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    MARYSPARKS2013   1,814
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Hi Everyone... Have a wonderful journey...

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Hi Everyone...

My name is MarySparks2013. I live in Clayton, DE, work in Dover, and do most of my living somewhere between Smyrna, Dover, but I end up in Milford every Friday night.

I joined SparkPeople about a month ago hoping that by logging my tracking my food and my statistics I would find the courage and motivation to lose 80 pounds.

I had gastric bypass surgery in 2008 and lost 163 pounds. Since then I've stalled and I've gained back 30. My health seems to be in a downward spiral so I could sure use some motivation to get me going in the right direction again.

We are on a tight budget so eating healthfully seems a daunting task and joining a gym right now is out of the question. I would love to find a walking buddy somewhere near home or near work.

The online tracking and articles are very informative but somewhat impersonal. Would love to have someone I could talk with about the pitfalls and progress of my latest venture. Someone who could help keep me accountable and on the right track.

I am trying to think of this as a way to change my life.... Not just a diet for a short time but a real, life changing, long term change that will result in a better brain, a better body, and a better me.

To that end I borrowed some books and CD's from the library and I've been reading and listening to The Amen Solution - by Dr. Daniel G. Amen - and trying to incorporate some of his teachings into my every day life.

Have a wonderful journey...

Mary ;-)
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JUST_BRENDA 6/9/2013 6:23PM

    Hi Mary,It sounds like you have the right attitude! I'm new to this site, but am very enthusiastic about all it has to offer. You are right to use walking - it costs nothing. Maybe listening to some music while walking will help? Or doing errands on foot or bike?
I'm in Canada so our "outdoor season" is limited. today I got on my bike and went with two of my children to one of their part-time employment job (she's a student). While my 11 yr old autistic son whined and complained on the way there (we were agains tthe wind, and he's a wimp), i remembered how much I like the feeling of biking --- fresh breeze, stretching out my legs, going somewhere meaningful.
I'm sure you can find activites you enjoy too!

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