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    hi I am new to this sight and will see if I can make it work. I am 76 so bear with me. will say more later. Auntnet15 from Texas - 3/8/2015 4:34:10 PM
    i have been dieting and exercising and getting healthy and decided to update my goals and determination and lose the rest of the weight i want to lose and get motivated by asking for encouragement. and giving back as well. I explored some very good new programs that are very professional looking just this am but they were difficult to use and lacked the access they promised and found myself trying to start again and again and gave up and came back to spark to find they have updated here in a very helpful and use ful way making it easier to use I was very pleased with this and to find old recipes i saved thanks spark - 12/28/2014 12:38:43 PM
  • I am new to blogging here as well as kind of new to sparks, I really love that if you eat the same things you can copy and paste to the next day. I just really started back to eating healthy and exercising I was doing it before but with my birthday and thanksgiving I just ate what I wanted to as usually I cook a really big meal only for thanksgiving and then get back focus. I exercise at home 4 days and then 2 days at the far so good, I am trying to reach my goal of 90 pounds lost by November 2015. each day is a new day and a new start. feeling great!!! good luck to everyone - 12/23/2014 12:28:02 PM
    Way to go--keep up the motivation. I make excuses when come down to taking care of me and my health also. Putting other things first.keep it up take care of your health,stop putting off for tomorrow ..might not be a tomorrow.Now is the time to do more excuses. - 11/9/2014 12:53:42 PM
    I just found this site and decidec to give a try. I am listening to all postive ideas and feelings towards our journey of healthy living - 11/3/2014 7:24:04 PM
  • Wow I finally have decided to do it! I am going to start to take care of me. I have a lot going on in my life but taking care of me has to be my priority. I am going to need a lot of butt kicking honest comments people. I have spent years lying to myself so I will try to do it again but you just bust my butt!!! I love the site and the available tools to me and I can do it on my time when I am home. Looking forward to chatting with you all and getting to know more about us Spark People. Eh (can you tell I am Canadian) where can I buy this tracker or should I wait for the new one and do they ship to Canada ? Spark People ought to have T shirts I can buy to wear on my new walks!

    Will post a current picture soon.

    Thanks for being there !

    Lori in New Brunswick Canada - 10/30/2014 9:48:41 AM
  • Hello. First of all I have to say that I have the best husband in whole world!! After weeks of trying to get my Tracker going, he came into the kitchen and attached it to my shoe and said, "You're in business!!" This is my 2nd Tracker. I lost the first one. I was doing so well with it, too, so I'm super excited to have this one working. Not sure if the problem was my computer or the tracker, but thank you, Wonderful Husband!! - 10/5/2014 11:08:04 AM
  • Hi, The Progresso Light Soups are excellent, have lots of flavor, and are VERY diet friendly. If you can't find them or feel that they are out of your budget, try amping up the Campbells with some dried herbs. See which ones are already in the soup and add some more of them as you heat it up. You'll have to taste it as you go to make sure you get it the way you want it, but it will be worth it.

    An example from what happened to me, My husband and I love Sweet Potato Pie, being a diabetic I actually found a recipe in a Diabetic cookbook. The first time I made it, it was very bland. So the next time I just doubled the amounts of the spices,( such as nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. And it was perfect. Don't be scared or shy about using herbs and spices to make things more palatable, the only limit is your imagination and taste buds. - 8/21/2014 9:49:44 AM
  • Has anyone tried the Campbells heart healthy choice soups? I have and to me they do not have any flavor. Should I eat the regular soups or the health one and what can I do to add flavor to the soups?
    - 8/8/2014 10:05:33 AM
  • I would cut back some. The 3.5 pounds you lost is usually (politely) a system flush (detox) reaction. The added fiber or the flesh of the fruit and the vegetables are causing the gas and cramps. Two pieces of wheat bread will help ease the cramps. You might also pace yourself on the exercises and allow your body time to adjust to them. After the water weight initial loss you will lose a little slower. Most people lose about 1 to 2 pounds a week as muscle adds weight, but helps burn more fat and adds tone to your body shape.

    Pace yourself, weight loss takes time and perseverance. Warm up before exercising and don't overdo it. Injuries are easy until you learn to listen to your body (the stomach cramps), take your time. Be nice to yourself and keep going.

    Pace yourself. Set a goal and chip away at it. Share your successes with others, even those small ones.

    Mark Winkle - 8/7/2014 4:18:08 AM
    Need some help or advice. I'm on my 4th day, have lost 3.5 lbs. But I am having stomach cramps and severe diarrhea today. I went from eating just 1 meal a day in the evening and no water, now I eat 3 meals a day with lots of fruit and veggies and 6-8 glasses of water. Should I back off a little or what am I doing wrong. I love Sparkpeople. - 8/2/2014 12:54:56 AM
    SparksPeople are great with there advice - 5/10/2014 6:53:21 AM
  • SALLY041
    Completed my first week at SP. Learned much about the calories that I consume and also made some friends. Looking forward to continuing here for a long time. - 5/4/2014 6:43:53 PM
  • I am having trouble following people and making comments but I will keep trying. - 5/1/2014 8:35:50 PM
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