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10/26/11 7:44 A

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emoticon to the team Bee. It's great to have you on board.

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Welcome to the team. We have alot of fun and are here to help each other.

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10/24/11 9:01 A

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Hi everyone,
Thanks for the welcome to the board. I'm Bee and I'm from WI and turned 50 this year. I have between 70-80 lbs to lose and have tried hard in the past but can't quite seem to finish what I start. I am hoping that this board will be inspiring and hopefully I can inspire you too....I live in WI and winter is around the corner so I'm trying to think of things to keep me active (and sane).... I love to write, read, play games, spend time with friends and family and some crafts. I love nature and have a 1 year old very active puppy who is teaching me the definition of patience. I look forward to getting to know you better. Thanks for the invite!

Never give up- always do something, no matter how small to further your way to good health.


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10/24/11 4:52 A

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emoticon to the team DIMPLES. It's great to have you on board. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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10/24/11 4:41 A

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Hi Thank you for the invitation, What a lovely surprise on a Monday morning!
I'm 64 and live in the UK have two brilliant grandchildren and another on the way. I've been on Spark a little while just finding my bearings, and a little shy of joining in.
I'm married and retired from work 18 months ago, my lifetime wish is to go back to University and study it's something I have always wanted to do. The good news is I joined the Open University in Sept. and started studying towards a degree.
Well done on your half marathon!
When it comes to losing weight joining Spark is the best thing I have ever done. This time around it's small steps and achievable goals, look forward to getting to know you all better
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10/23/11 8:31 P

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Welcome to the team. We are a very happy team. Glad to have you with us

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10/23/11 4:26 P

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emoticon to the team SKIZZLEDANNI. It's great to have you on board.

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10/23/11 2:02 P

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Hi, Thanx for the invitation to the team. It sounds great. Congratulations on your half marathon that's awesome! I live in Maine. My main exercise is walking with our two miniature dashunds. Looking foreward to reading all your comments.

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10/23/11 8:47 A

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emoticon to the team Jeanne. Walking is a great exercise. Slow and easy is a great way to start you walking program. It's great to have you on board.

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10/21/11 10:42 P

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Hi My name is Jeanne and I am a 62 year old who desperately wants and needs to lose at least 100 pounds. I was given the Sparkpeople web page. I started yesterday. I had knee surgery to replace both knees the first one in Dec of 2009 and the second one in August of 2010. I am now able to exercise and can take walks again. I need all of the encouragement I can get. Thanks for inviting me to join your team.

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10/20/11 7:10 A

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emoticon to the team Marilyn. It's great to have you on board. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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10/19/11 11:59 P

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Hi All! My name is Marilyn and I'm 56 years young. I'm finally taking the bull by the horns and am ready and anxious to lose my excess poundage, about 80#. I started this past Monday by joining Weight Watchers and here also. I've started walking and ordered a Jillian Michaels workout! I am so ready and excited. For the past 26 years, I have steadily gained and it has impacted my life in too many negative forms. Two divorces later, I blame the weight gain. I'm done with that excuse and I want it off. I never want my weight to be an issue in my life ever again. My mind is set...I'm ready to go go go!

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10/18/11 8:29 A

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emoticon to the team Deby and Faye. It's great to have you both on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you both better.

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10/17/11 7:58 P

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Hi I'm Faye and joined SparkPeople last week. I haven't actually begun my exercise and eating program yet but will this week. It is nice to have a place to read others stories and accomplishments. I need all the encouragement I can get!

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10/17/11 3:31 P

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I am Deby. I am a 53 year old single gal. I want to get healthy and lose weight. I had a couple of surgeries on my leg and unfortunately, my leg isn't anything like it used to be. So I've been sitting on the pitty pot for the past few years feeling sorry for myself.

I may not be able to run any longer and several exercises are out of the question, but dammit, life is out there and I want to start living it again!

I have already gotten great vibes and encouragement reading Spark members' stories. I'm very glad that I found you and I look forward to getting to know many of you as we make this journey together!

Namaste!

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10/16/11 2:43 P

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emoticon to the team Julie. It's great to have a family that is supportive of you and your efforts. It's great to have you on board. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts on this team and getting to know you better my new spark friend.

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10/15/11 7:59 P

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Hi! I am Julie from North Carolina. I have been a member of Spark People for several years. I did really well at first and then life got in the way and I slid right back to where I started from. I am back and I am really serious about getting results this time. I am a widow and have a family that is supportive of what I am doing. I am very glad to be a member of this group.

i am not going to get old until i am 110 and then i'm going to think about it!!!!



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10/14/11 11:53 A

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emoticon to the team Holly. that's great that you are noticing a difference. Way to go my friend. We are looking forward to getting to know you better as well. Welcome on board.

