Hello and welcome to 40s and up Sculpting A New U team and good luck with your journey.
Dee Leader CARETAKER'S OF OUR LOVE ONES Leader....Walk Away the Pounds for Abs Leader....40s and up Sculpting A New U Your Body Leader....Grandpas and Grandmas Are Special Leader of class of Oct 2008 Leader on Menopause and losing Leader of Disablities and losing
And to Spark People…you will find lots of information on sparkpeople as well as lots of support and encouragement from all our members. And hopefully you have fun along the way. Things to remember that will help you reach your goal:
Be sure to track your water you drink. You need to drink 8-8oz glasses of water a day – just one at a time throughout your day and you can reach this goal.
Use your nutrition tracker daily: tracking your food at first will seem difficult but over time it will become second nature.
Use your fitness tracker: Get active/exercise: just 10 minutes here and there adds up quickly. Park your car further from the store and walk. Take stairs rather than the elevator, etc.
Remember this is one step at a time, one minute at a time, one day at a time and it all adds up. Don’t feel you need to start with 30-60 minutes in one sitting at first. It will come in time.
Remember this is about changing your life style not dieting. So do it little at a time, in baby steps. Don’t expect miracles right away…again it is a life style change!!! And over time you will begin to notice the difference in how you feel, your energy level, and how you look.
Post your questions and concerns: Don’t be afraid to ask question or seek out help. We are all on the same journey but at different levels of that journey.
Setbacks can be and are a part of this journey: Don’t let them dictate your mood or progress. Let it go and keep moving forward. Keeping your focus on your goal and you will reach them in time.
Celebrate: Celebrate all your accomplishments. (Set small goals for yourself so you have a way of seeing your progress) Do this through blogging, posting updates and rewarding yourself.
I am a type 2 diabetic that is almost off all my medicine. (I was on 5 orals plus insulin now down to 1 oral). Let me tell you how God and SparkPeople have and are helping me: Wow, I have always been heavy and at my peak I was 345lbs. With God’s help and the tools on SparkPeople I have been able to lose 152lbs to date. I still have another 22lbs to go but I know I’ll make it. If I just keep on doing what I’ve been doing. So I know you can do it too!! (I have always recognized that it’s God who has enabled me to be who I am and to accomplish all I have accomplished)
God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.
Steve - SAC-6582 PS check out these videos: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar ticles.asp?id=1124 and www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art icles.asp?id=1154
Welcome to SparkPeople. I know that this place has been encouraging for me. I find the tolls and the teams here are wonderful as well as the information. I am glad to meet you. 1969 days ago