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GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (308,668)
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12/29/13 1:15 A

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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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EDWARDS1411 SparkPoints: (354,156)
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12/29/13 12:35 A

emoticon to Sparking, BELTWAYMAMMA!! How nice that you have a friend to join you on your journey to better health and fitness. Wishing you both the best with your goals!!!
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Edited by: EDWARDS1411 at: 12/29/2013 (00:36)
BELTWAYMAMMA SparkPoints: (175)
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12/28/13 1:00 P

I joined two years ago and never used this site. But my friend and I -- like millions of other Americans -- want to start the New Year with healthier eating and more exercise. We have decided to support each other and also utilize tracking tools and online communities. I remembered my old Sparkpeople membership and logged in for the first time in almost two years. This time, I plan to use the tools -- adding a bit at a time as the website suggests.

I am excited to introduce myself to everyone. I am a single, middle-aged mom in the WDC area with a demanding lifestyle and a penchant for stress eating. I love the elliptical and weight training -- and with a fantastic 24-hour gym a mile away, I have no excuse! But I only been managing to get there a couple times a week.

My friend and I are spending the days leading up to the New Year putting a manageable plan in place. I look forward to more exercise and healthier eating in 2014! I can't wait to utilize the support of this community and lend my own enthusiasm and support to the efforts of others. Best wishes for all of us!

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