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3/17/14 1:18 A

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Hello I am new to this site really looking for positive encouragement and accountability. I have been overweight for almost 13 years . I am 37 and I want to loose almost 50 pounds . I am going to use weight watchers plan for eating starting tomorrow. I am scared of failing please help me emoticon

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3/16/14 2:15 A

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Hello and welcome to Sparkpeople! You came to the right place for encouragement and support! Just jump right in and have fun!

Have you joined any spark teams? They are great for meeting others with similar interests. Also, be sure and create a spark page so we can add you as a friend.

If you need someone to talk to, don't hesitate to contact me anytime!

~ Amy in MO
Back in college after 20+ years! I'm doing it!

With God, All Things Are Possible!

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"This journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Start Date: January 1, 2014
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3/16/14 1:23 A

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Tonight is my first night and already done my 30min walk which is most I done in a very long time. better late than never

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA's Photo GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (302,672)
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3/16/14 12:23 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. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. 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.

3. 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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LKEITHO's Photo LKEITHO SparkPoints: (273,575)
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3/15/14 10:22 P

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Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!


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3/15/14 6:29 A

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hello and welcome

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DELIA38961's Photo DELIA38961 SparkPoints: (37,314)
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3/15/14 1:00 A

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hi welcome to the spark emoticon

delia* believe in yourself and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish

its only considered failure when you quit trying

central time zone Mississippi

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IMLOCOLINDA's Photo IMLOCOLINDA SparkPoints: (68,240)
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3/14/14 2:23 A

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You have chosen to embark on a great journey to health and fitness and you'll make some great new Spark Friends along the way!
And it's easy if you follow these guidelines...
*Drink your emoticon
*Eat your five servings emoticon
*Track your food and fitness emoticon
*Get in an extra 10 minutes of dancing emoticon
*Get plenty of emoticon
*Believe that you are worth it emoticon
* Keep walking emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

You are not alone on this journey. We do not stand in front or behind but beside each other. You can do this. Don't get down if you make a mistake but get back up and do it again and again until you get it right. It will happen. Maybe not today or even tomorrow but you will do it if you believe in yourself. Find that strength deep inside and bring it out. Don't jump into a decision to quit and then regret it. Even a small victory is a step ahead. SparkPeople believes in you and now it is time for all of us to believe in ourselves.
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I hope you get your spark page set up and read the articles and watch the videos for new sparkers. I think that will answer a lot of your questions. I'll spark mail you some links!

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!

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MARIAB135's Photo MARIAB135 SparkPoints: (673)
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3/14/14 1:11 A

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Hi everyone! I have struggle with being over-weight most of my life...In four years I gained 70+ pounds after I worked hard to lose weight. This website has a lot of info. Does the recommended diet plan the site sets up works best? I just dont know where to start on here. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you

One momenet one choice at a time

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