Getting Started

Friday, September 09, 2011

Okay, I admit it...I am a slow starter. I joined Sparkpeople in May 2009 but I did not start actively using the site until August 2011. What took so long that is a good question but it matters not as I am now actively seeking to make healthy lifestyle choices on my journey to loose 40 pounds by March 2012.

I am extremely thankful for the new Sparkfriends that I have made during the past month. Their encouragement, uplifting words and quotes, emails, comments and examples have helped me to make my first month following the Sparkpeople program a success. And, I have already lost 5 pounds.

It is time to find a happier me. It is time to make myself a priority. It is time to learn to eat healthy food, to find exercises I enjoy doing and to mark my successes based on my best effort not someone else's ideals. It is time to find me again...will the real me please step forward and commit to a healthy lifestyle that includes lots of laughter, love and fun? Today is the day to make a difference in my own life.
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    Congratulations to you, my newest Spark Friend, on your loss of 5 lbs! That is an emoticon accomplishment, the first of many to come, I am sure! I will be here for you when you need a friend, just the click of a key away! emoticon It is time for a lifestyle change, as you have read, we are going through a change in many ways! Major changes!!!

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    You can do it! Yes, you can! I joined SparkPeople long ago as well and have lost and regained and lost and regained. Seems I regain when I stop paying attention and start doing a backslide.

    I am making small changes in my life to declutter my house as well as my body, get rid of all the unwanted and unneeded stuff. If I can lose 5 pounds a month I will be very happy with that, because that will mean I'll be 20 pounds lighter by the end of 2011!

    Yay us! Keep up the good work!
    2474 days ago
    Congrats on losing five lbs! I know you can reach your goal!
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