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Posts: 4,297
2/27/13 10:12 A

Welcome! The most important advice I can give you is TRACK! Every bite that goes in your mouth gets counted. Gum? 10 calories. I bite of a chocolate bar- 35 calories. That extra 1/4 sandwich that the kid left on his plate? 100 calories. They all add up. emoticon

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2/26/13 7:20 A

Welcome to SP where when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

SparkPoints: (237,294)
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Posts: 12,859
2/25/13 8:50 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

Posts: 225,784
2/25/13 9:09 A

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

SparkPoints: (266,052)
Fitness Minutes: (169,498)
Posts: 50,003
2/25/13 1:11 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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SparkPoints: (64,843)
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Posts: 768
2/24/13 11:32 P

Track all of your food, incorporate more veggies in your meals, exercise and be active on the site. Start with small steps. You can do it!

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2/24/13 5:54 P

I just signed up and am going to need some motivation! I want to lose 50 lbs - quickly woudl be great - but I"ll take it however I can! I have trouble making myself exercise - so any tips woudlb e great. WE live in the country so I have gravel roads to walk on - no pavement here! I have a spin bike that I should use more!! I'm 40 and need a boost - need a new lifestyle and I'm hoping that this program will help me get healthy!

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