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Hey y'all! I'm Just Deb. This is my second time around on SP. I started my first journey back in 2008 and finished out in 2009 with at 47 pound weight loss. THEN... I moved back to Maryland from Myrtle Beach and BAM! Insert stress eating, anxiety and life. Here I am back at it again. I have a weight loss goal of 65 pounds. I can do this. I will do this. I am a DONE GIRL! I loved this team the first time around and all the encouragement and accountability that came with it. I cannot wait to get started... again.

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I'm glad to see that you're back at it! I know the struggles of going up and down for years. May 2020 be amazing to you!

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Hello there! Happy Saturday! I have been a member of Sparkpeople for at least 10 years now. I did pretty good for awhile, then life happened. I've been seriously off track for a long time and I'm trying to find/fight my way back. I've gained roughly 7 lbs in the last 5 weeks - ever since the stay-at-home order went into affect in my area - this is my highest weight EVER. I am not happy about it, but most days I only focus on my job - I rarely exercise and my eating/snacking is out of control. I don't want to be fat anymore.

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Hi all! My name is Sarah. It's nice to meet y'all emoticon

To share a bit about myself, I guess I should start way back when. Growing up, I was always the fat kid who couldn't keep up with my more active friends. That continued through adulthood. There was a short time in my early 20's when I lost quite a bit of weight, not necessarily in the healthiest of ways. But even then, my BMI kept me in the overweight zone and never went below a size 12.

I ended up gaining all the weight back, and being miserable for a long time as I tried to diet and exercise off an on. In my early thirties, I discovered intermittent fasting. I know it is not for everyone, but it actually helped me obtain a healthy weightloss. I say that because now, in my mid-thirties, I have kept off 40-45lbs of the 50lbs I had lost. For it to sustain for a few years is a first for me, and I am so happy that my body has adjusted to this new weight.

However, I am still another 40-50lbs away from where I should be. I am still the largest person in my group of friends, and I hate taking pictures with all of us together. I don't even like seeing pictures of myself right now. I'm also struggling to keep up physically with many of my more active friends.

I've stalled out these last few years, but I am ready to get back on the wagon! I am done being the fat friend!!! Thank you for the welcome and support I see in this group!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Welcome to our new team ELECTRICITY. You do have a lot going on in your life. You are right it's time for you to take time for You!!! The hardest part is getting your mind in shape (mindset), once you do that the rest is easy (one step at a time).

I know that getting a new mindset is not easy and it may take some time but it's worth it. But, you have a head start on that because you already decided ("it's time to start cutting back and finding me again"). I can't tell you how because I think it's different for everyone. However I can suggest trying meditation and there are some apps that you could try to calm yourself, like one called Calm.

I'm not sure if I could even tell you how I do it (get a new mindset I mean). But, I think it starts with a single thought or something that I hear, read, or see. When it strikes me I usually take action.

Two years ago I quit smoking cold turkey and after the 3rd day, I was good from then on. Eighteen days ago I made up my mind to seriously work on getting my blood sugar and pressure down so I went through my house and got rid of everything that had Sugar in it including the things that turn to sugar in our bodies, (like starches).

Then I went to the store and bought things I knew that I could and would snack on like radishes, bell pepper, celery, cheese sticks, and olives. Then I bought proteins fish, chicken, beef, pork, and eggs. Then all the dark green leafy veggies that I knew I would actually eat.

I came home and cleaned and cut up my snacks, so they would be ready when I needed them. I have made a lot of green smoothies and salads and broiled or baked the proteins for 18 days now. I'm keeping it real simple for now (I never did like to cook).

In 12 days my blood sugar dropped from the 250 range into the low 100's. My blood pressure is closer to normal and I have lost a few pounds. My goal is to lose another 50 pounds but I'm not worried about that. I know that will happen as I get healthier. Remember one step at a time!!!

Oh, by the way, I'm new to this team too! emoticon

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Good morning! I'm a newbie - well sort of. I was on SP years ago and then some life stuff happened and I fell off the wagon but I'm back and trying to get myself going again.

