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BILL60 Posts: 533,151
4/3/13 8:45 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best.

"Excellence is but for the few."
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4/3/13 1:32 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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4/2/13 11:42 P

Welcome to Sparkpeople,........... . This is a wonderful place to keep yourself motivated............ many great articles, information and teams/people all ready and willing to help keep you on can do this...............believe you can............
and you will.........
blessings and hugs..............lita

This is a great place to get started:

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.
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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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4/2/13 9:07 P

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here!! Jump right on in, join a team or two, and find the support and inspiration you need!! Good luck to you!

Co-leader Gastric Bypass Sparklers Team
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Co-leader SP Class of November 10-16, 2013
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Co-leader SP Class of June 23-29, 2013

RNY date: 4/9/2012
Initial weight: 508
Consult weight: 482.2
Pre-op weight: 420
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4/2/13 5:47 P

Hi Everyone :)

I'm Anna, 28 years old and have just joined SparkPeople as a good friend of mine joined me up :)
If anyone has any good tips on how to use this site - especially for tracking NZ food - please let me know :)
I am a big fan of clean, healthy eating - I am currently volunteering for a weight loss programme & have been doing it since February 2013. I am so grateful to be having this opportunity to lose my unwanted fat & to start feeling good about myself. Even though in the past three months I have had lots of social activities - birthday/valentines day/weddings/hen's nights/days etc, I have managed to lose nearly 3 kgs & little over 30cms in total :) Goal is to lose at least 5 - 8 kgs. I have to say it has not been easy but I am determined to succeed!

If you would like to know me bit better, welcome to send me a message. Share recipes etc :)

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