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6/15/12 8:30 A

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Hello everyone!!

Recently I posted a blog stating how it has been hard for me to find a spark team, well outside of my private one which I love: The Fab Five.

I had only one suggestion for a team. And that was you guys!

I really am trying to find a second family or circle of friends here.

I hope as we progress through our journey for a healthy lifestyle that I make wonderful friends who understand me.

My name is Rebecca but I love being called Piichii (Peachy). I was born in Dalton, Georgia on August 6th, 1985.

I currently reside in a small town in Florida.

I work as a website designer/general manager. Whichever title I have to use for the day is what I use. Although, my business cards call me a web designer.

I work really hard for not enough pay. I am sure many of you feel like this. Hugs.

I read somewhere that people who exercise get paid better. I am putting that to the test.

Everyone! I am an open book! I am married. Have 2 cats and if you read my blog I am working toward my dream goal of always wanting a husky!



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6/15/12 12:36 A

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My name is Jen. I have been a SparkPeople member since 2009, but MIA for the last 2 years. I have hit my highest weight ever and am physically miserable. I started working out again today and am working on getting back on track. Looking forward to being a part of the team!

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HI My name is Gina & I am 33

I joined sparks on June 1st & it really has been keeping me motivated for these last 14 days. I weighed in at my heaviest 305pounds in may. I have since lost 11 pounds and have a long way to go. I have always been heavy, I have been divorced for 3 years now & have been with my true love ever since. He is great & supportive and even loves me with all this extra fluff. I want to give birth to my first child within the next year or two & marry this man. I guess that was the kick in the @ss I needed to realize I want to be health & live as long as possible. There are so many wonderful people on this website with amazing true & heartfelt stories. You are all truly amazing & I look forward to becoming friends with you all. emoticon

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6/13/12 2:28 P

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Hello team!! My name is Kaye, I'm 37 years old, married with 3 children emoticon ! I'm also a fat girl and I'm ready to be DONE!! I've been married for 4 years and have put on about 70 lbs since then thanks to depression, poor eating habits, bad coping skills and fertility medication. So here I am now, four years later and fed up! Thanks for having me!! I look forward to getting to know all of you on this journey!

Winners do things that Losers don't want to do. ~Dr. Phil


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6/13/12 11:57 A

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I have thought of myself as the fat girl since high school and I wasn't fat then. I weighed a little more than the other girls but was not fat. In my 20's my stepson would ask me how I liked weighing 200 lbs and I was like 170. I've just kept gaining and now I weigh 300 lbs. I am the fat girl of my family I look back at old pictures of myself and I remember thinking I was fat then and sure wish I weighed that again. I have put those pictures on my refrigerator for motivation.

I am done being the fat girl. I want to be the healthy girl that exercises. I have gained some strength walking and can walk farther and faster as I keep it up.

Glad to have found this group.

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6/12/12 10:45 P

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Hi all,

Several years ago I heard wonderful comments about this group and so now I am here. I'm a sahm to 7 children and do so want to get healthy for them and for myself.

Is there any one who would like to be a daily accountability partner to me? I think that would be the biggest help right now. I so easily forget about weight loss and eat too much at most meals. Why is it so hard to keep in the front of my mind? I have 100 plus pounds to loose and am not sure how to go about setting realistic goals. I'll weigh myself In the am to see where I really am. Anyway, I'm excited to be a part of this group!!!!


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6/12/12 10:07 P

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Evening LaDiEs emoticon Ready to be done!!!!! emoticon

~*Jen*~


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6/12/12 5:06 P

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Hi y'all! I'm soooooo done being the fat girl! Seriously DONE.

I'm 40 years old - happily married and mom to the four most amazing kids ever. (They pay me very well to say that.) emoticon

I haven't always been the fat girl, but I've learned to wear the fat girl shoes over the last 10 years. It seems I spent my 30s getting fat. Nice, huh? Well, no more.

For the last year or so, I've been feeling increasingly ill - pains in my right upper abdomen, GI issues, no energy, etc. Just a mess. I finally went to my family doctor in tears one day because the pain was awful - thought it would be my gall bladder for sure. NOPE! After bloodwork and an ultrasound, I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. That was on 3/27 - it was also the day I said I was DONE.

