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BILL60 Posts: 526,172
2/18/13 7:51 A

Welcome to SP and the best to you on your journey.

"Excellence is but for the few."
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2/17/13 4:22 P

emoticon LESLIESCH and emoticon to SparkPeople...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 64,787
2/17/13 4:21 P

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Peggy (Colorado)

Please check out the teams I am on: DO IT FOR LOVE! (co-leader), HAVING FUN WHILE REACHING YOUR GOALS!! (Co-Leader), Isagenix users, Make Life Happen! & The SONflowers.

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2/17/13 3:26 P

Hi! emoticon To SP. This is a great site - not only lots of resources, but there are lots of great people ready to support you!

I understand what you say about not exercising due to medical conditions - I stopped exercising for a good part of last year due to sore knees and gained back most of what I had lost. But the good news is it's never to late to start over and I congratulate you on making the decision to do what you have to do to lose that weight! Remember, emoticon

You might want to think about designing your Spark Page and making it public so that people can visit you and get to know you. I've discovered that my Spark friends are my biggest motivators!

Joining a few teams and posting on the message boards is a great way to meet people and make friends!.

I wish you success on your journey!

Blessings and emoticon Marge


"I sing your praise, God, my King;
I bless your name forever and ever!"
Ps. 145

"If you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul, you shall find Him!" (Dt. 4:29)
2/17/13 2:09 P

I am not new to exercise or diet by any means. I have been successful with weight loss before, but, I lost the motivation and then one medical issue after another kept me from exercise for one reason or another. In the past 8 years, I have gained 60 pounds and it's time to get rid of it. I need help with motivation at this point. It's too easy for me to use my medical conditions as an excuse to not exercise. Granted, when the time changes in 3 weeks, I will be able to get back into my hiking, but in the meantime, I need someone to help keep me accountable. :)

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