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BILL60 Posts: 941,405
1/23/13 7:42 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best in your quest to a healthier you.

IMMY62 SparkPoints: (180)
Fitness Minutes: (285)
Posts: 23
1/23/13 6:32 A

Hi there I have just started today and would love to be your diet buddy. My name is Imogen and I am from reading berkshire uk. I have been over weight since having my first child and he is now 27 years old. I also have two lovely grandchildren. You will be fine and I will support you if you can also support me.

KASEYCOFF Posts: 9,663
1/23/13 5:36 A


DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (537,090)
Fitness Minutes: (327,050)
Posts: 57,204
1/23/13 1:33 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. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. 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.

3. 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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GRANNYTREE SparkPoints: (611)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 3
1/22/13 11:16 P

Thank you all for welcoming me. It's taking me a while to get used to getting online an charting my stats. So please be patient with me. emoticon

BILL60 Posts: 941,405
1/22/13 8:03 A

Welcome to SP and good luck on your journey.

EFFIEANNIE Posts: 4,080
1/22/13 7:13 A

Welcome Teressa. This is a great place. The thing that helps me most is entering all the food I eat. I am on the site everyday and it really is addicting. I have met great Sparkers all over the world. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

LKEITHO SparkPoints: (534,931)
Fitness Minutes: (362,353)
Posts: 22,976
1/21/13 8:48 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

MARILYNS70 Posts: 19,317
1/21/13 2:25 P

Teressa - welcome to sparks so glad you foundus

Take a few minutes and make up a sparkpage making it public allowing members to post a comment on it to you

Also remember to participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined - lots of encouragement when you do

If I can be of any please let me know - we are here for you

GRANNYTREE SparkPoints: (611)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 3
1/21/13 2:11 P

Good afternoon! My name is Teressa & as you can see, I recently joined. I am 52 years old, married, have 3 great kids and 2 beautiful granddaughters and 1 granddaughter on her way (we won't meet her till she's born in May). I have been married to my best friend & soul mate for 31+ years. I am the fifth out of six children so, it was hard getting attention from our parents.
I have been overweight for most of my married life. I've lost weight off and on but I recently had an epiphany, I have been sabotaging myself. As much as I would love to lose all this weight, I am also not wanting to look good to other men. I was molested by an uncle when I was young and about 20 years ago I lost a noticeable amount of weight. I went to a family reunion and that uncle walked around me looking at my body and said, "Looking good!". Not long after that I started gaining weight.
My husband loves me no matter how I look, but we both need to lose weight due to hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol...etc.
I really need friends to talk to as I don't know anyone where I live. My family lives 100+ miles away and phone support just works so far. So if anyone lives in the Springfield, Mo area, I would love to meet you! I just need more support. I look forward to meeting people who know what I am going through and I plan on offering encouragement to others.

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