So, for the first time in my life, I'm losing weight because my life depends on it. That is a pretty big motivator. I'm not going to say it's easy, because it isn't... but I'm doing it. There is no option anymore. emoticon

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6/12/12 10:49 A

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Hi! I am Tricia and I am TIRED OF BEING THE FAT GIRL! It seems like in all aspects of my life, I am the fat one. Well, no more. I am ready to kick it in high gear, stop hitting all these bumps in the road and make some good choices.

My biggest problem is staying motivated. Help me guys, I need the support!

Taking a deep breath......

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6/11/12 1:17 P

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Hey I'm Shaley! I've done Sparkpeople on and off unsuccessfully the last year or so. Recently I got together with a friend I hadn't seen in a while, and we started making a Twenties To-Do List (A bucket list for our 20s), and some of the things that she suggested I'd love to do... but at my current weight and health situation I'd be too timid to do it! I've never been too timid to really try something I wanted to do! So I'm DONE! I'm ready to get into the best shape of my life and have my grand adventures! Please feel free to message me anything at all! I'm really hoping and praying that I can keep up this willpower! I will not be the fat girl forever, I know there's a strong adventurous girl trapped inside of me, and I'm ready to let her out!

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6/10/12 2:12 P

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Welcome! This is an awesome group for support and motivation!! Good luck on your journey!!

Focus on the positive in your life, for what you focus on increases.

"Success is not a place that we aspire to, it is a process in which we live by. Often the only ingredient being the ability to not quit"
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One day at a time.
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6/10/12 1:24 P

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Hi, I'm new to the site and the team. I have been searching for a place to find motivation, and I think this maybe the place! I am so tired of being the fat girl. I have been fighting a losing battle with my weight my entire life. The time has come to change. I know there is no one to blame but myself, I hold the fork. I'm looking for friends to join me on the journey, and to keep each other motivated.

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CD3142715 Posts: 44
6/9/12 1:00 P

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Hey there! I'm recently returning after a break from SP. I joined this group a while back but never got around to posting an into. My biggest challenge isn't finding a process that works for me but staying on it. I read a great quote in a book recently, and apologies but I can't remember the name or author right now, but she was talking about her own struggles and success with weight loss and she said, "Losing weight is hard, and staying the same is hard. Now choose your hard." That really resonates with me. I'm done choosing the wrong "hard".

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6/9/12 2:58 A

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Hi everybody! I am super new to sparkpeople, but loving it already. Everyone is extremely supportive and encouraging. I couldn't ask for a better group of people to help me reach my weight goal. I am done half assing diets and exercising. It is time I stop coming up with excuses and start getting fit. I know with the help of you guys I can and will achieve my goal. I am definitely looking forward to getting to know all of you. :)

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6/7/12 11:34 P

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Hi all, I'm happy to find a group that seems so terrific and supportive of each other. As I'm sure many of you have, I've been on this journey before, many times. I'm hoping this time is different, because for the first time I've found an exercise that I actually enjoy doing--Zumba!

I do Zumba on my Xbox Kinect nearly every day, most days for the 65 minute class. I started in March, so I've been doing it for 3 months and I still really like it.

I didn't start really changing how I was eating until late April, but now I'm just trying to use portion control and eating a lot of fresh fruits and veggies.

I have a husband and 2 great kids (7 and 10 years old). My husband is already pretty fit, but is trying to exercise more and eat right too, so in a way we are working together on this which is nice. At least he's not eating cookies in front of me.

I look forward to getting to know people here, and having this group as some added motivation. I am hopeful that this is the journey I will finally complete.

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6/7/12 10:34 P

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Hi there, Ive been on sparkpeople for some time now.. Im looking for a team that is supportive, and I joined this morning before I left for work and wow.. lots of comments and support to come home too! Good feeling for sure!! Im going grocery shopping in the morning, Im ready to do this! I diet with a Low GI and a farmer diet ( from hunter/farmer diet solutions book by Mark Liponis MS ) Im excited to be a done girl and getting to know you!

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6/7/12 4:59 P

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Hi All! I'm just over 50 and been on low carb for 10 days.... I'm so tired of being looked at differently, treated differently and felt on the spot every single time "fitness" comes up as a subject at work. I'm done with it! I have got to do this and find health and energy! This looks like a fun and helpful team, so here I am!!

