Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.
Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!
Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there.
This site can only provide the support and the tools to reach these goals. You need to put the hard work in. Personally, I end up kicking my own butt every day. Feel free to check out my blogs to see how I kick my butt out the door to get my fitness in. I can tell you, once I am finished with my exercise for the day, I feel great. No more I should do this and I should do that. Instead, I feel accomplished, and able to relax and enjoy the rest of my day.
Katrina Saskatchewan Time Zone
You can not change yesterday - it's done. You can only dream of tomorrow. The only day you can change is today. What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?
It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it GREAT
Go little Turtle Go!
current weight: 245.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,187) Posts: 8 8/26/13 10:55 A
Thank you for all the motivation and positive words on this site. I am working on and off and have been losing and gaining weight for a couple of years. But this June my weight was 140 lbs.When I looked myself in the mirror, It was not me. I decided to lose all the weight I have gained so far and maintain a healthy life style. I have been working out 30- 45 minutes everyday( atleast 5 days a week) Eating 6 meals a day.more veggies and fruits. hydrating.I am now 134.8lbs. I feel now more light and healthy. I do not have heartburn which I had for quite a long time. I now think I could stay like this.I am determied to lose some more and maintain this life style.
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