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7/3/12 2:20 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
*~ Paula *~
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7/3/12 1:49 A

Hi Beth! You are so good to reply so quickly. Thanks for the welcome!

EMSSBEARS SparkPoints: (134,855)
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7/3/12 12:47 A

Welcome to Sparks I know that you will find your journey here very successful make sure that make use of all the valuable tools here and join in with the teams. You will make great supportive and encouraging friends on the teams who will support you along your journey so give it your all emoticon

Sounds like you are ready to make the right steps this time to putting an exercise routine in place-don't sell yourself short you are worth it.


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7/3/12 12:44 A

Hi everyone. I'm Gerri from Cork and I'm a serial dieter. :) I've lost and gained so often in the past. I'm joining SparkPeople to try and give myself the motivation to stay the course this time.

I'm undergoing treatment for a hyperactive thyroid but I didn't lose any weight. I have an increased appetite instead, but I'm worried as my thyroid will eventually by underactive after treatment. So I want to lose two stone. If I can hover around/ maintain 12 stone I'll be happy. It's a reasonable bmi for me and generally means I'm a size 16 and I'd be delighted if I managed to stay there.

I have never been the type to go for a walk. I've joined the gym in the past and never got value out of the membership as I didn't go often enough. Right now my resting heartrate is 100, so I'm not allowed to "exercise" as it is. But I am going to try and make a daily walk as part of my routine. When the doctor says it's ok, I plan on joining my local gym for three months to see if I can establish a habit.

I read online about SparkPeople. It seems like a really comprehensive tool and community! I need motiviation so badly, so I'm really depending on you guys!!!! (No pressure! lol)

So here goes!

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