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7/6/20 8:19 P

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emoticon PNWJEN! This is a great site with lots of resources to help you reach your goals. Just let us know if we can help you along the way.

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7/6/20 7:18 P

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Hello all, I'm Jen- Just joined a couple days ago...still learning everything on the site. Anyway, just a 50+ gal from Oregon on a quest to lose 255 lbs.
Looking forward to my journey and making friends.
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7/5/20 10:18 A

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emoticon BEACHPANDA!

You have certainly had a lot of excitement this past few months. Congrats!

~ Merle

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7/5/20 7:54 A

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Hello everyone! I have used SparkPeople in the past, and have continued to use it off and on for tracking meals and such for awhile. But I recently decided that I truly need to get back to being ‘all in’. I have had a lot going on this past year. In addition to lifestyle changes due to COVID19, I also became a grandmother in September, built and moved into a new house in February, and got married and turned 50 on the same day (May 9, 2020 - new hubby should never forget my birthday or our anniversary. Lol)! A trip to the doctor last week showed that I am post-menopausal and have an extremely low metabolism, which is why getting the weight off just isn’t as easy as it used to be. My life is so beautiful right now... I want to be healthy enough to enjoy it!

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6/17/20 8:59 P

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Welcome CINDYKNUDTSON! I love seeing you say "I can do it". You are right! emoticon

It's great that you have someone you are doing this with. The buddy system really works. Wishing you all the best.

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~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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6/17/20 7:39 P

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Hello everyone I am new here to sparkpeople been calling it sparklepeople and my mom laughs. I am 55 year old heart attack survivor. Have struggled with my weight my whole life. emoticon I am trying something new for my health. Tried the gym and it cost to much been trying on my own but no luck. So i decided with my mom for us both to join. So nice to meet everyone. We Got This!!!

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6/8/20 11:44 A

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Welcome back, MEEBAJOY! It sounds like you know what to do and I'm glad we are here to helpl

~ Merle

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6/8/20 11:38 A

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emoticon Shirley! There are a lot of great resources here to help you reach your goals.
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~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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6/8/20 9:34 A

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Hi to all, I'm a senior, 76. I'm at 201 and need serious help losing weight. I'm happy to be here and ready to use all the resources. Best wishes to all. Shirley

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SPARK_MERLE's Photo SPARK_MERLE Posts: 10,239
6/2/20 1:58 P

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Welcome back, MEEBAJOY! Sometimes, we all need a little kickstart to get us back on a fit lifestyle.

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6/2/20 1:53 P

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Hi everyone! I'm not new to SparkPeople, but I'm back after a hiatus of a few years. I've had a lot of success here before and am looking forward to similar success this time, with longer-lasting results! This time around, I'm going to try to be more involved in the forums to help hold myself accountable. I'm also trying out the coaching. I know that if I can keep logging my food and stay accountable to myself, I will succeed!

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5/25/20 10:39 P

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Wishing you all the best, SEKHMETSFIRE!

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5/25/20 12:49 A

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I'm back again after an 8 year absence. I've been up and down the scale all my life and I'm hoping for a major change this time. I'm almost 83 and I'm running out of time to reach my goal once and for all! Wish me luck. emoticon

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5/17/20 6:35 P

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emoticon LILINCHEN! This is a great place to get the tips, accountability and support you need for those final 15. Congrats on all your success to date.

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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5/17/20 5:11 P

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Hello! I joined SparkPeople a few days ago hoping to get the necessary boost to get me to lose the last few pounds (well, the last 15 lbs I guess...).

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5/15/20 1:16 P

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Hi STEPHADB,

Welcome to the challenge! Tracking my food and fitness made all the difference when I first began my fitness journey. I think you will find it very beneficial.

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~ Merle

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5/15/20 1:07 P

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Hi! I've been tracking my meals and my exercise for about a week now. I've been a member for about 10 years but only just now getting serious about keeping up with what I eat and going through the New Member Challenge. I do a lot of mindless eating so the tracking is really helping me realize how much I eat. And there's something about knowing I'm going to have to record what I've eaten that makes me stop and think "do I really want to eat this" so that's helpful. I was also diagnosed with high blood pressure 9 months ago so I'm walking almost every day to see if that will help lower my blood pressure.

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5/12/20 2:06 P

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emoticon Howdy, Holly!

Welcome to SparkPeople and to the New Member challenge.

