Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
BIGREDANGEL's Photo BIGREDANGEL Posts: 4,858
6/17/13 5:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon Pam! This is a wonderful team for support and motivation!!



 Pounds lost: 66.0 
 
0
40.75
81.5
122.25
163
NEWTEXDEBBIE's Photo NEWTEXDEBBIE SparkPoints: (16,882)
Fitness Minutes: (9,366)
Posts: 2,523
6/17/13 10:12 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I like the chairexercisefun.com


Debbie / Texas

Co-Leader of Team INDYGIRL
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=50783


Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/216731
428531747/


 Pounds lost: 14.0 
 
0
48.75
97.5
146.25
195
MARMAERT's Photo MARMAERT Posts: 1,078
6/17/13 12:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi and welcome!
You don't have to walk - I sure can't! but you can do chair exercises (videos on this site) and you can just take a walk (slowly) around your house (inside in winter - outside in summer). the key is to start small. I began this program with 100 lbs. to lose. so far, 42 have gone and it's been hard work each step of the way. but I started with chair exercise and now have moved on to water aerobics - started with bad eating habits and am doing better with fruits and veggies and portion control. I still have a long way to go and can't do all the things I read that others are doing, but I have learned that I'm ME, not THEM. just start slowly and do a little. read Indygirl's blogs from the beginning - she is my inspiration and will be yours, too! emoticon

MARLA in Sanborn, NY the eastern time zone
BTS member

"The key to writing a beautiful life story is to have a good eraser." (Sharon Jaynes)


 Pounds lost: 51.0 
 
0
25
50
75
100
EVIE4NOW Posts: 8,192
6/16/13 9:56 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome.. take baby steps. Walk around the block when you go to get your mail. Maybe a 10 or 15 minute walk during your lunch hour. Is there someone at work you can buddy up with and walk with? Do portion control and when it's something you know you shouldn't eat either take a bite.. and only a bite.. or ask yourself.. do I reallllllly want this? Once the weight starts coming off, look at how far you've come, not how far you have to go. And reward yourself. Sometimes an atta girl is not enough, and maybe a new lipstick or nail polish or book will add to your motivation. Good luck.

 Pounds lost: 20.6 
 
0
17
34
51
68
NEWTEXDEBBIE's Photo NEWTEXDEBBIE SparkPoints: (16,882)
Fitness Minutes: (9,366)
Posts: 2,523
6/16/13 8:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Chair exercises are the way to go right now. They have the exercises and the videos as well

Debbie / Texas

Co-Leader of Team INDYGIRL
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=50783


Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/216731
428531747/


 Pounds lost: 14.0 
 
0
48.75
97.5
146.25
195
THOMS1's Photo THOMS1 Posts: 10,654
6/16/13 5:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon

Becky


"Anything is possible, It's your choice whether or not you choose to make IT happen."




"If a man really wants something he will find a way, if he doesn't he will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley, Jr.





 current weight: 172.2 
 
350
305
260
215
170
ASWAMI's Photo ASWAMI Posts: 5
6/16/13 2:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi, Pam! I live in Maryland too...Silver Spring. The worst thing you can do is beat yourself up about your current condition or look at how far you have to go. Be proud of yourself for every small step--measuring serving sizes at a meal, choosing a healthier snack option, sharing a meal with your husband instead of eating the whole thing--a lot of stuff you probably already do but don't give yourself enough credit for the strength it took to make the right choice.
Also, consider getting a 24-hour iodine urine test (http://www.prolotherapyphoenix.com/Urine-
Iodine-Test.aspx ). It saved my life and completely turned it around. I had the symptoms for 3 decades, and they were getting worse and worse to the point of being debilitating until I was lucky enough that a coworker happened to recognize the symptoms. Once I started the iodine therapy, the weight fell off with barely any effort. You have to get the test first, though, because taking high levels of iodine for an extended period when you don't need it will cause the thyroid to shut down. Also, it's important because some studies have shown that low iodine levels can lead to breast and ovarian cancer.
More than anything, though, keep seeking the support from all of us. We'll gladly cheer you on and celebrate each small victory with you!!

DSJB9999's Photo DSJB9999 Posts: 2,593
6/16/13 2:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon emoticon to have you here, Spark is a really great place to be

Donna
Lancashire, UK


 Pounds lost: 13.5 
 
0
4
8
12
16
CAROLJ35's Photo CAROLJ35 Posts: 12,564
6/16/13 2:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Yes, you CAN do it!!! Call on us when you need help and Indygirl is a great one to motivate you. I'd tried "dieting" for over 60 years when I came across SP and it is the first successful program I have ever found.
Keep your chin up! YOU CAN DO IT!!!


EST


44 Days until:  100 DAYS/NO SWEETS
 
50
37
25
12
0
BEACHDREAMIN's Photo BEACHDREAMIN SparkPoints: (63)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 8
6/16/13 1:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello everyone.. My name is Pam.. Im 52 yrs old .. I live in Maryland. I am married to an awesome man.. I have 3 grown children and 5 granddaughters..

I have approx 160 pounds to lose and feel so disgusted with myself. I call myself trying and trying but give up so easily with trying to eating right. I have been told Im either a all or nothing type person.. whether its eating right or exercise .. Speaking of exercising, I havent done any of that either.. I cant even hardly walk into work with out being out of breath.. All of a sudden now I keep getting heart burn. You would think I wouldnt want to live like that this but I dont seem to do anything about it except eat junk.. I have been told by a heart doctor if I didnt lose this weight I would die.. that didnt seem to do much as I have only gained more weight. There are so many times I feel like im HOPELESS!

So here I am again. Praying to God for his love and mercy to help me get on track. Also that by joining this group that I will be a winner this time. I am looking forward to going thru this journey with you and making some wonderful friends.

God bless each and everyone of you. May we all have a successful journey!

Pam

BeachDreamin
Pam


 current weight: 290.0 
 
290
250
210
170
130
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Team ~Indygirl Introduce Yourself to Team Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
new to the team 8/21/2013 11:30:48 AM
Determined! 7/24/2014 7:56:23 AM
Returning to the team.... 4/29/2014 9:41:28 AM
I'm New To SP And The Team!! 8/10/2013 9:55:38 PM
Facebook? 7/23/2013 4:14:51 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50783x53765265

Review our Community Guidelines