NEVER be embarrassed for wanting positive reinforcement and support honey. Believe me, we all need it. I'm very fortunate to have a support system. I'm like you, I've had a thousand "somedays" until finally I just started doing the damn thing! Its been a very slow process.. I lost about 37 pounds since November. It would have been faster but I gained 17 lbs over the Christmas holidays Nd had to start back from square one. I was originally 234 at my highest weight, lost a little bit over a few years, but never got serious until the end of last year. Now I'm currently around 184. My goal weight is between 120-130. I'm hoping to be there by my birthday, which is at the end of November.
This group is fantastic for support, and all the girls are so sweet and encouraging. Feel free to add me as a friend, and I'm here if you need someone to cheer you on!
Motivation Mantra: If you’re walking down a set of stairs and you slip on a stair, you get up and continue your walk down. You would never get up and then throw yourself down the rest of the stairs. If you've "fallen" lately, now's the time to get up, forgive yourself, and move on!
current weight: 236.0
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I'm so happy you've come out of lurkdom! This is truly a fantastic group of people - so supportive and encouraging. I learned from trying this before - you will get out of it what you put into it, and you are SO WORTH IT!!!
xox, Kelly (mom2fab4) ***************** Sparklers RockIt!
Pounds lost: 20.0
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Always remember you are so worth this journey you are on and ! We all have our ups and downs and during those downs do not beet yourself up. The great thing about this team is that it is so active and we are all here to help out!
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I joined SparkPeople back in 2011 but i didn't start my journey towards my goals until March 28th of this year. I can say this is one of my favorite teams.This is a great team. All of the girls are so supportive Being on this team has helped to keep me motivated...
It has also helped me a lot to take one step, one day at a time and to make many smaller goals that will help me to get to my main goal..So then, when I am feeling a little down or need extra motivation, I can look back at all the small goals I have accomplished and I am very proud of myself....
We may all have different goals but we dont have to do it alone, we can all still be here for one another We can all do this together!!
" Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
You've definitely found the right team for support. Everyone here has had to make the hard choice to start and makes the harder choice every day to keep going. Time is going to pass anyway so let it pass with you working toward your goals. It's not a race. It's a journey. and we'll all be doing it with you!
"The only easy day was yesterday." — US Navy SEALs
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." Chinese Proverb
Hello. I'm not new to SparkPeople and technically not new to this community as I joined it almost a year ago - but I've been on-again-off-again with everything and not as active in the communities I joined as I meant to be and I don't think I ever even made an introduction post here.
I'm 29, almost thirty and..... I am done being the fat girl. At my heaviest five years ago I was 308 pounds.I lost some with another fitness plan and then during my first few months on SparkPeople I lost 32 pounds - and then gained 10 of it back over the last six months due to life stress, a lack of motivation and a also a big lack of support.So I'm currently at 236.5, but I need to be about 90-100 pounds lighter to be at my healthiest.
Now that I'm almost thirty, I've told myself I need to really just buckle down and do this because I want to enjoy the rest of my life, not regret any more of it. I've told myself since I was a teenager I'd lose weight someday. It's now several thousand"someday's" later.
I'm try to have a lot of inner motivation again for this, but I feel like I'm getting hit with a lot of curveballs. None of my friends will be supportive and I find that very demotivating, especially when so much of the social things they want to do involve food, and lots of it.
I'm trying to find some support, because that's really where I get tripped up; I find myself not having any positive reinforcement and lots of negative (i.e. friends pushing with "just a few cheese sticks won't hurt" and "try the pie and the cake too!" and following with "why do you want to wake up that early just to exercise? it's a waste of time").
I feel embarrassed a lot of the time too wanting to get some positive reinforcement for what I'm doing since I need to do it, that's a no-brainer, I want and need to be healthy, but I'm realizing more and more that while there's a lot of things I'm good at doing solo, this isn't one of them.
Edited by: THEMOONWITHIN at: 6/14/2012 (22:33)
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