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7/30/14 8:26 A

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Welcome! I'm working on getting off my baby weight too!

Karen- New Jersey EDT

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7/30/14 1:50 A

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7/30/14 1:15 A

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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 *~

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)

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7/29/14 11:49 P

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"Be the kind of women that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, She's up!"


I love my jiggly bits. Don't you?

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7/29/14 9:09 P

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By joining SP you made the first step on your journey to better health!
Tracking your nutrition and exercise/activities on the "my Nutrition" and "myFitiness" trackers is key to success. Familiarize yourself with it and use it daily. Also, get active! Join a SparkPeople team of your interest for great challenges to get you started. There is a team for everyone, no matter how much we weigh or what our physical abilities are. Team members offer an abundance of support, encouragement, and advice. I invite you to visit my SparkPage. I'm confident you will succeed in reaching your goals!

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"Continuous effort--not strength or intelligence--is the key to unlocking our potential." --Winston Churchill

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7/29/14 8:10 P

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Hi Everyone, I am 31 years old, mother of two and starting my journey to lose about 35lbs. The motivations to get in shape and get healthy has just been really tough for me. It's time for me to suck it up and do it, for me. I quit smoking a month ago using Chantix which caused me to gain weight despite trying to diet. So here goes... Diet and exercise... I can do this!

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