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RAGAMUFFINKEL SparkPoints: (63,775)
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11/12/12 10:10 P

emoticon on taking the first steps to a healthier you. A emoticon toast to a healthier and more enjoyable life! emoticon emoticon emoticon And emoticon prayerfully you will find that you can enjoy it more than you would ever imagine!!!
Some thoughts and suggestions as I say emoticon to Spark People.
emoticon This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
emoticon don't emoticon to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you. emoticon
emoticon Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS. emoticon
Some things to remember: emoticon drink plenty of water every day!
emoticon sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. emoticon healthier every day. emoticon Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to emoticon every day. emoticon when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to emoticon emoticon emoticon exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories! emoticon
emoticon MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DON’T LOSE weight or inches…TAKE THEM OFF, emoticon KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You aren’t interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals regularly and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (519,134)
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11/12/12 8:31 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals, and best of luck with your surgery!

NSTARSMITH Posts: 3,650
11/11/12 8:15 P

I wish you the best of luck with your surgery. Work your way back gradually and use the exercises that do not require the use of the knee for a while. You can "translate" a lot of fat into muscle as you recover! Just keep on after your goal, slow but sure, and you will get there.

JUDYPOPPINS Posts: 17,679
11/11/12 7:59 P

Sending you positive thoughts. My daughter had ACL reconstruction of her left knee this summer (she failed to make the last obstacle in a 5K obstacle race). She's recovering and will be fine. Just do as the surgeon tells you, do go to all the rehab sessions you can and you will need patience and faith while you recover, but you will recover.

11/11/12 7:31 P

SO far i been doing PT 2 times a week and eating as best i can (paleo) for those of you wondering
teps-a-motivational-guide/ some days are better than others.

I have lost 15 pounds, currently at 150. i want to be mostly muscle, but i have to get rid of this fat that has just been gaining on me since i graduated college( being 21 and biege drinking, learned my lessons that hard way). . With this Knee surgery ( ACL reconstruction in my left knee) i never want my body to be weak again. i am no athlete and have no muscle and so that my theory as to why i injured my knee with HIGH heels on. Its absolutely pathetic. After this surgery, i want to be a crossfit girl. My life has changed and my health and wellness has become #1 priority.

I am terrified about this surgery, i want to be better and stronger. I need a lifestyle change, my job, my habits, my diet, and my goals. 2013 i will be New. So far i continue to get ready for surgery, chopped off over 15inches of my hair to donate to Pantene beautiful lengths (
fulLengths/Pages/default.aspx ) and have become a blonde. Well on my way to a new me.

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