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BILL60 Posts: 920,685
3/28/13 8:09 A

Welcome to SP and the very best to you n your journey.

DEB2448 Posts: 199,422
3/28/13 1:39 A

Welcome to Spark People. This is a wonderful site full of many useful tools to help you with your weight loss journey. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck in reaching your goals.

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (531,067)
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3/28/13 1:31 A

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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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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (528,131)
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3/27/13 9:21 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

NGCHILD SparkPoints: (157,514)
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3/27/13 3:59 P

Hi Sandy and welcome to SparkPeople!! It is a great place to find support, motivation and friends who are all in the same boat. Congrats on your recent success!!

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CHLOEAGH SparkPoints: (29,002)
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3/27/13 3:52 P

Congrats on your weight loss! That is amazing! As far as your plateau, joining SparkPeople was a great choice for helping get over it and keeping your motivation up through it. There are a lot of articles that give motivation for getting through a plateau, as well as tips for getting out of it. I would also recommend joining some SparkTeams. A smaller community with similar interests, goals, or problems is really great for making friends and getting support.

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SANDYPANTS_64 SparkPoints: (1,209)
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Posts: 5
3/27/13 3:16 P

I just wanted to check in and let you know a little about me. I'm pretty new to Sparkpeople, but I've been on my weight loss journey since August of 2012. So far I've lost 48.6 lbs, and have 18.8 lbs to go. I've been kind of plateauing for about 6-8 weeks now and been feeling kind of discouraged and frustrated but still quite determined to keep going - I'm so close!!

I thought I would reach out and join a group of people because I know that just having some extra support will definitely help when I'm feeling like it's getting too hard or I just need a little bit of encouragement. So, having said that - it's nice to meet all of you, I look forward to making new friends and sharing some time together on our weight loss journeys!!

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