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LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 69,265
6/19/12 10:02 A

Welcome to SP! You made the right choice signing up to SP. Best wishes to you.

Peggy (Colorado)

Please check out the teams I am on: DO IT FOR LOVE! (co-leader), FLYbabies, HAVING FUN WHILE REACHING YOUR GOALS!! (Co-Leader), Isagenix users, & The SONflowers.

BYEPOUNDS Posts: 7,117
6/19/12 9:54 A

Good point and it is well taken!

The sparks points has been my motivation for a long time. And with the bonus spin, I work to get at least the 25 points so that I can spin the second wheel. After that, I work for 50 points. Then if I have my other things met then I return to try for 100 points.

185 on my fourth anniversary of July 7, 2010
Joined weight watchers on 10/18/10 @ 188.0/after multiple 17 week passes took a break on 2/11/12
Weight Loss in 2011--24 lbs.
Plan to lose 12 lbs in 2012
7/07/12=6th anniversary
2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!!
1/04/13--149 :-)
9/29/13--138 50 lbs
3/26/14--diagnosed with diabetes
7/26/14--a1c 7.1
KOUNTRYFIDDLE SparkPoints: (32,266)
Fitness Minutes: (25,421)
Posts: 1,746
6/19/12 7:22 A

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RG_DFW SparkPoints: (136,136)
Fitness Minutes: (61,658)
Posts: 9,872
6/19/12 7:21 A

Welcome to SparkPeople!

Are you competitive by nature? One of my daily goals is to hit 100 SparkPoints. When I do that, I've not only read articles, I've interacted with other members by reading and commenting on their blogs and writing my own blog. 100 points gets me here and gets me active each and every day.

When I started, I made the commitment to workout daily and write a blog about it. On days when I don't feel like doing it, I think about the blog I need to write and I certainly do NOT want to write that I was lazy and did not work out.

Maintain your goals on your SparkPage (that's what all the goal-setting gurus write about) and make the goals public on your page. Write about it on your blog every day.

Weight loss = calorie maintenance, cardio, and strength. Calorie maintenance is every day, cardio is at least five days per week, and strength is 3 to 4 days per week. I believe you need all three for a successful weight loss and fitness program.

Above all, be consistent. Doing something toward you goal every day will pay big rewards over the next few months. You can do this!

LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (249,593)
Fitness Minutes: (161,857)
Posts: 13,787
6/18/12 8:29 P

Hello and Welcome!
Glad you decided to post, you won't be sorry.
You will find lots of support and motivation. Members are so helpful and knowledgeable.
Being active on your Spark Teams is a great way to stay motivated and be accountable.

Best of luck to you!

Northern Ky.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."

REDSGIRL2008 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/18/12 2:31 P

I've logged onto SparkPeople several times over the years and yet never signed up until today. I was afraid that I would have to be accountable for myself & my choices & I wasn't willing to do that. Until now. I want to be a better person than I was yesterday & I want to enjoy this lifetime & stop hiding from it.

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