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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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Posts: 4,458
5/4/13 9:48 A

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here! Jump right in and make yourself at home! This is the best place for support and inspiration!! You can do it!

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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
HEALTHY-SPARK SparkPoints: (42,287)
Fitness Minutes: (47,996)
Posts: 1,073
5/3/13 4:23 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! I think this is a really great site filled with plenty of motivating and supportive people. I hope you find it as helpful as I do!

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass -- it's about learning to dance in the rain."

Everyone could use more SparkFriends -- please add me!
MPLSKEN SparkPoints: (165,418)
Fitness Minutes: (70,842)
Posts: 7,278
5/3/13 3:46 P

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There are so many great resources here! I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker because that is the key element in weight loss for most people. Then, once you're comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, start exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. By tracking everything since May 2011 and using the other features here to keep myself focused, I lost 90 pounds and have maintained that loss for almost a year now. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it!
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MARILYNS67 Posts: 9,261
5/3/13 12:36 P

Welcome to sparks so glad you found us

Take a few minutes and make up a sparkpage making it public and allowing members to post a message on it

Also don't forget to participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined - lots of encouragement there

I am close to 300 (295) so I can understand where you are at - please let me know if I can be of help

Marilyn

Team leader of

Calling Christian Women -the official SP team

Changing my lifestyle is a challenge




Unless the Lord had given me help I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, 'My foot is slipping' your love O Lord supported me. When anxiety was great within me your consulation brought joy to my soul (Psalm 94:17-19)
NANCYBERGER70 SparkPoints: (134)
Fitness Minutes: (185)
Posts: 14
5/3/13 10:58 A

Hi my name is Nancy and I am from Missouri...I am weighing in at 300+ and trying to lose ALOT of weight. I know it wont be quick or easy...1 pound at a time is my goal.....I need any help I can get, thanks

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