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KIMBER1264 SparkPoints: (201)
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1/4/14 1:36 P

I am just starting with Sparkpeople and wondering if you would recommend this diet program, I have 250 pds to lose. I read your story and im sorry to hear what you have gone through.I am turning 50 this year and want a healthier life style so I can live longer. I too am very sedentary and was wondering what kind of exercise do you do and if you have any tips on losing weight. Thank you in advance for your help!

LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 67,812
9/1/13 5:48 P

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9/1/13 4:56 P

Thank you for your kind replies. My problem is getting started. I have a short term goal. My son in law's brother is getting married in Dec & i would like to look better than I do for the wedding and be able to dance there. I need a starting point and even though I am an RN, I am finding it difficult to know where to begin. Any advice is welcome.

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9/1/13 2:34 P

Welcome aboard!


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9/1/13 12:14 P

I just stopped by your SparkPage and your grandbabies are soooo adorable! I wish you much success and a wonderful life. You definitely deserve it.
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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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9/1/13 12:06 P

Hi and welcome to Spark People! This is a great place for inspiration and support!! I wish you all the best on your journey.

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9/1/13 12:03 P

you will be surprised how many of us have stories similar to you if not worse,. the day comes when you stop the tears, make a plan and change your life - that is what you need to get to - daily see your self not as sad and helpless but stronger then the day before and able to get on,. today you 200 but next week if you get up with a positive mindset you can be 198 and that is a chip on a big block that can be the new focus to your new life - good luck hope you use this to motivate you to get power back and stop the tears

9/1/13 10:44 A

I am so, so sorry you're in so much pain. :( I am glad to know you are with family, but that doesn't lessen the pain of such an emotionally jarring event. You've taken the first step, however; not only will losing weight and becoming more active make you healthier physically, it also helps emotionally. It will give you a focus, and exercise will become like a drug (in a good way!; if you're like me, you will eventually turn to exercise when you feel sad/lonely/angry/etc. For now, just focus on taking it one step at a time. Set fast break goals, 3 of them, and make sure they're small-10 min. of exercise a day, 8 glasses of water a day, 3 servings of fruits or veggies a day, etc. Focus on those for the first week or two, and when you meet them every day (or however many days you aim for out of the week), either increase them or add in a couple more. This is how you build healthy habits. You can do this!!!!!

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9/1/13 9:23 A

My story is long & complicated. The short version is I came to Israel to be with my youngest daughter when she gave birth in 2006. The day before what would have been our 35th anniversary, my husband sent me a four line email telling me that he "loved me, but wasn't in love with me". He had met someone, used every bit of our savings, stopped paying the mortgage on our home & would not send me money for a ticket back. I crawled into bed for two years. My terrific family, my faith & a good doctor got me moving again. However, I now was 200 pounds overweight. It has been almost five years. I have grown sedentary beyond belief. It is an effort to walk from the bedroom to the bathroom. I went to doctors who either want me to have surgery or "just start exercising". I am 4'10" tall. I am carrying around two hundred pounds. I just don't know what to do. I want to be here when my grandchildren marry. I love living with my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. I love being in Israel. Any suggestions? emoticon ?

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