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5/5/13 6:11 P

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emoticon I have four kids and started taking care of myself about the time they became more independent, too! You've come to the right place for success and support! I look forward to getting to know you better.

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5/3/13 8:45 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:
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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

Go little Turtle Go!


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5/3/13 1:38 P

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I'm the proud parent of two teenagers that make me laugh & make me crazy!!! I am definitely enjoying this time with them...the good & the bad. I've been on spark for awhile but not active for a long time. I'm hoping to start taking care of me as my parenting duties are, for the most part, starting to decrease on the home front. It's not that they need you around less, they just don't need you for every moment of their everyday!

Live with no regrets as each 'mistake' is nothing but a learning experience.


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