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8/12/19 11:07 A

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Hello. My name is Maria. I am 44 years old. I have used Spark People in the past to help me get my weight lowered but I have fallen off the cart. Not just fallen off but burned that thing to the ground. I have used so many excuses. I need to be honest and admit that I just haven't cared. I am glad to know there is a team here in the Dayton area that I can be a part of. I think it will help me be more accountable. I live and work in the Kettering area. I do have to wait for clearance from orthopedist before beginning any exercise using my feet. Had a nasty fall a couple of days ago and really messed my ankle up. That is actually what has made me pause and look myself in the eye and say "Girl, get it together. You have to take care of you." I know I am pre-diabetic and if I get my stuff together I can get that under control before it is too late.

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6/7/19 4:59 P

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hello new faces
so glad we are growing

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6/7/19 11:44 A

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Hi, Nina! I'm so glad you posted. I love your goal - fun and attainable!

We too love supporting all things Dayton and our favorite new thing right now is Levitt Pavilion downtown. We went last week to the opening show (it was cut short by rain but we had a great time) and hope to go again soon. Plus tomorrow is the Yellow Springs Street Fair, which is always a good time.

~ Sarah

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5/18/19 9:54 A

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Hi all, my name is Nina and I live in Dayton with my husband and (almost) 1 year old daughter. I've been a member of SparkPeople before, and even this group I think, but I'm trying to get into the groove again. I'm hoping to connect with people in the area with similar goals and interests. Exercise is definitely not a strength of mine at the moment, which I'm hoping to change. My goal this summer is take the little one to every metro park. We love supporting all things Dayton (festivals, businesses, restaurants, park system, etc.), so maybe you'll see us out and about some time!

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Hi! I'm Denise

I moved here in May from the Phoenix area, and can't stop looking at the trees and flowers and birds and green lawns. I can't wait for the Fall.

I am living with my son and daughter-in-law and while they have taken me loads of places, it is not near as many for my lifestyle. After three months of staying home I am developing cabin fever.

I need to get out and do some volunteer work or a part time job. I am retired and, except for a small vegetable garden in the back yard, my days are free.

I love knitting, sewing, crocheting, cross stitch, reading, long walks, cycling, and just being outside. I also am trying to learn the bus system as I don't drive anymore.

I also need to meet the wonderful people here in Dayton.


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5/25/17 11:57 A

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Oh and I am 48. We have lived in West Carrolton also.

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5/25/17 11:55 A

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Hi my name is Kim. I live in Kettering area. I have 2 adult daughters 1 3 year old granddaughter as well as her teenage brothers. My goal is to continue strenghtening my body so I can enjoy playing with them all. I was able to spend a whole day at. Kings Island last month. This was such a victory. I am challenged with knee issues and rx meds that sometimes conflict with my progress. But my Husband and family have been amazed at my determination and progress. I am not a runner but try to get to gym whenever I can. We also have been taking advantage of every possible moment we have at local parks. I am working on understanding how our teams work on this site so please forgive me if I don't respond. I would love any freinds to add.

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5/12/17 9:22 A

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Hi! I'm Michelle. A 46 yr old mom of a 13 yr old boy and a 9 mon old girl, and 2 girls (almost 20 & 18) no longer in the house. Our beautiful new princess keeps us busy.
I have been with SparkPeople a couple of times with success, but I didn't stick to it. My goal this time is not necessarily to lose weight, that should come on its own. My goal is to get healthy and more mobile. I need to get my diabetes, heart health (including cholesterol and triglycerides), and my physical abilities back in good working order.
I am looking for a buddy in my area, especially to encourage each other to walk or workout together. I am in West Carrollton area near 725.
Looking forward to getting to know you all and encouraging each other.

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10/12/16 7:57 A

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My name is Frankie I live in Urbana Ohio. I have two daughter Brittany 23 and Harlee 16. I have been married for 9 years to a local farmer named Jeff. I have a pit/boxer mix named Honey. I work 40 hours a week at a local fabrication business. I have decided to take better care of myself and get healthy.

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7/28/16 9:02 A

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Wow nobody here
I am hazzy I am back after taking a break from my life
I struggle daily but I am better
August around the corner where did summer go
I gained 4 pounds but list 1 thus week
I am on jenny but budget is poor because of roof
13724 on roof some from ins the rest ys

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11/8/15 11:31 A

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Welcome, Brandi! Congratulations on your success and best of luck on your journey!

