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LAURIE5658 SparkPoints: (285,152)
Fitness Minutes: (138,341)
Posts: 22,293
10/6/12 9:51 A

Hi emoticon and congratulations on beginning your Spark journey!

There's so much here to help you along the way and excellent advice to setting and achieving healthy goals. With the thousands and thousands of fellow Sparkers you will always find someone you can connect with. I am always amazed how many lives have been changed for the better through the use of SparkPeople.

If you have not already done so, I suggest that you check out the videos in the "Healthy Lifestyle" section. Scroll down for the site orientation videos.

That should point you in the right direction. I find that if you just start looking around Spark, you will quickly learn about the wonderful tools available for your use. After being a Sparker since 2007, I still find something new and very useful.

Welcome and best wishes!
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SUZY114 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (240)
Posts: 42
10/6/12 9:25 A

hi and welcome emoticon
i'm sure you'll love it here as much as i do! i have only joined yesterday but there's so much to learn and do here it's AMAZING! emoticon

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (531,821)
Fitness Minutes: (323,849)
Posts: 57,094
10/6/12 2:18 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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ANGRITTER SparkPoints: (99,014)
Fitness Minutes: (62,273)
Posts: 2,970
10/6/12 1:46 A

Hello and emoticon !! My name is Ang (ANGRITTER) and I have been on this site since June. It was time for a change and I was tired of just talking about it. So I did some internet checking for a nutrition and exercise tracker and stumbled across And what a find! I was never on anything like this site before, and never even did Facebook blogging. Now I am a team co-leader and on the SparkPeople Community Team which helps other new people find their way around and get comfortable.

I am sure your friend is delighted to have you join, and we are delighted to have you as well. This site is dedicated to helping people who want a healthier lifestyle including issues with eating healthy and exercising, as well as support forums where we talk about specific issues. You can search for a team based on several different themes: age, expecting mother, amount you want to lose, specific health issues, favorite hobbies and interests, etc.

You should check into your SparkPoints page every day. If you try to get all the SparkPoints possible, it will help you to navigate the site and teach you how to interact with others on your team message boards and on others’ blogs, so it encourages you to make friends and comment on others’ progress.

So welcome and enjoy! If you have questions, you can always reach out and send me a SparkMail, or stop by my SparkPage at the link below. We can do this together, with encouragement and support from others, and SparkPeople has really great resources for any kind of workout or condition!

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, and Enjoy!
Sparker since 06/18/12
Co-leader of RA Fit Chick Club

CMZERIMAR SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 45
10/6/12 12:13 A

I love you!

CURLYMERMAID36 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 2
10/6/12 12:12 A

My best friend turned me on to this , and so far I find it to be positive and motivating.

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