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BILL60 Posts: 526,194
6/8/13 8:34 A

Welcome to SP. Hang tough and be tougher.

"Excellence is but for the few."
WIANGEL SparkPoints: (15,070)
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6/8/13 7:21 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,

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"When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say."

Original Starting Weight: 208lbs.
ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (37,844)
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Posts: 1,724
6/8/13 3:08 A

Welcome to SP!
Here is your Getting Started Guide:

And I think these new member tutorial videos are very helpful:

The SparkDiet Overview explains how the nutrition program here works:

Some things that are helpful to many new members:
Get on a Spark Team or two that match your interests. You will find it easy to get acquainted with folks on Spark Teams. For instance, you can select a Team of Sparkers in your city, or Sparkers who follow a particular food plan (vegetarians, low carb, etc.), Sparkers with a particular health concern, or Sparkers who share your hobbies. Another option is to set up your Spark Page and start blogging. Some folks use the Community Journals. Post a lot on the message boards, especially if you have successes or challenges. You'll soon find that you're connecting with many nice folks here.

This is a great, positive community! Iím glad youíre with us.

~Jennie ~

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-- J. London
LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (241,576)
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6/7/13 8:49 P

Hello and Welcome to SP!
You will love it here. Members are really supportive, helpful and knowledgeable.
This is a friendly, fun online community.
Be sure to be active on your Spark Teams to help keep you accountable and focused.

Best of luck to you. You can do it!

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."

KRIKEY SparkPoints: (7,706)
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6/7/13 7:59 P

I'm a 32 year old stay at home mom of a one-year-old girl. I'd like to lose about 45-50 pounds. I've been gaining weight and occasionally trying to lose weight, falling off the wagon and gaining more, pretty much since 2005. I've never tried anything like this, so hopefully it will be the ticket! Don't really know what else to say...

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