~ Sarah

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BRATZILLA007 Posts: 13
10/7/15 5:25 P

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Hi Im Brandi, im new to Sp im really busy and the meds i take put alot of weight on me as well as not exercising and bad eating habits. Im looking to change all that because now i have diabetes. So far ive lost 13 pounds. Id like to get down alot further...the goal is to just stay consistent for now. Im a member at the vandalia rec center. Would like a walking buddy. We could walk outside or inside. Wishing us all the best.

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8/24/15 11:01 P

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Glad you're back!

~ Sarah

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7/22/15 11:55 A

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Today marks my return to SparkPeople. I made awesome progress with SparkPeople with 35 lb loss about 5 years ago, so of course I came back. I am currently fighting medical and physical difficulties that hinder my ability to do things. My main goal is to regain my health and mobility. I am in search of a local person to team up with in person for short walks and fellowship. I am in the West Carrollton / Miamisburg area. Looking forward to getting my health back on track and finding like-minded new friends.

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6/29/15 3:55 P

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Hi, Nina - glad you're back!

~ Sarah

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6/29/15 2:47 P

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My name is Nina and I live in Dayton. Honestly, this is about my 7th try at SparkPeople. It always works when I stick with it, but I usually stop keeping track and fall completely off the wagon.

I'm getting married in October, so I would like to lose some weight for that, but in general I just want to be more fit. Dayton has so many great activities that I'd like to take advantage of; I just need to get in a bit better shape to where I feel comfortable!

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5/25/15 5:17 P

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Thank you for sharing!

~ Sarah

Live the life of the person you want to become, and you will become that person.


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Here's more about me. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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I'd love to hear more about you.

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Welcome, everyone!

Lori, it's so important to have our partners along for the journey. Congratulations to you both doing this together!

~ Sarah

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4/23/15 8:56 A

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Hi, my name is Lori and I live in the Kettering/Dayton area. I'm a teacher and trying to lose weight that I've put on over the years. So far I've lost 37 lbs and have 125 more to go. I'm enjoying using SP and try to exercise 4 times a week and have a lifestyle change in my eating habits. My husband is along for the journey and has his ups and downs but we are helping each other.

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4/18/15 5:44 P

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Hi. I am new to this diet/exercise idea. Trying to make myself healthier. emoticon

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Cheryl, congratulations on your success!

~ Sarah

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3/23/15 2:20 P

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My name is Cheryl and I live in the Dayton area. I signed up for sp months or years ago, but did not follow through. Now I am eating well and have lost about 60 pounds on an eating plan my rheumatologist put me on. I need to exercise. Skin is just hanging around! I have 2 total knee replacements and have recently removed a foot brace for stress fracture. So my options are a bit limited, but I am motivated. emoticon

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2/5/15 11:06 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Lesley and I live in Kettering with my husband and three kids. I work from home which has led to some of my weight gain. I am looking to get healthy and make better food choices.

One day at a time...


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1/2/15 12:09 A

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Hi, everyone! New to the team, mostly new to SparkPeople.

I'm 23 & live in Wapakoneta with my husband & daughter, though we have some family in Dayton.

I'm really hoping to meet someone by spring that could join me as a "buddy" for getting out of the house and exercising, even if it's just going for walks. If you're interested, feel free to get in touch with me :)

I'm not sure how active people are in this community. To be honest, it seems like a few of the Ohio-based communities are relatively quiet. I hope we can be each other's support team to reach our goals for the new year!

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6/18/14 11:04 P

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Hey all. I'm Melissa. I live in Englewood. I haven't been on for a long time, but I am ready now. I have been exercising regularly and running 3 days a week. My problem is food and calories taken in daily. That is my focus now. I'm ready to get serious and focus. I'm excited to be here and to get to know some new people.

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4/27/14 2:37 P

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Hi my fellow daytonians! My name is Tabi. I live in moraine. I am a member at the Y. I love hiking and walking. I would like to lose 20 or so pounds. I'm Trying to stay healthy and just need a little support. =)

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4/9/14 11:15 P

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Hello! I'm a pre-med student at Wright State. I want to slim down before medical school, because that will be a tough time to make the transition if I haven't already. I joined in 2012 but fell off the wagon (WAY off. Didn't come back until Jan. 2014). Hoping this time I can make it stick!

