I also am relearning how to eat right, exercise, maintain a normal weight. I lost 90 lbs. 3 years ago, have maintained that loss with Sparks help. I still need to lose another 60 lbs. and am slowly doing that here. It is not easy to change the habits of a lifetime, & I confess to backsliding from time to time, but the change can & does happen if you are persistant. Keep trying, read the articles Spark sends & put their ideas into practice. Track your food honestly every day. Start working exercise into your every day activities - walk instead of driving, for instance. Check the Fitness page for ideas. Reach out on the message boards or write a public blog so people can reach out to you - they are very encouraging here. We've all been there. Those who keep trying succeed.God Bless your efforts!
"Mountains DO move...One stone at a time." ~Rick Beneteau Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden, Hall of Fame college basketball coach With exercise, doing some is always better than doing none. - Spark article MAKE THE BEST FOOD CHOICES YOU CAN TODAY - and then, try it again tomorrow!- Dr. John La Puma, M.D.
Hi there! It's great to have you on the team! I'm Lisa, one of the co-leaders of the team and if you have any questions or problems, feel free to Spark mail me; just click the 'Send private message' tab at the left of this post. The best place to start is the Nutrition Tracker. You can track everything you eat here just by clicking 'Add a Food' and then searching for a food. If it's something that you eat on a regular basis, click the box that says 'add to favorites'. That way you can just go to your favorites next time and add your food from there instead of searching for it each time. You will probably be surprised at how many calories you're consuming compared to the number that Spark suggests. I know I am almost every day, lol. Good Luck! Lisa
Lisa MDST Leader: Spark Nebraska - The Official Team 'If you're tryin', you ain't'
Hi all! Im super new to dieting/healthy living!! I haven't ate healthy or worked out a day in my life. Im tired of who i have become and need to change. The only problem is is that i haven't a clue where to start. I feel so overwhelmed cuz i have lots of weight i wanna lose that i feel like i don't even know where to begin. I would appricate any help/tips for you all! Thanks in advance!
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