SARAHJANE42 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 Sarah Jane. Welcome to the team. I like your philosophy. Two years ago I would say I was 110 years old. Now I feel like I am in my 30's. I am 58. I don't think I have ever been this healthy except when I was a kid. I am so glad that you have decided to join us on this journey. You will definitely feel and see the difference.
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My name is Bonnie
I lost 122 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.
Too Blessed to be Stressed.
Total SparkPoints: 201,828
SparkPoints Level 22
Fitness Minutes: (40,743) Posts: 12,164 4/26/13 2:54 A
Hi Sarah Jane and to our group!! I love your philosophy "you're not old until you want to be." That's the spirit. You have come to the right place for learning how to become more healthy and fit. Congratulations on the weight that you have already lost!! You are already a success story. We are happy to share with you and you with us. We are almost a million strong and there is a lot of expertise out there to share. If you have any questions, just post and someone will be ready with a reply to your post. We are open 24/7 so there is generally someone always around. We are here to offer encouragement, advice if asked for and support whenever you need it. Please post often to get the best in assistance. I stopped by your Spark Page and see that you are determined to lose more weight. This is the place to receive the inspiration that you seek. We are really glad that you have decided to join us. Take care and God bless, Deb
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance - Samuel Johnson
I, too have a band which was installed October, 2009. In the first 15 months, I lost 115, but, due to various circumstances revolving around depression and anxiety, I stopped losing and then regained about 70. I've been at work on reversing the trend for several weeks now and doing some exercise for the first time. I'm feeling positive thus far and aim to stay that way.
LAURIE, NYC No one said it would be easy, but it can be easier.
There is substance in glibness and vice versa: "If you're going through hell, keep going." -- Winston Churchill, master of both?
current weight: 238.0
Fitness Minutes: (59,589) Posts: 34,045 4/25/13 6:23 P
Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.
Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!
Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there.
This site can only provide the support and the tools to reach these goals. You need to put the hard work in. Personally, I end up kicking my own butt every day. Feel free to check out my blogs to see how I kick my butt out the door to get my fitness in. I can tell you, once I am finished with my exercise for the day, I feel great. No more I should do this and I should do that. Instead, I feel accomplished, and able to relax and enjoy the rest of my day.
Katrina Saskatchewan Time Zone
You can not change yesterday - it's done. You can only dream of tomorrow. The only day you can change is today. What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?
It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it GREAT
Go little Turtle Go!
current weight: 212.2
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 7 4/25/13 6:22 P
I have dealt with obesity issues since I have been six years old and now Im what you might say is midlife. (Age is a relative number to me, my mother had a philosophy your'e not old until you want to be) I am coming here now because I did get what has been for me a godsend, a lap band in 2004. It helped me get 145 lbs off and keep them off for the first time ever for more than a year. This was the fifth time I lost more than a 100 lbs in my life as well. However, the journey needs to get going again as I just let it stop after l I had further surgery and gained about 15 back. I need some accountability and am ready for it and ready to interact online again. I also feel I have a lot of knowledge that I can also share.
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