Evan! Read all you can find in the ARTICLES AND VIDEOS section of the site concerning your conditions and goals! There is a real wealth of useful information and ideas of which you can take advantage. Wish you good luck!
Never say never
current weight: 253.0
Fitness Minutes: (158,855) Posts: 63,221 6/26/13 11:49 P
Welcome! Glad you joined us. It is easy to get bored with all this if you're trying to sustain major changes all the time, so, like everyone else said, go slow. Make little things like an orange with lunch and a salad with supper habits. Then go on to do a little more and a little more. Eventually you'll have accomplished a life style change without the struggle and tedium of dieting. Good luck.
Barbara in Colorado on MST Blue Team �No matter where you go - there you are� �It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.� - Confucius
Pounds lost: 16.0
Fitness Minutes: (111,560) Posts: 7,675 6/26/13 2:11 P
"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."
In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
Welcome to SparkPeople! Small changes that you can maintain are the best way to reach your goals. Use your Spark plan to help you do that. The Getting Started Guide will help you become familiar with the site. Your program is outlined at the bottom and can help you stay on track. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/g et_starte d.asp
Fitness Minutes: (216) Posts: 9 6/26/13 8:43 A
Hi y'all! My name is Evan, I am 28 years old and am currently living overseas in South Korea with my wife. I've always been a big person and it's time I get fit. For many years, I have ate unhealthy, ate junk food, fast food, didn't drink water, hated fruits and vegetables.
Since I left America in 2010, my diet and lifestyle has drastically changed. I started drinking water, eating fruits and vegetables. Recently, I decided to cut out red meat, pork, and diary. That was a huge change and I felt better for it. I started on a vegan diet that lasted a month and I was doing so good on it. Then, I walked 9 miles (18km), because I couldn't find a taxi and the route I was walking had no bus stops, and blistered my feet real bad and I started giving myself excuses to NOT eat properly and to NOT exercise. I want to get back to what I was doing and limit myself of my food choices, ever since I changed my diet, I now pick healthier foods but some days I just want a hamburger and derail myself lol.
I've tried weight loss pills when I was a teen, different kinds of diets along with exercise but to no avail... As far as I know, I have no real reason to be big other than not being responsible for myself and what I eat and how much exercise I get. I do have asthma, allergies, high cholesterol and bad genetics. I know if I do not lose weight now, my life will be limited as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression and a few other diseases run in my family. I want to be proactive and I want to live as long as I can-Lord willing.
Personally, I find it hard to stay motivated and keep on keeping on when I feel that it is futile to exercise and change my diet. Some days, I just do not want to get out of bed. I do not take medication except an inhaler and advair for my asthma.
I am new to the site and group and I find myself lost at times on what to do and where to go lol but I'll get there one day.
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