Fitness Minutes: (48,362)
10/28/13 4:45 A
"Youth and beauty are not accomplishments. They are the temporary, happy byproducts of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either." - Carrie Fisher
If you can't love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul
Take action, and inspiration will follow - Gilad
Change without losing yourself and you can accomplish anything. - Tim Gunn
Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars - Casey Kasem (RIP :( )
Fitness Minutes: (237,042)
53,322 10/27/13 1:22 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)
Fitness Minutes: (5)
10/27/13 12:10 A
Thank you for the encouragement... I really am psyched- but it sure was easy hiding behind excuses for so long! Congrats to you on your amazing success!!
Fitness Minutes: (3,349)
5,426 10/27/13 12:02 A
Hi KD! Welcome to SparkPeople! I used to always put everyone else ahead of me, but not always anymore. You're doing the right thing by taking some time and effort for yourself! Losing weight isn't easy, but it helps when you have a place to go (like SP) to find support and encouragement. Good luck to you!
Teresa in Georgetown, Ohio
Fitness Minutes: (5)
10/26/13 9:55 P
I'm not sure I'm doing this right- first time here (any/all advice welcome!) My name is kd and I am finally ready to make a difference in my life. I have often made excuses about not having time (and it's true I am really busy with work, 3 kids and graduate school but if not now, when, right?) and I find it so much easier to focus on other people's needs and neglect my own (I'm sure there are many who can relate)... but I am 44 and I know if I don't figure this out now- I'm going to have real regret later. I really have a lot of aspirations for my future and I don't want my weight and lack of fitness to hold me back anymore. So I am excited to be here (nervous, too!)- but psychologically I just feel like I'm ready. So I hope to learn from all of you and celebrate along side all of you! Best, kd
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