Saturday, September 25, 2010
Several people at work are very interested in what I have done to lose weight and keep it off. After several discussions with my boss, we've decided to go ahead and set up a SparkTeam at work.
One staff member started last week following the SparkPeople meal plans. I don't think she's used much else on the site, but I can already look at her and see that her stomach has disappeared! I'm so excited that it is working for her already. Hope I can help support her and other staff members through any bumps along the way.
Another staff member has looked at the site extensively, but is feeling overwhelmed by everything on the site. A third member just got her screen name.
When I first came to SparkPeople, I was over 55 pounds below my all time high and I'd just lost 35+ pounds on Weight Watchers and was a healthy BMI of 25. I actually signed up for maintenance, but found with SparkPeople I could lose more and have lost another 25-30 pounds (depending on the day) and am now around BMI 20.2. So my experience was not typical.
Does anyone have suggestions for how best to introduce people to the site? I don't think any of the people I am working with have seen the part of the site that has FastBreak goals and tells about setting up streaks. Seems to me that should be part of the beginning.
Any help you can offer will be appreciated. -Marsha