There are so many inspirational stories here on Spark, as well as great blogs, Spark pages and teams, and a great community to offer support and encouragement.
Take the time to look over the site to make sure you are getting full use of all the tools on the page and you will ensure your success. All you have to do is ask for help and you will be sure to get it, but the first step is yours, and you have already opened the door and walked through.
WELCOME! Nice to have you with us! I love my Sparkworld, and so will you!
You have a very positive attitude, so there will be no stopping you in reaching your goals! I love your remark about using meditation techniques to help keep you on track. Would love to hear more on that!
Here are tips I put together to share with each new Sparkperson I meet. I hope it will be a help to you as you work toward reaching your goals!
The site can be overwhelming, take your time. Learn one topic at a time, when you get comfortable with it, move on to another area of the site. Soon you will be using all the tools SP has to offer, and loving it!
If you get stuck, and have a technical question about the site, here is a link to the Customer Support Team that is eager to help you: http://www.sparkpeople.com/community/hel p_support.asp (only technical questions, if you have a nutrition, fitness, or health question, post the question in the Forums, other Spark members will eagerly try to help you!
Use your Spark Points (click on view SparkPoints) as a map to the site. It is a good way to learn your way around and you can earn points to send yourself or others Sparkgoodies.
Go back to your Start Page if you get lost, you can get almost anywhere from there.
Be sure to use the nutrition tracker. You can ensure you are getting the proper nutrients as well as tracking your caloric intake and this is so important to any weight loss journey. Never "diet" again! Keep focusing on living a healthier lifestyle!
Read the book, THE SPARK for guidance, motivation and inspiration! Check out SPARKCOACH.com for extra support, motivation, and inspiration. I joined it, and LOVING IT! Great way to stay accountable!
Log on everyday to stay focused!
NEVER QUIT!! NEVER GIVE UP! THINK POSITIVE! If you have a bad day, let it go. Wake up to a new day, fresh start!
One of my favorite SP quotes (from BobbyD31) "Remember we all have Setbacks: ACCEPT it, HANDLE it, and MOVE ON!
Remember, this is a LIFETIME JOURNEY!!
The online community on the site is wonderful! We are all here to offer support when you need it, and celebrate your successes with you. Any type of interest you have, there will be a Sparkteam for it!
Stop by my Sparkpage anytime and let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you!
Take time to participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined - lots of encouragement when you do
If I can be of help let me know
2/22/13 2:04 P
I'm pretty excited about this new adventure. Staying focused may be challenging so, I'm using some meditation techniques to keep my goals. I did my first walk yesterday. My body appreciated the healthy physical stress and rewarded me with a natural high, confidence and energy. Please, keep me in your prayers and good thoughts as, I need all the support I can possibly get. Sending out a big hug to all my fellow "Sparkies" out there.