Fitness Minutes: (3,999)
1,589 7/2/03 7:46 A
I know how you feel. I lost 70 pounds after my parents died...3 months apart from natural causes...and kept it off for 2 years too. It gradually crept back on because I didn't know to change my eating. That was 23 years ago. I've been up and down since then. Since starting with Sparkpeople almost 2 weeks ago, I now have 41 of 44 pounds left to go.
Welcome to the group. I love it hear, the support is great and tracking the food is a real eye opener...good and bad! :-/
I LOVE the ocean and the beach, but don't get to see one very often. If I were to move close to a gulf, I'd certainly not move back! I'm about as Midwest as you can get. Smack dap in the middle of the country(give or take a few hundred miles!). Nebraska. Corn, cows and Huskers! Go Big RED! (Okay, so it hasn't been so good lately!) I understand completely about the overweight because of other obligations. I am not doing well on my diet, but I do enjoy keeping track of what I'm doing. I really just want to get healthy. Actually, I'll bet we have a lot in common. Just hang in there. I still need to lose 40 pounds. Eating healthy with a large family is difficult. I have two college boys at home this summer and they eat everything I'm not supposed to! Temtation is a booger!
Edited by: NHINRICHS at: 6/30/2003 (10:09)
Fitness Minutes: (58,527)
14,444 6/2/03 8:53 P
Hi Farmgal - welcome to SparkPeople. You can do it and we'll be here to help!
What part of the midwest are you from? We're in Cincinnati, a big city, but lots of farms just outside the city limits :)
Well Dragon I maintained it for 2 years then let the stress and demands of life take over; so unfortunately as a result am starting over again but for the last time!!! Kramerms - the "blues" is a sarcstic joke with my family - I grew up as a midwestern farmgal and now live at the beautiful gulf of mexico and they wonder why I won't move back! Thanks for the welcome! This is going to be great!
Welcome. I'm glad you are enjoying it here so far. It's awesome that you've been able to maintain your fitness/weight goals for so long. I always seem to have trouble doing that myself. I know what I should be doing to reach my goals, but somehow I let laziness creep in and prevent me from reaching and maintaining them. What has been your secret strategy for accomplishing this?
My first day is May 27, 2003. Had achieved my weight/exercise goal and maintained it for 2 years. Now 5 years past that I'm on the road to achieve it again and maintain it for life. I never thought I would weigh as much as I do now but I do. I have been the one in charge all along so have decided to forge ahead with a detour and to only see the unhealthly patterns I've adopted in the rear view. Looking forward to everyone I'll meet along the way! I am starting this at work during my lunch hour but plan to utilize the program in the evenings too!
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