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Edited by: WELDER43 at: 4/11/2013 (14:19)
CREATIVE25 and to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Hi Carolyn. Welcome to the team. on the 25 pounds that you lost. That is . I am sure that you will continue with more weight being shed.
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Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
I am responsible for my own happiness.
My name is Bonnie
Welcome to the Dealing With Depression Team. We are glad that you've joined our group of friendly and supportive members. Congratulations on your current weight loss. I wish you much success in reaching all of your goals.
Take care, and keep in touch with the team. We are here for you, and WE CARE about YOU!
Co-Leader of the Fitness Instructors Team
Senior Moderator of the Dealing with Depression Team
I am not a medical professional or a trained counselor. Please seek professional advice about treatment options.
"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."
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:
* New Member Tutorial Videos:
* For Additional Motivation:
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.
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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!
Hi and welcome - Congratulations on your weight loss! Post often to let us know how you're doing and to get the most support and encouragement. Also please let us know if you have any questions. We're glad to have you on the team!
"The present is what slips by us while we’re pondering the past and worrying about the future. - Ziggy
"The groundwork of all happiness is health."
"Comparison is the thief of joy."
Hi and to our group! Congratulations on the loss of the 25 pounds so far. That is a terrific achievement. We are here to offer encouragement, advice if asked for and support whenever you need it. Please post often. We love to learn about your progress. Posting is the best way that we have of knowing what you need and how we can help. We are really glad that you have decided to join us! Take care and God bless, Deb
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance - Samuel Johnson
Way to go on your weight loss so far! Welcome to the team
Hello and welcome to the team.
Life is what you make of it. Choose to be happy about something Now! Choose to make your life an adventure.
You have a great start. Sparks has a lot of tools to help you on your journey to a healthy life style.
Lord, bless my diet buddies and help me met my 2014 weight goals of 60 pounds.
Co-Leader "Keep it Simple"
Hi! I am Carolyn and from Utah. I am trying to get healthier and have been working on it for about a year. lost 25 pounds last year hoping for more this year.
working on getting and staying healthier!