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    FLEURYP20   668
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I have not a clue how to use this website...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I saw this "blog" button clicked it and started typing. I have lost count how many times I have attempted weight loss..if I had to guess i'd say maybe like....48,924? yeah..that many

So this is my story and even though I am well aware that I may be the only one to read this thats okay..i talk to myself all the time anyways so whats the difference between my thoughts, saying them out loud to myself and typing them.. not much of a difference. Anyway I am 24 years old and I know thats not "old" but I feel old.. I feel that besides the fact that i am a self proclaimed "old soul" I actually feel like I'm 34 not 24 ..why? well first of all I have about 100lbs of excess weight that I am carrying around that makes me feel sluggish, no energy and just blahhhh...also my 100 extra pounds stops me from living the life that I feel a 24 year old should be living..such as going out with friends, making new friends, whoring around with guys (thats a joke) not necessarily whoring but not being so shy and self conscious that i feel like I am being made fun of when i guy approaches me which by the way is very few and far between.

I have no idea how to use this website by the way. I know it will slowly come to me but as of right now I'm just clicking what looks interesting and taking it from there. I hope to find the motivation I need from people that are just like me.. Hope to find someone that can relate to me like all my skinny friends can't . Thats possible right? I am going to be openminded i am going to try and be social i am going to try and not be judgmental and above all else I am going to change because I don't know if i'll be able to take anymore of this pity party I've been throwing myself for the last 20+ years.


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LIVEDAILY 11/12/2012 7:24AM

    You know more than you give yourself credit for!! You created a page, you did a blog, you've joined temas, and you have a photo up! You go! It was 3 months before I figured out how to add a picture...snort! I agree with Ken...become friends with the nutrition tracker and the fitness tracker...EVERY day. One thing I wish I had done before becoming involved with SP was to take a full body "before" picture and measurements. I know you are thinking omg why would I WANT to do that?? It's because when you do start to lose the weight, and tone up you'll want those baseline numbers to compare to. Honest. You will. So do it now. Check out the fitness videos here on SP...that was how I got started BEFORE I joined Planet Fitness. Welcome to SP!!

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PMRUNNER 11/12/2012 5:48AM

    Welcome! Ken pointed out some of the great tools available. I just wanted to echo that the community that you develop through adding friends, joining teams, joining team challenges, and being active on the site is helpful in so many ways! They can really help with inspiration and motivation, they can help when you need someone to listen and be supportive, they can be someone to cheer you on when you have victories (big or small), they can give you a pick-me-up when you stumble.

Being part fo the active SP community online also increases you chances of reaching your weight-loss, fitness, and health goals and then keeping the extra pounds off too! It's a journey, have some friends along with you! Good luck!

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RG_DFW 11/11/2012 11:42PM

    Actually, you're not the only one to read it, I promise.
Explore, click on links, set up goals for yourself and blog about them. Track your calories and develop an exercise program. Finally, be consistent!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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HEALTHIERKEN 11/11/2012 11:42PM

    Welcome! You'll find lots of encouragement and help here on SparkPeople. And you'll find a whole bunch of people just like you--just find the "SparkTeams" page and browse teams till you find people who have important things in common with you. You'll find all the understanding you can imagine that way.

The *most* helpful features of SparkPeople, next after all the good people, is the Nutrition Tracker--learn how to use it and use it *E*V*E*R*Y* *D*A*Y*. You'll start out thinking it's your enemy, but in no time at all, you'll know it's your best friend : )

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