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~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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5/12/20 1:39 P

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Hello I am new too.
Joined Spark People yesterday.
Hope you are all doing well.
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SPARK_MERLE's Photo SPARK_MERLE Posts: 10,239
5/8/20 9:49 P

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emoticon Anja and Alisha! I wish you both all the best. Since you've been here before, you likely know your way around the site; but, just ask if you ever need help.

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5/8/20 4:25 P

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Hello Everyone, I'm Alisha from Wisconsin. I've been a Spark member in the past, but have decided to recommit with a goal in mind and a lot of determination to change my behaviors! I have about 30 - 35 pounds to lose, but I would just like to feel better in my skin!

Alisha: There is strength in numbers, yes, but even more so in collective good will. For those endeavors are supported by mighty forces unseen. ~Richelle E. Goodrich


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5/7/20 5:05 P

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Hi everyone! I'm Anja. I've been on SP on and off since 2009 and it's worked really well for me in the past so I'm back! Unfortunately now I'm at my highest weight ever, but on my way back down!

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5/6/20 9:27 P

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Hello and welcome back! Sorry to hear about your back pain. I sure hope all is back to normal for you soon.

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5/6/20 5:34 P

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Hi everybody. I've been a little sporatic here but will work on making this a daily ritual like I follow like clockwork. I'm a former member and am now back after a long, long time. Time got in the way and many things have happened. You could say that I have a new life to begin living and what better way than to start all over again here. Been nursing a nasty back pain incident since last Sunday (two weeks this Sunday) and have begun my yoga up again which seems to help alot. I think it has to do with the psoas muscle and is affecting greatly those vertebrae included within the psoas muscle area. I couldn't even lift my foof up off the floor to take a step last Sunday. Better now but still really, really sore and still not walking without pain. I have had to take a stick to help move my forward steps so still working on getting out of the woods from this injury. What better time for that to happen when we're still all quarantined at home.



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4/21/20 11:40 P

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emoticon 2020UTTER! You know you can do it and I wish you the best!

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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4/19/20 1:32 P

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Hi I'm a mom of 3, always had a hard time with weight. So ready to re lose again hope the whole 90 pounds. I've done Sparks long time ago and did good, lost 78 pounds but in time gained it back. So here I am again.

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4/17/20 1:56 P

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emoticon Erica! Nice to meet you.

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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4/17/20 12:23 P

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Hello everyone! my name is Erica! I have been on my weight loss journey sine 2017. Since then I have had 2 more children and my weight has started bouncing around a bit more. I joined Spark people today to stop bouncing and lose the "Corona-15" I have started to gain since I have been home form work. I can't wait to get started!

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4/10/20 1:01 P

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emoticon Cassie! It's nice to meet you. It really does help to have a community where so many people understand what you are going through.

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~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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4/9/20 7:27 P

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Hi. My name is Cassie. I'm ready to make some changes. I'm tired of my clothes being tight and being uncomfortable all the time. With the gym being closed, I need some motivation and ideas for working out at home. I look forward to meeting people that will hold me accountable and keep me motivated!

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4/2/20 11:22 A

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Welcome back! Glad to see you here. Be well.

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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4/1/20 8:48 P

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Hi! My name is Christina (aka Chrissie). I am a 27y/o vegan living near Seattle, WA. I work full-time as a registered dental hygienist. Like some others here, I am not new to SP but starting over fresh for a renewed sense of energy and to help hold myself more accountable.

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Keep your chin up all will be well as you will see!
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3/8/20 3:38 P

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Best wishes on your new start, MISSLISAANN1! Glad to hear you are still learning more about our site.



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im not new, but I am starting fresh. I have been trying to keep track of these challenges and It says I am done but I missed a couple of days. I am learning alot about this webpage and its very helpful. The articles are great

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2/23/20 8:04 P

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Hi BETTERLIFE05!

It's fine to be a lurker. emoticon You can always jump into a conversation anytime you want, or just read and learn. I am sorry to hear you have some health issues starting. Sounds like that may be good motivation to improve your eating and fitness habits. Being in your 30s is so young and so great! Making improvements now will pay off for a long, long time. You can do this!!!

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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emoticon Barb!

It sounds like you have some big, exciting things happening in your life. Congrats on the new job and upcoming wedding. I would love to go to Hawaii! You can do this! Just set small goals for yourself as you get started, learn to accomplish them and then move on to the next set of goals.

Wishing you all the best!

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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emoticon KETOQUEEN276! emoticon

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Hi! emoticon

I'm Mary, just turned 40 and I'm rocking it.

