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1/12/14 4:06 P

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Hello 40 something sparklers. I am giving myself a 50th birthday present. By Christmas 2014, I want to be at my goal weight. emoticon emoticon

Edited by: CHRISTMAS2014 at: 1/12/2014 (16:15)
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward



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1/12/14 3:04 P

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emoticon and emoticon to the team.

Lottie
Eastern North Carolina


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1/12/14 2:36 P

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emoticon emoticon to the team!

Marni - HWNHMMBRD
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"Don't fail until you fail." ~Prince Talon, "Shalador's Lady"


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1/12/14 12:41 P

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Hi Kareyn,
I'm with you. I'll be 50 this December (2014). I always start out motivated and then it tapers off and I slip back into old habits. I'm determined to reach my health and fitness goals before the big 5-0 too!!! Welcome to the team.

Debbie

"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is." ~Vince Lombardi

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." ~unknown


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1/12/14 10:57 A

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Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.

Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!

* SparkPeople's User Guide:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/user_gu
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* New Member Tutorial Videos:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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* For Additional Motivation:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there.

This site can only provide the support and the tools to reach these goals. You need to put the hard work in. Personally, I end up kicking my own butt every day. Feel free to check out my blogs to see how I kick my butt out the door to get my fitness in. I can tell you, once I am finished with my exercise for the day, I feel great. No more I should do this and I should do that. Instead, I feel accomplished, and able to relax and enjoy the rest of my day.

Katrina
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You can not change yesterday - it's done.
You can only dream of tomorrow.
The only day you can change is today.
What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?

It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it GREAT

Go little Turtle Go!


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1/12/14 10:54 A

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Hi Karen! Wecome!

Jenna

If you never try, you always fail!

"Make a commitment to do things as right as possible as much as you can." ~ Coach Nicole






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1/12/14 10:49 A

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Hi, I'm Karen. From western New York, (the state, not the city). I'm looking forward to getting my lifestyle back on track and making 2014 my year to get fit and healthy again. 50 is just around the corner for me. I want to be able to be around a long time for my grandchildren (if I ever get any). I always start out the year highly motivated so I'm hoping Spark will keep me motivated all year long!

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