Best wishes to everyone :)

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3/11/14 10:18 P

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Hi everyone!
I am Seni Joseph! I live close to downtown Dayton. I am a bit of a loner when it comes to working out! I am having a hard time motivating myself and to be consistent with my workouts. I hope that by joining the SparkDayton team, I will be able to connect with others and accomplish my goal.

Seni from Dayton OHIO

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2/8/14 8:49 P

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Welcome Jeanni!

~ Sarah

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2/8/14 11:58 A

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Hi everyone I am Jeanni and I am new to this site. I live in Dayton. I am a diabetic and overweight and trying to get control of both. I have other medical issues that make things hard on me I am actually considered disabled but I have decided that I am not going to let that stop me. A few months ago I joined the YMCA and am doing water aerobics when I can and hopefully with some hard work and determination I can lose some of this weight so I can have a semi normal life.

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2/5/14 8:48 P

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Welcome to SparkPeople, Tramara! While I applaud your determination and aggressive goals, all research points to taking weight off slowly to be the best way to maintain the loss for the long term. When you do it that way, you're changing your habits, not just going for a quick fix. Plus, if you don't accomplish a huge goal like that, or find you aren't on track to make it, you could easily get discouraged and give up.

13 years ago, I lost over 100 pounds over the course of a year or so just by changing my mindset and my habits. The weight came off slowly, but it has stayed off.

Best of luck on your journey!

~ Sarah

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2/5/14 1:23 P

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Hi. My name is Tramara. Im 29 years old. I have 5 children. Since my last child was born i have put on a lot of weight. Im really wanting to lose a lot of the weight by June 2014. I know i can do it. I want to lose 115-120 lbs in 4 months. It will be tough but not impossible. I need to be healthy for my kids and myself.

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2/3/14 9:04 P

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Glad to have you here, Marsha!

~ Sarah

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1/30/14 11:09 P

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Hi everyone!

My name is Marsha, I live in Fairborn. I joined SP back in the summer but got overwhelmed and gave up. Baby steps for me this time.

Looking forward to getting to know ya'll.

~Marsha

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1/26/14 11:35 A

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Welcome to everyone who has joined the team in the last month! SparkPeople has amazing resources to inspire and encourage. I really do believe that if you use it, you will lose it. Best of luck on your journeys!

~ Sarah

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1/24/14 1:29 P

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Hi my name is Pam , I have been on SparkPeople for about three years now, absolutely love it ! I am in the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program with the YMCA of Greater Dayton and use this tracker religiously- pretty sure it is one of the main reasons for my success so far. I have lost a little over 50 pounds and need to lose about 60 more. It's been a struggle but I just keep plugging away ! I love to look at new recipes, activity for the day, earn sparkpoints and so many other things I have found on this sight over the years. I helps keep me motivated !

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1/19/14 5:17 P

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Hi my name is Trish. I am a working mother with two teenage boys ( god help me). I have a busy demanding job in healthcare. My husband tries to help me but he makes me nervous so I always avoid what he tells me to.I guess I worry about disappointing him. I really need a female buddy to help me in this journey.

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1/6/14 9:15 A

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Hi, I'm new to the team.

I live in Springfield. I've been here since 2009, although I'm originally from Pickaway County and my husband is from Athens County. I would like to connect with others from Springfield. I belong to the gym Workout Warehouse. It'd be awesome to find others who belong to this gym.

Bekah

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Hello! I'm new to the team! I am 30 yrs old and I live in Dayton. I've been on Sparkpeople for about 2 years and while I haven't been wildly consistent, I do credit SP for my (nearly) 80 lbs lost so far. I wish you all the very best!

- Jen

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Hi everyone! My name is Felicia and I am 28 years old female. I live in Springfield like I would say about 30 minutes away from Dayton. I have been around a lot in Dayton so I am trying to lose over 100 pounds. It would be hard to do that but it gives a lot of patience I guess. I am sure if you wonder why I put my username as DeafMermaid because I was born with deafness in both of ears. I do use hearing aids to communicate with others but at the same time, I do know how to use sign language :) Looking forward to get involve here!

