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4/26/13 9:31 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
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!


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WINTERROSE23's Photo WINTERROSE23 SparkPoints: (308)
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4/25/13 11:26 P

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Hi! My name is Julie, and I am the mom of teenage girls, 15 and 13. I also have a 6 year old son.

For a while, I have been feeling bad because my 13 year old daughter is acting disrespectful and snide toward me, and she keeps pushing me away, saying she wants to be alone. The hurt and stress from this is one of the things driving me to overeat. Both of the girls are good kids, honor students and athletes, but I feel like they use me as a maidservant or verbal punching bag. Discipline such as taking iPods away, grounding, etc. barely has an effect.

I would love to get to know anyone dealing with something similar to this. :(

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