Dixie Lady ~ don't be sad, be excited. As the days and weeks go by it gets easier and fun.
I realized I finnally needed to lose weight while scrapbooking for my 7 DGK ages 1 thru 17. I was fat in the photos forever and realized that's how all my DGK will remember me. So this time I am serious and this time I am at the right place.
I am retired ~ I no longer have an excuse to not take care of myself.
Sharon from Florida
current weight: 168.8
Fitness Minutes: (22,706) Posts: 8,900 10/1/12 7:48 P
DixieLady - don't be too downcast. Yes, baby steps can conquer a mountain of problems. Are you with FlyLady as well as SparkPeople? Just from your comments like "baby steps" and "remembering it took a long time to get here, so can't get better overnight".
Start slowly, and yes - take just baby steps at a time. It took years for you and your body to get to this, so - no, you won't be able to sort it out overnight. And indeed to try to make too much of a difference too quickly, that just leads to crash and burn. So starting again, with baby steps, and being sure to give yourself enough time to create habits (like 4 weeks minimum - for me, frequently longer) - that is exactly how to proceed.
You've posted here on the Official SP Cookbook team, so - Have you bought the book, or are you thinking about doing so? Does it, or will it, tie in with the goals you have thought about or even already posted on SP?
I hope everything goes well for you
Christine in Scotland, UK BST
"Everything in this world was declared impossible before it was actually done" - Anon
I finally admitted to myself this weekend that the reason I feel run down and tired all the time is that I need to lose weight. I need to get moving and stop eating so much junk. I have always loved dancing and horseback riding, but I've moved into town and my horses are too far away to ride more than every once in a great while. Also, my favorite mare, my best friend for 12 years, died last month, so I am down to just my little boy's mare, who in not ride-able at the moment due to an injury.
I started my diet/exercise program today. I managed 10 minutes of Pilates and some Yoga stretches, but I'm SOOO out of shape. I know it takes baby steps, so I'm going to try to be patient and build up slowly. I know everyone says to walk, but I hate to walk alone and the treadmill at the gym is boring. I don't mind the short videos on this site for now, and eventually will find some classes locally - once I build up enough stamina for them not to be a waste of my money and time. I'd hate to pay for 30 minutes of a class that I can only do for 10 minutes.
Right now I'm sad and disappointed that I let myself get to this point, but I think I've hit bottom - so now its all up from here. I just have to remember that it took a long time to get here, I'm not going to get better over night.
God never gives us any more than we can handle - I just wish he didn't have so much faith in me! -Mother Theresa
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