Monday, July 16, 2012

Well its my first day on SPARK today...might I add that although I signed up on the 8th of July...I have only just started making myself a profile here. Its all new and for someone who does not do facebook, myspace or any other cyber social networks...I am finding things a bit difficult to navigate.
However, after 18months of emotional eating I need to start doing something about it..because I am back in the hundy club again...Over ONE HUNDRED KILO GRAMS is what that means in kiwi terms!
YES, I am here AGAIN!! I have been overweight all my life....tipping the scales at 115kgs 18 months ago(Highest Weight ever)...sent me in to tizz after getting to 80kgs 18 months before that! So yes here I am again and this is not the first time. Blame it on ever increasing age or the big move to the country but I am struggling to get back on the healthy eating wagon and get moving.
I have no friends in our little town...wel none that I trust to tell my feelings with..hence the close relationship to junk food.
So here we go...I plan on sharing my deepest darkest with a blog, something to share my frustrations and emotional turmoil with..because whilst no one in my current environment will listen to me....when I hear myself all I hear is excuses and lots and lots of moaning too.
So to begin...I must celebrate the fact that I have achieved:
* stopped smoking
* increased water intake

Next steps....
* no bread tonight - only started this habit since I've been in the country
* get up at 6.30am tomorrow and start walking (even if its just ten minutes)

ok thats enough from me for today....forgot to celebrate...Started blog and finally logged into SPARKPEOPLE!!!!! emoticon
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    So many folks have written encouragement to you, but I do want to add my own Kudos that you have

    (a) STOPPED SMOKING! great job.
    (b) faced up to your personal truths about your emotional connection to food
    (c) decided to take steps to correct the problem
    (d) joined us here on SP!!!

    emoticon and the very best of luck to you on your journey!

    2139 days ago
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    when you don't feel up to going out for a walk
    dance inside

    2139 days ago
    I love a morning walk. It's the only time that's been cool here. I usually do 2 miles. Hope you enjoy SP. It will help. You'll be able to look back at the reports of your year. emoticon
    2139 days ago
  • J0ETTE
    Yay! So happy to have you in the SparkPeople community. This is an amazing place. A perfect place for you to let out your inner thoughts through a blog. Get involved in a couple of your teams... The people here are fantastic. We all are on the same journey you are on. You have a lot in common here.

    You have already made some wonderful changes... Quit smoking! WooHoo!
    2140 days ago
    Good for you! You are already making great decisions! Just remember the baby steps and "just 10 min", even if you feel like you've not accomplished much. It won't take long and you'll be adding a couple more min here and there. I could barely even do 10 when I first started, but it changed pretty quickly. If you decide to join a team, I would recommend the Official 10 Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge. I just joined it again to keep myself motivated to do at least 10 min daily, and some days I have Cardio/St, but this has been a great way to challenge myself to move everyday, without being too intense.

    Welcome to Sparkpeople and our Team. We are do glad to have you, and I look forward to getting to know you. Have a great day!

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    2140 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    emoticon You have made a good start on your journey towards a
    healthy life style and you will find a ton of support on this site and even more if you join some teams there are some terrific people who are very
    friendly and helpful. Go for it. emoticon emoticon
    2140 days ago
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