I think you have motivation, because you found SparkPeople and joined. And you also posted. Lots of people don't get this far.
It is great that you love to eat healthy. That is a great basis to start with. Water doesn't need to be pure water all the time (you can see lots of talk about this in this team and other places on the site). I do a lot of green tea and count it as water. There is an article on water in the resources section here that is good, but do what you can to take in a watery drink without taking in too much sodium, calories or caffeine, and that is the goal. Water is everywhere.
One powerful thing you might try if you love to eat healthy, is just writing down the things you eat (portions can come later). If you know how to eat right already, seeing that feedback can lead you to make very healthy adjustments that will go a long way towards crafting a healthier lifestyle.
I know one of my fastbreak goals was giving up sweets. That was harder than giving up fatty foods, but it nips out a lot of bad eating, even if I did compensate for a while treating myself with fatty foods when the need to treat myself to SOMETHING got out of control.
Keep in touch. You can make headway without adding exercise up front, but try to figure out what sort of routines will give you exercise and help with that back.
I know physical therapists have stuff they want you to do, and I think research has shown that bad backs aren't hurt by trying to do what one feels capable of (cleaning around the house, walking etc.), because resting too much weakens the muscles and makes us more prone to re-injury.
Hugs -- Edith Started at 220, made goal 160 now I have to get there again :-)
WELL EATING HEALTHY IS A GOOD THING. BUT U HAVE TO HAVE WATER TO SUPPLY WHAT U LOSE THE NUTRIENTS THAT U NEED . DID U TRY LEMON.OR MAKE SURE ITS REALLY COLD..I HOPE U CAN FIND SOMETHING TO HELP THAT..GOOD LUCK AND ON THE EATING IF U EAT SMALL PORTIONS ALL DAY NO MATTER WHAT IT IS (NO OVE THE RECOMENDED CALORIE GUIDE) U WILL BE OK . AT LEAST 4 SER OF FRUIT AND 4 SER OF VEGES PER DAY AND 30 MIN OF EXERCISE. U SHOULD BE GOOD..AND I FOUND DOING LIKE 10 MIN ON A BIKE IN THE AM IS GREAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD ALL DAY..WELL GOOD LUCK TO U .LET ME KNOW IDF U NEED ADVICE AND IF U HAVE ANY I COULD SURE USE IT..LOL...LYNDA
GOD BLESS,AND GOOD LUCK LYNDA
current weight: 283.0
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Hello, again... After reading everybodies intro. I feel like I did not do as well as I could have.And I posted to someone elses message, So we learn from our mistakes LOL. Anywhoo, I am 27 year old divorcee and mother of 3. 9,7,23 months. i am home all the time, I can't work(disabled ,right now, because of back injuries)and my motivation is non-existant. I was looking for a diet plan when i found this site. I don't like to drink water, but I love to eat healthy.(most of the time)
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