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Hi and salaam,

I am Kareema; I overweight and have been for many years. I have been consumed with losing weight for the past 15 years. I have five wonderful kids and have been married for over 18 years. We have our ups and downs and for most part I use food to deal with any emotional stuff I may not want to deal with. I don't always express my true feelings so food comes in handy when I wish I could/should have said something and did not. I wouldn't say I am passive but in many instances I have allowed others to dictate who I should be and what I should be. I lost myself in my marriage. When I met my husband I was running almost everyday and wearing a size 10-12. I now wear size 18 and I hate it. I know it's time for a change. I knew way back then too but wasn't willing to do what is necessary to see change. I go back in forth- lose a pound or two gain four. I am sure most of you know what I mean. In the end; weight gain, depression and a feeling of defeat. This is the only thing that I haven't managed to succeed at. I am accomplished my educational goals while nurturing my babies but for some reason, I can't seem to get it right when it comes to me. So, I am here; like many of you. Looking for that one thing or two which will finally get me to my goal weight. I am almost there but not quite. I want to see us all succeed at this and I am here to support you all with whatever I have learned and know from experience and I can certainly use your support, motivation and advice. So, let the change begin:)

Warm Regards,
Kareema Barbara


Member Since: 12/9/2010

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  • v KAREEMA155LBS
    Hi everyone: thank you so much for all the comments and support. I am trying to figure how the sites works and become active but I think it's going to take me some time to get the hang of everything. Thanks again everyone! emoticon
    3803 days ago
  • v CANADAUAE
    Salam Aleikum...Ohh now I can click on your page! How are you??
    3806 days ago
  • v DIVAGLOW
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    Thanks for the friend add, it's always good to have a new friend here on Spark! I always say that you can never have too many friend helping you out on your healthy lifestyle journey! I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Good luck with your journey!

    A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. (Douglas Pagels)

    *~ Paula*~
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    3807 days ago
  • v IRISH_EYES_66
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    It is nice to meet you! You are going to love it here!! Spark is a very supportive community where you can realize your goals. Check out the nutrition journal and the Spark recipe site to help keep you on track. I highly recommend joining a few teams to meet some of our members to share ideas and get added support when you need it. Good luck in reaching your goal!!
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    3807 days ago
  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    3807 days ago
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