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| current weight: 465.0
on taking the first steps to a healthier you. A toast to a healthier and more enjoyable life! And prayerfully you will find that you can enjoy it more than you would ever imagine!!!
Some thoughts and suggestions as I say to Spark People.
This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
don't to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you.
Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS.
Some things to remember: drink plenty of water every day!
sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. healthier every day. Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to every day. when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories!
MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DONíT LOSE weight or inchesÖTAKE THEM OFF, KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You arenít interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals regularly and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
1296 days ago
Hello and !! My name is Angela and I have been on this site since June. Congratulations on taking your first steps to a brand new you and a new weight loss experience where you are supported by en entire community of like-minded people. This website is dedicated to helping people who want a healthier lifestyle including issues with eating healthy and exercising, as well as support forums where we talk about specific issues.
I will "friend" you today and try to get by and post on your blogs when I can. I try to do a repetitive routine of workouts so it becomes a part of my daily routine. Wake up, brush teeth and hair, then get to working out. MWF - walking, cycling, and stability ball workouts. TZSat - walking, weight and strength training and situps or AbLounge. I am currently unemployed and working on disability as I have broken my back and my neck and cannot sit, stand or walk for very long without having to lay down. I am on a Fighting Depression with Movement Team which helps me get through those days where I just want to cry and give up. So far, since joining in June, I have lost 23 pounds without "dieting" and no pills! Just me getting up and moving and trying to live a healthier life.
So welcome and enjoy! If you have questions, you can always reach out and send me a SparkMail, or stop by my SparkPage at the link below. We can do this together, with encouragement and support from others, and SparkPeople has really great resources for any kind of workout or condition!
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, and Enjoy!
Sparker since 06/18/12
Co-leader of RA Fit Chick Club
1296 days ago
Welcome to Sparkpeople! You've come to the right place if you're looking for a healthy, sustainable life change.
There's not really a lot of advice we can offer about "extreme" weight loss (even with inches) - that may be why it didn't work before. It's not about making huge, radical lifestyle changes, but many small ones that cumulatively add up to something amazing.
While working out and lifting weights can absolutely improve your appearance and help you lose inches, there's no way to spot-reduce your trouble spots. WEight loss is 80% nutrition, and only 20% exercise.
Work with Sparkpeople to develop a balanced, wholesome plan of healthy eating (not dieting, just healthy lifestyle changes), strength training, and cardio, and you'll find that not only will you feel better, but it'll be easier to stay on the "wagon" - because extreme stuff rarely works long-term.
1480 days ago