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6/10/12 9:19 A

Hello and Welcome to Sparks!

If there is any way I can help you along your journey, just let me know!

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Shannon
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"Don't think. Just pull on your shoes and go!"

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Height: 5'6" (66 cm)
Highest weight: 208 lbs.
Largest size: 16
Current size: 4
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6/10/12 7:33 A

emoticon KJACOBSEN12 and emoticon to SparkPeople...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle. The best suggestion would be to start out slowly...keep a record of your progress and baby steps. With each success it gets easier and easier to add a few more. For me that real motivation I see and feel. emoticon

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
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6/10/12 1:20 A

Hi! Welcome to SP!

You've done great to lose 20 lbs. on your own! emoticon

Motivation is a problem, I agree. I find that reminding myself every day about how much healthier I'll be when I reach my goal weight is the best motivation for me. I have lost close to 20 pounds also (actually I had lost more, but I have had a lot on knee pain for the past two months and hadn't been exercising, so I gained about 10 pounds back again!!) But then I really noticed that I wasn't feeling as well - less energy, less flexibility, etc. so I'm back on track and starting to lose again.

I'd suggest you read at least a couple of articles a day, and/or blogs - that really helps motivate us. Also, if you can, make your page public, so people can visit you and support you. Posting on the message boards is another good way to meet people and make friends.

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6/9/12 6:52 P

Hi Kjacobsen12. We are glad to have you here with us. 20 lbs on your own that is great. I think you will find the teams here are great with giving lots of motivation as well as a little push when you need it. Just remember you knee surgery and how much better you will feel as you get healthier and that you are doing it for you. I am glad to meet you.

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6/9/12 6:13 P

I am new to this forum. I previously had lost 20 lobs on my own & I am now looking to lose at least another 15. I have gained a few lbs back due to lack of motivation & knee surgery in March. I have been having a hard time getting motivated! Anyone have any ideas??

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