Glad you are enjoying the holiday season!!! Better health is accomplished one step at a time and you're well on your way to accomplishing your goals. The Tenacious Tracking Catwalk Climbers (TTCC) are a class that started together and we will finish together. Let's encourage each other and HUDDLE UP!!!
Have an weekend and keep us posted of your progress. In the meantime... Keep It SPARKIN !!!
I'm glad you're getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.
In my experience, SparkPeople is like a 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' - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
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.
If you haven't 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.
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!
Welcome to SparkPeople. I think we all have to work harder during the holidays to not gain weight. Yes every day is a new day and we can all say ok back on track and then it is up to us to keep the commitment. Just remember that this is a journey of one day at a time and together we can do this. I am glad to meet you. 2030 days ago
I just got back from a two week vacation and brought back 5 1/2 lbs. Every time this happens, and it happens almost all the time, I feel like I have missed a two week period when I could have just ordered healthy food. I'm not a drinker, but when I am with people that are, I'm right in there with them. I started back on SP because I am getting control on the emotional eating. The emotional eating is easy to identify, but hard to control. It's like my brain just shuts down to reason and logic until all the food is eaten. So, I'm with you Barbara, starting over and determined to do better this time. 2030 days ago