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RG_DFW SparkPoints: (145,817)
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1/26/12 12:18 P

emoticon Welcome to SP, you will find a lot of encouragement here!

Join the 10 minute per day fitness group / find and add friends who are active in SP

Set up your food tracker and enter everything you eat-every day!
Stay within your calorie range-every day!
Read articles-every day!
Read blogs-every day!
Do some form of cardio and strength exercise-every day!

We'll encourage you. It's a long road. If you will be consistent, there is no reason why you can't accomplish major things.

Be consistent-every day!

Good luck

PINKHOPE Posts: 25,770
1/26/12 10:19 A

Hi Heather!

Welcome to Sparkpeople!

This is a great place to get healthy! There are so many tools, resources, and encouraging people to help you on your journey to "Health & Fitness". Be sure to poke around the site and try the nutrition and fitness trackers, Spark Recipes, Daily Spark, health articles, and secrets.

Joining a team will help you meet like-minded people that share similar life situations or goals. Be sure to read member blogs as there is a wealth of information there. You can start with one of mine:

If you have further questions or just want to chat, stop by my Sparkpage or send me a Sparkmail. Just click on the button under my profile picture on the left.

Press On!


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RFJSJ50 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/26/12 9:30 A

emoticon Welcome to Spark. You have taken the first step on your journey by joining!
I've been a member a little more than two years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained 30 back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going!
Explore the site, make your Sparkpage, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Good luck!

1/26/12 9:29 A

I'm a mother of a 2.5yr old and trying to get healthy to have another one. My BP was really high with my previous pregnancy so I'm trying to loose weight before the pregnancy to ensure a happy healthy kiddo.
I'm also working on a master's degree and my only sibling is getting married in October so I want to be healthier than I am in January for him as well. :)

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