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BILL60 Posts: 536,356
4/17/13 8:19 A

Welcome to SP. The journey is difficult, but rewarding.

"Excellence is but for the few."
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4/17/13 1:25 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 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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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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4/16/13 11:54 P

Hi and welcome!! It's great to have you here!! Jump right in and make yourself at home and get the support and inspiration you need to succeed!! All the best to you!

Co-leader Gastric Bypass Sparklers Team
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Co-leader SP Class of November 10-16, 2013
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RNY date: 4/9/2012
Initial weight: 508
Consult weight: 482.2
Pre-op weight: 420
GIGI4AUSTIN SparkPoints: (60,992)
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4/16/13 11:31 P

emoticon emoticon just believe in you!

Don't tell God how big your mountain is. Tell the mountain how big your God is!

Leader: SP Class of January 20-26, 2013 & The Restless Legs Syndrome Support Team
PROSE826 Posts: 3
4/16/13 10:22 P

I weighed 350 on Sunday.
I've already had a triple bypass. That was 4 years ago. I had just lost a bunch of weight and was in the 270's at the time of my surgery.
So what kind of a mental case gains 70 pounds after heart surgery? I've lost over 60 lbs and regained it twice, in the last 11 years. emoticon
I'm 61 years old and if I don't do something I won't make it to 62.
I started working on it yesterday - tracking my food and exercise. I've done some gardening and riding a recumbent exercise bike.
My knees and ankles are so bad, I really can't walk much.
I have two closets full of clothes that don't fit so my hope is to be back in my 4X clothes in a few weeks and then on to all the 3x stuff I bought before surgery.
I lost my job 4 years ago, so I have time to focus on getting healthier.
Anyway I'm not really this grim so please feel free to exchange ideas. I'm good for a laugh. Really. emoticon

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