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RAINA413 SparkPoints: (98,670)
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10/4/11 10:47 P

Welcome to Spark People!! I am so glad you are here!
This is a great place to begin your weight loss journey. There are so many amazing resources to benefit from. From the fitness and nutrition trackers, to the teams and groups where you can get endless amounts of support, motivation, and advice to the articles which will make you fitness and health smart!
This is a great site! I hope you have much success!!

MOMMA_BEAR_69 Posts: 49,815
10/4/11 10:13 P

Hi and welcome to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day (If you only drink one now, add to as you are able until you are drinking your 8 cups or more a day), watch your portion control (measure everything in the beginning...guaranteed it will get easier) and walk, dance or do any exercise you enjoy (start with 10 minutes a day or several times a day and add to it as you are able or have time). Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily (guaranteed to work if you use them consistently and honestly). Pick one thing to thing at a time. Don't try to change to many things at once as that can be very overwhelming. Just try to take one step, one minute, one hour, one day, one week at a time. They honestly will all add up to the bigger numbers. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers and increasing your ability to enjoy life. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly.
Start each day with a positive thought just for that day. Reading and reflecting on an inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind.
Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life.
Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph helps one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break...Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration.
Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals!
If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you.
God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.
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10/4/11 6:57 P

Welcome to sparkpeople! I love this site for the support and also for the tools it provides! Sounds like you are in a tough situation. Have you spoke to your nurse about your specific diet concerns? If you aren't getting the answers you want you might try a second opinion...

Best of luck and hang in there!

ILUV2FARM SparkPoints: (0)
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10/4/11 11:38 A

I need some help and motivation for losing weight. I had to have my thyroid removed a year ago and I have put on 60 lbs since then. I am told I have perfect blood work and my "thyroid drugs" are just where they should be. I see a dietician and am on a low carb/low sugar menu. I am losing hope while gaining weight. emoticon
I have done a tremendous amount of research on the thyroid and the obesity it can cause and wondered if anyone else has overcome this issue. It is bad enough being fat but being sad at the same time makes it hard to cope.

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