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11/6/12 11:40 A

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11/6/12 9:33 A

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to Spark and to our team !

I can relate to how you feel. I was an RN, worked for 22 years and was forced to quit and go on disability due to severe arthritis of the spine, almost 20 years ago. For many years after I stopped working I was depressed and lonely because all my work friends deserted me and I felt isolated. I was in pain all the time and was afraid to exercise. Like you, I had no motivation and spent most of my time watching TV.

I'm not sure what the turning point was but when I found Spark 6 years ago everything changed. I visited every day and slowly began moving more and changing the way I eat. I lost most of the weight I wanted to and now exercise as tolerated most days. All due to Spark.

You've made a great first step. Look around the site, check the tools, the teams, set up your page so others can visit and get to know you. There's so much here to help you. Above all, the support and encouragement you get from other Sparkers is priceless.

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11/5/12 10:57 P

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Welcome to the team, Barbie. I think you'll find lots of inspiration on Spark. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.
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11/5/12 10:14 P

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Welcome Barbie! We are so glad you've joined us.

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Dear Lord, set my sights on You and Your great attributes. Help me to live in Your presence, dependent on Your guidance each day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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11/5/12 6:30 P

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Hi Barbie. Welcome to the team.

I love SparkPeople

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

I am responsible for my own happiness.

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11/5/12 4:09 P

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Hi BARBIE, welcome! emoticon

Have a think about setting up a page here - it allows people to interact with you much more easily and means you'll get more support and encouragement!

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11/5/12 2:18 P

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Hi Barbie! I am happy you are here! I am glad you chose our team! :)

We have a fun, active and supportive team. There are many here that are struggling with life's setbacks. You can do this! We will be here with you.

If you have any questions, or comments... Please feel free to post them. There is always someone around.

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but one of love, power and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
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"Are you talking to God about how big your problems are,
or are you talking to your problems about how big your God is?" ~Joel Osteen
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"The moment you give up in your mind, all of h*ll breaks lose and has a party" ~ Joyce Meyer


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11/5/12 2:01 P

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i'm 47 currently on disability due to stroke 3 years ago have little motivation to do anything very depressed unable to find a job in my profession, i have been RN for 16 years till my stroke so with little motivation have to force my self to be active would rather sleep al day or watch reruns on tv.

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