Today is my 3rd month anniversary on Spark. Although the weight has not come off as quickly as I would have liked, I have had a lot of success in other ways. First, the community is awesome because they know what it is like for you. I learn something new every day, from both members and the articles. While my food choices were not always good, portion control was a real eye opener. Last, exercise has become a part of my life. While I still don't love it, I feel guilty if I don't do it. I'll take the guilt for now! I know believe anyone can do it, but understand it's probably going to be slow, but isn't that what you want? To change your life to a healthy one all the way around? I wish everyone much success!
Debbie - NY
"To love another person is to see the face of God." - Victor Hugo
"Always chase your dreams, instead of running from your fears." - Anonymous
"Why fit in when you are born to stand out?" - Dr. Seuss
Fitness Minutes: (11,796)
5,855 7/4/13 11:15 A
I have been using spark coach for several months now and I am very pleased with the knowledge that is shared with us. I learn something significant every day.
"It is easier to raise good children than to fix bad men" by Fredrick Douglas.
Thanks! NURSEGINA72, I know exactly what you are talking about with the "self abuse". I also work in the Medical Field I'm a Respiratory Therapist. I was a single mom at a very young age and my son has had Multiple disabilities to deal with his entire life. SOOOO I take care of everyone Except me! I have been working Really hard to try to do better because I am sick of Hurting all of the time, I'm sick of seeing Roll after Roll of fat when I look in the mirror. It has been a long slow process. I am not as dedicated as I could or should be. But just increasing my awareness of what I eat and trying to eat with in my guidelines has led to gradual success! now 29 pounds lost! BEST of Luck for your Healthy Future!
5/11/13 10:43 A
Kudos Kris170 for what you have accomplished and for getting back on track! I'm am a SparkPeople newbie...today is my first day. Like you, I hate to exercise...mainly because I hate to sweat. But I read a great saying on another member's profile that said "Sweat is fat crying." I think it should become my mantra! But I could also use a kick in the butt! I have alot of things going against me right now - crippling depression, no self-esteem, a dying 19yr old persian cat who is my only "child", unemployed, yada yada and so on, and I've always eaten for comfort, so this a particularly difficult time to start this program, but I am sick & tired of being sick & tired. If I'm fortunate to live another 40 years, I certainly don't want them to be like the last forty! I'm so compassionate and gentle with other people (thus, my being a nurse), but I am absolutely vicious with myself. I am truly my worst enemy. Although I'm working on taming my inner critic and being more kind to myself, I realize I really need some form of support & encouragement in my efforts. So I am hoping that being a part of this community will be the key to finally being successful at setting reasonable goals and achieving them, for the sake of my physical and mental health. I wish you all the best in your efforts. You may not feel like you've accomplished that much, but I would give anything to be 25lbs lighter right now. You've already accomplished more than alot of people ever do. Celebrate your success so far and then keep adding to it!
Fitness Minutes: (2,689)
1,378 5/10/13 10:42 P
Good luck Kris170! You can do it!
Michelle from Florida Co-Leader, Fibromyalgia and Exercise Team Co-Leader, People with Health Issues United Team
I have been using sparkpeople for a long time and I know how well it works. I had lost 20 pounds last summer BUT only 5 pounds since. I am trying to get my motivation back to exercise. My diet is fairly good but I never feel like exercising. I am hoping spark coach can help to keep my diet on track and give me the kick in the butt I need to get into an exercise routine again.
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