Tampa has great "Sparks"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I had the opportunity to meet some of the SparkPeople-Tampa members last week at Panera and I had a great time! They were all so nice, and I felt very inspired afterwards. They even inspired me to use this blog (This is the first blog entry I've ever written- anywhere).

They all had different goals and reasons for being a part of SparkPeople. It was great to see people that were at various stages in their "fitness journey." Being as how I just joined Spark People in January and am still new here, it was nice to hear (in person) what worked for them, what they struggled with and how they got through it, and what keeps them going. They were truly a nice group of people!

This site is loaded with information and resources, and I learned a few things talking with the Tampa Sparks. I began using the food tracker and I'm trying to be more consistent. It does a great job holding me accountable and I love the reports it generates. For instance yesterday, the 'you need to burn this many calories to reach your goal' message made me get my butt up earlier this morning to squeeze in a workout before work. And until a Spark Tampa member mentioned it, I didn't know there was an app for Spark People! I have since downloaded the SparkPeople app on my phone, and its made the food tracking much more convinient. It'll be easier to be more consistent now, since I can enter foods I eat from anywhere. There is still so much more I have to learn about this site.

One thing that has already helped me, is the great support you get from the people on here. Everyone has been so helpful so far and I appreciate it so much! I'm looking foward to the next Tampa Sparks event!

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    Hey Shelley...congrats on your first blog! Great job! emoticon
    It was so nice to meet you too....really a nice bunch of folks! We're all at different places but all on the same journey.
    I spent a few weeks of lurking around learning what I was doing and it really helped. Tracking is so huge.
    The other genius idea....I think this is a Downey original... committing to
    10 min./exercise a day. Seems like such a little thing, right?
    It changed my life!!! emoticon
    I'm so happy for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3534 days ago
    HI, thats so cool you got to meet up with
    others from spark. Glad you're here!
    3535 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Great to meet you, Shelly. Do not hesitate to email, hit the message boards, or just blog if you need. All of us are still learning but always willing to help a sister out! Just keep moving forward. Thanks for sharing.
    3535 days ago
    Thank you for your biog...I love Spark..I have been Sparking now for about five weeks and I have dropped about 21 lbs. the support they offer and all the tons of tool here have helped me so very much. I love my new journey and Spark has made it easier for me! Best wishes on your journey and thanks again for your great words!
    3535 days ago
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