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5/26/13 10:29 P

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welcome............
wishing you all the best with your journey.......
blessings and hugs.........lita

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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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5/26/13 1:28 P

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Welcome to our SparkFamily!

Sounds like you are "sick & tired of feeling sick & tired!" There is powerful motivation in that!

I know that bariatric surgery has come a long way since my stomach stapling of the 1990's, but I do share that I am a "failed" weight loss surgery patient. I went from 450 to 280, but then regained all the way back up to 350. With SP I've been able to lose it again the "old-fashioned" way and am holding between 200-250. Not ideal, but a far cry better than the bad old days!

Many people find that getting down to the basics of healthy food choices and picking up their activity levels they can accomplish the same results of weight loss surgery without the risks. I have known some folks who have done extraordinarily well with their bariatric surgery and have maintained their losses too. We all need to find our own path.

Food is the most crucial area and the nutrition tracker here at SP is the most invaluable tool...although EVERYTHING is so helpful here at SparkPeople! Most especially the community of support that we offer 24/7. I think we have the most positive, constructive and supportive online health and wellness community bar NONE!

Be sure to set up your SparkPage and start blogging and posting to message boards your trials, tribs and TRIUMPHS to get the most from our community!

Don

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5/26/13 1:09 P

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Hi all, I am not new to SparkPeople, but am starting again. I am an RN in Northern Michigan and am excited to get back on track. I am using BetterMD and working with a nutritionist, social worker, exercise specialist, etc. but I need more of a friendship type community. I am not going to these people because I'm considering weight loss surgery, I do not want to go that route, but it's time to do something. I turned 40 and am almost 41, I wasn't heavy in my 20's, but have creeped up over the past decade. It's time to stop. I'm glad to be able to join this group.

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