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EFFIEANNIE Posts: 3,440
1/9/13 8:44 A

emoticon I have been a nurse for 46 years. I do plan to almost retire this spring. I will work just as needed, not a regular position. Paula gave you some great advice. This is a wonderful site and it has certainly helped me more than any other. What helps me most is tracking every bite that I eat and running the report at the end of the day. Good luck with your weight loss and nursing school! emoticon

Sue- Northern Illinois

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BILL60 Posts: 537,157
1/9/13 5:13 A

Welcome to SP. The journey is not easy, but thoroughly worthwhile.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (369,565)
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1/9/13 1:20 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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1/9/13 12:09 A

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-Work like you don't need the money.
-Love like you've never been hurt.
-And dance like you do...

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All you will see are Sticky Obstacles!!!

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CAJUNGIRL827 SparkPoints: (49)
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1/8/13 11:22 P

I am a nursing student. The stress level i have is off the chart. I have been in school for a year now and I just keep gaining...This weight needs to come off...I am a very outgoing person and love having fun when i am not studying...anyways that is all i guess i should say for now...:)

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