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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

when i hit 25 years old 3 years ago, i gradually started gaining weight. i didn't think anything of it, i just continued on as i normally would have. i did notice that i was having to buy clothes 1 size bigger each time i went shopping, but again, i didn't think anything of it .....whats one size bigger right? well, i kept getting one size bigger each time thinking, ok its just one size.....one size several times ended up being several sizes bigger...and thats when i realized that i was no where near being able to fit into clothes i would have worn when i was 25. i tried dieting and exercising, but i didnt have the will or the energy to stick with it....my body was winning, it was getting what it wanted, laziness and high fat food. when i joined spark people, my mind was set to motivation but my body wouldn't have that, so it fought back and of course it won....but i didnt give up there!!! i needed more of a plan, something i could stick to. 7 weeks ago i joined weight watchers and am loving it so far...my body is liking it too....i am able to stick to my points no problem and if im hungry and dont want to use points, fruits and veggies are 0 points, so my body gets the satisfaction of being able to eat whenever i want to. i now crave healthy foods rather than high fat foods...thanks body for finally agreeing..lol i am still struggling with exercise though...i do workout everyday and participate in many team challenges here on SP....but the problem is that i am just walking right now...dont get me wrong, walking everyday is great however i need to add some variety, maybe even pick up the pace a bit, add intervals, run. i also have not added any strength training, which i know is extremely important.....this is my goal for the week. i am gonna slowly get into doing it, my body is just gonna have to get used to it!!! lets see how it goes
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  • no profile photo CD5116040
    You can do it girl!!!
    3666 days ago
  • LIONESS627
    emoticon walking is definitely better than doing nothing. And there are ways to jazz it up here and there, just take it slow.
    3666 days ago
    You can do it! We are here to cheer you on. I can so relate to your one size bigger story. After I got married and had kids I put myself last and didn't eat right or move much. Well my size bigger went to 18/20. Finally with WW and spark I am back down to a 5/6. Thank you Sparkfriends! Keep up the good work!
    3666 days ago
    CONGRATULATIONS on taking your first step with Weight Watchers. Now I get what you are saying about walking so you need variety right? I'm not sure what your interests may be but you can look either here on SparkPeople's Fitness Videos or even YouTube to see what other activities would be intresting to you. Dancing, Zumba, Boot Camp, Yoga its all there. I walk myself but also do jump rope jumping jacks, weight training, aerobics, yoga, Billy Blanks Boot Camp, resistance bands work and I'm thinking of adding a few more activities down the way shortly like biking and dancing. I think you are right the key is to go slowly so you don't injure yourself! emoticon emoticon
    3667 days ago
    emoticon Today's challenge for Fit Camp is strength training!!! I'm certain you'll want to meet that goal! Congrats on taking such good care of you ... you're soooo worth the effort!
    3667 days ago
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