Greetings and - I'm really glad you've joined us!! Right now is a great time to get active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support- it's also lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together.
Sometimes the best way to start is to just pick a small goal such as drinking 8 glasses of water a day or eating 5 fruits and veggies plus a small exercise goal such as increasing whatever you've been doing by 10%. There's a great article explaining how one or two changes can lead to long-term success - you can read the article at www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=one_healt hy_change_leads_to_another . I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized here instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' and 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 have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
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 and great FAQs for many topics. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site. I wish you the best on your journey!!!
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
God Grant me Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to Change the things I can and Wisdom to Know the difference!
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. -- John Wooden
"Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit."
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Welcome back. This is my second time on here too and this time i know i needed to do something. It isn't easy to start over either. I got up to my pregnancy weight with my second and it looked like i was pregnant. You can do it just keep focused and know your goal. I did a before photo and put it in a file in front of my computer. I hated to see it but it helped me know why i was working so hard.
You are beautiful. Everything about you, makes you a amazing treasured child of god. Don't let anyone make you feel like less.
Hi, I'm back here again. This time it has to work. I can't give up. I am miserable. I feel the same now as when I was 9 months pregnant with my daughters. My stomach is pressing up on my chest, cutting my breath off. This fat has to go now. 37 y/o paramedic and mom of 2 gorgeous little girls. I love to cook, baking is my favorite. I'm considering quitting my job to open a farmers market/bakery. Then I can bake and sell the food and I won't have to eat it. I bake and no one really eats much of it so then I eat it b/c I don't want to waste food. (waste to waist). Anyway, that's me. Robin
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