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SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
4/28/14 6:13 A

hello Laurie and welcome - i hope you do excellent

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4/28/14 2:49 A

Hi

GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (330,534)
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4/28/14 2:18 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 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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MAMA_CD Posts: 1,498
4/27/14 8:28 P

emoticon There are so many resources here, including modified exercises, great health and nutrition articles, videos, teams, nutrition tracker...ENJOY the Journey to better health with us. It's so much easier to win over the bad habits with a supportive group like Sparkers.

MAMA_CD...count your blessings!
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AMYISSUCCEEDING Posts: 22,103
4/27/14 8:04 P

Welcome to Sparkpeople. You have come to the right place. This is the best website. Everyone is very friendly and supportive. Lots of good information and useful tools to help you along the way.
Be sure to read the Getting Started Guide and take it from there. Join a few teams and become involved. This is where you will get most of your support and make friends too.
You may also find reading some of the Success Stories very helpful too. Good luck to you on your weight loss journey. Together we will do this and reach our goals too.
Amy
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Edited by: AMYISSUCCEEDING at: 4/27/2014 (20:04)
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Amy from Oregon

Take it One Day At A Time!

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MAMALU2014 SparkPoints: (2,501)
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4/27/14 7:46 P

i just wanted to introduce myself. I, like most of you struggle with weight and health problems. I feel as if i am working toward a better me, as each day passes. I was on WW for the last year and lost 50lbs, am now doing it on my own and seeing small weight loss. i have some back problems that keeps me from doing certain exercises but have found water ex to be just what i needed. I go 6-7 X a week and love love love it. Thanks for reading. Have a great day!!!!

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