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)
Hello Sparkpeople!! I joined way back in 2009, prior to my second child. My goal back then.....to lose 10-15 pounds before I had baby #2.
I had #2 in Nov 2009, never lost the weight before, and found it very difficult to shed the baby weight after my son was born.
At the beginning of 2012, the year I turned 30, I thought I really need to do something and get back in shape and now try to lose 20 pounds.
I logged back into the iphone food tracker app and started my weight loss journey again.
I worked really hard for the first four months of the year, and can't believe that I reached my goal of 20 pounds, and was the smallest I'd been in many years, I was extremely happy with myself, and forgot to continue with my regular rountine of running and eating healthy.
One year later I found that I had (like most) gained back 10 of my lost 20.......pretty depressing.
But its a new start and I look foward to shedding this 10!!
I currently am 31 yrs old, mother of two, work full time (at a desk) 9hrs a day.
5'8", and 150lbs, hoping to get to 140, and stay there this time!!
I am committed to clean eating and running on my treadmill. I love candy, so limiting my sugar intake is a goal to over come as well.
Best of luck to all the SP out there, my we all strive to be a better us!!
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