MELAYAHM   26,590
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Melayahm's healthier middle age page

Hit the dreaded 50 and feel my mortality, but worse, feel an overweight, painful old age coming on first. I need to change, if not now, then I never will and I'll be one of those old ladies waddling along with aching joints.
I currently clean in a private school, and that's the most exercise I get, which isn't nothing but I still snack too much. And I need to improve my suppleness or I'll seize up. Losing weight will mean less weight to lug around which means I'll move faster, and so on.
Hit the dreaded 50 and feel my mortality, but worse, feel an overweight, painful old age coming on first. I need to change, if not now, then I never will and I'll be one of those old ladies waddling along with aching joints.
I currently clean in a private school, and that's the most exercise I get, which isn't nothing but I still snack too much. And I need to improve my suppleness or I'll seize up. Losing weight will mean less weight to lug around which means I'll move faster, and so on.




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Member Since: 4/29/2012

SparkPoints: 26,590

Fitness Minutes: 51,461

My Goals:
To be able to just run when I feel like it and not be burning and wheezing after a few feet. To get my belly off my lap. To get down to a size 14 (currently 18 top 16 bottom) so I can choose from chic goth clothes. To lose weight to take the stress off my knees . To prove that I can lose weight, and to change how I eat so that I don't suffer so much when I get old. To keep my health up so that I CAN get old!

My Program:
I've already cut out snacking between meals, sweets, chocolate and biscuits (except for Jaffa cakes on a game night). Drink more and more water. I don't drink alcohol anyhow. Keep on tracking food, now that I've finally started. To find more, interesting, exercise dvds

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Originally from Croydon, now living near Peterborough. 1 partner, 1 daughter, 2 mentally disturbed cats.

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Nothing Matters but Everything Counts.

"Gather all blame into one, self cherishing". Shantideva

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RG_DFW
4/30/2012 10:38:14 AM

emoticon Welcome to SparkPeople!

Are you competitive by nature? One of my daily goals is to hit 100 SparkPoints. When I do that, I've not only read articles, I've interacted with other members by reading and commenting on their blogs and writing my own blog. 100 points gets me here and gets me active each and every day.

When I started, I made the commitment to workout daily and write a blog about it. On days when I don't feel like doing it, I think about the blog I need to write and I certainly do NOT want to write that I was lazy and did not work out.

Maintain your goals on your SparkPage (that's what all the goal-setting gurus write about) and make the goals public on your page. Write about it on your blog every day.

Weight loss = calorie maintenance, cardio, and strength. Calorie maintenance is every day, cardio is at least five days per week, and strength is 3 to 4 days per week. I believe you need all three for a successful weight loss and fitness program.

Above all, be consistent. Doing something toward you goal every day will pay big rewards over the next few months or a year. You can do this!




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EXCIRA
4/30/2012 8:14:59 AM

Hello and Welcome to Sparks!

If there is anything I can do to help, just let me know!

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Shannon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69
4/29/2012 10:43:14 PM

Hi Melayahm 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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LIVINHEALTHY9
4/29/2012 7:40:13 PM

Hi Melayahm,
Welcome to SP!
You have found a great site here. Members are supportive and helpful. Being active on your Spark Teams is a good way to keep motivated and accountable.
Just remember to take it one day/ one step at a time.
Not sure how to help with being a fussy eater. Just try to eat healthier foods like fruits and veggies.

Best of luck to you!



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