I used spark years ago and love the point system motivation. Stepping on the scale yesterday I realized I really need to adopt some healthier habits. Keto is my preferred lifestyle diet because it reduces my inflammation which makes my allergies and arthritis more tolerable. My doctor supports this diet for me, though I haven't been low carb for several months, instead switching back to the standard american diet, mostly due to motivation issues and routine disruptors. I never used keto in the past for weight loss, instead opting to eat a bit more calories on it (per doctor's order) to help keep my anxiety disorder in check. Returning to the keto diet, this time with a focus on weight loss, in addition to inflammation reduction (still working with my doctor on all of this).

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1/26/20 10:07 A

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Welcome to the team! I wish the best for you and your husband.

Spark_Merle

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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1/25/20 9:54 P

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I'm getting shorter. I went from 5' 2.5" (always claiming that half inch) to 5' 1". emoticon

I saw this by someone else. It was a history of her weight. I liked it, so here is mine.

2011 - 165 (barely obese at 5' 2.5") That was an eyeopener!
2012 - 158
2016 - 158 (Told to lose weight for health reasons. The same year I found out I was 5"1")
2017 - 130.4
2018 - 122.2
2019 - 137.0
Today - 128.4

There were lots of ups & downs.

I have been enjoying my retirement from teaching. I babysit 2 of my grandchildren, ages 15 months and 3 yo. I live near the other 2 grandchildren,15 yo twins and get to see them more often. It's nice to be freer to see them and be able to help out. I also have 2 very special dogs.
Australian cattle dog, Ryder and Mini Poodle, Colman. They are how I get most of my walking done. I am involved in the music at our church and lead a Sunday school discussion group. Life is good except for one very important thing. My husband of 37 years has kidney cancer. He had his first immunotherapy last week. It is not as hard on you as chemo, but it sure wiped him out.



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I am happy for the weight I lost. When I joined Spark People the first time in 2011, I was obese. Now I am back and have a few pounds to go!!
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1/19/20 9:10 P

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emoticon Dottie! emoticon

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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Welcome Dottie. It's good that you're taking care of yourself as you move forward. emoticon

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Hi, not new to spark, but starting fresh. In the last 8 months my life has completely changed, that in itself is another story. I am 59 and pretty much on my own and starting over. This is a journey of self love and getting back to me. I am the person who put my own life on a back burner, and made sure everyone else had their needs met.

But it's all changed and now it's about me. Taking care of me, let's face it, if I don't there is no one else. It's time.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing our journey through the good times, as well as the not so good times. I truly believe we can do this, whether it's day by day or minute by minute.

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1/18/20 6:28 P

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Hi, I'm new to spark.Hoping to stay motivated and lose some lbs.Nice to meet you all.

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1/13/20 10:57 A

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Hi MOM45OF4,

Welcome to the team! emoticon emoticon

~ Merle

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Hi, I'm a mom of 4 who has always struggled with weight. I have used spark off and on over the years and thought I would give it another shot. I look forward to getting to know everyone.

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emoticon Kahla and Sarlia! Nice to meet you both. If you follow the recommendations, you can definitely reach your goals. You can do it!

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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Hello - my name is Rachel (username Sarlia) and I'm returning to Sparks People after a 4 year absence in which I've regained most of the weight I had lost. I'm looking forward to becoming more active and outgoing as I lose the weight. emoticon

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Hi! My name is Kahla and I am looking forward to making changes for this new decade! I have a couple reunions coming up this year and I want to look, and more importantly, FEEL my absolute BEST!!

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1/7/20 2:18 P

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emoticon AKING6! We all benefit from having other people by our side in this journey. You can do it!

~ Merle

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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Hello I'm Amy. I'm excited to see where this year takes me. I have some big challenges before me but I know I can do this. I am glad I have you to walk this journey with me.

Nothing is Impossible!


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@SPARK_MERLE Thanks!



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Hi MEEKERAL and welcome back!

This FAQ tells you how to add a ticker to your account. If this is not what you are asking about, please let me know.

www.sparkpeople.com/communit
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~ Merle

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Hi, everyone! I'm new to SP again, so I guess that means I'm not literally new, but I like to see how SP has grown and changed for the better over the years, so I want to reacquaint myself with what's available. On another topic, where can I find those cute trackers that everyone has?



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12/13/19 2:07 P

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emoticon TRIITBABY!

I love your attitude and goals.

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"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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12/13/19 11:44 A

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Hello from TriItBaby,
I've been here before, but like many, life just got in the way. So, for me today is day number one. Of course, tomorrow might be too! I just mean I never want to give up trying even when I feel I have let myself or other's down.

