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: 212.2
Fitness Minutes: (35,514) Posts: 1,035 9/26/11 7:43 A
What I love on Spark People is that the support is unlimited! You need motivation, read up on the success stories and/or post a query and someone will be there to help you along. It is always difficult to start something new but Spark People make it so easy for us all to achieve our ultimate goals. Take it step by step: a) study the site, b) incorporate good habits from the beginning, c) start exercising, etc.
All I can say about this site is that if it had not been for being active on Spark People, I would have more than likely gone back to my old habits. Being here and accountable to so many people keeps you on track. It makes you aware of everything that you put in your mouth and how active you remain. Since I feel SOOOO much better than a little over two years ago, I think I will remain here. This is meant to be a long trek to being healthier for the rest of your life.
As leader of this team I recommend that you check out the following link. This will inform you as to what is available to you on Spark People. Very useful ...
Good luck on your journey and if you need help at any point, just drop me a line and I'll get back to you as soon as feasible.
Edited by: YICHE12 at: 9/26/2011 (07:19)
Lise (pronounced Lees) - GMT (+4 hours Eastern Time ) Co-Leader - Calling All Canadians Team Co-Leader of 5% 2015 Spring Challenge for Daisies (Private Team) Co-Leader of 5% 2014/15Winter Challenge for Daisies (Private Team) Leader - Facial Exercising Team Co-Leader - Hypothyroids...Join Together Leader - SP Class of April 26-May 2, 2009 Leader - SP Class of Oct 26-Nov 1, 2014
Oh that's great I will set my sites on doing that Thanks and Hello Phonebug...my brother~in~Law used to call me jokingly Crankybug...not that I'm cranky often, just one day I was and they that started the name haha...Thanks again.
Hi and welcome from Victoria BC. Log in every day and keep yourself accountable. I was a skeptic as well. I love this site. I have lost over 40LBS but then i slipped when I was no longer keeping myself accountable.
Hi I'm a bit of a skeptic, I've tried eating better, walking different speeds, different lengths of time and such, to no avail. So hoping to do something before I feel hopeless...have good feelings about this, it's working great for a friend of mine. Blessings
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