I am also new to this group as well as new to SparkPeople. My challenge to exercise is a cardiac problem. I found seated exercise videos on the site and I am going to try that. I prefer morning exercising and I have a lot of weight to lose so any tips to stay motivated are appreciated.
current weight: 237.6
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Welcome. Just being aware of what you eat is a good start. Check out the challenges on the Community tab at the top of any page. There are some good one to help you get started. Good luck.
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.
I am right there with you .. weight, commitment, family history, focus on other .. we could be the same person. Today is day 5 but I missed 3 days so its really DAY 1 for me too! I have 80 pounds to lose and the shadow of my Mother's health to get out from under (she died at 61 from heart and weight problems and I am almost 58 with heart and weight problems).
Post whenever you can and we can encourage each other!
Good day all, I so need to start taking my heart health seriously. I am 100# overweight, and have been for years. I come from parents with plenty of heart and weigh issues. But for now, for today, my focus is on ME. I have decided today is Day ONE of my feeling better and doing better for myself. I am looking forward to the journey. I know it will be a struggle some days. I have serious commitment issues when it comes to taking care of myself. (always easier to focus on someone else) I don't know that I will be posting on the Team Page everyday, but I WILL be posting every bite that I take; every day. Looking forward to getting to know you all.
Edited by: GYSPY-DRAGONFLY at: 1/9/2014 (15:42)
Truly a Michigander, but it seems I have GYPSY in my blood. (Michigan, Florida, Michigan, Washington State, Michigan, Las Vegas, Michigan, Texas) YEP, that's all of them and in that order.
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