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4/17/08 10:35 A

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Stage one is meant to introduce you to the program. It isn't set up that you have to be meeting all your daily goals to move on to stage 2. Stage 2 actually gives you new small steps every week to help you learn how to meet your daily goals. If you move ahead and decide it is to soon you can always move back. You get alot of great information in stage 2 to help you improve your daily habits. Don't be scared to give it a try and if it is to much now for you there is nothing wrong with moving back.

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4/17/08 10:30 A

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It took me 1 1/2 months before I had the confidence to move to Stage 2 last week. Its a personal choice. Trust your own instincts. It needs to be what works for you.

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4/17/08 9:02 A

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They actually will send you an email of when it's time to change stages, but it's totally up to you when you actually do. I wasn't in stage 1 for long because I knew the basics of what I needed to do and had been losing weight before joining.


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4/17/08 5:59 A

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Hi JESSC098- It's nice to meet you. This might help you with your question. Go to your 'start' page under the 'my tools' button. Scroll all the way to the bottom and there should be a box telling you what stage you're in. I think it's the very bottom link that will give you a breakdown of each of the stages and the approx. amount of time to be on them. I think stage 1 is about 2 weeks but if you are not comfortable with that, it's left up to you when you want to change stages.
I recently switched to stage 2 myself and was glad that I did. It seems that stage 2 concentrates on 'being more consistent' with entering foods and weight and that kind of stuff. But, they seem to start sending you emails about different ways to achieve the goals too and more helpful kind of hints and stuff. It may be coincidence, but it seems relevant to the switch sometimes.
I think you can switch back to stage 1, if you still feel you're not ready after you try it, from the same place on the start page. Sorry for such a long reply, but I hope that will help you.



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4/17/08 12:20 A

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I've been on SP for a couple of months and have been really working at it for about three weeks (trying to get in the habit of logging on every day).

My question is this--how do you know when you move from Stage 1 to Stage 2? Does something prompt you and say "it's time to move up already?" or is it supposed to be a certian period of time? I'm not consistently meeting my goals each week in Stage 1, so that's why I ask. I probabally should move to stage 2, but haven't got the first mastered...

My goals:
Starting weight 210 1/1/12
190 4/17/12

I can do this, I know I can! and

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