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RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (246,524)
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1/24/14 7:00 A

Welcome and best wishes!

-SHAWN- Posts: 25,252
1/23/14 5:09 P

Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
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DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (545,235)
Fitness Minutes: (330,937)
Posts: 57,372
1/23/14 4:41 P

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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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (544,051)
Fitness Minutes: (366,313)
Posts: 23,302
1/23/14 10:47 A

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

MARILYNS70 Posts: 19,545
1/22/14 9:38 P

Welcome to sparks so glad you found us

Take time to make up a sparkpage making it public and allowing members to post a message to you

Also don't forget to participate as often as possible - lots of encouragement there

DEVANT63 SparkPoints: (914)
Fitness Minutes: (920)
Posts: 1
1/22/14 8:17 P

My name is David, I dont know how i ended up here. but im trying really hard to stick to this i love the way they give suggestions on what to eat. i am 417 pounds ive always been pretty big i Know i have to change everything. Im so tired of being like this. i cant aford an exercise bike that my doctor says i need so i dont know how to start the exercise part but im sticking to the calories. Thanks for listening, my wife and kids are behind me 100% as well if anyone has some tips that would be great.

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