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MIRAGE727 SparkPoints: (388,728)
Fitness Minutes: (73,192)
Posts: 13,138
2/17/12 3:08 P

Welcome to SparkPeople!
I truly believe that if you commit, embrace patience, and do simple things like track nutrition, slowly develop a good exercise plan, and cardio, you will see your goals. I also believe that it's a lifestyle and not a single measured event. Life is so much better to enjoy. I wish you all the best. Be well!

PRINCESS1959 SparkPoints: (130,023)
Fitness Minutes: (55,430)
Posts: 3,562
2/17/12 2:49 P


BECCA20122 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (20)
Posts: 29
2/17/12 2:41 P

Hi, New to SparkPeople. Just wanted to say hello. This site has so many different items to look at, it can be confusing. But, I am taking one step at a time. Take Care everyone! :)

HASHCOOK Posts: 163
2/17/12 2:04 P

Welcome! You will finds lots of support on SP. emoticon

RG_DFW SparkPoints: (145,817)
Fitness Minutes: (66,144)
Posts: 9,872
2/17/12 12:48 P

emoticon Welcome to SP !!!

ANGELWENDYMAMA SparkPoints: (54,300)
Fitness Minutes: (48,524)
Posts: 4,868
2/17/12 12:16 P

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Welcome to SparkPeople!! This is a wonderful site with so many resources like articles, trackers, and community SparkTeams to help give you support and keep you motivated. See how many SparkPoints you can get each day and this will help you find and use many of the tools of the site. Best of luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!

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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (510,959)
Fitness Minutes: (351,485)
Posts: 21,921
2/16/12 9:11 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

RAGAMUFFINKEL SparkPoints: (63,775)
Fitness Minutes: (40,898)
Posts: 5,444
2/16/12 3:51 P

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Some thoughts and suggestions as I say emoticon to Spark People.
emoticon This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
emoticon don't emoticon to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you. emoticon
emoticon Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS. emoticon
Some things to remember: emoticon drink plenty of water every day!
emoticon sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. emoticon healthier every day. emoticon Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to emoticon every day. emoticon when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to emoticon emoticon emoticon exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories! emoticon
emoticon MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DON’T LOSE weight or inches…TAKE THEM OFF, emoticon KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You aren’t interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals regularly and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
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Fitness Minutes: (297)
Posts: 11
2/16/12 3:16 P

Hello fellow SparksPeople!
Yesturday I got an invitacion to go back on my Sparks account. I saw this story on this girl, a mom of two wonderful children. She started Sparks at 170lbs. and even it took her 2 years to get till today but she was proudly a size 8 at 130lbs.
This boosted me up! If a mom of two did it, I can do it to! That is why I choosed as my Sparksname "burnthatbutter!" I am motivated today, and the hardest thing for me to do is stay motivated, So this is why I joined again. I need to get the inicial push. So feel free to bust my chops!!! lol

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