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PUDLECRAZY
Posts: 4,254
11/14/12 6:14 A

Hi, Welcome to Spark People. emoticon

You have come to the right place. This is not just about dieting, it is about life style change and finding support from positive people. Check out the Fitness Tracker and Nutrition Tracker features. These are powerful tools to help you get on track and stay on track. Try blogging, too. It is amazing the support you get from others who are struggling with similar issues or who have overcome them.

Jump in, join some teams, and be kind to yourself. Change doesn't happen over night, but it does happen.

BTW, I am 62. I love life... age is what you make it out to be. Once you become active, healthier, and more energized, 52 will just be a number. Don't let a mere number get you down.

Welcome to the new you!

Chris



MIAJOEB
SparkPoints: (172,379)
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Posts: 18,613
11/14/12 4:10 A

Hi and welcome but go to your start page and look into making a Spark Page.
It is how we get to know you and how you get to know us.
The social networking part of spark is as important as any other part.
Give it a chance... www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1124


Give it a chance... you can do it.



LKEITHO
SparkPoints: (222,562)
Fitness Minutes: (190,930)
Posts: 12,275
11/13/12 8:35 P

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



AUGGIE1DOGGIE
Posts: 753
11/13/12 1:59 P

Hey GirlJet, I know how you feel! I'll be 52 in December. I worked so hard to lose the weight in 2009 but now I'm allowing it to creep back on. What is worse is I'm not exercising so I'm beginning to get old woman arms and thighs. For me I have little arms & legs and a huge waist. A lady at church congratulated my husband on me being pregnant. Really? I'm 50? What kinda of person has a baby at 50? Well I could take it she thinks I must be much younger but of course I don't see the positive but only the negative. Anyway, hang in there. You can do it. I'll try to remember to check in on you tomorrow. If you think of it check on me and ask me if I'm working out. I need motivation!!!



GIRLIET
Posts: 10
11/13/12 11:04 A

So here I am again. I have been sliding in a negative way towards a direction of gainning weight loosing health esteem, and I do not like it. I do not want to be 52 and feel as thought my life is over' I want to be active, happy and feel free from all the things that I feel are holding me back. Its amazing how you loose your way and direction when you start to slide. When you see what deniel will do to a person and the really sad feeling you have when you wake up to the fact you havent been doing so well. There are just so many things in my life right now that I am not happy with I guess. I feel I do not have any control of and this sliding is making it worse. I have 60 lbs I want to loos maybe. I am working at a job that I like but there are so many things that are going on there that do not make aperson feel like a person is making a difference , I have a husband whom is unemployed with his own mental helath issues dealing with a back issue that was never corrected and no body will want to hire because of it. i am having very seriouse motivational issues that are depressing the day lights out of me. Ive been a sloppy shopper, lazy at home .
SO now that I have vented all the thing that I feel about the negative stuff I do realize I have options and its all going to take time and work. I have some equipment at home that I can use if I cannot make it ot the gym which I have a scholarship that I am thankful for as well just recently back to the y. I possibly can change my work schedule around maybe wont know until I ask . I just need support some how some where I am trying to think of ways to find people around my age and exercicse level to do the trails with for safty how I will do this not sure exspecially some one that can be flexible with thier schedule . I am reaching out Ive just got to do it stop talking about it stop thinking about it and just do it but isnt it amazing that easy to say but hard to just put that in action .



 
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