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MIAJOEB SparkPoints: (199,762)
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1/10/14 12:33 P

Welcome to sparkpeople.
Start by exploring your start page and figuring out which teams you will be enjoying.
Talk to your class team leaders about your questions.
You will not only be helping yourself but also others who just started and need the advise about your getting used to how this site works.

I really hope you follow the links to these pages.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1124

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles_list.asp?iSel=23

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=759


Edited by: MIAJOEB at: 1/10/2014 (12:34)
BRENDAMAMA SparkPoints: (626)
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1/10/14 12:25 P

Thank you! I'll try your suggestions and hopefully do better today!

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (131,306)
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1/10/14 10:12 A

LOL! The first time I entered bacon, I did the same thing. I almost died from the shock! If you look at the line it will say "pound" or something like that. Click on bacon in your tracker. It opens up a popup window that allows you to change it. See the arrow next to serving? Click on that and you will see "medium slice". Select that and change the default "3" to "2".


KELLIEBEAN Posts: 3,176
1/10/14 9:09 A

Hi Brenda! Welcome. It's certainly a bit overwhelming at first but day by day it gets easier and fun!

Hard to say what happened with your bacon. After you selected it, underneath there is the serving size. Maybe it defaulted to a large serving size. There is a drop-down arrown there you can click on to change that.

Feel free to send me a spark mail from my spark page when you have questions. I'd be happy to help you navigate the site.



-SHAWN- Posts: 25,246
1/10/14 12:50 A

Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
* Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate! emoticon emoticon

BRENDAMAMA SparkPoints: (626)
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1/9/14 10:06 P

Hello, I just joined last night and I can tell I need lots of help. Apparently I didn't enter my food correctly. I had 2 slices of bacon and it gave me over 1700 calories for that! What did I do wrong? I'm older, not terribly active, and I need lots of encouragement! I'd be happy to hear from someone who knows exactly what I'm going through.

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