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DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (562,047)
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1/24/13 1:36 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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STHAX10 Posts: 3,072
1/23/13 10:24 P

Welcome to the message boards!!! I hope that we as a group can help you, in some way, to meet your goals!!! Never give up!!!

“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”
~Walt Disney

“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt

"Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.
Let not the man be discouraged who has these."
~James Whitcomb Riley

NFLATTE Posts: 9,550
1/23/13 8:53 P


FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (144,741)
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1/23/13 8:26 P

Weaverofdreams, I hope that was a typo and you do not REALLY expect to lose 30# in 4 weeks! If possible, it wouldn't be healthy. We can help you to lose weight in a healthy, safe manner though, and teach you how to keep it off.

You can do this!

JAMBABY0 Posts: 15,384
1/23/13 3:32 P

Hello, and welcome! I hope all of you have a great journey! If you have any questions I am sure we can help you!

WEAVEROFDREAMS SparkPoints: (2,056)
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1/23/13 3:02 P

Hello all,

I’m making the step onto Spark People with a few friends to work together as a group to lose weight – strength in numbers. We registered here to be able to have a tool to keep track of our calories etc. and to use that as the backbone of us not doing a diet, but trying to change our lifestyle, so that we will avoid the dreaded yoyo effect.

My goal is to drop at least 30 pounds in the next four weeks and just get in shape better, also to be more of a role model to my three-year-old, to show him better eating habits as well.

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