Thank you for your support. I think why I am so depressed about all of this...is because I was down to a size 8-10 pants and felt wonderful about myself. Then Christmas came a long and I ate a little bit of the goodies and then I was hooked. It was winter and my exercise came to almost a screaming halt. I gained in a big hurry. Funny how fast it collects on the body and how slow it comes off. Anyways my pant size has gone up to a 12 and well my shirts I thought somebody had shrunk...but then it donned on me that hmmm... my inches on the bust and midsection made shirts appear smaller...and they definitely are. I am overwhelmed ....and having a hard time climbing back up on that wagon. I will start recording my meals. Start drinking 8 glasses of water daily, and exercising 1/2 hour daily. (walking) That is my goal.
Hi. Welcome. I just did a blog on losing my spark. I received some wonderful responses. Keep tracking your food and fitness. Commit to 10 minutes of exercise a day. Right now don't worry if you can't do more. You will soon get back into the swing of things. I have done it for 4 days now, and my spark is starting to get reignited. Most of all remember that you are worth it. Good luck to you and good luck to me.
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This is a life style change remember its not a diet because one we get to our goal we will have the knowledge to stay at our goal and not be pushed out on our own your Spark friends will be there to keep you going. 1. the first think to do is set small goals not the entire amount all at once set a goal to lose 2 pounds a week eight pounds a month any more is just that much better. 2 Never compare your journey with some one else. Its your journey its not a contest. author unknown this is the hardest one i had to learn. the big thing that help me was to stop watching the Biggest Looser because it is a contest they are there in hope of wining big money as several have regained the weight as the show revisited some of the past winners and they said they were so focused on winning they didn't take away the knowledge to keep the weight off and are now struggling to get it back off. 3 3 know that the beginning is the hardest. and the reason you are doing this journey. 4 the journal and blog will help you see where you need to work harder it could be as simple as getting your water in each day. tracking your meals is very helping and even though it takes time the end result is a healthy you. 5 another thing i need to remember when the scales don't move down are these three things i have to be reminded of them often i now have them on my bathroom mirror 1. Do i feel better walk father with out becoming short of breath / walk longer with out having to and rest catch my breath 2 do my cloths fit better can i now wear something i could not when I started 3 am i eating more fruits and veggies and less junk food
Take baby steps and remember we did not put is added weight on ever night so it will not come off over night. If exercise is a issue join the exercise challenge its fun and before you know it you have have worked out 30 minutes in a day and you can break it up and do 10 minutes three times a day. join teams it can be your state team city team or any of the many teams Spark has and you can get support from team mates going though the same problems and join in the daily huddles each day the site has some much to offer I know you will find the support to get to the finish line just take baby steps and don't beat your self up if you slip along the way pick your self up and keep going we are not perfect as another member told Fran
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Make sure you have a specific goal to your weight loss. Is it to be more healthy, more fit? For me, it is to be able to go skiing next year with my kids instead of them having to go up that mountain on their own. Remember the goal and as others said start with baby steps. You'll get there! :)
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Yes, I find being active on here is great - it is hard to post one thing and do the opposite!! Also great to connect with others that are experiencing the same thing. There is some great advice on here. A good one is one step at the time - pick some small steps like 10 mins exercise or drinking 8 glasses of water. If you done feel like exercising, one blog says - 'just put one foot in front of the other '! Also my one is just go outside - plan on even 5 mins, usually once I start I do a lot more. So don't try to do it all together - it will only deflate you. Small steps.
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I am close to you in weight. I know how you feel. There are days that I do not want to move. Today I just had to. I made myself get up off the chair and start working out. I am finding out that I really like Sparkpeople a lot. Lots of help here.
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