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SEVERINA418 SparkPoints: (53,066)
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3/19/14 4:03 A

Yes, try to find a local TOPS meeting to go to... I'm a member and I love it. I just joined for $28 for a whole year!

Teresa in Georgetown, Ohio
MISTYSNO SparkPoints: (299)
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3/18/14 11:07 P

I was in WW too, and stopped due to expense and inconvenience.
I just want to belong somewhere with people who are just like me. I like it at SP and I do feel like I belong. I get a lot of really good ideas here, and I intend to use them, I hope someday I can give someone else some good ideas too.

Edited by: MISTYSNO at: 3/18/2014 (23:09)
KATZEYEZ SparkPoints: (20,805)
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3/17/14 2:17 P

emoticon to SP! You are in the right place for getting on the road to successful weight loss and lifestyle change! There is so much here to help you on your way and lots of great friends to journey with!
Make a Sparkpage and make some friends! It is so much easier when you are not alone! Start a blog, share your thoughts- all good stuff!
Shout if you need anything- we are all here for you!
Big hugs,
'Kat emoticon emoticon emoticon

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything

Hugs, 'Kat, Cyprus
SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
3/17/14 2:00 P

hello and welcome

FONTELLAMARIE SparkPoints: (5,074)
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3/17/14 11:24 A

Hi Skern,

I lost 35 with Weight Watchers at Work two years ago. I too stopped primarily due to cost. I'm hoping to build new community here too. I've started Spark twice before but didn't really get to know anyone. Life is busy and there's not a lot of support in my personal sphere but I'm tired of making excuses. I just want to get this done!

Let's keep each other motivated! I want to be talking about my dazzling success this time next year.

Good luck to you.


KELLEY1013591 SparkPoints: (897)
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3/12/14 3:49 A

Hi and welcome. I recently left Weight Watchers because of the cost ... am also new to Spark People as well. Good luck on your journey.

KBACON8 SparkPoints: (13,866)
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3/11/14 11:52 P

Hi and welcome to the spark team.

I too have been on WW and found it expensive. Good luck on your journey and post
questions if you have any.


Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always just try one more time.
Thomas Edison
-BLESSINGS- SparkPoints: (94,327)
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3/11/14 3:25 P

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Hi and Welcome to SPARKpeople...

Wishing you all the Best and Much Success ~Deby

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~*~ LOVE ~&~ BLESSings ~*~ ALLways ~*~Deby~*~
EFFIEANNIE Posts: 3,435
3/11/14 10:19 A

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I used to belong to WW too, but it is just sooo expensive. Everything you need dis right here. Join a challenge.

Sue- Northern Illinois

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!
SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
3/11/14 9:53 A

i hear you on the meetings i like the one on one with real people too - if you like i will check in on you for continued support - if you like?

ARGYLLGAL SparkPoints: (115)
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3/11/14 9:15 A

Search for T.O.P.S. online (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). They have meetings, support, weigh ins, a magazine, little prizes all for a lot cheaper. They have been around 50+ years and meet everywhere.

Keep hopping. No stopping!
MYAKAYAH Posts: 9,227
3/11/14 5:20 A

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Glad you are part of Spark People, as with anything you'll get out what you put into it!

If you need anything ask questions; read the articles and join a few active Spark Teams! Life is a journey so be kind to yourself~

Edited by: MYAKAYAH at: 3/11/2014 (05:21)
kayah Sin City, NV
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"If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay."

ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (37,844)
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3/11/14 12:54 A

emoticon Keep posting and be as active as possible here. I too lost weight on WW, but SP is how I'm really making the lifestyle change and maintaining, I wish you the best.

~Jennie ~

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-- J. London
LKEITHO SparkPoints: (346,069)
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3/10/14 10:19 P

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


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RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (138,635)
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3/10/14 7:23 A

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"Youth and beauty are not accomplishments. They are the temporary, happy byproducts of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either." - Carrie Fisher

If you can't love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul

Take action, and inspiration will follow - Gilad

Change without losing yourself and you can accomplish anything. - Tim Gunn

Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars - Casey Kasem (RIP :( )
LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (249,705)
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3/9/14 7:27 P

You will find a welcoming supportive community here.
I do recommend you join a few Spark Teams that interest you. Team members are so supportive and helpful. Plus, you will meet others with similar interests, goals, and or challenges. And being active on your Spark Teams will keep you accountable.

Best of luck to you!

Northern Ky.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."

SKERN922 Posts: 26
3/9/14 6:19 P

I was on Weight Watchers for a year and lost 25 pounds but the cost has caused me to cancel my membership. I have been a long time member of Spark People, so I am continuing on my journey with Spark People instead of Weight Watchers. I will miss the meetings the most. The support and accountability have become very important to me.

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