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9/2/13 5:21 P

emoticon Welcome RC81066!!! You're off to a great start!!! Sparks really is a wonderful website to develop a healthy lifestyle to get fit and lose the weight .... permanently!! And you've got the supportive folks on Sparks to help you along the way as well!! So have fun with your nutrition and fitness plans while you become the new, slim, healthy you!!

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0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
8/29/13 3:18 P

Welcome aboard!


SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
8/29/13 2:22 P

47 is a brilliant time to get in shape - take it easy - enjoy doing it for you. be healthy for the family and remember it is a lifestyle and not a fix. and on top of that we are all here to help you emoticon

EDWARDS1411 SparkPoints: (657,151)
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8/29/13 10:44 A

emoticon & emoticon to Sparking, RC81066 !

A healthy lifestyle is a process - more of a journey than a destination. SP with all its features and tools can help you along the way and with the support of its members, well, it's a recipe for success!

Don't expect to change everything overnight. It takes small steps to get from where you are to where you want to be. Just think about The Tortoise and The Hare. You can win the race if you stay focused and take slow, steady steps to get there.

"Moving More & Eating Less" works so try getting in some exercise everyday even if it's only in 10 min. increments - it all adds up in the end. Try making healthier food choices and watch your portions. And tracking your food does make you so much more accountable for everything you put in your mouth.

Surveys have shown that participants in Message Boards lost more weight and stayed with their program longer than non-participants so come by as often as you can. Here at SP you'll find all kinds of motivation and support from people who have similar goals as you do. We are all taking this journey together and we truly want to see each other succeed!!

Wishing you the very best as you work towards your goals!!!

BILL60 Posts: 941,404
8/29/13 8:36 A

Welcome to SP and enjoy the ride.

RC81066 SparkPoints: (16)
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8/29/13 8:27 A

So every year I say, this year will be the one-
I gained a lot of weight with both of my pregancys... but my babies are 14 and 19 now so I cant say its baby weight anymore- plus between minor stress and anxiety about getting older and being so overweight- I have gained a lot more than just baby weight. I am a customer service rep who works from home so I sit on my butt for 8 hours---
When I try to exercise, everything hurts and my heart beating so fast scares me- but I think that is normal lol- I do like dance 3 on my son's xbox so I am starting slowly... So I need to lose about 80lbs... even losing 20 seems like a dream...
Just looking for some advice from others who seem to be like me-- and wondering how to get started-- I don't want a bikini body, I just want to be healthy...and maybe like what I see in the mirror- right now I just look fat and very tired.

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