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WORKOUTWITHPAM Posts: 142,655
5/5/13 5:59 A

Hello, and welcome to SparkPeople. We are glad to have you here with us. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.

HUGS
Pam

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"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."
-Marc Pagnol
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (335,044)
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5/5/13 1:19 A

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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. 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.

2. 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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Paula in Denver, Colorado

"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)

"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)

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MRSAND Posts: 1,260
5/4/13 11:01 P

You can do this!

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TUDI4480 Posts: 4,271
5/4/13 7:18 P

emoticon ANY time is a great time to start...especially with Sparkpeople. Give yourself a big hug for making this positive choice for yourself. Take your time to explore all the resources available for you here. It can seem overwhelming because there are so many resources to choose from. Two to consider using are the Nutrition and Fitness Trackers. Also, check out Spark Teams under the COMMUNITY Tab. Do searches on your goals, interests, hobbies, whatever. Then join one, two or more Spark teams. You'll enjoy getting to know these folks and giving and getting lots of encouragement along the way. It's all good. Enjoy the journey!

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RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (111,249)
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5/4/13 6:37 P

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PIGGYWAY SparkPoints: (51,306)
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5/4/13 6:16 P

I am so happy to be a part of the spark family I am disable I worked in a factory for 29 yrs I have trouble with my weight at time I have 4 children but I am very happy with my self

HELLO TO ALL I AM TRYING VERY HARD TO SUCCESS
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