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BILL60 Posts: 977,116
3/19/13 6:43 A

Welcome to SP. Hold on cause the ride can be bumpy.

DUBLINROSE Posts: 2,757
3/19/13 4:16 A

welcome to sparkpeople

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (560,905)
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3/19/13 2:03 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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PINKHOPE Posts: 25,770
3/19/13 12:31 A

Welcome to Sparkpeople!

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 100 pounds! (Pictures on my blog linked below). 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. 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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PROUD-GRANDMA SparkPoints: (113,490)
Fitness Minutes: (106,143)
Posts: 4,232
3/18/13 10:13 P

Has your dr checked your thyroid? I'm glad to hear you were wise and didn't choose the anorexic route!

JLAYMAN93 SparkPoints: (61)
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3/18/13 10:05 P

Hey everyone I am new on Spark, I am 19 years old and I weight between 175-180, depending. I have been this size since I was 13 and I am sick of it. my problem is that I have tried eating healthy and exercising, to attempting to go anorexic. The anorexic thing didn't last...I got hungry lol. None of it worked. In high school I was working out three hours a day, high intensity aerobics for 1 1/2 hrs then weight training for 1 1/2 hrs. This went on for a year and I was eating healthy, I still only lost 10 lbs. I am trying not to give up here. Summer is on it's way and I want to feel pretty, for once. Do any of you have any tips?

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