to SparkPeople and to the Message Boards Juls! We are so happy you have decided to join us.
For some the website can be a bit overwhelming in the beginning. I recommend you go to the Start Page, click on 'How To Use This Site' at the far right top menu bar, choose from 'Getting Started Guide' or 'Site Tour Videos' or 'FAQs'. These will familiarize you with different areas of Spark and help you to get started. You might even want to consider watching one tutorial daily and practicing the tips until you are comfortable enough to go on to the next.
SparkTeams and Challenges are great ways to keep you motivated and moving towards your goals. Focusing on Lifestyle Changes will make all the difference. This is Not a diet, it's a way of life. The Sweet Tooth Challenge is a terrific place to jump right in.
Don't be shy. Post often so we can get to know you. Friendly help, motivation, clarification, and fun are just a click away. Be sure to set up your SparkPage, if you haven't already done so as soon as possible. It gives people a place to drop an encouraging message and support you on your journey.
I hope you will love SparkPeople as much as I do! Wishing you every success on your journey to reaching your personal goals and a healthy lifestyle. I invite you to visit my SparkPage and get started sparking by leaving me a short comment at the bottom of the page.