When I started actively trying to lose weight and get back in shape last year (right about the time I first joined SparkPeople), I weighed 251, was having sciatica attacks, and could barely move around. I was so out of shape, I had trouble going on an actual walk, so I bought a Wii, along with Wii Sports and Wii Fit Plus, and started with those. After two months, I was twenty pounds lighter and could then start a walking regimen. If you can't walk, Wii, but move!
After two months, I started walking once or twice around our small rural farm. My husband finally mowed for me a walking course, so I wouldn't get bored doing the same path all the time. That progressed to jog/walking on our rural road. I quit for winter,(bad idea!) so starting again!
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The best thing that has helped me is being accountable for the food i eat by the tracking and it is pretty easy with the sparks people.com way!! I know what i have consumed and i don't have any more if i have hit the limit or i can reward myself with a snack if i do really good!!!
The other is tracking the work outs!! It means i am getting up and moving instead of sitting on my Butt watching tv and getting more over weight!!!! I have been more active and i hope i will b want to be even more active once i get back into shape!!!!!!!Go Sparks people!!! YOu all are great!!
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