CINDYR_143   127
SparkPoints
100-249 SparkPoints
 
   


I have 0 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
It's Time

Hi there, I am not comfortable writing here, but if it will help me get serious about losing weight....It's Time!! This is a start to a new me - my goal is to finally hit my weight loss goal, hit my fitness goal and stick to a healthy eating regimen for me and my family. I've put it off, dabbling a little here and there, but never serious enough to get it done. Now, because of health issues, I need to get 'er done!! I don't feel I can share with any family or friends because I've started ...
Hi there, I am not comfortable writing here, but if it will help me get serious about losing weight....It's Time!! This is a start to a new me - my goal is to finally hit my weight loss goal, hit my fitness goal and stick to a healthy eating regimen for me and my family. I've put it off, dabbling a little here and there, but never serious enough to get it done. Now, because of health issues, I need to get 'er done!! I don't feel I can share with any family or friends because I've started so many times before they won't believe me or want to listen this time, so I'll keep it between me and you. I pray to God's for His help as I take this journey. God's blessings to all of you out there, too!




SparkFriends



SparkTeams





 
Interact with CINDYR_143

Send Member a Private Message







Recent Blogs:


This user doesn't have any public blog entries.







 
Profile

Member Since: 1/13/2011

SparkPoints: 127

Fitness Minutes: 0

 
 



Happy Face
From:
SPARKLEIIGHGAL

Flower Pot
From:
Spark Wisconsin...

Inflatable Tube
From:
I Need Sleep!

Balloons
From:
Dealing with De...

Bear Hug
From:
STICKERPATCH

High Five
From:
DEBTEVELDAHL




Member Comments:
STRINGS58
7/4/2011 8:28:20 AM

hey, I saw you on the FIRM believers thread. Make spark your own and take a little at a time. The social stuff can keep you at the computer, so make sure you set your exercise and nutrition goals. Coming to spark knowing you did something . . . and then getting support, it feels really good. I've found I worked harder when cheered on too. I've had friends check on me when I don't show up and I've done the same for them --- so gather up your sparkfriends and choose how to spark your day!



Report Inappropriate Comment
ELDORADO_MOM
7/3/2011 8:10:47 AM

One day at a time. Keep focused and you will get there.



Report Inappropriate Comment
LYNDALOVES2HIKE
7/2/2011 10:59:34 PM

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. You're off to a great start already, just by posting here, introducing yourself and sharing your story!
emoticon
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including many with the same challenges, circumstances and goals. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.

Some of the teams I like and think 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!!
emoticon
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 including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
emoticon
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.
emoticon
Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. It's available in printed version, as an audiobook or as an ebook for Kindle - you can download the free Kindle reader for your computer or read it on a smartphone so you don't have to actually own a Kindle device to take advantage of this offer - I have it on my Blackberry and can read bits of it whenever I'm waiting in a line or feel like I need a 'reminder' of what I'm trying to do so check it out!!!
emoticon
If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it 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.
emoticon
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 have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
emoticon





Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKLEIIGHGAL
7/2/2011 5:43:45 PM

Welcome to SP. I found it daunting to begin with. But it is a wonderful site and so much motivational support from my friends here. I'm adding you as a friend and if you wish you can add me back.
I am on the workout music team too. I don't get to the threads much because I spend more time corresponding with sparkfriends but I do pop in now and then. emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
RAYLINSTEPHENS
7/2/2011 5:11:50 PM

Welcome to SparkPeople!

Start with your Start Page! Here is a video to help you unlock the power of Your Start Page:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
ion_articles.asp?id=1124

Here's the video for the Nutrition Tracker - the best tool online!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
on_articles.asp?id=1154

I was 54 when I joined SparkPeople and 56 when I came back and started my Spark Program, starting with Stage One. This is a one day at a time program, but if you do the SparkPeople Program Steps, it really does work. I am terribly average, it's the SP program that is extraordinary.

I found logging my foods in the Nutrition Tracker helped me to lose 90 lbs in 16 months! I started at 210 and went to 120. I am 5'1.5" short, lol.

I hung clothing that was too small on my closet door and every time I would get discouraged I would try them on. Week by week they started fitting! That kept me motivated.

Welcome aboard, we really are all in the same boat! Sometimes we can sail right along but sometimes we have to be rowing like crazy!

You can make it happen! SparkPeople really does work!

I spent most of my 59 years in Obesityville - that is one town I never want to visit ever again!
Slim City is way more fun!!

Linda
emoticon




Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (8 total):  12Next >

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page