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BILL60 Posts: 952,556
6/3/13 8:01 A

Welcome to SP and enjoy the ride.

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (545,691)
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6/3/13 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. 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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L*I*T*A* SparkPoints: (622,531)
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6/3/13 12:59 A

Welcome to Sparkpeople,........... . This is a wonderful place to keep yourself motivated............ many great articles, information and teams/people all ready and willing to help keep you on can do this...............believe you can............
and you will.........
blessings and hugs..............lita

This is a great place to get started:

Edited by: L*I*T*A* at: 6/3/2013 (00:59)
PROUD-GRANDMA SparkPoints: (113,490)
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6/3/13 12:59 A

Welcome to SP Erica. Check out the challenges. There are several to choose from. Jump on in!

EGOMOM Posts: 4
6/2/13 12:30 P

Hi my name is Erica,

9 years ago I quit smoking largely with the help of an awesome online support group. At the time smoking was the greatest threat to my health and it bothered me, I lost sleep at night over it. Now it is clear, my weight is my greatest threat and again, I am constantly consumed with my weight, constantly thinking of what to do, dieting, planning to work out. I can't seem to get these plans to come to fruition. This is a very,very, very familiar mental block and I am pretty much at rock bottom. I am hoping to find an active forum where there are a few regulars and lots and lots of support.

I currently weigh 250 pounds, I am breaking down physically and I need a new start to get over the mental block. To put it bluntly I need the power to say I want to thin more than I want to eat crap. And I want to be healthy more than I want the five extra minutes of sleep in the morning.

So if anyone out there can point me in the direction of an AMAZING support forum with regulars, new and old, those both struggling and those who have succeeded, I would be eternally grateful.

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