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PATTIERN9FF9 SparkPoints: (2,167)
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8/12/13 1:10 P

HI,
Thanks for the encouragement. WOW !! 100 lbs that is great.......
Well, yesterday was an off day...I went out with my husband and ate 2000 calories instead of the 1200-1500 I am suppose to eat, so I am back on track today. I weight myself this morning and I was 148 from 150.....now if I can just keep in that direction.

Pattie

PINKHOPE Posts: 25,738
8/10/13 10:17 A

Welcome to Sparkpeople Pattie!

I want to congratulate you on making this journey. I began my own journey a few years ago and though my pace has been slow I have lost over 100 pounds! You can have success too!

This is a great place to get healthy! There are so many tools, resources, and encouraging people to help you on your journey to "Health & Fitness". Be sure to poke around the site and try the nutrition and fitness trackers, Spark Recipes, Daily Spark, health articles, and secrets.

Joining a team will help you meet like-minded people that share similar life situations or goals. You can join mine to start. I share many helpful tips, recipes and insights from my own journey so you too can benefit. The DAILY CHAT section has lots of helps.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=50151


Be sure to read member blogs as there is a wealth of information there. You can start with one of mine:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=5445540


If you have further questions or just want to chat, stop by my Sparkpage or send me a Sparkmail. Just click on the button under my profile picture on the left.

Press On!
Suzanne

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LAURELSPARK SparkPoints: (97,176)
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8/10/13 7:55 A

Hi and welcome to SparkPeople, Pattie. There are so many great tools and great people involved with this site. I'm sure that SP can help you along on your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Good luck reaching your goals!

My goals were similar to yours and it took me about 5 months (as I remember). I actually lost too much and my friends told me I was too thin. I raised my goal weight but I have had a hard time staying there. Maybe my body is trying to tell me something. The good thing about the whole spark adventure is that now I exercise regularly (which I did not do before) and my eating habits are much more healthy.

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TEENY_BIKINI SparkPoints: (138,555)
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8/9/13 4:14 P

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MARILYNS66 Posts: 8,845
8/9/13 2:33 P

Welcome to sparks so glad you have found us

Take a few minutes to make up a sparkpage making it public allowing members to post a message to you on it

Also don't forget to participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined

PATTIERN9FF9 SparkPoints: (2,167)
Fitness Minutes: (2,295)
Posts: 3
8/9/13 12:52 P

Hi,
I am a 61 year women in good shape. I dance, take walks and snow ski, I have started to record my nutrition on Spark people.

I was 150 lbs. and now I just go back and forth between 149-148. I have been doing this for 3 weeks. How long does it take to reach your goal? Mine is 125.

Pattie

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