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DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (530,862)
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1/30/13 1:18 P

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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. 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.

2. 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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CWASYLKO SparkPoints: (1,300)
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1/30/13 1:07 P

Ok... new to this "posting" stuff! However, I have read so many of your success stories about how important it is to reach out to the community so i decided to step out of the safety of the shadows and join into the bigger community. This is new to me... which is good, because I have tried over many many years to do the same comfortable things and expect different results and Viola! it has finally clicked... I need a new a new approach, and many people have great information to share.
A post a few weeks back came as an email message about a gal who realized that so many little fears of failure kept her from really trying, and getting comfortable in the gym. This resonated to me, because I realize how many times I didn't want to try new things for fear of looking silly, clumsy, fat... you name it. Then I read a quote from Michael Jordon that said, "I can stand failure, but I can't stand not trying". These messages have had a great impact on me. So here I am.. starting my journey at Sparkpeople, tracking food, tracking fitness and now... posting away and looking forward to sharing this journey with all of you.

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