I came across SparkPeople completely by accident, but the more I log on, the more motivativated I feel. I don't know how I let myself get to this point, but I'm sick of it, and I'm ready for a change. I'm 36 years old and I'm ready to look and feel good again!!
UPDATE: Well, I'm 37 years old now and I've lost about 40 lbs. so far. I feel better than I have in years! Just gotta keep it up and not go back to my old ways!
Update (Again) August 1, 2011- I am 39 years old now and just recently started my diet and exercise program back again. Unfortunately, I am almost right back where I started in 2008!!!
I had a huge setback...my sister suddenly passed away, and we were VERY close, so it's taken me a while to get back in to the frame of mind to where I actually care what is going on in my life. But now, I think I'm ready, so we'll see!
I would love to lose about 60 lbs, not be embarrassed about the way I look, and just be comfortable with myself.
I've been having a SlimFast or a bowl of cereal w/ fruit for breakfast, eating salads everyday for lunch, snacking on mostly fruits and veggies (cut calories way back), trying to eat a sensible dinner, doing cardio 4 or 5 times a week and strength training 2 or 3 times a week. I like working out on the Elliptical (really burns a lot of calories!), stationary bike, different exercise DVDs and the treadmill. I am slowly seeing results!
The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ouselves. - Anonymous
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Thank you for the comments on my sparkpage. I have been with the Living Binge Free team for a number of months now and that is unravelling an issue that has countered my continued weightloss -- bingeing! I read Gould's book, Shrinking Yourself, a psychiatric view of binge behavior and I find it fascinating, especially the step-by-step dismantling of the thinking process that goes into saying its ok to eat whatever I want, whenever I want! Slowly but surely I am letting go of my childish ways! If you are a binge-eater, try the 21-day-binge-free thread. There are great and suportive sparkers there. All the best in your weightloss and health goals. ta, Reggie
2817 days ago
Hi, and thanks for your kind words on my page! I know what you mean about being sick and tired of being sick and tired! That's exactly how I felt when I finally took action for my obesity! Stay the course and you'll find your goal.
2829 days ago