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Fitness Minutes: (23,082)
1,168 7/15/12 8:22 A
Hello and welcome!
My sister introduced me to Sparkpeople too!
Good luck on your weight loss!
Pounds lost: 61.8
Fitness Minutes: (175,096)
57,241 7/15/12 8:01 A
Welcome to SP. Hang tough!!
"Excellence is but for the few."
current weight: 178.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,675)
7/15/12 3:40 A
Welcome to SP--you're off to a great start here. Keep posting and tracking daily. Setting up your own Spark page so we can get to know you is a great help. And remember, we're all in this together. We help one another to get to the goal of a healthy weight and lifestyle. Together WE CAN DO IT!!
Cherie Do a little more, a little better, today than yesterday--a little more tomorrow than today.
current weight: 277.0
Fitness Minutes: (127,709)
45,383 7/15/12 2:18 A
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 *~
Paula in Denver, Colorado
"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)
"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)
Proud Team Leader of Determined Divas!
Pounds lost: 3.0
Fitness Minutes: (26,774)
2,871 7/15/12 2:10 A
Hi, Taja! to SP!!
This really is a great site! There are so many resources, and lots of great people ready to support and encourage you!
I think the most important thing is Consistency. Pick one or two things you can stick to - like tracking your food, and exercising at least 20 minutes a day. Then you can add other things as you feel ready.
Good luck on your journey! Marge
"I sing your praise, God, my King; I bless your name forever and ever!" Ps. 145
"If you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul, you shall find Him!" (Dt. 4:29)
current weight: 183.8
Fitness Minutes: (35,189)
7/15/12 12:07 A
There are a ton of resources here! I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker because that is the key element in weight loss for most people. Then, once you are comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, you can slowly start adding in and exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. It works well for me. I've tracked everything since last May and am 89 pounds lighter to show for it. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it!
current weight: 159.0
Fitness Minutes: (35,533)
3,512 7/14/12 11:43 P
Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Fitness Minutes: (0)
7/14/12 11:13 P
Hey guys! My name is Taja, I'm 23 and I have a LOT of changes to make in my life to achieve the healthy weight and lifestyle I want to see myself enjoying. BUT, I'm ready to change and I'm really excited to be a part of this community! My sister told me about this site, she's lost about 80lbs herself, so I know if I put in the dedicated commitment to my own endeavors, with the added tools and support here, I can do the same! :-) I look forward to getting to meet and know some people who share the desire to improve their quality of life as well, hopefully we can all help one another to get there!
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