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ALLENJOSEPH SparkPoints: (252,566)
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2/17/12 8:34 P

Thank you Ragamuffin for your lovely letter.Spark People keeps growing on me. I just love all the new things they started up this week. I really love how one of the Team Leaders showed me how to use the Trackers. I love tracking my food. Yes, I feel blest!!
Withsincere thanks for your welcome, Janis emoticon emoticon emoticon

RAGAMUFFINKEL SparkPoints: (0)
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2/16/12 4:49 P

emoticon Jessica!!!
emoticon on posting to the message boards. It is an excellent way to get the help and support you need for the journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Some thoughts and suggestions as I say emoticon to Spark People.
emoticon This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
emoticon don't emoticon to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you. emoticon
emoticon Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS. emoticon
Some things to remember: emoticon drink plenty of water every day!
emoticon sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. emoticon healthier every day. emoticon Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to emoticon every day. emoticon when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to emoticon emoticon emoticon exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories! emoticon
emoticon MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DON’T LOSE weight or inches…TAKE THEM OFF, emoticon KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You aren’t interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals regularly and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
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ALLENJOSEPH SparkPoints: (252,566)
Fitness Minutes: (143,392)
Posts: 12,235
2/16/12 12:58 P

Hi Everyone! My name is Janis, and all because of one of the very compassionate Team Leaders, I'm now using the food tracker and it is helping me immensely. I was just taught how to use it and other trackers but most time was spent on me learning the food tracker. I have felt so many blessings since I first heard about SP which was in August of 2010. It's really become a focus for me to get more serious about becoming as healthy as I can. As I said, I have been learning how to use spark people tools because of a very kind & caring Team Leader. I feel so motivated now. I will reach my goal. Spark People is more than I ever thought it would be. emoticon

RG_DFW SparkPoints: (145,817)
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2/16/12 12:40 P

emoticon Welcome to SP !!!

JCALIP2 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/16/12 12:37 P

Hi, my name is Jessica Calip and I am new to Spark People! Looks like a great place to keep myself on track and learn where I can make changes to meet my Healthy lifestyle and weightloss goals! I look forward to my journey and hope to meet some great new people along the way to help with these goals! I have just become an Advocare Distributer as part of my sucess a few weeks ago,, and have joined a SOCO Crossfit!! Here's to a total new me!! Good Luck Everyone!!!

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