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JIBBIE49 Posts: 71,595
7/26/13 1:53 A

Do join the DONE GIRLS Team. Welcome to Sparks.

TANHAK SparkPoints: (54)
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7/26/13 1:20 A

Hi! I'm new too! Hopefully this will be a site that will help both of us.

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (531,548)
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7/26/13 1:10 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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PENNYPEARLS Posts: 1,434
7/25/13 9:25 P

Welcome! A good thing to do to start is use the trackers to record your nutrition and fitness daily. Also find some spark teams that sound interesting to you and join a few. emoticon emoticon

JILLC878 SparkPoints: (713)
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7/25/13 8:13 P

Hi to everyone! I have tried two other similar sites/programs and feel a great deal of frustration, but there is still a bit of hope in me. I found Spark while searching the web and have decided that it will not hurt to try at least one more time. This site, at first glance does seem a bit overwhelming, but I am hoping that once I maneuver around a bit and become more familiar with things that it will feel much more like home. Any thoughts or recommendations or where to start?

I really do need support from outside of my circle. My friends and family are very supportive, but because of my own insecurities, I tend to read them as being critical instead. I do know it is my own issue and not theirs. It is just hard to hear some one I love tell me that I should not eat this or I really need to work out no matter how they say it because my head goes to so-and-so thinks I am ugly and dose not love me. I know a bit crazy, but doesn't everyone have a little crazy in them? I also like to see my numbers and putting my food down helps too. Having a "I can still have x many more calories today" is a huge help when dinner rolls around!

I suppose I have said enough (maybe even too much). Thanks for listening (well reading), pointing me in the right direction to get started here, and welcoming me!

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