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BILL60 Posts: 952,587
6/9/13 7:51 A

Welcome to SP and good luck on your journey.

LKEITHO SparkPoints: (544,945)
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Posts: 23,330
6/8/13 9:30 P

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

ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (38,869)
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6/8/13 4:57 P

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Here is your Getting Started Guide:

These New Member Tutorial Videos are very helpful:

I try to encourage new members to get active in the SparkPeople community! Join a Spark Team or two that match your interests. You will find it easy to get acquainted with folks on Spark Teams. For instance, you can select a Team of Sparkers in your city, or Sparkers who follow a particular food plan (vegetarians, low carb, etc.), Sparkers with a particular health concern, or Sparkers who share your hobbies. Another option is to set up your SparkPage and start blogging. Some folks use the Community Journals. Post a lot on the message boards, especially if you have successes or challenges. You'll soon find that you're connecting with many nice folks here.

This is a great, positive community! I’m glad you’re with us.

6/8/13 12:11 P

So glad you are here! YOU are soooooo worth the effort! Take the time to look around, learn the tools, find teams that interest you and take good care of yourself. All that is here will become routine in no time.

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BILL60 Posts: 952,587
6/8/13 8:40 A

Welcome back to SP. Hang tough and be tougher.

DNALWEN102 SparkPoints: (1,428)
Fitness Minutes: (300)
Posts: 15
6/7/13 5:33 P

Hello all,

Well, I'm not new to SparkPeople but I am trying again. I am fatter than I've been in a long time. I've had a difficult few years first with losing my job, health problems and family tragedies, among other things. Food is something that I've turned to for much of my life to deal with all of my emotions (boredom, sadness, anger, loneliness to name a few). I have had an especially bad week this week, eating out at fast food restaurants every day this week just because. I engage in this behavior despite having a grandmother that died of diabetes, and suffering with high cholesterol myself. I feel very unhealthy and want to do something about it which brings me here. I've never had a child so there really is no reason for me to look the way I do. I'm hoping to make some connections on SparkPeople and finally overcome this demon that has haunted me for so long.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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