This is me at my beginning weight. Get a good look 'cus I'm not goin to look like this for long :)
Six years and 60lbs ago :(
Again, the weight I want to be.....
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I like your 'before' picture. Do you know that it's my 'before' picture that keeps me going and going. I will NOT take it off my Spark Page because it is a reminder for me NEVER to go back there again.
I saw on a thread that you were asking about putting a background on your Spark Page. Go above on your Spark Page and you will see 'Edit My SparkPage'. Click on that and make the necessary changes. Don't forget to save after.
1850 days ago
Welcome :) I'm working on finishing week2 with Spark. While I have a background picture I honestly can't remember how I did it lol. Have fun on here, I know I have. There is a wealth of information, support, exercises, exercise videos, recipes etc on this site that is a tremendous help. I lost 4.5 last week. just from being more active and by using the suggestions on here for adding little exercises through out my day... Anyway...Good Luck!
1851 days ago
Welcome to Sparks! Super Best Wishes to you!
*And, feel free to check out my profile page for a few awesome teams that may be of interest to you and help keep you motivated all the way to your goal, as we’re all here to help you on your journey to that fantastic health & happiness!
1851 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. You're off to a great start already!
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including many with the same challenges, circumstances and goals. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.
Some of the teams I like and think 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 including gaining weight or saving money - 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.
Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it 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 have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
1851 days ago
to the Eating Without Compromise. We are to have you!
A great time to get serious about reaching a healthier weight and lifestyle.
on taking that first step.
Tomorrow – Have a Plan – Stick With It!
Failure to plan is planning to fail.
Let your new spark friends help and inspire you to be the best you can be!
ROCKING 2011 TOGETHER ~!
DO you blog? Blogging is a great way to get your feelings down on paper. Others like to read them and offer insight along the way. ? It can be fun and makes you more accountable. At least it does me. I just posted over 300 blogs last year. Only missed a few days. It can be funny, tell us about your day, good or bad, about how your food choices went, what you did for exercise, stuff like that. Does not have to be weight related all the time. Just things you are thinking about, questions you might have.
Give it a try, you just might enjoy it. Look forward to seeing one from you.
1851 days ago