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BJTMOUSE SparkPoints: (1,517)
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7/11/13 1:26 P

This place is awesome and the people are wonderful,need cheerleaders? emoticon You've come to the right place! emoticon emoticon

DEB2448 Posts: 154,439
7/11/13 2:05 A

Welcome to Spark People. This is a wonderful site full of many useful tools to help you with your weight loss journey. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck in reaching your goals.
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (285,147)
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7/11/13 1:19 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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JEANNIELOUISE64 SparkPoints: (1,273)
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Posts: 40
7/11/13 12:51 A

Hi,
You just have to care about yourself. Decide you are worth it. Choose to take time away from the great family, and do what you have to do. It helps to get all in the home involved. Everyone learning to eat better. Better meals cooked. Does not mean the kids and hubby can't have a 'bad snack' just would be nice if they did it away from you :) LOL. You need to get up and move. Get work out videos. several to keep it fresh and daily challenges. when you are doing school (I did mine online to some years ago) stop what you are doing, pop one in, and move! then sit down with some water and get back into the school. You just need to manage your time. You can do it! You just have to want it bad enough to do what you KNOW has to be done. Just my humble opinion :) Good luck.

TEENY_BIKINI SparkPoints: (138,555)
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7/10/13 8:54 P

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HTOM666 SparkPoints: (40)
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7/10/13 6:46 P

Hello All,

My name is Heather Tom. I live in Vancouver, WA with my husband, Steven and my wonderful daughters Jazmin and Rebecka. I am presently working on my Master of Social Work and 1 year from completing degree. During my last school year I would like to meet my weight goal but I do not have many friends because I work at night and sleep during the day and the fact I go to school online.

How can I get motivated and hold myself accountable for my food intake and workouts?

I look forward to the suggestions,
Heather



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