CGEORGE0016

SparkPoints
 
SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Pedometer
From:
DANCINCAJUN1
go to goodies page
Fruit Salad
From:
LESLEE33
go to goodies page
High Five
From:
GETFITLARRY
Awards

 
Interact with CGEORGE0016
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v no profile image CGEORGE0016
    I'm sorry I haven't really been on my page. So much has been going on in my life & trying to find the motivation again for things. I'm stuck at a standstill & need a GIANT shove!!!!
    emoticon
    3015 days ago
  • v ERICAJOY81
    Going through my friends list and checking in. I hope you are having a beautiful week.
    3101 days ago
  • v GETFITLARRY
    Welcome to the Louisville Losers team! I'm happy you have decided to join us during your life style change. We're here to help you along the way from a local perspective and we wish you the best of luck on your journey.

    emoticon
    3132 days ago
  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    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, just by posting here, introducing yourself and sharing your story!
    emoticon
    Try the SparkRecipes.com branch of SparkPeople - you'll find tons of great recipes for healthy cooking and many of them are designed to save money as well. I personally find healthy food less expensive than unhealthy stuff so eventually you'll collect all the spices and other ingredients to go with those yummy veggies, fruit and beans, all of which are pretty darned inexpensive and help stretch meals in a healthy way.

    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!!
    emoticon
    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon 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!
    emoticon
    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.
    emoticon
    Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. It's available in printed version, as an audiobook or as an ebook for Kindle - you can download the free Kindle reader for your computer or read it on a smartphone so you don't have to actually own a Kindle device to take advantage of this offer - I have it on my Blackberry and can read bits of it whenever I'm waiting in a line or feel like I need a 'reminder' of what I'm trying to do so check it out!!!
    emoticon
    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.
    emoticon
    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!
    emoticon


    3133 days ago
  • v FJCINZION
    Hi, Welcome to SparkPeople! You will find a wealth of information here to help you along your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Become familiar with all of the tools available. There is also lots of support to be found here. Good luck on achieving your goals in 2011 and beyond! Faith emoticon emoticon
    3133 days ago
Member Comments (8):  12Next >