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  • v DBELLE39
    HI, welcome to the SP North Carolina Team . It's great having you join. I noticed you are diabetic --me too since 2002, I'm type II but on oral meds only, still trying to get my A1C level down, last one was 7.0

    Let us know if we can help, would love to be a walking buddying but I'm in Columbus county, just outside of Wilmington.
    2600 days ago
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    I'm glad you're getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

    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' - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


    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.


    If you haven't discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them 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.


    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 do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


    2645 days ago
    Hi and Welcome to Spark, I can totally relate to not being a morning eater... but since our bodies do need that first bit of food to get going I solved the problem by having 1/2 cup of cereal and 1/2 cup non fat milk, sometimes now I even add a bananna.
    I am not a big eater either and I have a hard time bc I hate to eat but really like to exercise so I sometimes throw myself off too....
    I came back to Spark on 6/29/10 and in 5 months I have lost 76 just stick with it. you will find a groove and things will be alright.
    My name is Sheryl and if there is anything I can do to help, support or encourage you Plz don't hesitate to visit my page and msg me... Have a great journey..
    2645 days ago
    I eat to live not live to eat. One bite of healthly eating at a time to reach my goal to 150 lbs. I have to eat to lose weight , don't let my body think is straving.
    2645 days ago