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    Hi Dana,
    I'm new to this site too. I'm Heidi and I also have PCO and need to loose a lot of weight. I'd love to meet others on here to support others and get support in return. Stop by my page and say hello & I look forward to talking with you. Have a great day. emoticon
    2407 days ago
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    3689 days ago
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    Dana, don't worry about anyone thinking you are taking the 'easy way out' - some may think that but so what? Most of us know there are many different situations and what works for one person might not be the best solution for another person. I don't think there will ever be a consensus about 'the best' anything because we are all individuals and have a wide variety of circumstances, conditions and challenges. Do what YOU think is best and "if it works, don't fix it" as the saying goes!

    I'm glad you're getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You might want to check out SparkGroups to see if you can find people who are in similar situations to you - even if you don't find a group dedicated for the EXACT situation, you can still find lots of support - we are all [or mostly] here to get healthy and there's a lot of groups to support each other with that goal in various ways!

    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!


    3690 days ago