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new year, new goals

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

2013 was a tough year. I lost my job (started a new one Dec 16), I watched myself go from where I was (looking decent) to looking and feeling like a blob, my daughter went through a lot of problems (cutting, depression) my moms health has deteriorated and now she is having seizures and my dad is not doing too well either. So this year is going to be my year. I have a new job which is a lot more relaxing and enjoyable than the last, I am going to get back on track emotionally and physically. I have been experiencing back pain and foot pain and aches and pains that I know are associated with excess weight on my body. I also haven't been able to sleep or get comfortable while trying to sleep. My mom is diabetic plus both of my grandmothers were as well so I really do not want to go down that path so I need to do this now before it gets to that point. I am 38 supposed to get married in april and I am struggling so much right now. I am afraid of failing. if I fail it is my life that I am messing up. I need to do this so I can live a happy healthy life. I am tired of being tired, in pain, embarrassed, not able to wear things everyone else does, I am not comfortable in my body and there is only one person that can change it.............me.....so with that being said...........no more pop, no more fast food, no more fried foods..........I am going to put everything on this site that I eat......try to push my water which I have been very bad at.............and exercise............I am really out of shape so I am going to start with the walking tapes ........... i am almost ashamed to say last year at this time i was 70 pounds lighter and walking five miles a day............i am going to get back there............one way or another i will get back there...............i need the support and i want to thank everyone ahead of time for the support that i have received and the support that i will need in this journey..........sorry for rambling on but my thoughts are faster than my fingers..............
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  • no profile photo CD14315421
    Take things slowly. My name is Judi (Singinglady47). Please take a look at my Sparkpage. I have lost 226 pounds. 5 pound goals at a time. Small steps. Take your time and don't get overwhelmed. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. If I can do this, anyone can. I am only a Sparkmail away. God bless you in 2014. I know you are going to succeed, Have a fantastic day. Judi emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2665 days ago
    You CAN do this. Start small.. maybe walk 10 minutes at a time till you get used to it again. The water I don't have a problem with so the best advice I can give you is a glass in the morning when you wake up, one glass before each meal with another during the meals..and last thing at night. You body needs to be hydrated, even when you sleep, so even if that means waking in the middle of the night... so be it. I wouldn't say no fast foods, or pop or frying, you are setting yourself up for failure. Just limit them ...drastically. Good luck and hny.
    2665 days ago
    WE CAN DO THIS. I HAVE ALSO LOST WEIGHT AND GAINED IT ALL PLUS! But in 3 months I have lost 26 pounds. I will stand on the scales today and we will see then how much more I've lost.
    2665 days ago
  • JAROL7
    YEP, we know what to do, measure every piece of food, calculate the calories, write it in our SP nutrition tracker, and exercise. Now we just WILL do it. Happy New Year! I'm joining you in this venture.
    2665 days ago
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