Glad you chose to join us on this journey to a healthier and happier lifestyle. You'll find a caring and compassionate group here with plenty of support and encouragement each time you post.
For additional inspiration and motivation read some of the Success Stories above. You'll meet ordinary people who have achieved extraordinary things with Spark People. The good news is you also have a success story to live and tell.
I suggest using the Nutrition Tracker (above left under My Trackers) to monitor your food intake. I was surprised just how many calories I was eating and how distorted my portions were. The Tracker also has recommended ranges of nutrients to support a healthy weight loss program. By adding drinking 8 cups of water and exercising consistently (10 minutes is a good beginning) you will have the basic elements of a great weight loss plan.
This is not a diet. It is not about deprivation. It is about portion control, moderation and healthy choices. Toss the junk food and have plenty of veggies and fruits on hand.
Take small steps to reach your goals so you can experience ongoing success. Start with drinking the water and once that is a habit add another step. Itís always desirable to set yourself non-food rewards for each mini goal reached.
Come back soon and post often. On the Team Page you'll find Forums with a variety of topics. Just choose those of interest and join right in the conversation. Welcome.
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SP Class of May 1-7, 2011
Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once. -Anonymous
If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing here in the pits? -Erma Bombeck
| Pounds lost: 22.0