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1/9/10 8:04 P

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Hi there! I'm Jenni and I'm in Slidell,moved here from the UK 2 years ago. I'm married and mum to Tyler,7, Finnley,5 and Louie, 4. I've just joined today and wanted to say Hi! If anyone in Slidell wants a walking buddy feel free to get in touch :)

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1/8/10 11:27 P

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Hi! I'm Allison and I' live in Gonzales. I'm mom to Kaleb who is 9 and fiance to Kevin, we're getting married on January 30th. I'm hoping to make and KEEP a few goals, LOL.

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I'm new to this thread and live between Leesville and Lake Charles. I am currently trying to train using the couch to 5k program to enter the Susan Kormen race in March. I am a 46 year old lady and would love to meet someone in this area interested in walking, running, Wii, or anything that adds a little motion. I look forward to getting to know yall!

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1/8/10 7:54 P

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Hi from chilly Kinder, LA!!! Im back at Spark People for a second go round.. I've been off and on the wagon more times than I care to count.. but having just made my 36th bday last month I know it's time to make a move.. that includes something I dislike the most - exercise.. I am trying to find some things I like to do .. like yoga to keep me interested.. I would love to meet ppl in my area and maybe even have a get together every now and then.. oh and by the way - I am a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom - so that makes for lots of cabinet temptation..

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1/7/10 4:26 P

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Candace, You go girl!!

I slept thru breakfast but have recorded lunch. It is a start.



Physicians, physical therapist, and other health care providers will come and go, BUT only you can serve as your body's CEO


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CANDACEGUIDRY Posts: 1
1/7/10 1:39 P

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Hi! I joined a few months ago, when I came across the website by accident. I set up goals, etc. and never came back. I did pre-order The Spark and received it this week. I read it cover to cover in one day and have renewed my commitment to myself to get healthy. I have lived in the Lafayette, LA my entire life and have no intentions of moving, ever. I am currently weighing in at a little over 200 lbs and would like to lose about 75. I am committed, but terrified. I have never had to exercise in my life, and up until my last two children (I have 4), maintained a weight of 125. My youngest just turned 4, and I have slowly seen the weight creep up on the scale since that time. It was a shocker when I finally weighed myself. I am determined to change my lifestyle and set a good example for my husband and four children.

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1/7/10 3:04 A

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Hello Everyone. I am not really new to this team but am more like a prodigal child returning to the clan. I have just reset goals and made a new commitment to SparkPeople.

Originally from Indianapolis, IN, I have lived in LA for nearly 40 yrs since I married a man from here. We have lived primarily in South LA and I love the area, the people, the food, the culture. I could do without the high temps & humidity!

I am happy to be back in touch with others.

Physicians, physical therapist, and other health care providers will come and go, BUT only you can serve as your body's CEO


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MYSPARKS7's Photo MYSPARKS7 Posts: 7,650
1/4/10 6:53 A

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Hello and welcome to all of you newbies, so glad to have you aboard. Good luck to each of you in whatever your set goals may be, believe in yourselves and the rest will fall into place emoticon

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1/3/10 6:02 P

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Hi! I'm Jennifer and live in Shreveport LA. Hello Sister Bossier City! I just turned 50, have been married for 31 1/2 years to the love of my life, I have 2 girls and 2 sons-in-love, I have my first granddaughter who is 17 months old (born to my youngest), and I have my second granddaughter on the way (being born to my oldest). I desperately need to lose the same number of pounds that I am old. My goal is to try and lose 1 pound a week through 2010. That sounds doable and not so hard to stick to. If more happens then that'll just be "icing on the cake!" so to speak, lol! emoticon

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.


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1/1/10 9:39 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Lydia, and I'm from Slidell. I'm so excited to be starting this weight loss journey. I look forward to getting to know all of you! :)

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MARGIVAN's Photo MARGIVAN Posts: 35
12/28/09 11:53 A

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Hello! I just joined SP today. I'm in Bastrop, but will hopefully be moving to Sterlington/North Monroe area in the next year or two. I've lost about 40 pounds in the past year, but have slowly gained about 10 of that back. I'm learning that I MUST stick to counting my calories! Looking forward to continuing this journey with you!

