Hi - thanks for seeking me out - I've been a very bad friend and my only excuse is that my family and commitment to a second house in a different UK county has taken up masses of my time. I've been hoping that this year I will be freer and able to give more attention to myself and to Sparking as all the efforts that I make are undone by my focus being elsewhere. So here's to a good 2013 and to getting fitter and healthier. Happy New Year to you and big 1367 days ago
Hey! Thanks for adding me as a friend - I am delighted but you will see from my blog and status that I'm snowed under with family stuff at the moment . I have added you back so I don't forget you but just wanted you to know that as I won't be very active here for a while sadly there won't be much communication between us for a while.
In the meantime I send you Christmas and look forward to contact in the new year. Have fun at Christmas! 2117 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!
In the five months I've been on here I found the best way to get support is to be active in my blogging AND especially to comment on other people's blogs and topics. I also use my points to give goodies to other people. I see you've joined teams that interest you, and that's an excellent way to meet people on here that will help support your journey. You're doing great. Keep coming back every day if you can, and become a part of this wonderful community!! Phyllis 2131 days ago