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: 17.0
Fitness Minutes: (70,869)
2/1/14 3:09 P
Hi Everyone, This is my second time on SparkPeople. I used to travel with my husband, living in an RV I had my computer on constantly and was very good at keeping up with my nutrition and exercise. I was successful in weight loss and felt great. I quit traveling when my Dad became ill and I slowly slipped back into bad habits. I do not feel good most of the time and have very little energy. I want to get back to a healthy weight by August 4th when I will be traveling across the country to meet my 6th grandchild. I have about 60lbs. to lose to get to my goal weight. With my weight gain I now have high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. I am sure that if I get back down to a good weight these two problems will disappear. I also have a goal of running a half marathon in October.
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