So... I am 43, married to my best friend, have two kids (ages 16 and 18), two dogs, and a cat. Between working full time, owning our business and the kids' activities, I that I haven't had a lot of time for me. Now that my daughter is driving, it's time to start cutting back and finding me again.

I have done some soul searching the past few weeks and had some pretty emotional breakdowns... like really BAD and I've had no one to talk to which is part of my problem. I carry my burdens way too long and I'm tired of it. I'm tired of being the fat girl and constantly feeling like crap about myself and doubting everything, so here I am. Starting a new journey and making a commitment to me, for me!

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emoticon Brenda and Diane!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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9/15/19 8:08 A

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Hi there everyone! This is Diane -- newbie to this group but not a newbie to SP. I lost 40 pounds using SP a few years ago. I got down to 195. Then I lost myself and suddenly realized that I was at 240. Soon I will turn 50 years old and I am SO TIRED of being the fat girl. I am almost always the fattest lady in the room and I am tired of feeling "blah" and hating all of my clothes. I have been back on SP for a few months and have managed to lose 6 pounds. I have a loooong way to go so I am looking for support and encouragement!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hi, my name is Brenda, and I was actually recommended to this team awhile back. I joined, but then disappeared for awhile. I'm back and ready to lose this weight. I live in Carmel, Indiana, but getting ready to move at the end of the month, but have no clue where just yet (still looking). So, a lot of stress right now. I have 2 furbabies named Boots (a Boston Terror) and Sampson (a Doxie/Springer mix) who are my babies. I just turned 51 at the end of July, and let my weight get out of control after a back injury combined with meds for depression. I am almost 300 lbs right now, and it is depressing me more. I'm done being the fat girl!

I'm tired of living on the sidelines...I'm ready to get into the race!!!!!

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emoticon April!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hi everyone!
My name is April and I found this group by clicking a link in one of the articles. I am in Central Indiana. I have been a Spark Member for about 2 years and have been active off and on. I am proud to say I have been working out at a gym for the past 8 weeks! My biggest struggle is with my eating as I am working on mindful eating. I enjoy watching The Young & The Restless and created a Spark for Y&R Fans.

I look forward to getting to know everyone!

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Samantha, Welcome back!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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5/10/19 8:11 P

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Hello Everyone! My name is Samantha! 27 years old! Love photography and music! I used to be in this team a while back on an older account, but now i’m back.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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3/20/19 4:03 P

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Hi Barb, emoticon to the team!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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Hey Barb! Happy you found us!

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3/19/19 4:29 P

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Hi everyone! Newbie here! My name is Barb. Renewed my commitment to SP on January 1. Working hard to create a lifestyle that is healthy and suits me! Hope to get to know each of you better on this journey!

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You're going great!! Happy you're here!

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Wendy, emoticon to the Done Girls!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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Hi, my name is Wendy. I have been using Sparkpeople for 3 weeks now. In have lost 10 pounds so far. I have about 140 more to go. I have tried several times to lose weight in the past. I really believe this time I will succeed. I know I will need lots of help and motivation along the way. That is what I am looking for in a Spark team.

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Darcy, Welcome to the team! emoticon

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hello! I've been utilizing SP for a while but have been inactive. Looking to be healthy and make real lifestyle changes so I can feel better inside and out. Thank you for having me!

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"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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Hello hello! Been a Spark member for a while and have had some ups and downs along the way but I will just keep at it until I reach my goal! Can;t wait to meet you all and share this journey!

Who I am today is not who I was yesterday and who I will be tomorrow is not who I was today...change is good, always keep moving forward!


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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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emoticon to all of you!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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1/4/19 8:48 A

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Hi. I'm 62 years old and I have about 50 pounds I want to lose this year.

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Hi. I'm 50 years old and I have about 50 pounds I want to lose this year.

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Hi. I'm 34 years old and I have about 77 pounds I want to lose this year.

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Welcome, Jessica! emoticon

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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My name is Jessica. I joined this group months ago but haven't really been on the website since. I am a college student that has been struggling with my weight for most of my life. I am finally trying to do something about it. My asthma makes it hard, but I am going to try my hardest to lose the weight. Any and all support is welcome.