So, my goals: Sleep through a whole night; get to a weight where I don't have to hold my breath to tie my shoes; feel comfortable enough to join a local running group.

Another day older. Another day bolder.


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11/20/19 7:34 P

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Hi Dottie,

Welcome to the team! I hope SparkPeople will help you to achieve your goals. Let us know if we can help along the way.

Spark cheers!

~ Merle

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11/20/19 5:16 P

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My name is Dottie and tonight is my first post. Joined a few minutes ago. Look forward to meeting everyone and cheering each other on our journey.

Today is the start of something better
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10/26/19 11:45 A

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emoticon MOONLADYSWAY! We are all here to support and hold each other accountable (in a helpful way). You can do it!

p.s. I like your username.

~ Merle

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10/26/19 12:06 A

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Love & light everyone! I'm hoping that SparkPeople will hold me accountable for my weight loss and overall attempt at a healthier lifestyle. I'm incorporating the moon cycle into my journey so I feel spiritually and energetically invested in my goals. We shall see how it goes! Ciao xoxo

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10/18/19 11:50 A

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Welcome to all the new and returning members! I hope you are doing well and working towards accomplishing your goals.

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~ Merle

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10/17/19 6:31 A

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Hi All! I'm Lora. This is my second time here at SP. I'm 60 and have tried every eating plan out there and I could never find anything that was sustainable because I couldn't eat a lot of my favorite things. (which weren't all bad. Things like fruits, beans, a bit of pasta) I have 85 pounds to lose and just bought an elliptical/bike combo that I have been using consistently for a week. I am enjoying it. I live on 7 acres in the country right off a major highway so walking was out for me. Anyway, I'm thrilled to be here and look forward to getting a handle on my life!

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10/15/19 11:36 A

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I'm back after a break and I'm ready to start my journey to health and wellness! emoticon

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10/7/19 7:27 A

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HI! I am new here and have been trying to loose weight for years. I am hoping to find a buddy that wants to accomplish this life style change one small goal at a time with me. I need encouragement and help being accountable.

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10/4/19 8:25 P

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Hello Spark friends! Working on my Journey to a healthier lifestyle . Needed some inspiration and motivation from others so I thought I try SparkPeople again, Had joined many years ago and it was different then. I hope to encourage others too along the way.

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9/18/19 8:39 A

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I am a return sparkie. It helped the last time, so I’m back but I brought my hubby with me. I’m hoping to lose 50 pounds

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9/12/19 12:00 P

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Hi Sparkies: I am restarting with you all. I am 83 yrs young and hoping this will help me to better my life. I have abut twenty pounds to lose. I did it once but didn't learn my lesson.
I pray I will continue with this program after reaching my goal. I'm in fairly good health. I praise the Lord for that. Nice to be with all of you Sparkies.

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9/1/19 11:10 A

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emoticon been working on a do-over after being here many years. I am feeling good, it's been about 5 months since my re-start. emoticon emoticon


emoticon to all of you! emoticon

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"You have within you a supply of energy limited only by your ability to discover and develop it. In body, mind and spirit, you are endowed with capabilities far greater than you know, keep reaching for your potential. "




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JANFOXX2's Photo JANFOXX2 Posts: 8
8/28/19 1:47 P

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A number of years ago I joined SparkPeople. The program was different then. I kept my sink shining, and did different jobs every day. It was a great program and I miss it. My sink is still clean, though not shiny. Still make my bed every morning, even though the dog objects. Tried to reboot one time, but life intervened.
Now I'm starting all over again. Have already lost some weight, but need to lose a bunch more. Looking forward to using the food tracker. It was a huge factor in reaching my weight loss goal the first time.
Wishing each of you will accomplish your goals and be proud of yourselves.

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8/13/19 2:36 P

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Hi, everyone! SparkPeople has helped me to stay motivated in the past and now I'm back and ready to make the changes that I need to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by New Years. Good luck to you all on your weight loss journey!

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7/30/19 11:32 A

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Returning user, only this time I have the whole family on board on this weight loss journey so hoping this time we all succeed.

Gave birth baby number 2, 2 weeks ago following a difficult pregnancy but ready to loose the baby weight plus some before I return to work.



