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Turning 40 has changed my perspective on life. My goal is to be healthly and not just "super skinny" like I was in my early 20s. I am on this journey UNTIL I reach my healthy goal weight.
Turning 40 has changed my perspective on life. My goal is to be healthly and not just "super skinny" like I was in my early 20s. I am on this journey UNTIL I reach my healthy goal weight.



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Member Since: 9/16/2010

SparkPoints: 0

Fitness Minutes: 165

My Goals:
To jog/run a 5K race!

My Program:
Working out at Lifetime - my favorite place outside of home!

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From Colorado, married and have two kids.

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7/3/2011 6:24:58 PM

Hi welcome to Spark..it's fun to make new friends..I'll add you then you can connect with any of my friends with similar interest and pretty soon you have a large network of friends..also when you read someone's page or blog and find it interesting you can add them as a friend..just like the points and the goodies you can get lots of them and really connect with them..Good luck and welcome :)

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7/3/2011 4:47:49 PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend - I've just added you as well. I have to say that I absolutely love your goal of getting more healthy instead of 'skinny' - that's what I am working toward aw well - look forward to getting to know you thru SP!


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7/2/2011 11:00:56 PM

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, introducing yourself and sharing your story!
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!!
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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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7/2/2011 6:13:17 PM

Please don't feel like no one is here for you!! we are all here for each other and all that's required is we reach-out! Add friends, update your status, let us all get to know you! God Bless and we can all do it a day at a time!! emoticon

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