Hi Tina. Welcome to the team. SP is the place to be. The site is geared to getting fit and healthy. Browse the site and get acquainted with all it has to offer. If you have any questions, just post and someone will get an answer to you shortly.
Stay in touch with the team. The community is where you make connections and get support and encouragement. Good luck with your goals.
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Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
I am responsible for my own happiness.
My name is Bonnie I live in CT, EST.
I lost 122 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.
Too Blessed to be Stressed.
Total SparkPoints: 276,740
SparkPoints Level 23
Fitness Minutes: (8,232) Posts: 27,137 6/3/12 5:35 P
Hi Tina ! Welcome to the DwD team and this journey toward a healthier and happier lifestyle. As you come online with us you will discover more and more support and encouragement. We are here to share a caring and compassionate group with you. The more frequently you come to draw from the team's support, the more often you will feel a connection with success.
Set yourself small goals to reach your destination. One of the strongest tools on Spark People is the Nutrition Tracker. If you use it to identify where your calories are coming from, you will soon learn to pay attention to the recommended ranges for calories and other nutrients. Weighing and measuring your portions to be in compliance will ultimately bring you to the point where you are headed to succeed.
Best wishes. Come along with us so we can share the celebration when you reach your goals. Do take it one step at a time...choose 'mini-goals' so you can be successful.
Co-moderator Dealing With Depression
Team Leader Living with Neuropathy
Co-moderator SP Class of May 1-7, 2011
Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once. -Anonymous
If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing here in the pits? -Erma Bombeck
Pounds lost: 22.0
Fitness Minutes: (529) Posts: 1,398 6/3/12 5:29 P
Tina to Spark and the Dealing With Depression team,
Glad you joined us on this journey towards healthier living. The tools and support are here for you.
Take your time getting to know the site but do start by setting one small goal to work on - this could be 10 minutes of fitness per day, or striving for 8 glasses of water daily. Start learning to use the nutrition tracker as most find these to be the best tool to monitor progress.
Let us know if you need anything and keep sharing to receive support and get to know people .
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis)
Hi Tina, welcome! SP is a great site for all kinds of information dealing with many different health issues. Hope you find what you're looking for. Jennifer
"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!" -"Fighter" by Christina Aguillera (sp?)
Pounds lost: 19.0
Fitness Minutes: (120) Posts: 13 6/3/12 2:51 P
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