Secondly, use the tools, just as Benton pointed out, the calorie counter is awesome, and so it the fitness tracker. It will help you identify which exercises give you most bang for your effort which can help you be more efficient on your calorie busting efforts. I find the videos to be a lot of fun and very effective (even if not the most calorie burning efficient).
What for now is lastly, don't treat the site as a fad diet. Use it to show you how to make positive steps to better not just your weight but your health and over all lifestyle. Take it easy and slowly. Think of this site and your efforts as a long time investment in yourself, big returns over time not immediately.
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Welcome, Barbara! Keeping track of the calories you eat is the most important part of the diet. If you don't track, you don't know how many calories you're eating. There is a great calorie counting application here on SparkPeople.
Welcome Barb...Good luck with your new goals. This is the right start. Use this forum to celebrate your good days and vent on your bad ones. I wish you lots of success. I will gladly do my part in anyway to help you reach your journey. Reaching out and deciding to do something about it is half the battle...as you know you have to really want to in order to get anywhere. You Go!!!
Everyday is a new day and a new chance to be successful. Decide to make it a good day and remember that yesterday is just that. Yesterday.
Hello, my name is Barbara and I want to lose weight and be healthy again. I am very busy and I can't find enough time for myself. I have a hard time staying motivated and focused on my goals. I joined Spark People for motivation and help with my goals, so far it's been a slow process but I'm not interested in quitting. I'm looking forward to reading the messages here and meeting new people.
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