glad you are joining us on this journey to a healthy lifestyle. remember that we are on a journey not in a race. We can jump in no matter where we start! Be it 400 or 200 or 150 each of us have a goal that we want to reach! Lets have some fun and enjoy life as we travel on this road. there will be hills and turns, but smile, we never know what maybe around the bend.
Lord, bless my diet buddies and help me met my 2014 weight goals of 60 pounds. Co-Leader "Keep it Simple"
September SparkPoints: 2,848
Fitness Minutes: (21,738) Posts: 2,668 7/11/13 11:05 A
Welcome. Starting slow is a good thing. If you jump in with both feet you're likely to burn out quickly. Just remember what counts in the long run is sticking to it, and not punishing yourself if you slip once in a while. You'll soon find that exercise, if you think to do it when your down or frustrated or lonely, is a better reliever of depression than food, by far. Hope you start to feel better soon.
Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habit - Charles Givens
Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (104,400) Posts: 29,339 7/11/13 5:49 A
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
September Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (149) Posts: 7 7/11/13 12:32 A
Hi guys. I tried this once before years ago, but didn't have the patience for all the tracking. Now, I realize I need the community and support. My highest weight was 350 lbs. I lost 40 but started gaining some back over the years. The smallest I've been in the past several years is 297. I guess my first small goal is getting under 300 again- and staying there. My eventual goal, and as far as I dare to dream right now, is about 180, because that'd be the smallest I've been in my adult life- by a lottt. I also want to not only get regular blood pressure but eventually get there without any need for BP meds. I suffer from PCOS so being able to have periods and ovulate would be huge for me, particularly since I want to conceive once I am healthy enough.
As to how I got this big- well, a lot of things really- troubled childhood, depression, anxiety, and so on slowly take their toll. I've been hospitalized before. My recent big weight gain was primarily from moving from FL to WI with my fiance when he got a job, and while I'm originally from VA, I had never experienced a Northern winter, so being away from family in VA and his in FL was really hard, and depression hit hard and I ate and..well, we were stuck inside a lot.
I've been doing better but I've been sick lately so it may seem I'm going slow for a bit. I would love to make friends in my age group or around here because I could really use the support and yes, I want to support you too! I know it's a long way to my eventual goal but I believe I can do it.
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