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IRISH813 SparkPoints: (10,638)
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6/23/12 5:26 P

emoticon to SP!!! Good luck on your weight loss journey. I am here if you need anything.

ELISELOVE1 Posts: 6,342
6/23/12 5:20 P


XANADUREALM Posts: 7,431
6/23/12 2:56 P

Welcome to Sparkpeople! It is great to have you join us on the road to weight loss success! Be sure to join some Teams that spark your interest or match your weight loss goals!


RG_DFW SparkPoints: (145,817)
Fitness Minutes: (66,144)
Posts: 9,872
6/23/12 7:50 A

Welcome to SparkPeople!

Are you competitive by nature? One of my daily goals is to hit 100 SparkPoints. When I do that, I've not only read articles, I've interacted with other members by reading and commenting on their blogs and writing my own blog. 100 points gets me here and gets me active each and every day.

When I started, I made the commitment to workout daily and write a blog about it. On days when I don't feel like doing it, I think about the blog I need to write and I certainly do NOT want to write that I was lazy and did not work out.

Maintain your goals on your SparkPage (that's what all the goal-setting gurus write about) and make the goals public on your page. Write about it on your blog every day.

Weight loss = calorie maintenance, cardio, and strength. Calorie maintenance is every day, cardio is at least five days per week, and strength is 3 to 4 days per week. I believe you need all three for a successful weight loss and fitness program.

Above all, be consistent. Doing something toward you goal every day will pay big rewards over the next few months. You can do this!

MAMAWALMART SparkPoints: (25)
Fitness Minutes: (10,839)
Posts: 1,316
6/23/12 1:22 A

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Glad to have you as part of the Spark family. Hope you take advantage of the great tools we have available for Sparkers; Nutrition and Fitness Tracker, Spark Teams, exercise videos for every level, and many great articles and recipes that can help in obtaining a healthier lifestyle.
Here are a few teams that might help with motivation for swimmers:
Swimming Fans
Swimming for Cardio
Swimming Sparks
Swim, Support, Success
Wish you continued success on your journey to a healthier you.
God bless and Keep Smiling

PRINCESS1959 SparkPoints: (130,682)
Fitness Minutes: (57,642)
Posts: 3,562
6/22/12 11:33 P

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WANNACOMPETE SparkPoints: (18,774)
Fitness Minutes: (19,105)
Posts: 22
6/22/12 10:53 P

This is my first time on sparkpeople, I'm excited to see how this goes. The community feel is something new, and I'm hoping that it can keep me motivated! I'm getting into some more serious training (for a long distance swim) but could still definitely use help eating to fuel my body! Still learning the ropes on the website though and open to any feedback you have or tips for success!

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