Smiles and Blessings, Marbeth


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6/7/12 10:56 A

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Hello Everyone! I first joined spark 2 yrs ago and have gone thru phases of high motivation to lows I did alot of "Talking the Talk" , but now I'm ready to "walk the walk"! I've lost about 14 lbs but have a long way to go to reach my goals. I am hoping a new team will help keep me motivated. Sometimes the greatest inspiration comes from the least likely places. I am so, so, DONE being the fat girl!!

Susan

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6/7/12 10:41 A

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Hi all! I have been a member of SP for a couple of years now but haven't been on in a while but AM BACK! Please check out my new blog on fat burning...some real good information there given to me from a personal trainer and scientist that has really helped me with my fat/weight loss in the past few weeks...hope it helps emoticon

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HAMSTERCAB Posts: 144
6/6/12 6:11 P

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Hi, All -
I started SP years ago and then stopped.But I am tired of putting myself last. I am tired of hating summer because I can't squeeze into a pair of shorts and refuse to buy a bigger size. I am tired of avoiding people and places because of being so big. So... I am DONE being the fat girl.
I joined this team because I think it is good to know there are other people out there struggling with the same weight issues I am. And I am hoping some social contact will help keep me going.
My path is a long one, but I am determined to put one foot in front of the other and just keep going.


Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.


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6/6/12 11:05 A

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Hi everyone! I am new to the team here. My name is Susan and I am mom to 3 beautiful children. I have struggled with my weight nearly my entire life. I look forward to meeting and chatting with everyone. I love all the encouragement I see on the spark boards. I am trying to lose 50 lbs. by Christmas, with my long term goal being pre-baby weight next summer. I am DONE being the fatgirl!!

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6/5/12 1:19 P

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Hi guys I am new to this group but I feel like an oldie on SP. I have been a member on here for YEARS yet time keeps passing by with me not losing anything. With knee issues and a 4 year old that is running me ragged I need to lose this 100+ pounds that seems to be clinging on for dear life. I am looking for a really great supportive group that will tell me how it is when I am not doing what I should . I hope to be able to check in on the group during the day but would love an email buddy as well to keep me on track during the day. From reading posts this seems like a fantastic group.







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6/5/12 11:07 A

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Hello Everyone

My name is Lynn. I have been on this team for a while, but I have been in active for some time. Now I am back recommitted and oh soooo DONE!!!!

To thine own self be true!!

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6/4/12 8:21 P

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Hi everyone,

my name is Cyndi. And have not been active much here would love to gather some more friends and support both emotionally and dietary. I have been with the team awhile but have been thru a lot of turmoil in my personal life lately so have not been active. So anyone reading my blogs they are very depressing and please do not feel obligated to read and/or reply even though the comments and support is good!! Kinda contradictory aren't I? But that has been my life lately.......one contradiction after another!!

Hope everyone is doing well on this journey and life is good also!



~Cyndi~

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6/4/12 6:06 P

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Hi everyone. I am tired of being in the 300's. I joined sparkpeople weighing 330 pounds. I am now 315. But I still want out. I've heard good things about the done girls and decided to join you ladies today. I am done being the "FAT" girl.

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6/4/12 9:08 A

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LOL! I'm a "big" girl who last saw "one" derland (i.e being less than 200 lbs) about 5 years ago...for about 5 days!

I'm hovering around the 203 mark and am almost worried about getting back into the 190s because I can never seem to "keep" it.

Am working on my "inner" issues as well as my "outer" and can use all the help I can get!

Nice to "meet" you all!

-M



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6/4/12 12:18 A

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Hello everyone! My name is Suzanne. I have been a Sparkpeople member almost since the beginning - I have had alot of success here at times, but inevitably I always end up giving up and reverting back to old habits. I don't know why this happens!

I'm happy to join you on this team because I really need some motivation. I have been at this weight loss thing for about 25 years now and have let myself down so many times that I just don't believe I can do it anymore. At the same time, I am so tired of being fat, not being able to wear what I want, avoiding seeing people because I'm ashamed of how much weight I've gained, making excuses to my kids for why we can't go to the pool, starting over with my weight loss plan every week, etc. etc.

