Because I was substantially overweight and suffering a number of health problems as a direct consequence of the extra pounds.
The most valuable skill I learned here - and one that continues to serve me well in maintenance - has been careful tracking.
Fitness Minutes: (32,050)
11/24/13 1:24 P
I think it's one of the greatest used of the internet there are. I've been hanging around SP for at least six years: it's not about loosing weight for me, it's more about being conscious of my diet, my actions, my life.... it's about being accountable and eating well. I can go for long long periods of time and then discover that I'm thinking of pretzels as nutrition, and I'm unaware and I BS myself a lot without really thinking I am. So, I have been getting off that train and moving slowly into more nutritious ways of feeding myself, both body and mind. I don't really have a lot of friends on the sight, I'm not really 'out there' but I'm open to everything and doing my best.
11/24/13 12:54 P
all i wanted was an "online nutrition journal" - after reading a few reviews and poking around a couple different sites, I thought I liked the look of this one best.
Turns out I got a whole lot more than "just" an online nutrition journal out of this place!!!!
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11/24/13 12:31 P
I originally joined b/c SP seemed to have the motivation I needed to succeed with my goals. I'm thankful for that. Things changed when I found that there is a certain limit or line not to cross at SP. I thought SP intent was to motivate and elevate others, not discourage them from their healthy active choice of exercise. With all of the dangers and consequences of running I would not try to discourage any one from running. I, for one like running, but their comes a time when running does it's damage, Roller blades, ice skating, skate boards among other activities comes with the consequences but I'm not going to try and discourage others from using them. Exchanging positive energy levels with others raises the bar
Fitness Minutes: (82,433)
11/21/13 11:03 A
Fitness Minutes: (78,494)
11/19/13 5:29 A
For the support.
Fitness Minutes: (13,947)
11/19/13 5:16 A
Because I left my job and could no longer afford weight watchers. I also had friends encourage me to check the site it because it helped them a lot and I am grateful that i did!
11/18/13 11:14 P
to lose some weight and get more fit.
Fitness Minutes: (303,407)
11,564 11/18/13 11:12 P
I joined to lose a little bit of weight, to stay healthy, and to stay acountable to ME!!!!
Fitness Minutes: (23,467)
11/18/13 10:59 P
to lose weight.
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306 11/18/13 10:56 P
A friend told me about it and I visited and fell in love with it. So much information and blogs of Sparkers all help me keep the weight I lost here off.
11/18/13 10:36 P
I joined because I needed to change my lifestyle, I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, borderline diabetes and 35 pounds overweight. Last checkup my numbers were all in the normal range. Little changes are making a big difference.
Fitness Minutes: (1,631)
11/18/13 9:51 P
SP gives me good info on how to get fit, as well as motivation. But most important, it's a terrific way to track my fitness efforts and see my improvements over time.
Fitness Minutes: (180)
11/18/13 9:39 P
to be motivated to meet new people. to get tips & pointers
Fitness Minutes: (12,065)
11/18/13 9:24 P
The ease of tracking my food intake. I plan my meals each morning and this keeps me 100% accountable. If I don't track I flounder and wind up in a train wreck.
Fitness Minutes: (162,274)
10,146 11/18/13 4:29 P
I was in a "Biggest Loser" competition and this site was recommended by someone my DW works with.
Fitness Minutes: (82,255)
11/18/13 4:21 P
It was recommended to me by BogusAnnie as I was looking for some articles .
Fitness Minutes: (149,463)
18,452 11/18/13 4:16 P
needed help to lose weight that would not cost anything and could get support too.
Fitness Minutes: (22,004)
11/18/13 3:07 P
My daughter told me about SP and that it was free (unlike WW). I was tired of carrying around the weight I had gained. I needed to change my lifestyle to become more healthy. I decided to try it for 3 months to see if it worked for me. I am 4 1/2 months in and I love it! It does the calorie counting for me. I have learned a lot from the site and am spreading the spark!
I stumbled on the site while reading a magazine at the hairdresser's. The article said it was an excellent site; so I checked it out, and it is. It is the greatest resource I have ever found for achieving a healthy weight/lifestyle.
11/4/13 9:21 A
I found it accidentally while surfing the web for a calorie counter. I was very impressed with the amount of info on it and loved the nutrition tracker for doing the math for me.
Fitness Minutes: (16,395)
1,280 11/4/13 9:16 A
I joined because I wanted accountability. It is so convenient. Plus, I have learned so much!
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