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WIANGEL SparkPoints: (15,070)
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9/29/13 10:13 A

Hello and Welcome to Sparks!

Although each person has different goals, you're in great company here. The amount of support and community at Sparks is unlike any other website. (Trust me, I've tried them all!) emoticon

If there is any way that I can help you along your journey, just let me know! I'm always here for friends in need.

Irish smiles,
Shannon
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PAMLICO-DAZE SparkPoints: (46,737)
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9/29/13 9:37 A

You have come to the right place. emoticon
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BILL60 Posts: 292,019
9/29/13 9:32 A

Welcome to SP.

SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
9/29/13 7:38 A

we all want to help but actually only you can help yourself -= its a battle and its every hour every day - you have to take responsibility for what you have created then you pray as God is all we have when we are desperate

GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (285,506)
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Posts: 50,755
9/29/13 2:47 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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MIAJOEB SparkPoints: (188,803)
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9/28/13 10:42 P

I found posting my food daily was a real help in keeping me in line.
Hope you find the solution here too.
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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (256,772)
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Posts: 13,601
9/28/13 9:54 P

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

DELIA38961 SparkPoints: (35,885)
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9/28/13 8:29 P

hi welcome to the spark ...best wishes emoticon

BIGSKYCHERIE SparkPoints: (55,904)
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Posts: 856
9/28/13 5:45 P

Welcome to SP--you're off to a great start here. Keep posting and tracking daily. Setting up your own Spark page so we can get to know you is a great help. Join a few teams of people with something in common with yourself--age, location, amount to lose, etc. And once you've worked through the "Getting Started" list, you'll know your way around the site quite well.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_s
tarted.asp
And remember, we're all in this together. We help one another to get to the goal of a healthy weight and lifestyle. Together WE CAN DO IT!!
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BETSYKLB SparkPoints: (107)
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9/28/13 4:56 P

Hello! I am in desperate need of help. I am a yo yo dieter and I have to stop. I have gained and lost the same 100 lbs my whole adult life and I am 47. I just found out I have fatty liver disease and have to see a specialist to determine the extent of damage. I started again 8/30/13 to lose weight at 258lbs my heaviest ever, I get weighed again tomorrow but last Sunday I was 244. I can't get into the specialist until 12/10 so I am on a mission to get healthier before then. I am tired of not being able to put on my shoes without losing my breath, I am tired of being sick and tired. This time will be differant...it has to be.

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