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Ready to stop thinking about it and just do it!

I stepped on the scale a couple months ago to find myself 10 pounds heavier than the weight I swore I'd never go above. Apparently, weight can get out of hand a lot quicker than I thought! I'm tired of saying "by this time next year, I'll be thinner". I'm not looking to lose weight for any other reason than to feel good about myself. I'm ready to change, but have big issues with willpower, so I'll definitely need some support!!
I stepped on the scale a couple months ago to find myself 10 pounds heavier than the weight I swore I'd never go above. Apparently, weight can get out of hand a lot quicker than I thought! I'm tired of saying "by this time next year, I'll be thinner". I'm not looking to lose weight for any other reason than to feel good about myself. I'm ready to change, but have big issues with willpower, so I'll definitely need some support!!




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Member Since: 12/31/2010

SparkPoints: 1,103

Fitness Minutes: 820

My Goals:
Besides reaching my goal weight, I want to learn how to mantain a balanced, healthier diet.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS
1/5/2011 7:37:54 PM

WTG on making your SparkPage!!

Welcome to SparkPeople!

Start with your Start Page! Here is a video to help you unlock the power of Your Start Page:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
ion_articles.asp?id=1124

Here's the video for the Nutrition Tracker - the best tool online!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
on_articles.asp?id=1154

I was 54 when I joined SparkPeople and 56 when I came back and started my Spark Program, starting with Stage One. This is a one day at a time program, but if you do the SparkPeople Program Steps, it really does work. I am terribly average, it's the SP program that is extraordinary.

I found logging my foods in the Nutrition Tracker helped me to lose 90 lbs in 16 months! I started at 210 and went to 120.

I hung clothing that was too small on my closet door and every time I would get discouraged I would try them on. Week by week they started fitting! That kept me motivated.

Welcome aboard, we really are all in the same boat! Sometimes we can sail right along but sometimes we have to be rowing like crazy!

You can make it happen! SparkPeople really does work!

Linda




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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
1/5/2011 7:34:20 PM

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Happy New Year and congrats on taking the first step to reaching a healthier you! I'm glad you're getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

SparkPoints are just a way of keeping track of various accomplishments - they are fun because you can buy 'goodies' for friends. They are just virtual presents but I get a boost when a friend gets one for me so like the system.

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!

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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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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.

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

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MICKI2010
1/3/2011 7:06:47 PM

I am glad I was able to help with your recipe/log questions. If you need anything else, please ask any time.



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