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0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
7/13/13 9:46 P

Welcome aboard Skyler!

Cookie

LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (198,184)
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7/13/13 8:44 P

Hi Skyler,
Welcome to SP!
This is a wonderful community with lots great tips, tools, and especially awesome members.
You will find lots of support and motivation here.
One of the best ways to stay accountable is to be active on your Spark Teams. Plus, that's a good way to meet Spark Friends with similar interests or challenges.
It sounds like you have a great life ahead of you with your fiance.

Best of luck to you!

TREV1964 Posts: 5,115
7/13/13 8:39 P

Welcome aboard,

If ever I am in a position to help then please get in touch

Cheers

Trev

ZENRYAKU SparkPoints: (66,726)
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7/13/13 7:30 P

Welcome to SparkPeople Skyler, and thank you for sharing your plans.

To assist you with your goals, I would suggest finding some SparkTeams that suit your goals and or interests, see www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups.asp
You can browse or search using keywords.

Also, there are some articles grouped together for college students here www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifestyle_cen
ter_detail.asp?id=8


All the best with your goals.

SKYLERHERE SparkPoints: (762)
Fitness Minutes: (328)
Posts: 2
7/13/13 7:06 P

Hello, fellow SparkPeople! My name is Skyler. I am a twenty year old college student looking to lose about 80 pounds. It's a big goal, but I know I can do it. I've struggled with my weight since I was a child, and I've tried many times to turn it all around, but I've only lost five or ten pounds at a time before giving up and going back to my old ways. Now, weighing in at around 250 pounds, I'm ready to make permanent changes that won't just help me lose weight, but that will also help me live a more fulfilling and healthy life. My motivation and determination are stronger than ever. I am ready to fight for this!

Here's a little more about me: I'm engaged to an amazing woman named Gabrielle. We've been dating for nearly five years, and I proposed in November. I want to outwardly look like the person I know I really am on the inside on our wedding day. This plays a large part in my motivation to lose weight and get healthy. We are both enrolled full time in college, studying Liberal Studies. I aim to begin a career as a book editor as soon as I graduate with a degree in English/Creative Writing. My hobbies include reading, writing (both prose and poetry), drawing, jamming to music, and photography.

I would love to have some people on this website to occasionally give me a push when I really need it, and I will, of course, do the same. I'm a pretty optimistic guy, and I believe in encouragement through positive reinforcement. I'm also on this site 2-3 times a day to track food/exercise.

Thanks for reading! Good luck on your journey!

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