I am one of your teammates from the class May 2-8th, 2010. I would love to know more about you and your goals. We are all in this together. Please keep visiting our coffee hut. And if you have time huddle with us. The more the Merrier...Go team go!
Tinette, Very well done getting out of meth, that is incredibly difficult The goal of this website is to teach people to live a healthy lifestyle, not just a 'diet'. That means exercising regularly and eating healthy nutritious meals for the rest of your life in order to lose weight and then keep it off! Spark's tools and program encourages you to learn healthy living one step at a time, working on good habits until they become second nature. It is not easy, and it will take time getting used to it, but will be rewarding in the end to stick with it. Tracking calories is the key. Accurately weighing and measuring everything you eat is vital, as guessing can too easily go over. I was good with exercising, but had never tracked my food before and that made a huge difference and opened my eyes to just how easy it is to consume more calories than your body needs. You must also make sure you set the Fitness Tracker to how much exercise you do in a week so it can give the Nutrition Tracker the right calorie range to stay in to lose weight. I actually really enjoy juggling my food choices to make sure I get the right nutrient ratios and stay in the calorie range, its really quite challenging LOL. But getting them right means your metabolism will be fueled properly, important to make your exercise pay off and burn those calories! Way to go making up a Spark Page. Its how we interact. We comment, blog, send goodies and most important, add friends on our Spark Pages. The support on this website is overwhelming and is what keeps us sticking to the program even through the toughest times. I still remember the thrill of the very first blog I wrote and getting responses to it. I have met so many nice people on here. I wish you all the best with your journey to a new you!
Once again welcome to Animal Lovers! We are happy you decided to join us. We have a challenge coming out tomorrow for September. You can choose 1 or more. I know you will be successful here. You have already proved yourself to be a strong person. Looking forward to hearing from you on Animal Lovers Team Page.
to Spark People. You've found a great site with lots of tools and information to help you along the way. I know it can be a bit overwhelming at first, but here are some starter tips.
If you can overcome a meth habit, you can change your lifestyle to a healthy one as well.
There is a great starter check list on Spark People that might contain some information to get you going. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_star ted.asp
Also, some great tutorial videos to get you started here: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat ion_articles.asp?id=1182
And here's a link to a great Secrets of Success slideshow: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/slidesh ow.asp?show=39
Also, notice on your start page at the top right is a feature called Spark People Insider. This contains a different link daily to a lot of cool features on Spark.
In addition on your start page, if you scroll all the way to the bottom, you will find that there are stages set up to get you started in the right direction with little steps at a time. Little steps, slow and steady – that’s the plan that is working for me.
Please feel free to stop by my page or Spark mail me if you have any specific questions or just want to chat.
Thank you so much for your comments on my blog. As you go through life, always hold your head up high and walk tall, be proud of yourself, of what you have accomplished and what you have yet to accomplish!!