WELCOME TO SPARK!!! Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.
1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.
2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.
The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family! *~ Paula *~
Hi T NCRUMPLER!! Haven't stopped by to say hello in a while!! I see we have a lot in common. You're doing good!!
I'm currently at 204 lbs and want to get to 142 (my high school weight).
I started out at as a 301lbs Couch Potato Chip Eater 6 years ago. I lost 40 lbs with Weight Watchers. I felt like a failure when I fell off the wagon (which was more then than now!!) so, I tried to maintain the weight for 2 years. I yo-yo'd between 5 and 10 lbs.
Then I found SparkPeople in February 17, 2012. It changed my life. 528 days ago