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KHFOUR Posts: 1,385
1/25/13 8:33 A

Welcome to Spark!

There is so much to see and do on this site, take time to get to know everything. Join some teams, meet some buddies, give each other some motivation and before you know it, you will be on your way to losing weight and feeling better.

Enjoy your journey to a new you!



GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (346,095)
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1/25/13 2:26 A

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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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Paula in Denver, Colorado

"You were given life; it is your find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)

"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)

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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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1/24/13 11:27 P

Hi and welcome to Spark People!! You'll get lots of inspiration and support here!

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
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1/24/13 11:07 P

Welcome to Sparkpeople,........... . This is a wonderful place to keep yourself motivated............ many great articles, information and teams/people all ready and willing to help keep you on can do this...............believe you can............
and you will.........
blessings and hugs..............lita

This is a great place to get started:

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

pacific time
1/24/13 9:29 P

Hi SparkPeople! I'm new and I'm trying to lose weight. I'm 42, 5'1",weigh 246. I go to college in Cheyenne WY, and ride the bus. As my family does not currently have a car, we walk everywhere. I average at least 40 mins daily in walking, and that is pretty much the only exercise I get. I have iron-deficient anemia, and that is the only medical condition I have. My problem is I try exercise for a few days, then stop. I have two different incentives to lose weight-1. contest through school, 2. weight loss for my son, for a field trip in June. I need constant motivation if I am to keep exercising daily. Please post

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