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  • v CATH63
    Hi - I saw the thread you started about the 21 Day Sugar-Free Diet and I noticed that you mentioned something about working at a school. Are you a teacher? I teach 7th grade.

    I see that you've done really well reaching your goals - congratulations! How have you done it?
    1491 days ago
  • v GUNNADOITNOW
    welcome to SP. I have been on and off my weight loss journey for sometime but I am committed to change this time. I feel different and really want it for myself.
    1781 days ago
  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    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!

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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.

    Some of the 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. Right now there is a 'special offer' on Amazon to get it in electronic format for just $1.99 - 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 generous offer - 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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    1904 days ago
  • v MRE1956
    emoticon to SP and best wishes!
    1905 days ago
  • v QUEENCREOLE
    emoticon new Sparkie! 

    My name is emoticon Queen. I started my healthy lifestyle journey December 30, 2010. emoticon So far I have lost over 30 pounds, changed my eating habits, and started a fitness regimen which I love. 

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    I pray you find everything you are looking for here at SparkPeople.com. There is so much to learn and so many amazingly kind and supportive people to meet. Look around at the teams, tools, articles and blogs. They are so insightful. 

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    Check out my blog '5 Steps for Sparking' to see my tips and tricks of 'Sparking'. 

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    If you need a buddy, add me! If you need support, ask me! 

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    Truly,
    Your Spark buddy, 
    emoticon Queen

    P.S. I highly recommend getting The Spark (the book). It made me look at this journey in a way that has allowed me to stick with it and remain positive.
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    1905 days ago
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