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Blog Post #1: How I found SparkPeople

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Yay! This is my first blog on October 11, 2014. On October 6th, I discovered SparkPeople on the Internet after searching for a free online weight management and fitness group. I couldn't believe what I found. I've been adding food and beverages onto my nutrition tracker and am surprised at how much food and junk I've been eating. This week has been challenging since I went to Las Vegas for my birthday this week. There was pretty much heavy food and fast food. But now I'm back home and started back to cleaner eating emoticon .
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    Welcome. You can do this. Wishing you much success on your journey.
    2383 days ago
    emoticon to Spark People! emoticon

    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
    ~ Brillat-Savarin ~
    2383 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    welcome, you have discovered an amazing site, for not only great articles about health and weight loss, but you have found a mecca of supportive friends and groups who are dealing with the same issues and can give you insight into new foods, exercises and so much more.
    i love sp!!
    2384 days ago
    Welcome. SP is the right place to find motivation/inspiration/education and support. Best of luck
    2384 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Welcome! I also happened onto Spark People 2 1/2 years ago and just could not believe what an awesome site it was and is and the fact that it was free. It has worked for me and it can work for you! Best of luck on your journey!
    2384 days ago
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    Woohoo - here's to your first week!
    2384 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. We are glad you found us and look forward to mutual support and motivation! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    2384 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Belated Birthday

    The Libra woman was the peacekeeper in the family growing up. She is a "steel fist in a velvet glove." She is ruled by Venus and loves all things beautiful so she makes a wonderful saleswoman in a furniture business or a decorator. She is frugal with money, but wants top value. She'd rather have one pair of top quality shoes than a closet full of cheap ones. She is a very hard worker, but gets blamed for being lazy, but that is because when she rests she wants to be left alone, then she will get back at work at full steam. She gets along best with Gemini, Sagittarius, Leo, Aquarius, and some times Aries or Taurus, but she should avoid Scorpio who is really her opposite as he is secretive and a loner. She needs to be open and honest and loves people. Her health issues are her skin, where she can have psoriasis and her kidneys. She is naturally a slim person, and loves dance, yoga or going out to ride horses.
    In Libra the Sun is tolerant, affectionate, and well balanced. You are a courteous and agreeable person who is considerate of other people's feelings. You have a personal charisma attracting friends. Functioning well when working in harmony with other people, you are an excellent team player. You like being on the winning team.
    You prefer working in a pleasant and very orderly atmosphere, with people who don't put undue pressure on you. You like to see your role as that of peacemaker. Peace and tranquility are so important. The least sign of hostility or discord is very upsetting to you. You refrain from speaking your mind if you fear your thoughts would alienate or start an argument. Always ready to compromise or mediate, you need to be careful not to appear wishy-washy or less than reliable.
    In many ways, you are dependent upon the approval of others. Libra is the sign of relationships. You think of yourself as half a partnership rather than an individual. Because of this feeling of dependence, you put your mate's needs and desires ahead of your own. You may become confused as to what you want at any particular time, versus what your partner wants. Your partner's goals and ambitions become your goals and ambitions. You are the true helpmate. Because of this attitude, Libra is very stable and dependent in a relationship, even a bad one.
    As attached as you are to your partner, you may not really show it much. In your quest for balance and harmony, you rarely have or express strong emotions of any kind. Yours is a very dispassionate demeanor that is detached. You don't invest much passion or feeling in your relationships, loving with your head instead of your heart.
    When cast in a supervisory role you may have some difficulties. This is because you weigh each decision before choosing your direction. You can experience problems if you are called on to make frequent snap decisions for the group. You are an excellent go-between, and not as good at being the leader or boss. Unfortunately, such a balanced view of situations sometimes makes decisive action more difficult. You have a hard time making everyday decisions of little or no consequence. On the big issues, you may vacillate indefinitely.
    One of your main personality traits is a love of justice. You are insistent on fair play. In this too, you have a very balanced and unbiased way of looking at everything in your world. Accordingly, you are often called on to be mediator in family disputes or in disagreements at work. Your impartial judgment can always see both sides of a matter. You can be very cool and detached, keeping your feelings well under control in pursuit of fairness.
    Your love of balance and harmony allows you to appreciate music and the arts. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet closely associated with artistic endeavors. If you don't have talent yourself, you probably to do have an interest and excellent taste in these matters.
    Courteous and refined, good manners are important to you. You exhibit them and you expect them. You are especially repelled by vulgarity and coarseness. Tactful, diplomatic, refined and socially successful, you strive to say and do the right thing. It is always so important for you to make the right impression.
    2384 days ago
  • CRACKERS4554
    Welcome to our family! You will feel like home in just 24 hours! We really are a great group of people with many interests and thoughts! Feel free to post your thoughts and wait only minutes for numerous responses!
    2384 days ago
    emoticon and emoticon on your first blog. You will continue to find great things at Spark. Blessings on your journey to health! emoticon
    2384 days ago
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