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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (345,942)
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7/11/14 1:22 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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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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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (319,442)
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7/10/14 9:59 P

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


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FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (134,511)
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7/10/14 1:43 P

emoticon HI, Alonda! Now is the time to change that diagnosis. emoticon

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

Exercise, eat, track, repeat!!

REGINAROLLINS SparkPoints: (51,190)
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7/10/14 1:03 P

I am pre diabetic, so we must strive to overcome this . I always swore I would be carfull not to become diabetic because I have seen other people's struggle. It can be "cured" with alot of hard work and determination. You can do it!!!!!

RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (120,744)
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7/10/14 7:03 A

Sorry you received that diagnosis - there's a lot of information here that can help you as you learn to manage it (you can do a search on type 2 diabetes and see what comes up)..... I don't have it myself, but I know a *lot* of folks who are dealing with it; the good news is that it *can* be managed well, especially if you have a good health care provider team to help you!

Welcome and best wishes!

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 :( )
MALADY420 SparkPoints: (769)
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7/10/14 1:58 A

hello I am Alonda. Today I found out I have type 2 diabetes.

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