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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (296,087)
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10/9/11 2:48 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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-SHAWN- Posts: 25,246
10/9/11 2:42 A

Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
Diet is a dirty word, every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate...
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SHERRIE_BERRY SparkPoints: (19,828)
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10/9/11 2:00 A

Welcome to sparkpeople Shayminymph,

Congratulations on choosing to take time out for you. You will find a lot of support here and friends that will be more than happy to travel on this journey with you!

There is a team for tall girls, wives and just about anything else you can think of, so have a look and find teams that hold similar interests, add friends, post on the boards and have fun!

Much success,
Sherrie

DREENAMT Posts: 2,772
10/9/11 1:56 A

HI Shay.

Welcome here -- I think you have come to the right place! I am sure you can edit out the extra weight.

I'm 5'11" myself, so I know what you are talking about!

My suggestion to you (if I may presume) is to start with your Start Page! Here is a video to help you see the great value of Your Start Page:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1124


Good luck with your goals. Can't wait to see how you bloom while you shrink!

SHAYMINYMPH SparkPoints: (0)
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10/8/11 11:12 P

I am a bibliophile with one of the best jobs in the world: working as a page for my local library. The problem is, I weigh something closer to the complete set of Encyclopedia Brittanica. I am hoping that with some accountability and support, I can cut out the extra baggage so I can shine as my best self. I have a doting husband that loves me no matter what, but lately my weight has started to make me uncomfortable. I am a somewhat tall girl as is, and with this extra weight I feel like I am taking up too much space, and that my size may be intimidating some people. Hopefully Spark will help me make time for taking care of myself. :)

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