Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.
Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!
* SparkPeople's User Guide: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/user_gu ide_ALL.pdf
* New Member Tutorial Videos: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat ion_articles.asp?id=571
* FORUM: "What Advice Would You Give to a New SP Member www.sparkpeople.com/dietforums/archi ve_posts1-1163062-1.htm
* For Additional Motivation: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat ion.asp
Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easiser to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there. 2414 days ago