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To the team and SP!!
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:
* New Member Tutorial Videos:
* For Additional Motivation:
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.
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!
Hi and welcome. I am so glad that they were able to diagnose that you have Celiac Disease. I also have been gf for two years this month. I agree about not minding being Celiac most of the time. Basically the food is not that bad. Now and then I do get something that is not the greatest but feeling better out weighs the bad.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hi all I am gluten free 7 years now due to celiac disease which went undiagnosed for 3.5 years. I have osteoporosis now due to celiac and this is one of my motivators to exercise. All is well with the celiac pretty much...don't really mind it now most times. Glad to be chatting health with others and promoting a healthy me yayyy!