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SHANNONY84 SparkPoints: (23,666)
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3/6/13 7:30 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: 942,215
3/5/13 6:42 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best. Hang tough!!

TINAJANE76 SparkPoints: (66,590)
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3/5/13 4:42 A

As someone who's yo-yo dieted nearly all her life until recently, I think a lot of it came down to the fact that I stopped putting the effort in. I never really fully understood what the phrase "lifestyle change" meant until I reached goal last year and was as determined to keep the weight off as I had been to lose it. I've learned a lot in the past year and have received a ton of support from the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team here on SparkPeople. I recommend this team for any person who's ever lost and regained weight, even if you're not at goal yet. It's not only helped me not to regain the weight I've lost, but its also helped me keep my maintenance range pretty stable. There are lots of interesting discussions, maintenance challenges and useful articles, blogs and other resources to help keep you on track and help you to get into and stay in the maintenance mindset. Come check us out:

LKEITHO SparkPoints: (535,230)
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1/23/13 7:58 P

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

MENOPAT Posts: 102
1/23/13 11:52 A

Yep, I'm also a yo-yo'er... Did it once (lost almost 100 lb which all came back) and it's really hard to get back into it without feeling hopeless ("it will come back again anyway").

I think SparkPeople is the right place for us. My goal this week is to use it more and get inspired and a positive attitude.

CMROBERTS0617 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/23/13 10:57 A

Good job on wanting to change. It's never too late. You're doing more than some by committing to change. You can do it. If you need some positive feedback or need that extra push, please feel free to contact me. I'm always on here.

NIFTYTHRIFTY1 SparkPoints: (344)
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1/23/13 10:35 A

Hello All...I am new to Sparkpeople, but not to dieting. I have been fighting my weight since childhood, and right now I'm losing the battle. Five years ago I stopped working out and proceeded to gain 40-50 pounds. There, I said it. I'm totally embarrassed to see my old "gym friends". So many excuses, but none of them make my pants fit any better.

So...we are taking a big trip at the end of the year and I need to lose the weight. I've joined a new gym, bought a jumbo swimsuit, and I'm going to try working out again. I'm hoping that by giving myself some time I'll be able to make smaller changes and stick with it. I'll bet I'm not the only yo-yo dieter here, so perhaps we can support each other.

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