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    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Happy New Year and congrats on taking the first step to reaching a healthier you! I'm glad you're getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.


    If you haven't discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.


    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


    2660 days ago
    Erin, thanks for adding me to your SparkFriends list. I've added you to mine so we can give each other a holler whenever we want. How's your journey going? Hope you're making some headway. If you need a cyber assist, give my tail a tug.

    I'm rushing along righ tnow because I've got a very good doctor chasing me along and I like what he has to say so I'm doing what he's actually asking me to do as oppossed to barking at me. So he's asked me to move it along until I'm in the 100's and that's what I'm doing right now. I'm currently at 219, was 218 but gained a pound yesterday. That's life. So I'm back to nibbles and hoofing it around the lake everyday and then 10 minutes of cardio after every meal. It's working. I hope by the time I'm in the 100's again, I'll have this down to my normal everyday life. Should happen as I don't think I can, or should lose the 20 pounds to put me in 100's in the next 7 days. I'm just screaming by everyone and I know everyone is wondering, "What's up with her?" but I'm not really trying to do anything for fame, just health reasons.

    Holler at me once in awhile - see you!

    I wish you a grand day! You're a winner and don't forget it for any reason!

    Pat emoticon Forgot to welcome you to the Florida team!
    2660 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/6/2011 11:38:42 AM
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    So Happy you have joined the Florida Team!! Wishing you the BEST!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2660 days ago
    Erin--its very nice to meet you and I am glad you found sparkpeople. This is a great site with bunches of wonderful people. Jump right in...there are many friends to make and a lot of stuff to learn. Get ready to go on the journey of a lifetime! emoticon
    2660 days ago
    I wish you much much success on your journey... :)
    2665 days ago
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