Thanks for the warm welcome and encouragement. My challenge right now is taking the time to discover all that's available on the Sparks website. I like the recipes but I'm on the computer for ten months out of the year for several hours a day. Now that it's summer in MN; I'm out walking, taking up bicycling again and enjoying the outdoors. I'll be checking out all that's available and I'll get to creating a member page by the end of the summer.
Fitness Minutes: (62,031) Posts: 6,495 7/6/13 12:28 A
There are so many great resources here! I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker because that is the key element in weight loss for most people. I lost about 40 lbs before I started exercising, and then when I did start it was just a little walking here and there. Now, I exercise every day. I biked 60 miles just the other day. So, the whole thing about setting small goals and building from those successes totally works! I can't put into words how much of a change of lifestyle is possible when you put all your effort into it!
Once you're comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, start exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. By tracking everything since May 2011 and using the other features here to keep myself focused, I lost 90 pounds and have maintained that loss for almost a year now. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it! Let us know whenever you have questions or need encouragement!
current weight: 169.0
Fitness Minutes: (191,016) Posts: 6,401 7/5/13 11:01 P
Hi I'm Gacy, I'm new to Sparks. I am desperate to lose weight. I've tried numerous diets in the pass and I've had very little success with weight loss. I am hoping joining sparks will help. I am not a great one for exercise and can be a bit of a couch potato . I'm trying to change that lifestyle. Hope to learn from the the Sparks family on how to do that..
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