Monday, October 08, 2012

I'll be honest I'm scared to death to start. But I think that is my lack of self confidence wispering in my ears! I started a few weeks back to do some ab work outs and oh boy was it painful and exhausting. I kept at it for a while and it has slowly started to decline. I thougth to myself that I will do this secrectly then maybe one day my sweetheart will notice my new fit body. I realize now that keeping it a secret is not beneficial. So I am going to tell everyone! Find a few close friends that I want to be my support group. emoticon
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    emoticon Thank you so much for the support. I honestly didnt think I would get support so quick!
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    2024 days ago
    there is a whole community of folks here who understand and want you to be successful. step off the cliff--its a positive thing. just start--figure it out as you go along. don't look for some big life changing epiphany. read the success stories and KNOW they are people just like you. as slimmer kiwi said--find some small things you can for sure accomplish and start there. small spark streaks like logging on every day and blogging even if its just one sentence. drinking your water (i can't be bothered to count to 8 so i put two big bottles of water on the counter each day and they have to be gone by the end of the day). even if people don't reply to what you write every time, do it anyway as a form of journaling. all the best to you! i will add you as a friend so i can keep up with your progress. chris (funny--two kris's answering your thread!)
    2024 days ago
    2024 days ago
    The only way to move forward IS to start. All you need do is make one or two little changes - perhaps increasing some water as you decrease soda/juice. Walking a bit more in your day rather than sitting (car, TV etc. ) It is best to GRADUALLY work into the exercises - allow your body to get used to them bit by bit - otherwise you can actually do harm.

    Play with the Nutrition Tracker and get used to it. I found that by weighing all of my food for increased accuracy and entering it into there, I was more focused. I was empowered to tweak my nutritional intake as and when necessary, so ensure that I was able to stay within my range (MOST of the time) and also the ensure that I had a good balance of Carbs/Fats/Protein. Ensure that you eat a good amount of fruit/veges. These will help to keep you fuller for longer, and have a lot of other benefits for us too. don't be tempted to skip any meals, or UNDEReat. It is very important that you eat ALL of your meals and within your range. Eating too few calories is not only bad for our overall health, but also compromises any weight-loss attempts. Ensure that you have good hyrdation - preferably mainly with water (no additives or calories). In time you will find that you are glowing - physically and emotionally :-)

    I never cared WHO knew I was on this weight-loss journey. There is nothing to be ashamed of and everything to be proud of. We are taking responsibility for our health which is more than a lot do. You will find that the members on SP - particularly your various teams - can be extremely supportive, but you will need to post on the message boards for that to happen. It gives the other members a chance to get to know you - you will soon find you have loads of friends with like interests, etc ..... REAL friends :-)

    Take care,
    2024 days ago
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