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BILL60 Posts: 526,193
2/22/13 8:49 A

Welcome to SP and hang in there.

"Excellence is but for the few."
GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (353,800)
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2/22/13 1:09 A

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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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Paula in Denver, Colorado

"You were given life; it is your find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)

"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)

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GOING-STRONG Posts: 5,986
2/21/13 10:32 P

I'm also 57 so we have something in common! I have been a member of SP now for over 4 years and have found this website to be absolutely awesome. I log in every day for a dose of motivation and support and make it a priority. I recommend that you spend time every day reading articles and browsing spark pages. Start making small changes in your nutrition and fitness and only make changes that you feel you can live with for a lifetime. Eventually you will be living the life you envision for yourself! All the best on your journey to health and fitness.


Seaside, Oregon

Eat healthy.. Exercise daily.. repeat! and Consistency.. that is the secret!
NEWYORK19 Posts: 12
2/21/13 8:22 P

Thank You

time to do this
LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (241,019)
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Posts: 13,526
2/21/13 8:11 P

Hello and Welcome!
You will find lots of support and motivation here. SP is a great site with everything you need to be a healthier you. Members are so helpful.
Being active on your Spark Teams is one of the best ways to stay accountable and motivated.

Best of luck to you!

Northern Ky.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."

NEWYORK19 Posts: 12
2/21/13 8:01 P

I am 57 yrs old female who is in need of better health.Needing all the motivation, and support I can get and learn from Spark People.

Edited by: NEWYORK19 at: 2/21/2013 (20:19)
time to do this
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