."
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Welcome to our newest team members. I'm glad y'all are here. We can support each other in our journey to wellness.
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2/19/18 11:54 P

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Thanks Kathleen. Our grandsons are almost the same age. Mine are 7 and 5. Turn 8 and 6 in a few months. My granddaughter will be 2 in April.

Welcome to the newcomers and thanks to all for the warm welcome.

Tee

Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.


Whatever you do in life, think higher and feel deeper. C. Artias

Your personal history is not your true identity. Don't let the past define who you are.. Eckart Tolle

You are the architect of your actions, words and voice. What an opportunity for love, truth and purpose to shine. Sister Andrea Jaegar

Accept each moment as if you had chosen it. That frees you


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Welcome Dee! emoticon


Carolyn
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"I judged what I knew about me by what I didn't know about them.) Perception ((Jim Hancock)


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emoticon Ladies

I'm a "newbie" to this group.

A huge part of losing weight is believing you can do it and realizing it's not going to happen overnight.

Dee

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Welcome, ladies! I'm new here too and am so happy Marj invited me to join. It's good to be a part of a team! Hope everyone is having a good day!
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2/19/18 12:16 P

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Hello Tee. I looked at your spark page. You have a beautiful family. I also have three grands. My Two grandsons 6 & 8 years from son and grand daughter 14 yrs from daughter.
Good luck on the weight loss journey.


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Welcome, Tee! emoticon


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Good Morning! Thanks for the invite homebody.

I am Tee, a widow, that turns 69 this year. I was born and raised in NY and moved to coastal CA forty years ago. I have 3 grown children and three precious grandchildren.

I am a medical assistant with Hashimoto and Addison disease. I swim, lift weights and knit scarves for women's shelters in my spare time. I have been a gym member for 16 years and Spark member for 11 years. I lost and gained weight over the years and presently in gaining stage due to medications to treat above conditions.

I love traveling, but was unable to for many years. Last summer, I attended a family reunion in the east coast. I hadn't seen my siblings, and other relatives in 12 years.

I look forward to being active team member and getting to know everyone better.

Tee

Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.


Whatever you do in life, think higher and feel deeper. C. Artias

Your personal history is not your true identity. Don't let the past define who you are.. Eckart Tolle

You are the architect of your actions, words and voice. What an opportunity for love, truth and purpose to shine. Sister Andrea Jaegar

Accept each moment as if you had chosen it. That frees you


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Good evening....Thnaks for invite here, looking forward to getting to know you all. I am in my 70's...how did that happen so fast?!.... a mother, grandmother, retired teacher. I enjoy reading, knitting, and harping, my real passion. I am a three year cancer survivor, had knee replacement surgery, and some eye surgery. DH and I are enjoying retirement and I want to do all I can to improve and maintain health.

Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the moments.

Commitment can be explained by by comparing it to a bacon and egg breakfast. The chicken was involved...the pig was committed.

Friendship divides our sorrow and doubles our joy.
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Hi, all. I'm Carolyn. Thank you for inviting me to this team. I'm a young-at-heart 70 years old, married 46 years. Boy and a guy, 5 phenomenal granddaughters, and spoiled dog and cat children. I live in Colorado. I love to laugh, entertain, be out in nature, read, do crafts, learn new things, active in my church, travel, plus more interests. My husband and I enjoy retirement so much we can't figure out how we ever managed to work. If we attempt to do everything on our bucket list we'll be 160 years old. So there's a great motivation to take care of ourselves.
I'm trying to take care of my one-time issued body as best I can. I certainly know how not to care care of it. I've never joined an on-line group like SP. The last 2 years I've let myself go, finally realized how awful I was feeling was because of many poor choices on my part. SP has helped me to get back on track with good nutrition and regular exercise. I like being accountable to my teams and try to be a consistent contributor. Plus, I've never had encouragement in my many previous yo-yo diets. I'm amazed at how SP has motivated me to continue on a path of healthy lifestyle through reading of people's struggles, successes, maintenance, helpful hints, etc.

Not sure how savvy I am, but maybe I'll become savvier by joining? emoticon


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Thanks Vicki! What doesn't kill us makes us stronger - right?!?!
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Hi,
Thanks for inviting me to this team. Currently I am spending my winter in AZ and will be going back to MN in April. I enjoy reading, playing my organ, Tai Chi, and crocheting.

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HI everyone,
My name is Elizabeth or Liz. I live in Pasadena, Texas. I am still working full time but my husband of 38 years has retired.He has some health issues that limit his mobility. My mom is 90 and is beginning to experience short term memory issue along with heart and lung problems. I am looking forward to working with the other members of this team. Thank you for the invitation to join.

