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CYFREE15 Posts: 248
3/14/14 8:59 A

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ISLENAA Posts: 729
3/14/14 8:52 A

Welcome back to Sparkpeople!! Take your time to explore, find some teams that interest you, use all the tracking tools and information to your advantage and find a buddy or two for support and to help stay accountable to. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. all the best! emoticon emoticon

DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (537,507)
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Posts: 57,217
3/13/14 9:54 P

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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. 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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BANANAFANNAH SparkPoints: (50,413)
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3/13/14 2:30 P

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HMSCHAD SparkPoints: (17,564)
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3/13/14 1:30 P

Hello! I'm not new to the website necessarily, but I am new to actually using it! I keep gaining weight and I'm sick of it! It's time to do more than just complain about it. I have more free time on my hands lately, so I decided it's time to dust off my treadmill and start keeping track of calories!

I'm hoping to see results. I tried exercising once before a few years back. I stuck with it for 6 months and didn't see any results and eventually gave up. My problem is I love candy and chocolate! I know I have unhealthy eating habits. So keeping track of calories is a real change for me! I didn't realize how much I was overeating. My portions are so much smaller, that right now my stomach will stumble grumble! I'm hoping it gets used to less food soon!

I'm open to suggestions in helping me stick with it this time and see results! The more I explore this site, the more I love it! I also love the community support, something I'm not getting much of right now! I'm hoping for a lifestyle change here, not just a fad that eventually I quit on!

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