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LADYMACK24 Posts: 666
10/4/12 7:47 P

Welcome back. SP is so very glad you have made the decision to become a healthier you emoticon . I wish I had money for every time I've started an exercise program, lost weight, gained it back, stopped eating healthy, started again, lost weight...my account would be pretty. What I have learned is that I can't beat myself up about it. I have given myself permission to let that go. I start each day with my goals to accomplish. I do what I can, when I can, and push for extra when I need to. What I don't get accomplished, I acknowledge it and moving forward.... You will find what works for you. Just remember to enjoy your journey.

Wishing you all things good...



LOTUS737 Posts: 2,033
10/4/12 9:16 A

Hi Diane! I think many of us understanding starting/stopping/gaining/losing... it's a really frustrating cycle! The great thing about this site is that it helps you make lasting lifestyle changes, so it's not a diet or quick fix, and because you start small, you form healthier habits that make it easier to stick with the changes in the long run! The nutrition and fitness trackers will be your best friends. I would also recommend joining some spark teams- they can be a really great source for motivation and support, and I like to participate in challenges sometimes to really kick my butt into high gear!

You can do this! If you have any questions, feel free to sparkmail me :)

DIANEISBACK Posts: 8
10/4/12 8:04 A

Hi, I'm Diane. I just turned 54 yesterday. The cake and ice cream is done and it's time to work at weight loss, hopefully this time for good! I've been a WW member off and on since i was 20. I've lost and regained the same 25 pounds I don't know how many times. 6 years ago, i was at my highest and then lost 50 pounds, only to regain it all back again. I know it's not productive to beat myself up about it, but it's hard not to. I often wonder what I would've been accomplishing it I hadn't spent the last 35 years focusing on my weight. I'm looking forward to getting and giving support here at SparkPeople.

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