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Hello and Welcome!!
Co-leader Starfish Team of Spring 5% Challenge - EDT
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
I'm doing this is several groups today so I apologize if you see this multiple places!
My name is Jennifer and I live in Lancaster City PA. I've struggled all my life with weight due to my own eating habits, lack of exercise, and medical conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and some generalized Anxiety. I always say I know I'll never be a super model but I'd like to be a healthy weight! LOL I'm one of those people who try not to focus on the way I look so much as the way I feel. Less about pounds and more about the way my clothes fit...that sort of thing. I'm not really a calorie counter as that just seems to depress me and make me feel defeated before I even begin. I simply try to make good choices and limit the bad choices.
I joined Spark People a while ago but left eventually and now am back again. Although I HATE to exercise in a gym in front of people I don't hate exercising. I do really think I need a buddy or a group support system though to keep me on track. So here I am trying again, this time looking to make myself more public and accountable for my weight. I do have trouble fitting it all in at times. I work two part time jobs and if an activity isn't in my calendar it doesn't get done! I often joke that I need to schedule time to eat, sleep, and breathe.
I used to be a smoker but have managed to stay away from that for over a year now. This is actually the ONLY health thing I'm really proud of myself about over the last year. That was a hard one. I tried and failed to quit many times. I'm determined this will be the time it sticks.
I'd love to find a walking buddy in my area. On nice days I walk around the city or at one of several parks close to me. On nasty days i do laps of the mall.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau