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MEADSBAY
SparkPoints: (203,416)
Fitness Minutes: (132,990)
Posts: 13,747
11/30/12 3:04 P

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You have come to the right place, my friend, for tons of info about living a healthy life without depriving yourself.
Here are a few tips:
*set up your Spark Page, if you havenít already- it's fun and easy and it will let us get to know you better- you can change it whenever you want-feel free to add me as a friend
* learn to use the nutrition and fitness trackers- it gets much easier after a while and is CRUCIAL to your success
* read a lot of blogs and success stories- VERY motivating!
*join a few teams of like minded people - there are literally thousands of groups to choose from- and make some new friends- then you can encourage each other- donít join too many, though, as you may lose that helpful personal connection
*try to earn sparkpoints- it's a fun way to learn your way around here and you can send sparkgoodies to yourself or others
*if you get lost- go back to the Start page- you can get almost anywhere from there
Good luck on this exciting new chapter of your life!
Never~ ever~ ever ~ ever give up!
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CATMAGNET
SparkPoints: (38,918)
Fitness Minutes: (51,134)
Posts: 1,183
11/30/12 12:17 P

Welcome to SparkPeople, though I wouldn't call it a diet website. It is a healthy lifestyle site, because that is what you need to adopt for the rest of your life in order to lose weight and keep it off.

Best of luck!



LAURIE5658
SparkPoints: (190,490)
Fitness Minutes: (97,461)
Posts: 21,408
11/30/12 10:22 A

Hi emoticon 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.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=571


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.

Welcome and best wishes!
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MRE1956
Posts: 9,360
11/30/12 7:54 A

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MPETERSON2311
Posts: 5,079
11/30/12 7:46 A

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MR.NET1
SparkPoints: (117,854)
Fitness Minutes: (112,070)
Posts: 5,511
11/30/12 1:25 A

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA
SparkPoints: (265,929)
Fitness Minutes: (169,498)
Posts: 49,996
11/30/12 1:17 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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KAYLI32
SparkPoints: (248)
Fitness Minutes: (60)
Posts: 1
11/30/12 1:09 A

Hi!
Was surfing the web looking for free diet sites and came across this one. It looks fantastic! I'm hoping for some encouragement and accountability so hopefully I'll see some success this time around. emoticon



 
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