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3/29/14 12:44 A

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Hello and welcome back! Sparkpeople is great for support and encouragement! You CAN do this!!!

I actually joined sparkpeople a couple of years ago, but am back as of January 1, on a new plan and feeling fantastic! I'm very motivated and love to help motivate others! If you need a buddy or someone to talk to, don't hesitate to contact me!

~ Amy in MO
Back in college after 20+ years! I'm doing it!

With God, All Things Are Possible!

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"This journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Start Date: January 1, 2014
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3/27/14 2:05 P

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Welcome back
I stick around SP even when I am not actively trying to loose weight to use the nutrition and exercise trackers, I find using them daily keeps me on track.

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3/27/14 9:03 A

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I loved the "Golden Rule" that was on our childhood rulers back in the 50s. It's as important today as it was back then:
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

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CD13729424 Posts: 44
3/26/14 1:27 P

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Welcome back! I've only been a Sparker for about a week, but I've found the tools on this site to be a great help. I'm going to add you as a friend, and I hope you'll do the same. Maybe we can motivate each other along our SparkJourney.

Here are some things that I've learned about weight loss and health/fitness that you may (or may not) find helpful:

- Tracking your calories changes your perspective on food. It bridges the gap between what you eat and how you feel, especially when combined with tracking your workouts.

- Working out does not have to be a chore. Find an approach that you enjoy and first work on establishing a routine. Do what is comfortable for you. Don't worry about how many pounds you're lifting, or how fast you're walking, or swimming, or whatever. Focus on actually doing the exercise for however long your fitness levels allows on a regular basis. Usually it takes about six weeks to establish a routine or habit.

- Start slow, I think many become overwhelmed with the big picture (I know I was) when our focus should be narrowed down to the choices we make in the moment we are living in.

All the best to you.


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3/26/14 11:40 A

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Greetings to all! I've been with SparkPeople before but I, um, fell off the band wagon so to speak and I'm climbing back on that horse for multiple reasons. I'm not at all comfortable with my weight (I'm the biggest person at my place of business. Not exaggerating) and that has drilled my confidence to below the line. So even if I have to create another personality that acts as a drill sergeant to whip my ass into shape, I will. I need this.

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