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WIANGEL SparkPoints: (15,070)
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Posts: 650
5/22/13 7:39 A

Hello and Welcome to Sparks!

Although each person has different goals, you're in great company here. The amount of support and community at Sparks is unlike any other website. (Trust me, I've tried them all!) emoticon

If there is any way that I can help you along your journey, just let me know! I'm always here for friends in need.

Irish smiles,
Shannon
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TORTISE110 Posts: 4,735
5/22/13 6:34 A

Good morning and welcome to Spark! You've lost an impressive amount of weight in the past--I hope you find the support and info you need here to find the healthy lifestyle you want.

I'm sorry to hear you've been sick and hope you are on the mend.

Our teams can be really helpful, and for me starting with tracking was the key. I hope you enjoy exploring the site!!

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ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (30,182)
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Posts: 1,618
5/22/13 1:40 A

Hello and welcome to Sparkpeople! Feel free to shoot me a message if I can help out in any way.

DEB2448 Posts: 156,042
5/22/13 1:30 A

Welcome to Spark People. This is a wonderful site full of many useful tools to help you with your weight loss journey. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck in reaching your goals.

GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (295,575)
Fitness Minutes: (189,191)
Posts: 51,161
5/22/13 1:25 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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TXKWGL SparkPoints: (639)
Fitness Minutes: (45)
Posts: 19
5/22/13 1:18 A

Hey Ya'll

This is my first try with Spark People. 4 years ago, I lost 95 lbs....that was the smallest I have ever been in my life (size 6-8). About 2 years ago I developed some unexpected illnesses. I was so tired of being sick, that I turned to food. Food seemed to be the only thing that made me feel good. I got in this terrible cycle of eating for comfort all over again. Now a year and a half later (and finally some diagnoses), I have gained almost all the weight I originally lost. I just can't seem to get my motivation back! I have heard good things about this site and I know there are millions of people out there that struggle with their weight. I am so hoping that I can get some support from ya'll as well as share ideas with each other! Thanks, T

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