my two great sons and 5 wonderful grandchildren
My little man
My first weight loss try
I weighed 150 lbs. wanting to lose down to 125lbs, My Dr. put me on a med. and it makes you gain weight, now he thinks it caused me to have high blood pressure, still on med., but working hard to lose those extra pounds.
My goal is to lose 25 lbs.
I do Yoga, strength, arobics, red ab exerciser and walk, run mile a day. And am learning to eat real healthy within my daily calories.
My name is Brenda, I am from Virginia. I am 63 and have 2 wonderful sons and 5 grandchildren.
I am so happy to have found Spark People, I don't really have anyone to help motivate me here. I am 5' 2" small boned and felt horrible with all the extra weight. So I just thank God every day for all of you.
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| current weight: 115.0
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2014!
1002 days ago
Thank you for the support. Brenda
1208 days ago
(back) to Spark!!
1210 days ago
I just wanted to thank you for your kind words Brenda. I have not been on Sparkpeople for a while and it was so nice to come "home" and see your message waiting. Hope things are going well for you.
1447 days ago
on taking the first steps to a healthier you. A toast to a healthier and more enjoyable life! And prayerfully you will find that you can enjoy it more than you would ever imagine!!!
Some thoughts and suggestions as I say to Spark People.
This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
don't to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you.
Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS.
Some things to remember: drink plenty of water every day!
sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. healthier every day. Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to every day. when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories!
MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DONíT LOSE weight or inchesÖTAKE THEM OFF, KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You arenít interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals regularly and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
1590 days ago