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  • v LEAPINGLIZARDS
    Hello and welcome to the 21 Day Fix team! Please check in and let us know how you're doing! emoticon
    2003 days ago
  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already - 25 lbs lost is awesome!

    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including folks with similar goals and interests. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.

    Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!

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    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.

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    Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.

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    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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    3124 days ago
  • v 1DRWOMAN
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yes...sometimes we get comfortable or cocky and think "I got this"...and then we stop weighing and measuring our servings and start eyeballing them...and our eyeballs seem to grow. And the occasional treat turns into a daily "oh one won't hurt...I'll just go for a walk later...and never do".....I would say most of us who have lost the weight and gained a little back have been in this spot! To me...it's when you learn the most about yourself. So enjoy this space, get in touch with yourself and go back to what works!!! And set a goal for yourself and reward yourself, etc. So proud of you for changing your life! YOU CAN DO IT!!!
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    Let me know if you need anything!
    Patty
    3125 days ago
  • v LIVINHEALTHY9
    Welcome!
    Glad you decided to stop by Spark daily and congrats on losing 25 pounds! Awesome job and keep up the good work!



    3125 days ago
  • v WEBLADY1
    Good luck. I can't wait to see your post!
    3388 days ago
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