Glad you are here! You will find so much support and make new friends! This is a great place to learn about healthy eatting and the right way to exercise. Make sure to make time to create and update your Spark Page. It is so helpful to keep motivated and you can keep track of your friends and teams. If you need any help just hollar!!! Feel free to add me as a Friend!! 2368 days ago
There is a lot of information available on the boards, teams that offer motivation, encouragement and support while having fun with different challenges, setting goals and playing games. So grab a glass of water and get started on your journey!
I have buddies from the week I joined SP, that I got to know in my SPARK CLASS. I also have buddies from several teams. So, my best suggestion is to be active on some of your teams.
I have always chosen pretty healthy foods. The nutrition tracker helped me realize how much I was actually eating. By cutting my calories about 250 / day from what I was eating, I have been able to lose weight. I have found that increasing my exercise has been the most important factor for me. The exercise has been key in getting my cholesterol under control. Even if I eat 500-600 fewer calories from what I used to, I don't seem to lose weight. The smaller decrease combined with exercise has been a winner for me.
I have some favorite links I like to share with new Spark members: Frequently Asked Questions www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_a ll_faqs.asp Dos and Don'ts of a Successful Fitness Plan www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness _articles.asp?id=268 6 "Biggest Loser" Lessons to Forget www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat ion_articles.asp?id=1192 SparkPeople Tutorial Videos www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat ion_articles.asp?id=1182
Hi! Thanks so much for your comment on page. I'm so glad to know that I could be of help to you and help inspire you to keep going. It helps me to stay motivated to know that just one other person found my comments to helpful. Thanks!
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