Faith, Fitness, and Family :)


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12/11/13 12:30 P

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Hi all. I'm Ashley. I've been on SP people for years and did well on my own. Over 40 pounds gone.
Live in miamisburg with my 2 boys and their daddy :-)
Trying to jump back on board because when I eat well I feel well and when I easy crap I feel like crap.

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12/10/13 6:18 P

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My name is Chakara
I live in Springfield

I joined in 2009, but never really used the site. I have been using the site faithfully for about two weeks or so and it seems to be helping. I am hoping to lose 170 pounds total. I have lost 50 so far. I am not sure I can even visualize what that looks like for me, so for now, my goal is another 25 by late Feb.

Edited by: CHAKARA1 at: 12/11/2013 (07:06)
My name is Chakara, I live in Ohio.

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Welcome to the team!

~ Sarah

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I am new to this group but have been part of Sparkpeople for a long time. I was born and raised in Dayton. Graduated from Colonel White in 1990. I work as an Interpreter for the Deaf. I live close to Springfield now but still do a lot in Dayton. I am fighting the same 15 pounds for the last several years.

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Welcome to SparkPeople and the team, ELF8BBALL! Congratulations on running the AF marathon. With that kind of dedication, I have no doubt you can crush your weight loss goal by your August wedding date. Best of luck on your journey!

~ Sarah

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Hello! I'm just looking for a little motivation and someone to talk with along this journey. I'm not extremely over weight, but looking to get back in shape. I played college sports and still currently stay active with running and biking. I ran the Air Force full marathon this past year. I'm looking to lose around 40lbs in the next 9 months. I need to get back in shape for my wedding in August. Looking forward to chatting with fellow Daytoners!

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welcome aboard not new old but changed names several times I am with the cia (just kidding)
Today rain live in darke county busy doing curtains. Still have at least one more day to paint what I can reach next year maybe hire a tall tall man

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10/27/13 11:40 A

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Tina, welcome to the team! Congratulations on your success - you're definitely on track to meet your goals. Best of luck on your continued journey!

~ Sarah

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10/24/13 2:00 P

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I'm Tina and I joined Spark in August 2013. I just found this team. I am in the Bellbrook/Sugarcreek area if anyone else is near. I want to lose 50 pounds by February 2014. I have already lost 19 pounds. I love SparkPeople and now the activity tracker. I am getting a lot of exercise with that thing.

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JRANGAZ, glad to have you back on SparkPeople!

~ Sarah

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Not new...just returning after a lengthy illness, I dropped down to low...got a new pacemaker that now works...and have gained about 40-50 more than I want. So, off they will go! Lost 150+ prior with SparkPeople, and I WILL do it again! emoticon

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Lisa, those sound like great goals. Best of luck on your journey!

~ Sarah

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Hi, I'm Lisa and I started with SP last Monday. My goal is anywhere from 38-53 lbs, I don't know yet as it has been so long since I was at a healthy weight I am not sure what will feel and look appropriate to me. For now I am focusing on 3 other goals: two servings of vegetables with every meal, exercise every day, and staying within range on calories.

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Glad you're back, Genie!

~ Sarah

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Hello dayton it is I jazzercisegenie
been on spark I think since dec as stupidgf so basically my kids will not find me. They hacked my teams my blogs my journal and well it got ugly and now I am in therapy but doing ok
I just finished an 8 week therapy from bursidis and now ready to run maybe may
i amd 67 old as dirt. I missed sparkpeople more then you know and do not facebook anythin from sparkpeople. I am slowly beleiving in myself and my sisters deaths still on my mind but pray for their help on a daily basis

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3/19/13 2:52 P

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Great to have you here - welcome to the team!

~ Sarah

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3/11/13 1:54 P

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Hi, Just want to stop by and say hello. I'm April 50 and weight in at 263 emoticon I've been working out but can't lose. I do feel better! I hoping to find a way to get over this hump. Looking forward to getting to know everyone.

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1/27/13 12:04 P

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Welcome, Drew and Ashley!

Drew, how did your 17 day diet go?

Ashley, glad to have you on SparkPeople! It's a terrific site with lots of tools, advice, support and motivation to help you reach your goals.

Best of luck to both of you on your journeys!

~ Sarah

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1/25/13 1:30 P

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Hi- I'm Ashley & new to the team. I think I meant to put this here and not in its own thread underneath. As you can tell I'm new to SP. JUst looking for some support on my weight loss journey. I live in Kettering with my daughter, dog, and cat. Always looking for people to walk with.

