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GLASSART43 SparkPoints: (297,151)
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6/18/12 4:53 P

emoticon Kristi,

Best wishes on using the resources and support on this site to help you to a healthier lifestyle. Finding SparkPeople helped me get off the "diet" bandwagon after a lifetime of yo-yoing.


IT-IS-WHATITIS Posts: 1,998
6/18/12 4:39 P

WELCOME Kristi! Nice to have you with us! I love my Sparkworld, and so will you!

Wow, you certainly have tried a lot of "diet" options... that is why SP teaches us NOT to DIET, instead make healthy lifestyle changes.

Here are tips I put together to share with each new Sparkperson I meet. I hope it will be a help to you as you work toward reaching your goals!

The site can be overwhelming, take your time. Learn one topic at a time, when you get comfortable with it, move on to another area of the site. Soon you will be using all the tools SP has to offer, and loving it!

Use your Spark Points (click on view SparkPoints) as a map to the site. It is a good way to learn your way around and you can earn points to send yourself or others Sparkgoodies.

Go back to your Start Page if you get lost, you can get almost anywhere from there.

Be sure to use the nutrition tracker. You can ensure you are getting the proper nutrients as well as tracking your caloric intake and this is so important to any weight loss journey.

Never "diet" again! Keep focusing on living a healthier lifestyle!

Read the book, THE SPARK for guidance, motivation and inspiration!

Log on everyday to stay focused!

THINK POSITIVE! If you have a bad day, let it go.
Wake up to a new day, fresh start!

One of my favorite SP quotes (from BobbyD31)
"Remember we all have Setbacks:

Remember, this is a LIFETIME JOURNEY!!

The online community on the site is wonderful! We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you. Any type of interest you have, there will be a Sparkteam for it!

Stop by my Sparkpage anytime and let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you!

Enjoy your journey to a healthier you!

Have FUN along the way!

JFRETWELL SparkPoints: (0)
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6/18/12 4:29 P

G’Afternoon Dieter! This is my first day with y’all. The topic’s I’ve explored so far on Spark People is very impressive. I’m excited to be a part of it. Let me introduce myself to y’all, My name is Kristi and I’m on the diet roller coaster. It’s like a balancing act and my balance is off! My weight stay’s around 170 lbs. -190 lbs. range. I’v been on all the diets, popcorn diet, cabbage soup diet, ice cream diet that was my favorite. I’ve even taken diet pills and had surgery. I lost in excess of 100lbs.after my Gastro bi-pass surgery. I’ve even had liposuction and a tummy tuck. I warned you that I’ve tried it all. emoticon

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