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7/16/10 8:21 P

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emoticon You will find that SparkPeople will make a major difference in your life if you make use of all of the tools that are here & allow yourself to make friends with other Sparkers. Remember that success is measured by more than just numbers on the emoticon 10 minutes of exercise a day is doable & will start you on a healthy habit. Check out the team "The Slowest Loser" for more supportive friends. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle emoticon

Today is the first day of the rest of my life!


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7/16/10 7:35 P

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Kudos to you for making a positive change for yourself and best wishes on this weight loss journey!

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7/16/10 4:55 P

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Welcome. You're a success in the making since you already overcame the biggest obstacle : facing the reality and deciding to do something about it.
You're at the right place. Prepare yourself to be patient and read a blog about the Slowest Loser or some name like that. I read it every once in a while and it always helps.

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7/16/10 3:55 P

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emoticon post! Keep up the emoticon work!
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*** Andrea ***

Co-Leader SP Class of Dec. 28 - Jan. 3, 2009

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To achieve something we've never had we must do what we've never done.


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KIMMYRIP SparkPoints: (16,365)
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7/16/10 3:16 P

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Wow! I hit send to introduce myself and within five minutes i had a handful of responses back! I can't even begin to describe how inspired that makes me! i am truly in awe! thanks so much!!! emoticon

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7/16/10 3:13 P

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emoticon there!

I am so glad to hear that you jumped over that obstacle and put yourself out there for the rest of us to get to know and support during your journey.

I have found this site to be WONDERFUL! I have met some wonderful people on here.

Keep up with tracking...stay active on the boards...ask questions often...

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God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I can not change.
Courage to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference.


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7/16/10 3:12 P

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I too have avoid introducing myself because I find it difficult to write. It takes me a long time to figure out what to say. I too have been overweight pretty much my whole life. I was never, ever super skinny. This 10 minute a day thing for some reason prompted me to get on and really buckle down. I have always exercised once I found "Jazzercise". I just have a hard time controlling how much I eat. So I am trying to use the tools. I like you think "maybe I have found the answer!"

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7/16/10 3:10 P

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You're in the right place! You'll have all the support you'd ever want from your Spark Friends & Teams! Welcome and congratulations on taking your first steps to a healthier life!

** Melissa **
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Be careful when you pass judgement on another. Life teaches us lessons in harsh ways when we are mean to others.

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SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (158,833)
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7/16/10 3:09 P

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WELCOME to the team Kimmy and for sharing your AWESOME story!!

Here's to a healthier you!

HAPPY SPARKING!
Nancy

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7/16/10 3:07 P

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Hi and Welcome!



The journey is the reward.


If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Thomas Paine


The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Amelia Earhart


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7/16/10 2:59 P

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Hi and welcome to the team. Happy to have you join us.

Bonnie



Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
John Wooden

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is your own self.
Aldous Huxley

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
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The reward for a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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7/16/10 2:56 P

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Hello,

I have avoided introducing myself on the message board because of feelings of intimidation created all by me. But, finally today i feel it is time! I am a 44 year old female who has been overweight pretty much since childhood. I started off my younger years super duper skinny, then when i was about 9 i f"ound" food and gained weight over a summer. Not to the point of being overweight, but it being noticable enough that people commented on it and i started to believe in my head that i was "FAT". When i look back at my high school pictures I can see now that i was nowhere near fat or even overweight. But, in my twenties i let it all go and just starting eating anything i wanted at any time with no boundaries. A few times in my twenties and again in my thirties i would "diet" and take weight off, but it always came back plus more. A friend introduced me to SP about a year and a half ago, but until these past six weeks i really did not use it much. In the past six weeks or so i have been diligent about using the nutrition tracker and signing on every day and have ven joined Curves. I am seeing results and feeling so much better - in health, mind and spriit. i really believe SP has the answer. I have diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. All the health problems you would expect me to have with 100 pounds overweight. My goal is to lose the weight, get healthy and fit and no longer need the meds i have been on for years.

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