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5/6/12 9:50 A

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Welcome, Yep SP is my best friend about 20min. per day, and some days its 2hrs, when I'm reading blogs, or info on health/nutrition/differ. workouts or doing 10-20min. streaming sparkpeople video workouts.
I felt as u did about hurting all over, back, knees, feet, shins, and being out of breath. and I knew that I would be hurting when I began losing weight and for many months I would hurt till I got some weight off. I choose the later because I also knew that once I got some of the weight off I would have fewer painful days, and few still more with every extra pound of weight that came off.
I struggled with this knowledge for many years losing 10-30lbs then always going back to my old habits. Till one day I finally made the decision I wanted to live, and have a life of no pain, no pills, and no doctors. I wanted to be alive enjoying life with my children while they were still children and someday be able to play with my future grand children.
I found SparkPeople and it has literally changed my life because I was truly ready for a new life. Its kinda like AA it works if you work it, and never be afraid to ask for help, or ask the dumb questions cause there aren't any dumb questions..
Good luck and Getter-done

I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me! With his help I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, that while I run the race of life I run in such a way to win the Imperishable Prize.


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PMBOURQUE's Photo PMBOURQUE Posts: 94
5/5/12 4:36 P

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Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it. I do in fact need to get back in the habit of tracking. I start in the morning, and then boom, its tomorrow and I am starting in the morning again. You are correct that it really needs to become my best friend.

Thanks again for your help. Have a great weekend.

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HEALTHIERKEN's Photo HEALTHIERKEN Posts: 5,856
5/5/12 12:00 P

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Welcome, Paul!
Yep, it's tricky, getting yourself into the frame of mind to persevere in this health/fitness/ weight-loss business, and honestly--sometimes just when it seems things are safely on track, bingo! another fall off the wagon. But that's the thing, difficulty getting started and falls off the wagon are all part of the journey. A start, no matter how small, is a good start, and a fall off the wagon just means there's a new start : )
Strategies? For me, drink lots of water--like before having a snack, before succumbing to a food reward temptation; USE THE NUTRITION TRACKER MERCILESSLY--it might seem like your enemy but it is your BFF! Blog, pursue SparkPoints, read and contribute to Discussion Threads. Rely on the guys here as friends who will encourage you when you share worries. Oh, and one more thing that works for me--I don't deny myself food and drink that I like, but I use the Bad Stuff very very judiciously : )
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PMBOURQUE's Photo PMBOURQUE Posts: 94
5/5/12 7:36 A

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Hello Team,
my name is Paul, and I am from CT. I rejoined SP in Nov 11, but am having real difficulty getting my head wrapped around this, or any plan, and losing weight. I have been hovering at the same weight now for years, and it is really tiring. I have taken up biking, but when I do an awesome ride, I get the mentality "Oh, now I can reward myself", and there goes the calories that I just burned.

I don't know if you guys have experienced the same thing, but it seems like I fear losing weight. I fear to be thinner, because it means I have to work at it to get there. It seems more comforting to be where I am right now, but I know that isn't true. I feel the aches and pains that this weight is causing me, and need to act on it to stop the hurt. SO, its hurt if I do, and hurt if I don't. A little troubling. But as I said before, it is like I can't get out of my own way, as I am my own worst enemy.

Any comments or suggestions you can share for me to restart my journey here would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Paul

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