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SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
2/12/14 11:44 A

it is so hard - i can here your frustration - i really hope you do well

LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 69,265
2/12/14 11:39 A

Welcome & best wishes to u.

MADEIT3 Posts: 2,586
2/12/14 10:12 A

Welcome to Spark!

Spark has many helps for new folks. Here are some tips:

1. Set up a personal page. This is your jumping off space for your Spark experience. Your page allows other SparkPeople to find you and give you support and encouragement.

2. Join a team. Interested in a specific eating plan? There's probably a team for that! Have a hobby or like a special TV show like Biggest Losers? Look for a team! Teams offer lots of information about Spark and a quick way to get involved.

3. Go to your nutrition and fitness sections from your points or start tabs. If you're not sure what eating plan you want, Spark will ask a few questions and create one for you to try. Same goes for fitness!

The Spark experts are very helpful - you might do the free trial coaching to get you started and see if coaching will work for you!

Hope this helps you reach your goals!

EILEEKAT SparkPoints: (12,373)
Fitness Minutes: (13,264)
Posts: 9
2/12/14 10:03 A

Thank you for the motivation. I am also using my SAT to monitor my daily steps. Goal is at 6000 right now but I hoe to increase it after I am successful at this level!

DISNEY4537 SparkPoints: (157,698)
Fitness Minutes: (73,814)
Posts: 2,460
2/12/14 9:45 A

Hi and Welcome to Sparkpeople!! emoticon emoticon

Sparkpeople is full of information, support, motivation, inspiration, and encouragement to help you along your journey! emoticon emoticon

Don't let the scale dictate how you feel. I found that weighing myself everyday discouraged me, so I started weighing every month. I also take measurements to also track my progress. There have been months where I did not loose weight but I lost inches. Also, take note on how you feel to track your progress. I found after a few weeks, I had more energy and less tired.

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EILEEKAT SparkPoints: (12,373)
Fitness Minutes: (13,264)
Posts: 9
2/12/14 8:15 A

I am Eileekat and am happy to be a spark member. I have not been Able to keep off pounds for the past few years. I started weighing myself daily but discovered I could forgive my lack of progress because the "next" day would be better. I lost three pounds per weigh in on Sunday and am now not weighing in until next Sunday. If I overindulge or act like a couch potato this week, the whole week will be lost! I will let you know Sunday if this motivation is working.

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