Laura, good for you for jumping rope! I tried doing that (long ago) & it is not as easy as it looks. I'm not very coordinated, I guess. Plus it takes perseverance & determination - and obviously you have those qualities because you did it! Good for you! You can do it!! Linda
Laura you are not alone in your progress, my first few weeks have not been so great either . Week one I was down like 7.5, then I went on vacation and totally blew it. Now I'm not even down a pound from my start weight !! I hope you pick yourself up, dust off and try again. We can't give up because we are worth it! Thanks to those running this group, linking to encouraging pages, and hearing/reading of others progress and failures has helped me to see that I'm not alone
Laura, I appreciate your honesty and your story to this point on SP. Incremental changes are best....tackle new things, add more time to a walk or different strength exercises, change your meal planning a little at a time...it all adds up to something good.
You already know I have confidence in you....you forgive yourself quickly for the minor mis-steps and then move forward as soon as you can....
"I deserve to be successful" and "I am worth celebrating!"
Hello there ... I find myself here after an email from "caliman1" today. However, I expected to see many posts here, so I wonder if I am lost and confused. Am I in the right place? Maybe I am to look in the general area or one of the other specialty areas for a nominee? As for celebrating Me ... I will just post here, because I really am lost.
I posted a blog on my page, but it really is not much of a blog. I really have not accomplished too much in the few weeks I have been on Sparkpeople. I find weight loss and exercise are an extreme challange to me ... I want to lose weight, but my steps have truly been just baby steps. The first week I challanged myself by taking the stairs up and down two flights of stairs at work, as well as getting the mail, instead of the elevator. The second week I added in another flight up and down to use the restroom, along with drinking at least eight glasses of water a day. I have only maintained my weight so far. This week, I have committed to not eating after 7 pm (Ugh! I already blew that one today). However, I have made some wonderful friends, and I still feel the *sparks* to keep me going. I know I am not perfect ... but I do want to make healthier choices. I just need to be more conscious of my decisions and less animated. Once I realize I have gone wrong I just let it go saying "oh, well ..." - Maybe I need to say, "okay kiddo ... stop RIghT ThERe!" I do hope that I will be able to continue to CeLEbraTe with all my friends here on SparkPeople for a long time to come. I hope my bad days will soon be far behind me and I will find myself CeLEbraTing success.
Good Luck to All of US - I will hold your hand if you will hold mine! :) laura
Edited by: MAKEROOM4ME at: 9/7/2009 (01:10)
Dear SP Friends:
May God lift you in His loving hands and breathe life into you.
Life bears many wonderful gifts worth searching for - let Today be one of those gifts.
The Gift of Friendship is a Wonderful Treasure to Behold.
Repeat after me, "I deserve to be successful" and "I am worth celebrating!" !
Regardless of what happened "yesterday" that may have caused us to stumble, we have a new beginning with Spark People. Each week, we will highlight one of our members based on anything from "Great Blog" to "Ran a marathon."
The important thing is trying...there is no failing as long as you try. We are here to celebrate YOU as you begin this great adventure...
But we need your help...please e-mail AINTSKEERD and me with the name of someone on our Team that inspired you this week, whether through an achievement, a motivating blog, or whatever criteria is near and dear to you...
We'll start posting the Sparker of the Week the first week in September....thanks for your help.
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