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MR.NET1
SparkPoints: (117,854)
Fitness Minutes: (112,070)
Posts: 5,511
1/5/13 12:42 A

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ANGELWENDYMAMA
SparkPoints: (53,389)
Fitness Minutes: (46,026)
Posts: 4,868
1/5/13 12:42 A

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Welcome to SparkPeople!! This is a wonderful site with so many resources like articles, trackers, and community SparkTeams to help give you support and keep you motivated. See how many SparkPoints you can get each day and this will help you find and use many of the tools of the site. Make sure you make a SparkPage as this is how you can have people post to you to help inspire you! Please remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. It is not a diet, but a lifestyle change. I am down 70 lbs with SparkPeople and I feel so much lighter and stronger and healthier every day! You can do it! Best of luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!


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KATPRIEBE
SparkPoints: (54,628)
Fitness Minutes: (47,555)
Posts: 1,839
1/5/13 12:08 A

Congrats on your good start and welcome to Sparks.

Sparks is a wonderful site and the people are very supportive. Here are a few hints to help:

When your busy, (or when you get discouraged, every once in a while it happens) Try doing some small things to keep you on track.

Post-it notes with taped on pencils.... On the cupboard where your plates are.... put up a post-it note and a pencil...and put a mark for every serving of vegetables or fruits you have each day. Put a post-it on the fridge and mark off waters, juices or sodas, and other one for "moving your body".

Hash marks are a quick and easy way to keep some kind of track of what you're are doing and eating. and it's not as complicated or time consuming as logging all the foods and calories. Don't get me wrong...It's not as "good" as keeping a full account, but when time is scarce, or your just having a bad spell, it's better than nothing.

Also, here are some links to what is offered here:

1. Getting Started
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_started.as
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2. Video on An Overview of SparksPeople Community
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1179


3. Earn SparkTrophies for Reaching Your Goals
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=752


4. Video: How to Use Sparks Fitness Tracker
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1157


5. How to use SparksPeople Nutrition Tracker
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1154


And, remember to have patience with yourself.

Once again..Welcome!
KathyP
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JINX77
Posts: 12
1/4/13 11:37 P

Hi, this is my first time actively being a part of any kind of weight loss suport group. So far I've stuck to my goals and it's 4 days into the new year!! Very Proud of myself.



 
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