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WIANGEL SparkPoints: (15,070)
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5/5/13 8:08 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,

5/5/13 6:05 A

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


DONDAIN SparkPoints: (53,465)
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5/4/13 9:36 P


LKEITHO SparkPoints: (520,325)
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5/4/13 9:16 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (84,978)
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5/4/13 9:52 A

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here! Jump right in and make yourself at home! This is the best place for support and inspiration!! You can do it!

0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
5/3/13 3:44 P

Welcome aboard Rosalee!


MPLSKEN SparkPoints: (311,433)
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5/3/13 3:44 P

There are so many great resources here! I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker because that is the key element in weight loss for most people. Then, once you're comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, start exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. By tracking everything since May 2011 and using the other features here to keep myself focused, I lost 90 pounds and have maintained that loss for almost a year now. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it!

ROSALEEANN22 SparkPoints: (363)
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5/3/13 3:02 P

My name is Rosalee, I'm 21 years old and I have a 10 month old son. Back in high school I yoyo'd alot between 125-130 lbs. Back then I thought I was huge! Now I feel bad that I allowed myself to get to 180! I got on the depo shot when I was 16 and it was okay at first. I still worked out 5 days out of the week 2 hours a day. But about 6 months after being on it, I noticed I was starting to gain weight, which was okay with me if I gained 5 pounds..only problem was it wouldn't stop. I started working out harder and harder but it was still coming! I gained 60 lbs while on that shot..once I turned 18 I got off of it. It took me almost a year before I started losing the weight. I was down to 160 when I got pregnant. I tried not to overdo the eating which was hard because I wanted everything!! By my 9 month check up (2 days before I gave birth) I was 198! I almost cried because I was so close to 200lbs, I had my baby and I was down to 188. I lost 10 pounds after giving birth. I told myself I would keep trying and work out alot to lose the rest of the weight. Which never happened. I haven't worked out, I tried once but I got tired to fast and quit..I figured I would have time one day or I will buy a treadmill next week, again nothing happened! I always said to myself and my hubby that I would, but I would make excuses like "I don't have time or the equipment", now I can honestly say that I was delaying everything because I'm lazy! I work 8 hours a day and get home and care for my son, put him to bed and play a video game or watch TV after, time I could use to workout! I weighed myself at my sister in law's house and I was 192..I knew at that moment I need to change! No more postponing, because if I do, I know that I will regret it one day. I hate healthy food though, cant stand salads or veggies they both literally make me sick! So with that I bought vitamins and will be trying new ways to eat these horrid foods. My goal is to go down to 145..or heck maybe even lower! :) I feel very confident in this! Mostly because my hubby is also on the track of getting healthy!

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