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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (545,167)
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7/29/13 9:44 P

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

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (546,159)
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7/29/13 1:58 A

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Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time.

A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

1. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

3. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
*~ Paula *~
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QT_WITH_A_QT Posts: 37
7/29/13 1:09 A

Oh Hun! I am so sorry to hear about the cheater. Keep your head up and remember that your kiddos need a healthy mama.
Resources here are great so don't lose sight of yourself Kk?

MPLSKEN SparkPoints: (327,055)
Fitness Minutes: (121,069)
Posts: 15,173
7/29/13 1:01 A

There are so many great resources here! Eating makes most people happy, regardless of the situation they find themselves in. Unfortunately, no one can out-exercise a bad diet. Because of that fact, I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker since that is the key element in weight loss for most people. Then, once you're comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, start exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. By tracking everything since May 2011 and using the other features here to keep myself focused, I lost 90 pounds and have maintained that loss for almost a year now. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it!

p.s. In regards to exercise, start trying out a bunch of different things. There are so many ways to move your body. You are bound to find a few that you like and can stick with.

TERRYPIE1 SparkPoints: (41)
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Posts: 6
7/28/13 11:50 P

I am a mother of three beautiful kids, wife to husband who cheated on me. Now I find that eating makes me happy. I want to lose weight to better my health and be a good role model to my children. I just can't seem to get a spark spark of any fitness sort going to achieve my goal.

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