Temolo - your last sentence says it all. It is a matter of rethinking - your health and your life style, at the very least.
Find something that lets you live free (to some extent) while curbing your known excesses. And make sure to keep a note of what works - and what doesn't work.
I'm here, this year, because I intend to lose 1lb per week, each week, this year. I am still trying to get ready to start! But I am spreading the word, and so increasing my accountability - and that adds a whole new dimension.
Hopefully my flu and lack of activity will be gone soon, and I will then be able to really get started, and start a proper tracking.
Congratulations on re-joining. I did, too. I've tried to change my thinking about this. I'm not losing weight; I'm gaining health. Every pound or half-pound lost is energy gained, a reward to my heart and joints so they don't have to work so hard. It is definitely a long-term, permanent way of thinking and acting. The older I get, the harder old habits fight against extinction. But we can do this, one half-pound at a time.
It's never too late to be who you might have been. George Eliot.
Pounds lost: 10.8
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"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: 139.0
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I re-joined sparkpeople in Dec 2012 with the goal of losing 50 lbs. I have been tracking my food daily and doing at least 20-30mins of jogging 4-5 times a week. So far I lost about 7lbs, its going slow and can become discouraging, but I think I will stick with it. I might have to reevaluate my goals, maybe if I have the goal of losing 1/2 lb weekly instead of 1lb weekly I will be able to see result and remain motivated. I think I need to look at this as a new way of living and not some short-term thing.
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