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BILL60 Posts: 526,117
4/25/13 9:03 A

Welcome to SP and good luck on your quest for a healthier you..

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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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4/25/13 12:36 A

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here! Jump right in and make yourself at home. This is a great place for support and inspiration. Good luck on your journey!

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DOLPHIN7769 Posts: 1,358
4/24/13 6:46 P

WELCOME to SPARK, you have come to the RIGHT place. There is so much information and SUPPORT you can imagine. I wish you the best of luck on your JOURNEY and if you need a shoulder to lean on I am here.
KEEP POSITIVE that is the KEY!!

Chelle "Live life as is today is your last!!!!" Goal for the week! Stay focused and determined. You will achieve greatness!! Through God all things are possible.
SAM60SUMTHINK Posts: 11,334
4/24/13 4:39 P

Hi and welcome to SP, Carah!
Glad to see you are using the food tracker; you'll find that reviewing the reports/feedback/summaries generated by tracking here can be very revealing and (therefore) helpful to you in getting to know what your habits are, where you can make changes... and more.

Getting out of the up again down-again yoyo weight change pattern is probably a solid place for you to put focus. You want to make permanent changes of those ingrained habits that keep crawling back into the way you get through the day. So I do recommend you give the articles (and links) from the SparkDiet extra thought and attention. If you elect to join SparkCoach, the daily contact and the emails would help you immensely; if you don't do that, be sure you develop a strategy for becoming consistent. Big changes that all sudden take place at once can poof, but if you focus on small increments of change and incorporate good habits into your lifestyle gradually, they will endure. And then you can say good bye to pounds and the yoyo syndrom your scales seems to flaunt in your face from time to time!

This is not a diet.
It is a wonderful series of positive changes from your 'now' to a healthy lifestyle:
ENJOY the journey, Carah!!
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RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (111,298)
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4/24/13 12:23 P

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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 :( )
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4/24/13 12:15 P

Hello, my name is Carah and I am 35 yrs old, married, mother of 2 from Michigan.. I have been off and on the work out/ exercise program for years always up and down in my weight.. Most recently I quit smoking, almost 5 months cold turkey and boy have I packed on the pounds. I have the tools and support I need just can never keep the habit going.. emoticon
I now have use of an awesome gym, close to home and looking forward to getting back into shape. A friend showed me this sight and I already am liking the food tracker part.. Good luck to you all!

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