found one of the messages I've seen - instead of steering you there, I've copied it and pasted it below. It was written by Spark Member who goes by Emmabe - she's one of the team leaders. Perhaps I should have asked her permission first but it was posted in an open forum so here goes:
Welcome to Sparkpeople, a fantastic weight loss and healthy living site.
This site is full of tools and information to help you succeed in your goals and to become the person you want to become.
Joining is only the first step in an exciting journey that will last the rest of your life
This site can be confusing, all the more so if one isn’t American as all measurements are in their units
These links will help you in the first days that you are using the Sparkpeople site
Hopefully this will ease those first days, as well as helping those of you who have been members for a time, to get more from the site!!
* SparkPeople's User Guide:
SparkPeople Technical Help/FAQs
*Make a SparkPage
* New Member Tutorial Videos:
* FORUM: "What Advice Would You Give to a New SP Member
And for those cookery recipes:
A great metric to US or US to metric cookery converter can be found at
and a temperature converter degrees to degrees or vice versa can be found at
But there are lots of other cookery conversion programs online!!
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)
Lost 36 lbs. in 2012 & 13. Chart with SPeople
| Pounds lost: 30.0