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11/10/12 7:08 P

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11/10/12 9:05 A

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Thank you all for the warm welcome. I will get my food and exercise schedule figured out this weekend and step across the line into a new lifestyle Monday morning. Talk to you all soon!

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11/9/12 8:27 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 years
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.

use a salad plate as a dinner plate

use fruit for your sweet tooth cravings, an apple works great. helps with the chewing sensation.

fill your salad plate with half vegetables.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

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11/9/12 11:03 A

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Welcome to SP!

The vast amount of information, tools, people, groups and so on can be overwhelming at the start. Just take small steps to begin with. Take your time to find out what's available here and which parts of it work best for you. The thing most people find useful is the food tracker. It was a real eye opener for me! I had no idea how bad some of my food choices were until I started using that.

Keep posting your thoughts or questions. There are some wonderful people here who will help and support what you are doing. Ultimately of course - and you know this anyway - it's up to you to stick at it. Every day you are either building your health or not.

Good luck!
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"Tomorrow's progress is determined by today's choices"

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson


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11/8/12 10:13 P

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You get out of it what you put into it. It took years for most of us to put on our excess baggage so we need to give it time and effort to change the scales. It really does work if you are willing to work for it.

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MAYBER's Photo MAYBER SparkPoints: (84,558)
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11/8/12 9:18 P

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My advice start with small attainable goals
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GRANNYSUE9's Photo GRANNYSUE9 SparkPoints: (127,607)
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11/8/12 1:35 P

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I agree with LITTLEBJANET. This is a great site, but you have to do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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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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LITTLEBJANET's Photo LITTLEBJANET Posts: 2,254
11/8/12 8:08 A

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It works if you do. The tools, the teams, the tips are all available here. You can do it!

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SHOAPIE's Photo SHOAPIE SparkPoints: (235,195)
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11/7/12 8:44 P

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11/7/12 4:46 P

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"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

"We crave what we eat." - Lysa TerKeurst


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TOMWAMP's Photo TOMWAMP SparkPoints: (35,511)
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11/7/12 1:48 P

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emoticon \This site is great. the tools that you have at your fingertips is fantastic. The nutrition tracker helps you set your daily nutritional needs and you can track nutritional values for the foods you eat. The fitness tracker helps you to set your fitness goals and track them. the support and helpfulness of sparkpeople members is great. just set your goals and let Sparkpeople help you accomplish them.

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DKS1962's Photo DKS1962 Posts: 29
11/7/12 1:41 P

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Hi, I've read about Spark People and thought I would give this a try. I had a full hysterectomy in April 2011 and have gained 30 pounds. I've never weighed this much in my life. I can't stick with anything that is very restrictive. I'm weak and I aint' afraid to admit it. So I'm trying to find something that is doable. Baby steps. How do I get started? Any and all advise is appreciated.

Nothing changes if nothing changes!


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