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LAURIE5658 SparkPoints: (233,594)
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11/29/11 7:34 A

Hi emoticon and congratulations on beginning your Spark journey!

There's so much here to help you along the way and excellent advice to setting and achieving healthy goals. With the thousands and thousands of fellow Sparkers you will always find someone you can connect with. I am always amazed how many lives have been changed for the better through the use of SparkPeople.

If you have not already done so, I suggest that you check out the videos in the "Healthy Lifestyle" section. Scroll down for the site orientation videos.

That should point you in the right direction. I find that if you just start looking around Spark, you will quickly learn about the wonderful tools available for your use. After being a Sparker since 2007, I still find something new and very useful.

Welcome and best wishes!
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RORYLYONS Posts: 15,991
11/29/11 12:58 A

Hello & emoticon to spark, where you will find all the support you need. I for one am on that path to eat healthier & exercise daily. I wish you the best of luck on your journey.. emoticon emoticon

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no, the water I give shall become a fountain within him
MIRAGE727 Posts: 10,014
11/28/11 9:50 P

Welcome Sarah!
A good place to start is the Community tab. It will show you how to get around the site in video and also fill you in on teams and forums. You are so luck as you are young and have your whole life ahead of you. You will knock out the pounds you want to lose and maybe find out a little more surprises about yourself! I'm 61 and feel better than when I played college football so many years ago. Don't hesitate to ask questions. I wish you all the best and be well.

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FITFABJENN Posts: 5,068
11/28/11 5:55 P

Hi, Sarah. Welcome to Spark People! Good luck on your journey. You can do this!

Jennifer, (Co-Leader) Get Fit & Stay Fit for Life

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Bunny Hop 5K (34:06)
USA Fit Half Marathon (3:14:21.8)
Turkey Dash 5K (38:15)
Monster Mash 5K (41:35)
Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer 5K (42:26)
Save the Males 5K (44:39)
SARAHMS11 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/28/11 3:48 P

My name is Sarah and I am currently a college student in Foreign Language teaching. One of my cooperating teachers at school told me about this site and so I checked it out! It's pretty neat!

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