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THOMASINA57 SparkPoints: (125,296)
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1/1/13 4:14 P

Hi and welcome.. I've found this site to be really helpful for taking off those last few stubborn pounds and the supportive community sure helps.

I wish you all the best in your journey! emoticon

Reached goal weight 112 lbs November 23, 2012
12/30/12 8:30 P

emoticon Greetings and emoticon - I'm really glad you've joined us!! Right now is a great time to get active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support- it's also lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together.
Sometimes the best way to start is to just pick a small goal such as drinking 8 glasses of water a day or eating 5 fruits and veggies plus a small exercise goal such as increasing whatever you've been doing by 10%. There's a great article explaining how one or two changes can lead to long-term success - you can read the article at
. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized here instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' and another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site and great FAQs for many topics. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site. I wish you the best on your journey!!!

Lynda in Orange County, So Calif


God Grant me Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to Change the things I can and Wisdom to Know the difference!

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. -- John Wooden

"Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit."
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12/29/12 11:42 A


SUEFOXMACON SparkPoints: (10,130)
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Posts: 13
12/29/12 11:02 A

Let's just say I have been around the diet block a few times. I have 30 pounds to lose from a 5'2" 58 year old female body, and realize that is not so bad, but that factor has made me lazy. This last year I have seen folks with much greater challenges now weigh less than me. Yes, it woke me up.

I have tried all kinds of things and excuses. Pure and simple, I need the attitude to make it happen. Sparkpeople, it looks like you offer all kinds of tactics, diversions, and incorporate any and every diet theory to allow us to be successful.

Here I go! emoticon

"If it is to be, it is up to me." ~William H. Johnsen
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