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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (339,141)
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12/11/12 2:51 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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Paula in Denver, Colorado

"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)

"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)

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MR.NET1 SparkPoints: (118,519)
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12/11/12 12:29 A

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-Work like you don't need the money.
-Love like you've never been hurt.
-And dance like you do...

***When nobody's watching***

If you take your eyes off your Sparky Goals...
All you will see are Sticky Obstacles!!!
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PIPERCHICKAB SparkPoints: (20,540)
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12/10/12 9:40 P

Welcome to SP! Best of luck!

It's never too late to succeed.

Audrey
0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
12/10/12 8:41 P

Welcome aboard!

Cookie

PATTIE441 Posts: 45,286
12/10/12 3:46 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! We are so glad you are here! You can do it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

There is a creative child in each of us. Open your heart and invite it out to play.

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MRE1956 Posts: 9,360
12/10/12 6:29 A

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Don't wait for inspiration to come to you - take action, and the inspiration will come! - Gilad

If you don't love yourself, how are you going to love somebody else? - RuPaul

I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore! - the late Peter Finch as Howard Beale, "Network"

The time is always right to do what is right. - Dr. Martin Luther King

You've got to work at living. Ninety-nine and nine-tenths of Americans work at dying! - Jack LaLanne (RIP
ILLYBELL SparkPoints: (86)
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12/10/12 3:38 A

Hi everyone! My name is Illianna.

I have been overweight my entire life....I was born at over 11 lbs! I have never been within my "ideal" body weight and I have been recently inspired to try and make this change for the first time now at almost 24.

I have made so many excuses over the years that it now disgusts me. I went to college with my dream job in mind, knowing that it would require a significant weight loss and for me to get into shape finally....now going on 2 years after graduating, I am in another field and put on hold if not gave up my dream simply because I wasn't able to get myself to fix my body and lifestyle.

But no more. My mother (who is also overweight) and I have planned out a two week trip to Hawaii one year from now if we can better ourselves. So we start today.

I hope that this community will help me stay motivated and find support when I find my resolve lacking. And I am determined that this change will help me not only get that trip, but also the job, better health, and the family that I so desire to have one day.

Thank you for reading and I hope to talk to you all soon to share in the support for both of our journeys through this often difficult but vital change.

Love,

Illy

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