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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (433,013)
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7/13/14 3:42 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. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. 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.

3. 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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WORKOUTWITHPAM Posts: 149,218
7/12/14 11:31 A

Hello, and welcome to SparkPeople. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.

HUGS
Pam

NORASPAT Posts: 43,863
7/12/14 10:02 A

With SPARK you will never be without support but to get it you have to find teams there are Arthritis teams and any other condition teams, just run down the number of teams there are some for just about everything.

Losing weight most always helps the pain. I am 70 years young, I walk every day, I cannot run but I love to walk. If my hips and knees hurt I walk and the pain goes away. You can do it.

Taking pain medications are Often needed but I have weaned myself off mine with the help of my Dr.

Go for it and you should be able to help yourself so much more. Pat in Maine.

LKEITHO SparkPoints: (417,123)
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Posts: 17,645
7/11/14 10:03 P

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

JILLMAULT SparkPoints: (6)
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Posts: 1
7/11/14 5:43 P

hi my name is jill and I need to lose weight I have osteoarthritis and its hard for me to get motivated to exercise I need support its hard for me to lose weight doing it by myself

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