Congratulations on getting your AA - wow, that is quite an accomplishment!! I'm sure your success there can be applied to SP and changing your lifestyle so maybe your past is just that - past, as in over!
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!
Welcome to Spark People!!!! As you may have noticed, SP is filled with many wonderful support groups called "Spark Teams."
First let us say "Great Job!" for taking the step to join Spark People and committing to make a positive change!!!
My name is Ryon (RYONDANYELL)! I'm a Team Leader of the Spark Team "GLAMOROUSLY GETTING FIT!" along with Sally (PRINCESSAHEART)
Glamorously Getting Fit was created for those who want to lose weight and look good while doing it! GGF was made to be Fun, Energetic, and Fabulous! From advice on weight loss, fashion, relationships, personal chats, beauty products and much more.. your Glam Sisters will always be here to provide that love and support for you!
Please stop by with this Link and Join us if you feel that this is the right team for you! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ ual.asp?gid=22875
No matter what your decision is we wish you the best of luck on your journey!!!!!! You can do it!!!!! 2291 days ago
Hello and Welcome to SPARK.... You may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the info that is here....But give it some time. Everyone on this web site is here for the same reasons,maybe a little different end goals but we all want to have a better quality of life.
~~Loving Spark is something you do. ~~ Being Spark member just becomes part of you. If you have any questions just ask, there is always someone to help, and to pick you up. Come check out the team and see if it's for you. We would love to have you on board with us. The team has daily challenges something for everyone at every level. And We would love to have you join...HOTTEST Spark Team around.
It's called Your QUICK FIRE Team.....WARNING!! It is proven that QuickFiring can lead to a HOT BODY!
~~I dare you to come join us!~~What do you have to lose?~~ Just copy/paste the address below into your browser~~ www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i ndividual.asp?gurl=QuickFireChallenge
Make change happen.....QUICK FIRE Your LIFE!!! ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~~Mic~~~~ Wendy ~~~~ Lynn ~~~ Karen~~~Rosie 2291 days ago