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  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!

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    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.

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    If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.

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    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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    1864 days ago
  • v ANNAMARIE1958
    Welcome ...This is a great place to be...a lot of motivation...and great health tips! We are all in this together...remember to use the food tracker...
    1866 days ago
  • v KAT7457
    emoticon to SPARKS AND TO MN SPARKS FAT KICKERS TEAM, glad to have you on the team. What part of MN do you live?
    looking forward to getting to know you and if you have any questions feel free to ask. there are lots of articals to read and things to do here on sparks. good luck on your jouorney to a healthier lifestyle. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1866 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2011 12:44:35 PM
  • v SDJOLLY
    emoticon to SparkPeople! Best wishes to you along your journey to a healthier you!


    Be sure to use all the tools available to you. I know there is a lot to this site, but take your time and check every nook and cranny. The extra motivation of interacting with SparkFriends is invaluable. SparkPages, SparkTeams, and community message boards play a significant role. The site's articles on health, fitness, and motivation are extremely helpful. The Success Stories inspire!


    Your ‘my SparkPoints’ page is a page worth visiting every day. It’s a quick link to many of the areas you should familiarize yourself with. Accessing the links will help you navigate the site, communicate with other members, and earn SparkPoints.


    Be active and be well!
    --Shelley
    1867 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    Hi!! I see you are campers. We have a travel trailer and really enjoy going out. Where do you go? Do you get out often? We start in May and through the summer go for a 5 day weekend once a month to different areas north of the TwinCities.
    1867 days ago
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