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JIBBIE49 Posts: 62,986
4/6/13 1:46 P

Welcome to SP. Enjoy the ride. emoticon

BILL60 Posts: 533,151
4/6/13 8:57 A

Welcome to SP. Enjoy the ride.

"Excellence is but for the few."
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (368,369)
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4/6/13 1:04 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
*~ Paula *~
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Paula in Denver, Colorado

"You were given life; it is your find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)

"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)

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4/5/13 11:02 P

Peaceful greetings to you

Courage is knowing you’ll try again tomorrow.
NGCHILD SparkPoints: (129,309)
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4/5/13 10:42 A

Hi Aleeta and welcome Spark!! I wish you much luck on your journey!!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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4/5/13 10:27 A

Hi and welcome!! Jump right in and make yourself at home! Join a Spark team or two, participate on the forums, and get the support and inspiration you need! You can do this!

Co-leader Gastric Bypass Sparklers Team
Co-leader Crocheters: Hooked on Healthy Team
Co-leader SP Class of November 10-16, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of March 24-30, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of June 23-29, 2013

RNY date: 4/9/2012
Initial weight: 508
Consult weight: 482.2
Pre-op weight: 420
BILL60 Posts: 533,151
4/4/13 8:50 A

Welcome to SP. Enjoy your journey.

"Excellence is but for the few."
4/3/13 3:47 P

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Aleta ,

Welcome.. mother of 5 you can do anything. The food tracker will help with accountability. So will setting goals.. even small ones to begin. Setting time aside for you . Best wishes on your journey. Join some Challenges or SparkTeams to help even more. emoticon


~ It is my life to take back..I'm not waiting one more day.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Goethe
ALETAAA Posts: 14
4/3/13 3:43 P

Hello all,
I am a 52 year old married mother of 5 grown kids. I still have two at home though. I had a stroke in 08. I am fully recovered. I weighed 251 when I started two days ago and now I weigh 248 so go me! Probably water weight but I will take it! I am hoping the food tracker will give me some accountability. Anyway thanks for reading.

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