Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining! I've been a member a little more than two years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going! Explore the site, make your Sparkpage if you haven’t, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. Good luck! Sheila
Welcome to SparkPeople! I'm a 63 year old grandma who's lost 57 pounds in the last year. It's not easy but Spark has made such a difference for me. Tracking my food and committing to daily exercise (10 minutes at first) have been key for me. You might consider joining a team or two to find like-minded people.
This site is full of resources and support. My advice is to start with small changes at first that you can sustain over time. I didn't really figure out regular exercise until half-way through my weight loss journey. Now I record every bite I eat, keep track of calories and nutrition, and enjoy regular activities that get me moving.
Hi ...alot of your notes sound like me....almost 64, grandma, achy knees, not quite retired tho. I think of food and my weight constantly and it never helps ! I hope to try this website and change my thinking !!