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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (545,167)
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2/19/14 7:43 P

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

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (545,889)
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2/19/14 1:01 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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EVERLEEMOM SparkPoints: (47)
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2/18/14 11:49 P

Ty so much! :D

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (144,741)
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2/18/14 11:40 P

emoticon Hi, Raven! I suggest that you look at some Sparkteams under the 'community' tab above. There you can meet others with like interests. Let me know if I can help in any way.

EVERLEEMOM SparkPoints: (47)
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2/18/14 12:51 P

My name is Raven.
28yrs old
From Northeast Arkansas
Mom of an amazing little girl
I'm a phlebotomist
Married for almost 4yrs.

-I have gained 20lbs in a little over a year due to a job change.
So VERY sedentary. No motivation. Also I drink every night (major downfall).
Also suffer from depression.

I need to meet people with the same backgrounds...especially trying to lose weight while you have an addiction. I've never have gotten to really talk to anyone whose going through the same things.

My current weight is 136 (5ft 1in tall)
Goal weight is 115.

Can't wait to start meeting yall!

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