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Posts: 170,225
2/24/13 10:00 A

Welcome to SP. Hang tough cause it's gonna be tough.

SparkPoints: (251,273)
Fitness Minutes: (159,664)
Posts: 49,377
2/24/13 1:12 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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Posts: 5
2/23/13 8:54 P

Hi Rose,
Fairly new myself. Welcome. Still trying to figure out the difference between messages, blogs, email and the like. It's all quite mind boggling. I'm not so much stressed by the diet as I am by all this communication to get points, which I really don't know what we're supposed to do with them. It seems we are supposed to build up points, but for what, LOL?

SparkPoints: (55,712)
Fitness Minutes: (18,308)
Posts: 12,226
2/23/13 8:26 P

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Glad you've joined us!

SparkPoints: (62,393)
Fitness Minutes: (54,345)
Posts: 10,602
2/23/13 8:10 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.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Good luck!

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Posts: 5
2/23/13 7:52 P

Well, I'm new to this, but fighting with my weight has been an ongoing struggle...I have tried for at least the last 6 years to be at a comfy weight(which to me is 150 lbs, or a little lower, if I can do it!) because I am uncomfortable with the way I feel, and look. I keep trying to find ways to make myself eat better, but keep falling back into old habits, especially when I am on a budget and married...And I want to stop all the excuses, and see what I can do to make myself healthy, both physically and mentally!

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