I have started, stopped, started, stopped so many times I can't even keep track. But I know it can be done so I keep at it. 4 yrs ago I joined SP for the first time and lost weight and was so happy that I was able to do this, then I injured myself at work and gained it all back plus. Was not able to exercise, or thought I couldn't anyway. Stood on the scales one day and was at the highest I've ever been and right there I told myself I was going to lose weight and not let injuries stop me. So rejoined Sp. It has been slow going, and the numbers keep going up and down, but my clothes fit better, some of my medical conditions have improved so that I can be off medication, I have more energy and when I step on the scale and it says I've gained, I say "thats just muscle weight" !!
A really good support system behind you is the key to staying motivated. SP is good for that. When you read some peoples SP pages and they give a little history of themselves, I think - if they can do it so can I. If a group you have joined is not encouraging you as you need, find another group.
Remember it took x amount of yrs to put this weight on, so don't expect it to drop off over night. Set a goal - but keep it a simple goal, not something out of reach. if you need to lose 50lbs, then start off small like 10 lbs in 2 mths, then add on when you reach that goal. A goal can be anything from x amount of weight to lose, to exercisisng x number of days /wk to drinking x glasses of water /day to journalling each day etc. etc. etc.
Make a Spark Page and update it regularly.
Keep at it, don't give up.
Edited by: SARAS3 at: 5/5/2013 (16:53)
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