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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (544,051)
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5/23/13 8:00 P

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

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (545,061)
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5/23/13 1:16 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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DELIA38961 SparkPoints: (37,314)
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5/23/13 12:22 A

hi welcome so glad u joined good luck on ur journey

5/22/13 2:30 P

Welcome to Spark!!! It is so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of raising kids and as a SAHM I'm sure you would think finding time to exercise should be easy...but yeah, not so much! My sister is a SAHM and she struggles with finding the time even with the kids in school all day. There's never a shortage of things that HAVE to get done.

But I like to think of the airline analogy - if the cabin loses pressure, put the oxygen mask on yourself first and then your children. If you don't take care of yourself, you can't put your full effort into caring for others. :-)

At any rate - best wishes to you as you begin your healthy journey! Spark is definitely a wonderful community full of resources to help you along the way!!!

JEN51212 SparkPoints: (1,614)
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Posts: 6
5/22/13 2:18 P

Hi everyone. I am new to this. I need a change. I am a stay at home mom of a 3 year old girl and 1 year old boy. I am busy, but I never seem to be lossing weight, I am just stuck. So I am going to try this and see. I want to be able to take my kids to the swimming pool and not feel like the over weight mom. I just want to feel good about myself.

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