Lose weight Get off High Blood Pressure meds Be more active.
I just want to be happy and healthy.
Since joining SparkPeople I have changed my eating habits. I'm also committed to tracking what I eat each day. I have purchased the SparkPeople cook book. I'm so totally ready for this change and I'm happy I have SparkPeople to help. It's just what I need. XOXO
I live in California. I work full time. My husband and I are just beginning the empty nest syndrome and by putting more energy into "us" I'm hoping we will be around for a long time for our grandchildren.
My husband and I seem to adopt the worst dogs. But, we love them and are trying to make them less horrible when in public.
Greetings and - I'm really glad you've joined us!! Right now is a great time to get active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support- it's also lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together.
Sometimes the best way to start is to just pick a small goal such as drinking 8 glasses of water a day or eating 5 fruits and veggies plus a small exercise goal such as increasing whatever you've been doing by 10%. There's a great article explaining how one or two changes can lead to long-term success - you can read the article at http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?p ost=one_healthy_change_leads_to_another . I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized here instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' and 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 have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
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 and great FAQs for many topics. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site. I wish you the best on your journey!!!