I've just added you as a Spark Friend. I started on Spark a year ago and went from 348 to weighing in now at 279 (had a 2 month detour that chunked some weight back on). I went from not being able to walk 400 yards without wheezing to being able to walk five miles quite comfortably. Just by walking a little bit every day (I started with twice around the block). I ate within my calorie range, often near the top end, and had very modest exercise goals (15 minutes a day), as I knew that this would be manageable.
The first month was tough, as I had a lot of cravings, but I toughed that out and then I had build great habits that really help.
Just keep using these tools every day and you will be really happy. If you want, check out my blogs from last January for a clearer picture of what it felt like at the time. And hey--the first time you don't lose, don't panic. The correction the following week (or week after) makes up for it. Also--get a before picture right now! I really wish I hadn't waited. It's great to be able to track progress. I took full frontal, side, and back and do that every 10 pounds or so.
I feel so much healthier--I can actually run for the bus (as long as it isn't more than two blocks--go up stairs without wanting to die, dance for an hour, and much more. Oh yeah--I can put on my pants one leg at a time, instead of having to sit down to do it. Bonus!!! And you'll be able to do that too, amazingly quickly. Give yourself this gift of health--you totally deserve it. 2193 days ago
to the Positive Sparkers Team. It's a great place to get a dose of positivity, and who can resist some positivity? That positive attitude is what helps most of us reach our goals and enjoy the journey while getting there. No matter how long that journey takes or how daunting it sometimes seems. We have amazing members of all ages, weights, and places where we live..but we all are determined to reach our goals with positive enthusiasm. With a little effort on your part and lots of support on our part, we can reach our goals!!