New Year 2013
New windows, new render!
100 bonus points for this! (I'm the one on the left.)
I live in Cumbria (in the north-west of England). I love running in the hills and am an active member of the local church.
I was really pleased to discover SparkPeople because it will help me to not only lose excess weight, but also do it in a healthy and, I hope, lasting manner. It's certainly a challenge, but then I like challenges!
I'm still really struggling with keeping my calorie intake within my allotted range. My diet is generally very healthy but I eat too much of it! It is hard not to become disheartened, but I'm NOT giving up!
I will swim at least twice a week, strength train once or twice a week and run at least four times a week. I will make sure I stretch for at least five minutes five days a week.
I want to be slim, fit into my 'slim' clothes comfortably, feel good about my body, not embarrassed by it and to be able to run faster. And I want to do all this in a healthy way that I can maintain. I also want to feel good about myself as a person, which I often don't at the moment.
I need to be kinder to myself and give myself the rest, sleep and healthy food my body requires instead of punishing myself all the time.
I'm going to track all my food, stick within my calorie goals, and exercise and do strength training at least twice a week. I'm also making sure I stretch for 5 minutes a day.
Secrets of Success
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| current weight: 139.8
Thanks for the kind comments on my spark feed today! I've learned a few things about myself in that I really thrive off of structure and organization when it comes to weight loss and fitness. Years ago when I was really fit and my goals were things like benching 120 pounds, rather than losing weight -- I worked with a trainer who used to set high and low goals for short term and mid-range time frames. I found that while I often didn't reach my "high" target weight, I usually beat the "low" target, and that was motivating. I actually joined SP about 5 years ago under another username (Healthy-spark), but because so discouraged with my lack of progress and backward progress that one day I deleted the account. Dumb, because then I didn't have ANY framework to work within.. I've found that success breeds success (mostly), and that investing time into my own health and fitness is time well spent. Best of luck to you too!
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"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."
-Marian Wright Edelman
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