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    Hie and welcome to the Fighting Emotional Pain and Stress Team. I wish for you the best of everything on your journey with us.
    3299 days ago
    Happy Spring from the Getting Fit for Cosplay team! Don't forget to drop by and chat with us!
    3393 days ago
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Congrats on taking the first step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. Based on what you've said, I'd specifically like to invite you to check out The Beck Diet SparkTeam and A Course In Weight Loss SparkTeam - you can go to my SparkPage and click on the team names to visit the team pages - there are some other teams I belong to that might interest you as well but I just joined those two because of the writing element involved.

    You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - 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' - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


    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.


    If you haven't 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.


    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!


    3456 days ago
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    happy Easter emoticon
    4108 days ago
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    How is school going? My grand kids get out for spring break the 18 th and my husband and I are taking some of them to Branson for a couple days. I hope you will have some fun and not have to work the whole break on school related thing. Well just wanted to say hi. Sharon
    4148 days ago
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