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RFJSJ50 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/31/13 6:15 P

emoticon Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining!
I've been a member a little over 3 years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going!
Explore the site, make your Sparkpage if you haven’t, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support. We are here to keep everyone motivated.
I’ve found that the best source of motivation on spark is posting, asking questions, and finding new friends that are in this together. We are all on this journey of a healthy live style, so your not alone in this. People need someone to believe in them. They need to know that if they take that first step out of their comfort zone, someone will be supporting them all the way. With small words of encouragement, with just a little extra time, that someone could be you. In some cases, others may just be unaware of their true abilities and potential.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Good luck!

JAMBABY0 Posts: 15,384
3/31/13 4:50 P

Hi and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! Get refamiliar with everything and join some teams. Teams are good for support, motivation, and accountability! I am added a couple of links to some teams I think will help you, please don't think I am pushy. Good luck on you journey, you can do this!

3/31/13 4:14 P

I am a type 2 diabetic 60year old who has tried diet after diet only to lose a little weight and then gain it all back again. So frustrating. I joined sparkpeople a few years ago but did not use it as I should. No motivation. But I am ready to start. I have to do something.So hopefully I can get motivated and disciplined enough to stick to this.. I like bike riding and hiking and walking but am limited sometimes because of the arthritis.

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