Fitness Minutes: (145,321)
47,596 1/18/13 1:17 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: 3.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,664)
1,023 1/17/13 11:40 P
Lea, search spark people exercise articles for the ones that can be done at your desk or other places at work. Also, if you can't get outdoors or to the gym, you can use equal weight soup cans for many many arm exercises/strength training. Dancing to a fast song (my favorite is "Dancing in the Street" by Martha & the Vandells) burns 56 calories every 3 minutes! And it is fun. You've come this far, so kick it in.
Beginning weight 1/1/06 - 255lbs
Weight aft starting SparkPeople 7/7/06 - 190 lbs
Weight at new start 1/7/13 - 224 lbs Weight on 1/11/13 - 219.2 lbs Weight on 1/18/13 - 218 lbs Weight on 2/5/13 - 217 lbs
Goal weght 150 lbs
current weight: 213.0
Fitness Minutes: (0)
18 1/17/13 9:47 P
Hi Everyone, My name is Lea and Im 50 this year. In the past i have been very neglectful and have gain a considerable amount of wieght. It is now time to do something about it before it ruins my life. Not only am I fat and unfit Im also unhappy and depressed with myself. Two of my children are getting married this year and my aim is to loose 20kg before December. I work shift work so i need help to stay motivated. I can walk and ride my bike, go to the gym but im not a very good swimmer. Would someone please help me regain my old self.
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