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BILL60
Posts: 227,834
6/23/13 2:19 P

Welcome to SP. Good luck on your journey.



MARINCESS
SparkPoints: (49,951)
Fitness Minutes: (30,369)
Posts: 264
6/23/13 1:52 P

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA
SparkPoints: (268,024)
Fitness Minutes: (171,106)
Posts: 50,075
6/23/13 1:48 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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LAILA07
SparkPoints: (57,481)
Fitness Minutes: (43,430)
Posts: 5,709
6/23/13 12:37 A

emoticon to Sparkpeople! Congrats on your new engagement. Wishing you much success here and on your journey ahead!



LKEITHO
SparkPoints: (239,177)
Fitness Minutes: (202,450)
Posts: 12,937
6/22/13 9:43 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!



JAMBABY0
Posts: 12,416
6/21/13 8:36 P

Hi and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! Get familiar with everything here and join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability. I am adding a couple of links to teams for you to pick one to get you started but use the team search bar and type in your hobbies/interests, good luck on your journey

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=11517


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=11518




DEULSENIA
Posts: 184
6/21/13 8:02 P

Hi JDowling88,

Coming to spark people is the best step you could have made. I had open heart surgery when I was 17 (Pericarditis). I actually coded and had to be put on dialysis for a week bc when your heart stops everything shuts down including kidneys. They told me I wouldn't make it to see 30 & I showed them. Fast forward to date down 56lbs & it wasn't easy. I fell off & on many many times, it's how you come back. If you can commit to change even when you fall off you get right back on. Anytime you need an accountability partner I have a support page on Facebook (link below) if you ever need some daily inspiration, recipes or if you'd like to add some input on what helps you. Remember I'm here for support!


Best,

Dee https://www.facebook.com/TwoFitTwoQuit?boo
kmark_t=page




JDOWLING88
SparkPoints: (1,389)
Fitness Minutes: (434)
Posts: 3
6/21/13 7:06 P

Hello!
I just started spark people about a week and a half ago. I'm 24, and I've been overweight since middle school. I recently got engaged, and my fiance eats everything he wants whenever he wants, and it doesn't really affect his physique. My father died of a heart attack (when I was 12). Now that I'm ready to start a family in the next few years, I really want to make sure I'll be around for everything. So I'm starting a new journey, and I know it will be a success, because this time I have support and I've made a commitment.



 
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