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Like so many, I have struggled with my weight issues my entire life. I have reached the point where weight loss will determine the quality and likely the quantity of my life from here on out. I have to make changes that stick this time. Trying hard to shed the emotional baggage of the past that has recurrently cropped up to throw me off track.
Like so many, I have struggled with my weight issues my entire life. I have reached the point where weight loss will determine the quality and likely the quantity of my life from here on out. I have to make changes that stick this time. Trying hard to shed the emotional baggage of the past that has recurrently cropped up to throw me off track.




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Member Since: 8/1/2012

SparkPoints: 4,662

Fitness Minutes: 3,584

My Goals:
I must lose enough weight to be more comfortable walking and just healtheir. My youngest son graduates from college in May 13 so I want to be well on my way by then. Beyond that, I see weddings and grandbabies in my future. I want to be able to enjoy this next phase of my life... I deserve it!!

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After having both of my hips replaced this year, I am working on rehab. I spent over a year in a wheelchair while I waited to be able to have surgery so I got pretty debilitated and weak. I did therapy and have now coverted to doing water therapy twice a week and the Nu Step and a couple weight machines at least 3 days a week. Working on getting calorie control in my diet. Fitting it all in and working in my business to keep that going and pay the bills absorbs most of my energy and time.

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HOPESFUTURE
8/11/2012 5:05:42 PM

It is a learning process, I have found. Every day, I find something new on here. Trying to figure out what is going to be helpful to me. Got exercise tracking down. This next week, going to work on the food tracking... could be a rude awakening!



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GLAMNGLOWDIVA
8/10/2012 2:19:29 AM

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Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
*~ Paula *~
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TRICHARDS83
8/9/2012 11:46:44 PM

That makes 2 of us!! So glad to have found this!! So excited to learn all the features and get started. I have been trying to get weight under control but have not been successful. :( This avenue sounds like just what I've been looking for. Can't wait to meet new people and share this life changing journey! whoot whoot! Cissy emoticon



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MOMMA_BEAR_69
8/9/2012 11:21:54 PM

Hi 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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