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6/20/11 11:03 A

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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!

* SparkPeople's User Guide:
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* New Member Tutorial Videos:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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* For Additional Motivation:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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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
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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!


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6/20/11 10:51 A

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"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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6/20/11 10:35 A

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Hi, everyone! My name is Rachael and I am a 35 year old wife and mother of two beautiful children, ages 14 and 11. I have had numerous health problems over the past 4 years and have really gotten overweight and out of shape due to this. I am now ready to put my health first and make myself a priority. I don't have a huge support system or sources of motivation, so I joined Spark People to maintain my motivation and inspire me to reach for my goals. So far, you have all been a huge help to my start and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone better. Feel free to send me any tips or advice you are willing to share!

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