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Fitness Minutes: (82,445)
9,559 3/31/13 8:47 P
Welcome Steph!!! You're off to a great start!!! Sparks really is a wonderful website to develop a healthy lifestyle to get fit and lose the weight .... permanently!! And you've got the supportive folks on Sparks to help you along the way as well!! So have fun with your nutrition and fitness plans while you become the new, slim, healthy you!!
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney
Now that I have reached my BIG 50: Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
WELCOME TO SPARK!!! Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.
1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.
2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.
The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family! *~ Paula *~
Paula in Denver, Colorado
"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)
"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)
Proud Team Leader of Determined Divas!
Pounds lost: 3.0
Fitness Minutes: (167)
3/27/13 12:40 A
Hi my name is Steph, I'm 21 years old and I've been dealing with weight issues most of my life. When I was about 15 years old my doctor told me I was overweight, borderline obese, and I've tried so many diets without accomplishing my goals. Two years ago I decided it was time for change, that I wanted to lead a healthier lifestyle, I want to be stronger, and just be happy with myself. And I lost 15 pounds in a few months and I maintained that weight for a while, but last December was winter break and I lost all my motivation, I gained back all the weight I had lost, and many other things happened in my life that left me disappointed in myself. But now I found the courage to finally accomplish my goals and become the person I've always wanted to be, because I realize I am responsible for no one but myself. Right now according to my doctor I need to lose 45 pounds, so I'm going to give it my all! ^_^
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