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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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5/4/13 9:51 A

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here! Jump right in and make yourself at home! This is the best place for support and inspiration!! You can do it!

Co-leader Gastric Bypass Sparklers Team
Co-leader Crocheters: Hooked on Healthy Team
Co-leader SP Class of November 10-16, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of March 24-30, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of June 23-29, 2013

RNY date: 4/9/2012
Initial weight: 508
Consult weight: 482.2
Pre-op weight: 420
TIME2BLOOM4ME SparkPoints: (144,646)
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Posts: 5,104
5/4/13 9:38 A


If it is going to be it is up to me !!!
WIANGEL SparkPoints: (15,070)
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Posts: 650
5/4/13 8:36 A

Hello and Welcome to Sparks!

Although each person has different goals, you're in great company here. The amount of support and community at Sparks is unlike any other website. (Trust me, I've tried them all!) emoticon

If there is any way that I can help you along your journey, just let me know! I'm always here for friends in need.

Irish smiles,

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"When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say."

Original Starting Weight: 208lbs.
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (354,236)
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5/4/13 1:35 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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Paula in Denver, Colorado

"You were given life; it is your find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)

"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)

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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (330,848)
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5/3/13 9:16 P

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


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RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (128,944)
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5/2/13 9:19 P


If you can't love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul

Take action, and inspiration will follow - Gilad

Change without losing yourself and you can accomplish anything. - Tim Gunn

Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars - Casey Kasem (RIP :( )
CHARLIEDONNIES SparkPoints: (1,206)
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5/2/13 5:32 P

well congratulations on getting started and good luck emoticon

i can do it cause im great!!! when i was in high school i came up with a comic book called super funky chicken and friends never took off.....
NERDY-THIRTY SparkPoints: (154)
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5/2/13 5:28 P

Hi, my name is Mandy! I'll be turning 30 next month, and I've been through several ups and downs weight-wise over the last 9 years or so. I am looking to learn more about nutrition, and hoping for some helpful tips that will help me on my journey. I'm in the middle of a big exercise phase, so I'm also hoping to keep that up.

I have a wonderful husband of nearly 13 years, a beautiful tweenager, two awesome dogs (Roxy the lab mix and Leilani the westie) and a 6 year old turtle named River. I work full-time. It's a desk job, so I spend lots of time on my butt. I love spending time with my family, oftentimes finding myself not lacing up the sneakers because I'd rather be snuggling in front of The Voice or whatever other tv show we get into.

I'm looking forward to meeting you!

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