Hello and thank you for chekcing my page. Let me introduce myself. I am a Puerto Rican male that lives in sunny Florida where the weather is great all year around. I came from Puerto Rico when I was 8 years old and I have been in Florida for over 25 years. I have a beautiful fiance that is my support and my everything. We have been together for 2 years and she has been there for me since day one with my liver issues. I recently had a liver transplant due to liver cancer. It has been 3 months ...
Hello and thank you for chekcing my page. Let me introduce myself. I am a Puerto Rican male that lives in sunny Florida where the weather is great all year around. I came from Puerto Rico when I was 8 years old and I have been in Florida for over 25 years. I have a beautiful fiance that is my support and my everything. We have been together for 2 years and she has been there for me since day one with my liver issues. I recently had a liver transplant due to liver cancer. It has been 3 months since the transplant and I feel great. Due to the meds I take I have gain some weight and I don't like it. But who likes to be over weight. My fiance told me about the site as she is trying some weight lost too. We are our support team but sometimes we need other people to push us to reach our goals. I am the type of person that will start something as a working out and if I don't see any improvement I give up. I am here for the motivation and encouragement from everyone to push me. If I slack, I give you permission to whip me and punish me. Thanks for visiting my page and let's reach our goals.
Hi! Just stopping by to say Happy Weekend! Hope you are doing well. I'm working hard to beat my bad habit of sitting too much at my computer and getting up and DOING more :) Hope you too have some activity planned for your day!
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' including many with the same challenges, circumstances and goals. 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 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!