Hi and welcome! Glad you're here! You'll find a lot of caring and supportive people on this team that understand what you're going through. This is a healthy lifestyle change for all of us and as much as we'd like it to happen, it won't happen overnight.
Become active on this team board, post and reply to messages and join in the challenges when you can. You'll have fun and meet a lot of great people at the same time.
Wishing you success with your weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals. Just remember that Have a great week!
~ Marcia (Central Time)
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert J. Collier
“Losing weight is hard. Maintaining weight is hard. Staying overweight is hard. Choose YOUR hard.” - SparkPeople
Whatever the problem is, the answer is not in the fridge.
Pounds lost: 5.3
Fitness Minutes: (4,193) Posts: 420 2/25/12 4:56 P
You know if you told me you had a 10 pound loss in a week I'd be really worrying about you!! That is NOT a safe way to lose weight. I am totally in love with the Spark way - losing weight slowly by making lifestyle changes, not by dieting! Eat less sugar (i.e. EAT, but eat the right stuff) and exercise a little more - that will take you where you want to be. I'm sorry about your health issues, but exercise and weight loss will I KNOW help with Fibromyalgia and I suspect will help with your other issue (which I am not familiar with.) Welcome to our team!!
Marilyn in LaGrange, GA (EST) Violet Virtuosos Co-Captain BLC26 BLC21,22,23,24,25,26 Current goal weight 140
current weight: 3.2 over
Fitness Minutes: (8,918) Posts: 103 2/25/12 12:02 P
This team is a great place to be for a slow and steady weight loss journey. Keep up the good wor and focus on how you feel rather than the scales. I've hit a long scale plateau but I still feel good changes going on all the time. It has been awesome!
All the best.
current weight: 197.0
Fitness Minutes: (37,934) Posts: 12,086 2/25/12 11:49 A
to The Slowest Loser Team and Good Luck on your Spark Journey.
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. " Thomas Jefferson
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,518) Posts: 2,307 2/25/12 11:30 A
Hi Danielle and welcome to the team. Sometimes I think this team should be called The Biggest Fluctuater (sp?). At least that is how it works for me. I may be down a pound one day and up two the next and down 2 the next and up one following that. I initially lost weight quickly, but got stuck on my 5 lbs. from goal for months. That is okay. I am eating better and I exercise now, and that is a huge thing for me. Best of luck to you.
“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles…. it empties today of its strength.”
current weight: 130.4
Fitness Minutes: (104,400) Posts: 29,339 2/25/12 11:24 A
In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
August Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (8,165) Posts: 5,320 2/25/12 9:48 A
Take a look at a lb. of butter or margarine sometime and imagine losing that in a wk. or two. That is a reality check. It is huge.
"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."
current weight: 144.0
Fitness Minutes: (35,083) Posts: 3,100 2/25/12 8:24 A
Hi, I'm new to the slowest looser. I found it refreshing to find a forum to the safe healthy way to lose weight. I get discouraged easy, because I have several health problems including Fibromyalgia and Metabic syndrome and losing weight isn't easy for me. I work hard and have the determination but Im an inch loser. I need to know quit often that its omay I didnt have a 10 pound weight loss week like they do on that biggest looser show. I needed to hear my 1lb loss is great, and Im looking forward to being apart of this group.
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