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BILL60 Posts: 793,736
6/11/13 7:55 A

Welcome to SP. Good luck on your journey.

MANICUREFAN SparkPoints: (1,065)
Fitness Minutes: (1,275)
Posts: 64
6/10/13 7:24 P

Thanks!

BILL60 Posts: 793,736
6/9/13 7:51 A

Welcome to SP and good luck on your journey.

LKEITHO SparkPoints: (458,225)
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Posts: 19,075
6/8/13 9:28 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

MPLSKEN SparkPoints: (269,661)
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Posts: 11,228
6/8/13 3:50 P

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All of ANGELCITYGAL's recommendations are awesome! There are so many great resources here! I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker because that's the key element in weight loss for most people. Then, once you're comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, start exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. By tracking everything since May 2011 and using the other features here to keep myself focused, I lost 90 pounds and have maintained that loss for almost a year now. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it!

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ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (38,869)
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6/8/13 12:32 P

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Here is your Getting Started Guide:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_s
tarted.asp

These New Member Tutorial Videos are very helpful: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motiva
tion_articles.asp?id=571

The SparkDiet Overview explains how the nutrition program here works:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/stage
_overview_all.asp

I try to encourage new members to get active in the SparkPeople community! Join a Spark Team or two that match your interests. You will find it easy to get acquainted with folks on Spark Teams. For instance, you can select a Team of Sparkers in your city, or Sparkers who follow a particular food plan (vegetarians, low carb, etc.), Sparkers with a particular health concern, or Sparkers who share your hobbies. Another option is to set up your SparkPage and start blogging. Some folks use the Community Journals. Post a lot on the message boards, especially if you have successes or challenges. You'll soon find that you're connecting with many nice folks here.

This is a great, positive community! I’m glad you’re with us.
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MANICUREFAN SparkPoints: (1,065)
Fitness Minutes: (1,275)
Posts: 64
6/8/13 12:28 P

I teach school and am a stress eater, so go figure. I want to de-stress and delete some pounds before school starts again in the fall.

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