to Sparkpeople! Congrats on your success so far! Love your positive attitude-- they say believing you will beat it, and eating lots and lots of veggies and fruit, may be the secret (along with avoiding HFCS and other processed foods, so I'm glad to hear that's your plan!)
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)
6 months ago, I got diagnosed with cancer, I am taking part in a meal study at Cedars Sinai. this site has been very helpful to maintain my "new" eating habits. my goal is to re-arrange my lifestyle by eating healthy and in the process I want to lose 30 lbs. as far as the cancer, I know I will beat it, God willing I will be healthy again for me, my wife and kids. I started 3 weeks ago and lost 6 lbs. so far! cut out all processed sugars which was very difficult and now I feel so much better, I cant wait to see the results with my doctor next June.
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