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BILL60 Posts: 945,039
3/2/13 6:06 A

Welcome to SP. The road to a healthy life is bumpy, but worth the journey.

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3/2/13 1:24 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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RILEYSMOM12 SparkPoints: (52)
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3/1/13 11:29 P

Thank you!

KILLRBEE18 SparkPoints: (38,835)
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3/1/13 11:12 P

The only words of encouragement is "YOU CAN DO IT"! Now put your mind and your heart towards your goals / dreams and go for it!!! So I will stop writing for now and I want you to hit it hard tomorrow and the days to come -- remember this -- have fun with it -- follow your calorie intake -- make time for exercise -- and it will come. I've re-started (1/23/13) and I have already lost 21 lbs (tomorrow is weigh in day so it might be more). However, in February I only missed one day of workout?? I was up at 0355 and on Fridays I worked out twice (sacrifice my sleep and a little family time). Again you can do it (Ooorah)!

RILEYSMOM12 SparkPoints: (52)
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3/1/13 10:45 P


My name is Alana and Im new to the site. I would really like a motivational buddy accountability parter, or something of the sort. I want to be healthier and though I've never ben stick thin I want to be who I know I can. Im nota food addict but God knows,I do enjoy take out and sweets more than I should I've been going to my gym for about 8 months now (its been 10 since my son was born) and I have hit the biggest plateau of my life.

As I said Id love some motivation ideas words of encouragement etc.

I'll be happy to provide the same!

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