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My Very First Blog Post Ever!


Monday, January 28, 2013

I've enjoyed reading other people's blogs and have had the desire to write one for some time, but have only had the courage to do my own today. It's hard to let others in on the inside of this battle that I've kept secret for most of my life. I really believe that we are here for each other and that there is real value in the support here. So, today I am opening up so that I, too can benefit from what's offered here.
I've been staying on track since Jan. 2 and have lost 9 pounds since. I'm exercising by running, walking and doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred and eating well. I also wear a BodyMedia Link so that I can see how many calories I'm buring a day and how much sleep I get at night. One of my close friends was just certified in personal training and I'm going to meet with her tonight to see how she can help me- another way that I'll have to open up.
Right now I'm not considered "overweight" (barely), but at the same time, I'm not comfortable with my body. I feel chubby and I want to be fit and toned.
So, there you go. This is my very first blog post ever. It feels good to open up emoticon
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KARENDAVIS8108 1/29/2013 9:18PM

  Hi! I think we've met before it was last year I think at Shelby Farms! I just had a baby boy on December 17th and have just been cleared by my doctor to start exercising again. I'm looking forward to losing the baby weight and exercising again! Good job on your weight loss this month!

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SPUNKYDUCKY 1/29/2013 6:50PM

    It is good to get things out there - you will realize we all go through the same feelings and similar experiences. It sounds like you have had an awesome January - congrats on the killer weight loss! I lot of this journey is just putting one foot in front of the other and knowing when to ask for help!

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MMCKIE 1/28/2013 1:57PM

    Congrats! I think the best part of Sparkpeople is the motivational tools and the encouragement to open up to others. To not only get your thoughts out in front of you but to help others along the way. Here is to you and and living a healthy lifestyle!!

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ASHMOMOF4 1/28/2013 1:00PM

    Thank you! BodyMedia Link is a device that I wear on my arm that measures my activity, calories burned, sleep and nutrition. I prefer to use SparkPeople for the nutrition part, so I just enter in my estimated calories consumed. This helps me to stay on track to see how many calories I've burned. It also links to my iphone so I can keep track of it there too. I can sync my exercise with Spark now so that it shows up on my fitness tracker. It's really cool. They have a website if you want to check it out. It's the same device they use on the Biggest Loser. Bodymedia.com

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DMD-MO 1/28/2013 12:49PM

    Way to go! I just started with SparkPeople, too (mid-December), but my weight loss hasn't been as good as yours--only 5-6 pounds. I guess it's time to amp-up the work-out routine. What is this BodyMedia Link you mentioned?

I think this is my first blog post, too. :)
--DMD-MO

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ALLIEALLIE2 1/28/2013 12:48PM

    emoticon first blog! Keep them coming!

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