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BILL60 Posts: 521,407
3/31/13 12:43 P

Welcome to SP.

"Excellence is but for the few."
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (330,119)
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3/31/13 1:15 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. 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.

2. 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 duty...to 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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RFJSJ50 SparkPoints: (62,797)
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3/30/13 11:24 P

emoticon Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining!
I've been a member a little over 3 years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going!
Explore the site, make your Sparkpage if you havenít, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support. We are here to keep everyone motivated.
Iíve found that the best source of motivation on spark is posting, asking questions, and finding new friends that are in this together. We are all on this journey of a healthy live style, so your not alone in this. People need someone to believe in them. They need to know that if they take that first step out of their comfort zone, someone will be supporting them all the way. With small words of encouragement, with just a little extra time, that someone could be you. In some cases, others may just be unaware of their true abilities and potential.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Good luck!
Sheila


Sheila
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JAMBABY0 Posts: 15,384
3/29/13 2:14 P

Hi Anastasia, and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! The best way to find people with the same goals as you is to type in key words into the team search bar and join those teams. Like with your favorite hobbies/interests. Good luck on your journey

Remember, YOU ARE WORTH IT!
SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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3/29/13 10:59 A

Hi there and welcome to Spark People! You'll get lots of inspiration and support here! Jump right in, join some teams, and make some friends! We're all here to support each other!

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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
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3/29/13 10:52 A

I'm Anastasia and I'm new here. I haven't figured out completely how this site works but I'm learning. I'm interested to have some spark friends. :)

If you have similar goals with mine add me as a friend! I'd be more than glad :)

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