Fitness Minutes: (7,492)
2,536 3/23/13 8:10 A
Hello and welcome to Sparkpeople. The group is a wonderful group full of anything to do from fitness, nutrition, to exercise. There is never enough…. And there are ways to talk directly to people and thru message boards. Good luck with the site and best of luck! Learning the site may be some of the most fun!
Fitness Minutes: (270,760)
16,443 3/22/13 3:39 P
Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!
Fitness Minutes: (56,458)
10,602 3/22/13 10:59 A
Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining! I've been a member a little over 3 years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going! Explore the site, make your Sparkpage if you haven’t, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support. We are here to keep everyone motivated. I’ve found that the best source of motivation on spark is posting, asking questions, and finding new friends that are in this together. We are all on this journey of a healthy live style, so your not alone in this. People need someone to believe in them. They need to know that if they take that first step out of their comfort zone, someone will be supporting them all the way. With small words of encouragement, with just a little extra time, that someone could be you. In some cases, others may just be unaware of their true abilities and potential. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. Good luck! Sheila
Sheila Aspire & Inspire Team ~ Co-leader June BSG ~ Peaches Team May BSG ~ Calla Lilies Team April BSG ~ April Showers Team
"I'm going to make the rest of my life the best of my life!"
Welcome to SP. I wish you te very best on your journey.
"Excellence is but for the few."
Fitness Minutes: (237,882)
53,339 3/22/13 1:25 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. 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 *~
Paula in Denver, Colorado
"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)
"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)
Proud Team Leader of Determined Divas!
Fitness Minutes: (2,283)
3/21/13 11:53 P
Hello everyone. Not sure how to start but to jump in. I am a 48 yr old woman. I had a back injury when I was 26. Spine fusion 12 years ago. So weight has been a little bit of a struggle but what really topped it off was a stress fracture in my foot then a total hysterectomy. I feel like a stranger in my body and I hate it. I know the weight contributes a lot to the foot and back pain. Not to mention high cholesterol and borderline hi blood pressure. So excited to make this change and I think it is even inspiring my hubby. I love that I'm not alone and appreciate any help and advice and look forward to new friendships and beginnings. Day three and so far so good.
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