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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (369,311)
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8/4/12 3:09 A

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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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Paula in Denver, Colorado

"You were given life; it is your find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)

"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)

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TUDI4480 Posts: 4,271
8/4/12 1:40 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon ANY time is a great time to start...especially with Sparkpeople. Give yourself a big hug for making this positive choice for yourself. Take your time to explore all the resources available for you here. It can seem overwhelming because there are so many resources to choose from. Two to consider using are the Nutrition and Fitness Trackers. Also, check out Spark Teams under the COMMUNITY Tab. Do searches on your goals, interests, hobbies, whatever. Then join one, two or more Spark teams. You'll enjoy getting to know these folks and giving and getting lots of encouragement along the way. It's all good. Enjoy the journey!
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BIGSKYCHERIE SparkPoints: (80,141)
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8/4/12 12:21 A

Welcome to SP--you're off to a great start here. Keep posting and tracking daily. Setting up your own Spark page so we can get to know you is a great help. And remember, we're all in this together. We help one another to get to the goal of a healthy weight and lifestyle. Together WE CAN DO IT!! emoticon emoticon

You've made the important first step--loving yourself NOW enough to develop a healthy lifestyle that will help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight and fitness level. Hang in there. You are definitely worth it.

Do a little more, a little better, today than yesterday--a little more tomorrow than today.
PRINCESS1959 SparkPoints: (127,637)
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8/3/12 11:56 P

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Phillipians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

�We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.�
H0P1NG SparkPoints: (0)
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8/3/12 11:44 P

Welcome to Spark!

Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans.
JMORRIS85 SparkPoints: (65,568)
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8/3/12 11:13 P

Welcome to Spark. We want tell you that you are too big or too small, but we will tell you that It is best to eat healthy and do some type of physical activity daily. We are not into rapid weight loss because if you are too restrictive and go on a crash diet, you are likely to crash and burn. People who lose the weight slowly while learning healthy eating habits and increasing activity are more likely to keep it off. emoticon


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Until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.--Ivania Vanzant.

Life is short, live it; Love is rare, grab it; Anger is bad, let it go; Fear is a mind killer, face it; Memories are sweet, cherish them.
MMILLHOUSE1188 Posts: 4
8/3/12 11:04 P

Here is my story....from the beginning. When I was sophomore in high school, I met a boy. He was an amazing man but being with him was a bad decision that I made in life. He ruled who and what I did and made me become a recluse. I couldn't bring myself to not be with him because, at the time, I honestly thought he was the best that I could get. He forced me into being skinny and when I gained any weight he would tell me I was fat and ugly. As a Junior in high school I weight between 98 and 103 lbs. I looked sick. I felt sick. I was in a bad place. I finally got myself out of that situation and met a man, that I later married (but we are divorced now). The second man helped me learn to love who I was not matter what I looked I gained weight, over 100lbs in weight. Now 6 years later I am forcing myself to start over and renew who I want to be. I know that if I were lighter I would be happier. Now I just need to find the willpower and determination to do so. I have never felt so alive as I do now and it is time for a massive change.
I have come to the conclusion that I need to lose 100 lbs to feel healthy again. I know that this is a major goal, but I feel like I need to at this point.

"To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting." E.E. Cummings
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