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7/10/09 1:07 A

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HI - Originally from Quebec but have been in Mississauga since 1981.

Joined earlier this week and am amazed at how many people are making real progress toward a healthier state. And yes, it is just as hard to 'gain' weight as it is to take it off - we're here for you too!





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I was born in Ontario but am currently living in BC. Great Idea though!

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Mississauga here.

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Hi there - from Ottawa as well. Where or where is the sun?!?!?!

Joined 2 1/2 weeks ago.

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Just started to read this thread and will have to go to the beginning, as I see Slimmerchic is in Seagrave! I'm in Port Perry! Cool!

Wonder if there are others close to me?

Wishing everyone a great day!

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Just joined from Etobicoke. Hello all!

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Hi there,
Sorry to hear about your knee, that sounds painful.
Here's a suggestion that might work, but I would ask your Dr. or a physiotherapist first before doing anything on that knee: maybe try some light exercising in a pool. I've heard that water aerobics are supposed to be amazing for people who have problems with their joints and different things like that because the pressure comes from the water and not from pounding your weight on a hard surface.
But, please don't take my word for it. Run it by a professional who knows your case history so that you don't hurt yourself!
I live in Oakville and at the hospital here there's a heated pool and 4 times a week they have a class for people who need it (they also need their Dr.'s permission to be medically cleared to be in a heated pool). But that must be really soothing for sore tired joint when working out, at least I would think.
I'm have no idea if this will be of any help, but I wish you all the best.
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SLIMMERCHIC Posts: 5
6/18/09 8:13 P

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Hi everyone. Haven't been on the site for a while and just discovered this thread. I'm from Seagrave, just south-west of Lindsay. Joined a couple of months ago with great plans of losing lots of weight right after my knee scope with hopes of walking every day. Unfortunately, no such luck. Knee is toast and now I'm waiting for a date with the surgeon for a replacement. No walks for me & the rotties for a while yet. Anyone know of any no stress exercises for people with crappy knees? Kind of lost my motivation since I still have trouble making it to the mailbox & back so I need a new spark to get me going again.

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6/18/09 11:37 A

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I am close. I am from Chatham

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I figured out why I'm fat! The shampoo I use in the shower that runs down my body says "for extra volume and body". I'm going to start using "Dawn" dish soap. It says "dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove" ;) just a cute joke I read. I thought I'd share it for a laugh.


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FIT_MOM4LIFE Posts: 7
6/18/09 10:53 A

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Hi All! I'm from Ottawa, too and am new to SP.

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6/18/09 10:36 A

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From LONDON! Wooo Any other Londoners?

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6/18/09 5:58 A

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From Ottawa now, but originaly from Waterloo



Nancy from Ottawa Canada
Don't fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.


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UB40ILB48's Photo UB40ILB48 Posts: 18
6/17/09 7:40 P

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I think smaller meals may be the way to go, also the problem is that unless I am starving which is rare I never think about food. I am more likely to sit with a package of cookies or a dozen donuts for supper than I am a proper meal that is the other problem. I love junk. I think you may be correct about most people here not being able to relate. I don't think there is much of a difference though. It is just as difficult I think to gain as it is to lose if one is not inclined. I think it comes down to not being a chef and being too lazy to cook. I would rather just have a smoke and go about my business if the truth be told. I would love your weight then I may get some breasts lol.

It is easier to change your mind than it is to change a bad decision after it's been implimented.
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6/17/09 7:16 P

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LOL, you know my dear, I was surprised to see that you have to GAIN weight and that you were shocked that people ACTUALLY eat 2 bagels in 1 day! Are you kidding me? I, myself would love the luxury of having to gain 20 lbs, but that's not the case and I don't think that you're going to find is the case with too many people on this site. I would imagine that alot of the people who participate on this site, like me, LOVE food and therefore find themselves too heavy and now have to work like dogs to get the extra pounds off our bodies!

Are you following the food plan they suggest? If not, eat foods that you do like alot. Especially carbs!!! And maybe eat alot of "little" meals instead of big meals - maybe that's why you feel like you're going to explode?

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"Be who you are, and say what you feel. Those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind". - Dr. Suess.


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6/17/09 6:40 P

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I don't know about the rest of the developed earth but has anyone on the canadian team noticed that there aren't enough reply buttons that have the option "your fricken kidding, right?" on them.... or is it just me. How many calories? Who can eat that much? Do what kind of exercise? Who can bend like that or run or walk that far... I guess I must be really out of shape and really dislike food. This seems like a difficult task all round. Since I began this program I feel like I am going to explode. Any suggestions.

It is easier to change your mind than it is to change a bad decision after it's been implimented.
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6/17/09 6:25 P

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sounds good. It is our plan to move to the south. If it is convenient for you perhaps we can get together. Getting ahead of ourselves though. I still live in Campbellford for the moment lol.

It is easier to change your mind than it is to change a bad decision after it's been implimented.
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Hi there in Campbellford!

When you move to Oakville you will be in my neighbourhood! Let me know when you make the move and maybe we could get together and go for a walk or something! (If you like company when you're exercising that is!)

Take Care!

Karen
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"Be who you are, and say what you feel. Those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind". - Dr. Suess.


