I was 54 when I joined SparkPeople and 56 when I came back and started my Spark Program, starting with Stage One. This is a one day at a time program, but if you do the SparkPeople Program Steps, it really does work. I am terribly average, it's the SP program that is extraordinary.
I found logging my foods in the Nutrition Tracker helped me to lose 90 lbs in 16 months! I started at 210 and went to 120. I am 5'1.5" short, lol.
I hung clothing that was too small on my closet door and every time I would get discouraged I would try them on. Week by week they started fitting! That kept me motivated.
Welcome aboard, we really are all in the same boat! Sometimes we can sail right along but sometimes we have to be rowing like crazy!
You can make it happen! SparkPeople really does work!
I spent most of my 60 years in Obesityville - that is one town I never want to visit ever again! Slim City is way more fun!!
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Back to 145 with Ray's Heart Valve recovery :( but Ray's still here!
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I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!
2/17/12 2:48 P
Definately do not stop the "eating healthy" portion of the journey. Good luck with your surgery, and don't try to do anything exercise-related until the doctors have cleared you! And, easy does-it from the beginning. Keep us posted :)
Happily married mother of three girls. Girl Scout parent volunteer
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa
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2/17/12 1:59 P
I would like to say thank you to all those who welcomed me aboard. It will take me awhile to sort things out as I have to delay the exercise elements of the program for about a month due to surgery. Jim
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