Thanks for adding me as a friend. I just saw that you are in Minnesota. Hope you are OK. The snow looks daunting this year. My sister is in MPLS and I lived there too for a long time. I've retired to MO now close to my grandkids. Good luck on all of it and 2 pounds in a week is awesome. 1995 days ago
I'm glad you're getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.
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' - 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 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!
Hi and Welcome. This is a great place to get on track for your goals. Just keep on tracking your food and exercise and also be sure to let us know how you are doing so we can support you. Blog on your spark page and get involved with some teams. You're a success waiting to happen! 2003 days ago
If you are looking for MN buddies check out the teams. There are lots of teams for different areas of the country. I am from Massachusetts and I found 3 teams for my area. I am sure you will find some for MN too. :-) 2003 days ago