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RFJSJ50 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/10/13 9:42 A

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 haven’t, 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.
I’ve 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!

PINKHOPE Posts: 25,768
6/10/13 8:27 A

Welcome to Sparkpeople!

I want to congratulate you on making this journey. I began my own journey a few years ago and though my pace has been slow I have lost over 100 pounds! You can have success too!

This is a great place to get healthy! There are so many tools, resources, and encouraging people to help you on your journey to "Health & Fitness". Be sure to poke around the site and try the nutrition and fitness trackers, Spark Recipes, Daily Spark, health articles, and secrets.

Joining a team will help you meet like-minded people that share similar life situations or goals. You can join mine to start. I share many helpful tips, recipes and insights from my own journey so you too can benefit. The DAILY CHAT section has lots of helps.

Be sure to read member blogs as there is a wealth of information there. You can start with one of mine:

If you have further questions or just want to chat, stop by my Sparkpage or send me a Sparkmail. Just click on the button under my profile picture on the left.

Press On!

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VEUVEGIRL Posts: 23,999
6/10/13 8:06 A

Welcome to Spark!

BILL60 Posts: 875,237
6/10/13 7:19 A

Welcome to SP. Enjoy the bumpy ride.

TORTOISE110 Posts: 7,626
6/10/13 6:46 A

Welcome! Glad you are here, a place where there are lots of nice people. Check out Spark teams (join one or two of interest) and also Spark motivators. I wish you the very best with your time here. I think it's a good place.


CASSANDRAJD SparkPoints: (122)
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Posts: 14
6/10/13 6:43 A

Hi! I am new to this website. I thought I would try this website out! I am very overweight and considered obese and I am trying to lose weight but, it is hard! I also have conditions that make it even harder to lose the weight! I can lose a little bit of weight here and there but, I can't ever seem to lose more than 15 pounds! Also when I lose a little bit of weight I tend to gain it back.
So I hoping to meet other people who kind of understand what I am going trough. I hope I can meet some nice and friendly people!

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