Getting back in the swim
Shared Food Tracker
Welcome to my world! I'm a battle-scarred veteran of the weight loss wars. I've been heavy most of my life, often 100+ pounds overweight; I've also taken it off down to goal weight and maintained it three previous times, only to lose my grip and put it all back plus more. At 55 I wasn't sure I had another weight-loss project in me, but glory be I seem to be pulling it together again. I'm a little nervous, but mainly feeling good, and ready to do the work.
Healthy, non-insane weight management; improved mobility; taking proper care of my health issues (osteoarthritis, gout, hypertension, GERD)
I am rigorously using the nutrition tracker, set for heart health and a slow steady weight loss eating a balanced diet. I am starting low-and-slow with the exercise tracker too. I have joined teams and participate in the forums.
"If I can't dance, it's not my revolution."
"Wild women don't get the blues."
"She who laughs, lasts."
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| Pounds lost: 47.0
Congratulations on being in the GLBT Spotlight!
1741 days ago
Congratulations on being in the GLBT Spark Network: We are Family team's spotlight! I hope you will enjoy the day and that you had an awesome birthday!
1741 days ago
"We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves."-Thomas Merton
I hope you have a Fantastic Sparkling Friday! Gentle hugs & positive thoughts. Sending ((skinny vibes)) I am so DONE!
Keep your spark burning brightly!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
1758 days ago
Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “Chair Exercise” Team
Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey.
I suggest that you leave your Sparkmail turned on for this team so that you receive the monthly Chair Exercise Team E-Magazine – Chair Treasures – as well as any important notices.
To help you on your way I have sent you a Sparkmail with resources for exercises that are suitable for those whose mobility is limited, whether by age, physical problems or time. I hope you will find it a useful reference.
I hope you succeed in all the goals you set.
Enjoy the journey
Hi from Australia
Ann (Co-leader Chair Exercise Team, ~Indygirl Challenge, and Sparkies Down-Under)
Catch a smile - be part of the SMILE EPIDEMIC!!
1848 days ago
I just wanted to post a quick Welcome to the Chair Exercise TEAM. We're so glad to have you join us. Please jump in and have a good time getting healthy. This is an excited group of folks and really active team so you should be able to find all sorts of inspiration and motivation. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. There's always someone willing to help in any way possible. Don't forget to use the food/water tracker that spark people provides as well as the fitness tracker. These are excellent resources that will help keep you on the path you've chosen. Come on... let's get healthy TOGETHER!!! Together WE can do anything! Spark On! -Dawn PS: Remember to SMILE, they're contagious!
1848 days ago