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2/1/13 3:40 P

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

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2/1/13 9:10 A

I just joined Sparkpeople myself! I have gained about 25 pounds in the last year, and I decided to try something different to keep it off.
I have been going to a gym for years, and I do use weights and the machines...Use lots of reps at low weight to keep your arms toned without bulking up. I also bench press, usually about 35 pounds, including the bar.
Good luck to you!

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2/1/13 8:30 A

Welcome to SP! Enjoy the journey!

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2/1/13 8:03 A

Hi everyone! I'm a total beginner! I don't usually exercise, but I recently joined a gym yesterday and I want to work out 5 days a week. Do any ladies here lift weights or use weight machines to work out your arms? I want to get rid of my flabby arms, but I don't want to gain a lot of muscle, but I do want toned arms.

I also want to eat healthy. I have tried South Beach diet and Weight Watchers and neither of those worked for me. I thought about seeing a nutritionist, but I want to check out some recipes on here though. My main problem is incorporating enough fruits and veggies into my diet. Anyone have any tips on that? I really want to save salads for the summer time, when its hot and I don't feel like cooking.

My goal is to lose 35 to 40 pounds so I can gain some self confidence and start dating again. I'm just so self conscious about my weight. I hope others on here can keep me motivated and perhaps I can motivate others too! Good luck everyone on reaching your weight loss/health goals! We can do it!!

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