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DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (531,288)
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6/11/13 1:28 P

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. 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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FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (144,741)
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6/11/13 1:20 P

Hi, Maria!

Hospital food is the most UNhealthy food you can eat. It is what caused me to regain almost 150# that I had lost. It is off again, now, and I am here to help you.

My husband also has COPD and needs to lose about 170#. He finally asked me yesterday to help him.

Let me know how I can help you. emoticon

MARSHASPA SparkPoints: (3,281)
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6/11/13 11:14 A

Hi all, My name is Marsha, I'm 53, in the hospital for C.O.P.D.
Need to lose 130 pounds, I know its posible over time, the C.O.P.D. puts some restrictions on my exercise.
Logged my first meal and discovered that my healthy hospital breakfast was almost 1000 calories! It was nutritionaly completre but still who would have thought! I've got a lot to learn about portions and counting calories.
Going home later today and back to work on 06/15, gives me some time to research.
Hope everyone is doing well on their personal journey.

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