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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (368,366)
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4/28/13 1:16 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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Paula in Denver, Colorado

"You were given life; it is your 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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BILL60 Posts: 533,151
4/27/13 6:30 P

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best in your quest for a healthier you.

"Excellence is but for the few."
SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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4/27/13 11:16 A

Hi and welcome to Spark People!! This is an awesome place for support and inspiration! Jump right in and make yourself at home! Take it one day at a time and good luck to you!

Co-leader Gastric Bypass Sparklers Team
Co-leader Crocheters: Hooked on Healthy Team
Co-leader SP Class of November 10-16, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of March 24-30, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of June 23-29, 2013

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Initial weight: 508
Consult weight: 482.2
Pre-op weight: 420
JIBBIE49 Posts: 62,986
4/27/13 7:40 A

I have learned so much from Richard Bernstein MD and his book THE DIABETES SOLUTION. He has lectures on YouTube. He's had Type 1 since he was 12 and he is a healthy 78 now.

MSPIPER SparkPoints: (188)
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4/27/13 3:47 A

I'm a newbie to this site as well. Welcome, and welcome to the T2D realm. I am T1D--20 years insulin dependent and now three year home dialysis patient. I do PD at home, at night. Have courage and my best words of advice--make friends with this condition and look at it from a positive light--it's not that you 'have to' eat a certain way, rather we 'GET TO' eat more healthy choices. Take care of your health. It's a lot easier to do with two kidneys!

4/27/13 3:33 A

Hi there im new here and also newly diagnosed to have a T2 diabetes. hope this site and its app will greatly help me combating my T2D. Kudos!!!!

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