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AMY102090 Posts: 716
2/4/14 5:08 P

Hello and welcome back! I think Sparkpeople is great because of all the support available at our fingertips! I love all the teams and specific groups that you can get involved with to share your experiences, thoughts, and even vent! Everyone here understands!

I used Sparkpeople a few years ago, but only used it for tracking my food. I didn't get involved much in the forums. This time, I'm really enjoying meeting others and talking about this journey! This is the first time I've done a blog too, which I find helpful. And just maybe others appreciate it too.

You can do this!!!

~ Amy in MO
Back in college after 20+ years! I'm doing it!

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"This journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Start Date: January 1, 2014
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KARMIXROUX SparkPoints: (1,083)
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2/4/14 3:04 P

Thank for the warm welcome :) I could do both but if I have to spend too much time entering foods/points/calories, then I know exactly what will happen: I'd quit both... nope, SP is my choice. I'm here for the long haul :)

...using 2014 as a catalyst for drastic change.

My 2014 Mantra:
SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
2/4/14 7:32 A

cant you do both?

GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (369,311)
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2/3/14 10:43 P

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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. 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.

2. 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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Paula in Denver, Colorado

"You were given life; it is your find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)

"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)

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2/3/14 9:51 P

Welcome back!!

I think 2014 is going to be a
great year or a lot of us!!


"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the LORD,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11
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2/3/14 9:08 P

Hello and Welcome Back!
A couple of good ways to stay accountable and motivated is to check into SP daily. Join Spark Teams and be active on them. You will meet others with similar interests who will support and encourage you. Log your food and your exercise.

You can do it!

Northern Ky.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."

KARMIXROUX SparkPoints: (1,083)
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2/3/14 8:05 P

Hi folks - it's my first day of spark in quite a while. I have this crazy project where I'm using 2014 as a catalyst to create drastic changes in my life, and my biggest obstacle is weight loss... I started the year on Weight Watchers and did it for the past month. I lost about 7 pounds... then I started missing SP.

Years ago I used Spark, and then once I signed up for WW I realized why I loved Spark so much... so here I am, on this stupid journey to lose a crap ton of weight, with SP by my side.

Between SP, my own blog, and the support of my partner & family, I know I can do this. I hope to meet some awesome folks here. I would love any suggestions on how y'all make Spark work for you...

...using 2014 as a catalyst for drastic change.

My 2014 Mantra:
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