to the Slowest Loser Team and Good Luck on your Spark Journey.
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. " Thomas Jefferson
Welcome! It took me about 5 days of daily use to get the basic gist of using SP. It gets more & more fun every day imho. I'm not a blogger but I love to read other people's blogs. Oftentimes I feel like a team member blogged exactly what I felt at one time or another. I find the exercise videos fantastic for short (15 minutes or less) work outs. I've never done a longer one but it they're anything like the short ones they're fantastic too. I have my own meal plan but the plan they suggested for me would have worked just fine if I was choosing to eat a lot of dairy. I signed up for the emails and you also get a Spark Point for reading them. You do have to click on the 'get Spark Points' icon in order to get them. That took me a few days to figure out. Anyway, welcome again, and good luck!
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
current weight: 142.8
Fitness Minutes: (53,408) Posts: 6,170 12/4/10 9:10 A
THINTOFATTOFIT Welcome to the team. Join in the threads that interest you.
Yes, threads and blogs are online but only under your SparkName... THINTOFATTOFIT. Do not ever give out private information such as your real name, your address, your telephone number, etc. That way no one will know who you really are. For instance, if I type in Carolyn0107 and do a google search, some of my SP stuff shows up but that does not mean that you know who I am.
Please enjoy the team and let us know if you have other questions.
"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.
Left Knee Fracture: 3-5-12 Left TKR 6-19-12
Pounds lost: 5.8
Fitness Minutes: (3,845) Posts: 16,655 12/4/10 4:35 A
to the team.... The site is quite overwhelming to start with....it took me a while to find my way around it.....just take it a day at a time both with your changes...your goals and finding your way around spark....you will get there...just take your time....
this is certainly the place to support and help you to reach your goals....
LYN EST +19 hours NZ zone
"Life can be a struggle at times.....we can't give up or give in to it though....we need to be like Joshua and be strong!!!!" Joshua chpt 1 v9
Doing the Fall 5% challenge and also the Biggest Loser Challenge......
Hi, welcome to the team! There are teams for emotional eaters and binge eaters. You should be given suggestions for teams by SP when you put in your information. If not, you can search for them by subject. Your blog will be private if that is what you choose. You can even set your sparkpage to be available only to your sparkfriends. As for finding a buddy, you can check a box when editing your page and it will say that you are looking for a buddy.
I think you are right to start with very small goals. I would suggest increasing how much water you drink as a place to start. There is a lot of information here, but it isn't going anywhere. Take your time and work through it little by little. That way it will be fun and not like a chore.
You are on a great team to start out, and there are so many great people to help if you need it.
Dress the part, act the part, suck it up! ~INDYGIRL
Pounds lost: 1.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 139 12/3/10 10:48 P
hi. im new and im ready to make changes. i just dont know where to start. im so overwhelmed by this site. so much info and tools. i bought the book too. i want to start with one ridiculously small goal at a time and continue with that until i master it and then move on. im not yet ready to exercise but i know i will be eventually. im also a binge eater and wondering if there were other binge eaters. i would love support. i also wanted to ask people about privacy. i want to do a blog but i was wonderuing if people not on spark people ever have access to it if i dont put it on facebook etc. can they locate me by my email address or any other way? i want to be as honest and open but yet have privacy. you know what i mean? good luck to all on this journey. we are in it together. oh-1 more thing-how can i get a buddy? thanks everyone!!!!
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