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MEADSBAY Posts: 14,337
2/19/13 9:29 A

You have come to the right place, my friend, for tons of info about living a healthy life without depriving yourself.
Here are a few tips:
*set up your Spark Page, if you haven’t already- it's fun and easy and it will let us get to know you better- you can change it whenever you want-feel free to add me as a friend
* learn to use the nutrition and fitness trackers- it gets much easier after a while and is CRUCIAL to your success
* read a lot of blogs and success stories- VERY motivating!
*join a few teams of like minded people - there are literally thousands of groups to choose from- and make some new friends- then you can encourage each other- don’t join too many, though, as you may lose that helpful personal connection
*try to earn sparkpoints- it's a fun way to learn your way around here and you can send sparkgoodies to yourself or others
*if you get lost- go back to the Start page- you can get almost anywhere from there
Good luck on this exciting new chapter of your life!
Never~ ever~ ever ~ ever give up!


LYNN562 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (430)
Posts: 11
2/19/13 8:41 A

Hi Annie from ohio i to have just joined and have 42lb to lose lets hope we both can do it....i also know how you feel about just getting back to how i used to be.........Good Luck Annie.....Lynn x

LYNNWILK2 Posts: 2,608
2/19/13 7:47 A

Welcome BabbyB1 to Spark People.
This is a great place to start your journey. Sparks is about making healthy changes in your life to live a healthier happier life and to find the true you.
There is a very simple, easy to follow guide that will help you to get started... you'll find it under the QUICK LINKS on the right side bar "Getting Started Guide"
This guide will help you to set up your spark page where you can get messages from other sparks members and get sparks goodies from other team members.
The guide will walk you through the setting up of your goals and how to set up your fitness plan and eating plan, you can either choose to follow a sparks diet or set up a meal plan that will fit your specific needs.
There are a plethora of articles on getting healthy, understanding cholesterol and how it works in your body so you can make educated and wise choices.
Good luck and have fun... the journey is a series of changes you make that will work for you to meet your goals and maintain them for a life time. SO take it slow and feel free to change your goals as you learn more about yourself and what will work for you.

BILL60 Posts: 964,644
2/19/13 7:11 A

Welcome to SP and the very best to you on your journey.

BABBYB1 SparkPoints: (4,014)
Fitness Minutes: (311)
Posts: 39
2/19/13 2:03 A

Here to drop 50 lbs, but more importantly, to get my cholesterol under control.

My weight has been holding me back, not allowing me to live a normal life. I want to feel confident again. I want to feel attractive again.

In short, I want to be ME again.

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