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2/23/13 7:51 A

Welcome to SP. Hang tough cause it's gonna be tough.

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2/23/13 2:29 A

Welcome and enjoy the journey!

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2/22/13 10:07 P

This is the fun stuff! Welcome! Check out the teams, too!

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2/22/13 4:47 P

Golly girl, Welcome to the social side of spark people.
Hope you enjoy all the aspects of spark people.

here is a helpful link

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2/22/13 4:32 P

Hi everyone,

I've been on SP for well over a year now but have only really been trying to lose weight for a few months. Since July 2012, I'm down 21 pounds with a 3 month break over the holidays due to some family drama. Ultimately I'm trying to lose about 150 pounds (that sounds so scary reading it back to myself just now) and trying to break my anti-social habits of just lurking on the forums and not actually making friends posting anything.

Some background on my weight issues - I never really had weight problems until I was just out of high school and my mother decided to start telling me I was too fat (I was 5'9" and weighed about 180) so I pretty much stopped eating (living on 1-2 cup of noodles a day for several months) and exercising constantly. I got down to about 160, and met my (now ex) boyfriend. The combination of being happier and having someone encourage me to be *healthy* got me eating again. I later was diagnosed as bipolar and went on anti-depressants. Over the course of about 8 years, a lot of depression, a break up with the ex, and getting married to my now husband, I gained 150 pounds. My highest weight was 310 in July of 2012.

I'm finally at a place in my life where I have the motivation and will power to lose the weight.

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