Reminds me of the people I teach in adult ed. Some folks are onboard right away and will graduate in under a year. Some people are there for 5-6 years before they get with the program and decide to do what they need to to graduate.
We all have our own progress. You've been on SP for some time. Some of us have been going through the same thing without SP. But you have come to this point in time at the right time in your life. Welcome to the group and the beginning of your new life. The journey is a good one.
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
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Fitness Minutes: (53,403) Posts: 22,171 5/13/12 6:13 A
This the best team to be on. You will not be judged, but you will be encouraged. You won't be pressured, but you will be motivated. This is such a great group of people who are all in the same boat. My best to you. It is good you started to realize how scary things were getting.
Tboo you are not by yourself. I too have been on Spark a long time. I lost 130 pounds did not learn to maintain. Now I have a whole lot of weight to get off. I might as well say it I have 180 pounds to loss to get to my goal. I can only follow Spark, count my calories, walk and take it one day at a time. Time will pass anyway why not be doing something that makes me feel good and I will reap the rewards as I go down. I have been staying on a healthy program for three weeks and its like night and day at how good I feel. I will transform myself and this time I will learn to maintain, to change my life for better. You hang in there and don't ever give up. Life is too sweet.
I am transforming.
current weight: 319.8
Fitness Minutes: (8,165) Posts: 5,320 5/12/12 11:30 A
Trial and error on this site will help you navigate! That's what I did!
I went for a blood test a while back for my blood sugar,and my doctor lost the results. I didn't go back but I have to talk to her about it when I go back in a few weeks for results of other tests I had for my fatty liver.
Being fat is not very healthy!
current weight: 171.4
Fitness Minutes: (108,122) Posts: 7,581 5/12/12 11:07 A
Yes, I too am not too certain about navigating the site but once I use something a couple of times it usually belongs to me. I realize that I will be here for quite a while trying to get down to a normal weight but the journey is made a lot more interesting because of this site.
"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: 141.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,518) Posts: 2,307 5/12/12 11:03 A
Hi, I'm right there with you. 59, 100+, no scary signs, but I hurt my knee over a year ago, got better, got worse and now have to use a walker if I do a lot of walking. I watch my 2 nephews (6 and 10) after school and during the summer. Hard for me to get around and keep up with them. I think it was about January when I joined SP and really enjoy the Chair Exercise Team. Hope to be completely walker free by August, if not sooner. I too have trouble navigating around this site, but it is getting easier and everyone is so nice and willing to help.
I have been waiting for you! I also am computer-challenged and have been envious of people who walk around this amazing site with the greatest of ease. Best of luck to you in your journey to become healthier! You have to believe you have turned this corner for the last time! As you know, the Sparkpeople site and the people are the best! Now I just need to know how to make the best use of all it has to offer! I think I need a Sparkpeople expert to come to my home for a few lessons. Ha ha! Continued success and it's nice to know we are not alone!
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Fitness Minutes: (5,138) Posts: 50 5/12/12 10:50 A
sounds all too familiar I am 5 ft 1 and when i started I was about 100 lbs overweight I am about half way to goal. My wake up call was pre diabetes. I also have had a few other issues to deal with but I have learned to get plenty of rest and listen to my body and if I am not hungry dont eat.
I've been on SP for years now. No, I did not seriously commit to any team or plan. I just did it my way. I need to lose a very serious amount of weight as my user name indicates. I've lost that much and more through out my life. Unfortunately as we've heard so many times, I've gained back that much and more when I finished playing my games. I was always looking for the next trick that was going to work for me...and here I am.
I recently had a health scare that I believe has scared me straight. I got a symptom that I knew was a possible sign of diabetes. I got over the counter medicine, took myself off of sugar and it went away. Easter came, someone brought me a 4oz chocolate truffle egg. I decided to eat it all at once and "get it out of the house" (????) My symptom came back with a vengeance!! I went to the doctor. To my surprise my fasting blood sugar was 89 (fine) and she did a lot of other tests that all came back fine. But this is my wake up call. I am committed to a slow and steady weight loss.
I am 59 years old, have been married to a good, but human man for 40 years. Have two grown married daughters and one very precious, yet precocious 2 year old grandson, whom I watch M-F while his parents work.
My biggest challenge at this moment is trying to get around this site. I'm going to the tutoring section now to try to find out to set a new goal for this team. (Yes, I have been an SP member a LONG time and am electronically challenged.) I
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