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4/23/13 7:41 A

Welcome to SP. Hold on tight because the ride could be a bit challenging.

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4/23/13 1:58 A

Welcome, wishing you the best of luck on your journey you can do it.

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4/23/13 1:44 A

This is a great place to start! Commit to the change and it will happen! Be honest with tracking and make a habit of it. If you don't do it everyday, you will likely fall off track. I know I do. It's tedious at first, but you'll get into the swing of things and the work will pay off.

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4/23/13 12:36 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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4/22/13 9:38 P

Hi and welcome to Spark People! This is the place for support and inspiration! Jump right in and make yourself at home! Good luck on your journey!

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4/22/13 6:29 P

I am right there with you! I also want to retrain my body and thinking... So far I am doing well, but I am worried about when winter rolls around again!

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4/22/13 6:01 P

I have been doing Zumba too... I love it! It doesn't even feel like a workout, and I feel that tracking EVERY SINGLE THING emoticon that I eat makes me hold myself accountable for everything that I put in my mouth...and that helps me make better choices.

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4/22/13 3:02 P

I've always struggled with my weight and so far with Sparkpeople I feel like I'm finally getting it. Good luck on your journey!

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4/22/13 2:54 P

same here this is new to me after almost 7 years of struggle its time for a permanent change by nutrition is going to be my main gal even thou I been doing zumba for a couple of days now and feel great my food intake is what I struggle with I hope I can be able to conquer my goal

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4/22/13 1:43 P

Good Morning!
I joined SP after hearing about it on The Doctors. I have always struggled with weight loss, and at one point resorted to prescription diet pills. I was able to lose 40lbs on that, but because I did not retrain myself to eat the right way, I gained it all back plus 10lbs. So here I am now, trying to learn a new way to eat, to give my body what it needs and develop a healthy relationship(?) with food. I am hoping to lose weight and keep it off for good :)

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