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BILL60 Posts: 964,656
4/15/13 9:13 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best in your quest for a healthier you.

DEB2448 Posts: 206,115
4/15/13 1:46 A

Welcome to Spark People. This is a wonderful site full of many useful tools to help you with your weight loss journey. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck in reaching your goals.

SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (84,978)
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Posts: 4,518
4/14/13 10:45 A

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here!! Jump right in and get the support and inspiration you need to succeed! I wish you all the best on your journey!

BILL60 Posts: 964,656
4/14/13 9:16 A

Welcome to SP. Stay focused and you will succeed.

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (554,060)
Fitness Minutes: (335,318)
Posts: 57,614
4/14/13 1:21 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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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EDWARDS1411 SparkPoints: (690,215)
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Posts: 238,731
4/13/13 11:41 P

emoticon Greetings Erin - glad to have you onboard!!! Wishing you the best as you work on becoming healthier and more fit!!!

MPLSKEN SparkPoints: (332,592)
Fitness Minutes: (121,069)
Posts: 15,549
4/13/13 11:38 P

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There are so many great resources here! I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker because that is the key element in weight loss for most people. Then, once you're comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, start exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. By tracking everything since May 2011 and using the other features here to keep myself focused, I lost 90 pounds and have maintained that loss for almost a year now. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it!

CALEYLADY1 SparkPoints: (1,460)
Fitness Minutes: (2,719)
Posts: 5
4/13/13 11:33 P

My name is Erin. I am a military wife and mother of 2 toddlers. After both babies were born I went back down to my previous weight (yes, with effort and lots of jogging) but sadly I have gained a little back. I have been at this weight before but this time my body is jiggly. I lost my motivation and started slacking! I got a new boost, its time to take care of myself and make good habits. I would love to get to my goal weight but my biggest goal is to get my body back in shape.

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