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!
to spark people . my name is amanda and if you add me as friend i will help you reach your goals. i've been on spark almost two years. if you have any question's just ask. merry christmas 2287 days ago
WELCOME to the........SPClass Dec.19-25, 2010 TEAM.
You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.
Leader: World's Best Grandmas and Grandpas Team Leader: Angels Amongst Us Team Leader: Warriors In Pink Team Leader: Strengthen and Tone Your Body Team Leader: SPClass of Dec. 19-25, 2010 Team Leader: Beautiful You.....2011 Team 2287 days ago
Hi and welcome to Sparkpeople. Congrats to making this move toward a healthier YOU. Tracking of food intake, getting water and exercise daily is all vital. By joining teams, you get added encouragement, support and motivation. Check out the teams on my page or do a search for ones with your interest...and join. If I can be of any help, please let me know. 2287 days ago