First Blog - First 5% Winter Challenge

Friday, February 08, 2013

There's always a first time in everything and this is my first blog and I feel excited!
The first time I joined sparkpeople I didn't make use of all the useful articles, videos, etc to achieve my goals and after a few months I quit. This is my second attempt to stay committed to my goals and thanks to all my sparkfriends I am focused on that.
I have been yo-yoing the last 18 years and I know this is really bad for my metabolism. I have tried diets that actually had amazing results but never lasted long. Emotional eating and lack of exercise since I work long hours in front of a pc, led me to regain all the weight I had lost. Not to mention my self confidence was on ground zero. I neglected myself and that affected my relationships and behaviour towards others. I found comfort in sweets and fatty food. I got depressed.
In 2012 my friend or better my "sister" and sparkfriend Elle showed me the way and was very passionate about She had already started her journey and seeing her looking great and glowing I got the spark. I hope I can make it, too. I admire her and she supports me all the time. I need to thank her from the bottom of my heart!

So here I am committed to my goals and ready for the 5% winter challenge!
In these 8 weeks I want to exercise daily (20-30 mins), eat lots of fruit and vegetables, eat 5 times a day every 3-4 hours, control my portions, lose 4 kilograms and do the best for my team in my first Challenge assignment!
Let's do it then!

Ready? Get set...go!
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    I see you have not blogged in a while, but I wanted to drop by and say hello to a fellow daisy
    1874 days ago
    Great first blog! Keep at it! You are right, reaching out and getting (and giving) support to spark friends really helps stay committed. Just stay with it and you WILL be successful!
    1874 days ago
    Keep blogging!
    1876 days ago
    emoticon blog and great goals! emoticon to the Daisies!

    I love the background on your page - awesome!
    1883 days ago
    Congrats for joining this challenge. A great blog also. This is a fun challenge, I did the fall 2012 one and I lost my 5%. Welcome aboard and good luck. emoticon
    1883 days ago
    Awesome!!! "Change can happen in seconds..." Its not mine but is so true!
    What i am reading gives me a great motivation for me! We can do it!!
    Keep up the good work girl!!
    1887 days ago
    You sound very motivated and ready to make things happen! It definitely sounds like you have your Spark going again. I can relate to a lot of what you said. This is my second time around also. Looking forward to seeing your progress:-) emoticon emoticon
    1889 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Great first blog!! So glad Elle has inspired you...she is pretty awesome, huh?
    You so got this, and we are all here for you, cheering you on! emoticon

    1893 days ago
    Yay! You can do it Lena! I am so glad Elle is giving you so much support. It is really precious. I know I have friends who do and I am very grateful for it too!
    1898 days ago
    Congrats on your very first blog. And you did write great blog !! I understand you completely about your situation. I've been there. But now, glad you are back in Spark and joined Winter 5% challenge.

    Yes, we can do this together and become healthy and fit. Thanks for visiting my blog about Winter Challenge and your kind word. I haven't found out which team I am going to be either yet, but I'm for sure, we'll receive e- mail soon regards out team. Mean while, if I can be any of your help, let me know. Like Elli, I am always here for you and all of my Spark Friends. Take care.

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    1900 days ago
  • POSEY440
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    1900 days ago
    That's an awesome, amazing, incredible first blog!
    Truthful, sincere and with lots of commitment! And on this last one we're going to work together. I just want you to focus! Make yourself your first priority and above all... BELIEVE! Believe that you CAN do it, that you CAN change your life for the better. I really hope we get to be on the same team but even if we're not, there's nothing wrong with some healthy competition, right?
    I'm always here for you!
    PS: While I was reading your blog, I was listening to this song on the radio:

    It's a sign!
    1901 days ago
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