Losing just 5 or 10% of your weight can make a big difference in improving your health. Focus on losing 5% at a time and making other healthy changes one thing at a time. As long as you keep moving towards your goal, you'll get there! Celebrate each accomplishment along the way!
Pounds lost: 74.5
Fitness Minutes: (48,511) Posts: 8,549 5/2/12 11:54 A
Lisa start small. Tell yourself you have to lose 10 pounds. After those 10 another 10. Small steps. If you want you could make it 15 or 20 but I think 10 is better. After 50 reward yourself with something you want that is not food ( new clothes, a book etc.).
"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. "
just because you haven't... yet... does NOT mean you can't! you can... it is a lot about finding what works for you and taking it 1 step at a time, starting just where you are...
look up ~ Indygirl. She had lots to go and has gr8 blogs on the DailySpark... where she shares thoughts about her journey. I've found that helpful as I face the 200+ lbs i need to lose too...
i get it, i really do... we've tried dieting in the past, maybe because we *wanted* to... now the diabetes and health problems gives us some real reasons to hold onto as we get started & go through the process of weight loss.... work on it every day, do what you can and refuse to quit... hopefully you'll find yourself on a roll soon!
Welcome! Ok, you've already had several buddies answer you. We're here for you !! Just ask.
Go to your start page. Hit the feature button. It will bring you to Healthy Lifestyle articles. Among those are motivational articles. The fact is, motivatin has to come from within. But if you read about other people's journies, it starts to click. You're not alone in this. It is a lifestyle change, NOT a diet.
I am type 2 diabetic since Jan 2010. Started out obese, blood sugar run amuck, and high blood pressure. The diabetes diagnosis changed my life for the better . . . literally! I am healthier now than ever before. I am at 100 lbs. on my 4 ft. 10-1/2 frame (yes, I know . . . small). I started out @ 192 lbs., so you know I had a lot of work to do.
On the start page there is also a tab to help you learn to navigate the site. Use it!
current weight: 100.0
Fitness Minutes: (48,511) Posts: 8,549 4/30/12 1:10 P
Good morning, buddy. Yes, I have walked in your shoes. I was at one point in my life, over 315 lb. This morning, I met my goal weight of 171. I am still heavy in my eyes so I am going to move that target down to 165 and then I will "see" how it goes.
Lisa, it is an old saying, but the longest journey starts with the first step and you have made that first step, and it is in the right direction. As you are in the Managing Diabetes Group, I assume you are also diabetic. So am I. My weight loss has made profound changes in my health and it will do the same for you.
You will find incredible support and answers for every question you ask. Remember, the only "wrong" question is the one you dont ask.
So, Lisa, I am not sure what being a buddy is all about, but consider this as my offer to be a buddy to you. This is a difficult journey and we all need help on occasion.
"It is easier to raise good children than to fix bad men" by Fredrick Douglas.
Co team leader for Living With Diabetes team.
Co Leader for Healthy Hearts team.
Leader of Gilbert Speaks team.
current weight: 171.9
Fitness Minutes: (2,384) Posts: 38 4/30/12 11:35 A
HI my namw is Lisa, I am 45 years old. I have been married for 27 years, have 8 children and 4 grandchildren. My youngest is 9 yrs old. I have battled weight my whole life and each time I had a baby I ended up heavier than I started. I have been battling health issues for several years now but I feel that things are becoming more serious and I really need to make some changes. I have never had a serious weight victory. I have had several small victories which do not last long and the weight comes back even bigger. I am very scared as I am afraid I will never get success in my weight/health. I really think if I could stick with it long enough to lose a decent amount, say 50 lbs that then I would be motivated to keep going. I guess I am having trouble getting started when every day I can eat what I want and say "I will start tomorrow". Can any body relate to me? I sure could use a buddy to help me get some momentum going. Thank for reading this:)
Changing my focus, changing my game, changing my life - one day at a time:)
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.