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Keep logging in EVERY DAY

I try to log on to Sparkpeople every day.....no matter how hectic my day has been, as long as I have Internet access I will track my food and exercise. This keeps me accountable .....ad I never feel like i am on this journey by myself !

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Login to SparkPeople

After having a couple of days of not logging in, I realized that rather than looking at logging in SP as a big task or something that requires a lot of time/effort just treat it like maybe your Facebook or email. When you check your emails, do a quick login to SP, blog/post/browse/read as per your c...

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Use your friend feed!

Don't just "friend" people, use your friend feed to keep up with what your frineds are doing, when they need support, when they have reached a goal! BE A FRIEND! FEED YOUR FRIENDS!

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Love those Spark Points!

I found that going to My Sparkpoints is a great way to explore all that this site has to offer. Until I read all the ways to get points, I didn't know about Trivia, or Secrets of Success. When I click "view sparkpoints" it reminds me of all the different ways Sparkpeople supports me on my fitness ...

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Try Lots of Teams

I never understood why people were so bent-up about teams, until I found the right one with an active community that did games and contests I LIKED! So, don't just look at the title when joining but also look at the discussion boards. And keep trying! Sooner or later, you'll find exactly what you ne...

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No Shame in Loving the Points

When I'm not seeing the results I want on the scale, I depend on the points I get to make me feel like I've accomplished something! Maybe I didn't lose a pound, but by trying to get as many points as possible I know I'm doing something right. Plus, trophies!

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