I've gained 50 pounds since getting married 10 years ago, and at this point I've got 65 pounds to lose to get to a healthy BMI. I've got to find a way to get there somehow!

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6/2/12 5:20 P

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Hi, I'm Pamther. At 201 pounds today, I'm just on the other side of one-derland, but have 48 pounds to lose in order to be 'overweight' and not 'obese'. Even more to be 'healthy' weight.

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6/2/12 12:29 P

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Hello, my name is Martinez. I am 18 and obese. I have been trying since I was about 11 to lose weight. I can truly say that I am done being the fat girl. I am hoping to lose 60 pounds to reach my goal of 160 pounds by January 1, 2013. I know that it will be hard, but not impossible. My family does not support me but I know that on Sparkpeople.com, I can find all of the support and tools that I need.

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6/2/12 12:22 P

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Hi Y'all! My name is Kayla. I just joined this team because I really want to have some support and friends in this whole weight loss journey. I'm a TN native but I've been living in the central valley of California for about 12 years now. Im 26 years old. I have about 45 pounds or so overall that I need to loose. I lost 30 pounds a year and a half ago with SP and then life got to me and I never kept going. I kept about 15 pounds off and gained back the rest in the last year with the stresses life brings you. But Im super fed up with myself and determined that I can beat this. I want to get fit before I turn 30 and also before my husband and I decide to take the plunge into having children. Please add me to your friends list! I really want to get to know some great SP buddies and have someone to support and be supportive on this journey.

Thank you.

Kayla

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hey y'all my name is Glenda, im 39(40 n oct) & i just came across this team and im super excited, im done being the fat girl, ya know the one who has such a pretty face but needs to loose weight, that's what i hear from people not in my family because in my family we are almost all the "fat" girl, so no one sees anything wrong with it and when i was a kid if someone said something mean 2 me i always got "comforted" with junk food, so as you can imagine how that turned out. im glad i found SP i have struggled with every single diet they make & nothing, i mean nothing ever worked but i am doing very well with SP its easy to do & i really like that its different for everyone so that it accommodates us all on our own level, im really glad i came across this SP Team....nice to meet you all stop by my page and check out my b4 & after pics i have lost 30+ pounds and i can defiantly see the difference. i hope we can all become friends we are all in this together and can use all the support we can get.....





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6/1/12 6:28 P

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Hey y'all. I'm Sabrina and I'm done with being the fat one in the family. I didn't have weight problems till I had my daughter in 2001, and since then it's been a struggle. I'm down 5 lbs already do I'm headed in the right direction. I moved to SC a year ago and I'm just ready for a new start:)

Sabrina

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6/1/12 5:14 P

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Hi everybody! My name is Chris and I live in Ohio. I am done with diets I want to make a lifestyle change for good! I am so done with being the fat girl. I don't want to sit on the sidelines as my life passes me by.

I am worth it. I can do it!


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5/31/12 9:41 P

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emoticon Welcome to all the Newbies! You have all found a great group of wonderful, supportive, encouraging women!

Focus on the positive in your life, for what you focus on increases.

"Success is not a place that we aspire to, it is a process in which we live by. Often the only ingredient being the ability to not quit"
- author unkown

One day at a time.
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5/30/12 10:57 P

