Thanks! Good luck to you Kathy. I have been on the team for 19 days but not exercising so the weight loss has be slow - 5.2 lbs. However, today I started the 28 Day Boot Camp. I wish you great success. Annie
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (85) Posts: 2 10/5/12 4:35 P
I just started on Spark yesterday, but already you are my inspiration! I will be 59 this year and the weight definitely coming off slower then it used to, and I have only been dieting without exercise . Going to get my walking shoes on!
That is so fantastic Annie! I also do mini-goals because it makes you feel like you are accomplishing something instead of just waiting for a big payoff I know a lot of people wouldn't consider my 13 lb. loss since May a big deal but to me it is a huge deal! My clothes are baggy ; I'm not ashamed to be seen in a swimsuit; and I feel like I've dropped a big ole bag of bricks I was carrying around everywhere I went Annie, you have a good attitude and a lot of enthusiasm and I know
As for the exercise issue: I will probably get my head taken off for this from some people, but I'm going to say it anyway. There are a lot of folks on Spark that exercise like crazy and are at it every day for hours. That's great and I applaud them - if that's what they want to do. As for me, at this point in my life I'm not going to wear a bikini and I'm not out to have "the guys starting to look" as the lady on the e-diets commercial says I have spoken to my doctor about this subject and have read until my eyes hurt. What I've discovered is that if I overdo it or do things I hate doing "just because:, I don't stick with it. I found a few activities I like to do - yes, actually enjoy doing - and I do them 3-4X a week - sometimes 5-6X. For me it is water jogging; using aqua weights; lawn bowling; Bocce ball, and walking. I usually do these things anywhere from 30 min. to 1 hour and it must be working because my thighs are a shadow of their former selves and I have a waist again So, my humble advise is to find a few things you enjoy doing and do them and don't worry about what others are doing. Keep up the good work!
For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son.........
Carol Arizona USA
Total SparkPoints: 19,544
SparkPoints Level 12
Fitness Minutes: (19,397) Posts: 16,369 10/3/12 4:17 P
So far in 17 days I have lost 5.2 lbs! I feel so good and am more motivated than the day I started. My orignial goal was to lose 38 lbs - that's a big goal. So I have a new shorter term goal of 19.9.lbs. I will still be over 50 but I will have less than 25 lbs to go. I just received my Cookbook and have earmarked lost of page. My only struggle seems to be getting enough exercise - so I ordered the video.hoping this will help. Also have a pedometor in my pocket. Thanks for the support and good luck to all.
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