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RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (138,684)
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7/21/13 4:34 P


"Youth and beauty are not accomplishments. They are the temporary, happy byproducts of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either." - Carrie Fisher

If you can't love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul

Take action, and inspiration will follow - Gilad

Change without losing yourself and you can accomplish anything. - Tim Gunn

Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars - Casey Kasem (RIP :( )
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (368,537)
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7/21/13 1:31 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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)

Proud Team Leader of Determined Divas!
LKEITHO SparkPoints: (346,263)
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7/20/13 4:26 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!


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WIANGEL SparkPoints: (15,070)
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7/20/13 11:48 A

Hello and Welcome to Sparks!

Although each person has different goals, you're in great company here. The amount of support and community at Sparks is unlike any other website. (Trust me, I've tried them all!) emoticon

If there is any way that I can help you along your journey, just let me know! I'm always here for friends in need.

Irish smiles,

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"When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say."

Original Starting Weight: 208lbs.
WINACHST Posts: 1,619
7/20/13 11:47 A

Congratulations on you success so far. Once when I was traveling I found that I got very tired of having to eat out. My solution, I went to a grocery store instead of a fast food restaurant and got some fresh fruit and vegetables. It was so much more satisfying.

Good Luck to you in meeting your goals.


Team Leader For Taming The Sweet Tooth Team
7/20/13 10:46 A

I have such a hard time losing weight. I am diabetic and take insulin. I have finally gotten my sugar down for the first time to normal levels working with an endocrinologist. Now maybe I can concentrate on losing weight. I have a very hard time with lunch. I travel a lot for my job so I cannot always eat at the same time, I hate packing sandwiches so I end up eating at fast food places and eat while driving. I try to make better choices but I am one of those people who need variety. Any suggestions?

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