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BILL60 Posts: 536,356
5/17/13 8:17 A

Welcome to SP. Hang tough and stay the course.

"Excellence is but for the few."
STHAX10 Posts: 3,072
5/17/13 8:16 A

Welcome to the message boards!!! I hope that we as a group can help you, in some way, to meet your goals!!! Never give up!!!

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
~Walt Disney

Don't envy my determination, join me for the ride.....

Lifestyle changes are great...they don't change who we are, they just help us bring out what we can be!!!!
REY6780 SparkPoints: (17,253)
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5/17/13 2:49 A

Welcome to SP!

DOLPHIN7769 Posts: 1,358
5/16/13 3:08 P

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Chelle "Live life as is today is your last!!!!" Goal for the week! Stay focused and determined. You will achieve greatness!! Through God all things are possible.
SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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5/16/13 2:43 P

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here! I wish you all the best on your journey!!

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Co-leader SP Class of November 10-16, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of March 24-30, 2013
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RNY date: 4/9/2012
Initial weight: 508
Consult weight: 482.2
Pre-op weight: 420
JAMBABY0 Posts: 15,384
5/15/13 4:45 P

Hi and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! I know how you felt that day, 4 years ago, I went to Kings Island amusement park, my youngest son was 8 years old and the rest of the kids were older so hubby took them to the side where the adult rides are and I took him to the Nickelodeon side where the rides are just a little slower and for a younger and/or nerves crowd. There was a roller coaster and he wanted me to go on it with him, We got in line and we got to the ride but I was to big, and he was to young to ride it alone. I had to explain to him at 8 years old that he couldn't go on this ride because I was too fat to fit in. I remember thinking I had to make a change because this was not going to happen to me again or my kids. Every year since then we have gone, the following year after that one I had to ride in a wheel chair still but I was a bit smaller and I could fit on that ride, the following year I only had to use a wheel chair towards the end and last year? Well last year I didn't have to use a wheel chair at all! You will get their, trust me, it will take time, and dedication but remember that day and remember this YOU ARE WORTH IT! I am adding a link here to a team you might like, good luck on your journey!

MSMAKEOVER SparkPoints: (187,369)
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5/15/13 2:26 P

Welcome to Sparkpeople. Congrats on losing 9lbs. You're off to a great start. Best wishes in reaching your goals. emoticon

"When you're a beautiful person on the inside, there is nothing in the world that can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance.

The Lesson: If you can't accept yourself, then certainly no one else will."

-Sasha Azevedo-
SOKPUPPIT6 SparkPoints: (381)
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5/15/13 2:07 P

Hi everyone. I found out about this site from a magazine article, and it looks wonderful. I am 44 and have 6 kids. At my daughter's wedding, the I couldn't believe how big I was in the pictures. I decided to change. I've been yo yo ing for about 4 years, and I want to get stable with a healthy weight. My son just got engaged, and I'm going to look great for that wedding! The final straw came, when I couldn't get a roller coaster belt on, and all these teenagers looked so embarrassed for me, I started crying and ran out of the park. I've lost 9 pounds since that day. We're going back next weekend. Unfortunately, my husband bought season tickets to this park. emoticon

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