Welcome to the team. The nutrition tracker located under the My Trackers tab at the top of the page is a great resource for determining how many calories you should consume daily, and it will even give you sample meal plans. If you had rather, you can just enter what you eat, and it will tell you how many calories you have consumed. Exercise isn't bad if you find something that you like to do like dancing to your favorite music, etc.
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Until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.--Ivania Vanzant.
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Fitness Minutes: (144,860) Posts: 174,626 6/27/12 10:57 P
AIMSTER824 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.
current weight: 138.0
Fitness Minutes: (529) Posts: 1,398 6/26/12 11:50 P
You have come to the right place to find support on your fitness journey. You are NOT DIETING---you are BECOMING MORE FIT. Spark is not a diet. It is not about deprivation. Spark is about making healthy choices in your nutritional intake and in your exercise. The Spark fitness program works best when you set your fitness goals then make small changes at a time in your lifestyle until those changes have become a habit.
In your introduction, you told us "It's hard to eat healthy because I don't really know how to." You have come to the right place to become very knowledgeable about healthy eating---so,no excuses! And as for motivation---just take a peek at the Spark success stories located under the "COMMUNITY" tab at the top of the page. What you will find from reading these stories is that motivation comes from actually making the decision to change and moving forward on that decision. Only you can do this. No one can do the deciding for you. The good news is that you have thousands of Spark members "surrounding" you on this team who are ready and willing to be your cheerleaders!
You have joined a team of compassionate individuals who are in various stages on their fitness journey. We are willing to listen and to share with other members from our own experience. Stay in touch, okay? I'm glad you've joined us!
Co-Leader, Dealing with Depression Team
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
current weight: 193.0
Fitness Minutes: (39) Posts: 1 6/26/12 10:14 A
Hello everyone, I am 32 and my BMI is 29. It's hard to find motivation to workout and lose weight. I am an emotional eater, Im in nursing school, and my grandmother is dying of cancer. I'd rather eat a reese's than jog on the treadmill. Food provides me with comfort when I have a stressful day. It's hard to eat healthy because I don't really know how to. I was born and raised in the south, so that makes for some really bad eating habits. I'm worried about keeping myself motivated because I have been known to start something and not finish it! How do I hold myself accountable? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I feel like no one understands my emotional eating.
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