My advice based on my experience is to start with small realistic goals so you build on success. This has to be a permanent life style change that you can live with so build up to it. Doesn't matter how long it takes, you'll get there.
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By joining SP you made the first step on your journey to better health! Tracking your nutrition and exercise/activities on the "my Nutrition" and "myFitiness" trackers is key to success. Familiarize yourself with it and use it daily. Also, get active! Join a SparkPeople team of your interest for great challenges to get you started. There is a team for everyone, no matter how much we weigh or what our physical abilities are. Team members offer an abundance of support, encouragement, and advice. I invite you to visit my SparkPage. I'm confident you will succeed in reaching your goals!
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There are so many great resources here! I recommend starting with the nutrition/food tracker because that is the key element in weight loss for most people. Then, once you're comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, start exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. By tracking everything since May 2011 and using the other features here to keep myself focused, I lost 90 pounds and have maintained that loss for over a year now. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it!
And, setting up your own SparkPage and making it public/accessible will allow others to provide you with support, motivation and encouragement!
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Stick to your sparkpeople ranges, and make sure you exercise regularly; strength training is critical for preserving lean muscle mass, even though it's not a big calorie burner.
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I AMM A 58 YEAR OLD MAN THAT HAS BEEN UP N' DOWN THE WEIGHT LADDER AND I' M LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD FRIENDS THAT CAN HELP ME ACCOMPLISH THIS. I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT OFF AND BUILD LEAN MUSCLE AT THE SAME TIME. HELP!!!!!!
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