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Learning to SPARK

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I've been blogging all over the site and none have ended up on my own blog site. I have a lot to learn. I blog as if I were talking to someone. I talk about myself as well as cheering another contributor on. I read everyone's true words and they are inspiring. I use the emoticons when I am short of time or run out of thoughts! However, they are nice and can be cheerful if not overused!

I have learned that recording what I put in my mouth and actually looking at it in print and seeing daily totals is the best tool I have found this week.

I love reviewing recipes that successful losers have shared. I've set up a family recipe file and have enjoyed saving some that will stimulate my creative effort.

Thanks to all SparkPeople for your help & inspiration. Bye for now.
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  • NHES220
    You are doing great. I have been using SparkPeople since right after Christmas and I log my food to make sure I keep my daily totals in check too - it keeps me honest and avoids surprises with the scale. I also log my exercise. I blog occasionally, mostly about my running program that I started. I also have been checking out the recipes. I am not really the cook in the family and I work from home so I tried out a few slow cooker recipes this winter. They were really good. Keep checking in and I wish you much success and that you are around many years to enjoy your kids, grandkids and great grandkids. emoticon
    1833 days ago
    I located your blog after finding your comment on the Motivation message board site. I agree, Sparkpeople helps me stay on track. Daily efforts are supported through this site, so I don't feel as if i am struggling along all by myself. Keep up the good work!
    1833 days ago
    Keep up the good work! i agree ,I use my blogs as if I'm talking/venting with a friend.It is funny that something will happen and my first thought is"I have to blog about this"I love to write with humor.Plus my Spark friends really supported me when I had worries about my daughter and her deployment adventures etc..Feel free to check out my blogs,no diet ideas ,just Miss Ronnies(My Probation job title) life. emoticon
    1908 days ago
    You're doing a great job, Joanne! Fully half the battle is just keep on keepin' on. And you never know just who you will touch in a positive way with your blogs.

    Have a wonderful day!
    1911 days ago
  • THOMS1
    Yup, keep on blogging, tracking and exercising. It really does work. emoticon
    1912 days ago
    I find I learn something every day on Spark. So far, just about every recipe I try is good and I save it for another go later.
    Sounds like you are doing well. Good luck!
    1912 days ago
    Sparking is fun. It takes a little bit to learn your way around. I have been here five years and I am still finding new places to go. Wishing you great success !!!
    1912 days ago
  • DARJR50
    You are doing well. Keep it up. I suggest the sparkpeople cookbook. A lot of good, nutritious, and easy recipes.
    1912 days ago
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