Welcome. I know it seems over whelming, but it can be done, one day at a time as KSGAMMA said. And please do forgive yourself and forget it if you don't stick to your plan. Start with small changes, and if you keep at it you will succeed. Good luck and we're all rooting for you here at spark people.
good advice from BeBarb. Also, one day at a time and if you don't meet your goals for the day, forgive yourself and move on. Welcome and good luck on your journey.
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)
Lost 48 lbs. in 2012 & 13 but gained 30 back!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (57,312) Posts: 5,187 12/8/13 7:15 A
Welcome. Glad you decided to join us. I know what you mean about all that "information" out there. It's hard to decide what's best. One step at a time is a sure thing. Start by recording what you're doing now so you can see where to make changes. Then change a little, not a lot. Different things work for different people and you're the only person that can figure out what is going to work for you. The way to do that is to try something, stick with it for a while, if it works stay there, if not, modify it or try something else. But avoid making radical changes that overwhelm you. A lot of the time that's why people give up.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.--Socrates ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ *~*~*~*~*~*~ The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
Pounds lost: 4.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 8 12/8/13 1:36 A
Hi everyone! My name is Liann and I am beginning again on this journey of weight loss, getting healthier and self-discovery. I am so unsure of what I am doing that it is almost frightening. There is a lot of "do this, not that" stuff out there that I sometimes get confused. One step at a time is what they say, but sometimes those first several steps can be pretty scary.
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