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BILL60 Posts: 526,194
2/21/13 8:11 A

Welcome to SP. Hang tough and stay focused

"Excellence is but for the few."
2/21/13 3:49 A

Hello, and welcome to SparkPeople. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.


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"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."
-Marc Pagnol
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (354,851)
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2/21/13 1:38 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 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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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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2/20/13 10:16 P

Hi and welcome to Spark!! You'll find lots of inspiration and support here!

Co-leader Gastric Bypass Sparklers Team
Co-leader Crocheters: Hooked on Healthy Team
Co-leader SP Class of November 10-16, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of March 24-30, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of June 23-29, 2013

RNY date: 4/9/2012
Initial weight: 508
Consult weight: 482.2
Pre-op weight: 420
MIAJOEB SparkPoints: (202,633)
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2/20/13 7:54 P

Lots of ways to make friends on spark people.
One way is to make a spark page . Here is a link to many ways to explore spark

hope you find these links helpful in your exploration of the site... emoticon

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
2 COR 16-18

Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.... The Way by Lao Tse
TIME2BLOOM4ME SparkPoints: (144,646)
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2/20/13 12:11 P


If it is going to be it is up to me !!!
DAMURILLO SparkPoints: (987)
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2/20/13 11:20 A

Hello my name is Debby, I'm new to this site and hope to be on here for awhile, I joined a couple of days a go and really like it. I've been going to the gym for 4 weeks now and can truly say I enjoy it, I have a long ways to go but I will take baby steps, and take my journey one day at a time. I've been battling with my weight all my life but I think I've come to the place where I'm ready! Would love to make friends on here to help me along my way and would love to help you along your way also. Thanks :0)

I'm ready! I can do this!
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