Secrets of Success
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Happy 4th of July!
May your holiday be with family & friends enjoying the fireworks, foods and freedoms that we have. Be safe and have fun! God Bless America!
"My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue." (Author Unknown)
"Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall." (John Dickinson)
1823 days ago
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I wish you a wonderful holiday weekend and hope that you have tons of fun with your family, friends or doing whatever. Also take the time to reflect and remember those we have lost.
"The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:. Their courage nerves a thousand living men." (Minot J. Savage)
*~ Paula *~
1861 days ago
Hey there! I thought I'd drop in to spread some motivational cheer for you. Just when you think you can, remember you can!
"When you just don't think you can, keep going! Getting through those weak moments is how you become stronger." (Denise Austin)
Make this week count!
1864 days ago
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 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!
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 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.
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!
1881 days ago
HI TO MY NEW SPARK FRIEND
"Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them." (Francesco Guicciardini)
Hello! Thanks for adding me as a friend, you can never have too many of them, right? We're all looking for support and encouragement on our journey to a healthier lifestyle. I look forward to getting to know you, good luck with your healthy lifestyle journey!
1882 days ago