You are definitely off to a good start, with both the book and DVD! Enjoy the community here!
-- If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.
Welcome to SP. I hope your journey is a successful one.
"Excellence is but for the few."
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52,235 12/1/12 1:19 A
WELCOME TO SPARK!!! 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 *~
Paula in Denver, Colorado
"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)
"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)
Proud Team Leader of Determined Divas!
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15,102 11/30/12 8:01 P
Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!
Fitness Minutes: (115,352)
11/30/12 10:20 A
Hi and congratulations on beginning your Spark journey!
There's so much here to help you along the way and excellent advice to setting and achieving healthy goals. With the thousands and thousands of fellow Sparkers you will always find someone you can connect with. I am always amazed how many lives have been changed for the better through the use of SparkPeople.
If you have not already done so, I suggest that you check out the videos in the "Healthy Lifestyle" section. Scroll down for the site orientation videos.
That should point you in the right direction. I find that if you just start looking around Spark, you will quickly learn about the wonderful tools available for your use. After being a Sparker since 2007, I still find something new and very useful.
Fitness Minutes: (84,404)
11/30/12 10:20 A
Hi and welcome to SparkPeople. There are so many great tools and great people involved with this site. I'm sure that SP can help you along on your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Good luck reaching your goals!
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11/30/12 10:04 A
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
11/30/12 9:54 A
Just finished reading the Spark 28 day book and I have the SparkPeople 28 day Boot camp Dvd. I feel so inspired to get working on my list of small goals. I'm sure I'm not using the right terms but I am excited to start a healthy lifestyle! I need all the support I can get, I am a yo yo dieter and have been anorexic and bulimic in the past and still battle with those problems. This book has made the most sense to me and I want to stick with it!
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