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Hello everyone, my name is Jaynee and I am about to turn 24 in a few days and I am DONE being the fat girl! I have been obese most of my life. Even when I thought I was skinny I was secretly having problems with my weight. I have always been MORE, for lack of a better word than any of my friends. As a child I was more curvy and more breasts than any of my childhood friends and even though I pretended to have a sense of self esteem I had none and STILL have none. Now a mother of 3 year old twin boys I have decided, that this is it and that I have had enough of being the fat one and I want to know what it feels like to be proud of who I am and the way I look. I have always been borderline depressed and MAJOR anxiety issues and I know it has a lot to do with my being almost 300lbs at the young age of 24. The worst part is, is that all of this weight came when I was about 19 years old. Like I said I was chunky enough as a kid to fake skinny. I used to suck it in as a kid on most days and people would be none the wiser. However after my junior year of high school I hit a VERY depressive phase in my life and the weight just piled on I went from 160-260 in less than a year in a half. I would say my two biggest issues with sticking to a day to day or any kind of diet is that I can't eat the foods I like. I love meat! i love veggies too but I am a carnivore big time and the fact that I can't eat some of the foods I love discourages me. I also LOVE to sleep! I am a stay at home mommy and even though I love my boys I have never wanted to be a stay at home mom I love to work. However I have been a stay at home mom for almost 6 yrs! I have looked for a job but have been unsuccessful. So because I am overweight, have no job, and I am with kids all day I tend to become depressed very easily as well as angry. I am in a bad mood most of everyday, therefore I sleep a lot. And the days that I try and go out with my girlfriends I have such low self esteem issues that I can't even bring myself to do the things I used to love and be known for. Such as dancing and being the life of the party, or the comedian of the group. I hope that this group and sparkpeople can help me finally get back to this person and also become a new person with more self esteem and acceptance. I have finally told myself that I REFUSE to settle, that I wont let this be my life. So please words/stories of encouragement will help me stay committed and motivated to crawl out of this fat shell and into a shiny new pretty one that I can be proud of! emoticon

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Hi everybody! I am new to this team and am very excited to have found you after reading so many positive things from members. I am 44 years young and I am DONE! being the fat girl! I have been overweight most if not all of my life and I am so ready for the weight to be gone. I want to be healthier, happier, and lighter. I have no idea really where to start; I have done weight watchers, low carb, high carb, low protein high protein, well you get the idea. over a yr ago I started eating whole grains, organic milk, lots of cheese, just a much healthier diet but havent noticed much difference. I started walking about a month ago about two to three times a week and although clothes feel different and energy level is better, my crazy scale says I havent lost much at all! HELP Me please


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5/29/12 5:06 P

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emoticon 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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5/29/12 12:47 P

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Hello again, Done Girls! Some personal issues have kept me away from Sparkpeople over the past couple of months but I'm back to stay and I just wanted to stop in here and say hello. Can't wait to catch up with you guys!

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5/28/12 6:59 P

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Hey everyone!! First of all I just wanted to say thank you for all of the great comments and emails I've already gotten from members. It's so nice!! About me. I'm 29 and will be turning 30 on August 2nd. I'm trying to reach my goal weight of 145 (or get as close to it as possible) by my birthday. I've lost 13 pounds over the past 8 weeks and I've got 16 more pounds to go. I started out at 206 lbs at the end of 2009 and am finally making progress getting the last bit of the weight off. I have always been the fat friend and am beyond tired of it. Even now, after all the weight I've lost, I'm still the heaviest out of all my friends. I'm feeling much better about myself and ecstatic with the progress I've made, but I look forward to just looking like everyone else. Part of the issue is I'm at least a few inches taller than pretty much all of my friends, so starting out I already appear "bigger" than everyone else. Then you add in the fact that EVERY ONE of my closest friends wear bikinis. Not that everyone's perfect, but nobody's struggled with their weight quite as much as I have. Honest to god, I have a great group of friends who are caring, intelligent, fun to be around and everyone works out, so they are all great influences. I just look forward to having a picture taken where I'm just enjoying the moment and not concerned with looking bigger than everyone else. This makes it sound like this is all I think about and it certainly is not, but it's the point of this group and it's definitely something in the back of my mind. Here's to reaching our goals!!

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5/28/12 5:24 P

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emoticon 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, everyone. My name is Katie,26, university student, I have a full time job. I am taking the summer off from school, just working but I am focusing on me and I am DONE Being The FAT GIRl! This is my first time on SP. I feel as though my weight has definitely held me back from dating, having friends. I really don't feel good about who I am, my weight defines who I am and today I am going to change that while I still can. I joined this group because I really need support and I don't have that in my life right now. emoticon

