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It started with peer pressure...

"WHAT? For reals?" I exclaimed when my sister told me she joined an indoor soccer team. I thought she'd gone nuts! I went to watch her play and was very proud of her for trying something that I thought was outside her comfort zone. She applied the pressure for me to join the team as a "sub". She had injured her ankle and didn't want to leave her team short of a player...so I caved to the pressure and gave it a whirl. That was seven months ago...
"WHAT? For reals?" I exclaimed when my sister told me she joined an indoor soccer team. I thought she'd gone nuts! I went to watch her play and was very proud of her for trying something that I thought was outside her comfort zone. She applied the pressure for me to join the team as a "sub". She had injured her ankle and didn't want to leave her team short of a player...so I caved to the pressure and gave it a whirl. That was seven months ago...




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Member Since: 11/2/2010

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My Goals:
Be healthy and influence those around me to embrace health and fitness.


My Program:
Force feed lettuce to my family. Store the toilet paper in the barn so they have to walk 1/2 acre to get it. Laugh, encourage, and love!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
11/15/2010 2:17:07 PM

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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!

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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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VIRGOGURL4
11/15/2010 12:37:52 PM

I'm glad that you're deciding to live healthy! You don't have to be overweight to be unhealthy, and I'm glad that you know that.

I suggest that you focus on weight maintenance. There are a ton of fitness articles about getting started on a fitness plan and building muscle. There are also nutrition articles about cutting sodium, as well as eating the right amount of certain nutrients.

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