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WELCOME TO SPARK!!! 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 *~
My doc recently put me on the Dukan Diet to give me the incentive for changing my nutrition for the rest of my life... it's been hard as I never had a real regimen so I'm going to try it on her direction and with her supervision. It's been going quite well, I actually sleep and wake up a lot better now that I've cut sugar and carbs (even potatoes and parsnips *sigh*) from my diet FOR NOW. I get to add them back eventually so no worries! Except I do get to eat Oat Bran, which I already LOVE... just can't have the 1/2 cup of it with 1/4 cup of brown sugar haha. But hey, Cinnamon and Vanilla work great as sweeteners! Same with Soy milk. Huh.
Anyways, just wanted to say hi. I ride horses, between 3 and 5 days a week for exercise and while I work a desk job I'm always walking around. Best thing bout the Dukan so far is that it's made me really drink a lot of water!
Please see my recipe blogs and my weight loss blog, I hope to get some followers and some support for my weight loss. I want to lose approx 41 lbs for October so that when I shave my head to donate my hair to cancer that I look amazing.
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