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SUZYQVT SparkPoints: (1,015)
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9/16/13 11:23 A

Hi, I am setting out on what I truly hope will be my life long journey to a healthier me. I have struggled almost all of my life with weight issues and using food for emotional reasons. I'd love to have a healthier relationship with food and a healthier me!! Thanks for listening!

TEENY_BIKINI SparkPoints: (136,310)
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9/16/13 10:57 A

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (280,943)
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9/16/13 1:41 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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1DRWOMAN SparkPoints: (63,442)
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9/16/13 12:52 A

Hi Bev!
Welcome to Sparkpeople and congratulations on getting healthy the right way!!! There are some great groups and support on here for your conditions who I am sure will inspire you and give you some great ideas! Sparkrecipes is my #1 go-to for recipes when I need one! Please let me know if you need anything. Best to private message me through sparkmail or on my sparkpage :) Enjoy your journey!!!!
xo
Patty

MADDIE8821 SparkPoints: (391)
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9/16/13 12:32 A

Hi, I'm Bev, live in the US & am 70 yrs. young. Have put on about 25 libs since retiring & have decided it's time to do something about getting rid of them. My problem is that, because of diverticulosis, a colon resection & other gastro problems, I cannot eat salads, any cruciferous veggies or beans of any kind. I also have a problem with anything the least bit spicey or no-sugar alternatives that use malitol, sorbitol etc. Hate the taste of anything low fat. I've gotten discouraged because sticking to what I can eat in a healthy diet gets very boring. Am hoping to find some good recipes here for foods that will give me some variety & satisfaction. Also really need the encouragement. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.

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