New here, 65 year old female, time to get SERIOUS!
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Fitness Minutes: (82,445)
9,550 12/18/12 11:28 P
Welcome TEXASGAL65!!! You're off to a great start!!! Sparks really is a wonderful website to develop a healthy lifestyle to get fit and lose the weight .... permanently!! And you've got the supportive folks on Sparks to help you along the way as well!! So have fun with your nutrition and fitness plans while you become the new, slim, healthy you!!
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney
Now that I have reached my BIG 50: Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Fitness Minutes: (146,056)
47,648 12/11/12 2:53 A
WELCOME TO SPARK!!! Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time.
A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.
1. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.
2. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.
3. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.
The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family! *~ Paula *~
Paula in Denver, Colorado
"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)
"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)
Proud Team Leader of Determined Divas!
Pounds lost: 3.0
12/11/12 1:07 A
Welcome to Sparkpeople! If you have any questions feel free to stop by my sparkpage!
Fitness Minutes: (98,738)
3,151 12/10/12 3:37 P
By joining SP you made the first step on your journey to better health!
Tracking your nutrition and exercise/activities on the "my Nutrition" and "myFitiness" trackers is key to success. Familiarize yourself with it and use it daily. Also, get active! Join a SparkPeople team of your interest for great challenges to get you started. There is a team for everyone, no matter how much we weigh or what our physical abilities are. Team members offer an abundance of support, encouragement, and advice. I invite you to visit my SparkPage. I'm confident you will succeed in reaching your goals!
Team Leader of SP Class of August 19-25, 2012 Team Leader of SP Class of November 27- December 3, 2011 Team Leader of SP Class of July 21-27, 2013 ____________________ "Continuous effort--not strength or intelligence--is the key to unlocking our potential." --Winston Churchill
December Minutes: 209
Fitness Minutes: (1,058)
12/10/12 3:11 P
I am so tired of carrying these extra 25 lbs.; this morning I weighed and my weight is up 5 pounds since Thanksgiving (on top of the 20 I had already gained in the past 11 years.) Enough already, my clothes are tight and I refuse to buy a larger size. I know being 65 it will be harder to lose the weight but I am relying on you wonderful Spark People to motivate me and to learn from all of you on your successes. My biggest problem is not exercising. I do a lot around the house and in the yard but it is not consistent to get my heart rate up.
I could tell when my daughter was here for Thanksgiving she kept asking me if I was feeling ok, (she was being sweet not to mention that my weight was really getting away from me.) I am flying out in March to visit her and I would love to surprise her with the new ME!
Looking forward to my transformation! Good luck to everyone!
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