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BILL60 Posts: 904,018
7/2/13 9:32 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best in your quest for a healthy you.

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7/2/13 2:00 A

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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. 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.

2. 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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7/2/13 12:02 A

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DEULSENIA Posts: 184
7/1/13 11:16 P

Hi Dawn,

First off warmest welcome to Spark People. It's going to be a hard journey but if you stay committed even when you fall off get right back on. Log log log, log everything as if you were writing a book about yourself. Food prep is a big key. Troll sites for recipes and plan meals for the week...Tupperware or brown bagging works. It's about 80-90% what you intake and the rest is activity. Try something new whether it be food or activity. In order for your body to change you have to change your mind. I can go on & on about what helped me loose 56lbs, you have to play around w/ what works for your body. Listen if you need an accountability partner let me know. I have a support page on Facebook (link below) if you ever need some daily inspiration, recipes or if you'd like to add some input on what helps you. Stay committed in this journey!!!



BCMNANA13 SparkPoints: (261)
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7/1/13 9:37 P

Hello I'm new as well. I actually started 6/27/13 so just a few days ago. I can't seem to get my numbers right, but I'm getting closer. When I say numbers I mean the amount of carbs, fats, calories etc. The biggest violator I seem to have are carbs. Overall at the end of the day, that is the category I'm usually over. Well I figure I will keep plugging along and I will get there. Each day is a little better then the day before.
I find tracking my food intake is really really helpful. Good luck to you and I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July. emoticon

CALIMOM31 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/1/13 9:35 P

Hi there...I too am new here and am enjoying every minute of it.I am trying the same things as you with the eating healthy and continuing my weight loss journey. I have 3 kids 17, 15, and 11 and they keep me active!!
Good luck to you on your continuing journey there are alot of supportive people here going thru the same thing as us and it truly helps to know that.
We are in good hands!

DAWNROSE551 SparkPoints: (18)
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7/1/13 9:14 P

Hello people. This is my first day as a spark people yay! Really looking forward to learning from others as well as sharing some things I have learned along my journey thus far. Trying to stay active and eat healthy and I struggle with both but can see that I am making better choices. Looking forward to getting to know and hear each one of your's stories.

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