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Wow! You are very close to where I was when I started. I was 163 and I'm 5'6" when I decided to throw away my excuses.
1. BELIEVE you can. Don't say "I think" or "I'm going to try..". It's all about what you tell yourself. Just as easily as you tell yourself "I keep failing", you can tell yourself " I will not fail".
2.Use the spark tools to track your workouts and meals consistently every single day. It's great to enter your goal weight and date and have the SP program tell you how many calories you need to eat daily to meet your goal. Also, use Sparkpeople to find motivation and inspiration for others who have had the same challenges.
3. Workout 30-60 minutes a day consistently, every single day even if it's just walking.
Do this for 6 months and you WILL see results. It doesn't happen overnight. You have to be very consistent for month. You CAN do this!
"To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality. "
"In the midst of regular life, running is the touchstone that breathes adventure into my soul. "
HM PR 2:12
12k PR 1:17
10K PR 58:45
5K PR 25:06
6/11 Sawtooth Relay
Hi. I'm 31, 5'7" and 169 lbs. I'm also a diabetic. I'm a pretty solid chick..lol. I have pretty big hands and feet and have never been "small". At 150 lbs I was doing pretty great, and I've lost a ton of weight but can't get down to 140. My blood sugar has been through the roof as of late, and I really want to live to meet my grand children. So I came here. I'm embarrassed for anyone to see me exercise and that's my strong hold in my goal to get healthy. So..thanks for having me. My father died from renal failure because of his diabetes, and I'm compelled to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to me.