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VALVET SparkPoints: (0)
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1/29/12 2:36 P

hi my name is valvet: I need to loose lots of weight. 165 lbs to be exact. I weigh 340.and 5'2'

I have gained and lost so many times my head spins all the time. It is no joke any more. Because of my health,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,, You name it I have it. copd,diabetes,obesete

For me to keep adiary I have done this for years.Being a diabetic helps to journal . everything I put in my mouth. Wether its good or bad. And for reasons especially for exercise in your case to see what is negative and the positive of it all. good luck Jade

MOMMA_BEAR_69 Posts: 49,815
1/29/12 2:21 P

Hi Jade 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!
You can keep a daily diary if you would like. It is very helpful and easy to use the nutrition and fitness trackers on SP during your journey to a healthier you. This is a matter of individual taste. The nutritional and fitness trackers here make it easy to follow what you are doing every day and as such is a big help to us as we lose our weight and get healthier.
Set up your Spark page so that we can visit and get to know you, send you spark goodies, and leave encouraging and supportive comments to help you along the way.
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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JADE19924 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/29/12 2:10 P

i have just joined the site and i have a question, is it helpful to keep a diary to record daily exercise and food intake for a week before you start to lose weight? i was thinking that it would be good to see what its like, a sort of eye opener? anyone feel differently?

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