Try not to be too discouraged about the weight loss right now. Some weeks you won't lose any weight at all and that's just the way it is. Look over what you're doing as far as what you're eating and how you're working out and see if there is anything that you can change to give your weight loss a boost. Sometimes it just takes some changes in what you're doing and how you're eating to get the weight loss rolling again. Also keep in mind that if you eat a lot of salty foods and then weigh yourself you will probably be a few lbs heavier for a few days. I know I try to keep away from too much sodium during the week because I weigh in on Fridays, and let myself have the sodium packed foods on the weekends so that I have time to drop that water weight before my next weigh in :-p 1862 days ago
Thanks for commenting on my blog. Here's a link to the 60 day INSANITY program http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_p rograms/insanity.do
The fit test involves 8 types of kicks and jumps etc where you have to do as many as you can in 1 min. It is a bit hard to describe and you wouldn't think it would be that bad but it is quite exhausting. Good luck with your weight loss, if you stick to your calorie range and start working exercise into your routine you'll see more results. Drinking lots of water helps too because you won't retain as much. And even if you aren't seeing results on the scale you'll probably start noticing inches start to come off! 1871 days ago
Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already!
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including others who don't feel motivated. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.
Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
In my experience, SparkPeople is like a in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.
Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.
Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!