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LAURIE5658 SparkPoints: (221,711)
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12/1/12 7:36 P

Hi emoticon and congratulations on beginning your Spark journey!

There's so much here to help you along the way and excellent advice to setting and achieving healthy goals. With the thousands and thousands of fellow Sparkers you will always find someone you can connect with. I am always amazed how many lives have been changed for the better through the use of SparkPeople.

If you have not already done so, I suggest that you check out the videos in the "Healthy Lifestyle" section. Scroll down for the site orientation videos.

That should point you in the right direction. I find that if you just start looking around Spark, you will quickly learn about the wonderful tools available for your use. After being a Sparker since 2007, I still find something new and very useful.

Welcome and best wishes!
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NUNZIATA43 Posts: 343
12/1/12 6:45 P


CONGRATS on taking that first step. The support on this site is tremendous - you just need to reach out! Your struggles are clearly understood and I suggest cutting yourself a little slack. I think you're doing 'fabby' on this journey! Keep up the good work!

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Joy for the Journey!!!

RFJSJ50 SparkPoints: (62,797)
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11/30/12 6:28 P

emoticon Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining!
I've been a member a little over 3 years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going!
Explore the site, make your Sparkpage if you havenít, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Good luck!

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RAND0M Posts: 893
11/30/12 3:07 P

Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Welcome to SparkPeople emoticon

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MARILYNS67 Posts: 9,270
11/30/12 12:58 P

Welcome to sparks - so glad you have joined us

Take time to participate on all the groups you have joined - lots of encouragement when you do

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband - will hold you up in prayers

If I can be of any help please let me know


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Changing my lifestyle is a challenge

Unless the Lord had given me help I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, 'My foot is slipping' your love O Lord supported me. When anxiety was great within me your consulation brought joy to my soul (Psalm 94:17-19)
11/30/12 10:59 A

I have never posted a message before. I have been changing my life style for also a year now. It has been a hard year. I have lost my husband within 2 weeks of finding out he had cancer emoticon !!!!!!!!!!!! I have lost almost 50 lbs but have now lost my drive to lose more & I need to lose 30 lbs more. & am starting to put the weight back on!!!!!!!!

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