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EXCIRA SparkPoints: (0)
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5/31/12 8:06 A

Hello and Welcome to Sparks!

If there is any way I can help during your journey, just let me know!

Irish smiles,

MIPALADY23 Posts: 1,191
5/31/12 7:50 A

Baby steps and small victory's add up to SWEET SUCCESS.

Start tiny, use a pedometer, it's been a huge help to me. Find ways to increase your steps. USE every tool you have and all the helps here on the site including people.

Celebrate your victory's and acknowlege the bumps in the road but then move back on to the goals. Goals aren't set in stone...adjust, re-evaluate, determine what you are immediately capable of doing or changing and then always think about adjusting, re-evaluating and setting new challenges. I think people start out very hard and with the giant goals which isn't a great way to set yourself up for SWEET SUCCESS!

Edited by: MIPALADY23 at: 5/31/2012 (07:50)
TELFERS01 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 1,010
5/31/12 7:31 A


MRE1956 Posts: 9,360
5/31/12 6:57 A


RG_DFW SparkPoints: (145,817)
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Posts: 9,872
5/31/12 6:40 A

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (507,209)
Fitness Minutes: (312,053)
Posts: 56,610
5/31/12 2:18 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. 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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KATD13 SparkPoints: (87,293)
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Posts: 7,394
5/31/12 1:32 A

Welcome to SparkPeople!

My favorite things here, are the nutrition tracker & the forums. You'll find so much encouragement & great advise, here on the forums. And the nutrition tracker is user friendly and super important for tracking calories, as well as nutrition.

Wish you great success on your weight loss journey!

SAMANTHAP46 SparkPoints: (174)
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5/30/12 11:40 P

I am samantha i'm 46 years old & mother to 6 year old cameron. my husband bob & i will celebrate our 25th anniversary in january. i was diagnosed with type2 diab. in oct. 2011. take 500 mg. metformin twice a day. i have had some weight loss, but have so much more to loose. looking forward to meeting new people and learning to eat healthier and feeling better

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