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3/23/13 8:13 A


SHANNONY84 SparkPoints: (23,666)
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3/23/13 8:12 A

Hello and welcome to Sparkpeople. The group is a wonderful group full of anything to do from fitness, nutrition, to exercise. There is never enough…. And there are ways to talk directly to people and thru message boards. Good luck with the site and best of luck! Learning the site may be some of the most fun!

LADYMALU1 SparkPoints: (29)
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3/22/13 2:22 P

Thanks so much! SP is my first step and it's already helping.

BILL60 Posts: 965,009
3/22/13 9:22 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you te very best on your journey.

KHK218 Posts: 192
3/21/13 10:14 P

Welcome back! I've started on here countless times. I view it as a good thing that we keep trying. :) I totally know what you mean about feeling heavy and tired-- it is such a lousy feeling and yet it's hard to get the energy to change it. Things that have helped me in the past are to make myself accountable by signing up for an activity or getting a workout partner, and also just get more activity doing things you enjoy.

PJBRADLEY2008 SparkPoints: (1,043)
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3/21/13 7:32 P

:) Thank you! Your words actually made me feel a lot better about this. I don't like exercising by myself, but then I don't like people watching me either. I'm complicated, I know. But I'm going to start my exercises tonight and see what's best to do.

RFJSJ50 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/21/13 6:34 P

emoticon Welcome back to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by returning!
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!

PJBRADLEY2008 SparkPoints: (1,043)
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3/21/13 5:05 P

I am attempting to do this yet again. I had an account on here but I can't remember the info. LOL. I am at my heaviest and I can't stand it any longer. I feel gross and tired constantly. I have issues getting and staying motivated. I hate exercising so that's going to be really hard for me.

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