Fitness Minutes: (169,498)
49,996 9/2/13 3:40 P
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: 17.0
Fitness Minutes: (134,801)
18,776 9/2/13 2:04 P
There are more ways to check your progress than a scale. I like to check my energy level after I exerise. I like to take a tape measure and measure myself. I like to go to my doctor, he has a scale that measures not only total weight but water, fat and muscle and bone differences. I like to notice what size I am fitting into.... went from a 2X to a 12 with only loosing 40 pounds. BE KIND TO YOURSELF. LOVE YOUR BODY AND Keep in touch with other sparkies
Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal 2 COR 16-18
Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.... The Way by Lao Tse
Fitness Minutes: (37,680)
733 9/2/13 1:46 P
Welcome!!!! Good luck on your journey! Celebrate we will!
This site used to seem overwhelming to but just get comfortable with one portion of the site at a time. You'll get it. Also, take advantage of the insider tips and the help option.
"The future is no place to place your better days." - Dave Matthews Band, Cry Freedom
"Gotta do much more then believe, if we really want to change things." - Dave Matthews Band, Gaucho
What a great start! Eight pounds seems like and mountain to me. I have been working on changing my eating habits for a year and have lost 4 pounds. So , congratualtions
goal is to be able to walk again Linda high desert, California
current weight: 252.0
Fitness Minutes: (788)
9/2/13 11:54 A
Hi all, I signed up a year ago and was overwhelmed by the website but have now decided that I could figure it out a lot faster than going another route such as driving to meetings or offices. After 2.5 weeks I have lost 8 lbs, have more energy, sleeping better, getting up earlier, house is cleaner, dog is getting walks and I am dealing with work stress a lot better. I can't weigh myself every week or I get discouraged because I think all this work and I only lost x lbs - it's never enough so I just have to do that randomly when I am in the right mood instead of making an assigned day & time. I love the Spark recipes, especially the Spinach and Strawberry salad that Sparks featured last week. I did go ahead and pay for Spark Coach as I enjoyed the free week and find that it really keeps me motivated and I read it in the a.m. when I get up with a cup of coffee. I already feel that I am successful and want to stay in the game.
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