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This is a fantastic site to gain resources and support along our weight loss journey. I am relatively new to this site and have found it to be invaluable to me. I started with following the menu plan option. I was able to print out the weekly menu (and best of all the shopping list!!) and I put it in a binder and knew what I would be having every day. Once I got more confident in serving sizes and self control I was able to stop using the menu and just create my own.
I still use the daily tracker (believe me this makes a HUGE difference) and I purchased the SparkPeople Cook Book. I haven't made a meal yet that I haven't loved, even my very picky children love the recipes in the book.
I won't lie and tell you that it's been a breeze, but I will tell you that being an active member with this team and others I have been able to stay motivated and to find support and advice whenever I feel my resolve waning.
Ask questions, make comments and participate as much as you can. You will reap benefits that you can't imagine.
I look forward to hearing your success stories.
Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
William A. Foster
We are here to help you meet the goals you have chosen. We are the only ones who truly know what we want. It is great to be accepted by your husband, but the important thing is what you need.
Looking forward to getting to know you better. Your comments and suggestions will benefit us all.
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"
Henry Ward Beecher
Welcome to the team. Be sure to ask any questions you might have and we'll try to answer.
Only those who risk going too far can find out how far they can go.
Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours. ~ Noela Evans.
Hello. My name is Jess. I'm 28 years old, a wife to a wonderful man, a mother of a 2 year old and a full time Physical Therapist Assistant. I joined SparkPeople because I need some help with motivation. I'd like to lose 30-50lbs. (I know it's a wide range, but I will be extatic with anything I'm able to accomplish) My husband tells me all the time that I am perfect as I am and that he doesn't want/need me to lose any weight. He doesn't understand that I'm unhappy with me, therefore I want to lose the weight. I want to lose the weight for me, but also for my son. He is so high energy and he always wants to play...but I'm so exhausted all the time that I find myself sitting and telling him, "oh Mommy's going to sit here, bring me the ball" or whatever..and I'm disgusted with myself later for that. I want to be a more hands on Mom that he loves to play with and do things with. All of that being said, I need some help with getting motivated. Because I work full time, I come home and cook dinner, play with my son, do some housework, then when my son goes to bed, the last thing on my mind is "Lets Exercise!" Uh--no. I would love to make some new friends that will be with me on my journey and keep me focused on it as well. So, here's hoping for a successful journey!