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7/23/12 7:58 P

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Welcome to the team! Remember this is a lifestyle change and not a diet. Take baby steps through your journey. Start with one change at a time and you will get through this. We are here to help you through this journey.

If I can be of further assistance, please send me a post on my SparkPage or e-mail me.


"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?

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7/23/12 3:14 P

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My gracious you have been through a lot! You are in the right place. It seems like a pretty slow journey sometimes, and I'm discovering that most of it is mental/emotional. Just work on one thing at a time. It's not a temporary program, it's a lifestyle change. Be good to yourself!

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7/23/12 9:50 A

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Welcome new member and God bless you. You sure have been through the wringer. Praying that you will find comfort, motivation and excitement along the journey!

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7/23/12 9:41 A

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I am a female over 60, widowed 2 years ago, took early retirement, sold my home, etc. etc., hit all the depression markers within 6 months. I am a health care provider and went back to work for a day or two per week to keep my brain alive, am not ready for retirement! But food is my comfort and one of my favorite things to do!

My weight gain actually started back when I quit smoking, was already 20# over and then gained another 20#. I belong to the gym, Jenny Craig, and some other programs, have not done well on any. All due to ME not sticking to the program, start off well, lose a few pounds and then get down and eat whatever I want.

Am hoping to find another route to reach my goals, need motivation!!!

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