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BILL60 Posts: 920,509
3/31/13 12:41 P

Welcome to SP.

MPLSKEN SparkPoints: (316,434)
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3/31/13 12:57 A

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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!
p.s. Also be sure to check out Spark*D, the Diabetes Condition Center:

Edited by: MPLSKEN at: 3/31/2013 (00:57)
RFJSJ50 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/30/13 11:24 P

emoticon Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining!
I've been a member a little over 3 years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going!
Explore the site, make your Sparkpage if you haven’t, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support. We are here to keep everyone motivated.
I’ve found that the best source of motivation on spark is posting, asking questions, and finding new friends that are in this together. We are all on this journey of a healthy live style, so your not alone in this. People need someone to believe in them. They need to know that if they take that first step out of their comfort zone, someone will be supporting them all the way. With small words of encouragement, with just a little extra time, that someone could be you. In some cases, others may just be unaware of their true abilities and potential.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Good luck!

EDWARDS1411 SparkPoints: (645,733)
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3/30/13 10:37 P

emoticon & emoticon to Sparking, TALLBRAT711!! 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!! You CAN and WILL do this!!!

NOW_IM_IT Posts: 4,508
3/28/13 5:01 P

Hi, I'm glad you're here!! This site does offer hope! And the support can't be beat!!

Be sure to stay connected no matter what-sometimes it takes awhile to find what works best for YOU!! I've been here almost 5 years and I'm still learning new things & about myself!

When you get a chance, make your Spark page-it's a great place for fellow Sparkers to leave you encouragement, comments & goodies to help you on your journey!!

Feel free to add me to your friend list, we're all in this together!!


TALLBRAT711 SparkPoints: (204)
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3/28/13 4:52 P

This is my 4th day on this site. I have over 100 lbs to lose. I recently received some diabetic education about my insulin. I had been doing a few things wrong for several years and I finally learned how to count carbs. I left that appointment with hope that with some changes in my food, the timing of my insulin injection and doing some exercises that I love, that I can finally lose this extra weight. This site was recommended to me by the diabetic nurse and I am very excited about everything it offers. It is very user friendly. I am grateful.

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