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i lost 112 pounds before i can do it again!



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  • v CORKYTHEMOM
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    emoticon Susy, WELCOME to SparkPeople and joining the Living Healthy In Our 50s and Beyond team that we both belong to! I have CONFIDENCE that you can do this. Start out slowly, taking one day at a time. I'm hoping the following may help you as much as it continues to do so for me.

    emoticon THROW OUT by GIVING TO THE NEAREST FOOD PANTRY in your area, all the junk food and unhealthy beverages that are in your cabinets and refrigerator. Not only are they sabotaging your will power, the Food Pantry will be grateful for your generous donation. If it's not in your home, it's impossible to be eaten!

    emoticon Start a NEW GROCERY LIST! REPLACE with healthy foods, snacks, water and beverages. (Check to see if your doctor has a printout of your recommended daily diet).

    emoticon Use the SparkPoints tracking your daily nutrition (meals, drinks and snacks), by journaling everything that goes into your mouth. Don't go over your daily calories, carbs, fat and protein ranges.

    emoticon Use the SparkPoints for tracking both of your daily fitness programs (your doctor's recommended exercise and cardio). Burn more calories than what you eat, but it is important to stay within your calorie ranges.

    emoticon Read not only Spark, but every article that is available on site. You will learn so much about changing from your poor eating habits into living a healthier lifestyle.


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    You're never alone in this journey of healthy living. You are among an SP friend. I'm sending Missouri moral support, encouragement and positive buddy system to you! Have a SPARKTACULAR Day!


    ~ Monika ~
    3111 days ago
  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
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    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

    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' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - 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 already 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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    3112 days ago
  • v GETTING_TO_GOAL
    Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find all the support you need here to help you meet your goals. Use the resources available and don't be shy about joining Teams for extra motivation and encouragement. If there's anything I can help you with, just let me know. Again ... WELCOME! Best of luck to you!
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    3112 days ago
  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the 10K Steps a Day team! If I can be of any help on this site, please let me know.

    Krys,
    leading with Mandy
    3112 days ago
  • v TLRANEL
    Thank you so much for your supportive comment on my blog!
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    3112 days ago
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