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12/26/09 1:59 P

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I live in Gretna and am new to Spark. I'm working on getting healthier and fitter. I have two dogs, and always use a great big yard to excuse myself from walking them. Well, my husband and I are finally going to lose some weight and become better dog parents.

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CD4533325 Posts: 255
12/18/09 11:52 P

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Hey everyone! I am originally from Iowa, but will be moving to Baton Rouge in Jan 2010. I am super excited about the move, and hope I can continue my weight loss with all the good food down there :-)! I am looking for a buddy or just people to know in the city, so let me know if you're interested! Thanks!

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12/11/09 7:40 A

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12/10/09 3:36 P

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Hi my Name is Keyta I just moved here from Las Vegas I am from Louisiana though....I live in Bossier City and I am so excited to see that we have a La team WOO HOO!

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12/6/09 11:49 P

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Hello Everyone... I am Vicky, 27 from Breaux Bridge, currently living in Scott, La... I am not new to Spark but I have fell off the wagon and went on a long binge but now I am back to stay.. I am looking for support and motitvation.. This is also the first time I found people in my area on Spark.. GO LA GO SAINTS and GO ALL OF US FOR WANTING BETTER HEALTH!!!!

Take one day at a time but keep focusing on the future.


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12/6/09 4:24 A

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I've never really "blogged" so I'm kinda new to all this. Not sure what to say...but here goes!

I'm a 48 yr old housewife and I have structual scolosis. I"m trying to get my life back on track through better overall health. I'm going through menopause and changes in my life so I want them to be for the good. It's time for a change and the first one I wanted was to loose the excess pounds I've gained from the "horror-moans" that I have to take daily. I love riding motorcycles with my hubbie and the excess weight is a problem when we ride, so...it's time for a change!

I found SP purely by accident, surfing the web for foods that kick start the metabolism, and I came and thought...moral support and being able to find new friends that I can make here doing the same as myself. I just started a day or so ago, so I'm trying to figure this all out.

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MCANADY Posts: 3
12/3/09 3:11 P

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Hi! I'm a 35 year old mom and new grandma (i'm so excited!) I live in the heart of central louisiana and trying my best to lose weight. emoticon emoticon

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MYSPARKS7's Photo MYSPARKS7 Posts: 7,650
12/3/09 7:43 A

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emoticon good luck on your healthy lifestyle journey, one step at a time is all we can do, you'll get there. emoticon

KIMMIEGIRL99 Posts: 3
12/2/09 4:19 P

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Hi everyone! Im a 28 year old from the Alexandria area. I have a 3 year old daughter who is VERY active!!! I gained 70 lbs with my pregnancy and just cant seem to get them off. Im like every other woman...not enough time for myself with work, children, etc.

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MYSPARKS7's Photo MYSPARKS7 Posts: 7,650
11/18/09 7:53 A

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Welcome to all newbies, glad you are aboard emoticon

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11/17/09 10:04 A

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Hi I am a 26 year old wife and mom of two boys. I just had my youngest son almost a month ago via C -Section and I am ready to lose the huge amount of weight I gained with this pregnancy!

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CD918873 Posts: 1,231
11/15/09 4:04 P

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hi i'm rachelle. r how i feel the fat girl. i need help help help!!! i signed on to spark a long time ago but i kept getting off track. i'm tired of getting off track. i really want to do this but i can't do it without the support of people who really uderstand what i'm going through. i can't seem to get my mojo going and find the right foods for me. obviously i love our wonderful louisiana food a little too much, ok alot too much. can anybody give any advise on some diet plans that might work. thanx so much. emoticon

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10/26/09 12:54 A

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Hello!
Just joined the Louisiana team. I've been on SP for about a month now, and as a first-time dieter (plus exercise, of course!) I'm thrilled that I'm already losing weight.

I live in Lafayette, but you wouldn't know it since I spend most of my time working offshore. And when I do get home, I travel as much as possible. But Louisiana is a great place, and although I'm a born and bred Yankee from way up north in Boston, I'm happy to be here.

So good luck everyone! I've gotta get back to work -- I'm working night shift and we are drilling fast today!

