Fitness Minutes: (56,458)
10,602 2/7/12 8:36 A
Welcome to Spark. You have taken the first step on your journey by joining! I've been a member a little more than two years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained 30 back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going! Explore the site, make your Sparkpage, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. Good luck! Sheila
Sheila Aspire & Inspire Team ~ Co-leader June BSG ~ Peaches Team May BSG ~ Calla Lilies Team April BSG ~ April Showers Team
"I'm going to make the rest of my life the best of my life!"
DREAMS + DETERMINATION = SUCCESS
Fitness Minutes: (207,532)
52,235 2/7/12 2:52 A
WELCOME TO SPARK!!! 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 *~
Paula in Denver, Colorado
"You were given life; it is your duty...to 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)
Proud Team Leader of Determined Divas!
2/6/12 11:47 P
Welcome to sparkpeople. There are so many really cool parts to this site. I hope you find time to explore them. I think grandkids are wonderful! I think they are my favorite hobby!!! Love spending time with them. Have fun with the Wii. Good luck with the weight loss!!
Fitness Minutes: (7,585)
373 2/6/12 10:23 P
Hi I am 51 ,married, and have 11 grandchildren. A little over a year ago I quit smoking,hurt my back and gained a lot of weight. I had no scale at home as I didn't really want to see how much I weighed, so when I weighed at the doctors office,was I ever shocked. My weight has always been up and down all my life,but I have never been this big before, and all that weight is in my way and it's got to go. I started watching my calories and logging meals in January 2012 and have managed to lose 10 pounds. We got a Wii for Christmas and I got a couple of the just dance games to make exercising more fun, so I wouldn't get bored and quit like I have in the past,and it's working. I love the dance games and time flys by and it really is fun. I have a very competitive nature so I am always trying to beat the high scores. I have a very long journey ahead and I am trying my best to lose the extra weight for my health. All I can do is try and I would like to have some friends to help keep each other motivated and increase our chances for success.
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