This site is amazing. There are so many ways to keep yourself motivated, to learn new tricks to stay on track, and lots of supportive community along the way. Set up a Sparkpage so your new friends can send you Sparkgoodies. SP is not only good for you, it's fun!
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Thank you so much for your reply. Today was the first day of sparpeople. I tracked my food and stayed on the numbers i needed to be on. and i walked for 30 min., now if i can just stay on it. /thanks again for your suggestions.
Hi, Teddy, and welcome Glad you joined the Team! I am also a breast cancer survivor. I had an estrogen fed tumor removed from my breast in Jan. 2011 and I am doing great. My mom was also a breast cancer survivor, as are two cousins and an aunt on my dad's side of the family. Staying fit and losing weight is important for us so, I'm glad you have decided to shed the excess weight and get active
Here is my best advice - not complicated and it works: 1) Use your Nutrition Tracker faithfully, every single day, and print out the daily report on that page so you can make sure you are getting the proper balance of fats, carbs, and protein. This will keep you honest and accountable for your choices. Checking your report each day is critical - you want to make sure you are getting the right % of nutrients and not just eating empty calories. Remember, it is possible to stay within your calorie range eating "junk" but that isn't going to promote weight loss and it certainly won't maintain it in the long run ; 2) Find a few exercises/activities you actually ENJOY doing and then do them 3-4X a week. If you like what you are doing the chances are much better that you will stick with it ; 3) Stay active with your Team(s) because this is the place you will get encouragement, motivation, and support - including hugs on those days when things are especially tough! and; 4) Try to have fun with this journey to slimness and better health! It's a given that if you enjoy something you will stick with it!
One last thought: it isn't important how fast or slowly you lose your weight. This is one area where 'slow and steady wins the race' is more then just some old cliche . Spark teaches you a new lifestyle and you need time to re-educate yourself and develop a new relationship with food .
For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son.........
Carol Arizona USA
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I am 62 years old a mother of 2 and grandmother of 5, great grandmother of 1. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 4 years ago am doing well but not in remission yet. i want to learn how to be healthy and need to lose 50 lbs. I do not have a lot of energy and stay tired, so trying to excersise is challanging. Hoping sparkpeople can help me get started. I need all the help i can get.
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