You are absolutely correct to view your weight loss one pound at a time. Short term goals will get you where you want to go.
Congratulations on the 8 pound loss already. Follow the guidelines on this site and you'll continue to lose weight. Use the nutrition tracker and the fitness tracker and earn SparkPoints. Then give them away in the form of Goodies to the friends you make here.
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm! P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
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Pounds lost: 16.0
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Hello, I'm new to SparkPeople. I am a 40-something female, married 12 yrs to my high school sweetheart of 26yrs. We don't have any kids except Nannette, my 2yr old mixed terrier.
I am looking forward to being healthy & happy with myself again. I have too "many serious illnesses for someone my age" according to my doctor's, so I finally decided to get my rear in gear & lose some weight.
I have to lose at least 150 lbs. I know that's a lot of weight but I'm looking at it as 1 lb at-a-time. My short-term goal is to lose 20-30 lbs by December 31, 2012. I've already lost 8lbs since I've changed my diet 1 mth ago! WooHoo!!!
Thanks in advance for all the encouragement...I really need it. Looking forward to meeting my goals & hope to make some friends along the way with all of you.
Good luck, & God bless us all on our weight loss journey!!!
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