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NOW_IM_IT Posts: 4,508
1/30/12 3:03 P

Hi Mindy, it's good to have you onboard with us! I hope you enjoy your time here & that it helps you in reaching all your goals!

Be sure to use the trackers and STAY CONNECTED-the support here can't be beat & it really helps knowing others are going thru the same things you are!!

I noticed you're from Alabama-me too!! Always great to have another Bama Sparker!!!


RAINA413 SparkPoints: (98,670)
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1/30/12 11:53 A

Welcome to Spark People!! I am so glad you are here!
This is a great place to begin your weight loss journey. There are so many amazing resources to benefit from. From the fitness and nutrition trackers, to the teams and groups where you can get endless amounts of support, motivation, and advice to the articles which will make you fitness and health smart!
This is a great site! I hope you have much success!!

NEVERORNOW SparkPoints: (234,178)
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1/30/12 7:47 A

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DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (531,288)
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1/30/12 2:26 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. 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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MARILYNS70 Posts: 19,151
1/29/12 11:57 P

welcome - so glad you have joined us

I see you have made up a sparkpage - good job - but you have made it private which means we can't go to it to post an word of encouragement - consider changing it to public and to allow comments

Also don't forget to participate as often as you can on all the groups you have joined

If i can be of any help just ask

MINDYBWELCH SparkPoints: (0)
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1/29/12 9:48 P

Hello everyone, My name is Mindy and I am from a small town In Alabama... Recently I have decided to begin my journey to better health... I have recently been diagnosed with an Aortic Aneurysm.. I also have blood pressure problems.. It is imperative that I get my weight and BP down if I want to live to see my kids grow... I am only 31 years old, and I have a long ways to go.. I will gladly chat with anyone who needs to vent, as I may need to do the same myself.. I have emptied out my kitchen in preparation for healthy food and healthy snacks,so whether they like it or not, my family is joining me... I am trying hard to not say I am dieting... I am changing my diet as part of changing my way of life and my way of thinking... so HERE I GO!!

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