Hi and welcome to SparkPeople and the SP Class of January 6-12, 2008! Start recording everything you eat in the Nutrition Tracker, don‘t worry too much this first week about ‘dieting‘. You'll probably notice that you're getting WAY too much sodium and not enough protein and fiber. If you're an 'emotional eater' record in the Nutrition Tracker notes what 'set you off' to a binge etc. Also if you aren't already, start incorporating at LEAST 8-8 ounce glasses of water every day. Your body requires that as a minimum just to sit in front of the TV all day. For every hour that you sweat you loose a quart of water ... that's FOUR CUPS. So, it's important to hydrate and REhydrate your body throughout the day. Come on by the team and introduce yourself! It’s been BUSY over there. Participation is a great motivator.
*** If you've got questions there's a thread on this team called POPULAR QUESTIONS where you can review - see if your question has already been posed - or you can ask a new one! BEFORE you ask, please try to search the site yourself. (TIP: easy way to search the page - hit the CTRL button and the 'F' key (find) and type in the word you're searching for) ***
It’s all about WILLPOWER, DESIRE and DETERMINATION! Good luck on your weight loss goal and your quest to a healthier lifestyle!