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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Good morning. This is my first blog so I'm not sure how the whole thing works. I don't even know what to write in a blog. I guess I will find out.
So, I need to lose about 60 pounds. I am very overweight. I have lost it a few times already over the years but I just keep putting it back on. I find it easier to lose weight than to maintain it.
I will be 40 in May and I would really like to feel good about myself. No more hiding under bulky clothes.
I have joined a boot camp and do that twice a week, I walk for 1/2 an hour 3 - 5 times a week and this morning I did my wii fit for 1/2 an hour. I am on a strict diet right now (for 2 weeks) and I don't think that I am eating enough calories. I have never been a calorie counter but I thought I would check a couple of days out of curiosity and I am at about 980-1000 cals.
Well I must go and wake up my kids and get ready for work.
Have a great day.
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ZENA_MARIA 11/6/2009 9:11AM

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RACKETMOM 11/5/2009 10:12AM

    Hi, sounds like you're off to a great start! Just be sure to not overdo it in the beginning! Any small changes (baby steps) are great to start with, & building your way up may work better than giving it all you've got and then pooping out LOL!

And remember SP isn't a diet but a lifestyle change, so be sure to follow the nutrition & fitness recommendations-they will provide you with a program you can live with, and not something you go on and off like with a 'diet' Cutting back on calories is great but just be sure you're getting enough in each day!

As for blogging, I think you did great! When I started SP, I barely knew what the word meant, and it was months before I attempted it! I'm still not real comfortable with it, but it does help. Just remember while it does help others who read it, it isn't for their entertainment but mostly for your own benefit!

Did you figure out your weight ticker? Usually if I can't figure something out, I just go back to my Start Page & can find what I need there.

Hey, we're at the same weight (227). It's good to have you onboard-look forward to shrinking together :)

~Shelia

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ZENA_MARIA 11/5/2009 8:52AM

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JACFEHRENBACHER 11/5/2009 8:52AM

    Very Good for your 1st blog! Congrats and Good Luck! jf

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NWLIFESRC 11/5/2009 8:52AM

    Don't give up no matter how tough it gets. Just know there is progress every day even when you don't think so.

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GOLDCOOP 11/5/2009 8:39AM

    Wow, best of luck! Keep telling yourself the diet is just for a short time. You're worth it - the 40-year-old you is worth it! Good luck building a new you!! emoticon

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MARTANYDIATORRE 11/5/2009 8:38AM

    So good you are on your way to health and happiness

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DREMARGRL 11/5/2009 8:38AM

    CONGRATS on your decision...With that you should be sure to post all your food everyday. You really aren't eating enough. If you try to stay between 1200-1500 that would be better. Drink your water...and use the knowledge here available on SP. You will find all the tools you need. Good luck on your journey to finding how to make dieting a lifestyle...not a diet. And, finally you are on the track...you must exercise every day. XO MaryAnn emoticon

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SHYBABE5700 11/5/2009 8:36AM

    you can do it. but don't look on it as a diet . you're changing your life and getting healthy. emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 11/5/2009 8:33AM

    Congrats on beginning your journey to better health and fitness!! Know that

"Success comes the very minute you work towards a worthwhile goal."

and

"Success is in the doing as much as in the winning and that reward comes each day -- even while the goal is being sought and long before the goal has been met."

Do stay within your calories - eating less will put your body in starvation mode and you definitely don't want that!!

Wishing you the best as you work towards your goals!!!!

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