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RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (79,739)
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11/3/13 6:03 P

Check out the SparkTeams section - there are many groups of people with similar interests to yours (there may be a team or two for divorced folks and families with special issues)......there's nothing like being part of a group of like-minded folks for extra morale support!

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BILL60 Posts: 368,011
11/3/13 7:17 A

Welcome to SP.

SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
11/3/13 5:05 A

hello and welcome

0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
11/3/13 1:45 A

Welcome aboard!

Cookie

GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (295,959)
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11/3/13 1:15 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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SMART4ANDREY Posts: 423
11/3/13 12:22 A

Hello and welcome!

BETTERME8913 SparkPoints: (5,341)
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Posts: 824
11/3/13 12:19 A

Hi! Welcome! emoticon I'm so sorry for all you've been going through! I'm trying to get into better shape too! Please email me for support anytime. emoticon You can make the changes you want to, just stick to it!

LETHA_ Posts: 3,986
11/3/13 12:14 A

Welcome. Sparkpeople is a wonderful resource for meeting your goals!
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NICOLETTEJJ Posts: 1,374
11/2/13 10:12 P

Hi BETSYSEA, emoticon emoticon

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford

You are stronger than you realise my dear and youa re going to come out of this like a diamond.

Welcome to Spark People.

TEENY_BIKINI SparkPoints: (143,874)
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11/2/13 9:54 P

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BETSYSEA SparkPoints: (312)
Fitness Minutes: (350)
Posts: 12
11/2/13 9:33 P

I've had a rough year so far with my husband having an affair, asking for a divorce, and my daughter's mental health problems. I have gained a lot of weight and have zero motivation to exercise or eat better. My self esteem is in the toilet, and it's time for me to stop feeling sorry for myself, stop using food for emotional comfort, get off my ass and start working out.

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