welcome! We are really similar. I'm 31 yrs old and around 160 lbs, I want to get back down to 135 (I got to that weight a few years ago when I started really watching my weight.)
and... I ALSO have a husband who says I look so great etc. etc. etc. Not very helpful, but I guess I would prefer him to say that, than the opposite! It does mean I need extra motivation from the spark :)
You can do it!
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Welcome! This is a great site -- just gotta stick with it (something I've been having a tough time with during the holidays). But I've got my renewed sense of motivation back (stepped on scale today -- eek!). Good luck and welcome!
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Welcome to Spark. You have taken an important step on your journey by joining! I've been a member a little over 3 years. I made fantastic progress and lost 100 pounds in the first year BUT I became careless about nutrition and exercise and have gained a lot of the pounds back! I became disgusted with myself and closed my Spark account, but soon realized I NEEDED to be here. I'm back using the nutrition and exercise trackers now - they are so important. The sense of community and the friendships I have made here keep me going! Explore the site, make your Sparkpage if you havenít, join teams, and make friends. You will find this site an amazing place full of encouragement, inspiration, advice, and support. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. Good luck! Sheila
Thanks SO much Guys. I Had never Joined A teams group I just use the tracking of calories and the Exercise. So today I joined A group 30 and lose 25-49...I am excited to start this all over! I can do this!!!!!!
Take time to participate on all the groups you have joined - you will find lots of help and encouragement there.
Have you been tracking your food and exercise - if not consider doing this for a period of about 2 weeks or more if possible - you might be surprised with the calorie limit you are consuming - either not enough or to much.
Welcome! Maybe you should try re-starting your spark plan from the beginning- set up spark streaks and small goals, make small changes, track your nutrition and activity regularly. Spark now has a TON of great workout videos on the site (that are free!) and you can do those inside when it's cold out! I would also recommend joining some spark teams- they can be a great source of motivation and support!
I joined Sparks people a few years ago. I have struggled and lost 20 pounds. and then I hit this Flat can't lose anything. I Try really hard then i give up. I haven't gained back my 20 pounds but i am almost to the point of being depressed due to not losing anymore. I live in the country and Am not able to join a gym. I do walk out in our pasture but when its Cold i find it hard to motivate my self. I have 2 kids, 6 and 4 years old. I have been so obsessed with losing weight they are concerned about getting fat. They do say "don't eat that its not healthy" and then "lets go jump its exercise." I just need some encouraging words cause My husband says he loves me the way I am but I really really want to get back down to 135....and I am currently at 173.
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