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BILL60 Posts: 526,167
4/27/13 6:25 P

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best in your quest for a healthier you.

"Excellence is but for the few."
SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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4/27/13 11:23 A

Hi and welcome to Spark People!! This is an awesome place for support and inspiration! Jump right in and make yourself at home! Take it one day at a time and good luck to you!

You say no when you've reached rock bottom! That's when I had to get there.

Co-leader Gastric Bypass Sparklers Team
Co-leader Crocheters: Hooked on Healthy Team
Co-leader SP Class of November 10-16, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of March 24-30, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of June 23-29, 2013

RNY date: 4/9/2012
Initial weight: 508
Consult weight: 482.2
Pre-op weight: 420
PINKHOPE Posts: 25,765
4/25/13 2:56 P

Welcome to Sparkpeople!

I want to congratulate you on making this journey. I began my own journey a few years ago and though my pace has been slow I have lost over 100 pounds! You can have success too!

This is a great place to get healthy! There are so many tools, resources, and encouraging people to help you on your journey to "Health & Fitness". Be sure to poke around the site and try the nutrition and fitness trackers, Spark Recipes, Daily Spark, health articles, and secrets.

Joining a team will help you meet like-minded people that share similar life situations or goals. You can join mine to start. I share many helpful tips, recipes and insights from my own journey so you too can benefit. The DAILY CHAT section has lots of helps.

Be sure to read member blogs as there is a wealth of information there. You can start with one of mine:

If you have further questions or just want to chat, stop by my Sparkpage or send me a Sparkmail. Just click on the button under my profile picture on the left.

Press On!

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Suzanne - Central Kentucky
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I've lost 111 pounds on Sparkpeople.

The destination is not optional!

JAMBABY0 Posts: 15,384
4/20/13 8:03 P

Hi and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! I see you have a lot of knows but I see no yeses. Get familiar with everything here and join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability. I have added some links to teams I think will help you on your way. Please don't think i'm pushy and good luck on your journey

LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (234,776)
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4/20/13 8:02 P


Great way to tackle the "No's" 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."

KATBRAGG130 SparkPoints: (1,690)
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Posts: 41
4/20/13 4:42 P

No "starting tomorrow," or "waiting until after the holiday/birthday/weekend/day that ends in y."
No feeling sorry for myself or deprived.
No excuses that I can't exercise because I'm in a wheelchair or eat healthy foods because I have Crohn's or blaming the overeating on asthma medications.
No claiming confusion because of all the contradictory health articles and diets.
No saying I have to have a certain kind of food in my kitchen before I start, no saying I can't afford healthy foods.
No buying and taking weird supplements looking for a miracle.
No saying it's too late because I'm over 50.
No saying food relaxes me so I can sleep.
No getting take-out because I don't have the energy to cook.
No saying it's ok to make cookies/cakes/fried something because I will only eat a little.

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