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DEB2448 Posts: 169,950
7/6/13 1:39 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.

-SHAWN- Posts: 25,247
7/5/13 7:50 P

Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
* Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate! emoticon emoticon

TREV1964 Posts: 5,115
7/5/13 7:20 P

Work out the weight you want to be by your wedding day and divide the overall difference into weekly chunks. A series of small goals are much easier to achieve than one big one.

I will do today what others won't
So I can have tomorrow what others can't.

You will ultimately become the people you associate with and eventually become the books that you read.

Never in human history has a statue ever been erected in homage to a critic.
Jean Sibelius (composer 1865-1957)
DAWNERTH101 SparkPoints: (1,706)
Fitness Minutes: (576)
Posts: 10
7/5/13 4:37 P


I'm Dawn. I like the idea of losing weight but not the reality of it! emoticon

I'm engaged and getting married October 26th. I'm a nerd and he's a geek....the wedding theme is "Doctor Who meets The Big Bang Theory" emoticon'll be fun.

I'm NOT looking forward to the photos though :( At 207 lbs, this is the heaviest I've ever been. And I'm not good with long-term goals.......

A friend of mine suggested this site.....I'm just "showing up" right now.....hoping that this will be enough to get me to the next level.

...just trying to figure things out now.

I look forward to showing up and seeing what happens. :)

Take Care,


"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow."

Mary Anne Radmacher
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