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WORKOUTWITHPAM Posts: 140,896
1/20/13 6:00 A

Hello, and welcome to SparkPeople. We are glad to have you here with us. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.

HUGS
Pam

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Senior Moderator of the Dealing with Depression Team

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"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."
-Marc Pagnol
BILL60 Posts: 503,234
1/20/13 5:13 A

Welcome to SP and enjoy the ride.

"Excellence is but for the few."
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (323,843)
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1/20/13 1:08 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. 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.

2. 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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BARIDIRECTS SparkPoints: (2,132)
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1/20/13 12:27 A

Thanks so much for the link!! I really appreciate the help in making the connection to others who are on a similar journey from mine.

All the best,
Christine

Another Sweet Adeline, Harmonizing The World!
SCHNOOTIE Posts: 2,970
1/19/13 10:47 P

Hello Christine, it's nice to meet you. I see you already received the link to the corresponding team on this 'introduce yourself" thread. I think you will get great benefits out of joining this site and team. There is so much to do here and so many great resources, they make it very hard to be in a bad mood and sulk over weight. I am rooting for you!!!

Ute - Upstate NY
Eastern Standard Time

2013 Casual Travelers in Spring
2013 Winter into Spring 5% Challenge *Casual Traveler Team*

Psalm 91 is all I need when things get tough. :)
EDWARDS1411 SparkPoints: (369,943)
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1/19/13 10:17 P

emoticon Greetings Christine - glad to have you onboard!

A team you may be interested in joining:

Bariatric Health SparkTeam
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=3062

"Team for bariatric surgery- gastric bypass & any type of weight loss surgery! Pre-op, post-op, and WLS veterans, let's support each other to stay on track, stay motivated together!"

Wishing you the best as you work on becoming healthier and more fit!!!
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Edited by: EDWARDS1411 at: 1/19/2013 (22:17)
Val

Moving More! Eating Less!
Motivation gets you started, habit keeps you going!

BARIDIRECTS SparkPoints: (2,132)
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1/19/13 8:20 P

Greetings, all,

Just wanted to introduce myself- I've only been out on the board a handful of days. I am a bariatric surgery patient, not quite 3 years post-op. Although I've lost a significant amount of weight, I've recently had some complications, and my surgeon is pulling me back to a more structured eating plan while I recover so as not to experience a lot of weight regain. This site is a great place to help me keep my weight in balance in the short term, and to get back on the downward trend in the future.

I live in Central Florida...my main interests are knitting, reading, Zumba, and Sweet Adelines (women's barbershop singing). I'd welcome making new friends on SparkPeople, particularly others who are on the bariatric surgery journey.

Best,
Christine

Another Sweet Adeline, Harmonizing The World!
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