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Member Since: 3/25/2011

SparkPoints: 793

Fitness Minutes: 75

My Goals:
◊ To be a better role model for my daughter.

◊ To see my daughter grow up!

◊ To feel more comfortable in my own skin.

◊ To prove my mother-in-law wrong...I CAN do this!



My Program:
I'm eating more mindfully, watching my dietary intake more carefully, and increasing my exercise.

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My name is April. I live in TN.

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I'm a nurse. I worked and studied very hard to get that license...and I learned everything I need to know to change my life...now I just have to implement it! My favorite past time is making jewelry. I've had an obsession with gems and minerals since I was a child! I have an awesome husband who is also using SparkPeople...so I have a great support system! We have a sweet little 6 year old daughter, Greta.

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AMYELIZABETH8
7/15/2011 6:11:29 PM

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Welcome to the DONE GIRL team! It's such a friendly, motivational, and inspirational group of women! They have been the best support I have ever had! Good luck with reaching for your goals, and dreams! Have a great weekend!
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REVIVED
7/14/2011 12:59:45 PM

Welcome to the Done Girls team. I LOVE this team. So many inspiring women and everyone is super supportive. if you need anything, just reach out. And get involved. It helps keep you (and me) motivated. Hope to see you around!



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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
7/13/2011 10:03:14 PM

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Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already, just by posting here, introducing yourself and sharing your story - and I think it's awesome that you've exercised 2 days in a row! Gotta start somewhere and you are definitely started!!
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Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including many with the same challenges, circumstances and goals. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.

I'd like to invite you to join the Virtual Walk/Run/Cycle Thru the US @ exercise.lbl.gov SparkTeam - it's a really fun way to track your walking while you travel 'virtually' across America from Virginia to Oregon. Go to the SparkTeam page at www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=19805 for more information.

Some of the other teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
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In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
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If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.
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Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. It's available in printed version, as an audiobook or as an ebook for Kindle - you can download the free Kindle reader for your computer or read it on a smartphone so you don't have to actually own a Kindle device to take advantage of this offer - I have it on my Blackberry and can read bits of it whenever I'm waiting in a line or feel like I need a 'reminder' of what I'm trying to do so check it out!!!
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If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.
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Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
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SHERRI25P
7/13/2011 7:58:16 PM

Hi April! Welcome to the Done Girl Team. Glad you joined us. emoticon
I joined a few weeks ago and this team is awesome. They are the best SP Team ever!


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HEYPINK
7/13/2011 9:51:34 AM

Hey! Just wanted to welcome to the Done Girls team! The girls are so motivational and supportive and we will do our best to help you on your journey however we can. Hope to see you on the message boards soon!

Welcome Done Girl!!!

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