40ISHHUBBY

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  • v DOMTHOMAS90
    emoticon stay strong, i know it isnt easy to be away from your wife for song long but take care of yourself, and make you and her proud. wow its crazy how identical our experiences and weight are. I am def looking forward to racing you to the 200 pound mark ITS ON!!! emoticon
    3451 days ago
  • v 40ISHHUBBY
    Yeah it's hard being away from her this long. It'll be about 6 1/2 months before she's done. Now that she's in AIT she has a little more freedom. I'll be able to visit her a few times. I'll be go see her the first weekend in May. I can't wait we are just gonna spend some time in downtown San Antonio. I miss my girl.
    3452 days ago
  • v GOGETUMX2
    Welcome to sparks. We can do this. One day @ a time. One step @ a time.
    3453 days ago
  • v 40ISHHUBBY
    She had 10 weeks in Basic Training. I saw her for 2 days when she graduated. She's in her 3rd week of AIT now I'll go see her May 7th and 8th. 3 weeks from now. I can't wait.
    3453 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.

    I don't know the answer to your question but suggest that you please check out the SparkTeams - there are a number of teams specifically for men and probably some for military spouses - between the two, you might be able to locate others in that situation!

    You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams 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 - 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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    If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them 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 do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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    3454 days ago
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