WANNABSKINNY18  
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Hello, My name is Emma. I just finished my freshman year in college, and the stress (and unhealthy cafe food) has taken a tole on my health and body. From the beginning of my senior year of high school (Sept 2009) at 150 pounds and now (Apr 2011) at 228 pounds, I have gained 78 pounds very quickly. In my high school years, I exercised 5 times a week and ate very healthy, and I would love to get back into that lifestyle again. I am hoping SparkPeople will help me get there.
Hello, My name is Emma. I just finished my freshman year in college, and the stress (and unhealthy cafe food) has taken a tole on my health and body. From the beginning of my senior year of high school (Sept 2009) at 150 pounds and now (Apr 2011) at 228 pounds, I have gained 78 pounds very quickly. In my high school years, I exercised 5 times a week and ate very healthy, and I would love to get back into that lifestyle again. I am hoping SparkPeople will help me get there.




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Member Since: 4/25/2011

My Goals:
My goal is to get back into my healthy ways.

Weight Goals
CW: 228 lbs

-200 lbs
-195 lbs
-190 lbs
-185 lbs
-180 lbs
-175 lbs
-170 lbs
-165 lbs
GW: 160 lbs

Personal Information:
I'm 18 years old
I am a full time student
and have 2 part time jobs, meaning I am very busy and need to break down my time to find a good routine to work out.

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KILLRBEE18
5/4/2011 6:31:59 PM

We are missing you!



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KILLRBEE18
5/2/2011 10:39:42 PM

Seven day without a status change? Please let me know that you are okay? You're probably in the gym and too tired to comment-- i understand. Drink your water!



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KILLRBEE18
4/29/2011 9:44:05 PM

Please tell me that you have not given up? I will be real hurt if you have (that means I have failed my job in helping a fellow Sparker). If you want to live up to your username--you got to put in the time my dear! Let me know you're still alive--please! Drink water!



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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
4/28/2011 12:37:18 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.

Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams 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 - 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 already 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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RAYLINSTEPHENS
4/27/2011 3:52:43 PM

Oh how I can relate to your story! But not by going to college (WTG!!) but just living "the good life!"

Thank you for adding me as a friend! I am honored and feel privileged to be able to add you to my friends as well.

This will not be a quick journey my sparked-friend, but it will be a very rewarding one! You will find many forks in the road and you might falter - but I will be here to pick you up and help you back on track!

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P.S. We all falter! The trick is to get back on track as soon as possible! The longer it takes you to get back on track, the harder to re-lose the weight. You really CAN do this!

**edit: As a new member, it is too easy to join too many sparkteams. Try to choose wisely and leave any team that doesn't assist you in your journey (there is a 'leave this team' button on every teams main page).
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