Welcome! I hope you CAN start fresh this time!
Speaking for myself, when I started SparkPeople at the beginning of October, I carried an overstuffed garbage bag full of failures from every attempt I've made over the years. I felt like I was forcing myself to do it.
It wasn't until I found some motivation from reading other SparkPeople's blogs and comments as well as motivational stuff here that helped me with my own values towards myself and my health. I made a list of WHYs I wanted to lose weight and feel better.
With a renewed outlook, I started slowly, doing chair exercises and VERY gentle yoga, stretches, because I knew if I hurt myself, I'd quit again.
Within a few days, I began feeling better. A WHOLE lot better.
Sure, I've had some 'off' days, but I can see my progress improving all the time. I've lost 13 pounds, which is half way to my FIRST goal. I don't know where I'll end up, but I DO know that I AM ON MY WAY.
WELCOME to the..........2013...A BRAND NEW ROAD AHEAD TEAM.
You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.
Leader: 2013...A Brand New Road Ahead Team Leader: Fat Busters Team Leader: World's Best Grandmas and Grandpas Team Leader: 13.1 Miles...Cause I'm Only Half Crazy Team Leader: SP Class October 28 - November 3, 2012 1415 days ago