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RG_DFW SparkPoints: (145,817)
Fitness Minutes: (66,144)
Posts: 9,872
6/21/12 7:40 A

Welcome to SparkPeople!

Are you competitive by nature? One of my daily goals is to hit 100 SparkPoints. When I do that, I've not only read articles, I've interacted with other members by reading and commenting on their blogs and writing my own blog. 100 points gets me here and gets me active each and every day.

When I started, I made the commitment to workout daily and write a blog about it. On days when I don't feel like doing it, I think about the blog I need to write and I certainly do NOT want to write that I was lazy and did not work out.

Maintain your goals on your SparkPage (that's what all the goal-setting gurus write about) and make the goals public on your page. Write about it on your blog every day.

Weight loss = calorie maintenance, cardio, and strength. Calorie maintenance is every day, cardio is at least five days per week, and strength is 3 to 4 days per week. I believe you need all three for a successful weight loss and fitness program.

Above all, be consistent. Doing something toward you goal every day will pay big rewards over the next few months. You can do this!

SASSYRUNNERGURL SparkPoints: (71,745)
Fitness Minutes: (57,831)
Posts: 3,277
6/21/12 7:27 A

Hi Welcome to Spark!

This is such a great place to have a healthy weight loss journey! I started mine back in Feb with about 100 pounds to lose, I am now about 1/2 way to my goal.
Spark is filled with lots of wonder information, so make sure you surf around Spark and check out different articles. Some of the best for me are the motivational pages! It helps to see others that are going thru the same struggles!
Join some teams or some challenges! Blog, I use my trackers both fitness and nutritional ones everyday! They are such a great tool!
Add friends, Spark as the best people they are motivational and inspirational! They are the best support system you can ask for, in this journey! Believe in yourself you can achieve your dreams!
Stop by my page if you need to chat, I am usually on! Again welcome to Spark we are glad you are here!

MRE1956 Posts: 9,360
6/21/12 6:58 A


DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (531,067)
Fitness Minutes: (323,849)
Posts: 57,090
6/21/12 2:45 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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 *~
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MEI_HIME SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 5
6/21/12 1:33 A

Hi I'm the new girl, nice to be here.. hope to lose weight:) *fingers crossed*

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