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DEB2448 Posts: 208,172
5/10/13 1:40 A

Welcome to Spark People. This is a wonderful site full of many useful tools to help you with your weight loss journey. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck in reaching your goals.

0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
5/9/13 10:54 A

Welcome aboard!


FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (144,741)
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5/9/13 10:52 A

Jill- Check your messages! emoticon

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5/9/13 10:34 A


JILLIA14 Posts: 8
5/9/13 10:32 A

Thanks so much for the encouragement. I am going to give it my best:) What is the best way to go about creating my sparkpage? How long have you been on sparkpeople? You have done very well. Congratulations. I hope to get to know you better. Thanks again.

VEUVEGIRL Posts: 23,999
5/9/13 10:15 A

Welcome to Spark! Check out the Spark Teams to find people with similar interests and join them, they can help you reach your goal!

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (144,741)
Fitness Minutes: (133,893)
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5/9/13 10:08 A

Hi, Jill! emoticon

Start slow. The most important thing you can do is measure your food servings and track them, so you might want to start out focusing on that. Then build on that each week. Perhaps your plan could be something like this.

Week 1- Measure and track food; create Sparkpage and write first blog
Week 2- Walk at least 10 minutes on 3 days; write blog after weighing in. What went right? Wrong?
Week 3- Increase walking to 15 minutes. Add 5 squats 2 times this week.

I strongly encourage you to create your webpage and write a blog. It has multiple benefits including allowing others to personally encourage and support you and the blog lets you reflect back on what went right and wrong.

Relax! This is a learning process and a lifelong endeavor. Let me know if I can help you. emoticon

JANET552 Posts: 30,395
5/9/13 9:49 A

emoticon There is a lot you can learn here on Spark but you don't have to learn it all at once. Take things slow and steady and I'm sure that will help you make this site work for you. We are all in it together and that's one of the best things about Spark. You aren't going it alone. Good luck!!

JILLIA14 Posts: 8
5/9/13 9:02 A

Hello everyone:) I am new to this site and generally very outgoing. However, I am finding myself nervous as I sit here and look at this site wondering if I will be able to make it work for me. There seems like a lot to learn and then to focus on healthy eating and living as well. I hope I can do it. Any advice would be great. Thanks so much and have a wonderful day.

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