Hi, Sharon and Laurie. I'm Valerie and I live in Winnipeg.
I totally understand what you mean about the yo-yo diet. I've been doing that pretty much all my life. It's really frustrating. I've been on Sparks for a few years now and I find that this team has been really good about helping me eat healthier and to be more active. I have yet to reach my goal, but I am trying to get there.
Anyway, welcome to the team. This is a really great one to be on. Everyone is so very friendly and encouraging. Come and drop by the Chit Chat lounge so we can get to know each other better.
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.
Have a great day!