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10/13/13 1:42 P

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Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
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10/13/13 9:53 A

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Welcome to SP.

"Excellence is but for the few."


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10/13/13 2:30 A

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Welcome to Spark People. This is a wonderful site full of many useful tools to help you with your weight loss journey. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck in reaching your goals.
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA's Photo GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (278,463)
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10/13/13 1:08 A

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emoticonemoticonemoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticonemoticonemoticon
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 *~
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"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)

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10/12/13 9:19 P

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Hi! emoticon emoticon to SparkPeople. I'm so happy you decided to join SparkPeople to help you in your weightloss journey. There is a wealth of information about weight loss, fitness, and nutrition as well as hundreds of groups that offer encouragement and support in any area you can think of. I really wish you the best in your journey.

~Tonya~
Central Time Zone (Texas)

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SCRAPPINPOLLY's Photo SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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10/12/13 11:51 A

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Hi and welcome to SP! It's great to have you here!! Jump right in and make yourself at home! Join a team or two and get the support and inspiration you need!

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Co-leader Gastric Bypass Sparklers Team
Co-leader Crocheters: Hooked on Healthy Team
Co-leader SP Class of November 10-16, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of March 24-30, 2013
Co-leader SP Class of June 23-29, 2013

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BILL60's Photo BILL60 Posts: 252,371
10/11/13 6:59 A

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Welcome to SP.

"Excellence is but for the few."


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RASPBERRY56's Photo RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (66,140)
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10/11/13 5:56 A

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If you can't love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul

Take action, and inspiration will follow - Gilad

Change without losing yourself and you can accomplish anything. - Tim Gunn

Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars - Casey Kasem (RIP :( )


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10/11/13 5:22 A

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Alida, emoticon

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Maintaining since September 15, 2012


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MARILYNS66's Photo MARILYNS66 Posts: 8,844
10/11/13 5:04 A

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welcome to sparks - glad you found us

Take a few minutes to make up a sparkpage making it public and allowing members to post a message to you on it

Also don't forget to participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined



Marilyn

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Calling Christian Women -the official SP team

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Unless the Lord had given me help I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, 'My foot is slipping' your love O Lord supported me. When anxiety was great within me your consulation brought joy to my soul (Psalm 94:17-19)


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ALIIDA's Photo ALIIDA SparkPoints: (22,220)
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10/11/13 4:03 A

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Hi Everyone!

I want to lose 6 kilos to get back to a BMI of 25 or just under. That's where I was about four years ago until it crept up, first slowly and recently rather quickly emoticon . I don't mind what speed it comes off a long as it comes off.

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