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PINNKIE and to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Hi Shelby, welcome to SP and welcome to our Team. This is a great place to come to for support.
Where it comes to the changes you want to make to your weight, I note that you put on a lot of weight, BUT I hope that you aren't necessarily wanting to get back to what you USED to be. The reason I say this is because you are only 19, and it may be that at that lower weight you may be underweight.
Just start this journey off with baby steps, changing only one or two things to start with and allowing your mind/body to get used to the change before adding something else to the mix. In time you will notice that your clothes start to fit you better and you have more energy. THAT is success - don't be too focused on the scales because they are only a portion of it!
If you have any questions just ask - there is usually someone around so a response shouldn't be too far away.
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I am not a Dr - please check with your qualified Health Professional for a diagnosis and treatment plan
Hello, and welcome to the team. We are glad to have you join the group. I am very sorry to hear that your Grandpa passed away. Please accept my deepest and heartfelt sympathy.
Take a few days to explore the headings on the Tool Bar above. You may have questions, so don't hesitate to post them on our message boards. It won't be long before someone will respond with the answers. Our team is very supportive, and we will help you in any way that we can.
I wish you much success in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch with the team. We are here for you, and WE CARE!
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Senior Moderator of the Dealing with Depression Team
I am not a medical professional or a trained counselor. Please seek professional advice about treatment options.
"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."
Thank you so much! :)
Hi and welcome to the team Shelby. Physical activity has been shown to help alleviate some of the symptoms of depression. If you have been inactive, start out slow with 10 minutes a day and gradually add to it as your body adapts. You can track your fitness activity and minutes on the fitness tracker. Physical activity does not have to be boring; it can be dancing to your favorite music, taking a walk, skating, playing kickball, shadow boxing, working out to a Wii fit, etc. The point is just to get your body moving. You will be amazed at how it will lift your spirits and give you a feeling of accomplishment. The people on this team will be here for you with advice, encouragement, support, and friendship.
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Until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.--Ivania Vanzant.
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Hi. Welcome to the team. A good place to start is with the nutrition tracker. There is a tutorial on how to use it. Stay in touch with the team.
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Well, you have come to the right place!! Welcome to Spark People!!
i am 19 and was diagnosed with major depression this last november a couple months after my grandpa passed away. I am now on medicine and am doing a lot better but i want to lose weight to help continue with my self esteem and getting better.