Hi Gerri, Some of the comments you made sound very familiar to me. I have lost and gained many times in the last 35 years but this Spark People program seems to be the answer for me. I have been here 3 months and have changed my thinking from dieting to becoming healthier for ME! We only have one life to live and I want to live whatever years i have left walking outside enjoying the sunshine, nature and rain rather than sitting on a couch watching soaps. I made that decision for me - Nobody else could make it for me. Now I am taking one day at a time trying to change one unhealthy habit for one healthy habit at a time, trying to lose 1 lb at a time.
I seem to have turned a corner somewhere since joining Spark People as I do not want to go back to the old life full of unhealthy habits and I am so glad I found this site.
I wish you the very best in your journey here. I hope all the tools you find on Spark People will help you. I use the nutrition and fitness trackers every day even when I blow it. I still record in the most honest way I can.
The support from fellow Sparkers has also been very helpful as it certainly helps to know that you are not on this road alone.
I'm not sure what stone means in pounds but I hope you reach your goal however you measure it.
Have a good one.
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Hi everyone. I'm Gerri from Cork and I'm a serial dieter. :) I've lost and gained so often in the past. I'm joining SparkPeople to try and give myself the motivation to stay the course this time.
I'm undergoing treatment for a hyperactive thyroid but I didn't lose any weight. I have an increased appetite instead, but I'm worried as my thyroid will eventually by underactive after treatment. So I want to lose two stone. If I can hover around/ maintain 12 stone I'll be happy. It's a reasonable bmi for me and generally means I'm a size 16 and I'd be delighted if I managed to stay there.
I have never been the type to go for a walk. I've joined the gym in the past and never got value out of the membership as I didn't go often enough. Right now my resting heartrate is 100, so I'm not allowed to "exercise" as it is. But I am going to try and make a daily walk as part of my routine. When the doctor says it's ok, I plan on joining my local gym for three months to see if I can establish a habit.
I read online about SparkPeople. It seems like a really comprehensive tool and community! I need motiviation so badly, so I'm really depending on you guys!!!! (No pressure! lol)
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