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Hi! Ada here (54yo 50 lbs to goal living in Auburn WA - I always need new ideas to get fit and fit it in.
"It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him."
We all need help and encouragement in order to succeed. It's truly the most wonderful thing about Spark People. We have at our disposal a complete network of friends to keep us going even when we feel like we can't do it anymore.
Good luck in reaching your goal and may you have a wonderful New Year in 2010!!!
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
I have to agree with taking it slow and steady to make it your lifestyle, not just a limited time weight loss. I have done that in the past and always failed.
I also agree with reading posts to keep motivated. SP and its wonderful members have been key to the success I have so far. We all need to make time for ourselves and I count the time on SP as just that - time for me! And in the process maybe I can help another member too. How great is that?!
BARBIE176 is so right on! Think of this not as a diet, but as a way of living where diet is just one piece of the whole picture.
Self-love is the only weight-loss aid that really works in the long run. - Jenny Craig
Welcome aboard! I think if you realize this is a lifestyle and not just a way to lose weight you will have better success. I am definitely taking the slow journey, but I keep telling myself that's okay because it is better than the alternative which is slowly going up the scale rather than down the scale. I need to find a balance between being diligent about tracking everything and actually doing everything. I try to keep track of what I eat and exercise, but I don't always get it on the tracker because I want more time to workout, etc. Good luck and I hope to see you on your journey to fitness and health this year.
Barbara (Pacific Time)
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I found that reading the posts keep me motivated. I read them and the challenges and it's get those tennis shoes on and get moving. I also track my food every day. This also helps me to stay on track. I have never stuck to this either until I joined sparkpeople. It has truly kept me on track.
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YOU SOUND LIKE MOST WHO START AND THEN GET TOO BUSY AS THE YEAR GOES ON AND COME TO YOUR COMPUTER AND FIND SPARKS START READING SOME OF THE BLOG AND STORIES BELIEVE ME YOU WILL GET OFF COMPUTER AND GO FOR A WALK OR JUST DO EXERCISES...
Remember, the name of the team is staying fit and Having FUN! I get bored easily, so I find it is easier to stay with my program if I search the recipe section to make new and different foods that are healthy, plus to change up my exercise routine. I do everything from Zumba to country line dancing, playing tennis (when the weather cooperates) to playing with our Wii system; also I have a variety of fitness DVDs so I can change them up also.
Welcome and come here often to get motivation and support.
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Happy New Year to you too! This will be a great one. We can make it happen but we do need to plan. Welcome aboard.
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Happy New Year to all!!!
This year is to get fit and to stick to it!!
I start out really good the first month or so but then I start to slide back into old habits.
I wish to talk with more people like me and hopefully together we can do this!
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