Fitness Minutes: (200,026)
51,820 3/26/13 1:10 A
WELCOME TO SPARK!!! 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 *~
Fitness Minutes: (115)
5 3/26/13 1:10 A
Welcome! I also want to lose 70lbs... and yes we can do this.... one day at a time like you said!
Fitness Minutes: (13,808)
3,193 3/26/13 12:58 A
Welcome to SparkPeople!! It's great to hear that you've hit that point where you want to have change =] My best advice to anyone looking to lose weight and get healthy is that...it's not about being perfect, it's about being better than yesterday. Meaning make only a few changes at a time and as you get used to the changes, add in more. Life doesn't pause for anyone and things always come up that can interfere with our weight loss plans. You have to learn to adapt to the interferences and learn to have backup plans and ways to battle them when you don't have the option to stick with your goals for that day.
Also when you get frustrated with those days when you feel like you're not seeing any progress, think back to your 1st couple days/weeks. Compare where you are now to where you were then. The scale isn't the only way to measure progress. Just noticing that you can climb the stairs without being winded is also a great measure, same with fitting into a pair of pants that were too tight before, and being able to comfortably tie your shoes again too!! These are things that I have used to motivate myself =]
Good luck on your journey!! If you need a buddy for support or advice - feel free to message me!!
Fitness Minutes: (84,670)
5,104 3/25/13 9:17 P
Fitness Minutes: (140)
6 3/25/13 9:05 P
Well day 1 and I decided to do something about this weight thing. I realized my wife wasn't shrinking my clothes after all. Really I am tired of being winded and not up to par. I currently weigh 300 and want to lose 70. I know it will not happen if I don't do something now. Today is the first day. One Day At A Time!
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