Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available on SparkPeople, 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: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/user_guide_ ALL.pdf
* New Member Tutorial Videos: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ articles.asp?id=571
* For Additional Motivation: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation. asp
Take some time to familiarize yourself with the tools on the site and once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. I suggest deciding to change one thing a week. Examples would be:
1 - This week I will track everything I eat in the nutrition tracker (sometimes the shame of having to record something will prevent me from eating it) 2 - This week I will measure all my food before I eat it (eating true serving sizes make you realize exactly what you are eating) 3 - This week I will switch from full fat/2% milk to 1%/skim milk (saves calories and fat grams, so you can use them to eat other things)
It makes it easier to make the change than trying to do everything all at once. Do the same thing with your fitness and you’ll be rocking the weight loss!!!
Remember, this is just like learning to walk. You need to take small consistent steps towards the goal. You will fall, several times, but as long as you get up and try again you will be running before you know it!!!
Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. - Julia Child
current weight: 125.0
Fitness Minutes: (584) Posts: 8 10/19/11 9:50 A
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