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: (3,459)
554 6/7/14 7:54 P
Hello Pat! Wow it sounds like you are really getting this down fast! Cutting out the bad and adding healthy choices is what it is all about. Tracking, sounds like you are doing, both food drink and fitness! Keep yourself accountable. Look under Community, you will see Spark Teams. This is were you find a team with a forum that fits your needs and interests! I belong to Hopeful Hearts, it is a religious based very supportive group, but there are so many teams, this is were you meet friends and get the support and encouragement you will need! Visit Articles and Videos when you get a chance, it is a wealth of information. So many recipes, easy recipes! Keep up the good work, if you have questions, please ask! Blessings on your journey to a healthier life style! Deb
Debbie Pheifer Walk by Faith, not by sight
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (232,810)
14,734 6/7/14 7:14 P
I'm new today., found Spark online and really like what it does for us and I can see it will really help. Have already planned one day of meals and see that visually it will help me immensely! Just had my breakfast and cut out 1/3 of my calories, because I knew exactly what was in each item, i.e., 3 tbspn olive oil instead of 1/3 cu to cook my egg, and 1 piece of Publix 12 grain bread instead of two, 4 oz V8 instead of 8, etc....................Pat
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