Fitness Minutes: (19,090)
1,724 6/8/13 4:53 P
Here is your Getting Started Guide: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_s tarted.asp
These New Member Tutorial Videos are very helpful: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motiva tion_articles.asp?id=571
I try to encourage new members to get active in the SparkPeople community! Join a Spark Team or two that match your interests. You will find it easy to get acquainted with folks on Spark Teams. For instance, you can select a Team of Sparkers in your city, or Sparkers who follow a particular food plan (vegetarians, low carb, etc.), Sparkers with a particular health concern, or Sparkers who share your hobbies. Another option is to set up your SparkPage and start blogging. Some folks use the Community Journals. Post a lot on the message boards, especially if you have successes or challenges. You'll soon find that you're connecting with many nice folks here.
This is a great, positive community! Iím glad youíre with us.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. -- J. London
Fitness Minutes: (229,519)
53,011 6/8/13 3:12 P
WELCOME TO SPARK!!! 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 *~
Paula in Denver, Colorado
"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)
"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)
Proud Team Leader of Determined Divas!
6/8/13 12:14 P
So glad you are here! YOU are soooooo worth the effort! Take the time to look around, learn the tools, find teams that interest you and take good care of yourself. All that is here will become routine in no time.
to SparkPeople!! Cathy
~ Cathy Georgia, EST
Winter 2016 5% Challenge - ___ Team, Challenge Leader Fall 2015 5% Challenge - Shooting Star Team Spring 2015 5% Challenge - Determined Daisy Team
2015 Ruby-lite of the Year ... honored and privileged
Hi and welcome,. So glad you are here! Get familiar with everything here and join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability. Use the team search bar and type in things like your hobbies/interests or put in the first number of your age followed by a 0 and something. Example - "30 something", good luck on your journey
Remember, YOU ARE WORTH IT!
Fitness Minutes: (3,800)
146 6/7/13 1:51 P
Hi, I am a mother and grandmother. I have cats and dogs and sometimes foster cats/kittens when needed. I need to loose weight(or I wouldn't be on here, lol) get healthy and just feel good about myself. My daughter introduced me to this site but I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I hope to make friends as I learn.
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