Hi My name is Holly and this is my first entry! I am a mother of two wonderful children ages 15 and 11. I am from NC and I have a total of about 135 pounds that I need to lose. I am eager to get started! ANY suggestions are welcome! I am working on trying to get my kids and family involved too but they are not so receptive to the idea of exercise and changing their ways of eating. But I am persistent when I want to be.
hi stacy, welcome to Spark! I definitely hear you when it comes to self sabotage and emotional eating! a number of the spark teams address those as issues which I've just started exploring - we can do this
4/12/13 1:31 A
Hello, and welcome to SparkPeople. I wish you much success in reaching all of your goals.
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WELCOME TO SPARK!!! 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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well hello everyone,My name is stacy my biggest hurdle is my own self sabotage! It is so frustrating I am an emotional eater which doesn't help my cause! for the last 17 years I have been taking care of my hubby and 4 kids we have over come obstacles like crazy! my breaking point was when my 17 year old said "mom you never gave up on me thru my heroin addiction but you did give up on yourself" sigh so true so here we are.... it is all about me baby!
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