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Monday, August 12, 2019

I am 30, female, and have known I am overweight for some years but haven't really bothered to do anything serious about it. I joined because I know I can't ignore this forever. I have issues with energy throughout the day, trouble getting to sleep, and I experience heart palpitations from time to time with a slight pressured feeling around my chest which I'm too scared to go to the doctor about. I enjoy walking but I have minimal muscle strength. I want to be able to do 5 push ups on my knees without stopping, then I want to do the same in my toes, then increase from there. Jogging/ running is difficult, I want that to change too. I logged what I ate and drank today, and even though it won't be exact calories it have me an idea of how much I'm overeating. I have to face that I'm consuming too much sugar. I want start changingbthat by increasing my water and easing back on the mochas. I have no idea if this blog entry has any flow to the writing haha, but it's useful to get my thoughts down.
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  • DWROBERGE
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    222 days ago
  • 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    emoticon job writing your first blog!!! It is a steps towards better health as you have set some goals you would like to meet! emoticon
    229 days ago
  • HOLISTICJESSICA
    Awesome first blog post! The posts are for you. It doesn't matter what they look or sound like. I have had many a rant.

    You have some fantastic goals! I like the small goals you have set, then increasing. 5 pushups is a fantastic start!
    229 days ago
  • TRACKING2DAY
    Good luck to you! emoticon emoticon

    I would stick with walking and go from there.
    229 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/12/2019 7:08:46 AM
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    229 days ago
  • SNUZYQ2
    Hi there and welcome to the Spark! Your doctor needs to know about what's going on with your chest. Talk with him/her about your desire to lose weight and get fit, too. If you don't yet have a plan - just tell him/her that you're working on it and what ideas can he/she contribute? Folks are often referred to SparkPeople by their doctors for guidance in developing their own weight-loss plan. There are lots of truly wholesome and healthy ideas here. If I had it to do over again, I would sign up for Spark Premium first thing. There's a Sparkcoach function there that's really helpful. Loads of great researched information. I love reading the Spark articles and inspirational stories! And the recipes are amazing. There's a nutrition and exercise tracking ap built right into this site. Have fun exploring and working out your weight-loss journey! emoticon emoticon
    230 days ago
  • CLOUDWALKING
    I love your writing, open m, honest and real! Everything I’ve read at Sparks is caring about you caring for yourself. So, eith that in mind, please see you doctor for a health clearance before exercising. I’m thinking your MD will be in on your side.
    230 days ago
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