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    1762 days ago
    Hi...I did start the marble plan and so far I have 4 marbles in the lost jar....thanks for the great idea....every time I get on my exercise equipment I see my two jars and I am extremely motivated.....I hope your lose jar is filling up... emoticon
    2912 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/16/2013 7:48:52 AM
    Hey hun....just stopping by also wondering did you start the marble idea....Congrats on your weight lost so far...WTG....keep on keeping on...
    2913 days ago
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already!


    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there or at least others who have similar characteristics and circumstances. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.

    Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.


    Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.


    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


    3719 days ago
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    You've made a great choice in joining Sparkpeople. There are tons of resources for you to explore. Try something, see if it works for you. If it does, keep it. If it doesn't, try something different. If you can, focus on the positives. Remember to pat yourself on the back for the good things you are doing for yourself. Join a Spark Team or two based on your goals, interests, hobbies, whatever. You'll appreciate all the support you get from others AND you'll have positive experiences in giving support to other Sparkers. Take your time. Keep on keeping on. Remember to enjoy this journey.

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    3720 days ago
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