~~Wizzy~~


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7/9/19 12:22 P

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Hello everyone!! I'm fairly new to SP, I was a member back when "The Biggest Loser" show first came out. I've been doing WW for a little over 2 years and lost 50lbs. Started to get a bit bored so I figured I would change things up a bit. I'm navigating through all the forums and there are a ton to chose from. My biggest down fall is exercising. I HATE it, but I know it's good for you in so many ways. Hoping to meet some new friends and get my ass back in gear with the exercise

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7/3/19 9:47 P

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Hello fellow sparkles. Im in Melbourne Australia. I stumbled across the site yesterday after a long search for a site that offered encouragement and support. Love love love how everyone is so supportive and encouraging.
I joined the 21 day challenge yesterday. After reading some truly aspirational messages from other users i hit the gym (i live in a serviced apartment with a health club downstairs) i did 1 hr of tread and cycling. Something i have been wanting to do but was self conscious about till yesterday.
I weigh approx 104 kilo. I need to loose roughly 20 k. With the sypport of the lovely people on here i know i will do it :) emoticon

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Hello peoples, 👋 My name is Theresa.
I’m not actually new to SP. I once was here several yrs ago. Since being gone I gained 100 lbs. So I’m here again to lose weight n get healthy. I have Familial Parkinson’s disease mine is hereditary. I watched it take my Grandfather n 2 yrs ago took my Dad. So I know how important it is that I continue to move. Then recently, as in last month 6/19 I had a heart cath, I have a 30% blockage. So here I am needing to change my lifestyle. Keep a Sparkin!

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Fall down, Get up, Dust off, Keep Goin!!!!
Set Ur Mind To It!!!!


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6/25/19 8:11 A

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Hi Everyone,
Im new to SP, I am a wife, mom, grandma, sister, friend......I am looking forward to this journey!

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6/23/19 8:57 A

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Hi there, I'm not new to SP. I was an active member years ago and for whatever reason stopped logging on. So now I find myself needing to come back because on my own is not working. The support, inspiration and motivation offered here is phenomenal!

"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me." Carol Burnett


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emoticon On the path of getting the weight off and living a healthy lifestyle.

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6/2/19 12:06 P

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Hi Everybody! First day on sparkpeople.

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5/28/19 1:48 P

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5/18/19 2:10 P

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Hi all!

I'm a returning Sparkmember. A lot has changed in my life. I'm a little older and a lot rounder since my last Sparkjourney. My goal is to develop healthy habits, and if I lose weight along the way -- fantastic!

Best,

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5/17/19 6:54 P

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Popping in to say hello from TN. I did Spark a few years ago and fell away. Came back with a new account and better attitude and determination. I started out at about 251 lbs last summer. Got down to 235 by November. Now I'm at 209 lbs. My goal is to get to 135 to 140. I'm only 5' 3" so that's a good weight for me. My doc and I agreed. So, that's where I'm heading.

I joined a small local gym about a month ago. I do a lot of walking on the Treadmill. A little machine shy yet but I do a few every time I go in. I like the thigh machines cause they're helping to strengthen my lower back. And I do sit-ups. I also have an Elliptical at home I try to use on rainy days.

I'm 65, retired...living with the love of my life... David. He's as skinny as a rail, but not very fit. I get him to take a walk with me about once a week. We've got a favorite cafe not far away that we go to.

Hello to all you newbies. Wishing you lots of success. Keep going! You can do this!

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Hi, my name is Jamie from IL. I’m 42 yrs old with a wife and 11-yr old son. I’m not new to SparkPeople, but I had to create a new account. My goal is to lose 100+ pounds. My son, being a dancer, is very active. But I’m not setting a good example of what foods we should be eating. He is my #1 motivation right now. :)

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5/8/19 3:47 P

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Hello all I'm here to work on !y healthand lose weight! It is so nice to have a go to place for support.


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4/22/19 7:13 A

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Good morning all. Thanks to everyone for saying the things I could not put into words.
This is my first day and hoping to meet some "SparkBuddies"

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4/15/19 11:42 A

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Hello - I'm Helen and I'm still learning to navigate the site. So far I'm liking the plan and the daily activities are helping me stay on track. I think I need to print articles to read on the weekends when my motivation is waning! I live with my hubby and two cats, I'm 63 years old and I need to loose 45 pounds for my heart health (and to fit into my clothes again!). If anyone lives in the upper willamette valley I'd love to have a walking partner!!



"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it". Roald Dahl

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Greetings everyone! I was a member of SP ages ago, but I drifted away and forgot my old username, and password, and what email I used lol

I don't have any specific goals, only that I want to lose weight, and be there for my daughter as she grows.

I look forward to expanding on, and eventually reaching my goals.

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