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I'm baa-ack! I started Spark People 2 years ago after seeing it on a news program. I found it very helpful and inspiring, but after a particularly bad week, I let myself guve up on healthy living. Of course, I gained most of the weight I had lost (around 30 pounds from my all time high), but I had stopped caring.
Now, I'm free of a bad relationship, more in control of my own finances and ready to be in control of my own body. This time, I'm really going to do this!
For now, I want to like the way I look in shorts by the time the weather is warm enough for them. Really, I just want to be happy with me, no matter what shape I happen to be!
I'm still developing my program. I get to the gym everyday and replaced a few favorite food with better choices. I want to find what works best for me and then stick to it.
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| current weight: 168.0
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1457 days ago
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I woke up this morning and just focused on today! Thanks for sharing your spark and keep UP the splendid take down!
1482 days ago
Keep it up! You are doing great!
2200 days ago
Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. Sounds like you've had some great progress already so good for you!
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
In my experience, SparkPeople is like a in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.
If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.
Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
2236 days ago