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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Wow, I can't believe it! I spent January slowing incorporating more exercise in my life, mostly walking and some time on the stationary bike. My goal was to get back into the exercise habit, not really to lose weight.

Starting at the beginning of February, I starting tracking my calories and tried to stay within my daily range of 1200 - 1550 calories. Some days I made it, and some I did not. As the days went I became more aware of what I was eating and noticed that the small changes were adding up. I kicked up my exercise plan and added aerobics class two days a week, as well as much more time on the bike.

I lost 3.5 pounds right away, but the next movement of the scale did not occur for 10 whole days! While somewhat disappointed, I could tell that my jeans were fitting better, and I felt better than I had for a long time. Finally the scale started moving again, and i have lost about a pound a a half each week since. This gives me the motivation to keep doing what I'm doing, and to kick up the exercise even more!

I can't wait to see what the next month holds! Thank you SparkPeople, for helping me on my quest for better health and a smaller body!
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    Thank you all for the wonderful words of support and advice! I know that Sparking has a lot to do with the success I have made so far. I am a "numbers driven" person and the tracking tools are great to see exactly what I am eating and my activity. LIke many others, I had no idea that I was eating so many calories, many lacking solid nutritional value. The food tracker has also shown me that if I make wise choices, the numbers in my range can satisfy my needs.

    Thanks again to you all! And as Shortstory2 said "see you at the finish line"!
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    Welcome, Spark People has become my support groups for you see I am a recovering grease-a-holic. Yes, it is true if you can "fry it" I can "eat it".

    Moderation is a very important key to being successful in our journey. One day at a time....Look for small victories...Look for non-scale successes.

    Spark People research has found that people who get involved in social teams tend to be more successful in their efforts.

    I want to personally invite you to join the SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team. There you will find others that will support you in your journey and you will be able to help others as well.

    On our team page BOBCATGIRL76 one of our team leaders has a great article to check out. Let me know what you think.

    We are here to help. YOU can DO this! Oh by the way...have you ever tried Fried cardboard, don't have much favor but a nice crunch....lol....Live life today.

    Remember: By Endurance we conquer-Shackleton

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    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
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    Wow!! Good for you! Don't let the scale rule you. Good things are going on inside where you can see it. See you at the finish line!
    1953 days ago
    Congratulations on getting going so well! Great weight loss too, already! emoticon
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