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FITAT41 Posts: 2
3/8/12 12:34 P

Thank you for the support. So far the past 2 days have been a struggle. I thought I was eating small portions but I guess my portions were bigger than I thought. I am so determined to do this. The thought of winding up with heart disease or HBP or something else scares me. I want to be able to go out with old friends and not be embarrassed at the way I look. My journey has begun and I am happy that I have made this choice..
How do I add you as a friend??

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3/8/12 12:19 P

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***Just wanted to take a moment and welcome you to Sparkpeople. Joining Sparkpeople is on of the best decisions I have made and I know you will love it as well.

***Try joining a spark team. The support and motivation that belonging to a team will help you stay on track. This can be found under “Community”.

***Make short term goals. They will help reaching your long term goals manageable. If you look under “My Trackers” click on “Other Goals” and you can set your short term and long term goals. Sparkpeople offers some for you to choose from or you can create your own.

***Try using the nutritional tracker. It really makes it easier to stay within your daily nutritional goals. This can be found under “My Trackers”.

***Read the many success stories to help you stay focused and motivated. This can be found under “Community”.

***Be patient. This is a journey not a marathon. If you need support during your journey please feel free to email me anytime. I am more than happy to be your spark friend during your journey.

***Check out Challenge Central. There are many challenges designed to keep you on track such as the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, SparkPeople 8-Week Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge, Official 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge, and many others that may interest you. This can be found under “Community”.

***Under the “Community” tab you’ll find Secrets of Success. There you will find tips from members to help make your journey easier.

***Do exercises that you enjoy. Working out can be fun.

***Please feel free add me as a friend, and I'll do the same.

You can do this. Believe in yourself. You are worth this journey.
In friendship and support,

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MSDIAMOND600 Posts: 11,535
3/8/12 11:57 A

emoticon BACK emoticon ! Remember we're all in this together. Be sure to stay active on the boards and join a challenge. YOU CAN DO IT! If you need anything I'm here. Love yourself no matter what. Good luck with your new journey to a healthier lifestyle.

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MARILYNS70 Posts: 19,812
3/8/12 11:54 A

Welcome - we are glad you have returned.

Take a few minutes and make up a sparkpage - we would like to be able to go to it to encourage you

Remember to take time to participate on all the groups you have joined - they tell us that those that do seem to have better success in weight loss

Questions - please just ask

FITAT41 Posts: 2
3/8/12 10:56 A

Hi. I joined Spark 2 years ago and never really kept with it. I am back for a 2nd shot. I am determined this time since the weight has really crept on. I went through several fertility treatments and have put on crazy lbs from all the meds. I am hoping to stick around longer this time. I will be 43 next month and want to make a change for the better.

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