to one of my many homes, here in SparkPeople Land! I haven't found anybody in here that will judge anyone. That's not what we're all about! We want to help you, edify you, lift you up, give you encouragement, even if you do stumble, we'll give you a helping hand! I'm so delighted that you've taken that very first step, of coming here and laying it on the line. That takes great courage! Call on that courage, as you get started with your program. I do believe that !!!
- Nancy Jean - GA
Philippians 4:13 1 Corinthians 10:31 Our job is just to show up and do our best, leaving the outcome to GOD!!!
Eastern Time Zone WL of 5% Summer Challenge for Daisies (Private Team)
current weight: 175.4
Fitness Minutes: (128,870) Posts: 6,273 11/11/13 1:43 P
You've already taken the first step, which is super important. Those of us who are serious about health (ours and others') will not judge you. We are all human, we all stray and make mistakes but we all generally want the same things: to lead a happy, healthy life where we feel good about ourselves and our contributions to our families and the community. That's what's most important. By turning your focus to improving your health, you are being a great role model to those 3 lovely kids of yours!
Good luck to you, and let us know if you need anything. We're here to help. I personally have found that yoga helps me get in the groove for working out, toning, and losing weight. I also read recently (and saw on Dr. Oz) that it's great for building flexible veins and arteries and is therefore helpful with lowering blood pressure and assisting with certain cardiovascular issues. I try to do a little each day to help stretch out my body and so that I'm not sore after working out. Perhaps it can help you also!
Welcome Bonnie, to the best place you can be. I have always found this site marvelous for both those needs: encouragement and to be encouraging. Use the trackers, read all the articles and join a couple of teams. Ignore the naysayers including yourself and understand that you are made of stardust and are a child of God and the universe. Life is good and feeling healthy is the best.
"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."
current weight: 139.0
Fitness Minutes: (171,649) Posts: 4,540 11/11/13 9:50 A
Everyone calls me Bonnie and I am a pushing 40 mother of 3 and a wife. I am looking for a place where I can be honest and admin my shortcomings and when I fail without being judged. I have struggled with HBP since my early twenties and I am really ready to get off of this ever increasing pill merry-go-round. I want to feel good about myself and see myself as I truly am (I have severe body image issues).
I want to be strong, confident and able to look at myself in a picture without only see fat. I want to see all of the other things I am made up of, not just fat.
I hope that I can count on you guys for encouragement and I am totally willing to give the same.
Never Give Up, Never Surrender.
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