It is overwhelming, isn't it? But, I've tried Sparks in the past w/out actually getting involved. I don't think that works. There seems to be a lot of support and information available. I must learn more about tracking, too. Small steps daily, I guess.
And juicing/blending is a great way to get more veggies in you if you don't have a lot of time for yourself. I mean, nothing beats salads with all kinds of seeds, but it is time consuming. I find if I spend time chopping and having things available in containers (something that can be done on a day off), then it's easier to throw things together. Got the idea from Subway's salad bar, and it really works.
What I've also been doing is steam/stir frying a mix of veggies to have on hand. I love stir fry, and this also gives you a good mix of veggies. In fact, I heated up a bowl for breakfast, and it was very good!
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1/27/14 1:44 P
Thank you for your suggestions! Juicing may just be a good avenue for me because of my long work schedule. .I will definitely look into it. All this is overwhelming but I have committed a portion of my day to heath now & it helps reading the articles etc. Now time to track!! Thank u again or responding & look forward to hearing from u in the future. God Bless
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1/27/14 1:11 P
Hi, there. I'm 67 and also have the 'now or never' syndrome. I'm also a rather private person so getting involved in something like this is a tad difficult. Still, sometimes it's best to just jump in the water. Doing something half way never works for me.
I'd like to lose 15 lbs. I do have a lot of energy and am building up my immune system after b/c. Have you tried juicing or blending? I'm very much hooked on both. I tend to do more in the summer because something cold is more welcoming on a hot day, but still get my vegs juice in every second day. I've been juicing/blending for a couple of years now. Had not a terrific immune system (I think chemo had a lot to do with it, but that was a few years back). Since juicing, I don't get sick more than occasionally having my body fight something for a day or two. I'm a big believer!
I've also been making my own kombucha tea for the last couple of months and have quite a few friends making it, too. I drink a bit of this every day for the good probiotics. I've been making my own cultured veggies, too, for the same reason.
Anyway, good for both of us for giving it a chance!
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1/27/14 12:51 P
Because of health issues need to loose around 60#. I am tired of the physical pain that is made worse by the overweight. Feeling unattractive, tired, etc. I will be 65 this year & finally realize it is now or never. But I know I cannot do this alone.
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