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BLUEROSE - I don't think she's trying to LOSE 140lb, I think she's trying to get TO 140lb! What's your starting weight, LUNHIA?

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1/2/10 5:52 P

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Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.

Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!

* SparkPeople's User Guide:

* New Member Tutorial Videos:

* FORUM: "What Advice Would You Give to a New SP Member

* For Additional Motivation:

Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there.

This site can only provide the support and the tools to reach these goals. You need to put the hard work in. Personally, I end up kicking my own butt every day. Feel free to check out my blogs to see how I kick my butt out the door to get my fitness in. I can tell you, once I am finished with my exercise for the day, I feel great. No more I should do this and I should do that. Instead, I feel accomplished, and able to relax and enjoy the rest of my day.

Did I read right? 140lbs in 6 months? I hope that is a mistake. Average weight loss is around 2lbs per week - between 8 and 10lbs per month. You do not want to starve yourself, or workout to the point you put yourself in the hospital.
Keep in mind, every lb you loose is one less lb you need to loose to reach your goal weight. It takes time, but it is so worth it...

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1/2/10 4:46 P

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Well the contest begins today! Me , my daughter, my sis, best friend and her daughters, Joined togather. We plan on excersisin 4 times aweek for 1 hr at the gym & 20min on other days at home. Well I hopw to see 140lbs over ther next 6mos. but hopin to to hit 149lbs by Feb 28th. Cant wait!

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