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I'm staring fifty in the face, with 100 lbs to lose and a life goal of hiking the Appalachian Trail. About a year from now, I need to head for Springer Mountain.
I'm staring fifty in the face, with 100 lbs to lose and a life goal of hiking the Appalachian Trail. About a year from now, I need to head for Springer Mountain.



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Member Since: 12/27/2005

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Overall improved health and fitness.


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4/28/2013 8:05:19 PM

WELCOME Emily! Nice to have you with us! I love my Sparkworld, and so will you!

Here are tips I put together to share with each new Sparkperson I meet. I hope it will be a help to you as you work toward reaching your goals!

The site can be overwhelming, take your time. Learn one topic at a time, when you get comfortable with it, move on to another area of the site. Soon you will be using all the tools SP has to offer, and loving it!

If you get stuck, and have a technical question about the site, here is a link to the Customer Support Team that is eager to help you:
(only technical questions, if you have a nutrition, fitness, or health question, post the question in the Forums, other Spark members will eagerly try to help you!

Use your Spark Points (click on view SparkPoints) as a map to the site. It is a good way to learn your way around and you can earn points to send yourself or others Sparkgoodies.

Go back to your Start Page if you get lost, you can get almost anywhere from there.

Be sure to use the nutrition tracker. You can ensure you are getting the proper nutrients as well as tracking your caloric intake and this is so important to any weight loss journey.
Never "diet" again! Keep focusing on living a healthier lifestyle!

Read the book, THE SPARK for guidance, motivation and inspiration!
Check out SPARKCOACH.com for extra support, motivation, and inspiration. I joined it, and LOVING IT! Great way to stay accountable!

Log on everyday to stay focused!

THINK POSITIVE! If you have a bad day, let it go.
Wake up to a new day, fresh start!

One of my favorite SP quotes (from BobbyD31)
"Remember we all have Setbacks:

Remember, this is a LIFETIME JOURNEY!!

The online community on the site is wonderful! We are all here to offer support when you need it, and celebrate your successes with you. Any type of interest you have, there will be a Sparkteam for it!

Stop by my Sparkpage anytime and let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you!

Enjoy your journey to a healthier you!

Have FUN along the way!

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4/28/2013 7:17:18 PM

Hello and emoticon !! My name is Angela and I have been on this site since June 2012. Congratulations on taking your first steps to a brand new you and a new weight loss experience where you are supported by en entire community of like-minded people. This website is dedicated to helping people who want a healthier lifestyle including issues with eating healthy and exercising, as well as support forums where we talk about specific issues.

I recommend reading through the Getting Started Guide at this link: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_star

So welcome and enjoy! If you have questions, you can always reach out and send me a SparkMail, or stop by my SparkPage at the link below. We can do this together, with encouragement and support from others, and SparkPeople has really great resources for any kind of workout or condition!

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, and Enjoy!
Sparker since 06/18/12
Co-leader of Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Team

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4/28/2013 12:16:14 PM

Hi Emily and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! Great job on your loss you are doing great!!! Get familiar with everything here and join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability. I usually try to add links to teams by information they use to introduce themselves but that is ok. You can find teams that suit you by using the team search bar. Just type in things your interested in, even your hobbies. Or you could go with something like the first digit of your age followed by a 0 and the word something like - 30 somethings that will give you a team too. Or maybe you want a team with people from your hometown. Anyway good luck on your journey!

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