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EllieM-California

This is a great year for change and hope that it has uplifted me to begin not only thinking of my self but of others as well. My goal is to lose weight but in a healthy way. I no longer want to call it a "diet" but instead a "lifestyle" change. I am looking to reach out into the community as well by volunteering as well. Change is good.
This is a great year for change and hope that it has uplifted me to begin not only thinking of my self but of others as well. My goal is to lose weight but in a healthy way. I no longer want to call it a "diet" but instead a "lifestyle" change. I am looking to reach out into the community as well by volunteering as well. Change is good.




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Member Since: 1/14/2009

SparkPoints: 415

Fitness Minutes: 485

My Goals:
I would like to make a lifestyle change that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Not only be aware of what I put in my mouth but to also make it a point to incorporate excerise in my day.

My Program:
I have recently signed up with a personal trainer and will begin water aerobics at our local community college beginning Feb. 10th. My eating habit is what I need to work on most. As of now I am trying to make healthier choices but I need to do better in keeping track of what I eat I know this will help me tremendously.

Personal Information:
I'm married to a wonderful husband of 23 years. We have six "furry" children - two cats, two dogs, and two bunnies. We love to travel especially the west coast and northwest because it is so diverse in weather and land. However, we look forward to seeing the rest of this wonderful nation.

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RG_DFW
10/17/2011 7:28:02 AM

emoticon We're glad you're here.
Use the site daily and be consistent with your food tracking and exercise.
Read the articles for information. Read member blogs for motivation and encouragement.

This is a fabulous site and if you rely on it daily and remain consistent, you will achieve your goals.

Good luck!



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MOMMA_BEAR_69
10/17/2011 7:04:04 AM

Hi Ellie and welcome to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day (If you only drink one now, add to as you are able until you are drinking your 8 cups or more a day), watch your portion control (measure everything in the beginning...guaranteed it will get easier) and walk, dance or do any exercise you enjoy (start with 10 minutes a day or several times a day and add to it as you are able or have time). Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily (guaranteed to work if you use them consistently and honestly). Pick one thing to change...one thing at a time. Don't try to change to many things at once as that can be very overwhelming. Just try to take one step, one minute, one hour, one day, one week at a time. They honestly will all add up to the bigger numbers. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers and increasing your ability to enjoy life. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly.
Start each day with a positive thought just for that day. Reading and reflecting on an inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind.
Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life.
Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph helps one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break...Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration.
Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals!
If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you.
God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.
Hugs,
Helen
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