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SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
3/4/14 6:19 A

oh Janet poor you - you really need to have a long hard took and love yourself again - you have abused the body for so long and hated it i really wish i could give you a hug and show you how amazing you actually are

RD03875 SparkPoints: (407,615)
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3/4/14 1:23 A

Welcome to Spark People! You are not alone here, you will find lots of support and motivation and help to get you back on track! Read as much as you can, join teams with your like interests, try new healthy foods- there are lots of great recipes here, try new and different exercises-there are lots of videos to watch and try.

YOU CAN DO IT! You ARE worth it!.

RAYVINJ SparkPoints: (924)
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3/3/14 11:30 P

I used Spark People several years ago and it really helped me for as long as I kept tracking everything. I'm 65 and looking to lose about 30 pounds. I'm having a hard time getting motivated to exercise daily. Maybe we could meet each other to exercise each day to give both of us motivation. Good luck on your program. emoticon

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (538,577)
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3/3/14 10:01 P

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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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (536,505)
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3/3/14 9:10 P

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

ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (38,869)
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3/3/14 3:10 P

emoticon to SP. I encourage you to be active here on the site. Post often on the message boards and let us know how we can support you. Have fun and enjoy your journey!

2009OLIVER SparkPoints: (843)
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3/3/14 2:48 P

Hello my name is Janet and I'm fat and I need a place to start. I'm 63 and not happy with myself. Back in '77 I had one of the 1st gastic bypass surgery's weighing in at 350lbs. I lost 100lbs the first year. I became an exercise aholic to keep the lbs off. Well that lasted until about '92 when I stopped exercising and the lbs started adding up to 260 lbs. So I'm well on my weigh to 350 lbs. I vowed I would never be fat again. My mom always said to never say never. How right she was. I've tried WW countless times and failed so I am giving this a try.

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