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FARFROMASAINT
Posts: 6,912
12/13/12 2:20 P

) Welcome to SparkPeople!
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We are here for you! I suggest you log in everyday, use the tools and Enjoy this loving community!
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Edited by: FARFROMASAINT at: 12/13/2012 (14:22)


GLAMNGLOWDIVA
SparkPoints: (269,800)
Fitness Minutes: (171,915)
Posts: 50,147
12/13/12 2:37 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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 *~
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A-NEW-TARA
SparkPoints: (31,066)
Fitness Minutes: (17,880)
Posts: 3,332
12/12/12 10:59 P

Welcome to Spark! There are a lot of tools and resources available here to help us on our
journey; my favorites are the fitness and nutrition trackers because the keep me on track and
accountable every day. But the best part of Spark is the community, the people here are
amazing!

Keep your goals in focus, put in the work and you will succeed!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69
Posts: 38,571
12/12/12 10:39 P

Hi Jess and welcome to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day (If you only drink one now, add to as you are able until you are drinking your 8 cups or more a day), watch your portion control (measure everything in the beginning...guaranteed it will get easier) and walk, dance or do any exercise you enjoy (start with 10 minutes a day or several times a day and add to it as you are able or have time). Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily (guaranteed to work if you use them consistently and honestly). Pick one thing to change...one thing at a time. Don't try to change to many things at once as that can be very overwhelming. Just try to take one step, one minute, one hour, one day, one week at a time. They honestly will all add up to the bigger numbers. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers and increasing your ability to enjoy life. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly.
Start each day with a positive thought just for that day. Reading and reflecting on an inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind.
Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life.
Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph helps one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break...Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration.
Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals!
Set up your Spark page so that we can visit and get to know you, send you spark goodies, and leave encouraging and supportive comments to help you along the way.
If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you.
God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.
Hugs,
Helen
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JMORRIS85
SparkPoints: (54,519)
Fitness Minutes: (25,553)
Posts: 4,842
12/12/12 10:21 P

Hi Jess and welcome to Spark People. You will find lots of great tools on here to assist you in reaching your goals. There are also a lot of great support teams available. emoticon


Jackie



JKEELING26
SparkPoints: (1,446)
Fitness Minutes: (1,804)
Posts: 7
12/12/12 9:37 P

Hi
my name is jessi, I just want to say hello to everyone out there and that im excited i found this website. This might be just what i need to lose the weight. i so desperatly want to lose. So here's hoping thanks for listening.



 
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