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BLUEROSE73 SparkPoints: (149,401)
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1/23/14 3:52 P

Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.

Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!

* SparkPeople's User Guide:

* New Member Tutorial Videos:

* For Additional Motivation:

Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there.

This site can only provide the support and the tools to reach these goals. You need to put the hard work in. Personally, I end up kicking my own butt every day. Feel free to check out my blogs to see how I kick my butt out the door to get my fitness in. I can tell you, once I am finished with my exercise for the day, I feel great. No more I should do this and I should do that. Instead, I feel accomplished, and able to relax and enjoy the rest of my day.

MARILYNS70 Posts: 19,795
1/23/14 2:57 P

Wekcome to sparks so glad you found us

Take time to make up a sparkpage making it public and allowing members to post a message to you on it

Also remember to participate on all the groups you have joined - lots of encouragement there

1/22/14 9:41 P

Today is my first day on Sparkspeople. My doctor wants me to cut my carbs to no more than 27 carbs a day. If you have any suggestions to help me reach this goal and stay there please let me know. I do not eat fish, except tunafish with 2 tbs of light mayo about once a month and no pork. My favorite snack is popcorn which does not help.

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