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9/2/12 2:54 P
Hi, Welcome to SP! I can assure you the 'scary' doesn't last long around here :)
You've made that wonderful decision to take care of YOU, and it's one you'll never regret! Congrats on the 7 pounds gone-
Be sure to use the trackers and STAY CONNECTED no matter what-the support here can't be beat, & you will amaze yourself at what you can achieve!
current weight: 230.4
Fitness Minutes: (124,962)
45,117 9/2/12 2:22 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. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.
2. 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.
3. 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: 8.0
Fitness Minutes: (57,631)
9/1/12 11:23 P
Welcome to Sparkpeople!
This is a great place to get healthy! There are so many tools, resources, and encouraging people to help you on your journey to "Health & Fitness". Be sure to poke around the site and try the nutrition and fitness trackers, Spark Recipes, Daily Spark, health articles, and secrets.
Joining a team will help you meet like-minded people that share similar life situations or goals. Be sure to read member blogs as there is a wealth of information there. You can start with one of mine:
If you have further questions or just want to chat, stop by my Sparkpage or send me a Sparkmail. Just click on the button under my profile picture on the left.
Press On! Suzanne
Suzanne - Northern Burbs of Chicago Sapphire Staff Sergeant
The destination is not optional!
BLC21 SAPPHIRE SOLDIERS CAPTAIN - Lost 20.4 lbs. - 7.99% BLC20 SPARKLING SAPPHIRES CAPTAIN Lost 15.0 lbs - 5.75% BLC19 SPARKLING SAPPHIRES CAPTAIN Lost 11.4 lbs - 4.32% BLC18 SPARKLING SAPPHIRES CAPTAIN Lost 8.9 lbs - 3.29% BLC17 SAPPHIRES CO-CAPTAIN Lost 3.3 lbs -1.25% BLC16 SAPPHIRES CO-CAPTAIN Lost 9.3 lbs -3.44% BLC15 SAPPHIRES CO-CAPTAIN Lost 14.1 lbs
Pounds lost: 110.8
9/1/12 10:45 P
Posting can be scary, but so rewarding! I have made some wonderful friends here, even met a few in real life! Wonderful to chat with others that understand what I am doing/ going through.
¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) *´¨) ¸ *´¨) *´¨) .•*¸.•*´¨) (¸.* Nicole*´¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•*(¸.•* (¸.•* BLC 5-8 PPP's, BLC9-13 Captain PPP's, BLC 14 OYNX, BLC 15 MOCHA, BLC 16-17 MOCHA Co-Cap, BLC 18 No Team. BLC 12- Current ADMIN I've lost almost 25% of my Body Weight (58pounds) with the BLC! You can too. Click here for more info : www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i ndividual.asp?gid=50602
12 Days until: BLC 22 STARTS
Fitness Minutes: (12,833)
9/1/12 9:44 P
This is new to me so I am a little nervous about posting. I am 47... 48 in a couple of weeks. I have gained and lost and gained over the last twenty years. I am excited about all of the tools that are available on this site I have been wading in slowly and have already lost 7 lbs. What I have found to be the most difficult is staying on track. It seems as soon as I turn my back, pounds are creeping up on me.I am married and have two mostly adult children (depends on the day) that are still living at home and my mom , who is 85, lives in our basement suite.
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