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Hi everyone..My name is Courtney and I live in MASS. USA. I have been overweight my whole life and started wearing "pretty plus"clothes from Sears in elementary school. I did lose alot of weight when I was around 22 (im 36 now). That loss was accomplished through not eating, drinking water and alcohol (I was 22 mind u) and just not taking care of myself. I got pregnant and that was it. I never lost the weight just steadily gained. I got up to my heaviest, 252, and felt horrible. I was so done with being the fat girl!!! I lost 39lbs before Spark and 6lbs. on it. Ive been on since April. My last two weigh ins, though, have showed gains. That scares me because I remember how I felt when I was heavier. I was always winded, tired, and never took care of my physical appearance. Now, I'm still the fat girl (compared to others)and I am SO done with that. I want (need) to lose about 65lbs. or so. I suffer from bipolar and am on 2 meds whose number 1 sidee effect is weight gain..Great, right? and not because they make u hungry but because they SLOW your metabolism. WONDERFUL..but I have lost while taking them so I cant really blame them, can I? I also suffer from osteorthritis and degenerative disc disease. The two causes of this according to MD is from working as a CNA for 18 years (and never using proper body mechanics) and obesity. The pain is awful at times. But, since Ive lost the pain is less frequent and not quite as intense. I still go for steroidal injections though, probably always will. I want to lose even more to take more pressure off my back and strengthen my core. As for the bipolar, well there;s nothing I can do about that. I can only take my meds and try TWICE as hard to lose while taking them. Sorry for rambling...Anyway, compared to everyone else in my fam and to my hubby, I am the Fat Girl and Im done. I dont want to be that girl anymore. I want to be healthy. I want to keep my curves but lose the excess...does that make sense? LOL...
Im hoping to find encouragement and support on this team which Im sure I will because SP has been SO great already! Thanks...much love and suppport to u all.....Courtney emoticon

All the things that we accept become the things that we regret.

You say you love the earth yet you litter, you save you love the wind yet you close the window, Im scared when you say you love me..Bob Marley


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If it was easy everyone would do it!!!


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5/26/12 10:45 P

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Hi everyone, I'm Sarah. I've been on SparkPeople for a month now. I peeked in this team a few times and today finally decided that I AM done being the fat girl. I've always struggled with my weight and the only way I have ever gotten to a healthy weight were through unhealthy practices. That is no way to live. When I was thinner I was more confident and had a good reminder this week that am lacking once again in that department. This seems like a fun team and hopefully a way to help me come out of my shell.


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5/25/12 10:48 P

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Hello ladies!

I have been doing SP for about 3 weeks now, and just found your team. I like the motto! I, too, am tired of being the invisible girl in the room, and of buying whatever looks "just ok" only because it fits. I am married to a wonderful man who loves me for me. I want to be healthy so that we have a long and happy life together! (Also, to get back into my wedding ring!!)

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5/25/12 4:17 P

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This is a reintroduction.
In April 2012, I restarted the journey to physical freedom. In 2008, I lost 80 pounds then re-gain most of it. I stupidly gave in to discouragement. I remember clearly how much better I felt and how much healthier I was at that weight. This time I'm giving away my old clothes as soon as they no longer fit. I will buy some non-elastic waist jeans that will keep me aware of any changes.
I am committed to facing my issues honestly by reflecting on my behaviors and being accountable. Walking slowly, is my fitness exercise until I'm able to do more. I will not give in to discouragement.

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5/24/12 1:45 P

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Hey all! My name is Kristin. I've had weight issues all my life, but I've lost a significant amount of weight twice before (it all tends to come back when I'm in a relationship... yikes :S). I'm a university student, and I'm currently on break for the summer. I'm going through a recent breakup, and working on improving myself. I want my confidence back, and I am willing to work for it! I hope to meet some of you lovely ladies, I need more friends here :)

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5/24/12 12:56 P

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Hello all! My name is Danielle and I am 27 yrs old and am from the Philadelphia suburbs. I have always been a big girl, and have done numerous diets over the years (was an SPer in college, but lost the spark after a few months and 33 lbs lost). During law school I gained back to my pre-SP weight of 267. Back in mid-March I decided to recommit myself and this time feels different, because I really am DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL.

Danielle, Philadelphia PA
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SW: 270 (3/15/12)
G1: 249 (5/18/12)
G2: 235 (7/16/12)
G3: 220 (10/26/12)
G4: 208 (12/26/2012)
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Hello and good morning!! I've been overweight since the birth of my sons, and they are now 22 and 20. I've been married for 24 eyars (in Oct). I have a dog named Buddy and I'm DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!!!!!!!!!


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