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DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (545,235)
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5/9/13 1:43 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. 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.

2. 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)
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5/8/13 9:19 P

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

NEWRUNNER2 Posts: 542
5/7/13 4:36 P

You've already gotten a lot of good advice from the previous post.

I just wanted to emoticon you to SparkPeople. It's a great place to get and give support.

Thanks for sharing the challenge you face with regard to being able to stop eating. I can relate to that. Things that have helped me:

*Find a buddy either on SparkPeople or in your life who you can turn to when this happens to you. You may find that it's just as helpful for you as it is for your buddy!
*Find something else to do with your hands.
*I try to leave myself some extra calories that I can "spend" throughout the day on certain splurges. Then I don't feel like I'm depriving myself.

Good luck with your journey and keep us informed on your progress! emoticon

CRAFTINWIFE SparkPoints: (0)
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5/7/13 3:15 P

emoticon emoticon emoticon to Spark People!!


RFJSJ50 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/7/13 3:15 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!

KAYLA518850 SparkPoints: (112)
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5/7/13 1:54 P

I am new to this site in which I happened to stumble upon yesterday. I do have myfitnesspal but I would also like to get motivation from people and meet new people as well. I get bad food cravings and when I eat its hard to stop unless I am full to the max. If I want to lose weight I have to learn that I dont need to be over full to stop eating and be satisfied. So I hope some of y'all will help me out and give me some pointers on stuff :).

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