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RAINA413
SparkPoints: (88,201)
Fitness Minutes: (67,849)
Posts: 1,965
4/12/12 12:31 A

Welcome to Spark People!! I am so glad you are here!
This is a great place to begin your weight loss journey. There are so many amazing resources to benefit from. From the fitness and nutrition trackers, to the teams and groups where you can get endless amounts of support, motivation, and advice to the articles which will make you fitness and health smart!
This is a great site! I hope you have much success!!



MOMMA_BEAR_69
Posts: 38,252
4/12/12 12:20 A

Hi Jenn and welcome to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day (If you only drink one now, add to as you are able until you are drinking your 8 cups or more a day), watch your portion control (measure everything in the beginning...guaranteed it will get easier) and walk, dance or do any exercise you enjoy (start with 10 minutes a day or several times a day and add to it as you are able or have time). Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily (guaranteed to work if you use them consistently and honestly). Pick one thing to change...one thing at a time. Don't try to change to many things at once as that can be very overwhelming. Just try to take one step, one minute, one hour, one day, one week at a time. They honestly will all add up to the bigger numbers. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers and increasing your ability to enjoy life. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly.
Start each day with a positive thought just for that day. Reading and reflecting on an inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind.
Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life.
Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph helps one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break...Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration.
Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals!
Set up your Spark page so that we can visit and get to know you, send you spark goodies, and leave encouraging and supportive comments to help you along the way.
If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you.
God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.
Hugs,
Helen
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LAURELSPARK
SparkPoints: (90,919)
Fitness Minutes: (75,578)
Posts: 6,681
4/11/12 2:27 P

Hi and welcome to SparkPeople. There are so many great tools and great people involved with this site. I'm sure that SP can help you along on your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Good luck reaching your goals!

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PINKHOPE
Posts: 25,671
4/11/12 11:41 A

Welcome to Sparkpeople Jenn!

This is a great place to get healthy! There are so many tools, resources, and encouraging people to help you on your journey to "Health & Fitness". Be sure to poke around the site and try the nutrition and fitness trackers, Spark Recipes, Daily Spark, health articles, and secrets.

Joining a team will help you meet like-minded people that share similar life situations or goals. Be sure to read member blogs as there is a wealth of information there. You can start with one of mine on "obstacles":

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=4827653


If you have further questions or just want to chat, stop by my Sparkpage or send me a Sparkmail. Just click on the button under my profile picture on the left.

Press On!
Suzanne



SHAWTYGOTATHUG
SparkPoints: (106)
Fitness Minutes: (35)
Posts: 1
4/11/12 11:26 A

hello...my name is jenn and i am new to this site . it was recommended by my dietician! i have a 6yr old son name xavier who is my world! we live in massachusetts. i chose to work with this page so that i could learn to adapt to a more healthier lifestyle and also set an example for my son and make some new friends along the way (-; if there other members from massachusetts or close by i would love to talk to you more and share exspiriences ! i'm also hoping to find i guess you would call it a motivational coach..someone i can talk to when i'm feeling down when my goals don't look like their going the way they should so i remember to change whats wrong first instead of doing what i tend to do and give up all together which just makes me feel worse! i look forward to talk to you all soon emoticon



 
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