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MR.NET1 SparkPoints: (118,519)
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11/16/12 1:25 A

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-Work like you don't need the money.
-Love like you've never been hurt.
-And dance like you do...

***When nobody's watching***

If you take your eyes off your Sparky Goals...
All you will see are Sticky Obstacles!!!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (353,800)
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11/16/12 1:22 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 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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KATPRIEBE SparkPoints: (63,355)
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11/15/12 11:35 P

Hi and Welcome,

I understand about quitting smoking and the weight gain. And once I started getting my taste! I knew I liked food before, now I love it! LoL. Anyway....,
Sparks people is a great site. It does offer so much info and help at no cost. You have support groups that you can check out to find the right ones for you. You have food plans that you can use or use your own. And you have exercise videos.

Here are some links I hope you find helpful...

1. Getting Started

2. Video on An Overview of SparksPeople Community

3. Earn SparkTrophies for Reaching Your Goals

4. Video: How to Use Sparks Fitness Tracker

5. How to use SparksPeople Nutrition Tracker


Once again..Welcome!
And remember, Have Patience in yourself.


Kathy Priebe
-Leader of the Wiccan Dieters.
"Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others."by Virginia Woolf***and*** "Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations." by Ray Bradbury, WD
PROUD-GRANDMA SparkPoints: (107,217)
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11/15/12 10:51 P

Welcome to SP!

Live each moment to its fullest!
LAURELSPARK SparkPoints: (102,898)
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11/15/12 9:13 P

Hi and welcome to SparkPeople. 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!

LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (241,019)
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11/15/12 8:06 P

Hi David,
Welcome to SP!
You will find everything you need to help you reach your goals. Members are really helpful and supportive. Being active on your Spark Teams is a good way to stay motivated and accountable.
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."

DAVIDKY SparkPoints: (182)
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11/15/12 5:44 P

Hello 40 going on 50 real close. Trying to lose 40 lbs so I will feel and look better . Turned 40 8 years ago quit smoking 6 years ago and the weight just won't stop adding up.

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