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My journey to a new me started January 3rd 2006. I started at 317 lbs and got down to 247 lbs. I have slowly gained nearly all of that weight back. Its now July 2013, and I am looking to start over, and hopefully get down below 200 lbs. Looking for support to help me keep going!

I am trying to find what it was that made it possible for me to lose 70 pounds in the past- I know I have the ability, I just need to find it!!
My journey to a new me started January 3rd 2006. I started at 317 lbs and got down to 247 lbs. I have slowly gained nearly all of that weight back. Its now July 2013, and I am looking to start over, and hopefully get down below 200 lbs. Looking for support to help me keep going!

I am trying to find what it was that made it possible for me to lose 70 pounds in the past- I know I have the ability, I just need to find it!!




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Member Since: 5/27/2006

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My Goals:
I would like to excercise 30 min/day, 3 days a week to start out. I like to go walking or biking, and also have exercise equipment in my home to use. Trying to do this on my own without paying for a membership or a program.

My Program:
I am trying to start small- hopefully that will help me succeed. Just trying to reduce my portions and exercise more often- hopefully I will get into some new habits that will make me feel good about myself and boost my confidence.

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I am 32 years old and from a small town in Iowa.

 
 



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60SIXTY
7/11/2011 2:28:53 AM

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I would suggest adding a short term goal. Perhaps to lose 5 or 10 pounds per month.

To both give and receive support, I suggest joining and participating in at least one Spark TEAM. When you signed up, SP offered you a "Spark Class" which is a team for the newbies who signed up the week you did.

You might find this blog helpful.
www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=a_s
ecret_tip_for_healthier_eating

This is helpful also: If I consume fewer calories than my plan recommends, will I lose weight faster?
www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_th
e_experts.asp?q=58

Setting Goals
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_
news_detail.asp?health_day=649110

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
7/11/2011 12:31:19 AM

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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 - wow, you've gone from 317 to 282, which is awesome!
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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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DEB2448
12/29/2008 8:41:00 AM

Welcome to the spark Iowa team. Good Luck with your goals.



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0319BRENDAB
8/2/2007 1:29:09 PM

jus a quick hello from the surrounding area. alot of us have had success losing with the help here. from what i see there's lots of motivating spark ppl to talk to, scheduled tasks, trackers, and best of all-it's free! this website is all what you make of it so-don't hesitate to add me as one of your friends....goodluck to you cuz we're all in it together now. lata





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ABLACKLEY
2/21/2007 12:01:57 PM

Hi Carrie! Good job in 2006! I am new to Sparks and I am from the North Iowa area. Keep up the healthy living. I am there with you and doing it pretty much the same way you are. Eat the foods I like and are healthy but limiting my portions so I don't feel deprived. Best wishes to you.



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