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2/17/12 8:16 A

Thank you all so much for reaching out to me!! I feel great knowing there are people I can share this experience with!
Let's get healthy!

2/17/12 1:37 A

Welcome friend,

You're in good company. So many of us swing back and forth from super motivated to losing our mojo. Moving is stressful and can throw anyone off. The difference is that here you are, pulling it back together. There is a lot on SP to help and support you with your efforts. Take your time to learn about all of the tools here. It can be a little overwhelming at first, but it's definately worth it.

Good luck,

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2/16/12 9:12 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

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2/16/12 4:01 P

emoticon on posting to the message boards. It is an excellent way to get the help and support you need for the journey!
Some thoughts and suggestions as I say emoticon to Spark People.
emoticon This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
emoticon don't emoticon to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you. emoticon
emoticon Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS. emoticon
Some things to remember: emoticon drink plenty of water every day!
emoticon sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. emoticon healthier every day. emoticon Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to emoticon every day. emoticon when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to emoticon emoticon emoticon exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories! emoticon
emoticon MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DON’T LOSE weight or inches…TAKE THEM OFF, emoticon KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You aren’t interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
Finally, set up your spark page, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
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2/16/12 3:51 P

Hello all!
I've been struggling with healthy eating habits for the majority of my adult years. I finally had a health filled and supportive lifestyle- and then I moved. I moved to NYC a couple of months ago and it seems like my healthy habits have gone out the windw.
I'm reaching out to the people on here help, staying motivated and accountable for my eating and exercise habits.

Let's get fit together!!!

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