I swear I go to these sites just to read Nancy Jean's welcomes. They make me feel warm and fuzzy all over. I welcome you as well Drea but not half as well as Nancy Jean.
"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."
Let me officially you to one of my many homes, here is SparkPeople Land! This is a really great site that has so much to offer, free of charge! When I first joined SP, I was so overwhelmed with the site, that I started to get discouraged, because I wasn't able to do what I thought I should be doing right off the bat! Well, I took a step backwards and looked the situation and realized that I don't have to learn everything TODAY, as this lifestyle change is for the rest of my life! I'm taking baby steps and learning as I go, and I'll forever be learning something or another, which gives me reason to smile. If I haven't learned one new thing, before the day is out, I consider it a wasted day.
I suggest you start with your trackers first. On your nutrition tracker, write down everything that went into your mouth. The little taste tests that you take, when preparing food, count too, along with the little love bites of food that a child gives you, also. I was so mortified when I realized all the JUNK I was shoving down my throat, when I started on SP. Tracking your food will enable you to have a clear picture of what you're really doing to your body! Likewise with the exercises, even walking, or marching, as some people call it, for 10 minutes or more constitutes a workout and gives you steps to boot. You may want to hit up the exercise videos, here on SP. They last anywhere from 6 minutes and up. I remember when I did my first video, I chose a 9 minute video, and I couldn't even make it half way through it, and it made me feel bad, because I was sitting in a chair! SP has taught me that I don't need to feel bad, they taught me that "I AM WORTH IT!"
There are so many ladies and gentlemen that want to help you reach your goals and beyond!!! We want to be your personal cheerleaders and we'll even shout at the top of our lungs!!!
If you need anything, just HOLLER, and I'll do my best to give you a hand up!!!
- 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!
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glad you are joining us on this journey to a healthy lifestyle. Sparks works ,I am 58 pounds light than I was this time last year. I have a goal of 60 pounds for 2014. It great to set goals, but make them ones that you do not become overwhelmed.
Lord, bless my diet buddies and help me met my 2016 weight goals of 50 pounds.
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Hi SP! My name is Drea and I am a 33 year old single full time mom, student and nurse!! I live in Jacksonville, FL and I have at least 150 pounds to lose so I am here for the LONG haul... :) Anyway, I am not committing to a diet, but a lifestyle change. I have been on numerous diets and I need something that I can live with at this point. I am looking for SP friends so that we can motivate each other... Feel free to stop by my Spark page and leave a message!!
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