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BILL60 Posts: 976,011
6/4/13 8:20 A

Welcome to SP. Hang tough and ride those waves.

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RFJSJ50 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/3/13 3:28 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!

PINKHOPE Posts: 25,770
6/3/13 1:51 P

Welcome to Sparkpeople Beth!

I want to congratulate you on making this journey. I began my own journey a few years ago and though my pace has been slow I have lost over 100 pounds! You can have success too!

This is a great place to get healthy! There are so many tools, resources, and encouraging people to help you on your journey to "Health & Fitness". Be sure to poke around the site and try the nutrition and fitness trackers, Spark Recipes, Daily Spark, health articles, and secrets.

Joining a team will help you meet like-minded people that share similar life situations or goals. You can join mine to start. I share many helpful tips, recipes and insights from my own journey so you too can benefit. The DAILY CHAT section has lots of helps.

Be sure to read member blogs as there is a wealth of information there. You can start with one of mine:

If you have further questions or just want to chat, stop by my Sparkpage or send me a Sparkmail. Just click on the button under my profile picture on the left.

Press On!

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6/3/13 12:38 P

Hi Beth and emoticon to Spark.. this is an awesome place..

I would suggest joining a team such as this one :

these are other sparkers who also deal with Fibromyalgia so they would be the most helpful..

Best wishes on your journey.. emoticon

JORYBELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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6/3/13 12:09 P


My name is Beth and I have recently made the decision to make many changes in my life. I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and it has wreacked havoc on my life. The most unpleasant part for me is the substantial weight gain and the fact that I have no energy to exercise. Well upon changing doctors I have made the choice to do what I can to tackle this horrible side effect. Between changing my diet (drastically) , adding water aerobics (least amount of impact to my body) and some supplements I am hoping and praying that it helps.

If anyone has any tips or suggestions for me I would love to hear to them.

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