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MEDDYPEDDY Posts: 7,862
1/21/13 2:21 A

emoticon to spark people to me the best way of finding support was to look for teams that shared my interests - thgough them I have found many spark friends. Good luck on your journey!

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DRAPESAM000 SparkPoints: (627)
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1/21/13 1:13 A

Hello Doug my name is sammy and i just wanted to let you know that you are not going to be alone in this i am a very unmotivated person but i believe that with sparkpeople i can stay motivated and get threw this... but i believe that anyone can lose weight they just have to be patient and take their time and dnt give up.

!!Good luck with your goals and dont give up!!
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (355,334)
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1/21/13 1:05 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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JMORRIS85 SparkPoints: (65,568)
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1/21/13 12:53 A

Hi Doug and weclome to Spark. Spark is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. You will learn to make healthier food choices, how to fit more physical activity into your day, and a lot of other stuff that will pay off in weight reduction and improved health. emoticon

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1/21/13 12:07 A

Hi. My name is Doug. I have tried lots of diets in the past and they all work for a little time but then I somehow fall apart. I have made it to my highest weight ever and scared myself a bit. I don't want to leave my children without a father. 340 pounds. I felt that if I had some support like spark people offers then maybe this time I can do it. My goal is 180 pounds and I am a motivated person. Water skiing with the family this summer is high on my list of wants. I hope to be a benificial person on this site and look forward to being half of the man that I am now

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