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TREASURINGLIFE
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10/22/10 8:46 A

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Hi there! Welcome.

As for advice, I'd just say start slow...maybe add in some little healthy habits here and there, such as drinking more water, or eating more fruits and veggies...and then go from there.

If you're not already exercising, start adding that in at some point too...walking are great because you can do that with your kids. Down the road you can look at adding in strength training and so forth.

Basically you don't want to get so overwhelmed that you quit...and yet you don't want to take things too slowly so that you don't see any results (and then quit). You have to find the perfect fit for you.

And remember - it's about progress, not perfection!! :)

- Michelle (from NE Ohio)


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10/21/10 2:14 P

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HHMMM just having 3 kids would be enough to get started. Perhaps going for walks and doing active things with the children would help. Not knowing your condition I would still suggest keeping attention to your posture. Think of what your posture would be if you were physically fit. Stay away from junk food. Process fruits and veggies with a blender it helps control hunger longer. pay attention to your abs as well. Stretch and perhaps do some ab exercises before you get out of bed

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10/19/10 10:01 A

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BALANCE46
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10/18/10 9:09 P

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I recommend beginning by setting small goals - like tracking your calories consumed every day, 8 glasses of water a day, and/or at least 5 fruits/veggies per day. Maybe keep it at that for starters. If you do those 3 things, you'll start to see yourself making better choices right away, and likely see some progress.

Then work on calories burned, and commit yourself to tracking fitness minutes. Its very motivating for me! Start small if you aren't already exercising. My goal is to just keep improving - its about the journey not the destination.

I waited to start networking more and exploring the content on the site until I was a little more set in the other routines, and I'm really enjoying the support of all the great SparkPeople out there!

Later on, or sooner if you like, "friend" people who inspire you and you can strike up some good friendships and a super support team.

Its like anything in life - you get out of it what you choose to put into it, but baby steps are a great way to get started.

Edited by: BALANCE46 at: 10/18/2010 (21:12)

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SMWILSON70
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10/18/10 1:32 P

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I am 40 years old mother of 3 and looking to lose 20-25 lbs. I just signed up for sparkpeople.com after reading a success story. I'm a bit overwhelmed! Any advice on how to get started? Where to begin?


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