So, in my first week, I lost a total of 10.8 pounds, without even trying I was eating way less than I was even allowed, not counting any exercise. I realize that's aggressive, but if nothing else makes for a good jump start, I'm sure it'll mellow out as I continue, either way; I'll take it!
Welcome to Sparkpeople so glad you have joined us.
You asked about keeping in touch with your wife, sister and her husband here on Sparkpeople. There are a number of ways
1) All of you join the same team - that way you can post to the team and they can.
2) Go to the top of this page and see 'community' Click onto it, then click onto message boards, then click on community journal - make up a journal letting the others know of it and they can come to it to stay connected with losing weight
3) You could start your own spark team for the four of you.
Consider going to your sparkpage and putting up a little about yourself on it so that when we come to say hi we can read how you are doing
Participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined as that is where you will be encouraged and motivated
If you go to the "My Trackers" tab above there is a link for "SparkMail" near the bottom of the list. There is also a notification of new SparkMail at the top right of the page next to your username if you get new mail.
Welcome back to SparkPeople!
Dave A.- South Central PA, USA
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." - Mark Twain
to Spark People. There isn't a chat line per say but if you all join the same team, you can communicate through there. There are plenty of walking teams at Spark People and you will get to know others as well. All the best in reaching your goals.
Susan from Welland Ontario CANADA
I REACHED my GOAL! I FOUGHT for it! I WILL NOT give it up! NOTHING will prevent me from maintaining my HEALTH!
I'm Back with a New Motivation! As an added incentive, I introduced Sparkpeople to my sister and her husband, and they re-challenged me by offering to use this app with me, setting their goals as well. So all together there will be four of us "walking" this new challenge. Besides myself, there will be my wife, my sister and her husband. What I need to know is, Is it possible to communicate to each other via this app/website? I told them that I thought it might be but wasn't sure how to set it up.