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    KATHRYN-MOMTO9   397
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So this is a start

Friday, July 05, 2013

This is where I am. I'm almost 50 and considered obese. When I was a teenager my parents used to think that I was anorexic because I was so skinny and hardly ate. So what happened to me?

I don't exercise. I don't eat properly. I suffer from depression. I have no motivation. And I hurt all over. Something has to change.

Karen (my sister) suggested I join this site so we can help each other stay motivated. I haven't seen her on yet but at least it has gotten me here.

I've started taking the train right downtown to work instead of getting off a station earlier and then taking the Metro to work. It means I have to walk an extra km twice a day. I did it on Wednesday because the Metro was down so I walked to get the train home. Then yesterday I decided to actually come to work that way since it wasn't too hard the day before. I forgot that going to the train from work is all down hill. Coming to work from the train is all uphill. emoticon But ... I did it again today. I plan to keep doing this. I don't manage to get any more exercise in so I figure this is a start.

I have over 50 pounds to lose. I gotta start somewhere.


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GRANDMATOWILL 2/8/2014 10:48PM

  I am so sorry that I have not been here! Can we give it another try??? emoticon

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NIKO27 7/5/2013 1:13PM

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SPARKBACKJZ 7/5/2013 12:17PM

    WELCOME! emoticon Everybit of exercise we can get is worth it.
I started walking on my breaks and have so much more energy.

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BOSSONBABE 7/5/2013 10:12AM

    Kathryn, you have come to the right place for encouragement, inspiration, accountability and success!!!!! First, congratulations on making a start, both by joining Sparkpeople and by posting a blog. Also, the first steps you've made in physical activity are great! This site has been very helpful to me and I log in every single day. I never miss because it really does keep me accountable. I track my food, I track my exercise and I read the articles, take a quiz daily, etc. Please feel free to friend me and I'll try to help you. We're all in this effort to get healthy and fit together. Good luck!

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EYRUNINGA89 7/5/2013 10:08AM

    You can do it! This site has endless tools to help you emoticon Like you said, you have to start somewhere and today is a great day to start!

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