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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (355,119)
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11/9/13 1:25 A

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. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. 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.

3. 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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Paula in Denver, Colorado

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"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

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KATHANN2 SparkPoints: (1,158)
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11/9/13 1:24 A

HI! Welcome and good luck!

Feel free to add my on FB for support there as well. I have a lot of friends on FB that are from Spark. We help hold eachother accountable on there as well (which helps bc I'm on FB a lot). You can find my weight loss journey on FB. It provides a lot of support, motivation, diet and exercise tips etc!

0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
11/9/13 12:13 A

Welcome aboard!


11/8/13 10:24 P

SparkPeople is a good solid foundation to have for weight loss. welcome.

11/8/13 10:21 P

Hi Cheryljay'll get lots of help and support on Sparks.
Have you had a chance to use the Nutritional Tracker or the Recipe Calculator yet? They are my 2 favorite tools!

Keep at it..we all stumble, but get back on track with the help of Sparks!



Success - one hour at a time!

LETHA_ Posts: 3,990
11/8/13 10:11 P

Welcome! SparkPeople is a wonderful resource for meeting your goals.
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DELIA38961 SparkPoints: (37,314)
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11/8/13 8:41 P

hi welcome emoticon best wishes on your journey emoticon

delia* believe in yourself and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish

its only considered failure when you quit trying

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CHERYLJAY7351 SparkPoints: (107)
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11/8/13 8:10 P

I just joined spark people and hope to gain control of my life and eating. I went through a rough patch during March and cannot seem to recover. Never had problem losing before, but this has been difficult. I think I will start writing down everything I eat in a small journal and see what happens. It has worked before. I seem to have the belief I am eating less, but in reality , it is not true, because the feedback from my body says I have not lost any weight.

Right now I am starting with putting all food in a cup and eating only one serving of everything except veggies. So, one cup of soup, beans, etc I love rice, but rarely cook it because I don't seem to be able to stop eating it once it's done.
eight off, so I assume it's my intake that is the problem.

Any suggestions for things that worked for you would be helpful. emoticon

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