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KSTONYA Posts: 375
4/26/13 10:03 P

I am not sure how to message anyone but if you want friend me. I have only $242 a month to buy food and that is needed to feed 2. I volunteer outside of the house 2 times a week and have meetings several other days a month so I have to plan eating at home as much as possible or carrying a snack. I made contact with the group leader of a local sparkspeople group I will see where that leads.

RAGAN62 SparkPoints: (2,479)
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Posts: 40
4/26/13 12:16 P

Good to meet ya! I certainly can understand trying to lose weight and become healthier on a budget. I have a whole mess of kids and it IS hard. I read one of these blogs yesterday about how much more food you can get for the same amount of money if you choose healthier fare. Very interesting. Of course it requires more time and effort to put together, (always a catch) but it certainly showed the options available. Also, have you joined one of the teams from around your area? They keep telling me to join some teams. Okay. I have. We'll see. Don't know if all this will help, but it feels good to try. Good luck on your new adventure! You're gonna do great! emoticon

BILL60 Posts: 920,509
4/26/13 7:44 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best in your journey to a healthier life.

KSTONYA Posts: 375
4/25/13 11:32 P

emoticon from Kansas I dont know how to friend anyone right now my husband is my friend looking for more

NFLATTE Posts: 9,503
4/25/13 11:09 P

emoticon from NW Indiana

KSTONYA Posts: 375
4/25/13 10:58 P

I have been by there along time ago, What activities do you do? interests?

PINKHOPE Posts: 25,768
4/25/13 6:10 P

I am in greater Chicago.

KSTONYA Posts: 375
4/25/13 5:14 P

My Husband does the cooking but I have turned him on to checking Calories before he makes something as we have about a 500 calories difference on our trackers. Can I ask where you are located?

PINKHOPE Posts: 25,768
4/25/13 2:34 P

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! I have battled arthritis, fibromyalgia, bi-lateral TKR, a shoulder rebuild, kidney issues, high cholesterol and B.P and a host of other things. Does it make it more challenging? Yes. But it IS possible! Take heart!

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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KSTONYA Posts: 375
4/25/13 2:30 P

I have been on Sparks People for a while then took a break as I was not finding the support I needed. Now I am back and I have introduced My new Husband to Sparks People. We are both trying to lose weight while on a budget. I am trying to find members with my medical issues and that live close by and might even get together for buddy help. I am interested in any contact.

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