! My name is Ang (ANGRITTER) and I have been on this site since June. It was time for a change and I was tired of just talking about it. So I did some internet checking for a nutrition and exercise tracker and stumbled across SparkPeople.com. And what a find!
I was never on anything like this site before, and never even did Facebook blogging. Now I am a team co-leader and on the SparkPeople Community Team which helps other new people find their way around and to get comfortable.
My first order of advice for you is to set up your SparkPage. If you visit the link listed here (http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_st
arted.asp) , you will be taken to the Getting Started phase, which will help you set up a SparkPage and introduce you to some of the wonderful features here on SparkPeople.com. Once you get your page set up, people can start welcoming you to their groups and post messages and give you "goodies".
This website is dedicated to helping people who want a healthier lifestyle including issues with eating healthy and exercising, as well as support forums where we talk about specific issues. You can search for a team based on several different themes: age, expecting mother, amount you want to lose, specific health issues, favorite hobbies and interests, etc. And I know there is a team specifically for Sparkers in Houston!
You should check into your SparkPoints page every day. If you try to get all the SparkPoints possible, it will help you to navigate the site and teach you how to interact with others on your team message boards and on others’ blogs, so it encourages you to make friends and comment on others’ progress.
I hope you enjoy this site and find it helpful. I joined 6/18/12 and have already lost 20 pounds. I am still learning to control some ice cream cravings, but I really haven't felt this good in more than 4 years!
So welcome and enjoy! If you have questions, you can always reach out and send me a SparkMail, or stop by my SparkPage at the link below.
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, and Enjoy!
Sparker since 06/18/12
Co-leader of RA Fit Chick Club
Edited by: ANGRITTER at: 10/5/2012 (10:42)