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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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5/4/13 9:52 A

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here! Jump right in and make yourself at home! This is the best place for support and inspiration!! You can do it!

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RNY date: 4/9/2012
Initial weight: 508
Consult weight: 482.2
Pre-op weight: 420
FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (139,578)
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Posts: 4,985
5/3/13 4:41 P

The good news is you have the power to change the cycle. You can do this!! emoticon

Jaynee-Pacific Time Goal reached with 130# loss, 138# total loss

Exercise, eat, track, repeat!!

NANCYBERGER70 SparkPoints: (134)
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Posts: 14
5/3/13 11:08 A

I am n the same boat as u....I am angry that I let myself get this way. but we can only change it, no one else...I just start SP this week....maybe we can start together....

STEPBYSTEP_ Posts: 777
5/3/13 1:39 A

Hi Kim, welcome to Spark!

I hear you on that cycle of anger and feeling horrible about your weight and it really is a challenge when we have over 100lbs to lose and don't know how to do it. I really hope that being here at Spark will help you to look at and address some of the things that have both got you into and kept you in the cycle; one tool that can help is the blogging as well - let yourself be real and talk about what is going on. Find out why you are eating and how your moods impact this. Use the other tools as well and keep seeking encouragement. You can do this!

GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (369,034)
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5/3/13 1:35 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)

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LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (250,091)
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5/2/13 9:42 P

Hi Kim,
Don't be so hard on yourself.
SP has so many tips and tools to help you reach your goals.
Are you using the Nutrition and Fitness trackers? Tracking your food will let you see if you are getting the right amount of calories, fat, carbs, etc.
Also tracking your exercise will give you an idea of how many calories you are burning each week.
And being active on your Spark Teams will help keep you accountable and motivated.

You can do this!

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."

DELIA38961 SparkPoints: (37,314)
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5/2/13 9:33 P

don't give up ..every step you make is taking you in the right direction and eventually you will finally find your secret of success can't help tomorrow if you give up today..keep going I believe in you ...good luck

delia* believe in yourself and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish

its only considered failure when you quit trying

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KIMMA34 Posts: 96
5/2/13 8:06 P

Why can't I lose weight? Why do I sabotage myself everytime? I am over 100lbs overweight and I am very upset, angry and frustrated about this vicious cycle!!


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