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10/14/11 11:31 A

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Hi All! I'm Holly and want to say thanks to Marj for the invite to join this team. I joined SP in late July and started my new healthy lifestyle in June. Just 4 months into this yet I'm already seeing great results and am very confident that I will reach my goal weight and be able to maintain it. I look forward to getting to know as many of you as I can. I need your support and motivation & hope that I will do the same for you. Please stop by my sparkpage so you can get to know me better and I will be visiting yours too. ~Holly
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Phil. 4:13 "I can do all things THROUGH CHRIST, who strengthens me."

Psalm 118:24 "This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice in it."

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10/14/11 8:57 A

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emoticon to the team Sandy. It's great to have you on board. Come on in and join this wonderful group of sparkers like yourself.

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10/13/11 1:19 P

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Hi I'm Sandy. I'm 64 been with Spark for a year and a half. I'm married for 17 years. I have an adult daughter and 3 adult step kids. No grand children. We have 3 rescue dogs. I'm looking forward to know everyone better. Have a great day.

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10/12/11 2:06 P

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emoticon to the team ANDECINDY. It`s great to have you on board. I`m looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better my new spark friend.

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10/12/11 1:47 P

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Hi everyone, just joined yesterday. This is very similar to weight watchers internet tool page, but I think I like it better.
I am 54, a Family & Consumer Ed teacher. For some of us it used to be called Home Economics. I love teaching teenager, they keep me young. But over the last 31 years I have managed to gain a lot of weight.
Need to change a lot, the amount of medicine I have to take daily is too mostly because of being over weight.
I am looking forward to this adventure, with all your help. thanks Cindy.

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10/12/11 8:30 A

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emoticon to the team Kathy. emoticon on your weight loss emoticon We are so glad that you have joined us on this wonderful team of sparkers like yourself.

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Hi, My name is Kathy and I have belonged to Sparks for two years. I live in Columbus, Ohio with my husband of 38 years. I am 58 and have lost 188 pounds with Spark People. This is one of the best things that has ever happened to me and I am so happy to be here.

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CD10851349 Posts: 12,967
10/10/11 4:08 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Carol, Robin and VERDICTISIN. It's great to have you all on board. We are here to help support and encourage you in any way. Please jump in wherever you feel most comfortable and let our journeys begin to a better lifestyle.

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Welcome Carol, Robin, and Verrdictisin. This is a good place to feel good and get support for reaching your goals.

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10/10/11 3:09 P

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Hi Thanks for inviting me to join this team. I have a lot of confidence in spark but I'm finding it harder and harder to lose weight. I suspect age has something to do with it.

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10/10/11 2:44 P

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Hi All,
I'm Robin. Thank you for inviting me to join this team. I am almost 54 years old and am in desperate need of a change in my life. I look forward to the journey with the team. By the way, if anyone can share their ideas for a nurse who works 12-14 hours a day 5-6 days a weekand needs to have easy quick meals, or snacks, please feel free to let me know.
I am happy to be a part of this team

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10/10/11 11:30 A

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Hi, I'm Carol and I'm having an identity crisis of sorts. I don't feel like I'm 60-something, I don't think like I'm 60-something, but I have to admit, some days I move like I'm 70-something. I had a hip replacement last year and some days it just likes to remind me that it's there. I'm still working 24 hours a week as a nurse, which is a very physically, emotionally and mentally demanding thing to be doing at ANY age. Especially in ICU, Most of my co-workers are literally young enough to be my grandkids. But I enjoy them and I think they enjoy me. I hope I've helped them to view aging a bit differently. Anyway. glad to be here, Hope to get to know some of you better.

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10/7/11 7:56 A

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emoticon to the team BLUEKITTY. It's great to have you on board. Congratulations on losing 10 pounds. All the best to you on losing the rest. emoticon See you on the threads my new sparkfriend.

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10/7/11 12:47 A

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Hi to all 67 of you. Yes I am savvy, sexy and sensational at 58 at least thats what my S.O. tells me. I love spark'in. Have encouraged just about every one I know to join (and a few I didn't really know). I love the support and especially connecting with people my own age. I joined Spark People to learn how to live healthier. I need to lose about 100 lbs. in total and have achieved 10 pounds since 9/18/11. I have finally discovered vegetables. I found out I liked them. My mother to this day (at 87) still won't eat veges. Guess why I haven't learned about them til now. I have interesting blogs at my sparks page. Come visiting. emoticon

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10/6/11 8:55 A

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emoticon to the team STARSHINE. I'm glad you took me up on the offer of joining this wonderful team of sparkers. May I suggest you go to the CHAT ROOM under the general information Forum. There are a group of ladies that love to chat and encourage each other each day.

I have 3 grandchildren and 4 grandpupppies. Puppies become so much of the family.

I'm looking forward to seeing you on the forums and getting to know you better my new sparkfriend.

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10/6/11 8:48 A

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Thank you very much for the nice invitation to join this team. As you know my exericse is limited now due to a fall an a head injury, so my exericse is not there right now, so sorry, but thank you for taking me on anyway. I am going to be 60 in a few days and I live in South Dakota and I live alone and have one child in Iowa and he is married and I have a granddog, they dont' want kids.

