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RG_DFW SparkPoints: (145,817)
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2/7/12 11:20 A

emoticon Welcome to SP !!

DAWNWATERWOMAN SparkPoints: (471,210)
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2/7/12 11:06 A

Welcome to Spark People. There is so much information available to you here. There are teams that you can join that offer support, inspiration and motivation with members of pretty much any interest that you may seek. The food & fitness trackers are invaluable sources at your disposal. There are articles that cover pretty much any topic that you can imagine. Spark people members share blogs that offer you a glimpse at their experience, strength and hope and gives you a look at their perspective. There are health articles and a vast health encyclopedia, if you will, to help you with all manner of physical health issues. There are even games to help you get involved and meet new friends. This is a wonderful positive community of people, like yourself, who want to work their "weigh down" the scale on the path to better health and happiness. Jump in and get involved. I find that the more active I am, the more I get out of it for myself. It's sort of like "paying it forward" and reaping benefits from the backwash! I am so happy that you are here. Bright blessings to you my friend. emoticon Dawn

JDELESEL SparkPoints: (8,434)
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2/7/12 9:59 A

Welcome to Sparkpeople! Good luck with your goals!

LAURIE5658 SparkPoints: (290,167)
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2/7/12 9:34 A

Hi emoticon and congratulations on beginning your Spark journey!

There's so much here to help you along the way and excellent advice to setting and achieving healthy goals. With the thousands and thousands of fellow Sparkers you will always find someone you can connect with. I am always amazed how many lives have been changed for the better through the use of SparkPeople.

If you have not already done so, I suggest that you check out the videos in the "Healthy Lifestyle" section. Scroll down for the site orientation videos.

That should point you in the right direction. I find that if you just start looking around Spark, you will quickly learn about the wonderful tools available for your use. After being a Sparker since 2007, I still find something new and very useful.

Welcome and best wishes!
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MYSPECIALKS SparkPoints: (50,849)
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2/7/12 7:07 A

Welcome to sp..yur goals CAN become a reality here!!

60SIXTY Posts: 25,073
2/7/12 4:03 A

emoticon . to Sparking! . emoticon

We cannot change our genetics, but we can manage our lifestyles.
A couple of years ago, I went to the funeral of a relative & saw cousins that I had not seen in 20 years. Three of us were the same height and weight. I in particular kept getting comments about how much I looked like our grandma.

To both give and receive support, I suggest joining and participating in at least one Spark TEAM. When you signed up, SP offered you a "Spark Class" which is a team for the newbies who signed up the week you did.

I found this Spark Quiz loaded with useful information for newbies:


REYA-RLYEH Posts: 194
2/7/12 3:59 A

Hi, as my title suggests I'm new to SparkPeople... You can call me Mal. :) I'm 31, a SAHM of an almost 1 year old boy, previously worked in behavioral health. Been overweight all of my life - parents, grandparents, heck - I even know that my great-great grandparents were overweight, so much so one of them was well over 400 lbs when she died. Didn't gain much with my pregnancy but I sure haven't lost it yet and that bothers me. I would like to loose 100+ pounds but my current goal is to get the first number in my weight from a 3 to a 2. My grandmother promised me that if I did that - she would buy me all new clothes. Since she passed away... I guess I'll just have to do that myself - but I would love to do that for her. Thanks for the read.

PS: My current "obsession" is the sideshow. My husband and I have been working on various acts and have quite a few of them down. I would love to go from the "Fat Lady" to a shapely fire spinner (I can already spin fire - so all I need is that shapely part.) emoticon

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