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LIL_MAMA232002 Posts: 1
10/26/09 12:16 A

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Hi, my name is Sandy. I am from West Monroe, La
I am joining this page to maybe get the push I need to lose this baby weight I gained from having three children back to back to back.
Seems like as much as I run after them through out the day I would have no trouble losing it, keep dreaming for me. Maybe someone who been where I am could give me any clues on what you did to help.

JAYERAN1 Posts: 2
10/19/09 4:57 P

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Hello Team:
Yes, I am new here. I am originally from San Diego, CA and my wife BJ, is a Houstonian. We were planning to move back to Houston last year, but when we arrived, the evacuation prior to Hurricane Ike started and we came to stay a couple of weeks with friends, but als and alack, here we are, at leadt temporarily. i was up to 270lbs, but am now under 237. My goal is 175-180.

We became juicers a year ago this month, and our results just from juicing are nothing short of miraculous. We are encouraging all of family and friends to at least become juicers and take responsibility for their own health. I found this site while searching for a particular juice recipe. I think this is an invaluable site for truly health conscience people.

We welcome advice and suggestions, so please feel free to contact us at any time. Thanlks for being here.

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10/19/09 6:43 A

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Welcome Laura, the best of luck to you in seeking employment. Take one day at at time and don't give up, you are beautiful (even if you don't feel it right now) and don't you forget it. You will be able to achieve your goals, don't stop believing in yourself.
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10/17/09 1:55 P

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My name is Laura and I live in Ruston now. I grew up in a tiny town in Webster Parish and have lived all over the world. I am 40, and have two human daughters & three canine daughters, but only the fur-kids live with my SO and me. I also have one little grandson. I am a (currently unemployed) radiographer...hoping to remedy the unemployed part soon. :-)

My weight has always been a problem for me but it really got bad after my younger daughter was born. I ballooned up to 220-225 and stayed there for a long time. In late '05/early '06 I went through a divorce and got down to 180, but gained half of that back soon. Last August I went to work in Saudi Arabia for a year and managed to get down to 165. (For about a week. lol) Returning to the US this August has thrown me off track and I'm back up to 175 and hating it. I really want to see 140, which on my 5'6", wide hips/shoulders frame, looks pretty good.

I also have issues with depression and body image, and have really been down about not finding a job upon my return to the US. I've had several people recommend SparkPeople, so I thought I'd check it out. :-)

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10/16/09 7:01 A

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Welcome Ron, I see you are really up and going in a serious way. It is such a great thing to have a good support system. Good luck in all you set out to do, you have my support. emoticon

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10/12/09 9:28 A

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Howdy, y'all! My name's Ron (or Ronnie) and I hail from Baton Rouge originally and now live in Denham Springs via the world (thank you U.S. Navy).

I joined here mostly to have a convenient way to track my daily/weekly/monthly progress above and beyond spreadsheets and notebooks that I'm keeping.

As of this post I'm entering my fifth week of strength training, my third week of my nutrition program and my first week of cardio training - above and beyond the usual warm up before working out.

I've got three great workout buddies - my bride, one of my sons and my best friend - so I've got a kick a** support system in place.

Looking forward to sharing my progress with y'all and seeing how you're doing as well. Can't ever have enough support!

My goal? I'm 51 years old and when I become eligible I want to win a medal in the Senior Olympics - any medal at anything - though I think I'm going to eventually get some coaching and concentrate on the triple jump.

Anyway... that's a slice of me... Peace!

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MYSPARKS7's Photo MYSPARKS7 Posts: 7,650
10/8/09 6:22 A

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Welcome to all newbies, you have come to the right place, there is so much to offer for everyone. Good luck!

Edited by: MYSPARKS7 at: 10/8/2009 (06:23)
WLLEWIS13 Posts: 1
10/7/09 5:29 P

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Hello Team,
My name is Wanda and I am so tired of being overweight. I want to get healthy and figured I didn't have anything to lose by joining this site. I need all the encouragement I can get and I have at least 60 pounds to lose before we take our cruise next October. I am a mother of 5 and a grandmother to 2. I am a proud United States Air Force spouse. Thanks for your support in advance.

