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DEB2448 Posts: 190,582
4/20/13 1:47 A

Welcome to Spark People. This is a wonderful site full of many useful tools to help you with your weight loss journey. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck in reaching your goals.

4/19/13 2:31 P

Thanks Sheila! Yes, three minutes is way better than not moving at all!

NOW_IM_IT Posts: 4,508
4/19/13 2:23 P

Hi, it's good to have you with us!! Hey, 3 minutes of cardio is great if it's more than you were doing! When I started here almost 5 years ago, I remember trying to push a lawnmower and getting out of breath and legs hurting after 5-10 minutes. Now, I can push it for an hour or more and it's one of my favorite things to do!!

So, just keep it up, small changes are the way to go! If you stick with it, and NEVER give up, you will amaze yourself at what you can achieve!!

Be sure to stay connected-we're all in this together & it really helps knowing others are going thru the same things you are!!

(Another Shelia!!)

4/19/13 1:47 P

Thanks for the wonderful welcome Sheila! Everyone has been so nice.

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4/19/13 1:39 P

emoticon Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining!
I've been a member a little over 3 years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds 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 if you haven’t, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support. We are here to keep everyone motivated.
I’ve found that the best source of motivation on spark is posting, asking questions, and finding new friends that are in this together. We are all on this journey of a healthy live style, so your not alone in this. People need someone to believe in them. They need to know that if they take that first step out of their comfort zone, someone will be supporting them all the way. With small words of encouragement, with just a little extra time, that someone could be you. In some cases, others may just be unaware of their true abilities and potential.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Good luck!

4/19/13 1:34 P

I joined a while back, but this is actually the first time I ever looked around or did anything. I tracked my food and did a total of three minutes cardio so far. Yeah, I know it isn't much, but it's a lot more than I did yesterday or even a month ago. My body hurts and I found out that my heart is enlarged! Sure, I could sit around and feel sorry for myself or I can get up and move. I chose the latter!! I really like how everyone on here is so encouraging and hope to get to know tons of new people! Good luck to everyone! emoticon

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