Been here almost a week on this 'new' spark program..and as usual with Spark am learning lots of new things re getting and staying healthy. and I've noticed renewed energy within and an inner sense of keep going forward.. and well, it's been fun! I feel healthier..self esteem is way up there as I am succeeding on staying with the plan; am enjoying discovering new foods, healthy ways or eating and yes, even getting at least one fruit in each day.
8/26/2012 7:37:48 PM
Begining with cutting out on deep fried foods, I have already lost 6 lbs, I pack when the hubby craves Mc. D's , they don't have any truly healthy options that I can stomach
I have read through the blogging page and nothing I can do will take me to a place to start my blog. There are no links, and the suggested places to go are not places I see on my screen. I was inspired to begin a blog here by a SparkPeople blog video about a woman who has taken off a lot of weight and wants to keep it off. I have taken off a little over 100 lbs, and come down from a size 20 to a size 2 or 4 (depends on the brand). I kept off the weight for 10 years, then accidentally went up 20 lbs last year and went into a blind panic and did everything I knew how to do to get back into my small size clothes. I've been successful, and I've identified what made me put on the weight, and am now in strict maintenance mode. I'd like to share this experience, but I can not for the life of me figure out how to make it through the maze that is Spark People
Hello everyone - this is my first blog attempt! This week I have noticed such a remarkable difference in my energy level and overall feelling of wellbeing that it is so exciting I had to share with somebody! I, on average, walk 5 days a week and watch what I eat with little success at my weight loss or self esteem or confidence. I have been on the weight loss roller coaster for over 25 years and have finally found something that has made the difference for me! I started taking the It Works! GREENS one month ago and every day I have noticed that I feel a little "better" for lack of a better word. Well...on Monday of this week I decided to try and job for a few minutes while on my walk. I went farther than I thought I would before having to go to a walk to catch my breath before doing the jogging again ! Tuesday - last night - I went half again as far as I did on Monday night! EUREKA! I feel awesome! I have never been a jogger - no idea where that idea came from - BUT I DID IT! Just went for my walk at lunch for 30 minutes and am going to walk/jog tonight! I feel so proud of myself for actually doing it and am absolutely amazed that I actually "want to" do it! Thank you for being here to "listen"! :)
8/13/2012 8:38:26 AM
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I am just starting to do a few blogs after being on the website for 2 plus years. This is not my strength, but can see how it can be useful. I do read others and enjoy reading some of them so why not try it.
This is the 9th day into the program and i can truely say that i'm doing well. I walked the treadmill for 30 minutes every day but Sunday. This week is the treadmill for 20 minutes then i'm using the ellipitical trainer for 20 minutes. That machine is killing me but i'm focus to stay with it.....I have not got onto the scale! I'm a little afraid to get on. My mind is going "What if I did'nt loose not one pound" or "What if i did only lost 1 or 2 pounds". I will get on it September 1st, let my daughter read what it says and if she smile then I know i'm on the righttrack... but if she look a little too happy then I will definitely know I'm really on the right track....Sparkpeople Track that is!!!!! So, I will continue to do the very best at this time!!!!!!!! YEAH ME!!!!!!!!!!
Believe it or not, when you are tired after work the best thing you can do for yourself is put on your sneakers, take your i-pod with either a book on tape or music, and take a brisk paced walk for at least 30 minutes (an hour is better if you can fit it in.) When you get back home, you will find that the days stresses are gone and you are awake again.
8/4/2012 10:24:16 AM
This week I tried a new type of exercise........Pole Dance Fitness. I enjoyed it. Not only did I burn calories, but it made me feel sexy and alive. The girls there were so supportive and made my first week comfortable and fun. I think I have found a new workout routine.
First day on the program. Wish I could say I did great but still trying to figure out the site and looking at meal plans. I've been working out (going to Planet Fitness 5-6 times a week) and that has helped bring my cholesterol and triglycerides down but I haven't done anything much to my diet and, thus, I haven't lost much weight. I'm being more active (just purchased a cottage on a lake in June and go swimming almost every day and kayaking with my daughter 3-4 days/week) and its helping with muscle toning. I just have to get with the program on my diet! Harder to do for me!
down 17 lb. since June 14...very pleased with the program....thanks
7/17/2012 10:59:00 PM
First day on the program. I did drink plenty of water, but having difficulties trying to find time to do 30 minute workout. I enjoy reading everyones comments and also the information on this program. I guess I could be doing some type of movement while on the computer, maybe some stretches or something. Wish me luck :)
7/11/2012 11:52:21 AM
I am new. Over 15 years, I had 2 surgeries that left me with few exercise options. " No crunches for life" the surgeon had said. My weight kept going up - mostly around the middle. Then I saw the plank exercise on Spark. This I can do. I have, in the past few years, kept up with treadmill walking and the Zumba. Together with this plank exercise, I feel a renewed vigor and incentive about exercising. I am not interested in flat abs, just a couple of inches off. That's all I want now.
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