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HAVE2DOIT4ME SparkPoints: (2,899)
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10/26/13 4:24 P

Have been trying to do just that. I'm finding that it takes signifiant time to work out my nutrition and workouts. I have been replying to all messages sent to me.

Thank you for responding and I do realize that support is important!

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10/26/13 10:39 A

If you really want to "do this" you should definitely fill out your Sparkpage and start interacting, as well. Support is of paramount importance!

HAVE2DOIT4ME SparkPoints: (2,899)
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10/19/13 7:31 P


Thank you for your advice and your Good Luck wishes.

GYPSYGOTH SparkPoints: (91,902)
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10/19/13 5:14 P

Once you have your tracker communicating properly with the site and everything, you can try challenging yourself to do more steps than yesterday, every day.

Increasing the difficulty is what will lead to long-term success! Definitely work up to it, but WORK; once a certain number of steps in a day is easy for you, it's not doing you any good for weight loss. (General health on the other hand, sure! The more walking, the better.)

Good luck!

HAVE2DOIT4ME SparkPoints: (2,899)
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10/17/13 3:05 P

Thank you for your response. Great ideas!
This will help get me going.

HAVE2DOIT4ME SparkPoints: (2,899)
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10/17/13 3:01 P

Thank you. Good advice. So one step at a time and don't try to overdo to make up for lost time. I'll try the chair cardio and see how that goes. I'm hoping to be back on my treadmill for slow walks soon, but I won't be rushing that.
Thank you for your response.

Edited by: HAVE2DOIT4ME at: 10/17/2013 (15:03)
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10/17/13 2:30 P


Welcome to Spark People ! I give all new members one piece of advice 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 oday was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. Every little bit really does make a differece. Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. that's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time, thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body.

Start with some simple changes first. don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. Example, if you're not eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies, 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 have an injury and have difficulty walking, then sit in a chair and do some upper body strength exercises for 10-15 minutes. Once you'e achieved these goals, then you set new ones.

And that's how good health starts. One small change can change your life !!

As far as that inury, if you can't stand for long periods of time, then do some cardiovascular upper body workouts while sitting in a chair. Coach Nicole has a short chair workout posted in the fitness section.

Take baby steps literally and figuratively.

JOYLJL Posts: 398
10/17/13 12:07 P

Set your timer for 15 minutes. You can do anything for 15 minutes. Whether it be cooking a nutritious snacks for the week, walking, picking up things around the home, or sitting to track your foods and exercise. But when you finish 15 minutes that are completely focused on one task, then move and do something else.
Remind your self every time you open the fridge, that you are worth it, you deserve to have pain free living and you can do it. Maybe put a sticky note on the fridge with words of encouragement to yourself.
Finally fill up your water bottles in the morning. Divide your weight in half and drink that many ounces of water.. Remember 8 ounces=1 cup.
Thanks for getting back on track and asking questions. It helps us all remember what we need to do to keep ourselves on track.

HAVE2DOIT4ME SparkPoints: (2,899)
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10/17/13 11:50 A

I haven't been able to exercise for quite a while. Have been in a lot of pain and eating comfort food. I haven't been keeping track of anything! Today is the first day I have been able to do a little walking, so I'm starting over. I just received my Spark Activity Tracker to help me get back in gear! I'm not sure if I have it working properly.
Any advice to help me get going again?

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