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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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6/17/13 8:53 A

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here!! Jump right in and make yourself at home and just take it one day at a time! We can do this together!

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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
BILL60 Posts: 526,117
6/17/13 7:51 A

Welcome to SP. The very best to you on your journey.

"Excellence is but for the few."
BILL60 Posts: 526,117
6/17/13 7:41 A

Welcome to SP. The very best to you on your journey.

"Excellence is but for the few."
RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (111,112)
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Posts: 6,298
6/17/13 7:08 A

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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: (335,044)
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6/17/13 1:10 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. 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 duty...to 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!
LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 59,889
6/16/13 11:51 P

Welcome & best wishes to you.

Peggy (Colorado)

Please check out the teams I am on: Dog Lovers, DO IT FOR LOVE! (co-leader), Isagenix users, & Make Life Happen!




ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (37,844)
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6/16/13 10:27 P

emoticon to SP!

Here is your Getting Started Guide:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_s
tarted.asp

These New Member Tutorial Videos are very helpful: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motiva
tion_articles.asp?id=571

I try to encourage new members to get active in the SparkPeople community! Join a Spark Team or two that match your interests. You will find it easy to get acquainted with folks on Spark Teams. For instance, you can select a Team of Sparkers in your city, or Sparkers who follow a particular food plan (vegetarians, low carb, etc.), Sparkers with a particular health concern, or Sparkers who share your hobbies. Another option is to set up your SparkPage and start blogging. Some folks use the Community Journals. Post a lot on the message boards, especially if you have successes or challenges. You'll soon find that you're connecting with many nice folks here.

This is a great, positive community! Iím glad youíre with us.
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~Jennie ~

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-- J. London
TEENY_BIKINI SparkPoints: (169,959)
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6/16/13 10:14 P

Welcome. Have a great week!

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"Be the kind of women that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, She's up!"

www.thejigglybits.com

I love my jiggly bits. Don't you?
BJUMPINGFORJOY Posts: 20,474
6/16/13 8:51 P

Welcome to SparkPeople. Just take it one day at a time. I use the food and fitness trackers as well as post on my teams. There is so much information here and the support is great along with lots of support from the people here. This is a life style change and we are all working on it one day at a time. I am glad to meet you.

The rabbit lost the race, but the turtle won because he was slow and kept moving.
Co-Leader of 50+members with 100+pounds to loose

MIAJOEB SparkPoints: (201,642)
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Posts: 19,086
6/16/13 8:07 P

You are telling my story. I don't need to be old and sick and we cannot do anyting about getting older but we can get healthier... I really enjoy the water aerobics and walking i have become accostomed to doing every week. Join us and give the diet and exercise a try.

Here are some links I used to get started.
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ticles.asp?id=571


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=759


Edited by: MIAJOEB at: 6/16/2013 (20:07)
Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
2 COR 16-18

Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.... The Way by Lao Tse
BEDEDICATED2ME SparkPoints: (2,102)
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6/16/13 7:09 P

hello I am new to the site here. let me share a little about me and why I am here.I am very obese earlier this year my doc told me that I was pre diabetic. I somehow got my A1C out of the danger zone because I lost a few pounds. but unfortunately I gained it all back and then some. I seriously took a reality check and looked in the mirror and I did not like what I saw. I was always overweight or obese. Now I am telling myself I have got to do something because it is affecting my health. Sleep Apnea, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, high triglycerides, joint pains caused by arthritis. I have other health problems too not related to my weight issues which I am taking a lot of medications for which is a downer for me.

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