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BILL60 Posts: 292,019
4/23/13 7:41 A

Welcome to SP. Hold on tight because the ride could be a bit challenging.

GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (285,506)
Fitness Minutes: (181,715)
Posts: 50,755
4/23/13 12:36 A

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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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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
Fitness Minutes: (63,560)
Posts: 4,458
4/22/13 9:37 P

Hi and welcome to Spark People! This is the place for support and inspiration! Jump right in and make yourself at home! Good luck on your journey!

TIME2BLOOM4ME SparkPoints: (144,646)
Fitness Minutes: (84,670)
Posts: 5,104
4/22/13 8:41 P

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DAWNSJOURNEY Posts: 2,586
4/22/13 3:38 P

emoticon To this wonderful site. JAMBABYO has got you covered.. Get involved and find others like you . The support on this site is awesome. Step by Step make better choices for you. Set yourself some goals, be specific with what , how , why , time limits.. short and long term. Write them down.. Commit to your Journey and you will go far..

Again Welcome and best wishes on your journey.
Dawn

JAMBABY0 Posts: 13,402
4/22/13 1:58 P

Hi Carol and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! Get familiar with everything and join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability. I have added some links to teams I think can help you. Good luck on your journey and please don't think i'm pushy.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=732


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=1444


www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=11528


CFAC101 SparkPoints: (120)
Fitness Minutes: (60)
Posts: 10
4/22/13 1:35 P

Hi my name is Carol and for years I have tried to get my weight under control. Healthy eating is not an issue but because I have under-active Thyroid in addition to high blood pressure and slightly over 40. So I have joined Spark People in hopes of finally balancing my weight and losing 50+ pounds. Fingers crossed. :-)

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