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2/17/18 3:18 P

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Kathy,
Good for you....pushing through everything. Sounds like strength of character and lots of determination. Glad you are improving and reaching for new goals emoticon
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Hi, my name is Kathy and I was born and raised in New Orleans LA. I worked for the federal government for 28 years and retired in 2003. I was living in Northern Virginia at the time but came back home to LA upon retirement. I have 2 wonderful children and am blessed with 3 grandchildren. I am the "mama" to 2 little old mini-dachshunds: Mimi (11) and Roscoe (13). We live together in a little 50 year old cottage about 40 miles from New Orleans.

I'm a 2 time cancer survivor and have been in remission since 2003. I had a total knee replacement in 2015 and while the surgery was very successful I ended up near death the morning after coming home after collapsing from hundreds of blood clots in both lungs. Through the wonders of modern medicine and the grace of God (and a wonderful medical staff) I made it through that most difficult time in my life.

I've been in chronic lower back pain since early 2016 which greatly affected my quality of life. While physical therapy and prescription meds gave me occasional relief it was only temporary. I recently saw a new doctor and physical therapist and together they have been instrumental in my recovery from chronic pain. I rejoined Sparkpeople in late December and signed up for the Premium version so I could "spark" ad-free. What a bargain for $5 a month!

I've lived a sedentary lifestyle for several years now and it has been so depressing. I was a 10K runner for many years in my younger days so this has been a very humbling experience. I thought this was how my life would be from here on out. But, thank God I was wrong!

For the past 2 months I have transitioned my PT from the clinic to the pool and spend about an hour and a half 2-3 times a week doing aqua therapy. I recently got a recumbent bike and pedal 7 miles in 30 minutes. So slowly but surely, I'm regaining my confidence back and ready to start living again - not just surviving! My hope is to be able to walk normal again and build up strength and endurance to walk in some future races.

The name "MamaPinky" was given to me by my DIL years ago because of my love of all things "flamingo". I collect art pottery flamingos from the mid-century and I've been gifted some really special flamingos. I have a little old camper at my sister's property in Indiana that my grandkids call "The Pink Flamingo Hideaway" and it is decorated accordingly.

I am so grateful to be back Sparking again and very grateful for the invite to join the Savvy Seniors. I look forward to spending time here with y'all, giving and getting support on our journey to wellness.

Warmest regards and blessings to all!


"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love".

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Hi, I'm Harriette! I'll be 61 Sunday. I'm so relieved that being this age isn't as awful as I'd anticipated. I'm determined to keep getting better instead of getting stale.

I've been on SparkPeople for years, some under a different name. But I'm slowly working on losing 150 pounds--50 down, 100 to go.

Thanks for the invite! I love positive people. Happy Weekend! emoticon

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2/16/18 8:50 P

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Hi, my name is Vicki. I live in Illinois up near the Wisconsin Boarder near Lake Michigan. I am retired in my mid 60s with a husband and 3 grown sons and 7 grandkids. I am very busy doing all the things I never had time for because I worked from the time I was 15 years old. I walk 3 days a week from 3-5 miles each day with my sister and two cousins. In the summer we walk in the Forest Preserves or along the lake front and in the winter the local shopping mall. I golf in the summer and enjoy traveling. I believe exercise is important and the old saying “motion is lotion”. I’ve been on Spark People for a few years off and on. Lose weight and gained weight. I the older I get the more I need exercise. emoticon

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2/16/18 6:45 P

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Hi My name is Fiona and I live in New Zealand in a small rural town in the Waikato (North Island). I will be turning 60 this year.
I am married to hubby for 40 years this year as well and we have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren.
Over the years the weight has crept on and I joined sparkpeople about 3 years ago. I lost some wight and even started running but then my knees packed up and I sort of gave u[.
I have now had it confirmed that the cartilage in both knees is nearly completely worn away. I will be able to have replacement surgery but its only done once and so I need to leave it as long as possible and I also need to be my ideal weight, That meant loosing about 5 stone.

