Hi, saw your message board post-so sorry for the pain you've gone thru but glad you're back with us here at SP!! It's the greatest place for support, not only wt loss but for all the stuff life throws at us!
So, stay connected no matter what, follow the recommendations for fitness & nutrition & you will amaze yourself at what you can achieve!!!
Enjoy what's left of this year & Have yourself a wonderful New Year!!! 1543 days ago
Greetings and - I'm really glad you've joined us!! Right now is a great time to get active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support- it's also lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together.
Sometimes the best way to start is to just pick a small goal such as drinking 8 glasses of water a day or eating 5 fruits and veggies plus a small exercise goal such as increasing whatever you've been doing by 10%. There's a great article explaining how one or two changes can lead to long-term success - you can read the article at http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?p ost=one_healthy_change_leads_to_another . I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized here instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' and 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!
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 and great FAQs for many topics. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site. I wish you the best on your journey!!!
Welcome back! I have been on here off and on so I do know this is the site to be at. You are on the right track, keep your chin up and look up to the stars. God bless you, June 1546 days ago