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WIANGEL SparkPoints: (15,070)
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6/16/13 9:14 A

Hello and Welcome to Sparks!

Although each person has different goals, you're in great company here. The amount of support and community at Sparks is unlike any other website. (Trust me, I've tried them all!) emoticon

If there is any way that I can help you along your journey, just let me know! I'm always here for friends in need.

Irish smiles,
Shannon
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"When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say."

Original Starting Weight: 208lbs.
BILL60 Posts: 526,133
6/16/13 8:45 A

Welcome to SP.

"Excellence is but for the few."
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (339,141)
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6/16/13 1:05 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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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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GRACEANNE46 SparkPoints: (7,839)
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6/16/13 12:13 A

Welcome to Sparkpeople. I like what you said about looking at obstacles as something to maneuver around rather than letting them stop you. I will have to remember that.
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0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
6/15/13 9:54 P

Welcome aboard!

Cookie

TAILORSMOM Posts: 614
6/15/13 9:43 P

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BUTTERFLYGRACE Posts: 20,485
6/15/13 5:05 P

emoticon I'm sooooo glad you are here! I hope you'll find a few teams where you fit in and find support from like minded folks. Get to know the tools that are available. Come back each day. Track your food and exercise. Keep putting your health first place in your life. YOU can soooooo do this!

Wishing you great success on your journey!
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~ Cathy

2015 Ruby-lite of the Year ... honored and privileged



JAMBABY0 Posts: 15,384
6/15/13 3:53 P

Hi and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! Get familiar with everything here, make a sparkpage so people can communicate with you, and join some teams(you can't join teams without a sparkpage). Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability. You should use the team search bar and type in things like interests/hobbies or the first number of your age followed by a 0 and something. Example "30 something", good luck on your journey

Edited by: JAMBABY0 at: 6/15/2013 (15:55)
Remember, YOU ARE WORTH IT!
JIBBIE49 Posts: 61,382
6/15/13 3:28 P

welcome

LISTEN2WISDOM SparkPoints: (48)
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6/15/13 11:24 A

Just started 2 days ago and I'm looking forward to moving forward. One thing I want to remember in this process is that any obstacle ( cravings, too large of a portion, unwise food choices, family gatherings,or any other crisis ) is something to maneuver around and not something to stop me from reaching my goals.

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