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Welcome to the team!
I think all of us here have been in the same place you are. Just remember, you can't fail if you never give up!
You sound like an intelligent woman who has very good reasons to want to be healthier. Set yourself some small goals and take action. Once you start having success, your motivation will grow. But remember to measure your success by something other than the scale; like how much better you feel or how your clothes are fitting.
We'll be hear to cheer you on!
Kathy in Levittown, PA
Welcome! I go to Planet Fitness and it really has been great. It's cheap, but it has everything you need to get that ball rolling. I think you'll love SparkPeople! You can do it! :)
Well to the group.
You sound enthusiastic about your new journey. I hope you keep that up through the good times and especially trough the tougher times. You will get lot's of support here. You need to post how you are feeling or what kind of support you are looking for. There are so many great resources on this site...use the tools that are provided for you. Join groups, start a blog, help support other people by commenting on their blogs and posts.
You can do it. You just have to hang on and want to do it.
If you wanna chat sometime you can friend me here and I'd be happy to lend you a hand.
Happy you found your way to SP.
Because I am worth it!!
and Good Luck!
Well, I'm always saying "Tomorrow. I'll start tomorrow." So, it is no shocker that I am still overweight. I gained all of my weight while I was pregnant and never really did much to get it off. I would start and never finish BeachBody programs, I ran a couple of times telling myself that I was determined to be a runner.... And I am not.. Yet.
I bought new sneaks around Christmas time because I had started, and was doing well on, a new get-healthy journey and those same sneaks still look new :-\ I need to get my bum in gear and I've heard good things about this website.
I just want to be healthy for my son... Myself too, but it all boils down to my son. I need to be a better Mommy for him. I need to get off of the couch more, turn off the Toy Story more often, and take him outside WAY more often. I just left my fiance, so it really is all up to me now. I need to get in gear. I moved back into my parents' house with my son and to see my pre-diabetic father loaf around in his obese state makes me ill. I don't want to be that. I need to be better. If my son is going to be around that now, I need to show him that PopPop is not a good example of what to do with yourself. I need to set an EXTRA good example to cancel out my father's bad example.
I'm unemployed because of the split and don't have a gym membership. I have a wii fit and intend to use it. And a gym membership is one of the first things I plan on "purchasing" whenever I get a job. And I will use it. I WILL.
I'll need a ton of motivation, here. I am going to want to give up, I know I am. I always do. I see a quote floating around online that says, "If you are sick of starting over, quit giving up." This is what I will be living by from now on. I am so sick of starting over and giving up.
Sorry for the mini boo-hoo-fest here... Just giving a little background. I am just so sick of being in this body. Before pregnancy, my highest weight was 145 and that was awful to me because my "normal" had always been 125. My goal is 135 for now. However, I really just want to be happy and healthy, to not want to hide from cameras, to be excited to get my picture taken with my son, to turn heads again, to get off the couch and do things, to have clothes fit well again....... To be me again.
"Here goes nothin'" doesn't quite fit here.... because this is it. Here goes everything........... Let the games begin :)