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10/29/13 8:43 P

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emoticon I joined Sparks because it supported the healthy lifestyle I was striving to achieve and assistance with weight loss. I've stayed because I am still struggling to lose the weight and because I have gotten so much support during this journey.
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" ...what lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies wthin us." (Emerson)


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CAROLISCIOUS's Photo CAROLISCIOUS SparkPoints: (95,821)
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9/16/09 10:31 P

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There is nothing more motivating than your doc saying "yer gonna die." I was obese and on the verge of diabetes. That's when I decided to change my life. Even at 50, it wasn't too late.

Just think of all the wonderful years you will have to share with your husband and daughter. Good for you for making the change early in life.

Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
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-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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9/15/09 11:33 P

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I joined spark people because I want a better and healthier life for me and my family. I want to be able to be the mother that my daughter deserves. To be a mother that can run around and play and not have the aches and pains that are associated with me being obese. I am just tired of making excuses. Not only I am a mother and a wife, but I am only 20 years old. I am too young to be feeling so old!
I found the site through some friends on a military wife support site. =)
I found out I have high blood pressure and I was devastated. My doctor told me at my weight I was on a clear path to diabetes especially since it runs in my family. He told me I shortened my life by 30%. I just couldnt believe how big of a shock and knock in the head that was!
I've only been active on it for about 3 days now and am still learning the ropes, but so far I am liking what I see.
Now its time to get serious about weight loss!

Edited by: JISTY06 at: 9/15/2009 (23:35)
Jennifer =)


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CAROLISCIOUS's Photo CAROLISCIOUS SparkPoints: (95,821)
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7/27/09 9:24 P

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Right! I don't understand why anyone would not at least give this a try. Like you said...it's free!

Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
increased. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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7/27/09 8:02 P

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I tired of keeping track of points even though I successfully lost 20 lbs on WW and kept it off. I wanted something that could inspire me daily rather than just once a week. And Sparkpeople is free, who could ask for more?

~Angela

I have learned that I must love myself where I am at rather than some unattainable concept placed in my head by distorted media social norms. And guess what? I kinda like who I am.


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CAROLISCIOUS's Photo CAROLISCIOUS SparkPoints: (95,821)
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7/15/09 8:59 P

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I pulled up this old thread and made it a sticky...maybe some of our newbies would like to comment???

Edited by: CAROLISCIOUS at: 7/15/2009 (21:04)
Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
increased. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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CAROLISCIOUS's Photo CAROLISCIOUS SparkPoints: (95,821)
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3/30/09 6:09 P

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My doc told me the only people he had seen be successful at losing weight were those who wrote down everything they ate. I was trying to do that...and found SP looking up the calorie counts of foods on the internet. I joined because it was free...even though I couldn't believe it...I kept looking for the pop-up box asking for my credit card number! Once I joined...I was HOOKED! I just played around for 6 months...then I got serious AND lost some serious weight.

SP is the best thing that ever happened to me healthwise! 60 pounds lighter and loving life!!!!

Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
increased. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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3/30/09 6:10 A

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I found out about this website through a friend who heard about it through a magazine. Thought I would check it out and I have to say it is the best website for dieting, meeting friends and pure healthy living. I just can't get enough of spark people. There is just so much to learn, fantastic articles and friends that give you a little shove when you think that you have lost all hope. I have always said that spark people is like having your own personal trainer! I think the key to success is writing everything down that you eat and measuring and weighing all of your portions along with cardio and a little weight lifting and you are on your road to a healthier, happier you. Thank you spark guy for this wonderful place where we can go and get the best information, wonderful recipes and support that we need to meet our goals. emoticon

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3/28/09 11:01 P

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I read about it in a magazine--can't remember which one but then I went online & checked it out because it sounded so good. Found out it was even better than it sounded. I also add my emoticon to SparkGuy Chris! This site is actually a lifesaver.

*** Nancy ***

"Eat to Live, not Live to Eat!"
-Moliere by way of Jeremy

When the mind is committed, the body will follow!

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse. "
-Stephen Dolley Jr.


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MRSHEATHERB's Photo MRSHEATHERB SparkPoints: (29,630)
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3/28/09 12:00 P

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One of my good friends introduced me to it over three years ago! Unfortunately, she doesn't use the site anymore, but I've stayed pretty active throughout.

I joined so that I would know more about what I put inside of my body and what I can do to slim down. And, it's FREE! Thank you, SparkGuy Chris!!!

Heather AKA
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KANSASGAL3's Photo KANSASGAL3 SparkPoints: (3,471)
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3/28/09 11:49 A

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I found SP while looking for an on-line calorie counter. I never expected to find friends, a great research library, trackers, and fun. How did you find SP? And, why did you join? Just curious.

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