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DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (552,375)
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12/23/12 1:50 A

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Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time.

A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

1. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

3. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
*~ Paula *~
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A-NEW-TARA SparkPoints: (0)
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12/23/12 12:10 A

Welcome to Spark! There are a lot of tools and resources available here to help us on our
journey; my favorites are the fitness and nutrition trackers because the keep me on track and
accountable every day. But the best part of Spark is the community, the people here are

Keep your goals in focus, put in the work and you will succeed!

MPLSKEN SparkPoints: (331,554)
Fitness Minutes: (121,069)
Posts: 15,473
12/22/12 10:00 P

There are a ton of resources here! I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker because that is the key element in weight loss for most people. Then, once you are comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, you can start adding in and exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. I've tracked everything since May 2011 and am 85 pounds lighter to show for it. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it! I actually lost a total of 90 pounds, but I allow my weight to fluctuate a little bit while in maintenance, especially since I've gained muscle. I've maintained for about 9 months.

12/22/12 8:21 P

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We are here for you! I suggest you log in everyday, use the tools and Enjoy this loving community!
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PIPERCHICKAB SparkPoints: (21,282)
Fitness Minutes: (30,929)
Posts: 1,348
12/22/12 5:35 P

Welcome to SP! Best of luck on your weight loss journey! Happy Holidays.

MARKO12345 Posts: 8
12/22/12 4:36 P

Im middle aged hobbit who tries to loose weight. I am currently running and using eliptic machine. Hope it will work. My biggest problem is late night eating. Oh yeah, I have gout so I can't try that protein diet, a la salad and chicken breast with steamed carrot and broccoli for every meal...

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