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ANGELWENDYMAMA SparkPoints: (54,300)
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2/21/12 11:05 P

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Hi Rosie! Congrats on your marriage! Welcome to SparkPeople!! This is a wonderful site with so many resources like articles, trackers, and community SparkTeams to help give you support and keep you motivated. See how many SparkPoints you can get each day and this will help you find and use many of the tools of the site. Best of luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!

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RAGAMUFFINKEL SparkPoints: (0)
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2/21/12 3:21 P

emoticon Rosie!!!
emoticon on taking the first steps to a healthier you. A emoticon toast to a healthier and more enjoyable life! emoticon emoticon emoticon And emoticon prayerfully you will find that you can enjoy it more than you would ever imagine!!!
Some thoughts and suggestions as I say emoticon to Spark People.
emoticon This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
emoticon don't emoticon to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you. emoticon
emoticon Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS. emoticon
Some things to remember: emoticon drink plenty of water every day!
emoticon sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. emoticon healthier every day. emoticon Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to emoticon every day. emoticon when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to emoticon emoticon emoticon exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories! emoticon
emoticon MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DON’T LOSE weight or inches…TAKE THEM OFF, emoticon KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You aren’t interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals regularly and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
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GOROSIEGO SparkPoints: (0)
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2/21/12 1:12 P

Hello! My name is Rosie, and I currently live in AZ, although, I am from NYC/NJ originally.
I was just recently married, and my husband has just recently enlisted to be a Navy Nuke. So, I am a new Navy wife, and at the moment, I am staying in AZ with my family, and he is in NJ until he ships off. I am spending this quality time with my family, but mostly I'm here to take care of myself.
I decided to start a weight loss journey the day after Christmas, and since then I've lost 32lbs! I was diagnosed with Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome, and since have started my own DIY version of the Ideal protein diet, which is virtually carb/sugar free, and high protein.
I've had fantastic results so far but I've been stuck in the same 5 lbs for the last 2-3weeks, because I've been trying to switch my diet up, but now I've decided to go back to the more strict I.P. diet. and I decided to join sparkpeople, to help me!
Is anyone else out there doing Ideal Protein, or their own version of it, like I am? This site is a huge motivator, and I love the trackers, and earning sparkpoints. It keeps me accountable.
Also, the success stories, and motivation page are really what I need right now, especially with the daunting task of a 100lb weight loss goal. I still have about 65-70 lbs. more to go, and with this site, and my perseverance I know it will happen!
Good luck everyone, on the road to fitness!

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