Hi Donna and Penny -- welcome to Spark People and to the High Blood Pressure team! There is plenty of community support, tools and information here to help you achieve your goals. Take one day at a time and work on making small changes; and if you get off track just get back to your plan as soon as possible, don't try to make up for a bad week by starving yourself for a day or two! Please let me know if you need any help navigating the Spark site, and remember that we are all here for you...
Sandy (Michigan Upper Peninsula) -- Say "Ya!" to da U.P, eh?
to one of my many homes, here in SparkPeople Land!!! You've come the right place for plenty of support, encouragement, challenges, recipes, and taking a good hard look at where you are right now!
The thing I suggest you do first is track, track, and track again, EVERYTHING you put in your mouth!!! That includes those little sneaks of food you take to test taste something, whether you cooked it or somebody else. It all adds up. Don't forget your beverages, too!!! So many of them also have the calories and or sugar that you really don't want or need.
When I first started tracking, I was totally mortified at what I was stuffing in my mouth and allowing to go down my throat. I tried to deny it, but it was staring me right in the face and the proof was there. I knew I needed to do something and do it NOW!!!
I didn't start here, at SP, but when I informed Curves that I would be back, they asked me if I was tracking and I told them yes and mentioned the site. The Curves trainer told me that all the ladies at Curves are here, and that's how I learned about SP and I LOVE IT!!!
SP is a treasure trove of information on any subject you can think of. They educated me big time and they're still educating me, every day, I sign in. There's just so much information and fun to be had here, and where else could you go to get all of this, right in your home for FREE!!! This is a WIN, WIN situation. Ladies, take advantage of what you find on SP, as it will only enhance your lifestyle change, here!
- Nancy Jean - GA
Philippians 4:13 1 Corinthians 10:31 All God asks of us is our best and NOBODY has the right to ask more of you than what God does!
Eastern Time Zone
WL of 5% Winter Challenge for Daisies (Private Team)
Hi Donna. to Spark and to the team. You'll get lots of support here. One suggestion is to change your setting to public and not private so we can support you on your spark page too.All the best to you. Stay in touch wit the teams you choose. It's all about community support. We do encourage you to make a spark page. It explains how to do it. You can be creative.
Edited by: SASSYSAX at: 10/18/2013 (23:47)
Elayne from Florida in the Eastern Time Zone.
"Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence."--Johann Sebastian Bach
current weight: 133.2
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 7 10/18/13 11:25 P
My name is Donna, I'm trying again to lose weight, get in shape and mainly just be healthier. Being 50+ and seeing people you know getting sick, having heart attacks and dying makes me realize that I can't afford to put this off any longer, I NEED to get healthy to minimize my chance of being of those people. I always appreciate any help and support I can get and would love to be able to help someone else meet their goals as well.
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