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RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (129,134)
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5/10/14 8:36 A

This site has an incredible amount of info that can be of use to you - if you have a specific area of interest, you can just do a search on the site and see what comes up.......

Many people like being part of a group of like-minded folks that share interests - the SparkTeams section is a great place to find such groups.......

Welcome and best wishes!

If you can't love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul

Take action, and inspiration will follow - Gilad

Change without losing yourself and you can accomplish anything. - Tim Gunn

Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars - Casey Kasem (RIP :( )
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (354,851)
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5/9/14 9:41 P

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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 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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LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (241,477)
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5/9/14 9:15 P

Hi Stacey,
Welcome to SP!
You will find everything you need here to help you reach your goals.
Members are supportive and helpful.
One of the best ways to stay accountable and motivated is to be active on your Spark Teams.

Best of luck to you!

Northern Ky.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."

YOGA_CHICA Posts: 168
5/9/14 10:45 A

Hi Stacey and welcome!

You've come to the right place if you're looking for advice. My advice to you is to make use of all of the resources available here at SparkPeople... track your food and exercise, create a Spark Page, post on the message boards, join a Spark Team, etc. You'll learn a lot and the interaction with people will keep you motivated.

Good luck!

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.

SLMUELLER83 SparkPoints: (24,430)
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5/8/14 10:43 P

Hello, my name is Stacey. I am new to the community programs. I was hoping this would give me more influence in sticking with my goals. I have been trying for 4+ years to loose the weight I gained in a matter of a few months. I have struggled for a while and hope this can give me the right push. I don't know if anyone has any advice but if you do I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

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