Liz, welcome to SP and to the Adoption SparkTeam. If you need help with anything on the site, feel free to ask me. Congratulations on your paper pregnancy! Isn't it exciting? I've been there myself and am working on doing it again. 3233 days ago
Hiliz , My name is Tameka. First I would like to Congratulate you on your upcoming addition to your family. Adoption is such a blessing and this child will be loved and have plenty of family around to show it ! Next I would like to welcome you to SP. This is a really great and helpful site. The encouragement and motivation you get from other members is so awesome. It's also motivating for me to browse through other members pages and see there progress because it's not some paid advertisement with paid actors saying "you can do it to". Most people are willing to give and recieve encouragement, motivation, and help in any way.
If you like be sure to join teams that interest you and join some of the challenges they have to offer. The challenges for me are really great because they help me to stay on track, friendly competition is a great Motivator.
Last but not least, Use the Nutrition Tracker to TRACK EVERYTHING YOU EAT. This was the most important first step for me. It's eye-opening to see how many calories you consume without knowing it, and it's easier to stay on track if you are constantly aware of how many calories you've eaten and how many you have left for the day.
Congratulations on making the first step towards a healthier lifestyle, it won't always be easy but the outcome is a longer healthier life that keeps us around to do the things we love with the people whom we love, which makes the effort worthwhile! Much Love and Success***Tameka*** 3234 days ago
Hi Redneckauntie! I am new to this website today too! I am a 49 year old, somewhat new grandma! I'm so excited, he is 3 1/2 months old and just precious! My best friend who is now 46 has adopted within the last year and a half! What a blessing. I get to babysit sometimes and that is when I really realize that I need to be in better shape! Keeping up with a toddler takes lots of energy. I'm looking forward to using the tracking, meal plans and support that this website offers. I wish you good luck in your quest to be more healthy! Also a timber carnival sounds like a lot of fun! I work for a home framer and we use lots of lumber! Moqqi 3234 days ago
Hello and welcome to Spark People. I want to wish you all the success in losing and reaching your weight loss goals. I would like to invite you to join our team called MARRIED LIFE. Please visit our team page and consider joining our team. Good luck and take care. Cherly 3234 days ago