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MSMAKEOVER SparkPoints: (171,748)
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3/6/13 8:18 A

Hi Ivy! Welcome to Sparkpeople! Wishing you the best!!!

“When you're a beautiful person on the inside, there is nothing in the world that can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance.

The Lesson: If you can't accept yourself, then certainly no one else will.”

-Sasha Azevedo-
SHANNONY84 SparkPoints: (23,666)
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3/6/13 7:03 A

Welcome to sparkpeople. I hope the site can help you meet all your goals and encourage you to keep moving forward as it has me! There is so much to do on the site. Remember all good things take time!

BILL60 Posts: 500,652
3/6/13 6:47 A

Welcome to SP. Enjoy the journey.

"Excellence is but for the few."
BOPPY_ SparkPoints: (118,077)
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3/6/13 4:45 A

Welcome Ivy,

You've come to the right spot.

Lots of resources, support and helpful folks,

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Lee

May the fork (and tracker) be with you!
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (322,607)
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3/6/13 1:36 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 duty...to 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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FINDING_IVY Posts: 126
3/5/13 11:40 P

Hello everyone in the spark community. I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Ivy, I am a 25 year old developmental therapist, mother, fiance, and student. I am currently working on loosing 140 pounds before my wedding in June of 2015. I also want to set a healthy example for my daughter, I can already see her picking up some of my bad habits and she is only 2. I want to be healthy and to eventually have another baby, the doctors tell me that I will never have another baby with out total hip replacement if I do not lose weight before I get pregnant again.

CW: 290lbs.
GW: 150 lbs
H: 5' 5"

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SW: 320

5% - 304 (√ March 2014)
10%- 288
15% - 272
20% - 256
No longer Morbidly obese - 247
25% - 240
30% - 224
35% - 208
40% - 192
No longer Obese @ 192
45% - 176
50% - 160
No longer Overweight - BMI healthy @ 148
55% - 144


“None of us can change our yesterdays but all of us can change our tomorrows.” ~Colin Powell

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