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IT-IS-WHATITIS Posts: 1,998
3/22/13 11:10 A

WELCOME! Nice to have you with us! I love my Sparkworld, and so will you!

I know what you mean about the metabolism slowing down... In my 50's, and I can tell you, it gets slower.. LOL Good news, exercise DOES help make it burn faster.

Here are tips I put together to share with each new Sparkperson I meet. I hope it will be a help to you as you work toward reaching your goals!

The site can be overwhelming, take your time. Learn one topic at a time, when you get comfortable with it, move on to another area of the site. Soon you will be using all the tools SP has to offer, and loving it!

If you get stuck, and have a technical question about the site, here is a link to the Customer Support Team that is eager to help you:
(only technical questions, if you have a nutrition, fitness, or health question, post the question in the Forums, other Spark members will eagerly try to help you!

Use your Spark Points (click on view SparkPoints) as a map to the site. It is a good way to learn your way around and you can earn points to send yourself or others Sparkgoodies.

Go back to your Start Page if you get lost, you can get almost anywhere from there.

Be sure to use the nutrition tracker. You can ensure you are getting the proper nutrients as well as tracking your caloric intake and this is so important to any weight loss journey.
Never "diet" again! Keep focusing on living a healthier lifestyle!

Read the book, THE SPARK for guidance, motivation and inspiration!
Check out for extra support, motivation, and inspiration. I joined it, and LOVING IT! Great way to stay accountable!

Log on everyday to stay focused!

THINK POSITIVE! If you have a bad day, let it go.
Wake up to a new day, fresh start!

One of my favorite SP quotes (from BobbyD31)
"Remember we all have Setbacks:

Remember, this is a LIFETIME JOURNEY!!

The online community on the site is wonderful! We are all here to offer support when you need it, and celebrate your successes with you. Any type of interest you have, there will be a Sparkteam for it!

Stop by my Sparkpage anytime and let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you!

Enjoy your journey to a healthier you!

Have FUN along the way!

BILL60 Posts: 944,136
3/22/13 9:23 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you te very best on your journey.

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (538,185)
Fitness Minutes: (327,637)
Posts: 57,233
3/22/13 1:25 A

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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. 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.

2. 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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PROUD-GRANDMA SparkPoints: (113,490)
Fitness Minutes: (106,143)
Posts: 4,232
3/21/13 10:04 P

Hi Tammy! Welcome to SP!

0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
3/21/13 8:24 P

Welcome aboard!


MAMAJOB7 SparkPoints: (839)
Fitness Minutes: (374)
Posts: 13
3/21/13 7:58 P

I'm 52 and heavier than I ever have been in my life. I was in my late 30's before I ever even had to think about gaining to much weight, but since 40 it's been an issue. It seems my metabolism just keeps slowing down and the weight keeps climbing and it's harder than ever to lose now. I'm starting a new career as a Realtor and I want to start smart!!!


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