Welcome to the Everything Japanese team and welcome to SparkPeople! I'm glad you've joined. We're having fun talking about all things Japanese while we work on our healthier lifestyles and bodies. It looks like you're already doing great, but if you have any questions, just ask me or the rest of the team and we'll do our best to come up with a sane answer.
I see you've already introduced yourself to the team--nice to meet you!! hope you'll chat with us on the threads and play some games with us in the FUN Forum. The rules for each game are listed in the initial posting for each game. Also, the Anime Alphabet game and Count in Japanese game include helpful links in their initial postings.
This is a great site for losing weight. It has all the tools and resources anyone needs to succeed. In addition, there is a warm community of supportive people -- all of whom are dealing with the same issues.
The most important thing you can do to get started is to track everything you eat each day on the Nutrition Tracker. That will give you important information that can help you start making changes in the way you eat.
I suggest you check out the teams to find others who share some of your interests. Visit the pages of other members. Read some blogs they have written. Make some friends. Get involved in the community -- that is one of the best features here!
I wrote a blog offering help to a member who was having trouble getting started. Many of my SP friends added their own ideas as responses. There is a lot of wisdom there. You are welcome to visit my page and read the blog. (See link below.)
I wish you well on your weight loss journey here on SP.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo urnal_ individual.asp?blog_id=3246179 2143 days ago