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    Glad to hear that you are doing well with SP. Congrats on your 2 lb loss! I"ve had an up and down week but have been able to maintain my weight. My exercise schedule has gone to pot this week, with the coming and goings of the remodel guys, so I'm grabbing exercise whenever I can (which hasn't been as much as i like).

    Have a great weekend!!
    3480 days ago
    Welcome back to SparkPeople!

    Go up to the Orange Toolbar and click on Community and then SparkPages. Type in the names of your friends and you will be able to go directly to each of their SparkPages and leave a comment. This is the best way for them to know you are back.
    Good Luck! emoticon
    3481 days ago
  • v CATGAL63
    You are doing great! I am 47 have diabetes on both sides of my family and just lost my mom in January due to diabetes...I need to lose at least 50 pounds and am also afraid of ending up with diabetes...Your username caught my eye! Maybe we can encourage each other along the way...our goals are very similar! emoticon
    3777 days ago
  • v no profile image DIABETESFEAR
    I got off my plateau. I weigh 196 asof 3/6! Thank you for all your support. Thank you to the one who encouraged me to hang in there. I haven't been below 200 in 15 yrs. emoticon
    3794 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/12/2011 7:47:01 PM
    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.

    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. 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!


    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 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.


    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!


    3808 days ago
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