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SparkPoints: (144,646)
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Posts: 5,104
3/22/13 11:09 A


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3/22/13 9:17 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you te very best on your journey.

SparkPoints: (62,797)
Fitness Minutes: (56,458)
Posts: 10,602
3/21/13 6:36 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. We are here to keep everyone motivated.
Iíve found that the best source of motivation on spark is posting, asking questions, and finding new friends that are in this together. We are all on this journey of a healthy live style, so your not alone in this. People need someone to believe in them. They need to know that if they take that first step out of their comfort zone, someone will be supporting them all the way. With small words of encouragement, with just a little extra time, that someone could be you. In some cases, others may just be unaware of their true abilities and potential.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Good luck!

Also - you might want to check out the Chair Exercise team here on Spark.

Posts: 4,697
3/21/13 10:55 A

Hi, Lin! Here is a link to 13 Sparkteams based on heart conditions. emoticon

You should be able to find someone that can relate to your specific challenges.

Posts: 2,313
3/21/13 10:30 A

Hi: I'm Lin. I've been tracking my nutrition, lack of weight loss, and exercise (for what it is) for about a month. I've been looking over the site and thought I should try out the message boards. I am disabled due to a heart condition (among others) and every effort is exercise for me right now. Are there others out there with chronic conditions who find it difficult to exercise? who track their nutritional intake and still can't seem to lose the weight? Lin

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