I think their missing out really but its their choice, guess a granddog is better than nothing.I really need support I been here for a year or more and not getting anywhere due to medications and falls and injuries and sickness and just about ready to give up, I really could use support and haven't really thought I got it on other teams, so I hope you all can help me and I sure will try to help you all and support you, thanks for the invite!



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10/4/11 1:43 P

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emoticon to the team Marie. It's great to have you on board. Pleas jump in wherever you feel most comfortable. we have a wonderful group of sparkers here like yourself. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better as well. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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Hi I'm Marie and am 50. I'm married for almost eight months now. This is my second marriage and I'm really happy. Slowly over the years the weight crept on my hips and now is the time to finally remove it.
I'm looking forward to work on this together!
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10/4/11 8:37 A

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emoticon to the team Kay and Missy. It's great to have you both on board. All the best on reaching your goals. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts on this team and getting to know you both better.

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10/3/11 3:01 P

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Hello everyone! My name is Missy and this the first chance i have had to get in here to introduce myself. Anyway, am 53 and married to love my life since 1980. We have 2 grown sons, one beautiful daughter-in-law and one very handsome grandson whom I watch when his Mom and Dad work.

I am a pretty active person and now life is really hectic as Holidays will begin to mount up. I love all sports, reading, gardening ( am canning applesauce and apple butter tomorrow). I used to show horses and train, was National Ski Patroller and am a retired Surgical Assistant. ( Notice; key words are was and used to)lol. Now I just enjoy being home and having fun in the gardens and with my darling grandson.
Have lots to do around this place, so theres rarely a dull moment.

Anyway, looking forward to getting more involved with spark People. I am pretty new at this but seems pretty fun so far! Hugs to all and thanks Whisper, for invite to the team!~Missy

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10/3/11 2:30 P

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Name name is Kay. I am 53 years old and have been married for 31 years. I have three grown children, I work full time and I am a college student. I love to knit, scrapbook, sew and cross stitch. Basically, I have been overweight most of my life. It is a constant battle. I do okay for awhile then I get stuck, and the scale won't move, I get frustrated and quit! I tried Weight Watchers, but they are sooo expensive. Thank you for inviting me to join your group....I look forward to my weight loss journey with new friends, together I am sure that I will achieve my goals. emoticon

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Welcome Jan and Marion. Marion - I'm a NJ native from Essex County. I went to high school in Maplewood and college at Rutgers Newark. Glad to see you both here.

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"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when? " R. Hillel




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10/3/11 8:25 A

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emoticon to the team Marion and Jan. It's great to have you on board. We are here to help support and encourage you at any time. Give us a shot and we will do our best to help you out. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts on the forums and getting to know you both better.

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10/2/11 5:33 P

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Hi everyone! Thank you for inviting me to your forum. My name is Jan and I am 52 yo. I was born and raised in Louisiana. I now live in BC Canada. I have been here for 10 years now. I have put on quite a bit of weight and sometimes it seems so overwhelming. I have good intentions but for the most part don't make it a week in my "good intentions". Well, now it has become a health problem. I have a few health issues and seems if I can lose the weight it would definitely make a major difference in most or all of my health issues. Need all the support and encouragement I can get and will of course offer any support and encouragement, as well. Looking forward to chatting with you all.

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emoticon to the team. I have only been a member of this team for about a week and have found it to be a fun and helpful team.

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10/2/11 9:58 A

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emoticon for the invitation to join your team. My name is Marion, I just turned 63, married with 3 adult children and 2 wonderful grandkids. I work four days a week at a surgery center. For the first time in my life I am officialy "obese" ....ahh, to just be "overweight" again. I am looking forward to seeing you all on a regular basis.

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emoticon to the team Velda. It's great to have you on board. All the best to you on reaching your goals. I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better.

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Hi Velda and welcome. I enjoyed looking at your photos and profile. How cool that you're a Nawlins native. Too bad I've never visited there, but I loved watching Treme.

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"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when? " R. Hillel




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emoticon for the invite! I am Velda. I will be 57 in a few days but don't really know what that number means because my Mom, who is now 76, has always said age is just a number and I grew up believing that! I've been with SP for about 4 years but this month is the month I start working it! I retired about 1.5 years ago and am more busy that I was when working. I am single and spend my days doing what I want to do....I walk with my dog, Gumbo as well as walk with a neighbor 3 days a week go to the YMCA for water aerobics, cycle (I just completed 103.2 miles in the MS 150) and volunteer as much as I can. I also attend Weight Watchers meetings, read, scrapbook and take lots and lots of pictures. I am not much on chatting but I do read about what everyone is doing and respond to questions that are significant to me. Looking forward to rocking it with this team!!!

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emoticon to the team Grace.....Everyday is an opportunity to start over. I'm glad to hear that you have joined a couple of our challengse emoticon . HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MY NEW SPARKFRIEND... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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