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Thanks !!!! It's still so hard for me to believe I am actually in the 160's now... I know I am smaller now but sometimes I still fell like the old BIG Jenn Maybe I will feel better once I go clothes shopping
And you WILL do it too !!! Just keep moving forward. I know it is hard to learn how to eat healthier. I am still learning it is all of the little changes, no matter how small, that will help you.
1377 days ago
Comment edited on: 9/20/2012 3:14:08 PM
Hey! Just wanted to welcome to the Done Girls team! The girls are so motivational and supportive and we will do our best to help you on your journey however we can. Hope to see you on the message boards soon!
Welcome Done Girl!!!
1486 days ago
SISTER It may not always be easy, there will be good days that will keep you motivated and bad days that make you feel like you want to give up. But as long as you take one step, one day at a time and believe in yourself, you will be able to reach your goals. Making smaller goals along the way will help a lot too. When you make smaller goals it helps you to look at everything you have accomplished along the way, and not get discouraged at how much farther you still may have to go ......
There are a lot of different things on SparkPeople that can help you but what has helped me the most is all of the people on here. Everyone is so supportive...We are all doing this together
1486 days ago
Comment edited on: 6/4/2012 1:37:25 AM
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 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!
1487 days ago