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Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!
Fitness Minutes: (15,846)
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Here is your Getting Started Guide: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_s tarted.asp
These New Member Tutorial Videos are very helpful: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motiva tion_articles.asp?id=571
The SparkDiet Overview explains how the nutrition program here works: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/stage _overview_all.asp
I try to encourage new members to get active in the SparkPeople community! Join a Spark Team or two that match your interests. You will find it easy to get acquainted with folks on Spark Teams. For instance, you can select a Team of Sparkers in your city, or Sparkers who follow a particular food plan (vegetarians, low carb, etc.), Sparkers with a particular health concern, or Sparkers who share your hobbies. Another option is to set up your SparkPage and start blogging. Some folks use the Community Journals. Post a lot on the message boards, especially if you have successes or challenges. You'll soon find that you're connecting with many nice folks here.
This is a great, positive community! Iím glad youíre with us.
Take a few minutes to make up a sparkpag - make it public allowing members to post a message to you on it
Also don't forget to participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined - lots of encouragement there
If I can be of help please just ask
Fitness Minutes: (945)
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Hello, I am new to this. I would like to loose 20 lbs. Its gotten to the point that I can't do things like I use to. I am still very active when the weather is nice. But some times with job I can't really exercise. I just need the motivation. I sometimes have the thought of exercising then when I get home I just don't have the energy. And my eating habits have gotten worse also. Just need a little help. I don't have the money or the effort to join a gym. I am very self conscience I think that everyone is looking at me and talking about me and the things that I do.. I am a very picky eater. I like lots of vegetable and my meats. I need help with putting together a menu of the things I like to eat. And portion control is also a problem. If its good I keep eating. I am 50 years old and still like to work my garden, and flower beds. When I get started on something I just don't know when to quit. I try to stay on a bed time schedule but there is just so much to do, just not enough hours in a day.
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