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I am ready to firm up some of this jiggle, burn off some of these rolls, and basically be a healthier person. I am DONE being this woman... I want to find the healthy, happy, active woman I am inside.
I never had a problem with weight growing up, I was very active in martial arts, was in shape, and strong. My instructor passed away and I became depressed, stop working out, and didn't realize what I was doing to myself. I got married and moved to Texas due to my husband being in military. He was deployed right after joining, and that became worse for my depression, I was alone, far from home, and depressed. Couch potato? I'd say so. I also became pregnant after he returned home from his deployment and had a miscarriage, I fell apart. I have become VERY out of shape, gained a lot of weight around my midsection, and have extreme self-confidence issues. I'm glad I found this website for motivation, incentives, and to find new friends! I wish everyone luck with their goals!
My goal weight is 165. I would like to start by losing 10% of my weight (25 lbs) by July 1st.
I am going to try and stick with strength training, cardio, and crossfit. Also, I will be trying to stick with the Paleo diet.
Name is Neely, I'm 21 years old. I am originally from Illinois, but I currently live in Kentucky. I am a military wife and currently a student.
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Hope all is well :)
1660 days ago
Check you areas Parks/Recreation Dept. They often have a Park program where you can met others.
Welcome to Sparkpeople! It is great to have you join us on the road to weight loss success! Be sure to join some Teams that spark your interest or match your weight loss goals!
1804 days ago
Welcome to SparkPeople! If you are looking for awesome encouragement and support, check out DONE Being The Fat Girl. That is one of the teams I'm in and is one of (if not THE) best teams. Good luck on your journey!
PS-I also live in KY
1805 days ago
Thanks for adding me as a friend, Neely. Your profile pic looks just like my niece, Carrie, who lives in Florida. She's gorgeous, too!
1809 days ago
Hi Neely 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!
f 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.
1810 days ago