VANANDDOG
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On a cruise back in 2010. I was the perfect weight for me!



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Late 2010, a few months prior to my surgery. I'll post a similar current photo for comparison soon.



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Late 2010, a few months prior to my surgery. I'll post a similar current photo for comparison soon.


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  • v RASPBERRY56
    Welcome and best wishes!
    1755 days ago
  • v MARTHA324
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    Just read a great blog here (the articles here are informative and I always learn something from them) that you might like:
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
    ition_articles.asp?id=339

    Sort of the way I approached this 4 + years ago and it worked for me. We're all different so you'll want to find an approach that works for you and will work for you forever. Getting over the "going on a diet" mentality IMO is key.

    If you go to the Community tab here you'll find "challenge central" and there are many good challenges. Have done several and they are great.

    Slow and steady in this case, works.
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    1755 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    ღ*::*ღ*:..:*ღ*:.:*ღ*:..:*ღ

    emoticon to Sparkpeople!

    YOU have discovered a website filled with information, friendship, support and encouragement. There's plenty of motivation and inspiration as well! Get active and stay focused on your goals! Wishing you the best on your journey!

    ღ*::*ღ*:..:*ღ*:.:*ღ*:..:*ღ

    1755 days ago
  • v DIVAGLOW
    emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    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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    1756 days ago