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My actions speak louder than words...

Here it is almost a year later and well I've let myself get to my highest weight ever. BUT I am now doing something about it. For the last 3 weeks I have been making it a point to exercise and I've been logging it on Spark. I can only log on at work - no 'net at home. I have a nice walking loop I do in my neighborhood that is a nice 30 minute walk. On Sunday I actually walked for an entire hour. 10 minutes to the bike path, 20 minutes south, 20 minutes back and the 10 minutes back home. ...
Here it is almost a year later and well I've let myself get to my highest weight ever. BUT I am now doing something about it. For the last 3 weeks I have been making it a point to exercise and I've been logging it on Spark. I can only log on at work - no 'net at home. I have a nice walking loop I do in my neighborhood that is a nice 30 minute walk. On Sunday I actually walked for an entire hour. 10 minutes to the bike path, 20 minutes south, 20 minutes back and the 10 minutes back home. I felt empowered after that walk and it has lead me to walk everyday but one this week. I have also been use Walk Away the Pounds workouts, I did the 2 mile this morning (not sure if I'll get more exercise as this is my anniversary).

Goals:

1. Exercise at least 3 days a week.
2. Journal everything I consume.
3. Be good to myself by exercising, journaling, getting in my water and remembering that I DON'T have to be perfect - I didn't put this weight on overnight and it won't come off overnight! Consistency will bring results.

My motto for this month is "Actions speak louder than words." Which translates to me getting off my couch and becoming the healthy lady I want to be.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

Good luck to everyone on your Spark journey.
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Member Since: 1/19/2009

SparkPoints: 11,254

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My Goals:
1. Make myself healthier by exercising, journaling the food & beverages I consume.

2. Exercise aerobically at least 3 times a week.

3. Lose 10% of my body weight = 21 lbs.



My Program:
1. Cardio at least 3 times a week. Currently my activity is walking or WATP.

2. Drink 64 ounces of water daily.

3. Journal my food & water daily.

Personal Information:
I'm a 48 year old happily married mother. 2 wonderful sons & a beautiful daughter. Grandmother of 4. A 5 year old grandson,
& 3 granddaughters. Maliah is 4, Bri is 2 years old & Zoe is 4 months old.

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Also, I have 4 furbabies. 2 male cats & 2 female cats. 3 of the 4 were adopted from the humane society.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS
7/3/2011 7:27:16 PM

Welcome to SparkPeople!

Start with your Start Page! Here is a video to help you unlock the power of Your Start Page:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
ion_articles.asp?id=1124

Here's the video for the Nutrition Tracker - the best tool online!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
on_articles.asp?id=1154

I was 54 when I joined SparkPeople and 56 when I came back and started my Spark Program, starting with Stage One. This is a one day at a time program, but if you do the SparkPeople Program Steps, it really does work. I am terribly average, it's the SP program that is extraordinary.

I found logging my foods in the Nutrition Tracker helped me to lose 90 lbs in 16 months! I started at 210 and went to 120. I am 5'1.5" short, lol.

I hung clothing that was too small on my closet door and every time I would get discouraged I would try them on. Week by week they started fitting! That kept me motivated.

Welcome aboard, we really are all in the same boat! Sometimes we can sail right along but sometimes we have to be rowing like crazy!

You can make it happen! SparkPeople really does work!

I spent most of my 59 years in Obesityville - that is one town I never want to visit ever again!
Slim City is way more fun!!

Linda
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
7/3/2011 5:38:40 PM

emoticon Greetings and emoticon back!!

Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already, just by posting here, introducing yourself and sharing your story!
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Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including many with the same challenges, circumstances and goals. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.

Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
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In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
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If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.
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Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. It's available in printed version, as an audiobook or as an ebook for Kindle - you can download the free Kindle reader for your computer or read it on a smartphone so you don't have to actually own a Kindle device to take advantage of this offer - I have it on my Blackberry and can read bits of it whenever I'm waiting in a line or feel like I need a 'reminder' of what I'm trying to do so check it out!!!
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If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.
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Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
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MRE1956
7/3/2011 12:04:38 PM

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FORMERTEACHER
7/19/2010 4:22:29 PM

Thanks for explaining what WATP is. I might just check that out. I have done this using a free demo of someone leading those who watch in this. I even blogged about that as I thought it was neat. I'm too spoiled though right now because we live where there's a free indoor track to walk on. My last two walks have been at one of my brothers houses using their treadmill, so that's been nice too.

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KESTRIE
7/16/2010 2:05:00 PM

Thanks for the blog comment!

I'm actually off to do a Walk Away the Pounds video right now :) I have 2 of them -- Love them!!



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