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DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (537,992)
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7/15/13 1:54 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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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SUZYGIRL13 SparkPoints: (270)
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7/14/13 3:45 P

Hi Renee, I have just started SP also. I feel the same way. Time to make a change in my life. I believe with the support from SP that we could, make the changes in our lives. If you need someone to talk to I will be here. WE could do this!!!!

PLATINUM755 Posts: 43,600
7/14/13 3:09 P

emoticon RENEE4614 and emoticon to SparkPeople..Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle. emoticon emoticon

TREV1964 Posts: 5,115
7/10/13 7:17 P

Welcome aboard Renee,

If I can ever help - give us a shout.



MPLSKEN SparkPoints: (321,449)
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7/10/13 3:40 P

There are so many great resources here! I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker because that is 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!

RENEE4614 SparkPoints: (57)
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7/10/13 2:56 P

Hey everyone my name is renee im new to this site and i need all the support i can get ...i am sick and tired of being sick and tired ..things have got to change in my life and ...brand new me comming soon!!!!!

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