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Friday, February 19, 2010


I'm new to this, can you tell? My page is mostly empty, my goals are lofty and I'm praying for continued motivation! I have never really put any effort into losing weight or getting healthy, but I am recently married (3 months today, actually) and due to my age I feel like if we want to have any children we need to get started as soon as we possibly can. But being a morbidly obese pregnant woman is such a bad idea, for me and the baby. So here I sit, Googling for free online diet help and finding this interesting - if a bit intimidating - website filled with tips and people achieving their goals daily, it's a nice thought that others are in a similar place and heading there at a nice steady pace, now I just need to get going myself!

But how to do this? How to begin? I think I'll weigh myself daily, keep a food diary (though not in an anal way with superfluous details, just what it was and, if I can find then, how many calories and fat it was), and I think I'll start moving. We have a gym in our building and I've checked to see if the machines can handle my weight (they can) and I have my old standby - Sweatin' to the Oldies, Richard Simmons gets a bad rap sometimes, but that tape really does get me moving and seems to work for me because it's a nice, low impact, "just get moving" kind of idea.

I know my husband (a naturally thin man who has to be forced to eat because he "never feels hungry") is going to be with me 100% helping to keep me motivated, he loves me as I am, but being healthy for a potential pregnancy is a big motivator. But I think I may need more than just my hubby to keep I need someone barking at me for motivation a la the Biggest Loser trainers? I don't think so, in fact, knowing myself as well as I do, I think I would probably have my first ever fist fight if I tried to work with either one of them! LOL

No, I think I may be looking for a cyber-buddy, or perhaps down the road, someone from my general neighborhood to meet up with now and then and compare notes.

So with all of that said I put my toe into the water and I pray for the water to be warm, welcoming and somehow slimming. ;)

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    i was diabetic before I got pregnant-they are now 13 and 15! A diabetic pregnancy can be very stressful, so use that motivation to help you out now. Diabetes doesn't just cause big babies-it puts you and the baby at risk for lots of things! Good luck with SP. I'm just starting out too, thanks for adding me as a friend. I'm still learning to maneuver around!
    2947 days ago

    Welcome to spark people. There is a really great logging system for food under your "nutrition tab". You can track exercise and all sorts of good stuff. Check out the articles for more information as well!

    Best of luck in your journey
    2948 days ago
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