I knew being on here helped so I've come back (been gone about 18 months.)
My doctor suggested to cut out carbs as in no bread pasta or rice. Its a bit hard and as he said don't be too hard on yourself so I allow rice a little and have had about 3 pasta meals in two months.
Since I started this new life I have lost a stone.
So I'm on a journey and was invited to join here by homebody...

so Hi everyone emoticon

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2/15/18 9:01 P

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Hi everyone. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and see what I can learn from all of you.
I am a single mom of three grown girls. My baby will turn 30 next month.i still work everyday. I am a title EA in an elementary school. I work with 9 small groups of kids each day working with children that need extra help with reading and a few with math. They really keep me Going! Lol lol
I have a lot of weight to lose. I have lost 30+ pounds and my next goal is 10 more. I am working on a pound a week.
Here’s to a great journey to better health.
Della

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2/15/18 4:01 P

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to all our new members. It's great to have you all on board.

Marj. (British Columbia, Canada)

"The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're not willing to stay where you are."

"Your body hears everything your mind says....stay positive"

"The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape."
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Hi. I'm Susanne - born in Canada but have been living in Switzerland for the past 40 years. I am married with 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. I retired at the end of 2016 and am now enjoying walking, reading, puzzling and especially travelling.

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Hello, Linda here. I have a dear husband and two indoor kitties. I have had health issues and this is the year that my health will be better... losing the 30 pounds I gained would be good too. I eat a low sodium balanced diet, mostly organic, and very little sugar. Only on special occasions, like today!

Linda in Central Texas - Austin suburbia

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2/14/18 9:19 A

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COUPONANGELTERI Hello. Sounds like you have quite a change in your foods. Have you checked out "Team Keto" here at Spark? I have food allergies and I follow that diet. Maybe it will help you too.

Kathleen in PA
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2/14/18 8:32 A

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to our new members. It's great to have you on board. All the best to you on reaching your goals. emoticon

Marj. (British Columbia, Canada)

"The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're not willing to stay where you are."

"Your body hears everything your mind says....stay positive"

"The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape."
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For someone that loves cooking and baking that was probably hard news, But it sounds like you have lots of good things to focus on (Congrats to your daughter!) Hope you find new ways to use your culinary skills and/or new interests that you enjoy. Wishing you great adventures ahead!

Every day is a new beginning! Carpe Diem!


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Hi there. I live just south of Charlotte, NC (I am in Rock Hill, SC). I love to craft, read, travel, cook and bake. I have had to make some drastic changes in my diet for health reasons about a year ago. I am still getting used to the new ways i have to approach food and cooking. i was really stressing out about it last spring, mad at the world because my body can no long have wheat, eggs, oats, soy, corn, nuts and many other products most people consider "staples" in your pantry. But i am coming into a new feeling about all this now. I realize that this is what's best for me and keeps me healthy so I can enjoy my time with my hubby, my furbaby, my fur-grandpups, my darling daughter and my future son in law. (they are getting married in May 2018!!) I am looking to change my career this year. I want to be more active (I have just purchased a new bike to ride outside on nice days.)

Edited by: COUPONANGELTERI at: 2/13/2018 (20:15)
OH My Gosh!
Is there coffee?
Or maybe wine?


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Hello! My name is Cindy but I usually go by CAS on-line. Married 33 years to my best friend and soulmate. Two daughters in graduate school. Actually, while I was typing this, screaming from the other room alerted me that my daughter just got into Vet school for this fall. We have been nail-biting and praying hard for this news. emoticon emoticon And as for me: I like crafting, gardening, and exploring the USA among other things. emoticon

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2/13/18 1:55 P

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to our team Kathleen. It's great to have you here and posting on our new team.

Marj. (British Columbia, Canada)

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"Your body hears everything your mind says....stay positive"

"The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape."
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Hello. Thank you for invite to your group.

I am Kathleen from Pennsylvania. Married with two adult children and three grand children. I'm in my 60's and enjoy walking everyday. Lots of hobbies keep me busy. I joined spark people years ago because I needed help losing weight. A battle I still fight today.

Kathleen in PA
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our team Loretta. It's great to have you on board.

Marj. (British Columbia, Canada)

"The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're not willing to stay where you are."

"Your body hears everything your mind says....stay positive"

"The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape."
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Hi everyone - Thank you for the invite. To the others who may not know me, my name is Loretta and I am 72 years young. I live in Westbrook, ME with my cat, Tiger. I have been on SP for a few years now and it is the best site for losing weight. emoticon from a emoticon

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2/12/18 1:13 P

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New Members. It's great to have you on board. Please tell us a bit about yourself so that we can get to know you better. We are here to help support and encourage you on your new lifestyle journey.

Marj. (British Columbia, Canada)

"The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're not willing to stay where you are."

"Your body hears everything your mind says....stay positive"

"The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape."
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