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!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He wlll make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
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