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    Welcome to SparkPeople. I am so glad that you found us. There is a lot of information here and the best tools to help you reach your goals.

    I have been on SparkPeople since April 2009 and I have lost a total of 30 pounds since I have been watching what I eat. Are there days when I eat stuff that I know I shouldn’t – of course. This is a life long journey, one with many paths to take. I just have to keep making the right choices and when I don’t, I get back on the right path and don’t look back.

    The encouragement and motivation I get from my Spark friends is amazing. They are always there to help me through tough times and bring a smile to my face. I have found that if I post something that is bothering me, within an hour someone will respond back and make sure everything is alright and offer encouragement.

    Being new, I would suggest that you use Your Spark Points (click on View SparkPoints) as a map to the site. It is a good way to see what is new and a great tool for any situation.

    My other suggestion is to get on a few teams. Make sure that when you are checking out a team that you look to see if there has been recent activity. If you join a team where there is no activity, chance are that you will not get the support and encouragement you need. You are more than welcome to check out my team, Spin Me A Yarn. It is a small team but it is active and I always try to find new topics to talk about.

    Best of luck on your journey and I hope it is a successful one.


    2220 days ago
  • v VONNIE2081
    Hi, Crystal, what a beautiful name and welcome, i am new too, this is my 1st day and i was encouraged by your message. it is a beautiful day outside and my heart blooms with hope and promise! emoticon
    2221 days ago
  • v VONNIE2081
    hi Lisa, today is my day one that is fighting like crazy, but i am determined to get on the stepper and do my 1st time, 1st day 1st 10 minutes of sustained activity! if all of these folks can do this, well, so can i, even at 63! emoticon
    2221 days ago
  • v VONNIE2081
    Hi, i am new, too! Struggling to get past or through day 1! Goal is to take the clutter off the stepper and do 10 minutes for my first activity goal of sustained activity. May have to break after 5 minutes for a minute, but determined to START!
    2221 days ago