I have 1 son, 1 step-son, and 5 grandchildren. I always (try to) have a positive outlook on everything - my glass is mostly 1/2 full. My grandchildren are the best (very unbiased opinion of course!) :) I want to lose weight and get healthy(ier) - although I'm having trouble doing it - - when someone else eats, I do too - when I get 'down', eating 'helps' (not really, but at the time it does), when I'm 'kinda' bored, I eat something - -mostly toast . . I have to change that part!! I'm hoping that this site will help me succeed!! From what I've been reading, it will!
I want to lose 40-50 lbs to feel better about myself and for my health.
.....just have to keep at it - I get discouraged . .so I pick a little - - THAT HAS TO STOP!! I used to walk/jog -but due to an injury from overdoing it, it's been a difficult venture although I'd like to do it. Now that I'm on a farm, that should take care of the cardio stuff!! :)
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| Pounds lost: 9.1
Good Luck with your weigh in!!!
"May your day be filled with joy and laughter
and glow with happiness forever after;
May the sun shine warmly on your face
and fill your day with love and grace."
63 days ago
Thanks! We can help each other :)
88 days ago
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog and commenting! Means so much to me! I'm so excited you are going to try running again. My goodness, I hated it so much before this! Haha.
Good luck on your run and let me know how it goes, OK???
1625 days ago
Thank you for your suggestions and encouragement - I will look at the teams you suggested (as well as the rest of them) I KNOW it will work this time! Thanx again and have a glorious day!
1968 days ago
Greetings and back!!
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. You're off to a great start already just by posting here!
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including many with the same challenges, circumstances and goals. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.
Some of the teams I like and think 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 including gaining weight or saving money - 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.
Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it 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 have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
1968 days ago