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2/10/13 5:04 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best in your journey to a healthier you.

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2/9/13 8:39 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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2/9/13 6:42 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best in your journey.

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2/9/13 1:53 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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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2/8/13 10:34 P

emoticon Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining!
I've been a member a little over 3 years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going!
Explore the site, make your Sparkpage if you havenít, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Good luck!

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2/8/13 10:11 P

I was terrified to sign up for the gym. I knew that this meant that they would do a fitness assessment on me, including a weigh-in, and I had been successfully avoiding the scale for months. I knew, by the way my clothes were growing smaller, that I was slowly gaining back the weight I had so successfully lost 1.5 years ago. I was right to be scared, because that weigh-in confirmed my worst fears. I have gained it all back except for two pounds. I wanted to curl up in hole and close myself off to the world when I saw that number glaring back at me from the scale. I wanted to eat myself into oblivion. But, I've decided that I have a choice. I can either get depressed, do nothing, and see myself as an obese and unhappy woman in my near future, or I can make those tiny, almost impossible steps that I know will eventually lead to success. I don't consider the former an option; so here I am. Happy to be back, gaining some control, ready to lose, lose, lose!!!

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