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GRIMLOCKRUNNING SparkPoints: (1,022)
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3/29/13 11:35 A

I'm just coming back after several years and and a baby, but I was successful with the SparkPeople program several years ago. I found that the exercise and diet worked together. I started to see cookies as extra time on the elliptical and they we're so appealing anymore! I started by just tracking, then modifying what I ate to stay in my calorie range, then modifying that to stay in my nutrient ranges (for me that meant working to eat enough protein).

I know that with SparkPeople, it's really up to me. If I hit all of my benchmarks, I will lose weight even if it is frustratingly slow sometimes. Patience and persistence worked.

Good luck in your journey. I'm sure you'll do great!

WINACHST Posts: 1,512
3/29/13 8:29 A

Definitely track what you eat ~ it is a great visual to see what you are doing right and what in you can improve

BILL60 Posts: 334,887
3/29/13 6:51 A

Welcome to SP and the very best to you in your pursuit of health and fitness.

LKEITHO SparkPoints: (262,740)
Fitness Minutes: (217,810)
Posts: 13,834
3/28/13 9:25 P

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

TIME2BLOOM4ME SparkPoints: (144,646)
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Posts: 5,104
3/28/13 11:01 A

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CHLOEAGH SparkPoints: (29,002)
Fitness Minutes: (7,311)
Posts: 1,012
3/28/13 10:19 A

Welcome! If you need diet help, there are many articles on SP, as well as the meal plans that can help you out. If you have questions or need support, come to the message boards or join SparkTeams. And always track what you eat! SparkPeople is a great resource for everything health and fitness, so also check out all of the other aspects of the site.

Good luck!

MFRAZI51 SparkPoints: (20)
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3/28/13 9:11 A

Hi. I am 52 years old. I have trying to loose weight for a few years and it don't seem like I can loose any of it. I did join the gym. But I hope that can find a diet to help me eat better. and loose the weight. I would like to loose about 35 pounds.

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