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-SHAWN- Posts: 25,247
1/19/14 6:22 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

KASSUA SparkPoints: (829)
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Posts: 5
1/18/14 6:34 P

Thanks! I am looking forward to learning as well. I tracked my food for the first time today, with my mistakes and all. No more lying to myself about what I'm eating!

MASHERRY SparkPoints: (536)
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1/17/14 8:42 P

Hi Kassie,
I am new here also. Glad to meet you. Looking forward to learning alot.

Masherry
KATESQUEST SparkPoints: (11,830)
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Posts: 259
1/17/14 8:30 P

Hello Kassie! Welcome to SparkPeople! I think you've found the right place! It is a great community with lots of very helpful and engaged people. I know if you explore and join some active teams you will find a strong support system here. The people who are the most successful are the people who check in daily and use the tools the site has to offer! Visit various teams and blogs and check out others' Spark pages, read and comment on blogs, add as a friend those who "Spark" you and you want to connect with, participate in discussions, and you will be surprised at how quickly you build your support base here! There are a zillion terrific articles on motivation and nutrition and exercise and wellness-- It's just a treasure trove of tools for you to use to help meet your goals!

Have hope-- you will find help here!!!

Blessings,

Kate


Edited by: KATESQUEST at: 1/17/2014 (20:30)
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
~Micah 6:8
KASSUA SparkPoints: (829)
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Posts: 5
1/17/14 7:36 P

Hi.
My name is Kassie. I found this site while I was looking for a meal planner online. I don't think it is a coincidence that I found a place that might be able to give me support.

I am 24 years old and have a lovely 3-year-old daughter. My husband and I have been married for almost 5 years. After we got married, I joined Weight Watchers, and because of the community, lost about 20 lbs. When we moved out of state, I gained it all back, plus some after our daughter was born.

I am here because I need help. I have hit rock bottom, and this is my last ditch effort. I can't seem to find anyone interested in joining me in my weight loss journey, and I know that I am killing myself one day at a time when I don't make the right choices. But now, I'm close to the point of not caring. I don't know what else to do, and I am an emotional eater. I'm finding myself more and more depressed each day, and falling deeper into this rut I've dug myself into.

I have about 40 lbs to lose. I want to lose weight. I want my husband to think that I am attractive. I want to be able to play with my daughter, and have more kids to play with. I want my life to begin. Is this a place that can help me with that?

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