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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (267,913)
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Posts: 14,056
7/28/13 9:42 P

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

-SHAWN- Posts: 25,246
7/27/13 11:58 P

Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
* Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate! emoticon emoticon

EDWARDS1411 SparkPoints: (341,358)
Fitness Minutes: (198,889)
Posts: 154,704
7/27/13 10:35 P

emoticon Greetings STACYKINS1976 - glad to have you onboard!

Sparking is all about creating healthier lifestyles and is not a quick fix. In fact, it's more of a journey than a destination. So take it slow making gradual changes, ones that are reasonable and sustainable for the long run - permanent changes that will lead to permanent results. Here are a couple of articles you may find helpful in getting started.

"Stop Dieting and Start Living"
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=620


"Put Yourself First"
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti
cles.asp?id=484


Wishing you the best as you work on becoming healthier and more fit!!!
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (296,977)
Fitness Minutes: (190,026)
Posts: 51,205
7/26/13 1:10 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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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STACYKINS1976 Posts: 1
7/26/13 12:44 A

I am learning who I am... I know I can be strong for everyone it seems except me. I seen to constantly put my self last! I want to be full of energy chase after my teens inspire my children ! I want to be happy so for me my first goal is consistency!

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