Hi, Cate, and welcome to the team and to Spark from Lake Wales. This is certainly an inspirational site and I'm glad your dr recommended it! Spark makes it so easy to stay on track and if you don't on occasion no one here is going to criticize you. This is a great group of people. We'll cheer you on when you succeed and boost you up when you aren't so successful!! It is very easy to stay entusiastic about your journey here. There are lots of tools to help you. I find the nutrition tracker very helpful and you will find that you don't HAVE to "deprive" yourself. Just spend your calorie allotment wisely. The exercises here are many and varied. There are some for everyone. I walk for my exercise and it is working for me. Drink plenty of water. It does help. Any goal is obtainable if you go after it a bit at a time. Make small obtainable goals to meet like walking a certain distance every day or losing 3 lbs a month. When you are consistently reaching those small goals make them a little bigger. Before you know it you will be at your ultimate goal!!
Good luck on your journey, take care and please keep in touch!
~ Kathy in Lake Wales ~
Goal to be at 212 by Apr30
"Each day is a gift for itself; if squandered, it is lost forever" (Chofetz Chiam, A Lesson a Day)
You must be the change you want to see in the world (Ghandi)
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.
| current weight: 215.0