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10/17/12 7:35 P

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emoticon welcome to the team Gloria!

Ginny

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BECKYSFRIEND's Photo BECKYSFRIEND SparkPoints: (106,353)
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10/4/12 8:23 A

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Welcome Gloria-glad you're here. emoticon

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10/3/12 2:09 P

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Hi, Gloria emoticon So glad you decided to join the team! I'm sorry I didn't respond to your post sooner. I've been having a crazy-busy two weeks and can't find enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do emoticon

If you use Spark and the tools available you won't be disappointed, Gloria. It's all about re-educating yourself regarding food and learning to make the right choices - add some activity/exercise to the mix and you have a recipe for success emoticon

Here is my best advice - not complicated and it works: 1) Use your Nutrition Tracker faithfully, every single day, and print out the daily report on that page so you can make sure you are getting the proper balance of fats, carbs, and protein. This will keep you honest and accountable for your choices. Checking your report each day is critical - you want to make sure you are getting the right % of nutrients and not just eating empty calories. Remember, it is possible to stay within your calorie range eating "junk" but that isn't going to promote weight loss and it certainly won't maintain it in the long run emoticon ; 2) Find a few exercises/activities you actually ENJOY doing and then do them 3-4X a week. If you like what you are doing the chances are much better that you will stick with it emoticon emoticon ; 3) Stay active with your Team(s) because this is the place you will get encouragement, motivation, and support - including hugs on those days when things are especially tough! emoticon and; 4) Try to have fun with this journey to slimness and better health! It's a given that if you enjoy something you will stick with it! emoticon

One last thought: it isn't important how fast or slowly you lose your weight. This is one area where 'slow and steady wins the race' is more then just some old cliche emoticon . Spark teaches you a new lifestyle and you need time to re-educate yourself and develop a new relationship with food emoticon .

Carol

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10/3/12 12:50 P

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THIS WORKS. WENT ON WEEKS CRUISE DID NOT GAIN A POUND.

my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 y
ears old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off. took 16 months.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x. took 7 months.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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10/2/12 5:26 P

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Hi and welcome to the team

Nancy in Columbia,SC

"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up"...and I intend to be that person

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When the rocks cry out
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10/2/12 4:32 P

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10/2/12 1:53 P

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emoticon Hi and emoticon to the team.

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10/1/12 11:26 P

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Joined SP 4/10/08
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You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

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10/1/12 10:31 P

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I would like to introduce myself my name is Gloria and I am 50 yrs old and I just want to get healthy. I just want to learn to eat and keep myself on track with my health, I am not trying to lose any weight but if I do it would be great. I don't like to set myself up for disappointment that is why I don't want to say i am going to lose a set amount of weight.

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