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7/19/10 1:36 P

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Welcome to the team Debbie! You will find the support here and you will also find that you will be the support for others too. This is a great site and team with lots of information. I agree with owning what we have now and looking forward to what we can have with a new healthy lifestyle!!!! You can do this!!!!!!

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7/19/10 11:40 A

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Lots of supporting and encouraging messages on this site All the best. It's really helping me in my journey. Hope it does the same for you. It will if you are receptive and ready!

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7/17/10 11:42 P

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emoticon this is an awesome and supportive team and an amazing site. I find using the nutrition and fitness trackers to be invaluable. Try to take one day at a time and remember we are all in this together!

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7/17/10 11:35 P

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emoticon to the Team. Spark People is a really good place to be and learn from articles to post of team members and yourself. Keep logging in, tracking nutrition and fitness, setting goals and reading.

Look at this as a life style change, and what you will learn will help you live a healthier life and enjoy activities.

Good Luck. God Bless.
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7/17/10 10:59 P

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Hello Debbie and welcome! This is an awesome site and a fantistic group of people. you can do it!

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7/17/10 10:47 P

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Welcome Debbie. Owning the problem frees you to do something about it. If you don't "own" the behaviors that got you here, you cannot change them. It isn't metabolism, age, birthing babies or anything else. It is eating more than we need. It can change. You can do it.

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Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
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7/17/10 10:36 P

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emoticon emoticon to the team. A lot of support and encouragement here. Happy you decided to join us and good luck on your journey toward your goals.
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7/17/10 8:53 P

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emoticon very wise advise to all us from your daughter....tell her that you find a whole team to be part of on this adventure.....I am sure that she will be proud of you as you get going here!

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7/17/10 8:45 P

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Welcome. Owning the problem is very wise advice. We ALL have had to do that on this journey, so you're not alone.

Keep reading and posting. Involvement is crucial for success. Together we can do this.



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7/17/10 7:59 P

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Hello Debbie & welcome from west Texas ! I'm the only one that is responsible for my choices. I made the choice. This team is wonderful . Glad your here.

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7/17/10 6:36 P

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WELCOME DEBBIE.

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7/17/10 6:32 P

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Welcome Debbie. I hear you. My first SOLID step was today, even though I've been logging my food and fitness, started a blog and have tried to support others--today I took pictures of me in my swimsuit before I headed to the beach. I need to OWN my problem--just as you said. Together we can do this! emoticon emoticon

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7/17/10 6:27 P

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emoticon Hi Debbie! Welcome to the beginning of your healthy lifestyle. Diets don't work, but making small changes to the way you live does work.
emoticon Most of us are here for the long haul, so feel free to get to know us. Questions ... wonderful, that's the only way we learn. Aha moments ... share them. We love them and they even open some doors for us to get further in our journey. Rants and pity parties ... well, I guess. I will warn you though … this is a pretty upbeat bunch of people you'll be talking to.
emoticon Check out a few Spark Pages. You'll soon find some like minded people to hook up with as friends. Join a few teams. I find that the challenge team motivates me when I don’t feel like doing what I know I should.
emoticon Don’t let all the information that is here overwhelm you. Just try to make two or three small changes, and when you've got them mastered, and then move on. Before you know it, you'll be amazed at how long you been here and how far you have come!
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Statistics say that those who interact with others do better with their weight loss. Don't be afraid to reach out. We all know where you are coming from and how hard this is.
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Hi Debbie - Welcome to the Team! Glad you chose to join us on this journey to a healthier lifestyle. This is not a diet. There are no forbidden foods. However, moderation and portion control are key to reaching our goals and succeeding.

The tool bar above will introduce you to some awesome tools, articles and videos. Success Stories is loaded with motivation and inspiration. We're all in this together and come here to give and get daily support and encouragement.

I use, and suggest you try, the Nutrition Tracker to identify where my calories and other nutrients come from. It has recommended ranges to support a healthy weight management program. Weigh and measure your foods to stay on track with your portions. Drinking 8 cups of water a day and exercising (even just 10 minutes) are also part of this 3 pronged approach to weight loss.

Set small doable goals and take baby steps to succeed in each. Plan on rewarding yourself with a non-food goodie when you reach a goal. Keep adding until you are where you mean to be.

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7/17/10 5:55 P

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This is a great team Debbie....you will get all the support you need! Let us know how you are doing day to day and post and respond to other people's posts - stay involved, it helps!

Welcome and good luck!

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7/17/10 5:44 P

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Hi All,

I'm so happy to be part of your community. I just came back from vacation with my family. I was down by the pool and was commenting on my body and my daughter told me to just "own it"! this is something I do not want to own... an unhealthy body. I have been a size 4 to a 16 all my life Not good! I would like to be a healthy size 8. I really need your support.

thank you in advance.

Debbie

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