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TIZSLIM Posts: 671
8/8/12 3:09 P

Thanks for the replies people.

@ Mardie Sounds good. I hope you'll keep us up to date on how you're doing. When I was previously losing weight with Spark, I was aiming to do a 10k race [walking not running] with a friend. Both of us were used to walking a lot in our daily life, so we decided we'd do it in the fastest possible time we could manage. I guess that kept me training on the treadmill even when the weather was poor. The day of the race was scorching hot and we had a fantastic time. Naturally we run [well, jogged] the last few hundred metres. Actually, it was a couple of months after that I kind of went off the wagon. Maybe you've hit the nail on the head and I need an extra target as well as losing weight and getting healthier.

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MARDE16 Posts: 9
8/8/12 9:04 A

Me too. I've been on Sparkpeople for a number of years and have started again several times. Giving it another go. I decided a month ago that I wanted to run a 5K in honor of my 60th birthday in November. I've never even run around the house so this is a huge goal for me. Since Sparkpeople has a 5K program I joined in that and the rest is just logical. I still need to lose 25 pounds but am going to start at the beginning and hopefully get somewhere this time.

2CLEAN Posts: 15
8/8/12 8:21 A

I also started Spark awhile back, but really never started, if you know what I mean. But today is the day. One step at a time. Thanks for Sparkers

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8/7/12 8:32 P

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TIZSLIM Posts: 671
8/7/12 7:23 P

I first joined Spark some years ago and got about half way to my goal. And then, I just seemed to go off the wagon. Tried a number of times to get motivated again but never really got going. And of course I put back on all that I'd lost. I've been using spark again [mainly nutrition trackers] for the last few weeks. Lost 12lb so far - obviously pleased with that. I'm having to approach it differently this time around because at the end of last year I was diagnosed with arthritis, so at the moment, I can't exercise as much as I did when previously losing weight. I'm wondering if other people also 'fell off the wagon' previously, and how they avoided the same thing happening again?

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