Welcome and Hello Kim I'm glad to have to you on Love To Cook team. I hope you will enjoy being any of the teams on this site. If there is anything I can help with, send me a spark and I will see what I can do.. This site will help you along your journey and the members are wonderful. You get to choose any of the team you would like to join. Take care and talk to you soon. And I know that and having a positive attitude will go a long way. 1) when you come into Spark, on the right side, at the top, click on View My Points, and spin the wheel. 2) read and posting will help you get points 3) meeting and making friendships do help you along the way on your journey 4) staying and focusing helps you to stay motivate join any team(s) that you are interested in 5) If you edit your Homepage at any time, make sure you click on Save My Changes. B/c if you do not click there, you will lose everything just down. 6) if you need any help, there are a lot of people that will help you along the way (even me) 7) and most of all:::: enjoy yourself. Good luck and my name is ERNA. Good to have you with us. , take at a time and .
Hi Kim and welcome to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day (If you only drink one now, add to as you are able until you are drinking your 8 cups or more a day), watch your portion control (measure everything in the beginning...guaranteed it will get easier) and walk, dance or do any exercise you enjoy (start with 10 minutes a day or several times a day and add to it as you are able or have time). Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily (guaranteed to work if you use them consistently and honestly). Pick one thing to change...one thing at a time. Don't try to change to many things at once as that can be very overwhelming. Just try to take one step, one minute, one hour, one day, one week at a time. They honestly will all add up to the bigger numbers. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers and increasing your ability to enjoy life. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly. Start each day with a positive thought just for that day. Reading and reflecting on an inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind. Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life. Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph helps one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break...Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration. Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals! This is a great video to watch to get you started: Intro to the Power of Your Start Page: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat ion_articles.asp?id=1124 If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you. God bless you on your journey to a healthier you. Hugs, Helen