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6/17/09 2:44 P

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Campbellford here. House is for sale if anyone wants to buy on the good ol trent river (includes guest house that my mother currently lives in). I will be moving back to Oakville to be closer to my daughter and grandsons.

It is easier to change your mind than it is to change a bad decision after it's been implimented.
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Mississauga here

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6/17/09 9:46 A

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Hi Karen,

You can create the "ticker" at the bottom of your posts by going to your Spark page, going to "Edit my Spark Page", and I believe it's at the bottom of the page. Put in your current weight, your goal weight, and choose the pics you'd like, etc. and save your changes.

Hope that helps!

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6/16/09 5:48 P

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Hi everyone!! I'm from Toronto, Ontario.
I'm from the downtown core. Glad to meet you all! :o)

We can do it! One day at a time. :)


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6/16/09 4:11 P

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Hello everyone!! I am from Toronto (North York/Weston). I just turned 30 and have an almost 3 year old daughter and a 5 month old son. I need to eat better and be more active, hence why I joined this site.

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hi i'm from peterboro ontario

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6/16/09 2:36 P

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I am from just outside the Kingston Ont. area. We have lived in the same area for 35 years.
I have been here on the Spark site since Feb. of this year.
It is good to see a number of people from the Kingston area.
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Hi! My name is Nancy and I'm from Brantford. I just found SPARK and I'm learning the ropes. I'm impressed with everything so far.

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6/16/09 12:12 P

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Hi I am from Newmarket. I just joined Spark last week. Hope to find some walking buddies soon in this area. Anybody else from Newmarket?

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6/16/09 10:56 A

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Grew up in Belleville, but I've been living in Kingston for 11 Years now.

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Hello Canadians from Ontario!

Just joined a few days ago. Live in Oakville and am a single parent of 20 year boy or young man (I guess you would call him). He's home for the summer which I love, but I miss him terribly when he's gone to school. so, it's time to do something for me! Like lose weight (about 50 lbs - I weigh 181) and start to feel better about myself and maybe even start to have a social life (which currently is non-existent) except for my best friend who is a hermit (I dearly love her though) and alot of friends who I have contact with via the internet!

It's time to make some changes. I hate to admit it because it's embarrassing, but I'm lonely.

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"Be who you are, and say what you feel. Those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind". - Dr. Suess.


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6/15/09 7:47 P

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Brand spanking new here from Belleville!

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6/15/09 12:51 P

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New here! :) I'm in Toronto (North York), and looking forward to getting to know you gals! :)

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TO.

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6/14/09 7:32 P

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Hi,

Glad to see other people from Kingston!



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6/14/09 7:05 P

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Hello...Bonjour
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6/14/09 11:48 A

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Wow, I wasn't expecting to see anyone else from Kingston, here, let alone two people! Hey, all! I'm also from Kingston!

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Hi neighbour, I am from Richmond Hill. I live here with my 14 1/2 year old son. Welcome and good luck to you.

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I'm from Timmins:)

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6/14/09 6:25 A

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Im from New Brunswick !

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Hello, I am very new! and I love the design you all have on the bottom on your messages sharing your weight and your progess! How are doing that? And congratulations to each of you for the hard work you have done. It is very encouraging and exciting to see so much success.

Karen

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"Be who you are, and say what you feel. Those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind". - Dr. Suess.


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6/13/09 12:07 P

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Hello all my fellow Ontario residents. I'm happy to be here and to see that Canada is on here with its own sparkteam. i just joined yesterday. i'm excited to start this trip to a healthier family and me. I as well am happy to see that I have all of you to help and enourage me and me encourage you to reach our goals. I live in Thornhill,ontario with my soon to be eight year old daughter. Hope to interact with you all soon.

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6/13/09 11:25 A

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Hi this is my second week and I am from Cambridge, Ontario. Hopefully us friendly Ontarioites can all pull together to reach our goals!!!

Lisa

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Welcome HipMama .... I'm new about 3 weeks, what is the "flat belly diet" .... where is that? In sparkspeople???


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Hi. I'm new here, just joined today. I'm from Brampton and I have 2 kids (6 and 2). I've started the "flat belly diet" and I find for me it's great. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

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6/12/09 10:51 A

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Good morning everyone, I was bad and cheated yesterday in eating, therefore, did not lose any weight .. must try better for next week. How did everyone else fair??
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6/11/09 4:33 P

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Hi Bigcups ... welcome to Sparkpeople, I live in Toronto's northeast (North York) area ... in answer to your question , these are threads in one Team page, answering or picking up on the conversation (s) and writing your own blurb ... like mine here is a thread to the conversation in this team, Ontario ... best of luck ... it is confusing when your first start, but, you will get the hang of it ...
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Put a spark in your heart and a sparkle in your eye.
Start a new attitude, watch those extra pounds fly.
Blah corny yes. I'll do better tomorrow.
Greetings from Brampton, Ontario.

Learning to love and respect myself.
80% nutrition: 20% exercise: 100% mind set!
If it's meant to be... It's up to me


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hey everyone i just joined and im just jumping from page to page. what are or where are the "threads" that everyone keeps talking about?


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Hello from Toronto's West Side aka Etobicoke :)

"True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like autumn leaves, found everywhere."


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