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Learn Sparkpeople By Earning Your Points


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When I first joined sparkpeople, I felt the the site was very overwhelming and by concentrating on earning my spark points, I really learned the site quickly! Now I am addicted to earning my sparkpoints!!

- Submitted by JASI27 5/20/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 22 Comments
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DARIEBO 5/24/2010 9:19:00 AM

    Glad to know I'm not the only one who was a bit overwhelmed by all of the content and information. I will say, though, that this site is awesome. I love the accountability of recording what I eat and trying to stay withing the parameters set for me. And I agree with you completely on the helpfulness of the SparkPoints. I even remember on the weekends when I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off! emoticon
TCICHOWSKI 5/24/2010 7:06:00 AM

    I'm new to SparkPeople and am so glad to know that feeling overwhelmed at the amount of info on the site is normal!! Thanks so much for sharing! emoticon
AKJADE 5/21/2010 6:18:00 PM

    Ok this is probably going to sound weird, but for me it's working! I simply USE sparkpeople. What I mean is..I get so engrossed in reading all the pages, and blogs, and motivations, etc. etc. that I don't have TIME to snack. For two hours I sat and read sparks things, and kept thinking, I need to eat lunch, but was too engrossed to stop. I grabbed some soup and came back. sparkspeople is keeping me too busy to eat!!
CHARLIE1357 4/18/2015 7:29:00 AM

    I think that is a perfect way to learn Sparkpeople!
MIDWESTLORRAINE 4/11/2014 7:00:00 AM

    If you are going to be addicted to something, make it something good. Get addicted to exercise and logging onto Sparkpeople emoticon
DOING7TBIC 11/2/2013 9:38:00 PM

TPETRIE 8/4/2013 2:09:00 PM

    I agree, I was overwhelmed in the beginning. Now I love the site. emoticon
TPETRIE 8/4/2013 2:09:00 PM

    I agree, I was overwhelmed in the beginning. Now I love the site. emoticon
MSROZZIE 4/16/2013 7:54:00 PM

    Knowledge is power! emoticon emoticon
2PB4JSNM 5/8/2012 11:26:00 AM

    Too funny. I agree and if you have an iota of OCD gene or Type A personality you will have compulsive moments about gaining spark points! I think it's a nice feature.
RUSSELL_40 7/6/2011 2:16:00 PM

    That is how I learned about this site, and still fill out my points, read the articles etc. It forces me to read stuff I might not go to if I wasn't going down the list
JDFAN448HS 12/22/2010 3:04:00 PM

    I believe Mr. Spark Guy, Chris, should win a humanitarian award for his vision and implementation of Spark People. Too change so many lives through communication and enlightenment is a beautiful thing to see each and everyday.
Thank you Chris for your love of your fellow human beings and going the distance to make us realize that we can make it happen.
RSTATHIS 9/14/2010 10:54:00 AM

    Great reminder!
NORASPAT 5/24/2010 11:10:00 PM

    I learned more about the computer using the trackers than i would have without SP.
MOXIE22 5/24/2010 8:58:00 AM

    I start my day with that really cute spinning wheel and it gives me a focus on fitness. I had to get a timer app for my computer so I wouldn't keep sparking so long I'd be late in getting ready for work.
MARDGY 5/22/2010 1:30:00 PM

    I so get you because there something about seeing perfect attendance at the end of the month that keeps me logging on each day regardless of what kind of busy day I am having. I do agree that I have learned so many healthy tips to keep me on track since the start of the year on developing a new and improved me.
PUMILU 5/22/2010 9:44:00 AM

    This is how I am learning to use Sparkpeople. I've joined a couple of teams but changing things around as I learn more about how to use this site. I am trying to encourage my friend to join with me we are both avid Curves members and are diet buddies who will meet later today and again I want to share with her about how Sparkpeople is helping me to get unstuck with my diet and exercising. emoticon
SCDALYNCH 5/22/2010 8:35:00 AM

    Yes, this is a great way to get started and learn. I never new so much about health realted issues. I also never heard of some of the tips and information. What a new perspective on healthy eating.
BRADIA 5/21/2010 6:53:00 PM

    I also am learning to use the whole SP concept through sparkpoints. I was home four months on a sick leave and now that I went back to work I geto home in a hurry to connect.
CINABEE 5/21/2010 4:02:00 PM

    I feel the same way.Every day it gets alittle easier for me. emoticon
STAMPINGADDICT 5/21/2010 3:13:00 PM

    I am still at the exploring stage (6 month later)... but LOVE my sparkpoints! emoticon
TUDI4480 5/21/2010 2:22:00 PM

    I agree with you! Although, even now, I still find new things to explore and new areas I didn't even realize were there. I like the whole site and like the SP community very much. What a treat.

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