I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come! * Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate!
Fitness Minutes: (178,392)
50,507 5/27/13 1:20 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: (84,670)
5,104 5/26/13 5:57 P
Hi and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! Make a sparkpage and get familiar with everything here and join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability! Use the team search bar type in things like interests/hobbies or the first number of your age followed by a 0 and something. Example "30 something", good luck on your journey
Fitness Minutes: (450)
6 5/26/13 2:09 P
Hello Sparkle Friends, I'm new at this. Started this Journey 5 days ago. It's been very exciting for me because I've been doing the YO-YO thing for years and years. So tired of it, and need to try something new with a very positive attitude. Which I really feel I have now that I've found SparkPeople! I feel like I'm not alone any more and I'm in this to regain my Life back that I once had when I was in my twenties. I can't wait to be my normal size 8 instead of a tight 14!! I feel energized already! And I can't explain the happiness I feel every morning when I wake, instead of feeling guilty for what I ate the day before. I feel very motivated and determined to lose this time, and am so looking for friends that I can talk to who feel the same way. BBL!
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