My name is Nancy. I'm an art teacher on the east coast and I have struggled with weight all my life. I haven't always been as heavy as I am now but I was never the size the charts said I should be. Last year I did some extreme stuff and lost weight only to gain it back and then some. This year I plan to do it the right way and figure out what it takes to keep it off. So I got back into Sparkpeople, signed up for coaching, and went back to the gym. I'v lost 4 lbs. since Jan 2 and I know that's from watching what I eat and exercise. I actually got up early yesterday and went to the gym for Zumba! Felt great afterwards and had lots of energy for the rest of the day. I think I slept better too. Looking forward to a great year of good change.
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Fitness Minutes: (17,714) Posts: 434 1/6/13 7:17 A
Welcome to DAY 4 of my January Jumpstart Fitness Challenge! My name is Kathy, from the Laurel Highlands of PA; I am a 57-yr-old who has had the desire to lose weight for the past 15 years and I have had a lot of starts and fizzles. I am using this challenge to hopefully get some very good habits formed during this first month of a new year. Hopefully this will be MY year. I am realizing more and more how much my health depends upon exercise in my life. Last week I had a day where I had to stand on my feet almost all day without much movement, and my knees hurt terribly (for me, a sure sign that I'm carrying too much weight), but then for the next several days my legs just ached terribly with some swelling. I knew it was time for me to start exercising seriously, or I was going to start having real circulation problems - I recognized the symptoms from family history. After only three days of re-entering the Spark World, I already feel so much better! And of course as I exercise more, I am much more conscious of what goes in my mouth as well. Wish me well, at this age, it's not exactly easy to make lifestyle changes.
"My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in me, whom I have from God, and I am not my own. For I have been bought at a price, therefore I will glorify God in my body and in my spirit, which are God's." (paraphrase of I Cor. 6:19-20
Fitness Minutes: (80) Posts: 10 1/6/13 5:13 A
My name is Sheila and live on the East Coast. A few years ago I took a challenge with a friend to lose some weight. I was quite successful with the weight loss; however I have started to put it back on. This past November I joined a gym but with the holidays I did not do as well as I should have. I am back in the gym. My goal is to lose 15 lbs but I will be satisfied with 10. Believe me losing that ten pounds has been a challenge. Tracking my food daily makes me more conscious of how much I eat because I don't want to see a large caloric entry. Wishing each of you success in your endeavor to live a healthier lifestyle.
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