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11/16/13 12:47 A
Welcome and good luck! Spark is a great tool for weight loss!
Feel free to add my on FB for support there as well. I have a lot of friends on FB that are from Spark. We help hold eachother accountable on there as well (which helps bc I'm on FB a lot). You can find my weight loss journey on FB. It provides a lot of support, motivation, diet and exercise tips etc! Feel free to message me on my page as well. I would love to try to help you with your goals!
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11/15/13 1:52 P
Fitness Minutes: (299,501)
11/15/13 10:45 A
And to Spark People…you will find lots of information on sparkpeople as well as lots of support and encouragement from all our members.
Things to remember that will help you reach your goal:
Be sure to track your water you drink. You need to drink 8-8oz glasses of water a day – just one at a time throughout your day and you can reach this goal.
Use your nutrition tracker daily: tracking your food at first will seem difficult but over time it will become second nature.
Use your fitness tracker: Get active/exercise: just 10 minutes here and there adds up quickly. Park your car further from the store and walk. Take stairs rather than the elevator, etc.
Remember this is one step at a time, one minute at a time, one day at a time and it all adds up. Don’t feel you need to start with 30-60 minutes in one sitting at first. It will come in time.
Remember this is about changing your life style not dieting. So do it little at a time, in baby steps. Don’t expect miracles right away…again it is a life style change!!! And over time you will begin to notice the difference in how you feel, your energy level, and how you look.
Post your questions and concerns: Don’t be afraid to ask question or seek out help. We are all on the same journey but at different levels of that journey.
Setbacks can be and are a part of this journey: Don’t let them dictate your mood or progress. Let it go and keep moving forward. Keeping your focus on your goal and you will reach them in time.
Celebrate: Celebrate all your accomplishments. (Set small goals for yourself so you have a way of seeing your progress) Do this through blogging, posting updates and rewarding yourself.
What SparkPeople has done for me: I am a type 2 diabetic that is off all my medicine. (I was on 5 orals plus insulin). Let me tell you how God and SparkPeople have and are helping me: Wow, I have always been heavy and at my peak I was 345lbs. With God’s help and the tools on SparkPeople I have been able to lose 180lbs to date reaching my goal as of 2-2-12. I am now on a new journey of maintaining this weight. And I know with God’s help and SparkPeople tools you can do it too!! (I have always recognized that it’s God who has enabled me to be who I am and to accomplish all I have accomplished)
God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.
Steve - SAC-6582 Co-leader SP Class of March 25-31, 2012 Co-leader Christian Music Lover Co-leader of SparkPhoenix
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11/14/13 12:39 P
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Hi and Welcome,
Sparks is a wonderful site. It offers so much for Free. Exercise videos, support groups, diet plans w/calorie counters, exercise demos and how many calories you burn with each exercise.
Once again, Welcome!
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11/13/13 10:56 P
Welcome to Spark! We are all happy to have you here! I hope you have much success in your weight loss journey!!
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11/13/13 8:00 A
Hi I am new here and new to losing weight. I just move from Florida to Mississippi and an trying to lose some weight. I love the outdoors and my downfall cooking. I have two overweight dogs and hope to help them also lose weight. I am very friendly and will try to answer all e-mail. I am looking forward to meeting you all.
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