Lovely to have you aboard - you'll no doubt love it here. I have only been in here a week and it is really fantastic. Feel free to check out my spark page & blog and if you feel I am in a position to help then I would only be glad to do so.
I will do today what others won't So I can have tomorrow what others can't.
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4 6/30/13 1:28 P
Thank you all for your welcome and support I'm looking forward to this now, and will check out all the areas on here, and I'm learning there are a lot, with loads of tips etc, so onwards and upwards Cheers everyone xx
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650 6/29/13 8:20 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!)
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.
"When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say."
Original Starting Weight: 208lbs.
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18,603 6/29/13 8:06 A
I will also suggest you check out the start up guide if you haven't already. Sugar addiction is something lots of us deal with and there's lots of help here on Spark.
I think the nutrition tracker is one of the most useful tools here on Spark. It's important too that the changes you make in eating are ones you can live with. You don't want to lose and gain back but you can train your taste buds to accept healthier eating. I no longer use a salt shaker and we don't eat much for processed foods (my husband has celiac disease so we had to give them up). I also remind myself of my experience with instant oatmeal. I used to always eat the maple and brown sugar packets. One day my husband brought the lower sugar variety. I hated it but ate it because I couldn't see the money go to waste. When I finished and bought a regular version, I hated it. Now I just eat the lower sugar.
6/29/13 7:40 A
Welcome! No need to be nervous. This is a very supportive place.
Kellie is right, the start up guide will get you going. And like her, you can drop by my page and I will be glad to help if I can.
Every one is different, and there are lots of starting points. I also like Spark coaching.
So again, Toni
Toni Go slow to go fast. Maintaining since September 15, 2012
6/29/13 7:36 A
Hi there! Welcome to Spark People. You will find SO many ideas, tips and support here.
Have you gong through the get started guide yet? That's a big help. There are many teams you can join including the tame your sweet tooth team. I went through the four week challenge and it really helped me!
Check out my page and shoot me an message if I can help you at all.
Take it in baby steps every day and you will be successful!
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4 6/29/13 6:21 A
Hi everyone, I'm Ellie, 40 something yr old. Here I go again, still on my search for a healthy way of life that will keep my weight stable, I'll be glad of the support, been on an extreme diet and lost 3.5 stone, reached my goal weight, as soon as I started eating put 1.5 stone back in a matter of weeks!! Feel really stressed about everything, and now having sugar cravings, seem to have noooo will power at all. Still working my way round this site, looks good and I look forward to making new friends and learning. Any tips about stopping the carbs/sugar craving welcome.
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