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DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (553,114)
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7/12/13 1:22 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. 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.

2. 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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EMAVERICK Posts: 7,229
7/12/13 12:48 A

Hi Abby and Welcome!

Sparkpeople is a great supportive help to getting a better lifestyle for us all.

Best of luck on achieving your goals, and remember to reward yourself with non-food rewards, for achieving goals, and also just for sticking to your plans!

DEULSENIA Posts: 184
7/11/13 10:51 P


First off warmest welcome to Spark People. It's going to be a hard journey but if you stay committed even when you fall off get right back on. Log log log, log everything as if you were writing a book about yourself. Food prep is a big key. Search this sites for recipes and plan meals for the week...Tupperware or brown bagging works. It's about 80-90% what you intake and the rest is activity. Try something new whether it be food or activity. In order for your body to change you have to change your mind. I can go on & on about what helped me loose 56lbs, you have to play around w/ what works for your body. Listen if you need an accountability partner let me know. I have a support page on Facebook (link below) if you ever need some daily inspiration, recipes or if you'd like to add some input on what helps you. Stay committed in this journey!!! Support is definitely here on Sparkp

AJVANALSTINE SparkPoints: (739)
Fitness Minutes: (199)
Posts: 2
7/11/13 10:34 P

Hi everyone, I'm Abby. I'm 29 and after looking at some pictures from my brothers wedding on July 3 I made the decision that enough is enough. This is the first time in my life I've been over 300 lbs and I need to change it. I'm starting myself off hoping to be able to lose 50 lbs and go from there. I'm always good to get started but I suck at keeping myself motivated to keep going. I'm really hoping this time it will be different, I've downloaded apps to help me track things and joined spark to hopefully keep myself accountable. Wish me luck!

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