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2/26/13 7:25 A

Welcome to SP where when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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2/26/13 1:51 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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2/25/13 9:43 P

Welcome to SP!

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2/25/13 8:27 P

Hi and welcome, so glad you are here to make a change! The best way to keep motivated, get extra support and to stay accountable is to join some teams. Maybe a team for parents of small children. Good luck on your journey.

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2/25/13 7:51 P

Well, I guess what they say is true; that after 40 it gets a lot harder to maintain your weight! I have to admit, I used to be able to diet or exercise and the weight would come off, but it's clear to me know that I have to incorporate both because I've dieted or increased my workouts, and have still gained 17 lbs in one year! The stress of working, attending school, and having to manage 3 young kids doesn't help. I am definitely a stress eater! I am looking for some support from others that are in a similar situation.

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