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BILL60 Posts: 258,031
4/26/13 7:49 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best in your journey to a healthier life.

DEB2448 Posts: 153,266
4/26/13 1:44 A

Welcome to Spark People. This is a wonderful site full of many useful tools to help you with your weight loss journey. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck in reaching your goals.

GLAMNGLOWDIVA SparkPoints: (279,307)
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4/26/13 1:24 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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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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Posts: 4,458
4/25/13 11:39 P

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here!! There's lots of support and inspiration to be had here! Good luck to you!

NEWRUNNER2 Posts: 542
4/25/13 9:47 P

emoticon It's great to have you here with us!

SparkPeople is a really great place to track your own progress and to share your journey with other people who are trying to make healthy lifestyle choices.

You already got a lot of great advice, so I'll just add a few things.

* Start small. Slow and steady truly does win the race.
* Give yourself credit for all the little things you do right. They really add up to make a big difference. On the other hand, hold yourself accountable, too, and reach out for help whenever you need it.
* I hope you have a buddy living near you who can help make some healthy changes with you. If not, SparkPeople is also a great place for that.

Take care and enjoy your journey. emoticon

PINKHOPE Posts: 25,738
4/25/13 8:24 P

Welcome to Sparkpeople!

I want to congratulate you on making this journey. I began my own journey a few years ago and though my pace has been slow I have lost over 100 pounds! I am 57. You can have success too!

This is a great place to get healthy! There are so many tools, resources, and encouraging people to help you on your journey to "Health & Fitness". Be sure to poke around the site and try the nutrition and fitness trackers, Spark Recipes, Daily Spark, health articles, and secrets.

Joining a team will help you meet like-minded people that share similar life situations or goals. You can join mine to start. I share many helpful tips, recipes and insights from my own journey so you too can benefit. The DAILY CHAT section has lots of helps.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=50151


Be sure to read member blogs as there is a wealth of information there. You can start with one of mine:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=5334837


If you have further questions or just want to chat, stop by my Sparkpage or send me a Sparkmail. Just click on the button under my profile picture on the left.

Press On!
Suzanne

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NEEDSUPPORT6 SparkPoints: (319)
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4/25/13 8:00 P

I am 53 year old with two grown children ages 23 and 22. I have been trying to lose weight for the last 15 years and have tried everything out there...have been successful except for the last 5 years.....my weight is climbing and my health numbers are suffering, with high cholestrol, high blood pressure and high triglicerides. So I have been seeing the Spark People emails for the last 10 years and have now decided to really join and participate to see results. I think I am doing good and then i don't...so I need consistency. I love my sweets and have a hard time turning them down when I am with others! i am glad I made this decision to participate and hope to see results!

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