Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog - you made my whole week! Itís people like you in the SP community that make me want to succeed and keep me going through the rough times. Letís do this thang!
I'm so happy you are celebrating all your awesome successes! Way to go! You inspire me! 2014 days ago
I just now saw that you added to my spark page when I joined! Thank you for supporting me and all the members whom you support. It is appreciated, even if it is not instantaneous! I just joined weight watchers at work and am hopeful that I can maintain self discipline and self preservation!!! I find I need a boost to get going. You gave me a great one today! Have a fabulous weekend and I will report how my journey goes as well as you should when you feel up to it! Thanks for the kudos! 2077 days ago
to Spark People! Love your photos! Most everyone struggles with weekends and eating out and socializing. No one is perfect. The thing is, a healthy lifestyle doesn't require perfection. As long as you are doing well 80% of the time, you should be okay. The key is being consistent MOST of the time. Exercising every day, making the best food choices daily. The goal of this website is to teach people to live a healthy lifestyle, not just a 'diet'. That means exercising regularly and eating healthy nutritious meals for the rest of your life in order to lose weight and then keep it off! Spark's tools and program encourages you to learn healthy living one step at a time, working on good habits until they become second nature. Tracking calories is the key. Accurately weighing and measuring everything you eat is vital, as guessing can too easily go over. I was good with exercising, but had never tracked my food before and that made a huge difference and opened my eyes to just how easy it is to consume more calories than your body needs. You must also make sure you set the Fitness Tracker to how much exercise you do in a week so it can give the Nutrition Tracker the right calorie range to stay in to lose weight. I actually really enjoy juggling my food choices to make sure I get the right nutrient ratios and stay in the calorie range, its really quite challenging LOL. But getting them right means your metabolism will be fueled properly, important to make your exercise pay off and burn those calories! I wish you all the best with your journey to a new you!