Hi Vanna and Welcome to Sparkpeople! You are very smart for choosing to do this for health. I BELIEVE in SP. I am 55 years old and have lost 66 pounds so far!!!
There are two keys to success: 1) tracking your food and staying in calorie range and 2) fitness minutes. The thing about fitness is you can start small with 5-10 minutes. It also helps to read blogs. You can start with one I wrote:
Fitness Minutes: (45,962)
7/23/11 11:29 P
Welcome to Spark People, Vanna!
You have taken the first step to a healthier and more active lifestyle. No matter what your goals are or plans to accomplish them, SP has plenty of resources to help you. Everything you need is right here on SP.
Here you will find nutrition, weight and fitness trackers. There are articles and blogs addressing, nutrition, fitness, health, wellness and motivation. You receive acknowledgement for your accomplishments big and small- with Sparkpoints, trophies and Goodies.
And, this is the most important aspect for me, you are now part of a community that will support and encourage you. Be sure to check out the teams. My teammates have made the difference when I stumbled. They have also celebrated my triumphs.
Feel free to check out my Spark page and contact me if I can help you anyway
Jackie - Southern CA
Fit and Organized - Team Co-Leader
Fitness Minutes: (845)
10 7/23/11 11:04 P
Hello everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm a newbie on this site and I just joined several days ago. My name is Vanna, i'm currently attempting to finish my degree in university and I also wanted to begin my journey on improving my own life and living a healthier one. I've been heavy for most of my life, I've tried so many things to lose the weight. Some were successful but somewhere along the line I fell off of it and ended up back where I started. I joined this site in hope to meet other people working towards similar goals as I am and motivate one another to continue pushing through it all. I'm not sure of what else to say, but thought i'd just give a short introduction :)
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