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DEDRA77 Posts: 1
7/13/13 9:29 A

Have tried Spark People before.. but love this newer look and easy of use!! I have 40 lbs to misplace and have started healthy food options and beginners exercise program. This year is all about getting me back together again! emoticon

TREV1964 Posts: 5,115
7/12/13 6:04 P

Welcome aboard,

If I am ever in a position to help out then please do not hesitate to get in touch via my spark page.

It is wonderful in here and you will find all the help you could possibly desire and more.



I will do today what others won't
So I can have tomorrow what others can't.

You will ultimately become the people you associate with and eventually become the books that you read.

Never in human history has a statue ever been erected in homage to a critic.
Jean Sibelius (composer 1865-1957)
RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (138,531)
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7/12/13 10:50 A


"Youth and beauty are not accomplishments. They are the temporary, happy byproducts of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either." - Carrie Fisher

If you can't love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul

Take action, and inspiration will follow - Gilad

Change without losing yourself and you can accomplish anything. - Tim Gunn

Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars - Casey Kasem (RIP :( )
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (368,369)
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7/12/13 1:22 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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EMAVERICK Posts: 7,229
7/12/13 12:42 A

Hi Julie and Welcome!

One thing that helped me when my weight loss slowed down once, was to join a challenge. Look around for a challenge team (a type of SparkTeam or a SparkTeam that has an active challenge area), where the goals are attractive to you, and then you will instantly have a bunch of people cheering for you. Exchanging encourgement is really helpful.

Best of luck on achieving your goals, and remember to reward yourself with non-food rewards, for goals, and also just for sticking to plan!


Hugs -- Edith Started at 220, made goal 160 now I have to get there again :-)

Keep Dancing. Joy is the best exercise.
XLLAYNA SparkPoints: (759)
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7/12/13 12:10 A

Hi! I'm Julie and I live in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I've been divorced since November and all the kids are grown and out on their own. I've made great strides within myself and have lost 70 lbs so far on my own through exercise and totally changing my eating habits. However, I've reached a plateau and can't seem to get on track to losing more weight. A friend recommended SparkPeople and I am really hoping that through the information, encouragement and support that you offer on this site, I will be able to break through and continue my weight loss journey.

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