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    Thank you for the friend add!
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    2057 days ago
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    HI Win! Welcome to SparkPeople!! This is a wonderful site with so many resources like articles, trackers, and community SparkTeams to help give you support and keep you motivated. See how many SparkPoints you can get each day and this will help you find and use many of the tools of the site. Make sure you make a SparkPage as this is how you can have people post to you to help inspire you! Please remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. It is not a diet, but a lifestyle change. I am down 71 lbs with SparkPeople and I feel so much lighter and stronger and healthier every day! You can do it! Best of luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!

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    2057 days ago
    WELCOME Win! Nice to have you with us! I love my Sparkworld, and so will you!

    Here are tips I put together to share with each new Sparkperson I meet. I hope it will be a help to you as you work toward reaching your goals!

    The site can be overwhelming, take your time. Learn one topic at a time, when you get comfortable with it, move on to another area of the site. Soon you will be using all the tools SP has to offer, and loving it!

    If you get stuck, and have a technical question about the site, here is a link to the Customer Support Team that is eager to help you:
    (only technical questions, if you have a nutrition, fitness, or health question, post the question in the Forums, other Spark members will eagerly try to help you!

    Use your Spark Points (click on view SparkPoints) as a map to the site. It is a good way to learn your way around and you can earn points to send yourself or others Sparkgoodies.

    Go back to your Start Page if you get lost, you can get almost anywhere from there.

    Be sure to use the nutrition tracker. You can ensure you are getting the proper nutrients as well as tracking your caloric intake and this is so important to any weight loss journey.

    Never "diet" again! Keep focusing on living a healthier lifestyle!

    Read the book, THE SPARK for guidance, motivation and inspiration!

    Log on everyday to stay focused!

    THINK POSITIVE! If you have a bad day, let it go.
    Wake up to a new day, fresh start!

    One of my favorite SP quotes (from BobbyD31)
    "Remember we all have Setbacks:
    ACCEPT it, HANDLE it, and MOVE ON!

    Remember, this is a LIFETIME JOURNEY!!

    The online community on the site is wonderful! We are all here to offer support when you need it, and celebrate your successes with you. Any type of interest you have, there will be a Sparkteam for it!

    Stop by my Sparkpage anytime and let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you!

    Enjoy your journey to a healthier you!

    Have FUN along the way!
    2058 days ago