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TELFERS01 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/5/12 1:50 A


HAPYGIRL01 SparkPoints: (19,283)
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Posts: 96
7/5/12 1:26 A

Thanks so much everyone for your responses to my post. My name is Ann and I'm excited to be doing this. I've done pretty well with counting calories using My Fitness Pal and then exercising. I have been stuck at my current weight (sometimes 1 or 2 lbs higher) and so I'm hoping I can break through this plateau wit more involvement here. I look forward to getting to know everyone.

Edited by: HAPYGIRL01 at: 7/5/2012 (01:26)
ANGELWENDYMAMA SparkPoints: (54,300)
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7/5/12 12:25 A

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Welcome to SparkPeople!! This is a wonderful site with so many resources like articles, trackers, and community SparkTeams to help give you support and keep you motivated. See how many SparkPoints you can get each day and this will help you find and use many of the tools of the site. Please remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. It is not a diet, but a lifestyle change. I am down 71 lbs with SparkPeople and I feel so much lighter and stronger and healthier every day! You can do it! Best of luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!

I see you broke the 200's and got to ONEDERLAND already! WOOHOOO!!!

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BIGSKYCHERIE SparkPoints: (105,750)
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7/4/12 11:47 P

Welcome back to SP--you're off to a great start here. Keep posting and tracking daily. Setting up your own Spark page helps us get to know you. And remember, we're all in this together. We help one another to get to the goal of a healthy weight and lifestyle. emoticon

MOMMA_BEAR_69 Posts: 49,815
7/4/12 11:15 P

Hi and welcome back to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day (If you only drink one now, add to as you are able until you are drinking your 8 cups or more a day), watch your portion control (measure everything in the beginning...guaranteed it will get easier) and walk, dance or do any exercise you enjoy (start with 10 minutes a day or several times a day and add to it as you are able or have time). Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily (guaranteed to work if you use them consistently and honestly). Pick one thing to thing at a time. Don't try to change to many things at once as that can be very overwhelming. Just try to take one step, one minute, one hour, one day, one week at a time. They honestly will all add up to the bigger numbers. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers and increasing your ability to enjoy life. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly.
Start each day with a positive thought just for that day. Reading and reflecting on an inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind.
Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life.
Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph helps one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break...Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration.
Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals!
If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you.
God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.
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BYEPOUNDS Posts: 7,204
7/4/12 7:19 P

Glad that you joined!

HAPYGIRL01 SparkPoints: (19,283)
Fitness Minutes: (21,958)
Posts: 96
7/4/12 5:34 P

Joined about a year ago but got distracted, so hoping to get more involved in the community. I've made a little headway toward my goal but need to get more active. I'm so excited!

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