WELCOME! Nice to have you with us! I love my Sparkworld, and so will you!
Here are tips I put together to share with each new Sparkperson I meet. I hope it will be a help to you as you work toward reaching your goals!
The site can be overwhelming, take your time. Learn one topic at a time, when you get comfortable with it, move on to another area of the site. Soon you will be using all the tools SP has to offer, and loving it!
If you get stuck, and have a technical question about the site, here is a link to the Customer Support Team that is eager to help you:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/community/hel p_support.asp (only technical questions, if you have a nutrition, fitness, or health question, post the question in the Forums, other Spark members will eagerly try to help you!
Use your Spark Points (click on view SparkPoints) as a map to the site. It is a good way to learn your way around and you can earn points to send yourself or others Sparkgoodies.
Go back to your Start Page if you get lost, you can get almost anywhere from there.
Be sure to use the nutrition tracker. You can ensure you are getting the proper nutrients as well as tracking your caloric intake and this is so important to any weight loss journey. Never "diet" again! Keep focusing on living a healthier lifestyle!
Read the book, THE SPARK for guidance, motivation and inspiration!
Check out SPARKCOACH.com for extra support, motivation, and inspiration. I joined it, and LOVING IT! Great way to stay accountable!
Log on everyday to stay focused!
NEVER QUIT!! NEVER GIVE UP! THINK POSITIVE! If you have a bad day, let it go. Wake up to a new day, fresh start!
One of my favorite SP quotes (from BobbyD31) "Remember we all have Setbacks: ACCEPT it, HANDLE it, and MOVE ON!
Remember, this is a LIFETIME JOURNEY!!
The online community on the site is wonderful! We are all here to offer support when you need it, and celebrate your successes with you. Any type of interest you have, there will be a Sparkteam for it!
Stop by my Sparkpage anytime and let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you!
Enjoy your journey to a healthier you!
Have FUN along the way!
Edited by: IT-IS-WHATITIS at: 7/27/2013 (00:01)
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Hello and Welcome!
SP is a great site with everything you need to be a healthier you. Members are helpful and supportive. One of the best ways to stay motivated and accountable is to be active on your Spark Teams.
Best of luck to you!
7/26/13 4:05 P
Welcome to sparks so glad you have joined us
Take a few minutes to make up a sparkpage making it public and allowing members to post a message to you
Also take time as often as possible to participate on all the groups you have joined
I am here if you have questions
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Hi, I am just starting out and came across this site and it seemed like it had a lot of good information for one person to get a great start. I lack motivation and I know I can do it, but its just easier living day to day. Id like to learn more and find better ways to get healthy and enjoy life while we have it. Id like to be healthier and feel happier so far since Ive joined I have become more motivated and curious on learning better eating habits. I hope to meet new people and learn from their experiences also. Feel free to send me message and or encouraging words. Have a great Day.
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