Hi Deanna and welcome to this wonderful team. Just a thought on the horrible D word. I do not think of this as a diet, it is a process to a healthier you !! I am a firm believer that anyone can lose a few pounds if they cut back on their calorie intake, but if you don't change your eating habits and your lifestyle they will come back in no time. Take it from me the queen of yo yo dieting !! Look around the site and find some of the wonderful tools that are offered. I am finding the exercise section a great help to me, that and the way this team approaches exercise. Our challenges are very adaptable to all fitness levels so it is easier to stay with them. Looking forward to getting to know you better !!
"Each day is a new day, without the mistakes of the previous day. Let that day live itself out and when something wrong happens, do not let it get you down. Stand up, smile and move on." ~~ Max Lucado
Pounds lost: 12.2
Fitness Minutes: (28,609) Posts: 5,133 8/13/12 8:13 P
Deanna, your struggles are over!!...your in the land of Spark People now, and you couldn't be on a better team than the Spark Challenge Team. Here we have weekly challenges which for the most part have to do with the fitness aspect of the program, but we also reach out to members, answer questions if asked. Just remember to use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers every day, they are the best tools you will be given!! Also, I forgot to tell you, you have your own personal set of cheerleaders on this team, who will cheer you on with every success in your journey to a new and healthier new you!!! Congratulations and good luck on your journey!!!
to the team Deanna. Sparkpeople is the most amazing place to help you as you begin this journey to a healthier you. They provide us with many great tools to help along the way. A couple of my favorite are the nutrition and fitness trackers, they really help to keep me on track every day. There are tons of great articles here also and even exercise videos for all fitness levels. Then there is what makes Spark so very special..the people! There are so many kind and supportive people here. Everybody here share the same goal, to get healthy and fit, we've all had our ups and downs in the past and even on this journey but we have each other to help dust us off after a fall and support us as we get moving forward again. I look forward to sharing this journey with you, Deanna and look forward to getting to know you along the way.
Edited by: A-NEW-TARA at: 8/13/2012 (16:35)
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current weight: 212.0
Fitness Minutes: (28,609) Posts: 5,133 8/13/12 3:36 P
Deanna - SparkPeople is an amazing and wonderful place to start your journey to a healthier you. This team is extremely friendly, supportive and fun!
There is always someone around to answer questions, celebrate a success or lift you up.
The tools available here are just as amazing too. Don't let the site intimidate you.. Take baby steps and learn your way around.
I am very happy you chose our team! Jump in and begin a wonderful journey... No more dreaded diets! :)
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but one of love, power and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Are you talking to God about how big your problems are, or are you talking to your problems about how big your God is?" ~Joel Osteen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The moment you give up in your mind, all of h*ll breaks lose and has a party" ~ Joyce Meyer
current weight: 151.8
Fitness Minutes: (28,609) Posts: 5,133 8/13/12 11:58 A
Hi Deanna, welcome to our team! So glad you're here. We're a bunch of great people who like to inter-act with one another. So step right up to the plate and start talking. We love to hold conversations with everyone here. Check our other threads and start talking! We always have some great challenges so feel free to try your luck at any of them.
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