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EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
1/5/13 3:10 A

hang in there and NEVER, NEVER give up. Even if you do mess up, always remember tomorrow is a brand new day and you can try again! You're still young, you've got your whole life ahead of you, don't waste anymore time, start now, and remember, baby steps, one step at a time, one lb at a time! You CAN do this! We'll be cheering you on!

STARDUST2K4 Posts: 1,376
1/5/13 2:52 A

You have definitely come to the right place. Having a lot of weight to lose can be very daunting. I wasn't very far from your weight when I started It's taken years of trial and error, and baby steps! Start small. Trying to overhaul your diet, and start trying to run a marathon off the bat is going to overwhelm you. Start with exercising just 10 minutes a day and drinking at least 5 cups of water. Or really, anything small and attainable for you. You can use the short-term tracker to only track 10 pounds at a time so you don't get discouraged.
I've personally been doing this for almost 4 years now, and the biggest struggle for me was finally facing the fact that this wasn't going to happen in a short amount of time. I've been overweight for 10 years, and I was foolish to believe that I could lose it all within a year or even two.

If you'd like, you can sparkmail me anytime you need.

You can do this!

CJYOUCANDOIT SparkPoints: (53,211)
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1/5/13 12:11 A

Welcome to Sparkpeople. This is a great place to be. Make sure you keep your goals manageable. I have trouble with exercise so I just ask for 10 minutes each day. Most of the time I do much more but I only need to do 10 minutes to reach my goal. That way I don't feel bad if I cannot get more in. Set your goals at the easy level at first. Once you gain success you can up the ante when you are ready. We are pulling for you. Keep your eye on the prize--being able to easily keep up with your daughter. Think positive. Make a priority in your life. You and your daughter are both worth it.
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FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,045
1/4/13 11:42 P

You are in the right place. I think your motivation will come from what you said that you want to be able to play with your daughter. What a great reason to get fit and healthy. I know this journey may seem daunting at the moment, but it's all about sacrifice and change. You can do this!

ALORAS SparkPoints: (1,613)
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1/4/13 4:41 P

LOL, archimedes just posted the same story I just recommended you. I guess it´s popular or its a great story to read, go ahead and take a look!


ALORAS SparkPoints: (1,613)
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1/4/13 4:39 P

Hang in there, there´s definitely a long path to go thru, but you made a great choice by starting it. One step at a time. I'm learning a lot by reading other Sparkmember's posts and blogs. As many will tell you, you won´t lose those pounds you have to get rid of by tomorrow.
There's no such thing as magic. Just focus on the here-and-now and start making healthier choices. Results will come in time.

I suggest you to read this one in particular, it may cheer you up.

One final thing: try to rephrase that first sentence "my last attempt kind of thing". It will be a bumpy road, and you will have to learn to deal with obstacles. Maybe you won´t lose an ounce, maybe it´s hard to deal with food you are not used to, maybe you don´t enjoy exercising. In any case, accept what comes and be kind with yourself. What most of us need is not just to lose weight, is to change our attitude and choose a different lifestyle, have more compassion with ourselves, etc.

Best of luck!

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (195,741)
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1/4/13 4:35 P


Welcome to Spark People ! I'm going to give you a piece of advice I give to all new members and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself was to drink 8 glasses of water today, that's still a step in the right direction. Weight loss isn't all or nothing. Every little bit really does make a difference.

Spark People encourages its members to start with some simple changes first. don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. Set some simple goals first. Example, if you're not used to eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies each day, set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. If you're not drinking 8 glasses of water, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses each day for one week. if you're not exercising, set a goal to take a 30 minute walk each day for one week. Once you've achieved these goals, then you set new ones.

And that's how good health starts. It starts with a few simple changes. Because one small change CAN change your life.

If you need motivation, I'm going to recommend that you add INDYGIRL as a spark friend. Join her spark team too !! At her highest weight, she was 460+ pounds. Two years later, she's lost half that weight. She's an inspiration. And she's written some great blogs on her own journey which you might find helpful.

Take baby steps literally and figuratively !! As the Coaches all say,"trust the process".

CECISMOMMY09 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/4/13 4:34 P

you came to the right place we are all hear to help!!!! You can definately do this!!! If you need help im here for you!

MYPEREZ88 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/4/13 4:28 P

Hello all, I am joining this as my last attempt kind of thing. I have been able to lose weight but i always gain it back. I have a 2 year old and really need to get to a healthy weight so i can keep up with her. I can barely get in the floor to play with her...well let me retract that I can barley get out of the floor after playing with her which leads to not getting in the floor at all :( I just joined a BLC on here and hoping that helps in accountability!! Really need to stay motivated!!!

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