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NORTHWESTLADYBU SparkPoints: (1,468)
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6/30/13 2:24 A

Thank you!! You have all made me feel so welcome. I will set off to make my page first tho g in the morning!

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (530,645)
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6/30/13 1:32 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. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. 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.

3. 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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FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (144,741)
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6/29/13 11:58 P

The only way to keep from having to start over is to stop quitting! This is a long term, life-long process. Make it something you can live with. emoticon

NEVERORNOW SparkPoints: (233,824)
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Posts: 23,245
6/29/13 3:34 P

emoticon to SparkPeople!!! I think you will find, as a lot of us have, that once you get involved here and learn your way around, it's a great place to get off the weight loss roller coaster! Good luck!

MARILYNS70 Posts: 19,077
6/29/13 12:38 P

Welcome to sparks so glad you have joined us

Take a few minutes to make up a sparkpage making it public and allowing members to post comments

Also don't forget to participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined - lots of encouragement when you do

NORTHWESTLADYBU SparkPoints: (1,468)
Fitness Minutes: (3,962)
Posts: 6
6/29/13 11:56 A

Day one. Again.

I think I've lost the same 30 (+/-) pounds over and over again. Weight Watchers, My Fitness Pal, etc. This is getting old and *I* am getting old (or feel old -- again, with the weight back on), and I want off this roller coaster.

Knowing that my weight issues are largely emotionally based, I am even trying hypnosis this time to help me better understand where my food issues come from and to help me deal with them head-on.

I'm still trying to navigate Spark People, but am excited to make some friends here. It seems that support is the key for me.

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