Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome - and for visiting my page! In time I will get to each of your pages and witness your journeys! There's so much going on here at SparkPeople, that it takes some time to navigate through it all! 1968 days ago
Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
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' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - 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 already 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!
HI Sweetsmama, Glad you came out and said hello. t sounds like you are on YOUR way to discovering and making time for yourself. You sound happy but busy and it is really hard for nuturing moms, wives, and caretakers of special needs children to take care of themselves. Glad you are developing a set of YOUR rules too. Everyone is so different.
the the SPARK world. It is a great place to record your nutrition and exercise, find support and blog your way to a healthier lifestyle. Thanks to SPARK I have successfully loss and kept the weight off. I have been sparking for 2 years now. Some days its easy, some days its hard. Sometimes time there isn't any time to do anything except to get your workout in.
Remember this is your journey, Do your best. Start off with small manageable goals and don't forget to reward yourself along the way. of luck. If you ever have a question or need support, let me know how I can help. 1971 days ago
Hello , I was SPARKING past your wonderful page, and I see how hard you have been working. We would like you to come join us on the QUICK FIRE team.
It is first of all FUN, second it is NOT a boot camp type ... it is about adding a few extra things to your day to give you a BIG advantage in reaching your goals..... Everyone has a few minutes they can QUICK FIRE through the day. If you spend your day at a desk, take a few minutes every 2 hours to get up, get moving and get closer to a body you can be proud of. You will return to your desk refreshed, with more mental clarity and a renewed sense to continue working knowing you are closer to reaching your fitness goals. Giving your metabolism a QUICK FIRE boost several times through the day, adds up to more fat burning.
WARNING!! It is proven that QUICKFIRING can lead to a HOT BODY! I dare you to come join us! What do you have to lose? So please come check out the team and the daily challenges... www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i ndividual.asp?gid=31185
Make change happen.....QUICK FIRE Your LIFE!!! ~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~Mic~~~~ Lynn ~~~ Karen~~~Rosie~~~ Wendy