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Welcome, Sarah! emoticon

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Hi, I'm Sarah. Long story short, I lost 50 pounds in 2014 and gained it all back despite many attempts to lose it and to stop gaining. I was diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea in August, then in November I went to the ER for abdominal cramps from hell which led to having ultrasound done about 11 days ago and I was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid and polycystic ovary syndrome, I feel like I finally have answers as to why losing weight has been impossible and explains a variety of health issues. I am now using a cpap machine and saw a dietician for the first time 13 days ago, got feedback that my diet is already great but was given some useful tips, she set a goal for me to walk at least 15 minutes every day, I've been walking at least 30 minutes every day since that visit, my energy has improved a little thanks to the cpap and tracking my diet.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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emoticon Gina and Candyce!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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Hello, my name is Candice. I'm 36 years old. I wanted to join a SparkTeam where I could find and give more motivation than just on the general SP community feed.

"Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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I'm Gina. I'm 45 years old. I'm a married mother of five. Sadly God needed another angel so he took my oldest son two years old in a car accident at the age of 22.

I live in the Carolinas. I am over 100 pounds over weight. I look forward to being apart of this team, and meeting like minded people like me; ready to lose weight and be healthier.


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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hey everyone, i'm Mich I have been lurking for a few days. I was on spark years ago but am officially back :) I totes need buddies if anyone is looking ! I am a work from home mom with four amazing kids and am finally ready to get this weight under control. I look forward to getting to know you ladies and watching us all smash our goals !!

*** Michelle *** Michemylen ***
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Hi, Tanya! emoticon to the Done Girls team!

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Hi everyone! I'm Tanya. 54 years old, married for second time a year ago to a childhood friend. Our parents were close friends for 40 years before Dad passed on and Mom got Altzheimer's.
Mom to 31 year old son, 30 year old daughter. Stepmom to 27 year old daughter and her hubby and 23 year old stepson. Daughter has 7 year old who is the light of hubby's and my life.
Work gatehouse security for a major grocery chain here in Canada. I am shift lead as well as my regular duties. Hubby works out of the same yard as a truck driver.
In my spare time, I love knitting and reading. While we are in a too tiny apartment now, I used to love to quilt and I also cross-stitch.
Stuck in the city and miss living in country and small town.
We have a 9 year old dog and 10 year old cat who are my furbabies.

Tanya
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Hi guys!

My name is Tαbata and I signed up for the site almost a year ago, but I never got to use it for real. I decided to delete my old profile and start again from scratch. The last time I was enrolled here on the site, I didn't allow myself to meet new people, so I'm here to introduce myself!
Tomorrow is my first appointment with a nutritionist and I'm feeling excited / nervous about what he has to say. I no longer want to be a slave to my problems, so I have to learn how to deal with my emotional side.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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emoticon Sue and Jenifer! emoticon

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Hey everyone, I am Jenifer, a returning Spark People member after an 8 year absence. Ready to start a new chapter in y life and getting to know people who can relate.

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I'm Sue, looking forward to meeting all of you DONE girls!
I started Weight Watchers last month and am doing well, and also kicking my own butt doing cardio. I refuse to be held prisoner to my bingeing any longer.

Getting free at last!!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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emoticon to the Done Girls!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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Hello there,

Not new to Spark but new to being active on a team. I'm working on those people skills emoticon
After all this time on spark I have never really interacted too much with others on here, I've been more of a spark lurker, and I'm hoping being more active in the community and putting myself out there will help me to make better use of the tools and support spark offers.
And making some friends here would most definitely not suck so here I am actually commenting and not just reading them.

I re-invented my image so many times that I'm in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman.
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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hi everyone! I'm not really new to sparkpeople or this group. But it has been many years since I last visited so I would consider myself new based on that. I have spent the afternoon rediscovering sparkpeople and now wonder why I ever left.

This was always one of my favorite groups back in my active days so I'm so happy to see it still active.

Name is Angie and live in Alaska. Looking forward to participating more.

Have a great weekend!

