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MRE1956 Posts: 9,360
3/8/12 12:47 P

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If you don't love yourself, how are you going to love somebody else? - RuPaul

I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore! - the late Peter Finch as Howard Beale, "Network"

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ANGELUS__QUINN SparkPoints: (54,318)
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3/8/12 12:29 P

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***Just wanted to take a moment and welcome you to Sparkpeople. Joining Sparkpeople is on of the best decisions I have made and I know you will love it as well.

***Try joining a spark team. The support and motivation that belonging to a team will help you stay on track. This can be found under “Community”.

***Make short term goals. They will help reaching your long term goals manageable. If you look under “My Trackers” click on “Other Goals” and you can set your short term and long term goals. Sparkpeople offers some for you to choose from or you can create your own.

***Try using the nutritional tracker. It really makes it easier to stay within your daily nutritional goals. This can be found under “My Trackers”.

***Read the many success stories to help you stay focused and motivated. This can be found under “Community”.

***Be patient. This is a journey not a marathon. If you need support during your journey please feel free to email me anytime. I am more than happy to be your spark friend during your journey.

***Check out Challenge Central. There are many challenges designed to keep you on track such as the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, SparkPeople 8-Week Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge, Official 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge, and many others that may interest you. This can be found under “Community”.

***Under the “Community” tab you’ll find Secrets of Success. There you will find tips from members to help make your journey easier.

***Do exercises that you enjoy. Working out can be fun.

***Please feel free add me as a friend, and I'll do the same.

You can do this. Believe in yourself. You are worth this journey.
In friendship and support,
Gwen

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May the peace and blessings of Christmas fill your heart with joy and the new year be filled with happiness.

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MAYKATCOOPER Posts: 947
3/7/12 7:56 P

Bundles you've found a gem in SparkPeople. You will be able to find groups with others that enjoy 5Ks and housecleaning, cooking and not cooking. You name it and it's here. Smile. Welcome!

A smile can make it all feel a little better. So, I go and smile at myself in the mirror. Shallow or what? But it works... My name is Kathy and I'm Pennsylvania.
MIRAGE727 Posts: 9,851
3/6/12 10:56 P

Welcome to SparkPeople!

You have all the resources here to educate yourself, make a plan, and take care of learning to live a hew lifestyle. This will prepare you for a wonderful life's journey. I wish you all the best and good health! STay focused on your dreams and goals.
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RAINA413 SparkPoints: (97,650)
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3/6/12 10:50 P

Welcome to Spark People!! I am so glad you are here!
This is a great place to begin your weight loss journey. There are so many amazing resources to benefit from. From the fitness and nutrition trackers, to the teams and groups where you can get endless amounts of support, motivation, and advice to the articles which will make you fitness and health smart!
This is a great site! I hope you have much success!!

BUNDLES1972 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/6/12 10:32 P

OK, wow, I found this site this weekend through my Fitness magazine that I ordered! I am so excited! I am only 2 days in and loving the trackers! I had no idea I wasn't getting enough, well, on my good days, that is! LOL...

So, my name is Lora and I am local to the Le Mars area and have been struggling with weight all my life. About 2 summers ago I decided to attempt the Couch to 5K program! I loved it! I wogged my 1st 5K in August of 2010. I have had several setbacks since then and have since had to start completely over! It is VERY tough though doing this on my own! So, if there are ANY people in my area, please feel free to support me as much as you can! I will do the same in return! =)

Good Luck everyone, on your journey!! =)

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