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9/8/13 9:21 P

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Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!


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9/7/13 11:13 P

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emoticon Take a look at the prior message for the new member tutorial!

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9/7/13 9:05 P

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Here is your Getting Started Guide:

These New Member Tutorial Videos are very helpful: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_articles.asp?id=571

Be sure to set up your nutrition tracker and follow the guidelines Sparkpeople gives you. It is important to eat a balanced diet with adequate calories (yes, if you don't eat enough, you will not lose weight). The website will give you a range of calories each day. Eat well while losing weight by eating within that range. Likewise, you should follow the guidelines for carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, fiber, etc.

I try to encourage new members to get active in the SparkPeople community! Join a Spark Team or two that match your interests. You will find it easy to get acquainted with folks on Spark Teams. For instance, you can select a Team of Sparkers in your city, or Sparkers who follow a particular food plan (vegetarians, low carb, etc.), Sparkers with a particular health concern, or Sparkers who share your hobbies. Another option is to set up your SparkPage and start blogging. Some folks use the Community Journals. Post a lot on the message boards, especially if you have successes or challenges. You'll soon find that you're connecting with many nice folks here.

This is a great, positive community! Iím glad youíre with us.

~Jennie ~

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-- J. London

Started DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (book by Marla Heller, M.S., R.D.) on 3/8/2013.
Lost 40 lbs total and reached goal weight on 10/23/2013. Practicing maintenance (through setbacks) with commitment and enthusiasm!
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9/7/13 9:03 P

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Much like most of you in this forum, I am new to Spark. I hope to make the best of Spark and the resources available. I have been struggling for many years to lose weight and am looking for some friends to help stay motivated. I have never posted on any kind of message board or used a site like this so I don't really know what to expect. I hope this will help me stay positive and focused.

One day at a time...

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