Hi and welcome to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day (If you only drink one now, add to as you are able until you are drinking your 8 cups or more a day), watch your portion control (measure everything in the beginning...guaranteed it will get easier) and walk, dance or do any exercise you enjoy (start with 10 minutes a day or several times a day and add to it as you are able or have time). Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily (guaranteed to work if you use them consistently and honestly). Pick one thing to change...one thing at a time. Don't try to change to many things at once as that can be very overwhelming. Just try to take one step, one minute, one hour, one day, one week at a time. They honestly will all add up to the bigger numbers. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers and increasing your ability to enjoy life. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly. Start each day with a positive thought just for that day. Reading and reflecting on an inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind. Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life. Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph helps one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break...Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration. Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals! Set up your Spark page so that we can visit and get to know you, send you spark goodies, and leave encouraging and supportive comments to help you along the way. If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you. God bless you on your journey to a healthier you. Hugs, Helen
Helen/Southwestern PA Joined SP 9/23/2007 Co-leader of The Rainbow Bridge--Grieving the Loss of a Pet Spark Team
"Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible." ~Mary McLeod Bethune
"If you planted hope in a heart today in any hopeless heart, If someone's burden was lighter because you did your part, If you caused a laugh that chased a tear away, If tonight your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray, Then your day was well spent.
Don't wait for inspiration to come to you - take action, and the inspiration will come! - Gilad
If you don't love yourself, how are you going to love somebody else? - RuPaul
I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore! - the late Peter Finch as Howard Beale, "Network"
The time is always right to do what is right. - Dr. Martin Luther King
You've got to work at living. Ninety-nine and nine-tenths of Americans work at dying! - Jack LaLanne (RIP
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As my title says, I'm going crazy here. Lately I've been grasping at straws trying to find out what on earth will work for me in my weight loss. This month is my five year anniversary with WW and I have been able to keep 50 pounds off that I lost. However, I went above my goal weight two years ago when my dad died. I had gained 17 pounds during that time, and since then no matter what I do, the scale refuses to go back down. During that time, WW has also changed their plans and I don't know if it's me, the plan, or if it's some emotional thing that's holding me back. So, here I am. I've been in SP for a few months, but only dabbling. Now I'm going to make an honest effort to log in daily, do LOTS more reading, and hopefully find the switch that will help me take those 17 pounds back off. And, if I am lucky, a few extra after that.
Wish me luck. I'm going to need it!! And, for those of you younger, age matters!! Do it BEFORE you hit your mid 40's or later. It was easier for me the year I turned fourty then it is now.
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