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3/15/2013 2:06:11 PM
I am a type 1 diabetic and I want to lose about 20 lbs. I have beeb trying trying to lose weight and get healthier for about 2 months now. I joined a gym which i go the min of 4 times a week. I take spinning, zumba and strengh training class. I have cut back on calories and geting no where. I have only lost about 5 lbs. and thats it. I feel better I enjoy going to the gym and working out. I need help maybe what I'm eating isn't working for me. HELP. I don't know what to do. Shelly
I started today using the food tracker. I was out and about all day eating on the run. I was shocked to see just how many calories I ate. I think using the food tracker and help from Spark People I will get back on track and lose the weight I want to lose. To all just starting do not leave out foods you eat on the food tracker. Be honest with your self and it will help you in the long run. If you are like me you eat and do not even think about it. I wish everyone good luck. If you don'ty succeed try, try try again. Do not give up!
Would love to learn how to blog here as well as other places. I now just need the motivation to get back to exercising again it has been a while and now with time off it is a matter of forcing myself back to the gym.
1/5/2013 7:36:44 PM
today was my 1st day of tracking, I did pretty well. I had fun tracking, and it opened my eyes to How Much I Eat everyday. I am a manager in an elementary cafeteria. Of course I do have to taste my cooking, but I will track it. I can't wait to see how much I eat. Maybe I can wait LOL
Getting back in the swing of things. Started drinking green smoothies. DELISH!!!! Going to work my way up to 1 green smoothie a day. BTW-the fruit you add to your green smoothie covers the taste of the veggies. And they will fill you up. Like to walk and just starting to jog but it really cold out now so I think I'll do my walking dvds inside for now until I get back to the gym next week. My goal is to drop a total of 100 lbs AND to run a couple of 5k races. When the temp permits, I will do my 4 mile outside walk. Got to keep moving.
Hi everyone I am Tammy and today is my first official day with sparkpeople. I had been eating like a pig over the holidays and I was shocked to see I had gained 8 pounds MORE than I thought I was just because of mindless eating!! It felt good to take charge and get back on track
hi there,ive just joined sparkpeople.i find them 2 b very informative.and actually easy 2 use.i like the food trackers it is so eady to figure out where i am at in the run of the day----in reagards 2 caloric intake.i dont have to write it all down on apiece of paper that i cant seem to keep up with anyway.i started my lifechanging experince on 01/01/013.so 2 day is the second day of my life chancing experince[ I DARE NOT SAY THE D---WORD[DIET]] HHAHAAAA.i got off to a real good start yesterday.i work at nite 11pm -7am.where i work at we have access to food [SANDWICHES,CHOCO MILK,ETC] I am usaually tthe first one in the nutri room to get something 2 eat at midnite.well i didnt do that tis time.so i was proud of myself for not giving in.i say was because later in the evening i fell off the bandwagon.my mine and my husband wedding anniversary was 12/31/12 and i baked us a cake,it is very moist with buttercream icing.well anyways i just had 2 have some more and that through my caloric way off.do u want 2 know what i like about a new day"?????.its a new oppportunity 2 get it right.so 2 day i can try again.the more i track my foood intake the more i ind out about myself.i have found out im a opportunistic eater.if it is in the house IM GONNA EAT IT.hence me eating the cake.i wont go loooking or the cake----that takes 2 much effort.but if it here AND IT STILL IS[BUT ITS HALF GONE] I WILL EAT IT.I SAW MY HUSBAND EAT A PIECE A FEW MIN AGO--I THOUGHT YES EAT IT ALLL SO,I WONT HAHAHA
Since I have joined I have lost 10 pounds, but the last two weigh ins, I am remaining at the same wt. The holidays are hard-too many parties with good food and emotional eating in the evening. Lost my husband two years ago and after reading the article on emotional eating realize that is what I was doing. However I am holding my wt so am pleased about that. Have tried to see where to write a blog, but as yet can not figure how to start one. Love this site-and I tell others how good it is for your health.
So my journey is well on its way. I began sparkpeople in Sept after I had already lost 10 lbs. I am now 34 lbs lighter and well on my way to becoming a healthier and happier me. My goal has never been about looking better but is about feeling better. I hope to continue my journey and next sept be close or at my goal. Best wishes to everyone at this holiday season!
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