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-SHAWN- Posts: 25,246
1/24/14 2:29 A

Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
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HERMIEME Posts: 7,411
1/24/14 2:08 A

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Congratulations on your progress! You definitely have the attitude!

All best wishes,
Emmy :))

BLUEROSE73 SparkPoints: (122,052)
Fitness Minutes: (59,589)
Posts: 34,045
1/23/14 3:53 P

Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.

Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!

* SparkPeople's User Guide:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/user_guide_AL
L.pdf


* New Member Tutorial Videos:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=571


* For Additional Motivation:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation.as
p


Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there.

This site can only provide the support and the tools to reach these goals. You need to put the hard work in. Personally, I end up kicking my own butt every day. Feel free to check out my blogs to see how I kick my butt out the door to get my fitness in. I can tell you, once I am finished with my exercise for the day, I feel great. No more I should do this and I should do that. Instead, I feel accomplished, and able to relax and enjoy the rest of my day.

MSMAKEOVER SparkPoints: (162,810)
Fitness Minutes: (134,241)
Posts: 23,877
1/23/14 11:41 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon on your progress. Wishing you continued success.... emoticon emoticon

MAMAZ4 Posts: 8
1/23/14 9:51 A

Hi all! Glad to be here and giving my new attitude and new lifestyle a chance and place to thrive here on Sparks. I have severe arthritis and autoimmune disease but have just undergone my first knee replacement and am about to book my second. I am also having my hips replaced. The difference in my mobility has increased with the first surgery and I cannot wait to move on the second. I am out of my wheel chair and walking on canes and soon...i know...i will be walking the dog and ballroom dancing! 47 years old but feeling a lot better than I did at 40!

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