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MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (190,535)
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7/22/14 9:17 A

Welcome to Spark! It can seem overwhelming when you first join; there are so many tools to use here, and so much you can do!

I recommend starting with the Welcome guide
to help familiarize yourself with how it all works.

My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A. A. Milne

LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 67,822
7/22/14 8:49 A

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Peggy (Colorado)

Please check out the teams I am on: DO IT FOR LOVE! (co-leader), HAVING FUN WHILE REACHING YOUR GOALS!! (Co-Leader), Isagenix users, Make Life Happen!, Simply Supportive & The SONflowers.

BYEPOUNDS Posts: 7,023
7/22/14 8:43 A

someone I know lost 166 lbs and that is more than I weigh now

I could jump in his arms and he would be carrying around some of his original weight

i don't know what stone weight converts to in pounds

185 on my fourth anniversary of July 7, 2010
Joined weight watchers on 10/18/10 @ 188.0/after multiple 17 week passes took a break on 2/11/12
Weight Loss in 2011--24 lbs.
Plan to lose 12 lbs in 2012
7/07/12=6th anniversary
2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!!
1/04/13--149 :-)
9/29/13--138 50 lbs
3/26/14--diagnosed with diabetes
7/26/14--a1c 7.1
EARTHSCHILDJ SparkPoints: (577)
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Posts: 2
7/22/14 8:07 A

Hi there,

I'm new to this and have a daunting 7/8 stone to lose. There's soooo much information I don't know where to start.

I am from the UK and one of my worries is that food tracker won't be synchronised to our diet here. Also a little unsure about the calorie count as supposed to have 1600 a day at current weight does anyone else have this issue?

Anyway stressed and daunted but determined to lose this weight someone. I'm sick of feeling like I'm dragging another person around with me is very depressing :(.


"Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you"

- Tyrion Lannister, Games of Thrones
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