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RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (138,684)
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8/3/13 7:16 P


"Youth and beauty are not accomplishments. They are the temporary, happy byproducts of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either." - Carrie Fisher

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 :( )
SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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8/3/13 1:49 P

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here!! Jump right in and make yourself at home!! Remember to take it one day at a time and that you can do this!

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
JANET552 SparkPoints: (315,529)
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8/3/13 10:45 A

emoticon Karla,

You already know how fabulous Spark is. I think the message boards and teams are a great way to connect with people who can help you when you hit a snag and with people you can help. Both are great for keeping you on track.

I hope you are having a happy and healthy day!

-SHAWN- Posts: 25,247
8/3/13 10:34 A

Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
* Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate! emoticon emoticon

GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (368,537)
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8/3/13 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 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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KARLAJANE31 SparkPoints: (6,002)
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8/2/13 11:57 P

Hi. I've used SparkPeople before but have not taken advantage of the message boards as I should have. I am participating in the SparkCoach just this week. I am a 49 year old vegetarian lady who is having trouble keeping weight off for good. I'm hoping it will work this time.
I look forward to reading the boards.


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