I am working towards heath, one day at a time. I have been up and down on the scale most of my life and have resided on the higher end of the scale most years since graduating from college. While I have had success in losing weight before (up to 80 pounds in 2008), when life has gotten stressful or chaotic, taking care of my health seems to be one of the first things to be sacrificed.
I want to measure my success not only by what the number on the scale reads but, most importantly how I feel about myself and my energy levels throughout the day.
1. Track my food intake everyday.
2. Move my body every day of the week - even if it is a 10 minute walk.
3. Measure my success not only by the # on the scale but how I feel about myself and how much energy I have.
1. Lean protein, vegetables, fruits, and all things that come in their own wrapper.
2. Reduce/eliminate sugars, white stuff (bread, pasta, cheese, processed "stuff").
3. A fitness program that focuses on building up muscle and maintaining aerobic fitness. (4-5 days of weights, 4-6 days of aerobic activity). Now that I am in menopause (surgical), I believe that have muscle mass is key to maintaining a healthy weight and keeping my body strong.
Starting Age : 44
Height: 5' 8"
Secrets of Success
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Stopping by to say Hi. You got off to a great start - how's your program going?
1469 days ago
I'm glad to see you've opened up your page and blogs (which we talked about when we connected late Nov via SparkMail). I see that there aren't too many member comments, but that will change as you participate more in the team forums and/or reading and commenting on other people's blogs.
You have really taken on the challenge since you've returned with those fitness minutes. May you continue this success and create realistic goals and achieve them in 2013.
1517 days ago
"You've been given the innate power to shape your life...but you cannot just speak change, you have to LIVE change.
Intent paired with action builds the bridge to success. You can't just want it; you have to do it, live it...BE it!
Success isn't something you have, it's something you DO!”
I hope your week is going great, Sparkfriend! Keep doing your best each day to get closer to your goal. Putting in the effort means you are a success! I know you can do it!
1615 days ago
"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”
Stopping by to wish you a healthy weekend, Spark friend! Remember to keep pushing towards your goals...but if you fall off the wagon, just get right back on again! You can do it! You're worth the effort, you know!
1619 days ago
“Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time.
Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest.
In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings and opportunities for positive change.
Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the unchangeable past or the indefinite future! Today is a new day!”
Every day is a new chance to take steps towards reaching your goals! Just keep doing your best, and never give up. Always remember that you are worth the effort!
1623 days ago