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12/25/12 9:04 P

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Hello... I'm Drew. I've used SparkPeople somewhat in the past so I'm fairly used to how the site works. My wife and I are starting the 17 Day Diet tomorrow. (Wednesday 26th) We live next to Hara Arena. Anyone in Trotwood, Clayton, Harrison Tshp or Englewood who wants to get together for walks or taking dogs to the bark park, feel free to send me a message.

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Amy, welcome to SparkPeople and the team! Congratulations on your recent loss and best of luck on your continued success!

~ Sarah

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12/25/12 6:30 P

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Hello everyone! I am brand new to SP. I live in the Dayton area and a mommy to one little man (3 years old). I have recently lost 30 pounds and ready to work the rest off!

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Welcome back, Ashley!

~ Sarah

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Hello! My name is Ashley. I am a back and forth Sparkpeople person. About five years ago, I used Sparkpeople and lost about 30 pounds and then I got pregnant. I started on my new lifestyle September 19, 2012.....I have gone from 301 to 236 so far. I wanted to come back to Sparkpeople to continue to lose and track with the system and the community it provides. Thanks for letting me join the team.

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Welcome BCLARY32! I know exactly what you mean about maintaining. In fact, I lost 30 pounds, and gained 10 pounds back over about the same amount of time you did. We know what to do...now we just have to do it! SparkPeople should be very helpful to you. All the best!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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New to this site. I have lost about 86lbs in a little over a year and have gained about 10 of it back over the past 9mo. Maintaining is definately a different animal!

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11/11/12 9:43 P

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Heather, welcome to the team!

I've been eating vegan for over a year now and have really enjoyed finding new recipes and cooking more at home. If you haven't checked out any of these books (the third one comes out in a few weeks), I'd recommend the Happy Herbivore cookbooks. All of the recipes are vegan and low fat with no added oil.

Best of luck with your Zumba certification!

~ Sarah

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11/6/12 9:37 A

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Heather and I am the mother of 5 children! I do live in Dayton and have recently left my career to work from home with the kids! After hitting the gym for Zumba to have "mommy time" I have decided that becoming a group fitness instructor is exactly what I need to fulfill my weight loss and personal goals!

I am not skinny but still plan to get my Zumba certification this month! I have only ever had luck with a low carb diet BUT I have been a vegetarian for 5 years and not the biggest veggie eater. Cookies are almost always vegetarian! So--I am trying to eat more veggies and am currently on a one month challenge to be healthier and "walking the talk" by the 30th (certification day). I am very excited about this journey and glad that this group exists!!!

For now - I work out daily and am studying for my group fitness certification. I hope to share everything I learn! Can't wait for us all to accomplish it together!

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Kell, welcome to SparkPeople and the team! Glad to have you here!

~ Sarah

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Hi everyone! I'm Kell! I'm actually not native of Dayton (or Ohio for that matter), but I go to school at UD! I am SO impressed by how active the SparkDayton page is!

I'm hoping to go back to CT (homestate) in December 10-15lbs lighter than I am now! By May, I hope to be down 30! I'm on a very strict diet, and am hoping to stay accounted for with the help of you all! I think this site is a godsend!!

If there are any college students here please let me know! I'd also start connecting with other women in the Dayton area! I look forward to talking to all of you!

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Welcome to the team, Andy! Best of luck on your journey!

~ Sarah

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Happy Monday! How is everyone? New to the group and excited that I found one (fairly) close to the Englewood area. I'm looking to lose a few pounds--or more--and get as fit as I can. Nice to be here.

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Cheryl, welcome to SparkPeople and the team! This is an awesome site with lots of great tools, advice, support and motivation to help you reach your goals. I really do believe that if you use it, you will lose it. :) Best of luck on your journey!

~ Sarah

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9/29/12 1:49 P

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HI I am signing up today. My name is Cheryl and I have a ton (not really) of weight to lose. I have been overweight for most of my adult life and really want to be healthier.


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Welcome to SparkPeople and the team, Ben!

~ Sarah

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Welcome Ben! Keep up the good work and use this site to its fullest extent. I think you'll find it invaluable in helping you to reach your goals. Best wishes!

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