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BILL60 Posts: 263,224
2/24/13 9:58 A

Welcome to SP. Hang tough cause it's gonna be tough.

GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (280,810)
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Posts: 50,574
2/24/13 1:12 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. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. 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.

3. 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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HEALTHYJEN11 SparkPoints: (33,931)
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Posts: 632
2/23/13 10:37 P

Welcome! You can do it!!!

LKEITHO SparkPoints: (251,747)
Fitness Minutes: (210,850)
Posts: 13,430
2/23/13 8:24 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. I'm originally from Calgary, but I live in Arizona now. All the best on achieving your goals!

WILDNTEXAS SparkPoints: (67,924)
Fitness Minutes: (50,880)
Posts: 5,566
2/23/13 2:17 P

emoticon to Sparkpeople!

You have made a GREAT decision for your health! This website is full of information that will help you learn how to be a much healthier version of you. There are so many tools available to you here such as:

1) nutrition and fitness tracking
2) exercise demos and videos
3) health and wellness articles
4) SP challenges for quick-start, diabetes, sleep, etc.
5) member-led challenges
6) teams for just about any interest or demographic
7) healthy recipes
8) member blogs such as mine:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
summary.asp?id=WILDNTEXAS


Take baby steps at first; take more steps as you get better at it. Keep reaching towards your goals and you will achieve success.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me. I will be happy to help!

Bonnie




ALEX78EDMONTON Posts: 13
2/23/13 1:20 P

Hi everyone,
My name is Alex and I live in Alberta, Canada. I am just starting this new fitness and weight loss program.
I am at 83.6 Kg (184.4 lb) and want to go down to 76 Kg and reduce my waist size by 5 inches.
This website seems to be a useful tool in tracking and getting valuable information.


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