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A Beginner's Guide to the SparkPeople Message Boards

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  • SMWILKINSON
    This is day 3 of the 21 day challenge. I've started and stopped over the last few years, and hopefully doing this challenge and learning how to get and give support will help me through. I own my own business and work lots of hours, so finding time to work out is challenging - as well as trying to eat healthy when I am out with clients. Knowing I need to track everything keeps me present to what I am doing. i will everyone here the best of luck! - 4/29/2016 9:19:11 PM
  • Hi, this is my second week and I also fractured my foot, and am now trying to get back to walking, but very difficult. - 4/28/2016 2:10:42 PM
  • New member, this is week 2 for me, and I have lost 8 pounds! I have fractured my foot so cant go walking just yet, but using a light weight to try to burn fat. - 4/27/2016 12:01:19 PM
  • First day....and if I eat 1200 calories I will gain weight! - 4/19/2016 1:18:11 PM
  • In 2014 I moved into a lovely +55 community and have gained almost 20 pounds which must go. They eat a lot here. As I am older I don't want to lose a lot and get wrinkles or change size of clothes. I just want to go back where I was and stay there. This WW tool is one of the best I have ever found. - 4/15/2016 8:26:33 AM
  • hi, I am new to the site but have found the success stories encouraging. Been on plan for a week and have been to the gym twice- woot woot. I hope to be down one size by my anniversary in May. - 4/7/2016 10:57:33 PM
  • Hi I'm new to the site. this is going to be my first full week I'm excited. - 3/29/2016 4:13:41 PM
  • The easiest way to sabotage you weight program is to set over size goals. 2 Years ago I weighed 230 - I decided to take 1 year and lose 50 pounds. And I did it! I actually went into the regular jeans section and bought some 14 petites. I had heart surgery to implant a device to monitor my heart by satellite to the doctor. When I finally got to go to the doctor' I had crept back up to 210. Found this page and love it. Don't beat yourself up if you slip. Just climb back on that Harley and ride off to the sun set. - 3/8/2016 11:10:21 PM
  • Starting fresh again. I'm not completely eating the healthiest right now, as an upcoming student in April I am preparing for that and the costs kind of limit my budget right now. Hopefully I can find some great articles on eating healthy on a budget. Right now I'm just trying to get into the habits of logging every day, good or bad, just to build a routine. I'm about to become the busiest I've ever been, and it's going to be difficult to remain well balanced, but I'm committed and want to look good when I graduate from my program in the next 2 years. :) - 3/5/2016 2:56:45 PM
  • I am so pleased with the program that I suggested it to my doctor yesterday. It is so great because I hate counting calories myself and this program does it for you and keeps up with how many you have left for the day. I am on day 5 and I have lost my 2 pounds for the week which was my goal. I plan to keep on for my goal to loose 100 pounds within a year. I hope I can stay excited and motivated for the rest of my journey. Thanks to all of you who created and maintain this wonderful site. - 3/4/2016 9:04:16 AM
  • starting again! I am happy with my weight and I am now pregnant so I am just using this to track and will use for weightloss after baby comes in June! - 3/3/2016 10:33:11 AM
  • Hi all. Just started here (again) this past Wednesday. I may keep falling off the horse, but I have to keep getting back on. - 2/28/2016 2:31:26 PM
  • Good morning, today is my 3rd day of spark tracking. So far so good, the number on the scale moved down a little bit. ( encouraging for me ) better than to see it go up over the weekend. It shows me that tracking and focusing on what I eat matters a great deal. I will be so happy once I have the foods that I enjoy into the favorites or something. This does take a bit of time, so I want to use all the available tools to make tracking fast and easy so that I will continue to do it. HAVE A GREAT DAY ! - 2/22/2016 6:42:33 AM
  • Good morning new to this site. Can't wait to get started - 2/10/2016 8:57:59 AM
  • STOURDOT
    Although I have been using recipes and the app for a few years now, I have not placed much on the message board. I am on the 21 day challenge and this is day 4 and using the message board is my challenge for the day. Am turning 50 in December so this is a big year for me and my personal goal is to get the 44 lbs off that I had fun over the last 22 years adding on to my not so thankful body. I am giving myself small rewards along the way and using Sparkpeople to keep me committed.
    - 2/9/2016 8:01:49 AM

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