Fitness Minutes: (57,735)
9/2/14 8:54 P
You came to the right place.
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.
Persistence is more important than perfection.
Fitness Minutes: (125,913)
3,777 9/2/14 8:36 P
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!
2014 Fall 5% Challenge Team Leader of SP Class of August 19-25, 2012 Team Leader of SP Class of November 27- December 3, 2011 Team Leader of SP Class of July 21-27, 2013 ____________________ "Continuous effort--not strength or intelligence--is the key to unlocking our potential." --Winston Churchill
Fitness Minutes: (83,501)
9/2/14 7:57 P
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!
Fitness Minutes: (12,824)
9/2/14 7:28 P
Karen- New Jersey EDT
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
9,692 9/2/14 7:16 P
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.
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
Fitness Minutes: (890)
1 9/2/14 7:14 P
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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