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MIRAGE727 Posts: 9,961
2/17/12 3:06 P

Welcome to SparkPeople!
I truly believe that if you commit, embrace patience, and do simple things like track nutrition, slowly develop a good exercise plan, and cardio, you will see your goals. I also believe that it's a lifestyle and not a single measured event. Life is so much better to enjoy. I wish you all the best. Be well!

Monty, Team Leader
*SparkPeople's Official 5K Your Way Running Program
*Spark Triathlon Team
*Spark Florida - The Official Team

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RAYLINSTEPHENS SparkPoints: (234,592)
Fitness Minutes: (218,298)
Posts: 36,081
2/17/12 2:55 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! emoticon

Start with your Start Page! Here is a video to help you unlock the power of Your Start Page:

Here's the video for the Nutrition Tracker - the best tool online!

I was 54 when I joined SparkPeople and 56 when I came back and started my Spark Program, starting with Stage One. This is a one day at a time program, but if you do the SparkPeople Program Steps, it really does work. I am terribly average, it's the SP program that is extraordinary.

I found logging my foods in the Nutrition Tracker helped me to lose 90 lbs in 16 months! I started at 210 and went to 120. I am 5'1.5" short, lol.

I hung clothing that was too small on my closet door and every time I would get discouraged I would try them on. Week by week they started fitting! That kept me motivated.

Welcome aboard, we really are all in the same boat! Sometimes we can sail right along but sometimes we have to be rowing like crazy!

You can make it happen! SparkPeople really does work!

I spent most of my 60 years in Obesityville - that is one town I never want to visit ever again!
Slim City is way more fun!!

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Central Time Zone
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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!

MARILYNS67 Posts: 9,346
2/17/12 1:45 P

Welcome to sparks - so glad you have joined us

Take a few minutes and make up a sparkpage - others will be able to go to it to encourage you along your journey

Don't forget to participate on all the groups you have joined- you will get a lot of encouragement when you do so

If I can be of any help please just ask


Team leader of

Calling Christian Women -the official SP team

Changing my lifestyle is a challenge

Unless the Lord had given me help I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, 'My foot is slipping' your love O Lord supported me. When anxiety was great within me your consulation brought joy to my soul (Psalm 94:17-19)
LINSERS22 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (135)
Posts: 1
2/17/12 1:38 P

Hi everyone!
I'm in Crownsville, MD and I signed up today on SparkPeople. I was on MyFitnessPal for a while, and just couldn't stay with it. This site is much different and seems like something I need with the goal setting and meal plan adds. I am looking to lose about 15 pounds, 20 to keep me super happy. I hope to meet people with similar goals to chat with and help motivate me!

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