My one word of advice: Listen to your SparkFriends. I have grown as a person and gained much better health from listening to them.
Now let me explain a bit about my Spark journey. I have been Sparking for 8 years. I started by using the food journal, and then the exercise journal. Every day I'd read an article and a blog. One day I started blogging too! I'd ask questions, explain my victories and my defeats on my daily blog. The answers amazed me! The help from my SparkFriends has changed my life for the better!
1CRAZYDOG has shared parts of her journey. Her encouragement has helped me over many difficult hurdles.
NASFKAB and MARYJOANNA and ROX525 are always the first people to respond every morning. Today I'm a little late in my writing. I hope that they don't miss this!
RKOTTEK has excellent recipes and a great understanding of the goodness and nutrients of food. He recently mentioned that perhaps I need to work more rest days into my schedule. I know that he's right. I needed to hear that!
My NH Sparkers team gets together once a year. This is the only physical contact that I have with SparkPeople. I really love those meetings!
MSLZZY, JEANKNEE, ARTJAC, SUNNYBEACHGIRL, LIS193, MORTICIAADDAMS, 1DAY-ATA-TIME, 50YEARSAWIFE, LIVINHEALTHY9, and RO2BENT have followed me for a long time with comments. I know that there are many SparkFriends that I have not mentioned by name, but I appreciate every comment.
Recently I commented on SPARKGUY's blog, and he sent me a SparkMail, asking me about my suggestion. We can change the lives of others with our suggestions and comments!,
Thank you Friends! You fill my life with Spark!