WELCOME! Nice to have you with us! I love my Sparkworld, and so will you!
I enjoy yoga also. Thinking of starting a family, how exciting!
Here are tips I put together to share with each new Sparkperson I meet. I hope it will be a help to you as you work toward reaching your goals!
First of all, think about creating a Sparkpage or if you have the setting for private, make it public. Great place to send you encouragement, support and Sparkgoodies! It is also the place you can keep us updated on reaching your goals! To create your Sparkpage, you will see a link to create one on your START page. The "Create Profile/SparkPage" link is located in the "My Community" section, which is in the upper right area of the Start Page. You just click on that link and then follow the step-by-step instructions to setup your Page.
The site can be overwhelming, take your time. Learn one topic at a time, when you get comfortable with it, move on to another area of the site. Soon you will be using all the tools SP has to offer, and loving it!
If you get stuck, and have a technical question about the site, here is a link to the Customer Support Team that is eager to help you: http://www.sparkpeople.com/community/hel p_support.asp (only technical questions, if you have a nutrition, fitness, or health question, post the question in the Forums, other Spark members will eagerly try to help you!
Use your Spark Points (click on view SparkPoints) as a map to the site. It is a good way to learn your way around and you can earn points to send yourself or others Sparkgoodies.
Go back to your Start Page if you get lost, you can get almost anywhere from there.
Be sure to use the nutrition tracker. You can ensure you are getting the proper nutrients as well as tracking your caloric intake and this is so important to any weight loss journey. Never "diet" again! Keep focusing on living a healthier lifestyle!
Read the book, THE SPARK for guidance, motivation and inspiration! Check out SPARKCOACH.com for extra support, motivation, and inspiration. I joined it, and LOVING IT! Great way to stay accountable!
Log on everyday to stay focused!
NEVER QUIT!! NEVER GIVE UP! THINK POSITIVE! If you have a bad day, let it go. Wake up to a new day, fresh start!
One of my favorite SP quotes (from BobbyD31) "Remember we all have Setbacks: ACCEPT it, HANDLE it, and MOVE ON!
Remember, this is a LIFETIME JOURNEY!!
The online community on the site is wonderful! We are all here to offer support when you need it, and celebrate your successes with you. Any type of interest you have, there will be a Sparkteam for it!
Stop by my Sparkpage anytime and let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you!
Enjoy your journey to a healthier you!
Have FUN along the way!
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Thank you all for the welcome! :) I appreciate it :)
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Hi Brianna. Welcome to SP! I love your reasons for wanting to be healthier. They are really great motivators.
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Hi there :) My name is Brianna and I just wanted to get my first post in and say hello. Im new to forums, new to health, new to losing weight and new to exercise lol I gained about 70 lbs in the last two years and in the the last two months i have lost 10 so far. I have promised myself that i will get into shape for several reasons. 1. I work as a vet tech and that can be physically demanding, 2. i have scoliosis and i have found that doing certain yoga moves decreases the small bump on my back that recently formed, 3. Growing up my parents were both too out of shape to do fun outtings or play with me. My hubby and I may start a family soon and I dont want the same for our child. and finally 4. I am a completely different person when I work out. When I stick to the exercise and when I eat healthy food as opposed to junk I just feel like a whole new person. I have so much energy, I'm happier, I sleep like a baby at night...So this is something I want to stick to and I decided to join Spark because I don't know many people and I would love to be able to connect to others and hear everyone else's stories :) Thanks for reading this everyone! :)