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CWF156 SparkPoints: (57)
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8/25/13 5:08 P

I am sort of new...have been a member for a couple of years but have not put any effort into it. I NEED HELP!! I don't know where to start...please help me, I really need to lose this weight. thank you for any help you can provide

FRECKLES10 Posts: 3
8/25/13 1:20 P

I'm new to spark people as well. What I've learned over the last couple of days is tracking the food and amount of calories is surprising. I can see very quickly where I need to cut down. I'm beginning to believe the tracking of the food is essential to the success of this program. Good luck.

JENNAKANG SparkPoints: (1,088)
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8/25/13 12:46 P

Thank you all!!!

I really want to reach my goal. So, again thank you all for your support!!!

JENNAKANG SparkPoints: (1,088)
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8/25/13 12:42 P

that's great!!!

Edited by: JENNAKANG at: 8/25/2013 (12:47)
JENNAKANG SparkPoints: (1,088)
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8/25/13 12:40 P

thank you

SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
8/25/13 8:29 A

Spark People are very helpful so post messages and remember to check up every day so that you keep on track - good luck

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8/25/13 7:44 A

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8/25/13 7:20 A

Hello, and welcome to SparkPeople. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.


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8/25/13 3:23 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. 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!
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MPLSKEN SparkPoints: (200,628)
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8/25/13 12:23 A

There are so many great resources here! I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker because that is the key element in weight loss for most people. Then, once you're comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, start exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. By tracking everything since May 2011 and using the other features here to keep myself focused, I lost 90 pounds and have maintained that loss for almost a year now. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it!

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8/24/13 11:15 P

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Welcome! You've come to the right place to begin your journey of new lifestyle changes. emoticon Here's wishing you all the best on this most wonderful adventure. Cheers! emoticon

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LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 69,265
8/24/13 11:05 P

Welcome & best wishes to you.

Peggy (Colorado)

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MIAJOEB SparkPoints: (202,865)
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8/24/13 10:49 P

This is a great link to investigating and getting the correct information on spark people
But my favorite article is about small changes done consistently.
So follow this link to my favorite page.

Just do the tracking, do the exercise and do it kindly.


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JENNAKANG SparkPoints: (1,088)
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8/24/13 10:18 P

I have a few health issues that eventually lead to weight loss (maybe it's just an excuse). Anyhow, I have gained 35lbs over two years. I have tried Simple Diet, which was successful, but I got lazy and stopped doing it.

I decided to start weight management again and my doctor recommended Sparkpeople. I am hoping that I can reach my weight goal by December this year, so that I can be more active for myself and my family. I have 15, 13, and 3 years old BOYS. I want to fit into my old clothe...

Please do give me any advise to get me going


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