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4/25/12 9:00 A

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Hi, Lorraine! Welcome to the team.

SparkPeople is an excellent place to be. You'll find supportive people, great information, and lots of helpful tools.


It's up to us to make positive changes in our lives.


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4/24/12 5:45 P

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4/24/12 2:11 P

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You will find lots of information on here how to get motivated to exercise, lots of people have the same problem. Unfortunately, with sweets, the more you have, the more you crave them, its all chemicals and hormones working. I was told the best advice is to go cold turkey, get rid of it all, make sure you have nothing to access and then the cravings will go down as your body gets rid of those chemicals. Its really an addiction just like smoking. I like chocolate, a little too much, and couldn't stop at eating just one piece had to have more and more. So I didn't bring it into my apartment again. Out of sight, out of mind I am not craving it at all. I have replaced it with lots of healthy fresh fruit (nice and sweet) and veggies.
Sparks advocates small steps, one goal at a time so its not overwhelming. All the best with it,

When one door closes, I simply kick down another one!! Never Give up!
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4/24/12 11:29 A

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Good Morning Everyone,
I am new to the SparkPeople Community and currently have a goal to get healthy and my short term goal is to get my weight down to a 190 pounds. My current weight is 208 pounds it may not seem like a lot however, for me it hard because I lack the movitation to work out and cut back on the sweets. Hope I enjoy my stay here and using this tool will allow me to meet my short term goal.

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