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BILL60
Posts: 253,316
4/12/13 8:34 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best in your quest for a healthier you.



GLAMNGLOWDIVA
SparkPoints: (278,609)
Fitness Minutes: (177,559)
Posts: 50,482
4/12/13 1:15 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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RFJSJ50
SparkPoints: (62,797)
Fitness Minutes: (56,458)
Posts: 10,602
4/11/13 10:20 P

emoticon Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining!
I've been a member a little over 3 years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going!
Explore the site, make your Sparkpage if you havenít, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support. We are here to keep everyone motivated.
Iíve found that the best source of motivation on spark is posting, asking questions, and finding new friends that are in this together. We are all on this journey of a healthy live style, so your not alone in this. People need someone to believe in them. They need to know that if they take that first step out of their comfort zone, someone will be supporting them all the way. With small words of encouragement, with just a little extra time, that someone could be you. In some cases, others may just be unaware of their true abilities and potential.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Good luck!
Sheila




NCBLONDIE
Posts: 829
4/10/13 7:59 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! The community here is great. Be sure to check out SparkTeams to connect with others with similar interests.



FAIRFAXVAGIRL
SparkPoints: (21)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 9
4/10/13 7:56 P

Well....I did it. I joined.
I am excited to put it out there that yes, I realize I need to lose weight and I need support to do it. I am also feeling a little down. I didn't realize it had gotten so out of control that I gained 50 pounds just last year. I need to lose 100 pounds for my health but I also want to do it..for me!
My main purpose of joining is to find others who are in the same boat that can help motivate me and push me...and in return I can do the same. Maybe we can even challenge each other?
I turned 27 at the end of January. I do love being active...I did when I was 170 pounds and working at a gym and now I want to gain my love for it back. Anyone want to join me??



 
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