Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best on your journey.
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Hi and welcome to Spark People! I'm so glad you joined us! Make the most of this site by joining a team or two, participating on the boards, and making some friends. You'll get lots of inspiration and support here!
WELCOME! Nice to have you with us! I love my Sparkworld, and so will you!
Here are tips I put together to share with each new Sparkperson I meet. I hope it will be a help to you as you work toward reaching your goals!
First of all, think about creating a Sparkpage or if you have the setting for private, make it public. Great place to send you encouragement, support and Sparkgoodies! It is also the place you can keep us updated on reaching your goals! To create your Sparkpage, you will see a link to create one on your START page. The "Create Profile/SparkPage" link is located in the "My Community" section, which is in the upper right area of the Start Page. You just click on that link and then follow the step-by-step instructions to setup your Page.
The site can be overwhelming, take your time. Learn one topic at a time, when you get comfortable with it, move on to another area of the site. Soon you will be using all the tools SP has to offer, and loving it!
If you get stuck, and have a technical question about the site, here is a link to the Customer Support Team that is eager to help you: http://www.sparkpeople.com/community/hel p_support.asp (only technical questions, if you have a nutrition, fitness, or health question, post the question in the Forums, other Spark members will eagerly try to help you!
Use your Spark Points (click on view SparkPoints) as a map to the site. It is a good way to learn your way around and you can earn points to send yourself or others Sparkgoodies.
Go back to your Start Page if you get lost, you can get almost anywhere from there.
Be sure to use the nutrition tracker. You can ensure you are getting the proper nutrients as well as tracking your caloric intake and this is so important to any weight loss journey. Never "diet" again! Keep focusing on living a healthier lifestyle!
Read the book, THE SPARK for guidance, motivation and inspiration! Check out SPARKCOACH.com for extra support, motivation, and inspiration. I joined it, and LOVING IT! Great way to stay accountable!
Log on everyday to stay focused!
NEVER QUIT!! NEVER GIVE UP! THINK POSITIVE! If you have a bad day, let it go. Wake up to a new day, fresh start!
One of my favorite SP quotes (from BobbyD31) "Remember we all have Setbacks: ACCEPT it, HANDLE it, and MOVE ON!
Remember, this is a LIFETIME JOURNEY!!
The online community on the site is wonderful! We are all here to offer support when you need it, and celebrate your successes with you. Any type of interest you have, there will be a Sparkteam for it!
Stop by my Sparkpage anytime and let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you!
Enjoy your journey to a healthier you!
Have FUN along the way!
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I am new to this. I have health conditions, much of which comes with stress and weight. I have never been good to lose weight. Ive tried every diet, even a starvation diet, only later to find out that your body starts going in to conservation mode. I lost 1/3 pound on a 3 month starvation diet. I am 58 years old, have had a hard row to hoe, but Im always game to try one more time with this much support on it. My good friend invited me to join and she's new and I have a cousin by marriage that has joined so with these two, plus the support of my wonderful husband I am ready to try again.
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