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ANELL6 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/13/13 2:11 P

Emotional eating is what I do.. I am new here and just sad with my looks. I'm so tired of being unhealthy. I don't know much because I'm not the smarts kid on the block but we all fall down.. 2 candy bars.. just a lil fall smile and start again!


LKEITHO SparkPoints: (563,343)
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5/13/13 12:28 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (561,606)
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5/13/13 1:23 A

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Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time.

A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

1. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

3. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
*~ Paula *~
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RFJSJ50 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/12/13 10:43 P

emoticon Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining!
I've been a member a little over 3 years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going!
Explore the site, make your Sparkpage if you haven’t, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support. We are here to keep everyone motivated.
I’ve found that the best source of motivation on spark is posting, asking questions, and finding new friends that are in this together. We are all on this journey of a healthy live style, so your not alone in this. People need someone to believe in them. They need to know that if they take that first step out of their comfort zone, someone will be supporting them all the way. With small words of encouragement, with just a little extra time, that someone could be you. In some cases, others may just be unaware of their true abilities and potential.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Good luck!

0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
5/12/13 9:14 P

Welcome aboard!


PJSGARPOD193 SparkPoints: (87)
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5/12/13 9:02 P

I started Sparkpeople yesterday although I have been slowly changing the way I eat for a few months now. I cut sugar out of my eating plan but today I became depressed and had such an overwhelming want for sugar that I ate 2 candy bars. I do not keep candy in the house but I was out driving around and stopped to pick up a newspaper. The candy is at the register of course so I bought it. If it were in another aisle I would have probably passed it up. I feel like throwing up over it but can't due to stomach surgery. I will try to stay on top of my emotional eating and NOT let it get the best of me again!

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