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I would like to say I am 62, been retired from the US Postal Service for almost 2 years. Since retiring, I have gained in weight-mostly due to getting used to not working and trying to find other things to do. I am single, I enjoy camping, needlework, and snowmobiling. I come from a "winter" family so living in Michigan is ideal. I also like travel and hope to do more. I want and need to lose weight-to feel better and to think better about myself. My self-esteem is low when it comes to how ...
I would like to say I am 62, been retired from the US Postal Service for almost 2 years. Since retiring, I have gained in weight-mostly due to getting used to not working and trying to find other things to do. I am single, I enjoy camping, needlework, and snowmobiling. I come from a "winter" family so living in Michigan is ideal. I also like travel and hope to do more. I want and need to lose weight-to feel better and to think better about myself. My self-esteem is low when it comes to how I look. I am tired of buying plus sizes and having sore joints and knees. I find it very hard to get and stay motivated when trying to lose. My mind thinks about it all the time and I get emotional about it, but that's as far as it goes. I have taken a short step by trying out an area fitness place on a 7 day pass to start. I know the weight will take a while to come off.
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1COUNTRY_GAL
3/15/2012 12:24:55 AM

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SHARSHA3
3/1/2012 11:28:37 AM

Good Morning and God's blessings on your day. I found you via the blog on 'Stop Waiting", as I read your comments just left I had to stop by and let you know you can make it. I understand the 35 for the gym, but 2 miles away - cheap idea. Start your exercise by walking to the gym before you join. NO I do not mean just get out there and walk 2 miles - but a realistic distance for your self and then add a bit more daily, weekly what ever works best for you. Just achieving walking to the gym or working towards that goal - let that help your self esteem go up and up.
Blessings for your success.



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NIXY72
2/20/2012 8:06:40 AM

Welcome! If you need a shoulder, a friend or a virtual coffee at some point, drop by and say hello! I've been on SP for just over four months now and am amazed at the absolutely incredible amount of support I've received and thrilled with the results. Now I need to pay it forward ... :)

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XANADUREALM
2/19/2012 6:15:27 AM

Welcome to Sparkpeople! It is great to have you join us on the road to weight loss success! Be sure to join some Teams that spark your interest or match your weight loss goals!

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2/18/2012 10:37:49 PM

WELCOME! Nice to have you with us! I love my Sparkworld, and so will you!
Have you ever tried the Leslie Sansome walking dvds? I think you would enjoy them!

Here are tips I put together to share with each new Sparkperson I meet. I hope it will be a help to you as you achieve to reach your goals!

The site can be overwhelming, take your time. Learn one topic at a time, when you get comfortable with it, move on to another area of the site. Soon you will be using all the tools SP has to offer, and loving it!

Use your Spark Points (click on view SparkPoints) as a map to the site. It is a good way to learn your way around and you can earn points to send yourself or others Sparkgoodies.

Go back to your Start Page if you get lost, you can get almost anywhere from there.

Be sure to use the nutrition tracker. You can ensure you are getting the proper nutrients as well as tracking your caloric intake and this is so important to any weight loss journey.

Never "diet" again! Keep focusing on living a healthier lifestyle!

Read the book, THE SPARK for guidance, motivation and inspiration!

Log on everyday to stay focused!

NEVER QUIT!! NEVER GIVE UP!
THINK POSITIVE! If you have a bad day, let it go.
Wake up to a new day, fresh start!

One of my favorite SP quotes (from BobbyD31)
"Remember we all have Setbacks:
ACCEPT it, HANDLE it, and MOVE ON!

Remember, this is a LIFETIME JOURNEY!!

The online community on the site is wonderful! We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you. Any type of interest you have, there will be a Sparkteam for it!

Stop by my Sparkpage anytime and let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you!

Enjoy your journey to a healthier you!

Have FUN along the way!
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