Remember, if you just stop gaining, that is a victory. So many people join Sparks and then quit and come back a couple of years later and say "Oh, I'm 50# fatter now than when I was here before". So, honestly, if you just stay here and keep yourself from gaining anymore, that is a victory. 378 days ago
Hi and welcome back to Sparkpeople. Congrats on making the move toward a healthier YOU! Drinking water, exercise, and monitoring food eaten will make a difference. By joining teams, you can receive added encouragement, support and motivation.
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If you are looking for a challenge to help with this...contact me and I can give you info. 400 days ago
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 *~
Focus on yourself and the children. Buy fruits and vegetables and watch too much sugar. You must make sure you tell the children about nutrition and there is a lot of information in Spark that is good for the children to see. YOU MUST BE THEIR EXAMPLE. You must always be positive in front of them especially in the gym, children take their cues from YOU. WALK as many days you can. If you can buy a pedometer for yourself it will motivate you. Allow one of the kids to wear it when you are with them. Make sure your pedometer is secured.I use a rubber band if there is not a tether on it Pat in Maine.