Hi, Gloria So glad you decided to join the team! I'm sorry I didn't respond to your post sooner. I've been having a crazy-busy two weeks and can't find enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do
If you use Spark and the tools available you won't be disappointed, Gloria. It's all about re-educating yourself regarding food and learning to make the right choices - add some activity/exercise to the mix and you have a recipe for success
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 .
"I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." Psalm 139:14
I would like to introduce myself my name is Gloria and I am 50 yrs old and I just want to get healthy. I just want to learn to eat and keep myself on track with my health, I am not trying to lose any weight but if I do it would be great. I don't like to set myself up for disappointment that is why I don't want to say i am going to lose a set amount of weight.
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