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BILL60
Posts: 225,784
2/18/13 7:39 A

Welcome to SP and the best to you on your journey.



GLAMNGLOWDIVA
SparkPoints: (266,052)
Fitness Minutes: (169,498)
Posts: 50,003
2/18/13 2:04 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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MAKINGHERPROUD
SparkPoints: (64,843)
Fitness Minutes: (13,909)
Posts: 768
2/17/13 11:35 P

Welcome. This site is great for support. Make sure you check out the SparkTeams. I'm sure there is one for people that have had weight loss surgery. Good luck!



BJUMPINGFORJOY
Posts: 17,947
2/17/13 8:28 P

Welcome to SparkPeople. We are glad to have you here with us. I think you will find the food and fitness trackers are very good tools as well as the spark teams. Just take it one day at a time. I am glad to meet you.



SCHNOOTIE
Posts: 2,953
2/17/13 8:13 P

I love the fact that you are looking for good healthy ways to stop the weight gain before it becomes a bigger issue. I bet a lot of us are wishing they had done the same when it was only a few pounds, lol. Wishing you lots of success and I heartily welcome you to this great place. Look around a bit, and join a team of your liking. The support here is amazing!!



PDPLPN
SparkPoints: (562)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1
2/17/13 7:27 P

I stumbled on this site and am anxious to get involved. I am a gastric bypass patient 6 yrs out from my surgery and have successfully lost 186 lbs. I am struggling with food esp carbs and need to get back into a healthier eating pattern. I have gained 3 lbs and want to put the brakes of this now before it gets out of control. I would like to lose the 3 plus and additional 8 and I can not totally count on the bypass. That tool has done its job but it is now up to me not to get into poor habits again. So, I kind of just stumbled on this site and will try and implement new tools to maintain my greatest success in weight loss I have known. It will be helpful to my fellow weight loss pts.



 
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