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    1807 days ago
    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. 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.

    2. 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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    1807 days ago
    Hi Jacky and Welcome,

    The dollar store usually has sets of measuring cups for cheap--that way you'll have more clean ones around. Don't under-eat either though, or, somewhat paradoxically, it is hard to lose weight too.

    I find it easiest to cut out some classes of food totally, except for, like, someone's wedding cake, or such. Without the high sugar / high fat foods, my appetite becomes more manageable. What I have done in the past is start by quitting chocolate for a week. Then I add on quitting other candy, then, after another week of building up habit, I quit cakes and cookies, and a week after that, I quit the potato chips, and other fried packaged snacks. A week after that, I am ready to start tracking all calories.

    I'm kind of the opposite of you, being better on the eating part than the exercise right now, but I am looking for a buddy. Send me a sparkmail if you are interested.
    1807 days ago