My name is Linda, and like most of us, we have been here and done that again and again. One thing I learned this weekend, like we already didn't know it. It that we are human, God gave us freedom of choice! Now let's choose to eat better, and do better!
current weight: 236.2
Fitness Minutes: (155,586)
48,928 3/11/13 1:55 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: (51,812)
10,602 3/10/13 10:28 P
Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining! I've been a member a little over 3 years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going! Explore the site, make your Sparkpage if you haven’t, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. Good luck! Sheila
Sheila Aspire & Inspire Team ~ Co-leader June BSG ~ Peaches Team May BSG ~ Calla Lilies Team April BSG ~ April Showers Team
"I'm going to make the rest of my life the best of my life!"
DREAMS + DETERMINATION = SUCCESS
Pounds lost: 0.0
3/10/13 8:21 P
Hi There! Welcome! We are so glad you are here! Congratulations on your weight loss and being smoke free for 2 weeks. Wow! That is so awesome! I am here for you too, and if you need anything....just call my name...and I'll be there!
There is a creative child in each of us. Open your heart and invite it out to play.
Leader of SP Class of July 1-7, 2012 Team
Co-Leader of SP Class of Feb 5-11, 2012 Team
9 Days until: Spring
Fitness Minutes: (3,995)
3/10/13 8:07 P
Hello everyone, here I am on the beginning of my new life journey. Started January 1, I decided I needed to get control of my life. This is the time to get my mind, body and soul in gear as I am fast approaching the big 48. I plan on being a sexy and fabulous senior so I feel I need to get the ball rolling. I have lost 13 pounds so far and even been smoke free for 2 weeks. Yes, this is the year the new me begins.
I have a wonderful and supportive fiancé, 2 great kids and 3 going on 4 grandsons. I look forward to helping anyone I can and being a friend to anyone who wishes. I may not know all the answers but I can provide a sympathetic ear, patience and understanding. We are all in this journey together so lets make the most of it. Remember to err is human so if we stumble it is ok to do so , just dust yourself off and keep pushing towards that goal. I can do it, you can do. WE ALL WILL DO IT!!!!
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