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DEB2448 Posts: 201,486
7/20/13 1:54 A

Welcome to Spark People. This is a wonderful site full of many useful tools to help you with your weight loss journey. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck in reaching your goals.

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (537,507)
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7/20/13 1:31 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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PATTIE441 Posts: 45,286
7/19/13 10:41 P

Hi Heather! Welcome! We are really glad you are here! There is a lot of motivation here and I know you can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

WINACHST Posts: 1,863
7/19/13 10:00 P

Hi Heather, welcome to Spark People. I recall the day I was walking up to an entrance and caught a glimpse of my reflection in the glass doors. I did not like what I saw and I wanted to be skinny, no not just skinny but healthy. That was my motivation to start my journey.

One thing that helped me most in those early days was to create a list as to the reasons as to why I wanted to lose weight via eating healthier and exercising more. Then Keeping that list where I'd see it everyday. You have to want it, really want it to make those changes stick.

I hope you find want you need for support and encouragement here on Spark People, it is an awesome community.
Best wishes to you.

HJOHNSON1007 SparkPoints: (374)
Fitness Minutes: (250)
Posts: 6
7/19/13 9:44 P

I'm Heather...35 years old and getting ready to start on my transformation that will stick this time. I have never had an issue being the fluffy one of the group...but as I get older and my kids are growing, I realize that I want to be healty. Its not about being skinny....okay that's a lie...there are some days when I wish I was skinny and felt pretty for my boyfriend...but mostly its about me being healthy and liking what I see back at me when I look in a mirror. The secret girly girl in me wants to be able to go into a lingerie shop and buy something really cute that would look good too. So that's a nutshell...I'm ready! Need some friends to support me and give me motivation I think though!

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