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10/5/09 8:36 A

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Welcome to Spark Louisiana - the Official Team. Please join us in the "Louisiana's Daily Chat for October" thread. We also have a thread set up to help all our new folks maneuver through this wonderful site that is so jam-packed with great tools to help you in your efforts! Check out "SparkPeople Help For Beginners" on our Louisiana Team page.

We look forward to getting to know y'all better and are ready, willing and able to provide some great SparkPeople support! And we know you'll be willing to help us out too! We are a TEAM and we are in this together!

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10/2/09 11:32 A

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10/2/09 11:30 A

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Hi everyone I am from Louisiana. My name is Gaynell. I have 4 sons. Two grown and two teens here at home. I am already and have been 98 lbs. Hoping there are also other topics and not just diet/nutrition/health/fitness.

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9/30/09 9:54 P

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Hi everyone,
I'm from Stonewall, just a little South of Shreveport. I'm looking forward to Spark People and getting on track with a healthier ME!

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9/30/09 3:42 P

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Hello to my new friends at Spark Louisiana. I have been a member of Spark People for about a week now. Figured it was time to introduce myself. My name is Jessie and I live in Bossier City, LA. I am 32 years old and have been a fire fighter for about 12 years. I had always considered myself to be in decent health. Until one day I popped a button on my pants trying to squeeze into them. I new I was getting bigger but was in denial. I looked at myself in the mirror and realized I am fat. It also made me realize I was a pack and a half day smoker. I decided right then I had to make a change. Finding this website was like finding buried treasure. I new changing my life was going to require hard work as well as encouragement. I am grateful to meet my new sparks friends and are always open to any and all recommendations. Thank you in advance for your help in my journey to becoming fit again.

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9/30/09 7:31 A

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9/23/09 9:49 A

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Welcome, new members! Please join us in the "Louisiana's Daily Chat for September" thread. We also have a thread set up to help all our new folks maneuver through this wonderful site that is so jam-packed with great tools to help you in your efforts! Check out "SparkPeople Help For Beginners" on our LA Team page.

We look forward to getting to know y'all better and are ready, willing and able to provide some great SparkPeople support! And we know you'll be willing to help us out too! We are a TEAM and we are in this together!

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SHERRYE46 Posts: 1
9/17/09 11:24 P

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Hello.... I just found SparkPeople via a friend! I love it! I'm from a little town called Walker near Baton Rouge. I am a fitness nut now! I was an overweight, middle age woman... now I'm a sassy middle age woman! I want to connect with others with similar goals... to be healthy and fit.

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9/15/09 10:17 P

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Hello everyone! I'm a student in Lafayette major in Communication Disorders and I really am tired of being tired all the time. I want a change and I think I can get support I need here. Thanks!

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9/15/09 3:30 P

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Hi! I'm Dawn. I've been looking at the site for a few days now and there's so much available. I just joined Sparkpeople but I've been dieting since Oct. 2008 (well my whole life really, lol). I've lost 120 pounds in 10 months and have approx. 70-80 more to go. Just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself, say hi and wish everyone luck, health and happiness.

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Welcome to our new members.

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Thanks for the welcome!!! I'm loving this site, stumbled upon while looking up workouts on youtube and its really been a blessing to me!!!! I'm from the Baton Rouge area. So I feel really at home in this team. This site really gave me the extra push I needed to go all the way! And I'm definitely going!!! emoticon

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9/5/09 11:43 A

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Hi. Im new to the group but not to SP. I joined about a year ago and fell way off the wagon. i recently moved to La from Ky, and im trying to get back into a new lifestyle.

Never look back, unless you plan on going that way.

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9/4/09 9:49 A

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Hello, Lauren. I am new to SparkPeople also... Good Luck reaching your goal emoticon

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Hello Lauren and welcome, good luck to you.

LAURENROXY Posts: 8
9/2/09 12:09 P

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Hi! My name is Lauren. I just moved to Ruston and I start my PhD at Tech next week! Lived in Lafayette for 3 years for grad school and I'm trying to lose the weight I gained. Hope to get to know everyone!
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Hello, I just joined yesterday... finally serious about losing and keeping all the weight off. I have 25lbs to lose... looking for some support to keep motivated. I have already lost 5lbs by counting calories and exercising daily. Hope to get to know some of you soon. emoticon


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