Welcome to our team!
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.
I resonate with your feelings about your being too hard on yourself. One really positive thing is that you have found the insight to know that you are doing that to yourself, which is the first step to changing that behavior. I am certain that your family thinks you are special, as do your second grade students. Now you just need to learn to love yourself as much as they do. Here's the link to an article on that subject. I think that it just might help: www.life-with-confidence.com/hard-on-yours
It would be helpful for you to remove the private setting on your Spark page, so that your fellow Sparkers may send messages of support to you. 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 I say itís you I like, Iím talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.Ē Mr. Rogers
| Pounds lost: 18.0