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DIVAGLOW SparkPoints: (545,235)
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7/27/13 1:08 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time.

A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

1. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.

2. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

3. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
*~ Paula *~
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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (544,051)
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7/27/13 12:57 A

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

NEVERORNOW SparkPoints: (241,969)
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7/26/13 3:16 P

emoticon to both of you, and a huge thank you to you and your husband for your service to our country! If you look on the right hand side of your screen here, there are quick links which includes a "Getting Started Guide". That will help you get the basics down. If you decide to set up a SparkPage, please feel free to add me as a friend. And consider joining some active teams, those can be a big help in staying on track and reaching your goals. Good luck! We're happy to have you with us. emoticon

MPLSKEN SparkPoints: (326,409)
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7/26/13 3:02 P

There are so many great resources here! I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker because that is the key element in weight loss for most people. Then, once you're comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, start exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. By tracking everything since May 2011 and using the other features here to keep myself focused, I lost 90 pounds and have maintained that loss for almost a year now. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it!

KATHY_2013 SparkPoints: (3)
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7/26/13 2:08 P

Hi... everyone we are new members and we are looking to get back in shape... we both need support and healthy ideas to make healthy menus. my hubby is a veteran and im his part time caregiver.. we been married for 23 years and we have 3 adult children and 1 grandson and we would love to help our family get back on track but very new here how do we do this program?

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