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my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off.
i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x.
we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal
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Hi and welcome to the team. You are right.....exercise alone is not enough! We need to learn the right foods to eat and, more importantly, the right portions. Using the nutrition tracker will help you analyze what you are doing and help keep you accountable for what you eat. It's a terrific tool. Here is a link that may help you.
Edited by: SHARON632 at: 9/13/2012 (11:34)
* SHARON *
Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.
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Hi, CL and welcome I am a veteran dieter and I can tell you one thing for certain - this works I have been on and off Spark for several years but I came back last May with a new and improved attitude and a strong determination to reach my goals. No more excuses - no more blaming everything and everybody else right down to the dog for my bad decisions
Here's my best advice - it's not much, but it's from the heart and it's all I have to offer: 1) Use your nutrition tracker faithfully, every single day and for every single meal. It will keep you honest and accountable for your choices of food and the amounts you eat; 2) Find a few exercises/activities you actually enjoy doing and then do them 3-4X a week. If you enjoy the activity you will stick with it: 3) Stay active with your Spark Team(s). That is where you will get your encouragement, support, and motivation along the way; and, 4) try to have fun with this! If you make this your friend, you will hang in there and until you reach your destination
One more thought: don't worry about how fast or slow you lose the weight. This is one area where the old cliche "slow and steady wins the race" really does apply. We are learning to develop a new relationship with food and re-educate ourselves regarding how to make healthy choices and eat the correct portions This process takes time but in the end, it is well worth the investment made.
Glad you are using your treadmill! I sold mine because I was just using it to practice my dusting techniques That's what I mean about find exercise/activity YOU enjoy. We are all different and we all enjoy different things. I have finally seen the light - if you don't like it, you may force yourself to do it for a while, but it won't last. The key is to find what doesn't feel like "work' or like you're being forced to do it
Looking forward to sharing info and experiences along the way!
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Hi everyone, like most people who joined today I found this site through yahoo. It looks interesting and I am hopeful it will work to help me get my eating under control. In January I purchased a treadmill and . . .surprise, surprise . . .I have been using it (to walk/jog - not as a clothes line!). But, as they always warn, exercise is not enough. I am gradually gaining weight back that I had lost under another (very expensive) program. I'll give this a shot. Maybe tracking my food and reading everyone's story will help. Here goes . . .
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