I think it is awesome that you are getting up early and starting your day with exercise. I have two kids and a husband at home and I cherish my sleep with our busy schedule :-) I usually work out during my lunch at work and at night when I put my kids to bed. On weekends I like to do the early morning thing.
My cardiologist told me to get my crap together last year. I took him pretty seriously. I know more surgery is eminent, but I would like to put it off as long as possible and be in the best healthy I can be in when it does happen. It is about time I started living!
Thank you so much for your kind words, they mean so much. I started off at 236 in January. It has taken all year to drop 60 pounds, but it is worth all of the work. You can do it! You are here, so you are ready! Embrace the whole SparkPeople site. There is EVERYthing on here. You can find workouts, meal plans, motivational stories, recipes, and great supportive friends who will cheer you on every day! I am excited for you!
current weight: 173.2
Fitness Minutes: (40,129) Posts: 329 9/23/11 7:47 A
Hi! Thanks for the encouragement! I'm really excited. This week I've been getting up just about a half hour earlier before work to do some short cardio videos on demand. It's great. And, it seriously makes me have such a better day all together. Nothing like starting the day off right, I guess. :)
You've done awesome! Great job! I'm jealous, but inspired. So, thanks! :)
I get everything you are saying, I really really do. This time CAN be different, if you are ready for it to be. Life is to short not to let yourself life. It is time! Welcome to SparkPeople! I would love to be your friend. I think we have quite a bit in common ;-)
current weight: 173.2
Fitness Minutes: (40,129) Posts: 329 9/21/11 11:42 A
I need something new. I need to be excited and motivated again to lose the weight. I have a thousand reasons to lose weight....so why is it so hard for me to do it? I've lost a lot of weight many times in my life, but I always seem to see that scale go back up again...it's so frustrating. I've done it all...every diet, every book, every Tarot Card Reader telling me how to lose weight.
Maybe this new tool, some help from strangers and some accountability will help me to make the changes I so desperately want and need to make.
I am 35 years old. I have a great family, friends, boyfriend, life. I have so much going for me, but I have been overweight my entire life. 2+ years ago, due to not just weight, but a family history as well, I was in the hospital for 2 weeks with heart issues. I ended up having 3 heart surgeries and 5 stents...and now live my life with Coronary Artery Disease (Heart Disease)...so I need to live a healthy life and lose weight not just for vanity (ie not shopping in the horrible plus-size sections of discount clothing stores...I mean, really...who wants to wear those huge floral patterns and Granny blouses??) and wanting to be healthy in other ways, but because of my heart. I need to take care of it.
I think if I were to lose the weight, I would be an inspiration to other people as well. I love people. I am super outgoing. Some say I'm kinda funny too... :) (Surprise, a funny chubby girl...??) So maybe I could even help people to achieve their goals while I try to achieve my own...?
I don't usually like to have anyone else help me with my weight loss endeavors, I like to keep it to myself, never been a fan of support groups or weight loss buddies, but maybe it's what I need....so here I am.
Want to be weight loss buddies with me? haha.
Here we go...I'm gonna do this. For me. For no one else but me. I'm excited.
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