Fitness Minutes: (270,855)
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Welcome to Spark People. There is so much information available to you here. There are teams that you can join that offer support, inspiration and motivation with members of pretty much any interest that you may seek. The food & fitness trackers are invaluable sources at your disposal. There are articles that cover pretty much any topic that you can imagine. Spark people members share blogs that offer you a glimpse at their experience, strength and hope and gives you a look at their perspective. There are health articles and a vast health encyclopedia, if you will, to help you with all manner of physical health issues. There are even games to help you get involved and meet new friends. This is a wonderful positive community of people, like yourself, who want to work their "weigh down" the scale on the path to better health and happiness. Jump in and get involved. I find that the more active I am, the more I get out of it for myself. It's sort of like "paying it forward" and reaping benefits from the backwash! I am so happy that you are here. Bright blessings to you my friend. Dawn
Start by asking your doctor - but I would think even your doctor would recommend some exercise - as long as you don't overdo it. You can even start with Chair Exercises - there's a Spark Team called Chair Exercises that has a listing of free online exercises you can do while sitting in a chair! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ ual.asp?gid=32265
I was 54 when I joined SparkPeople and 56 when I came back and started my Spark Program, starting with Stage One. This is a one day at a time program, but if you do the SparkPeople Program Steps, it really does work. I am terribly average, it's the SP program that is extraordinary.
I found logging my foods in the Nutrition Tracker helped me to lose 90 lbs in 16 months! I started at 210 and went to 120. I am 5'1.5" short, lol.
I hung clothing that was too small on my closet door and every time I would get discouraged I would try them on. Week by week they started fitting! That kept me motivated.
Welcome aboard, we really are all in the same boat! Sometimes we can sail right along but sometimes we have to be rowing like crazy!
You can make it happen! SparkPeople really does work!
I spent most of my 59 years in Obesityville - that is one town I never want to visit ever again! Slim City is way more fun!!
(((Sending you Skinny Vibes today!))) 10K Steps a Day Spirited Underdogs 5% Challenge - private team
I sign up for Sparks people quite awhile back but never started anything. I am 47 years old and I know I need to lose over 100 pounds. I NEED HELP! I just gotten over a slip disk and now my pain level is down. I have more good days than bad. I want to start walking again but to be honest I am scared of hurting myself. I never want to go through that pain again. Should I lose weight first then walk. I am 5ft4in and weigh about 270 pounds. I carry all my weight on my top. Very top heavy. Any advice would help me. Than you!
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