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8/10/11 11:01 A

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welcome

Progress not perfection is the key to living every day to its fullest!!!
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8/10/11 10:45 A

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emoticon to the team. And don't worry about your kids being picky eaters. My boys used to be, but now that they are 15 and 18 they will eat just about anything. And lots of it! I even got my younger son to try sushi a couple of weeks ago.

Starting Fresh and Feeling Motivated

"If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right."


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8/10/11 9:54 A

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8/10/11 9:40 A

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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:
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* New Member Tutorial Videos:
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* For Additional Motivation:
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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.

Katrina
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You can not change yesterday - it's done.
You can only dream of tomorrow.
The only day you can change is today.
What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?

It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it GREAT

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8/9/11 9:21 P

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emoticon to the team....nice to meet you

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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8/9/11 9:09 P

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I am a stay at home Mom to three kids ages 13, 9, and 5. They are all picky eaters so cooking for them can be a real challenge, plus the ever-present temptation to pick at their unfinished meals can be an issue too! I love to cook, but most days the best I can hope for is that 2 out of 3 of them will eat what I serve, and that is rare. 3 out of 3 is only when we pick up pizza LOL. I hope to meet some new people who are on the same journey toward being healthier and support each other and share some laughs along the way, and celebrate our successes. Looking forward to getting to know you! :)

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