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5/27/13 12:42 P

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Hi. Welcome to the team. I wish you luck on your journey. Stay in touch with the team.

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

I am responsible for my own happiness.

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Welcome Maree to the team and to sparkpeople! It can really help in dealing with depression and living a healthier lifestyle by helping you to make better choices.
I too lived in WA State, in the Seattle area (Mercer Island, Kirkland and Redmond) before moving away as an expat.
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5/22/13 3:53 P

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welcome

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5/22/13 3:44 P

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emoticon MARREE15 and emoticon 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.


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DEBTEVELDAHL's Photo DEBTEVELDAHL SparkPoints: (82,472)
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5/22/13 11:18 A

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Hi Marree and emoticon to our friendly, caring group!! We are here to offer encouragement, advice if asked for and support whenever you need it. You have gotten some good advice from Bluerose about how to get around the site. Take your time getting to know all there is here for you. For instant motivation, may I suggest that you read some of the Success Stories, found under the Community tab above? They are wonderful stories about ordinary people, like you and me, who are meeting extraordinary challenges and winning. They are very uplifting, inspirational and unforgettable. Please post often. We love to learn about your progress and share in the journey with you. I look forward to getting to know more about you through your posts and when you get your Spark Page up and running. 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


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welcome. I hope you achevive your goal. I need to lose that much and more. I keep starting over and still not loseing. I hope you can find some interesting things to fill time. I read, write, garden and crocet. Have a great day
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Hi Marree, and welcome to the team. I look forward to getting to know you better. You sound like a blast. emoticon

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Until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.--Ivania Vanzant.

Life is short, live it; Love is rare, grab it; Anger is bad, let it go; Fear is a mind killer, face it; Memories are sweet, cherish them. www.atti-tude.com


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Welcome to SparkPeople, and welcome to the team! . You got off to a good
start by joining this team, and introducing yourself. it is hard sometimes to admit we need help, and even harder to write about it in front of people you don't know. So, good job, and keep it up. There are many of us who support you!!! emoticon

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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:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/user_gu
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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

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It's even less easy if you make it difficult. It's not easy any way, but you can do it by thinking of changing the way you eat rather than dieting.

So many ways to use all that time productively and rewardingly. I know -- I have too much time on my hands. The more time I have, the less time it seems.

Welcome to the group.

Laurie

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5/21/13 3:32 P

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emoticon Glad you are joining us on this journey to a healthy lifestyle. Take some baby steps, set small goals. I have 10 lb goals, hard to look at a larger number. I give myself a small (non food) gift, when I reach each goals. Every journey starts with the first step emoticon

Lord, bless my diet buddies and help me met my 2014 weight goals of 60 pounds.
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HI! & Welcome!!! I live in Olympia, WA. Make a Spark page so we can get to know you! Thanks for the post about yourself. It's nice to 'meet' you.

Lisa

Your perception of your reality IS your reality.

You have the right to your own opinion. You do not, however, have the right to your own facts.

Be The Change You Want To See In The World~ Gandhi

You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to. ~ Robin Williams

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Hi,
This is my first day with Spark People.....I am a 66 year "young" lady living in Washington state. I am wanting to lose 85 lbs. and it is not easy!!
I lost my job four and a half years ago, and am now retired and have way to much time on my hands! I am a mother of five (5) grown kids, have fifteen (15) Grandchildren and two (2) Great-Grandsons. I am also divorced and live by myself, which is very nice.
I look forward to hearing from some of you that want to share.
Take care, Marree

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