Angie
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Good Morning! I am married to a wonderful man. We live in Ohio and I joined spark to lose weight and feel better about myself. My biggest problem is giving up to quick. I hope to finally stay on this site so I will stay motivated and focused. Have a great day, Everyone. emoticon

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emoticon FANNIEPHINA!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hi- So this embarrassing pic is my recent ugh.


46 yrs old and happily married, 17 and 19 yr old son and daughter and our farm :-).

We have 3 guinea pigs (one is my daughter's and two are hubby and mine), a cat and 2 chihuahuas. I truly love all our critters but my chihuahua, Lollipop is my heart and has been here glued to my side through migraines and other difficult health problems over the years.

I live now in the Binghamton area of NY and really love it here. My weight is, in my mind, dangerous now. With all my health problems, I fear to be cutting my life short by many years if I go on this way.

My weight is only a part of these changes-my job has to be another one. I feel limited right now for not being able to freely move, bend my knees or even go up stairs and it's limiting even for the jobs I've had to do and the ones I really would like to do. I've been living with depression and feelings of increasing worthlessness that are unfair to the very special people around me that put up with a lot. Being almost 50 yrs is a wake up call and a feeling of some waste that can be solved with a little work. My hours of work are cut down a lot and I'm starting classes with work study in Sept. That's my mini goal for mobility. Thanks to SP, I really feel I can get this done for good.

Thx for the group and support :-).

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to the DONE girls!!

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Holly and Teresa, emoticon to the Done Girls!

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Hello my name is Teresa and I have been with Sparkpeople since 2006. I love the encouragement and support that is given from this site and I enjoy supporting others. I live in Lancaster, CA., have 2 grown adult children and 2 grandchildren. I work for the school district in the special ed department. I am truly tired of the yo-yo game here and I am serious about releasing myself from this heavy bondage. I am currently 236 lbs and would love to re-enter Onderland! :-)

~Teresa Mae~
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We are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
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Hello Everyone, My name is Holly! I just started my weight loss journey again this past Month. My long term goal is to lose around 90 pounds by this time next year. I'd love to meet anyone on the same journey to help stay accountable. I am a full time wife and mother to 3 amazing girls. I'd love to start taking care of myself and taking the time to becoming the best version of me. Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.




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"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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Hello, This is my year, my mind is in the right spot and my life is under control. I'm doing Weight Watchers and I use sparkpeople for the support, and challenges. Seems to be working for me.. Looking forward to making some new on line friends..

Lorraine
Indiana
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"Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine."

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Back.

Done.

Need friends.

End of story.

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Hi TINKERBELL2605, emoticon to the Done Girls!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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Hello,
I belonged to SP a long time ago. Getting back on eating healthier and exercising I knew I would need to be here again. I found such good support then. I'm slowly getting things back on track. Next week I want to start exercising again along with healthier meals. I know it's going to be a long journey but I don't want to be the Fat girl anymore.

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emoticon LJSHRINKS. Glad to have you join us!

"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
- George Eliot

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No other road, no other way.
No day but today."
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emoticon LJ!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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Hi all. Returning to SP from a few years ago with more pounds to lose but sooo ready to be truly DONE this time. So glad to see this group still here. I've overcome serious mobility issues from a chronic muscle condition and ready to apply that determination to shed my extra weight.

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~*~ HAPPY ~*~


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Welcome! emoticon emoticon

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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emoticon I joined this team a couple weeks ago and am just getting around to introducing myself.

I previously relied heavily on SP to lose 115 pounds, reaching goal weight in 2011. I've struggled a lot since then and consequently regained over 60 pounds. NO MORE. This process is much slower and more frustrating -- I've been injured for the last 2 years and have major exercise restrictions -- but I'm not letting it stop me anymore.

Edited by: STARDUSTD at: 1/28/2018 (21:54)
"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
- George Eliot

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"Forget regret or life is yours to miss.
No other road, no other way.
No day but today."
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Julie, emoticon

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Hi! I'm Julie, and I'm DONE with being the fat girl. I'm looking forward to meeting some new friends and sharing in this journey.

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Rebecca, emoticon to the Done Girls!

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